"Location of God" and other issues dealing with theism, etc.
Feb 17, 2003 08:23 AM
by Daniel H. Caldwell " <email@example.com>
As far as I know, BAG never commented on the following philosophical
points about the "Location of God".
In a chapter titled "Location of God" in his book THE COSMIC WOMB,
Arthur W. Osborn wrote:
". . . when we ask such a question as, 'Does God exist?' we are
virtually implying someone or something OBJECTIVE in the same sense
that we as individuals are objective. To be existent is to
objectively real; it is a particular manifestation of a
primal 'isness.' We are therefore back again to the problem of
immanence; and transcendence and immanence, if universal, would be
"If God exists, therefore, He must represent some Reality having
objectivity RELATIVE to man and, indeed, to the universe. But this
poses the problem of reconciling the postulated quality of
universality with the objective implication of being in existence.
As we have noted, universality leads logically to pantheism, whereas
existence, with its aspect of objectivity, implies LIMITATION." p.
57. caps added.
Daniel H. Caldwell
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