Saturday, August 23, 2014

Eastern Religious Traditions and the Supernatural

Eastern religions don't seem to draw the nature-supernature distinction. On the other hand, they hold positions like reincarnation, which seem impossible if the natural world, as presently understood by science, is all there is. 


IlĂ­on said...

Since 'supernatural' has come, in this ignorant and jaded age, to mean not much more than "things that go bump in the night" or "things I consider spooky or weird", perhaps we Westerners ought to drop that particular distinction and look to the one that matters: that between Creator/non-contingent being and Creature/contingent being.

B. Prokop said...

I use the words supernatural and non-material pretty much interchangeably.