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by philosopher
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Democracy
Replies: 24
Views: 530

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: 644

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: 644

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: 644

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: 644

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...
by philosopher
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Theodicy-problem: Why does God allow evil?
Replies: 24
Views: 2667

Re: Theodicy-problem: Why does God allow evil?

There's also a third possibility: God did not create the universe. God - the benevolent, is not the same as God - the creator. In other words, the Devil is not the fallen angel, the Devil is our creator-deity and God - the savior, is a rebel who fell from Heaven after revolting against the evil crea...
by philosopher
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Theodicy-problem: Why does God allow evil?
Replies: 24
Views: 2667

Re: Theodicy-problem: Why does God allow evil?

Could it be, that God did not create the universe? Could it be that humans invented God, and God in turn shaped mankind in his image?
by philosopher
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Theodicy-problem: Why does God allow evil?
Replies: 24
Views: 2667

Re: Why does God allow evil?

henry quirk wrote: Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:38 pm My god, if he gave a shit, would say if evil bothers you, stop doin' it
Maybe God had no choice?
by philosopher
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God and COVID-19
Replies: 277
Views: 22810

Re: God and COVID-19

So you believe in a God that doesn't intervene? Why not just dispense with the God belief altogether? Of what use is it to posit the existence of an entity that doesn't do anything, let alone worship it if it's to no end. Good question, which I can answer, but I don't want to for personal reasons. ...
by philosopher
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God and COVID-19
Replies: 277
Views: 22810

Re: God and COVID-19

If you are talking evolution and humans evolving then you've pretty much departed from most religious cosmologies to start with. Sure, I imagine humans have evolved. We evolved to survive in an indifferent universe, not one of a caring God. I kind of believe in God (but I want to emphasize I do not...
by philosopher
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God and COVID-19
Replies: 277
Views: 22810

Re: God and COVID-19

If I were God I wouldn't create viruses, and if people are to die, they should die by less horrible means than suffocating in their own blood. If I were God I would make the universe more hospitable to humans if there is to be overpopulation and therefore more space is needed. If I were God I would...
by philosopher
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God and COVID-19
Replies: 277
Views: 22810

Re: God and COVID-19

Likewise, if you want to ensure that nobody are left to die a horrible death, I'm sure there are other side-effects of that assurance as well. So what would be a negative side effect of people dying peacefully? Logic has almost not bearing on whether or not the Sun supernovas or whether the univers...
by philosopher
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God and COVID-19
Replies: 277
Views: 22810

Re: God and COVID-19

If I were God I wouldn't create viruses, and if people are to die, they should die by less horrible means than suffocating in their own blood. If I were God I would make the universe more hospitable to humans if there is to be overpopulation and therefore more space is needed. If I were God I would...
by philosopher
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Theodicy-problem: Why does God allow evil?
Replies: 24
Views: 2667

Theodicy-problem: Why does God allow evil?

I'd like to address the Theodicy-problem during this horrible pandemic. People suffer, and it's not only because of the carelessness or evil by other humans. It's nature itself causing innocent people - to suffer a horrible death. I'm not addressing the philosophical issue of wether God exists or no...
by philosopher
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The problem with Conservatism
Replies: 90
Views: 4467

The problem with Conservatism

If Conservatives was kept in power in the 20th century without opposition and pressure from the left, things would look very different from the world we live in today: * Poor people would never get a vote. * Welfare benefits would not exist in any form, only labor camps for the poor and sick - workh...