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by Greta
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Secularism versus the Demonization of Atheists
Replies: 279
Views: 6458

Re: Secularism versus the Demonization of Atheists

Secular society has huge amounts to say... Maybe. But nothing it can rationally justify. It's all just talk, without any proof it's right-minded talk, or that it entails any obligation at all for those disinclined to believe any of it. There's no value in mere opinions, if those opinions cannot be ...
by Greta
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Secularism versus the Demonization of Atheists
Replies: 279
Views: 6458

Re: Secularism versus the Demonization of Atheists

One thing the Atheists and I all agree on: other than some kind of bare-bones denial of God, it has nothing to say...no opinions about morality, truth, reality, politics, meaning, justice, rights, the future, or any other thing -- let alone discrimination, religions, gender, homosexuality, and so o...
by Greta
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Intolerance
Replies: 482
Views: 6351

Re: Secular Intolerance

Yes, an articulate and resonant description of Nick's solipsist approach. How do you get through to solipsists and narcissists? You don't. They are effectively social black holes where ego and fear finally overcomes curiosity and empathy, and then afterwards they absorb ordered information but simp...
by Greta
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Intolerance
Replies: 482
Views: 6351

Re: Secular Intolerance

First tell me what gives fooloso4 the right and authority to say this about me. And so you don’t. You lull yourself to sleep by the sound of your incessant self serving chatter. You are not awakening, you are dreaming that you are waking. You look at the Bible in the same way you look at everything...
by Greta
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Secularism versus the Demonization of Atheists
Replies: 279
Views: 6458

Re: Secularism versus the Demonization of Atheists

In all the months I've known you, you have never given the slightest hint that you understand the logic of atheism. Then show me the contrary logic. Show me, for example, that Atheism is a moral position. Or that it's based in knowledge. Or that it can ground a society...or do any of the things I h...
by Greta
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Intolerance
Replies: 482
Views: 6351

Re: Secular Intolerance

I go on at length in the hope you can appreciate that non-theists can be extremely interested all in this stuff - we are not robot people who blindly just follow what experts say. You would say the same thing - that you are not a cookie-cutter theist either. I would rather you reply to the content ...
by Greta
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Secularism versus the Demonization of Atheists
Replies: 279
Views: 6458

Re: Secularism versus the Demonization of Atheists

Clearly I am referring to the thread subject matter - the unfair and irrational demonisation of non-believers by some theists, such as yourself. I protest. I have never had to distort a thing in speaking about Atheism. All I've ever had to do is point out its own logic -- if that's demonic, then it...
by Greta
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Intolerance
Replies: 482
Views: 6351

Re: Secular Intolerance

Greta wrote: Then again, a deceased former forum member and staunch atheist, Obvious Leo, used to talk about the fractal levels of reality almost daily. Needleman's commentary on the perceptions of the ancients accord closely with the idea of reality being a series of approximately repeating fracta...
by Greta
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: When the Soul Tires of this Physical Plane
Replies: 10
Views: 109

Re: When the Soul Tires of this Physical Plane

Yes, some Goth strains are going around this winter ;) So here we all are. Some decades ago we were each thrust screaming, clueless and covered in goop into this life. From there, with help from parents and others, we are supposed to work out how to live well, or at least survive. We are creatures o...
by Greta
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Secularism versus the Demonization of Atheists
Replies: 279
Views: 6458

Re: Secularism versus the Demonization of Atheists

Only if God is like a judgemental Republican. The chances of that are zero. I didn't think you were American...what's your preoccupation with Republicans? You made a claim that Dawkins was in bother if God exists. In other words, if you were God, then Dawkins would be in big trouble. So you assume ...
by Greta
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: 100% Proof That Gods Do Not Exist
Replies: 370
Views: 4037

Re: 100% Proof That Gods Do Not Exist

Ah, we posted at the same time, LW. I took the wrong angle with your post :)
by Greta
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: 100% Proof That Gods Do Not Exist
Replies: 370
Views: 4037

Re: 100% Proof That Gods Do Not Exist

But human judgment and ideas are not meaningless on the cosmic level. The universe is a whole; no thing or being exists or lives in isolation. It is literally true: “No man lives by himself.” Cosmic socialization constitutes the highest form of personality unification. Every impulse of every electr...
by Greta
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Intolerance
Replies: 482
Views: 6351

Re: Secular Intolerance

The universe is structured on levels of reality based on vibratory relationships. This means nothing, as stated. Can you explain it? Oh, I know, it's esoteric, and only the finest minds can grasp it! Therefore it is beyond explanation! Just asking for an explanation proves what a retrograde schlub ...
by Greta
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Secularism versus the Demonization of Atheists
Replies: 279
Views: 6458

Re: Secularism versus the Demonization of Atheists

If God exists, then Dawkins's brilliant insights - and mistakes - are part of its physical expression. If God exists, then I think Mr. Dawkins is in a whole heap of trouble. I know quite a bit about what he has said, both in print and in lectures. He'd better pray that God doesn't read books or wat...
by Greta
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Love, joy, humour, creativity, optimism and gratitude
Replies: 50
Views: 695

Re: Love, joy, humour, creativity, optimism and gratitude

A right little bundle of joy, you are :lol: . Very free with rash accusations with zero basis. Just smears. There's too much of this rubbish online. Disingenuous, cynical and amoral behaviour. I gather that you intend on pushing me until there is a fight, in which case you can claim to have revealed...