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C/D: You consider Spinoza's god a valid definition of a god.

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4 years ago#1
Spinoza basically argues that everything is made up of god, and that the god is not more than this. Immanent instead of transcendent. Basically pantheism before it had a name.

For me, C.
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4 years ago#2
Sure, the concept of 'god' is very flexible and can include a vast range of interpretations.
Also, Spinoza's god actually make some sense to me (that is, in a non-metaphorical sense), unlike the Greek pantheon or the Abrahaimic god.
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4 years ago#3
Confirm. I'm actually a pantheist of sorts.
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4 years ago#4
What's the point in using the word "God" then?
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4 years ago#5
What's the point in using the word "God" then?

No major pantheistic religion uses the word "God."
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4 years ago#6
It can be said that a God who is everywhere is also nowhere.
4 years ago#7
sooooo God is Schrodinger?
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4 years ago#8
That's a valid definition for that god, but it does not fit every god.

In Christianity, for example, God is both immanent and transcendent.
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4 years ago#9
Retrotastic posted...
It can be said that a God who is everywhere is also nowhere.

So does this mean that christianity's omnipresent god doesn't exist?
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4 years ago#10
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