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by Moonwood the Hare
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Where the **** was Paul?
Replies: 60
Views: 481

Re: Where the **** was Paul?

What you're asking me to do is to lower my standards of evidence. People, believers and many non-believers alike, tend to speak about searching for evidence of God as if they were looking for evidence of phlogiston. But this is the wrong way to view the issue. God isn't some element on the periodic...
by Moonwood the Hare
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Where the **** was Paul?
Replies: 60
Views: 481

Re: Where the **** was Paul?

The key here is that you must handle the information with a neutral mind, setting aside your biases in either direction. Can you do that? Set aside your biases in either direction? Can you have a neutral mind? There are some issues where you can examine the evidence and reach a conclusion. I heard ...
by Moonwood the Hare
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Where the **** was Paul?
Replies: 60
Views: 481

Re: Where the **** was Paul?

First you Christians tell us God wants to relate to us. When he doesn't show up, you guys tell us to just open our hearts....then read a book and go live by it in lieu of God actually you know---showing up. Thank you, no. I decline. This is like asserting oneself to be in "a relationship" with an e...
by Moonwood the Hare
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Where the **** was Paul?
Replies: 60
Views: 481

Re: Where the **** was Paul?

That stuff about the "unjaded eye" is rubbish. Atheists have examined everything there is to examine and don't kid yourself, and they just can't see it. Where you fall down is not being able to grasp that reality, understand it and examine it. You don't know the first thing about atheists. That's w...
by Moonwood the Hare
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Who goes to Heaven if You Get Eaten by a Cannibal?
Replies: 12
Views: 220

Re: Who goes to Heaven if You Get Eaten by a Cannibal?

Thanks. Is that what most Christians believe or only the more educated ones? It seems Claire and Chappy have all sorts of beliefs about Heaven that I think are just unsupported claims. Almost all Roman Catholics know this is the teaching of the Church. I checked the stats a few years ago. Protestan...
by Moonwood the Hare
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Who goes to Heaven if You Get Eaten by a Cannibal?
Replies: 12
Views: 220

Re: Who goes to Heaven if You Get Eaten by a Cannibal?

Well what do you think Moonward? Do you think that your soul floats up to heaven from the hospital bed that you die on? No, for the reason I have already given, that this is not the historic teaching of the Church. As N T Wright put it the this is not about life after death it's about life after li...
by Moonwood the Hare
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Who goes to Heaven if You Get Eaten by a Cannibal?
Replies: 12
Views: 220

Re: Who goes to Heaven if You Get Eaten by a Cannibal?

5 Well picked Moon! I heard this on a talk between Sam Harris and Bart Erhman the other day. Bart was talking about how Christians rarely think about going to Heaven via the Apocalypse while waiting in the grave for decades, but think more on how the soul floats up there via the hospital bed, or in...
by Moonwood the Hare
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Who goes to Heaven if You Get Eaten by a Cannibal?
Replies: 12
Views: 220

Re: Who goes to Heaven if You Get Eaten by a Cannibal?

This is obviously derived from someone who has read the chapter on Aquinas in Bertrand Russell's History of Western Philosophy. It is hardly original. If you really care you can look up the answers in Aquinas or you can read Russell who is never less than entertaining.
by Moonwood the Hare
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: A Proof of God
Replies: 160
Views: 4052

Re: A Proof of God

[So noted. I should preface the argument by saying that it only holds water within its axiom set, as we discussed, and one of those axioms must be that science depends upon an objective reality that is never merely subjective, without objective underpinnings. I would have thought this was pretty mu...
by Moonwood the Hare
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: A Proof of God
Replies: 160
Views: 4052

Re: A Proof of God

So, based on the fact that the remaining criticisms to the original Neoberkeleyean "Proof of God" presented in the OP seem to be: 1. "I don't understand it." and 2. "But but but but but... EPICURUS!" Is there anything further on the actual argument in the OP, namely, that we are all living in the m...