Saturday, August 10, 2013

A History of God, Jewish debate

A history of God, Karen Armstrong


I love how Jews love to debate their religion, yet there is a faithfulness throughout. This paragraph by Armstrong says it all.

There is a story that one day in Auschwitz, a group of Jews put God on trial. They charged him with cruelty and betrayal. Like Job, they found no consolation in the usual answers to the problem of evil and suffering in the midst of this current obscenity. They could find no excuse for God, no extenuating circumstances, so they found him guilty and, presumably guilty of death. The Rabbi pronounced the verdict. Then he looked up and said that the trial was over: it was time for the evening prayer.


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