Wittgenstein shocked philosophers by speaking in the language
of strict logic (the language of the Logical Positivists, who were the most devout
atheists of the time) while secretly holding to belief in God.
He seemed to agree with the Positivists that talking about belief in God made no logical
sense. However, his solution to the difficulties posed by the Positivists
regarding the logic of theology was to say, "whereof we cannot know, thereof we should
Although he agreed that metaphysical ideas could not be subjected to logical analysis,
nor to verification, never-the-less he felt it was possible to maintain belief in them.
For decades it was Wittgenstein's words that bridged the chasm between
faith and science, allowing a truce between them.
Inspired by Wittgenstein's
accomplishment in drawing the last battle line, Logical Pantheists believe the time
has come to break the silence. It is now possible to speak in
languages unknown in Wittgenstein's day, e.g. the languages of artificial
intelligence, and genetic engineering.
You can find a discussion of the philosophical implications of these languages in the
tenets of Logical Pantheism.
You can find a discussion of the human implications in the correspondence on this site,
starting with a letter to Dr. Chic Schissel.