Incompatible Epistemologies

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Theism versus Science

God made the world: and saw that it was good.

thanx deviantart

The mother pronounces her newborn the most beautiful of babies. You drive the Jag one block: you buy it.

Should you then be allowed to have a different opinion after you’ve driven it 70,000 miles? Should you be allowed a different opinion after you’ve seen a repair bill? How about after the teeny boppers have followed you all over hell and gone hoping for a ride?

In Christian theology we know that God is good. Indeed, we may know how good God is at extraordinary elaboration.

How? Have we met him yet? Do we really imagine that we’re competent to judge? How will we feel after an eternity of him?
How will we feel after five seconds in his hell?

Science is supposed to be experience-based. Conclusions are tentative so long as time and experience continue. Conclusions are further qualified by the qualities of one’s processing ability: who cares what the moron concludes?

Theism is axiom driven. As with mathematics, we decide what’s true before analysis can commence.

Kleptocracy is a competition among incomplete digestions to be “the final analysis.”

Social Epistemology

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Seems to me that some modicum of honesty is requisite to intelligence. If we look in the mirror and see not kleptocrats but Christians, we’re still in the same old trouble.
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