Scorpio27 wrote:I don’t disagree with your arguments as you presented it with your presupposition that we are only discussing monotheistic theology. Christian and Muslim doctrine I agree must present the argument that their god is perfect and superior based on your argument, but pantheism on the other hand does not support that there is one god superior to all others.
The pantheistic Hindu Brahman is the ultimate and superior over the hundreds or thousands of gods within Brahmic-based-Hinduism.
Wiki wrote:In Hinduism, Brahman (/brəhmən/; ब्रह्मन्) connotes the highest Universal Principle, the Ultimate Reality in the universe.
In the Upanishads, it has been variously described as Sat-cit-ānanda (truth-consciousness-bliss) and as the unchanging, permanent, highest reality.
In the pantheistic and panentheistic scenario, the idea of God [or in similar terms] when cornered will have to be either,
- 1. Empirically possible, or
2. Non-empirical and impossible
If it is empirically possible, there is no issue if there are directly empirical evidence to justify its existence. Generally, such a God as defined has very low probability which from general understanding is as good as being Zero.
In the case of pantheism in Hinduism where God is Brahman, it implied as an absolutely perfect Being or it is The Absolute itself [with capitial 'A'].
Brahman, as understood by the scriptures of Hinduism, as well as by the 'acharyas' of the Vedanta school, is a very specific conception of the Absolute.
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Note the numbers for the largest religions;
So we have 5.4 billion of believers comprising monotheistic and pantheistic belief out of the total human population of 7+ billion which is very high. These 5.4 billion are by default [as argued] will tend towards an absolutely perfect God.
As for other theists, deists, pantheistic, panentheistic, and the likes, their god is either empirical-based [empirically possible] or is non-empirical-based [empirically impossible].