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by Og3
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity
Replies: 223
Views: 2952

Re: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity

So in other words, you will not seriously consider Lewis' ideas or any other idea in conflict with your own *coughKripkeanDogmatismCough* so there is no point in explaining Lewis to you. I've shown you that your knee-jerk reaction was not actually aimed at what Lewis wrote, but rather than answer wh...
by Og3
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity
Replies: 223
Views: 2952

Re: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity

Okay, SEG, if you don't get it, then you don't get it. I'd ask you to read it again, but...
by Og3
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity
Replies: 223
Views: 2952

Re: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity

I should stress that there are people in our world today -- even in the first world -- who play at such things; pretending to use witchcraft and playing about with rituals and trying to invoke unclean spirits. For the most part this is playacting, and in many cases it is relatively harmless, like ha...
by Og3
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity
Replies: 223
Views: 2952

Re: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity

It seems I skipped over this gem in: Book 1 Chapter 2 For example, one man said to me, "Three hundred years ago people in England were putting witches to death. Was that what you call the Rule of Human Nature or Right Conduct?" But surely the reason we do not execute witches is that we do not belie...
by Og3
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity
Replies: 223
Views: 2952

Re: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity

Objection: Asked and answered.
by Og3
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity
Replies: 223
Views: 2952

Re: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity

It is fairly easy to know someone's mind if you read that persons writings and discuss them with him on a regular basis.
by Og3
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity
Replies: 223
Views: 2952

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. ... I kept being reminded of Newton's opposable thumbs argument for the existenc...
by Og3
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity
Replies: 223
Views: 2952

Re: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity

What did you think of his universal, objective morality Marcus? Any such thing? Marcus actually shows the point better by calling it a universal conscience, or that we all have a conscience, which is pretty much what Lewis was getting at. Marcus, I read your points, and will respond this evening, t...
by Og3
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Observations and notes regarding On the Historicity of Jesus, by Richard Carrier
Replies: 172
Views: 2408

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

Well, I don't know that carrier has ever been accused of Genocide, Slavery, Tolerance to Homosexuals, Birth control, or Universal Worshipping Rights. But, sure, let's go with that.

So what solid reasoning did you apply when you read Carrier?
by Og3
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: I'm back!
Replies: 26
Views: 277

Re: I'm back!

So that would mean that this test of prayer, that we were talking about on the prior page, cannot be significant, can it? How much more significant would you need it if a controlled experiment involving hundreds of patients fizzles? If it were only a 5-10% positive result were shown, the churches w...