What was most interesting to me in this video, is how the presentation boils down to a key fork in the road.
At time index [5:55], the suggestion is made on how to determine if the uncaused cause is conscious. Their suggestion? Pray on it.
I’m sure however, that if one doesn’t get the answer suggested by the video’s proponents, we will be told that we are not praying correctly. We will be lovingly advised that we must pray with more emotion. Pray longer. Pray repeatedly. We then cross-over into what psychologists dub a commitment cycle.
Surely, a just God would have a much better mechanism than this to arrive at such sublime truths with such enormous repercussions given the fallibility of human emotion and how easily we can fall prey to commitment cycles.
Note: My original comments on the Rational Religion video which inspired this blog post, can be found here.