This topic has been touched on a few threads around here, and nobody has really answered the question. Granted, it's normally been rooted in a more heated discussion, but this question has always perplexed me. If the Jews ignore the Christian God's Son, and Saviour, then why do Christians hold the Jews in a higher different regard than the Muslims, Hindus, Atheists, Buddhists, etc. in the world? And yes, I understand that Jesus was a Jew (racially), but by definition wasn't a Jew religiously. I'm not trying to start a contentious discussion -- rather, I'm genuinely curious and have not found the answer to this question.