What Is Ignostic Judaism?: Thoughts of A Secular, Humanistic, Cultural, Ignostic Jew Regarding Science, Religion and Faith
An atheist does not believe in God. An agnostic is uncertain about the existence of a God. The scientific community agrees that the Universe was formed with the "Big Bang" and that it is impossible to determine where, how or why this took place. Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine, founder of the Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism, coined the term "Ignostic" to describe one who believes that it is futile to try to determine what preceded this event and who did it. Therefore one should live without reference to "God." as a supernatural being. Furthermore, you can do God's work and not believe in God. This book is not intended to challenge those who believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. . My suggestion is NOT to read this guidebook until you have studied some science and are perplexed, uncertain or skeptical about the Universe. and its origin. The evolution through the millenniums of the tribe that in time became the Jews and their religion is told. Rationalizations to explain the Holocaust and the differences between Authoritative and Humanistic religions are examined. A list of the atrocities that Religions have perpetrated is summarized. And the need for one to have faith is emphasized. A list of the major organizations for Cultural, Secular and Humanistic Judaism are comprised as well as other source material is given. Book II of "Serious Narishkite" (foolishness) is also included. Our Jewish Religion is a treasure trove of delight based on a four thousand year history. Our collective culture includes architecture, art, ceremonies, customs, holidays, languages, literature, music, rituals, traditions, as well as the altruistic moral code and ethical teachings that Judaism advocates and embraces. Do not deprive yourself and future generations of our heritage, our Y'rusha!.
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Table of Contents Page 4 Preface
Chapter I Science
Chapter II Religion Page 26 Generations sought solutions and created answers
_ Hasludaism evolved? Page 41 Judaism without the supernatural without revelation
Ancient literature and our Bible
The lnquisitions Page 93 Who are the Neturei Karta?
Do not throw out the baby with the bath water
An open letter to my grandchildren
Epilogue Ignorance is not bliss it is oblivion Problem 1 Intelligent Design
Problem 2 Gay marriage and Abortion Page 100 Problem 3 Dar al Islam
Chapter IV The Organizations Page 104 International Federation for Secular HumanisticJudaism
The Center for Cultural Judaism
The Jewish Cultural School and Society The Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations
Does Religion promote Peace or A Piece of
Thou shall have no other Gods For I am a Jealous God
Where is the benevolent God who loves everyone?
Rationalizations to explain Auschwitz
Authoritarian vs Humanistic Religions Page 69 Religion and Democratic Government
Proud to be a Jew Page 72 An agenda for a lgnostic Jew Page 76 The Hebrew and Aramaic languages anchor us to the past English leads us to the fut...
Chapter III Faith Page 84 Have Faith and Enjoy the Benefits
How religion distorts
Rudyard Kiplings If Page 115 John Lennons lmagine Page 116 Langdon Smiths Evoution A love story Page 120 Do you plan to live on and on and ...
Who is wise who is rich who is successful?
Ed Brodys Jevvs for Cheeses Page 124 Hel explained by a Univ of Washington student Page 126 Hello your call is important to
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