|"Hubble Ultra Deep Field part d" by NASA, ESA, S. Beckwith|
But I've decided to break ranks with the theology guild, just this once, and bring this monumental poll direct to the people -- that's you, gentle readers. They don't want you to see this, for if we could settle this matter once and for all, all of their professorships, journals, doctoral programs, blogs and Facebook groups would lose their raison d'etre.
But I grow weary and find myself eager to settle the ontotheological question once and for all. So it's up to you, gentle readers (both of you). Answer this question, to the best of your inability:
Q. Which of the following best describes God?
- A Being (Sorft of old school and biblical, but kind of on the outs nowadays.)
- Being Itself (Tillich).
- Power of Being (Also Tillich -- He had a hard time making up his mind about stuff).
- Being-in-Becoming (Trendy, especially among Barthians!).
- Beyond Being (Postmodern and Deep. Very hip too.)
- Being as Verb, not Noun (Don't think about this one too hard).
- Being There ("Dasein," if you prefer to get fancy about it).
- Non-Being (A throwaway for you atheist trolls).
- Being Still (A fav for the mystics).
- "I Gotta Be Me" (A throwaway for the Jungians, who have no business trolling a theology blog in the first place.
The polls are now open, friends. The first respondent with the correct answer wins the voice of Martin Heidegger on her home answering machine.