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    24 Jan '08 18:38
    if i take up judaism do i become a jew at the same time?
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    24 Jan '08 18:45
    Originally posted by eatmybishop
    if i take up judaism do i become a jew at the same time?
    no...being a jew is hereditary.
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    25 Jan '08 03:48
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    no...being a jew is hereditary.
    but then, if a Jew converted to Christianity, say, he/she would still be a Jew. that doesn't seem right.
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    25 Jan '08 03:52
    Originally posted by Iron Monkey
    but then, if a Jew converted to Christianity, say, he/she would still be a Jew. that doesn't seem right.
    Jews are Christians! 😲
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    25 Jan '08 04:041 edit
    Originally posted by Iron Monkey
    but then, if a Jew converted to Christianity, say, he/she would still be a Jew. that doesn't seem right.
    Xe would be called an Evangelistic Jew.
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    25 Jan '08 04:04
    Originally posted by mikelom
    Jews are Christians! 😲
    No they aren't.
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    25 Jan '08 04:06
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    No they aren't.
    😛 I knew somebody would! 😛
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    25 Jan '08 04:08
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    He would be called an Evangelistic Jew.
    why wouldn't he be called a Christian, like anyone else who converted to Christianity? in fact, the Spanish Inquisition was only too happy to 'persuade' Jews to become Christians, and those who did so were regarded as Christians henceforth.
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    25 Jan '08 04:13
    Originally posted by Iron Monkey
    why wouldn't he be called a Christian, like anyone else who converted to Christianity? in fact, the Spanish Inquisition was only too happy to 'persuade' Jews to become Christians, and those who did so were regarded as Christians henceforth.
    If you are jewish you will always be jewish no matter what your religion is. I know many jews who are atheists... it does not matter...they are still jewish and the only way to be jewish is to be born jewish.
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    25 Jan '08 04:191 edit
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    If you are jewish you will always be jewish no matter what your religion is. I know many jews who are atheists... it does not matter...they are still jewish and the only way to be jewish is to be born jewish.
    You can convert to some branches of Judaism.



    http://tinyurl.com/37me32
    to save you the trouble of saying "no you can't"
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    25 Jan '08 04:25
    i think the confusion is arising from the fact that terms like 'Jew' and 'Jewish' can refer either to a person's ethnicity or their religion. Many people are Jewish in both senses, but I believe it is possible to be Jewish in just one of these senses (either one). Converting to Judaism would make one Jewish in a religious sense, but not in an ethnic sense. A Jew who converted to Christianity would be Jewish ethnically, but not in terms of their religion. Same for the atheist.
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    25 Jan '08 04:28
    Originally posted by Iron Monkey
    i think the confusion is arising from the fact that terms like 'Jew' and 'Jewish' can refer either to a person's ethnicity or their religion. Many people are Jewish in both senses, but I believe it is possible to be Jewish in just one of these senses (either one). Converting to Judaism would make one Jewish in a religious sense, but not in an ethnic sens ...[text shortened]... anity would be Jewish ethnically, but not in terms of their religion. Same for the atheist.
    But the atheist doesn't believe in Judaism or Christianity, so why would he convert? 😉
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    25 Jan '08 04:43
    Originally posted by mikelom
    But the atheist doesn't believe in Judaism or Christianity, so why would he convert? 😉
    he might acquire belief, just as someone who believes may cease to do so and become atheist.
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    25 Jan '08 04:44
    Originally posted by pawnhandler
    You can convert to some branches of Judaism.



    http://tinyurl.com/37me32
    to save you the trouble of saying "no you can't"
    You can convert to judaism but that doesn't make you "jewish"
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    25 Jan '08 04:49
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    You can convert to judaism but that doesn't make you "jewish"
    it makes you Jewish in the religious sense i distinguished above, but not in the ethnic sense. if someone who had converted to Judaism had to state their relgion on a form, they could properly state 'Jewish'.
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