You wield the word “rationality” as if it were the flaming sword God placed at the east of Eden and you were the cherubim himself, protecting the purity of God’s Creation and the Tree of Life from those of us who have fallen short of the ultimate ideal of pure rationality. (It’s the very definition of the apophatic paradigm, though that’s perhaps a topic for a different thread.)
But the definition of rationality may be challenged as surely as all the words we speak – the words that, in your view, are reducible to mere stories when properly challenged by rationality. (I personally don’t believe stories are unimportant or untruthful, but again, that’s a topic for a different thread.)
So please enlighten me. Explain to me why your words and your beliefs about God and rationality should be considered purity and truth. Please define the word “rationality.” When doing so, please be sure to include valid explanations for all known and unknown phenomena in the universe.
Please explain why the mechanistic, Materialist theory of the universe should take precedence over all other theories, including assorted quantum theories.
Please list your credentials so we may better understand why you have a rightful claim of authority over other people’s relationships with God.
Please include proofs from God (not from your own human head, of course, because then you’d just be doing what you accuse others of doing) to justify God’s choice to give us free will and the power to love and forgive, but not (according to you) the right to exercise any of those gifts (since rationality and forgiveness/love are antithetical paradigms).
Please explain why you believe Jesus is the epitome of rationality rather than the epitome of love. I can see a logical argument for making a claim about Paul’s rationality, but I’m asking what proof you’re offering about the pre-Pauline Jesus.
Please explain, with irrefutable, scientific proofs, why your beliefs about “God as He is” and “how He actually operates” should not be challenged by anyone else and should be gratefully accepted by us based solely on your word.
In short, please explain, using only rational proofs (i.e. not words that can be reduced to mere stories), why you are right and everybody else is wrong.
Thank you for your time.