Re: God

E. Shaun Russell (
Thu, 14 Nov 1996 16:39:47 -0800 (PST)

On 14/11/96, Lyle wrote:

>I particularly like the fact that you didn't say God was omnipotent or

Indeed. I think we should have a definition of 'atheist'. I
consider myself an atheist because I don't believe in a conventional 'God'.
I am very open to other thoughts however, and the general term of
atheist has a synonym of 'closed-minded'. Go figure.

>2. A point of eristic strategy: in a field were arguments easily
>degenerate into semantic arguments, it is a good idea to invent new
>terminology instead of using words that carry a lot of baggage,
>such as the G-word.

It still doesn't change the meaning, though. 'God' is short and
convenient to use, as well as widely known. I don't see the reason for
creating a new word for this.

Ingredi Externus!

-E. Shaun Russell

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