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I'd like to see a theology board where, to participate, one has to either actually put forward something on topic and debatable, or ask polite questions. No "feelings" allowed. No unsupported arguments allowed. A "put up or shut up" zone.
This seems to me to imply "theology" can be approached in the same way as, say, arithmetic; as if "sticking to the facts" will give us the real and proper objective answer. For better or/and worse, I don't think it's like that is it?
To illustrate (I hope): from the Sammaditthi Sutta:
“When, friends, a noble disciple understands suffering, the origin of suffering, the cessation of suffering, and the way leading to the cessation of suffering, in that way he is one of right view…and has arrived at this true Dhamma.”
...and then from the Heart Sutra:
“No suffering, no source, no relief, no path;”
Is one of these a “fact” and the other one not? What are we to "do" with them?
I'm not sure what I'll make of this here theology board, maybe depend on the COC. I suspect I'll only be a lurker (hurrah!).