Religion is largely determined by culture and geography.
Why would your god choose to save only those who live in certain areas (or belong to certain tribes, families, etc)?Answer Question
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 4:36 PM on Jul. 12, 2013
Answer by JackieGirl007 at 6:26 PM on Jul. 12, 2013
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 9:49 PM on Jul. 12, 2013
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 9:51 PM on Jul. 12, 2013
This is definitely just one of the issues I have with some organized religion. I have a friend who is Buddhist. She is the most spiritual, giving, loving, peaceful person I know, but because she doesn't accept Jesus as her savior, she isn't allowed in "heaven". But people like Jimmy Swggart, Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, etc.. . are going? They accept Jesus as their savior, they ask for forgiveness when they sin, so they get the golden ticket? Doesn't make sense to me.
Answer by musicmaker at 12:26 PM on Jul. 13, 2013
We don't believe that a person has to be Jewish to be a good or righteous person in life.
Anyone can choose to convert to Judaism, but it isn't a necessary.
We don't believe in proselytizing because of the above statement as well.
Being chosen begins with choosing.
Not being chosen gives you the ability to choose.
As a Jew, I choose to follow the 613 commandments, which comes with responsibility.
More importantly, people can choose to remain unchosen: To remain who they are.
They can remain free of the responsibilities and forego Judaism.
Everyone has their own responsibilities and privileges.
Birth is a testimony for a specific mission: To repair and help the world (Tikkun Olam).
Answer by collectivecow at 2:27 AM on Jul. 14, 2013
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