Any “God” that can be believed in or not believed in is a trivialized notion of the divine, and certainly not what we’re discussing here. Like life, reality simply is – no matter what beliefs one may hold about its nature, purpose, direction, and so forth – is open for discussion, and differences among those choices are unresolvable. But who can deny that there is such a thing as “Reality as a whole” and that “God” is a legitimate and proper name for this ultimacy? The transparency of this point is surely one reason why, as I share this perspective across North American, it garners the assent of theists, atheists, agnostics, religious nontheists, pantheists, and panentheists alike.
– Michael Dowd, Thank GOD for EVOLUTION! (San Francisco/Tulsa: Council Oak Books, 2007). p. 123.
Hmmm. Another reason is that “Reality as a whole” is useless as a way of understanding God. False ideas are just as much a part of reality as true ones, bad actions as much as good ones. And if God is everything, he is nothing, because there is no way of distinguishing a true attribute from a false one.
However, what chance do such left-brained considerations have in comparison to Dowd’s Amazing Thirty-Three Ring Circus of Christian, theistic, and other Darwinists.
He describes his own position as creatheism, but the trick is pronouncing it right.