This is worth taking a second look at. Originally posted here.
The Jewish Atheist has a post that gives good food for thought. It is called:
There were a couple of comments that caught my attention:
“I want to speak to the question of Jewish survival, since this comes up all the time as the key reason not to intermarry. My question is why is Jewish survival so important? I think there’s a significant difference that tends to be lost on some between the horribleness of the destruction of the Jewish people through genocide and the gradual waning of a faith because it is no longer as relevant to the lives of some people today as it was to their ancestors.”
I think you hit on an important point. That Judaism seems no longer relevant now. That is the failure of our religion, that it hasn’t sufficiently adapted to the changing needs of our society.”
So here are a few questions to consider. Would you be able to respond to these comments? Can you provide an answer based upon logic and reason? Why is Judaism important to you?
The floor is open. I am interested in hearing what you have to say.