I’m more of a consequencialist when it comes to intention. My intention forms my experience of it, and that determines whether I feel as though I am seeking. It might describe to you as seeking, and certainly seeking new information can be a part of play, but can you say that I am seeking? Someobody seeking would be in motion towards a different position or moment in time. I’m in my moment, and I call it play. You see, I am motionless in this regard. I hope motion isn’t too much an abstraction or reduction for describing how intention forms experience.
Yeah, I define miracle as “when something appears to come out of nothing due to the perception that what you experience as happening is all that is happening”. So miracles are no longer miracles once you can materially explain the process behind the miracle. But yes, the point is that what was accomplished with miracles can be performed with technology.
You’re still being a little cryptic about how atheists are idolaters, so I’m going to try and expand the topic so you can help me understand. I think what happens in idolization is a form of personification. In this personification, you place new (to you) thoughts higher than your own. These thoughts come from some sort of personification of an authority on thinking. A healthy thinker would put any new thought equal to their own, no matter the source. Under my understanding, can you place an atheist as an idolater? Is my understanding an incorrect model? I always say that there are few things to understand and an infinite amount of ways to talk about them.