I am often told that god is unknowable. Then the theist tells me all about this unknowable god. They just don't seem to understand that if their god is unknowable then they could not possibly tell me anything about their god. With this definition they could not know anything about their god as it is unknowable.
screams in fustration
An undisciplined mind, which cannot fathom logic can accept contradictions like this, and they can hear contradiction after contradiction, and still accept it as OK . . . . that is modus operandi for religion in general . . . . . thinking critically is something that is foreign to them, to much work for them. They are like the dichotomy between men with command of mind and cattle, as described in Sallust's writings:
Beginning of Sallust's Catiline . . . given here in interlinear, Latin, English below it:
DECET omnes homines, qui student sese praestare caeteris animalibus, niti
It becomes all men, who study themselves to excel the other animals, to endeavor with their
summa ope ne transeant vitam silentio reluti pecora, quae natura finxit prona atque
utmost might that they may not pass their life in silence even as cattle, which nature has formed prone and
obedientia ventri. Sed omnie nostra vis est sita animo et corpore. Utimur imperio animi,
obedient to the belly. But all our force is situate in mind and body. We use command of the mind,
magis servitio corporis.
more than the service of the body.
Theists hold many logically contradicting positions. People in general hold views that are by turns irrational and unsupportable. It's just life. I realize some theists make that worse by judging and gaslighting and assuming terrible things about you and judging you. But stepping back a bit, this is not religious behavior so much as toxic behavior. We avoid toxicity wherever possible, and have clear boundaries where we can't avoid contact with it. We do this whether they are god-botherers or not.
The problem with religion is that it is a catalyst / accelerant for toxicity, more than an actual cause. It encourages immature behavior and thought. It encourages and excuses lack of integrity. That's the real issue. It lets people off the hook for being better people.
nice, imo. But see that i can say that i know of Yah, even though i cannot say (even according to Scripture) that i know Him.
an obvious corollary would be that even a scientist would estimate that we are only aware of slightly less than 5% of what we know must exist; recently up from about 4% i guess?
One of the many contradictions, eh? If you are truly frustrated, that's unfortunate, but take heart. You'll be numb to it soon enough.
I spent a pretty decent chunk of my life in activist mode. Eventually I settled into "bemused spectator" mode. It's better for us to encourage those who show some sign of doubt, rather than attempt to convert those who aren't interested in reason.
I created Taco God so a person could know themselves and believe in themselves. And put an end once and for all t illogical atheism. This is not to imply that a person must eat a taco to believe in themselves, a person can very well believe in themselves with out eating a taco.
Whereas, the fact tacos exist, people exist and people really eat tacos gives for a real existent God because as I created Taco God as any one and every one that has eaten at least one taco in their life.
Taco God is very much knowable because you know yourself, that is if you have eaten a taco. If you haven't eaten a taco but you know someone that has, then you might could get to know them so that you could know about a taco God.
You are not forced to eat a taco and not forced to go around waving the Taco God label if you have eaten a taco but are not inclined to advertise being a taco God. What taco God does do for people is to free them from being forced to carry the title of illogical atheist. I understand, people like this title for what ever reason and illogical can have entertainment value. So, for entertainment purposes a person can go around with the illogical atheist title and entertain others with illogicalness of the sort, "I lack belief that anyone has ever eaten a taco ". And of course, people can find that funny and entertaining, which there is nothing wrong with good intentioned entertainment even if it is portraying illogicalness.
Illogical atheism can be seen as a part of surrealism a form of entertainment to brighten and entertain others.
a 20th-century avant-garde movement in art and literature which sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind, for example by the irrational juxtaposition of images.
Surrealism is a cultural movement that started in 1917, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings. Artists painted unnerving, illogical scenes, sometimes with photographic precision, creating strange creatures from everyday objects, and developing painting techniques that allowed the unconscious to express itself. Its aim was, according to Breton, to "resolve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality into an absolute reality, a super-reality", or surreality.wikipedia
Go and be surreal my illogical atheist friends, you are allowed to surreally think freely.