Anonymous asked: Re:Re: Race/Jewish Identity- I don't think my position is racist; it's based on science. If, for ex., I insisted that I was Chinese or French, etc.(I'm Ashkenazi) would someone be racist for saying I'm not? To say that anyone can be Jewish as long as they convert is saying that Judaism is just a philosophy, and there's evidence against this (i.e., haplogroups, etc.)
I’m not saying that there aren’t some genetic components commonly found amongst jews, only that that is but one way to look at someone’s identity. I bet most Danish people share many common genetic elements, but if I was raised in Denmark, I’d consider myself Danish. Genetics is just one lens - and it’s not wide-angle.
I’m not saying that Judaism is only a philosophy, but I’d consider it more of a philosophy or culture than a set of haploid groups.
But hey, if you want to say a convert isn’t “genetically jewish”, I’d have no problem with that. To say they’re not jewish at all seems to me grossly simplified to the point of inaccuracy.