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by uwot
Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Religion Is Insanity
Replies: 80
Views: 678

Re: Religion Is Insanity

A person can reject Christianity honestly, and a person can oppose another person honestly, but it seems wrong to oppose a person becuz he's Christian. I'll say it again then: Any belief that doesn't cause harm to others is fine by me and all part of life's rich tapestry - I like stories. But mealy...
by uwot
Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Religion Is Insanity
Replies: 80
Views: 678

Re: Religion Is Insanity

Walker wrote: Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:23 amThe bible is rather uncompromising about the way things are …
It's also rather wrong.
Walker wrote: Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:23 am...and relativists just can’t stand that certainty.
You've got this arse about tit. It is dogmatists who can't stand uncertainty.
by uwot
Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Religion Is Insanity
Replies: 80
Views: 678

Re: Religion Is Insanity

I believe in God becuz of the apparent reality of free will in a deterministic universe. I believe in a Creator becuz the human individual is autonomous in a deterministic reality. There is a Maker and my chief evidence of Him is man's capacity for self-direction, his capacity to willfully bend and...
by uwot
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Religion Is Insanity
Replies: 80
Views: 678

Re: Religion Is Insanity

Is it not possible to arrive at belief thru reason? Absolutely. *That doesn't mean your reasoning is any good. *True...but it might be. Yes it might. In a nutshell, philosophy is about good reasoning. The purpose is to take a few ideas and see what happens when you mash them together. It is an achi...
by uwot
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Religion Is Insanity
Replies: 80
Views: 678

Re: Religion Is Insanity

henry quirk wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:16 pmIs it not possible to arrive at belief thru reason?
Absolutely. That doesn't mean your reasoning is any good.
by uwot
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Religion Is Insanity
Replies: 80
Views: 678

Re: Religion Is Insanity

For impartial observers the evidence does suggest that when neither reality nor the bible comport with what is known and accepted * about the universe, then secularists invent dark matter to make equations and causation fit the known, while calling the causation-based explanations of the bible a fa...
by uwot
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Religion Is Insanity
Replies: 80
Views: 678

Re: Religion Is Insanity

Walker wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:25 amWhat would constitute proof of God for a blasphemer?
The same as for a godbotherer. Whatever theists do have, usually a dollop of wishful thinking, coated with blind faith and a sprinkling of batshit delusions, it ain't proof.
by uwot
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Religion Is Insanity
Replies: 80
Views: 678

Re: Religion Is Insanity

Immanuel Can wrote: Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:49 pmNot for me to say.
Then don't put yourself forward as someone for who it is to say.
by uwot
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Basic Human Rights
Replies: 179
Views: 1328

Re: Basic Human Rights

Well, that's the thing with stories; any number of them can explain exactly the same facts. VERY, VERY True. But considering thee FACT that thee 'Universe' IS NOT and CAN NOT expand, then ANY story that implies or infers that thee Universe is expanding is OBVIOUSLY just False, Wrong, and/or Incorre...
by uwot
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Religion Is Insanity
Replies: 80
Views: 678

Re: Religion Is Insanity

Hatred is a very easy emotion, very natural to human beings. They enjoy it, because it makes them feel superior, or a righteous victim, or a fighter against oppression. They enjoy those kinds of roles. They use all kinds of ideological excuses for it: "oppression," or "the good of society," or "rac...
by uwot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Basic Human Rights
Replies: 179
Views: 1328

Re: Basic Human Rights

...in the Darwinian story, "Survival of the fittest" got us where we are right now... And in the christian story, "Jesus is lovely" got us to exactly the same place. At least there is MORE Truth in the "christian" story, then there is in the "scientific" story that the Universe began, and is expand...
by uwot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Religion Is Insanity
Replies: 80
Views: 678

Re: Religion Is Insanity

The insane thing about christianity is that in order to gain eternal life, you have to hate the one you already have.
by uwot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: From Scientific-FSK Truths to Legal-FSK Truths
Replies: 37
Views: 403

Re: From Scientific-FSK Truths to Legal-FSK Truths

I believe the inference is easy, i.e. we have public and common knowledge that science is distinct from philosophy, theology, history, pseudo-science and other non-science subjects, therefore it must have distinctive features [framework structures] that enable the differentiation. It is like why a ...
by uwot
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: From Scientific-FSK Truths to Legal-FSK Truths
Replies: 37
Views: 403

Re: From Scientific-FSK Truths to Legal-FSK Truths

How is that science is differentiated from philosophy, theology, history, pseudo-sciences and other non-science subjects? Science is making things work. Philosophy is explaining why it works. Theology is wishing someone could make it work better. History is all the ways we have tried to make things...
by uwot
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Intelligent design. Sort of.
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Intelligent design. Sort of.

Nice link, uwot, thanks for posting it. Wotcher seeds. Yeah, interesting sciency stuff. Of course, although it is fascinating, none of it is surprising to me. Btw, why do you say "Sort of"? The usual mischief. Or the usual wonder. You and I have very different interpretations of reality. How fabulo...