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Support our Tropes! Santi Tafarella on the Sensus Divinitatus and God the Dung Beetle

Posted by NT Wrong on July 28, 2008

Santi Tafarella asks, at Prometheus Unbound:

“Has Notre Dame philosopher and theologian, Alvin Plantinga, the author of Warranted Christian Belief (2000 Oxford), mistaken metaphor for what he calls direct knowledge of God? I ask this question because early on in his book, Plantinga made an admission that i think might be telling … “

Platinga’s admission is that he doesn’t ‘get’ poetry. And, via a discussion of God the Dung Beetle pushing the dung-moon across the sky, Tafarella asks whether Plantinga might be guilty of an old mistake — that is, mistaking one’s culturally formed perceptions for the thing-in-itself.

Have a read. In fact, have a browse through Tafarella’s whole blog, which began in June 2008. It’s startlingly good. And speaking of supporting our tropes …

Cor … those girls look like real tropers.

One Response to “Support our Tropes! Santi Tafarella on the Sensus Divinitatus and God the Dung Beetle”

  1. santitafarella said

    Wow, thanks for the nice comments about my blog. I’m going to England tommorrow for a few weeks with my wife and kids—but when I return, so will my blogging.

    –Santi T.

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