This could be just me, but I've always wondered why we hold the Jews [who were around Jesus' time] in such a negative manner.
Granted, they were stubborn hypocrites, who refused to notice that Jesus was God, but in my opinion they refused to accept Him as a savior because they were sticking to their fathers' faith. It's what they knew to be true.
I understand they should've known their scriptures, [and the prophesies] but putting myself in their shoes, I really doubt a person of with a 'less than normal' spiritual level would have been able to accept our Lord Christ as the Messiah . Not to mention, that when it comes to religion, everyone is defensive of his own.
For the sake of clarity, I'm not agreeing with the Jew's stubborness and refusal to accept the Light. I'm just wondering if we modern-day Christians, hold them in a negative light, more than we should.
If I have at all erred, please do NOT refrain from correcting me.