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Judaism is the world’s whitest major religion

Christianity is thought of as being a white religion, but if you look at the actual data on who practices Christianity, it doesn’t look so white.

While yes, the United States has the largest Christian population, a pretty large percentage of U.S. Christians are black and Latino. After the United States, the countries with the largest Christian populations, in declining order, are Brazil, Mexico, the Philippines and Nigeria. None of those countries are very white.

So surprisingly, Judaism is actually the world’s whitest major religion. Of the three major Jewish ethnicities, Ashkenazi are very white, the Sephardic are as dark as Spanish and Italians, and the Mizrahi are of similar ethnicity as Jesus, the founder of Christianity, would have been.

I say “major religion,” because the minor religion of Asatru is definitely whiter the Judaism.

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Pew agrees, even in the U.S., Judaism is whiter than any other religion: https://www.pewforum.org/religious-landscape-study/racial-and-ethnic-composition/

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 30, 2019 at 8:10 PM

Posted in Religion

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  1. Yet everyone on Unz and other alt-right sites insist on calling Jews non-white.

    Jay Fink

    April 30, 2019 at 8:36 PM

    • Jews are behaviorally/culturally different from Northern Europeans, if White really signifies a person who is Anglo, Germanic, Irish stock (your typical White gentile type) and not Italian or Greek.

      The French are a strange bunch, and I don’t know what to make of them between the Northern and Southern European dichotomy.

      From what we gathered, the Alt-Right seems to think the Japanese are more akin than the Jews, Arabs, and South Asians, despite the latter groups are closer racially.

      Ok, what, who's this again?

      April 30, 2019 at 10:50 PM

      • It is too limiting to say Northern Europeans are the only whites. There are few races in this world…basically white, black and Asian. Yet within those three races there are several ethnicities.

        There is something called the Dodecad Ancestry Project. It measures your genetic distance to different ethnicities. It shows I am Ashkenazi Jewish and close to Sicilian, Sourthern Italian and Greek. I have read that every Jew will get the same results. Yet somehow I look Northern European (I even have blue eyes) and not Italian.

        Jay Fink

        May 1, 2019 at 12:36 AM

      • There is northern Europe, southern Europe, eastern Europe, western Europe, and central Europe. They’re all very different historically, economically, and culturally but Jews are not European. They’re Khazar who flooded into Europe after Russia smashed them militarily. Others likely came from the middle east along trade routes and merchant caravans.

        redarmyvodka

        May 1, 2019 at 7:49 PM

    • “Yet everyone on Unz and other alt-right sites insist on calling Jews non-white.”

      Many Jews themselves say that. Look at all the Jewish lefteraitti that posted ‘Abolish Whites’ memes recently. Presumably they mean they’re not West European derived.

      Robert

      April 30, 2019 at 11:15 PM

      • A long history of European anti-semitism makes Jews very un-white in this regard.

        Now an interesting question, why have Jews fare much better culturally and socially in Southern Europe than let’s say a place like Germany or Poland?

        The greatest Jewish intellectuals on the northern side of the Mediterranean came from Spain and to a certain extent Italy. Individuals like Moses Maimonides, Gersonides, Ibn Paquda, and Mordecai Finzi to name a few.

        Or a better question would be, as a Jewish minority, would you rather live in a Greek neighborhood or an Irish neighborhood? It’s quite obvious, given the fact that Jews care more about food and family than a good beer.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        May 1, 2019 at 8:30 AM

      • Going by genetic haplogroups (ancient DNA) Jews derive 50% from Europe and 50% from the Middle East/the Levant. Yet even the non-European half (which runs through the fathers genetic line) is classified as Caucasian or white…it is not a seperate race in itself.

        Jay Fink

        May 1, 2019 at 3:11 PM

      • And the Levant genes are not the same as the Arab genes, the Arabs took over the area later on. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_Muslim_conquests

      • Caucasian and White aren’t interchangeable.

        Arabs are Caucasians and so are the people east of them, before we see the Mongolids of China and beyond.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        May 1, 2019 at 3:58 PM

      • “why have Jews fare much better culturally and socially in Southern Europe than let’s say a place like Germany or Poland?”

        https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claudius%27_expulsion_of_Jews_from_Rome

        Curle

        May 1, 2019 at 9:12 PM

      • By the way, some Ashkenazi Jews exhibit a “mongolid”, or Eastern Asiatic phenotype:

        Ze’ev Jabotinsky, one of the founder of Zionism is a good example.

