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    Exclamation I need help with this sentence

    Hello to all.
    I was reading a book about crime fiction and I stumbled upon this sentence:
    ''He was clearly a theist insofar as theism gave the only rational
    explanation to the goodness of the creation"

    I think that it mean that he was a theist because theism gave him the only
    Explanation to the goodness of the creation.

    So am I right ?

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    Re: I need help with this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by cool-man View Post
    Hello to all.
    I was reading a book about crime fiction and I stumbled upon this sentence:

    ''He was clearly a theist insofar as theism gave the only rational explanation to the goodness of the creation"

    I think that it means that he was a theist because theism gave him the only explanation to the goodness of the creation.

    So Am I right?
    Welcome to the forum.

    The word "insofar" is important. He does not necessarily believe in every aspect of theism but he believes in it to the point where it explains the goodness of creation.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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