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Old 01-19-2013, 11:06   #251
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Just something to think about. But if a deity did create life, the heavens and earth etc, wouldn't that have been the nature of reality, not really supernatural? Maybe beyond comprehension of the folks at the time, but not outside the boundaries of the rules of physics and the law of nature.
Depends on the definition of "natural", I guess. Beyond the bounds of what we currently understand as the natural world? Yes, absolutely. If it actually happened, that makes it not outside the bounds of nature, I suppose.


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I think a lot of people get stuck on the omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient criteria.
Those are very central characteristics to the commonly accepted definition of "God", though. If you throw those out, you are essentially now talking about some other creator or creative force.

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Maybe a "creator" wasn't all powerful, but just really smart with cool toys, maybe even mortal.
Again, if this is true, that's not "God" or gods in the commonly accepted sense.
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