I claim that you think you know the nature of the god that I DISbelieve in.<quoted text>
But since I spend half my time here (or so it seems) ASKING you just what nature of god you believe in?.......
How can you then turn around and claim that I claim to know what nature of god you believe in??
I see a bit of a hole in your reasoning.
Another way of articulating this is that we all approach the issue on different wavelengths regarding what god is or is not, but assume what we are rejecting is the exact same thing that the "other" is rejecting.
The extension of that (and where I put your comment above) is that often what some reject, they assume the other accept, and that isnt necessarily the case either.
Actually I never disavowed theism. rather I have stated over and over that I feel it is a irrelevant framework to understand theology from a Jewish perspective. Because 1) the thought process is alien to the tradition - your framework comes from Greek philosophy not Jewish theology; 2) it involves a static sense of belief while Jewish theology values experience through ritual practice; 3) the real defining sense of Jewish theology is the "mono", not the "theism" part of the term monotheistic - as evidenced by the Shema prayer; and 4) in the strictest of theological inspection, dominant traditional Jewish paradigms that flirt into nondualism are not really incompatible with the theist/atheist binary description at all but yet still account for a theistic outlook in human situations such as prayer.<quoted text>The only thing I claim with which you clearly disagree is that you're a theist. And that to me is simply a matter of nomenclature/semantics.
Labels don't describe your god, only what we call him.....or the study of him.....theology...vs ???