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Old 03-20-2017   #101
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Re: Believing in God makes you a better person

I found this article by Zizek "Only a Suffering God Can Save Us" He puts a new spin on God as an individual and the Orthodox vs Catholic vs Protestant divide.

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Re: Believing in God makes you a better person

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I found this article by Zizek "Only a Suffering God Can Save Us" He puts a new spin on God as an individual and the Orthodox vs Catholic vs Protestant divide.
I assume he means an "individual" in the Hegelian sense - a concrete universal. I might read it. I thought his Sublime Object of Ideology was good. I haven't read anything pertaining to philosophy in nearly four years.

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Re: Believing in God makes you a better person

Does believing in a better person make you God?

Unlikely...
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Re: Believing in God makes you a better person

Or does impersonating belief make God a better you?

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Re: Believing in God makes you a better person

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Or does impersonating belief make God a better you?
"The fool who persists in his folly will become wise."

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Does believing in yourself make God a better personal trainer?

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