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Old 12-07-2011, 05:46 PM
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Default Re: Newtmentum! (David Weigel & Chris Moody)

Originally Posted by Florian View Post
The Jews were an "out" group and were persecuted for it, both because they did not accept the dominant religion and because the dominant religion regarded them as collectively guilty for the killing of Jesus.
You notice that the usual solution to "Jewish problems" wasn't slaughter, as it was with Cathars, but either compulsory conversion or expulsion. Even the Spanish usually went this route, and they're the boogymen of all this modern hysteria about the Medieval age.

So Apple's observation about a religious "out group" is more accurate. Gypsies that were Catholic, Lutheran, or otherwise, were always considered gypsies. Same with blacks. Jews very quickly were assimilated once the religious matter was settled.
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