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We need to define God ...we have already gone some way

Posted by ELDRAS on August 28, 2002 at 23:39:06:
In Reply to: usability of 'god' posted by Trablano on August 07, 2002 at 13:06:16:

from eldras:

i think most people would say that god is a word.

that god is neutral or good.

that god refers to an absolute or super power.

that for those who believe god is a help.

For those who don't believe god befuddles the senses. Stephen Hawking believes those who believe in god are sort of friendly chimps . Brainless.

Some think god is another word for the universe.

how van a universe, defined as everything that is, which has infinite time, not be sentient?

It must be sentient.

Ta salutant!


: : 'god ' is really not a consensual term, is it? more likely the term of choice to stir up conflict! Any sort of transcendental view is going to provoke argument or disdain, but none more so than 'God'!
: : I probably agree with Eldras here that the intellect isn't to be thrown out with the bathwater. It may be the camel we ride to the gates of wisdom, though it has to be tethered outside!

: God can be used in figures of speech quite nicely, giving an ability to describe human nature. For instance, if God would seize all our worries in a form that doesn't satisfy expectations we'd soon take them back.
: : : : To think the unthinkable, to struggle towrad the sun with the spirit embalsened intellect...we must have abstraction, because we need every mental and other resource we can find.

: : : Abstraction is what intellect does. Instinct, alas, is suppressed in humans. Bergson spoke of uniting the
: : : two into what he called "intuition". He said in *Creative Evolution* (p. 167): "There are things alone
: : : intelligence is able to seek, but which, by itself, will never find. These things alone instinct could find, but it will never seek them."

: :
: : : : that it is god is just a consensual term.

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