The Encephalogram of God.
Experimental and theoretical theologians agree 'a priori' that progress in our understanding of the Mind of God is possible. (If not, what the hell are they doing maskerading as theologians?) The two camps diverge in their methods of investigation.
The Psychotherapy of God.
The theorists observe that since two plus two equals four then it follows that God probably exists, is omnipotent, all merciful and has created man in his image etc. They insist that there are a few intervening steps to be worked out, but that basically (what with God being good and everything) the full solution is just around the corner.
The Positron Emission Tomograph of God.
experimentalists take a different approach; they are
intent upon getting up the nose of God, as far up His
nose as their lavish funding and complicated apparatuses
can carry them. Certain that probing ever deeper into
Divinity, they will return with an incontravertible
mimeograph of the His essence. All their various efforts
are directed ultimately towards the goal of holding up a
photographic plate bearing the unmistakable imprint of
The greatest mystery remains...
Despite the many advances claimed in recent years, there is still absolutely no evidence that God has a mind.
Tuesday, 23rd June 1998