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    The Flaw(s) in Intelligent Design...

    is that it presumes "intelligent design" happened later in earth's history rather than at the beginning of (or before) cosmic history, ie. before the Big Bang. Again, it erroneously presumes that the "Designer" intervened supernaturally during the history of our planet when actually the...
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    Without theism, atheism is like Garfunkel without Simon

    Because the material is being moved by a Cause. The material does not move itself, intelligence or reason animates it. Just as a human body is moved by a Cause, or an intelligent thought, so is the sensible cosmos moved by a Cause, an intelligent thought (aka Greek: Logos). There is an...
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    Without theism, atheism is like Garfunkel without Simon

    Let us recap. Docphin: A-theism is an irrational position. (Set aside its relation to religious fundamentalism) Whateverman: No, a-theism is entirely rational. Docphin: By definition, a-theism includes those who reject or deny the existence of any god or gods, to include a Cause of Good...
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    Without theism, atheism is like Garfunkel without Simon

    …that was so politician like... either side could agree with it…but obviously the denial of God would ”by definition” be the opposite of believing in God. Ha Ha!
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    Without theism, atheism is like Garfunkel without Simon

    Apparently, you don’t know what a-theism is. It includes those who deny or reject any deities. From Wikipedia. “Atheism, in the broadest sense, is an absence of belief in the existence of deities. Less broadly, atheism is a rejection of the belief that any deities exist. In an even narrower...
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    Without theism, atheism is like Garfunkel without Simon

    Not really. A-theism denies the existence of a Cause of Good in the universe despite the the universe having a cause of good. Agnosticism would be more rational than a-theism. But I don’t want to argue about it since it has been argued ad nauseam elsewhere, It is not theism in general that...
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    Without theism, atheism is like Garfunkel without Simon

    Apparently the metaphor can be applied to different groups depending upon one’s perspective. You took the drunk person heading off the cliff as a-theists and Christians are yelling at you incoherently. I took the drunk person heading off a cliff to be religious fundamentalists and I yell at...
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    Without theism, atheism is like Garfunkel without Simon

    Yes it would be easier to ignore the drunk heading for a cliff…but the better neighbor would yell even louder that he is heading for a cliff. Maybe it might wake him enough to see the danger. Yes, we were.
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    Without theism, atheism is like Garfunkel without Simon

    It is not your belief in God that is superstitious, but your belief in superman Jesus who flies through the air and walks on water and turns it into wine that is irrational. You justify your position by convincing yourself that it is better than being an a-theist. Believe it or not, you see...
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    Without theism, atheism is like Garfunkel without Simon

    A-theists and religious fundamentalists justify their respective positions based upon the irrational position of the other. When actually there exists a fair rational position in the middle somewhere. A-theists convince themselves that they are better off than those who believe in myths and...
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    Logical arguments and even miracles don't really prove anything

    Everything you said is true. What all this ^^^^^ suggests is Prisca theologia. Look it up on Wikipedia. Prisca theologia ("ancient theology") is the doctrine that asserts that a single, true theology exists, which threads through all religions, and which was anciently given by God to man...
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    How is God's faithfulness taught to young believers?

    You are just being dense now. How can you say my mother did not teach me about faithfulness, but then claim I “picked it up”, as if there is a difference between being “taught” faithfulness by example versus “picking up” faithfulness because it was deemed valuable. Maybe somebody else can...
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    How is God's faithfulness taught to young believers?

    As I pointed out, faithfulness is a virtue. Just because you want to ignore it doesn’t exclude it as a rational answer to your question. As I stated multiple times already, in my case, BY EXAMPLE in others. BY EXAMPLE…. Not all learning is didactic. There is a method of learning which...
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    How is God's faithfulness taught to young believers?

    Faithfulness is a virtue along with continence, long-suffering, freedom-from-malice, joyfulness, truth, concord, love, chastity, and understanding. There are permutations of these, as well. It is taught by those who live virtuous lives, in my case, the example first set by my mother. As I...
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    How is God's faithfulness taught to young believers?

    Basically the virtues demonstrated by my parent were something I wanted for myself. I learned later that those virtues are the substance of God’s world-ordering power, aka, “heavenly Logos”, “right reason”, “Yeshua”, “spirit of God”, etc. IOW, God brings order and harmony to the cosmic...
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