Anniversary Post: Worms Massacre

Massacre of JewsOn this day in 1096, 800 Jews were killed in the Worms massacre. That was Worms, Germany — just in case you were wondering. Apparently, there was a rumor that “the Jews” had poisoned the town’s wells. Now where have I heard that before? Oh, that’s right: everywhere! You know, for all my displeasure with Israel, it is not hard to see why a Jewish state would be hyper paranoid. Of course, I find it kind of funny that now American Christians are big supporters of “the Jews.” Of course, they don’t actually care about Jewish people; they just think that “the Jews” must be in control of the Holy Lands for Jesus to come back and kick some major butt.

This was all part of the First Crusade. It was started by Pope Urban II to take control Holy Lands. So why were they murdering Jews in Germany? You know: any excuse to kill Jews! In 1096, it was the Catholics. But just 400 years later, Martin Luther had this to say about “the Jews”:

First, to set fire to their synagogues or schools and to bury and cover with dirt whatever will not burn, so that no man will ever again see a stone or cinder of them. This is to be done in honor of our Lord and of Christendom, so that God might see that we are Christians, and do not condone or knowingly tolerate such public lying, cursing, and blaspheming of his Son and of his Christians…

Second, I advise that their houses also be razed and destroyed…

Third, I advise that all their prayer books and Talmudic writings, in which such idolatry, lies, cursing and blasphemy are taught, be taken from them.

Fourth, I advise that their rabbis be forbidden to teach henceforth on pain of loss of life and limb…

Fifth, I advise that safe-­conduct on the highways be abolished completely for the Jews.

Sixth, I advise that usury be prohibited to them, and that all cash and treasure of silver and gold be taken from them and put aside for safekeeping…

Seventh, I commend putting a flail, an ax, a hoe, a spade, a distaff, or a spindle into the hands of young, strong Jews and Jewesses and letting them earn their bread in the sweat of their brow, as was imposed on the children of Adam.

Feel that Christian love, brothers and sisters! Actually, this is almost point by point what the Nazis did to the Jewish population up to the Final Solution. It makes you wonder, except, of course, that the Nazis were Christians.

We mark this very sad event 919 years ago.

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