Sunday, November 16, 2008

God on Trial

In the movie God on Trial the Jews acuse God of breaking His covenant with the Jews and in the end is found guilty. During the trial, the Jews raise several questions. Today, instead of discussing Night, have a group discussion over the following questions and post a group response to the blog.

  • Why is there so much suffering in the world and what kind of God would allow it to happen?

  • Is God punishing the Jews?

  • Does the punishment fit the crime?

  • Is their suffering a test of faith?

  • If God is so powerful, why does He not help His people?

The movie also raises the question of how does one tell if someone is Jewish. During the Holocaust, there were Jews who had abandoned their faith for generations before Hitler's rise to power. Despite this, they were rounded up and exterminated anyway.

  • Is Judaism a religion or a race?

  • How did the Nazis determine who was Jewish and who was not?

Keep up the wonderful dialogue!

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