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Re: [XTalk] miracles (forwarded from Bill Arnal)

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  • Stephen C. Carlson
    ... I kind of found this statement ironic (perhaps in the Alanis Morissette sense), because the common understanding of how the universe operates at the time
    Message 1 of 4 , Feb 19, 2001
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      Bill Arnal wrote:
      > What is wrong with this argumentative sleight-of-hand is that it presents
      > radically different types of assertions as equivalent. The claim that
      > (geuninely miraculous) miracles don't happen is NOT on par with the claim
      > that miracles do happen. The former claim is based on common experience and
      > our (again, common) understanding of how the universe operates.

      I kind of found this statement ironic (perhaps in the Alanis
      Morissette sense), because the common understanding of how
      the universe operates at the time the relevant texts were
      written is that miracles do happen.

      Stephen Carlson
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