Godless Items

Theologians talk about the “hiddenness” of God, meaning God’s seeming lack of presence during various horrendous occurrences, such as the Holocaust. So, the posed question about finding all things in God is puzzling to the extent that we cannot find God himself. God is ubiquitous, i.e. everywhere. A pantheist, thinking God is identical to the totality of reality, might mistakenly think that all things can be found in God. Such an inclusive conception of God would surely be a mistake. We do have ideas of things that are mythical. Consider the idea of the unicorn, which is to say an ordinary horse, which has a narwhal horn. Presumably there are no unicorns. So, even if God were identical to the totality of reality, it is still not going to be the case that God contains any unicorns, and thus it is false that all things can be found in God.



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