Audio Roundup 2020:47

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by Joel Rich

Steven Hawking has found that his understanding of physics does not require any outside force (e.g. God) to allow a universe to come into being. Does that bother a believer? Should it?

There are two downsides to the xxxxxx stories which need to be taken Into account depending on the audience in my humble opinion.

They are fine for those who want a little bit of chizuk (i.e. they have a confirmation bias. They can be counterproductive for those who have experienced tragedy and wonder why it didn’t work for them and for those who want to have a serious discussion.
The latter group would say OK that’s a great story, now let’s look at all the people who were in similar type situation and prayed or were good people and see what percentage of them it worked out for. The classic example is the one person who went to synagogue and was late for work on 911. How about those who went to an earlier service, got to work in time, and were killed?

Personally I don’t pretend to understand how HKBH runs the world . I’m soldier in the trenches taking orders and doing my best. Unfortunately that’s not an easy sell to others

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About Joel Rich

Joel Rich is a frequent wannabee cyberspace lecturer on various Torah topics. A Yerushalmi formerly temporarily living in West Orange, NJ, his former employer and the Social Security administration support his Torah listening habits. He is a recovering consulting actuary.

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