[ Martin Buber - Discussions ]
Written by hillel kogan at 08 Jun 2000 22:00:13:
As an answer to: Buber written by Ray at 06 Apr 2000 19:31:30:
>What does Buber mean when he says, "But don`t you know also that God needs you...?"
first, because for buber , the "I" does not exist without a "you" (thou) in front of him, and because buber sees god as the ultimate "you" or the total "thou", then it needs the "i" that relates to it. because the "i" is god's "thou".
i think buber would not start with god's existance. he would start with man's existance. only if we start in this point, we can speak about god at all. if there was no man to think about god, to live the relationship, to be there for the meeting with god, then god is useless.