All Blog Posts Tagged 'metaphysics' (8)

Let's All Get Spiritual! The Many Meanings of "Spirituality"

“Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men.”

Confucius

 

I recently heard some women discussing a “women’s spirituality group.”  They wanted to determine whether there was such a thing as “female spirituality”?

It’s impossible to say, since no one can really be sure what someone else means when he/she uses this word.

Spirituality is very popular these days.  Everybody wants to be known as “spiritual.”  That’s not…

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Added by Alan Perlman on June 14, 2012 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Valid and Invalid Beliefs: The Pope and Other Carlatans

Over the past week I have engaged a number of christians on Twitter, and it seems as though evidence for beliefs, and specifically, what is it that makes beliefs valid or invalid. So I want to address directly the nature of valid and invalid beliefs, and then would like to shift my focus to one tweeter in particular and the pope and some comments he recently made.



Because christians and atheists always seem to start running into problems here, each criticizing the other of not having… Continue

Added by Brian Bridson on July 16, 2011 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

What theists are doing in metaphysics?

Metaphysics states that false existence claims are impossible. How can some people say that God does exist? Probably they believe that there is something outside the World. Still, they maintain, this being is somehow real. They simply think about some unnatural class and say something not meaningful.

Added by Maciej Matiaszowski on April 3, 2011 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

A Good Quote

Occasionally I run across something that is poignant or simply well put. I especially like quotes that speak to the essence of what it is to be "human". I just ran across this, and to make certain it belonged to the author who originally posted it, I ran an entire sentence of it through the Google search. If a quote belongs to someone else and it is online, that search will find it. I have searched many times for whole sentences, often discovering that I have misquoted it for… Continue

Added by Curtis Edward Clark on October 30, 2009 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Russell vs Copleston, 1948 Debate

Father Copleston vs. Bertrand Russell:

The Famous 1948 BBC Radio Debate on the Existence of God

This debate was a Third Programmme broadcast of the British Broadcasting Corporation in 1948.

A DEBATE ON THE EXISTENCE OF GOD

Bertrand Russell [hereafter R:] and F.C. Copleston [hereafter C:]

C: As we are going to discuss the existence of God, it might…

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Added by Atheist Exile on October 13, 2009 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

A short conversation between an atheist and a Christian (#2).

Mr Atheist: Mr Christian, how are you?

Mr Christian: Well, if you must know I feel slightly befuddled. Your last barrage took me aback somewhat.

Mr Atheist: Good.

Mr Christian: [Silence.]

Mr Atheist: I'll tell you what, Mr Christian. To save you the bother of talking (and this writer - whomever he is - from writing 'Mr Christian' over and over again) why don't I do most of the talking?

Mr Christian: [Makes gurgling sounds - he may have gone to be with Jesus.]

Mr… Continue

Added by Robert Head on August 22, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

A short conversation between an atheist and a Christian.

Mr Atheist: Why, hello there, Mr Christian.

Mr Christian: Oh, hello. Sure is a nice day, huh? Thank the Lord!

Mr Atheist: Right.... Anyway, I have something to ask you.

Mr Christian: Really! Oh, how exciting. Please, proceed.

Mr Atheist: Yeah. Sure. Anyway, what's so special about being a Christian?

Mr Christian: I'm not sure what you mean, dear fellow.

Mr Atheist: What I mean is this: hypothetically, if you were born in Pakistan you'd be a Muslim worshipping… Continue

Added by Robert Head on August 22, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

This is a little story about a whistle stop on the way to atheism. My husband Mike wrote this one.

This is a little story about a whistle stop on the way to atheism. My husband Mike wrote this one. So I thought I would share.



Our Lady Of Spiritual Ambiguity by Mike Pence



LeiLani Burt stood upon the stage, arms outstretched, swaying to the lilting music, perfectly quaffed and immaculate in her Sunday best. For a 60-something year old woman she was kind of hot, enormous hair bun and all. With her eyes firmly closed, and head tilted slightly back, she spoke, "We welcome… Continue

Added by Ravenone on March 16, 2009 at 9:56pm — No Comments

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