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Monday, September 5, 2011

Catholic Word of the Week (September 5, 2011)

Pantheism: The erroneous belief that all things are divine or that the universe and God are identical.

This is often professed by "New Age" or spiritualist groups. One of the great failings of this belief is that it cannot explain sin in a satisfactory way. If all things are divine then murderers are divine. If murderers are divine than divinity/god does what is evil. If god does what is evil then he isn't really God, is he? The pantheist needs to either deny the existence of evil or deny that their "god" is really perfect and benevolent.

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