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by Byblos
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Essence and Existence
Replies: 6
Views: 122

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 Byblos
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Essence and Existence
Replies: 6
Views: 122

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 Byblos
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Essence and Existence
Replies: 6
Views: 122

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 Byblos
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Essence and Existence
Replies: 6
Views: 122

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 Byblos
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 441
Views: 6126

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

1over137 wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:41 pm
You know it very well

there was only slash missing in one /quote
Thank you Hana. Rick's right, I'm just getting too old. :oops:
by Byblos
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 441
Views: 6126

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

Okay, I've been away for far too long and now I need a refresher on how to quote properly. Could someone please fix the mess I made with the above post or let me know how to do it? Thanks.
by Byblos
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 441
Views: 6126

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

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 not pos...
by Byblos
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 441
Views: 6126

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 Byblos
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: The big 4-0
Replies: 20
Views: 170

Re: The big 4-0

RickD wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:12 am
I noticed that Byblos has reached the age that either:

He was embarrassed, so he took his age off his profile.

Or...

The forum numbers don't go that high.

:shock:
Or both. :mrgreen:
by Byblos
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Friendly Chit-Chat
Topic: The big 4-0
Replies: 20
Views: 170

Re: The big 4-0

Nicki wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:02 pm
I've got there :wheelchair:
Four Oh, little tiny neophyte. Happy birthday.
by Byblos
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Prayer Requests
Topic: My Dad
Replies: 71
Views: 2505

Re: My Dad

It does no good to question such things, Annette. Trust in God's infinite mercy and His unbound grace, that is all we can do.
by Byblos
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 441
Views: 6126

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

By Kenny's own definition, there cannot be subjective truth. Where the "subjective" comes in, is where we interpret objective truth. It's our subjective opinion that such and such is truth. But that doesn't make truth itself subjective. So the ultimate question becomes: is truth knowable? That's wh...
by Byblos
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 441
Views: 6126

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

By Kenny's own definition, there cannot be subjective truth. Where the "subjective" comes in, is where we interpret objective truth. It's our subjective opinion that such and such is truth. But that doesn't make truth itself subjective. So the ultimate question becomes: is truth knowable? That's wh...
by Byblos
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Prayer Requests
Topic: My Dad
Replies: 71
Views: 2505

Re: My Dad

Just thoughts and prayers. We are here for you.

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by Byblos
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Prayer Requests
Topic: My Dad
Replies: 71
Views: 2505

Re: My Dad

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