For your weekend entertainment, we present you with another Curmudgeonly Creative Challenge. This one is about the arguments and evidence which are frequently presented as proof — or at least powerful reasons — for believing in Yahweh (as described in scripture) or, in the case of the Discovery Institute, their allegedly non-scriptural intelligent designer.
You know how such arguments usually go: advocates of theism (or intelligent design) present what they consider powerful reasons for their belief, while others dismiss such arguments as lacking in substance and persuasiveness. In the context of science, any argument which is: (a) based on verifiable evidence; and (b) testable, is entitled to serious consideration. But so far, it is claimed that all theistic arguments fall short of meeting those requirements.
The form of today’s challenge is that you must tell us, with reasonable brevity:
You know the rules: A successful entry should be self-explanatory. You may enter the contest as many times as you wish, but you must avoid profanity, vulgarity, childish anatomical analogies, etc. Also, avoid slanderous statements about individuals. Feel free to comment on the entries submitted by others — with praise, criticism, or whatever — but you must do so tastefully.
There may not be a winner of this contest, but if there is, your Curmudgeon will decide, and whenever we get around to it we’ll announce who the winner is. There is no tangible prize — as always in life’s great challenges, the accomplishment is its own reward. We now throw open the comments section, dear reader. Go for it!
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