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    Does "a committed materialism" mean "one of the committed materialisms"

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    Whatever the personal view, it is crucial that a healthy skepticism be applied when interpreting potentially miraculous
    events, lest the integrity and rationality of the religious perspective be brought into question. The only thing that will kill the possibility of miracles more quickly than a committed materialism is the claiming of miracle status for everyday events for which natural explanations are readily at hand. Anyone who claims the blooming of a flower is a miracle is treading upon a growing understanding of plant biology, which is well on the way to elucidating all the steps between seed germination and the blossoming of a beautiful and sweet-smelling rose, all directed by that plant's DNA instruction book.



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    Re: Does "a committed materialism" mean "one of the committed materialisms"

    No. It means a materialism that is committed to (by a person).

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    Re: Does "a committed materialism" mean "one of the committed materialisms"

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    No. It means a materialism that is committed to (by a person).
    Thanks for replying.
    But I failed to understand you. If "a commited materialism" stands, "a commited communism" is grammatically correst as well?

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    Re: Does "a committed materialism" mean "one of the committed materialisms"

    Yes. Not a wishy-washy materialism, not a half-hearted belief. But a committed belief in materialism.

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