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by surreptitious57
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Does God Exist?
Replies: 205
Views: 19152

Re: Does God Exist?

Everything is on a spectrum and somewhere on that spectrum is self awareness It is one point of many and is no more or less important than any other point is One can have a Universe with minds or a Mind or a Universe without minds or a Mind Existence can take many forms but the only certainty is tha...
by surreptitious57
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Does God Exist?
Replies: 205
Views: 19152

Re: Does God Exist?

I accept that non existence is not real and never was or never will be but that only pertains to the non existence of physical matter It does not pertain to the non existence of minds which are a far more complex form of matter and whose existence is not absolute I accept that the Universe exists an...
by surreptitious57
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Does God Exist?
Replies: 205
Views: 19152

Re: Does God Exist?

I can accept the existence of mind in an objective sense but only if it is specifically the human mind. What I cannot accept is the existence of a cosmic mind that perceives everything and so has zero limitation to what it can perceive. Which is the total opposite of a human mind You think conscious...
by surreptitious57
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Does God Exist?
Replies: 205
Views: 19152

Re: Does God Exist?

I have already said this before but we have to accept that we shall never agree on this. You have obviously contemplated it very seriously whereas I have not and am simply reacting to everything you are saying here. And yet despite this I still cannot accept any notion of the Universe as a Mind As I...
by surreptitious57
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Does God Exist?
Replies: 205
Views: 19152

Re: Does God Exist?

I think that things [ physical objects ] exist independent of human minds. I think that the perceiver / conceiver that you constantly refer to does not actually exist in reality and is simply a mental construct within your own mind. My mind does not accept that it exists in any objective sense Your ...
by surreptitious57
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How powerful is God?
Replies: 46
Views: 326

Re: How powerful is God?

Dontaskme wrote:
There are no parts in reality
Reality is composed of many parts though reality itself is a single
state of existence albeit one that is in an eternal state of motion
by surreptitious57
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Does God Exist?
Replies: 205
Views: 19152

Re: Does God Exist?

Words obviously require a mind to conceive them but the actual things that they describe are independent of minds
And those things do not have to possess knowledge or understanding of their function either as that is not necessary
by surreptitious57
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Does God Exist?
Replies: 205
Views: 19152

Re: Does God Exist?

I do not think matter and energy and time and space are concepts as they are not mind dependent and have actually existed
long before minds ever did. And time and space do not need a background to support them because they are the background
by surreptitious57
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: The tortoise and the hare
Replies: 14
Views: 155

Re: The tortoise and the hare

Where does geometry state that points are nonexistent or that existing things must have extension in at least one dimension In quantum mechanics elementary particles are so infinitesimally small that they cannot be seen and so they are treated as points If something exists then it must have at leas...
by surreptitious57
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Does God Exist?
Replies: 205
Views: 19152

Re: Does God Exist?

Saying that everything is not a thing makes no sense because it violates the law of non contradiction Also I do not see this I that is supposedly there when I am asleep and so I do not think it really exists There does not have to be anything there anyway apart from matter and energy and space and t...
by surreptitious57
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 87
Views: 463

Re: What could make morality objective?

Total anarchy cannot actually persist so it is inevitable that some order would be restored as that is simply the way of things One reason for this is that a total state of collapse is completely impractical as that would start to threaten self preservation Unless one actually wanted to die [ always...
by surreptitious57
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 87
Views: 463

Re: What could make morality objective?

The bottom line is this : either we as a society try to maintain order through the implementation and enforcement of laws based on moral consensus or we simply let everybody do as they choose regardless of the consequences and without any notion of personal accountability Just because morality is in...
by surreptitious57
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 87
Views: 463

Re: What could make morality objective?

How do we beat that since no neutral testing procedure exists for morality Morality is in a constant state of evolution and so is independent of any neutral or objective means of testing so it cannot be examined that way It is an abstract concept with no rules but implicit within it is the notion o...
by surreptitious57
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 87
Views: 463

Re: What could make morality objective?

... the broadest appeal ... Would this be an argument to suggest that popularity = morality ? I see no certainty in such a claim if so. It seems to me likely to run afoul of the ad populum fallacy There is no certainty in any moral truth regardless of how popular it is because morality and certaint...
by surreptitious57
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 87
Views: 463

Re: What could make morality objective?

As I already said there needs to be some provisional axioms for the basis of morality to be established even if they are to be later discarded Okay but if we later discard them then upon what is our moral legitimation founded It is founded upon whatever the provisional axiom of the time is. This is...