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providence

1. The act of providing or preparing for future use or application; a making ready; preparation. Providence for war is the best prevention of it. (bacon)

2. Foresight; care; especially, the foresight and care which god manifests for his creatures; hence, God himself, regarded as exercising a constant wise prescience. The world was all before them, where to choose Their place of rest, and Providence their guide. (milton)

3. A manifestation of the care and superintendence which god exercises over his creatures; an event ordained by divine direction. He that hath a numerous family, and many to provide for, needs a greater providence of God. (Jer. Taylor)

4. Prudence in the management of one's concerns; economy; frugality. It is a high point of providence in a prince to cast an eye rather upon actions than persons. (Quarles)

Origin: L. Providentia: cf. F. Providence. See Provident, and cf. Prudence.


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... necessary for a really profound revival of religious life [Adolph Hitler, in a speech to the Reichstag on March 23, 1933] I go the way that Providence dictates with the assurance of a sleepwalker. [Adolf Hitler, Speech, 15 March 1936, Munich, Germany.] Today Christians ... stand at the head ...

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by E8-not42
Sat Nov 17, 2007 5:55 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: God vs Evolution
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Re: Just a simple question about Evolution

... lost without an ID (Inteligent Design) or without "everything being shaped by...something". You need to subsist under some form of Providence. Your peace of mind and your reflective elation are founded on a feeling that your existence is purposed towards something vague of which ...

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by Dov Henis
Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:42 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Just a simple question about Evolution
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Views: 18185

Origin of life

... it exists today or is even possible. It is a conclusion based on a belief in materialism. That is religion, not science. ...not invoking divine providence everytime they get confused. You have incorrectly concluded that a belief in ID is not a conclusion based on evidence, but a default position. ...

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by Springer
Sun Jan 29, 2006 4:47 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Origin of life
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Origin of life

... scientists don't address ID is because it isn't science. Scientists concern themselves with finding natural explanations, not invoking divine providence everytime they get confused. ID implies that anything is possible, and everything is the way it is simply because that's how God wants it ...

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by alextemplet
Sun Jan 29, 2006 2:56 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Origin of life
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