Theodicy: solution lies in definition of God (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Monday, August 30, 2021, 14:20 (54 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: I have to use human-meaning words in describing non-human God. It creates problems in your mind and mine as we both interpret meanings.

dhw: You used the word “enjoy”, and the only meaning of that word that you know is to gain pleasure from something. Why are you now pretending that you didn’t mean that? You are simply making a mockery of language.

What you do not realize is trying to describe God makes a mockery of our language.


DAVID: I have to use human terms in my descriptions, with no honest attempt to humanize Him as you do. There is a vast difference between us.

dhw: There is no difference between us, except your claim that when you say God enjoys something, or is interested in something, you don’t mean he enjoys something or is interested in something. When you said that God has good intentions, what did you mean if you did not mean God has good intentions?

Again God's good intentions may not mean exactly what we mean about ourselves. we've had a long previous discussion ab out how to think of God while using our human terms, the only ones we have.


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