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AbeMartin
The best person fer a job is never a candidate
01:31 PM on 04/25/2012
So, what IS the name of the organization, which conducted the poll?  Is it the Non-Jewish Public Religion Research Institute or the non-Jewish Public Religion Research Institute?  Either way, the name or the adjectives describing it are troubling.   If the former, it implies that there may exist a Jewish Public Religion Research Institute.  And the latter implies a Public Research Institute that has no Jews in its employ. Either reading though, indicates a research bias.
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Paganus
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02:02 PM on 04/25/2012
You have created a false dialectic. "non-Jewish", i.e. your second formulation (which is the only correct reading as the article is written, BTB), does not by any means imply that the institute has no Jews working for it, but simply that it is not officially associated with and/or does not identify itself with Judaism as an institutional religion.

There's no sinister crypto-antisemitism in the title.
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AbeMartin
The best person fer a job is never a candidate
05:09 PM on 04/25/2012
My "dialectic" as you refer to it, is based upon the text of the article.  And it may, indeed, be false, which is why I raised the question in the first place.  However, unless you have first hand knowledge of the research institute and its staffing, I do think you best worry about your own assumptions, which appear based purely upon your own speculation or wishful thinking.  The Public Religion Research Institute is its actual name and there have been a number of challenges raised about its objectivity.    So, why has the author chosen to add the "non-Jewish" qualifier to describe it?
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DungBeetle
Rolling Neocons Into A Ball
01:26 PM on 04/25/2012
Jews suspisious of another group? I don't believe it. But this is hillarious because most modern day dopey christians revere jews as gods chosen people who they share a special bond with. While jews are looking at them with as a huge threat. Can't make this stuff up.
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mabinog
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01:43 PM on 04/25/2012
the christian right only "like" Jews in so far as they validate their world view and prop up end times theology.
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DungBeetle
Rolling Neocons Into A Ball
02:09 PM on 04/25/2012
I spent 20 years inside that world before the scales fell off so I know that not to be the case generally speaking, but I certainly see how it would look that way.
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Sajwert
01:46 PM on 04/25/2012
The Jews have a right to see them as a threat. Evangelical/fundamentalist christians are out to CONVERT Jews, not to join them or to encourage their faith, but to turn them against it by having them accept the prophet, Jesus as the son of god, the Messiah.
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DungBeetle
Rolling Neocons Into A Ball
02:14 PM on 04/25/2012
I understand what you're saying, but as someone who spent 20 years inside that world I can tell you nobody I knew was evangalizing jews. They were revered in the simple evangie mind as a people who were mystically protected by god and the number one thing that simpleton american evangies believe is that america has been so "blessed" over the years because "god will bless those that bless israel and curse those that curse israel". They are scared to death that if america ever told israel that we will pull our funding unless you stop building in the west bank, that god will strike us dead. That one line in the bible and it's misinterpretation by modern preachers has caused america to be israels lap dog.
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chaya
Another proud veteran
01:24 PM on 04/25/2012
For this Jew, the study is right on, and the reasons are clear:

Right-wing Christians have not only been demonstrating bigotry, intolerance, and fear of a good education, they have attempting to force that "vision" on the entire country.

To a Jew, their behavior is intolerable. A Jew has to weigh priorities: Do I support them just because they support Israel (and many Jews are having a hard time with Israel right now) and even though they appear ready to completely destroy quality of life in America?

The answer is no.
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Headhunterturner
Shrinking over inflated heads for over ten years!
04:04 PM on 04/25/2012
Right on my Hebrew brother from another mother! Couldn't have said it better myself!
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FaithIsIgnorance
God is fiction.
01:19 PM on 04/25/2012
I favor serial killers over Evangelicals.

It's called being rational.
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Killermolls44
The night is dark and full of terrors.
01:25 PM on 04/25/2012
I don't know about that, but i certainly do not trust these evangelicals.
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AbeMartin
The best person fer a job is never a candidate
01:36 PM on 04/25/2012
Why do you feel compelled to favor repeat psychopathic killers over people who fervently believe in what they believe is their sacred duty to "save the world"?  There are tens of millions of Evangelicals who, though they may disagree with the tenets of Judaism or Islam, have no murderous intent. 

You somehow believe that the Jeffrey Dahmers, Anders Breivik and Joram van der Sloot are exemplars of some morality?  If you do, there is NOTHING rational about you.
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researcher
01:12 PM on 04/25/2012
Evangels teach that jesus is the only way to heaven. this leaves the jews and about everyone else but those that think like them off to a very hot place for eternity.

