Ah, trusting the honesty of politicians.
I don't want to believe in things that aren't real. If something has absolutely no objective evidence...then I'm not going to believe it simply because I "want" to.
The only distinction is that there's local markets for locals, where you need someone who knows the language and be prepared to bargain, and markets meant specifically to sell things to tourists at a massive markup over local prices. :)
Weak evidence is certainly different than zero evidence. Miracle stories can be dismissed out of hand because there can be no such thing as evidence for a miracle. When an effect B is caused by A, an instance of B is evidence of A. So evidence depends on the ordinary operation of cause and effect. Miracles, on the other hand, depend on the disruption or suspension of ordinary cause and effect. Historical claims, by contrast, are not extraordinary. If they are supported by any evidence at all, they can only be opposed with stronger counter-evidence.
"The majority of the usages in Merriam-Webster are about trust without evidence."
"Every now and then, it's nice to read an OP offering empathy and asking for nothing but empathy."
YOU seem to miss the whole point of this discussion. Yes, YOU have every right to practice your religion as you see fit. You can believe in the Flying Spaghetti Monster, or a rock as your supreme being. What you do NOT have a right to do is force your religious belief or practice upon another person, or make your religious belief or practice as law.
Was that the problem?
Satanic stuff? Warlocks and witches need to have their time. What about the Buddhists?
I see lots of reasoned atheists. It's why I addressed them specifically in my OP. I figured they might understand why it pops up in specific.
There you go again, making yourself look dishonest.
Spinning? I'm telling you clearly facts about human development. You really should look more things up before posting.
I've glanced. I don't hide my glances from hubby. He is comfortable in our relationship and can appreciate eye candy. I also don't mind him glancing because sometimes it's just a reaction and your vision clears up and you wonder what made you glance in the first place.
Tex told me to
Spitting out the Guam could help reduce the chance of pneumonia!
No he prefers burying HIS in a sheeps ass!
Groan. Satan, like your God and your Christ, are fairy tales. Your fairy tales are exceptionally dark.