*Be still, and know that I am God*
That part’s easy.
“A minute to learn…
A lifetime to master”
I like an apophatic way. For me (I’m not selling this to anybody else – it’s just what I do), I get to tell folks that “I’m agnostic” which stops me from HAVING to defend particular religious positions.
Yet, this ALSO gives me the flexibility to suggest that SOMETHING might not be “of God” – and give reasons why I think so, without having to try to precisely pin down what *is* “of God”.
Whether I’m REALLY agnostic isn’t important but I find it a pragmatic thing for me to say.
The only folks that give me a hard time about it are “New Atheists” who try to pin me down through this logic game with four squares in it. But otherwise, it’s fine.
What can we know?
How can we know it?
Why do we know some things, but not others?
How do we acquire knowledge?
Is knowledge possible?
Can knowledge be certain?
Why do we believe certain claims and not others?
All fascinating things. But the approach I prefer is scientific and skeptical but also introspection. A lot of these questions become silly to rehash after a while but some are always good.