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May
23
answered What is judaism's view on the purpose of illness?
May
22
revised Why is Idolatry a sin
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May
21
comment How do we know that God exists?
mathematically, infinite regress starts by adopting the premise "let's say we have an infinite regress of x" then it can take that and work with it logically. but math does not care whether the infinite regress is possible or not. just like it doesn't care whether it is possible to have infinity apples. or that infinity apples X 2 = infinity apples
May
21
accepted Question on the Chovos Halevavos
May
21
accepted why was technology withheld for so long from man
May
21
comment How do we know that God exists?
@DoubleAA my point is mathematically there's no problem with infinite regress of alien civilizations but in reality this is absurd and impossible.
May
21
comment How do we know that God exists?
@DoubleAA there is a distinction with what is possible mathematically and what is possible in actual reality. mathematics is not truth, it is pure logic and logic is merely a tool whose conclusions depend on the premises you adopt.
May
20
answered Question on the Chovos Halevavos
May
20
comment Maybe God lied?
of course one can "lose out" if he wastes the opportunity, and then as stated many times in the talmud - better if he had not been created.
May
20
comment Maybe God lied?
@TamirEvan you lacked nothing but had nothing either. now you have something - the ability to attain the greatest good possible for a created being as explained there in detail. " The mystery of your being is that the Creator created you out of naught, in common with all spiritual beings that He created; and His purpose is to exalt you and elevate you to the high degree of His treasured ones-the chosen and elect who are nearest to the light of His glory-for your good and as a kindness towards you. But you will only be worthy of this favor when three conditions have been fulfilled..."
May
20
comment Do primary sources unequivocally record coming of the Moshiach and establishing world order
Isaiah 10:32-12:6 see chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/2859/jewish/…
May
20
comment How can I curb my sexual desire?
later on (Isurei Bia 22:21): "thoughts of lusts do not strengthen except in a heart devoid of wisdom" i.e. to not leave any room for these thoughts to arise, namely, by not allowing one's mind to go idle in the first place - through the study of torah or engaging in work
May
20
comment Are Segulot a Prohibition of Nichush?
the vilna gaon says the rambam strayed from the torah in these matters due to reading too much philosophy. he cites an example of the rambam denying things like that kishuf works which the gemora states explicitly that it does work. source - lev tov preface to the shaar yichud citing the biur hagra on yoreh deah.
May
20
asked looking for recording of shacharit prayer - nusach chabad
May
19
comment Maybe God lied?
@devirkahan if you have no reason to suspect otherwise, then it is not proper to consider remote possibilities
May
19
comment Maybe God lied?
@TamirEvan because it was altruistic. He does not need anything from us.
May
19
comment Maybe God lied?
@devirkahan see ch.7 of shaar yichud regarding only one Creator: "When one sees a letter of uniform handwriting and writing style, one will immediately consider that only one person wrote it because it is not possible that there was not at least one person. If it were possible that it could have been written with less than one person, we would consider this. And even though it is possible that it was written by more than one person, it is not proper to consider this, unless there is evidence which testifies to this, such as different handwriting style in part of the letter or the like."
May
19
comment Maybe God lied?
@devirkahan you mean as some kind of bad joke?
May
19
comment Are the words of the prophets such as Yeshayahu the literal words of God?
@Matt that link i provided says this, no? vbm-torah.org/archive/melakhim/28melakhim.htm
May
19
answered Maybe God lied?