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    Re: Does god exist?

    Using abductive logic. It is the most reasonable answer to the question of knowledge. It may never give a precise answer but it helps us determine the best (most likely) answer among many. It is as...
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    Re: Does god exist?

    That would be the case. LOL.



    Yes.



    It exists as an abstract concept, but not as a "thing in itself". Just like a unicorn exists as an abstract concept but not as a "thing in itself".
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    Re: Does god exist?

    That would be true if the sentence was punctuated properly. As punctuated the subject, Extreme Skepticism, holds, 1.) that no knowledge is possible 2.) but this is logically untenable since the...
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    Re: Does god exist?

    This is the only thing in your post actually relevant. The rest is nit picking. So let's go look at the context of this statement. I was responding to this:



    Read the way that sentence is...
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    Re: Does god exist?

    In a game of chess, the rules determine the truths within the game. In a debate, the rules of logic determine the nature of what is to be accepted as truth.




    Any time one espouses an answer...
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    Re: Precision in Nature = Evidence of God

    Since the conclusion drawn is that the universe appears to have such intent involved in its events and construction, that it must have been designed by a creator and not have happened naturally. They...
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    Re: Does god exist?

    Modern skepticism is embodied in the scientific method, that involves gathering data to formulate and test naturalistic explanations for natural phenomena. A claim becomes factual when it is...
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    Re: Does god exist?

    You posted:

    "That skepticism is merely a matter of certainty and/or knowledge about reality is attainable is simply not true."

    "So if we cannot solve the problem of the criterion, we must...
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    Re: Does god exist?

    Yes. I write 2013 on my checks this year and 2014 next year. There is a difference between truth and "truth for you". Your argument here is vague.



    It is an event. More facts are needed to...
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    Re: Does god exist?

    If one cannot know anything without experience through the senses, and if that sensed knowledge can only be structured in our minds by innate categories, then we can only know things as they are to...
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    Re: Does god exist?

    That which is accurate, corresponds to real events in the universe.




    The statement is apparently logically unreliable. It is not what skeptics believe. This is simply the words of someone...
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    Re: Does god exist?

    Notice that there is a difference between "personal truth" and "truth". Personal truth is a relative concept. Truth is a universal concept. How can one discuss rationally a set of "personal facts"...
  13. Re: PROOF: Judeo-Christian Bible Inspired by God

    This is from NASA:

    Attach a ball to a string and twirl the ball in a circle as you hold the other end of the string. The ball travels on a path similar to a sattelite orbit.
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    Re: Does god exist?

    Certainly not, but I am saying that since it cannot be verified or reproduced that it is anecdotal evidence, which is not worthy of the characters it is written with. What happens to me that I cannot...
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    Re: Precision in Nature = Evidence of God

    The fact that life often evolves through efforts which are trial and error (mutations) indicates that things are not so precise. If things were precise why would a whole clade of animals, namely...
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    Re: Precision in Nature = Evidence of God

    There is precision all around us? This is simply an anthropomorphism. There is very little that is precise. Living beings have things that make them unique. This is the antithesis of precision. The...
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    Re: Does god exist?

    In the legal community, the most unreliable testimony is often eye-witness evidence. Being human beings, we experience things according to our nature. We do not experience them like dispassionate...
  18. Re: Screenwriting: To obey the rules or not to obey the rules - that is the question?

    Tarentino wrote dialog that was fresh, new, raw, honest, yet identifiable characters. Then he has these same people we have identified with, do outrageous things, making us realize that maybe...
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    Re: I'm Catholic But Don't Get the Rules

    Oh? I thought that was just a "guideline" like the Pirate's code.
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    Re: Does god exist?

    I personally cannot seriously discuss anything for which there is no empirical evidence. On what would I base a reasonable opinion?
  21. Re: Genesis Creation vs. Darwin's Macroevolution Myth

    Let's break down the OP so we can expose the disingenuous nature of it.

    Supposed scientific fact after scientific fact of how life could not come from non-life is given, holding the scientific...
  22. Re: Does Calling Something a 'Theory' Really Add to a Claim of Disproval?

    Using "theory" as a negative is a common ploy to minimize the value of the truths it states. Let me show you.

    If it snowed last night and there are footprints across my back lawn, I theorize that...
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    Re: Quotes regarding the freedom to speak

    Very silly argument.

    You cannot yell "Fire!" in a crowded theater.

    You cannot speak your mind in the congressional hall during the State of the Union address, unless you are the president.
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    Re: Infinite Divisibility

    The only way to prove matter can be split infinitely would be to do it. That cannot happen. We cannot produce enough energy without jeopardizing our planet. (At least for the foreseeable future)
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  25. Re: Is There A Such Thing As Good And Bad Music?

    There is no objective test for quality of music. However, music is a personal preference art form. For each listener there is good and bad music, for some groups even, but this is not based upon...
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    Re: Underlying Themes of the Koran Burning

    I have done a great deal of reading on the subject of Islamic abrogation. It is very disturbing. Either the Muslims I've met did not ascribe to the abrogations or they glossed over them. After a good...
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    God: Re: 5 pieces of evidence that He exists

    What you have written is not evidence. What percentage see heaven and hell? If 2% do and 98% don't, then it is not very good evidence. Secondly, what happens with non-Christian NDE's? Do they see...
  28. DISCUSSION: Re: [DISCUSSION] Bible Teachings or Traditions of Men?

    OK. My bad.
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    Re: Just Something to Throw Out There

    The logic is pretty simple. We exist. We did not create ourselves. We each were created by someone and/or something else. I hope you will accept the evidence that we exist. It is obvious by our...
  30. DISCUSSION: Re: [DISCUSSION] Bible Teachings or Traditions of Men?

    I would agree with your assessment of debate etiquette and go a step further to say that each post should be given the opportunity to show itself as reasonable and well written. We should never...
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