The news out of Israel should be very encouraging for any atheist out there, the writer Yoram Kaniuk has finally got his religion status removed from the nation registry, meaning he is no longer identified as “Jewish” in the governmental files. There should be no mistake here, this particular person is very much an Israeli, he had fight for this country and sacrificed much for it, however he is against the ever lasting embrace Israel has with the Jewish religion.
The author told journalists that “Personally, I have always been an atheist. I belong to the Jewish nation; I have never belonged to the Jewish religion”, which is fair enough, to be of the Jewish nation but not to participate or to support the main ideas of the religion is exactly what atheists need. Since we can not, or should want, to break away from our personal heritage we need to separate the religious condition into which we were born and the actual idea of that same religion.
Following the move to register Kaniuk as “without a religion” hundreds (some say thousands) of now “Jewish” Israelis are now asking to have the same done to their status in the registry, which just shows you that if only given the chance atheism could be the the fastest growing non religion of our time.
Yoram o`key. Jewish enlightenment-Haskala have created big number of famous thinkers non-believers who are the core of secular part of the Jewish nation.Rabbies deny this nation and the Jewish enemies like S.Zand too. But we exist and the great scientists as Einstein and Freud are with us. As the Jews where the first monotheists they are among the atheists today. There is the stunted branch of leftists-atheists- the ugly form of socialism-god believers.The majority of them are antisemites.
This note is appreciated, even though a little unclear as to what you wanted to say, the idea that the Jews who were first to invent the one god idea are now among the first wave of atheism makes complete sense (very much like the English being atheists because of the way English royalty abused the idea of church many years ago). What you call “leftist-atheists” should not confuse you as to the totalitarian system behind it, not altogether promoting human freedom but really substituting one form of mental slavery with another.
Thanks for the participation.
losing its gnoseological roots today the religion appeares to be the kind of the individual psychological condition( as the nirvana for example).Besides we understand at last that the permanent shortage of information forces us to believe in million different things.Scientists declare that they believe in the great number of the ideas the can`t prove.So i believe that the humanity in future will believe in many things including the religions.