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I grew up orthodox Jewish but do not believe in religion today.
I just posted what i was taught when i was younger.
Some things in the old texts were unknown at the time scientifically. This has always fascinated me.
Man are forbidden to masturbate or use a condom (it may have changed the past decade).
As I said i don't believe, nor do i really care for any religion but this is what i was taught growing up. Never said it makes sense but i am sure if you search online you can find a website which will explain where it comes from and why.
Thankfully, we've outgrown damaging religious mumbo jumbo.
You're an atheist, good. Go by logic and evidence.
Do good in thoughts, words and deeds which I am sure you're already doing.
Do better. Be a better human being.
I have found an answer suited to my nature and capacity in mind-matter through the integral yoga.