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Astyanax: If you don't like what I post, then don't read it. Now, wasn't that easy?
Which I take to be 'yes' unless told otherwise. But which version of ID am I to relate to; what you presented generally in your recent post, or do you have specifications?
Prematurely I can say, that you most likely don't use the same methods to create a pencil as for creating a cosmos (my preferred word instead of 'universe'). This is not cheap semantics on my part, as you will see later.
I take it, that we are both operating from 'agnostic' positions on this, as far as 'agnosticism' carries. Using absence of evidence in such a context is purposeless.
A highly unusual request on the subject of ID. Nonetheless a fascinating challenge, which I, with your interest and consent, will take up after the standard ID concept is finished.
I am awaiting an answer to my post, before I continue. There was a question in that post.
The aim here is to consider and possibly establish validity/non-validity of 'intelligence and design' (in a trans-cosmic theist context). This can't rationally be done by assuming it as already being part of the premises.
Originally posted by Astyanax
Here’s a question from a fellow-atheist: have you ever felt the lack of Someone to praise or thank? You know, when the sheer marvellousness of everything overwhelms you, or you suddenly enjoy a piece of undeserved good luck, or a fortuitous last-minute reprieve from some impending disaster?
Originally posted by ManOfGod267
Hello OP! When you have time I would like for you to answer my simple question. My question if you had a chance to know everything and that is 100% fact on any faith what would that faith be? Doesn't mean the religion is right or wrong just if you knew everything about it. Like knowing about Islam, the laws, history, individuals, and so on. Understand?
Originally posted by XplanetX
Do you believe in extra-terrestrials?
Originally posted by followtheevidence
For me it is simple - I'm expected to believe it took intelligence and design to create a pencil, but not a universe? Perhaps I am daft, so be it.
originally posted by: traditionaldrummer
All too often I see remarks lodged against atheists in general. Very rarely do I find anyone asking an atheist for opinions and facts about their non-beliefs.
Perhaps I can help clear up any misunderstandings or incorrect assumptions you may have about people without beliefs. This can only help, as an overwhelming majority of negative comments about atheists and atheism are tragically incorrect.
Feel free to ask anything. Thanks for your time and have a great day.