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by fooloso4
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Intolerance
Replies: 1224
Views: 38338

Re: Secular Intolerance

Harbal: I think it's the attention you're getting that you appreciate. You've never had as much notice taken of you in your life, have you? It may not be the kind of attention you would have preferred but it's better than being ignored, isn't it. This really is what it is all about (and of course th...
by fooloso4
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Intolerance
Replies: 1224
Views: 38338

Re: Secular Intolerance

Nick: Of course what you call theism is welcome. Secularization in whatever form is always welcome to become easy targets for ridicule. In case it was not clear enough: it is you who is the target of ridicule. Ironically, you are doing exactly what I ridiculed you for, pretending it is not about you...
by fooloso4
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Panentheism
Replies: 281
Views: 7228

Re: Panentheism

Belinda: Reflex countered: Illiterate? Write for free help. Will it be all right if I keep trying to improve? Belinda, anyone who knows you knows how ironic this is. Nicely done! Take the high road. Allow cluelessness to show itself without the need for comment. But the irony is lost on the person i...
by fooloso4
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Intolerance
Replies: 1224
Views: 38338

Re: Secular Intolerance

Greta: You accused me of either atheist or secular bias (not sure if you were on your secular fetish at that point or just railing against atheists). This is obvious a lie and a perfect example of secular intolerance. Nick has never ever accused anyone of either atheist or secular bias. You can poin...
by fooloso4
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Case For Panpsychism
Replies: 85
Views: 2606

Re: The Case For Panpsychism

PauloL wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:27 am
fooloso4 wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:10 am
Don't worry. Surface makes sense to me. Neither panpsychism nor Hegel's definition of surface are clear to me. The difference perhaps is that Hegel's definition of surface isn't clear for anyone either.
Got it!
by fooloso4
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Panentheism
Replies: 281
Views: 7228

Re: Panentheism

Nick: For Spinoza, our universe (cosmos) is a mode under two attributes of Thought and Extension. God has infinitely many other attributes which are not present in our world. According to German philosopher Karl Jaspers, when Spinoza wrote "Deus sive Natura" (God or Nature) Spinoza did not mean to s...
by fooloso4
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Case For Panpsychism
Replies: 85
Views: 2606

Re: The Case For Panpsychism

PauloL: Sure. Those are Hegel's words and I don't feel competent enough to "unpack" them. Maybe someone in the forum can do that for you. My explanation is that the concept of panpsychism is as clear as Hegel's concept of surface. That's my point. I hope I made it crystal clear now and wish my Engli...
by fooloso4
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Intolerance
Replies: 1224
Views: 38338

Re: Secular Intolerance

Nick: What a perfect description of these secular intolerants like Greta and F4. You would think that since they had these earlier experiences of lunacy they would learn from them. But no, apparently they wish to get even so who suffers? The kids naturally. The facts speak for themselves. Anyone who...
by fooloso4
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Intolerance
Replies: 1224
Views: 38338

Re: Secular Intolerance

Greta: I don't recall if you posted this before: The paradox of tolerance, first described by Karl Popper in 1945, is a decision theory paradox. The paradox states that if a society is tolerant without limit, their ability to be tolerant will eventually be seized or destroyed by the intolerant. Popp...
by fooloso4
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Panentheism
Replies: 281
Views: 7228

Re: Panentheism

Reflex: Your rudeness and cluelessness go hand in hand. I remain anonymous on the discussion boards in order that we may start on an equal footing. I assure you that my training in philosophy is far more rigorous and extensive than yours. That you question my competency instead of replying substanti...
by fooloso4
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: The Case For Panpsychism
Replies: 85
Views: 2606

Re: The Case For Panpsychism

PauloL: That's already translated into English. Am I supposed to retranslate them into English? Sometimes difficult and complex ideas need to be “unpacked” or broken down in order to show how it all fits together and how it relates to panpsychism. Perhaps you could be of some assistance and explain ...
by fooloso4
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Panentheism
Replies: 281
Views: 7228

Re: Panentheism

Reflex: But unless someone gives me a positive reason to reject my “absolutist” beliefs … How about the fact that you are not infallible? That you do not know the absolute truth? Would that be in conflict with your cognitive stance? … a genuine alternative to those beliefs … These are two different ...
by fooloso4
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Intolerance
Replies: 1224
Views: 38338

Re: Secular Intolerance

Nick: I am part Russian and part Armenian. I know very well the methods of secular intimidation from what my family endured during both the Russian revolution and the Armenian Genocide. Everyone has a story Nicky. Here’s part of mine: My ancestors were from Russia and the Ukraine. When I was a child...
by fooloso4
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Panentheism
Replies: 281
Views: 7228

Re: Panentheism

Nicky: Given half a chance F4 will assert that Jesus was a secularist. Nicky you’ve got it all mixed up. What I said a while back is that if Jesus said something you don’t agree you would accuse him of secular intolerance if you did not know the source. He knows it to be true because he is the only ...
by fooloso4
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Panentheism
Replies: 281
Views: 7228

Re: Panentheism

Belinda: We can dismiss the thrawnness++ of Nick and Reflex however there are interesting discussions to be had about relativism and absolutism. I agree, but if the discussion is with the typical absolutist then it becomes nothing more than unsupported claims about what is and what must be that exis...