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G‑d and Us

Hasn't belief in G-d caused as much evil as good? If G-d knows best, what's the point of prayer? How can we have "free choice" if G-d already knows what we're going to do? Do (Normal) Jews believe in prophesy? Are we supposed to be afraid of G-d?

Is There a Shortcut to Belief?
I envy people who have faith, with their strength and clarity. How can I acquire similar faith?
Why Does G-d Not Feed the Poor?
G‑d is surely not a hypocrite. If He tells us to do something, He should do it Himself as well. So shouldn't G‑d be obligated to feed the poor? Why doesn't He help His own children rather than commanding us to do it for Him?
What is G‑d?
The Not-thing
The other day I realized that I hadn't seen G-d in quite a while -- probably not since childhood... Where did I misplace Him?
Who Believes in G‑d?
"Believe in yourself. There's nothing you can't do, if you put your mind to it. " Nothing you can't do? Sounds pretty divine. A pity it's not true...
What Does it Mean to “Believe in G‑d”?
The statement, “I believe there is a G-d,” is meaningless. Faith is not the ability to imagine that which does not exist. Faith is finding relevance in that which is transcendent.
What Do I Do If I Don't Believe?
If your faith in G-d is not enough to get you out of bed in the morning, what about G-d's faith in you?
Maybe G‑d is just a comforting thought?
Maybe G‑d is just a comforting thought?
I realize that I don’t like this idea of one day not being here anymore. Perhaps G‑d and the eternity of life are just constructs of our mind to protect itself from that which it can’t handle?
What do Agnostics Believe?
"Only on the firm foundation of unyielding despair can the soul's habitation be safely built." Who said that? Does anyone believe that?
Is G‑d an Agnostic?
I think G-d is also agnostic. He sits there perpetually wondering whether He exists or does not exist. Out of His questioning, a whole world is generated--with beings like us that go around asking, "Is this for real, or what?"
What Does G-d Need Us For?
If G-d is perfect, why did He create us? A perfect being isn't missing anything, so why would He need us?
I Don't Mind Sin
It wasn’t kosher, and I knew it. But I was hungry. In a weak moment, I ate the sandwich. And then . . . nothing happened. I was not struck down by lightning, I didn’t get sick or collapse, the sky didn’t fall.
What's In It for G-d?
I would like to think that if I mess up, G‑d eagerly awaits my return, and when I perform a mitzvah, G‑d is pleased. But this contradicts everything I was taught about G‑d...
Is G-d an It, an I, or Nothing?
Or: G-d's Sticky Fingerprints
What's the difference between No-thingness with a capital N and vanilla nothing with a lower case n? What makes one Nothing G-d and the other just nothing?
Proof of G-d's Existence
I feel that I cannot observe a religion if I am not certain that it is true. Is there a proof that could give me a 100% certainty that G-d exists and gave the Torah to the Jewish people?
Is G-d Really Running the World?
How do we reconcile our religious belief in Divine Providence with the mechanistic world we seem to live in?
Getting Personal With G-d
A personal G-d? It would be nice to think I could have a personal relationship with G-d, or that I matter in some way to Him. But I'm a rational person.
Why Don't I Feel Inspired Anymore?
I got into Jewish things and spirituality around a year ago, and I was feeling really motivated and inspired. But now I just don’t have the passion for it anymore. What happened?
Did G-d Create Evil?
Here's the paradox: Goodness exists because G-d desired it; evil exists because G-d doesn't want it...
Why Doesn't G‑d Show Himself Anymore?
When did G‑d stop talking to us or interacting with us, and why?
Are We Supposed to Be Afraid of G-d? (I)
What’s all this business about being “G-d-fearing”? What are we supposed to be scared of?
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