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How come the Jewish God is involved in the day to day activities of the World, but not the pagan ones?

at least, I don’t believe that any pagan god is recorded as being in the affairs of all that is happening in the world.
So why the Jewish God and not any pagan ones?

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  1. And exactly how is the Jewish god involved in the day-to-day activities of the world? I assume you’ve got evidence to back up that statement.

  2. Different religions, different beliefs.
    Pagans normally believe in the normal flow of nature where as many jews believe G-d is dirrectly in control of everything… just a different religion

  3. because the pagans reject jehovah so he does not get involved in their lives unless they repent and come to him for salvation.
    there is not other god but jehovah
    a made up god can not do any thing because it is not real.

  4. I will answer this in the same manner as God’s Servant. Me no think there be a god. Pagan god is bad as other non-be-here gods.
    Seriously, I can understand an occassional spelling or grammar error, but that was ridiculous. Go back to high school!

  5. The Jewish god is not the same as the OT Christian one. The OT is a very mangled mistranslated portions of the Torah with a lot of additions.
    The Jewish Kabala has a great deal in common with the Norse tree of life, showing the link quite positively to ancient paganism.
    It is the Christian religion that has perverted the ancient allegorical stories into the literal. Jewish people make no such claims for their god.
    Practicing Shaman… quantum physics rocks

  6. I think what I read you saying is the old question is God involved or is God dead?
    The technical term for the teaching that “God is dead” is theothanatology, a three-fold compound from the Greek: theos (god) + thanatos (death) + logia (word).
    German poet and philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche is most famous for making the statement “God is dead” in the Nineteenth Century. Nietzsche, influenced by both Greek philosophy and the theory of evolution, wrote, “God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we, murderers of all murderers, console ourselves? . . . Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we not ourselves become gods simply to be worthy of it?” (Nietzsche, The Gay Science, §125).
    Nietzsche’s purpose was to abolish “traditional” morality-Christianity, in particular-because, in his mind, it represented an attempt of self-serving religious leaders to control the weak and unthinking masses. Nietzsche believed that the “idea” of God was no longer necessary; in fact, God was irrelevant because man was evolving to a place where he could create a deeper and more satisfying “master morality” of his own.
    Nietzsche’s “God is dead” philosophy has been used to advance the theories of existentialism, nihilism, and socialism. Radical theologians such as Thomas J. J. Altizer and Paul van Buren advocated the “God is dead” idea in the 1960s and 1970s.
    The belief that God is dead and religion is irrelevant naturally leads to the following ideas:
    1) If God is dead, there are no moral absolutes and no universal standard to which all men should conform.
    2) If God is dead, there is no purpose or rational order in life.
    3) If God is dead, any design seen in the universe is projected by men who are desperate to find meaning in life.
    4) If God is dead, man is independent and totally free to create his own values.
    5) If God is dead, the “real” world (as opposed to a heaven and hell) is man’s only concern.
    The idea that “God is dead” is primarily a challenge to God’s authority over our lives. The notion that we can safely create our own rules was the lie that the serpent told Eve: “ye shall be as gods” (Genesis 3:5). Peter warns us that “there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction” (2 Peter 2:1).
    The “God is dead” argument is usually presented as a rational, empowering philosophy for artists and intellectuals. But scripture calls it foolish. “The fool hath said in his heart, ‘There is no God'” (Psalm 14:1). Ironically, those who hold to the “God is dead” philosophy will discover the fatal error in the philosophy when they themselves are dead.

  7. This was the nature of the national revelation where the Jews received the Torah at Mt Sinai. Prior to this, most religions were Pagan, and they believed in various deities who tended to be capricious and mischevious.
    Then Judaism articulated ‘ethical monotheism’ – the notion that there exists ONE G-d, who is not capricious, not fickle, but rather cares about mankind.

  8. You obviously haven’t actually read anything about pagan gods – many of whom were highly involved in the day to day activities of the world.
    Of course, just like the judeo-christian god, they didn’t exist – and it is just people who don’t understand why things happen attributing them to ‘god’.

  9. THere is only one Gd.
    There IS no “Jewish Gd”.
    And, no one says He IS involved in the day to day activities of the world, however, Pagan gods ARE. They control every little thing that happens.

  10. They aren’t real fool. They are logs. Maybe metal statues. Maybe plaster. The aren’t real.
    Get a hold of the situation Son.
    Abraham said as he sat carving Gods out of logs that they had no power and their chips made his evening fire to cook his dinner.
    I once used a big fat Buddha to embarrass a friend at his house warming. That’s all they are good for.

  11. I won’t pretend I know everything about this subject, but I would have to agree with one of the answers above me.
    The Jewish/ Christian God is involved greatly with our world as he controls all things and has a master plan that is working towards its completion
    The Pagan deities which ever they may be, take a more backseat approach. they leave us to be guided by nature itself. with the natural world being a testament to how we should strive to live in harmony with not only the Earth but each other as well.
    Another key difference is that the pagan beliefs offer no salvation, have no master plan, no heaven hell theories to make it a necessity to meddle in our lives.
    Like I said I’m don’t no everything on this subject but this is my contention.

  12. Because the “Jewish God” IS the real and only God. He created all things including man. He placed the stars in the sky. He watches over creation. He knows when a sparrow falls to the ground. His eyes search out all things. He numbers the hairs on our heads and is familiar with all our ways. He is the same, yesterday, today, and forever. He does not change. He is real and tangible. Don’t the pagans worship the wind and rocks? They are worshiping the created instead of the Creator. The things created cannot save you, however the Creator can. The reason He is called the Jewish God is because the Jews knew Him first. He revealed Himself to them. He entrusted them with the Torah and a plan to eventually save all of humanity. This is also the same God that Christians believe in. Besides, why shouldn’t God be involved with the activities of the world? All things come from Him and are His. There is no god like the mighty and majestic Most High God!

  13. The pagan ones are evil spirits or they are non-existent. The familiar spirits are involved in the lives of non-Christians and even Christians because we get tempted and deceived sometimes too.
    But God, the one who led the Israelites out of Egypt, is the one we know today through Jesus Christ. He is more powerful that the wicked gods. He is the only one worth trusting because he loves us, but the evil spirits want to destroy our lives so they tempt and deceive in order to do that. It takes faith to trust in God completely the way we should, but it is easy to give into fleshly desires.

  14. Considering our days of the week are named after Pagan Gods, I’d say they are are involved.
    How exactly is your god involved in the day to day activities of the world?

  15. Proof?
    @ Kosher Ninja JPA, are you stating that pagan gods are fickle and dont care about their followers? Thats not a very tolerant JPA attitude is it?

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