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by Vendetta
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How God could fail to convey His message?
Replies: 620
Views: 21623

Re: How God could fail to convey His message?

One is only required to produce evidence when one rejects a position not when one is merely skeptical of one And therefore I do not say God does not exist but I do not think God exists. A subtle and important distinction As the first is a truth claim that requires evidence while the second is not a...
by Vendetta
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How God could fail to convey His message?
Replies: 620
Views: 21623

Re: How God could fail to convey His message?

I'm sure there are hundreds of thousands of people that you've never met, but if you were to say that because of that, they don't exist, does that make them not exist? No, but then 1 person in 7 billion can definitely be lost in the CROWD of equally small people. Your false god is supposed to be, j...
by Vendetta
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHAT MIND IS
Replies: 40
Views: 1094

Re: WHAT MIND IS

To me, Mind , is that part that is open, to absolutely any and every thing. Mind has no boundary and this is what allows human beings to imagine any thing. For example, only with an open Mind human beings have been able to work out how to create every thing that they have. Consciousness , is that p...
by Vendetta
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How God could fail to convey His message?
Replies: 620
Views: 21623

Re: How God could fail to convey His message?

I have evidence that you are in fact deluded. Provide YOUR evidence that there is no God. No evidence is needed to prove something does not exist. Absolutely there is! Just because you specifically haven't interacted with something or don't believe in it doesn't mean it does not exist. I'm sure the...
by Vendetta
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Ignorance... ignoring that which is known.
Replies: 90
Views: 2488

Re: Ignorance... ignoring that which is known.

There is only the NOW here now nowhere is were every conceivable permutation of every possible realities exist simultaneously This is true as the past is simply the NOW that has already happened and the future is simply the NOW that has yet to happen But the only thing that is actually happening is...
by Vendetta
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How God could fail to convey His message?
Replies: 620
Views: 21623

Re: How God could fail to convey His message?

You might also want to consider the possibility that if you think god (whatever the fuck that is) created humanity then humanity's failure is god's failure to create a being capable of reading god. But that's what you don't understand. God doesn't wish for us to be able to understand all of him, or...
by Vendetta
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What Is The Meaning Of Life?
Replies: 529
Views: 14056

Re: What Is The Meaning Of Life?

The truth about God is not for us to know, surely? It's idolatrous to try to encapsulate God in language. "Encapsulate"? Why that? Why not just say, "express various truths about God"? That seems far from idolatrous, and much more doable than "encapsulation." I can't "encapsulate" the Pacific Ocean...
by Vendetta
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: The First Words... The Origin of Human Language
Replies: 39
Views: 1198

Re: The First Words... The Origin of Human Language

Unfortunately I know alot about everything. Take for instance the reason why you are here. The most probable reason, is that you are not only looking for the "meaning" and "nature" of life and gain some form of companionship like everyone else, but it is primarily because you are sexually frustrate...
by Vendetta
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: How America Should Solve Its So-called Immigration Problem
Replies: 30
Views: 1032

Re: How America Should Solve Its So-called Immigration Problem

Seleucus wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:08 pm
There is a reason why criminals are imprisoned and punished and not simply killed or deported. Who will absorb the debt otherwise?
Isn't paying to imprison more people just creating more debt?
by Vendetta
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: The First Words... The Origin of Human Language
Replies: 39
Views: 1198

Re: The First Words... The Origin of Human Language

So have you had a diagnosis on the schizoid spectrum? Or perhaps smoking drugs? As I say, there are what I see as legitimate uses of phonological features. For instance we can say that Zeus, Jupiter, and Deus all have a common sound and also root and that the spread of monotheism into Europe was as...
by Vendetta
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What Is The Meaning Of Life?
Replies: 529
Views: 14056

Re: What Is The Meaning Of Life?

I have not denigrated Nietzsche. I've disagreed with some of what he says, but made common cause with him where possible. But had I denigrated him, it would not make a shred of difference to the main point: a point which you seem to throw convulsions in attempting to avoid. Your denigrations of Nie...
by Vendetta
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What Is The Meaning Of Life?
Replies: 529
Views: 14056

Re: What Is The Meaning Of Life?

One religion says, "Love your enemies, and do good to those who mistreat you." The other says, "Kill the idolaters, wherever you find them." So once we accept there is a god, it automatically follows that it's a "good" god? No, that is for one to determine themselves. You can disagree with God and ...
by Vendetta
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What Is The Meaning Of Life?
Replies: 529
Views: 14056

Re: What Is The Meaning Of Life?

That word "abominable" is a very strong moral pejorative. And while I agree you are right to use it (in the case, say, of jihadis or conquistadors), I can't see where an Atheist or agnostic would find the legitimative basis to show it was warranted. You say that the conscience is not a reliable pro...
by Vendetta
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What Is The Meaning Of Life?
Replies: 529
Views: 14056

Re: What Is The Meaning Of Life?

Harbal wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:51 pm
Yes and there are people who are very certain that God wants them to do things that you and I would consider abominable.
Just because one believes that God wants them to do one thing, doesn't mean that's what God wants them to do, or that it's morally right by God's standards.
by Vendetta
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How God could fail to convey His message?
Replies: 620
Views: 21623

Re: How God could fail to convey His message?

Well said Doc - and to add, this entire thread is a self-contradiction. The OP must acknowledge there was a message and in doing so must acknowledge that to suggest 'God' failed is a contradiction - for at least, the OP knew the message!! If there is any failing, it is by way of both theist and ath...