362 reputation
316
bio website timothy.green.name
location
age
visits member for 3 years, 1 month
seen 7 hours ago

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.


Jun
17
comment yushkas bris aniversary
I think it's well accepted, even within Christianity, that the Dec. 25th date is baseless.
Jun
13
comment Do JONAH and similar organizations successfully help those with same-gender attractions?
This sounds like an excerpt from a press release.
Jun
13
comment Do JONAH and similar organizations successfully help those with same-gender attractions?
To be clear, "Reparative Therapy" is not a catch-all term for everything that the pseudoscientific frauds at NARTH, JONAH, Exodus and the like do. "Reparative Therapy" is one particular therapeutic model, which is highly flawed. It's heavily promoted by NARTH, and has been dropped by Exodus. I don't know to what extent JONAH uses it. Either way, to say that reparative therapy is worthless is not in itself to say that everything these organisations do is worthless.
Jun
13
awarded  Critic
Jun
6
comment Would a non-Jew wearing the Star of David together with a cross be offensive?
That last one doesn't look appropriate to me: it has an ankh, and a ying/yang symbol, and I think a crescent, and an om, and perhaps a couple of others. It seems to be a general religious symbology smörgåsbord.
Jun
6
revised How are sorcery or witchcraft viewed in Judaism and Jewish Mysticism?
Grammar tweaks.
Jun
6
suggested suggested edit on How are sorcery or witchcraft viewed in Judaism and Jewish Mysticism?
May
21
comment How long is the required suspension of marital intimacy after childbirth?
@jona21. I wouldn't call that title nicer; I'd call it misleading. Marital separation is a completely different thing from simply avoiding sex. If you really want to avoid the dreaded s-word, you could substitute intimacy.
May
15
awarded  Talkative
Mar
9
revised Homosexuality is “worse than murder”?
Hate group.
Nov
21
comment Can a Christian “Grace” invalidate food?
I don't think consecration of food is a common Christian practise. The usual purpose of a Christian grace (in my experience and reading, anyway) is to thank God for the food, not to dedicate it to him. I suspect this question is purely hypothetical as phrased. (I, as an atheist materialist who doesn't believe in any kind of spellcasting, would still be uncomfortable eating food dedicated to any god. It just wouldn't feel right.)
Nov
21
comment Tetragrammaton homophone
christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/4032/…
Aug
15
awarded  Excavator
Aug
7
comment Hashem is here, Hashem is there…REALLY?
@RCW. Lying to children is the only education model. bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A685055.
Aug
7
comment Why did Efron have such an extreme change of heart?
And I used the word evangelical quite wrongly. What I meant was proselytizing.
Aug
6
comment Why don't Jews think Jesus is the messiah?
Why ask specifically about Jesus? Why don't Jews think Julius Caesar is the Messiah? Why don't Jews think Joel Spolsky is the Messiah? Why don't Jews think {x} is the Messiah?
Aug
5
revised Drinking cold kosher beverages in a non-Jewish relative's house
Grammar. Capitalisation. Spelling. Some small rewording to stop someone changing gender half-way through a sentence.
Aug
5
suggested suggested edit on Drinking cold kosher beverages in a non-Jewish relative's house
Aug
5
comment Is Christianity Avodah Zara?
Almost all branches of Christianity believe in the Trinity. (My religious background is one of the few branches that doesn't, and is often regarded as non-Christian by others.) Jehovah's Witnesses, Christadelphians, Mormons, Arians, and some Gnostics reject the Trinity. The vast majority of Christians accept it (in theory, anyway: I've spoken to a few Catholics who don't really have any idea what the Trinity even is).
Aug
5
comment Can you be buried in a Jewish Cemetery if you have a tattoo?
@msh210. A tattoo artist?