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by Dubious
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: First Believe, Then Understand
Replies: 65
Views: 970

Re: First Believe, Then Understand

Man does not invent universal meaning and purpose. Universal meaning and purpose signifies absolutely nothing if only expounded by our imagination as in X + Y = Z. Z can be anything as given by X+Y completely annulling any imagined universality. Mere words which define nothing mean nothing. Variabl...
by Dubious
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: First Believe, Then Understand
Replies: 65
Views: 970

Re: First Believe, Then Understand

The most hated machine is the alarm clock. Mo wants their sleep disturbed. ...and yet we invented the alarm clock to do precisely that! Your mental slumber though is one subsisting 24/7, year in, year out. It's as if the pendulum in your mental cuckoo clock is at a complete standstill always announ...
by Dubious
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: First Believe, Then Understand
Replies: 65
Views: 970

Re: First Believe, Then Understand

Yes there is an intense hatred for the ancient ideas which reveal the reality of the human condition. That is why Jesus and Socrates had to be killed. Jesus got killed because he was dumb enough to piss-off the Romans during Passover - mass events in Judea always made the Romans nervous. Socrates w...
by Dubious
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman
Replies: 177
Views: 1500

Re: The Case Against Reality - Dr. Hoffman

The Case Against Reality dares us to question everything we thought we knew about the world we see. Question the nature of reality as much as you like. The ancient Greeks were doing it long before we dared to question everything . Such queries yield nothing except a plethora of speculations. In the...
by Dubious
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Red Sun
Replies: 37
Views: 488

Re: Red Sun

I read the article from The Guardian. I read a lot of their articles. The image is apocalyptic and thoroughly demoralising. To my mind it should be acknowledged that what’s happening now with global warming is by far the most evil event in all of human history. We caused it and keep causing it gambl...
by Dubious
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: EVIL!!!!!!!!
Replies: 574
Views: 9243

Re: Dub

t takes full grown adults to be so perverse and dishonest as to deny what their eyes plainly tell them, and even a kid can figure out instantly. Yep. ----- Dub, Just one last question: Why are you a person? Since you won't hang up the phone, I guess I have to :!: <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< C*L*I*C*K >>>>...
by Dubious
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: EVIL!!!!!!!!
Replies: 574
Views: 9243

Re: EVIL!!!!!!!!

"You’re the one who defined personhood as intrinsic whatever that specifically means so why ask me ?" Cuz I'm curious about how you define person . You say 'there is one generality that can’t be disputed, it revolves around people and all the qualities humans may have', but history overflows with ex...
by Dubious
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: EVIL!!!!!!!!
Replies: 574
Views: 9243

Re: EVIL!!!!!!!!

Nah, I get what you're sayin'. Personhood was merely a possible example, not a solid fact, of the difference between us, but let's examine personhood for a bit: You say... I'm not disputing personhood. Hitler was a person as was St. Francis and even Jesus. We're all persons from the best of us to t...
by Dubious
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: EVIL!!!!!!!!
Replies: 574
Views: 9243

Re: Dub

Thanks for the thorough response. As you surmised up-thread, I don't agree with you (on the nature and scope of the conscience). You describe it as a (refine-able) product of communal process while, I, as I say, see it as unwavering compass, intrinsic to each individual, pointing to a consistent tr...
by Dubious
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: EVIL!!!!!!!!
Replies: 574
Views: 9243

Re: EVIL!!!!!!!!

"You may not agree but I think conscience is something we were long trained for by a long interacting combo of intelligence and its increasing reflections on bad deeds." Yeah, but what made bad deeds, bad ? A growing intelligence which provides a feedback of negative feelings for one’s actions. Wit...
by Dubious
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: EVIL!!!!!!!!
Replies: 574
Views: 9243

Re: EVIL!!!!!!!!

As I said, I'm not asking you to believe my "if." I'm just saying "if" something is true, "then" something else follows. I'm following through both suppositions to their logical conclusions, and showing what we get. All very nice but you have no way of knowing if your IF is in fact true causing it’...
by Dubious
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: EVIL!!!!!!!!
Replies: 574
Views: 9243

Re: EVIL!!!!!!!!

How do you know that any of your theistic proclamations are right?? Well, grant me my assumptions, and I'll show you. What if there IS a God? Note that here I'm not asking you to agree with me that there is, I'm only asking you to consider what will be the case IF there's a God. So far so good? Now...
by Dubious
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: EVIL!!!!!!!!
Replies: 574
Views: 9243

Re: EVIL!!!!!!!!

However, I have offered you several chances to make a better account by providing something -- even a modestly plausible grounds, for defining "evil." But you have provided nothing, so there is no other conclusion reasonable. And if that's not true, then feel free to provide it now. I supplied my r...
by Dubious
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Quote of the day
Replies: 15
Views: 261

Re: Quote of the day

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:11 am
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom & philosophy

--Beethoven
Based on everything I read on wisdom and philosophy, I think Beethoven was right!

Include religion in that!
by Dubious
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: EVIL!!!!!!!!
Replies: 574
Views: 9243

Re: EVIL!!!!!!!!

And yet, you have nothing at all. Zero. Zip. Nada. Since it pleases you so much to think so... It neither pleases nor displeases me. However, I have offered you several chances to make a better account by providing something -- even a modestly plausible grounds, for defining "evil." But you have pr...