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by Immanuel Can
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 199
Views: 1562

Re: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?

Of all the things that exist (God, Universe) 50% of them have a cause and 50% don't. It's not 50-50, of course. God, being the Creator of the universe, must necessarily be greater than His creation. If one were to insist on consistency at this point, then one must ask the question: What caused God?...
by Immanuel Can
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 199
Views: 1562

Re: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?

No. It does not mean the Universe requires its own cause, it could mean a place of NO causality - NO logic from which this God formed. Not so. We can observe that this universe had a cause. Oh, a 'Him' that created the entire universe by 'His' words! ...and you are certain of this because it was wr...
by Immanuel Can
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Freedom of Religion
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Re: Freedom of Religion

Freedom of Religion There may be a fundamental flaw in this ethic as it is presently used. What we understand by this is that every person has the right to choose his own religion. But this right must be predicated on the basis that everyone has the right to his own private religion. Are you ruling...
by Immanuel Can
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 199
Views: 1562

Re: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?

No. It does not mean the Universe requires its own cause, it could mean a place of NO causality - NO logic from which this God formed. Not so. We can observe that this universe had a cause. So if your hypothesis had anything to it, you'd have to say you're imagining a universe in which no causality...
by Immanuel Can
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 199
Views: 1562

Re: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?

Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe? BUT! God does NOT mean first cause. Exactly where are you getting this idea that God created the universe from? The very first verse in the Torah / Old Testament. "In the beginning, God created the heavens and t...
by Immanuel Can
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 199
Views: 1562

Re: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?

Actually it does, that there is an entity capable of transmitting data via the internet protocol. Could be a bot. Could be a cat walking on the keyboard. Could be a random product of time + chance + computer. It doesn't say more than that, unless you have criteria to show that it does...which you c...
by Immanuel Can
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Cultural Relativism is wrong
Replies: 42
Views: 317

Re: Cultural Relativism is wrong

I'm not sure if I follow or not. I thought the OP was suggesting that the Nazis thought cultural relativism was 'good'. I don't think so...I think there's a lot of irony there, but irony is difficult to detect in this medium, so maybe you're right. Either way, though, you have at least one "unaccep...
by Immanuel Can
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Rebuilding Notre Dame vs. Helping the Poor
Replies: 15
Views: 121

Re: Rebuilding Notre Dame vs. Helping the Poor

But sometimes it actually does help people in good ways too. I don't think you can rule the positive completely out. I wouldn't, of course. And I'd prefer to do the charity, if such were more definitely specified. I would "help the poor" through an organization that had strong accountability measur...
by Immanuel Can
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 199
Views: 1562

Re: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?

The mere existence of an IP is a mechanism to locate the entity on the other end. So that I can determine if it's a cat or a human. So you have no knowledge of what a VPN is? And you have confidence (for a reason you'll have to explain) that if you locate an IP, then that number in itself is proof ...
by Immanuel Can
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Rebuilding Notre Dame vs. Helping the Poor
Replies: 15
Views: 121

Re: Rebuilding Notre Dame vs. Helping the Poor

OK. So you seem to be saying that restoring the cathedral might be the best plan and that it would help the poor in the long run also. Not necessarily. I'm just saying it's hard to say which is best when the alternative is not clear. "Spend the money on the Cathedral." "Give the money to the poor."...
by Immanuel Can
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Rebuilding Notre Dame vs. Helping the Poor
Replies: 15
Views: 121

Re: Rebuilding Notre Dame vs. Helping the Poor

For the purposes of the poll, assume that "helping the poor" means helping them in whatever method is the best, most effective way we know how. Obviously there are no magic bullets and there will probably always be some people relatively worse off than others. Furthermore, assume by "the poor" that...
by Immanuel Can
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Rebuilding Notre Dame vs. Helping the Poor
Replies: 15
Views: 121

Re: Rebuilding Notre Dame vs. Helping the Poor

So apparently protestors were out in the streets of Paris today setting fire to things because they feel slighted that wealthy donors were able to fork over billions to repair the Notre Dame Cathedral but couldn't do the same to help the nation's poor. It sort of brings up an interesting dilemma. I...
by Immanuel Can
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Cultural Relativism is wrong
Replies: 42
Views: 317

Re: Cultural Relativism is wrong

So the idea was to promote a SINGLE MONO-CULTURE, not the diversity of cultures as though 'relatively equal'. Your assumption is backwards to the reality. He's got a point, though, in this particular regard: either Nazi culture is bad, or the cultures they tried to fight against or eliminate were b...
by Immanuel Can
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 199
Views: 1562

Re: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?

It's falsifiable to me. Your requests to this forum have an IP address. I can see you have a lot of faith in the reliability of such things. Naturally. I build such systems. I know how they work. Then you also know that the mere existence of an IP says nothing about the nature of the entity on the ...
by Immanuel Can
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?
Replies: 199
Views: 1562

Re: Why do theists and atheists insist that if there is a God that it created the universe?

Logik wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:05 pm
It's falsifiable to me. Your requests to this forum have an IP address.
I can see you have a lot of faith in the reliability of such things.