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by lmbarre
January 28th, 2013, 3:45 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: God is Existence
Replies: 18
Views: 3264

God is Existence

For some reason, Humanism tends not to be theistic. I, on the other hand, am a pantheistic, secular humanist. I am also a biblical scholar and a metaphysician. My pantheism is significantly summed up in three letters, like the word "god," in the definition.
"God is Existence."
Comments welcome.
by lmbarre
December 26th, 2012, 1:47 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Atheism intelletually bankrupt?
Replies: 13
Views: 3116

Re: Atheism intelletually bankrupt?

Ken H wrote:
lmbarre wrote:Make that "intellectually" backrupt.
Perhaps intellectually "bankrupt"?
Thank you. I stand corrected.

Are you an atheist or an agnostic?
by lmbarre
December 26th, 2012, 1:41 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Atheism intelletually bankrupt?
Replies: 13
Views: 3116

Re: Atheism intelletually bankrupt?

Make that "intellectually" backrupt.
by lmbarre
December 26th, 2012, 1:36 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Atheism intelletually bankrupt?
Replies: 13
Views: 3116

Re: Atheism intelletually bankrupt?

I asked no question.

Yes, I am sure not all atheists are "ex-Christians."

Do you have what might be called a "Christian" background?
by lmbarre
December 26th, 2012, 1:11 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Atheism intelletually bankrupt?
Replies: 13
Views: 3116

Atheism intelletually bankrupt?

It seems to be that Atheism is intellectually bankrupt because it does answer basic, traditional philosophical and/or theological questions. It appears to be a one-trick pony that states nothing positive about human existence but only exists by attacking any theistic position, particularly Christain...
by lmbarre
December 25th, 2012, 1:29 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: lmbarre - I would like to ask you some questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 1558

Re: lmbarre - I would like to ask you some questions.

But were the Medieval authors quoting (perhaps selectively) works actually written in the 2ndCCE and passed down verbatim or (like the Bible) "translations" that had gone through many hands first? And how much can we trust the record of events that happened before the writer was born? Do not look f...
by lmbarre
December 25th, 2012, 1:25 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Atheists. Why. . .
Replies: 46
Views: 6361

Re: Atheists. Why. . .

... is there something rather than nothing? Why does there necessarily need to be an answer to that question? We would only be able to attempt to answer it in human terms anyway, which, given our consmic insignificance, would tend to suggest that we are quite likely to get it wrong anyway. While we...
by lmbarre
December 25th, 2012, 1:23 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Jesus: Messianic Pretender as Aristolean Tragic Hero
Replies: 22
Views: 4449

Re: Jesus: Messianic Pretender as Aristolean Tragic Hero

I don't know how to answer that because I do not know what a "troll" is. What is it?
The question was to geolab. A troll is someone who engages in trolling.


No, I am not a troll.
by lmbarre
December 25th, 2012, 1:18 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Biblical fallacies and contradictions
Replies: 108
Views: 10795

Re: Biblical fallacies and contradictions

A most glaring "contradiction" is that of Hebrew cosmology. According Genesis 1, a solid firmament divides celestrial waters from those under the earth, or the "deeps." The earth is regarded as flat. This view of the cosmos is shared by both Mesopotamian and Egyptian cosmology. In Egyptian thought, ...
by lmbarre
December 25th, 2012, 1:05 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Biblical fallacies and contradictions
Replies: 108
Views: 10795

Re: Biblical fallacies and contradictions

According to Genesis, God created light before he created the sun and stars. Which means of course, that he created the Earth in the dark. How clever is that? Mind you, he was completely pooped by the 7th day.... The idea that light is independent of luminaries is based upon the obsevation of dawn ...
by lmbarre
December 25th, 2012, 1:02 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Jesus: Messianic Pretender as Aristolean Tragic Hero
Replies: 22
Views: 4449

Re: Jesus: Messianic Pretender as Aristolean Tragic Hero

You have obviously spent years studying what amounts to, fairy stories compiled to subjugate the masses. In all those years of study, your beliefs, rather than historical fact, have evidently armed you with enough waffle to write yet another book about a mythical Jesus. Are you a troll? What is a t...
by lmbarre
December 24th, 2012, 9:42 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: lmbarre - I would like to ask you some questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 1558

Re: lmbarre - I would like to ask you some questions.

