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by surreptitious57
Fri May 26, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Raymond Tallis
Replies: 6
Views: 40

Re: Raymond Tallis

jayjacobus wrote:
But what is time in reality
The distance between events
The passing of an event or events
The passing of a thought or thoughts
by surreptitious57
Wed May 24, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why are we here on Earth?
Replies: 30
Views: 523

Re: Why are we here on Earth?

Everything is created through an evolutionary process and a species has already come into existence which is continually evolving and has already evolved intelligently enough in order for Me to be able to understand why human beings are here There is no reason why human beings are here. There is no...
by surreptitious57
Sat May 20, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: spirituality is based on subjective experience, science has no evidence against it
Replies: 40
Views: 549

Re: spirituality is based on subjective experience, science has no evidence against it


Jesus was not seen after the resurrection because he was still dead and has been so ever since

by surreptitious57
Sat May 20, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: If God is omnipotent, can he destroy himself?
Replies: 121
Views: 1174

Re: If God is omnipotent, can he destroy himself?


The only people who worry about being dead are the living [ some of the living not all of them ]

by surreptitious57
Sat May 20, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Why are we here on Earth?
Replies: 30
Views: 523

Re: Why are we here on Earth?

Everything is created through an evolutionary process and a species has already come into existence which is continually evolving and has already evolved intelligently enough in order for Me to be able to understand why human beings are here There is no reason why human beings are here. There is no...
by surreptitious57
Fri May 19, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: spirituality is based on subjective experience, science has no evidence against it
Replies: 40
Views: 549

Re: spirituality is based on subjective experience, science has no evidence against it

The brain exists. Mind is a function of the brain. So the mind also exists
Without a brain a mind cannot exist and without a mind a brain is dead
by surreptitious57
Fri May 19, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: spirituality is based on subjective experience, science has no evidence against it
Replies: 40
Views: 549

Re: spirituality is based on subjective experience, science has no evidence against it

How do we open the door to metaphysical realities without opening the door to superstition and confusion Begging the question there by assuming that there are such things as metaphysical realities. I only accept as true that which can actually be demonstrated to be so. And truth claims that cannot ...
by surreptitious57
Fri May 19, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: spirituality is based on subjective experience, science has no evidence against it
Replies: 40
Views: 549

Re: spirituality is based on subjective experience, science has no evidence against it

The simplest and most accurate definition of reality is all that exists But do thoughts exist? If they do how do they differ in their existing from the out there stuff like chairs and rocks and emus This is why I said it was the simplest definition. Because saying reality is all that exists avoids ...
by surreptitious57
Fri May 19, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: If God is omnipotent, can he destroy himself?
Replies: 121
Views: 1174

Re: If God is omnipotent, can he destroy himself?

To this day man fears death and both Christianity and Islam promise life after death Fear of death is completely irrational because you cannot experience it. You can experience dying but not death. I am both an atheist and a nihilist and I have no fear of it at all. I do not need religion and I do ...
by surreptitious57
Fri May 19, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: If God is omnipotent, can he destroy himself?
Replies: 121
Views: 1174

Re: If God is omnipotent, can he destroy himself?

It is certainly true that it is not often possible for us to validate the experience of another. But frequently enough it is possible for us to get strong warrant for believing the account they provide even if they are the only one But you cannot apply this to the scientific method. The more exacti...
by surreptitious57
Fri May 19, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: spirituality is based on subjective experience, science has no evidence against it
Replies: 40
Views: 549

Re: spirituality is based on subjective experience, science has no evidence against it

Even what appears to be physical and universal is subject to differentiation based on the observer. If there is a fluctuation in the way two observers interpret an object then the idea of a consistent physical reality is already one that cannot be truly grasped by humans No two observers can interp...
by surreptitious57
Fri May 19, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: If God is omnipotent, can he destroy himself?
Replies: 121
Views: 1174

Re: If God is omnipotent, can he destroy himself?

The my mind here in question is from a personal pinhole perspective only Take off your google goggle perspective to see the whole picture Did you not use your mind to think these words and if not then who or what was doing your thinking for you Is not everything that you think your own personal pin...
by surreptitious57
Fri May 19, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: If God is omnipotent, can he destroy himself?
Replies: 121
Views: 1174

Re: If God is omnipotent, can he destroy himself?

Although this is not set in stone as my mind can be changed at any time The my mind here in question is from a personal pinhole perspective only Take off your google goggle perspective to see the whole picture Did you not use your mind to think these words and if not then who or what was doing your...
by surreptitious57
Fri May 19, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: If God is omnipotent, can he destroy himself?
Replies: 121
Views: 1174

Re: If God is omnipotent, can he destroy himself?

I think reality and the perception of reality are not the same. Even though the latter is part of the former. Now if you define God as simply all that exists and nothing else then by definition I would have to accept that God exists. Although I am under no obligation to if I do not want to use that ...