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by Immanuel Can
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 86
Views: 1435

Re: "turtles all the way down"

I prefer: 'the buck stops here'. https://www.scienceandnonduality.com/article/falsifiability-how-to-distinguish-between-science-and-nonscience Yeah, this line could be well applied to the earlier discussion: "Refusing to contemplate their possible existence on the grounds of some a priori principle...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 86
Views: 1435

Re: HTD

Yeah, chemistry and biology and physics are deterministic, and computation is deterministic (so, cuz the brain is a computin' machine, 99.99% of mental operations are deterministic) but in the midst of all this determinism, squattin', in of all places, the human brain, is a lil sumthin' that sets u...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: This is True Conservatism
Replies: 69
Views: 1044

Re: Mannie

henry quirk wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:24 pm
"Jay Budziszewski, professor of ethics at U. of Texas, who wrote a book called, "What We Can't Not Know."

Gonna find it...thanks!
It's a good read. You're welcome.
by Immanuel Can
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: This is True Conservatism
Replies: 69
Views: 1044

Re: This is True Conservatism

Would they be the same reasons given for the Irish in the US past? You are on the right track, but I am waiting to hear from Philosopher, as he was the one who began this OP. If he is unable to respond or provides the wrong reason/s then I will set down the answer in full myself. Would your reason ...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the Critique of Islam Islamophobic?
Replies: 150
Views: 1042

Re: Is the Critique of Islam Islamophobic?

WHY blame "islam" and what some so called "muslims" do to so called "christians"? I did not say these words. They are yours. I ALSO did NOT say these words, by themselves. This is just YOUR narrowed presentation of my words. It does not matter. You misrepresented me from the get-go. I feel no oblig...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Fall of Man - Are we living in the Last Days?
Replies: 17
Views: 199

Re: The Fall of Man - Are we living in the Last Days?

I've got to ask: where did you get these ideas? I can see that they're certainly not obvious or automatic...or, so far as I can tell, even remotely coherent or necessary. Do they exist in any complete form anywhere, or are they your own picking? The only complete form they exist is in my mind, the ...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the Critique of Islam Islamophobic?
Replies: 150
Views: 1042

Re: Is the Critique of Islam Islamophobic?

WHY blame "islam" and what some so called "muslims" do to so called "christians"? I did not say these words. They are yours. I did not talk about "Muslims," or even about "Islam." I only asked if the statistic given above was true or not, and what the associated argument made by someone else was. H...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Fall of Man - Are we living in the Last Days?
Replies: 17
Views: 199

Re: The Fall of Man - Are we living in the Last Days?

Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven. Well, these are fictional words John Milton put in the mouth of his least admirable character. I wouldn't make them into any kind of life philosophy. IC: If God is the creator of everything, then God also created the 'fallen angel' who's intent is to de...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: This is True Conservatism
Replies: 69
Views: 1044

Re: "But precisely how would that vision of the Natural Law come about?"

I love reason, but some folks aren't reasonable. A commie, for example, would rather gulag me than debate natural rights. Oh, that's for certain. He's going to think that "moral" is a socially-constructed concept, so it is whatever the (approved) collective says is "right." That's how taking other ...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: This is True Conservatism
Replies: 69
Views: 1044

Re: "But precisely how would that vision of the Natural Law come about?"

Pretty damn clear it won't be by way of the ballot box. :D Yeah, that's clear. "But precisely how would that vision of the Natural Law come about?" sea change or war the former, unlikely; the latter, probable How does war reveal Natural Law, Henry? Or do you merely mean what, say, Darwin meant -- N...
by Immanuel Can
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the Critique of Islam Islamophobic?
Replies: 150
Views: 1042

Re: Is the Critique of Islam Islamophobic?

Posting that stat is paranoia. You mean you don't think it's actually true? Or do you mean that it's true, but you don't think it matters, for some reason? I mean that blaming 1.8 billion people in "Islam" for the actions of a small number would force us to consider what we have done in "Christendo...
by Immanuel Can
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: This is True Conservatism
Replies: 69
Views: 1044

Re: "But precisely how would that vision of the Natural Law come about?"

henry quirk wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:04 pm
Pretty damn clear it won't be by way of the ballot box.
:D Yeah, that's clear.
by Immanuel Can
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is the Critique of Islam Islamophobic?
Replies: 150
Views: 1042

Re: Is the Critique of Islam Islamophobic?

Sculptor wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:45 am
Veritas Aequitas wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:54 am
A phobia is an irrational fear.


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Can anyone prove me wrong on the above?
Posting that stat is paranoia.
You mean you don't think it's actually true?

Or do you mean that it's true, but you don't think it matters, for some reason?
by Immanuel Can
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: The Fall of Man - Are we living in the Last Days?
Replies: 17
Views: 199

Re: The Fall of Man - Are we living in the Last Days?

Dontaskme wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:52 am
Maybe God is desiring to pull the plug on this current dream. He being the creator and destroyer of his own kingdom.
Creator? Yes. Destroyer? No. The human race appears to be leading in that effort.
by Immanuel Can
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: This is True Conservatism
Replies: 69
Views: 1044

Re: This is True Conservatism

That's just it. The socialists are not pushing for any one permanent change/reform or set of permanent changes/reforms. What they ideally want is open - ended, ongoing change, as much as is possible and on a non-stop basis until they achieve their goal, namely - the realization of a glorious, globa...