Search found 2553 matches

by Skip
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Subconscious Fear of Death - the Root of Religions
Replies: 19
Views: 267

Re: Subconscious Fear of Death - the Root of Religions

Mortality is a fact. We know. While all humans [not babies and toddlers] are knowledgeable of death is inevitable, they only have real reactions fears of death intermittently because all humans are programmed such that the conscious reactions to the fear of death is suppressed. No. We're just too b...
by Skip
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Subconscious Fear of Death - the Root of Religions
Replies: 19
Views: 267

Re: Subconscious Fear of Death - the Root of Religions

Most are defensive when I proposed the root cause of religions is driven by the Subconscious Fear of Death. You know this - how? We are, in fact, conscious of our fears and fear of death is a perfectly normal and acknowledged part of life. It was present long before any religions were invented. Bef...
by Skip
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Should we inform her/him or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: Should we inform her/him or not?

Hi everyone, I hope you all very well. Assume there is someone who don't know there are variety of different food, different vehicles etc. And of course we know. Should we inform him/her about them. She/he is enjoying his/her simple life with eating and drinking dairy products and riding donkey. An...
by Skip
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why is pride a sin?
Replies: 58
Views: 2377

Re: Why is pride a sin?

welcome more on what freud's defonitons of the three parts of man's phyce(sp). so as to undertand his views and affirm/reject them myself. thanks for the cogent reply to me Sir. http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Ego,_superego,_and_id It's helpful to keep in mind the time and place in which ...
by Skip
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why is pride a sin?
Replies: 58
Views: 2377

Re: Why is pride a sin?

When you feel proud of something you celebrate your own greatness. Is it impossible to celebrate your competence, ingenuity, perseverance and hard work, without the extreme of calling it "greatness"? This is dangerous and can lead to a slip in the very near future. Or, it might lead to the courage ...
by Skip
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why is pride a sin?
Replies: 58
Views: 2377

Re: Why is pride a sin?

Tell me more, I'm interested. I was referring to Freud's description of the human psyche. There Id is that devilish part of our personality that Christianity strives - and fails - to subdue: a selfish, aggressive, impulsive, impatient, emotional child. When it's in charge, it makes messes and art a...
by Skip
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why is pride a sin?
Replies: 58
Views: 2377

Re: Why is pride a sin?

If you prohibit the Ego, you leave the Id and Superego to fight eternally:
one ruling in Heaven the other in Hell and nobody to invent democracy on Earth.
by Skip
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Does future exist?
Replies: 44
Views: 1789

Re: Does future exist?

I said that a symbolic formula can represent an aspect of reality. An aspect of reality could be how physical functions. And I tried to explain that a representation is not a real thing. Concepts are not real things. The representations of concepts are twice removed from real things. The more level...
by Skip
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Does future exist?
Replies: 44
Views: 1789

Re: Does future exist?

Physics is about how physical functions. Of course it doesn't exist objectively. Then how can I have denied it by saying that other concepts don't have objective, physical, independent real-world existence? What is an event? The happenings and/or processes that you're tracking with your symbolic, r...
by Skip
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Does future exist?
Replies: 44
Views: 1789

Re: Does future exist?

You basically deny physics. Deny physics what? Physics has no physical existence. It's a human intellectual construct to explain the structure, function and relationships of things that actually do exist. Physicists make sound observations, theories and predictions; they also think up formulas to d...
by Skip
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Does future exist?
Replies: 44
Views: 1789

Re: Does future exist?

A symbolic formula can represent an aspect of reality. The key word there is "represent". The letter A does not exist. It is a symbolic representation of a small range of possible sounds made by human speech equipment. The letters in the formula have no independent existence, either: they're symbol...
by Skip
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Does future exist?
Replies: 44
Views: 1789

Re: Does future exist?

[Of course it can't; it's in the same category - an idea, not a thing.] So how you are going to deal with causality? Why should I need a way to deal with causality? Making up a symbolic formula doesn't "deal with" anything; it's just one of many ways to describe a sequence of events. Event took pla...
by Skip
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Does future exist?
Replies: 44
Views: 1789

Re: Does future exist?

Of course it can't; it's in the same category - an idea, not a thing.
by Skip
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Does future exist?
Replies: 44
Views: 1789

Re: Does future exist?

Unicorns don't exist, yet you can describe one.
Revenge does not exist, yet you can define it.
Ideas, concepts, fancies, constructs - the products of human brain activity have no independent existence, but serve well enough in the context of human cogitation and communication.