None of us can know for sure what God’s commandments really are and I do not necessarily feel bound by other people’s interpretations of those commandments.
The idea of “arguing” with G-d is a central part of Judaism. We are not meant to be robots, not meant to passively watch as Hashem’s plan plays itself out. We are meant to take initiative – fight the trend, push the limits. Become a partner in fixing the world.
Parallel lives, chiastic stories, and wondering Jews.