Thursday, November 09, 2006

Suspicions

Sometimes I really really think something is true, but I can't figure out if I am crazy or not. This is the way I feel often around the emerging conversation. I'm pretty sure of what I am thinking and believing, but am I crazy? Thankfully, the vast majority of the time, I find out I am not that crazy.

Tonight I have decided that I will need to spend some of my "fun-study" time on Apophatic theology. It is really interesting me; and not the least by this statment, which fits in the category found in the first paragraph:

God is not conceptually confinable to assumptions based on time.

6 comments:

Aaron said...

hey there james

sounds like a great idea, just wondering what apophatic theology is? and maybe try to explain it in simple terms for me?

thanks
peaceout

Eruetelehtalme said...

so...

It's the whole, God exists outside of time/it doesn't apply to Him thing?

James said...

apophatic has nothing to do with time - I am not going to tell you what it is - and by saying that I just did.

(google it)

Eruetelehtalme said...

ohhhh..... wow....

got it. Have you talked about it much before, once I read about it, it seemed familiar like I'd heard about it before.

Aaron said...

ok it sounds really wierd.

Eruetelehtalme said...

Actually it makes pretty decent sense to me...

God is pretty much indescribable, correct? Especially being infinite and all, and us being finite, etc...

So if you can conclude what he is not, you get that much closer to getting a better view of who he is, while still being able to semi comprehend it...

right? sort of? I just sort of skimmed through the definition.