I personally worship the “Sun” because through nuclear fission, it sends energy to sustain all life on earth!
His name is RA! The sun God!
Worship is the wrong word.
I am happy that I am actually a live, that I am conscious and not suffering.That I was born at all. Because the probability…[Read more]
By using the word some (quantifier) to describe the (subject) values. It by definition means that there are other values
Enthymeme – a logical argument that contains a conclusion but an implied premise
In ordinary speech we use these all the time ” its raining so I am going to take an umbrella ” it would be really tedious if I were to say…[Read more]
David Hume fact/Value divide or what IS and What OUGHT
Not sure if there is a clear argument either way, but one way I understand is that what Hume is saying
That there are facts about the world, what IS and what IS not which can be proved right or wrong. For example ice is cold.
He is…[Read more]
Yes I agree with that, but that argument is at the level of genes, which is different to the individual animal, the individual is a collection of genes. So one example of this is in social insects like ants or bees. Where there are sterile individuals who work for the good of the group ( kin selection) so even if they die if their behaviors mean…[Read more]
Perhaps you mean treat those within their family unit, perhaps within their community and maybe within their culture ethically?
it is an instinct shared by all living things, each to seek in its own way to thrive/survive/reproduce maximally.
This is as false as any statement can be.
That’s the kind of argument for existence of GOD, and the problem of natural and moral evil.
Its been discussed since Aquinas, one modern explanation is called the Alvin Plantinga’s free will defense.
I don’t like it, for the reason that its not logically coherent.
Think about what your saying,
In order for God to “test us” using our free…[Read more]
Belief if God does not have this ability to make predictions which can be verified in our immediate experience.
What predictions would belief in God make? For one, I think that doing “what God wants” – unselfishly and bravely helping others – should be aided from “on high” or out of nowhere. Reality sho…
Has the Flying Spaghetti Monster caused a book with genuine wisdom in it, to be written? Does the Flying Spaghetti Monster help people in their everyday lives?
The debate is on proofs existence or non existence God that’s one thing
The results and behaviour of a belief or non belief like religious books, rites rituals social…[Read more]
There is a Flying Spaghetti Monster a live
Its one trillion light years from earth so it’s practically impossible to get there
, its so small that it’s impossible to see and
has no mass to affect gravity
its so quiet that it’s impossible to hear. It gives off no detectable electromagnetic radiation.
I honestly and faithfully believe in t…[Read more]
Its not my Idea I read about it in an article. OK people can debate about which beliefs are false or true. ( the belief dimension) that’s subjective.
if people look at the objective consequence of those (false) beliefs. The effects to individuals and society. Which are often harmful. It might be possible to argue against those…[Read more]
3 Dimensions to look at the Phenomena of religion.
1)religion as beliefs and meaning,
Stuff like beliefs in God, who you are for example a soul and created by God
What’s out there, what is the universe
The beliefs in rites and rituals, miracles
What is moral what is sinful.
2) Religion as Identity( group)
In group /…[Read more]
It is when theists say “I am not religious, I just have a personal relationship with Jesus” that the fun starts.
Personally, I’ve never heard that position expressed.
It’s possible because, there are ordinary people called Jesus.
If your husband is called Jesus and you were both Atheist.
Then sayin…[Read more]
Clearsky replied to the topic Is the Xian God A Predator? Are All Gods Predators? in the forum Theism 3 years ago
I think your right here.
@unseen – “You won’t find the Michael Jackson or Dr. Who (technically, Doctor Who) Fan Clubs in an book on major religions of the world.” – apart from the dictionary definition, what attributes do religions have that atheism doesn’t have?
One attribute that Religion has which atheism does NOT have is
The belief in super…[Read more]
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