HughBe---Please FOCUS and try your best to address my post in an intelligent way. Thanks in advance.<quoted text>
It doesnt matter. Look up the meaning of either/or. If you are a jew, in most likelihood you either practice the religion OR are related to someone that does.
FR pretty much nailed it. Either you are religious, or you are ethnically, or both.
You are the ONLY person on this planet who refuses to believe this. Thats YOUR cognitive issue, not OURS.
Frijoles---If you are a jew, in MOST likelihood you either practice the religion OR are related to someone that does.
HughBe--- Do you have any idea the percentage of Jews that are secular? Clearly NOT. Your "MOST likelihood you either practice the religion.. " is very FOOLISH to say the least.
Now, so what if you are related to someone who practices Judaism? Does that make you a Judaite like you? NO.
If you are related to a Christian does that make you a Christian? NO.
Does the relationship with a believer makes the atheist Jew a believer in God? Does it mean that they have not rejected the way of God?
Where do you get these strange doctrines? Is in in the scriptures? NO. Is it from your rabbis? Most likely YES. As such, it is an example of why I call your rabbis IDIOTS and DECEIVERS. Explain the role of BLOOD relationship that you have no turned to. What are you really saying here?
Back to the outstanding matters.
Frijoles---"An ethnoreligious group (or ethno-religious group) is an ethnic group of people whose members are also UNIFIED by a common religious background."
HughBe--- Please explain to me how such a quote supports your point about Jews being an ethno-religious group.
HELP: Specifically, tell me how YOU and the other Judaites are UNIFIED in religion with other Jews who do NOT share your religious beliefs or who do NOT have any type of RELIGION e.g. ATHEISTS