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by RCSaunders
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Are members of the gay community better adjusted, in a moral sense; than homophobes?
Replies: 86
Views: 1497

Re: Are members of the gay community better adjusted, in a moral sense; than homophobes?

Are you just blind or stupid. Maybe both. You have something against blind people, or the mentally deficient? Gays have been discriminated against for a long time .... So has everyone else, no one more than the Roma before WWII. Short people are discriminated against, black people are discriminated...
by RCSaunders
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: There is no emergence
Replies: 316
Views: 5102

Re: There is no emergence

Skepticism is just one of many instruments in my mind's toolbox. That would be good if true. Just what tool do you have that is not skeptical, that is, that you can rely on to discover unquestioned truth? In your view, is there anything one can know is true with complete certainty and without doubt?
by RCSaunders
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Are members of the gay community better adjusted, in a moral sense; than homophobes?
Replies: 86
Views: 1497

Re: Are members of the gay community better adjusted, in a moral sense; than homophobes?

... to deny gays that life long love is evil. What is your problem? No one is denying anyone anything. I'm gay and happen to like lavender convertibles, and someone else thinks lavender convertibles are disgusting, does that make them homophobic? Go read my post, I do not even hint at sexual prefer...
by RCSaunders
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 378
Views: 6093

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

...being born again is the experience of a new perspective... I think you'll find that, in John 3, for example, it's a good deal more than that. One can get one's own "new perspective." But this is a birth from God, one distinct from the first. It's not something that comes with the first birth, as...
by RCSaunders
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: There is no emergence
Replies: 316
Views: 5102

Re: There is no emergence

Good, because my opinion of your ignorance doesn't matter. That's right! As long as I convince you to stop peddling your over-used dualistic bullshit. The view I have is known philosophically as monism. I'm quite sure you will not find my views compatible with any past philosopher, while your own v...
by RCSaunders
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 378
Views: 6093

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

Obviously we have different understandings as to the meaning and purpose of Christianity. I don't believe in the personal God so there is nothing to appease. All religion and mysticism is nonsense, and most of it is not only wrong, but dangerous. But most people do embrace some form of superstition...
by RCSaunders
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: There is no emergence
Replies: 316
Views: 5102

Re: There is no emergence

Very good! That's exactly what, "strong emergence," is. It is as mystical as anything any religionist teaches. There is nothing mystical about strong emergence. It's born from the physical limitations imposed on us in proportion to the complexity of the systems we are trying to comprehend. We can't...
by RCSaunders
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: There is no emergence
Replies: 316
Views: 5102

Re: There is no emergence

Strong emergence is the only form of made-up magic that most atheists and scientists believe in. Whether they realize this or not. Most of them don't realize it though, and it fatally distorts their entire worldview. It's pathetic, really. Very good! That's exactly what, "strong emergence," is. It ...
by RCSaunders
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 378
Views: 6093

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

Jesus ... His individuality defeated death for humanity. What? Nobody dies anymore? When did this happen? I'm pretty sure people are still dying around here, and as far as I can tell, are part of humanity. Perhaps Jesus' defeat of death only works for some of humanity. Is that right? Yes Jesus said...
by RCSaunders
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Are members of the gay community better adjusted, in a moral sense; than homophobes?
Replies: 86
Views: 1497

Re: Are members of the gay community better adjusted, in a moral sense; than homophobes?

Do you put love above sex or sex above love? Why the false dichotomy? Why does one have to be, "above," the other and what can that possibly mean, (or matter)? Do you not believe that love is possible, sans sex? Do you condemn eunuchs to a life without love. Are people who, because of accident or d...
by RCSaunders
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 378
Views: 6093

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

Nick_A wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:24 pm
Jesus ... His individuality defeated death for humanity.
What? Nobody dies anymore? When did this happen? I'm pretty sure people are still dying around here, and as far as I can tell, are part of humanity. Perhaps Jesus' defeat of death only works for some of humanity. Is that right?
by RCSaunders
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Philosophy of Science: The First 2½ Millennia
Replies: 37
Views: 931

Re: Philosophy of Science: The First 2½ Millennia

At the same time, it is hard not to want to discuss how the ground floor of human knowledge isn't as solid as sometimes presented. Indeed, and that is precisely what philosophers like Hume, Kuhn and Feyerabend did. Fortunately, they failed to destroy science, because real scientist never heard of t...
by RCSaunders
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 378
Views: 6093

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

If you knew a true individualists like that,... Well, I'll warrant that you don't know any either. You may know somebody who TALKS that way, but he doesn't live in total independence of others. Nobody actually lives that way. Anybody who says he does, but lives in any civilization at all, is simply...
by RCSaunders
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Philosophy of Science: The First 2½ Millennia
Replies: 37
Views: 931

Re: Philosophy of Science: The First 2½ Millennia

So a question was asked, but was an actual answer ever found and given? Yes! The answer is the same as this: Anything Goes . I read the article. It really is the answer, by the famous philosopher, Cole Porter. It always seems to come back to that, but it can be put in better ways. I've always thoug...
by RCSaunders
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Individualism vs. Collectivism
Replies: 378
Views: 6093

Re: Individualism vs. Collectivism

For the individual the purpose of society is to establish the means for creating human individuals. Where did this idea come from. It certainly come from Craig Biddle, who is a Randian Objectivist, and he certainly didn't get it from Ayn Rand. It's not true in any case. Society has no purpose. A so...