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by Gee
Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:52 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do some of us believe in God and others do not
Replies: 38
Views: 10974

Re: Why do some of us believe in God and others do not

Is it helpful to draw a line between experience and knowledge? As example, we can experience the sun on our face, without having any idea what the sun is. Maybe it's a star, or a god, or magic, or an alien being, or a force, or something beyond our understanding, but the sun on our face still feels...
by Gee
Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:52 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do some of us believe in God and others do not
Replies: 38
Views: 10974

Re: Why do some of us believe in God and others do not

Felasco and Thedoc;

I have enjoyed and been studying both of your responses, but am tired so I will respond tomorrow.

Thank you for your interest,

Gee
by Gee
Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:48 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: On the secularization of the theological concept
Replies: 37
Views: 7557

Re: On the secularization of the theological concept

Hello Gee, Sorry for the delay in answering. . . There is no need to apologize, as I am often slow myself. I have good days and bad days and can take up to a week to answer a post, but always appreciate a considered answer to my questions. I do not try to justify the Bible, I believe it is very int...
by Gee
Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:44 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do some of us believe in God and others do not
Replies: 38
Views: 10974

Re: Why do some of us believe in God and others do not

Great post Gee, thanks. We're on much the same page. You are very welcome, and thank you for saying so. Sorry it took me so long to respond. Basically, what they are saying is, based on this "invalid" information, something that I know nothing about can not possibly exist. That kind of thinking alw...
by Gee
Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: On the secularization of the theological concept
Replies: 37
Views: 7557

Re: On the secularization of the theological concept

Hello NIkolai and Arvind 13; This is a very interesting thread, and I have enjoyed reading it and thinking about the ideas contained within. I do have some questions and thoughts that I would like to share, so I pulled various statements out of your posts to address them here. Indeed, but Christian ...
by Gee
Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: On the secularization of the theological concept
Replies: 37
Views: 7557

Re: On the secularization of the theological concept

Thedoc; I have actually enjoyed your posts and had hoped to have some discussion with you; but I don't really like to argue about religion. If I have misunderstood your motives, then I sincerely apologize. There are a lot of people who try to justify the Bible and religion by drawing comparisons bet...
by Gee
Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: On the secularization of the theological concept
Replies: 37
Views: 7557

Re: On the secularization of the theological concept

The 10 Commandments - Christ's Summation in the New Testament About 1,400 years later, the 10 Commandments were summed up in the New Testament at Matthew 22, when Jesus was confronted by the religious "experts" of the day: "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied: " 'L...
by Gee
Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do some of us believe in God and others do not
Replies: 38
Views: 10974

Re: Why do some of us believe in God and others do not

Mike: Thank you, but please note that it was not my intention to outline a "Do It Yourself" instruction to create a new religion. Rather I intended to offer an understanding as to why religions become so diverse. Often people will take the diversity in religions as evidence that they are invalid, th...
by Gee
Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:12 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: On the secularization of the theological concept
Replies: 37
Views: 7557

Re: On the secularization of the theological concept

Hello Gee, I was in a conversation a week or so ago with a person who stated that there is no law that is not included in the 10 commandments in some form. If you can think of any law on the books, apart from obvious technological details, let me know. Thedoc; Please note that I am not a lawyer, I ...
by Gee
Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: On the secularization of the theological concept
Replies: 37
Views: 7557

Re: On the secularization of the theological concept

Hi everyone; I was just skimming this thread and found the statements regarding secularization interesting, so I thought that I would relate a conversation that I had in another forum about law. We were discussing how the "old common law" of England was brought to the US as a base for our law, and s...
by Gee
Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do some of us believe in God and others do not
Replies: 38
Views: 10974

Re: Why do some of us believe in God and others do not

I agree with Mike and thedoc that "God" is most of the things that you stated, but I also agree that we limit "God" when we define Him. And I think that we must for at least three reasons. The first reason is focus. Consider that when we look out our front room window, we do not see (consciously) al...
by Gee
Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do some of us believe in God and others do not
Replies: 38
Views: 10974

Re: Why do some of us believe in God and others do not

When a society forms there are questions of where it came from and what happened before. Mythology is an attempt to provide some answers where there is no written history. Mythology also provides explinations of natural events where there is no science to do so. Religion grows out of Mythology, but...
by Gee
Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:28 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Why do some of us believe in God and others do not
Replies: 38
Views: 10974

Re: Why do some of us believe in God and others do not

People would rather die than think. You gave me a good chuckle with this line, and it is true, but I don't think that we can blame lack of thinking entirely on religion. Does it depend upon what we were taught as children? Or do we acquire a belief as we mature. Some people believe until something ...