farmelantj at juno.com
Sat Aug 14 19:55:04 MDT 2010
On Sat, 14 Aug 2010 15:53:01 -0500 "C. G. Estabrook"
<galliher at illinois.edu> writes:
> Like much of the Hebrew bible (and of the philosophic tradition of
> the West)
> it's a consideration of the implications of the Abrahamic doctrine
> of creation -
> a notion admittedly not found in the Greeks (or elsewhere) - with
> philosophical tools.
> He quotes Wittgenstein, "Not how the world is, but that it is, is
> the mystery."
> The former is the province of science. "God" is the label we put on
> the answer
> (which he insists we do not know) to the question about the latter:
> "Why is
> there anything instead of nothing?"
> It's a category mistakes to suggest that one can appeal to creation
> to explain
> why the world is one way or another. Being created makes no
> difference to the
> universe; you can't find, as it were, God's fingerprints on the
> "Intelligent design" is therefore incompatible with the traditional
> Judeo-Christian doctrine of creation.
> God is the unknown answer to the question that the universe by its
> poses. Of course, the Abrahamic religions say more - each claims
> that that God
> has in some sense spoken - at Sinai, in Jesus of Nazareth, and/or
> the Qur'an.
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