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by Og3
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: How do we approach a new proposition?
Replies: 242
Views: 3486

Re: How do we approach a new proposition?

Notice something odd about the dates? Yes, Strobel did his research twenty years before your boys were published. So you were hoping that he might have jumped into a time machine, gone 30 years into the future, interviewed future atheists, then returned to 1981 and written his books... :doh: Sure. ...
by Og3
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: How do we approach a new proposition?
Replies: 242
Views: 3486

Re: How do we approach a new proposition?

Allow me to attempt a parable: I dreamed that I was at the helm of a mighty ship. Her sails were immense and manifold, as if all the world's canvas had been brought to one ship. And all day, and all night, the wind blew powerfully upon them, and we were propelled at great speed across the sea. "Capt...
by Og3
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: How do we approach a new proposition?
Replies: 242
Views: 3486

Re: How do we approach a new proposition?

While shuttling between two cities on an assignment today, I thought of another way to explain the problem with subjective-but-objective truth. SEG wrote: Fantastic straw manning OG! The judge always makes choices in every adjudication. Subjective law is used to filter objective principles accordin...
by Og3
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: How do we approach a new proposition?
Replies: 242
Views: 3486

Re: How do we approach a new proposition?

It is noteworthy that both men -- Stroebel and Morison (a pseudonym) were originally trying to disprove Christianity. Morison's stated purpose ("The Book That Refused To Be Written") was to write a book called, "Jesus, the Final Phase" and to demonstrate from primary sources that Jesus did not rise...
by Og3
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: How do we approach a new proposition?
Replies: 242
Views: 3486

Re: How do we approach a new proposition?

While shuttling between two cities on an assignment today, I thought of another way to explain the problem with subjective-but-objective truth. SEG wrote: Fantastic straw manning OG! The judge always makes choices in every adjudication. Subjective law is used to filter objective principles according...
by Og3
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: How do we approach a new proposition?
Replies: 242
Views: 3486

Re: How do we approach a new proposition?

It is noteworthy that both men -- Stroebel and Morison (a pseudonym) were originally trying to disprove Christianity. Morison's stated purpose ("The Book That Refused To Be Written") was to write a book called, "Jesus, the Final Phase" and to demonstrate from primary sources that Jesus did not rise ...
by Og3
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: How do we approach a new proposition?
Replies: 242
Views: 3486

Re: How do we approach a new proposition?

I have finally read two Christian books and I am now convinced that they offer nothing special. One was "The Case For Christ" by Lee Strobel and "Who moved the Stone" by Frank Morison Good for you. Reading the opposing "literature" is the first step to reasoning about the opposing position. So, whe...
by Og3
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: How do we approach a new proposition?
Replies: 242
Views: 3486

Re: How do we approach a new proposition?

Getting back to the Euthyphro dilemma, a third option is sometimes proposed by clever theists: goodness is somehow inherent in god's nature in such a way that whatever god commands is good but this also has at least a couple of problems. 1. Uniqueness. 2. The problem of omnipotence. So does God hav...
by Og3
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: How do we approach a new proposition?
Replies: 242
Views: 3486

Re: How do we approach a new proposition?

To prevent ever-lengthening quotations, I will cite only the pertinent part that is not "Nunt-huh!" Fantastic straw manning OG! The judge always makes choices in every adjudication. Subjective law is used to filter objective principles according to specific situations. Its application differs from c...
by Og3
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: How do we approach a new proposition?
Replies: 242
Views: 3486

Re: How do we approach a new proposition?

A good practical example of how religious morals work are the terrorists from the 9/11 attacks. They objectively caused a lot of pain, in the false belief that they were doing something "good", but most others in the world would call it "bad". The "good" to them was an unsubstantiated belief in an ...