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    Thread: Theists: would you view the truth?
Post: RE: Theists: would you view the truth?

Neo-Scholastic Wrote:in summary, I find it a bit comical when skeptics think that by reducing miracles to naturally occurring phenomena they have invalidated the witness of Holy Scripture. Forgive me ...
FallentoReason Religion 154 13672 December 2, 2016 at 10:27 am
    Thread: On Anselm's 2nd Formulation of the Ontological Argument
Post: RE: On Anselm's 2nd Formulation of the Ontological...

I've come across a possible refutation in one of my philosophy books. It goes like this: The concept of God doesn't have to exist for it to be a concept in our minds. The object of God has to exist, ...
FallentoReason Philosophy 7 2750 November 21, 2016 at 10:57 am
    Thread: On Anselm's 2nd Formulation of the Ontological Argument
Post: On Anselm's 2nd Formulation of the Ontological Arg...

Firstly, let's begin with the first formulation: Anselm\s Ontological Argument Wrote: It is a conceptual truth (or, so to speak, true by definition) that God is a being than which none greater ...
FallentoReason Philosophy 7 2750 November 21, 2016 at 1:34 am
    Thread: Atheism is irrational.
Post: RE: Atheism is irrational.

(November 20, 2016 at 11:36 pm)theologian Wrote: Whatever is rational utilizes either the senses, the intellect or both. Atheism cannot deny God by using senses. For, to deny something by the use o...
FallentoReason Atheism 153 14662 November 21, 2016 at 12:03 am
    Thread: On Moral Authorities
Post: RE: On Moral Authorities

theologian Wrote:Well, I'm interested too with what you can say with the Five Ways. I'm going to have to brush up on them. Aquinas can be a good read! Quote:It is not a lying to prevent persons know ...
FallentoReason Philosophy 266 23968 November 20, 2016 at 11:47 pm
    Thread: Your position on naturalism
Post: RE: Your position on naturalism

(November 20, 2016 at 9:11 pm)Whateverist Wrote: (November 20, 2016 at 8:30 pm)FallentoReason Wrote: In keeping with my agnosticism, I went methodological naturalism. I think there are unanswere...
FallentoReason Philosophy 125 12157 November 20, 2016 at 11:38 pm
    Thread: Your position on naturalism
Post: RE: Your position on naturalism

In keeping with my agnosticism, I went methodological naturalism. I think there are unanswered things about reality that naturalism can't make sense of. And maybe they can be explained by things we ...
FallentoReason Philosophy 125 12157 November 20, 2016 at 8:30 pm
    Thread: On Moral Authorities
Post: RE: On Moral Authorities

(November 19, 2016 at 8:54 pm)Alasdair Ham Wrote: (November 19, 2016 at 8:53 pm)Maelstrom Wrote: Oh, then show us the rightness. I did. Right here: (November 19, 2016 at 11:58 am)Alasdair Ham W...
FallentoReason Philosophy 266 23968 November 20, 2016 at 12:59 am
    Thread: On Moral Authorities
Post: RE: On Moral Authorities

(November 19, 2016 at 8:54 pm)Alasdair Ham Wrote: (November 18, 2016 at 11:19 pm)FallentoReason Wrote: Yes, yes I do, because I find that 'gods don't exist' is a weak justification. One of the mos...
FallentoReason Philosophy 266 23968 November 20, 2016 at 12:58 am
    Thread: On Moral Authorities
Post: RE: On Moral Authorities

(November 19, 2016 at 8:48 pm)Alasdair Ham Wrote: (November 19, 2016 at 8:26 pm)FallentoReason Wrote: [...]What's your motivation for proving an atheistic argument wrong with an atheistic conclusi...
FallentoReason Philosophy 266 23968 November 20, 2016 at 12:54 am
    Thread: On Moral Authorities
Post: RE: On Moral Authorities

(November 19, 2016 at 8:41 pm)Alasdair Ham Wrote: My pointlessness doesn't make me any less correct nor does it make you any less incorrect, Fallen. It does, because at the end of the day this argum...
FallentoReason Philosophy 266 23968 November 20, 2016 at 12:52 am
    Thread: On Moral Authorities
Post: RE: On Moral Authorities

(November 19, 2016 at 11:58 am)Alasdair Ham Wrote: (November 18, 2016 at 11:03 pm)FallentoReason Wrote: Premise 1. A false dilemma is a dilemma where [at least one other option] can be given. You ...
FallentoReason Philosophy 266 23968 November 19, 2016 at 8:26 pm
    Thread: On Moral Authorities
Post: RE: On Moral Authorities

(November 18, 2016 at 11:12 pm)Rhythm Wrote: Something tells me that you're the kind of guy who sees a no swimming sign with a picture of a gator on it and thinks;  "Look, a public pool".   :rolleye...
FallentoReason Philosophy 266 23968 November 18, 2016 at 11:24 pm
    Thread: On Moral Authorities
Post: RE: On Moral Authorities

(November 18, 2016 at 11:21 am)Alasdair Ham Wrote: (November 18, 2016 at 10:56 am)FallentoReason Wrote: This is true. If you accept it is true then asking me to justify it when it's a tautology is...
FallentoReason Philosophy 266 23968 November 18, 2016 at 11:19 pm
    Thread: On Moral Authorities
Post: RE: On Moral Authorities

(November 18, 2016 at 11:09 am)Rhythm Wrote: (November 18, 2016 at 11:01 am)FallentoReason Wrote: No, I believe you guys just stop at, 'oh, just because he's an authority'. I'm giving a reason for...
FallentoReason Philosophy 266 23968 November 18, 2016 at 11:07 pm
    Thread: On Moral Authorities
Post: RE: On Moral Authorities

(November 18, 2016 at 11:06 am)Alasdair Ham Wrote: (November 18, 2016 at 10:53 am)FallentoReason Wrote: You insist I'm "contradicting" and "doubling down", yet you can't even get your *own* story ...
FallentoReason Philosophy 266 23968 November 18, 2016 at 11:03 pm
    Thread: On Moral Authorities
Post: RE: On Moral Authorities

(November 18, 2016 at 10:58 am)Rhythm Wrote: ...you've attempted to make this an issue of people saying that there's nothing to get out of "authority x"... No, I believe you guys just stop at, 'oh, ...
FallentoReason Philosophy 266 23968 November 18, 2016 at 11:01 am
    Thread: On Moral Authorities
Post: RE: On Moral Authorities

(November 18, 2016 at 10:53 am)Alasdair Ham Wrote: (November 18, 2016 at 10:39 am)FallentoReason Wrote: The issue you're having is that for some unknown reason you believe that producing *an* answ...
FallentoReason Philosophy 266 23968 November 18, 2016 at 10:56 am
    Thread: On Moral Authorities
Post: RE: On Moral Authorities

(November 18, 2016 at 10:48 am)Alasdair Ham Wrote: (November 18, 2016 at 10:40 am)FallentoReason Wrote: All I mean by that is that I think you're not giving it the proper time of day. There's a re...
FallentoReason Philosophy 266 23968 November 18, 2016 at 10:53 am
    Thread: On Moral Authorities
Post: RE: On Moral Authorities

Ham Wrote:Like I said you'd make a better politician than a philosopher. You insist I'm "contradicting" and "doubling down", yet you can't even get your *own* story straight. Never have I read this fr...
FallentoReason Philosophy 266 23968 November 18, 2016 at 10:53 am