Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Point of Contact

Metaphysically believer and unbeliever share all things in common, for all reality was created by and is subject to the control of God. Psychologically the unbeliever knows this at some level, but epistemologically he deceives himself and says otherwise.

So in one sense believers and unbelievers share everything in common (i.e., metaphysically), but in another sense they share nothing in common (i.e., epistemologically). It is the schizophrenic behavior of the unbeliever - psychologically relying upon the knowledge of God that he has all the while professing an anti-theistic independence in the realm of knowledge - that provides the believer with a point of contact in the unbeliever.

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