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by Moonwood the Hare
Wed May 01, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Be ready always to give ... a reason of the hope that is in you...
Replies: 152
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Re: Be ready always to give ... a reason of the hope that is in you...

I just wanted to develop another reason why claims regarding the existence of gods are not falsifiable but are still meaningful. This is because they take the form of what Popper calls strict existential statements.These are statement that take the form 'there are X' such as to use Popper's example,...
by Moonwood the Hare
Wed May 01, 2019 5:20 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...

Plus a side of moving the goalposts - after my answer, he added "that knew all the arguments". But who the heck knows "all" the arguments? And is there a list somewhere of all the arguments? and who is the person responsible for keeping this list up-to-date? Just to clarify, I meant the main ones. ...
by Moonwood the Hare
Wed May 01, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity
Replies: 223
Views: 2950

Re: C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity

Let's face it, SEG, you'd never heard of Bayes until you read Carrier, had you? No, but that doesn't mean that using Bayes for examining the legitimacy of historical and religious claims isn't a right cracking idea! By Jove, it may damn well work! But it surely does imply that you are not the perso...
by Moonwood the Hare
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:37 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...

If you mean "legally married" (and you did mention "legal"), then different places have different laws. In some places, your friends are considered to be legally married and are therefore not bachelors. In other places, they are NOT considered to be legally married and are therefore bachelors. "Bac...
by Moonwood the Hare
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: Observations and notes regarding On the Historicity of Jesus, by Richard Carrier
Replies: 172
Views: 2407

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

No ink clouds and escaping in a dash of bravado, SEG. Don't just google "Bayes Theorem" and throw up every link you find. Let's keep it on point now. Og. You might like to take a look at the chapter on Bayes theorem in this book https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnx...
by Moonwood the Hare
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:48 am
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...

Ok what are your definitions of gods and gremlins? Also what makes your Christian god any different from all the rest? I don't have a definition of gremlins; How convenient! You have surely heard of the term before, just like you have heard of the term "gods". If you lump them together, you would r...
by Moonwood the Hare
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:50 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...

You have forgotten (and so has Moon) about this part: Secondly, all talk of "gods" is meaningless and invalid because it uses undefined terms , just like my "gremlin" analogy. No-one can define "gods", because there are an infinite amount of gods and they all have different properties. In the case ...
by Moonwood the Hare
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:57 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...

You have forgotten (and so has Moon) about this part: Secondly, all talk of "gods" is meaningless and invalid because it uses undefined terms , just like my "gremlin" analogy. No-one can define "gods", because there are an infinite amount of gods and they all have different properties. In the case ...
by Moonwood the Hare
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:43 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...

So, for example the claim all bachelors are married is true by definition and so cannot be falsified How could "all bachelors are married" be true by ANY definition? He had to have meant "unmarried". yes it was a typo. I had made the point that a tautology can't be falsified so it should not have b...
by Moonwood the Hare
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:07 am
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...

Who cares? If the claim that there is a God who created the world is meaningful and valid whether it can be falsified or not, why does it matter to you that it can't be falsified? Me. Like I said before, it is a meaningless statement to make, just like there are undetectable gremlins. SEG, this is ...