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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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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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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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