In a message dated 12/16/01 6:36:48 PM, SteamDoc@aol.com writes:
<< So, avoiding the "miraculous interventionist" phrase you resist, can we
characterize your position as "supernatural interventionist?" >>
Thanks for your persistence. I accept the term supernatural.
I looked up the word "interventionist" on my computer's thesaurus and came up
with these synonyms--domineering, officious, dominant, interfering. In the
dictionary definition of the term, the word "interference" appears
prominently. The word has too many negative connotations to serve my
purpose, so I do not accept it.
The term that best fits my definition is _supernatural development_. The
words, "develop" and "developer" have a number of dictionary definitions.
The one that gives the meaning best suited to my position is: "to conduct
through a series of changes each of which is preparatory for the next."
Hope that helps.
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