        A young Isaac Asimov:

        Mary K’s boyfriend, Gilbert Godfried, could be a Chinese Jew:

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        May 1, 2019 at 9:24 PM

      • My grandfather was in the same lodge as Isaac Asimov’s father.

      • Regarding central asian genes, almost all Jews in east Europe has some local blood mixed and those areas where conquered by mongol hoards. There was also some intermarrying with Jews from the Caucasus and central Asia especially Russian Jews like jabotinsky which were basically living in the same country.

        Hashed

        May 1, 2019 at 10:50 PM

      • Jews are white when it is advantageous and non-white when it is advantageous. A smart approach!

        Tarl

        May 2, 2019 at 6:23 AM

      • ‘The greatest Jewish intellectuals on the northern side of the Mediterranean came from Spain and to a certain extent Italy. Individuals like Moses Maimonides, Gersonides, Ibn Paquda, and Mordecai Finzi to name a few.’

        The greatness in Judaism is based on Talmudic scholarship, not philosophical speculations. Its about time you wrap your head around it.

        Yakov

        May 2, 2019 at 8:50 AM

      • Yakov – Moses Maimonides believed philosophical speculations takes precedence over religious discourse in Judaism. The select few with high intellect should engage in philosophy, while the general masses will not and should not, and thus follow religious law. Mind you, Maimonides was considered a heretic in the Jewish community, yet, he is revered as one of the greatest thinkers in Jewish intellectualism. Then came Spinoza a few centuries later, and he was excommunicated by the Jewish community for being an “atheist”.

        The other personalities I will not comment, but Mordecai Finzi was a Jewish mathematician, philosopher and a doctor in Renaissance Italy. He also translated Arabic mathematical works into Hebrew.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        May 2, 2019 at 9:22 PM

    • Jews are of the Devil, they aren’t even part of the human race. How can they be white?

      Yakov

      April 30, 2019 at 11:22 PM

    • Some Jews are White and some are Caucasian but not white? Why is this so hard to understand?

      CamelCaseRob

      May 1, 2019 at 7:52 AM

  2. Lion, you just might cause heads on both coasts to explode.

    njguy73

    April 30, 2019 at 8:57 PM

  3. It does need a lot more diversity.

    My 2¢

    April 30, 2019 at 9:18 PM

    • It does need a lot more diversity.

      —————————————–

      Yes, because they look pretty damn white, and whites aren’t supposed to congregate in non-diverse groups.
      A lot of outdoor activities involve mostly white people, but you often read articles lamenting this fact. I don’t think I’ve read anyone lamenting that Jews aren’t diverse. Religions in general seem to get a pass on this. No one seems to care that Hindus and Sikhs aren’t diverse.

      Wasn’t Sammy Davis Jr. Jewish?

      Rosenmop

      April 30, 2019 at 11:32 PM

    • The guy in this youtube video is Jewish. I thought he was south Asian.

      Rosenmop

      May 1, 2019 at 12:05 AM

      • Like I’ve explained in the past: only a totalitarian state with death squads operating 24 hours a day can solve these problems.

        Yakov

        May 1, 2019 at 7:37 AM

      • I like the 24 hours a day detail. Like, there has to be round-the-clock coverage? No “sorry, there wasn’t money in the budget for a third shift executioner. You’re going to have to stay tied to the post until 8 a.m. tomorrow?”

        Hermes

        May 1, 2019 at 8:58 AM

      • ‘ Like, there has to be round-the-clock coverage?’

        Subversion takes place round-the-clock and has to be attacked relentlessly. This is a war.

        Yakov

        May 1, 2019 at 6:16 PM

      • He is half yemenite half ashkenazi, yemenite Jews are pretty dark

        Hashed

        May 1, 2019 at 10:34 PM

    • That sounds like the subject of a future New York Times think piece.

      Mike Street Station

      May 1, 2019 at 6:04 AM

  4. Brazil is probably about half white, though they use a more liberal definition of “white” than Americans do (actually, *every* country uses a more liberal definition than the US).

    Peter

    ironrailsironweights

    April 30, 2019 at 9:44 PM

  5. Judaism doesn’t have missionaries, as far as I can tell. I can see there are advantages to that. One the other hand, Islam has missionaries (many of them terrorists who will kill you if you don’t join up). So if a lot of people in Africa and South America hadn’t been converted to Christianity they might have ended up Muslim. And Islam seems a LOT worse than Christianity by any measure.

