Ok, this next post is going to seem like it came way out of left field, so just a word of warning. I was about to reply to your last post as soon as I read but, as I started typing, my answer started making less and less sense to me. When you said that you don't believe in a "supernatural God", I was going to respond by saying that, if God exists, there would be a scientific principle in place that would allow for it. However, then I remembered that I also believe that God CREATED science, so how can I believe that science is what permits It to exist? There then a whole thought process that took place in my mind that is too complicated to explain right now, but it involved things like time travel and how it would relate to a different set of laws governing God's universe than the ones that govern our own. Basically, I am not sure anymore if God truly does exist as an independent being and, instead, am starting to believe that there is an unconscious system of order inherent in the fabric of existence. Religion and certain branches of metaphysics alike have taught people to believe that God is what makes order in the universe possible (i.e., without God, there is chaos). But what if, in the absense of God, the pre-existing condition is not chaos at all, but order?
I hope this doesn't seem too much like it came out of nowhere, but it is something that hit me all of a sudden. Well, all of a sudden in ONE sense, although I have entertained the possibility of an inherent system of order rather than God in the past but, until now, thought that the latter explanation made more sense. I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts, assuming I don't have you too confused.
And it all went quiet in the city
And the wind blew down the road.
Someone cried out "Subvert!"
And the people all went cold.