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by captain howdy
Tue May 14, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: How do we approach a new proposition?
Replies: 671
Views: 12633

Re: How do we approach a new proposition?

Hi again Moonwood and 0g3 both. I’m going to pool my responses to both of you since you’re both arguing along similar lines. The heart of the evidential problem is that there is an inherent contradiction between the existence of gratuitous evil and the existence of an omnibenevolent God. You guys re...
by captain howdy
Sun May 12, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: How do we approach a new proposition?
Replies: 671
Views: 12633

Re: How do we approach a new proposition?

Okay, Captain, you have a strong point there, and if I may, I'd like to address it. At Sandy Hook, some (20) six-year olds were shot and killed. It is absolutely a tragedy of epic proportion, and nothing that I say below is meant to make light of that nor to imply that the parents of those children...
by captain howdy
Sat May 11, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: How do we approach a new proposition?
Replies: 671
Views: 12633

Re: How do we approach a new proposition?

Hello again Rian and thank you for the kind words. Gratuitous evil has troubled the human race since ancient times. It's hard enough to try and reconcile yourself to things like the Holocaust or school shootings like the slaughter of twenty 6-year-old children at Sandy Hook elementary school withou...
by captain howdy
Fri May 10, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: How do we approach a new proposition?
Replies: 671
Views: 12633

Re: How do we approach a new proposition?

But Og, life isn't all about logic. I think you also need to address the very important issue of the heart, in a very real and vital sense, of that argument. Personally, I think these two guys are not bringing up this argument in a flippant manner, merely to discuss the logical argument side of thi...
by captain howdy
Wed May 08, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: How do we approach a new proposition?
Replies: 671
Views: 12633

Re: How do we approach a new proposition?

"What good is God?" To me, that's a very odd question to ask about someone, unless it's purely a business type of relationship. I think the underlying issue here is that this is a rewording of the ol' Epicurean Paradox-- https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2369/2541860177_be46d5b78d.jpg The problem of ...
by captain howdy
Tue May 07, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: How do we approach a new proposition?
Replies: 671
Views: 12633

Re: How do we approach a new proposition?

Several, for certain, and I do not expect a different result this time. I can see proceeding beyond this point if and only if one of us either has new evidence we wish to introduce or if one of us has developed a novel line of argumentation which could alter the result. But I don’t see either of th...
by captain howdy
Tue May 07, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: How do we approach a new proposition?
Replies: 671
Views: 12633

Re: How do we approach a new proposition?

Before I go any further with this, answer a question as best you can—-how many times have you and I examined this? I ask because fighting for the same hill multiple times gets old quick. Several, for certain, and I do not expect a different result this time. I can see proceeding beyond this point i...
by captain howdy
Sun May 05, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: How do we approach a new proposition?
Replies: 671
Views: 12633

Re: How do we approach a new proposition?

This is SEG's new signature, quoting an argument by Carrier. Pop Quiz, students of logic: How many unstated assumptions can you find here? Please list them, count them, and for extra credit state parenthetically which logical fallacies they entail. The argument as presented is a rewording of the ar...
by captain howdy
Sun May 05, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: How do we approach a new proposition?
Replies: 671
Views: 12633

Re: How do we approach a new proposition?

Premise One: If a compassionate God exists, then he would do things just as a compassionate person would. Premise Two: God doesn't do things as a compassionate person would. Conclusion: Therefore, a compassionate God does not exist. This is SEG's new signature, quoting an argument by Carrier. Pop Q...
by captain howdy
Sun May 05, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Discussion forum
Topic: How do we approach a new proposition?
Replies: 671
Views: 12633

Re: How do we approach a new proposition?

Premise One: If a compassionate God exists, then he would do things just as a compassionate person would. Premise Two: God doesn't do things as a compassionate person would. Conclusion: Therefore, a compassionate God does not exist. This is SEG's new signature, quoting an argument by Carrier. Pop Q...