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by philosopher
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Scientific Religion
Replies: 37
Views: 460

Re: A Scientific Religion

Well then, clearly I must pay closer attention. ...care to re clarify your position? My position is that God should not be seen as a kind of old man with a white beard, rather God is a concept of shared ideals that is being personified - as a psychological tool (kind of like a symbol, a logo, or a ...
by philosopher
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Scientific Religion
Replies: 37
Views: 460

Re: A Scientific Religion

A Scientific Religion U fukin wanka. U start off with stating bible quotes when ALL along it is obvious from the OUTSET ,..........that IT IS NOT BASED ON SCIENCE. ...but perhaps on metaphorical reasoning. should we buy bull? WOT DO WE HAVE? A MAN FLOATING IN SPACE.. STATING - " Let there be light....
by philosopher
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Scientific Religion
Replies: 37
Views: 460

Re: A Scientific Religion

I include omniscient because to know all is to forgive all. That's not my point. My point is to be realistic about God. Sure, why not an omniscient and benevolent deity? We'd all like that. Add some actual "power" of that deity (without being omnipotent) and we'd have the perfect deity. But since o...
by philosopher
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Scientific Religion
Replies: 37
Views: 460

Re: A Scientific Religion

Immanuel Can wrote: First, you should know that the term "omnipotence" is entirely outside of the Bible. The Bible says God never does anything that is not consonant with His character -- lie, break promises, fail, betray, and so on. But secondly, your question has a self-contradiction in it, as Le...
by philosopher
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Scientific Religion
Replies: 37
Views: 460

Re: A Scientific Religion

Well, all morality is obligation. The word "ought" is actually a contraction of the expression "owe it." So to say somebody (morally) "ought" to do something is to say they morally "owe it" to do it. You say that people may "help" each other. But you want to say they don't "owe it" to do that. It's...
by philosopher
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Scientific Religion
Replies: 37
Views: 460

Re: A Scientific Religion

Oh. So you think of it merely as a practical strategy, not a moral imperative -- just as a handy way for getting something for yourself? :shock: But if somebody said to you, "I don't feel like helping you," that wouldn't make them a bad or immoral person? They don't actually have a duty to care abo...
by philosopher
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Scientific Religion
Replies: 37
Views: 460

Re: A Scientific Religion

Immanuel Can - I'm interested in knowing why it is controversial claiming the Bible is the revelation by humans, not the revelation from God? How do you know it is the revelation from God, rather than the mind playing tricks on the scribes (or worse, the scribes were simply good at manipulating thei...
by philosopher
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Scientific Religion
Replies: 37
Views: 460

Re: A Scientific Religion

Well, that's controversial. It's by no means clear that "days" means "24-hour periods," particularly when there was no Sun, Moon or Stars to assess such a thing by. So you'd have be not just a strict literalist, but beyond that, a willful readier-into the narrative to insist on that. As I said, the...
by philosopher
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Scientific Religion
Replies: 37
Views: 460

Re: A Scientific Religion

Perhaps it is time to view God not as an omnipotent being, but rather as a personification of everything good about humankind, which we should strive to achieve one day. Instead of placing God above the universe/multiverse, maybe God should simply be a collection of all the good virtues that makes ...
by philosopher
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Scientific Religion
Replies: 37
Views: 460

A Scientific Religion

Science and religion often clash because religious teachings has some statements about the world which scientists cannot observe, actually scientists can tell that a lot of the claims in the religious teachings are false. There are a lot of problems with religious teachings: First of all, there is t...
by philosopher
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Democracy
Replies: 24
Views: 1147

Re: Democracy

Democracy is a pre-condition for liberty, but only in theory. In theory, democrats (people who believe in democracy, no, I'm not refering to any specific political party here) reason that most people want as much happiness in their lives as possible and therefore the majority of the common people wa...
by philosopher
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Determinism without causality
Replies: 8
Views: 1003

Re: Determinism without causality

Sean Carroll is pretty good at knowing stuff and indeed explaining stuff, so don't get me wrong when I suggest parallel universes being created at the point of any binary decision - indeed infinitely - is indeed bollocks. Understand there would also include a universe where you are burning in hell ...
by philosopher
Sun May 03, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Determinism without causality
Replies: 8
Views: 1003

Re: Determinism without causality

It's only a thought experiment, which cannot be true since it brakes the most simple and fundamental understanding of the universe; matter and energy cannot be created or destroyed. Given an infinite number of events in any given moment the "many worlds hypothesis Demands that an infinite number of...
by philosopher
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Determinism without causality
Replies: 8
Views: 1003

Re: Determinism without causality

Why don't we re-think the Many World's Intepretation to a fit a deterministic universe? According to the Many Worlds-interpretation, the universal wave function splits the universe into two branches for every event. By re-thinking it, I mean we live in one branch, and we can trace it all way back t...
by philosopher
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Determinism without causality
Replies: 8
Views: 1003

Determinism without causality

Why don't we re-think the Many World's Intepretation to a fit a deterministic universe? According to the Many Worlds-interpretation, the universal wave function splits the universe into two branches for every event. By re-thinking it, I mean we live in one branch, and we can trace it all way back to...