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Ahaus667 32 points ago +33 / -1

For a Jewish atheist like myself, that framework is wearisomely familiar. It’s also disheartening. Despite Dingell’s best intentions, the equation of Christianity and goodness buttresses Greene’s white Christian nationalism and the politics of hate and hierarchy that go along with it.

Jewish Atheist

Jewish Atheist

………. I just can’t

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AntonioOfVenice 17 points ago +18 / -1

His ethnicity is Jewish, and his religion is atheist.

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borga 5 points ago +5 / -0

Or vice versa.

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Ahaus667 -6 points ago +5 / -11

There’s no such thing as an ethnic Jew, it would be the equivalent of me saying I’m a Catholic Deist. He’s an Ashkenazi ethnicity, he floats the term Jew to get privileges.

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KeeperOfTheGate 11 points ago +11 / -0

So you think the Nazis were like "Ok, if you renounce Yahwe, you can come join the Aryan party over here?"

HMmm...

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Ahaus667 -3 points ago +3 / -6

Imagine being this stupid, the majority of Jews who survived the Holocaust survived because they were intermarried with Aryans and not sent to camps until near the end of the war. If the kids in the family were not being raised Jewish then no one in the family were not required to were a star. Try actually knowing anything you are talking about instead of spewing left hurr durr generalizations.

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KeeperOfTheGate 6 points ago +6 / -0

Right, so people who were able to HIDE the fact that they were Jewish were the ones who survived the longest. That's obvious.

Are you Jewish? I have sometimes heard the argument that Jewishness isn't an ethnicity, but mostly from Jews who were involved in an argument that Judaism is just a religion in the same vein as Christianity and Islam.

Except that it's not. Judaism has one of the lowest rates of in-conversion of any religion, it's generally matrilineal, and there are strong genetic correlations across almost all Jews, whether Sephardic, or Ashkenazi, etc.

But let's spot you one further and just assume that all of your bad information is correct. The mere existence of someone like Berlatsky, who identifies as both Jewish and Athiest, or Isaac Asimov (from Wikipedia: "I attend no services and follow no ritual and have never undergone that curious puberty rite, the Bar Mitzvah. It doesn't matter. I am Jewish."), Noam Chomsky, or any number of other non-religious Jews, Jewishness is an ethnic AND cultural grouping. Would I, a non-Jewish, be accepted as Jewish merely by adopting Jewish cultural pracrices? No.

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Ahaus667 0 points ago +2 / -2

Would I, a non-Jewish, be accepted as Jewish merely by adopting Jewish cultural pracrices? No.

If you married Jewish and converted, you would, you clearly don’t know many Jews while spouting your bullshit. One of my ancestors was a prominent Ashkenazi who was excommunicated for marrying a Russian woman and moving to the US. Many US families, especially from Eastern Europe have Jewish ancestors they either don’t know of because they assimilated and didn’t bring up their heritage or don’t really care about being Jewish because they assimilated and didn’t pass over their Jewish practices. The retards you just listed all claimed “Jewish” identity for benefits, however they were all Ashkenazi and former Jews. you crying because Ashkenazi refer to their culture as “Jewish” is redundant, they don’t choose their ethnicity, they choose whether or not they Identify with it.

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KeeperOfTheGate 6 points ago +6 / -0

I said "would I, a non-Jewish [person, sic], be accepted as Jewish merely by adopting Jewish cultural practices?" That is totally perpendicular to converting or marrying into Judaism. The answer remains the same. No, I would not be accepted as a Jew merely for adopting Jewish cultural practices. So we have the situation that there are such things as "cultural Jews" and "religious Jews" but a gentile cannot become a Jew by adopting only the cultural practice. What links "cultural" Jews and "religious" Jews? Ethnicity, by and by.

There's actually some disputes within religious Judaism about who can convert and how. Not surprisingly, the Orthodox are very strict and the reform much less so. A relative of my mine married into conservative Judaism and had to spend several years studying Hebrew. Another acquaintance converted to reform and spent about a week learning a few Hebrew phrases.

