Tuesday, December 18, 2012
God Is, Like, Everywhere, Man
Much hay has been made about Huckabee's comment (and annoying FB memes) that massacres of kindergarteners are all the fault of our First Amendment for keeping God out of schools. Of course, in our Quaker tradition we generally accept there is an Inner Light, a bit of God in all of us, so this mundane human ability to keep an omnipotent, omnipresent and omnibenevolent Being from being anywhere (and its petulantly allowing carnage of children in revenge) is a real puzzle to me.
Then there's Psalm 139:
7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
And St Anselm: [God] must exist everywhere and always, that is, in every place and at every time.
And St Thomas Aquinas: [A]s He is in all things giving them being, power and operation; so He is in every place as giving it existence and locative power.
So imma call bullshit on this one. Theologically speaking...
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Sounds like the Luminiferous Ether, which hardcore Relativists have disproven.
"God does not play dice!"
"Yeah? Well *somebody* does. Maybe Loki."
Posted by: Snarki, child of Loki | Dec 19, 2012 11:06:03 AM