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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see, this is exactly WHY I hate religions.
What difference does it make what relidion she was born with if she clearly makes your brother a happy man!
could people maybe for once focus on the important stuff?
If she want's to convert, let her for chrits sake. If she doesn't who cares.
Your brothers love life is none of your business. and what is so terrible about having christian reltives?
I alsways thought racism is horrible, but this kind of religious racism is just as bad.
And who ever made you pope to decide on who is allowed to eat what? you said yourself that you eat pork. you are allowed because you have jewish blood and she isn't because she is a dirty chrsitian? If you eat pork, you are diesrespecting your own religion. How is that OK to you?
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*-"we were raised to only___"
*-"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.