All Blog Posts Tagged 'logic' (28)

Debating with a Theist

So after my very interesting Debate with a friend of mines relative i somewhat analyzed the situation i was in and figured out a decent way to debate without actually discouraging them to open their minds a bit.



Typical Theists are thought to keep a straight mind towards their beliefs and in most cases ignore or falsely debunk outside information. This is their defense. When they start throwing pascal's wager or the challenge of, or anything similar to, "You haven't read the bible so… Continue

Added by Krysis on November 15, 2009 at 5:54pm — 2 Comments

I have a minor hint...

This hint will likely not apply to any human being on this site. Not one. However, this hint should be well used on Youtube. My hint is this: do not insult another person's intelligence when you cannot type properly or have poor grammar in general. This is excusable if English isn't your first language, but more often than not the people who attempt to insult your intelligence tend to be American born English speakers. Additionally, even if you type properly, defiantly be sure to avoid typos in… Continue

Added by AJComix on September 15, 2009 at 5:57pm — 43 Comments

Faith

Today, we're going to talk about faith.



You can't say I don't tackle the Big Important Topics here. In this one post, I'm going to cover the entire foundation of almost every religion in the history of ever, the pillar on which all theology is founded, and the subject over which perhaps more hours of scholarly work and profound philosophising has taken place over the centuries than any other. The one elusive, ethereal concept whose significance has plagued the most enlightened and… Continue

Added by Cubik's Rube on August 31, 2009 at 2:53pm — No Comments

No true Scotsman

This was also posted on my skeptical blog, Cubik's Rube.




More colourfully named than most, the "No true Scotsman" logical fallacy is attributed to Anthony Flew, and is named for the example he gave of a potentially offensive racial stereotype named Hamish.



It's a way of sticking to… Continue

Added by Cubik's Rube on May 12, 2009 at 3:51pm — 2 Comments

Why the Will is Not Free



Human beings have a powerful sense of free will, and in at least one important sense, they are responsible for their actions. Despite this, however, the concept of free will as it is commonly understood is baseless and incoherent. It is certainly true, of course, that when beings make choices, it feels to them as though a variety of outcomes are possible. In fact, however, only the actual outcome was ever really a possibility. For a different choice to have been… Continue

Added by Causal Crunch on April 21, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Beingist Philosophy

These are the basic premises intended to define Beingism. Beyond the content of the text here, Beingists may come to a variety of different conclusions. Other texts on this site, such as the essays, blog posts, and message board postings, may contain ideas widely shared among Beingists, though this cannot necessarily be… Continue

Added by Causal Crunch on April 19, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Why is this Atheist grumpy?

I wrote this on Facebook a few weeks ago. I intended there to be more added to it over time but I haven't gotten around to it yet...



Why is the Atheist Grumpy?



This atheist is grumpy for a couple of reasons.



Let me first establish something that I think many religious folk don't or perhaps refuse to understand about atheists. We are human beings, just like you. We have ears to hear what you say, we have eyes to see what you do, we have emotions that work the… Continue

Added by Jim Valentine on April 11, 2009 at 7:10am — 2 Comments

Rationalism

Rationalism- the practice and promotion of reason above all else;

rejection of religion on the grounds that it is illogical.

All over the world, people are seen chanting prayers, whispering pleas, joining their hands and staring up at the sky. They are stoically against the realization of the futility of this act, of the actual waste of time. In all, an average god-fearing man probably wastes half his life just murmuring prayers. To turn to an illusion and live your life deluded is no… Continue

Added by Ananya Ray on January 12, 2009 at 3:27am — 10 Comments

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