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by Kenny
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: The Delusion of "Free Will"
Replies: 210
Views: 8113

Re: The Delusion of "Free Will"

Suppose I'm writing a computergame, a world full with characters that can freely think and act for themselves. Most likely it will run out of control somewhere/sometime, so I then make some adjustments. Most probably I would have to make several times an adjustment to get the result I want. A free ...
by Kenny
Sun May 21, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: For Those Who DON'T believe in God:
Replies: 10
Views: 156

Re: For Those Who DON'T believe in God:

Over the years, I've seen quite a few atheist and agnostics on the forum relentlessly argue their reasons why they don't believe in God, or don't believe in an afterlife. Seems they doth protest too much! I really don't get why anyone who believes there is no God truly cares beyond a certain, rathe...
by Kenny
Sat May 20, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: For Those Who DON'T believe in God:
Replies: 10
Views: 156

Re: For Those Who DON'T believe in God:

These atheists and agnostics you speak of; do they usually offer unsolicited opinions? Or are they usually responding to questions asked by theists?Ken Some of both. But beyond a certain point, knowing the beliefs of theists - and that they look at things very differently - why the continued passio...
by Kenny
Sat May 20, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: heaven hotter than hell
Replies: 17
Views: 191

Re: heaven hotter than hell

No, I think you've confused yourself Kenny, Atheists can still entertain hypothetical questions. Even those who claim not to believe in God have a conception of what God would be like if asked to assume God exists. No confusion; initially I was making a point under the assumption that the person ma...
by Kenny
Sat May 20, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: heaven hotter than hell
Replies: 17
Views: 191

Re: heaven hotter than hell

I think you're disagreeing, but I'm not sure what with. I'm not sure what you're trying to say. My response was quite straight up, there are people who just wouldn't want heaven because God is there. The link I provided, shows just how many Atheists would judge God should they find themselves surpr...
by Kenny
Sat May 20, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: heaven hotter than hell
Replies: 17
Views: 191

Re: heaven hotter than hell

So some people say that they did studies or something and found out heaven is hotter than hell, I think it is a half baked attempt to get out of wanting to get to heaven. https://www.google.com/search?q=heaven+hotter+than+hell&oq=heaven+hotter+than+hell&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.3952j0j7&so...
by Kenny
Fri May 19, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: For Those Who DON'T believe in God:
Replies: 10
Views: 156

Re: For Those Who DON'T believe in God:

Over the years, I've seen quite a few atheist and agnostics on the forum relentlessly argue their reasons why they don't believe in God, or don't believe in an afterlife. Seems they doth protest too much! I really don't get why anyone who believes there is no God truly cares beyond a certain, rathe...
by Kenny
Fri May 19, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: heaven hotter than hell
Replies: 17
Views: 191

Re: heaven hotter than hell

So some people say that they did studies or something and found out heaven is hotter than hell, I think it is a half baked attempt to get out of wanting to get to heaven. https://www.google.com/search?q=heaven+hotter+than+hell&oq=heaven+hotter+than+hell&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.3952j0j7&so...
by Kenny
Fri May 19, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: heaven hotter than hell
Replies: 17
Views: 191

Re: heaven hotter than hell

So some people say that they did studies or something and found out heaven is hotter than hell, I think it is a half baked attempt to get out of wanting to get to heaven. https://www.google.com/search?q=heaven+hotter+than+hell&oq=heaven+hotter+than+hell&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.3952j0j7&so...
by Kenny
Mon May 15, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: What does 'having faith' mean to you?
Replies: 48
Views: 817

Re: What does 'having faith' mean to you?

It stopped being reasonable the moment you mentioned subjectivity. Nothing to add after that, I'm good. Thanks kenny. Fair enough. But It’s a shame you couldn’t get past “subjectivity”; if you had and actually read the rest of what I wrote, with a desire to understand what I was saying, perhaps you...
by Kenny
Sun May 14, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: What does 'having faith' mean to you?
Replies: 48
Views: 817

Re: What does 'having faith' mean to you?

Why do you consider it a meaningless phrase, that is contridiction? Ken Because it IS an extraordinary claim. Go ahead and present the extraordinary evidence it is requiring. If you told me you had a chicken that lays 2-3 eggs per day, I would believe you. As a matter of fact; I would probably buy ...
by Kenny
Sun May 14, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: What does 'having faith' mean to you?
Replies: 48
Views: 817

Re: What does 'having faith' mean to you?

But once empirical evidence is presented, is it really faith at that point? I like this question, it gets at what faith is. Yes, it would be faith after having empirical evidence. Faith, at least defined by the bible, is: "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things ...
by Kenny
Thu May 04, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: What does 'having faith' mean to you?
Replies: 48
Views: 817

Re: What does 'having faith' mean to you?

And that one of Dawkins' favorite quotes that Ken used, i.e. "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence". One of the most meaningless phrases ever uttered, a self-refuting contradiction requiring an extraordinary amount of evidence to support. Why do you consider it a meaningles...
by Kenny
Wed May 03, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: What does 'having faith' mean to you?
Replies: 48
Views: 817

Re: What does 'having faith' mean to you?

What does Richard Dawkins have to do with the price of tea in China? K Only that Byblos referenced him, and that Dawkins believes what he does - not on empirical evidence, but upon faith in unseen things. And that one of Dawkins' favorite quotes that Ken used, i.e. "extraordinary claims requir...
by Kenny
Tue May 02, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: What does 'having faith' mean to you?
Replies: 48
Views: 817

Re: What does 'having faith' mean to you?

But once empirical evidence is presented, is it really faith at that point? I like this question, it gets at what faith is. Yes, it would be faith after having empirical evidence. Faith, at least defined by the bible, is: "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things ...

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