“St. Paul put it this way: The Jews are beloved for the sake of Our Father, but our enemies for the sake of the gospel”: Anti-Semite and Holocaust Denying Catholic Bishop, Richard Williamson, Spouts More Stupidity in an Interview with Der Spiegel

Salon.com has an English translation of the interview that Bishop Richard Williamson did with Der Spiegel, the German news magazine.

As one might expect, the bishop dug an even deeper intellectual and moral hole for himself, refusing an offer to visit Auschwitz, and referring to anti-Semitic and Holocaust denial literature that he intends to take another look at to help him decide if, in fact, the Holocaust actually occurred.

He also asserted that the Jews needed to convert to Christianity, and he declined to endorse a visit, by the pope, to a Holocaust memorial in Israel. 

At one point, the Der Spiegel interviewer stated the obvious to the bishop:

Your position on Judaism is consistently anti-Semitic.

And the weird bishop offered this inane reply, positioning Jews as the “enemies” of the gospel: 

St. Paul put it this way: The Jews are beloved for the sake of Our Father, but our enemies for the sake of the gospel.

Talk about “give me that ol’ time religion”!

Ain’t paternal and anti-Semitic medievalism grand?

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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5 Responses to “St. Paul put it this way: The Jews are beloved for the sake of Our Father, but our enemies for the sake of the gospel”: Anti-Semite and Holocaust Denying Catholic Bishop, Richard Williamson, Spouts More Stupidity in an Interview with Der Spiegel

  1. Lily says:

    He is correct about the numbers, you pathetic puppet. Even the plaque at Auschwitz has been amended to say only 1.5 million rather than 4 million.
    It is you and YOUR KIND who are digging the deep hole and you will face plenty of grief for it as the world finds out the lies you’ve been promoting all this time.

  2. Lily says:

    P.S. If your literary talents call for tagging anyone weird who doesn’t swallow the ludicrous Holohoax you peddle, then maybe you should at least learn to spell “weird” correctly.

  3. Mythos says:

    I won’t say that the Holocaust did or did not happen. Maybe it did. Maybe it didn’t. I wasn’t there, so I don’t know and therefore cannot speak with absolute certainty.

    All I can say is that if I was the leader of a country, such as Hitler was, I would not, especially in the middle of a war that I was losing, waste all the man power, resources and money that it took to allegedly do what is said to have been done in the holocaust.

    It just doesn’t make military sense to waste so many resources and manpower that could be diverted to ensure the survival of the State, as opposed to throwing Jews into ovens and such.

    If it did happen, then aside from being an atrocity, it was a major contributing factor in the downfall of the Reich since that manpower and resources were not used to defend the State and instead were thought to have been used in the needless slaughtering of innocent people.

    So as far as the holocaust goes, I can’t be sure of anything and therefore I cannot say that people such as Bishop Williamson are entirely incorrect.

    ~ Mythos
    http://mindofmythos.wordpress.com/

  4. santitafarella says:

    Lily,

    I appreciate you catching my spelling error. I fixed it.

    But really, now. The photographic, documentary, testimonial, and forensic evidence for the Holocaust is simply overwhelming.

    During WWII, in Nazi concentration and death camps throughout Europe, 6 million Jews died, as well as 3-5 million others.

    No trained historian shares your unwarranted skepticism with regard to the Holocaust’s occurance or scope.

    It’s not a hard call. If we know anything in history, we know that the Holocaust happened.

    Might I suggest a book?

    It’s by the historian, Deborah Dwork, and it’s titled “Auschwitz” and it’s published by a respected academic publisher (Norton 1996).

    —Santi

  5. aunty dawkins says:

    Of course the holocaust happened as sure as the battle of Hastings and that was a sight longer ago.
    Bishop Williamson quotes St Paul and presumably hopes that enlisting him (a founding father of Christianity) on his side of the argument gives it some credibility. Most sane theologians now however would put Paul’s comments into the context of the time ,Paul himself being an enthusiastic Jewish persecutor of Christians before his dramatic conversion on the road to Damascus. (Bob Hope and Bing Crosby missed out on that one LOL).How does that Pauline comment quoted by B. Williamson stack up in the context of the doctrine of the Trinity by the way. Since he is driving a wedge between the ‘Father’ and the ‘son’ whose life is described in the gospels?

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