Search found 1456 matches

Return to advanced search

Re: So what have I missed?

Been taking an involuntary year long break from the interwebs in case anyone missed my cheery demeanor and wit. So what's been going on? Welcome back Subtle ... What have you missed? More of the same and Abel leaving us. What, again? He showed up for a short while on Athistforums.org but was really...
by whateverist
Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:15 pm
 
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: So what have I missed?
Replies: 9
Views: 780

The new, New Atheism

I posted this over at atheistforums.org but didn't get much response. I suspect it would get a warmer response from agnostics. If the article is correct, apparently there is a new generation of atheists coming along who are much more non- than anti-. They are also much less motivated to disparage pe...
by whateverist
Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:10 pm
 
Forum: Deism, Theism & Atheism: God Talk
Topic: The new, New Atheism
Replies: 41
Views: 3355

Re: The Excluded Middle

Yeah, I'm pretty glad we don't have karma/like options anymore. I don't really mind expressing appreciation or agreement in words, and I'm glad I don't feel obliged to do it. As for those who don't share that which we would promote, c'est la vie? I have to say my relationship with my wife of 30+ yea...
by whateverist
Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:52 pm
 
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: The Excluded Middle
Replies: 29
Views: 1148

Re: The Excluded Middle

romansh wrote:
These are things I do actively promote. Am I breaking some taboo?


There seems to be plenty of wiggle room between "promoting" and "requiring". I'd say why not? Promote what you like. If we had a like button I'd use it for those four causes of yours.
by whateverist
Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:58 pm
 
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: The Excluded Middle
Replies: 29
Views: 1148

Re: Definition of Agnosticism

But then again I would not put them in a supernatural class either. So can the supernatural exist and if so how can we possibly tell - and if we can tell is it supernatural? Mark, there may well be phenomena that are beyond mankind's ken, is this by definition supernatural? Not for me. No, I don't ...
by whateverist
Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:22 pm
 
Forum: Agnosticism
Topic: Definition of Agnosticism
Replies: 129
Views: 5470

Re: Definition of Agnosticism

Good point about the interacting with the natural world. I've always dismissed the 'supernatural' as a category to which the human mind is in no position to assign anything. Even when we've finished mapping and understanding everything we possibly can we will not know if there is anything in the 'su...
by whateverist
Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:09 am
 
Forum: Agnosticism
Topic: Definition of Agnosticism
Replies: 129
Views: 5470

Re: Definition of Agnosticism

Well I never said no-language is better. And language remains, perhaps better than ever, when it is reserved for interpersonal communication. Also I don't have a problem with hearing out what language comes, I just don't want to answer back or take over consciously.
by whateverist
Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:22 pm
 
Forum: Agnosticism
Topic: Definition of Agnosticism
Replies: 129
Views: 5470

Re: People's "right" not to vaccinate?

Yeah, heck, I'm kind of in favor of a right to die. So I guess to be consistent I shouldn't be down on vaccine deniers. But this does impact on the general population a heck of a lot more than someone wanting out of their pain wracked body.
by whateverist
Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:30 pm
 
Forum: Political and Social Discussions
Topic: People's "right" not to vaccinate?
Replies: 29
Views: 3089

Re: Sex

In 1970 it occurred to me that the repulsion I intuitively felt toward male homosexuality probably wasn't natural. Living in a time when MLK jr was leading marches for one group of oppressed people and when the roles of women were being examined, it didn't seem right to me to just go down the line t...
by whateverist
Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:58 am
 
Forum: Ethics, Morality, & Laws
Topic: Sex
Replies: 54
Views: 6596

Re: Free will

Indeed - there is a human mechanism for making choices, given that the choices made will be ones that are logical within all the available possibilities. For some reason, the ad-mass term for the mechanism is "free will". Choosing an oxymoron as the name of a biological process has led ma...
by whateverist
Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:07 pm
 
Forum: Philosophy
Topic: Free will
Replies: 2273
Views: 60919
PreviousNext

Return to advanced search

cron