At 08:28 PM 8/18/2004 -0400, JTHeyman wrote:
>What if it was
>interpreted as God watching over it all, letting everyone strive and make
>their choices, and then adding just a smidgen of divine intervention at
>the very end so that all the striving wasn't utterly in vain?
Fine, but I wouldn't paraphrase the lesson of that as "This is as good as a
mortal can do, otherwise you don't need God," which is a quote of the
lesson expressed in your previous post. The lesson of this might be
expressed as, "If you do as much as a mortal can do, God will help you do
the rest." That's quite different.
- David Bratman