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by MMasz
Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?
Replies: 202
Views: 36271

Re: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?

Uhh, yeah. I teach biology. I know enough to see evolution is a fable. Makes more sense than rocks and water “evolving” into homo sapiens. :lol: You also have an exalted view of mankind and a distorted view of God. Correction, you're teaching a version of biology - the subjective, biased, dogmatic ...
by MMasz
Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?
Replies: 202
Views: 36271

Re: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?

uwot. you wrote, "Fair enough if it makes sense to you, but if you are intellectually honest, you need to reconcile the biblical account with the archaeological facts. I have never seen anyone achieve that without.”

Please inform me of the things needing reconciliation.
by MMasz
Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?
Replies: 202
Views: 36271

Re: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?

Darwin even noted that lacking discovery of the intermediate forms would undermine his theory. Here we are, over 150 years since The Origin... was published and we still have not found the intermediate forms. Like, major bummer. Mike, you obviously know very little about evolutionary biology. How c...
by MMasz
Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:58 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?
Replies: 202
Views: 36271

Re: Is religion guilty of moving the goalposts?

This thread has demonstrated the toxicity of religious dogma - and IC, like you I hope others from outside this thread will come and have a look. Evidence has been presented to you on the almost certainty that evolution by natural selection is the process by which we and all living things are here ...
by MMasz
Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Thank-you
Replies: 2
Views: 4720

Re: Thank-you

I would also echo your sentiments. I appreciate PN’s even handed handling of topics.
by MMasz
Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Gadzooks!
Replies: 30
Views: 6676

Re: Gadzooks!

Excellent post, Qman. I frequently engage agnostic/atheists and typically have good exchanges. I recently had an exchange with “Ned” over on the Philosophy of Religion thread. He used the tactic of defining his proof criteria so as to negate any possibility of positing the god concept thereby by “pr...
by MMasz
Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Moral Manipulation & the Problem of Evil
Replies: 45
Views: 10411

Re: Moral Manipulation & the Problem of Evil

The problem of evil is not so much a problem for the theist as it is for the atheist. I am not denying that evil exists, because it clearly does, in various forms, shapes, and sizes. The question most atheists ask , if an all-benevolent God exists, is WHY does evil exist ? The fact that evil DOES e...
by MMasz
Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:26 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How can anyone take religion seriously?
Replies: 27
Views: 5601

Re: How can anyone take religion seriously?

Ayn Rand reincarnated.

Bye.
by MMasz
Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:21 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How can anyone take religion seriously?
Replies: 27
Views: 5601

Re: How can anyone take religion seriously?

Oh, quit playing games. You sound like Rand. You make up your own parameters and refuse to consider whatever falls outside them. ex: your definition of universe.
by MMasz
Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:04 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: How can anyone take religion seriously?
Replies: 27
Views: 5601

Re: How can anyone take religion seriously?

Well, first, just because there are many religions it doesn’t necessarily follow that none of them are true. Second, “historical necessity”??? Really? Do you think no one ponders whether matter is eternal or whether rocks and water can evolve into man even today? Since you seem to dismiss an intelli...
by MMasz
Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Does God Exist?
Replies: 213
Views: 35291

Re: Does God Exist?

Did God create religion? So why did he invent it? To add polemics to the proceedings. It is for the same reason He added the Snake to the Garden Of Eden, to activate things because things had become lethargic and boring. Some 'creative tension' was needed. When the polemics of the snake were introd...
by MMasz
Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Moral Manipulation & the Problem of Evil
Replies: 45
Views: 10411

Re: Moral Manipulation & the Problem of Evil

I appreciate Licon’s article as he seems sincere in his analysis of the Problem of Evil and he avoids the snarky comments typically accompanying such articles. Unfortunately, Licon analysis suffers from a flawed idea of what attributes the god they don’t believe in possesses. Hence, the types of arg...
by MMasz
Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Claudiu introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 1892

Re: Claudiu introduction

Welcome to the forum. We'll be interersted in hearing your thoughts.
by MMasz
Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Retired college teacher says hello!
Replies: 9
Views: 2780

Re: Retired college teacher says hello!

Welcome! It's always interesting getting the philosophical thoughts of folks who were in the hard sciences.
by MMasz
Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Does God Exist?
Replies: 213
Views: 35291

Re: Does God Exist?

spike wrote:You are right, this God debate is a dead-end issue and a waste of time. I am sorry to see that PN is wasting more print on it.
Dead for you maybe.

Mt 8:22 "And Jesus said to him, "Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead."

Sage wisdom.