OST is closed for business but its spirit survives on my blog.
I was suggesting that the Christian worldview is powerful because more coherent, philosophically, than alternative worldviews. Whether I personally continue to believe in it would not alter its coherence.
I also think, Jacob, your view of how God intervenes, or should intervene, in our world, if he were God, needs some exploration. Should God intervene physically every time somebody did something or incurred something that involved pain? Can you imagine what sort of world that would be like?
On the other hand, new creation, new heaven and new earth, beginning in the resurrected Jesus, the downpayment in each of his followers, an alternative rule to existing world rule, a new community spread over the entire earth, a dynamic that defies the cycle of hope, failure and despair to which the rest of mankind is bound - I’d have thought this was some intervention.
It all depends which way you are looking, and what you alternatives you hold in the balance.
Now, what was this thread all about? Oh yes, Dawkins and co.