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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

On Judaism

Some say that God/Truth exists beyond this natural world.  They are the Hindus who teach that this world is maya, illusion.  They are the philosophers who teach that this world seems ever changing due to natural forces, but the truth lies with the unchanging forms.

Some say that God/Truth exists in this world but cannot be changed.  They are the natural polytheists, like the Egyptians who saw their god Ra everyday.  They are the scientists who study the movement of celestial bodies.  Neither asks what ought to be; both observe what is.

Judaism established the natural world as both important and changeable.  Through the prophets, the Jews worked to see the world as what it could be.

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