Pathological Passivity

All of this is for the good is a Jewish saying meaning that you should passively accept all that happens both good and bad. It is one thing not to needlessly upset yourself when terrible things happen, but that is not the same thing as refusing to defend yourself against horrible events just because you imagine Yahweh is directing them at you. Recall how colonists were opposed to Ben Franklin’s lightning rods, since they allowed people to escape Yahweh’s wrath.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)