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by Arising_uk
Fri May 26, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 757
Views: 9783

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

... But then, I think that fits the Divine purpose admirably. His intention, as far as I understand it, is relationship. And that can only be had by free agents. You're free to choose to investigate, and free to choose to walk away...it looks like everything is as it should be. And yet IC's 'God' i...
by Arising_uk
Thu May 25, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 260
Views: 2258

Re: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.

... I don't know how "free" the indigenous people in your area were. Ours warred endlessly on each other, kept slaves, rambled from place to place whenever the local territory was exhausted, had little in learning or technology (not even the wheel), and nothing in medicine, and were basically super...
by Arising_uk
Thu May 25, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 260
Views: 2258

Re: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.

Oh ok - could you point out the ones that drive semi-trailers through crowds of innocent people? ..and those that intentionally target children with IEDs? http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/army-god-6-modern-day-christian-terrorist-groups-you-never-hear-about You think we whiter than white d...
by Arising_uk
Thu May 25, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: text suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: text suggestions

See the bit about him wanting to teach himself Logic at an elementary level?
by Arising_uk
Thu May 25, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Government Should Not Be Involved in Marriage
Replies: 18
Views: 189

Re: Government Should Not Be Involved in Marriage

Dream about it all you want bobby.
by Arising_uk
Wed May 24, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Government Should Not Be Involved in Marriage
Replies: 18
Views: 189

Re: Government Should Not Be Involved in Marriage

It would also be a miracle as there is no AEP nor a AEP heaven nor any chance of there ever being either. :lol:
by Arising_uk
Wed May 24, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 757
Views: 9783

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

I was merely pointing out the wisdom of that particular realization; that ultimately, nothing can be proved to those who simply will not be persuaded. ... Sort of like those who believe in something no-one has ever been able to demonstrate eh! :lol: Why would one have to be 'persuaded about somethi...
by Arising_uk
Wed May 24, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 260
Views: 2258

Re: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.

... I wouldn't hold up the last hundred years as an example of civilizational moral progress. We killed more people in the last century than in all previous centuries combined. And much of that was from the ideological Left (and almost all of it from secularists and outright Atheists). ... From ano...
by Arising_uk
Wed May 24, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Government Should Not Be Involved in Marriage
Replies: 18
Views: 189

Re: Government Should Not Be Involved in Marriage

bobevenson wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 1:44 pm
... but leaving hell for heaven is hardly a sin.
I think you'll find that it is.
by Arising_uk
Wed May 24, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 260
Views: 2258

Re: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.

Atheists including yourself need to stop plugging that Christianity caused any misery, since any such thing caused by those calling themselves 'Christian' are not adhering to the words of Christ. ... Don't tell me, tell those who call themselves Christians and cause misery. Who is the arbiter of wh...
by Arising_uk
Wed May 24, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 260
Views: 2258

Re: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.

Actually, I would agree with Nietzsche about this...the survival advantage goes to the person who can put on an appearance of being moral, and who can convince other people to accept him, but who has no compunction about shafting them when their backs are turned. :shock: ... And yet in Computationa...
by Arising_uk
Wed May 24, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Free Will vs Determinism
Replies: 757
Views: 9783

Re: Free Will vs Determinism

But "necessary" is different from "justifiable" or "legitimized." There are things we might need and want desperately, but to which we can demonstrate no rightful ownership. If we're secular, then as Nietzsche and Dostoevsky both said, we're without warrant for ethics. ... Who says someone has to g...
by Arising_uk
Wed May 24, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.
Replies: 260
Views: 2258

Re: I am an Islamophobe. If you are not, you might not be a moral person.

... The EU hopes to unite people of different languages, histories, geographical locations and cultures by no more than the offer (not the delivery) of economic advantage plus the impressiveness of "bigness." ... And yet it has exactly delivered economic benefits to those involved and until this ye...
by Arising_uk
Tue May 23, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Preakness
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: The Preakness

Betting on the favourite and losing, how gauche.

Technology wins out eh!
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