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by osgart
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 233
Views: 1811

Re: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?

Implying God is chained to the universe, and is making the best of that by creating other life forms???
by osgart
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: What is time?
Replies: 229
Views: 1826

Re: What is time?

Maybe there isnt time but there sure is a linear flow of events. Why should i not trust my senses when a wave finally does come over me and i feel it so accurately? I can suppose time is a wave of potentiality yet to realize its potential in a future now. That some fixed points of reference move fas...
by osgart
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: When (or how) do "I" originate: An Ontological Puzzle...
Replies: 15
Views: 251

Re: When (or how) do "I" originate: An Ontological Puzzle...

What if the "i" was formed into an "I" and you cant ever escape it no matter how much you are fooled into an illusion of such being? So perhaps in your mind you have created an illusion, but the darn thing exists anyway, and you are merely creating yourself to act as though you are an illusion when...
by osgart
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: When (or how) do "I" originate: An Ontological Puzzle...
Replies: 15
Views: 251

Re: When (or how) do "I" originate: An Ontological Puzzle...

What if the "i" was formed into an "I" and you cant ever escape it no matter how much you are fooled into an illusion of such being? So perhaps in your mind you have created an illusion, but the darn thing exists anyway, and you are merely creating yourself to act as though you are an illusion when ...
by osgart
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: On simplicity of God
Replies: 44
Views: 700

Re: On simplicity of God

If the universe is eternal would we have a linear progression of events that extend infinitely into the past? The universe will simply fade from its current state, and die a certain death, yet it is here at this moment in eternity, active and alive. What would be the previous state of the universe f...
by osgart
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Space is Order; Reason and Meaning are Inevitable
Replies: 18
Views: 388

Re: Space is Order; Reason and Meaning are Inevitable

I must be a foundationalist. As i hold that there are axioms that really do present themselves. But i wonder if science merely paint pictures of reality that are useful but have no explanatory power in actuality. Causal relationships appear at an intuitive level. But underlying those causal relation...
by osgart
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Poll on the validity of two arguments
Replies: 247
Views: 3831

Re: Poll on the validity of two arguments

I voted that they were both valid.
by osgart
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Religion Is .....
Replies: 59
Views: 983

Re: Religion Is .....

Religion is a recognition of the spiritual sense within. To reach beyond the self only, and see the selfless motives. That love is an actual force. Religion is the pursuit of virtue and seeing virtue as reality. Religion is also to attain to a higher power and find it within ones self. Religion is a...
by osgart
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Poll on the validity of two arguments
Replies: 247
Views: 3831

Re: Poll on the validity of two arguments

I cant help thinking that to trace C to its roots of origin in A, we may find ourselves never able to get to the origin A because A , B, and C do not leave traceable knowings. And from whence did A spring from. Instead of linear cause and effect, it could be a loop. Where C keeps A and B in business...
by osgart
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Space is Order; Reason and Meaning are Inevitable
Replies: 18
Views: 388

Re: Space is Order; Reason and Meaning are Inevitable

Where does reason and meaning become as an inevitable result of the order of space? :mrgreen: I like to think from order springs logic, from logic function, from that reason, and from reason meaning. But its a big jump from physical to reason and meaning. I invoke the abstract as reality. And sense ...
by osgart
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why is pride a sin?
Replies: 58
Views: 1047

Re: Why is pride a sin?

Pride in the Bible is vastly different then today's definition. Pride in the Bible is about feeling superior to others and not at all caring for others because of superiority. Pride is despisal of others and feeling vain excellence considering others not worthy of existence. Pride in the Bible has z...
by osgart
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: No God as a Quality and Quantity of God.
Replies: 48
Views: 941

Re: No God as a Quality and Quantity of God.

Consider the source of the knowings. Any individual or group can falsely denigrate a body of knowledge. As far as God goes, if one sets up a terror to the unbelievers; God, then that God has to be considered useless. Conjuring a God is a very primitive and childish trick used to provoke fear in thos...
by osgart
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How something which has no form, soul, can be detected?
Replies: 30
Views: 761

Re: How something which has no form, soul, can be detected?

The body itself could work as a soul. Then again where is the I located in the brain. The puzzle dont seem to fit. So you will have to exhaust every physicalist avenue first. And then what remains must be true.
by osgart
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Nothing happens in your brain.
Replies: 30
Views: 1247

Re: Nothing happens in your brain.

How would you even go about proving that an abstract non physical reality exists? The same route as proving the prover. Who knows the physical and can that knower be proved by some thing physcial? . If the knower has animating qualities ; outward expression, you can reasonably say that knower exist...