On Infinite Transformational Being: Holistic Revolutionary Pandeaism

PANDEAISM is a term constructed thus: PAN = ALL DEA = GODDESS ISM = PHILOSOPHY All being is divine or within divinity/god/dess. This infinite being has generated numberless finite transformative conscious beings. Pandeaism perceives all beings as part of Divinity/God/dess, and some finite beings/characters manifest extraordinary transformative divinity in their lives. The Chinese Bodhisattva Kwan […]

In the Name Of..

The first “God” I encountered was a hellfire Judge who sounded a lot like my Pentecostal preacher father. Though I have done years of counseling, meditation, and theological reflection to heal my traumatic childhood, “God” is still a difficult Name. I say “Name” not being, person, or label. God with a capital G is a […]

A Brief Xmas Reflection

  (I apologize in advance at just how ?#(&!<$ crazy the following will read.) When holiday theology starts to irritate against my deconversion stasis, I turn to mysticism. I’m not kidding here. At least not obviously so. I aspire to become one with both the literalists and the atheists who are both right and both […]

Universal Love & Jesus

A Christian friend of mine today posted a comment on Facebook bemoaning modern theologians who consider miracles to be unreal yet who still claim to be Christian. I’m not exactly his target, but as he described such views as painful and “actually rather disgusting,” I felt compelled to respond. I’m sharing some of our ensuing […]

Comment on Love, Being, & Change

I’m drawn to deconstruct the opposition between loving who and loving what. Can we distinguish the one we love from the qualities we love? Is a person an absolute singularity or an ensemble of relations as expressed by Marx? Loving a being as a who — a singularity — seems more noble and exalted than […]

Fragments of an Ecstatic Realism

Does any god exist? Why has nearly all humanity been theists? Are those who deny theism simply wrong? Both theist and atheist are partly right! The mystics say that god cannot be said to exist or not to exist, for existence is a finite category inapplicable to being beyond the finite. The orthodox say that […]

Am I Any Kind of Theist?

[This blog post is being relocated from a discontinued site. It was written originally several months ago.] I’ve been thinking about the differences between naturalistic theisms. For some time, I’ve felt that Henry Wieman’s “creative good” finite theism worked to define my stance on theism. However, there is no simple term for this theism, though […]