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by Systematic
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: An Epistemological Toolkit
Replies: 4
Views: 338

An Epistemological Toolkit

A question of degree/amount. In a world wherein one man's tyranny is another man's order, and one man's order is another man's anarchy. Perhaps we need to define amounts and degrees. Numbers seem to fit with degrees quite nicely. Degree of first-hand experience. And hence a degree of accurate memory...
by Systematic
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:04 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.
:wink: That's brilliant.

Edit: Hello, my name is Josh, and I'm a Christaholic.
Hi Josh!
It's been 4 years, 3 months and 5 days since I believed in something ridiculous.
by Systematic
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 308
Views: 10061

Re: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

But Jesus was no anarchist. He wanted the power for himself. And yet, he insisted, "My kingdom is not of this world," and when the Jewish people tried to take him and make him a king by force, he evaded their hands. Even when his disciples implored him, "Lord, is it now you're establishing the king...
by Systematic
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 308
Views: 10061

Re: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

Dontaskme wrote: Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:52 pm
Systematic wrote: Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:31 pm
I think that the solution is more intelligence--not less.
Intelligence is dangerous in the wrong hands.
So a better solution would be what? Let the power, technology, science, etc. stretch beyond the bounds of our intellect?
by Systematic
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Judaism No Longer Exists
Replies: 24
Views: 1169

Re: Judaism No Longer Exists

You blokes - love reading your chat about the bible. I actually like a bit of occultism and zodiac stuff too - it all has its place in the LOG_IC of the God system. Many years ago I bought an astrology book, while under the 'duress' of the system. Really interesting, the stuff about pisces nails me...
by Systematic
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Judaism No Longer Exists
Replies: 24
Views: 1169

Re: Judaism No Longer Exists

What if you consider that Solomon did not have a library of philosophers and psychologists to draw on? Is he still not a genius? A mythical character can have as many wise men in his employ as you can imagine. There's my problem. I thought he was a real person. I thought he actually reigned in Isra...
by Systematic
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 308
Views: 10061

Re: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

We did not evolve from apes we are an ape, one of the Great Apes, we are Primates. Primates with nukes. :shock: The human primates brain got too big...equals a more complex awareness, and a much broader scope for creative potential. And that's what happens when big gets too big, it goes POP!! I thi...
by Systematic
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 308
Views: 10061

Re: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

I must have omitted to comment on that important point made by Immanuel Can. I agree Jesus was no simplistic legalist, and when he aimed to be a faithful Jew he aimed to support the transethnic ability of the Jewish God. He succeeded in this, and so did Paul.Forgive the anachronistic words. I know ...
by Systematic
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Judaism No Longer Exists
Replies: 24
Views: 1169

Re: Judaism No Longer Exists

Christianity most definitely destroyed paganism. 30 years after the death of Jesus, all of the temples at Rome were abandoned by decree. And that was just the beginning of the onslaught. However, Christianity was not just destructive to paganism. (I'm not pointing the finger here; maybe it was a co...
by Systematic
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Judaism No Longer Exists
Replies: 24
Views: 1169

Re: Judaism No Longer Exists

oh wow! interesting!.......damn now i have to find my King James Bible (its somewhere............only version i have and my preferred - not out of accuracy (though i do think it is technically accurate via translationed works (always loose a little in translation) - i think the KJB is an honest and...
by Systematic
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Judaism No Longer Exists
Replies: 24
Views: 1169

Re: Judaism No Longer Exists

WOW! thanks for your views Sir. I've not read Proverbs of Solomon, looks like i need to take the time to read that work! Important things to remember about the Proverbs of Solomon: They are often good habits (i.e. repetitive action). He was almost never logical; he was more intuitive. For example, ...
by Systematic
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 308
Views: 10061

Re: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

Jesus of Nazareth for instance was a faithful and committed Jew all his life Yes and no. Jewish, He certainly is; but His teachings transform mere ritual Judaism into much more than a ritual. That's why the leading conventional Jewish teachers of His day, the Scribes and Pharisees, hated Him. He in...
by Systematic
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity
Replies: 308
Views: 10061

Re: Smart Christianity / Dumb Christianity

Arising_uk wrote: Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:24 am
Systematic wrote: Did we evolve from apes? Most likely yes. But that's no excuse to be cruel in default.
We did not evolve from apes we are an ape, one of the Great Apes, we are Primates.
Primates with nukes. :shock:
by Systematic
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Has Britain Become a Territory?
Replies: 11
Views: 710

Re: Has Britain Become a Territory?

The UK remains subject to EU law and remains part of the EU customs union and single market during the transition, but is no longer part of the EU's political bodies or institutions. Read that after googling this: Is Britain still part of the EU? If it is just a transition (that is temporary), it m...
by Systematic
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Has Britain Become a Territory?
Replies: 11
Views: 710

Re: Has Britain Become a Territory?

Gaffo, I definitely think you should write your posting up as a full-length article and send it to The Guardian newspaper. They would almost certainly publish it and it shows greater insight and analysis than most of their Brexit coverage. :lol: Edit: Sorry Gaffo. It made me laugh. No offense. Edit...