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Faith and Theology: Ten propositions on the God hypothesis

“The “God hypothesis” is making a comeback – and not just by the champions of ID…  I share with these thinkers their rejection of both the conflict model (based, pathologically, on a metaphysical prejudice) and the neutrality model (based, epistemologically, on the fact/value dichotomy)… But…

A hypothesis is an explanation – but God is not an explanation…

A hypothesis is either probable or improbable – but the existence of God is neither probable nor improbable; indeed the non-existence of God is inconceivable… Kierkegaard drives the point home: “God does not exist, he is eternal…” At least it is for believers, who, if they engage atheists on the field of probabilities, are acting… in either a fraudulent or downright idolatrous manner…

Or again, a hypothesis is provisional… The tentative do not say, “Here I stand…”

In short, advocates of the God hypothesis mistake the nature of God and the grammar of faith… One can only know God by confessing, praising, and loving God. Science can only stand at the bus stop, checking Paley’s watch (now digital), and telescopically peering at the corner which Godot never turns.”

via Faith and Theology: Ten propositions on the God hypothesis.

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