Regarding The Semantic
Dance Of Pantheism
Johan Grahn


"Whatsoever is, is in God, and without God nothing can be, or be conceived."

"The mind's highest good is the knowledge of God, and the mind's highest virtue is to know God."


"God is without passions, neither is he affected by any emotion of pleasure or pain ... Strictly speaking, God does not love anyone."


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From: "Positive Atheism" <>
To: "Grahn, Johan"
Subject: Re: The semantic dance of Pantheism
Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2000 4:22 PM

My whole point in the Love-Jensen exchange was that because he says that he believes in a "god" (his quotation marks; his capitalization), he is, according to my understanding of the theism-atheism dichotomy implied by the "weak" definition for atheism, rightly called a theist.

While I'm not sure whether this observation has either been made or refuted before, I did come to this conclusion on my own, during the course of the Love-Jensen exchange.

Cliff Walker
"Positive Atheism" Magazine

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