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by Immanuel Can
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 61
Views: 478

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

But did you think the "resistors" were being mean, or do you think they were just thrown off and a little taken aback? Do you believe they were nice people who did the wrong thing, or bad people who did what they intended, and offended you? This is hard to say. I knew that I wasn’t understood and c...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 61
Views: 478

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

I C Thanks for the reply. I did sense resistance to questions. It was as if my place wasn't to question but to learn. This never works with me. That's probably a good thing. But did you think the "resistors" were being mean, or do you think they were just thrown off and a little taken aback? Do you...
by Immanuel Can
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Religious and political disunity has condemned Earth. Should we thank our religious leaders?
Replies: 8
Views: 61

Re: Religious and political disunity has condemned Earth. Should we thank our religious leaders?

When did atheists go from war starters to the most statistically peaceful and law abiding ideology on the planet? Never. Look at Cuba or Venezuela, at North Korea or China, and you'll see some of their recent work. We are presently enjoying low level jihads and inquisitions against gays and women.....
by Immanuel Can
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Religious and political disunity has condemned Earth. Should we thank our religious leaders?
Replies: 8
Views: 61

Re: Religious and political disunity has condemned Earth. Should we thank our religious leaders?

You are, given, for example, that Hitler's bank was the Vatican. Nobody's defending that. But even so, the Vatican didn't cause WWII. You also look only at the last few hundred years while ignoring 4,500 of the previous bloody history that religions have gifted us with. Hogwash. The motives I liste...
by Immanuel Can
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Religious and political disunity has condemned Earth. Should we thank our religious leaders?
Replies: 8
Views: 61

Re: Religious and political disunity has condemned Earth. Should we thank our religious leaders?

What a bizarre question. It would be like "thanking" the Amish for technology. The vast majority for the last 5,000 years have been the religious They have. But that's different from saying that their being religious caused wars . Wars have been fought for territory, for language, for economics, fo...
by Immanuel Can
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Religious and political disunity has condemned Earth. Should we thank our religious leaders?
Replies: 8
Views: 61

Re: Religious and political disunity has condemned Earth. Should we thank our religious leaders?

Religious and political disunity has condemned Earth. Should we thank our religious leaders? The World's War Dead: Less than 8% in "religious" wars, including all religions of all kinds. Half by Islam. The other half, every other religion -- Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Catholicism...combined. Some ...
by Immanuel Can
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 61
Views: 478

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

Nick_A wrote: ↑Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:19 pm Why IYO is the tree of the knowledge of good and evil always considered superficially from a moralistic perspective? Because "knowledge of good and evil" implicates ethics/morality. It's what the text says. It is resistance to questions like this which made m...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 159
Views: 1849

Re: Mannie

The climates does change, yes: but industry is not the engine of that change. I'm inclined to reserve judgment on that until the data comes in. But either way, as I'm sure you'd agree, it would make zero difference to the question, "Should we jump on board with the 'responses' advocated by 'environ...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 159
Views: 1849

Re: correlation ain't causation

That's my explanation for data that supposedly shows a temp increase over the historical average coinciding with the production of greenhouse gases. In a sense, it doesn't much matter what caused greenhouse gases and global warming. What matters is that we have not the least idea how to change it. ...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS", HERE'S THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION
Replies: 530
Views: 4833

Re: Pete

Fair enough. I think the great danger of moral objectivism is that people can think their own moral opinions are facts and therefore undeniable. Facts are deniable. At one point, every living human being would have denied that the Earth revolves. One can deny facts: it's what one does with that tha...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 61
Views: 478

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

jayjacobus wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:25 am
"the law of God" has no meaning if only God.
Are you familiar with the grammatical term, "genitive case"?

"Of" doesn't mean "to." In this case, it means "by authority of."
by Immanuel Can
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 61
Views: 478

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

Why IYO is the tree of the knowledge of good and evil always considered superficially from a moralistic perspective? Because "knowledge of good and evil" implicates ethics/morality. It's what the text says. There was no society at that time so obviously knowledge of good and evil refers to somethin...
by Immanuel Can
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 61
Views: 478

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

Theists believes God created and maintains everything ; i.e. determinism. This doesn't follow. Most Theists do not believe God micromanages the universe. He is the Creator, but is capable of creating free will possessing creatures. That's how most see it. Atheists are generally Materialists, and Ma...
by Immanuel Can
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 61
Views: 478

Re: "Free will was given to man by god."

Belinda wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:06 am
But for both the atheist and the theist the problem remains that the world is deterministic.
Sorry...you're just wrong about this. This is not what Theists believe is the case. It's what a certain narrow band of them does. It's not at all a mainstream position.
by Immanuel Can
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god." Attempt 2.
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: "Free will was given to man by god." Attempt 2.

-1- wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:59 pm
...a word from anyone who knows a bible quote
Already sent to you, on the last strand. Did you miss it?

Genesis 1.