Am I a “Good Jew”?
Can I be a good Jew, and merely follow the Noahide Laws?
Also, am I a Jew?
Obviously I don’t follow the 613 Commandments, or 10, as I’m writing on the Sabbath 🙂
My mother is Jewish, my father is Christian.
As a baby, I had first a Bris, then a Baptism.
At 13, I received a Confirmation in the Catholic Church.
However, this was at the behest of my father.
Even at 13, I felt uncomfortable with the Christian core, that God is more than one being, especially three, and haven’t believed as such for decades.
Also, I never understood the Catholic practice of prayer to saints or asking for their blessings, since the New Testament doesn’t claim their divinity.
My reading found that even the Old Testament/interpretation of the Tenakh, is quite clear, there’s one God. So, a split into three, and prayer to men, alive or dead, aka saints, is nonsensical.