Karen Armstrong: The True Existence Of God

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Armstrong forms a valid point stating “People of faith admit in theory that God is utterly transcendent, but they seem sometimes to assume that they know exactly who “he” is and what he thinks, loves, and expects” (Armstrong ix). This statement is quite comical to me because from personal experience, some people who claim to know Christ personally tend to be some of the vilest human beings that I have met. For instance, some Christians utilize the Bible to promote racism, imposing the idea that God hates Black people, White people, or other races. A theologian, Paul Tillich, observed that it is challenging to talk about God, since people do not know the true existence of God and because the current symbol of God has failed (Armstrong 320).
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