All theology, I daresay, is just a series of guesses aboout this mystery, supposedly a personal explanation, according to Richard Swinburne, but only a pseudo- explanation for a pseudo-question: why is there something rather than nothing [Leibniz]? How could there be nothning? Ponder whatt Bede Rundle has to say in “Why is there Something rather than Nothing?’
I find the ignostic challenge, one of our postitive atheist challenges, underlines our negative challenges to natural theology rather making atheism also meaningless. How can one speak of the First Cause, the Highest Explanation ,when the term is so otiose? What does it mean to be the Grand Designer when a desinger means someone with substance rather than opaqueness? Ditto for the Grand Miracle Worker, the savior of Jewry and any other fatuous theistic arguments?
Faith, the we just say so of credulity, cannot make the unfathomable fathomable. Negative theology compounds the problem.
Thanks for these responses and any future ones.
Double depression is so depressing!