Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Here's a bit of theology

"All Unitarians are either pantheists or panentheists, and the distinction doesn't matter that much."



Blogger Robin Edgar said...

Many "Unitarians" are neither pantheists or panentheists. Plenty of "Unitarians" are atheists and agnostics and the distinction does matter. In fact, I make a point of distinguishing between the average run-of-the-mill atheists and the more dogmatic and militant atheists by referring to the latyter as "fundamentalist atheists" or even "anti-theists". I think that those distinctions matter too. . .

1:49 am  
Blogger Joel Monka said...

Panentheism is closer to what I believe, because it includes the Divine as an entity, not a mere totality. Many pantheists do not accept the Divine as a sentient being. That is an important distinction.

And Robin is correct to point out that you can't say "all" because many Unitarians are atheists.

10:32 am  

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