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To: Boogieman
Re: If no god ever shows up to introduce himself, then he's definitely not worthy of any kind of recognition.

"Modern science is built on a fundamental premise that they can only consider natural phenomenon. "

No. It is built on the scientific method, which requires observables.

"the very definition of God means something supernatural. ... Anything supernatural is outside the bounds of modern science."Do these gods know they've been defined by the humans? Why do they hide behind some human's definition to avoid introducing themselves? Do they have schizoid, avoidant, or dependent personalities?

40 posted on 06/17/2012 4:38:15 PM PDT by spunkets
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To: spunkets

“No. It is built on the scientific method, which requires observables.”

Yes, you are essentially stating methodological naturalism, which is exactly what I was referring to.

“Do these gods know they’ve been defined by the humans?”

I’m not talking about “gods”, I’m talking about God, the omnipotent, omniscient creator of the universe. So, yes, he certainly knows everything that we do. More importantly, we didn’t define Him, He defined Himself, and graciously provided us with some methods to gain at least a partial understanding of His nature. Science, however, can only ever be tangentially related to those endeavors.

“Why do they hide behind some human’s definition to avoid introducing themselves?”

He didn’t. Humans defined science to exclude any examination of the kinds that would lead to direct knowledge about God.

“Do they have schizoid, avoidant, or dependent personalities?”

To even ask that question is to descend into ludicrous anthromorphism.


41 posted on 06/17/2012 6:07:42 PM PDT by Boogieman
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