quote:But then he [Descartes] pointed out that the finite minds and bodies were not substances in the
strict sense of the term, since they did require God as their creator. But, with this one qualification, they were as self-sufficient as God.
JOHN B. COBB, JR. & DAVID RAY GRIFFIN, PROCESS THEOLOGY An Introductory Exposition
When I read the sentence in bold face, I feel there should be an 'even' or 'despite' preceding 'with this one qualification'? Why am I wrong in thinking so?