You took the circular logic of certain philosophical riddles and with some unconvincing slight-of-hand, show it as proof that anything other than Christianity (apparently) is imperfect, undesirable, fantasy, illogical or impossible.
You made this Christian specific. I don't doubt were you a Hindu, Muslim or Buddhist, just to name a few, we'd be down another equally potentialy hot-headed path as you try to say such-and-such makes for a better metaphysical/physical framework than mere observation or science...
But why put yourself further and further into a corner as defensive victim, when I'm merely "out here", outside your Religion X's box, not chasing you.
I offer plenty, I say that all the religions have monopolized the good things in human existence and used them as selling point for their special brands. That was the core point I made starting this thread.
Re-read my posts and you'll see you first made it Christian specific. My rant was against this human preoccupation with needing there to be a superbeing behind everything in order for it to be deemed real, valid or fulfilling.
Relying on pop-shorthand for "all religion" that you were "taught" in popular culture doesn't mean you are prepared to dicuss it in this forum.
Yet more smug arrogance, implying that formal education is required to be able to speak and discuss a given subject. That's the old religious elitism we all know and love.
You should ask yourself what sort of person does call out those he doesn't agree with blurred slurs, and broad indistinguised deprecation -- and does so for purely personal, inaccesable reasons.
As opposed to you? That's rich. You've been insulting for pages. My lack of faith is an affront to you and you cannot step outside your heritage and argue rationally, only pick and choose from tidbits that fit what you want to hear and see.
Creationism does not at all rest "on the premise that the Bible is literally true." Creationism, as understood by Islam, Mormonism, Christianity, Judaism and more, rests solely on the revealed truth that God created the heavens and earth ex nihilo, out of nothing. Whether the Genesis account is figurative or literal in its details is another matter altogether.
Evolution, on the other hand, and especially as articulated and promoted by men like Richard Dawkins and Stephen Jay Gould, rests solely on the premise that matter and mathematical laws are all that exist.
The two positions are mutually exclusive. Nor can science prove one or the other because both positions demand metaphysical presuppositions. Whether we got where we are as a result of divine purpose or of meaningless chance is not a question science can hope to answer.
Creationism has no quarrel with science, but creationism is unalterably opposed to materialism in any disguise. Anyone advocating against teaching intelligent design alongside of evolution exhibits a closed mind.
I should have written you off right there, after all, my mind is closed, right?
Sorry, you are simply too far gone. You want to pry off a few metaphysical puzzles from philosophy and make them yours for long enough to be used to defend Christianity, yet when similar paradoxes are exposed in Christianity, suddenly we are hostile and deprecating.
You continually say that science can't answer this or that but then all you do is fall back on this purely arbitrary, ancient soap operas.
You've told me nothing about how Christianity answers anything besides it's own riddles.