About a week ago, a German reader sent me an antisemitic e – mail calling haredi Jewry by the worst names. On my German blog I had written against homosexuality and Diaspora Reform Jews trying to influence Israel in a negative way.
Besides letting me know all his hatred he actually did make an interesting remark. A statement you usually hear from a lot of gays:
It was G – d who created us this way and thus, it is His fault and not ours. We just follow the desires He gave us.
As I said, this is a very common statement made by many gays also in Israel. So, how could we accuse them of doing something wrong? When G – d is in charge of everything, so it is all His fault.
I usually delete antisemitic comments or e – mails full of hate but, in this case, I answered the guy:
It is true that G – d runs the entire universe and that He created each one of us. However, the Torah prohibits homosexuality. The same as the Torah teaches that Jews should eat kosher and refrain from forbidden activities on Shabbat.
If I ate non – kosher food, it is MY decision and I cannot say that G – d created me this way. There was nothing I could do when I suddenly had the desire to eat non – kosher food.
We humans, no matter if Jews or Gentiles, have the free will to decide. This is what G – d gave us and our task is to make the right decisions. If we decide to go against the Torah and any morality, well, this is our choice and we cannot accuse G – d by stating that this is all His fault.
A serial killer murdering numerous people cannot claim that G – d created him this way and there was nothing he could do about it but kill all those people.
G – d is in charge but we humans make our individual decisions.