    Rosenmop

    April 30, 2019 at 9:52 PM

    • “Judaism doesn’t have missionaries,”

      And therefore isn’t dysgenic.

      Eugenic = Have to pass serious thresholds to get sexual access to women.

      Dysgenic = Low bar for obtaining sexual access to women.

      Curle

      May 1, 2019 at 9:17 PM

      • I’d argue that the bar is too high for white men to get access to white women. Lots of nice normal, healthy guys cant get squat cause they’re not stellar or alpha. More whites should have more babies sooner. Jews too.

        Fakeemail

        May 2, 2019 at 5:11 PM

  6. idk, I’ve met a lot of Buddhists, and almost all of them were white.

    Blue Tribe Dissident

    April 30, 2019 at 10:21 PM

  7. Judaism isn’t a proselytizing religion and hasn’t engaged in forced conversions, nor does it offer material benefits to converts. There is a fundamental belief that it’s only sutable for the Jews or, as you would say, for the Jewish DNA.

    Yakov

    April 30, 2019 at 10:40 PM

    • Judaism was a proselytizing religion and Christianity was a form of Neo-Judaism (that didn’t seek to convert non-Jews).

      Was Christianity a response to the corruptible Judaism at the time?

      Religion as in the belief of God has no place in the 21st century. Smart people should understand that life has no meaning and one tries to seek the best of it.

      Ok, what, who's this again?

      May 1, 2019 at 3:35 PM

      • ‘Smart people should understand that life has no meaning and one tries to seek the best of it.’

        What’s the best of no meaning?

        Yakov

        May 1, 2019 at 6:19 PM

      • The best life in a meaningless world is to sharpen one’s intellect, and to stay away from proles (or avoid confrontation) as much as possible.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        May 1, 2019 at 9:01 PM

      • All of organized society should be focused on one goal; keeping the losers away from the women.

        Curle

        May 1, 2019 at 9:20 PM

      • What’s the purpose of sharpening one’s intellect? Why not just to tan one’s hide?

        Yakov

        May 1, 2019 at 11:12 PM

  8. With only about 13 million of us left, how can it be a “major” religion? Oldest maybe, but that’s about it.

    sestamibi

    May 1, 2019 at 12:51 AM

    • Major in it’s significance, obviously

      Yakov

      May 1, 2019 at 7:39 AM

  9. Leon is so white he gets sunburns at night.
    Leon is so white he can’t dance or play basketball.
    Leon is so white he looks like sammy sosa’s after picture.

    destructure

    May 1, 2019 at 1:40 AM

  10. You forgot about ethiopian jews.

    The world’s whitest religion is probably FLDS which considers itself separate from mainstream christianity. They maintain the old school LDS belief that black people are somehow demonic/ satanic.

    toomanymice

    May 1, 2019 at 6:57 AM

    • If you go that direction, the Amish are way more numerous than FLDS. FLDS belongs in the same basic category as Asatru, except FLDS probably has more fervent believers while Asatru is more like LARPing. Amish numbers are expanding rapidly, and if it weren’t for the Haredim, they could even come to outnumber Jews in the next century or so, at least in the U.S.

      Are Amish a separate religion from Christianity? Are Mormons? Well, theologically, Amish are certainly Protestant Christians, but sociologically they are a very distinct ethno-religious group that is almost impossible to join; they have something in common with Jews in this regard. Mormons sociologically are basically just a certain strain of conservative Christian, but their theology is different enough to perhaps be called its own religion.

      Wency

      May 1, 2019 at 10:11 AM

      • Amish are Christians, and Mormons are a new religion, but one less white than Judaism.

      • Many christians don’t consider mormons to be christian- this is one obstacle romney faced in his presidential run.

        toomanymice

        May 1, 2019 at 12:10 PM

      • toomanymice — Most blacks were going to vote for Obama no matter what. And Romney won the white vote by the same margin Reagan did against Carter in 1980. So I don’t think religion was much of a factor for Romney.

        destructure

        May 1, 2019 at 3:56 PM

      • The Amish are terrible people. They run most of the puppy mills. No compassion towards animals at all.