I doh't know why you have your dander up here, but I don't see a lot of "crying" going on. Noam Chomsky and Isaac Asimov may be many things, but "retards" they are not. Your arguments are not well-served by the hysterics.

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SupremeReader 4 points ago +4 / -0

No, it didn't work this way. Not at all. One had to be declared a Honorary Aryan (or just a German) through connections and/or special merit. About which: things like merely WWI medals and such was not enough.

And the Soviet Jewish often-atheists were usually not even interned, or processed in any way, but just shot out of hand.

(On one occasion Himmler was personally disturbed by witnessing a blonde blue-eyed Jewish boy being led to be shot in Ukraine. But he said "I can't do anything for you.")

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Ahaus667 2 points ago +2 / -0

There were still 4000 Ethnic Ashkenazi living in Berlin by the end of the war, they were allowed to live there despite being “Jewish” because they were either employed by the Nazis,allowed through marriage, or like you said, “scientists”.

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current_horror 10 points ago +11 / -1

no such thing as an ethnic jew

you're Jewish if your mother is Jewish

Are you fucking retarded?

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Ahaus667 4 points ago +5 / -1

He’s Ashkenazi ethnicity, religion is a choice, he chose to “leave” Judaism. This leaves him as an Ashkenazi atheist. Just like we say Ashkenazi Jew not Jewish Jew.

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willy-willis 14 points ago +14 / -0

Jewish, atheist, comms director for the pro-pedo Prostasia Foundation and he's contributing to the effort to shut Christianity out of the public arena.

All a rather long-winded way to say 'proud member of the Synagogue of Satan'.

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cccpneveragain 5 points ago +5 / -0

WTF? I used the term Islamic Jewish Athiest in a post last week as a joke. I never thought I'd see something close in an actual article. What stupidity.

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DomitiusOfMassilia [M] 1 point ago +2 / -1

Comment Reported for: Rule 16 - Violent Speech

Comment Approved: It isn't, and check the rest of his statements

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Featherless_Biped 20 points ago +23 / -3

A Jewish pedophile. You never see those.

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Moonman_Alpha 12 points ago +12 / -0

Imagine that...

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TentElephant 19 points ago +19 / -0

Trump told white evangelical Christians that they had a right and a duty to impose their morality

Relgiously held moral virtues will always be enforced. That is the intrinsic nature of government. This atheist Jew is attempting to impose his relgious morals by writing this article, and the progressive virtues of hedonistic cosmopolitanism are fundamentally immoral. It creates a soulless society of "new narcissists" wallowing in the ruins of civilization.

[The new narcissist] seeks not to inflict his own certainties on others but to find a meaning in life. Liberated from the superstitions of the past, he doubts even the reality of his own existence. Superficially relaxed and tolerant, he finds little use for dogmas of racial and ethnic purity but at the same time forfeits the security of group loyalties and regards everyone as a rival for the favors conferred by a paternalistic state. His sexual attitudes are permissive rather than puritanical, even though his emancipation from ancient taboos brings him no sexual peace... Acquisitive in the sense that his cravings have no limits, he does not accumulate goods and provisions against the future, in the manner of the acquisitive individualist of nineteenth century political economy, but demands immediate gratification and lives in a state of restless, perpetually unsatisfied desire.

-Christopher Lasch, The Culture of Narcissism, American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations

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Unknownsailor 12 points ago +15 / -3

Noah Berlatsky

"...Jewish atheist..."

Every fucking time....

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johnmic07 9 points ago +11 / -2

Jewish man hates Christians and wants to impose his jewish morals on everyone else. This must be the first time in human history that's ever happened.

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ThatsAlright [S] 8 points ago +8 / -0
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realerfunction 6 points ago +6 / -0

you're free to leave at any time, noah.

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JiggsawCalrissian 4 points ago +4 / -0

Is this from when she was defending herself from a masked harpy who became so deranged she nearly fell down the stairs.