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by jayjacobus
Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Christianity
Replies: 325
Views: 7230

Re: Christianity

I would consider, for example, the existence of Jesus Christ a relevant point of data. Would you not? No. There is no evidentiary value in hearsay. It isn't "hearsay," actually. Hearsay is inadmissible in court, it's true. But testimony is, and so is historical documentation , and so is historical ...
by jayjacobus
Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Christianity
Replies: 325
Views: 7230

Re: Christianity

Immanuel Can wrote: Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:13 am
jayjacobus wrote: Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:25 pm No. I am not saying that.

What I am saying is that there is no proof for what you advocate.

You have hypotheses. But not proven facts.
I would consider, for example, the existence of Jesus Christ a relevant point of data.

Would you not?
No. There is no evidentiary value in hearsay.
by jayjacobus
Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Christianity
Replies: 325
Views: 7230

Re: Christianity

No. I am not saying that.

What I am saying is that there is no proof for what you advocate.

You have hypotheses. But not proven facts.
by jayjacobus
Sun Oct 24, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Christianity
Replies: 325
Views: 7230

Re: Christianity

Immanuel Can wrote: Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:31 pm
jayjacobus wrote: Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:31 pm Christianity is based on a questionable, unproven premise.
What "premises" would those be, J?
That God had a physical son.
by jayjacobus
Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Christianity
Replies: 325
Views: 7230

Re: Christianity

Janoah wrote: Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:20 am however, is Christianity Philosophically True?
Philosophical arguments should be based on true premises.

Christianity is based on a questionable, unproven premise.
by jayjacobus
Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Puberty blockers - no parental consent.
Replies: 345
Views: 8169

Re: To Immanuel Can

If you don't know the difference between analyzing a viewpoint and interfering in others lives you deserve the consequences. I am interested in all ideas, but have no interest in changing anyone else's ideas or changing what they choose to think, believe or do. It is my business to enjoy the freedo...
by jayjacobus
Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Puberty blockers - no parental consent.
Replies: 345
Views: 8169

Re: To Immanuel Can

What are you talking about. Society is just other people and what other people think has nothing to do with genetic conditions or their consequences. This desire to turn everything into some kind of, "social issue," is a disease. Down's syndrome hasn't changed. If it was a disability it still is. I...
by jayjacobus
Tue Oct 19, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Puberty blockers - no parental consent.
Replies: 345
Views: 8169

Re: To Immanuel Can

There are some genetic conditions that cause suffering and death regardless of what 'society' deems proper. Other conditions cause suffering and even death because of what 'society' deems proper. What are you talking about. Society is just other people and what other people think has nothing to do ...
by jayjacobus
Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Puberty blockers - no parental consent.
Replies: 345
Views: 8169

Re: To Immanuel Can

I certainly see a lot. But it's always amazing to me how some people can actually argue they see none. Having an alternate explanation for phenomena that ordinarily would powerfully suggest the attentions of a Creator can, I think, be used as a way of shutting one's eyes. Maybe that's the main func...
by jayjacobus
Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Quote of the day
Replies: 509
Views: 32797

Re: Quote of the day

What about Love? Do you believe Love Exists? I believe love exists but not in everyone. Love is inherent within the psychology of every human, even the really bad ones, however actions of love appropriately or inappropriately appear according to conditions, or they may be crushed by conditions whic...
by jayjacobus
Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box
Replies: 206
Views: 91545

Re: Philosophy Now Forum Suggestions Box

Here is a suggestion regarding philosophical arguments: A strong argument has a true premise and no fallacies when reaching a conclusion. A weak argument has a questionable premise and/or some fallacies. The strong argument reaches a valid conclusion. The weak argument doesn’t. All arguments can be ...
by jayjacobus
Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Puberty blockers - no parental consent.
Replies: 345
Views: 8169

Re: To Immanuel Can

Is there any evidence for Biblical creation? I certainly see a lot. But it's always amazing to me how some people can actually argue they see none. Having an alternate explanation for phenomena that ordinarily would powerfully suggest the attentions of a Creator can, I think, be used as a way of sh...
by jayjacobus
Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Puberty blockers - no parental consent.
Replies: 345
Views: 8169

Re: To Immanuel Can

Or perhaps God created us but the biblical account is completely wrong. There are other accounts of Creation, of course, scattered throughout the various religious narratives of mankind. One has to select among them, of course, to find which are more or less plausible, given the evidence. Is there ...
by jayjacobus
Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: An Answer to the problem of "Choice or Determinism"
Replies: 68
Views: 796

Re: An Answer to the problem of "Choice or Determinism"

I don't know but you may have misunderstood me. I am claiming it is not all choice too. In a parallel way to "it is all determinism", I am reasoning that "it is all choice" is in contradiction to itself too. Maybe it's obvious that it's not all choice, and saying and reasoning for it may not be nec...
by jayjacobus
Fri Oct 01, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Father Christ Mess
Replies: 45
Views: 790

Re: Father Christ Mess

Actually you can live according to your second paragraph and seek spiritual satisfaction. In fact, spiritual satisfaction will improve your connection to the world and people that you relate to. Well, if that satisfies you, as the Aussies say, "good on ya." I prefer real satisfaction in this very r...