Friday, September 07, 2007

G-d interfering

One of the constant refrains often heard from modern theologians is that G-d's existence cannot be proven. Of course, this is consistently refuted in the Tanach. G-d's whole message is that He proves himself by messing with the other guys... Half of the Chumash is setups for G-d to show his might. The Pharaoh's magicians, the test of Korach, Elijah vs the priests of Baal...

On a lighter side, here is some dialog from the "Frisco Kid"

Chief Gray Cloud: Can your God make rain?
Avram: Yes!
Chief Gray Cloud: He doesn’t.
Avram: That’s right.
Chief Gray Cloud: Why?
Avram: Because that's not his department.
Chief Gray Cloud: But if he wanted to he could?
Avram: Yes.
Chief Gray Cloud: What kind of a God do you have?
Avram: Don’t say my God! He’s your God too!
Chief Gray Cloud: Dont give him to us, we’ve got enough trouble with our own gods
Avram: But there’s only one God!
Chief Gray Cloud: What does he do?
Avram: He can do anything!
Chief Gray Cloud: Then why doesn’t he make rain?
Avram: Because he doesn’t make rain.
He gives you strength when you are suffering, He gives us compassion when all that we feel is hatred, He gives us courage when we are searching around blindly like little mice in the darkness , but He does not make rain!

(A sudden flash of lighting, clap of thunder and a sudden cloudburst.)

Avram: Of course, sometimes, just like that, he changes his mind!

4 Comments:

Blogger Miri said...

ha! I should really watch that movie.

oh; when people say, we can't prove G-d - that means it's not empirically provable out of our own resources. if G-d wants to step in and show people He's here, that would be proof. But I thought He sort of doesn't do that stuff on principle.

September 08, 2007 4:15 PM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

>But I thought He sort of doesn't do that stuff on principle.

Of course, sometimes, just like that, he changes his mind!

:)

September 08, 2007 6:46 PM  
Anonymous Silly said...

The frisco kid, which one? in 1935 or 1979? or it doesn't matter? I want to watch it but which one?

September 09, 2007 12:11 PM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

Silly, 1979. Follow the link in the post...

September 09, 2007 12:44 PM  

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