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Why haven't you chosen Judaism as your religion of choice?

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July 17, 2019 / By Lashonda
Question: Just curious. Judaism welcomes converts, we all know that. Why haven't you considered converting to Judaism? Is it something about Judaism or just that you have no interest in God now?
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Jessamyn Jessamyn | 6 days ago
Well, firstly, the latest version of the christian bible believes there's some kind of new covenant that somehow changed the status of God's Chosen People. Secondly, being one of them means you are in for a lot more than you expect. Personally, after having a Jewish Father and Grandmother, and seeing what the Jews go through, I am kind of happy being a Goyem christian, thank God. Not that I don't have the utmost respect for Jews, because I do. It is indeed a heavy burden upon them to be the people God goes to first. In retrospect, everything that was predicted about the Crucifixion of Jesus and the fall of Jerusalem was fulfilled, almost 2000 years ago. Prophesy doesn't have to be something you like, or dislike, as the case may be, it's what it is. Just the facts, so to speak. Peronsally, I think that the 7 heads (WTC) and the whore that sits on many waters (Statue of Liberty) kind of comes close to what happened on 9/11, especially when you include that stuff about ruling over the kings of the earth (UN) and that Babylon (Iraq), which we all should be able to find on a map after thousands of years, has indeed fallen. But I know nothing about prophesy like these people who memorize verses do. But then, Jesus was never about Jesus, but about God. So, we're kind of splitting hairs on this one anyway. Same God, different day.
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Jessamyn Originally Answered: How did the Russian Oligarchs come about and get chosen?
The Russian oligarchs are business entrepreneurs who started under Gorbachev during his period of market liberalization. Rare goods, such as PCs and jeans, were smuggled into the country and sold on the black market for a hefty profit, an unforeseen consequence of partial market liberalization with still-excessive trade restrictions. In the 1990s, the oligarchs emerged as well-connected entrepreneurs who started from nearly nothing and got rich through participation in the market via connections to the corrupt, but democratically elected, government of Russia during the state's transition to a market-based economy. The oligarchs became extremely unpopular with the Russian public, and are commonly thought to be the cause of much of the turmoil that plagued the country following the collapse of the Soviet Union.[2][3] The Guardian described the oligarchs as "about as popular with your average Russian as a man idly burning bundles of £50s outside an orphanage". Post-Soviet business oligarchs include relatives or close associates of government officials, even government officials themselves, as well as criminal bosses who achieved vast wealth by acquiring state assets very cheaply (or for free) during the privatization process controlled by the Yeltsin government. Specific accusations of corruption are often leveled at Anatoly Chubais and Yegor Gaidar, two of the 'Young Reformers' chiefly responsible for Russian privatization in the early 1990s.[citation needed] According to David Satter, author of Darkness at Dawn, "what drove the process was not the determination to create a system based on universal values but rather the will to introduce a system of private ownership, which, in the absence of law, opened the way for the criminal pursuit of money and power."[citation needed] In some cases, outright criminal groups in order to avoid attention assign front men to serve as executives and/or 'legal' owners of the companies they control. Although the majority of oligarchs were not formally related with the communist party of the Soviet Union, there are allegations that they were promoted (at least initially) by the communist apparatchiks, with strong connections to Soviet power structures and access to the monetary funds of the communist party. In official media, oligarchs are usually pictured as the enemies of "communist forces". The latter is a stereotype that describes political power that wants to restore Soviet-style communism in Russia. During Yeltsin's presidency, oligarchs became increasingly influential in politics and played a significant role in financing the re-election of Yeltsin in 1996. With the insider information about financial decisions of the government, oligarchs could easily increase their wealth even further. The 1998 Russian financial crisis hit some of the oligarchs hard, however, and those whose holdings were based on banking lost much of their fortunes. In the Putin era, other oligarchs have come under fire for various alleged illegal activities, particularly tax evasion in the businesses they acquired. However, it is widely believed that the charges are politically motivated, as these tycoons have fallen out of favour with the Kremlin. Vladimir Gusinsky (MediaMost) and Boris Berezovsky both escaped justice by running out of Russia, and the most prominent, Mikhail Khodorkovsky (Yukos oil), was arrested in October 2003, and sentenced to 9 years. Their defenders (often associated with Chubais's party—the Union of Right Forces) argue the companies they acquired were not highly valued at the time because they were still run on Soviet principles, with non-existent stock controls, huge payrolls, no financial reporting and scant regard for profit. They turned the businesses—often vast—around and made them deliver value for shareholders. They obtain little sympathy from the Russian public, though, due to resentment over the economic disparity they represent. In 2004, Russian Forbes listed 36 billionaires of Russian citizenship, with an interesting note: "this list includes businessmen of Russian citizenship who acquired the major share of their wealth privately, while not holding a governmental position". In 2005, the number of billionaires dropped to 30, mostly because of the Yukos case, with Khodorkovsky dropping from #1 ($15.2 bln) to #21 ($2.0 bln). Billionaire, philantropist, and art patron Alexander Lebedev has criticized the oligarchs, saying "I think material wealth for them is a highly emotional and spiritual thing. They spend a lot of money on their own personal consumption." Lebedev has also described them as a bunch of uncultured ignoramuses, saying "They don't read books. They don't have time. They don't go to exhibitions. They think the only way to impress anyone is to buy a yacht." He also notes that the oligarchs have no interest in social injustice. According to Lebedev, some members of this exclusive list - known as the golden 100 - are now down to their l

