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by Moonwood the Hare
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Observations and notes regarding On the Historicity of Jesus, by Richard Carrier
Replies: 172
Views: 2390

Re: Observations and notes regarding On the Historicity of Jesus, by Richard Carrier

Are you talking about the expert authority lying? Do you have a reputable link to support that? The Stanford link didn't say that, and the other ones I looked at didn't say that either. Maybe they didn't consider lying a fallacy? Anyway, I finally found one link to an .edu site that added something...
by Moonwood the Hare
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Observations and notes regarding On the Historicity of Jesus, by Richard Carrier
Replies: 172
Views: 2390

Re: Observations and notes regarding On the Historicity of Jesus, by Richard Carrier

Incidentally I was not discussing Carrier's book save indirectly I was addressing Marcus's comments on arguments from authority. He had pointed out that the argument in the form X is an authority and X says p, which happens in advertising, is not valid. I was pointing out that the argument being use...
by Moonwood the Hare
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Observations and notes regarding On the Historicity of Jesus, by Richard Carrier
Replies: 172
Views: 2390

Re: Observations and notes regarding On the Historicity of Jesus, by Richard Carrier

Once you have admitted you are incompetent to discuss a book you have implied also that you are incompetent to recommend it. If you are not competent to understand Carrier's arguments why should I care about your opinion? Except that I haven't admitted anything of the sort and you damn well know th...
by Moonwood the Hare
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Observations and notes regarding On the Historicity of Jesus, by Richard Carrier
Replies: 172
Views: 2390

Re: Observations and notes regarding On the Historicity of Jesus, by Richard Carrier

No, I'm not and obviously neither are you. You have missed my whole point on this and gone on an irrelevant tangent as usual. I don't have to find mathematicians that agree with his findings and he doesn't have to be a "towering genius as you put it to single handedly develop a revolutionary way of...
by Moonwood the Hare
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Observations and notes regarding On the Historicity of Jesus, by Richard Carrier
Replies: 172
Views: 2390

Re: Observations and notes regarding On the Historicity of Jesus, by Richard Carrier

Well I do accept the idea of the story of Jesus being myth; the story has a classic mythical form about a god coming to earth and dying and rising Refreshing for me to hear you say that. Surely all Christians must have a sneaking suspicion along these lines? You are confusing form with truth value....
by Moonwood the Hare
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Observations and notes regarding On the Historicity of Jesus, by Richard Carrier
Replies: 172
Views: 2390

Re: Observations and notes regarding On the Historicity of Jesus, by Richard Carrier

Furthermore, we do have knowledge that 2 individuals who publish books and argue about religion have come to drastically different conclusions regarding the history of Jesus Christ. William Craig uses BT and concludes that the resurrection of Jesus is an historical fact and Richard Carrier uses BT ...
by Moonwood the Hare
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Observations and notes regarding On the Historicity of Jesus, by Richard Carrier
Replies: 172
Views: 2390

Re: Observations and notes regarding On the Historicity of Jesus, by Richard Carrier

SEG, it looks like there's a bit of misunderstanding going on. Og3 is correct about the FALLACY of argument from authority. He's NOT saying that an authority is never wrong. He's saying that the FALLACY of argument from authority is when the authority isn't really an authority. No, you can create a...
by Moonwood the Hare
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity
Replies: 220
Views: 2918

Re: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity

This may be my last post here if my heart operation doesn't go the way it should go tomorrow. Thanks for reading my posts over the years, it's been a great experience and I have learned a lot from every one of you. Hopefully I will be back, but if not, “sayonara”. There will no deathbed conversions...
by Moonwood the Hare
Tue May 14, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: How do we approach a new proposition?
Replies: 675
Views: 18175

Re: How do we approach a new proposition?

Hi again Moonwood and 0g3 both. I’m going to pool my responses to both of you since you’re both arguing along similar lines. The heart of the evidential problem is that there is an inherent contradiction between the existence of gratuitous evil and the existence of an omnibenevolent God. You guys r...
by Moonwood the Hare
Tue May 14, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity
Replies: 220
Views: 2918

Re: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity

SEG. I think weare going round in circles here as we so often do. I find it very time consuming to explain things at length and even when I do this does not go anywhere. We have spent a lot of time arguing you and I and I often feel you are not listening or hare off at tangents. Maybe that is a misp...