Hey, guess what, Alaric. I never mentioned the word genocide once. I never said anything about killing Jews -- you brought that up. It is completely irrelevant to the discussion. All I mentioned was the Nazi belief in the inferiority of the Jewish race as sub-human, or, perhaps it is better to say, "sub-Aryan." Nazi *ideology* most certainly *did* hold that Jews were inferior to Aryans. I brought it up because the situation is precisely analogous to Talmudic claims about Gentiles.
And you still don't know what you're talking about. The Hebrew *word* "goy" does not mean "cow." That is *not* what the word means. To say that the word "goy" means "cow" is a lie, a lie told against Jews. Just like -- *analogy,* which is relevant here! -- the word "Jew" doesn't mean "sub-Aryan." A raging Talmudist thinks that goyim are sub-human; that's part of what the word means in his usage. A raging Nazi thinks that Jews are sub-Aryan; that's part of what the word means in his usage. But the *etymology* of Jew is not "sub-Aryan." *LIKEWISE* (that's called argument by analogy, Alaric, in case you're not familiar with that type of argument), the *etymology* of goy is not "sub-Jew." So a Jew can call us "goyim" and we can't say he's insulting us unless we ask further what he thinks about goyim. JUST AS (analogy again!) we can call him a Jew and he can't say that's an insult unless we (or whoever) reveal that we use that word insultingly. The basic dictionary entry, the denotation of "goy," is just "non-Jew, Gentile," NOT "cattle." The rest are connotations.
And *yes* this is an important issue as many people on the Internet have claimed that the *word* "goyim" *itself* means "cattle" and hence is inherently insulting. That's a lie, a lie that makes critics of the Talmud look like they're dishonest and ignorant. Critique the Talmud by all means, but false claims need to be eliminated so you don't look dishonest and ignorant. Don't give your enemy anything to attack you with by mucking up the etymology of a word as simple as "Gentile."
The *Bible* uses the word "goyim" to refer to the "nations," i.e. the "Gentiles." So obviously the word itself is not an insult. Just as the word "Jew" is not an insult. There is no more a contradiction in terms in the statement, "Goyim are full human beings," than in saying, "Jews are full human beings."