Monday, May 4, 2015
Which Came First?
Did God create man, or did man create God? Adding his voice to this question is Rabbi Herman Schaalman. He's 99 years old and says he's in the process of "rethinking everything." Since I'm a fan of the idea that you're never too old to re-think, I am cheering him on.
"God is simply an idea that humans have created because they are overwhelmed by something for which there is no answer," says the Rabbi. I agree, which means I am in the process of making peace with the Rabbi's other belief: "I think that death is the end."
Last week my friend Phyllis told me a great story about how her daughter lost the diamond out of her ring, only to find it days later lying in the dirt by the side of a road. Impossible! We called it a "miracle."
And that's enough of a miracle for me.