Religious Language Mindmap

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  • Religious Language
    • Analogy
    • Verification
      • A.J. Ayer
        • Analytic
          • Synthetic
            • Meaningful statements.
              • Analytic
                • Synthetic
                  • Meaningful statements.
      • Myth
      • Language Games
        • Wittgenstein
          • Whereof one cannot talk, one must remain silent.
            • If we cannot conceptualize something then we cannot talk about it meaningfully.
        • A statement is true if it fits in with other statements.
      • Falsification
    • Myth
    • Verification
      • A.J. Ayer
      • As people understand the rules of games, religious people understand the rules of religion.
      • Language has meaning for people involved in the particular  language game.
        • Compared language to games.
          • Language Games
            • Wittgenstein
              • Whereof one cannot talk, one must remain silent.
                • If we cannot conceptualize something then we cannot talk about it meaningfully.
            • A statement is true if it fits in with other statements.
          • As people understand the rules of games, religious people understand the rules of religion.
          • If you want to play the game you have to know the rules.
      • Statement which has in it everything needed to verify it.
        • e.g. bachelors are unmarried men.
      • Statements which can be verified using empirical evidence.
        • Religious statements
          • We cannot find empirical evidence for statements such as God is love therefore they are meaningless.
          • Non-cognitive metaphysical statements.
        • Unverifiable synthetic statements
          • Meaningless
            • Religious statements
              • We cannot find empirical evidence for statements such as God is love therefore they are meaningless.
              • Non-cognitive metaphysical statements.
          • Verifiable in principle
            • Weak Verification
          • Say what evidence would need to be found to verify it.
            • Verifiable in principle
              • Weak Verification
          • Flew
            • Falsification
            • Parable of the gardner
              • Nothing different about nothing and the invisible, senseless etc. gardener
          • Know what  evidence would have to be found to falsify something
            • To verify all ravens are black I would have to find a raven which isn't black.
          • Religious language can be understood as myth.
            • Not factually correct but has important truths and meanings.
          • Bultmann
            • demythologizing
          • Not wrong still has important truths.
            • No evidence for  Bible
              • demythologizing
          • Periodic table and dinning table.
            • Same word used in completely different senses.
          • Same word to mean the same thing.
          • Saying we know nothing of God at all.
            • Same word used in completely different senses.

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