The follies of the human ego can never be overestimated.
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DungBeetle
Rolling Neocons Into A Ball
01:28 PM on 04/25/2012
But most modern evangies think god will save all the jews in the end.
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misterzay
Hate is not a congenital disease
01:58 PM on 04/25/2012
Only if they convert otherwise they will perish when the second coming occurs. It's the reason the Evangies support keeping Israel safe, so that it remains in Jewish hands for His return.
Funny, they want Jews around for the 'Rapture" but they really don't want them in their country clubs or neighborhoods.
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Tylerious
My mom thinks I'm awesome
01:01 PM on 04/25/2012
I have a feeling that the Jews tolerate Mormans because Mormans are generally benign to most outsiders.
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AbeMartin
The best person fer a job is never a candidate
01:29 PM on 04/25/2012
And you know this, how?  Divine revelation?
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Tylerious
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01:42 PM on 04/25/2012
Pure speculation based upon my personal observations as a member of the broader American culture.
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joekel
02:51 PM on 04/25/2012
you must not have many mormons where you live.
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Tylerious
My mom thinks I'm awesome
04:03 PM on 04/25/2012
Well, my though is, most Jews don't have many Mormons where they live.
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Ekimus
True Believer
12:49 PM on 04/25/2012
Maybe its because of that warm and fuzzy fate for Jews that Christian fundamentalists fantasize about in their happy end days scenario fantasy.
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Hillbilly49
If God is your Co-Pilot; let him land the plane.
12:33 PM on 04/25/2012
Christians only like Israel because of their irrational love of the "end times."
12:29 PM on 04/25/2012
"many Evangelical Christians have been vocal in their support for Israel"

Unfortunately, many of them are supporters of Israel because they're waiting for the Apocalypse.
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bob riversmith
Unregulated capitalism is organized crime.
12:09 PM on 04/25/2012
I guess they know a fascist when they see one.
Personally, I don't trust Mormons and Muslims either.
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Killermolls44
The night is dark and full of terrors.
01:26 PM on 04/25/2012
The Jews trust the Mormons and Muslims more than the evangelical Christians. Did you read the article at all?
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judiNJ
The Free Market is Not Free
12:01 PM on 04/25/2012
Well, I'M a christian and don't trust them, either.
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busterggi
I'm a Sally Randian
11:43 AM on 04/25/2012
OMGless! Jews don't trust the religiousi who drool over the end of the world including all Jews being tortured forever in Hell. Gee, I wonder why.
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Deacon2
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10:50 AM on 04/25/2012
Rabbi Eckstein, Evangelicals are supportive of Israel for one reason. When and if a Greater Israel is formed the clock starts ticking toward Armaggedon and the return of Christ. It would be in this time of tribulation that 2 thirds of the Jews will perish and the remaining 1third will either convert to Christianity or be consigned to a Christian Hell. Some support, I'd say.
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12:39 PM on 04/25/2012
That clock is ticking since thousands of year and it will tick along ...
10:32 AM on 04/25/2012
A vast majority of Christians (right, middle, and left) are all messed up about the Jewish nation. A great many believe the Church has replaced Israel (replacement theology). Yet that's not what the Bible teaches us.

Most Churches (and I would guess this includes a vast majority of mainline Christian denominations) fail to distinguish that Israel and the Church are two separate entities, with different origins, different purposes, and different destinies. The Church did not replace Israel. God is not through with Israel, not by a long shot. The day will come again when the Jews will once again be the primary instrument God uses in this world.

As a Christian I worship a Jewish King. Christians miss out on a virtual cornucopia of beauty and richness that can be found in our Jewish roots. That is why I support Israel, because God does. Not for some nefarious purpose to hasten the return of Jesus
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lacrosselamore
sick of deluded fools
12:43 PM on 04/25/2012
How do you know "god supports Israel?" Did he tell you? What a pantload.
12:52 PM on 04/25/2012
How do you know he doesn't?

I base my beliefs on the Bible, what are you basing your beliefs on? If not on the Bible than you and I have no common frame of reference to even discuss this.

The Bible predicted that Israel would once again become a nation after ceasing to be a nation. It ceased being a nation in 70 AD. It once again became a nation in 1947. No other nation in history has done what the Bible said Israel would do (and predicted this thousands of years ago).

The Bible says that Israel will be a stumbling block to all nations. This is a tiny country with no wealth of natural resources, yet it is the primary preoccupation of the nations today... what to do about Israel. Just a good guess?

So far the Biblical track record regarding Israel is 100%, not sure where you're getting your intel from, but so far it seems my sources are far more reliable than yours.
10:32 AM on 04/25/2012
"Jewish Americans hold more favorable views of Mormons and Muslims than those belonging to the "Christian Right," " - That's surely because the Evangelicals are the strongest supporters of Israel against Muslim intolerance. US Jewry must be a pretty confused ethnic group, to put it charitably.
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12:41 PM on 04/25/2012
Christian intolerance against Muslim intolerance ... a fine "coalition"