G^d’s an Atheist, only believes in Himself, in Nothing above Him. Or maybe the reverse, not believing in Himself at all. Either way, He’s an Atheist.
And, He’s pretty intolerant about others worshiping idols or no one.
And He can’t stand anyone who disagrees with Him.
And He’s not willing to compromise or humbly call Himself an Agnostic — because He knows everything (better than anyone).
He also refuses to grow or change. This because He’s perfect.
Why would anyone want to relate to Him then? Well, surprisingly, He does have a good Ear. He can listen well and lovingly. He also believes that you can. He rarely takes matters out of your hands into His Own Hands. He is the perfect Therapist. He patiently listens until you find solutions yourself. Sometimes He gives a hint but only to those who listen well too.
And with all the help that He gives, He seldom claims any credit. As if you did it all on your own. Though, He would like you to acknowledge Him.
He doesn’t need to be worshiped, though. He’d rather have you follow His advice. Cause He does give Advice. Lots of it. But He doesn’t force anyone. He seeks our free-willed initiative and only after that, He teams up with us.
He’s also an excellent Storyteller. His anecdotes are full of surprise turns and none of His readers ever needs to get bored. And He makes you think.
And He admonishes. He understands that we’re lazy so He prods, eggs on.
He also gives a good example. He could do everything Himself but He delegates to show us to make a joint effort too and not to stay isolated.
So, I admit that He’s quite unique — and charming, perhaps.
Disadvantage: It’s such a mess in the world. When you ask Him to clean it up a bit, He always says: You go right ahead. I will follow you.
Yes, He does partner with us. And He has a great sense of humor.
Two questions intrigue me. Why do we, on the Fast day of Esther, not fast three days and why do we in Jerusalem not have Purim Shushan (Shushan Purim — venahafoch hu) like in Shushan, two days?
The obvious answer to the first question is: because people can’t fast for three days anymore. But then, why only a one day Festival in Jerusalem?
The answer to the last question is: Because of the holiness of the Holy Land, one day suffices.
And that’s also the answer to why only one fast day. Outside of Israel, it’s because of general weakness but inside the Land, it’s because one day does it all. That’s caused by the awesomeness of living here.
Well, one thing above is not correct. We only celebrated the day after we killed all the Nazis. (We were not happy to kill.) So that was in Shushan the 15th, the rest of the world the 14th. Purim festivities were always one day.
Happy Purim everyone!