Tuesday, April 03, 2012
I recently watched a movie called Limitless, which basically is about a fictional pill which temporarily endows anyone who takes it with virtually limitless mental abilities. At the end of the movie (1:35 point), a powerful CEO offers the chemically enhanced hero a job as his assistant. He answers "I see everything. I'm fifty moves ahead of you and everybody else. If I would work for you, you would end up as my b----."
It occurred to me that this may give us a glimpse into how ridiculous it is for mere mortals to attempt to understand God's motives - why did He design the world or the Torah this way and not that way and so on. It makes the well known quote of Richard Dawkins even more humorous: "The God of the Old Testament has got to be the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it, petty, vindictive, unjust, unforgiving, an ethnic cleanser urging his people on to acts of genocide." God is not fifty moves ahead us, He is millions of moves ahead. How can any human, with the brain of an over-sized hamster, claim to even begin to understand, let alone critique, the wisdom of God which is obviously Limitless?
Posted by jewish philosopher at 9:53 AM