Moses is a great foil to Jesus and Mo; you wield him very adroitly!
I don’t comment often, but I must say I love Moses.
I wish more religious people used apophatic theology!
Im going to tell every religious person I know to try apophatic theology…Its like telling them to shut up, but nicely.
I love how Mo can’t see over the steering wheel!
Its precisely this doublethink that characterises responses to the problem of natural evil.
Me: “Why does god allow innocent children’s eyeballs to be eaten by parasitic worms?”
Theologian: “Because we are all fallen and sinful”
Me: “So how is that universal unconditional love?”
Theo: “Oh, its a special ineffable kind. Not like the human kind which finds innocent- eyeball eating abhorrent and yucky.”
Me: “Oh, you mean like psychopathic love? Now I get it. However, I find I no longer want to worship your god. Now bugger off.”
The Ridger-fell of the apophatic wagon again….No hard feelings
As Poor Richard says,
A bit simplistic view of apophatic theology, but it works for me…
I prefer apathetic theology myself, although, quite frankly, I don’t see why I should bother to give a monkey’s either way…
They are not wearing seat-belts! If they crash they will surely dieeeeeee.
Moses is an inspired additon but may lead to confusion for newbies, as to who Mo is.
If only believers would go in for this here apophatic theology! If only they would all fall silent before the ineffable, and then stay that way. If they never said anything – we wouldn’t be always quarrelling with them. But that is not how things are.
@ Poor Richard – very good work!
@ Rosemaria, Inshallah…
Re Ophelia: As Douglas Adams once put it, ‘F the ineffable’
Finally, a form of religion that I could deal with. If only the theists would actually do that…
(But who am I to tell them how to behave?)
If I weren’t an atheist, I’d become an apophatic apostle! I could go around preaching nothing…
\\I’ll just show myself out now.
I love apophatic theology. It’s a short expression for: “All believers are complete morons except me and a few selected high-brow theologists of my liking”.
You must have seen this?
I’ve taken the liberty to translate this into Spanish and post it on my blog, Alerta Religión, of course citing the source and noting it’s under a CC license. Keep up the good work!
What kind of theology puts the driver on the right side of the car?
Why, that’s un-American and an unsafe way to drive in Los Angeles.
Not that driving is safe in Los Angeles, unless you’re a female news
person assigned to cover the mayor. And I do mean “cover”.
End of local news, the world ends at 5, film at 11…
i wonder if mo watch where he drives? he can’t see over the steering wheel
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