You’ve heard it before: “Is God the same as Allah?” or “Is Allah the same as the God of the Bible?” You’ve also probably heard both simple ‘yes’ answers and possibly simpler ‘no’ answers. My response would be to answer with a question: “Is ‘god’ the same ‘god’ as ‘god’? Words are incredibly slippery little… Continue reading is ‘god’ the same ‘god’ as ‘god’?
There is a division between the thing itself and the laws which govern it. Unless, of course, one holds that it is self-governed or autonomous (Gk: auto, self; Gk: nomos, law), which seems just as assumptive as claiming it is ruled by an ‘other’. If nature is governed by laws, then those laws themselves are… Continue reading natural law?
Body? …soul? …or both? Some hold to the idea that there is no ‘self’ or ‘soul’ or ‘spirit’, so to speak, but rather than we are complex biological organisms with complex biological functions; including complex mental processes which have caused some to imagine that we have a ‘soul’ or ‘spirit’. At the same time, there… Continue reading embodied souls