thread: 2005-08-05 : Going Home

On 2005-08-07, timfire wrote:

I always hestitate to get into these discussions, but oh well.

I wanted to bring up that there is an alternative interpretation to the story of Abraham and Isaac. Throughout the Tanak/Bible, people constantly question God and his motives. One of the most obvious example is Jacob, who "wrestled" with God all night long. But God never chides people for doing this. Jacob got rewarded for it.

So if you look at Abraham, you have to ask, why didn't he question God about Isaac? Abraham is surprisingly quiet on the matter. In this regard, the entire story is a test for Abraham, but it was one where he failed. God wanted Abraham to question him, but Abraham didn't.

I believe that questioning one's faith is central to the pursuit of God.


This makes NinJ go "That's a lot closer to how I feel about it."
I'm still waiting for V to say what he wants to say about this. It's something I've thought about a lot, particularly Akedat Yitzchak. But it doesn't matter what I think about it, becuse I don't think it's relevant to the topic at hand here.

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