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Naturalism,naturally!

Naturalism just use what we know rather than postulate some divine being as supernaturalists do by adding divine direction to matters. No need exists for that as natural causes and explanations suffice as themselves being the sufficient reason! The presumption of naturalism is that natural causes are not only necessary and efficient but also primary and sufficient. They are themselves, in effect, that Necessary Being rather than God. This neither begs the question nor sandbags supernaturalists but rather the demand for evidence.
Science can move mountains of ignorance whilst the supernatural bases itself on the argument from ignorance. Neither definition, nor postulation nor faith can instantiate the supernatural.
Faith begs the question of its subject. It is the we just say so of credulity. As Sydney Hook notes, science is acquired knowledge whilst faith begs the question of being knowledge.
Supernaturalists ever rely on the arguments from incredulity and from ignorance! They find it incredible that regularity and order and natural laws inhere in Existence and so prefer to use that argument from ignorance that He directs matters when science finds quite otherwise as Lamberth’s the teleonomic argument notes.