Re: Empiricism

John W Burgeson (
Sat, 18 Apr 1998 08:47:15 -0600

Massimo -- you replied to my post:

>>but paranormal powers are not the same as a supernatural god, are

No -- I think not. The illustration is, at best, an analogy.

>>Furthermore, if I had absolutely no control over those powers, and they
were entirely capricious and unrepeatable, I would probably start
thinking that I lost my mind... That's always a possibility, you know?

Interesting. That might, indeed, be a possible hypothesis. But not the
only possible assumption, of course. I suspect that you (and I if it
happened to me) would consider other possibilities, and that's all I
meant by the illustration.

Interestingly enough, a few months after I had become a Christian, I went
through a period of self-analysis along this line. Had I been conned? Was
it "real?" This process continued for several weeks; it terminated when
the Lord (may I use that term?) provided me with the support I needed.



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