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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    No, I offered you the opportunity to move to another argument, since I clearly indicated that the post would be my last "discussing the status cosmology" with you.

    I'd like to have an honest...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    I'm not claiming that a deity doesn't exist. I'm asking you for the rational justification in presuming that one does. Again, presuming something requires justification - it's no different that...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    You are again confusing the whether someone loves with the why someone loves, having only offered the proposition for whether someone loves. Without a proposition for why someone loves, there is...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Again, the claim that they love each other can be rationally believed by observing how they love each other.

    Why they love each other is a mystery, since you have not offered a proposition for the...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    In theology, sure, but when discussing rational justification, this definition does not apply.

    As previously stated, irrelevant gotchas will be ignored.

    The belief that they have become friends...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    More gotcha playing. The thread's title is the same. The point you seem to be avoiding is that nothing, including theistic beliefs, is rationally justified simply just because, but only after...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    No, it means that we have exactly one universe that exists, and this one universe has constants which are favourable to life. So 1 total outcome, and one favourable outcome. I've yet to see any...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Probability is calculated by comparing the number of favourable outcomes with the number of total outcomes. For our universe and its constants, the value is 1 across the board. On what basis do you...
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    Re: The Cliff: a thought experiment on abortion

    No, I demonstrated why your analogy sucks by providing a likewise faulty analogy which fulfills the exact same criteria you provided, yet leads to the opposite conclusion. You then responded with the...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Again, no belief is rational until justification is provided, and that includes presumptions. If you presume the existence of god without providing rational justification, then it's irrational to do...
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    Re: The Cliff: a thought experiment on abortion

    Oh, so there are aspects of my analogy that you think fail to match the real-world situation it's intended to represent? Sorry dude, you can't change the context.
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    Re: The Cliff: a thought experiment on abortion

    Dude, I just demonstrated how any analogy could fulfill the criteria you set and lead to a completely opposite result regarding the morality than what you reach with your analogy. It's perfectly...
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    Re: The Cliff: a thought experiment on abortion

    And the reason why has been clearly explained to you.

    Does the person have an abortion CHOOSE to have an abortion?
    Does the person with a mosquito on their arm CHOOSE to swat the mosquito off?...
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    Re: The Cliff: a thought experiment on abortion

    I clearly explained the reasoning behind why I consider your position to be narrow-minded. This is nothing more than another complaint that people have roundly found your analogy lacking. Seriously,...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    How on earth does one calculate the probability of different values for physical constants?

    Second, the universe permits all sorts of things - galaxies, stars, planets - all of which appear in...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Not an aside at all, but a serious issue for theists claiming design! They will usually rely on the apparent intuitiveness of designed things - "a building requires a building, a painting requires a...
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    Re: The Cliff: a thought experiment on abortion

    These two statements are a bit contradictory. First you say that the analogy doesn't miss any details, but then point out and defend its focus on one single aspect.

    And part of that choice is the...
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    Re: The Cliff: a thought experiment on abortion

    I'm sorry, Zhav, but the arguments pointing out why your analogy fails are not lousy. There's just so much lacking from your analogy that it completely misses the mark on accurately representing the...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    What justifies this belief? What makes your belief that this is a valid commandment rational? Because someone told you it's valid?

    There are some implicit claims here which are not justified,...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    "Love x" is not a belief, it's an action.
    What exactly is the theistic belief you're forwarding here, that these are Xtian commandments, that a deity has commanded these things, or that they're good...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    And yet it utterly failed as a starting point - which only goes to show that your comment was indeed a misrepresentation of my position - which, simply put, is that the proper course is rational...
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    Re: Ask Zhavric Anything

    You appear to be a Warren Ellis fan. Have you read his novels, such as Crooked Little Vein?
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    ​It is part of an argument - on what basis do you claim that it isn't, and why are you being so evasive on a simple thought experiment?
    You say you saw a dog (your OWN thought experiment, btw, which...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Justify what? I already explained to you that you had misinterpreted what you were being asked to justify. Please read the thought experiment carefully:
    You experience seeing a dog on your lawn. You...
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    Re: The Cliff: a thought experiment on abortion

    Nor did I say that. You're confused about what's going on when rights associated with personhood are recognized and protected. Bottom line, recognizing and protecting the personhood of the fetus has...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Snide misrepresentations of my position aside, you'd have to first state the argument in order for the terms to be brought into the discussion.


    Again, by observing their expression of their love...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Please read the thought experiment carefully - you are not being asked to justify your belief "that the dog actually was there because I saw it".

    And if it's something supernatural that doesn't...
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    Re: The Cliff: a thought experiment on abortion

    Because the woman's right to bodily autonomy is based on her being recognized as a born person with all the rights and responsibilities associated, which the fetus lacks. This is why post-viability...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Since you apparently - or are just pretending to for whatever reason - lack the awareness sufficient to understand what's going on when you formulate your understanding of reality based on what you...
  30. Re: How do you pay for Universal Basic Income?

    Why not just start with the homeless? Last stats I saw for 2016 showed just over half a million homeless in all of USA, which works out to only 6.8 billion - less than 1% of the military spending...
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