Ens realissimum

“The question of whether God exists is less important than whether he is love.”

I’ve run into this a couple of times now on Catholic blogs and it really seems wrong to me. If we talk about God while putting his existence to one side a statement about his nature becomes a statement about our attitudes. What matters most is no longer God but our sentiments about him. That can’t be right, though.

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  1. Just wanted to say I
    Just wanted to say I completely agree . . . When I was a child my dad (a philosophy professor) would explain the importance of metaphysical truth by posing the question: What would you prefer, the idea of an ice cream cone or an ice cream cone in your hand? . . . similar logic would apply here: what good would it possibily do to contemplate a loving God, if such a God did not exist?


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