Summum theologica

Thanks to Ned for giving the definitive answer to the great prophet Corky who is suing to erect a monument giving the principles of the religion he invented, that being only fair since a Utah town has a monument of the Ten Commandments. (See the post below). Ned’s handles it by taking the religion seriously, which is a great way of refuting bad ideas. His comment:

Well, if Summum is mind and the universe is a mental creation, why not enshrine that in a mental monument?

Plus if everything according to the Summum worldview is in motion, where would we put such a monument and where would we later go to find it?

Also, everything has its opposites. Sounds to me like this monument would be the opposite of the Ten Commandments monument. But wait, opposites are identical in nature, so why have two monuments of the same nature just differing in degrees?!?!?

If these thoughts don’t make sense at the moment, just wait. All paradoxes may be reconciled!

Can you think of other beliefs that can be exposed by taking them seriously?

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • jrr

    Most, it is simple logic. If you take a false premise and try to take it as true, and it leads you to an impossibility or untruth, then your original premise must be false.

    Evolution theory is one of the things that comes to my mind that can be taken down like this.

  • jrr

    Most, it is simple logic. If you take a false premise and try to take it as true, and it leads you to an impossibility or untruth, then your original premise must be false.

    Evolution theory is one of the things that comes to my mind that can be taken down like this.

  • PeteS

    There is no such thing as absolute truth. But that’s not absolutely true.

  • PeteS

    There is no such thing as absolute truth. But that’s not absolutely true.

  • The Jones

    The “everyone is really good deep down, but society makes them bad” belief. What makes society bad?

    Rousseau, you punk, thou art the veriest varlet that ever chewed with a tooth.

  • The Jones

    The “everyone is really good deep down, but society makes them bad” belief. What makes society bad?

    Rousseau, you punk, thou art the veriest varlet that ever chewed with a tooth.

  • S Bauer

    Hold on a minute. What gives Christian paradoxes a pass from human logic but not Corky’s? (Besides the fact that one of them is true and the other isn’t.)

  • S Bauer

    Hold on a minute. What gives Christian paradoxes a pass from human logic but not Corky’s? (Besides the fact that one of them is true and the other isn’t.)

  • Joe

    Christian paradoxes – there are no Christian paradoxes. Just an inability of our fallen, sinful minds to fully graps the Word of God.

  • Joe

    Christian paradoxes – there are no Christian paradoxes. Just an inability of our fallen, sinful minds to fully graps the Word of God.


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