The Pragmatic Argument About “God”
1) “God” exists in the human vocabulary.
2) Human reason is restricted by vocabulary.
3) God transcends the human vocabulary.
a) “God” in the human vocabulary has no referent.
b) All God-narratives are metaphysical sentences.
c) God-narratives are only meaningful (not true or false).
Can we talk about God at all and know what we mean, or should we know what we mean when we talk about “God”?
Fr. Herbert McCabe, God Matters, pg 6
A.J. Ayer, Language, Truth And Logic, pg 117
Norman Geisler, Systematic Theology, Volume 1, pg 615
George Smith, Atheism: The Case Against God, pg 26