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by PaulSacramento
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Essence and Existence
Replies: 19
Views: 291

Re: Essence and Existence

neo-x wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:35 am
Paul, just to get a clear picture, you are a platonist?
I assume you are based on your line of questioning but I want to make sure.
Aristotelian more than a Platonist.
by PaulSacramento
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Essence and Existence
Replies: 19
Views: 291

Re: Essence and Existence

Sure! 2+2 Qm particles are would mean that 4 particles are 8 at the same time. Also, if it is a scientific fact, then it is by definition not universal and may be false and open to the possibility of it being false. Can you give me an example of the consequences of any instance where scientificlly ...
by PaulSacramento
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Nephilim -Mark 12:25
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: Nephilim -Mark 12:25

Would like this part of my worldview challenged. I know it's been talked on here before, but this thread is for me. I don't see the sethite view being plausible. I only see fallen spirits having sex with women being plausible. I know the arguments and views. A lot of the sethite view, when it comes...
by PaulSacramento
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Essence and Existence
Replies: 19
Views: 291

Re: Essence and Existence

What I meant by 1=2 is precisely that the common assumption that somehow 2+2=4 is a universal truth is simply not true. It is perhaps true in many cases but it will always have that odd exception somewhere. And that IT is not the same. At the QM 2+2 is not four always. 1 may be the same as two. It ...
by PaulSacramento
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Dr. Michael Heiser
Replies: 48
Views: 870

Re: Dr. Michael Heiser

As a believer in a global flood whenever a bible scholar tries to explain by the Hebrew how it could mean a local flood I always have to ask,Then how come the english text reads as if it is global? If the Hebrew allows a local flood then the english should be translated that way and yet it was'nt. ...
by PaulSacramento
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Essence and Existence
Replies: 19
Views: 291

Re: Essence and Existence

Byb, I am enjoying this discussion however, there was a point I'd like to comment on: mathematics,...is a universal truth and its existence must have an explanation independent of the human mind. It is not necessary that: 1. Math is a universal truth It fails on the QM. At the quantum level 1=2, li...
by PaulSacramento
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Dr. Michael Heiser
Replies: 48
Views: 870

Re: Dr. Michael Heiser

LOL !
by PaulSacramento
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Dr. Michael Heiser
Replies: 48
Views: 870

Re: Dr. Michael Heiser

Dr. Heiser on the flood: http://drmsh.com/argue-biblical-text-local-regional-flood-instead-global-flood/ I’ve gotten this question before in podcast Q & A, but I was reminded of it today when someone posted this article on Facebook, aimed at “flood geology”: Twenty-One Reasons Noah’s Worldwide Flood...
by PaulSacramento
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: Essence and Existence
Replies: 19
Views: 291

Re: Essence and Existence

The difference between "essence" and existence" was explained this way to me: The essence of something is NOT dependent on it's existence. 2+2=4 would be that even if there were no items to count that equaled 4. Triangularity would still be something with 3 angled sides even if there were no materia...
by PaulSacramento
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 441
Views: 6245

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

By the way Nils, We really appreciate your participation in this thread.
by PaulSacramento
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 441
Views: 6245

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

WIth this definition it seems that also computers have free will. In the philosophical litterature there are several definitions of free will. How can you say that any of these are wrong. I am interested in Free WIll as a base for moral desert. As Galen Strawsson says: It is a matter of punishment ...
by PaulSacramento
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Yeah, Mr. Hawking passed away, and...
Replies: 27
Views: 479

Re: Yeah, Mr. Hawking passed away, and...

It's always possible he had last second repentance-as unlikely as it is- and is saved now. That goes for nearly anyone too. I hope so, I feel really sad when an Atheist dies... Don't be, at the resurrection, as John 5 tells us, believers will be resurrected to eternal life and all others to judgmen...
by PaulSacramento
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 441
Views: 6245

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

It seems to me that Nil either doesn't understand free will of he is committing the same error that Harris does, which is redefining free will in a way that can be shown to not exist. Free will is simply the ability to CHOOSE between whatever options you are presented. HOW isn't relevant as much as ...
by PaulSacramento
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 441
Views: 6245

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

I notice that there are societies that work rather well without any knowledge of absolute morality, I think of some animals, apes and early humans.
Where did you get that idea ??
Please define absolute morality.
by PaulSacramento
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Questioning Non-belief
Topic: There is no Hope without Jesus
Replies: 441
Views: 6245

Re: There is no Hope without Jesus

Hereditary and environment, Nature and nurture, Genetics and adaptation, etc. They all mean the same things, that we are a SUM of what we are and what we are exposed to and how we learn and adapt to it. If there was no choice then what we do would be based SOLELY on our genetics and environment. Ye...