Religious language

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The problems of religious language.

The problem of religious language

  • How meaningful is religious language?
  • Can we ever talk about God in a meaningful way?
  • Some philosophers argue that religious language is used in a different way to normal language despite the same vocabulary being used.
  • Some assert that it is cognitive and therefore something about God must be known.
  • Some see that we anthropomorphize God in a way to allow our human brains to comprehend something about God and his nature.

The logical positives

  • They were a group of philosophers in the 1920's
  • They did NOT seek to understand how we gain knowledge of the external world, rather how we use knowledge as a means to convey this knowledge.
  • ONLY THOES THINGS THAT CAN BE EMPIRICALLY VERIFIED CAN HAVE MEANINGFULLNESS.
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