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by Magritte
Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Myth as Meth
Replies: 47
Views: 30255

Re: Myth as Meth

Argument from design, met?
by Magritte
Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Myth as Meth
Replies: 47
Views: 30255

Re: Myth as Meth

Argument from design, met?
by Magritte
Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Myth as Meth
Replies: 47
Views: 30255

Re: Myth as Meth

IMO, the problematic word for him there is 'heuristic', which almost inevitably would infer some preceding purpose or intention (even if that 'intention' preexists and dominates the individual organism)? (Catherine Malabou also pursues this tact in a slightly different context in her book on Kant, ...
by Magritte
Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Myth as Meth
Replies: 47
Views: 30255

Re: Myth as Meth

IMO, the problematic word for him there is 'heuristic', which almost inevitably would infer some preceding purpose or intention (even if that 'intention' preexists and dominates the individual organism)? (Catherine Malabou also pursues this tact in a slightly different context in her book on Kant, ...
by Magritte
Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Being and Nonbeing
Replies: 54
Views: 37257

Re: Being and Nonbeing

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_evil Ah, I see. I'm not using the correct terminology. What I'm calling evil should be called moral evil, and what I'm calling simply "bad" should be called natural evil. I'm not used to using the word "evil" without connotations of agency and intent. You've go...
by Magritte
Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Being and Nonbeing
Replies: 54
Views: 37257

Re: Being and Nonbeing

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_evil Ah, I see. I'm not using the correct terminology. What I'm calling evil should be called moral evil, and what I'm calling simply "bad" should be called natural evil. I'm not used to using the word "evil" without connotations of agency and intent. You've go...
by Magritte
Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Being and Nonbeing
Replies: 54
Views: 37257

Re: Being and Nonbeing

I'll try to answer you both at once. There are two important distinctions to be made here, I think. One, there's a difference between the fact that there is anything at all, and the way that things happen to be. Being and evil are not antithetical - evil must be in order to be evil - so associating ...
by Magritte
Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Being and Nonbeing
Replies: 54
Views: 37257

Re: Being and Nonbeing

I'll try to answer you both at once. There are two important distinctions to be made here, I think. One, there's a difference between the fact that there is anything at all, and the way that things happen to be. Being and evil are not antithetical - evil must be in order to be evil - so associating ...
by Magritte
Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: God and smallpox
Replies: 172
Views: 88293

Re: God and smallpox

Theodicy looks different from an outside perspective than from the inside, which is why Stephen Law wrote that essay - to show the inside from the outside. For starters, I noticed that he framed the question in a way that is very prejudicial against theism by assuming that "God is inflicting " evil...
by Magritte
Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Myth as Meth
Replies: 47
Views: 30255

Re: Myth as Meth

All y'all ought to read it. He's saying things you'll disagree with, but from a slightly different perspective. He's a bit Nietzschean in that he takes an attitude of "oh dear, this isn't good at all" towards his ideas and futurism. For example, he fears we're headed towards a "semantic apocalypse"...