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by MMasz
Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:31 am
Forum: Articles in Philosophy Now
Topic: Does God Exist?
Replies: 213
Views: 35305

Re: Does God Exist?

While Craig is not my favorite apologist/philosopher nevertheless the article is pretty good. While some may take issue with some of the individual premises he presents, the entirety of the them presents a more daunting challenge.
by MMasz
Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:20 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: The Limits of Science
Replies: 516
Views: 91997

Re: The Limits of Science

But religion does not accept a God based on NO EVIDENCE whatsoever! There are many evidence. From the subtle parameterization of the cosmos for it to be able to sustain life, to the complicated designs which sustain life, from the DNA that encodes information that I dare you to create via random "n...
by MMasz
Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:04 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Anagrams in the book of Revelation
Replies: 2
Views: 1467

Re: Anagrams in the book of Revelation

There are two words that are original to the book of Revelation : Nicolaitanes and Armageddon. Christ said he hates the deeds and doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, an anagram for "O satanic line," a reference to the beast line of the Ouzo Cross. The final battle between good and evil will be at Armaged...
by MMasz
Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Evolutionism movie
Replies: 43
Views: 9411

Re: Evolutionism movie

... so not to equivocate microevolution (adaptation within a species) with macroevolution (molecules to man). It's not equivocation if there are no grounds for such a distinction. Can you explain the grounds on which the distinction might be made between micro- and macro-evolution? Because all I am...
by MMasz
Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Theological Exegesis
Replies: 13
Views: 2870

Re: Theological Exegesis

I've just started reading Stephen T Davis and he talks of the need to do theological exegesis on the Bible, to uncover the meaning behind the text and to overcome the difficult passages we find such as the ones on slavery and the subordination of women. My problem is that I don't like his exegesis ...
by MMasz
Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy in Secondary Schools
Replies: 95
Views: 16452

Re: Philosophy in Secondary Schools

I’d like to get this back to addressing a Christian or Catholic environment rather than the generic “religion” as some have done. It may well “open the floodgates”, but the search for truth isn’t always easy. However, it does make for a fun journey. I’ll admit that there are plenty of anti-intellec...
by MMasz
Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy in Secondary Schools
Replies: 95
Views: 16452

Re: Philosophy in Secondary Schools

I find it interesting how the religious experience varies according to who you listen to. For example, growing up as a Catholic in primary school we wer strongly dissuaded from questioning. It was as if "this is the truth...your little brains cannot handle any alternative explanation of the univers...
by MMasz
Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy in Secondary Schools
Replies: 95
Views: 16452

Re: Philosophy in Secondary Schools

[quote="marjoramblues”] The religious perspective? The religious perspective isn't a philosophical one, it's a religious one. There is a philosophy of religion, which is what happens when a philosopher discuss religion, but the religious perspective is a theology of philosophy, and doesn't belong to...
by MMasz
Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Evolutionism movie
Replies: 43
Views: 9411

Re: Evolutionism movie

It is evidence for evolution to see adaptation and the passing on of traits. It's just not evidence that these occurrences are responsible for evolution. True, but one needs to parse out “evolution” so not to equivocate microevolution (adaptation within a species) with macroevolution (molecules to ...
by MMasz
Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:00 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Evolutionism movie
Replies: 43
Views: 9411

Re: Evolutionism movie

Had a look at the doco. The interviewer is a dingbat. Obviously the fosil record exists right now to observe and derive accurate conclusions from. Too much of a numbskull obviously to see facts according to observation. The interviewer wanted a current observable example of evolution, they only nee...
by MMasz
Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:40 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Home Invasions by Criminals
Replies: 26
Views: 4669

Re: Home Invasions by Criminals

As a former cop, I say good riddance. Give the old man a medal for disposing of this human trash and ultimately saving the taxpayers thousands of $$$.
by MMasz
Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: beond belief
Replies: 27
Views: 4633

Re: beond belief

[quote="thedoc”] Jackies, If I understand you correctly you are just saying that someone who is in a particular belief system is in a better position to criticize it. They would have a better understanding of it. Someone outside of that particular belief system would know less about it and not have ...
by MMasz
Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy in Secondary Schools
Replies: 95
Views: 16452

Re: Philosophy in Secondary Schools

The religious perspective? The religious perspective isn't a philosophical one, it's a religious one. There is a philosophy of religion, which is what happens when a philosopher discuss religion, but the religious perspective is a theology of philosophy, and doesn't belong to philosophy itself. It'...
by MMasz
Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy in Secondary Schools
Replies: 95
Views: 16452

Re: Philosophy in Secondary Schools

I am currently trying to get the subject of philosophy on the curriculum of the school in which I teach. I am a physics and mathematics teacher in a secondary school in Cork, Ireland. Philosophy is not taught to secondary school children in Ireland, so I was aiming to get a pilot syllabus set up - ...
by MMasz
Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Evolutionism movie
Replies: 43
Views: 9411

Re: Evolutionism movie

You are evo indoctrinated. If there is ONE biologist on earth who does not believe in evolutionism you are wrong. Biology was started by a creationist (Pasteur). Movie looks good, people who believe in evolutionism possibly questioning their own beliefs for the first time. I defy you to name a sing...