Thank you for that word Greg and Ron. An Elie's not only an intellectual, but comes from an orthodox family and is himself devout, and he speaks of "bringing God to trial"?...eeee yikes!
whats that passage in Jeremiah, "My ways are not your ways"....lemme look it up......ooops, wrong! Isaiah, (thank God for highlighter yellow.lol)
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways", declares the LORD.
As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts."
Isaiah 55:8-9 (NIV)
put God on trial?....and you know what?....I'm would never deign to say to Elie, "do you think that God birthed the modern state of Israel out of the ashes of hitlers ovens, and the modern Israeli army out of the defeat of the Warsaw ghetto uprising"?....that in God's way, hitler and his demonic schemes were the unwitting tool God used to bring the world to a place, where the UN would vote to create the Jewish homeland?
thats a hard saying, for a Jew, that maybe God used the holocaust to birth Israel.
......I love that show, "Speaking of Faith"..simply because its a "cyber Mars Hill", you have every kind faith, and every kind of non-Christian (as well as Christian) spiritual belief presented, and if a believer is strong in their walk, and fairly mature in Christ, they can find out precisely what certains groups of non-believers think, and feel, without fear of compromise or backsliding.
and THEN, your better equipped to give a Name to the "UNKNOWN GOD" , just like the Paul did on Mars Hill.
Lord bless you today is my prayer.