Archive for November 29th, 2005

Regarding Judaism

Judaism was one big questionmark for me, as we didn’t explore their beliefs at school much (except the teachings in the Old Testament that we were taught when we were 9). So I went and read an online FAQ on Judaism that explains and mentions a lot of things that I didn’t know about Jews. I really liked some of the beliefs written there. Like forbidding castrating your pets, genetically altering your pets, women’s rights regarding sex and rape, most of the food preparations and foods allowed, allowed abortions on some circumstances etc.

I am aware that some people don’t like Jews, but I think this is because these other people feel a bit threatened of the Jews ability to keep close to one another and the Jew peoplehood.

I have not met many Jews in my life, but the ones I have, they were all great people and now that I read more about their religion and especially every-day beliefs (Judaism is more about a way of life rather than mysticism), I like most of what I saw there. Sure, it could have been better (e.g. explicity forbid polygamy, be less strict on the Sabbath requirements etc), but overall, it rings good to me.

I might be an Orthodox Christian (well, on paper at least as I am not particularly religious), but I always kept an open mind to Buddism. It seems that Judaism can hold an equal role too on the back of my mind too, now that I’ve studied it a bit more.

My political orientation

I just took the test and it said that:

You are a

Social Moderate

(56% permissive)


and an…


Economic Moderate

(50% permissive)


You are best described as a:

Centrist


You exhibit a very well-developed sense of Right and Wrong and believe in economic fairness. location: (24, 0)