It seems like a no brainer- do Orthodox Jewish people believe in Gd?
many would answer "duh!"
but do they really? Based on the actions of frum Jews, how many really beleive and fear Gd, and not just fear being ostracized by their community?
I'd say only about 1/2 of today's frummies believe in Gd.
How often is it all over the news that a frummy embezzeled money? Or how often do they lie and cheat the government (Section 8, welfare etc)? How often do they take shul politics and over dramatize them to the extent that literally half the shul gets pissed?
If people beleived in Gd they wouldn't do things that are such chillul hashem. They wouldn't allow themselves to vote for Hillary Clinton just because she promised to pardon four of their criminals. Bogus nonsense. You'd think people in New Square would have morals (as they dress like pious people), but they don't. They allow for criminal behavior.
Do they believe in Gd? Doubt it, they just beleive in the power of the community. If they believed in Gd, they wouldn't vote for bozo's in exchange for their criminals to be released.
Criminals belong in prison, I don't particularly care what religion (or if) they practice.
My friend recently told me a story of something that happened in her school. The school had a tehillim session. The teachers gave out tehillim sheets. When everyone was finished saying tehillim, the teacher went around to collect the sheets. One of the girls (who is very pro-zionist/Israel) was in the middle of saying some extra tehillim for the soldiers, and then the teacher, out of anger grabbed the tehillim out of her hands.
The girl was like "what are you doing? I'm saying tehillim for my sick friend." (she lied)
The teacher was like "Oh, sorry (she returned the tehillim sheet), I thought you were saying it for something else" (Implying the wounded soldiers)
Now, if this teacher beleived in Gd, wouldn't she beleive that Gd loves all his creatures regardless of their political views on Israel? Wouldn't she beleive that Gd (if He were anti-zionist) would atleast want his sons well, regardless of where they live? Wouldn't she believe it were up to Gd to not heal their wounds and take care of their "punishment" in shamayim?
Well, if she believed in Gd, she would. But she doesn't. She believes in the power of community. She fears that if she doesn't stick to it, she'll be shunned. She doesn't care about Gd, she doesn't care if Gd is with her, she only cares that she is with half a million other bozo's who blindly follow a Rav. She just simply doesn't beleive in Gd.
People who believe in Gd don't act like dumbasses. They don't allow themselves to be part of committees who exchange human dignity for scum bags, be it in votes, or not allowing the saying of tehillim due to political differences.