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Old 10-02-2007, 03:04 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Ray Jones
Okay, I'll summarise for you both: taykee thinks and NDE can cause someone to believe in something supernatural, Archy and Raystun don't necessarily agree but basically cannot disprove that, they also would argue that this does still apply to Sammy H.'s 6 Steps to believe.
Err...almost. I absolutely agree that any "inexplicable" event (I won't tie us down to NDE) could potentially cause someone to believe in something supernatural. My point is that believing something to be supernatural does not make it actually supernatural (whether or not there is a natural, aka scientific, explanation is completely irrelevant). Furthermore, experiencing said event might cause someone to suspend skepticism and make them believe that god is possible, therefore desirable, cue step #1 ala Sam Harris.
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