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by marcuspnw
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Observations and notes regarding On the Historicity of Jesus, by Richard Carrier
Replies: 175
Views: 4265

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

Okay....but just who exactly do you get a second opinion from? Another expert. Right? The value of the second opinion is in examining the methodology of the first expert and assessing whether the evidence establishes the expert’s opinion. Experts make mistakes. Experts disagree. To rely solely on a...
by marcuspnw
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity
Replies: 226
Views: 5249

Re: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity

So with Conscience pointing to an intelligent creator, the argument is not that we have a conscience and that therefore there is a God who gave it to us -- THAT would be analogous to Newton's thumbs -- but that we have a conscience and we ought not to have. We ought to have a sense that whatever wi...
by marcuspnw
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: I Survived Beyond and Back.
Replies: 71
Views: 3973

Re: I Survived Beyond and Back.

I know I am late to this party but I just have to chime in as no one has introduced an atheist perspective. Believe it or not, we have one well-known near-death experience of A.J. Ayer's. A popular 20th century philosopher, A.J. Ayer was the most recognized leader of the Logical Positivist movement....
by marcuspnw
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity
Replies: 226
Views: 5249

Re: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity

Mere Christianity I completed my reading of Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis and will share some of my impressions of the book. I will start with a brief description of each section and then make some overall comments. The book is arranged in several sections or themes with a number of chapters in e...
by marcuspnw
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: I'm back!
Replies: 26
Views: 679

Re: I'm back!

Hi, Marcus. Good to see you around again. SEG and I have been discussing rationality of late (prior to his surgery) and we just completed a challenge in which I read and critiqued Carrier's _On the Historicity of Jesus_ and in which SEG read and critiqued C.S. Lewis' _Mere Christianity_. See the ap...
by marcuspnw
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Observations and notes regarding On the Historicity of Jesus, by Richard Carrier
Replies: 175
Views: 4265

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 marcuspnw
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: I'm back!
Replies: 26
Views: 679

Re: I'm back!

Welcome back, SEG. Glad to see that you're still on this side of the dirt. Thanks, Og. Isn't it preferable for you to hope friends and family pass on ASAP to get to the side of God sooner? No, there's a still a chance you'll repent, especially in light of: A challenge for you now: Prove, without be...
by marcuspnw
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: One Fold, One Shepherd.
Replies: 24
Views: 1394

Re: One Fold, One Shepherd.

But the primacy offered to the Roman see is one of honor not of power and the Orthodox look to the ecumenical councils to confirm that their sees had the same prerogatives as did Rome. Claire, I don't have any confidence that Rome is going to convince either the Orthodox or Protestants to subjugate ...
by marcuspnw
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: One Fold, One Shepherd.
Replies: 24
Views: 1394

Re: One Fold, One Shepherd.

I am unaware of any Scripture where Jesus states that he founded the Catholic church. The scripture referring to Peter is interpreted by Protestants and Catholics. And I believe the Orthodox church maintains that the Roman Catholic church split from it. The modern Orthodox and Catholic Churches wer...
by marcuspnw
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Observations and notes regarding On the Historicity of Jesus, by Richard Carrier
Replies: 175
Views: 4265

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...