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What is God? It is only a subject that has inspired some of the finest writing in the history of Western civilization—and yet the first two pages of Google results for the question are comprised almost entirely of Sweet’N Low evangelical proselytizing to the unconverted.
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Many years ago my then wife announced apropos of nothing at dinner with my parents that I was an atheist. I was the most surprised person at the table because I had never applied that label to myself, always holding that to define beliefs by what you didn’t believe was a bit spurious. 1,128 more words
“Theism was the thesis. Atheism was the antithesis. Pantheism is the synthesis.”
I am not a fan of catch phrases and avoid using them at most reasonable costs.736 more words
This is the last part of our freestyle excursion through John Heil’s fine essay. See Part I for some introductory remarks.
Philosophers with physicalist leanings are not as ready to throw in the towel on mental causation as David Chalmers and Jaegwon Kim are. 1,819 more words