theological noncognitivism sounds like something you catch. a disease of sorts. and if it is, then maybe its a good thing. the idea stems from atheist philosophy. but maybe we can adopt it as a ‘christian’ one. this theory says that words as they are don’t properly register into our psyche. for example, the word God doesn’t fully compute in our brain, because the word itself is limited. sometimes by our own cognitive processes, and others by the use of the word. and so the proposal is that we leave God to mystery. that we divorces ourselves from theology, which itself is only limited by being human. (not that being human is bad, but we also have to accept that we have limits. and so this idea, or the one i am trying to get across (and I talk about in my new book) is the need for silence. the need for mystery. the need to see that theology is the faux amis (false friend) of God. that all we can do is simply sit and rest in the hugeness that is God. but its too uncomfortable to do so, because the moment we get to say something, God has become that much smaller and finite. and so the only option is to let silence dictate to us the endless possibilities of the divine.