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."

Discuss?

2 Comments:

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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