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metaphorical theology

I am going to take this opportunity to quote myself:

Simply stated, anything said of god is a metaphor. The very definition of ‘god,’ means that s/he is completely other and indescribable in our terms of gender, virtue, knowledge, and our experience of the world. A statement such as “god is free,” depends upon one’s own experience and knowledge of freedom. So if God is beyond one’s own experience, then all one can really say is, “that which I conceptually wrap up in the arbitrary name ‘god’ seems to be similar to mine and other’s experience and knowledge of what being free is like.”

|| david b. clark, “friendship” with god


About david b. clark

a husband and father || a student of philosophy, theology, history, literature, music, art, computer science


One thought on “metaphorical theology

  1. Beyond divine attributes, do we mean the same thing when we use the word “God”? I bet there are family resemblances, at best.
    In case you are interested, I’ve just posted on this question at http://deligentia.wordpress.com/2009/10/25/what-does-god-mean/

    Posted by A Free Spirit | 25 October, 2009, 2:16 pm

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