Hi, SufiPhilosophy —
– Messiah is not God, e.g. because the terms are incongruous.
– Evolution as we know it today (via gene mutations) is baseless and unscientific.
I'm not a scientist, but that seems a big ask to me. This is an Interfaith forum, not a science one, but if a scientist wants to take it up?
– The Qur'an encodes the Speed of Light in a verse about angels conveying messages to God, and angels are said to be made of light so it's clearly on-point and intentional and even if random it's too much of a coincidence.
Again, I'm not a scientist.
How about 'On the Composition of Angels'?
– Atheism can not claim morality.
Again, you can make a case, and if anyone wants to pick it up?
I would welcome with relish ... i will trash these two counterargs
Tell me ... I'm not speaking as a Mod but as someone who's been around IO for a long time ... do you get the ethos of this site?
I only ask because we're not here to trash anyone. If I may say, that comes across as somewhat aggressive and abrasive – although that could be my misreading – please others correct me if I'm wrong.
I like the idea of a structured debate because it would curtail the usual IO practice of flitting about all over the place; of rolling from one objection to the next without actually closing the door, as it were, at each stage.
Short and succinct, too, would be beneficial. God knows, I'm not alone in failing in that ...
I would similarly like to think that such a debate would be instructive all around, a chance for both sides to put forward their reasoning; it would not be about winning or losing, or trashing the opposition.
Surely, it should above all be fun? (And not a Richard Dawkins 'shooting fish in a barrel' kind of fun.)
No-one is obliged to come to IO, no-one is obliged to post, no-one is obliged to stay. We've had some wonderful characters here over the years and, looking back, a combative atmosphere, I would suggest, is not very conducive to the good of the site.