Just reading about Hillel Zeitlin an orthodox Jewish writer who perished along with most of his family in the Warsaw Ghetto. He was raised in a yeshiva, left and started reading Spinoza and Nietzsche, then decided these writers were wrong and returned to orthodoxy. And was killed.
He made a mistake by thinking his only two options were orthodox Judaism and nothing. Anytime the two options are: the religion you raised in and THE ABYSS a lot of people will return to the religion they were raised in.
Big Mistake! There are so many other religions. Every person has his own religion. Even no religion is a religion!
The idea that it’s — the OLD WAY or NO WAY — is a trick, in order to get poor people like Hillel Zeitel to fear the new and cling to the old.
Let us open our hearts to how God speaks to all of us, in our collective and individual incarnations.
That’s the true religion.
My religion or no religion is like “either my kid is the smartest or all kids are worthless”.
See the beauty in all of our children.