Tuesday, March 04, 2008

LOL! Jewish boys



LOL! Good kid. And good synagogue for not going psycho on him.

10 comments:

Janiece Murphy said...

Very good synagogue.

People need to find their own way.

Ipecac said...

I'm an atheist and have a good number of Jewish friends and I've attended a couple of Bar Mitzvahs. In my experience, I've found Jews much more flexible and good-natured about their beliefs than most Christians. It's fairly unthinkable that a young man would deliver such a talk in most Christian churches without being shouted down.

Well done.

Me said...

Now compare to the video of a mother being told by her son that he is atheist, and she screams and curses at him.


http://youtube.com/watch?v=wM6BEGZ-spI

Reynold said...

Thanks, me. I posted a link to that video here.

Art said...

Sharp kid! That congregation puts to shame the sectarian Protestant ones that I was part of at that age. My pastors would have shut off the mic and thrown me out of the church, had I admitted to agnosticism. These particular Jews, including the Rabbi, are decent, tolerant people.

-- HalfMooner

Risendemonx said...

I've heard it said that Judaism is a religion of questions rather than answers... I wouldn't know because I’m not a Jew, but if that's the case, it makes sense that they are more tolerant of people openly questioning within their culture.

Chad said...

Bravo, kid. Bravo.

Raynfala said...

Risen,

I'm Jewish, and yeah, Judaism puts a strong emphasis on questions and discussion. To be an active part of the religion, you generally are asked to think about things, examine an issue or story from multiple angles, and generally just kick ideas around (hence, the snarky in-joke: "Two Jews, three opinions").

Often, the answers are not nearly as important as the act of trying to find an answer.

Reynold said...

So much for my linking that site...that cowardly git blocked out most of the comments, including it seems, that one.

Marissa said...

We liberal Jews (i.e. liberally religiously, i.e. not part of the Jewish Orthodoxy) are, in general, less concerned with the deity or the afterlife, and we certainly don't go with any of that angel stuff. We're more concerned with social justice, awesome food, and giving our intellects a good workout.