It has also been submitted for
I live in Santa Rosa, California, and I do not
have a site as yet. I am planning one soon.
Glad you liked the paper. There has
been plenty of interest in it, so I am quite sure it will be published
eventually. It is very surprising to me that the main idea appears
to be something brand new. Seeing God and the rest of existence as a total
mystery appears to me as a normal and reasonable everyday concept, and I
have carried it around for years. A philosophy professor I know said
that no classical or current professional philosophers have explored the
idea!!! Yet as far as I am concerned (as well as folks who have read the paper
so far) it seems to be a completely legitimate, useful, and even
non-controversial point of view. It seems to me that so far everyone
has been trying to explain the mystery rather than to simply
concede that it is there.
Anyway, I certainly don't feel that I have
a mission to transform the world or anything. But I think my
thesis is a valid one and I would think that thinking reasonable
people everywhere would enjoy exploring it. If it changes the world
for the better a little in the process, that would be wonderful.
The paper is still a work in process. As a
matter of fact, I have added a few new ideas to it recently. I am
starting to see that it could be expanded quite a bit, but right now I would
like to keep it concise so that readers won't get lost in details. 28
pages is plenty. What I am planning is to make a web site of my own very
soon so that I can keep it updated. I will send you the link once it is
done. You are certainly welcome to add the link to your web
page if you like. Thanks for offering to put the paper on your web
If God is mysterious, I am sure his wife is even
more so. Even regular human women can't be figured out :-)
Thanks for your reply, and please keep in
touch. I will send you the link.
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Sent: Monday, March 11, 2002 11:07 PM
Subject: Re: Common Ground
I can't find anything about you on the Net.
Where do you live and do you have a site, etc.? I thought your paper was
well worth reading. I was thinking of writing something about a definition
of God that would appease both the devoutly religious and the devoutly atheistic
a while back. Some common ground would certainly go a long way for setting
the stage for positive transformation of the state of the world. I hope you
succeed in getting it published. (If not, I would be willing to post it on
Somewhere in this talk about not being able to prove whether
God exists or not, I wonder if you could mention about it not being possible to
prove whether God's wife exists or not. (Just my latest rebuttal
At 11:50 AM 3/10/02 -0800, you
I saw the
article in the Chronicle about "mixed marriages"
I think I have found some interesting common philosophical
ground between the devoutly religious and the devoutly athiestic. Attached
is a paper which has been submitted for publication.
The main ideas are:
The existence of God cannot be
proved or disproved. There, He is totally mysterious.
creation and existence are complete mysteries.
If you or any of your colleagues care to pursue the topic,
I would appreciate any feedback. Maybe I can improve the paper before it
finally gets published.