Those of us who accept Holy Tradition are freed from the philosophical need to ‘create’ God. For example, “Father, Son, and Holy Spirit” are OK, so we don’t need to philosophize about a neutered Trinity, even though we accept that the Father and the Spirit completely transcend gender. And what would such a created God be other than an idol, anyway, a human construct. (They’re not all made of metal, wood, paper, or flesh.) Do human beings need a human idol, or the True God? In the last 300 years Orthodoxy has suffered some influence from Western religious philosophy, but at its best Orthodoxy is verified not by shabby ‘logic,’ but by the lives and relics of the Saints, in whom is the Glory of God, literally (by Grace).


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