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by JasonPratt
Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Joe's in I.C.U.
Replies: 21
Views: 12396

Re: Joe's in I.C.U.

Passing it on to some other forums; sent Joe a quick email via the staff (but I don't know how well that's working).
by JasonPratt
Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Joe's in I.C.U.
Replies: 21
Views: 12396

Re: Joe's in I.C.U.

(Opps, forgot to register for comment tracking; thus the double-post)
by JasonPratt
Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: fun idea
Replies: 15
Views: 8996

Re: fun idea

I'm very busy preparing for two large series that I hope to kick off on (or shortly after) Easter, at the Cadre and on the EU forum. (The topics are distinct, but the format follows more-or-less the same groups of scripture, so I'll be covering the same material for two different purposes on each si...
by JasonPratt
Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:58 am
Forum: Theology/Bible
Topic: TO OPEN
Replies: 32
Views: 18256

Re: meta's metaphor search. {g}

God is so far above us we should try to think of God as the dialectic or something. Even the other images you borrowed from the Bible are not abstractions like "dialectic", though. Besides, isn't dialectic a description of interpersonal relationship? {s!} NO I don't think so. It's a form of logic r...
by JasonPratt
Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Theology/Bible
Topic: Interesting technical debate on Rom 14-15 over here...
Replies: 8
Views: 5030

Re: Interesting technical debate on Rom 14-15 over here...

I know this is somewhat unsatisfactory, but its the view I hold to since the earliest Christauns just didn't see itself as different from Judaism, and instead saw itsself as a continuation of Judaism and Israel. :| I'm pretty sure I said that myself, back up in my most recent reply. {sigh} So, now ...
by JasonPratt
Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: Theology/Bible
Topic: TO OPEN
Replies: 32
Views: 18256

Re: meta's metaphor search. {g}

Metacrock wrote:God is so far above us we should try to think of God as the dialectic or something.
Even the other images you borrowed from the Bible are not abstractions like "dialectic", though.

Besides, isn't dialectic a description of interpersonal relationship? {s!}
by JasonPratt
Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: 1x1 Debates
Topic: Argument I co-determinate
Replies: 6
Views: 9692

Re: Argument I co-determinate

AT the heart of all religious belief and all organized religions is experience and the sense of the numinous. This is the foundation of religious belief. The main problem here is that the generalization is too sweeping, I think. My own religious beliefs aren't currently founded on a sense of the nu...
by JasonPratt
Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: 1x1 Debates
Topic: II. Thomas Reid Argument (for existence of God)
Replies: 3
Views: 6152

Re: II. Thomas Reid Argument (for existence of God)

I think this argument works better as a defense of the proper rationality of inference from religious experience (somewhat related to Plantinga's properly basic belief defense of religious rationality), rather than as an argument for the existence of God per se. (i.e. I'd have to take a categorical ...
by JasonPratt
Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Multiple Universes = No God?
Replies: 11
Views: 7811

Re: Multiple Universes = No God?

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=paUniverse_sun14_parallel_universes&show_article=1 Now, I don't see that the idea of multiple universes conflicts necessarily with there being a God. But what I'm wondering is how the mathemeticians/scientists got from this: The Oxford team, led by Dr David D...
by JasonPratt
Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: Theology/Bible
Topic: TO OPEN
Replies: 32
Views: 18256

Re: meta's metaphor search. {g}

but I want a metaphor that emphasizes God's wholly otherness. He can't be a big novelist in the sky. Depends on what you mean by "wholly" other. If you mean an ontological distinction between God and not-God, the novelist metaphor can accommodate that. (My novel isn't me or vice versa.) Though the ...