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« on: Aug 21, 2017, 07:56PM »

Greetings fellow travellers through this world of ours.

This thread is one of a number of threads to discuss different perspectives people have of the world.  These perspecitives are called WorldViews.  My purpose in starting this series is to understand each others perspectives so I'm keen for you to fill out or correct the detail in the WorldView that correlates most closely with your perspective, or if you don't think there is one that matches you then start another.

This thread here explains whats going on:  http://tromboneforum.org/index.php/topic,101685.0.html

And the questions that I think give a good start to characterising the WorldViews are in item 15 of that thread.  (How do you link to a thread item?)

So here is what I think the WorldView: Deism is.

God/ultimate reality:
   • Creator.
   • Transcendent not immanent.
   • Not fully personal.
Cosmos/prime reality:
   • Created.Operates with a uniformity of cause and effect.
   • Closed system (miracles not possible/actual because god lacks immanence).
   • Not fallen.
   • Personal.
   • Part of the clockwork universe.
   • Capacity for morality is “built in”.
   • Not currently dependent upon god’s involvement.
   • Cosmos is knowable via human reason.
   • God is knowable only through natural revelation.
   • Moral principles based on god’s transcendent nature.
   • Knowable only through natural revelation.
   • What “is” must be “right”.
   • Possibly divine judgment with rewards and punishment based on merit.
   • Possibly death as the end of personal existence.
   • Linear.
   • Determined at creation.
   • God does not act in history
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