Jewish Atheist

An agnostic atheist perspective
from a once orthodox Jew.
eretzyisrael:

Praying for the Kidnapped Students

by Reb Gutman Locks
 

     What does G-d want from us? Why does He bring these horrible disasters to us? The three Jewish boys who have been kidnapped by terrorists are righteous young yeshiva students. Certainly, they did not do anything so evil to deserve this kind of punishment. Why, then did G-d bring this horrible thing to Israel?
     When such a shocking thing happens, look to see what comes next, and then you will begin to see why Hashem brought it. What has been the across-the-board Jewish reaction to this disaster? Jews have come together, to pray, to console, and to express dismay over the plight of these boys.
     It seems obvious that this is what Hashem wanted from us, and maybe if we all come together now wherever we are, He will be overwhelmed by our love for one another, and He will immediately release the boys unharmed.
     If we give G-d what He wants, He will not have to give us such horrible reasons to react.
     It won’t cost anything to try, and it certainly will strengthen us wherever we are. 


Orthodoxy is an abusive relationship with a madman:
Abuser (god): Kidnaps three children, but ‘it’s for your best’ and to ‘teach you a lesson’, once everyone is grieving and in sorrow, then, maybe, just maybe, you’ll get your three children back.. and maybe they’ll be physically unharmed (bc you know they’re going to be psychologically messed up). And hey, god doesn’t want to do this to us. He wants to be a nice guy, but we’re just never doing enough to be perfect, obedient slaves to it in every minute detail of our lives, so what choice do he have, god has to hurt us so we’ll learn…

eretzyisrael:

Praying for the Kidnapped Students

by Reb Gutman Locks

 

     What does G-d want from us? Why does He bring these horrible disasters to us? The three Jewish boys who have been kidnapped by terrorists are righteous young yeshiva students. Certainly, they did not do anything so evil to deserve this kind of punishment. Why, then did G-d bring this horrible thing to Israel?

     When such a shocking thing happens, look to see what comes next, and then you will begin to see why Hashem brought it. What has been the across-the-board Jewish reaction to this disaster? Jews have come together, to pray, to console, and to express dismay over the plight of these boys.

     It seems obvious that this is what Hashem wanted from us, and maybe if we all come together now wherever we are, He will be overwhelmed by our love for one another, and He will immediately release the boys unharmed.

     If we give G-d what He wants, He will not have to give us such horrible reasons to react.

     It won’t cost anything to try, and it certainly will strengthen us wherever we are.

Orthodoxy is an abusive relationship with a madman:

Abuser (god): Kidnaps three children, but ‘it’s for your best’ and to ‘teach you a lesson’, once everyone is grieving and in sorrow, then, maybe, just maybe, you’ll get your three children back.. and maybe they’ll be physically unharmed (bc you know they’re going to be psychologically messed up). And hey, god doesn’t want to do this to us. He wants to be a nice guy, but we’re just never doing enough to be perfect, obedient slaves to it in every minute detail of our lives, so what choice do he have, god has to hurt us so we’ll learn…

(Source: mpaths.com)

my bad, wrong blog for that last one.

bluejewofzsouchmuhn:

funnycoolatheist:

#atheists #atheism #atheisthumor #funnycoolatheist

I don’t think it’s cool to reblog someone’s efforts without giving them any credit. This was made by scorpiondagger and should be credited as such.

rofl

bluejewofzsouchmuhn:

funnycoolatheist:

#atheists #atheism #atheisthumor #funnycoolatheist

I don’t think it’s cool to reblog someone’s efforts without giving them any credit. This was made by scorpiondagger and should be credited as such.

rofl

I don’t usually reblog this stuff bc there’s plenty of people out there fighting this bullshit. But I wanted to point out one thing I just noticed: They even thinned the arm of the woman in the background!
So not only must celebrities be flawless and twigs, even people around them must be. god forbid a celebrity be friends with a normal looking person. 
So yeah, more fuckery to make you r0ar.

I don’t usually reblog this stuff bc there’s plenty of people out there fighting this bullshit. But I wanted to point out one thing I just noticed: They even thinned the arm of the woman in the background!

So not only must celebrities be flawless and twigs, even people around them must be. god forbid a celebrity be friends with a normal looking person. 

So yeah, more fuckery to make you r0ar.

new girlfriend…

new girlfriend…

The L-rd spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to the children of Israel and you shall say to them that they shall make for themselves fringes on the corners of their garments, throughout their generations, and they shall affix a thread of sky blue wool on the fringe of each corner. This shall be fringes for you, and when you see it, you will remember all the commandments of the L-rd to perform them, and you shall not wander after your hearts and after your eyes after which you are going astray. So that you shall remember and perform all My commandments and you shall be holy to your G-d.

Bamidbar [Numbers] 15:37-40 (via torahverse)

Kind of amusing how this important mitzvah (commandment), to be performed for all generations, didn’t really foresee that people wouldn’t be wearing clothing like that. So, instead, orthodox jews intentionally wear an idiotic pointed cloth to force themselves to keep this mitzvah relevant.

Genius.

This is the kind of stuff I love about Judaism and religion: They sound very reasonable until you get into the details. e.g. has a single person at aish made a really convincing argument that god must exist and judaism true? doubtful. in fact, most jews I know - including, if not especialy, baaley teshuva (born-again jews) - are woefully ignorant of the relevant information.  So I’m sure they do some very amateur studying and questioning before accepting their new faith… but real research? real knowledge? It’s extremely rare. And Aish is a master of publishing pseudo-scientific and pseudo-intellectual arguments for its own positions.

This is the kind of stuff I love about Judaism and religion: They sound very reasonable until you get into the details. e.g. has a single person at aish made a really convincing argument that god must exist and judaism true? doubtful. in fact, most jews I know - including, if not especialy, baaley teshuva (born-again jews) - are woefully ignorant of the relevant information.  So I’m sure they do some very amateur studying and questioning before accepting their new faith… but real research? real knowledge? It’s extremely rare. And Aish is a master of publishing pseudo-scientific and pseudo-intellectual arguments for its own positions.

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Cara Santa Maria is my celebrity crush.

eretzyisrael:

Praying with Your Hands.

by Reb Gutman Locks @ Mystical Paths

There is a reason for everything, including the way we hold our hands when we pray. Here are the explanations of a few of them…

1) ‘everything we do is for a reason… the reason we don’t do this is so that we don’t look like the other people who do it that way.’ very impressive. we do it differently so that it’s different. wonderful. 

2) I have literally never seen any jew pray the way he described as ideal. (Though, to be fair, I wasn’t chassidic.) (and btw, wouldn’t there be days where davening in a judged like manner would be appropriate? so why not then?)

3) Impressive. The ancient israelites had mastered gang sign finger technology (assuming they had any of that in mind to begin with). how mystically delicious.

4) and would a hypothetical ruler of the universe really give a shit how some lowly humans holds their hands as they kiss its supreme ass and beg for their lives?

(Source: mpaths.com)