It's midnite, Saturday night in San Jose CA, and my brain seems 'deep fat fried'...
I have been sick for a week or so with a debilitating head cold (not BAD enough to have a 'martyr party' or even a good 'pity party', but irritating enough to test one's current level of 'progressive sanctification'!). The antihistamines have not helped the neural processes either, so I did NOT get the philosophy piece written that I intended to get done this week. (Not to mention I had a root canal yesterday as well...hmmm, would that change my banalities to canalities?...justa thought ;>) )...
To those of you who have written in with questions (all 100 or so!)...I will get to them SOMEDAY, and as fast as I am able...but PLEASE be patient with me...I only get to do this between a full-time job and my wonderful kidlets...
And thank you all for your encouragement, both from Christians and from skeptics...Your kind words and honest feedback make this a delightful substitute for ' a personal life' (as one of you so astutely pointed out!).
My thinking at this point in my life seems to be revolving around a couple of points:
Anyway, as I brood on these, you can bet some will show up on this website!
- understanding the dynamics behind the deliberate and varying levels of ambiguity in God's revelation
- establishing some methodological 'precision-praxis' in working through believer-skeptic debates
- understanding the historical religious context of special revelation better (e.g. ANE religions, Inter-testamental messianix)
- probing the implications of the epistemic bubble and the apparent primacy of gestalten (in both epistemology AND ontology)
- coming to terms with the data about the 'intersubjectivity' of the universal theistic revelation (Rom 1) and the human ability to apparently 'push this down' into a subconscious knowledge only (e.g. 2 Peter 3.5)
- trying to understand the epistemological processes that go on when human hearts accuse God of 'cruelty' (e.g. OT judgments) or of 'unfairness' (e.g. Hell). For example, why would we assign evidential priority to an OT massacre (as evidence of God's spirit of cruelty) INSTEAD of assigning evidential priority to His "infinitely" painful sacrifice of His Son on the Cross (as evidence of God' spirit of kindness/love)?
- Trying to probe the 'nature' of language for insights into how it can (and does) function as the 'common ground' so often denied in apologetic theory.
Again, let me thank you all.
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