24 Mar '06 19:44>
If God exists and he is an inclusive God then there must be a way of coming to faith without having to have a theology/philosophy degree. If it really did require extensive and complex debate (like that which we see on this forum) then what happens to those who have limited intellectual understanding like children or those with learning difficulties . Are they to be denied heaven because their lack of deductive reasoning is not up to scratch? Are those who haven't heard of existentialism to be excluded? If they were, Atheists would be up in arms saying things like "God's an elitist!" or "How can a loving God make it like that?!" . So why all this striving for philosophical 'proof' ? A loving God would find a way of bypassing it all anyway. Even if he could be prooved , the 'proof' would probably be inaccessible to large numbers of people. Divine revelation is the great leveller , the humiliation of intellect. God is an equal opportunities employer, let's get used to it.