There’s a conversation going on over at PeaceBang about theological education in UU congregations. I have to say that I’m a little concerned that there have comments that say, along the lines of, “atheists don’t have a theology.”
On that I have to disagree. Atheists DO have a theology. At least according to the dictionary definition of the word theology:
If one takes this definition seriously, then it’s obvious that atheists can, and do, have a theolgy. Atheist do talk about the nature of God (coming to the conclusion that God has no nature). And, at least the atheists that I know, do participate in the rational inquiry into religious questions.
Maybe it’s because I think that we would be much better off if we UUs didn’t avoid religious terms like theology or doctrine that this discussion is a little worrisome to me. Maybe I’m picking up on something in that discussion that isn’t there. I have no idea. I’ll think about it some while I’m traveling over the next day-and-a-half.