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by Viveka
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Born Again?
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Born Again?

How exactly are you born again?
by Viveka
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: REFUTE - my argument that a 'God' is more likely to exist.
Replies: 48
Views: 1616

Re: REFUTE - my argument that a 'God' is more likely to exist.

It is also a matter of Gnosis, otherwise religions would never had started, and mysticism would never have been or will be. Gnosis is the stepping stone from Man to God, not in the sense that we can become God, but rather become familiar with God. NO, there is no stepping stone here. All the steppi...
by Viveka
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: REFUTE - my argument that a 'God' is more likely to exist.
Replies: 48
Views: 1616

Re: REFUTE - my argument that a 'God' is more likely to exist.

Thus the argument I am making is that over time, a 'God' is more likely to eventuate than not, and that this has already occurred. Eternity is time-transcending, not time-everlasting. Therefore, God “eventuating” is a way of understanding something that has always been, but still one that has to be...
by Viveka
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Compatibilism is impossible
Replies: 12
Views: 394

Re: Compatibilism is impossible

Determinism and predestination are equivalent in some ways. Here's what I said in a previous thread dealing with predestination and free-will that is tantamount to compatibilism: Similar to the question of free-will and foreknowledge, if God could make a rock so heavy he couldn't lift it, then he wo...
by Viveka
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Race versus culture
Replies: 717
Views: 19943

Re: Race versus culture

I hate to be 'racist' but blacks appear to have a culture of their own. Ebonics is a recognized language alongside proper English. Rap music is always 'gangster' and appeals to young black folks and when it isn't it's pretty good, as long as it isn't about money or sex or fame or drugs and the 'scre...
by Viveka
Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The act of creation is logically impossible or God is subject to time
Replies: 51
Views: 1256

Re: The act of creation is logically impossible or God is subject to time

If God is a person he can decide to create at any moment he pleases, and could exist in timelessness and/or eternity.
by Viveka
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is wise?
Replies: 93
Views: 9103

Re: What is wise?

Eodnhoj7 wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:26 pm
Going through life saying "Huh?"
That's the hippy version of Socrates. Woahhh! Far out, man. :mrgreen:
by Viveka
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: What is wise?
Replies: 93
Views: 9103

Re: What is wise?

Realizing how present decisions inflect the future in which nothing is guaranteed. That all the powers that be relating to us are mostly ourselves in the here and now; nothing more extraneous than that. The future doesn't take care of itself but created in each moment of the present projected forwa...
by Viveka
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Seeing Time
Replies: 139
Views: 3393

Re: Seeing Time

I believe the first language depended upon imagination, which captures time perfectly due to its allowance of continuous change in imagination. Then, when abstract meaning entered the picture, it led to cause and effect within 'thought'. Thought depends upon cause and effect and meaning within that ...
by Viveka
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Big Bang is Wrong
Replies: 114
Views: 3718

Re: The Big Bang is Wrong

Time has a beginning. It is absurd to discuss of things before time. Therefore the universe has a beginning. Exactly. Which is why I believe the universe is infinite in time and space. I don't think so. Time has a beginning otherwise it would be logically impossible to reach from infinite past to n...
by Viveka
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Big Bang is Wrong
Replies: 114
Views: 3718

Re: The Big Bang is Wrong

The Big Bang is nonsense; just a theistic model of genesis (not the biblical) with no scientific support. Dark matter hasn't been detected yet. And with gravitational waves the interferometer won't work because the space the laser beam is moving through, as well as the laser beam, will both ripple ...
by Viveka
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: What Will Heal the Division between the Sexes?
Replies: 36
Views: 1121

Re: What Will Heal the Division between the Sexes?

That is the point, is time and money more important than children? Would I, or you, exist if money and time where placed at a higher value than our lives. In a seperate respect, each child is a potential resource of further time and money. Children, grow up and work, in turn they extend generations...
by Viveka
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God is testing us all
Replies: 46
Views: 889

Re: God is testing us all

NSKimura, just ignore Johndoe7. He's always rambling about 'reflection' 'points' 'intradimesionality' and 'extradimesionality' and 'lines' as though they apply to everything. The only sense I can make of what he is saying is that we essentially prove we exist through privations in being, such as lig...
by Viveka
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: What Will Heal the Division between the Sexes?
Replies: 36
Views: 1121

Re: What Will Heal the Division between the Sexes?

That is the point, is time and money more important than children? Would I, or you, exist if money and time where placed at a higher value than our lives. In a seperate respect, each child is a potential resource of further time and money. Children, grow up and work, in turn they extend generations...
by Viveka
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: What Will Heal the Division between the Sexes?
Replies: 36
Views: 1121

Re: What Will Heal the Division between the Sexes?

We could look to Norway for an example of feminism in action: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feminism_in_Norway#Feminization_of_politics Feminism is about equality, not superiority: "The fathers quota has up until 2013 been 14 weeks and is reserved for the father/co-mother. From 2013 this law was ch...