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Why are Christians called Christians and not Jewish like Jesus was?
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To put it simply (with no claim to theological expertise),the belief is that Jesus Christ, a Jewish man, died to save all that follow him as ancient Jewish prophets predicted. He rose from the dead and those that believed were called Christians, of Jewish descent (as well as other ancestries). The Jewish faith does not have the same belief. They await the arrival of the Messiah.
Someone can be of Jewish decent and convert to Christianity.
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Piecemaker wrote:To put it simply (with no claim to theological expertise),the belief is that Jesus Christ, a Jewish man, died to save all that follow him as ancient Jewish prophets predicted. He rose from the dead and those that believed were called Christians, of Jewish descent (as well as other ancestries). The Jewish faith does not have the same belief. They await the arrival of the Messiah.
Someone can be of Jewish decent and convert to Christianity.



Will it make them not so cheap?? :dyinglaughing:
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BoB76 wrote:Why are Christians called Christians and not Jewish like Jesus was?

Christianity is a religion, Jewish is an ethnicity.

Buddha was Indian, but people don't call my Dad an Indian even though he adheres to the teachings of Buddha. Hence, people don't call Christians Jews.
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So does that make Jewish people a race or a religion? Can you be born of Jewish decent and not be a Jew because you do not practice the Jewish faith, or once a Jew always a Jew? (no disrespect just don't know a better way to put it)
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It seems that being a Jew can be either be a religion, an ethnicity, or both. It seems that people use the term ethno-religious, but that doesn't always fit either.

I remember a similar discussion from this spot.
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Glacier wrote:
BoB76 wrote:Why are Christians called Christians and not Jewish like Jesus was?

Christianity is a religion, Jewish is an ethnicity.

Buddha was Indian, but people don't call my Dad an Indian even though he adheres to the teachings of Buddha. Hence, people don't call Christians Jews.

Not quite. Christians are called that because they accept Jesus as the Messiah (Christos in Greek). That is why Jews never refer to Jesus as Christ; that would mean they recognize Jesus as Christ, which they definitely don't -- except for messianic Jews. They also don't use BC and AD for the same reason.

It's not about religion vs. ethnicity, which is a whole other issue.
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BGV666 wrote:So does that make Jewish people a race or a religion?

I look at it as Jewish being the race, but Judaism as the religion.

Can you be born of Jewish decent and not be a Jew because you do not practice the Jewish faith, or once a Jew always a Jew? (no disrespect just don't know a better way to put it)

Seems to work both ways. I have a friend that says she's Jewish, although she's not practicing.if this is you preferred religious belief and someone asks you about your religion, chances are you'll say your Jewish.
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Jewish people's faith is called "Judaism"
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WTHWYT wrote:Jewish people's faith is called "Judaism"

No, because you can practice Judaism and not be of Jewish ethnicity. Do you think Sammy Davis Jr. came from Israel?
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Why are Jews known to be cheap?? I think I know the answer but not possitive.
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Phoenix Within wrote:
WTHWYT wrote:Jewish people's faith is called "Judaism"

No, because you can practice Judaism and not be of Jewish ethnicity. Do you think Sammy Davis Jr. came from Israel?
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WTHWYT wrote:
Phoenix Within wrote:
WTHWYT wrote:Jewish people's faith is called "Judaism"

No, because you can practice Judaism and not be of Jewish ethnicity. Do you think Sammy Davis Jr. came from Israel?

A person of Jewish descent can be Christian too.

Try again.
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Phoenix Within wrote:
WTHWYT wrote:
Phoenix Within wrote:
WTHWYT wrote:Jewish people's faith is called "Judaism"

No, because you can practice Judaism and not be of Jewish ethnicity. Do you think Sammy Davis Jr. came from Israel?

A person of Jewish descent can be Christian too.

Try again.


I got give ripe what faith any jewish person or any other person wants to pick. Can pick any of these:Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, Bahá'í Faith, etc etc or none As ask OP jewish is not a faith and/or religion get that threw your thick skull Okay PW
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:coffeecanuck:

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Is_jewish_an_ethnicity
Answer: Yes. It is unique in religious groups, in that it is both an ethnic and religious group.

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