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Jtube: The Book of Eli

Jtube: The Book of Eli

Does faith have to make sense?


Does faith have to make sense?

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Visitor Comments: 9

(9) Anonymous, December 28, 2010 6:32 PM

Beautiful perplexing views

What I saw in the clippings suggest this is a very beautiful movie - of spiritual statements that confronts fundamental issues in the Jewish faith. I just hope I can see this in YouTube movies...

(8) Keith R. Kelley, December 28, 2010 1:47 AM

Faith comes by hearing.

I have not seen the film, only this clip but the fundamental truth is clearly depicted. he just knows, but how? He reads the Word daily. Hashem watches over His word to perform it according to Jeremiah 1:9. Faith comes by hearing the Word of G-d, and His Spirit will make it alive and real to us as we commit to it.

(7) Norm, December 15, 2010 3:13 AM

A Peek Into The Future

For Many, the film, "The Book Of Eli" is pure fiction. I am not pretending to know how we'll get there, but, to my understanding, the events depicted in it are a terrifying glimpse into the not too distant future. Get ready folks, it's coming. N.

(6) feLix delgado, December 15, 2010 2:52 AM

And let there be Action!& sense

Before any one can take that walk of faith,there needs to be an action.With out action how can any thing or any one prove any thing, more over, how can any one take even the first step to faith.In order for any one to even think or have the though of faith,they first need a reason, that is someone or some thing to give them a reason or action to think "well I can have faith in this".The Israelits walked w/ Moshe 40 years in the desert,they had a reason.We all have a reason for our Jewish faith ,we know why the 40 years in the desert,and why we are still walking.I hope this makes sense.

(5) Bea, December 14, 2010 11:20 PM

Jewish view of faith

According to Judiasm, there is no such thing as blind faith. Our faith absolutely must make sense and be proven (which is why there are, I think, hundreds of Jewish tapes and books out proving our belief, as one book calls it, "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt"--which happens to be a great book that I recommend to everyone, especially people who are struggling with this question.) In fact, I once heard that the definition of "emunah" should not be read as "faith" but "faithfulness", as in knowing something and being true to what you KNOW. HUGE difference!!!

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