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John Nguyen commented on D.M Barrera's blog post 'A Priest Encounter'
"Beware the Ontological Argument. It's a slippery one, and often fatal for the unprepared. Arm yourself. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontological_argument Kant's refutation of it in full: http://www.ghc.edu/humanities/dlarson/kanto.htm"
Jul 21, 2010
John Nguyen commented on Steve Curless's blog post 'Dialogue With a Theist'
"Why should you feel hesitant to reject them, when you realize that there's no rationally compelling reason not to? It's not up to you to remain indulgently "open-minded" about Christianity or its sects therein. It's up to…"
Jul 1, 2010
John Nguyen commented on Jeremy Jansen's blog post 'Messages of god on the side walk'
"If your message isn't forceful, then how can you expect to be taken seriously? What makes us "better" than the fundies is that we aren't prepared to go door to door shoving it in people's faces (for the most part).A public…"
Apr 21, 2010
John Nguyen commented on Gaytor's blog post 'Bible Contradictions in Graph Form'
"That's probably because the new testament is so much shorter."
Mar 31, 2010
John Nguyen commented on Shine's blog post 'Hi, I'm a cherry-picker.'
"I dunno. From his characterization of the professor, it sounds like he wasn't on the fundies' sides. I may have just misread it, but correct me if I'm wrong. Besides, if this sort of thing is typical in most of his classes, I can…"
Mar 4, 2010
John Nguyen commented on NeonHammerer's blog post 'the word of god in schools makes me sick'
"I'm sorry, but I think that you're kind of overreacting here. I understand that you may have a sort of reflexive disgust for any mention of Christianity in school, but your teacher's message is a far cry from proselytizing. Whether…"
Feb 22, 2010
John Nguyen commented on Atheist Exile's blog post 'Free Will is Self-Determinism'
""That's how it works. That's what it is. When causality meets intelligence, determinism becomes self determinism." This in no way answers my argument. All you have done is nitpick at a line you have found in the first few…"
Feb 10, 2010
John Nguyen commented on Atheist Exile's blog post 'Free Will is Self-Determinism'
"You still have yet to address one very important aspect of the living subject's experience. "In a very real sense, he is free to decide his own fate because he is a sentient being who has real-time, up-to-date knowledge of his own internal…"
Feb 9, 2010
John Nguyen commented on Atheist Exile's blog post 'Free Will is Self-Determinism'
"Very well. How's this. I'll write it shortly. The actions which entities perform (whether animate or inanimate) are performed in lieu of all other possible actions because of the specific state of the variables which are involved.…"
Feb 9, 2010
John Nguyen commented on Atheist Exile's blog post 'Free Will is Self-Determinism'
"In response to the topic of the above professed doctrine of compatabilism, I will make the case that above doctrine is false, and does not adequitely explain the nature of choice. Consequently, I will be maintaining that free will does not exist,…"
Feb 8, 2010
John Nguyen commented on Atheist Exile's blog post 'Determinism: A surrogate religion'
""Your insistence on absolute materialism is dogmatic and interferes with your ability to understand anything you can’t reduce to simplest components." You misunderstand my position in making this statement. When I say that the…"
Feb 3, 2010
John Nguyen commented on Atheist Exile's blog post 'Determinism: A surrogate religion'
""But that mental process might well be the feedback loop that empowers free agency by presenting us the executive onus of choice." The question still stands: What makes the choice? Your answer; "I understand that the brain is an…"
Feb 2, 2010
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Feb 1, 2010
John Nguyen commented on Atheist Exile's blog post 'Determinism: A surrogate religion'
""...animate beings are radically different from inanimate matter and should not be treated the same." This statement here is precisely the mindset that leads to belief in an immaterial and immortal soul in so many. Exactly why is it that…"
Feb 1, 2010
John Nguyen commented on Atheist Exile's blog post 'Determinism: A surrogate religion'
"You don't seem to really be representing determinism as it's argued, at all. It's a simple chain of logic, really. Since you are an atheist, I feel reasonably sure in assuming that you do not believe in any sort of "soul"…"
Feb 1, 2010
John Nguyen commented on Wesley's blog post 'Religious tolerance among the religious.'
"@Neal I think that being unwilling to blow someone up for not sharing your beliefs tends to be a positive thing,"
Feb 1, 2010

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Your Religious Status
Atheist
About Me:
I grew up in a Vietnamese Catholic family, but thankfully, never really bought into the Sunday chores (ie, mass).

I like reading, software, running, and rock climbing. I plan to pursue careers in computer science and philosophy.
Age
13-18
Why are you here?
Stumbleupon.
The religion you left
Catholic
Why you left your religion.
I was never actually into it. I guess I could say that I was Catholic in name only, from the beginning.

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Will I never learn?

Posted on December 22, 2009 at 9:09pm 4 Comments

Hello all. I've been a member here for a few months, but I never really introduced myself aside from a few blog comments, so I might as well take the opportunity to say hi right now.



But in any case, some recent events have led me to conclude that whatever hope I had for the enlightening power of the internet is severely misplaced. And no, it wasn't Youtube this time that did it.



I was on facebook earlier tonight, checking through my various notifications, when I noticed… Continue

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