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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.


Aug
5
comment Why are angelic icons not prominent in Judaism?
I'm not actually aware of any other religions which hold that belief. Mainstream Christianity certainly doesn't. It does exist in popular culture, but I'm not sure where it came from.
Aug
4
comment How to tactfully circumvent opposite-gender handshake
But indoors? Who wears a hat indoors?
Jul
27
comment Tetragrammaton homophone
The Witnesses are perfectly aware that their pronunciation doesn't match the original. They don't care. And that pronunciation does not originate with the Witnesses. It's quite old. (I used to be a Witness, so I know these things.)
Jul
26
revised Homosexuality is “worse than murder”?
edited body
Jul
26
revised Homosexuality is “worse than murder”?
rolled back to a previous revision
Jul
26
awarded  Commentator
Jul
26
awarded  Cleanup
Jul
26
comment What is the halachic source for objection to gay (civil) marriage?
@Shalom, Why should your bigotry be enshrined in law, merely because you claim a religious basis for it? Many members of the KKK had equally sincere religious beliefs.
Jul
26
revised Homosexuality is “worse than murder”?
rolled back to a previous revision
Jul
26
accepted Homosexuality is “worse than murder”?
Jul
26
awarded  Student
Jul
26
comment What is the halachic source for objection to gay (civil) marriage?
@Shalom, Devil's advocate here, but what if I own a hotel and I think interracial marriages are a sin? Suck it up. Civil rights are civil rights, equality is eqaulity, and you don't get to impose your religious beliefs on anyone else.
Jul
25
awarded  Scholar
Jul
25
comment Is the “Jewish Political Action Committee” a recognised authority?
@Isaac, Answer received. Separate question now asked. judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/9077/…
Jul
25
asked Homosexuality is “worse than murder”?
Jul
25
accepted Is the “Jewish Political Action Committee” a recognised authority?
Jul
25
comment Is the “Jewish Political Action Committee” a recognised authority?
Okay, that article says that NOM invited him to join the rally, so it probably was him. And the hate-filled nonsense on the signs matches the bigotry he spouts. I'm marking this answer as correct.
Jul
25
awarded  Editor
Jul
25
revised Is the “Jewish Political Action Committee” a recognised authority?
Clarified and defined question.
Jul
25
comment Is the “Jewish Political Action Committee” a recognised authority?
@Isaac, This group has signs saying that homosexuality is worse than murder. I was going to ask about that separately. This question is just about the group. Are they well known? Have you heard of them? Do they speak for you on any issue? Or are they a bunch of fringe loonies? I'll edit the question to make that clearer.