        Rosenmop

        May 1, 2019 at 4:16 PM

      • “Mormons sociologically are basically just a certain strain of conservative Christian, but their theology is different enough to perhaps be called its own religion.”

        Mormons are a combination of old Cambellite theology interpolated into an 18th century unpublished fantasy fiction novel. Two guys, one named Rigdon the other Spaulding, did the interpolating. Few Christians consider it legit. However, it is eugenic in that young men must prove themselves through mission to gain access to female church members.

        https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spalding–Rigdon_theory_of_Book_of_Mormon_authorship

        Curle

        May 1, 2019 at 9:28 PM

  11. That’s not surprising.

    snorlax

    May 1, 2019 at 8:05 AM

  12. Mormons? Not as white as jews, or not a major religion?

    I was surprised that Jehova’s witnesses is the blackest religion in the US.

    Tail of Pancreas

    May 1, 2019 at 8:50 AM

      • Mormons have had the most success (in the past few decades) winning converts among Polynesians and Hispanics, which is why they’re so pro-invasion.

        snorlax

        May 1, 2019 at 12:12 PM

      • The world has about 15 million Mormons, while < 7 million, more likely about 5 million religious Jews. Mormons are holding steady, as number of religious Jews goes down with time. After visiting Salt Lake City last year, I came to conclusion that Mormons have a very bright future.

        My 2¢

        May 1, 2019 at 1:15 PM

      • FLDS is a breakaway from mainstream mormonism. They’re probably close to 100% white.

        toomanymice

        May 1, 2019 at 2:20 PM

      • From that pewforum link, Islam is the most egalitarian religion, where the percentages of Muslims for Whites, blacks and Asians are not divergent.

        Judaism is the least egalitarian, but many smart Jews will tell you that being immersed in the Jewish religion isn’t a good thing.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        May 1, 2019 at 8:59 PM

      • “I came to conclusion that Mormons have a very bright future.”

        Word is they cook their membership books, bigly.

        Curle

        May 1, 2019 at 9:31 PM

      • Yeah, it’s interesting how you can see that the reason Mormons aren’t as white as Jews is the presence of Hispanic and “Other/Mixed” Mormons.

        Hermes

        May 2, 2019 at 12:10 AM

    • This is a US only study.
      Most you can say is that Judaism is the whitest religion in the US.

      Yoav

      May 2, 2019 at 7:54 AM

  13. I guess the Wiccans don’t count. I’m guessing they’re pretty white. There’s more of them out there than you might suspect at least out on the Left coast.

    Curle

    May 1, 2019 at 9:52 AM

  14. a pretty large percentage of U.S. Christians are black and Latino. After the United States, the countries with the largest Christian populations, in declining order, are Brazil, Mexico, the Philippines and Nigeria

    Blacks and Latins practice a modified version of Christianity; it’s more like black/latin empowerment / anti-White. Black & Latin Christians pray for good things to happen to themselves and disregard their fellow (White) man. Black Christianity is better described as Black Liberation Theology.

    enwurd

    May 1, 2019 at 11:33 AM

    • These days most white “Christians” practice a modified version of Christianity that is basically progressive ideology with Christian trappings. In its most hypertrophied form, you have unitarian universalism, in which the religious aspect is deleted and it’s all about helping migrants / Muslims / gays / trannies etc.

      Tarl

      May 2, 2019 at 6:22 AM

  15. Every Jewish person I have ever encountered in all my seventy-four+ years looks as white as I am, and I am of mixed Scotch-Irish and Polish descent, no Jewish ancestry.

    robertpinkerton

    May 1, 2019 at 12:59 PM

  16. Considering Sepharadic and Mizrahi Jews as whites is like considering latinos or Arabs as whites and nobody anywhere consider them as whites. Most Sepharadic and obviously Mizrahi Jews lived in Muslim countries for hundreds of years so they are not culturally white also. The only Sepharadic Jews I would consider as whites are the ones who immigrated to north Europe, like Spinoza or for a recent example, Ed Miliband. But most of them immigrated to north Africa and Turkey, most of the ones in Greece and Italy didn’t survive the holocaust.

    Hashed

    May 1, 2019 at 1:17 PM

    • Sephard means “Spain” in Hebrew.

      Mizrahim are the “Arabic” Jews, whose origins are in Egypt and any place east of it in the former Islamic Empire.

      Ok, what, who's this again?

      May 1, 2019 at 3:43 PM

      • Christopher Columbus may have been a Sephardic Jew.

