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by Systematic
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Unavoidability of Belief within Reason
Replies: 189
Views: 32614

Re: The Unavoidability of Belief within Reason

Actually Christianity does not prohibit the belief in science. The Roman Catholic church has an observatory and the Big Bang Theory was developed by a Catholic priest (if memory serves on the latter). I was thinking more of Ken Ham with statues of people riding dinosaurs 6000 years ago. You know, w...
by Systematic
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Unavoidability of Belief within Reason
Replies: 189
Views: 32614

Re: The Unavoidability of Belief within Reason

Actually Christianity does not prohibit the belief in science. The Roman Catholic church has an observatory and the Big Bang Theory was developed by a Catholic priest (if memory serves on the latter). I was thinking more of Ken Ham with statues of people riding dinosaurs 6000 years ago. You know, w...
by Systematic
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Unavoidability of Belief within Reason
Replies: 189
Views: 32614

Re: The Unavoidability of Belief within Reason

Belief is a necessity of reason. Christian belief is an antithesis of reason. Because you cannot test the hypotheticals of a cult. And because you are not allowed to test hypotheticals contrary to the cults beliefs. Better to believe in the established science and the established concepts of busine...
by Systematic
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Unavoidability of Belief within Reason
Replies: 189
Views: 32614

Re: The Unavoidability of Belief within Reason

Belief is a necessity of reason. Christian belief is an antithesis of reason. Because you cannot test the hypotheticals of a cult. And because you are not allowed to test hypotheticals contrary to the cults beliefs. Better to believe in the established science and the established concepts of busines...
by Systematic
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 308
Views: 10061

Re: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

Your God, Immanuel, is first and foremost God of Power. Well, I don't think you know Him, so I think you're maybe poorly positioned in imagining that. You don't evince a good knowledge of God's character, for sure. IC, are you so sure that you know your own God. Let's just say He is real. He does e...
by Systematic
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Is God necessary for morality?
Replies: 427
Views: 16146

Re: Is God necessary for morality?

Well, of course not. comments? I have more of an issue with what Christians consider to be sins. You don't have to be Charles Manson to be a sinner. You might just be homosexual. You might just be a woman using birth control. I also think it's weird that monogamy is not the answer, it's abstinence....
by Systematic
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: An Epistemological Toolkit
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: An Epistemological Toolkit

Epistemological toolkit: Third Tool: Detachment. Most individuals have a conception of reality; it is their own truth. The conception of reality is known by many names, such as, wisdom or common sense. But, in order to go beyond common sense, you need to detach from it temporarily. Separation of com...
by Systematic
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: An Epistemological Toolkit
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: An Epistemological Toolkit

Impenitent wrote: Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:06 pm protractors and anti-protractors

-Imp
Not that definition of degrees.
by Systematic
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 308
Views: 10061

Re: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

There are other thinking species besides homo sapiens. Can you recommend any of their books? Good one, RC. :wink: And just to add to your case, we might consider that if, say, our alleged closest "relatives" the apes, had even 1/1,000,000th of our ability to generate culture, than over the span of ...
by Systematic
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 308
Views: 10061

Re: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

Immanuel Can wrote: ↑Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:06 pm The old saying is right: When people stop believing in God, they don't believe nothing; instead, they believe anything. Who would believe that. Show me a man who has finished with belief.. and who would believe that? :wink: In this case, post hoc ergo p...
by Systematic
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 308
Views: 10061

Re: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

I don't know what I was thinking. The proof is definitely in the pudding. Getting Christians to espouse intelligence is about like trying to get Charles Manson to be free without starting a murderous cult. They're just too far gone. Maybe it should just be a completely ethical conception: Be kind wh...
by Systematic
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 308
Views: 10061

Re: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

Immanuel Can wrote: Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:38 pm Or to put it another way, if anyone had any ambition to rule in this present earth, can you think of any plan less productive of that goal than dying for one's enemies? :shock:
No, I can think of no other less ironic event.

Edit: I can think of no other more ironic event. :oops:
by Systematic
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 308
Views: 10061

Re: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

RCSaunders wrote: Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:56 pm
Belinda wrote: Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:27 am There are other thinking species besides homo sapiens.
Can you recommend any of their books?
I'm not going to downplay the advantages of the written word, but it doesn't follow that all thinking species must have the written word.
by Systematic
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 308
Views: 10061

Re: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

It is foolish to think that Jesus wanted an Earthly kingdom, because the Bible said so? Well, no... but it seems rather foolish if we were to say that His own words and actions, though clearly contrary to the project of setting up any earthly kingdom, actually were somehow targeted to getting that ...