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    Quote Originally Posted by Ming Loyalist View Post
    they can **** right off with that crap, along with the mormons who "converted" holocaust victims to moronism after death. it's offensive. they should keep their bronze age bullshit to within their cult, or better yet wake up to the world around them and join the 21st century.
    While I get your point, and largely share your feelings, you are thinking an an unbeliever. For a true believer your personal opinions and identity issues are not relevant to define religious cathegories.
    E.g.: suppose that I believe that Mary was a virgin even after giving birth to Jesus.
    Maybe this offends you because it's a way to force paranoid sexuality on women and you are a feminist, but I think that Mary's virginity is revealed Truth, and thus your personal opinions cannot change what I see as a fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterMR View Post
    I think I would call you "culturally jewish", but not a Jew, the same way I'm culturally catholic (as I was raised as such) but I'm not a Catholic anymore since I'm an atheist.
    Maybe "ethnically jewish", if descent is important for you.

    If this specific group by "Jew" specifically means a believer in Judaism, they are simply using the word in a different way than you, IMHO.
    ... so am I, culturally, a drunken zookeeper who first raised me and let me escape, a gay New York Cowboy with a fetish for yellow hats who found me, or a Baptist cause I go to a Baptist Church?
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    Violence is pretty uncommon in clubs in this area, and the dude didn't seem particularly hostile up until the moment he slapped me.
    I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BackFistMonkey View Post
    ... so am I, culturally, a drunken zookeeper who first raised me and let me escape, a gay New York Cowboy with a fetish for yellow hats who found me, or a Baptist cause I go to a Baptist Church?
    Is that stick circumcised? That will help narrow the possibilities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BackFistMonkey View Post
    ... so am I, culturally, a drunken zookeeper who first raised me and let me escape, a gay New York Cowboy with a fetish for yellow hats who found me, or a Baptist cause I go to a Baptist Church?
    A baptist zookeeper with a fetish for yellow hats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BackFistMonkey View Post
    ... so am I, culturally, a drunken zookeeper who first raised me and let me escape, a gay New York Cowboy with a fetish for yellow hats who found me, or a Baptist cause I go to a Baptist Church?
    You are clearly a copyright violation waiting to happen....
    That said, I am pretty sure the guy with the fetish for yellow hats probably had the biggest influence on you.

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    TIL antisemitism has gone so mainstream that even Jews hate the Jews.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterMR View Post
    I think I would call you "culturally jewish", but not a Jew, the same way I'm culturally catholic (as I was raised as such) but I'm not a Catholic anymore since I'm an atheist.
    Maybe "ethnically jewish", if descent is important for you.

    If this specific group by "Jew" specifically means a believer in Judaism, they are simply using the word in a different way than you, IMHO.
    funny thing, you know who considers me a jew? nazi skinheads and other antisemites.

    do you know that under nazi control i would have been rounded up and sent to the camps for being a jew? do you know who would have shunned me once i was there? the ultra-orthodox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Tzadok View Post
    Just when I was starting to think you had gotten a bad rap you dump this **** on the forum...

    ...why don't you go try.
    Just did. You did wonderfully.

    Bar Mitzvah means "son of the law", since you didn't bother adding that part, you cherry picking Zionist..

    It's a major step forward for the boy, not just the father, dumbass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawarma View Post
    Jew fight! Jew fight!
    No, I'm just sharing some of what I've learned over the years being part of a (typical reformed American) Jewish family.

    The Rabbi is going to lecture us on being Jewish matter what, that's what they do.

    As a Quaker, I sometimes feel compelled by God to speak my mind, so just go with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ming Loyalist View Post
    funny thing, you know who considers me a jew? nazi skinheads and other antisemites.

    do you know that under nazi control i would have been rounded up and sent to the camps for being a jew? do you know who would have shunned me once i was there? the ultra-orthodox.
    As would I.

    Abusing the word "bigot" to apologize for ultra-orthodox intolerance is its own form of bigotry, just as anti-Semitism is. "They're not all like that"....well tell that to the people on the receiving end of bigotry. It applies to skinheads and religious hardliners alike.

    When the Rabbi claimed my statement about the bigotry and intolerance of the orthodox was "highly bigoted", he was of course, wrong. He meant to use the word "stereotypical", but even then he's missing the point that I was talking about the experiences of my family, and how they have been treated by conservative and orthodox Jews: often poorly and non-inclusive.

    He's casually glossing over the fact that as a Gentile in an interfaith marriage, I have personally been subject to a significant amount of Jewish bigotry, even from family members and members of the clergy (of course, I've dealt with Christian bigots in the same way). I was not even permitted to carry my wife's grandfather's coffin for burial, because I was not a member of the tribe. My kids didn't understand, and that stung.

    Luckily, I'm cool like that and it rolls off my back and I work to undo people's hard line attitudes, when I can. Ultimately, a bigoted Gentile would not spend 20+ years assimilating into Jewish life, learning and practicing Judaism and Hebrew in order to raise Jewish sons, as I have.

    I'm very fortunate to be a member of a progressive, open, friendly synagogue. When I don the kippot and even kiss the Torah, I feel right at home. My name is מיכאל, after all.

    I would not be welcome in many conservative or orthodox synagogues, nor would my wife and children. That's a cold hard fact.
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