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by Immanuel Can
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Can good God do evil?
Replies: 145
Views: 884

Re: Can good God do evil?

Age wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:00 am
Age wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:00 am
To 'you', human beings, who keep using the phrase 'good people or good person', just to let you KNOW there is NO such thing.
It's fine if you believe that.
But I do not believe that.
Then...why say it?
...there is no position on my part here.
Okay.

Be well.
by Immanuel Can
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 333
Views: 4211

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

I'm sure psychologists do. Psychology (not neurology) is a dangerous pseudo-science that has done nothing but harm. Well, RC, I do think that statement is not entirely incorrect, but I'd also suggest it's far too strong. Psychology has made some major blunders, to be sure. After all, it deals with ...
by Immanuel Can
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Can good God do evil?
Replies: 145
Views: 884

Re: Can good God do evil?

I cannot understand your question. Please reframe it so that it makes more sense. _______ I don't think that's where the "tension" is at all, actually. There is a "tension," I think; but that's not it. Because there's no way to know if "freedom" is "good" or "evil." "Freedom" for a good person is p...
by Immanuel Can
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Can good God do evil?
Replies: 145
Views: 884

Re: Can good God do evil?

My problem is the tension between goodness and freedom. Do you agree that there is tension? I cannot understand your question. Please reframe it so that it makes more sense. _______ I don't think that's where the "tension" is at all, actually. There is a "tension," I think; but that's not it. Becau...
by Immanuel Can
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: EVIL!!!!!!!!
Replies: 423
Views: 4298

Re: EVIL!!!!!!!!

But Nietzsche would (against his wishes) end up inspiring Hitler. how do you know? do you know - from his writings, his character would not affirm Hitler's view of "reality". I know because Hitler borrowed a bunch of his basic conceptions from Nietzsche, and he admired Nietzsche. I also note that n...
by Immanuel Can
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: EVIL!!!!!!!!
Replies: 423
Views: 4298

Re: EVIL!!!!!!!!

per evolution/creation debate - the whole thing bores me to tears and i have no interest and have in interest in debating the issue. just so you know. I didn't bring it up. It's not my area of interest either. I know stuff about it, I just think other things are much more interesting. I'm liberalm ...
by Immanuel Can
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 333
Views: 4211

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

In my view of concepts there is no corresponding conscious experience reflecting or representing existents. The only purpose or function of a concept is to identify existents the concept refers to. I understand. What I'm pointing out is that it is not really "the same existents" (the specific exist...
by Immanuel Can
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 333
Views: 4211

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

RC: I appreciate your fair-mindedness and your genuine efforts to represent what I'm saying. It's rare to see the principle of charity observed, alas. You're more or less right about what it think, with only minor adjustments. Based on what you have described you seem to think the purpose or functio...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 333
Views: 4211

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

Well that was quick, IC. I think I'll take a little longer to respond. Well, stop saying interesting things, then, and I'll slow down. :D Perhaps it's me, but I am a little confused about what you actually mean. For example...No, you did not use those words, but if that is not what you mean, what d...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: EVIL!!!!!!!!
Replies: 423
Views: 4298

Re: EVIL!!!!!!!!

who Crick is is entirely irrelevant to what he is actually saying which is the only thing of relevance here It's relevant only for this: that he's a world expert on the subject of probabilities and DNA, and interestingly, one with absolutely no motive for agreeing with me and every reason not to .....
by Immanuel Can
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Can good God do evil?
Replies: 145
Views: 884

Re: Can good God do evil?

"God created the sun and the moon and the stars; and He saw that it was good." *sigh* So -1- doesn't know what an adjective is. Okay. "God created...and SAW that it WAS good." In other words, the adjective "good" already had an objective referent . (If it did not, then God could not have been sayin...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Can good God do evil?
Replies: 145
Views: 884

Re: Can good God do evil?

Eternally - there is no amount of intimidation that could convince me to be you. Not intimidation. I know you have no belief in God. But I do. And if you don't have any sense of self-preservation, I can't fix that. However, it would be wrong of me to make myself the occasion by which you harm yours...
by Immanuel Can
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Can good God do evil?
Replies: 145
Views: 884

Re: Can good God do evil?

It's trivial to be morally superior to a ________God like that. "I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment." Matthew 12:36. Right now, there is really no amount of money I anyone could pay me to be you, even for a second. Best...
by Immanuel Can
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Can good God do evil?
Replies: 145
Views: 884

Re: Can good God do evil?

bahman wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:16 pm
What do you mean? I said that in Bible God declared that he is the creator of good and evil and gave you the reference.
There was no mention of "good" as a created concept in your quotation. Zero. So it doesn't help your case.
by Immanuel Can
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Can good God do evil?
Replies: 145
Views: 884

Re: Can good God do evil?

God himself declared in the Bible that He is the creator of good and evil while being a good God. Reference, please. Give me the quotation. Isaiah 45:7: I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. Where does it mention the "creation" of the ...