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by MMasz
Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Problem of evil
Replies: 34
Views: 7273

Re: Problem of evil

Your concept of god is non-biblical, so I do not have to entertain your angst over this. I guess you’ll just have to voice your well thought out objection when you stand before the God you don’t believe in. I’m sure he will be impressed.
by MMasz
Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Problem of evil
Replies: 34
Views: 7273

Re: Problem of evil

One thing I've always wondered about theists is how do they reconcile the problem of evil with a supposedly omniscient, omnipotent, omnibenevolent god and also how it affects their ideas of heaven and hell. Just to get one thing straight before I start. I'm using the common theistic definition of g...
by MMasz
Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:16 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What if there would be no religion?
Replies: 34
Views: 8776

Re: What if there would be no religion?

uwot wrote:
MMasz wrote:By examining each one and coming to a reasonable inference.
So how many religions have you examined, and how did you arrive at your reasonable inference?
Quite a lot. Christianity made the most sense.
by MMasz
Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What if there would be no religion?
Replies: 34
Views: 8776

Re: What if there would be no religion?

While god may reveal himself in a particular way, i.e., provide evidence, people’s interpretation of that evidence and subsequent ‘god’ construction may vary widely and may in fact, be incorrect. Therefore, all religions are not equal. How do you judge which interpretation is the right one? By exam...
by MMasz
Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What if there would be no religion?
Replies: 34
Views: 8776

Re: What if there would be no religion?

I think what you propose is an impossibility. For there to be no religion there would need to be no god since god would reveal himself to man in any variety of ways and religion is man’s attempt to learn about god. If god is a necessary condition for religion, then any religion is god revealing its...
by MMasz
Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is doing the right thing the right thing?
Replies: 27
Views: 6653

Re: Is doing the right thing the right thing?

[quote="Catriona”]Thank you. I think I need to develop the virtue of selfishness. With it, might come acceptance and tolerance of external manipulation.[/quote] I am sorry for your loss. My father passed a couple years ago leaving my step-mom very sad, however she has learned to cope well. Adopting ...
by MMasz
Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Is doing the right thing the right thing?
Replies: 27
Views: 6653

Re: Is doing the right thing the right thing?

Now that I am living on my own after 45 years of partnership, I find the question of doing the right thing an increasingly difficult one. Am I doing the right thing for me or for other people? What is the right thing? The thing which harms no-one but myself? The thing which satisfies my criterion o...
by MMasz
Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: What if there would be no religion?
Replies: 34
Views: 8776

Re: What if there would be no religion?

I think what you propose is an impossibility. For there to be no religion there would need to be no god since god would reveal himself to man in any variety of ways and religion is man’s attempt to learn about god.
by MMasz
Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: ANOTHER SORT OF LEARNING by James V. Schall, S.J.
Replies: 2
Views: 2112

Re: ANOTHER SORT OF LEARNING by James V. Schall, S.J.

Thanks for the heads up. I am currently reading Schall’s, The Order of Things and enjoying it. Even though I’m not RC, I appreciate his insight.
by MMasz
Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: is the holy spirit bigger than the universe
Replies: 29
Views: 5137

Re: is the holy spirit bigger than the universe

reakon the holy spirit is bigger that the universe because it the holy spirit has no size.the holy spirit is not local to the event it has no size or locality and therefor dosent move.is consciousness the holy spirit .reakon its got to be . As the Universe means all that there is, any idea such as ...
by MMasz
Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:29 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Four facts you should know about the bible.
Replies: 14
Views: 3564

Re: Four facts you should know about the bible.

[quote="chasw”] Also, I have a related question, maybe you could answer it. How receptive should believers of Islam, Christianity and Judaism be to the concept of Abram of Ur being their common spiritual father? I realize this is more of a theological question, however its radical enough to mention...
by MMasz
Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Four facts you should know about the bible.
Replies: 14
Views: 3564

Re: Four facts you should know about the bible.

[quote="chasw”] Also, I have a related question, maybe you could answer it. How receptive should believers of Islam, Christianity and Judaism be to the concept of Abram of Ur being their common spiritual father? I realize this is more of a theological question, however its radical enough to mention ...
by MMasz
Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: is the holy spirit bigger than the universe
Replies: 29
Views: 5137

Re: is the holy spirit bigger than the universe

reakon the holy spirit is bigger that the universe because it the holy spirit has know size.the holy spirit is not local to the event it has no size or locality and therefor dosent move.is consciousness the holy spirit .reakon its got to be . I would agree with you. Too often we try to describe/exp...
by MMasz
Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: News: November/December 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1002

Re: News: November/December 2013

The article titled- Pope Says Atheists Not Necessarily Damned "Pope Francis has continued to move away from the ultra conservative image of the Catholic Church reinforced by his predecessor Benedict XVI. In response to a list of questions posed in La Repubblica newspaper by the founder Eugenio Scalf...
by MMasz
Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Four facts you should know about the bible.
Replies: 14
Views: 3564

Re: Four facts you should know about the bible.

Kuznetzova wrote:(1) There is nothing in the Old Testament that dovetails with any history prior to the 14th century B.C. blah, blah, blah
Wow!!! You should publish this! You might even receive a Pulitzer prize for journalist discovery!

But seriously. Why waste bandwidth on this?