Theology

I’m back from a delicious vacation in Europe, and to ease myself into blogging once again, I give you this quote from Edmund Standing, a contributor to the Butterflies and Wheels blog, that perfectly sums up my own view of theology:

The theologian does not approach the basic tenets of Christian faith as possible truths to be tested for logical consistency; he or she instead begins with the conclusion that a series of internally incoherent, pre-scientific, and fantastic ‘beliefs’ derived from ‘faith’ are true, and then attempts to dress these beliefs up in the clothes of intellectual credibility. Theology is not in this sense a proper academic pursuit, but is instead the attempt to mask superstition in a fog of pseudo-intellectual verbiage.

 

 

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