But there is another strain in the Biblical tradition that insists on the radical otherness of God, an otherness so complete that even the use of the word “God” as a name for this Other One is forbidden. According to this understanding, God is God precisely in escaping and transcending comprehension by human beings. This can seem to mean that God is simply unknowable. If so, humans are better off not bothering about it. Atheism, agnosticism, or childish anthropomorphism—all the same.