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Old 13-01-2011, 06:40 AM
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what does Judaism teach about Responsibility?

A curious problem needs to be solved.

How is it that we as people can be responsible if we are not our own Gods?

If God is God - over us - then how can we learn that we are responsible beings.

What role does responsibility play in Judaism? To what extent are people considered RESPONSIBLE?

The I AM philosophy teaches us that we are all masters of our own destiny. That we are all God within.

How does that relate to a God who is the overlord? To a God who is responsible for everything?
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Old 21-01-2011, 02:34 AM
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Hashem blessed us with free will... making us responsible for our actions- it is up to each one of us, individually, to live by the laws of Hashem - we make this life holier, the world holier, when we do so.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:27 AM
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How is it that we as people can be responsible if we are not our own Gods?
In the daily ebb of things is not the first step in taking responsibility often being humble enough to admit we have erred?

If God is God - over us - then how can we learn that we are responsible beings.
In trusting that our gift is not greater than all the other gifted of God's creation.

What role does responsibility play in Judaism?
Central, judaism is a covenant with God "to be good, even as I am" but to not be so arrogant as to think "he should be good, even as we are".

To what extent are people considered RESPONSIBLE?
Such universal judgements are for God's eyes alone, which are shadowed in mystery, as to how much I dare judge anyone responsible, in faith and humility I try with the help of my community and tradition to deeply contemplate what is best and fair.

The I AM philosophy teaches us that we are all masters of our own destiny. That we are all God within.
Such imho is short sighted for I am but a fleck of dust upon whirlwind and it is only through that which is greater than myself that I can echo an eternity.

How does that relate to a God who is the overlord? To a God who is responsible for everything?
Responsibility is in the eye of judge. I dare not judge God for he is my breath. What grasp does the finite have on the eternal?
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Old 14-02-2011, 08:55 PM
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Thankyou for your thoughtful answers.
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Old 17-02-2011, 02:09 AM
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Honza,

Also keep in mind that while G-d is the Master of All, he has invited us to be partners with Him for His creation. Therefore, He has given us responsibility for our own actions with our ability to choose between good and evil.

Conaeolos,

Indeed, G-d is the true Judge!

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