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by seeds
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and the Atheists
Replies: 1887
Views: 151720

Re: Mr Can doesn't understand.

The difficulty is when some people will deny that an occurrence is of God rather than being a random event. They will cite rational explanations of the particular event, claiming that a rational explanation excludes God, but there is no reason to assume that God cannot work in rational explainable ...
by seeds
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and the Atheists
Replies: 1887
Views: 151720

Re: Mr Can doesn't understand.

"He" would have to self-reveal? No assumptions? Who's assuming? Greta can certainly correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that what she is referring to is the ”assumption” that God is a “male” humanoid looking chap with a large pair of huevos dangling between some hairy legs. :shock: Granted, eve...
by seeds
Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:52 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Xenophanes' Protest Against Anthropomorphic Religion
Replies: 9
Views: 1263

Re: Xenophanes' Protest Against Anthropomorphic Religion

[......] Whether big bang stuff was created by some panentheistic god, or actually is god*, is beyond physics; but either is a workable hypothesis... I agree. Pantheistic and panentheistic ideas have much more going for them than the deities made in our own image. If we are looking at the deity - o...
by seeds
Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:51 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Xenophanes' Protest Against Anthropomorphic Religion
Replies: 9
Views: 1263

Re: Xenophanes' Protest Against Anthropomorphic Religion

Personally, I have no problem with theistic propositions; it's religious dogma I don't care for. I’m not sure how one can have no problem with theistic propositions while simultaneously having problems with religious dogma. Isn’t religious dogma simply the formalization of theistic propositions? As...
by seeds
Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Xenophanes' Protest Against Anthropomorphic Religion
Replies: 9
Views: 1263

Re: Xenophanes' Protest Against Anthropomorphic Religion

Do we have any fans of Xenophanes on the forum? Doesn't look like it. I dunno. I quote a bit of Xenophanes from time to time: But mortals suppose that gods are born, wear their own clothes and have a voice and body. Ethiopians say that their gods are snub-nosed and black; Thracians that theirs are ...
by seeds
Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How God could fail to convey His message?
Replies: 629
Views: 59384

Re: How God could fail to convey His message?

We believe that God is omniscient and omnipotent. This means that there should be one true religion. There are about 4000 religions. How God could fail to convey his message? I think that God’s implicit message to the world is quite clear: Be fruitful and multiply and you will understand the reason...
by seeds
Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Anyone else think gods/God is something your brain does?
Replies: 54
Views: 4341

Re: Anyone else think gods/God is something your brain does?

Anyone else think gods/God is something your brain does? Hi interjectivist, and welcome to Philosophy Now forums. Nice try at creating a new topic in the Philosophy of Religion section. However, I am sure that by now you realize that you have entered the hallowed halls of “Our Lady of Perpetual Thr...
by seeds
Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hubris and Hillary Clinton
Replies: 135
Views: 11269

Re: Hubris and Hillary Clinton

Indeed. Not to mention the devastating environmental damage of what was once pristine rain forest. And it was only a fluke that Mai Lai was photographed and reported. Imagine all the others that weren't. Yes. And as an American citizen, I am still feeling the disgust and shame of that event as if i...
by seeds
Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hubris and Hillary Clinton
Replies: 135
Views: 11269

Re: Hubris and Hillary Clinton

...unfortunately, at this point in time in what I and many others believe is just a short prelude to the impending and seemingly unavoidable collapse of the economy and social order, I don’t think it matters that much who becomes president. The logic of this is already understood by many. No matter...
by seeds
Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hubris and Hillary Clinton
Replies: 135
Views: 11269

Re: Hubris and Hillary Clinton

...how does it benefit the planet to have one selfish, insular, bully of a country sucking up most of the resources and generally making life miserable and insecure for the rest of the planet? I really can't think of any benefits, apart from short term ones to the nasty bully. Quite true, v. And as...
by seeds
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?
Replies: 237
Views: 20092

Re: Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?

Seeds, Not knocking what you said as science is fluid. This article gives the latest estimate as to how many galaxies there are: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/10/14/497965415/the-universe-has-almost-10-times-more-galaxies-than-we-thought Hi PhilX, Okay, thanks for the link. This may i...
by seeds
Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?
Replies: 237
Views: 20092

Re: Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?

http://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=OIP.M54a1c70c1a02e82008b921b77b57c68fo0&w=295&h=226&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0&r=0&url=http://samuel-warde.com/2013/12/characters-computer-simulation/ ...which, by sheer chance, just so happens to be the “perfect setting and platform” upon which the essence of life could th...
by seeds
Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?
Replies: 237
Views: 20092

Re: Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?

COP out. How so? _______ God of the gaps fantasy. Oh come on now Hobbes, the “God of the gaps” argument has nothing whatsoever to do with the point I was making to DL. Please reread the post and tell me precisely what “gap” I was attempting to fill-in with God? - http://forum.philosophynow.org/view...
by seeds
Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?
Replies: 237
Views: 20092

Re: Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?

[quote="Bill Donahue from the video "Hidden Meanings in Bible""] “...the zodiac is real, it’s true...I’m not talking about fortune telling or nonsense. The zodiac is the twelve signs of man - _______ You forget the 13th. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ophiuchus_(astrology) Regards DL[/quote] Huh? :?...