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by Reflex
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The greatest imaginable is much less than the greatest possible -- Anselm fails
Replies: 115
Views: 1711

Re: The greatest imaginable is much less than the greatest possible -- Anselm fails

In our perceived world the Universe is the greatest. By size and by complexity. Can you imagine the universe? No, you can't. It is there, we know it's a reality, but you can't possibly imagine the universe in all of its details. Therefore the greatest imaginable is much less than the greatest. Ther...
by Reflex
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: If the existence of God cannot be proved, why not?
Replies: 76
Views: 2322

Re: If the existence of God cannot be proved, why not?

But what if my monitor exists, but God doesn't? So P1 is false. :) That is a good point. Thus, P1. Either nothing exists or God exists. P2. Something is proven to exists but there is no proofs God exists Therefore, 3. God does not exist. It would be simpler, Whatever exists must be proven and justi...
by Reflex
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 3056

Re: Perspective

One thing that F4 seems to overlook: how can we come to know ourselves if we ignore the universal aspect of Being or fool ourselves into believing we don't need it? For a leaf cannot turn or a thought stir without affecting the whole universe from which we cannot be separated. Personally, I still th...
by Reflex
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Stop Using Science To Validate Your Beliefs!
Replies: 46
Views: 879

Re: Stop Using Science To Validate Your Beliefs!

Science is good. Science is not the be all and end all of truth. Truth cannot be expressed in any language. -- Alfred Tarski What is provable is a subset of what is true. --Me (inspired by Kurt Gödel) I like your quote, Logik. Eodnhoj7: One thing we know for sure -- VA doesn't let the empirical-rat...
by Reflex
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Stop Using Science To Validate Your Beliefs!
Replies: 46
Views: 879

Re: Stop Using Science To Validate Your Beliefs!

To be more specific it is empirical-rational based. That's a metaphysical assumption. Scientists [have] inferred a scientific-based-universe from the above empirical evidence, not a theological Universe created by God. Correct, but it leaves the door open to God's being. Thus the only probable God ...
by Reflex
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 3056

Re: Perspective

No disagreements.
by Reflex
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Stop Using Science To Validate Your Beliefs!
Replies: 46
Views: 879

Re: Stop Using Science To Validate Your Beliefs!

The universe in scientific terms is possible since it is empirically based. Sure about that? What emperical evidence supports that? :roll: Thus the only probable God is an ontological God which is metaphysical and transcendental. But such a God as I had proven is an impossibility. It must really up...
by Reflex
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 3056

Re: Perspective

Therefore you have used the wrong parable which is not intended for 'convergence', stupid! I gather, then, you only want to pontificate. (FYI, the parable about the monks was for the benefit of F4 and Nick.) This is a discussion forum, why can't I express my views which I had justified? If you had ...
by Reflex
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Stop Using Science To Validate Your Beliefs!
Replies: 46
Views: 879

Re: Stop Using Science To Validate Your Beliefs!

:lol: Hehehehe. If you can't beat them, smear them. VA is upset with this post: God is the circle of infinity whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere. In him, every thing , every where , every when and their every possibility converge in simple unity, a divine simplicity. By logical ext...
by Reflex
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 3056

Re: Perspective

You rely upon a parable from Buddhism without understanding [the relevant perspective] its essential message which is a counter to your existing belief in theism [panentheism]. The essential of that parable is; one of the causes of suffering is attachment [Upādāna ] leading to clinging [tanha] and ...
by Reflex
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 3056

Re: Perspective

VA: I noticed you haven’t talked about the implications of what I said, offer an alternative or give a reason why what was said was wrong. You rely upon a parable from Buddhism without understanding [the relevant perspective] its essential message which is a counter to your existing belief in theis...
by Reflex
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 3056

Re: Perspective

VA:

I noticed you haven’t talked about the implications of what I said, offer an alternative or give a reason why what was said was wrong.

Don’t feel bad. F4 doesn’t, either; he’s too busy giving philosophy a bad image.
by Reflex
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 3056

Re: A Parable

Veritas Aequitas wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:17 am

I left God at the edge of the infinite long way, why are you still carrying the idea of God.

Btw, the core of Buddhism is non-theistic and to carry the baggage of a God would mean sufferings [nett] for the individual[s] and all.
:roll: What are the implications of what I said?
by Reflex
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 3056

Re: Perspective

seeds wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:55 am
Reflex wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:11 am
Back to perspective.

...By logical extension, our truest and innermost self is a God-seed.
Uh, hello!!! :D

Well said Reflex. Now you are speaking my language.

That’s something I have been stressing for almost 50 years now.
_______
Contemplating the implications inspires awe. :)
by Reflex
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 170
Views: 3056

A Parable

Two Buddhist Monks were on a journey, one was a senior monk, the other a junior monk. During their journey they approached a raging river and on the river bank stood a young lady. She was clearly concerned about how she would get to the other side of the river without drowning. The junior monk walke...