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wojtek
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Feb 2 2015 22:31
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Karen Armstrong in chapter seven and in the conclusion of her book A History of God about god as an internal, subjective one, more of a concept than an omnipotent big Other. Tom Wolfe cites Weber and Joachim Wach about it in Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. Anyone ever felt/known this?

And I've yet to read him, but according to Stace it doesn't lie in opposition to the liberty/abject terror of nothingness.

jojo
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Feb 3 2015 09:04

Terror of nothingness is nothing in comparison to terror of war, famine, Boko Haram, IS, the next world war, creeping barbarism, the ruling class in all it's obnoxious and deadly forms, the continuation of capitalism and so on. Nothingness is nothing to be afraid of. An unhappy, frightening and miserable existence is, especially if it contains the additional potentially scary hazard of God.

We all end up in nothingness and as far as I know nobody has ever complained!

wojtek
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Feb 3 2015 16:26

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