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Written by Del Jones at 21 Jun 2000 06:52:42:

As an answer to: Re: Buber written by marjorie at 07 Apr 2000 08:12:02:

Dear Marjorie,
Your statement that "God needs for us to believe in Him or he doesn't exist' seems to contradict the first paragraph of "The Eclipse of God", in which Buber describes the modern spiritual crisis as our inability to deal with a reality that is independent of us. If God is truely an independent reality then "his" need" is for us to also be independent, reflecting in this sense his independent image. In fact I seem to remember Buber defining the fear of God as a product of his demand that we be independent. Del





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