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Re: A list of acceptable beliefs

I get what you're saying, romansh but given the views I just ended up having I have little patience for young earth creationism. I likewise have tremendous respect for any theist who cops to their own agnosticism, same goes for atheists of course but they're just no where near as rare a bird.
by whateverist
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:56 pm
 
Forum: Agnosticism
Topic: A list of acceptable beliefs
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Free will

I seriously doubt that there is anything I can figure out which will result 'in sawing the limb out from under me', as so often happens in cartoons. The free will/ determinism discussion lacks the power to nullify the me involved in the discussion. No consideration of the logical implications of a d...
by whateverist
Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:08 pm
 
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Free will
Replies: 2274
Views: 60941

Re: Taming your Mammoth..

Nice. This is why I say I too have beliefs I can't justify inter-personally. Because I value what authentic mammoth thinks/feels/desires. Bob Dylan wrote a song about how we are all "gonna have to serve somebody". Well I serve the authentic mammoth, even though it cannot not make a compell...
by whateverist
Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:03 pm
 
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: Taming your Mammoth..
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson: Scientology is no different than ot

I don't think many other churches - only JW's comes to mine - works as hard to enforce the expulsion of those who lose leave the church even between family members. I suspect a real case could be made for a trial against the leaders of that church.
by whateverist
Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:57 pm
 
Forum: Political and Social Discussions
Topic: Neil deGrasse Tyson: Scientology is no different than others
Replies: 6
Views: 877

Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson: Scientology is no different than ot

Personally I find Scientology more objectionable than any other form of religion. (I don't find all forms of religion objectionable, by the way.) If you look at the way they exploit people, especially children - making them sign multi-lifetime contracts to serve the church - I find much that should ...
by whateverist
Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:59 pm
 
Forum: Political and Social Discussions
Topic: Neil deGrasse Tyson: Scientology is no different than others
Replies: 6
Views: 877

Re: How to achieve a believable belief?

I always feel this guy Krauss likes to talk tongue in cheek with private jokes not everyone gets. His 'nothing' is far from the classic, intuitive, absolute nothing. It is the kind of nothing which has within it the capacity for everything, kind of like the sort of nothing many literal theists imagi...
by whateverist
Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:50 pm
 
Forum: Deism, Theism & Atheism: God Talk
Topic: How to achieve a believable belief?
Replies: 95
Views: 5235

Re: Facts about growing older.

And always remember, no matter how big the number, another birthday is always better than the alternative.
by whateverist
Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:28 am
 
Forum: Humor
Topic: Facts about growing older.
Replies: 4
Views: 797

Re: How to achieve a believable belief?

Pure materialism, as the religion of atheists, could be a believable belief, but is this the only one? My goodness no. Materialism is not entailed by atheism. One can perfectly well believe in the phenomenology of subjective experience without believing in any gods. I can make sense of gods, souls ...
by whateverist
Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:54 pm
 
Forum: Deism, Theism & Atheism: God Talk
Topic: How to achieve a believable belief?
Replies: 95
Views: 5235

Re: How to achieve a believable belief?

P.S. Today warmed up to 45 degrees Fahrenheit, so it was a good day for a bicycle ride. I've been 65 for a day now, and it's not bad so far. :) Belated congratulations, Gil. You have three more laps around the sun than I do, and if you're still standing on your head you're doing a damn sight better...
by whateverist
Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:10 pm
 
Forum: Deism, Theism & Atheism: God Talk
Topic: How to achieve a believable belief?
Replies: 95
Views: 5235

Re: How to achieve a believable belief?

In my last post from Jan 09 (on page 6) I have explained, how my personal experience has given me a solid evidence for my belief. Now I am wondering, what must happen, in order to provide skeptics with a solid evidence about afterlife and the existence of a spiritual world? Since it was your person...
by whateverist
Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:07 pm
 
Forum: Deism, Theism & Atheism: God Talk
Topic: How to achieve a believable belief?
Replies: 95
Views: 5235
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