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by PaulSacramento
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist
Replies: 171
Views: 4903

Re: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist

If the universe is a closed system, how did it expand ?? A closed system is not defined as something restricted from expansion; it’s defined as a system that has nothing outside it to act upon it. PaulSacramento wrote: ↑Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:52 pm Do you agree that something cause things that do not e...
by PaulSacramento
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist
Replies: 171
Views: 4903

Re: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist

So, here is the thing, we tend to use the term universe to mean everything BUT if the universe had a beginning, an expansion, from a quantum singularity, what was "around" that singularity ? The Big Bang as the origin of the universe: One of the common misconceptions about the Big Bang model is the...
by PaulSacramento
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months
Replies: 82
Views: 1271

Re: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months

This is a slippery slope argument and it is false. In my society free abortion up to the 18th week has been a law since 1974. Despite this I have never heard anybody advocating killing elderly persons without their consent, not even mentioning the possibility. Unfortunately killing them even if the...
by PaulSacramento
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months
Replies: 82
Views: 1271

Re: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months

This is a slippery slope argument and it is false. In my society free abortion up to the 18th week has been a law since 1974. Despite this I have never heard anybody advocating killing elderly persons without their consent, not even mentioning the possibility. Unfortunately killing them even if the...
by PaulSacramento
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist
Replies: 171
Views: 4903

Re: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist

If the universe is a closed system, how did it expand ?? A closed system is not defined as something restricted from expansion; it’s defined as a system that has nothing outside it to act upon it. PaulSacramento wrote: ↑Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:52 pm Do you agree that something cause things that do not e...
by PaulSacramento
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist
Replies: 171
Views: 4903

Re: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist

If the universe is a closed system, how did it expand ?? A closed system is not defined as something restricted from expansion; it’s defined as a system that has nothing outside it to act upon it. PaulSacramento wrote: ↑Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:52 pm Do you agree that something cause things that do not e...
by PaulSacramento
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist
Replies: 171
Views: 4903

Re: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist

PaulSacramento wrote: ↑Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:33 pm So, Would you agree, going over all that was discussed here: Things that come into being require something to cause them or act upon them to come into being? What do you mean by “come into being”? Do you mean created from nothing? Because that would g...
by PaulSacramento
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months
Replies: 82
Views: 1271

Re: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months

I always worry when people don't seem to understand what can happen when we put conditions on the value of life. Only if a person is conscious? or some subjective view of "personhood" ? A life only has value IF it is independent? only has value if it is cognitive? Only has value if fully developed? ...
by PaulSacramento
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months
Replies: 82
Views: 1271

Re: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months

Gary Whittenberger has written an excellent article Personhood and Abortion rights: https://www.skeptic.com/reading_room/ho ... 6b1dddf3b5 He argues that what should count is personhood and consciousness and defines. “a human organism is not a person when it has never before or will never again pos...
by PaulSacramento
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months
Replies: 82
Views: 1271

Re: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months

That's your definition, I know.
Nope, dictionary.com and pretty much every other dictionary.
by PaulSacramento
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist
Replies: 171
Views: 4903

Re: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist

PaulSacramento wrote: ↑Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:33 pm So, Would you agree, going over all that was discussed here: Things that come into being require something to cause them or act upon them to come into being? What do you mean by “come into being”? Do you mean created from nothing? Because that would g...
by PaulSacramento
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist
Replies: 171
Views: 4903

Re: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist

You spoke of an eternally existing intelligent being; what else could you possibly be talking about??? Indeed, Christians call something that is eternal, all powerful, all knowing and all present God, but what do YOU call it? If I met someone who were eternal, all powerful, knew everything, and pre...
by PaulSacramento
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist
Replies: 171
Views: 4903

Re: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist

You spoke of an eternally existing intelligent being; what else could you possibly be talking about??? Indeed, Christians call something that is eternal, all powerful, all knowing and all present God, but what do YOU call it? If I met someone who were eternal, all powerful, knew everything, and pre...
by PaulSacramento
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist
Replies: 171
Views: 4903

Re: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist

You spoke of an eternally existing intelligent being; what else could you possibly be talking about???
Indeed, Christians call something that is eternal, all powerful, all knowing and all present God, but what do YOU call it?
by PaulSacramento
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Merely Believe in Christ? Why Don't Atheists Believe?
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: Merely Believe in Christ? Why Don't Atheists Believe?

Believing in God leads people somewhere and many people do not LIKE where it leads.