But does this not plunge philosophizing into an indifferentist
In other words, The House illustrates more explicitly the contradictions between freedom and social discipline, deepening what Chekhov means about being an artist who is critically free of all ideological or cultural shackles: "I am not a liberal, not a conservative, not a believer in gradual progress, not a monk, not an indifferentist
. I should like to be a free artist and nothing more" (Chekhov, Letters 63).
Lovecraft's position as a self-proclaimed "cosmic indifferentist
" unites a metaphysical, ethical, and aesthetic position defined, respectively, in terms of "an awareness of the vastness of the universe in both space and time"; "an awareness of the insignificance of human beings within the realm of the universe"; and "a literary expression of this insignificance, to be effected by the minimizing of human character and the display of the titanic gulfs of space and time" (Joshi, A Dreamer 182).
The ITC document is very clear on this point, especially in its rejection of the "indifferentist
" strand of the pluralistic theology of religions.
case is spelled out: "Socialism has no more to do with a man's religion than it has with the colour of his hair.
Theological libraries contain tens of thousands of volumes, but in the age of sceptical reason, indifferentist
toleration, and individualism, few authors or readers had been paying attention to the resources in the texts of faith traditions.
The origins of cosmic horror are to be found in two aspects of Lovecraft's personal philosophy which he elaborates upon in his essays and correspondence: his adoption of a mechanistic materialist view of life and his position as a self-described "cosmic indifferentist
," both of which divest human life of telos.
The second is that throughout his life, Oakeshott, far from being an agnostic and religious indifferentist
, interacted with religious theories and responded to them, even though this is not always visible in his (sparse) published writings.
But the story seems to show that the theologia constructiva was constantly confused with and/or inhibited by a theologia defensia, a battle against indifferentists
such as deists and other cultured despisers of religion.
But perhaps the largest congregation is the faithless Order of the Indifferentists
, who say they believe the Good News but refuse to stir themselves on a Sunday morning for worship or on a weekday night for Bible study.
He argued that the display of religious symbols on the walls of public schools was discriminating against atheists, agnostics, indifferentists
or persons belonging to denominations other than those represented by these symbols.