When God and self disappear, the divine becomes known.
Here is a fun article on “Negative Theology” (apophatic theology). It captures part of what I meant by the above statement and part of why I am not an “anti-religion” Atheist. Here are a two fun quotes from the article:
- “Atheists don’t go far enough”
- “The routine principled atheist has but tinkered with religion.”
So, I am an atheist, but an certain type of atheist — I don’t believe in an intervening, miracle god who saves only those under his banner. I can’t even begin to imagine a Christianity that is really apophatic. So perhaps, as the article says, that shows more about me than anything else perhaps. But when my mystical mind draw towards an apophatic theology and displays itself, it sound like no theism I know. So thus, I am still an Atheist albeit as a mere epiphenomenon.
Question to readers: Any other Apophatic Atheists out there? Am I merely befuddled?
HT: Thanks to Adam at “Fly like a Crow” for recommending this article was “right up my alley”.