Religious language

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  • Religious language
    • Analogy
      • Aquinas
        • Bulls urine analogy
          • Attributes
          • Used to explain analogies
      • Type of religious language
    • Verification
      • Criticism of religious language
      • A.J Ayer
        • logical positivist
      • Unless it can be proven empirically it is meaningless
        • Can be verified
        • Analytic truth
        • Mathematic truth
      • R.B Braithwaite
        • Falsification
          • Verification
            • Criticism of religious language
            • A.J Ayer
              • logical positivist
            • Unless it can be proven empirically it is meaningless
              • Can be verified
              • Analytic truth
              • Mathematic truth
            • R.B Braithwaite
              • Falsification
                • Criticism of religious language
                • R.M Hare
                  • Bliks
                    • A blik is a non-rational belief which could never be falsified
                • Anthony Flew
                  • "Religious language dies the death of a thousand qualifications"
                  • "If there is nothing that a putative assertion denies then there is nothing which it asserts either"
                • Has to be either true or false to have meaning
                • John Hick
                  • "In order to say something which may possibly be true  we must say something that may possibly be false
                • Basil Mitchell
                  • Provisional hypotheses
                    • Discarded if experience proves them wrong
                  • Vacuous formulae
                    • Has no effect on them or life
                  • Significant articles of faith
                    • "Face the full force of conflict"
                    • Has an effect on them or life
              • Argued that religious language is about the way in which people behave towards each other, and that religious claims are meaningful as they express an intention to follow a certain code of behaviour
          • Criticism of religious language
          • R.M Hare
            • Bliks
              • A blik is a non-rational belief which could never be falsified
          • Anthony Flew
            • "Religious language dies the death of a thousand qualifications"
            • "If there is nothing that a putative assertion denies then there is nothing which it asserts either"
          • Has to be either true or false to have meaning
          • John Hick
            • "In order to say something which may possibly be true  we must say something that may possibly be false
          • Basil Mitchell
            • Provisional hypotheses
              • Discarded if experience proves them wrong
            • Vacuous formulae
              • Has no effect on them or life
            • Significant articles of faith
              • "Face the full force of conflict"
              • Has an effect on them or life
        • Argued that religious language is about the way in which people behave towards each other, and that religious claims are meaningful as they express an intention to follow a certain code of behaviour
    • Myth
      • Type of religious language
      • Joseph Campbell
        • Monomyth
        • "A mirror for the soul"
      • Metaphor
        • Not lies
        • Not meant to be taken literally
          • Non-cognitive
    • Symbol
      • Can show meaning
      • Type of religious language
      • Paul Tillich
        • Sign and symbol
        • All language is symbolic
    • language games
      • Wittgenstein
        • "Don't ask for the meaning ask for the function"
      • Each 'game' is different depending on the 'players'
      • Form of life

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