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Michael “Thank God for Evolution!” Dowd explains about … Gowd

Any “God” that can be believed in or not believed in is a trivialized notion of the divine, and certainly not what we’re discussing here. Like life, reality simply is – no matter what beliefs one may hold about its nature, purpose, direction, and so forth – is open for discussion, and differences among those choices are unresolvable. But who can deny that there is such a thing as “Reality as a whole” and that “God” is a legitimate and proper name for this ultimacy? The transparency of this point is surely one reason why, as I share this perspective across North American, it garners the assent of theists, atheists, agnostics, religious nontheists, pantheists, and panentheists alike.

- Michael Dowd, Thank GOD for EVOLUTION! (San Francisco/Tulsa: Council Oak Books, 2007). p. 123.

Hmmm. Another reason is that “Reality as a whole” is useless as a way of understanding God. False ideas are just as much a part of reality as true ones, bad actions as much as good ones. And if God is everything, he is nothing, because there is no way of distinguishing a true attribute from a false one.

However, what chance do such left-brained considerations have in comparison to Dowd’s Amazing Thirty-Three Ring Circus of Christian, theistic, and other Darwinists.

He describes his own position as creatheism, but the trick is pronouncing it right.

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5 Responses to Michael “Thank God for Evolution!” Dowd explains about … Gowd

  1. 1

    Denyse, Happy Mother’s Day

  2. I do thank God for evolution. The immune system is a wonderful example of evolution in action that we should be thankful for.

  3. The transparency of this point is surely one reason why, as I share this perspective across North American, it garners the assent of theists, atheists, agnostics, religious nontheists, pantheists, and panentheists alike.

    Yeah. Except for all the people who disagree with him, Dowd has found that everyone agrees with him.

  4. Upright Biped at 1, tanks much!

    Mung at 2, given Dowd’s view of God, I’m not sure how to thank It for anything. I may as well thank the electric door for opening. It’s part of ultimate reality too. Dowd’s error is that a completely collapsed hierarchy obliterates meaning.

    Nullasalus at 3, Dowd is unlikely to run into very many people who would persecute him for what he believes. ;)

  5. Yeah, but our immune system helps keep us alive, while our electric garage door just keeps us from getting wet. :)

    I’m not saying our immune system evolved, or is the result of a process of evolution, I am saying it is an actual evolutionary system in action.

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