It should be noted that my not agreeing doesn't mean I didn't read your post.<quoted text>
Ok - I'll try a second time - we are not arguing MY beliefs - that discussion already happened
But will you at least acknowledge this point I already posted?
Sometimes I'm just trying to get back to whatever I thought MY point was, though you may attempt to re-define the conversation toward what YOU think it's about or should be about. Geeeezzzz!!:-)
Agreed, we're not discussing your beliefs per se, but yes, as discussing the labeling of same.
I said this in of my last posts if you bothered to read it. I said "no, not now anyway" or something to that effect in response to similar thing you said. Labeling, yes. Beliefs themselves, no.
Ok, on we go.....
Of course it isn't OPPOSED to theism as in my view it IS a theology with different stripes. It's rebranded, repackaged. I posted the language but I guess you missed it - god, divinity etc. These are all god concept words., Religion....theism.....oneness , sure - no man up in the sky - I get that. Some might call it "religion-light" but it's still religion, "God is everywhere" we have that at my old church. God is a tree. ok. so? We all agree that nature is awe-inspiring and certainly some of god's best work.<quoted text>
"But one academic point I will make again is that panentheism et al isnt necessarily OPPOSED to theism, rather it is viewing the issue from a totally different philosophical framework altogether - an analytical framework that is more useful for understanding the depth of accepted Jewish theologies than the theism vs atheism framework.
I said all this before. You didn't seem to want to respond as you thought I was personalizing it?? not sure if that's the reason
No not a waste. I did look at them. And I get that.<quoted text>
Since you earlier posed the question about what Jews believed and the boundaries of their belief (i.e. what is acceptable and what is not) all of these posts (especially the books) have not been to waste - rather they are presented as an answer to your question about what is considered within the realm of acceptable beliefs..."
I don't think I read anything that would cause anyone to be drummed out of any religion..
I think there's a lot of latitude for differences in most religions.