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One last comment before I wish you all a Happy New Year.

Kazim said: Now prove me wrong. It sounds like your standard is that we are free to make up any entity we want, as long as there is no writing available to contradict it.

I'm not making up any entity. Belief in some entity has been around for a long time, no need for me to make anything up. Theism has been the dominant belief of our species for a long time. That alone justifies considering it seriously. It may be wrong, but one can't just dismiss it out of hand.

There is also the question of where does the observed order in the universe come from. Science has no answer for that. We know random events can produce order and we know intelligence can. The question then is whether the order observed in the universe is more consistent with one or the other.

Atheists answer that question one way, theists the other. I don't have an objection with either, though I am curious about the reasoning. From the posts so far, the reasoning for both sides seem to rely more on faith than a lot of you are comfortable in admitting. Tough.

Now what I do object to is the assertion that the question itself is nonsensical. I think that is nonsense. I also think you folks need to learn a bit more about the correct usage of Occam's razor.

And with that bit of admitted pretentiousness I wish you all a Happy New Year.
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