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Pantheism over Panentheism?

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4/9/2015 11:05:42 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
1. Substance Dualism is false
2.There is only one substance
3. Everything is of one substance
4. Everything makes up reality
5. One substance makes up reality
6. That substance is God

The concept "God" is non-pragmatic and redundant and a tautology for Everything.

The difference between Pantheism over Panentheism is the reliance on a semantic game on the word Universe. Panentheism relies on God being mental and the universe being physical and contingent (based on big bang theory) then that implies substance dualism. Substance dualism is false because of the interaction problem. The non-mental (like a mind-independent atom) has no mental properties by definition, so, without these shared properties; it cannot interact with the mental.

What justification is there for Panentheism over Pantheism?
What arguments are there against pure pantheism (spiritual or scientific?
If Monism is more rational than Dualism, does this lead to Pantheism?
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4/9/2015 10:06:02 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
The ideas of those who have never made spiritual contact with God are quite worthless when they try to reduce God to a mere Life Force, an abstract energy source while God is a Spirit alive who can and does communicate directly with human minds.

Without a God with a personality and activity of personality, you have nothing other than a strange unknown force supposedly underlying everything but who sees it? Who registers "God" as a force field? Pantheists and Panentheists do and thus reduce God to semantic absurdity.