CA75 The Incoherence of God (pt. II)

We define our terms, address Graham Oppy’s claim that igtheism is self-defeating, discuss logical positivism and its relationship with igtheism, and present an igtheist divine hiddenness argument.

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Ozymandias Ramses II on Theological Noncognitivism – Steve McRae Show [YouTube]

Unintelligible God – Reasonable Doubts [Podchaser]

Rabbi Sherwin Wine coins the term ‘ignostic’ [New York Times]

Atheism: A Philosophical Justification – Michael Martin [Amazon]

Response to Matt Dillahunty’s Criticism of Igtheism [YouTube]

TMM on Igtheism [YouTube]

YouTube Playlist on Igtheism [YouTube]

Atheism: The Case Against God – George Smith [Google Books]

A Disproof of God’s Existence – Colin McGinn [Skeptic]

/ A Note on Terminology /

I use my terminology in a consistent way throughout. As I mentioned, there is no widely recognized standard usage, so it’s important for one to define at the start words like igtheist, incoherent, meaningless, etc. I’m using the terms igtheist, ignostic, and theological noncognitivist as interchangeable, since many already treat them as interchangeable, for better or worse. Trying to establish one as strictly referring to incoherence and another as strictly referring to meaninglessness seems like a hopeless struggle to me, but I apologize for any confusion that resulted from the use of ‘theological noncognitivist’. I only insist on distinguishing two branches of thought that are too often conflated: the related but distinct views that god’s attributes are meaningless and god’s attributes are incoherent. Respectively, one means god talk is without content and the other means god’s attributes don’t cohere, which assumes some content. I’m primarily interested in the latter.