[ExI] Science or Scientism?

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 14:36:47 UTC 2018

On Tue, Nov 6, 2018 at 4:15 PM SR Ballard <sen.otaku at gmail.com> wrote:

> *Well, I think that considering God is the “intelligence that created and
> operates the world” is not the only kind of “god” which people have faith
> in,*

Yes, they say things like "I believe in a force more powerful than myself"
and to tell the truth I believe in that too, gravity and electromagnetism
are examples of 2 such forces. But that sort of argument comes from people
who have rejected the idea that God is a intelligent conscious BEING, in
other words they are perfectly willing to abandon the idea of God but flat
out refuse to abandon the English word G-O-D. They redefine the word to
mean a sort of generic amorphous grey blob, and its so generic, amorphous
and grey that if that's what the word means then even I would have to say
"I believe in God". But that's no more informative than saying  "I believe
in stuff". I don't want to brag but I'm more intelligent than some run of
the mill grey blob, so if I'm smarter than God then it's a pretty third
rate God.

 John K Clark

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