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The Unanswerable

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Miller 7 hours ago. 4 Replies

This subject has been spoken of before. But I would like to revisit it. What we know today as Epicurus' Riddle: "Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able,…Continue

Tags: Epicurus

Armageddon

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sentient Biped Jun 24. 5 Replies

This is my own opinion, and should in no way be taken as a prediction or prophecy, as I am an atheist. There will be an Armageddon, and it will be what it has been traditionally viewed as in…Continue

Tags: Dessention, Extremism, Armageddon

Racing Toward The Apocalypse

Started this discussion. Last reply by Amanda Ashcraft Jun 24. 3 Replies

You know the old saying: "If the mountain won't come to Mohammed, then Mohammed will go to the mountain".I think that's what the far right in Government (who are for the most part…Continue

Tags: Ultra-fundamentalists, Right, Far, Christianity, Apocalypse

Is This Even America Anymore ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Amanda Ashcraft Jun 24. 32 Replies

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Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"The test I proposed might indeed be decided on the basis of consistency, at least assuming the human being was mentally competent. If the same question was repeated at different times and in different ways, you would expect to detect consistency in…"
7 hours ago
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"In Quine's words, such a bloated ontology is a slum of possibilities and a breeding ground for disorderly elements. The subject is called modal logic because it allows two  modes to logical statements—possibility or…"
7 hours ago
Loren Miller replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion The Unanswerable
"C'mon, Anthony.  You know the answer, just like I do.  There is no god.  If there were and he/she/it were ultimately responsible for a mess of the size and scope which is this creation, he/she/it would hide his/her/its head in…"
7 hours ago
Craigart14 replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion The Unanswerable
"Two out of three is the best you get.  Of course, we could take the shortcut of reading God's book:  "I am a jealous God.  My name is Jealous."  Or "I bring evil into the world.  I, the Lord, do all these…"
8 hours ago
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"Those "many worlds" ideologies are ontological (about "what exists")...regardless if they are actually true (if a many worlds interpretation of QM is true for example). When addressing model logic, we are addressing…"
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Tom Sarbeck replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"The answers such tests yield vary with the knowledge and skills of the people who write the computer code. Trust computers for ordinary stuff, like doing arithmetic. They don't do spell checking well enough to trust them with important stuff. "
Wednesday
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"When you speak of someone's ontology, you mean the things he or she considers to exist. Ontology as a subject does mean the study of existence, but the other use is common. Possible worlds is a semantics for modal logic, but is not an ontology…"
Wednesday
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"Well if we want to cover all of it "Ontology is the study of the nature of being, becoming, existence, or reality, as well as the basic categories of being and their relations." But yes, saying the study of existence is…"
Monday
Matt--Lukin replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"Trick, I think you may be missing the point that's being conveyed here by Chang, Allan, etc. You say that ontology is the study of existence. Incorrect. It's the study of the nature of existence or the nature of being. One of the principle…"
Monday
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"Ontology is just the study of existence. It doesn't mean something actually exists, just that X is a claim on existence. God exists IS an ontological claim (even though we are all, I assume, atheists here). Some existence claims have more…"
Sunday
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"An ontology as big as all outdoors may be difficult to defend. It would appear to imply that anything which can be thought of without contradiction has existence. This conjures up a whole host of things you might not want."
Saturday
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"Existence simply means "being" or "to be". Also (like all words), the very word "exists" is conceptual. So for you to say X doesn't exist because it's conceptual, is no different than saying "existence…"
Jul 17
Trick replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"I never said anything about "must", but rather that it addresses what "exists". It could be a mistake that X exists in physics (science is never absolute), but it still is addressing "existence". And yes, this is…"
Jul 17
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"You may have a point there. Consider a Turing type test to determine if free will exists. Various options are presented to an unknown entity, perhaps a human, perhaps a computer, and the question is to determine if the answers are determined or…"
Jul 17
Luara replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"Have you read Dennett's book Freedom Evolves? People make choices, we all do.  If our choices are an illusion, what "should" it feel like to make choices?  With optical illusions, there's usually something you…"
Jul 17
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Anthony Jordan's discussion Free Will [Sam Harris]
"There are a few things determinism as a challenge to free  will does not appear to explain. If I wanted to mount a defense of free will, I would challenge determinists to provide a more complete explanation of how choices are made. If…"
Jul 17

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Who Are We To Thank If We Believe The Bible

Posted on June 28, 2014 at 3:00am 2 Comments

Job 2:9-10. "Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity ? Curse God, and die. But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What ? Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil ? In all this did not Job sin with his lips".

Proverbs 16:4. "The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil".

Isaiah 45:7. "I form the light, and create darkness: I make…

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Philosophical Atheism (To the newest proselytizer to visit our page, from me. CW Brown), Courtesy of CW Brown, FaceBook Philosophical Atheism

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 7:17pm 2 Comments

Philosophical Atheism Before you go back and preach to your friends and saying I am an angry atheist. Think about it for a second. Many atheists like myself are not angry at God (because he probably does not exist), but [we are angry] at people like yourself for constantly shoving something down our throats that is without proper foundations, without the proper evidence. Many of us are very well educated and have looked into your…

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What Would Be the Nature and Qualities of a Universe Designed By A Perfect Being ?

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 8:00pm 7 Comments

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One thing that every Christian regardless of whether they are fundamentalist, moderate, or liberal, believes, is that the universe and everything in it, including the earth and all living on it, is the product of design by a perfect being (God).

Jews and Muslims share this belief also to a greater or lesser degree. What, however, would be the nature and…

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Science on God

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 5:18am 3 Comments

http://tonyjordan37814.blogspot.com/2014/02/science-on-god.html

Scientists such as Victor Stenger et al., hold that the existence of a God like that worshipped by the big three monotheisms (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), can be disproved. These men point out certain known facts about these gods. It is well known, for example, that in the Hebrew Scriptures, the Christian Old and New Testaments, and…

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At 9:58am on March 25, 2014, Steph S. said…

I hope you don't have to leave the site- I enjoy all your posts here. You are a wonderful friend too.

At 6:39am on February 20, 2014, Loren Miller said…

Intelligent?  ME?!?  Well, I dunno...! [chuckle!] Thanks!  Hope you found "How To Do It useful.

At 11:03pm on November 28, 2013, booklover said…
Happy Thanksgiving Tony! I'm thankful to have you as my friend. ~ Mindy
At 9:02am on November 28, 2013, Sentient Biped said…
Anthony have a happy Thanksgiving!
At 12:20am on November 2, 2013, booklover said…
Tony! I miss reading your posts! XO Mindy
At 10:19pm on October 29, 2013, Čenek Sekavec said…

Hey man  you popped in and out of the chat so quick :)  Anyway, hope to see you around and talk more. 

At 9:14am on April 11, 2013, Sentient Biped said…

Glad you are here.  Appreciate what you have to say and your  involvement.

At 5:15am on April 11, 2013, Madhukar Kulkarni said…

 Glad to be your friend and thanks very much for your complements.

At 11:15pm on April 6, 2013, R.M.Sivarathinam said…

Sir, I am a member in Atheist Nexus.  Another one namely Vasanthan is also a member in our organisation. How can we chat? Please guide me.

At 7:46pm on April 1, 2013, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

 
 
 

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