Mikey wrote:There is a combination of the two options which Graham Kennedy has pronounced to be his, and therefore universal, absolute truth.
No, there is not. Things either happen or they do not happen. You can try and paint it as me being grandiose all you like, but that doesn't change the fact.
Again, I find it both understandable and unsurprising that an atheist wouldn't acknowledge, or even formulate, such an option which is based on theological faith, and also depends on it. But completely aside from an argument on the existence of G-d, we can take as a given that I believe in such.
Well that's up to you. And I too find it understandable, in a way, why you would want to have the beliefs you want whilst being able to dismiss the implications of having them. If you feel you can do that with a little quibbling, I certainly can't stop you and wouldn't want to if I could. But this aspect of your belief is at odds with reality, whether you accept it or not.
I think we've reached a point where there is little to be gained in continuing. <shrug>