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Antiochian Orthodox Christian, Computer Programmer and all around geek.


Aug
31
comment Atheism is the default position. Isn't the burden of proof on the Christian to assert that God exists?
Secondly, (and this is the cleverness of his saying, I think) his delivery mirrors the infant experience of a human being, of uninterrupted self, as though one were God. So one could say the default position is actually 'I am God', which is neither Atheism or any kind of Theism proper, nor is it certain forms Eastern Mysticism which posit first the existence of others, and then claims that all existences are 'real' only as a 'veil' or 'maya' and thus ultimately you, I and all others 'are God'.
Aug
31
comment Atheism is the default position. Isn't the burden of proof on the Christian to assert that God exists?
Eckhart's saying is a variation on the notion of 'logoi' or ideas in God, one of which exists for each person that will ever come into being, and thus one could cleverly say 'before I was, I was God' in the sense that the germ of one's being, the idea of one's person, is eternal and in God before all things.
Aug
31
answered Atheism is the default position. Isn't the burden of proof on the Christian to assert that God exists?