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by PeteJ
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The 6th Mass Extinction as Ice caps both north and south are melting.
Replies: 72
Views: 424

Re: The 6th Mass Extinction as Ice caps both north and south are melting.

Seems like a fair summary to me. 2035 seems a little pessimistic but close enough for jazz.

Oddly enough, I blame the philosophy department.
by PeteJ
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What causes muslims to be violent
Replies: 263
Views: 1696

Re: What causes muslims to be violent

So there seems a real problem here. Yes. I think it is that I'm trying to explain a subtle metaphysical view that is better explained in the literature at much greater length. Clearly I'm not doing well. The Perennial philosophy is tough to explain and I don't really understand your objections so a...
by PeteJ
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Muslim is one who had Entered into a Contract with Allah.
Replies: 17
Views: 145

Re: A Muslim is one who had Entered into a Contract with Allah.

Besides not clearing up this up for me, could 'monotheism' be some thing like your One, or Unified? It might be seen as 'something like' it, but it's very different. But it is just an 'analogy', and not thee actual True and Right answer, correct? If you consider the relationship between waves an oc...
by PeteJ
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What causes muslims to be violent
Replies: 263
Views: 1696

Re: What causes muslims to be violent

Even just a century ago Schrodinger ran into trouble with his Christian publisher for suggesting we are all God. He probably should perhaps have run into trouble with his logician instead. :wink: I notice the 'wink' but must comment that I see no reason to doubt his logic. It seems spot on to me. B...
by PeteJ
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Muslim is one who had Entered into a Contract with Allah.
Replies: 17
Views: 145

Re: A Muslim is one who had Entered into a Contract with Allah.

From what you wrote here it sounds like you have YET to come across an idea of 'God', which makes sense to you. Is this correct? Not quite. It would be true for anything like monotheism, but 'God' may be used differently. This is very true and correct, in a sense. But, there a words like 'persons',...
by PeteJ
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: An argument against materialism
Replies: 55
Views: 582

Re: An argument against materialism

Then you are saying nothing, since there is only one animals that you can say for sure "tries" to survive, since you can only assume that a creature capable of articulating such a complex concept can be said to know that they are doing that. Is this really what you think? How unexpected. First viru...
by PeteJ
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: perspective, numbers, facts
Replies: 175
Views: 11201

Re: perspective, numbers, facts

from the piece... some may support Trump...to introduce chaos into the system bingo Yes, This was the only reason I could find for supporting his election and it seemed like a good one at the time. I hadn't realised he's a petulant and profoundly dishonest schoolboy with an ego larger than the US a...
by PeteJ
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What causes muslims to be violent
Replies: 263
Views: 1696

Re: What causes muslims to be violent

What I mean is that they take experience, intensity of emotion and mystical enthusiasm as the certification of genuine religiosity. One thing common in Pentecostalism is a skepticism about any religious expression that is too calm, to knowledge-based or too dispassionate. They take that for 'dead' ...
by PeteJ
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: An argument against materialism
Replies: 55
Views: 582

Re: An argument against materialism

Yet they do, everything they do is about their survival. Yes. but you're suggesting they know they're doing it and do it on purpose. I was speaking of creatures who deliberately try to survive. I think I made this clear. Of course, you may be right about viruses but you don't this, so best to stick...
by PeteJ
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: An argument against materialism
Replies: 55
Views: 582

Re: An argument against materialism

Sculptor wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:27 pm You've obviously not heard of viruses and bacteria
Do you really think they try to survive? It's possible, but it's not a view endorsed in the sciences.
by PeteJ
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Muslim is one who had Entered into a Contract with Allah.
Replies: 17
Views: 145

Re: A Muslim is one who had Entered into a Contract with Allah.

These question did NOT assume this at all. In fact the very opposite could be said. Okay. My bad. The idea that God could spend all eternity wanting to be listened to, heard, accepted and recognised is common but I can make no sense of it. This is because you do NOT YET KNOW what God actually IS, c...
by PeteJ
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What causes muslims to be violent
Replies: 263
Views: 1696

Re: What causes muslims to be violent

As would I. But here, it just refers to those people who attempt to ground their faith in terms of personal experience. I get your meaning. But it seems to me they make no attempt to do this. They seem to encourage subjective experiences that have nothing to do with knowledge or realisation. 'Groun...
by PeteJ
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: perspective, numbers, facts
Replies: 175
Views: 11201

Re: perspective, numbers, facts

by PeteJ
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: 2020: not safe for anyone
Replies: 1142
Views: 18332

Re: 2020: not safe for anyone

I suppose it takes all sorts.
by PeteJ
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Muslim is one who had Entered into a Contract with Allah.
Replies: 17
Views: 145

Re: A Muslim is one who had Entered into a Contract with Allah.

If the word 'muslim' means follower of Peace , then what does the word 'sufis' mean? The etymology is debated but it might come from the wool cloth worn by the Sufis. It is mysticism or the Perennial philosophy in Islamic clothing. For the mystic Mohammed is another teacher like Jesus, Buddha, Lao ...