Most of them are also believers in the Big Bang theory, rather than in a created order.
There seem to plenty of people like this - a lot of them Oprah fans.
Highly intelligent, thinking people.
I struggle to see how those two beliefs hang together.
The Big Bang theory is all about randomness; and gases and minerals and stuff flying outwards with no cause, and no purpose. Just an accident of nature.
How then, can this same random, meaningless universe be the hearer, let alone the provider, of requests from tiny humanity?
It implies the presence of personality; pity and kindness and grace.
How can inanimate objects, rotating in space, be thought to be able to do that?
It was unforgettably wonderful: something so different and so special we all went away a bit dazed.
Wonderful dvd's of outstanding artists - many of them collecter's items - on heard state of the art equipment: great food, great company, great wines -
All of us left thinking of others we know who "simply have to" experience what we did.