Imagine you are in a dark room. Not completely dark, you can see little. You can see something round on a table and you don't know what it is – that is a mystery. You might think – it's an orange – that is a theory. But you can think it could be also a tennis ball – that is another theory. If it is a tennis ball, it can't be an orange and wise versa – that is a contradiction. You can go closer, take it, smell it and get more information to come up with a better theory – that is science. But you can also say that a mysterious way it is the same time a tennis ball and an orange – that is theology.

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Comment by Melvinotis on August 12, 2013 at 9:24pm
But when does the wearing of fancy headgear come into play?
Comment by Melvinotis on August 12, 2013 at 9:41pm

For the new religion. BTW, very funny motorcycle helmets

Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on August 13, 2013 at 10:15am

Sounds a bit like Plato's Cave

Comment by Unseen on August 13, 2013 at 5:58pm

It's a case of Schroedinger's Ball.

Comment by Physeter on August 13, 2013 at 10:56pm

Theology means you sit around in the dark and argue about whether it's a tennis ball or an orange, and come up with great logical reasons. Theology mixed with politics means you start slugging each other until one guy gives up and admits he was wrong. Science means one of you idiots strikes a match so you can actually see.

Comment by Guntis Brazma on August 14, 2013 at 1:30am

true

When I posted it in another (latvian) social site, one pastor (my relative) said - it's not theology, it's bullshit. I replied pointing on contradiction between god's plan and prayer. He said, he's been thinking a lot about that, it's really a mystery.

Theologians calls contradictions mysteries for imho two reasons
1) both contradictive claims are fundamental dogmas and therefore mus be true anyway

2) they I think even use contradictional theories to prove you that not everything can be understood, therefore you must believe.

I like helmets - look intelligently designed :)

Comment by Unseen on August 14, 2013 at 9:47am

Guntis, I think you hit the nail on the head. 

Even here in TA you will run into people who revel in the idea that much needs to be explained or is ultimately beyond explanation. We have TA'ers who believe in a spiritual reality, for example, and offer no science to explain it.

It's this sort of attitude that religion feeds on.

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