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I'm a Jewish Atheist - that means I don't believe in God or religion, but I define myself as 'Jewish' through my history and heritage.
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The Non-Militant Atheist

Posted on April 21, 2013 at 7:50am 16 Comments

I have one religious friend.

That's a bad way to start a blog post, because as Kevin Hart once brilliantly said (albeit about black people):

"Nothing is more racist than having one black friend.  Zero black friends is somehow less racist than having one black friend."

He and I get along just fine, thank you very much. He knows I'm an atheist and doesn't bother me about it, and I know he's religious and I don't bother him…


Yizkor - The Israeli debate of God Vs. The People

Posted on June 25, 2011 at 7:30am 0 Comments

In the ealy 1920's, a Hebrew poet and intellectual by the name of Berl Katznelson wrote a short segment to commemorate his friends who died in the battle of Tel-Hai, among them the famous Joseph Trumpeldor. The passage, called "Yizkor" ('Remember'), started with the words:

"Remember will the People of Israel the pure souls of his sons and daughters"


After the…


The Ramon Tragedy - Dealing with death and mythicism.

Posted on September 13, 2009 at 4:30pm 3 Comments

If there's one thing religion does very well, it's dealing with death and the afterlife. And I'm not talking about death itself, or rather life after death as a concept, but of the way religion helps people deal with the loss of their loved ones. The idea of life after death appeals to the child in us, the… Continue

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At 9:48am on July 27, 2009, D'Holbach said…
Good point! The number of nonbelievers in the States is growing--slowly--but a stigma is still attached to atheism here. Unfortunately, our Puritan roots run deep.
At 12:10am on July 27, 2009, D'Holbach said…
Welcome! My mother was Jewish, and my father was Episcopalian--I was the black sheep.

Do you happen to know what percentage of the Israeli population is atheistic?

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