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by osgart
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Poll on the validity of two arguments
Replies: 247
Views: 6428

Re: Poll on the validity of two arguments

I voted that they were both valid.
by osgart
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Religion Is .....
Replies: 82
Views: 3045

Re: Religion Is .....

Religion is a recognition of the spiritual sense within. To reach beyond the self only, and see the selfless motives. That love is an actual force. Religion is the pursuit of virtue and seeing virtue as reality. Religion is also to attain to a higher power and find it within ones self. Religion is a...
by osgart
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Poll on the validity of two arguments
Replies: 247
Views: 6428

Re: Poll on the validity of two arguments

I cant help thinking that to trace C to its roots of origin in A, we may find ourselves never able to get to the origin A because A , B, and C do not leave traceable knowings. And from whence did A spring from. Instead of linear cause and effect, it could be a loop. Where C keeps A and B in business...
by osgart
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Space is Order; Reason and Meaning are Inevitable
Replies: 21
Views: 914

Re: Space is Order; Reason and Meaning are Inevitable

Where does reason and meaning become as an inevitable result of the order of space? :mrgreen: I like to think from order springs logic, from logic function, from that reason, and from reason meaning. But its a big jump from physical to reason and meaning. I invoke the abstract as reality. And sense ...
by osgart
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why is pride a sin?
Replies: 58
Views: 2264

Re: Why is pride a sin?

Pride in the Bible is vastly different then today's definition. Pride in the Bible is about feeling superior to others and not at all caring for others because of superiority. Pride is despisal of others and feeling vain excellence considering others not worthy of existence. Pride in the Bible has z...
by osgart
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: No God as a Quality and Quantity of God.
Replies: 48
Views: 1544

Re: No God as a Quality and Quantity of God.

Consider the source of the knowings. Any individual or group can falsely denigrate a body of knowledge. As far as God goes, if one sets up a terror to the unbelievers; God, then that God has to be considered useless. Conjuring a God is a very primitive and childish trick used to provoke fear in thos...
by osgart
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How something which has no form, soul, can be detected?
Replies: 30
Views: 1186

Re: How something which has no form, soul, can be detected?

The body itself could work as a soul. Then again where is the I located in the brain. The puzzle dont seem to fit. So you will have to exhaust every physicalist avenue first. And then what remains must be true.
by osgart
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Nothing happens in your brain.
Replies: 30
Views: 1846

Re: Nothing happens in your brain.

How would you even go about proving that an abstract non physical reality exists? The same route as proving the prover. Who knows the physical and can that knower be proved by some thing physcial? . If the knower has animating qualities ; outward expression, you can reasonably say that knower exist...
by osgart
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Nothing happens in your brain.
Replies: 30
Views: 1846

Re: Nothing happens in your brain.

How would you even go about proving that an abstract non physical reality exists? If you can rule out all other options, then what remains, however unlikely, must be true. That perhaps could apply here. I would think every bit of science depends on physical detection. Something non physical has no d...
by osgart
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Buddhism's 4NT-8FP is a Life Problem Solving Technique.
Replies: 69
Views: 2546

Re: Buddhism's 4NT-8FP is a Life Problem Solving Technique.

For society to work you have to care about something or someone. Caring leads to inevitable suffering because of permanent inevitable loss. There is no remedy for that kind of suffering. You can only ennobilize it, and reconcile it, by admitting that one day i will go the way of what i lost.
by osgart
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Can God be beyond the universe?
Replies: 87
Views: 5839

Re: Can God be beyond the universe?

If this universe is all there is, then its materiality must be endless. I can easily imagine that existence must be infinite in all directions, for i can not imagine total nothingness beyond its borders. So the idea of something lesser existing beyond all universes seems far fetched because life as ...
by osgart
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Satan gave man love. Was it worth the hate?
Replies: 74
Views: 3338

Re: Satan gave man love. Was it worth the hate?

God aint real is how i really feel. The Bible is full of erroneous judgments from ancient sand dwellers. They cant keep the story straight and its amazing that the book caught on like wild fire. Its pure nonsense. With the exception of Eden story, and a few other curiosities, id trash the whole thin...
by osgart
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Satan gave man love. Was it worth the hate?
Replies: 74
Views: 3338

Re: Satan gave man love. Was it worth the hate?

I am talking about the anointed cherub in ezekiel 28. God made him perfect in all his ways. A cherub is the highest ranking angel. He was perfect til iniquity was found in him. God made something perfect, and it became a terror. Its as if God did not realize from the first that God's created beings ...
by osgart
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Satan gave man love. Was it worth the hate?
Replies: 74
Views: 3338

Re: Satan gave man love. Was it worth the hate?

They did not know they were naked because they had no shame of it, in their perfectly naive innocence. Everything they learned was starting from nothing. God screwed up so bad the first time by making his first creation perfectly knowledgeable, and thus perfectly dangerous. So God decided to make hi...
by osgart
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Satan gave man love. Was it worth the hate?
Replies: 74
Views: 3338

Re: Satan gave man love. Was it worth the hate?

Competition is made to create the best alternatives. I do not see it as being evil. Neither do I and I did not say it was. The losers of a competition must find what they are best at, when defeated. The losers of a competition are not murdered, nor destroyed. Correct, that is why the loser would se...