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I was brought up Jehovah’s Witness. (That’s a fairly little-known non-Trinitarian branch of Christianity.) As such, I was taught about Christianity’s roots in Judaism, and therefore also taught about Judaism, though perhaps not very accurately.

I am now an atheist, but continue to be curious about religion and how it works and is manifest in people’s lives.


Dec
18
revised Why is the Jewish Population so small?
Formatting.
Dec
18
comment Why does Judaism require more orthodoxy than other religions?
"Why is Judaism comprised of so many precise stringencies in comparison to other religions?" In comparison to which other religions? Can you actually demonstrate that Judaism is stricter than, for example, Jainism? Or Orthodox Islam? Or many and various other religions?
Dec
18
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Dec
5
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Dec
4
revised Is there meaning in the name Miyah?
Made title meaningful. Rewrote some of the question.
Dec
4
comment What's wrong with 'Hip Hip Hooray'?
@Ariel. I do not find that proposed etymology even remotely plausible. I suppose it could be asked on Linguistics or EL&U.
Dec
4
comment Why is it considered respectful to capitalize G-d and its derivatives/pronouns?
Capitalising Justice and Evil is a form of personification, and is, I think, distinct from capitalising pronouns referring to God.
Dec
4
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Nov
28
revised Which Hasidic rabbi has no beard, and what is the story?
Typo: no > now
Nov
28
suggested suggested edit on Which Hasidic rabbi has no beard, and what is the story?
Nov
9
comment arab suicide bombers
This answer is morally sick.
Nov
5
revised How does a person who has left Judaism return?
Phew. That run-on sentence left me quite breathless.
Nov
5
suggested suggested edit on How does a person who has left Judaism return?
Oct
30
revised If Christianity is avodah zarah and Islam is not, why has the Christian world triumphed over the non-Christian, and why do Jews prefer to live among Christians and not Muslims?
Rewrote lazy txtspk as proper English.
Oct
30
comment Is a Jew allowed to be knighted? Problem with kneeling?
Hi moshe. I was trying to edit to improve the grammar and spelling, but gave up because I don't understand your last sentence. Who beat whom in Russia?
Oct
30
suggested suggested edit on If Christianity is avodah zarah and Islam is not, why has the Christian world triumphed over the non-Christian, and why do Jews prefer to live among Christians and not Muslims?
Oct
16
comment Do we believe in Heaven and Hell?
Yet another subject on which Christian beliefs are widely divergent and difficult to summarise, but this is certainly the traditional belief of European Christians, both before and after the Reformation.
Oct
13
comment How long is the required suspension of marital intimacy after childbirth?
@msh210. Your title is misleading and incorrect. Marital separation suggests that a marriage has broken down and the couple are now living apart. And I don't understand this idea that it's perfectly fine to talk about sex as long as you don't use the actual word.
Oct
4
comment Do JONAH and similar organizations successfully help those with same-gender attractions?
@tealhill. I'm not aware that anyone here has said that anything is the sole determinant of sexual orientation.
Sep
30
comment Do JONAH and similar organizations successfully help those with same-gender attractions?
@tealhill. Have you looked for such evidence? Are you qualified to judge it? And who said it was all about genetics? Prenatal hormone levels and other factors of the womb environment may also have a role to play. "Born gay" != "it's all in the genes". That's your oversimplification. Did you look up the book I linked to above?