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Posted by Paul R. Martin on October 14, 2002 23:19:17 UTC

Hi everyone,

Yes, I'm back. I'm short of time right now so I'll explain later. You caught my attention with a couple statements, Harv:

***Ontological knowledge is saying that what we know is true about the world.***

Could you give me three or four examples of ontological facts that you know to be true (in addition to the one that "Thought happens")?

***My only beef is that we should stay consistent with the meaning of God in terms of its historical and current usage of how God is understood.***

After attempting to distill the common denominator of what everyone considered to be the essence of God -- and failing -- I agree with you that we need a new term. But, since you seem to think that "the meaning of God in terms of its historical and current usage" is well defined, I would appreciate some help. It would help me for you to run through this list of attributes which are historically and/or currently given to God, and tell me which ones apply and which ones don't. That way we should all have a clear understanding of what God is. Thanks in advance.

1. Transcendent
2. Perfect
3. Sentient
4. Omnipotent
5. Loving
6. Infinite
7. Concerned with individual humans
8. Vengeful
9. Concerned with individual animals
10. Omniscient
11. Just
12. Made of stone
13. Creative
14. Bearded
15. The Prime mover
16. Omnipresent
17. Indescribable
18. Enthroned in the clouds
19. Limited
20. Immutable

Warm regards,

Paul

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