Florry Florry
I'm not quite sure what to say right now. This is wrong. I know that you are not explicitly saying "convert," but this is just a bit inappropriate for a Jewish person to ask non-Jews. Yes, we accept coverts, but we don't seek them. People that are not Jewish are not considered condemned, so there is no need for them to convert. We only encourage those that believe in their heart of hearts that they HAVE to be Jewish to be complete. It requires taking on much more responsibility and will be judged more critically than they would otherwise, so if they are not 100% committed to it, it is not recommended that they convert. It is against the principles of Judaism to try to convert those that are not committed to it.
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Damiana Damiana
I actually love Judaism. They have some pretty deep and good ideas, and big culture, most people, don't know much about Judaism, however. That's why you always have to start on square one with most non-Jewish people.
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Blythe Blythe
* I'm not called to be Jewish. My best friend was and converted this year. Why did U convert AWAY from Judaism? Why do u post such hatred of Jews on ur profile? Why did u become a Xtian?
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Aiyana Aiyana
Well, the big problem there is that they claim that the Jews are God's chosen people and only they will ever be saved. Because, y'know, a big angry god who won't let you call him by his name is SO much better than following Odin, who at least has some kindness towards humanity and doesn't demand our obesiance.
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Aiyana Originally Answered: What is the best known pet ANSWERING IS 2 POINTS BEST ANSWER 10 WILL B CHOSEN?
FERRET! FERRET! (: Or rabbits. Ferrets are great pets, they love to be handled and they definitely aren't vicious, but I do have a horror story for you; My dad was an hour late coming home once, and his ferret was irritated so he bit my dad's earlobe in half. He had to get part of his earlobe removed, and sadly my dad had to get rid of his ferret because his roommate said "No to vicious animals!". His ferret had been adopted. So, in other words, if you do plan on getting a ferret buy it young and start teaching it not to bite. Costs: Ferrets: $100. First Time Supplies: $200-500. (Cages, brushes, water bottle, food, cage accessories) First time vet vaccinations cost around $60. Yearly Cost: $120 on food, $50 on litter (what isn't actually required, it's only for if you want to litter box train your ferret), $50 on treats and toys, and $70-$100 on vet check ups (Ferrets require check ups because they don't show signs of illnesses until it is usually too late). Check List: Cage Cage Suggestion: http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.js... This is a very, very common cage and it has the best reviews of all ferret cages. It's a bit expensive, but a really great and cheap deal for the sturdiness and the safety of this cage. Food and Water Bottle Food Suggestion: http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.js... I use this brand for my rabbits and gerbil, and it is the healthiest brand there is. My pets love it. Also, most small animal pet foods are very fattening and unhealthy because they have extra little treats and green things and seeds that are 80% of the food, and that's really unhealthy. I'd suggest getting a bag of the mixed unhealthy food and taking about two cups of it and mixing it with the food I suggested above. That's what I do with my rabbits. ** You'll also want a feeder like this: http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.js... and not a ceramic bowl, because ferrets will usually just knock those down. I have the feeder I linked for my rabbits, and it works great. I love it, and I don't have a single problem with it. ** Water bottle suggestion: http://www.petco.com/Shop/Product.aspx?sku=1077775&CoreCat=Accessories_Product I have this water bottle for my rabbits, and it works great. If you want to pay an extra $3, you can get a safeguard for it that works great. It prevents animals from chewing on the water bottle, which a lot of ferret, rabbit and chinchilla owners have a problem with. Cage accessories: http://www.petco.com/Shop/Product.aspx?sku=1077775&CoreCat=Accessories_Product http://www.petco.com/product/12203/Marshall-Pet-Ferret-Cozy-Igloo.aspx?CoreCat=certona-_-productdetail_2-_-Marshall%20Pet%20Ferret%20Cozy%20Igloo-12203 Ferrets love soft cloth to lay in, and these are great hideouts and hangers for your ferret to have. They also like small dog beds. For toys, I suggest small dog toys and cat toys; Dog toys are good for when they are actually in their cage, and then cat toys for when they are outside their cage. Dog toys are more sturdy while cat toys are more flimsy and delicate. A Feeder Food A Water bottle A cage A litter box Litter (You can also use news paper, but there's a debate rather that is unsafe or not because of the ink. I just use Aspen bedding.) A Blanket/Hanger/Hideout Toys Treats Sanitation wipes Animal Safe Air "Cleaners" (Febreez makes a special can for animals that works great.) Nail Clippers Kwik-Stop (just in case you accidentally cut the quick when clipping their nails.) Some ferrets like water, but it's not a well known fact that baths actually make a ferret smell worse. It makes them smell stronger as they try to reproduce their natural scents. Female ferrets are in heath two seasons of the year, and this really makes them smell worse, so it's a great idea to get them spayed. http://www.everythingferret.com/ferret_behavior.htm Ferrets bite when they are excited or trying to play. Dogs do it, cats do it. They also do it when the frustrated, same with dogs and cats. You need to let them know that biting isn't okay. 1. When your ferret bites, go "OW!" but don't say it with a high pitch voice, or else your ferret will still think you're playing. Gently pull back, and carefully pry your body part out of the ferret's mouth if it doesn't let go. 2. If the biting is continuous, then put your ferret in a cardboard box. Make that cardboard box be his time out box, and just leave him in there for a few minutes, or at least until he cools down. (Don't put him back in his cage or his traveling carrier, or else whenever you put him in there he will think that it is a punishment.) Another way ferrets learn not to bite is by gently pulling at the skin at the back of the ferret's neck and shaking it a little bit. This is what the ferret's mother would do. Never, ever hit the ferret or use force. This will make your ferret afraid of you, or even hurt it.

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