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by Dubious
Fri May 26, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy and the Great Questions of the Heart.
Replies: 24
Views: 115

Re: Philosophy and the Great Questions of the Heart.

Science and logic doesn't supply answers for this question. Yet a person searching for meaning is drawn to the wisdom that leads to "meaning." The value of philosophy seems to be its ability to deepen questions in pursuit of wisdom. How, in pursuit of wisdom, would you deepen the question of why we...
by Dubious
Thu May 25, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy and the Great Questions of the Heart.
Replies: 24
Views: 115

Re: Philosophy and the Great Questions of the Heart.

The Ten Great Questions of the Heart February 14, 2016 1. Are we alone in the Universe? (Does God Exist?) ...a question which neither includes or excludes the other. 2. Who am I? ...simply another entity created by nature among mucho billions or trillions so created. A question "improvised" by phil...
by Dubious
Thu May 25, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 755
Views: 9697

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

...especially if "nothing" is all that is offered historically and evidentially. But for some hearsay is enough to create an acceptable truth where non exists which constitutes the entire meaning and modus of faith. Or especially if there IS evidence, but certain people just refuse to listen...or e...
by Dubious
Wed May 24, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 755
Views: 9697

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

So though that's the chief miracle the Bible offers in attestation of its case, the Book itself recognizes that for some folks, nothing is ever enough. ...especially if "nothing" is all that is offered historically and evidentially. But for some hearsay is enough to create an acceptable truth where...
by Dubious
Mon May 22, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 2476
Views: 209805

Re: Music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr_PqBfyEAU Beautiful trumpet music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwU37osOkQA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMsTIO8zERI Love trumpet music! It covers the range from the sublime to the intimate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYEY9-0uGnk https://www.youtube.com/...
by Dubious
Wed May 10, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: what is universally true for everybody?
Replies: 23
Views: 297

Re: what is universally true for everybody?

Self-interest which includes attempting to gain the goodwill of others through cooperation.
by Dubious
Tue May 09, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 317
Views: 3605

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

Two problems with that theory: 1. The Enlightenment in itself produced marginal improvements for privileged women, but actually pretty abominable conditions for the average woman. Remember: it was just the early stages of the Industrial Revolution...women's voting, education, health issues, and so ...
by Dubious
Tue May 09, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 317
Views: 3605

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

...but women's rights would never have come around except in the Christian West. That was a consequence of the Enlightenment period which caused a lot of rethinking in the West not exempting god or religion. Had that not happened, women would have continued to be predefined as inferior and kept in ...
by Dubious
Mon May 08, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: I think, Therefore I am
Replies: 13
Views: 225

Re: I think, Therefore I am

To future artificial intelligences this saying will be as fundamental as the so-called 6th day of creation when God created man.
by Dubious
Mon May 08, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why are we here on Earth?
Replies: 30
Views: 498

Re: Why are we here on Earth?

...because having been produced here, we haven't yet managed to live anywhere else and it's unlikely we ever will...or perhaps the last humans of planet Earth will go extinct on Mars that being as far as we got. After all, Mars is just around the corner compared to what's next.
by Dubious
Mon May 08, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 317
Views: 3605

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

Point me to this 'atheist dogma'? Point me to the authority which lays this dogma down? Here you are, I would agree with you that Atheism has a dogma...though a very limited and anti-intellectual one. For example, these are the Atheist commandments: No gods. No allowing that anyone else has reason ...
by Dubious
Sun May 07, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall
Replies: 317
Views: 3605

Re: Bill O'Reilly"s downfall

Commandments are only indicators of the nature of God Himself. "The Good" is always grounded in the character of God. ...only as your imagination and wishful thinking provides there never having been even the most minuscule sign that any such exist or is required to exist. Your god is solely based ...
by Dubious
Thu May 04, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: If God is so merciful, then why did Jesus have to be sacrificed?
Replies: 828
Views: 9230

Re: If God is so merciful, then why did Jesus have to be sacrificed?

...conflating history and myth you will get into worse and worse problems of faith in proportion as historical knowledge increases. Speaking of which, this documentary is quite interesting in making more sense of the Gospels expanding the historical context when all this takes place. One of the mos...
by Dubious
Thu May 04, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What makes you puke?
Replies: 164
Views: 1797

Re: What makes you puke?

...when something better replaces humankind, what will it look like? To decide that question depends on what happens during the metamorphosis which causes the gradual replacing. Enlightenment is not something which ever completes itself into a perfect circle...and that's good, very good in fact bec...