Category: Erika DeWitt

Hi Erika! 

Hi Erika! 

I’m going to defer here to the Hasidic story about a rabbi who told his students that god created everything for a reason. 

One of the students asked why god created atheists. 

The rabbi answered that atheists were here to teach us all a lesson, that compassion and kindness do not require a belief in god, and that therefore whenever someone needs kindness or compassion, the best approach is not to pray that god will help them, but to act as an atheist would, and help.

As an atheist, of course, I don’t believe that atheists are “for” anything, but it’s nice that someone’s managed to incorporate a religious angle on us that doesn’t involve murder.