Answer by Jim Ashby:
If you study the word of God long enough and studiously enough, you might imagine that you know God pretty well. You might even become proficient at pontificating on the mind of God while maintaining a straight face. And if you insulate yourself within a community of like-minded people, you might all commiserate on the mind of God and hone your God-speak into an art form.
But if you come to me, pontificating on the Mind of God, don't expect me to nod knowingly and maintain a straight face while you beg my indulgence of your hubris.
Nobody knows the mind of God. They might know scripture but not the mind of God (assuming he even exists). It's unsettling and sad to witness people lost in the delusion of God-speak. It makes me want to shake them until they snap out of it.