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by Hugh Nose
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: If the existence of God cannot be proved, why not?
Replies: 76
Views: 2105

Re: If the existence of God cannot be proved, why not?

I don't know what Anselm, Aquinas, Descartes or Veritas A are referring to when they speak of "God" because nobody has an ostensive definition of "God" and so it's entirely possible that each of them had a different conception of "God". It is entirely possible that you and VA have different concept...
by Hugh Nose
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: If the existence of God cannot be proved, why not?
Replies: 76
Views: 2105

Re: If the existence of God cannot be proved, why not?

But what if my monitor exists, but God doesn't? So P1 is false. :) That is a good point. Thus, P1. Either nothing exists or God exists. P2. Something is proven to exists but there is no proofs God exists Therefore, 3. God does not exist. It would be simpler, Whatever exists must be proven and justi...
by Hugh Nose
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: If the existence of God cannot be proved, why not?
Replies: 76
Views: 2105

Re: If the existence of God cannot be proved, why not?

Look at these next two arguments and tell us if they a proof that 'humans' and/or 'unicorns' exist. If they are not proof of both or either, then why not? P1. Either nothing exists or unicorns exist. P2. Something exists. C. Therefore, unicorns exists P1. Either nothing exists or humans exist. P2. ...
by Hugh Nose
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: If the existence of God cannot be proved, why not?
Replies: 76
Views: 2105

Re: If the existence of God cannot be proved, why not?

Reminder: i] "...(A) valid deductive argument is an argument in which it is impossible for the conclusion to be false given that the premises are true" ii] "A sound argument is a deductive argument that is valid and has all true premises". P1. Either nothing exists or God exists. P2. Something exist...
by Hugh Nose
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Faith-Based Beliefs are not Rational
Replies: 16
Views: 454

Re: Faith-Based Beliefs are not Rational

To be more serious, there are no absolute 100% faith nor absolute 100% rationality. I am not sure what this means. If it means, among other things, something such as nothing is [epistemically] certain, then it is just plain false. Knowledge is based on a Rational% + Faith%. Thus when I assert 'rati...
by Hugh Nose
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: If the existence of God cannot be proved, why not?
Replies: 76
Views: 2105

Re: If the existence of God cannot be proved, why not?

You are spinning your wheels here. Interpreting one or more of the various properties that are attributed to God [an all-good, all-powerful, all-knowing being] in ways that are incoherent does not show that there is no being, God. All it shows is that the being, God, does not have the incoherent ‘p...
by Hugh Nose
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: If the existence of God cannot be proved, why not?
Replies: 76
Views: 2105

Re: If the existence of God cannot be proved, why not?

P1. Either nothing exists or God exists. P2. Something exists. You actually seem to be serious.. :) Okay.. why is "something" necessarily God? My monitor is something, but why is it God? I have no idea what you are talking about here. The argument does not say that "something is necessariy God". Wh...
by Hugh Nose
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: If the existence of God cannot be proved, why not?
Replies: 76
Views: 2105

Re: If the existence of God cannot be proved, why not?

You are spinning your wheels here. Interpreting one or more of the various properties that are attributed to God [an all-good, all-powerful, all-knowing being] in ways that are incoherent does not show that there is no being, God. All it shows is that the being, God, does not have the incoherent ‘pr...
by Hugh Nose
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: If the existence of God cannot be proved, why not?
Replies: 76
Views: 2105

Re: If the existence of God cannot be proved, why not?

[/list] P1 is a form of the fallacy of petitio principii , i.e. begging the question. "God exists" is assumed to be true in P1. God exists need to be proven before it can be incorporated in P1. In addition P1 is very unsound as highlighted by Logik above. The argument is not an instance of petitio ...
by Hugh Nose
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: If the existence of God cannot be proved, why not?
Replies: 76
Views: 2105

Re: If the existence of God cannot be proved, why not?

Calm down! I don’t mean reductio ad absurdum. I mean proof by contradiction. Then explain what "proof by contradiction" means, please. When you graduate out of primary school where they teach classical logic you will learn why classical logic is broken. There is no need to be rude. Please explain wh...
by Hugh Nose
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Faith-Based Beliefs are not Rational
Replies: 16
Views: 454

Re: Faith-Based Beliefs are not Rational

To be more serious, there are no absolute 100% faith nor absolute 100% rationality. Knowledge is based on a Rational% + Faith%. Thus when I assert 'rational' at it utmost it meant 99%Rational + 1%Faith. Faith-based would meant 99%Faith + 1%Rational. Assuming you do not have any prior knowledge of c...
by Hugh Nose
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: If the existence of God cannot be proved, why not?
Replies: 76
Views: 2105

Re: If the existence of God cannot be proved, why not?

Argument P: P1. Either nothing exists or God exists. P2. Something exists. ---- Therefore, 3. God exists. [/list] P1 is a form of the fallacy of petitio principii , i.e. begging the question. "God exists" is assumed to be true in P1. God exists need to be proven before it can be incorporated in P1....
by Hugh Nose
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: If the existence of God cannot be proved, why not?
Replies: 76
Views: 2105

Re: If the existence of God cannot be proved, why not?

Proof by contradiction requires a sane counter-factual. P1. Either nothing exists or God exists. P1. (A) Either nothing exists or Unicorns exist. P1. (B) Either nothing exists or cats can fly Obviously A and B ridiculous. The sane counter-factual is P2 itself. Either nothing exists or something exi...
by Hugh Nose
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Faith-Based Beliefs are not Rational
Replies: 16
Views: 454

Re: Faith-Based Beliefs are not Rational

Per dictionary and similar in philosophy. Faith: 1. complete trust or confidence in someone or something. 2. strong belief in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual conviction rather than proof. Rational: 1. based on or in accordance with reason or logic. Further clarification, please… Abo...
by Hugh Nose
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Faith-Based Beliefs are not Rational
Replies: 16
Views: 454

Re: Faith-Based Beliefs are not Rational

Some help here, please! What is meant here by "faith-based"? What is meant by "rational"?

I just want some clarification so I don't start off on an unrelated tangent.

cheers,
Hugh