I've been thinking about this on and off for a while, and let me say up front this is in no way meant to be offensive to anyone.
I find it interesting that Jewish people are referred to as "Jews". I would think that would be an offensive word but I have herd people refer to them selves as Jews. I find it odd that the Jewish religion is the only one I can think of that is referred to like that. I mean you wouldn't call a Catholic a Cat, a Baptist a Bap or a Pagan a Pag right? So why is the term Jew accepted in this day and age?
Again its just a thought. I am Pagan and I don't know much about the Jewish faith I am just curious as to this. If you are Jewish does that term offend you?
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Just fyi, I was raised JW and I have never met anyone of that faith that was ok being called a "Jehovah". Jehovah is the name of the Judeo-Christian God so, to call one of Jehovah's followers a "Jehovah" is very offensive and disrespectful. We would always correct people when they called us that or anything like that. We would refer to ourselves as Jehovah's Witnesses or Witnesses for short. If a witness doesn't seem bothered they may not be comfortable correcting the person saying that but, out of respect I would never call them that and I would encourage others not to as well.
Answer by BubbaLuva at 12:09 AM on Jul. 6, 2009
As for Jewish people I usually called them Jewish. It just never sounded right to call someone a Jew and I've had Jewish friends and I don't recall them calling themselves Jews so may I took a cue from that but, mostly, it never really sounded right to me.
Answer by BubbaLuva at 12:13 AM on Jul. 6, 2009
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