| > with all due respect to Judaism, i'm more interested in the views of atheists. what do atheist believe (or maybe "accept" would be a more suitable word than "believe" in this case)? |
I believe the universe started with the big bang. I believe in evolution. I believe there is no master plan. We're just here and it's a cosmic joke that we think we matter in the universe's overall scheme. I don't believe in a soul. I believe in abortion because I don't qualify something as alive until it has a brain. That said if a woman has more than one abortion I truly think she's a whore. I believe in the death penalty. I believe people have to find their own meaning in life because you just have the one life to make it happen. When you die you die. There is no after life. I'm not a fan of gay marriage even though I have a gay aunt I am close with...I think gays should have every right but that one. I'm a believer in science but I do not believe in psuedo-science. I believe we are not alone in the universe but by the same token I think any other life in the universe is so far way that it would never be possible for us to meet. I believe the old testament is a fun read. I accept the morals but I doubt the veracity of the stories within the bible. I think the fascist Muslims are the ones who really are being true to the Koran just as I think the fire and brimstone bible thumpers are more in tune with the Bible than the modernized try not to offend anyone Christians and Muslims who are deluded into thinking we can all make nice and be friends. I may hate the zealot Christians or Muslims but on level I can respect them for sticking by their guns. I think the majority of modern Christians and Muslims in the USA equivocate and make moral compromises in order to live in harmony with their neighbors.
| > and far be it from me to come off as imposing, but an explaination sans insults to God-believers would be nice.|
> > I'm just curious. We don't have many Jews where I live so I don't much about their specific beliefs. The one Jewish friend I ever had was not much of a practicing Jew but his wedding was Jewish so on some level it mattered to him.
> > I'm just curious what Jewish people actually believe. I heard that Jews believe Jesus existed but he wasn't the son of God. I know Jesus is fairly important even in the Islamic faith even though they do not believe he was the son of God...is Jesus noteworthy in Judaism or not?
> > I dislike Christianity and Islam immensely but I don't know enough about Judaism to have an opinion. Anyone care to share a little about the Jewish faith?