I was looking for an article to post when I saw that this is today’s featured article on Wikipedia.
It’s absolutely amazing that this kind of discourse is right at your fingertips. Literally. And for free.
The theologian Sallie McFague believes that the more recent problem of religious language is based on individual experience, owing to the increased secularisation of society. She notes that human experience is of this world rather than regular encounters with the divine, which makes the experience of God uncommon and potentially unnecessary. Because of this, she argues, religious language is both idolatrous because it fails to express sufficient awe of God, and irrelevant because without adequate words it becomes meaningless.
The Internet! I hear it’s gonna change the world.