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The original source: Spectra of Religion and Magic
Upon my research for theology spectrums I came across an article detailing eight distinct theologies abroad a wide range of differing viewpoints regarding God. This includes: transtheism, atheism, agnosticism, panentheism, pantheism, monotheism, henotheism and polytheism.
Human-Focused Theologies Include...
Transtheism is the belief that if God or Gods do exist, they are irrelevant to the development of humans.
Atheism is the disbelief in...
Concern for the protection of women’s lives in anti-abortion laws is not a pro-choice ploy. It’s a pIn my opinion there is no compromise that will be fair to a woman under these new anti-abortion laws.
Meanwhile, many pro-life Catholic thinkers have insisted that none of these laws endanger women in any way: They argue that these laws can be written in ways that will restrict abortion while allowing exceptions to handle miscarriages, ectopic pregnancies and dangers to women’s lives in reasonable, commonsense ways.
But it is not at all obvious that this is true. Nor is it at all obvious...
Premise 1: God is the greatest possible being.
Premise 2: God accomplished the creation of the universe.
Premise 3: To accomplish something while suffering a handicap is greater than accomplishing that thing with no handicap.
Conclusion: A God who created the universe while being handicapped is greater than a God who created the universe without being handicapped.
Premise 4: The greatest possible handicap is non-existence.
Conclusion: The greatest possible God necessarily does not exist.
In the end, what is demonstrated is how, at the very foundations of Western thought, faith in the Incarnation has had the radically surprising effect of perfectly incarnating thought itself ----so much so that, in our time, thought itself has become for the first time the very form of the essentially new world in which we live.
D.G. Leahy, Preface to: Faith and Philosophy: The Historical Impact.
A thumbnail-sketch of D.G. Leahy's thought, posits the long-awaited correction and inversion of...
Google threw this story to me and it got me wondering what others here think even members of some religions where the answer might seem obvious. Are there Hindus who don't accept Kalki? What do Christians here think?
I made the question open to more than one answer for those who have not made up their mind.
What does the Bible say about the end of the age?
When talking about “the Bible,” I’ll be referring to the version of the Bible shared by the largest number of people, namely, the 39...
From post #99 in another thread, @Ehav4Ever said:
To put it simply. Until the state of Israel was established most Jewish communities were in heavy survival mode with some communities having little or no contact between them, due to the exile. Of course, there are some communities that had more contact than others but certain ideas took months if not years to be tranfer information of ideas. Yet, when the Modern State of Israel was founding there was a hard process of performing mass...
Children being born with diseases, or disfigurements.
Good people dying, bad people getting far in life.
You could be on your way to beating depression, becoming religious, and trusting God, and then one day before you achieve all your goals, you're out hiking and you're attacked by a bear. Killed.
You could have gone to school, became a great genius, but never getting into a career long enough to make a breakthrough.
Any of this can happen. Assume, now, there is a God and the universe is...
Here's a summarization of Anselm's Ontological Argument:
It is a conceptual truth (or, so to speak, true by definition) that God is a being than which none greater can be imagined (that is, the greatest possible being that can be imagined).
God exists as an idea in the mind.
A being that exists as an idea in the mind and in reality is, other things being equal, greater than a being that exists only as an idea in the mind.
Thus, if God exists only as an idea in the mind, then we can imagine...
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