What Shall We Do About “God”?

Article by John B. Cobb, Jr.

1. “God” the Enemy. Somewhere in the widespread preference for “spirituality” over “religion” there is a revulsion toward “God.” Such a revulsion is healthy. “God” has meant many things, and most of them harm more than they help. Beginning with the evolutionary controversies in the late nineteenth century, “God” has symbolized, for many scientists, opposition …