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by Nils
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Essence and Existence
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: Essence and Existence

I doubt that the way forwards you suggest is possible. I have started reading the Stanford entry on Realism https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/realism/. There are so many alternatives and so many question involved it seems impossible to me to find a position to which I can adhere to. What does “abs...
by Nils
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Essence and Existence
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: Essence and Existence

I doubt that the way forwards you suggest is possible. I have started reading the Stanford entry on Realism https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/realism/. There are so many alternatives and so many question involved it seems impossible to me to find a position to which I can adhere to. What does “abs...
by Nils
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 441
Views: 6215

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

You didn't answer my question: When electrons or photons are fired through a double slit, what is the differentiating factor between whether you get a particle effect or wave disambiguation effect? I tried to explain why I don’t think the answer is important, but I think that the answer you are loo...
by Nils
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 441
Views: 6215

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

Kurieuo wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:26 am
PS. I don't see any questions at that link which aren't my own.
Sorry, it was an indirect question: "I am interested" should be interpreted as "Which are you arguments?" or similar.

An answer to your other post is forthcoming

Nils
by Nils
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Essence and Existence
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: Essence and Existence

Before discussing essence and existence, let me ask you this question: do you believe that universals exist? By universals I don't mean propositions (although they could be) but abstract ideas that are shared with common things. Take for example the concept of triangularity. Would you agree with me...
by Nils
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 441
Views: 6215

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

The argument about Me 1. How I a now depends on how I was at some earlier time some moments ago and the environment between that earlier time and now (and on nothing else). I think the actions you’ve engaged in between the earlier time vs now can determine who you are right now; also. I said and me...
by Nils
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 441
Views: 6215

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

I'll agree with you that free will, indeed consciousness itself, is mysterious. Yet, what we consider mysterious today doesn't necessarily mean it ought to be rejected as untrue, but is perhaps more reflective of our current state of knowledge. Consider that lightning seems to have been quite myste...
by Nils
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Essence and Existence
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: Essence and Existence

PART 2 and second, the reason you make this first faulty assumption is that you are not considering the essence of what it is to be a human being (and more fundamentally the distinction between essence and existence of anything that exists). I don’t know or understand how you define “essence” and w...
by Nils
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Richard Dawkins says...
Replies: 17
Views: 165

Re: Richard Dawkins says...

Dawkins hates and resents God. He might claim not to believe God exists, but then nonetheless his contempt and hatred can be felt when he's discussing such, face-to-face with a believer or taking to his fellow non-believers. He may resent and have contempt, I am not sure because I don't know the ex...
by Nils
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Richard Dawkins says...
Replies: 17
Views: 165

Re: Richard Dawkins says...

Richard Dawkins is now a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ , but unfortunately for him he is one the wrong side of eternity . It seems that every atheist that i have encountered wants me to share in their hatred for God. I will not be sucked in and seduced by their hatred for God . Richard will get...
by Nils
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 441
Views: 6215

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

I'll agree with you that free will, indeed consciousness itself, is mysterious. Yet, what we consider mysterious today doesn't necessarily mean it ought to be rejected as untrue, but is perhaps more reflective of our current state of knowledge. Consider that lightning seems to have been quite myste...
by Nils
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 441
Views: 6215

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

PART 1 Using the same reasoning, we can deduce not only do we not have free will but neither do we have reliable cognitive faculties with which to process logic and reasoning since we did not start out with them (or end up with them if working backwards). Similarly, an acorn or an apple seed could n...
by Nils
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 441
Views: 6215

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

the other part of your comment is full of t(1) t(x=+1) and a host of other algebra type symbols. I am having difficulty understanding what you are saying when you speak this way. Perhaps you can make your point differently, or perhaps this is something we can just agree to disagree on Ken, I was wo...
by Nils
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 441
Views: 6215

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

Nils, notice how you work from the premise that we are wholly physical. There are also a whole lot of assumptions being made, which need proving in and of themselves before you reach your conclusion. I think, it is at these various points -- or premises -- that Kenny and Nicki would likely disagree...
by Nils
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 441
Views: 6215

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

the other part of your comment is full of t(1) t(x=+1) and a host of other algebra type symbols. I am having difficulty understanding what you are saying when you speak this way. Perhaps you can make your point differently, or perhaps this is something we can just agree to disagree on Ken, I was wo...