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by Harbal
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Einstein and the Cosmic Man
Replies: 258
Views: 1798

Re: Einstein and the Cosmic Man

Nick_A wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:25 pm
But students in Ottawa will hear some good stuff. We all go out to dinner and have a good time after.
Drinking and swapping Weil quotes into the early hours of the morning, no doubt. You bunch of hellraisers.
by Harbal
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What Is The Meaning Of Life?
Replies: 258
Views: 4600

Re: What Is The Meaning Of Life?

Harbal, like God, is a fictitious character. Of course he's a fictitious character. Which one of them do you mean? :wink: (just kidding) He would need a means to show it to be the truth... Only if it was important to him to persuade others of it. Of course, he could avoid that by claiming his antip...
by Harbal
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Einstein and the Cosmic Man
Replies: 258
Views: 1798

Re: Einstein and the Cosmic Man

Belinda wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:57 pm
:) :) Thank you Harbal :)
No, Belinda, thank you. :)
by Harbal
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: We're not at war with Islam?
Replies: 188
Views: 3040

Re: We're not at war with Islam?

We still eat during Ramadan, I always suspected as much. Don't worry, I won't tell anybody. :wink: God has created Earth to accommodate Humankind, and has created all sorts of provisions to feed Humans. Maybe he did but you must have done something wrong to piss him off enough for him to ban you fr...
by Harbal
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Einstein and the Cosmic Man
Replies: 258
Views: 1798

Re: Einstein and the Cosmic Man

:D I hope to goodness I am still capable. My comfort zone is academia, and the company of clever people in academia or otherwise, take it or leave it Dontaskme. I have done New Age , Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and so on. Been there done it abandoned it. Like you, I hoped it was a short cut but it wasn'...
by Harbal
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What Is The Meaning Of Life?
Replies: 258
Views: 4600

Re: What Is The Meaning Of Life?

To know who the real "Harbal" is, I'd have to know you. Harbal, like God, is a fictitious character. Harbal isn't feasible in the real World and neither is God. That's why an Atheist or agnostic can't easily detect the truth... Well I would say that an atheist knows at least one truth. One religion...
by Harbal
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What Is The Meaning Of Life?
Replies: 258
Views: 4600

Re: What Is The Meaning Of Life?

Vendetta wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:31 pm

You're the one that is missing the point now.
No, I'm afraid it's definitely you.
Just because he believes that it is God's will doesn't mean that it is.
True, but that applies to IC and you also.
by Harbal
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What Is The Meaning Of Life?
Replies: 258
Views: 4600

Re: What Is The Meaning Of Life?

I can. At least, I can show beyond any reasonable doubt that his god is not my God, so he's following something that's not God. He would say the same of you, how are the rest of us to know which one of you, if any, is right. It kind of makes me think that I'm probably better off without a God, I me...
by Harbal
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Einstein and the Cosmic Man
Replies: 258
Views: 1798

Re: Einstein and the Cosmic Man

Why agree to do it for me in the first place, if you were just going to be an absolute two faced dickhead over the whole thing? I'll never trust you again as a friend. When I agreed to do it for you it was before you befriended sleazebag Nick. Anyway, if that's how you interpret the situation that'...
by Harbal
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What Is The Meaning Of Life?
Replies: 258
Views: 4600

Re: What Is The Meaning Of Life?

That would be a good argument, IF you could show that the jihadi was actually following God. No, it would be a bad argument if you could show that he wasn't actually following God. A man who is prepared to strap explosives to himself and press the red button in the belief that he is doing God's wor...
by Harbal
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What Is The Meaning Of Life?
Replies: 258
Views: 4600

Re: What Is The Meaning Of Life?

Immanuel Can wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:57 pm
Harbal wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:52 pm
Vendetta wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:07 pm
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.
You are missing the point.
I must be too.
Yes you are.
by Harbal
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What Is The Meaning Of Life?
Replies: 258
Views: 4600

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 Harbal
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What Is The Meaning Of Life?
Replies: 258
Views: 4600

Re: What Is The Meaning Of Life?

Vendetta wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:07 pm
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.
You are missing the point.
by Harbal
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What Is The Meaning Of Life?
Replies: 258
Views: 4600

Re: What Is The Meaning Of Life?

And yet, if "in compliance with their conscience" means "automatically morally good," I'm not making any claims about the quality of the morality that stems from the conscience, but neither would I accept that anything claimed to be the will of God is automatically morally creditworthy. there's no ...
by Harbal
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Fractal Nature of Modern Philosophy.
Replies: 6
Views: 58

Re: The Fractal Nature of Modern Philosophy.

Nick_A wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:23 pm

Bastard Nicolescu is a Theoretical......
We can all be experts theoretically, Nick.