        Justice Cardozo was definitely a Sephardic Jew, and no one considers him anything but white. Hispanics don’t believe he was the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice.

      • I read somewhere that Benjamin Cardozo had Irish or English ancestry, hence his “Whiter” appearance than let’s say Benjamin Disraeli.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        May 1, 2019 at 4:09 PM

      • As I said, Sepharadic Jews who immigrated to north Europe after the inquisition can considered to be white, according to wikipedia the Cardozo family immigrated from London. Most Sepaharadic Jews that immigrated to the new world were from west Europe but most sepharadic Jews today in the world are not from west Europe. Even the ones residing now in France are mainly north Africans. The Jewish religion is about half white half not white.

        Hashed

        May 1, 2019 at 10:18 PM

    • Mizrahi Jews are interesting. Like southern and eastern Med phenotypes in general, their phenotypes run the gamut from decidedly “Arabesque” to “could easily pass as a Soprano.”

  17. If only Christians had souls. They might stop their crazy children from shooting us. What a sick joke.

    Issac

    May 1, 2019 at 2:11 PM

    • They’re coming for you Issac. They’re going to get you.

      destructure

      May 1, 2019 at 5:25 PM

      • Antisemitic schmuck.

        Issac

        May 1, 2019 at 9:12 PM

      • I merely mocked your own prejudice.

        destructure

        May 2, 2019 at 1:20 AM

  18. Off-topic, but in the Singer case, it looks like a Chinese family paid him $6.5mm, he bribed a sailing coach with 770k and took the rest. Singer was listed as an official Morgan Stanley referral service, so he had some repute. Seems like the richer clients were just unaware of how to call the development office.

    With that kind of cash, better to go legit.

    Monsieur le Baron

    May 1, 2019 at 8:46 PM

    • That’s insane if they really spent THAT much on a few college bribes. How is it possible they couldn’t get in legit? It’s not hard to get into an ivy league school. When you have money you don’t have 70% of people’s problems, you can live in the best areas, you can attend the best private schools, and then you too can get into an ivy league college and lecture everyone about how smart you are.

      redarmyvodka

      May 2, 2019 at 4:45 PM

  19. A lot of mockers and scoffers in the comments section. But the evidence for Christianity is overwhelming. There’s no excuses now with the internet.

    He’s also returning very, very soon. Time to get right with Him.

    formerskeptic

    May 1, 2019 at 10:41 PM

  20. There is an Orthodox Jewish community near where I work (Brighton, Mass.) and they are the whitest-skinned people I’ve ever seen. They make me with my Scots-Irish ruddiness feel like a “person of color” in comparison (and, believe me, sometimes that feeling can be delightful, as though I’ve just swallowed a guilt-reducing pill).

    Mister Triple 800

    May 2, 2019 at 10:01 AM

    • “There is an Orthodox Jewish community near where I work (Brighton, Mass.) and they are the whitest-skinned people I’ve ever seen.”

      Yes, Jews are very white! (If white and pale are the same thing.)

      • It could be just a lack of sun exposure. These people are indoors a lot due to cultural practices. Scots-Irish are out and about proles. White people like to be outdoors more than other groups.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        May 2, 2019 at 12:24 PM

      • Hey, “Ok, what, who’s this again?”, I am no freaking prole. My father was a college professor, for God’s sake (albeit the son of working class immigrants) and my mother was the daughter of a physician (himself also originally a working class immigrant). Anyone – like you – who reviles others on the basis of their ethnicity is an outright bigot and deserves to be called out as such. As for my ruddiness, which I’ve had since I was a child, that is an ethnic trait known in physical anthropology as “rubicosity” and is common among persons with roots in the British Isles, Scandinavia, Russia, Germany and the Netherlands.

        Mister Triple 800

        May 3, 2019 at 9:58 AM

  21. Israeli Jews disagree with you based on ethnic, legal, cultural etc. differences. They almost universally believe that there is no such thing as White Jew and strongly disagree with being placed in White category. Could it be that unknowingly to yourself, you became a Self-hating Jew?

    My 2¢

    May 2, 2019 at 2:56 PM

    • It’s not that they disagree, it’s that they don’t relate to these categories. I feel the same. Racial conflict, while real, isn’t an internal Jewish issue.

      Yakov

      May 3, 2019 at 4:27 PM


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