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Arguments for the existence of God

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Tetenterre
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Re: Arguments for the existence of God

#801 Postby Tetenterre » October 12th, 2011, 8:58 am

Latest post of the previous page:

Surely "Half-armed" ?
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Re: Arguments for the existence of God

#802 Postby Hillbilly Humanist » October 28th, 2011, 11:34 pm

God. An excuse for having to die.

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Re: Arguments for the existence of God

#803 Postby Dave B » October 30th, 2011, 12:24 pm

Some one on the "Museum of Curiosity" on R4 has just suggested that "God" is a kind of super-super ego - an internal authority figure, a construct of the mind.

I'll go with that!
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Re: Arguments for the existence of God

#804 Postby animist » October 30th, 2011, 2:41 pm

on the subject of Dawkins's debates though, what do you make of his refusing to take on Bill Craig because he finds Craig's justification of OT massacres (the Canaanites at least) disgusting? I agree with RD, but it does not seem a strong enough reason for refusing to debate against the man who seems to be the white knight of Xian academic philosophy

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Re: Arguments for the existence of God

#805 Postby Alan C. » October 30th, 2011, 2:47 pm

That's not the only reason animist, for more info Why I refuse to debate with William Lane Craig
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Re: Arguments for the existence of God

#806 Postby animist » October 30th, 2011, 4:54 pm

thanks, Alan - I had already seen this; perhaps I am missing something, but that article does seem to be about the genocide thing.

I see lots of the comments after Guardian piece dismiss Craig's intelligence and credentials, but I am not so sure - this is the Wiki article on him:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Lane_Craig

If anyone is interested in the Euthyphro dilemma and Craig's Divine Command Theory, I started a thread on the Theologica site about this: it seems blindingly obvious that Euthyphro does work, but try telling them that!

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Re: Arguments for the existence of God

#807 Postby Hillbilly Humanist » January 8th, 2012, 10:22 pm

Dave B wrote:Some one on the "Museum of Curiosity" on R4 has just suggested that "God" is a kind of super-super ego - an internal authority figure, a construct of the mind.

I'll go with that!


That's been my thinking all along.......

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Re: Arguments for the existence of God

#808 Postby Alan C. » January 8th, 2012, 10:27 pm

As in the words of the song "I'll second that emotion" :)
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Re: Arguments for the existence of God

#809 Postby Dave B » January 9th, 2012, 12:43 pm

I thought you said, "I'll second that emoticon" for a moment, Alan! :laughter:
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