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As a Jew, I'm a praiser of God and one who associates himself with the line of Judah. I'm not a Hebrew that I know of, being that I'm not really interested in my genetic makeup. Another way that I would put it is that my literary source is the old and new testament of the Bible. (For example, I consider the dietary rules and the high holy days to be perfectly intact. Jesus didn't destroy them by coming to earth. As he said, he didn't come to destroy the torah but to fulfill it.)

As a Christian, I'm a Christ-ian, or one who believes in Jesus of Nazareth as being the one promised in the old testament. In addition to believing in Jesus being the savior (Christ), I have accepted the gift of forgiveness and salvation that he offered.

Perhaps a better way for me to describe myself is that I don't answer to the Baptist, Presbyterian, Catholic, Lutheran, Episcopalian, or any other religious group with their bylaws. What I believe and follow is in the scripture, and I don't ignore it nor tack onto it.

Practically speaking, I keep kosher, I don't celebrate Christmas (nor Hanukkah), I don't have sex with other men, I don't murder, etc. As a child of God who wishes to live in love, I'm not in a position to criticize others for how they live and what they believe, and it's just for me to live as an example. After all, if I really believe what I say I believe, then what good is it to say it if I don't live it. I practice non-violence and consider libertarianism to be the system that best conforms to my beliefs.

Michael Nystrom's fists can punch through FUD.