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by Justintruth
Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: THE RELIGIONS – THEIR FUNDAMENTAL MISTAKE
Replies: 137
Views: 11819

Re: THE RELIGIONS – THEIR FUNDAMENTAL MISTAKE

The notion of illusion is inappropriate here. Why? The temporal experiencing has real content - it is not just that experiencing is. Experiencing is of what is experienced. That nature of what is experienced happens (contingent being) to be in a way that duality is an essential fact. So there is no...
by Justintruth
Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: THE RELIGIONS – THEIR FUNDAMENTAL MISTAKE
Replies: 137
Views: 11819

Re: THE RELIGIONS – THEIR FUNDAMENTAL MISTAKE

However, what does it suggest about the status of one’s consciousness and personal self-awareness after the death of the body? The root cause of duality is that you sensed your own Beingness (existence). The very experience of your Beingness (existence) is unreal because you cannot experience what ...
by Justintruth
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How God could fail to convey His message?
Replies: 629
Views: 58176

Re: How God could fail to convey His message?

What's amazing to me is to compare the Pyramids, with the Aztec Pyramids, with Stonehenge with the Parthenon, with the cathedral at Chartres or the Cistine chapel, or with the platforms used in Polynesia. And compare to palaces. Something common going on all over if you ask me. Also, look just at ha...
by Justintruth
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Quine Being Wrong on Ontology Confuses Discusions on Fundamentalism
Replies: 11
Views: 1183

Re: Quine Being Wrong on Ontology Confuses Discusions on Fundamentalism

You Wrote: ".... it's always befuddled me why "What do you mean when you that 'that' something is" would befuddle anyone so that they'd need to do philosophy about it." Yea, my wife says that to do philosophy you have to be capable of thinking about things way more than you should. You wrote: I can'...
by Justintruth
Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Quine Being Wrong on Ontology Confuses Discusions on Fundamentalism
Replies: 11
Views: 1183

Re: Quine Being Wrong on Ontology Confuses Discusions on Fundamentalism

You are turning from the nature of what something is to a consideration of its being. Now, if you could only explain what the heck the difference between the two is supposed to be. In front of me is my computer case. It is black with a grey boundary. It has a strap and several compartments. It is m...
by Justintruth
Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Quine Being Wrong on Ontology Confuses Discusions on Fundamentalism
Replies: 11
Views: 1183

Re: Quine Being Wrong on Ontology Confuses Discusions on Fundamentalism

I agree that the term as you use it is meaningless. I am using it a different way. I agree that there are secular as well as religious fundamentalists. Some secular fundamentalists hold beliefs that are generated in the same way that religious fundamentalists generate their beliefs. Like the UFO com...
by Justintruth
Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Quine Being Wrong on Ontology Confuses Discusions on Fundamentalism
Replies: 11
Views: 1183

Re: Quine Being Wrong on Ontology Confuses Discusions on Fundamentalism

[quote="Wyman"]When Quine asked 'What is there?' he was asking 'What exists' or perhaps 'What are we justified in believing exists?'. So I cannot see how he differs from you. RESPONSE: My opinion : Ontology can be summed up in one question "What do you mean when you say "that" something is"? Quine's...
by Justintruth
Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Quine Being Wrong on Ontology Confuses Discusions on Fundamentalism
Replies: 11
Views: 1183

Quine Being Wrong on Ontology Confuses Discusions on Fundamentalism

Quine famously declared that the problem of ontology was an answer to a simple question "What is there?" I believe that this is exactly wrong and has had disastrous consequences for analytic philosophy. It is possible to consider "what" something is and when you do, you consider its "nature". You st...