We Don't Need To Believe
In A Personal God
We know God (according to one of the classic philosophers) through the 'via negativa.' We know that he doesn't exist in time, he doesn't have form or mass, he doesn't take up space. To believe in him requires a leap of faith. Why bother?
I have a sense of humor and I love my fellow humans up to a certain extent. I will always love my grown children, remembering their sweet childhood innocence and feeling a deep connection to them. I believe we are social beings, as are wolves, elephants, dogs, etc. We don't need to believe in a personal god to motivate us to help, care for, and want to be with other people.
From: "Positive Atheism" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: via What is Positive Atheism?
Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2000 5:41 PM
I've always wondered: If God does not exist in space and time, could it be that God doesn't exist at all? In other words, if God is not this and not that, is He even anything at all?
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