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by Lacewing
Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:27 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Religions are fairy tales for adults. Should we encourage them to grow up?
Replies: 156
Views: 9099

Re: Religions are fairy tales for adults. Should we encourage them to grow up?

Not everybody finds me so, Gustav, so your answer might lie within. Disguising your insults within your florid rhetoric does not make them any the less deliberately offensive. Indeed it makes them more so because you impugn the intelligence of your readers by doing so. At least if I think somebody'...
by Lacewing
Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Atheism on Trial
Replies: 256
Views: 13053

Re: Atheism on Trial

Obvious Leo wrote: Eccentrica Gallumbits, the triple-breasted whore from Eroticon Six, whose erogenous zones are purported to extend a full four miles beyond her body.
Oh my! Well, I guess there's no chance of uncomfortable emotional entanglements if the one she's doing is four miles away.
by Lacewing
Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Atheism on Trial
Replies: 256
Views: 13053

Re: Atheism on Trial

Obvious Leo wrote:Hobbes, Lacewing, uwot, Austin.

I think we can safely move along now, folks, there's nothing to be seen here.
:lol: It's hard not to gawk in horror. :lol:
by Lacewing
Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Atheism on Trial
Replies: 256
Views: 13053

Re: Atheism on Trial

Lets forget the silly semantics and agree that the only honest answer to the question,"does God exist" is "I don't know". Is applying this logic to the question of a god the same for you as applying this logic to any other question of something's existence? Meaning, would you answer "I don't know" ...
by Lacewing
Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God: What is your opinion or belief?
Replies: 240
Views: 13518

Re: God: What is your opinion or belief?

I do not believe in a god. I think about "all" being "connected energy" -- which is NOT a god. What makes you so certain that this "connected energy" is NOT a God? To suggest ALL being is a connected energy, is to suggest that I am connected to a tree somewhere in Southampton, how so? It seems to m...
by Lacewing
Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Changing one´s life by changing one´s perspective.
Replies: 23
Views: 1766

Re: Changing one´s life by changing one´s perspective.

Although this kind of work can have a positive effect, it does nothing to increase our understanding of the real nature of mind or the self. Just like ANYTHING we do! Anything we do can be (and often is) like going through the MOTIONS -- not understanding or seeing more broadly. It seems that we ar...
by Lacewing
Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Changing one´s life by changing one´s perspective.
Replies: 23
Views: 1766

Re: Changing one´s life by changing one´s perspective.

Is it possible to change one´s life thoroughly by changing one´s perspectives ? Seems that way to me!! (I like this topic.) I think we can, and do, hypnotize ourselves into all sorts of states/"realities". Two people can be in the exact same situation... and have vastly different experiences of it....
by Lacewing
Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:29 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Fear Of Life
Replies: 9
Views: 1164

Re: Fear Of Life

artisticsolution wrote:I am not afraid of dying...I am afraid of living.
It takes a lot of courage to "do Earth". :D
by Lacewing
Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God: What is your opinion or belief?
Replies: 240
Views: 13518

Re: God: What is your opinion or belief?

ROFLMAO!! Your veneer is beginning to fade. :mrgreen: You're just another anti-theist bigot. I have no idea why you've come to this conclusion. My dear theist friends would not agree with your shallow assessment of me. I can only guess that you're a bit mad and thick with your limited conclusions. ...
by Lacewing
Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God: What is your opinion or belief?
Replies: 240
Views: 13518

Re: God: What is your opinion or belief?

Philosophically, denying God's personhood, the personhood of the Ground without which nothing that has existence cold exist, one is left having to choose between pantheism or materialism. Clearly, you have chosen the latter. I've chosen neither. Limited choices and definitions are manmade. Skeptics...
by Lacewing
Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God: What is your opinion or belief?
Replies: 240
Views: 13518

Re: God: What is your opinion or belief?

Hobbes' Choice wrote: Stop squirming and answer the question!
Hobbes' Choice wrote:Either you believe in god or you do not. Which is it?
I've ALREADY answered: I do not believe in a god.

Now stop asking stupid questions repeatedly like a child because you are incapable of accepting/understanding the answers.
by Lacewing
Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God: What is your opinion or belief?
Replies: 240
Views: 13518

Re: God: What is your opinion or belief?

Inglorious, I thought you were focused on a broader interpretation/perspective with your god idea, when you spoke of the "grounding of existence". That, to me, suggested no personification. But now you're defending such beliefs that embrace "personhood", so I don't know where you really stand. That'...
by Lacewing
Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:53 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God: What is your opinion or belief?
Replies: 240
Views: 13518

Re: God: What is your opinion or belief?

Well, I was describing the "infinite whatever"... not a god... and the concept of "it" is certainly better than "he". "He" is just ridiculous. I'm guessing that there would be a significant beneficial difference in our world if Christianity had used the term "it"!!! Think carefully: do you think it...
by Lacewing
Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:23 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God: What is your opinion or belief?
Replies: 240
Views: 13518

Re: God: What is your opinion or belief?

It doesn't make sense to me that there is an absolute truth. And I'm thrilled by that. Do not virtually all monotheists agree the God, and by extension Absolute Truth, is beyond our ability to fully comprehend? They will, and do, argue that there is an Absolute Reality, but that's not the same as a...
by Lacewing
Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God: What is your opinion or belief?
Replies: 240
Views: 13518

Re: God: What is your opinion or belief?

Well, I see NO reason whatsoever to use the word "he". Why would this infinite whatever have a human gender? That's a personification and it makes no sense. It was clearly devised by human men. So it warps any concept, right out of the gate. Granted, but "she" and "it" does, too. Any suggestions? H...