On the opposition to the idea that God could transcend our ‘system’ and still act within it, consider (again) the Flatland analogy… Continue reading “god & the system”
Definition: Let us take ‘cosmos’ as a term denoting ‘the universe’, the ‘world’, or ‘everything that we see’, etc.
Statement 1: The cosmos was created and is sustained by an ‘other’.
Statement 2: The cosmos is all that there is (and ever has been and ever will be).
Both statements assume the above conceptual definition of ‘cosmos’ (‘everything that we see’), but only statement 2 depends on knowledge of the cosmos that we don’t have, and will never have. In other words, the theistic statement (1) doesn’t rely upon complete knowledge of the cosmos, but the naturalistic statement (2) seems to. Continue reading “‘other’”