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by KLewchuk
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Peter Holmes: What is Fact.
Replies: 148
Views: 2048

Re: Peter Holmes: What is Fact.

To be honest Advocate, I cannot separate your responses from the rest. You would need to use the quotation option above to make this clear. Mine will be the ones without a precursor > indicating they're from a previous response, or >> from two replies ago, etc. But let's not quibble over who said w...
by KLewchuk
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity
Replies: 182
Views: 2423

Re: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity

Immanuel Can wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:15 am
KLewchuk wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:13 am Are you serious? They celebrate Christmas in London and not Riyadh.
Is that what you think a Christian is? Somebody who celebrates Christmas? :shock:
Omer gerd; go back and read your question... slowly.
by KLewchuk
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity
Replies: 182
Views: 2423

Re: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity

Immanuel Can wrote: However, we might well have seen the last in terms of His present self-revelation to mankind: for Hebrews says "God, who in times past spoke to the fathers in many ways and by different means, has, in these last days, spoken to us in His Son." That Son is the ultimate in God's s...
by KLewchuk
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity
Replies: 182
Views: 2423

Re: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity

What you wrote is the "irrefutable" argument against classical theism. How odd, then, that this allegedly "irrefutable" argument has been abundantly and repeatedly refuted. It's as old as Epicurus, actually, and is known as his "trilemma." Unfortunately for Epicurus and his admirers, it's simply a ...
by KLewchuk
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity
Replies: 182
Views: 2423

Re: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity

One can be a "cultural Christian" just as there are "cultural Jews" who adopt the culture but not the "parting of the Red Sea" or "Israel is ours" stuff. There are very good reasons why your analogy fails. For one thing, "Jewishness" is not merely a matter of belief, but one of DNA, and in particul...
by KLewchuk
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity
Replies: 182
Views: 2423

Re: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity

Belinda, What you wrote is the "irrefutable" argument against classical theism. At least irrefutable in that I've never read a "argument" against it that does not require the "leap of faith"... and that others have agreed on this point. Of course, it is not necessarily logical to conclude that "God...
by KLewchuk
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Which Lives Have Value?
Replies: 23
Views: 435

Re: Which Lives Have Value?

But self defense is a power. If might makes right as the definition of justice, then if a person cannot defend themselves they lack value. If another defends them, they have given the first person value. There is no reason not to throw the two infant boys out of the window. Their mother didn't give...
by KLewchuk
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity
Replies: 182
Views: 2423

Re: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity

Well, we'll see, won't we? And sooner, I think, than many suspect. In any case, you and I both can see it's "authoritative" so far as what somebody who rightly calls themselves "Christian" ought to believe. If they don't regard the Biblical definition of "faith" as authoritative, then what's their ...
by KLewchuk
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity
Replies: 182
Views: 2423

Re: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity

God So, your supposition would be that God "does not resist evil"? What makes you think that? Suffering exists. If God is all powerful and all good He will not allow suffering , perhaps a little suffering so we know what is the nature of good. But an all powerful and all good Being would not allow ...
by KLewchuk
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity
Replies: 182
Views: 2423

Re: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity

Well, we'll see, won't we? And sooner, I think, than many suspect. In any case, you and I both can see it's "authoritative" so far as what somebody who rightly calls themselves "Christian" ought to believe. If they don't regard the Biblical definition of "faith" as authoritative, then what's their ...
by KLewchuk
Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity
Replies: 182
Views: 2423

Re: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity

No, a rational theist would not believe the Bible to be authoritative... Well, we'll see, won't we? And sooner, I think, than many suspect. In any case, you and I both can see it's "authoritative" so far as what somebody who rightly calls themselves "Christian" ought to believe. If they don't regar...
by KLewchuk
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity
Replies: 182
Views: 2423

Re: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity

I might point out that Locke is dead. Not exactly a salient point. If he was right, he was right. Again, in common language in 2020, when someone asserts something without sufficient evidence and are asked to give account for their belief... they will often claim to believe "on faith". Locke says t...
by KLewchuk
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity
Replies: 182
Views: 2423

Re: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity

I might point out that Locke is dead. Not exactly a salient point. If he was right, he was right. Again, in common language in 2020, when someone asserts something without sufficient evidence and are asked to give account for their belief... they will often claim to believe "on faith". Locke says t...
by KLewchuk
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity
Replies: 182
Views: 2423

Re: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity

Everybody knows stuff I don't know. God only is omniscient. I, same as you, am subject to my own experience. Fair enough. But experience can expand. Things are not all equal in the realm of the "religions." What I said, religions are on a scale ranging between liberal and authoritarian. Sure many o...
by KLewchuk
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity
Replies: 182
Views: 2423

Re: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity

I might point out that Locke is dead. Not exactly a salient point. If he was right, he was right. Again, in common language in 2020, when someone asserts something without sufficient evidence and are asked to give account for their belief... they will often claim to believe "on faith". Locke says t...