He said it: Can you pronounce “creatheism” right?
|May 6, 2011||Posted by News under Atheism, Christian Darwinism|
If so, maybe you are a Christian Darwinist and didn’t know it.
Michael Dowd, impresario of the thirty-three ring circus around Christian Darwinism, describes his own position as “creatheism”:
CREATHEISM: a concept introduced in the early 21st century, grounded in an empirical understanding of the nested emergent nature of divine creativity. For creatheists “God” is a holy name for Ultimate Reality—the all-encompassing Wholeness—that which includes yet transcends all other realities. Creatheism regards Nature as a revelation or expression of the divine, particularly in its emergent creativity. Creatheism understands humanity as a self-reflective aspect of Creation that allows the Wholeness of Reality, seen and unseen, manifest and unmanifest—i.e., God—to be honored in conscious awareness and to guide our own deliberate manifestations of that divine creativity.
What does all this mean exactly? He explains:
I’m a creathist (cree-uh-THEIST), and my wife, well, she’s a creatheist (cre-ATHEIST). We spell it the same way. We mean the same thing. We just pronounce it differently. This response always evokes smiles or laughter.- Michael Dowd, Thank GOD for EVOLUTION! (San Francisco/Tulsa: Council Oak Books, 2007). p. 134.
Mmm. And what does that tell you, really?