Interesting - thank you. No I don't think you're a monotheist.Quote
Just bear in mind that the only thing I'm putting into the gap is unfathomable mystery. It's not a God-of-the-gaps argument, because I simply don't know (and can't know) what's in the gap. If I choose to call it God, that's only as an abstraction. Don't mistake me for a monotheist.
The difference between our views is almost invisible I think!! I just use the word 'unknown' instead of, e.g., 'mystery' I suppose.Quote
If anything, you're claiming to know more about the gap than me, because you insist that everything we don't know is naturalistic. But that fact is, you just don't know. I don't force naturalism upon the gap. I see no reason to, especially since the laws of nature require explanation.
Well said, I have no argument there.Quote
I'm not motivated by romantic yearning. If I was, I would still be a Christian dreaming of heaven. There is great beauty and great horror in the world; there is no one "up there" guiding my life, and I have no expectation of an afterlife. None of that is romantic. But I bask in the mystery of existence. Faced with such grandeur, I cannot simply say that the Ground of Being is a mere mechanism.