Category Archives: What I Believe

I Am that I Am

I Am that I Am (אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה, ehyeh ašer ehyeh [ehˈje aˈʃer ehˈje]) is the common English translation (JPS among others) of the response God used in the Hebrew […]

Understanding God

Thanks to the internet we were able to watch Erev Yom Kippur at New Yorks’ Central Synagogue.The sermon by Rabbi Angela W. Buchdahl  is the best I’ve every heard on […]

The Source of all Evil

Good, Bad: Right, Wrong: Justified, Unjustified: Justice, Injustice: Evil.
Good is that which produces happiness, joy, pleasure, comfort, health, ease, knowledge, understanding, love, empathy, etc.
Bad is that which produces sadness, depression, stress, pain, sickness, ignorance, intolerance, hatred, anger, animosity, poverty, prejudice, persecution, etc.
Right is that which results in Good.
Wrong is that which results in Bad.
Justified is that which is Right or that results in both Good and Bad but the Good outweighs the Bad.
Unjustified is that which is Wrong or that results in both Good and Bad but the Bad outweighs the Good.
Justice

GOD

Suppose you wanted to have a conversation about God with someone. If there is to be any communication you’ll have to both mean the same thing by the words you use. The most important word in such a conversation will be God, and at least some minimal assumptions of what God is have to be made to have the conversation.