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Reactions when I tell other Jews that I am a Jewish Atheist

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pat Aug 18, 2011. 8 Replies

Usually nothing.I wonder what the experience of other's have been. (The reason I say Jewish Atheist is that the cultural/ethnic aspects are important to me) Mind you, if I said I had become a Muslim,…Continue

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Pat replied to Joel P Kollin's discussion Reactions when I tell other Jews that I am a Jewish Atheist
"My ex-wife is Jewish, I was raised as a Catholic, and when we married she knew I was an atheist. Raising two children together, religion was never an issue. So, my knowledge of Judaism stems from my association with her and her family for about 20…"
Aug 18, 2011
Atheist Andrea replied to Joel P Kollin's discussion Reactions when I tell other Jews that I am a Jewish Atheist
"I think it's great that you have your family customs and traditions with being Jewish but understand the science aspect of how the universe formed. I wish I had customs and traditions but grew up in a family that lacked anything traditional.…"
Aug 18, 2011
Jedi Wanderer replied to Joel P Kollin's discussion Reactions when I tell other Jews that I am a Jewish Atheist
"I was raised Jewish, had a bar-mitzvah and everything, but i was an atheist before my bar-mitzvah, which i went through because i wasn't given a choice. but getting straight to the point - i have a cousin who told me he was a jewish atheist,…"
Aug 18, 2011
booklover replied to Joel P Kollin's discussion Reactions when I tell other Jews that I am a Jewish Atheist
"According to jewish tradition, since the "jewish 1/2" of me was passed down through my Mothers side, I could be a citizen of Isreal if I wanted.  I am considered jewish by them.  I have an old menorah that was/is an antique…"
Aug 18, 2011
Richard Healy replied to Joel P Kollin's discussion Reactions when I tell other Jews that I am a Jewish Atheist
"I heard it said recently that modern editions of the Torah basically come with an admission / disclaimer that none of the stories concern Moses etc are in any sense true or supported by factual evidence.    Really?"
Aug 18, 2011
big_dan44 replied to Joel P Kollin's discussion Reactions when I tell other Jews that I am a Jewish Atheist
"My wife is Jewish and she always tells me that a pillar of the Jewish lifestyle is to question one's faith. So, lucky for me, she leaves me the hell alone when it comes to religion. So, I leave her alone when she pulls the "I believe…"
Aug 17, 2011
Steph S. replied to Joel P Kollin's discussion Reactions when I tell other Jews that I am a Jewish Atheist
"I guess nothing would be a good reaction -- it's better than a negative one."
Aug 17, 2011
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Reactions when I tell other Jews that I am a Jewish Atheist

Usually nothing.I wonder what the experience of other's have been. (The reason I say Jewish Atheist is that the cultural/ethnic aspects are important to me) Mind you, if I said I had become a Muslim, or Mormon, or Catholic, or Baptist etc the sky would start falling!!!!!!!!!! See More
Aug 17, 2011
Dr. Terence Meaden left a comment for Joel P Kollin
"Hello Joel. Welcome to this rational world of Internet atheism----a haven of truth and peace, far from the superstitions and fictional god of the masses.  "Well-founded common sense helped by science leads to atheist wisdom." We…"
Aug 17, 2011
Ruth Anthony-Gardner left a comment for Joel P Kollin
"Welcome, Joel! Glad you could join us. :D Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. "
Aug 14, 2011

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At 5:49pm on August 17, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello Joel. Welcome to this rational world of Internet atheism----a haven of truth and peace, far from the superstitions and fictional god of the masses. 

"Well-founded common sense helped by science leads to atheist wisdom."

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 500 discussion topics and 2900 members.

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

Terry
At 10:26pm on August 14, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Joel! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends.

 
 
 

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