Glenn Beck: The Jews Killed Jesus

By Jeffrey Goldberg

I missed this one, but Harry's Place didn't:

On his Fox News TV show, Glenn Beck became the latest in a long line of distinguished Christians over the past two thousand years or so to tell us that "the Jews" killed Jesus:

This is kind of complex, because Jesus did identify with the victims. But Jesus wasn't a victim, he was a conqueror. Jesus conquered death. He chose to give his life. Jesus didn't come back from the dead and make the Jews pay for what they did. That would have been an abomination.

Just to be clear: It was the Romans. If we could just get that straight, it would be really fantastic for everyone involved.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/01/glenn-beck-the-jews-killed-jesus/69715/