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by osgart
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: All religion begins with this notion:
Replies: 22
Views: 1137

Re: All religion begins with this notion:

Osgart - His definition can be applied to “money” or “language” too if you look closely. Generally I view it as a definition of human nature. He does write several pages of explanation. He doesn’t mention ‘controlling people’ anywhere in his book as far as I remember. Anyway, how about Eliade? The ...
by osgart
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: All religion begins with this notion:
Replies: 22
Views: 1137

Re: All religion begins with this notion:

Something that has meaningful coherency is intended and purposed to function for a reason. The existence of a written letter 'A' demands meaningful coherency to exist and that demands human agency. So too, the existence of organized life demands meaningful coherency and that demands intentional age...
by osgart
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: All religion begins with this notion:
Replies: 22
Views: 1137

Re: All religion begins with this notion:

Meaningful sense cannot come from nonsense. Therefore consciousness is in fact fundamental. If consciousness is fundamental then an eternal source is fundamental to reality because meaningful coherence cannot come from incoherence. Pure nonsense and babble, sounds like you are utterly skitzo or hav...
by osgart
Sun May 05, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: All religion begins with this notion:
Replies: 22
Views: 1137

Re: All religion begins with this notion:

I am not denying that there is choiceless surrender in the survival plight of life on earth. But increasingly humanity is fighting against the grains of the natural with technology. And in doing so perhaps we have more time now to discover ourselves better and see that human capacity is actually som...
by osgart
Thu May 02, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: All religion begins with this notion:
Replies: 22
Views: 1137

Re: All religion begins with this notion:

A pencil has meaningful coherency. A pencil is to writing as a hand is to grabbing. If the hand is meaningfully coherent it cannot come from mindless processes. Anything meaningfully coherent requires consciousness. Meaningful coherence cannot come from mindless processes. Therefore consciousness is...
by osgart
Wed May 01, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: All religion begins with this notion:
Replies: 22
Views: 1137

All religion begins with this notion:

Something that has meaningful coherency is intended and purposed to function for a reason. The existence of a written letter 'A' demands meaningful coherency to exist and that demands human agency. So too, the existence of organized life demands meaningful coherency and that demands intentional agen...
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: 283
Views: 3826

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: 315
Views: 4542

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: 453

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: 453

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: 45
Views: 1222

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: 21
Views: 678

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: 5113

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: 82
Views: 2196

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...