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Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 207
Views: 3011

Re: Do humans have a soul?

Freedom. Which is NOT free will. You're going to have to help me see how free will can be had without freedom. Free will can be had only with freedom per se, but it can be also held without many other forms of freedom. Maybe people hate their free will when they choose a bad alternative among many ...
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Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 207
Views: 3011

Re: Do humans have a soul?

Immanuel Can wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:41 pm
Oh, I don't think it is. I think Torah actually answers it. In fact, I know it does. But Torah cannot tell me what you meant. Only you can tell me that.
I meant precisely the same as the Torah.
by -1-
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god." Attempt 2.
Replies: 3
Views: 58

"Free will was given to man by god." Attempt 2.

I may have been too wordy in my previous topic start. Please note: What I am after is information on the specific bible quote that a. Says that man was given free will by god or else b. says something that christians interpret directly from, and use as a reference, to support they believe god gave f...
by -1-
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 49
Views: 358

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

HexHammer wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:59 pm
Belinda wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:17 am
"Free will was given to man by god."
LOL!??!?! ..god didn't want us to have free will, so he forbade us to eat the fruit of wisdom!
Is this a direct quote, HexHammer? I asked for a direct quote from the bible. that says god gave men free will.
by -1-
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 49
Views: 358

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

God determines everything that has happened or will ever happen. So that men could choose to obey God, or not as the case may be, God gave men Free Will by special dispensation so that men apart from all other created things could choose to obey God and not have to act from necessity like plants an...
by -1-
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 207
Views: 3011

Re: Do humans have a soul?

Think about it: if one is going to have genuine free will, what does that necessarily entail? It entails that you must have at least one choice other than to do what you are programmed to do. Would it be preferable if man were not genuinely free? For that is the only alternative. Yet many people th...
by -1-
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 207
Views: 3011

Re: Do humans have a soul?

Immanuel Can wrote: Think about it: if one is going to have genuine free will, what does that necessarily entail? It entails that you must have at least one choice other than to do what you are programmed to do. Would it be preferable if man were not genuinely free? For that is the only alternative...
by -1-
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 207
Views: 3011

Re: Do humans have a soul?

I too think freedom is a high value. We don't have a binary choice between necessity on the one hand and so-called 'free will' on the other . What we have is a method to optimise human freedom in an uncertain , risky, and often evil world. That method is to maximise the powers of choice of every ma...
by -1-
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 207
Views: 3011

Re: Do humans have a soul?

I am not going into a debate on free will: whether it exists or not, and about its value that it represents to individuals. This debate is about god creating a good world, but not a good enough world. If you want to branch out into the free will thing, you have the freedom to do that, but I'm sticki...
by -1-
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 49
Views: 358

"Free will was given to man by god."

"Free will was given to man by god." This I often hear from theists. I searched the bible and found no support for this from the word of the supposed god. So this is inference? Or did I miss something. Will Guffo or somebody else please tell me where the idea of "free will" emerged in christian thin...
by -1-
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 207
Views: 3011

Re: Do humans have a soul?

Think about it: if one is going to have genuine free will, what does that necessarily entail? It entails that you must have at least one choice other than to do what you are programmed to do. Would it be preferable if man were not genuinely free? For that is the only alternative. Yet many people th...
by -1-
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Do humans have a soul?
Replies: 207
Views: 3011

Re: Do humans have a soul?

If the world became less than good enough, as you say, then it was not good enough in the first place,... But you still haven't said good enough for what . A raincoat is good enough for rain, but not for heavy snow. And it's not because the raincoat is a bad raincoat: it's good for its role. A rubb...
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Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Interesting insights about love.
Replies: 46
Views: 2642

Re: Interesting insights about love.

Yes, love makes us eager to excuse a lot in the beloved person. All flaws and misdemeanors are charming in a way. In a way only we are able to perceive. So it is not possible to explain it to any third person. Especially to your parents. It either takes a lot of hard-sell, or else they just give up...
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Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Interesting insights about love.
Replies: 46
Views: 2642

Re: Interesting insights about love.

Men? do you find funny gals as a vital quality for a partner? I can't speak for myself, but I knew a man once who married a woman who was funny, I mean, incredibly high-society and intellecutally funny, in each of her sentences. And she was downright not very too much attractive. And she had tons o...
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Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Ethics & Uncertainty
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Ethics & Uncertainty

Michael Jordan asks how knowledge of circumstances affects our morality. https://philosophynow.org/issues/132/Ethics_and_Uncertainty A well-thought out article. I liked the way how the author takes you by the hand and proves his point step-by-step, without missing a beat. His points are, of course,...