I think it’s a valid question, it’s the sort of question I like to ask myself, and I think it’s good for humility, but I wonder how many have followed this question to it’s logical conclusion?
One of the most prominent proponents of this theology of unknowability is Pete Rollins, author of “How (Not) to Speak of God”. If you drop over to Pete’s website you’ll find him suggesting, “we endeavour to speak of that which manifests in our world as a no-thing, as an absolute mystery which infuses our world with light and life.” Is that all we can say of God?
Many people I know have taken that line of thinking to it’s logical conclusion: they’ve asked, how can we even be sure that God exists? Or that God is good? Or that God is transcendant? Or even that God is one? Could God be pluraform, many, polytheistic even?
Again, good questions. But before we get to carried away I think it’s worth noting that Dionysius the Areopagite, the father of negative (apophatic) theology, was also a proponent of positive (cataphatic) theology. Dionysius saw a need for synthesis beyond thesis and antithesis. Dionysius only explored apophatic theology having already affirmed cataphatic theology. I think there is a lesson here, if we can hear it.
Pontius Pilate once asked Jesus, “What is truth?” I ask, have we no more insight than Pilot?