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by seeds
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Missionary Killed on Remote Island: Discuss?
Replies: 54
Views: 2012

Re: Missionary Killed on Remote Island: Discuss?

I have often wondered how they determine a difference between an isolated human dying before understanding anything about the gospel, and that of a toddler or an infant who dies before understanding the gospel. Yet (aside from a few extreme cases), most Christians assume that children who die befor...
by seeds
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What is Panspiritism?
Replies: 101
Views: 1965

Re: What is Panspiritism?

Seeds wrote: Of course we can “know” what order is. I mean we are witnessing it in the simple reality of the highly ordered arrangement of the electrons that form the structure of the letters and words appearing on this screen (never mind the unfathomable precision of the movements of the planets, ...
by seeds
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What is Panspiritism?
Replies: 101
Views: 1965

Re: What is Panspiritism?

In reference to the quote by Dr Steve Taylor, I don’t think that idealism denies the reality of matter; it simply suggests that matter is composed of mindstuff. I think the problem lies in what the word “real” actually means. For an idealist I think that matter is less real than mind and is a creat...
by seeds
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: What is Panspiritism?
Replies: 101
Views: 1965

Re: What is Panspiritism?

In addition, I believe the full attraction of panspiritism lies in the value it places on all phenomena. Whereas materialism denies the ultimate reality of mind, and idealism denies the ultimate reality of matter, panspiritism sees both as equally real and valuable. Whereas materialism sees the wor...
by seeds
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: These are major assumptions that make sense
Replies: 112
Views: 3384

Re: These are major assumptions that make sense

As I have already pointed out, one of the possible extinctions being discussed could come about as an unfortunate by-product of humans trying to improve their living conditions... ...while the other is a result of the worst (unforgivable) decision that humans could possibly make. That being said, i...
by seeds
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: These are major assumptions that make sense
Replies: 112
Views: 3384

Re: These are major assumptions that make sense

As I have already pointed out, one of the possible extinctions being discussed could come about as an unfortunate by-product of humans trying to improve their living conditions... ...while the other is a result of the worst (unforgivable) decision that humans could possibly make. Still thinking lik...
by seeds
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: These are major assumptions that make sense
Replies: 112
Views: 3384

Re: These are major assumptions that make sense

But apparently it is you who does not understand that the “break-glass (last resort)” war of which you speak (as in all-out nuclear) would probably be infinitely worse for humanity than anything caused by co2 emissions. One kind of extinction is infinitely worse than another kind of extinction ? :l...
by seeds
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: These are major assumptions that make sense
Replies: 112
Views: 3384

Re: These are major assumptions that make sense

...Perhaps it would be a good idea that you put down your shovel and stop digging yourself deeper into a hole of indefensible nonsense. You do understand that war is a break-glass (last resort) option, right? Yes, I do understand that. But apparently it is you who does not understand that the “brea...
by seeds
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: These are major assumptions that make sense
Replies: 112
Views: 3384

Re: These are major assumptions that make sense

And the error that you are committing is in trying to defend the merits of the most ridiculous and horrific decision humans could ever make in the history of life on earth. And you don't think sitting and doing nothing is equally horrific a decision? And you have the gall to accuse me of having poo...
by seeds
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: These are major assumptions that make sense
Replies: 112
Views: 3384

Re: These are major assumptions that make sense

Do you think a nuclear war is worse than a climate event in which the Earth's biosphere no longer supports life? Hmmm, let’s see now,... ...an extinction event caused by the unfortunate foibles and missteps by humans attempting to keep warm and power their societies in order to survive and procreat...
by seeds
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: These are major assumptions that make sense
Replies: 112
Views: 3384

Re: These are major assumptions that make sense

Do you think a nuclear war is worse than a climate event in which the Earth's biosphere no longer supports life? Hmmm, let’s see now,... ...an extinction event caused by the unfortunate foibles and missteps by humans attempting to keep warm and power their societies in order to survive and procreat...
by seeds
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: These are major assumptions that make sense
Replies: 112
Views: 3384

Re: These are major assumptions that make sense

What if my moralistic framework says it is right and your moralistic framework says it is wrong ? Do you have a methodology that will resolve such a dilemma to mutual satisfaction every time ? Yes. War.... ...HYPOTHETICALLY: If China is contributing 80% of emissions to global warming and shows no i...
by seeds
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: No Birth - No Death - No Death - No Birth.
Replies: 140
Views: 2983

Re: No Birth - No Death - No Death - No Birth.

Suffering is showing where there is still attachment. ...what I am (trying to relate) is perfect contentment. No emotions, either positive or negative. Beingness. If you can no longer empathetically feel the suffering of the little Yemen girl pictured in this link... https://www.google.com/url?sa=i...
by seeds
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 470
Views: 11736

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

interesting take seeds, if by perfect we mean 'cannot be improved' then the world may not be perfect as it is, as even as we speak, it is changing in ways which by some accounts at least constitute improvement or degeneration. perfect as a state precludes improvement or degeneration. From my Ideali...
by seeds
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 470
Views: 11736

Re: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?

I grew up to believe that someone, a creator, had made all, but from my long life among so-called civilised societies on opposite sides of the globe, I have come to my conclusion that it is not some “one” either because our planet and the universe are so complex that it requires an almighty power. ...