[ Martin Buber - Discussions ]
Written by Kevin at 29 May 2000 08:34:07:
As an answer to: Re: Buber written by marjorie at 07 Apr 2000 08:12:02:
>God needs us to believe in him, for if we don't he doesn't exist...
>which might also mean that we need God to give us purpose. so this is a
>guess. let's hear what others have to say...?
Do you really think so? That God's very existence
depends on our belief? Isn't it the other way around?
This particular quote is from _I and Thou_, pg 82 in
my copy [2nd edition, Smith trans.]. Buber goes on
to say that the reason you & I need God is for our
very existence, but "God needs you, for the very
meaning of your life [. . .] The world is not divine sport,
it is divine destiny. There is divine meaning in the life
of the world, of man, of human persons, of you and of
~ Kevin Brown
"All real living is meeting."