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October 21, 2005


I, on the other hand, remain stubbornly secularist.

And I stubbornly Gentile, but pondering something that is scheduled to happen 3 billion years from now certainly gets anyone of any faith to wonder about the power of G-d.

I have to confess that even after reading through the Books of Moses several times, I *still* don't have all of the feasts straight. (And of course you have to go to Maccabees, which isn't even *in* my Bible, to find out about the one Jewish festival that most of us Gentiles have heard about (well, not counting Pentecost).

P.S. Personally, I think jeans are fine!

Big questions.


Who knows?

What do you really think?

Do you think there are consequences for sinning?

If you do, then somewhere inside you believe in micromanagement.

Or you are superstitious.

I haven't figured out which one it is.

Universal Entropy...

Sounds like my house when all the kids are home.

Chag Sameach.

Your "Jewish journey" speaks to me. I've been there. I was taking a similar journey years ago; one difference - I was single at the time, so I took advantage of my freedom and went to Israel to study indefinitely. Well, my search for answers led down an interesting path and I eventually ended up with rabbinic ordination and a published book ("The ARt of Amazement: Judaism's Forgotten Spirituality") about how to wrap an intelligent mind around some of these big philosophical questions and get meaningful practice out of old traditions, without becoming "religious".

This is a long-winded way of saying "thank you" for your post, it moved me.


OE: Not to worry, I can't keep them straight either.

PT: Belief vs. superstition is definitely the question dogging me more than others.

AS: Gee, I was just trying to make you laugh. Thanks for stopping by; I'll do likewise to read more about your Jewish Journey. I'm only just getting mine underway.

It is always good to think and search.

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