Posted: Dec 20, 2018 3:43 pm
by Cito di Pense
TopCat wrote:But if someone started reliably and instantaneously restoring amputated limbs, that would be a different matter and it would be ridiculous to just write it off as "unlikely but so what".

God knows everyone is waiting for a sign just like that one. God is much cleverer than that. Only the very wise will see the signs. It's pretty much the gold standard for wisdom among those who can barely tie their shoelaces.

Why did somebody dream up the amputee example? Were they really all that wise? The fact that you're still trying to figure out what kind of sign would convince you of the existence of God is already a bad sign.

TopCat wrote:it was super-advanced benevolent aliens that had just arrived on the scene,

How is that different? It's just another fucking story dreamed up by somebody with too much time on his hands. If you can tell me the point of creating stories like this, unless it's just for entertainment, I'm all ears.

As I've said on more than one occastion, if I started raving about signs from God, I'd figure I'd gone round the bend. The problem is that I'd probably be too far-gone at that point to try to reverse course.