" giving oneself as an object is not the same as giving oneself as a subject "

- philosophy of the body  refresh

Order Against the Objectification of Women


Introduction to Theism

Preventing the corruption and manipulation of the most important artwork on planet earth (ourselves)

Beliefs of rational Atheism

Please visit rationalatheism.org for an outline of the requirements of a rational atheism and an attempt at satisfying these.

Beliefs of rational Theism

For theism, it seems necessary that God is Person, God is Consciousness, God is Contemplation, God is Intellect, God is Love, God is the ultimate Good (not just its source). They have their essence and being in the creator. We have been endowed with divine properties as it were - made in the creator's image. What we know as these things emanate from their prototype. The higher order spiritual properties must encapsulate or be able to bring forth all known phenomena, although God does not necessarily define these (e.g. emotion, hope, faith, individual virtues - all of which require a physical construct to retain any meaning). This model would make the persons of God essential for our relating to it.

Furthermore, if morality is an inherent property of the universe (like consciousness), then the meaning of life is to conform to this truth. This strongly suggests that of all possible properties, it is most certain that God is Good (or more specifically Love).

The alternative is perhaps the nominalist approach whereby all these good things are just artefacts of creation, or have their fullest representation within creation itself. But this in turn makes it extremely difficult if not impossible to contemplate a Personal (or anthropomorphic) God, without it being subject to infinite regression. In fact, under this scenario it is unknown how to assign it any properties at all. The only meaningful assertion one could make (or knowledge one could ascribe) would be its status as creator - being defined as the cause of physical creation.

References: Aristotle, Boethius, Ockham

Positions on Sentience

no purpose             
experiential purpose
(spiritual journey theism)
agential (moral) purpose
(divine judgement theism)

Note it would be possible for sentience to serve both an experiential and agential (active moral) purpose.

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