"I'm sorry, but the responses to my post do not logically follow.
People who post on this site often claim to be intelligent. It would seem that most people like to think they are smarter than the next guy (pretty much everywhere you…"
"It has been a few days with no reply.
If we consider the verses from Galations that I cited which says that men and women are to be treated as equals, then the verses from 1 Peter, 1 Corinthians, and Timothy are not "misogynistic," but…"
""I do not believe in the existence of any particular god of any religion, but I do believe in some kind of a "generic god", though I do not have any kind of practice accompanying my belief, nor any other beliefs concerning that god. I…"
""This shows a biased comment without much research. When you consider all of the atrocities committed in the name of god throughout all of recorded history, the religious and their followers have killed thousands of times more than the…"
Every formal system such as mathematics, logic, etc. has it's limitations--the Liar's Paradox from the perspective of philosophy, or the halting problem/endless loop from the perspective of computer and…"
""The logic behind your argument of someone claiming that he is an automaton is faulty. Why would an automaton be more faulty than a being with free will?"
Let me see if I can break this down.
1. I do not believe that free will exists.
"Your use of the word "allow" halts any argument in favor of their action.
"Allow" was used in the context of the comments regarding the verses cited. In other words, the comments seem to indicate that a verse…"
""funny how they don't talk about these verses at church, eh?"
Why would they need to?
"It's almost like they were trying to hide something from us."
How could they hide it from you when you are able…"
"Luka, Jerry, and Atheist Exile
I am still reading through the discussions in the Free Will Group. I am also looking into Daniel Dennet's concept of Free will before I post a response regarding free will.
It is reasonable to believe determinism…"
""Same goes for radioactive decay. The half-life of a radioactive isotope is a statistical concept. For example the half-life Carbon 14 is about 5730 years. But a single C-14 could decay in a day or a picosecond or carry on undisturbed for…"
"If I physically attacked a Pastafarian and he, in response, started praying for me to break my knees in order to escape, and The Great Flying Spaghetti Monster gave a helping noodle to the poor guy by breaking them, he would…"
""Your corrections are perhaps personal opinions you are very convinced of, but they are incorrect."
Sorry, not opinion. Scientific fact.
"It does not automatically follow from there being four known forces that all events are…"
""we know of things that occur apparently completely uncaused."
Incorrect. ALL events in the verifiable universe are caused by the four fundamental forces of nature: electromagnetism, gravity, strong and weak nuclear forces. ALL effects…"
"Isn`t that deism?"
Deism would describe the belief of Thomas Jefferson, Albert Einstein, Antony Flew, etc. but I think Plantinga meant this for a more general audience.
"The way I see it, if god is something else than…"
"I don't think this works,
So assuming god can create the heaviest thing in the in the universe and lift it, the only thing that he could not lift would be a infinitely heavy rock. But he can not create or lift a infinitely…"