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US: We KNOW Catholicism is true, because WE know it’s TRUE

February 16, 2013

BECAUSE we know IT’S true; that is, WE know IT’S TRUE because it IS, and we KNOW it. Clear?

Nancey Murphy is a well-known theologian and philosopher of religion who is a Professor of Christian Philosophy at the Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. ..

I’ve just finished her 1990 book, Theology in the Age of Scientific Reasoning (Cornell University Press, Ithaca).  As with all of the books by Sophisticated Theologians™ that I’ve read, it’s deeply flawed.

Murphy’s thesis, buried in prolix discussions of the philosophy of science and the works of philosophers like Imre Lakatos and theologians like George Tyrrell, is that theology is in fact a science that has scientific methods for finding out the truth about God.

What are those methods? This is the book’s huge flaw: they are what Murphy calls ” communal discernment”: if a religious community (not individual religious people) discerns something about God as a whole, and incorporates that into their faith, then they have the right to claim that that group belief is true.

Why Evolution Is True

This has, of course, been confirmed hundreds of times in theatres across the globe, in what has become known as The Great Tinkerbell Experiment.

Peter Pan: Do you believe in fairies?…If you believe, clap your hands!

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