Theologians think in the same way the rest of us humans do - that is using their evolved brains!! Their particular branch of study is centred on religions. They think, talk and write about who wrote what when, whether such and such a word should be translated as this or that, whether an interpretation should be this person's or someone else's, and give us a better understanding of the people of the times and why they believed what they did.Quote
I don't know in detail how theologians think. My formal training really stopped with my Christian confirmation and honorary Bible at age 13. My best exposure to credentialed theologians was at Cornell--but I merely heard them speak at our Sunday on campus morning worship service for 5 years. I've had only a tad of philosophy as an undergraduate, but I did pass a qualifying test that entitled me to teach several classes of philosophy at the undergraduate level. I know enough about who they are and what they do to recognize that they think about their problem areas at levels well above my pay grade.
At no time, however, have they ever produced an objective fact about the God - or god/s - they claim or believe to be the source or basis for any of the religions they study.
I state this with a strong degree of confidence, having, as I believe I have mentioned before, started a topic on this on another forum. There are a lot of members there with a deep knowledge of the Bible - i.e. the collection of books, every word of every one of which was thought of and written by a person.
I don’t think anyone has suggested they can. Anyway, why would anyone want to fake an understanding of it? It is clear and straightforward and continues to stand the world of Science in very good stead.Quote
One can't fake an understanding of the scientific method.