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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.


Jul
25
asked Is the “Jewish Political Action Committee” a recognised authority?
Jun
24
comment What is the halachic source for objection to gay (civil) marriage?
@Joel, And it doesn't even need to be in the law at all. Those protections already exist. A Catholic Church cannot be forced to marry a divorced person. It's put in the new law only to placate homophobes, which is rather sad, really.
Jun
24
awarded  Supporter
Jun
14
comment Difference between Torah and the first five books in Christian bible
Ecclesiasticus is a deuterocanonical book ("second cannon"), not accepted as canonical by many branches of Christianity. The Roman Catholics and, I think, the Eastern Orthadox accept it. Most Protestants wouldn't accept it, calling it part of the Apocrypha. There are other important differences: most Christians would count Daniel among the Prophets (and, again, the Catholics accept certain "additions to Daniel" as part of their deuterocanon), whereas Jews number Daniel among the Writings.
Jun
14
comment Difference between Torah and the first five books in Christian bible
In Christian terms, these first five books are sometimes called the Pentateuch (Greek, five books).
May
31
comment Are Animal Crackers depicting non-kosher animals non-kosher?
@Shalom typo: rabbi > rabbit (an interesting typo in the circumstances).
May
23
awarded  Quorum
May
20
comment What does Judaism think about homosexuality?
Ah. Commentless downvotes. Helpful.
May
18
answered What does Judaism think about homosexuality?