"Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature."
- Saint Augustine
Is it possible that metaphysical elements simply cannot be detected by our current scientific instruments?
Just...is it possible?
Possible, certainly. However if they can't be detected then there is essentially no difference between them existing and between them not existing. So whatever point you actually thought you were making is instantly invalidated by your initial premise.
You know, I find it interesting that in the other thread you describe yourself as an "intellectual theist". As nothing about this has any intellectual value. The entire post is flawed and contains no useful content of any kind. Am I to assume that you're saving your accumulated intellectual energy up for a special occasion?
No, I am truly testing the waters again to see if anything has changed. It's likely no. But just to be sure...
So aside from the severe narcissism that we have seen in the other thread, and the lack of demonstrated intellect we have seen so far in this one; we can also add douchebag
to your resume as well. At least you're being up front about it.
Ah Velkyn. My antics = you being put in your place. I remember well.
You must be reading entirely different threads than the ones I'm reading.
So far all I'm seeing is nothing more than the typical Christian coward that comes through here day in and day out. A self-important man-child who's unable to handle reality and needed to hide behind the platitudes of a really good bedtime story because he couldn't stand to look in the mirror one morning and face what the world really was. Who spends a lot of time prancing around back and forth waving his hands in the air screaming "Look at me!Please validate my existence!God loves and that makes me special!" Someone who can't believe that everyone else in the world isn't as hopelessly broken as he is without hiding behind the skirts of an imaginary father figure for protection. I hate to be the one to break it to you, but you're alone here, and not because you're a theist among atheists. Because no one here is as naturally unpleasant and unhappy as you seem to be.
Your claims are not only absurd, they are largely unsubstantiated. Your arguments are fallacious and largely irrelevant. I went back through your last fifty posts and found about three of them that actually had anything of interest or value to say in regards to the discussion that was at hand. Most of it was just you spouting a series of jerk-ass abusive statements and rhetoric that do a lot to solidify my opinion of you as an utter and complete twerp.
I stopped about two hundred posts in but very little of it had any value at all. Calling yourself an 'intelligent theist' is an insult to the theists that we get here that actually are
Now did you have something to say that is of even the slightest interest or value? Or are you going to throw another fit and stomp out with a few bible verses trailing in your wake and complaints of how you were being so terribly persecuted by the same people to whom you directed comments such as:
Well wtf Mar, what do you expect? God you guys are so boring, where would this site possibly be without someone like me? Pointless diatribe and stupid back patting to make each other feel better for secretly knowing the whole lot of you all are going straight to hell...that's where.
Anyone can make a mistake. But it takes an atheist to justify it.
Uh, because it's all right there in front of you, plain as day, at least for anyone with half a brain.
I can provide plenty of factual evidence but I'm not going to. I'm not your monkey.
This sort of thing and most of the others in your past posts makes your previous use of the persecution card when you crawled away more than a little hypocritical.TL;DR
What a putz.