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by RCSaunders
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God Endowed Humans with Free Will?
Replies: 133
Views: 1197

Re: God Endowed Humans with Free Will?

I'll start at the end, if I may. Reality is neither just or unjust. Justice only pertains to human actions. A tornado has no moral value, positive or negative. The behavior of a man with a gun does. Okay. I see your distinction, RC. You believe in what are called "human evils," or "human injustices...
by RCSaunders
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is there an Ultimate Reality?
Replies: 68
Views: 614

Re: Is there an Ultimate Reality?

There is no way to determine a general characteristic in any element of nature. The general characteristics are obtained by induction. I mean, by probability. I know this is the kind of nonsense every crackpot philosophy professor is promoting these days in the universities, so I don't blame you fo...
by RCSaunders
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God Endowed Humans with Free Will?
Replies: 133
Views: 1197

Re: God Endowed Humans with Free Will?

Whenever human beings intentionally harm other human beings, it is unjust, I would say so. But you don't seem to have any basis to conclude that, RC, so far as I can see. You don't believe there's an ultimate standard of justice, do you? I do have a basis for what I call justice, but in this case, ...
by RCSaunders
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Is there an Ultimate Reality?
Replies: 68
Views: 614

Re: Is there an Ultimate Reality?

The rules of logic are inductively inferred. They are never of absolute certainty. These rules are provisionally valid until a case is found that seriously contradicts them. Your're absolutely certain of that? Why would the rules of logic be invalid if a contradiction were found? It is only logic t...
by RCSaunders
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: You must be an idiot
Replies: 23
Views: 383

Re: You must be an idiot

commonsense wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:50 pm The posts in this thread have convinced me that sarcasm is more complex than I realized.
Sure!
by RCSaunders
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God Endowed Humans with Free Will?
Replies: 133
Views: 1197

Re: God Endowed Humans with Free Will?

Only when human beings (religious) interfere is justice thwarted. I wonder if you really think that. It's not a belief. It's an observation. Except where men interfere, the consequences of one's choices and actions are determined by reality. Whatever the natural consequences of anyone's actions are...
by RCSaunders
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God Endowed Humans with Free Will?
Replies: 133
Views: 1197

Re: God Endowed Humans with Free Will?

If that were true, nobody would ever steal. That's just silly. Really? You think people do things for which they have absolutely no desire? :shock: You're going to have to give an example, I would think. And it would have to be a lot better than this one: if I say, "there is no desire to make a mis...
by RCSaunders
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God Endowed Humans with Free Will?
Replies: 133
Views: 1197

Re: God Endowed Humans with Free Will?

There is no such thing as a, "desire to steal." If that were true, nobody would ever steal. That's just silly. if I say, "there is no desire to make a mistake," and you said, "if that were true nobody would ever make a mistake," even you would know it was absurd. Your belief in intrinsicism makes i...
by RCSaunders
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Proof that Absolutely Nothing absolutely exists as an Origin...
Replies: 179
Views: 2573

Re: Proof that Absolutely Nothing absolutely exists as an Origin...

Scott Mayers wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:54 am ... we COULD create still manifest reality beyond ourselves through technology ...
How?
by RCSaunders
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God Endowed Humans with Free Will?
Replies: 133
Views: 1197

Re: God Endowed Humans with Free Will?

Implying? Necessitates? :shock: No, I am stating outright that the existence of volition entails the freedom to choose to disobey must be present at some point. And if it never was, then there was never any authentic volition. I'm talking about, "evil," you're talking about, "disobedience," as if t...
by RCSaunders
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Proof that Absolutely Nothing absolutely exists as an Origin...
Replies: 179
Views: 2573

Re: Proof that Absolutely Nothing absolutely exists as an Origin...

... That's wrong. Everything that exists at any moment is the orgin of everything that exists the next moment. This problem relates to the fact that we often interpret implication as " if P then Q " as it might suggest causation of Q by P . May statement had nothing to do with, "causation," as you ...
by RCSaunders
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God Endowed Humans with Free Will?
Replies: 133
Views: 1197

Re: God Endowed Humans with Free Will?

You are implying that volition necessitates evil. Implying? Necessitates? :shock: No, I am stating outright that the existence of volition entails the freedom to choose to disobey must be present at some point. And if it never was, then there was never any authentic volition. I'm talking about, "ev...
by RCSaunders
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God Endowed Humans with Free Will?
Replies: 133
Views: 1197

Re: God Endowed Humans with Free Will?

So your answer would not be to say that the question was "meaningless," but that you takes as a given that all human beings definitionally must have free will. That's right. From that perspective the question is, why couldn't God create a universe in which volitional beings would not do evil, or a ...
by RCSaunders
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God Endowed Humans with Free Will?
Replies: 133
Views: 1197

Re: God Endowed Humans with Free Will?

This whole discussion has been because you disliked my answer. "Sin of omission." Not "disliked" at all: "didn't understand your intended application of it" is the right way to put it. I needed more explanation than you gave in order to know if I was taking you aright. If you asked another question...