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Comment by Jennifer Kaufman on February 27, 2010 at 10:58am
Oooo! I like this 5th child. Genius.
Comment by Jennifer Kaufman on February 27, 2010 at 10:57am
Their house their rules. I think it is part of using religion against me. My husband and I are the lost atheists, but they keep pushing with the kid. Sometimes, don't you have to draw a line in the sand? Why is tradition more important than lying to children?
Comment by Adam on February 27, 2010 at 10:55am
I would just try to take the seder as a cultural history lesson. While the story of Jewish slavery in Egypt has been found to be pretty much bunk it is historical fact that Jews have been telling the Exodus story for ages. While the narrative itself is historically inaccurate the seder is true in terms of cultural history. Another idea is to invent the idea of a 5th child, the skeptical child to asks the questions that make the adults uncomfortable with their own dogma and religious assumptions.
Comment by Jennifer Kaufman on February 27, 2010 at 10:37am
My brother (who hosts) thinks that the seder has to be "gotten thru" sort of the price of admission to a family reunion. So by not doing the religious thing, I miss out on many out of town relatives.
Comment by Jennifer Kaufman on February 27, 2010 at 10:36am
but why shouldn't the "seder" just be family stuff anyway? The biblical talk is garbage and even the believers know that the archaelogical evidence isn't there. I don't want my son lied to.
Comment by Jennifer Kaufman on February 27, 2010 at 9:46am
What do you all do at passover time? My family won't invite me for dinner since my hubby and I won't seder with them.
Comment by Ralph Dumain on January 27, 2010 at 4:03pm
I see the Israeli Atheists posts are almost entirely in Hebrew. I'm curious as to whether there are any Arab members.
Comment by Eric on January 26, 2010 at 11:14pm
@Ruthe, Thanks for the FB link! I've now joined Israeli Atheists on FB.
Comment by Ruthe on January 26, 2010 at 10:20pm! I'll show Daniel.

Ralph...I'm a JAtheist but not 'coming from Judaism' in the sense that I had to deconvert from being a believer. I didn't for a moment think I'd not be welcomed here because I'm a third gen JAtheist rather than deconverted from believing. Why do you think think JA friends aren't welcome here? I didn't get that idea at all.
Comment by Ralph Dumain on January 26, 2010 at 9:55pm
The atheist Mogen Dovid is quite creative. One point of clarification: Black Freethought is not just for black atheists; it's for all interested in the subject. There are non-Jews with an interest in Jewish culture and affairs. The future will not be like the past. People who carry on traditions may not in the long run be exactly the same people who initiated them, esp. in the USA, where each successive generation is radically different from the previous one.

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