"You are on shaky ground when you trust"...."human intuition and experience."
If you take exception are you willing to tell me that, if you have kids, just because your kid tells you there is a monster in the closet...and s/he is DAMN sure of it...that you BELIEVE it without further PROOF or applying...oh my goodness....LOGIC? You are just as prone to relying on logic as the rest of us. You just choose where and when to apply it.
Phatboy, stick to your faith and your belief in your god. I have seen few on this board who will seriously contest anyone's faith or belief in the existence of their personal deity. It's the PHYSICAL aspect that is contested....events like the flood, the exodus, the human writers, etc.
Anyway, it's too bad this member is gone....exploring other ideas and possibilities, imNsho, is both critical and beneficial for our intellectual growth as humans.