Search the FAQ Archives

3 - A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M
N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z - Internet FAQ Archives

soc.culture.jewish FAQ: Jewish Thought (6/12)
Section - Question 12.16: Why do Jews need organized religion or Jewish laws? Isn't it good enough to be a good person? How about gentiles?

( Single Page )
[ Usenet FAQs | Web FAQs | Documents | RFC Index | Sex offenders ]

Top Document: soc.culture.jewish FAQ: Jewish Thought (6/12)
Previous Document: Question 12.15: How can Jews reject (insert true belief here)?
Next Document: Question 12.17: How does Judaism differ from Xianity, Marxism, Communism, Humanism and other -isms?
See reader questions & answers on this topic! - Help others by sharing your knowledge

   Traditional Jews believe in absolute morality backed by G-d's
   authority, and liberal Jews tend to hold similar moral principles,
   even if doubting their divine origin. Thus, "good" implies "observes
   those moral principles that one is obligated to follow."
   According to Judaism, gentiles have seven categories of mitzvot that
   they must follow, and do not need Jewish law or organized religion.
   But it's their privilege to organize to worship, should they so
   choose. See the answer in [5]Section 12.19 for more information on
   these categories.

User Contributions:

Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic: