The God Question - Chang1 MollyChang February28,2012 TheGodQuestion ,,future,familyand friends,sotheycan\"be\" .How

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Chang 1 Molly Chang February 28, 2012 The God Question When people lead lives of indifference, they disconnect from their past, future, family and friends, so they can "be." Elie Wiesel and Erich Maria Remarque hate living indifferently because just “being” would have resulted in their deaths. However, both men have very different views of how to cope with indifference. Wiesel argues that he escaped it only through struggling with his belief in God and the consequences of that belief. Remarque disagrees, arguing that God blocks the most powerful remedy—personal human interaction. Between the two views, Wiesel’s is the correct one. His internal debate over God gave him reason to live, created future hopes, forced him to remember the death camps, and helped him avoid indifference. I will expand Wiesel's argument and then try to counter it using Remarque's before attempting a rebuttal. Wiesel’s attempts to find God in the death camps embody his will to live. The author constantly

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