Sayings of a Gadfly
by Max Maxwell

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 The Gadfly said, “There is no supernatural.  The dividing line between the natural and the supernatural is merely the horizon of our understanding.  The sooner we use the word supernatural, the sooner we display the limit of our knowledge.”

 Someone asked, “Does that mean you do not believe in God?” 

 The Gadfly replied, “To assume that God’s existence must involve the violation of natural laws, which we call the supernatural, is completely unfounded.  Today, we seem godlike in comparison to the peoples of prehistory.  Yet we did not need to violate natural laws to get where we are.  We just needed to understand them better.  It does not take much imagination to think there might be something else in or beyond the universe that is much more advanced than us.  Nor does reason require us to imagine that any natural laws must be violated for such advancement to exist.  It does not follow that if the idea of the supernatural is rejected, then the idea of God must also be rejected.”

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