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Posted October 16, 2017:
God Is Not Small-Minded
In the latest Lisbeth Salander novel,
“The Girl In the Spider’s Web,” the detective Jan Bublanski has
begun to doubt the existence of God. Which the unrelenting
investigation of murders might do to a person.
So Bublanski goes to see his rabbi.
The rabbi told him, “What matters is not that we believe in God.
God is not small-minded.”
“What matters is for us to understand that life is serious and
rich. We should appreciate it and also try to make the world a
better place. Whoever finds a balance between the two is close
Isn’t that wonderful? Wonderful on multiple counts. God is not
small-minded. Life is serious and rich. Finding the balance
between appreciating life and making the world a better place is
the human challenge.