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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    "In some way theistic" doesn't make their specific beliefs true. Again, not having a true belief makes the method by which one came to that belief unreliable.

    A method of acquiring the truth which...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Please explain - this is quite vague.

    Well, assuming, for the sake of argument, that only one theistic belief system is true - let's say yours. All the people in the world who believe in the wrong...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    I'll focus on this, for now. I'm of the opinion that accepting a claim because an authority tells you it's true (or simply tells you to accept the claim), does not rationally justify the belief....
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    I think these are the statements you're referring to:




    I guess I'm not sure what you mean by "doesn't follow logically", since this isn't really a logic chain, but my attempt to narrow down...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    My apologies if I missed a question relevant to the OP which you asked. Please indicate the question I missed and I will do my best to answer it.

    Could you be a bit more specific? Which "your...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    So you agree that there are Xtians who believe for a long time for insufficient reasons (because some authority told them it's true), and continue believing even after they should know that those...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Ok, since you're not responding directly to my requests for clarification, let's take this one step at a time.

    Do you agree that there are Xtians who believe for at least the first decade of their...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Then you disagree that the following foundation for a belief is irrational?
    "Someone who believes for a very long time for insufficient reasons, continues believing even after they should know that...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Wait, are you saying "YES" to the entire foundation, or just to the part where one is believing on initially insufficient reasons?
    Here it is again, please confirm:
    "Someone who believes for a very...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Then don't accept it, by all means. However, again, whether it actually is the case or just a hasty generalization is not the point, for now, at least.
    A simple yes or no question: Do you agree that...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Please explain how:
    "Now I donít know about you, but it seems to me that a key factor in having a belief is how one came to it, and whether that process was rationally justified."
    is the same as:...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Please indicate where I have demanded anything of the sort.
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    I've repeatedly explained what the goal of this thread was, and repeatedly reiterated the topic with statements like:
    "this is quite irrelevant to the OP, which is about an individual person's...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    This thread is not about "a broad theistic belief". It's about theistic beliefs, plural, which are held by theists, and the rational justification for them. An example of such a belief is the belief...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Exactly, hence the absurdity of any claims combining the vocabulary "getting to finite end points" and "infinity", and that includes Squatch's claim that one can "never actually get to infinity", as...
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    Re: Religious Test for the Supreme Court

    I totally agree with you, and would say that a candidate's religious views, or lack thereof, should not be a factor when considering their applicability for any government position.

    Though, since...
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    Re: Democrats are More Extreme than Republicans

    The "distance from Point A to Point B" is nothing more than the difference between two points in the context of the data we're discussing. It says nothing about the movement or change which took...
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    Re: Democrats are More Extreme than Republicans

    So here you're talking about the total amount they "moved". This is again a misleading statement. If we look at the actual movement which took place 1994-2017 (the total movement), Reps exhibited...
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    Re: Democrats are More Extreme than Republicans

    You don't see a difference between saying that something just changed a little bit during a period of time and saying that something didn't just change a little bit during a period of time? Wow.
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    Re: Democrats are More Extreme than Republicans

    This is all quite irrelevant to the fact that your statement of "Republicans moved slightly right since 1994" isn't supported by the data, which shows that there was more which happened during those...
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    Re: Democrats are More Extreme than Republicans

    Unless you explain how my representation of the data is flawed, then the rebuttal stands and your claims are unsupported.

    Simply repeating your flawed interpretation in response to my explanation...
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    Re: Democrats are More Extreme than Republicans

    The irony is pretty thick here, but if Ibelsd wants to start a thread on the dangers of Socialism, I might be tempted to participate, depending on the OP. I can already tell I'd agree with him on...
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    Re: Democrats are More Extreme than Republicans

    Nothing new is required - I've repeatedly pointed out why your statements are flawed. Either address the rebuttal or retract the claims you've made. Further comments such as these which don't add...
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    Re: Democrats are More Extreme than Republicans

    This is just getting comical, and more than a little sad, at this point.

    That's exactly what this thread was intended to be.
    Here's the title: "Democrats are More Extreme than Republicans"...
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    Re: Fake Meat

    Do you honestly think that people intentionally buy imitation meat products just so that they can pretend to eat real meat?

    On what basis do you doubt that? Are you not aware the reasons people...
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    Re: Democrats are More Extreme than Republicans

    Another misrepresentation. I've already explained repeatedly that I'm looking at the data in its entirety and pointing out that your statements are incorrect. Looking at a summary of the entire data...
  27. Thread: Fake Meat

    by futureboy
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    Re: Fake Meat

    I explained the reasons to you as I understood them, and you have so far not disputed them. Do you think there are other reasons?
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    Re: Democrats are More Extreme than Republicans

    Like Dio, I was looking at the interactive tool offered on the Pew page for the report released in 2014. The source you offered for the 2017 report was just in PDF form, and did not have the ability...
  29. Thread: Fake Meat

    by futureboy
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    Re: Fake Meat

    Then don't eat it.

    Enough people to justify countless companies' attempts to improve imitation meat over the last few decades. Obviously, they aren't targeting consumers who don't understand the...
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    Re: Fake Meat

    Which I never disputed - what is your point?
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