All Blog Posts Tagged 'philosophy' (57)

Feeling like an island in the middle of a sea of stupidity

Day in and day out life seems to be becoming mundane with no intellectual stimulation unless you actually go LOOKING for it. 

I had a nice surprise the other day when I discovered a new friend of mine was capable of having a philosophical debate. Yes! I am not alone! I can finally have someone in my life who doesn't want to talk small talk! I hate small talk. It's repetitive and mind numbingly useless. So I get all excited and think that I can FINALLY discuss all the things I've been…

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Added by Teri G on December 6, 2013 at 11:17am — 39 Comments

Atheism is Not a Philosophy

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There is a lot that I don't agree with Sam Harris on. I have always loved his 'atheism is not a philosophy' quote though. He wrote it in Letter to a Christian Nation. I have met quite a few atheists and I certainly don't agree with them on everything. Hell, Irish and I don't even share the same exact…

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Added by M.M.J. Gregory on June 10, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Out Of The Randomness

One argument that I tackled in an earlier post was the fine tuning argument. I thought about it for a while, and I thought of one of my interests: Astronomy. I realized that there are thousands of galaxies and millions of stars and planets out there. So are we really "fine tuned"? Why us and not any one of the other millions of planets? Why haven't we found life on other planets? For those of you who do not know much about cosmology or astronomy there is a certain Goldilocks zone that a…

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Added by Real Life James Bond on April 2, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

Prayer As An Answer

For hundreds of years it has been thought that this world is a result of God. God made everything we see, hear, touch, etc. but is this really the case? In science, once a theory has been proposed it is tested in a way to try to disprove it. If it cannot be disproved, then it works. Does God work?

In an earlier post i took some religious claims and how science has refuted them. In a way I am simply continuing… Continue

Added by Real Life James Bond on March 31, 2013 at 3:24pm — 20 Comments

Permit Approved

A rich Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 1st century. - The original Ben Hur film (1907). Zerubbabel and the Temple

Haggai 1:1 to 2:23



1:1 The word of the Lord as imagined by the prophet Haggai, chief bottle washer and overpaid yes-man to The Mighty Zerubbabel, Prince of Persia, in the province of Judah (rural delivery).



2:3 Some people are saying that it is…

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Added by Brad Snowder on March 30, 2013 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Have a Nice Day

Less bark, more wag. Day of the Lord

Zephaniah 1:1 to 3:20



1:1 The word of the Lord which dawned on Zephaniah, who was the son of somebody, who was the son of somebody, who was the son of somebody.



God says he will come and utterly eat everything. A day is coming, a bad day, a real bad day. The Lord's…

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Added by Brad Snowder on March 24, 2013 at 1:39am — No Comments

Be Afraid

Fairy tales are more than true, not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. ~ Neil Gaiman, Coraline Fear of God

Habakkuk 1:1 to 3:2



1:1 The burden of being Jewish from the point of view of Habakkuk.



Lord how long do I have to sit around balling my eyes out and you will not hear me crying? Even when there is massive violence you will not come save us. There is something…

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Added by Brad Snowder on March 17, 2013 at 2:35am — 1 Comment

Hell Houses

I want to step away from Philosophical debates and the sort for a second and talk about something that I think is truly a detriment to modern society. As the title of this post indicates the subject of my post is about these places called Hell Houses.

Now these places depict graphic scenes of what they consider sins. They depict the torment in hell that the sinful suffer. Some of you may be asking yourselves what makes these places different from other horror productions or stage… Continue

Added by Real Life James Bond on March 11, 2013 at 1:11am — 3 Comments

Augustine and His Confessions

Anyone who has read Augustine's Confessions will know his views on God. One view that I have been thinking about is how God is unchanging. One thing God must not have, to fit this description (according to Augustine), is emotions. This is something that many Christians and Catholics would agree with. However, there is a problem because in the Bible there is evidence of God having emotions. Take the First of the Ten Commandments:



“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any… Continue

Added by Real Life James Bond on March 11, 2013 at 1:10am — No Comments

A Philosophical View

I enjoy looking at a variety of views on both theism and atheism. One argument that has intrigued me is the problem of evil which goes something like this:

Premise 1.) If God exists, then there would be no evil (immoral actions) in the world.

Premise 2.) There is (are) evil (immoral actions) in the world.

Conclusion: God does not exist.



