New to this board. I was looking for message boards on Judaism and this popped up.
Not sure if this is an appropriate thread title, so feel free to change it if you want.
Guess I should give a little background first. I’ve always felt an attachment to Judaism that has only grown the more and more that I have studied. I would like to at least explore conversion at some point.
Recently my father became a hardcore fundamentalist Christian, which has made my life stressful to say the least. He did so, mainly by listening to Klove and getting overemotional with some of their songs, and thinking Jesus was speaking to him. Last night, both my parents told me that unless I change my opinion on who the messiah is, I will burn in hell for eternity.
I am just trying to wrap my mind around a lot of these ideas that my father has said. To me, his ideas come off as scary, because if he gets emotional over a song that he hears who is to say he doesn’t get more emotional with other things? What if the message was more violent? Or the end times are here?
To me Judaism seems to be a religion that is rational and logical. Not saying every single thing makes perfect sense, but I imagine many Rabbi’s would be uncomfortable with someone that was so easily convinced. Especially if that someone hadn’t read the Bible (I’ve quizzed him, he hasn’t)
Isn’t it better for someone to reach religious conclusions by study and experience?
Anyways know this is long, it’s just I was kind of shaken up by the whole experience and thought someone here might be able to make better sense out of it. Even though I do believe there is a God, I know that is also something that my parents tried to teach me. If I have come to the conclusion that they were so wrong on many of their Christian conclusions, it’s possible they were also so wrong on there even being a God.