Quote from aknottedyarn
Can't say as I read the Rabbi that way. My understanding was that some things are random and we thank God but in reality God was not looking out for anyone of us in that way. He speaks of God as the universe. Somehow I like that concept.
As I said, I enjoy reading many religious things not of my own religion. I am not afraid to look at other ways of looking or worshiping or not worshiping. I love reading quotes of the Dali Lama.
i also like that concept "god IS the universe" much better than the concept of god that the rabbi's religion promotes. It sounds like two different gods to me.
If the author of the article was a deist, it would not matter that he is describing a god that is not much like the one in his holy book. I think this rabbi should consider branching out and creating a whole new religion of his own, using the gods he is describing in this article, cuz, his gods don't act much like the gods in the bible acted.
There are always good things everywhere. I can usually see the bright side, of even the most ghastly organizations, if we look hard enough, we can spot a good point here or there.
but, if overall, i feel an organization is not an overall force for good, i don't see any reason to struggle to point out the glimmers of good things in that organization. I do not think organized religions are good. at all.
it doesn't matter which named gods the various religions worship, it is all organized religions can be so damaging, so devisive, so dangerous. Has nothing to do with just one organized religion, it's all of them.
I never saw the need to worship, or the need for gods. But i like that you are very open minded about various gods, but, i see no use for gods. For me, it'd be pretending, just can't get myself to make sense of the gods, to even imagine or pretend or participate in promoting the notion of gods are doing stuff,
and can't find one good reason to even try to
make sense of the gods...I can find joy in many wonders, and celebrate those, without ever having to pretend a thing, or having to relabel my "joy" as a "deity". It's just joy to me, nothing particularly supernatural about it.
but, i'll readily agree, 5000% that it makes far more sense
to be a deist
than a theist. (i myself wonder, if the rabbi hasn't evolved into being a deist, trapped in a rabbi's role)