okay so my brother is in love with this girl, they have been going out for 2 years or i think a bit longer. my brother is almost 30, and i think he's thinking of proposing to her soon.
but my family is jewish israeli. we were raised to only marry jewish girls. and i will only marry a jewish girl because the family i want to create is jewish.
as you may have already assumed, she's not jewish she's catholic but said she is willing to convert. but that is meaningless to me. there is no way she will give up eating cheeseburgers and bacon. i eat both of those, but i am still jewish by blood 100%, so it doesn't matter.
but when they have children, their children will have cousins and grandparents who are catholic. celebrating Easter , with baptisms and cristenings and communions, Christmas, going to church. that will be a part of their life as well just by having family associated with that. and i don't like the idea that my nephews will not be fully jewish. im sorry, its not racist, its just that way i was brought up. same way most fathers wouldn't want his white daughter dating a black man. its not that he hates black people, he just doesn't want it.
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*-"its just that way i was brought up"
At a certain age one is (or should be) able to put large parts of his education aside and make his on choices.
The only problem I see in this:will kids be educated in a religion or will they be allowed to chose one themselves when they're old enough? You feel yourself that religious education is a kind of brainwashing.
I'm atheist, was never religious and I assisted to Catholic masses, to pleasure some co-worker or just because the music was good that particular day.
If tomorrow I'm invited to a Bar Mitzvah, I'll go and not feel hurt. I think I'd enjoy myself.
Many Jews, Christians and Muslims can compromise with others, so why don't you?:
But I wouldn't want my children to be brainwashed into any religion.0