Posted: Oct 08, 2019 3:04 pm
by Spearthrower
Hermit wrote:
Cito di Pense wrote:
Hermit wrote:Our belief renders a mechanism that makes the occurrence of the event plausible irrelevant.

I just finished parsing this. Meanwhile, I split a gut.

That's because you skated past some important bits. I bolded them here:
Hermit wrote:
ginckgo wrote:I honestly don't care about the mechanism.

That's what believers in Noah's flood do: The flood happened even though we can't explain where all that water came from, and where it disappeared to. Our belief renders a mechanism that makes the occurrence of the event plausible irrelevant.



It's also not true.

Believers in Noah's Flood have a mechanism: God.

Where did the water come from? God made it.
Where did it disappear to? God made it disappear.

You can't compare someone's position about being interested in direct observation as a means of querying the validity of something, to someone who's employing a religious belief to explain away the lack of evidence for their stated belief.