From: Kate Distin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue 17 Jan 2006 - 09:57:39 GMT
Derek Gatherer wrote:
> At 08:49 17/01/2006, Kate wrote:
>> And if by "supernatural forces" you mean God, then yes of course I
>> believe that He still acts in the world today. That kind of goes with
>> the Christian thing .
> But that "action" could be, as Dostoyevsky suggests in Karamazov, along
> the lines of the idea of God inspiring people to change their lives.
> That wouldn't be, I shouldn't think, supernatural in any way (although
> psychologically interesting).
Ok - sorry - you're distinguishing between miracles and daily
guidance/inspiration. But I still think that the daily guidance bit is
pretty supernatural, if it involves God interacting with human beings.
And I do also believe in present-day miracles.
> Do you know Don Cupitt? I never met him, but he was all the rage during
> my time in Cambridge. Is he still Dean of Queen's? My impression of
> the "Anglican Buddhism" thing was that it was possible to have a
> non-supernatural religion.
I don't really know anything about him.
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