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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:56 AM

27. Anyone understand what he's trying to get at?

IF (A) man was able to originate the
> idea/concept of God through the power
> of imagination, as opposed to reason
> and/or revelation,
>
> THEN (B) man did originate the
> idea/concept of God through the power
> of imagination.

Not sure what part A means. Imagination as I understand it is not necessarily in opposition of reason, which I feel makes it a bad or poorly stated premise.

As for part B, just because someone is able to have done something doesn't mean he did it. So I guess the answer to step #1 would be no, though the poor premise makes the whole thing pretty meaningless (garbage in, garbage out as they say in the computer science world).

The only difference between the major and minor premise is that the minor premise is stated as fact rather than question, but the same issue apply to the minor premise as the major one.

Honestly, didn't read the other steps after that. If the first step is a failure, there's no reason to go onto the rest.

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