Christian BoyLove Forum #65399
I write here obviously because I'm a BL. I think that's how I was born. I'm also writing here tonight because of religion. I think that's one of the specific purposes of this site, so I hope you don't mind that I write about mine.
I'm Jewish; non-practicing and pure bred. As far back as I can trace, I learned from my great grandparents that they and their parents came from Eastern Europe. A few of my grandparents and all of my great grandparents were transplanted from one place or another because of religious persecution. I think it's fascinating to know where I come from and the things that my relatives did and experienced, and I wish my great grandparents told me where my great great grandparents were from and what they did, but I was too young to think to ask them. Their stories were really fascinating. I miss them.
I was raised Jewish: circumcised at 8 days old, Hebrew school on Thursday's, and Sunday school, from about age 5 until my Bar Mitzvah at 13. I even toured Israel for a few weeks. I'm glad my parents exposed me to Judaism, but at 13 that was the end of my formal religious education. From then on it was school, work and leisure. The only times I'm somewhat religious now are during weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvah's, and funerals. There are many reasons for this, some of which I'd rather not get into right now.
Unlike my parents and so on, I don't limit myself to dating only Jews. Anyway it was virtually impossible to do this where I grew up. In my high school we had an open vote where you could submit someone for certain year-end honors: best smile, best dressed, most likely to succeed, class clown, etc. The results were posted by the front entrance. A boy and a girl was chosen for each category. There were so few Jews in my class that someone penciled in my name and a girls name as Class Jews. While it was true, there were no other Jews in my class, I later found out who wrote it and told him that I thought it was inappropriate and he apologized and got rid of it. We're actually good friends to this day.
I feel that my relationship with God is implicit between us, and that that is sufficient. I have no real desire to pray. Maybe this has to do with where I grew up? Maybe not? Should I have children of my own some day, I will probably expose them to religion similar to how my parents exposed me. I'll at least give them gifts in December! Some of the longest lasting gifts that my parents gave me- now I know a little Hebrew, and more importantly I know where I came from.. who knows, maybe my entire outlook will change by the time I have children?
I don't read too much into being a BL who is Jewish, except that I am a little curious to know how many other BLs who are Jewish are out there. Once in a while I think about the similarities between how BLs are persecuted today and how my ancestors were persecuted in past generations. That's as far as it goes though.
Anyway this is where I'm coming from. I mentioned in a previous post that I know very little about other religions, and not all that much about Judaism either, so forgive my ignorance. I just wanted to get this off my chest. I know that this is the Christian Boy Love Forum, but I know no better site to write about religion and BL together. I don't think that there's a jblf out there. Even if there was, I'd probably still visit this site, if only for the reason of trying to be well-rounded.