Using a sentence that starts with "If God had wanted us to..." in order to show opposition to a certain custom or technology is usually a valid argument.
I would only consider it valid or acceptable if I were in a context where people believe in God, like at home or among my Christian friends. I still generally wouldn't say it.
I don't consider it valid at all. In fact, I discount it immediately.
It's usually meant in jest.
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No, but that doesn't mean it's not an effective one in certain crowds.
It's never a valid argument.
A naturalist argument with a religious twist? Doesn't sound valid to me.
I think it's balderdash.Has been used against aviation - If God had wanted us to fly, he'd given us wings. Well, or how about the brain to build airplanes? My favorite retort: If God would want us to be nude, we'd have been born that way. Waitasec ;)
Yeah, as soon as I read this I thought of the "If God had wanted us to fly.." Good argument.
My least favorite is the one where someone refuses medical treatment. "If God wants me to be well, he'll heal me." Or, he'll give us brains to figure out things like antibiotics and surgery.
A man is caught in a storm surge on his rooftop. He prays God help him. A boat passes by and tries to pick him up, but he says no, God will help him. Same with a second boat. Then a helicopter appears but he still declines and then finally drowns...
When he appears in heaven, he asks God why He didn't help him even though he was a faithful believer. God replies: I sent two boats and a helicopter, what more did you expect?