« Be a centaur, not a horseman and horse | Main | Scary: 40% of Americans are strict creationists »

December 22, 2010

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Many are conditioned to believe that God must be absolutely present. God is conceived as being eternally present, or the presence of what is present and the absence of what is absent.

Another way of looking at the issue is to see that what God is, is the absence of what is present, and the presence of what is absent.

In other words, whatever we conceive could not be God for God is the conceiving and not the conceived. God therefore is absent as anything that could be known (conceived) and yet is always present as Its absence of any sort of objectivity whatsoever.

tucson, what you said is almost perfectly clear to me -- which makes me worry a bit about my sanity.

Oregon here we come. Stuck right in the middle of right. It seems as though here in Alabama, that if you don't believe you are breaking the law. I have a pretty good job and the climate here is almost perfect, but some days I yearn for a little intelligent conversation. Thanks for your blog, I am going to start one so I have more room to vent. 140 Characters is begining to be not enough. Tim

TIm, come out West. Or rather, Northwest. The climate here in western Oregon also is almost perfect. Plus, we don't have high humidity, nasty bugs (aside from a few mosquitos), or hurricanes.

And like you said, you'll have the opportunity for more intelligent conversations out Oregon-way. Portland is a way cool city, as are Eugene and Ashland. Salem, not so much, but we like it here for other reasons.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Welcome


  • Welcome to the Church of the Churchless. If this is your first visit, click on "About this site--start here" in the Categories section below.
  • HinesSight
    Visit my other weblog, HinesSight, for a broader view of what's happening in the world of your Church unpastor, his wife, and dog.
  • BrianHines.com
    Take a look at my web site, which contains information about a subject of great interest to me: me.
  • Twitter with me
    Join Twitter and follow my tweets about whatever.
  • I Hate Church of the Churchless
    Can't stand this blog? Believe the guy behind it is an idiot? Rant away on our anti-site.