Thanks for your reply. I cannot find any archeological Roman reference on the Web regarding the name Jew, Jewish or Judaism written before Medieval times, not even in the hieroglyphs of Egypt. When it is stated that Tacitus mentioned Jesus or Suetonius mentioned Christians (he he), these weren't ac...
by lmbarre
December 24th, 2012, 9:40 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: lmbarre - I would like to ask you some questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 1558

Re: lmbarre - I would like to ask you some questions.

geolab wrote:When you say data is data, to me, that is like saying that Shakespeare is a valid history of our monarchs or the Romans.
No, Shakespeare would simply be possible regarded as relevant data, either in support or against a given thesis.
by lmbarre
December 24th, 2012, 9:31 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Atheists. Why. . .
Replies: 46
Views: 6361

Re: Atheists. Why. . .

... is there something rather than nothing? Perhaps because something is more probable state than nothing? Because "nothing" is inherently unstable? ( Skeptical Inquirer , June 2006) It's all a bit beyond my comprehension, but then so many things are and it doesn't really bother me. And if some peo...
by lmbarre
December 24th, 2012, 2:49 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Atheists. Why. . .
Replies: 46
Views: 6361

Re: Atheists. Why. . .

I don't think you are understanding what I am arguing. First, to discuss the reality of God one must define God. The usual question is, Does God exists? However, this question implies that God is somehow distinct from existence. Pantheism identifies God with Existence, at least mine does. So the que...
by lmbarre
December 24th, 2012, 12:05 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Atheists. Why. . .
Replies: 46
Views: 6361

Re: Atheists. Why. . .

I see.
by lmbarre
December 23rd, 2012, 10:27 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Jesus: Messianic Pretender as Aristolean Tragic Hero
Replies: 22
Views: 4449

Re: Jesus: Messianic Pretender as Aristolean Tragic Hero

"oversimpified" sic 'To simplify to the point of causing misrepresentation, misconception, or error.' I feel you have an overcomplicated point of view. You have obviously spent years studying what amounts to, fairy stories compiled to subjugate the masses. In all those years of study, your beliefs,...
by lmbarre
December 23rd, 2012, 10:20 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Jesus: Messianic Pretender as Aristolean Tragic Hero
Replies: 22
Views: 4449

Re: Jesus: Messianic Pretender as Aristolean Tragic Hero

You have obviously spent years studying what amounts to, fairy stories compiled to subjugate the masses. In all those years of study, your beliefs, rather than historical fact, have evidently armed you with enough waffle to write yet another book about a mythical Jesus. Are you a troll? I don't kno...
by lmbarre
December 23rd, 2012, 10:18 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Biblical fallacies and contradictions
Replies: 108
Views: 10795

Re: Biblical fallacies and contradictions

I thought that it would be worth starting a sort of log of any that we find - this kind of spins off from Compassionist's problems with his family over their aggressive pushing of fundamentalism in his face, and the poor answers of Christian websites in answering queries about contradictions. The i...
by lmbarre
December 23rd, 2012, 10:07 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Jesus: Messianic Pretender as Aristolean Tragic Hero
Replies: 22
Views: 4449

Re: Jesus: Messianic Pretender as Aristolean Tragic Hero

Lifelinking wrote:This is not really a field I follow Imbarre, but your post did rather remind me of Raglan's concept of the hero, as outlined in thisWiki. Alan Dundes later applied Raglan's traits to Jesus. I can't remember the score, but it was pretty high.
Actually, it LM Barre.