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by Conde Lucanor
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 200
Views: 26943

Re: Secular Spirituality

There is no sense in which I started this discussion with a view to 'endorse a [particular] type of secularism'. There seems to be an instinct to attack any interest in this aspect of the human condition with false accusations. There is no attack on materialism as suggested. Once you plant the seed...
by Conde Lucanor
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 200
Views: 26943

Re: Secular Spirituality

Are Richard Dawkins, Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Max Tegmark and Roger Penrose new agers? If so, then I agree with you that New Age romanticism and secular spirituality are synonymous. Seriously, why paint with such a broad brush? I thought you'd be more rigorous. At least the 3 first names, w...
by Conde Lucanor
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 200
Views: 26943

Re: Secular Spirituality

Whether it was tone, style or whatever that did not allow me to embrace the content of the article, I don't put in doubt that the content does reflect what "secular spirituality"is all about. I guess that means that as a secularist, humanist and atheist, I cannot endorse this "secular spirituality"...
by Conde Lucanor
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 200
Views: 26943

Re: Secular Spirituality

I think you could be right. I might look into this further to try and improve my own writing. All the better to relay information and relate to others. At times, to be concise it may sound abrupt. At others, it could reflect emotional state ! However, it is tone according to wiki. 'Two styles, clos...
by Conde Lucanor
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Music
Replies: 3633
Views: 552465

Re: Music

by Conde Lucanor
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 200
Views: 26943

Re: Secular Spirituality

My ears are in disagreement with yours. The tone of the article is in keeping with wiki's writing guidelines: formal, impersonal and dispassionate. That will be the style, not the tone. The leader of the article includes 3 paragraphs which might be considered enough for those who wish a brief summa...
by Conde Lucanor
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 200
Views: 26943

Re: Secular Spirituality

It might look like it but I don't think it is. There is also no attack on materialism, as far as I am aware. It might be an idea if you would provide the quote where you think it does this. Thanks. OK, maybe is just a suspicion I have about the overall tone of that entry. It sounds so New Age. It's...
by Conde Lucanor
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: REFUTE - my argument that a 'God' is more likely to exist.
Replies: 48
Views: 8178

Re: REFUTE - my argument that a 'God' is more likely to exist.

Nice retreat: implying that all that nonsense was just a joke.
by Conde Lucanor
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: REFUTE - my argument that a 'God' is more likely to exist.
Replies: 48
Views: 8178

Re: REFUTE - my argument that a 'God' is more likely to exist.

The only thing that is confusing me is having to deal with an over educated condescending imbecile, and the fact that you are far more short sighted than an average atheist. I gotta love that post!! You see, imbecility is a condition that denies the possibility of being over educated, so they are c...
by Conde Lucanor
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Secular Spirituality
Replies: 200
Views: 26943

Re: Secular Spirituality

What is 'Secular Spirituality' ? Would you agree with the suggestion below that it is 'the ultimate goal of philosophy'? From wiki: According to Robert C. Solomon, an American Professor of Philosophy, "spirituality is coextensive with religion and it is not incompatible with or opposed to science o...
by Conde Lucanor
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: REFUTE - my argument that a 'God' is more likely to exist.
Replies: 48
Views: 8178

Re: REFUTE - my argument that a 'God' is more likely to exist.

You reach conclusions only based upon a lack of understanding, or lacking your own clarification as to what you would consider God\'God' to be. You insist on omnipotence and omniscience... If you are stating that you would still would not consider such an entity, 'God', then just say so. Sure, but ...
by Conde Lucanor
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: REFUTE - my argument that a 'God' is more likely to exist.
Replies: 48
Views: 8178

Re: REFUTE - my argument that a 'God' is more likely to exist.

I forgot, you are one of those debaters that likes to omit content from the debate (of the other person, me) allowing statements I make lack clarity and context, thus I have to continually re-clarify. I will still attempt not to follow suit, being the fair chap I am and I would appreciate the same ...
by Conde Lucanor
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: REFUTE - my argument that a 'God' is more likely to exist.
Replies: 48
Views: 8178

Re: REFUTE - my argument that a 'God' is more likely to exist.

I think we have conversed re this before. This 'God' would be both omnipotent and omniscient to all those within the reality that it projects. Sure, it would be a result rather than a cause. Omni means all, everything: all knowledge there is, all power there can be, etc. So, your definition of god ...
by Conde Lucanor
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: REFUTE - my argument that a 'God' is more likely to exist.
Replies: 48
Views: 8178

Re: REFUTE - my argument that a 'God' is more likely to exist.

REFUTE - my argument that a 'God' is more likely to exist...either already or eventually. This statement alone rules out any first cause god, as well as any omnipotent, omniscient god. It would also make the existence of this god a contingent event: it could happen or it could not. And the reasons ...
by Conde Lucanor
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: REFUTE - my argument that a 'God' is more likely to exist.
Replies: 48
Views: 8178

Re: REFUTE - my argument that a 'God' is more likely to exist.

REFUTE - my argument that a 'God' is more likely to exist. ENTROPY - it is more plausible to consider that we are in a simulation (of a more energy requiring reality) 'God' - then exists to simulate reality in the most efficient means possible. Consider Artificial Intelligence, consider the 'techno...