Immanuel Can wrote: ↑Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:00 pm
Belinda wrote: ↑Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:00 am
Do you understand Einstein's theories of relativity at least as descriptions of the most recent cosmology known to man?
Very few people have the technical expertise to understand Einstein's Theory of Relativity adequately. One sure sign somebody doesn't is when they confuse the term "relativity" with "Relativism," and think Einstein was speaking of morality. That tells you right away they haven't even read the thing, let alone understood it.
You would rationalise why Ecclesiastes is in included in The Bible.
Not at all. I don't need to. I just explain what the book itself says about the circumstances. The story of Solomon is laid out there, and in Ecclesiastes 12 is all the information you need about Solomon's conclusions.
He wasn't a relativist. You can see it for yourself. Read Ecclesiastes 12, and you'll know without taking my word for it.
...your cosmology( i.e. the pre- relativity cosmology that allows absolutes to be true) is not the most recent one.
Well, you don't know my "cosmology," but even if it were true that it's "not the most recent," that argument would be question-begging. Something doesn't become "true" merely by being "recent." There are often such things as "recent errors."
If theology is to be helpful in these uncertain times theology must come to terms with relativity.
Well, I'm sorry to have to say this, but here's proof you don't understand relativity at all. You're confusing it with "Relativism."
Relativity is Einstein's theory in physics
. Relativism is a metaphysical theory of morals
. The two are not even operating in the same spheres of knowledge.
I can' t think of any extreme left or for that matter extreme right regime that has "worked well". There have been remarkably few actual extreme left regimes as far as I know.
Wait, wait...you're saying that Stalinist Russia or Maoist China were not "extreme left regimes"?
Of course they were. Likewise Cuba, Venezuela, Bulgaria, Albania, North Korea... There have been plenty of far Leftist, Communist regimes, and every one has been hideously awful.
And what would you say if you criticized Capitalism, and every time you pointed to a real case, some defender of it offered the feeble excuse, "Well, that wasn't real
Capitalism...." You'd never fall for that. You'd say, "Well, if it's never real Capitalism, then how can you say Capitalism works or is good?"
Why would you fall for such a lame excuse in relation to Communism?