Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Screw the God questions
Thought spawned by this, from my UK-now-Aussie friend, Lee.
I'd thing that the central question(s) should be "if ... then ..." question(s).
I mean, is the main question facing school of geology: "Does the earth exist"?
And the great philosophical exploration of the deep metaphor of the death of God has been done well and good in the late sixites - and from whom we could glean great theological wisdom.
But on the existence of God? Stupid question. That is a matter of faith, and unfaith.
Now the question of whether, and if so how, we can know God is really fruitful -- but the predicate is the hypothesis that there is indeed a God.
Adding, it was fun at CUA to hear serious debates on Aquinas and Anselm on the proof of God's existence. Like listening to seventeenth century explorers talk about the Land of Prester John at the Antipodes.