Dec 25, 2010

More 'clergy' showing their anti-Semitism, and lunacy

This past week a Greek Orthodox bishop showed more than his lunacy, he completely destroyed his credibility as a member of that order.  Bishop Metropolitan Seraphim is claiming that Greece’s financial troubles as a nation is a Jewish conspiracy and that the Holocaust was a plan orchestrated by Zionists.

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported Bishop Seraphim spewed his anti-Semitic remarks during a television interview in Greece when he said “that there is a conspiracy to enslave Greece and Christian Orthodoxy.”

The bishop then said that “Adolf Hitler was an instrument of world Zionism.”

Of course Jewish groups have come out and raised objection to Bishop Seraphim’s inflammatory remarks. But, the Greek Orthodox church must take serious action against this anti-Semite. If they don’t defrock this man, it will reveal the Orthodox church’s own similar position regarding Jews and Israel.

Why must the erroneous teachings of some sinful early church fathers continue to be perpetuated through the Orthodox, Reformed and Roman churches? Bishop Seraphim is obviously not reading the scriptures where it is abundantly clear that, despite its waywardness, God has a future plan for Israel and that Christians should have a special regard for their “elder brethren.”

“It is completely unacceptable that someone senior in a mainstream European religious denomination can make such repulsive and hate-filled claims,” said the president of the European Jewish Congress Moshe Kantor who called for the bishop to be fired.

In a statement, the American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants said his remarks constitute a brutal assault on the memory of all Nazi victims, Jew and non-Jew.

It’s either insanity or sinfully motivated anti-Semitic hate to claim Jewish leaders would execute such a self-flagellatory plan to have millions of their brothers and sisters slaughtered by the Nazis. Either way, this man proved his deserving of losing his ordination and commanded never to lead a flock again.

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