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by Magritte
Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Athest Can't handle complex theoloyg
Replies: 28
Views: 10736

Re: Athest Can't handle complex theoloyg

Dissertations are a dime a dozen. Right. Who does this Martin Luther King guy think he is, anyways? Why should we pay attention to his farty old doctoral dissertation? Why, he could be replaced with a trained seal. what the hell does that have to do with it? I told you have always been aware that T...
by Magritte
Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Athest Can't handle complex theoloyg
Replies: 28
Views: 10736

Re: Athest Can't handle complex theoloyg

Metacrock wrote:Dissertations are a dime a dozen.
Right. Who does this Martin Luther King guy think he is, anyways? Why should we pay attention to his farty old doctoral dissertation? Why, he could be replaced with a trained seal.
by Magritte
Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Athest Can't handle complex theoloyg
Replies: 28
Views: 10736

Re: Athest Can't handle complex theoloyg

An interesting dissertation on that here: http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/kingweb/publications/papers/vol2/550415-Dissertation_Chapter_3.htm At any rate, all of Tillich's conclusions tend to point to an impersonal God. Despite his warning that God is not less than personal, we see traits throughout Ti...
by Magritte
Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: City of God in Secular City
Topic: Climate Change
Replies: 16
Views: 13311

Re: Climate Change

Mass Extinction Forecast With 6C Temperature Rise

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/mas ... e_20130110
by Magritte
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Athest Can't handle complex theoloyg
Replies: 28
Views: 10736

Re: Athest Can't handle complex theoloyg

An over arching consciousness that makes rules for the universe and creates the universe Oops, there's the big man in the sky again - a thing set apart from and beside other things, over arching the universe as Olympus over arches the earth, with God slaving away at his little drawing board, coming...
by Magritte
Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Athest Can't handle complex theoloyg
Replies: 28
Views: 10736

Re: Athest Can't handle complex theoloyg

Hard problem. Showing any amount of correlation between brain chemistry and consciousness doesn't even begin to answer what consciousness is. Even if you could program exact experiences in people somehow, or build a functioning "mind' out of any kind of stuff, asaic that would only demonstrate how ...
by Magritte
Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: City of God in Secular City
Topic: What are the ethical implications of this surgery?
Replies: 3
Views: 3090

Re: What are the ethical implications of this surgery?

mdsimpson92 wrote:in terms of ethics, from a utilitarian perspective, it would depend on whether removing one person's ability to feel pleasure would create more benefit for society as a whole.
Interesting. Do you see prison, capital punishment and fines as utilitarian also?
by Magritte
Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: City of God in Secular City
Topic: Climate Change
Replies: 16
Views: 13311

Re: Climate Change

http://www.news.com.au/national/too-hot ... 6549873359
Mrs Plate said the Roadhouse couldn't serve unleaded fuel after midday because it was vapourising and wouldn't pump in the extreme heat.
by Magritte
Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:46 am
Forum: City of God in Secular City
Topic: What are the ethical implications of this surgery?
Replies: 3
Views: 3090

What are the ethical implications of this surgery?

http://ferrebeekeeper.wordpress.com/201 ... n-surgery/

This is so disturbing I have trouble believing it isn't an urban legend. Then again lobotomy was practiced for decades, so.

edit: apparently it's real. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20156524