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Exploring Alan Watts’ Panendeistic God


Exploring the beautiful, parsimonious portrait for God and existence of the late philosopher, Alan Watts.


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The Defining Principals of Panendeism


A summary of the integral defining principals of Panendeism as a parent philosophy of Deism.


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Atheism Is a Distinct Minority Position Among Scientists


For those of us who have left organized religion, people like Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss, and Sam Harris are more or less a right of passage into the secular world. While their cynicism towards organized religion is undoubtedly useful to those looking for a way out, it's unfortunate that they have come to personify science to so many who have previously been unfamiliar with it. The expatriated theist is ushered into the temple of science with the idea that they've come to a place utterly sterilized of the unthinkable 'G' word. The impression is that each and every scientist goes about the day just aching to explode into an hour long rant on the idiocy and sheer evil of a belief in G-d. Contrary to this idea, the reality is that science is still heavily populated with people who do believe in G-d. In fact, they make make up the majority....


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Exploring the Theological Attributes of God


Examining the fundamental differences between Atheism, Theism, Pantheism, Panentheism, Deism, Pandeism, and Panendeism.


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Evil as a Definer of Good


For the sake of illustration, lets imagine that there were multiple perfect things that you could engage in. Now imagine waking up in your perfect home (which is identical to everyone else's perfect home), surrounded by your perfect family, who loves you not because they have a choice, but because that's the only thing they can do - after all, they're perfect too. You get out of your perfect bed and have the perfect breakfast, followed by the most utterly perfect mid-day activities and family time. You wow as you enjoy the perfect picnic at the perfect park, your taste-buds burst in ecstasy as you consume the perfect dinner with your perfect family. After your dinner, you engage in the most remarkably perfect sex in the most perfect position with your perfect wife, and at night, you and your family all lie together in the meadow, looking up at the perfect stars in the perfect night sky - each of you has gone through the entire day in an unshakable and unrelenting mental state of ecstatic loving bliss...


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Newton Vs. Quantum Physics: How They Shape Our Idea of God


It seems like an awfully lot of people still see the world in terms of Newton's science and equations much more so than the physics and quantum physics of people like Einstein, Plank, Schrodinger, or Bohr. This isn't really surprising since our idea of reality comes from our perception of it. It's hard to ignore that, even if science tells that it's terribly wrong. But to be fair, let's start by recognizing that Newton was never really wrong in his assumptions so much as incomplete. Newton gave us equations that work perfectly in present day context, but failed to give us a bigger picture of the reality we exist within. Quantum physics gives us a much deeper insight into how things work at their base level - or at least as close to it as we can get at the moment...


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The 7 Point Code of Conduct


1.Approach to understanding external reality: Free-thought (rationality, objectivity, and critical-thinking). 2. Arbiters of external truth: Primacy of science and primacy of reason. 3. The universe and everything within it is sacred: we shall endeavor to do good and not cause harm. 4. Discussing or presenting information regarding external reality: Only scientifically validated information and proven theories should ever be presented as fact, while suggestive evidence and hypothesis must always be presented as speculative....


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God’s Interaction in Panendeism, Compared


In Theism, we typically find God watching us from some metaphysical realm outside our own universe. Despite residence in an alternate sphere, the Theistic God is often thought to be aware of everything (“omniconscious”), as well as intimately involved in the minutia of our material lives and immaterial thoughts. As a consequence of this direct “interventionaistic” relationship with humans in a world in which the distribution of hardship and suffering seems un-linked to merit or good and evil, the God of theism seems either cruel, unjust or indifferent, or impotent, and often incapable of protecting, rescuing or elevating all. Many Theists believe that they can influence God’s grace through prayer in return for certain improved results, such as personal gain, comfort or wealth. Where results do not materialize, other Theists often assert that the supplicant was not sufficiently sincere or did not live their lives properly...


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3 Ways Panendeism Can Benefit the World


Religions can usually be divided into theistic and non-theistic forms. Popular theistic forms are Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. 'God,' in these religions, is a personal entity who is separate from creation and separate from humanity. God is up there. We are down here. There is no overlap. In theological language, God is transcendent, but not immanent. God is over nature (supernatural) but not present within nature...


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The 5 Tenets of Panendeism


1. We affirm as a defining thesis, that the natural terrestrial world, and the greater Universe we observe are, by very definition, “real,” and acknowledge that these may well be the only semblance of God we shall ever witness with our human eyes. We assert that we, as sapient beings, are a constituent part of this integral whole, and that human observational perception, both material and spiritual, is worthy of our interest, pursuit, and trust. 2. We affirm the primacy of human reason and science as the final adjudicators of truth and error regarding our understanding of the universe, but acknowledge that human beings embody, by design, integrated intuition and expression that transcend the bounds of science. We propound that qualities such as consciousness, introspection, love, friendship, kindness, goodwill, charity, sincerity, inspiration, music, art, spirituality, and meditation are among these inherent and inspired natural qualities...


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