Press "Enter" to skip to content


Hi all,

I am seeking advice; specifically on my compatibility with Judaism. If this is the wrong forum for this, please let me know and I’ll rectify it.

To provide some context: at present, I am an atheist, though I was christened as a child and attended church in later childhood (8-9 approximately).

I have been philosophically minded since I was about 9; and at approximately 16 I resolved to devote myself to a seemingly impossible task – establish a compelling case for how and why morality isn’t derived from religion, but rather can be derived from logic. I think I succeeded in this and can articulate good reasons with respect to the aforementioned.

The problem, however, is where does logic originate from? It seems that logic ‘just is’, similar to things such as mathematics and physics (which obviously have strong connections to logic). But things – logically at least – cannot ‘just be’; leading me to religion.

So why Judaism? In honest truth, I have no idea. There’s just a ‘gut’ affinity to it; which is what I’m hoping someone here can advise me on. I think it’s also somewhat comedic to mention that I have been confused as being Jewish before, though this is because my peers – at the time – couldn’t realise that you don’t have to be Jewish to be a Zionist, and likewise you don’t have to be a Zionist to be Jewish.

I’m also a Stoic and Conservative Libertarian – I’m eager for this to be compatible with my religious beliefs (if I am compatible with religion), so as to have a more uniform, stable character rather than be one of these people that says “personally I believe in this… but politically I believe in this…”. Objectivity and consistency are also key to me.

I appreciate any input, I’m eager to explore this further.

Thanks in advance. 🙂

submitted by /u/c_0501
[link] [comments]
Source: Reditt