"Determination. I understand a substance (substantia) that exists in itself and is comprehended from itself, that is, the concept of which does not require the concepts of other bodies, to explain its origin. " Expect that other philosophers will agree with something, though, and as a fundamental (and masterfully expressed) as this definition was naive on the part of Spinoza. But the worst was to be expected after reading began when ethics if God - this is only deterministic universe, when this is denied by the perfection of the Almighty. It also denies his identity (together with the famous anger) and freedom of choice: whether to obey its own laws (the laws of nature, science, IT etc...) Or change the rules of the game (the wonders of the Lord acts, etc...). According to Spinoza's concept, no matter how much we love God, it does not have a single opportunity to love us. That made many people feel unloved and staring in the face of possible danger to remain without reward for their righteousness. Translating all items in the category of the sacred, Spinoza would inevitably gave rise to terrible scandal.