I would have thought that you would have been able to infer that ‘matter’ was shorthand for the material universe. Rats. I made another mistake.
“Use the right word, not its second cousin.” — Mark Twain.
That was first cousin or more like sibling.
What kind of evidence do you imagine makes a Christian out of an atheist?
If I were you I would abandon all attempts at wit. As a substitute, you could try engaging with the actual arguments people make to you.
My question above stands.
Oh. I thought it was rhetorical. Shouldn’t you try answering my questions before posing your own?
The best answer to a question is frequently a question. It is at least a good answer in this case.
If the survey question as described in the article is accurate:
Just over half of religious or spiritual people in both countries thought human consciousness could not be explained by evolutionary processes. Astonishingly, we also found that over 1 in 3 of Canadian atheists, and nearly 1 in 5 UK atheists felt the same.
I can easily see how many would confuse whether consciousness COULD be explained with whether it HAS been explained by evolutionary processes, because it hasn’t.
Yes. It is attacking a straw man.
This seems mostly false.
Is it? Really?
It is if you’re trying to dodge the original question.
Neither of you have ever taught, then.
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Nice put-down. Peaceful.
Let’s face it, dude. You ignore any actual discussion. There isn’t much else to do here.
Maybe you aren’t familiar with Socratic questioning and you were afraid to address mine?
Condescension does not go well for you. Nor, as it happens, do your attempts at Socratic method. Answer the questions.
The Source is absolute truth, testimony that can be trusted in any circumstance, but you won’t know him unless you want to and he reveals himself to you. And absolute Truth is generally reliable.
That is both the answer to your questions and the answer to mine.
The Latin anagram answers Pilate’s question.
Quid est veritas? “What is truth?”
Est vir qui adest: “It is the man who is here.”