From: Mark Steven Heyman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Nov 01 2004 - 03:46:38 GMT
On 31 Oct 2004 at 17:58, Sam Norton wrote:
As soon as you say that Quality has preferences, (if you mean it
literally, not poetically), you've already personified Quality.
Once you've made that personification, I guess there's no reason to
avoid saying that Quality is the God of Abraham and Isaac, and yada
yada yada. But this leap, for me, doesn't answer the mystery of
existence; it merely adds another layer of clutter to my ontological
This made me smile. One of the main axioms in the Christian mystical
tradition is that everything we say about God is a) an analogy and b)
breaks down when pushed. So, in a very literal sense, when Christians
say that God cares, they don't know what they're talking about. I
think we have a large measure of agreement on this.
Hi Sam. You may be right, about our measure of agreement. However,
In doing my homework on Witt, I was tickled to be reminded that he, a
closet Catholic, was a student of Bertrand (Why I Am Not A Christian)
Russell's. Its interesting that Witt is your favorite philosopher
and Russell is mine.
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