[105a bottom] Gemarah: “Bribes blind the eyes of the wise.”
R’ Elchonan Wasserman: Even if people are not ‘taught’ to believe in G-d, they will be held fully accountable for not having this faith. It is extremely obvious, if people would take a look at the world that someOne is behind it. The reason some people do not ‘see’ is because they choose to “blind and bribe themselves.” [Just as after all the plagues in Egypt, Paroh still ran full force into the split sea].
D-E-ep Thoughts: We are tasked in this world with removing our vision blockers. Just as a horse is directed to only look forward with blinders on its sides, we are caught in a fast paced driven society. We need to pause, unwind, open and connect to the Oneness that we are a part of. It is time to rid ourselves of excuses and recognize the Holiness that surrounds us constantly.