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by ReliStuPhD
Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:57 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Secret in Your Heart
Replies: 10
Views: 1746

Re: The Secret in Your Heart

attofishpi wrote:
ReliStuPhD wrote:
attofishpi wrote:Its the secret in your heart that usually kills you...by way of cardiac arrest.
I think you mean "God's Will." :twisted:
No..just clogged arteries.
...that God willed. :twisted:
by ReliStuPhD
Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Secret in Your Heart
Replies: 10
Views: 1746

Re: The Secret in Your Heart

attofishpi wrote:Its the secret in your heart that usually kills you...by way of cardiac arrest.
I think you mean "God's Will." :twisted:
by ReliStuPhD
Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: theist in a foxhole
Replies: 204
Views: 22105

Re: theist in a foxhole

Exactly. So the scientist is not one who can say that "there is no evidence for God" (in a final sense, not a "I've not seen any yet"). At least not if they're doing good science. I really don't think so. Occam's Razor, the Principle of parsimony, call it what you will, is an important measure of g...
by ReliStuPhD
Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God 's power and the "heavy stone"
Replies: 7
Views: 1650

Re: God 's power and the "heavy stone"

socratus wrote:Can God make a stone so heavy that He can't lift it?
A Leibnizian understanding of omnipotence as only being able to bring about logically-possible states of affairs settles this particular question fairly well, imo (though it brings up some issues elsewhere).
by ReliStuPhD
Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: theist in a foxhole
Replies: 204
Views: 22105

Re: theist in a foxhole

There's quite a few IC/D scientists out there trying to prove just such a thing but whilst I still think it just a metaphysical claim if there is any epistemology then I'd like to know the ground rules as to what would count as proof and evidence to them. Yeah, and I'm not sure how exactly they pla...
by ReliStuPhD
Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Hypocrisy of the Pope
Replies: 37
Views: 4996

Re: The Hypocrisy of the Pope

Dalek Prime wrote:
ReliStuPhD wrote:
attofishpi wrote:Sure, but you've misquoted me above - on the first quote you are actually agreeing with yourself! :wink:
Ohhhhhhh! Your quoting style threw me off. lol. /facepalm
Hopefully RS does agree with himself. :lol:
Haha! Very true!
by ReliStuPhD
Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:39 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Hypocrisy of the Pope
Replies: 37
Views: 4996

Re: The Hypocrisy of the Pope

attofishpi wrote:Sure, but you've misquoted me above - on the first quote you are actually agreeing with yourself! :wink:
Ohhhhhhh! Your quoting style threw me off. lol. /facepalm
by ReliStuPhD
Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How religion can harm young minds...
Replies: 165
Views: 16122

Re: How religion can harm young minds...

If you go into it expecting a reward, you're doing it for all the wrong reasons. Yep. In fact, by definition , that would mean the act was not altruistic, so you're definitely on to something about altruistic acts often having a spontaneous (or anonymous, etc) element. The more you think it through...
by ReliStuPhD
Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Hypocrisy of the Pope
Replies: 37
Views: 4996

Re: The Hypocrisy of the Pope

But like I said, I have little doubt that Francis believes that church doctrine is sound on the issue on contraception and overpopulation. I agree. My point is that he's not being hypocritical about it. He may well be wrong , but hypocrisy is claiming one thing and behaving in the opposite manner. ...
by ReliStuPhD
Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:49 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: I Saw God's Deeds in Tribulations
Replies: 7
Views: 1294

Re: I Saw God's Deeds in Tribulations

Although the ritualised cannibalism of the Eucharist makes me puke I must confess I ate the toast. Reminds me of being in Church with the school when i was about ten and watching a mate of mine walking back having received the Eucharist chewing away like it was chewing gum, chops wide open between ...
by ReliStuPhD
Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:05 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: theist in a foxhole
Replies: 204
Views: 22105

Re: theist in a foxhole

It's a metaphysical claim and that's all it is. That's not all it is, but yes, it's not a claim to some sort of scientific certainty (e.g. it's not "I can prove God exists with this feather and marble. Watch closely.") But neither are they saying it's an aesthetic choice. Rather, they're saying thi...
by ReliStuPhD
Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:33 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: theist in a foxhole
Replies: 204
Views: 22105

Re: theist in a foxhole

... it's true that there is no God). If the atheist isn't concerned about what's "true," only what we can know through scientific inquiry, then I have no complaint. ... But this is not what the atheist says? What they say is 'I don't believe your 'God' exists' or 'There is no 'God'' or 'Your 'God' ...
by ReliStuPhD
Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: theist in a foxhole
Replies: 204
Views: 22105

Re: theist in a foxhole

That would require evidence for a lack of evidence. What could anyone possibly hold up and say 'This is the evidence for the lack of evidence'? Exactly. So the scientist is not one who can say that "there is no evidence for God" (in a final sense, not a "I've not seen any yet"). At least not if the...
by ReliStuPhD
Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Hypocrisy of the Pope
Replies: 37
Views: 4996

Re: The Hypocrisy of the Pope

Since the question was from Atto, I'll wait for him to respond if he has any questions. You're just spilling pixels over a question you could have answered by now. I understand your position ReliStu, however i still would like to consider the Pope an idiot. Do you not think that if it was the RCC's...
by ReliStuPhD
Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Hypocrisy of the Pope
Replies: 37
Views: 4996

Re: The Hypocrisy of the Pope

Like I said, the answers are there if you want to look for them. The RCC has laid it out clearly. You've got the Google link to get you started. I don't give a fuck what the RCC says about it, the original question was where does the RCC get it from. You are supposedly the 'religious scholar'. Nope...