One of my problems with theology is its readiness to refuse all questions that cannot be answered by taking every assertion on faith. "This is so because I take it on faith," is a declaration demanding that everyone within hearing distance of the speaker walk away. Intellectual inconsistencies become "great paradoxes" that have to be taken on faith because there is no way to square them with the facts of existence. Here is my solution to all things metaphysical: Ariadne's Thread. With a twist. Ariadne gave Theseus a ball of thread to unwind as he traversed the Labyrinth to slay the Minotaur so he could find his way out. I take it to be a magical Thread of Inquiry that leads us into the maize/labryinth in search of truth/realization, which, when found, opens to another maize/labyrinth, and to another, and another... Truth/realization leads to truth/realization on a never-ending journey along The Way following the magical Thread of Inquiry. It works like this: Ask all of the questions that beg to be asked of all of the statements that cry out to be said. One question leads to another statement, one statement leads to another question. Questions lead to questions. Statements lead to statements which lead to questions. That is all there is forever. There are no absolutes. There is no end of the line of questions/answers/questions/answers... "An answer is a step on the way to a better question." I don't know who said that first but it remains valid over time. Theology is the end of all questions. It is a labyrinth without a thread. It goes nowhere. Just walk away, following your questions and answers wherever they take you.
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May I add, “It’s a mystery”? Thanks.
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