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Forum: Diavlog comments 12-17-2008, 07:39 PM
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Posted By TJBulldog
Re: Free Will: Praying for Atheists

JayJ,
Thanks for your response. While we agree on the philosophical point, it appears we disagree on the implications. The disagreements are in the pitfalls you were attempting to avoid.


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Forum: Diavlog comments 12-11-2008, 06:31 PM
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Posted By TJBulldog
Re: Free Will: Praying for Atheists

Hi dwu,



Could you explain the phrase "existentially reasonable and justified" . I have no idea what that means.



Here's where I find the atheist position totally breaks down. The...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-09-2008, 12:40 AM
Replies: 128
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Posted By TJBulldog
Re: Free Will: Praying for Atheists

If you grouped all your "axioms" in a set you would probably have a god, completely unexplainable by natural phenomena yet governing the behavior of all of humanity.
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-08-2008, 11:34 PM
Replies: 128
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Posted By TJBulldog
Re: Free Will: Praying for Atheists

In your response you are carrying the assumption that preservation of a society is good and destruction of a society is bad, but that begs the question. Why is caring for a society good? It seems...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-08-2008, 10:52 PM
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Posted By TJBulldog
Re: Free Will: Praying for Atheists

Ok, I can see how morality and religion can be functionally explained in terms of maximizing happiness/minimizing pain of a society, but how does the atheist obtain a moral imperative from this. The...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-08-2008, 07:06 PM
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Posted By TJBulldog
Re: Free Will: Praying for Atheists

Could someone please explain? The objection against atheists' morality is not that they can't have it, but rather that their philosophy makes it meaningless. I really think it is a straw man to say...
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