God Talk: And Other Incoherent Religious Delusions
Since we, as human beings, are a part of the natural biota of the earth, and the earth is a part of the natural universe, the only thing we can really know about is the natural universe. Therefore Nature is the only thing we can think or talk about. To think or talk about things that are not about Nature is to think or talk about things about which we know nothing. Extra natural (or as some would say, supernatural) things are things about which we know nothing. Therefore, we cannot escape the conclusion that those theologians, priests, pastors and ministers who speak of extra natural (supernatural) things do not know what they are talking about. If we pay any attention at all to people who don't know what they are talking about, what does that say about us?
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