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susanlatimer's Avatar Jump to comment 69 by susanlatimer

Sorry achromat. I meant to put your name in the last comment. Of course I was responding to what you said.

For me it's just another attempt at retreating to the god of the gaps, albeit with a creative twist.

There's nothing more creative about that twist than any of their other twists... unless you meant it literally. As in, albeit with a "creative" twist.

to simply assume it is some contact with forces from beyond is ludicrous.

Not necessarily. Beyond our knowledge and assumptions is just the regular, every day, bread and butter method of good science, good ethics and good art. Theists are not really appealing to "beyond". They are suggesting that we've had the answers for thousands of years. Nothing beyond about that.

"Beyond" what we know suggests that we can attain more. By that definition, "beyond" is a healthy word.

They use "beyond" in a magical, ultimate sense. They believe that no matter what humans accomplish, beliefs that date back to thousands of years before those accomplishments are better and magical. Unsurpassable.

The whole thing's a crock.

Tue, 02 Oct 2012 07:22:19 UTC | #951230