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by Resha Caner
Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How Does an Atheist Come to Believe in God?:
Replies: 38
Views: 9056

Re: How Does an Atheist Come to Believe in God?:

It was a very interesting article, and Needleman comes across as a man of sincerity and integrity, but I don't know if I'd say he has found any truth. The article never really made any attempt to answer the question, did it?
by Resha Caner
Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is becoming like God good or evil?
Replies: 81
Views: 16672

Re: Is becoming like God good or evil?

To a point sure. But it is said of philosophy that at the end of discussions is when the definition of words is qualified. Sure. A good point. Can you attribute that quote? I might keep it in my coffer. If we are so far apart at the beginning, the chances of decent discourse is doubtful. But only a...
by Resha Caner
Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is becoming like God good or evil?
Replies: 81
Views: 16672

Re: Is becoming like God good or evil?

I was born into Catholicism in a so called Christian nation but was never a believer. If born in a Jewish community I would likely be a kabalist. If born in a Muslin country, I might be dead or afraid to speak out. I gave my reasons for my Gnostic label. Accept them or not. As I said, I can't put a...
by Resha Caner
Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy is One of the Greatest Disciplines to Learn
Replies: 24
Views: 6929

Re: Philosophy is One of the Greatest Disciplines to Learn

Thundril wrote:A woman goes into a bar and orders a double entendre... So the barman gives her one.
On moral grounds I'm not supposed to approve of jokes like that, but given the recent Philosophy Now article on aesthetics I'll say that I can appreciate the quality of its construction. :P
by Resha Caner
Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:07 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is becoming like God good or evil?
Replies: 81
Views: 16672

Re: Is becoming like God good or evil?

If everything is semantics and straw men to you then we will not get far. Not everything. If you hit the mark I'll own up to it. And you came close. I practically handed you the argument you need to use against me. But that's as far as I go. I'm not going to be easy on you. I see it the way the Jew...
by Resha Caner
Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:26 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy is One of the Greatest Disciplines to Learn
Replies: 24
Views: 6929

Re: Philosophy is One of the Greatest Disciplines to Learn

ForgedinHell wrote:I doubt it.
Give it a shot. What's your favorite joke?

After that we can be pretentious and discuss the philosophy of humor.
by Resha Caner
Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy is One of the Greatest Disciplines to Learn
Replies: 24
Views: 6929

Re: Philosophy is One of the Greatest Disciplines to Learn

ForgedinHell wrote:Laughter is good for you, loosen up.
When you make a good joke, I'll laugh.
by Resha Caner
Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy is One of the Greatest Disciplines to Learn
Replies: 24
Views: 6929

Re: Philosophy is One of the Greatest Disciplines to Learn

Never mind. I withdraw the question. It was too much like baiting.
by Resha Caner
Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy is One of the Greatest Disciplines to Learn
Replies: 24
Views: 6929

Re: Philosophy is One of the Greatest Disciplines to Learn

Put it this way, if the idiot tries to take away my freedom, I'm running him over. Philosophy, however, would allow me a peaceful method for getting him out of my way, so I can live my life freely. So you're willing to kill to get what you want? Do you have any responsibility for obeying the laws o...
by Resha Caner
Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is becoming like God good or evil?
Replies: 81
Views: 16672

Re: Is becoming like God good or evil?

You say you did not judge God yet you say you trust him. Your decision to trust was based on your judgement of what you read of him so to say you do not judge good and evil is untrue. Again, semantics. I did not say I make no judgements of any kind. I have judged whether I prefer vanilla or chocola...
by Resha Caner
Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is becoming like God good or evil?
Replies: 81
Views: 16672

Re: Is becoming like God good or evil?

Dogma dogma everywhere and not a bit of thought. Dismiss me with a wave if you choose. It will save me the trouble of typing out a response. I would have appreciated some discussion on what I said rather than trying to pull out what you think is a simple linchpin. You point to Eves free will as the...
by Resha Caner
Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is becoming like God good or evil?
Replies: 81
Views: 16672

Re: Is becoming like God good or evil?

Perhaps it is your method of communicating and not mine. That's always a possibility. If something I say is not clear, just ask. I'm not intentionally being obtuse. But if the point from which we depart is different, coming to a common understanding could be a long conversation. Did Eve do the righ...
by Resha Caner
Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: domestication of animals
Replies: 19
Views: 4766

Re: domestication of animals

i now have a cat, leaving alot out, i keep finding myself in this confusing, there's no answer, conundrum of guilt. Why do you feel guilty? People tend to idealize nature as something pastoral. If that's so, why do people work so hard to avoid it? The reality is that nature is a nasty place. Trying...
by Resha Caner
Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy is One of the Greatest Disciplines to Learn
Replies: 24
Views: 6929

Re: Philosophy is One of the Greatest Disciplines to Learn

ForgedinHell, you make a valid point, and Thundril's reply is a good one, so I don't need to add much. All I will say is that you have not established that philosophy needs to be part of this process. My example was not about Hitler. It was a simple & content man, and I still don't see how his view ...
by Resha Caner
Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is becoming like God good or evil?
Replies: 81
Views: 16672

Re: Is becoming like God good or evil?

If you do not know common Christian dogma then-------- Then what? You can't be bothered to explain your dogma to me? I don't know how else I'm going to learn what you think Christian dogma is. I happen to be a Confessional Lutheran, and what I am saying to you is not my personal opinion, but straig...