Against atheism, but not for sacred doctrine

Rational arguments for the existence and nature of God are usually taken as apologetics for Christianity, but they might just as easily be turned into polemics against it. Christianity consists in a doctrine that exceeds the powers of reason, and so a purely rational God can be turned into just another stick to beat it with.

If science keeps going, sooner or later it will find the need to reduce phenomena to a divine cause, as is clear from the fact that the progress of science consists in a reduction of phenomena that objects only intelligible to higher and higher cognitive powers. But when it reaches this term, it will just be turned into a rational theism that people will oppose to Christ.

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