"Mike's impression that I am a jew comes from my posts in response to the creationists posts. Frankly, I think its fun to point out how jewish Jesus was to creationists."
Mike reads and comprehends Yanniru's writing well enough.
I converted to Reform Judaism at age 40 after years of study of Hebrew scripture...I love Judaism, and think that Jesus was very jewish, a total jew, who was trying to reform Judaism, as Moses told us we should do. "
Unfortunately, I have also observed that this posters writings often seem very misleading even when the archives are easily searched.
Fortunately, there are many good Jewish role models of integrity, accomplishment and fair-mindedness.
For the record, he wrote:
…I do believe that the laws of Moses or God, as you wish, covered a number of items that might be considered social convention. Let's see if I can think of any off hand. a. resting one day a week; b. leaving the corners of your field unharvested so the poor can eat; c. returning all your family has acquired to the original owners every 50 years; and so on. These and many more are all part of the 613 commandments of god in the Torah. …
I converted to Reform Judaism at age 40 after years of study of Hebrew scripture. However, the State of Israel does not recognize that I am a jew since my mother was a catholic.
I love Judaism, and think that Jesus was very jewish, a total jew, who was trying to reform Judaism, as Moses told us we should do. I accept the reforms of Jesus but not the dogma of Paul, which I think is largely a distortion of the teaching of Jesus.
-- not spoken by Mike Pearson