One of the teachers was having a romantic affair with another member of staff - both very devout church goers. When it turned out the man had been two-timing - something that was only discovered by his poor erstwhile girlfriend when she found out he’d got engaged to someone else - she reacted by getting pregnant by someone else and then ‘going on holiday’ for six months to have the baby.
Everything was kept very hush-hush - because church schools still pretended to have some morals, 35 years’ ago - but really? The whole place was dripping with hateful hypocrites who faithfully showed up to church on Sunday, and who prided themselves on being ‘good’ xtians - but who were amongst the most ucky people I ever met in my life.
Let me tell you about another one of my teachers, a big-bosomed woman who was convinced there was a witches’ coven meeting in the local park. (She may even have been right…). She used to wear her massive crucifix conspicuously over the top of her rollneck jumpers, and go on and on and on about how amazing, and how wonderful, and how holy yoshki was, and how when we’d get up to heaven we’d all just hang out with yoshki and it would be so great blah blah blah.
That women was an utter witch in the classroom, and I feared her tremendously and trod on eggshells around her for two years.
Maybe one of the reasons she didn’t like me so much is that unlike my peers, I hadn’t been baptized, so while yoshki would roll out the red carpet for everyone else in my class, clearly there was some other ‘welcoming’ event being planned for me when I snuffed it.
Xtianity likes to bang on about peace and love, and turning the other cheek, and having compassion for ‘unfortunates’, and doing kindnesses for others etc etc etc. But when you get up close, you quickly see how warped and hypocritical it all is.
I got bullied, teased and tormented for years at my ‘good xtian’ school. My schoolmates regularly called me ‘dirty Jew’ - to my face! - and I had to deal with the whole gamut of anti-semitic slurs we were learning straight out of the New Testament.
But more disturbing than the overt anti-semitism was the cruel way all these ‘good xtian’ teachers treated their fellow human beings.
I was hauled up in front of the whole school assembly when I was THREE YEARS OLD for the ‘crime’ of biting another three year old in my class.
‘This girl thinks she’s an ANIMAL!!!!’ the good xtian tasked with shredding my soul to pieces in public shrieked out to the crowd, pointing her finger at me like I was the devil incarnate. ‘She BITES other people!!!’
I mean, I was THREE YEARS OLD!!! These people were clearly all off their rockers and seriously mentally ill. And I was by no means the only child being targeted for abuse, as the gossip, back-stabbing, jealousy and hatred swirled out of the staff room and flooded the whole school.
For 12 years, I saw first-hand how xtianity brings out the worst in people, not the best. As an adult, that led me to the inescapable conclusion that anyone who happens to be nice and still xtian is either 1) faking it to try and convert you OR 2) actually isn’t so into their xtianity, because if they were, they’d still be stuffed full of Jew-hatred, ‘holier than thou’ arrogance, bad middot and rank hypocrisy.
You can’t even begin to understand how warped xtianity is if you haven’t actually read the Gospel of Luke, a piece of pure fiction which clearly and directly set the Jews up for 2,000 years of anti-semitism, pogroms and murders.
In Nazi Germany, the poster child for ‘xtian compassion’ Pastor Niemoller himself - yes, THAT Pastor Niemoller who wrote about the Nazis coming for him because he didn’t stand up to complain about their atrocities - was actually a Nazi sympathizer who voted the Nazis into power in 1933 (funny how that bit of the story always seems to get left out…)
Not a single German priest, catholic or protestant, is on record as speaking out about the Nazis increasingly awful treatment of the Jews BEFORE World War II started, when Germany was still theoretically a democracy and ‘speaking out’ was still possible.
(I just read through a whole book about the Nuremberg trials).
Where was all the ‘peace n love’ then?
And in case you think things have changed in the last 80 years, only last week the head of the Russian Orthodox Church came out with the bizarre statement that he believed the last Czars to rule Russia in 1917 were killed as part of a ‘ritual murder’ by Jewish Bolsheviks.
100 years on, and this guy is still trying to sell his congregants the story that Jews killed the Russian king and used his blood to bake matzahs! If he wasn’t such good friends with Putin, maybe all this would be funny.
But it’s not.
It’s deadly serious.
Theoretically, xtianity sounds amazing in so many ways (if you don’t mind about God being divided into 3, God forbid, and yoshki getting equal billing, or even top billing, God forbid.)
In practice, it encourages its adherents to treat the ‘non-saved’ as less than human, and literally the agents of the devil on earth.
When someone is ‘sub-human’, and ‘evil’, then the obvious next step is for the ‘righteous’ xtians to kill them, burn them, gas them and generally treat them in the most horrendous ways.
Which brings me to my last point, for now: when a xtian really believes in their faith, and when a Jew really believes in theirs, ‘interfaith’ anything is impossible.
The Torah precludes a Jew from ‘respecting’ the false teachings of anyone else’s faith. Full stop. When Shaul put ‘respecting’ Amalek above respecting Hashem, he lost the kingship as a result, and sowed the seed for the almost complete destruction of the Jews by Amalek’s descendent, Haman.
When Ahab ‘respected’ Jezebel so much that he started persecuting Elijah, killing off frum Jews left, right and centre and elevating the prophets of Baal in society, Hashem withheld the rains for three years, Ahab himself died in battle, and his kingdom was subsequently conquered and the 10 tribes were permanently exiled from their land.
When the Hellenist Jews ‘respected’ the Greeks, that sparked off a huge civil war that saw thousands of Greeks, and thousands of their hellenized Jewish fan club killed on the battleground.
When Jews ‘respect’ any other faith except their own, that brings murder and destruction to the Jewish people, and to the world.
Why? Because honor and glory belong to Hashem alone.
And the faster we learn that lesson, the better it will be for all of mankind.