Saturday, June 5, 2010

(How) Does The Atheist Speak, Part Two

[Here I have written incompletely about a subject at first, and at second, I grope toward a better articulation.]

Atheists cannot truly 'speak'. True speech is a vow, in which one puts his life behind his words. All vows are made in the name (because of the nature of) of God.

I have erred. There is more to it. Anyone who speaks, must base this speech on having been spoken to before, if only as his or her parents spoke to the person now speaking when the person was a child.

Thus, anyone who speaks acknowledges, though inarticulatedly, the Speaker, Who spoke the creation into existence.

In this perspective, there are no atheist speakers.

I must contemplate more about this.

Love in King Jesus,

confesio, contritio, satisficio
PS: I think it is the difference between self-consciousness and articulation, in the case of vows, and the lack thereof in what I have written immediately above.

1 comment:

  1. I like something Douglas Knight says in his Eschatological Economy.

    "(T)he world is not increasingly secular. It is always secular, by definition, and the church is here for the sake of this world. But it is not that society is secular while Christians are religious, but rather the other way around. All members of this secular society are propelled by unnameable forces and defer to authorities that are creations of fear and superstition. They are in denial about this and unable to name these forces, and it is precisely this that makes these so effectively their religions. Christianity is a secular movement in that it frees us from submission to such phenomena. The gospel frees us from the gods of this world.