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PostSubject: Re: Argument From Infinity   Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:48 pm

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Our philosophies should be a work in progress, not complete and dogmatic. When I stop thinking, please shoot me.
Aye, I'll drink to that!
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PostSubject: Re: Argument From Infinity   Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:35 am

Helium wrote:
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Our philosophies should be a work in progress, not complete and dogmatic. When I stop thinking, please shoot me.
Aye, I'll drink to that!

I can supply the gun. Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Argument From Infinity   Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:32 am

Paul Anthony wrote:
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WE each simply work with the knowledge we have to make as clear a picture as we can, I guess, and, if you're like me, you post your thoughts here to see if they stand up under the scrutiny of other eyes.

Fair enough. To be honest, my own opinions are in flux, the more I read about Buddhism. Our philosophies should be a work in progress, not complete and dogmatic. When I stop thinking, please shoot me. Smile

I very much agree with both of you. Cheers!

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PostSubject: Re: Argument From Infinity   Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:41 am

Helium wrote:
PA, I am in complete agreement on a non-intervening God and on free will. In fact, I believe my own metaphor clearly states that each sentient being is responsible for and is the author of his own evil, and was actually taking you panendeists to task for suggesting that evil is somehow divine.

I think the problem you're having with my usage of the word "divine" is the understanding that something divine is always good.

Here's a dictionary definition of the word...
divine- 1a. Having the nature of or being a deity. b. Of, relating to, emanating from, or being the expression of a deity. c. Being in the service or worship of a deity; sacred. 2. Superhuman; godlike. 3a. Supremely good or beautiful; magnificent: a divine performance of the concerto. b. Extremely pleasant; delightful: had a divine time at the ball. 4. Heavenly; perfect.

The way I used the term is more in line with 1a. and especially 1b.: "Of, relating to, emanating from, or being the expression of a deity."

In other words, I don't view god as being ultimately good or bad, but a little of both and neither at the same time. IMO, divinity isn't just in the good it's in the ability to live and choose.

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PostSubject: Re: Argument From Infinity   Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:59 am

Yeah, I think I understand what you mean within the context of the panendeistic metaphor (as I like to call them)!
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