Originally posted by @athousandyoung
Jewish atheism refers to the atheism of people who are ethnically and (at least to some extent) culturally Jewish. Because Jewish identity encompasses ethnic as well as religious components, the term "Jewish atheism" does not inherently entail a contradiction.
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Please explain how this is possible if the Jewish religion defines Jewishness.
Wikipedia is NOT an academic or reliable source.
Websters Dictionary: Definition of Judaism
1 : a religion developed among the ancient Hebrews and characterized by belief in one transcendent God who has revealed himself to Abraham, Moses, and the Hebrew prophets and by a religious life in accordance with Scriptures and rabbinic traditions
2 : the cultural, social, and religious beliefs and practices of the Jews
3 : conformity to Jewish rites, ceremonies, and practices
4 : the whole body of Jews : the Jewish people
There were some people in the Bible who became Jews but did not come from the Jewish blood-line so to speak. Such as Rahab the prostitute and her family from Jericho. Rahab was in the direct blood-line of the fleshly blood-line of Jesus.
the monotheistic religion of the Jews.
the Jews collectively.