Spiritually Speaking...Do you ever get tired of?

Spiritually speaking, do you ever get tired of answering the same questions on Y!A?

I haven't given a well-thought out answer in a while. I stick to Jewish based questions (as this is where I'm knowledgeable), but I always see the same ones.

Typical questions:

- Is Judaism a race or religion?

- Why don't Jews believe in Jesus?

- I'm interested in converting?

- <Holocaust revisionary/antisemitic/hateful rants/garbage>

- Am I Jewish?

- Why are Jews the "chosen people"

Do you ever get frustrated at the lack of genuine creativity when it comes to question? Or do you get frustrated at the fact that people don't bother to search to see if a question was already asked before posting?

13 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Sometimes. But I get to contact other Jews from the answers. Its how I friended you, Moo. Wait. You friended me. lol

    in either case

  • 1 decade ago

    I think the fact that we keep seeing these queries just illustrates that our non Jewish friends don't get much in the way of good info on our religion. We're such a small group, so if someone doesn't actually know any Jews, they may be unsure where to get factual answers. Of course, they can use the internet but with the rise in Messianic websites, most of which look like Jewish sites to the unwary, there's the risk that people will get completely the WRONG information.

    The one question that I AM fed up with seeing day in, day out, is 'why don't jews worship jesus?'

    After all, Hindus/Muslims/Buddhists/Sikkhs/Pagans/Scientologists etc don't get asked over and over why THEY don't worship him!

    I think all Jews should maybe agree on ONE identical response to this particular post and then just ALL keep giving it as an answer. Maybe THEN people will stop asking it!

  • 4 years ago

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  • Of course, that's when I take a break and let others carry it awhile. But mostly I consider it a bit of a game -- can I word it better, phrase it more succinctly, change tone or approach, incorporate something interesting I've learned from allonyoav or mama-pj or cher or moo or :-)

    When someone asks a question, it's usually because it's new to them. I try to keep the same spirit. And when I can't, it's time for something else.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, I get so sick of answering those same questions everyday. I think a lot of it is because of non Jews (especially the messianic xians) answering the questions incorrectly and creating misconceptions. They do the same thing to the Catholics too.

    Source(s): Reform Jew
  • docjp
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    "Spiritually Speaking" of course refers to speaking from a Spiritual perspective, which means Absolute Patience... so no, I don't get tired of answering the same questions..... plus, there is a constant entrance of new people to Answers, and of course these new people have the same questions and have not been here to read the previous answers that have been given.


  • 1 decade ago

    Catholic ones:

    Why do Catholics worship Mary?

    My boyfriend is Catholic, but I'm a Christian, what should I do?!

    Why don't Catholics read the Bible?

    Why do Catholics think a man can forgive their sins?

    How come Catholics don't obey Scripture?

    Yeah, every now and then though I get an actual interesting question, that helps me investigate areas of my faith and hopefully answer a genuine question. It's questions like those that I love.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    And a loud "Amen" to that!

    Although I'm not tired of people being interested in converting. It's a scary thing to do. I was terrified when I met my first rabbi.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Y = redundancy,

    redundancy = boredom,

    boredom x Y = trolling

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    some people just ask questions on here for fun... it isnt fun just looking up previous questions... and plus, you dont have to answer these questions if you dont want to..

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