This paper is a critique of supernaturalist thinking in general and the way it is used within traditional Christianity. It also explores the way most people think and the sort of underlying world-view they adopt. This has, it seems, changed remarkably little since the time we were hunter-gatherers. despite apparent secularisation and the fall in Christian church attendance in Europe. This underlying world -view has three main aspects, the Theistic/spiritual, the Magical/miraculous and the Predictable and rational. I label this TMP for short.
The paper explores the Christian resurrection stories, evangelical conversion, and proposes a positive alternative to supernaturalist thinking.