Monday, January 27, 2014

The Concept of God

I have been reading David Bentley Hart' s book The Experience of God. No atheist could surely deny that this is a sophisticated essay on theism. Hart puts the absurd simplifications of some current atheist big names into their place.
His first argunent is that God is not a being in nature but is Being itself. Popular discussions tend to conceive of God as a kind of semigod, a big super person somewhere else who is able to do supernatural things.
Rather God in the great religions is "the one infinite source of all that is  : eternal, omniscient, omnipotent, uncreated, uncaused, perfectly transcendent of all things abd for that reason absolutely immanent to all things."
Dawkins and others simply miss the whole point, having a misconstrued concept of God.

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