on Religion and Comprehensive Knowledge

“How could you possibly know that no religion can see the whole truth unless you yourself have the superior, comprehensive knowledge of spiritual reality you just claimed non of the religions have?” — Tim Keller

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    • russellandduenes
    • April 13th, 2009

    Good point. This reminds me of Carl Sagan’s, of Cosmos fame, statement that “the universe is all there is and all there ever will be.” How could he possibly know that? This is called a universal negative proposition, which cannot be known. Atheists, of course, are guilty of it. They truly cannot “know” that there is no God unless they have total omniscience. This is why anti-supernatural bias is so egregiously wrongheaded, because no one can possibly know that miracles do not occur, even if one had never occured up until this moment. G.K. Chesterton has a good bit about this in his “Orthodoxy,” which, if you haven’t read, I cannot recommend more highly.

    • Agreed; there has to be a honest on the part of the athiests that is missing in regard to what can be truly “known.” I have not read Chesterton but it has been on my long list of books to read for a while now. Thanks for the recommendation.

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