He claims to be a pantheist, and therefore, the cosmos itself would be god.
Oh hey, Ye Tan, that's pretty accurate, and thanks for another opportunity to shoot off my mouth and bore everyone to death. However I maintain also that The Whole encompasses a certain factor, abstract but only vaguely understood, accounting, eg, for our importance to it; if not the mechanism by which everything seems to have been adjusted to promote our evolution
Part of the difficulty in arriving at its description arises from semantics. Maybe we simply don't quite yet have the vocabulary to discuss it intelligently. However intuition says it will eventually be shown a Her existence or non- is merely a semantic issue
But his dishonesty arises by his insistence on a significance for the human race for which there is not only no evidence, but no good reason to subscribe.
Lotsa truth to that, Tan. I never claimed any sort of conclusive "Scientific" backing but repeatedly have represented my position as largely intuitive
But what earthly difference can the ruminations of some old man, an absolute stranger in a faroff location at a remote website, rile such emotional response
He's getting that as a hangover from normal, theistic conceits about the importance of mankind.
Yea Tan there's some truth to that. As a kid I was a downright atheist, sounded a lot like you
Thanks for the chat