In the course of a discussion about the existence of God and of the miraculous, an unbelieving reader (who strikes me as open to reasonable discussion) writes:
All I’m saying is that people everywhere demonstrate a powerful desire to believe that there is intervention in the material universe from outside the material universe.
Except that’s not true. Lots of people also demonstrate a powerful desire to believe there is no intervention in the material universe. Even many people who believe in some sort of God do this, because they are deists.
The notion that the existence of God provides nothing but unalloyed consolation and does not also give reason to have deep fear...READ MORE