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Q earlier observed that one very respectable tradition maintains that the best theology is silence in the face of Mystery.  Yet most of us will wish to talk about God.  Note the italics there.  Ideas "about" God are in a different category from an experience of God.  As Snark observed in an earlier Dialogue, one of the tasks of theology is to reflect upon experience.  As you consider ideas about God in this Dialogue remember that theological ideas are not a substitute for the experience of God . . . of the sacred, the holy, the transcendent.  At best, theological ideas can point and urge us toward that experience.  Afterwards, we can theologize about the meaning of it.

When people say that they don't believe in God . . . that they're atheists . . . it's not always clear what they mean by "God."  Very often, the idea of "God" they reject is one that some people of faith also find lacking . . . and don't believe in either.  In this Dialogue, Q explores one aspect of this theme.

As an alert reader, you are correct in thinking that "pleonastic,"  "logorrheic" and  "prolix"  are "obfuscatory" . . . which is probably another one!  "In the beginning was the Word . . ." but thankfully it wasn't any of these!  This digression does, however, bring us to Snark's take on some of the negative aspects of imagining God in "theistic" terms.