Left Out of the Debate

A little over two years ago I posted a three-part series which I called The Three Views of Existence. (This is a link to the first part of the series. To read the other two parts keep advancing to the right with the links at the top of the post.) My point was that there are three views of existence, but that only two of them are ever acknowledged in modern Western-style societies. One is the “Creator God” point of view, another is the “There is Only the Material Plane” point of view, and finally  the “Everything is God” or Pantheistic, point of view. As I wrote then, the last one is never discussed and seldom acknowledged, as if it were beyond the pale or too silly to be taken seriously. In any case, just a note to point out that Pantheism was once again left out of the recent “celebrity” debate between Bill Nye “The Science Guy” and the creationist, Ken Ham. This happens all the time and in many different ways. I constantly notice it. Funny thing, too, because they’re leaving out the truth.

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2 Responses to “Left Out of the Debate”

  1. Leni Says:

    I love this comment. And the debaters always seem to know how to apply the labels: God, Not God, God, Not God. Also, I like this saying: If God is God, then God is NOT GOOD, but if God is GOOD, then God is not God.

  2. Tim Mueller Says:

    Metaphors. Metaphors. What was it Emily Dickinson said?
    “A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say, it just begins to live that day.” We are all poor wordsmiths, grasping at beautiful, meaningful, empty phrases that only shine in our peripheral vision. We can only know the truth when we no longer pursue it.
    This is what I said at the drive-thru window at Wendy’s, and they knew exactly what I needed. Ultimately, we can only use lies to express the truth; and yet, it works. These days, the less I know, the smarter I feel…oh yeah: Thanks, Mark, for keeping us on our pilgrimage!

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