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ObscurelyAgnostic – “My own way of understanding the ‘-theism’ in pantheism — and above all, practicing it in our world! — is that it’s not a way of suggesting that a divine Being is dispersed among humanity or the cosmos, but it’s the collective meaning and purpose that WE [c]onscious/sentient beings give the universe — induction of divinity vs deduction?”
As a Monist this really isn’t a problem. However we find things to be, it is divinity. The word “divinity” is of course superfluous. But the emphasis keeps us alert.
Or have I just echoed your comments?
Though, the parsing out of “WE” for this act of “induction” (not deduction), raises questions, but then… What doesn’t?
Elizabeth – “I think I’m just not ready to give up on “Peaceable Kingdom” ideas, with lions & lambs lying down together, etc.”
Without lambs, lions would not exist. Is existence the problem? Or choosing sides?
Our confusion of identity is not the whole picture. Just seems like it.
Elizabeth – “The dust mote in this particular universe says ‘I object’! : )”
I don’t want to belabor the point. But probably will.
Crucifixion can not have been fun, or trench warfare.
What to do? What to do? And then we die?
Elizabeth – “good point… the dust mote has standing”