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The Rise of Existence/Cosmos/Creation

Started this discussion. Last reply by TJ Apr 28. 9 Replies

The Rise of Existence/Cosmos/CreationX -> Energy -> Matter -> Atoms -> Stars -> Planets -> Self-Replicating Molecules -> Cells -> Multi cellular Structures -> Plants ->…Continue

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Andrew Brown replied to Hunter Goodman's discussion 'God?'
"Do you understand Evolution? Do you see how life fills all niches? There is no vacuum on Earth as all voids are filled. The same phenomenon occurs in space as every area is filled with energy. Atoms are condensed energy and are only limited by the…"
May 31
Andrew Brown replied to Katherine A Flowers's discussion 'Pattern recognition'
"If DNA is not a pattern, I do not know what is."
May 26
Andrew Brown replied to Katherine A Flowers's discussion 'Pattern recognition'
"You're correct. If all patterns are not based on knowable, natural processes then there is no pattern to recognize. A whimsical god would destroy the fabric of existence, thus "God doesn't play dice.""
May 24
Davis Goodman commented on Andrew Brown's blog post 'Post Atheism'
"Indeed. His idea that God is everything everywhere and that of "his" infinite attributes, we can only learn about him through two of those aspects (thought and extension). In a sense this may make sense (though the numbers are wrong) as if…"
May 17
Andrew Brown replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'PLEASE HELP US!!!!! This is a true emergency...'
"Drop the hotel cost and sleep in the car. Would that solve the problem? Link a way to send money; Paypal, Venmo maybe."
May 17
Simon Paynton commented on Andrew Brown's blog post 'Post Atheism'
"I think Spinoza sounds pretty interesting, and relevant.  He gets confused when he brings God into his philosophy (as you would) but he makes some interesting analyses of religion from the standpoint of a neutral observer. "
May 16
Andrew Brown commented on Andrew Brown's blog post 'Post Atheism'
"Dude, Davis. I hate when internet conversations get into this level of rebuttal. This could go on forever as we assert each of our own understanding. I am sorry you do not like my terminology."
May 16
Davis Goodman commented on Andrew Brown's blog post 'Post Atheism'
"@Andrew: Nice long rant there, Davis. Yes, I'm sorry that not a single thing we've tried to explain many times in various ways has gotten through. In any case, since you don't seem able to divide the different arguments in my replies,…"
May 16
Andrew Brown commented on Andrew Brown's blog post 'Post Atheism'
"Nice long rant there, Davis. The long standing stalemate between we Atheists and the Theists is,"God either exists or does not exist. How could we test for God?" As a scientifically informed philosopher, I can safely quote Einstein,…"
May 16
Davis Goodman commented on Andrew Brown's blog post 'Post Atheism'
"Just because a belief doesn't effect some theorised cosmological supernatural phenomena, doesn't make a belief in itself true or not (in any objective way). It could be true that an atheists does lack a belief, or it could be the case that…"
May 15
Andrew Brown commented on Andrew Brown's blog post 'Post Atheism'
"Atheism - Lack of belief in any God.Theism - Belief in any God.Post Atheism - Both Theism and Atheism are true as objective reality is not affected by belief. IMO, there is no debate as we can prove and justify all existence using math, logic,…"
May 15
Davis Goodman commented on Andrew Brown's blog post 'Post Atheism'
"Two things to be careful with when using the term "atheism" and "post". Whenever you use the term atheism in a broader sense, you should say it outloud replacing atheism with "a lack of belief in God". For example, when…"
May 13
Pope Beanie commented on Andrew Brown's blog post 'Post Atheism'
"I's wondering about post-atheism too, hence held back my comment that post-atheism could come about if theism finally died, and there'd be no need for a pushback to it... but a reasonable successor could be humanism. That is now,…"
May 13
Davis Goodman commented on Andrew Brown's blog post 'Post Atheism'
"Yes please Andrew.. I read the whole blog and i don't see any explanation of post-atheism. post usually means something like "after" or "the new stage of" as in "post-modernism" or "post-truth". I'm…"
May 12
_Robert_ commented on Andrew Brown's blog post 'Post Atheism'
"Belief in God is harmless unto itself. It rarely ends there. The next step beyond that (my god vs yours) is divisive. Eventually people are throwing others off of rooftops because of who they love."
May 12
Reg The Fronkey Farmer commented on Andrew Brown's blog post 'Post Atheism'
"If when sitting at your round table where all the chairs are the same size and Person A were to ask you “Do you believe that the god I believe in is real”, what would be your reply? I will not “maintain the peace” if it means…"
May 12

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I am as far beyond an atheist as an atheist is beyond a theist.
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I love proper, logical discussion. Atheists tend more towards to calm rational than many other groups.
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
My father was a lapsed Catholic, my mother a relaxed Protestant. Very little church was forced upon my childhood, but there were definitely pressure applied. A few church picnics, outings, get-togethers, a bit of video games to keep me there...pretty minor compared to many others' gut wrenching stories.
As I gained an appreciation for science and engineering, I read outside of the school's box. Enough stories from other cultural religions and you figure out the Agnostic position; no one has the answer.
Less religious pressure during high school, had a few more conversations with my brilliant, sci-fi raised, science minded father, and I was achieved the Atheist perspective.
The first time I recognized Atheism was my freshman year at community college. A fellow student invited me to pray with his group. I instantly recognize him from the Varsity Volleyball team. I was on the JV team for one year and this guy was the star varsity player.
When I realized he didn't recognize me, I immediately declined. Well entrenched in the Atheist position at this point.
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Post Atheism

Posted on May 12, 2017 at 5:44pm 16 Comments

I have been on a philosophical journey since I learned the world is knowable. I take every opportunity to learn new skills, practice old skills and improve my knowledge to better understand myself, my perception, the subjective world, the objective world, other perspectives and how all of that seems to work together for what seems like eternity; 13.8 billion years is approximately eternity compared to a single human life.

My step father invited me to join his church bible study. I…


The First Lie

Posted on April 24, 2017 at 12:46pm 11 Comments

Hi there, everyone.

I need to tell you about the first lie.

You are not God.

Seems obvious. I am a human. I live a human life which is fragile and temporary. I have human powers which make me normal among my other humans. Some humans have more powers than others, some less, but we are all human and all humans are equal.

God is incredible! God is everything? God is does that work? God is the greatest ultimate so therefore, God is. God is apart from us;…



Posted on April 13, 2017 at 3:07pm 14 Comments

Understanding freedom has only come through the sum total of my entire life of learning crossed by meditation in which I can focus on a single idea and explore it from all sides.

I first learned of freedom through patriotic songs, but I didn’t understand it; I had only taken the first step.

I first declared atheism during my twelfth year of life which freed me from the god concept, but I still didn’t know freedom; I…


World War 2

Posted on March 30, 2017 at 3:30pm 2 Comments

I visited the New Orleans World War 2 museum.

Tough, emotional time learning about the whole event.

As a martial artist and Tai Chi player, I have learned a great deal about combat and theories which function best in said realm. Hitler and Hirohito had the exact same flaw which allowed the allies to defeat their militaries. Both expanded quickly with their respective forces. Spread thin accross so many captured…


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