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Single Idea 20711

[catalogued under 28. God / B. Proving God / 3. Proofs of Evidence / d. Religious Experience]

Full Idea

Maybe someone who believes in God can be regarded as experiencing everything as something behind which God lies. Believers see the world as a world in which God is present.

Gist of Idea

A believer can experience the world as infused with God


Brian Davies (Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion [1982], 7 'Experiencing')

Book Reference

Davies,Brian: 'An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion' [OUP 1993], p.138

A Reaction

[Attributed to John Hick] This would count as supporting evidence for God, perhaps, if seeing reality as infused with God produces a consistent and plausible picture. But seeing reality as infused with other things might pass the same test.