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by Echoside
Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:28 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Acting morally on atheism
Replies: 77
Views: 18607

Re: Acting morally on atheism

So what is the uncertainty principal? "You can say there is an uncertainty principal to something like selling used cars or you have a job and you don't know what's going to happen next. Its essentially nothing trying to rationalize a metaphysically significant statement forcefully prove on somethi...
by Echoside
Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Proof that GOD Exists
Replies: 70
Views: 14894

Re: Proof that GOD Exists

opus649 wrote:I was hoping someone in this thread would explain why absolutely morality necessarily exists. ...
Objective morality exists because God exists. Obviously, if you don't believe the latter this wont work for you, but I don't think you can reason the answer to this question wthout God.
by Echoside
Tue May 01, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Serving God via the Internet
Replies: 6
Views: 1102

Re: Serving God via the Internet

Seraph wrote: Such as, could God be using us when we post on this very website? :)
I can attest to this, I found this forum and resources linked by it very useful.
by Echoside
Tue May 01, 2012 6:34 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Morality - Relative or Objective?
Replies: 16
Views: 2531

Re: Morality - Relative or Objective?

I know this is a hot debate, but I would like your short inputs on this and possibly in a concise manner explain why you believe morality is objective or relative. Morality is objective because I believe God, and what he has revealed to us. However, I do not believe that without God I can reason to...
by Echoside
Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Check this anti-abortion site out.
Replies: 203
Views: 73989

Re: Check this anti-abortion site out.

A more apt comparison would be that of organ donation (a woman donating her uterus for the fetus). Do we force everybody to give up their organs after they die for the good of the community? Do we force people to give blood for the good of the community? No, we respect peoples bodily autonomy and r...
by Echoside
Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:02 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Delusion?
Replies: 14
Views: 2262

Re: Delusion?

TLDR; How can we know if we aren't just deluding ourselves with Christianity into making ourselves more comfortable and ignore the harsh reality that there is nothing after death and there is no higher spiritual being? In addition to this, how do we know all of these "evidences" that supposedly bac...
by Echoside
Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Probability Theories, specifically Bayesian regarding Christ
Replies: 12
Views: 1900

Re: Probability Theories, specifically Bayesian regarding Ch

Ivellious wrote:The debate in my mind is simply what Jesus was; a great man, or a god.
I don't think simply being a "great man" is an option. Are you by chance familiar with the lord/liar/lunatic trilemma or any of its expansions?
by Echoside
Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Truth and knowledge : Not relative and not plural
Replies: 115
Views: 22441

Re: Truth and knowledge : Not relative and not plural

Dom, I'm carrying this over from the other thread Anyhow, no, these types of things are not descriptions (objective), but they are instead merely perspectives (subjective). The best pizza, hamburger, ice cream, etc are simply not propositional knowledge. They have absolutely no pull or purpose in ac...
by Echoside
Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Jesus lived and buried in Kashmir?
Replies: 8
Views: 1512

Re: Jesus lived and buried in Kashmir

Ivellious wrote: and most of the people in here will say
most learned people anywhere would tell you how absurd the idea is.
by Echoside
Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Argument from Authority
Replies: 3
Views: 1400

Re: Argument from Authority

I have a few thoughts on this, but I'll wait to mention them. What do you guys think of the argument from authority? Inherently flawed and should never be used? If it should be used, in what context and how far? What do you think of the way its used today, in the internet or professionally or just ...
by Echoside
Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Divine Simplicity - What is it and is it correct?
Replies: 60
Views: 9339

Re: Divine Simplicity - What is it and is it correct?

off topic, but good to see you active again Jac. I confess I've been rather busy at work, it's good to be able to examine the ideas of people who have done research in these areas, when my own is limited.
by Echoside
Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: God, Heaven and Hell
Replies: 59
Views: 8328

Re: God, Heaven and Hell

Infinite progress? Cannot I say that matter, energy, physical laws were, are and will be? Issue of causality? I am interested. infinite regress, not progress. Infinite regress implies that there is an infinity in the past, which is absurd as infinite by definition is never reached. Getting to a poi...
by Echoside
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Why do bad things happen to Christians? A modified poe
Replies: 30
Views: 5315

Re: Why do bad things happen to Christians? A modified poe

DRDS wrote: so everyone focuses on him only.
in a way that's inevitable. Should you focus more on souls safely in the boat or the ones drowning all around us?
by Echoside
Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: My friends =,<
Replies: 8
Views: 1601

Re: My friends =,<

Ya, it would probably feel more freeing to do what ever you want Interesting, I feel the exact opposite. Knowing that the good I felt compelled to do wasn't meaningless is one of the most freeing aspects of my life. Being able to step forward with confirmation of things I've always known is better ...
by Echoside
Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Denying Christ to save your life
Replies: 36
Views: 6990

Re: Denying Christ to save your life

I think there are very good replies here. To add my 2 cents... Denying God to save ourselves, I don't see the point. Things are just temporary here anyway, so you're just delaying the inevitable. Why bother dealing with the guilt you would probably have thereafter thinking about the issue? On the o...