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by Harbal
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Mr. Good
Replies: 0
Views: 27

Mr. Good

Mr. Good is a very nice man who lives at 6 Paradise Street. Mr. Good bought 6 Paradise Street a long time ago. Houses cost a lot of money and Mr. Good had to get a mortgage before he could buy his house. You can’t see a mortgage but that doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Ask a grownup about philosophy if...
by Harbal
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: An act of God
Replies: 52
Views: 400

Re: An act of God

Immanuel Can wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:36 pm
I'm living for the moment.
I think you'll love it, IC. :D
by Harbal
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: An act of God
Replies: 52
Views: 400

Re: An act of God

Immanuel Can wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:30 pm
"Yes, the main one being that it doesn't comply with your views on the matter."
:D
Actually, IC, just to show how unbiased I am, I will post another little story of mine that is much more in tune with your views. Watch out for it.
by Harbal
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: An act of God
Replies: 52
Views: 400

Re: An act of God

In this parable we see how easy it is to let preconceived theories shape the way we view evidence instead of letting the evidence shape our theories…. We only see how easy it is because the fictitious scenario was constructed to give that impression. Anyone can write a story where the characters co...
by Harbal
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: An act of God
Replies: 52
Views: 400

Re: An act of God

Nature, according to Naturalism , is impersonal, has no intentions, does not plan, direct or control. It just exists. It is not even capable of knowing or caring what comes out of it. It's just another form of random chance. Perhaps Lacewing isn't talking about nature according to Naturalism. Maybe...
by Harbal
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: NEW "James" Bond to be Black Woman
Replies: 41
Views: 352

Re: NEW "James" Bond to be Black Woman

Even better, Witch Doctor Who.
by Harbal
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: NEW "James" Bond to be Black Woman
Replies: 41
Views: 352

Re: NEW "James" Bond to be Black Woman

They could get away with it, no problem, on Doctor Who.
by Harbal
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: An act of God
Replies: 52
Views: 400

Re: An act of God

Immanuel Can wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:52 pm

Sure.

That'll do, then.
I always prefer it when our discussions end amicably, IC.
by Harbal
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: NEW "James" Bond to be Black Woman
Replies: 41
Views: 352

Re: NEW "James" Bond to be Black Woman

I think Disney should do a remake with a black Snow White. I'm all for this sort of thing.
by Harbal
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: An act of God
Replies: 52
Views: 400

Re: An act of God

Immanuel Can wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:45 pm
So I'm not "trying to make" anything, except "making sense" of what you were aiming to say.
Don't you like stories with an air of mystery?
by Harbal
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: An act of God
Replies: 52
Views: 400

Re: An act of God

Immanuel Can wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:25 pm

But you said not. You were suggesting it didn't mean that. And I'm fine with believing you.

I just couldn't figure out what it did mean, then.
You seem to be trying to make something that makes sense look like nonsense. Have you ever been a churchwarden, by any chance?
by Harbal
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: An act of God
Replies: 52
Views: 400

Re: An act of God

But wouldn't you think that an analogy has to actually "work," Well I'm getting the impression that it works rather too well for your liking. If it was as ineffective as you are suggesting, I doubt you would be putting any effort into discrediting it. While it is a caricature, it isn't too far away...
by Harbal
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: An act of God
Replies: 52
Views: 400

Re: An act of God

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:09 am
I'm glad he's back. He was one of the most intelligent posters--except when he gets all PC :wink:
Yes, and it used to be more fun on the forum when he was here before. Although I sometimes got the impression that he didn't altogether approve of the fun.
by Harbal
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: An act of God
Replies: 52
Views: 400

Re: An act of God

I'm certainly not anti-fenestration. No need to deprive workers of beer and good times. Besides, blaming the football, the gun, and cars may be silly but effective, but at what threat to continuing the Age of Enlightenment, as judged by the reduction of real suffering for huge swaths of folks? I do...
by Harbal
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: An act of God
Replies: 52
Views: 400

Re: An act of God

Well, H., me old mucker, there are quite a few problems with the analogy, I'm afraid. Yes, the main one being that it doesn't comply with your views on the matter. Besides, I think you are assuming that I am trying to say more than I am. It was only an illustration of two different ways of thinking...