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1. All things that exist must have a Form.
2. Consciousness exists.
3. So, there must be a Form of consciousness.
4. A transcendent, causal, eternal force that contains consciousness, self-awareness, and intent is the most basic definition of God.
5. Therefore, a God of this definition must exist.
I already know from experience that premise one is by far the most confusing and misunderstood step, so it will probably be the main focus of this writing. The basic idea...
In Revelation 13:1-2 and 11-18 we read:
The Beast From the Sea
1 Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads. There was a crown on each of its horns. It had an evil name written on each head. 2 This beast looked like a leopard, with feet like a bear’s feet. It had a mouth like a lion’s mouth. The dragon gave the beast all of its power and its throne and great authority.
The Beast From the Earth
11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth. He...
It makes no sense why they hate it.
They dont believe in it so why does it bother them?
Personaly iam proud kafir/disbeliever in judaism/christianity/hinduism/buddhism/atheism because i will never believe in their doctrines.
Correction title: why do disbelievers hate to be called Disbelievers
Begging the question is a formal logical fallacy in which the argument proceeds in a circle. Another way to say this is that the conclusion (or one of the sub-conclusions leading to the main conclusion) is taken to be true—perhaps it is stated as one of the explicit premises or perhaps merely assumed.
For example, assume that we are in a debate between an abortion-on-demand proponent and an anti-abortionist. Imagine that the anti-abortionist says, “Since the fetus is a person, she has...
فَإِذَا رَكِبُوا فِي الْفُلْكِ دَعَوُا اللَّهَ مُخْلِصِينَ لَهُ الدِّينَ فَلَمَّا نَجَّاهُمْ إِلَى الْبَرِّ إِذَا هُمْ يُشْرِكُونَ
And when they board a ship, they supplicate Allah, sincere to Him in religion. But when He delivers them to the land, at once they associate others with Him (65)
Have u ever had this experience in your life? Both positive and negative answers are appreciated.
Note: ship here means dire situation
Thanks in advance
I was reading recently how the Indian traditions associate free will with theism
whereas materialism suggests a deterministic paradigm.
Do you think there is validity to this pairing?
There are, after all many thinkers who see theism as deterministic
and aTheism requiring free will.
I find the link between these ideas intriguing.
Does anyone have any strong reasons either way?
Agnostic philosophers are encouraged to contribute.
So alot of people think Islam as a religion needs to be reformed to be brought more in line with liberal and secular values.
But what does a reformed Islam actually look like in your view? What are the most significant steps that Muslims could take to show that they can genuinely change their religion for the better? Is this simply about changing perceptions of Islam or are there substantive changes that you feel need to come from from within the Islamic Community?
E.g. Tolerance of...
This is a question for those who question the practice of theology either atheistically, theistically, or agnostically. . Isn't it just a sort of play make believe, it is true only in a self contextualized self contained kind of way. in reality For me it's just Air guitar being played to a stereo with equalizer. Where some like the Wesley equalizer settings, some like the Calvinist equalizer settings, some prefer just making them up as they go a little this a little that? Personally I find...
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