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by PauloL
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is doing evil a necessity of life?
Replies: 90
Views: 9304

Re: Is doing evil a necessity of life?

Vendetta, I'm sorry that I edited my reply and added a phrase that might answer your questions in part.

I like your reasoning very much, a dilemma, God must either be limited or evil.

Yes, as we think more and more this is becoming creepy......... brrrrrrrrrr
by PauloL
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is doing evil a necessity of life?
Replies: 90
Views: 9304

Re: Is doing evil a necessity of life?

Isn't in required within the concept of God to be almighty? If there is a scenario in which he is not, then he must not be God. Vendetta, that's a crucial point and we come to the question of the almightiness of God, like if God can create 4-sided triangles. But we have here an empirical example, t...
by PauloL
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Suffering and the categorical imperative
Replies: 3
Views: 1938

Re: Suffering and the categorical imperative

Necromancer, Human Rights are far from a categorical imperative in my opinion, even if they must obey its command. Human Rights are set forth politically and thus are far from such pure principles as it is the categorical imperative, however perfect those rights may seem. Again, history might be inv...
by PauloL
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: Suffering and the categorical imperative
Replies: 3
Views: 1938

Re: Suffering and the categorical imperative

Kant's categorical imperative is nothing but the saying "Do not do unto others what you would not have them do unto you" put elegantly. If someone disrespecting the categorical imperative can be happy? Psychopaths don't care much about categorical imperatives, but whether they're happy or not is bey...
by PauloL
Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is doing evil a necessity of life?
Replies: 90
Views: 9304

Re: Is doing evil a necessity of life?

Greatest , thanks for the cordiality first of all :) I think that an option between cordiality and a more bullish reply is possible of course. But nothing grants cordiality, except our expectations. We expect a reply to be cordial, like yours, but nothing grants it. Yes your second question is more...
by PauloL
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is doing evil a necessity of life?
Replies: 90
Views: 9304

Re: Is doing evil a necessity of life?

Is doing evil a necessity of life? Not for religious people, IMO, we normally behave and long for Heaven/Nirvana/etc. Maybe doing evil a necessity of life for Atheists who do not have the Humanist Manifesto at hand? No? I think my reply answers yours. without free will, which has evil as a side eff...
by PauloL
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is doing evil a necessity of life?
Replies: 90
Views: 9304

Re: Is doing evil a necessity of life?

To the question, Is doing evil a necessity of life? My answer is yes, or more broadly contingency is a necessity of life . For life to have sense, there must be contingency. Of course, if God created life, then life could have no evil as an option. I agree. However, without free will, which has evil...
by PauloL
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from Portugal
Replies: 25
Views: 3606

Hi from Portugal

I'm in Portugal and registered here because I'd like to exchange some philosophical ideas, mainly in the topics of religion and consciousness. I'm a physician and these themes follow me since childhood. I don't have any degree in Philosophy, but I really like very much it mainly for its argumentativ...