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Chance or God?
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Chance or God?

It can't be both. Which one is it?


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Visitor Comments: 9

(9) Dave, April 8, 2010 6:27 PM

You are wrong

Of course, there's Divine providence but the way you make it out there is no free will. The true answer from many boos in Jewish literature kis that it is a little bit of both. G-d sometimes lets things happen even if He did not originally want things the way it turned out. For example, was 9/11 directed by G-d? Of course not but He def. let it happen and did not protect us for reasons only He knows. Choice was done by al Qaeda. The Providence was not stopping it. Indeed, a little bit of both.

(8) Paul, April 8, 2010 5:42 PM

Beautifully said

Beautifully said Lori

(7) Anonymous, April 8, 2010 12:03 PM

Soooo clear!

Thank you, Lori ,for your excellent work! You keep bringing enlightment into our lives. May the Almighty always bless you and your dear ones!

(6) Baruch, April 8, 2010 3:18 AM

"Both" is not necessarily theologically incorrect

Just because HaShem CAN micromanage the universe, doesn't mean that He does so at every level at every moment. Whie it certainly is NOT correct to speak of randomness and such, HaShem can choose to withdraw His direct intervention to any extent that He deems appropriate.

(5) mark shane, April 7, 2010 10:10 PM

The King of Kings is still the King

!00% Lori- there is NO free will and no such thing as chance...only our egos cannot accept that and when life's situations bring us to this conclusion we begin to live a life of faith. Chance, choice, happenstance are the fallback of the mind that refuses to see; that is until death is at the front door knocking for one.

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