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Modern theological arguments strike me in a similar manner - if you have to spend so much time familiarizing yourself with those arguments, then they're like a Gordian knot, and the simplest way to deal with them is to cut right through.

I've always wondered about apologetics -- If anything, I think it weakens the argument if you have to run around in Philosophyville like a metaphysical chicken with its head cut off, coming up with myriad excuses and exceptions to defend your position.  If you can't come up with a simple and rational explanation for something, that "something" probably isn't what you think it is.
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