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"...when we ask such a question as, 'Does god exist?'....."

Jul 31, 2008 02:07 PM
by danielhcaldwell

I believe Arthur Walter Osborn in his book THE COSMIC WOMB
provides us with an insight concerning one of the "issues" about 
"God" when he writes:

". . . 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 
[the] universality [of God] with the OBJECTIVE implication of being in 
existence. . . . universality [of God] leads logically to pantheism 
[that is, that God is ALL things], whereas existence, with its aspect 
of objectivity, implies LIMITATION." 

THE COSMIC WOMB, p. 57.  Caps added. Brackets and words in brackets 
also added by me.


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