Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Out There

More Things In Heaven and Earth

Photo Of Sombrero Galaxy / Infared (Photo: SSC, JPL, Caltech / NASA)
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3 comments:

  1. recently i've been wondering - if the creative forces of the universe are so great and all, why is there so much suffering? by a series of steps, i came across the following abstract, although so far i have not spent the thirty dollars that could get me a copy of the paper itself:

    A Neo-ontological Solution to the Problem of Evil

    Jim Hanson
    Theology Today January 2012 vol. 68 no. 4 478-489


    Abstract

    The problem of evil, or the question of how evil can exist with a God that is benevolent and omnipotent, has challenged theologians and moralists through the ages. Many have attributed evil to the gods; most theistic theologians have attributed it to humankind; a better, ontological solution is to attribute it to being. Three ontological solutions are reviewed, the traditional arguments, the modernist of Heidegger/Tillich, and postmodernist of Derrida. Building upon the thought of Heidegger, Tillich, and Derrida, a neo-ontological solution is proposed, which locates evil and suffering within a complex structure of being that is analyzed from the standpoints of experience and practice. God may be beyond being, but being best qualifies the benevolence and omnipotence of God.

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  2. Jim Hanson. Such a great creative talent, being the creator of the Muppets and all. However, he also believed in Thinkology or some such and now is no longer. That's the same guy, right?

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  3. he now is no longer - to our limited perception

    or as some might say, now he knows what we do not

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