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God ó not a subject for debate.

Is it our business to: prove the existence of God, seek new contentions, defend the divine truth, and justify Godís works?

Our task is guarding ourselves from godless thoughts and straightening our mental path. Itís also our task to guard others as we do ourselves. We must find antidotes against our doubts, dark and alien thoughts that are hostile to our faith, which invade our minds. Our historical time is an era of rationalization, and rationalization is an enemy of religion. We are obliged to repulse it with a weapon ó logic ó, which is only an aid. We have a far more powerful armament ó faith. "It is victory, which has conquered the world, this faith of ours" (1 John 5:4).

Thatís why dogmatic discussions on God Himself should be brief. What can we say of Godís nature and His attributes? Our conversations about God should be elevated, extremely prudent, modest, plain, brief and without philosophising. Piety calls upon us to avoid the frequent use of Godís name in everyday conversations: "Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain" (Exodus 20:7). In ancient times, the Jews avoided even writing Godís main name ó Jehovah ó instead, replacing it with symbols or referring to Him in a common term, Lord. This attitude is in total harmony with the Commandment on having our mind and whole spiritual being, filled with venerable thoughts about God. 

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