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by RCSaunders
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Red Sun
Replies: 61
Views: 711

Re: Red Sun

It's the politicians who are doing nothing about it. What would you like them to do, Darlin'? Whose lives do you want the politicians to use their power to interfere with to make the world the one you would like it to be. If you want to use political power to make things the way you would like them...
by RCSaunders
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Red Sun
Replies: 61
Views: 711

Re: Red Sun

TEMPERATURES are rising! SO WHAT!? You may not personally want a warmer world, which is fine. Some people would love for the world to be warmer. But it doesn't really matter what you or anyone else would like, it is wrong for any group to force their preferences on others to their detriment and exp...
by RCSaunders
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Red Sun
Replies: 61
Views: 711

Re: Red Sun

... I’m a member of the most abominable species that ever walked the planet is not what I ever expected to be a member of in spite of its obvious penchant for lying, deceit and overt criminality. It's not the whole species, just those who are trying to put over the environmental hoax--the "the sky ...
by RCSaunders
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 415
Views: 7837

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

RCSaunders wrote: Here is the simple truth. If one is not happy with life it is their own fault and the consequence of their own conscious choices A justification when you want to keep slaves. Low, blow, B. It's nothing of the kind. ... So while there are plenty of genuinely outside oppressive forc...
by RCSaunders
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 415
Views: 7837

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

RCSaunders wrote: Here is the simple truth. If one is not happy with life it is their own fault and the consequence of their own conscious choices A justification when you want to keep slaves. Would keeping slaves make you happy, Belinda? There is no excuse for doing wrong. It's those who claim som...
by RCSaunders
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 415
Views: 7837

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

feelings are not under our direct conscious control. So you don't think it's possible to encounter a situation and ask oneself, do I want to feel "this way" or "this way" about/within this situation? You can certainly ask yourself if you want to feel a certain way, which is a good idea if what you ...
by RCSaunders
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 415
Views: 7837

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

Nothing makes or causes a human being to think or do anything. You can stamp your foot and deny that you consciously choose to think what you think and do what you do, but you cannot escape the fact that the moment you cease to make conscious choices you cease to do anything. I have no idea why peo...
by RCSaunders
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Law of Identity
Replies: 201
Views: 8074

Re: The Law of Identity

I reject the Law of Identity, A ≠ A How about the law of gravity. Do you reject that too? If "A" is, "gravity," than, since you believe A is not A, gravity is not gravity, right? Depending on how certain you are, you could go to a high building and try it out. If you do, you won't be letting us kno...
by RCSaunders
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 415
Views: 7837

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

There is seldom only one thing that causes a man to think or do anything or decide to refrain from doing anything. Nothing makes or causes a human being to think or do anything. You can stamp your foot and deny that you consciously choose to think what you think and do what you do, but you cannot e...
by RCSaunders
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Law of Identity
Replies: 201
Views: 8074

Re: The Law of Identity

But if logic is invented, then why do logical fallacies even matter? A logical fallacy is a mistake in how logic is used. If you don't care what happens when you use something like logic, or language, or mathematics, or anything else that is a human invention, then mistakes don't matter. If you kno...
by RCSaunders
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Law of Identity
Replies: 201
Views: 8074

Re: The Law of Identity

The square root of 1 is both +1 and -1: both are equally valid. The same is true for *A, whose mathematical notation would be √A. You have made an egregious category mistake . "A," is a pickle. What is the square root of a pickle? In the law of identity, "A is A," A refers to an existent, not an ab...
by RCSaunders
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 415
Views: 7837

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

In short, the only possible explanation for ontic Free Will is that it was given to man, and only to man, by God. First of all, the term, "free will," is problematic because it is loaded with religious conotation and a false assumption that free will means able to choose or do just anything. The co...
by RCSaunders
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 415
Views: 7837

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

In short, the only possible explanation for ontic Free Will is that it was given to man, and only to man, by God. First of all, the term, "free will," is problematic because it is loaded with religious conotation and a false assumption that free will means able to choose or do just anything. The co...
by RCSaunders
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Law of Identity
Replies: 201
Views: 8074

Re: The Law of Identity

The square root of 1 is both +1 and -1: both are equally valid. The same is true for *A, whose mathematical notation would be √A. You have made an egregious category mistake . "A," is a pickle. What is the square root of a pickle? In the law of identity, "A is A," A refers to an existent, not an ab...
by RCSaunders
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 468
Views: 9496

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

Interesting, as always. In the interest of interest, I've only addressed some of your comments. What is especially interesting to me is why we seem to see the same facts so differently. You may certainly identify all those others things you describe as, "thinking," (most people do)...So you see, wh...