Boldly Going Nowhere
Bret Burquest

Founding Fathers on Religion

Posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at 12:23 PM
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  • "[T]here is deism which is essentially the view that God is an initiating but not a sustaining cause of the existence of the universe. God is accordingly a mere cosmic 'starter-upper': he created the universe or the initial segment thereof in principio (taking this phrase temporally) but ever thereafter it has managed to exist in its own. On this view secondary causes are 'true' (productive) causes, and God in no way either sustains them or co-operates with them. One might speak colorfully of God's abdication after the cosmic start-up. Contrast this with occasionalism's God who is a sort of cosmic 'control freak'."


    INalienable, inalienable ...


    -- Posted by HDucker on Wed, Jan 18, 2017, at 5:38 PM
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