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The modal ontological argument

Started this discussion. Last reply by fester60613 Dec 27, 2011. 85 Replies

Well i have been having a discussion with a theist and he has just brought up the modal ontological argument.  I have now  done some research on modal logic and have sites marked to further educate…Continue

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Rocky john replied to Unseen's discussion 'How should Israel deal with the missile onslaught?'
"Unseen, exactly where can Hamas base itself in the Gaza strip where it is not near civilians? Gaza is one of the most overcrowded places on earth. Almost two million people are crammed into a strip of land just 25 miles long and between three and a…"
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Rocky john replied to Unseen's discussion 'How should Israel deal with the missile onslaught?'
"Oh wow. A state illegally invaded and controlled by a Military power that dwarfs them , who are completely unable to get any redress by the UN because America always vetoes any resolution is pissed off at their invader. I guess those Palestinians…"
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Rocky john replied to Unseen's discussion 'How should Israel deal with the missile onslaught?'
""Gaza is part of the territory of the Palestinian state," Are you talking about the Palestinian state Israel refuses to recognize? Anyway  the Gaza strip is not that much different to the townships under apartheid. Too many people…"
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Rocky john replied to Unseen's discussion 'How should Israel deal with the missile onslaught?'
""The people of the Gaza strip aren't citizens of Israel." So if the white South Africans had denied the blacks in South Africa citizenship( being born there and having your ancestors come from  there for  centuries…"
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Rocky john replied to Unseen's discussion 'How should Israel deal with the missile onslaught?'
""So Israel would be in the right if they sent 2000 unguided missiles towards the Gaza strip?" What right does Israel, a hostile military invader, have to treat the Palestinians as second class citizens. What Israel is doing to the…"
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Rocky john replied to Unseen's discussion 'How should Israel deal with the missile onslaught?'
"Do you want to remind me again how many civilians the Israeli army has killed vs how many Hamas  have killed?"
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Rocky john replied to Unseen's discussion 'How should Israel deal with the missile onslaught?'
""So far, when a cease fire or other peace effort is made, it seems to be the Israelis who give it a chance." I know right. Israel is offering them such a generous deal that I have no clue why they would rather die than accept it. After…"
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Rocky john replied to Unseen's discussion 'How should Israel deal with the missile onslaught?'
"A few decades ago  your  statement could have read "The French resistance wants dead Frenchman for propaganda purposes, otherwise what's the point of sending rockets, not building shelters, and import munitions instead of…"
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Rocky john replied to Unseen's discussion 'How should Israel deal with the missile onslaught?'
"Noam Chomsky’s statement on Israel’s aggression in Gaza: “The incursion and bombardment of Gaza is not about destroying Hamas. It is not about stopping rocket fire into Israel, it is not about achieving peace. The Israeli decision…"
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"Well first they need to convince you that you're sick before they can sell you a cure."
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Rocky john replied to Unseen's discussion 'Would we want cats to be more like dogs?'
"If dogs were wolves then maybe, but they are significantly different in behavior. Dogs do not need to form large territories to ensure a food supply ,nor do they need to form a stable pack to successfully raise their young. On top of that dogs are…"
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Rocky john replied to Unseen's discussion 'Would we want cats to be more like dogs?'
"If your common house cat was the size of a large dog would you feel particular safe around one? Probably the only reason we were even able to domesticate the house cat was because it was too small to eat us."
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""They don't generally have an alpha. Domestic Dogs were bred from wolves. Wolves have an ingrained hierarchy that is easy to exploit." Alpha and ingrained hierarchy does not really apply to wolves let alone dogs. This idea that…"
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Rocky john replied to Unseen's discussion 'Okay peaceniks, let's talk about what's going on in the Ukraine'
"Could you imagine America doing any better if put in a similar situation? Say it was Moscow funding significant amounts of money into opposition groups in Mexico while Russia's  top politicians hand out cookies and encourage rioters whom…"
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Rocky john replied to Unseen's discussion 'Okay peaceniks, let's talk about what's going on in the Ukraine'
"Unfortunately their is no real way to hit Russia in the pocketbook without doing considerable damage to ourselves in the process. This is a problem of global trade. There is also the fact that Crimea's  resolution to join Russia  has…"
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Rocky john replied to Unseen's discussion 'Okay peaceniks, let's talk about what's going on in the Ukraine'
"There is a bit of a joke going  around that whoever annexes the last piece of Ukraine will have to pay for it."
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Well at about the age of 15 or so i had a few minor questions regarding my religion and the priests could not answer them to my satisfaction. so i decided to sit dow and read the bible to see gods own word for myself. A few chapters in i already began to have doubts, and a few days later when i had finished reading that damned book i realised i only had 2 possible options that was to either believe what i had read and therefor become a malthiest, or to throw the whole lot out and become an atheist
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The most important picture ever taken

Posted on August 3, 2011 at 2:53pm 5 Comments

Yesterday while browsing the net i came across a picture which left me almost speechless and in a state of awe. It was taken back in 2004 when they pointed the hubble  telescope at an apparently empty piece of space ,smaller than a 1 mm-by-1 mm square of paper held 1 meter away, over  a period of  4months. And what they saw in that insignificantly  tiny  portion of empty sky was breath taking, over 10 000 galaxies, each on containing hundreds of billions of stars. every single point  and…

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At 2:46pm on August 3, 2011, Mallory said…
The picture you posted has been a source of humility and passion for me ever since I found it years go. I have tried time and again to explain the sheer magnitude of what it represents, with little luck. I have what most would consider a 'spiritual' experience when I sit and think about what that picture represents. Thank you for sharing it; I haven't looked at it in awhile. :)
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