Home | Community | Message Board


Zamnesia.com
Please support our sponsors.

General Interest >> Philosophy, Sociology & Psychology

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
InvisibleSilversoul
Rhizome
Male User Gallery

Registered: 01/01/05
Posts: 23,576
Loc: The Barricades
Process Theology
    #4092714 - 04/24/05 08:54 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

My grandfather is a leading proponent of this belief. It's a theology based on Alfred North Whitehead's process philosophy, and it seems to overcome some of the apparent contradictions in mainstream Christianity. Some of the core elements are:


  • God is not omnipotent in the classic sense. People have free will, and therefore affect the future, and God responds to these changes, rather than creating them. He finds the optimal balance between freedom and order.

  • Reality consists not of static matter, but rather an ongoing process, influenced by God, known as creative transformation.

  • God contains the universe, but is not synonymous with it(a belief known as panentheism).

  • There is no subjective afterlife, but rather an eternal oneness with God.

  • The essence of Christ is divine wisdom(Sophia), which can be attained through discourse. Even if that discourse leads one towards a different religion, it is still following in the way of Christ by seeking out wisdom.


For more information, check out The Center for Process Studies.

Just thought some people here might be interested.


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisiblePsychoactive1984
PositiveCynicist
Male
Registered: 02/06/05
Posts: 3,546
Loc: California, Monterey Coun...
Re: Process Theology [Re: Silversoul]
    #4092740 - 04/24/05 09:02 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Can't we just die in peace? :shrug: I don't want to meet whatever placed me here, nor allows this to happen by virtue of their passive omnipotence. :tongue:

Does it explain the if all dogs go to heaven and does it contain moral conduct for animals; and animals with higher faculties?

Does it apply to animals who we give a sense of morality through pavlovian-esque training?

:shrug: Could propose more. Yet seeing as how it relates to Christianity I'll stop at that... (One of Karma's good points in terms of explaining animal heaven)

Edit:
I don't expect you to answer these, merely pointing them out.


--------------------
"Their is one overriding question that concerns us all: How can we get out of the fatal groove we are in, the one that is leading towards the brink?" Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
"We may not be capable of eradicating the corruption of reason, but we must nevertheless counter it at every instance and with every means." Dan Agin
"Politics is the best religion and politicians are the worst followers."
-It's ok to trip as long as you don't fall.
-Substance over Style.
-Common sense is uncommon.


Edited by Psychoactive1984 (04/24/05 09:13 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineMarkostheGnostic
Elder
Male User Gallery

Registered: 12/10/99
Posts: 13,116
Loc: South Florida Flag
Last seen: 10 hours, 37 minutes
Re: Process Theology [Re: Silversoul]
    #4092972 - 04/24/05 10:13 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I appreciate the link and post. I read Alfred North Whitehead's 'Process and Reality' as a philosophy major, and Charles Hartshorne's 'A Natural Theology for Our Time' and Cobb's & Griffin's 'Process Theology: An Introductory Exposition' when I went on to a theological seminary. Noting the underlining I did (I pulled the latter two books from their shelf), I resonated with much of Hartshorne's ideas, although I clung tightly to a rather eternally static yet living Deity, and shied away from change in the Divine Life. I read these books in 1977 and it is difficult to determine to what extent they contributed to the intellectual scaffolding of what I simply believe - especially since what I believe is not a done deal and has begun to move again with rapidity after a couple of decades of complacent, static 'belief.'


--------------------
γνῶθι σαὐτόν - Gnothi Seauton - Know Thyself


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

General Interest >> Philosophy, Sociology & Psychology

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Whitehead - Universal Intelligence and God
( 1 2 all )
numonkei 2,861 23 08/24/08 11:58 AM
by psyka
* Reality is a process
( 1 2 all )
Silversoul 1,682 24 01/27/06 07:29 PM
by dorkus
* static rasta 1,698 15 10/02/02 02:18 PM
by Sclorch
* The Process of Dying
( 1 2 all )
Jenherself 1,661 23 04/16/03 06:39 PM
by Jenherself
* Static Todcasil 541 6 06/16/04 12:54 AM
by Todcasil
* Following AI: Consciousness as an interpretive process for data! (aren't I fancy!)
( 1 2 3 all )
PsilocinSam 4,766 58 03/18/05 01:45 PM
by gettinjiggywithit
* Why do people hold on to static ideas in an everchanging world?
( 1 2 all )
Cracka_X 1,935 24 04/04/07 12:13 AM
by FreeUrThoughts
* One thing that I don't understand about Christan Theology...
( 1 2 all )
Twirling 2,488 26 04/05/05 11:51 PM
by Psychoactive1984

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Middleman, CosmicJoke, Jokeshopbeard, DividedQuantum
489 topic views. 2 members, 6 guests and 11 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Magic-Mushrooms-Shop.com
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.022 seconds spending 0.007 seconds on 19 queries.