OST is closed for business but its spirit survives on my blog.
All of this interesting conversation causes me to wonder what kind of acceptance of certain presuppositions and assumptions are being utilized both concerning the points of views themselves and how one should approach the biblical scriptures in the first place. Can we ever really move beyond ourselves to being able to appropriate actual objective truth concerning divine things, or do we never escape our limited, finite and fallible human natures or conditions? I suppose the more open-ended and Progressive stance is probably where I’ll end up in regards to this conversation on religious pluralism. Would this be the case because “I” (that is, all that entails all that I am) am choosing to do so, or because I am merely and purposefully denying the “absolute and unerring revelation of God as found in, say, the more fundamentalist rendering(s) of the Bible (or other sacred writings)?”
I’m being very serious here, for I am of the more open-minded sort, and I have met too many others who really seem to need me to be more like them and just agree with the multifarious possibilities that seem to be rampant from the many schools of elitist conjurings. I don’t doubt anyone’s sincerity in their pursuit of such important matters, but isn’t it possible that the many of the conclusions which have been drawn in our postmodern times concerning God reflect quite a bit of who we are and our exposure to whatever religious leanings we may have grown up with?
How do we get to the bottom of things, or do we?