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Independence Day

Why does it sometimes take extreme circumstances to evoke faith?

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Visitor Comments: 9

(9) Baruch, January 29, 2008 12:36 PM

Human Nature!

-It sometimes takes a little more out of all of us to see the mere wonders of the universe. I imagine that the primary reason of why people of all walks of life, at one extreme circumstance or another tend to come closer to G-D, and come to realize the holy one's supremacy, is primarily because when we live life in the fast lane, which means we do things out of routine, or force of habit, so we tend to loose the ultimate value in that in which we are doing. Thus when we have for some troublesome reason become limited to those resources that were once readily available and basically at our disposal we tend to regret what we have lost being weather it is through our lifetime, or simply a fragment in time.

(8) Vickie, January 16, 2008 1:03 AM


Every now and then its so nice to be reminded in an unexpected way what we need to be doing. Blessings to the writer and actors of that scene!!!!

(7) pattijenkins, January 15, 2008 4:12 PM

sometimes when we need our father in heaven

All we have to do is reach out to him .Heis always holding onto our hand but sometimes our hand closes and locks Him out . So open your hands up in the air he will cover them and we will feel much better,if we just let Him take control because he is in control anyway.

(6) Larin R., January 15, 2008 2:36 PM

Keeping me humble.

Both Chaim R. & Yoheved have significant comments. I do not want, however, to overlook the question in which the word "sometime" is easily understood as "always". As I approach 72 years, I do not recall a moment of loss of faith. I was reaised by godly parents (of blessed memory) and have maintained a growing faith through study and teaching (sharing what I've learned). It is true: "Nobody's perfect!" This old body has suffered much: every childhood illness of 60-70 years ago; ulcers; spinal injury; heart bypass surgery; ETC. Why? Perhaps it was the only way for this teacher of G-d's way over the past 55 years to be kept humble. G-d has kept me dependent on Him, not on what I know. Sometimes Hashem just needs to remind me to trust Him explicitly because He owns me and secures my faith.

(5) Adam, January 15, 2008 12:41 PM

I love it

I always found Independence Day to be an amusing, if not especially meaningful, movie. I especially love the fact that Jeff Goldblum + Will Smith- a Yid + a kid from West Philly- save the world.

Prayer is something that we can do at any time- good or bad. It can be as simple as saying 'thanks for this' when something good happens or 'help, hear my voice + be merciful to us' when something bad happens.

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