Over the ritual family Xmas torture-fest, my eldest brother–a devout Christian like most of non-skald Rhymers–made the above reference statement. It was part of his perennial attempt to convert me to Christianity; the thrust of his argument was that we believe in the sun’s existence because we have evidence of its activity, and, likewise, we should believe in God because we have evidence of his activity in the world.
I don’t wish to debate the second half of my brother’s claim, having already refuted it by pointing out that any claim made of the Abrahamic god can be made just as reasonably of Zeus, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, or Thor. What I am interested in is learning whether y’all think the statement quoted in the thread title has any meaning. Anyone care to defend it?