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  •  That is not so. (8+ / 0-)

    In fact, that is just silly.

    I was taught that if my faith can't stand up to questioning, then it was worthless. And that I should question often.

    Pretty basic Sunday school training, really.

    •  Do you believe in miracles that defy the laws (2+ / 0-)
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      Fishtroller01, RiveroftheWest

      Of physics?

      Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. - Gandalf the Grey

      by No Exit on Sun Sep 22, 2013 at 04:25:09 AM PDT

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      •  Doesn't "supernatural" imply precisely that? (1+ / 0-)
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        Science is man's attempt to explain the universe in terms of natural phenomena.

        Religion is man's attempt to explain the universe in terms of supernatural phenomena.

        We have certainly known believers who did not accept the notion of miracles; the most famous such person in US history may be Thomas Jefferson, who physically removed the reports of miracles from his Bible because he did not believe that an omnipotent God would lower Himself to intervene directly in the affairs of man.  (Evidence indicates that Jefferson did not believe in the divinity of Christ, either, yet that did not shake his Deist belief in God.)

        Personally, I'm open to the possibility; one cannot accept an omnipotent deity without (at least) accepting the notion that such a deity could perform tasks beyond human capabilities and/or understanding.

        Religious belief is a spectrum, but it starts at a point--acknowledgement of a supernatural deity--which "defies the laws of physics." Therefore, all that follows does so as well.  What, then, is the purpose of your question?

        The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

        by wesmorgan1 on Sun Sep 22, 2013 at 07:01:19 AM PDT

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      •  God is physics. Messing with you for fun. (2+ / 0-)
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        marykk, RiveroftheWest

        Who else could be both a particle >>>and a wave?

        It's all one thing, No Exit, and it doesn't exist. :-P

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