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by Immanuel Can
Wed May 25, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Christianity
Replies: 4382
Views: 127622

Re: Christianity

First of all, I noted that some insist this is the case. So...it's nothing that you believe is actually true, then. My own frame of mind revolves more around the assumption that religious beliefs are rooted subjectively, existentially in dasein. Including Immanuel Can's own. But if you only assert ...
by Immanuel Can
Wed May 25, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Christianity
Replies: 4382
Views: 127622

Re: Christianity

Alexis Jacobi wrote: Wed May 25, 2022 4:13 pm And I will say it again
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs ... 65811.ch45
You are fundamentally devious and dishonest.
https://www.txstate.edu/philosophy/reso ... minem.html
by Immanuel Can
Wed May 25, 2022 4:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Christianity
Replies: 4382
Views: 127622

Re: Christianity

AJ : you, your attitude Not relevant to particular claims. And yes, ad hominem. I will say it again... And it will not change or improve thereby. Is it ad hominem do you think to explain to a man captured by religious fanaticism that he is indeed captured by it? It's irrelevant to the question of t...
by Immanuel Can
Wed May 25, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: To Immanuel Can
Replies: 277
Views: 4113

Re: To Immanuel Can

A person is made of many minds in my view. I don't deny that that is your experience. You say you have many voices in your head, and I have no basis to doubt you. But that is not my experience, nor, I suspect, the experience of most people. Most people claim to have but one voice in their heads. Fo...
by Immanuel Can
Wed May 25, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Christianity
Replies: 4382
Views: 127622

Re: Christianity

I know that you desire to keep things on an abstract plane. Quite the opposite. I keep trying to bring you down from lofty, vague and uninformative "civilizational" generalities to concrete particulars like, "What do your terms mean ?" and "Are you defining things accurately?" You can't get more pr...
by Immanuel Can
Wed May 25, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: To Immanuel Can
Replies: 277
Views: 4113

Re: To Immanuel Can

You mean just that it IS A mind, not that the minds is "the same" in any other respect, then. No I mean there are minds and they are similar. We keep going around and around on this one. :) We can say that minds are "similar" only in that they are minds . In that sense, our minds and the mind of a ...
by Immanuel Can
Tue May 24, 2022 11:47 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: To Immanuel Can
Replies: 277
Views: 4113

Re: To Immanuel Can

Again, do the people who get enlightened see the world unchanging? I can't tell you whether they are telling the truth about what they "see." It seems to me that they see the same things you and I do, but interpret them as maya . But we could not say for sure. Ok, so you don't know for sure. One co...
by Immanuel Can
Tue May 24, 2022 9:11 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: To Immanuel Can
Replies: 277
Views: 4113

Re: To Immanuel Can

Again, do the people who get enlightened see the world unchanging? I can't tell you whether they are telling the truth about what they "see." It seems to me that they see the same things you and I do, but interpret them as maya . But we could not say for sure. No, all minds are the same to me. Ever...
by Immanuel Can
Tue May 24, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: To Immanuel Can
Replies: 277
Views: 4113

Re: To Immanuel Can

Do the people who get enlightened see the world unchanging? They see the material world, maya, as appearing to change. But it's just an appearance. Try to focus on both tasks to see that you cannot focus on and do them both. Yes, you can. You can a) walk, b) chew gum, and even c) hold a philosophic...
by Immanuel Can
Tue May 24, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The problem of evil
Replies: 71
Views: 669

Re: The problem of evil

Slavery is dead, is it?

Here's Douglas Murray, speaking common sense, and getting the case right.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTaRew8uDZU
by Immanuel Can
Tue May 24, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: To Immanuel Can
Replies: 277
Views: 4113

Re: To Immanuel Can

Yes, time itself is subject to change. That doesn't seem easy to show. After all, the way we know "time" in the first place is not because it exists as a thing "out there" that we can identify apart from objects and spaces, but because it's the interval between two points (be they geographic points...
by Immanuel Can
Tue May 24, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: To Immanuel Can
Replies: 277
Views: 4113

Re: To Immanuel Can

But time is changing and anything which is changing is contingent. What do you mean " time is changing"? Do you mean that you think time itself is changing, or that other things are changing over the passage of time? Yes, time itself is subject to change. That doesn't seem easy to show. After all, ...
by Immanuel Can
Tue May 24, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: To Immanuel Can
Replies: 277
Views: 4113

Re: To Immanuel Can

Time itself is contingent. So a non-contingent thing cannot depend on time so it cannot exist eternally in past. The Easterner is going to say that time is eternal. Remember that they think that both the material and the spiritual have to exist forever, or neither can exist at all. And their reason...
by Immanuel Can
Tue May 24, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Christianity
Replies: 4382
Views: 127622

Re: Christianity

Iambiguous wrote : Just for the record, we are all animals. And morality only becomes a joke, some insist, when you are actually able to convince yourself that of all the hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of moral narratives that have been configured into arrogant, authoritarian dogmas down throug...
by Immanuel Can
Tue May 24, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Christianity
Replies: 4382
Views: 127622

Re: Christianity

AJ : Non-denominationalism is a specific branch of Protestantism that originated in America. It did not, actually. You're wrong on your history again. It arose in England, in the 19th Century. It was later transferred to the US, but like Anglicanism, took a rather different form on the far side of ...