Sunday, 29 April 2007

The Crisis of Hope-Elie Wiesel

 "The believer has more questions than the non-believer. His tragedy is infinitely greater, more searing than that of the non-believer. Remove God from the Holocaust and it loses its mystery. Place Him there and all questions gain intensity....
"What then is one to do? As far as belief in God is concerned, I would simply suggest to question Him and go on questioning Him through such belief. In doing so one remains within certain limits and within a certain tradition, namely the Jewish tradition, the only one that allows and indeed commands man to say no to God, provided he remains in God and for man. Moses, Abraham, Job, the Hasidic masters - all protested against the Almighty". - Elie Wiesel, "The Crisis of Hope", 720,721.

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