This is a strong argument in favor of Atheism, however many would try to attack the first premise which we shall call (1). I have been… Continue

Added by Real Life James Bond on March 11, 2013 at 1:09am — No Comments

A Day in the Sun

The Sun is a mass of fiery stone, a little larger than Greece. ~ Anaxagoras 434 BCE The Vengeance of God

Nahum 1:1 to 3:1



1:1 The burden of Nineveh and all of the associated imaginings in the mind of a guy named Nahum.



God is jealous. God is revengeful. God is furious. So then, we've established that God is jealous, revengeful, and furious. He is slow to anger…

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Added by Brad Snowder on March 10, 2013 at 1:39am — No Comments

Howl and go Naked

Where is your god now? Wrath of God

Micah 1:1 to 6:2



1:1 The word of the Lord that just popped into Micah’s head one day.



It's going to get bad, real bad. God will be coming down to walk on the Earth and the dirt will melt under his feet like wax in a hot fire. He will totally destroy all of the land…

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Added by Brad Snowder on March 2, 2013 at 10:55pm — No Comments

The One That Got Away

If you are swallowed by a whale, how can you resist standing up through the blow hole like the sun roof of a limo? Jonah and the Whale

Jonah 1:1 to 4:1



1:1 Once upon a time there was a Jewish guy named Jonah. The Lord talked Jonah. He said "Jonah, go over there to that extremely distant city of Nineveh. Let the Ninnies know that I have noticed their wickedness, even from way over here. I’m not blind. And I'm not just watching and judging…

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Added by Brad Snowder on February 24, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments

Burn Ban Lifted

OH MY Judgment Day

Amos 1:1 to 9:11



1:1 These are some words blurted out one day by Amos.



That’s Mr. Amos to you.



The Lord says he has three or four damn good reasons for sending a nasty horrible fire to burn up all of the nations in the…

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Added by Brad Snowder on February 10, 2013 at 3:38am — 1 Comment

Bugs and Worms

They started out practicing under our garage. Valley of Jehoshaphat

Joel 1:1 to 3:2



1:1 OK, here it is, the word of the Lord that just happened to come to Joel one day. It just popped into his head. And the word is that the crops not eaten by worms are eaten by locusts and the crops not eaten by locusts are eaten by worms.



2:1…

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Added by Brad Snowder on February 3, 2013 at 12:14pm — No Comments

A Hell of a choice: Christians try to whitewash one of their most awful beliefs

There has been some discussion about the topic of Hell over at Psychology Today[1] recently. You might even  say it's a hot topic! (Sorry.) Psychologist Nathan Heflick wrote about the psychological aspects of the subject and invited readers to share why they personally believe in Hell. Humanistic blogger Greg Henriques, took a…

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Added by Scott A McGreal on December 23, 2012 at 7:09am — No Comments

Woe to the World

Jambi: 'The wish is granted. Long live Jambi.'                 Pee-wee: 'Thanks Jambi!' Prophesy of Doom

Isaiah 1:1 to 66:1



1:1 The hallucinations of Isaiah, the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem back in the days of Uzziah and a bunch of other kings.



1:2 Ok listen up. God says he has taken good care of you up until now but you are all a bunch…

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Added by Brad Snowder on December 9, 2012 at 2:39am — 2 Comments

Happy Happy Joy Joy

Angry Preacher is angry. The Preacher

Ecclesiastes 1:1 to 12:1



1:1 The words of the preacher, the son of King David in Jerusalem.



Everything is nothing, absolutely nothing. Everything is absolutely nothing. People live and people die but the Earth just keeps on keeping on. The sun rises and the sun sets.…

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Added by Brad Snowder on November 25, 2012 at 3:24am — No Comments

Catchy Lyrics

Quick Draw McGraw, alias El Kabong (1959–1962), written by Anonymous. Hymns of the Lyre

Psalms 1:1 to 1:150



1. You would do well to follow the Lord's rules, otherwise you will suffer mightily I assure you.



2. The kings of Earth think they can gang up against the Lord but he is laughing. Bwahahaha he will smash them to pieces like a clay pot. I however,…

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Added by Brad Snowder on November 11, 2012 at 10:15am — No Comments

The Last Laugh

What is light without dark? God and Job

Job 19:1 to 42:10



19:1 Both God and Satan remained quiet while Job and his three friends continued debating the system of justice God had provided for the Universe. Job said, "Give me a break, I'm innocent. I've begged God to hear my story but he's shut me out. He has unfairly counted me among his enemies. He has…

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Added by Brad Snowder on November 4, 2012 at 2:15am — No Comments

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