Tuesday, October 06, 2009

"an event which is completely intelligible in a natural or historical sense"?

As a follow up to the last post, some further thoughts.

Some strengths of this position (and which I agree with). X refers to God, the infinite Mystery:
  1. X works through secondary causes;
  2. X is not arbitrary or capricious but reasonable;
  3. X requires a free response.
Unfortunate consequences for the human person of this position:
  1. narrows reason to one method only;
  2. makes reason extrinsic to the person;
  3. evidence is limited to empirical and reproducible.
There are, of course, unfortunate theological consequences of the position, but the loss of the human is quite enough for me to seek a more satisfactory solution to the problem at hand.
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