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Belief in God

It's enough to make your head explode.

  • Divine Irony
    The two wings of theology, one making God immanent, something to be understood as analogous to ourselves, and one making Him transcendent, beyond spatio-temporal physical understanding, cannot be reconciled. The believer has to oscillate incoherently from one to the other.

    Simon Blackburn suggests you read David Hume in his Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion


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    Such is not the case for Christians. The whole point (in John, chapter 1) is precisely that: the two-in-one aspect of divinity (or three-in-one for the Orthodox church - the father, the son and the Holy Spirit). I quote John: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (...) And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us..."

    See http://en.bible-center.ru/bibletext?cont=kjv_eng&txt=joh+1#joh1_1 for more.

    Wait, which is it - two in one or three in one? It cannot be both. Unless it is two and three in one and one in one.

    It is patently obvious that the statement that something is ineffable, yet, you can know some effable quality about that thing are logically incompatible. To say that something is partly effable means it is not wholly ineffable. To say that something is both simultaneously a two-in-one effable/ineffable being is like saying that a basketball is both fully inflated and deflated at the same time.

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