Posted: Feb 24, 2018 2:32 am
by Cito di Pense
jamest wrote:
You're still ascribing qualities to 'God' which can be verified by physicalism/rationalism. You're [therefore] missing the point.

Which personal qualities (virtues) would you expect God to consistently express through a man?

How can I miss the point? It's a story somebody else made up. How can I have any expectations of my own? I know it's fashionable (or something, at least in some circles) to channel one's creative juices into re-energizing the story of Christ, but what would be the point? There's all sorts of ways I could channel my creative juices. Don't I get to choose? How does a guy standing on a soapbox and ranting get my attention? That guy never gets to the point, does he?

There just isn't any a priori basis for imagining that God (whatever that is) should express itself in the form of a human being. We have plenty of stories telling us what the term God should denote. How are they authoritative? I can tell you what I expect based on stories I've heard, but that's just you sitting around the parlor inducing someone to talk about Christ.