Religious truths are not false, they are revelations about our human subjectivity. The old saying “a watched pot never boils” is false objectively but is often true of our subjective experience. The “world” of our deepest inner sensations is not a blank slate, and reason can only guide us so far into that cave. Just as we never discover our night vision if we are unwilling to lay down the garish light of day and sit for a time in the dark, so it is a very different kind of “light” that pierces the veil of human sentience. We need one kind of lantern if we are seeking truth about our exterior world, and quite another if we would come to know the treasures within.
This sounds like something I got out of Michael Dowd’s book, “Thank God for Evolution!” Here’s the note I took on it:
p. 103: Day language is our factual narrative on what is. Night language is our poetic, religious, symbolic narrative on what it means. Private revelation is subjective experience expressed in our night language. Public revelation is objective experience expressed in our day language. 3/13/14, 20:41 CDT
That’s great Bob, thanks.