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by Moonwood the Hare
Thu May 09, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity
Replies: 223
Views: 2949

Re: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity

It would be certainly be an easier way to get through all of the arguments quickly. I'm not cribbing anything, everything I have written so far except for quotes has been my own work. you are not even a convincing liar. And I feel safe in using liar in its correct meaning of to knowingly deceive an...
by Moonwood the Hare
Tue May 07, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity
Replies: 223
Views: 2949

Re: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity

If he remained single most of his life except for a marriage of convenience at the end and his closest friends were gay wouldn't that suggest something to you? No. Although the insinuation there does tell me something about you, assuming you are serious, namely that you have great difficulty in und...
by Moonwood the Hare
Tue May 07, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity
Replies: 223
Views: 2949

Re: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity

It looks like he thought the Genesis account was derived from pagan myths. Lewis said, “I have therefore no difficulty in accepting, say, the view of those scholars who tell us that the account of Creation in Genesis is derived from earlier Semitic stories which were Pagan and mythical.” Is there a...
by Moonwood the Hare
Mon May 06, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity
Replies: 223
Views: 2949

Re: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity

Yes, I'm strugling to see what relevance those questions have to his argument. They were pertaining to establishing its credibility. In isolation this sentence means very little. In what way did it pertain to establishing the credibility of Lewis's argument? If he remained single most of his life e...
by Moonwood the Hare
Mon May 06, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: How do we approach a new proposition?
Replies: 675
Views: 18214

Re: How do we approach a new proposition?

I am using the word in its normal sense. I don't accept your assumption that if God does not act in one of the possible ways that would demonstrate compassion on any specific occasion this must be because he lacks compassion; therefore your question has no coherence from my perspective and I can't ...
by Moonwood the Hare
Sun May 05, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Be ready always to give ... a reason of the hope that is in you...
Replies: 152
Views: 2501

Re: Be ready always to give ... a reason of the hope that is in you...

And one final point about falsifiability since SEG seems to have abandoned this one. Another kind of non falsifiable claim is a probability statement about a single event. Probability satements can become falsifiable if they are made regarding a run of related events - that is why something like qua...
by Moonwood the Hare
Sun May 05, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: How do we approach a new proposition?
Replies: 675
Views: 18214

Re: How do we approach a new proposition?

If you would like to use compassionate in the normal usage of the word, why wasn't your god compassionate enough to stop the planes crashing into the twin towers? I am using the word in its normal sense. I don't accept your assumption that if God does not act in one of the possible ways that would ...
by Moonwood the Hare
Sun May 05, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: How do we approach a new proposition?
Replies: 675
Views: 18214

Re: How do we approach a new proposition?

...and you could say that for most human emotions if you really wanted to quibble, couldn't you? Of course you could; that's why the argument fails every time. Let's go with normal usage. compassion noun BrE /kəmˈpæʃn/ ; NAmE /kəmˈpæʃn/ [uncountable] compassion (for somebody) a strong feeling of sy...
by Moonwood the Hare
Sun May 05, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity
Replies: 223
Views: 2949

Re: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity

SEG wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 8:00 am
It's not in Mere Christianity, but I've read that Lewis thought of Jesus' death as a ransom paid to the devil, and not a sacrifice to God.
He discusses atonement later in the book so we could explore that then. He is a bit more sophisticated as a thinker than RationalWiki makes out.
by Moonwood the Hare
Sun May 05, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity
Replies: 223
Views: 2949

Re: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity

I wanted to know how Lewis justified his moral law being around before humans and how it would be relevant to anything if humans didn't exist. Btw, I have come across something that you may want to read if you haven't already. It's David Holbrook's psychoanalytic study of Lewis entitled "The Skelet...