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Panentheism is a belief system which posits that God exists and interpenetrates every part of nature, and timelessly extends beyond as well. Panentheism is distinguished from pantheism, which holds that God is synonymous with the material universe.
Briefly put, in pantheism, "God is the whole"; in panentheism, "The whole is in God." This means that the Universe in the first formulation is practically the Whole itself, but in the second the universe and God are not ontologically equivalent. In panentheism, God is not exactly viewed as the creator or demiurge, but the eternal animating force behind the universe, with the universe as nothing more than the manifest part of God. The cosmos exists within God, who in turn "pervades" or is "in" the cosmos. While pantheism asserts that God and the universe are coextensive, panentheism claims that God is greater than the universe and that the universe is contained within God.
Originally posted by Geladinhu
reply to post by silent thunder
You have a point that you just made me realize. All of the perspectives are equally true. What really is changing is not the accuracy of the approach but the direction of it. What I mean by this is that each point of view is just a simple tool. Depending in which is the goal or objective of the individual one tool may be more useful then the other.
When dealing with the metaphysical I figure that absolute truth is simply unspeakable, all the rest is a relative truth or a tool.