Lynn: I am so fascinated with your online interactions with anti theists and misotheists, having heard your ideas on what god is and knowing that all of the arguments of the god haters you have debated are not designed to falsify your conception of god, and that they can’t defeat your arguments, I want to be as specific as possible with understanding your conception of god and how your entire philosophical world is based on it. Until one sees how you remain consistent and move from one topic to the next in your philosophical world people don’t realize how comprehensive and valid your philosophy is. So, I wanted to focus on this one point until we exhaust the topic, Joxua Luxor’s god. Please tell us about your god, Joxua.
Joxua: I am not sure where you want to start, I am a deist and we believe that god exists in some form a force, an emergent property, a psychological imperative, deists usually don’t believe that there is a physical god with a body. I personally believe that god is the faculty of reason in man.
Lynn: Awesome. What is reason?
Joxua: I see we are going down the linguistic approach to god, well this was a central concept for the Greeks and the definition is long and vague and sweeping. Reason is associated in the Greek definition with speech, logic, deliberation, etc.
“In the English language and other modern European languages, “reason”, and related words, represent words which have always been used to translate Latin and classical Greek terms in the sense of their philosophical usage.
From my perspective though, reason is the ability to come to the correct answer, it is the ability to be in relationship correctly, to think correctly, to be non-delusional, in relationship with reality. Reason is the ability of man to succeed and survive, to influence the world in order to create value for himself and others.
Lynn: You peaked my curiosity, what is the linguistic argument for god?
Joxua: Well from my perspective, the word “god” is a thought tool, it is an empty set and it is defined by the user of the word. If you look at the uses of the word in the bible it is obvious that they are using it to refer to different things. Sometimes god is used to refer to will, or reality, or one’s first priority, or the source of all authority, some people worship the sun. As with any tool the skill with which it is wielded determines the results it gets, so it is not the word or the definition of the word that matters it is how the person is using it. If you sneezed and I said “god bless you.” you would know that I was wishing you health, you probably wouldn’t ask me which god I am talking about before you said “thank you.”