"A God about whose existence or non-existence you can argue …" (QOD)

Here’s a quote of the day from Paul Tillich from his Theology of Culture:

A God about whose existence or non-existence you can argue is a thing beside others within the universe of existing things.  And the question is quite justified whether such a thing does exist, and the answer is equally justified that it does not exist.  It is regrettable that scientists believe that they have refuted religion when they rightly have shown that there is no evidence whatsoever for the assumption that such a being exists.  Actually, they have not only refuted religion, but they have done it a considerable service.  They have forced it to reconsider and restate the meaning of the tremendous word God….

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2 Comments

  • “They have forced it to reconsider and restate the meaning of the tremendous word God….”

    … for which there is no evidence? Tough to consider, reconsider, state or restate something like that…

    • I do not think Tillich would say there is no evidence for the existence of God, but no evidence for the existence of the God that people both religious and irreligious alike set up to argue about.

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