Speaking of how to (not) do philosophical theory, Wittgenstein remarks:
“We cannot lay down a rule for the application of another rule… Things must connect directly, without a rope, i.e. they must already stand in a connection with one another, like the links of a chain… Here seeing matters essentially : as long as you do not see the new system, you have not got it.”
“The connection between a word and its meaning is to be found, not in a theory, but in a practice, in the use of the word. And the direct connection between a rule and its application, between the word and the deed, cannot be elucidated with another rule; it must be seen.”
As Goethe hath said, “In the Beginning was the Deed.”
Want to know whether or not God exists? Pray.