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by funkyderek
Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: Announcements & Meetings
Topic: Atheist Ireland starting community outreach group
Replies: 9
Views: 16829

Re: Atheist Ireland starting community outreach group

The Facebook discussion of this initiative can be found here.
by funkyderek
Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Announcements & Meetings
Topic: Atheist Ireland hosting Women in Secularism Conference
Replies: 1
Views: 4035

Re: Atheist Ireland hosting Women in Secularism Conference

The Facebook discussion of this event can be found here if anyone wants to continue the discussion there or here.
by funkyderek
Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Please present good reasons for philosophical naturalism
Replies: 47
Views: 42771

Re: Please present good reasons for philosophical naturalism

Do you see in your daily experience white elephants pop up out into existence from nothing ? or whatever else you might imagine ? of course not. it is obvious that from absolutely nothing, nothing derives, since absolutely nothing is the absence of anything, and has no potentialities. Do you see an...
by funkyderek
Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Please present good reasons for philosophical naturalism
Replies: 47
Views: 42771

Re: Please present good reasons for philosophical naturalism

it seems you do not carefully read what i write. Not everything must have a cause, but everything that beginst to exist , needs a cause. The universe makes no exeption here. Please prove that assertion. I will accept (for the sake of argument at least) that everything that begins to exist in our un...
by funkyderek
Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Please present good reasons for philosophical naturalism
Replies: 47
Views: 42771

Re: Please present good reasons for philosophical naturalism

Therefore outside of our universe, irrational things can happen ? like a square be equal a circle ? or 1 + 1 = 3 ? you don't believe that, do you ? No, I don't. Although, interestingly you do. You believe that everything must have a cause, including the universe. But you also believe in a being who...
by funkyderek
Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Please present good reasons for philosophical naturalism
Replies: 47
Views: 42771

Re: Please present good reasons for philosophical naturalism

Of course we do not have empirical evidence, but you can certainly use reason, to answer my question, no ? Certainly in our universe nothing comes from nothing. But that doesn't tell us about the universe itself. As time and space (or spacetime) began at the Big Bang, it may be that there's no mean...
by funkyderek
Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Please present good reasons for philosophical naturalism
Replies: 47
Views: 42771

Re: Please present good reasons for philosophical naturalism

Do you agree there must have been eternally something in existence ? Or do i get it wrong, if i say that from absolutely nothing, nothing derives ? As I said, nobody knows for sure. One thing we can be reasonably certain of is that whatever preceded the Big Bang could not have been intelligent, as ...
by funkyderek
Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Please present good reasons for philosophical naturalism
Replies: 47
Views: 42771

Re: Please present good reasons for philosophical naturalism

Adonai88 wrote:And what caused the Big Bang ?
Well, nobody knows exactly so let's just say it was a petulant space wizard who was somehow always there. :roll:
by funkyderek
Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Please present good reasons for philosophical naturalism
Replies: 47
Views: 42771

Re: Please present good reasons for philosophical naturalism

I don't believe you. Your modo operandi will ALWAYS be to find reasons to back up your prefered world view, for what ever reason it is. Even if these reasons are irrational. Thats because you do not search for truth, but for whatever confirms what you want to believe. That's incredibly insulting. A...
by funkyderek
Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Please present good reasons for philosophical naturalism
Replies: 47
Views: 42771

Re: Please present good reasons for philosophical naturalism

Why not ? If i read in the bible about heaven, about the new jerusalem , about angels etc. i can imagine in a limited sense these realities, so they are meaningful to me. Every christian that has hope of eternal life in a reality above our physical world , put a lot of hope in this view. I have no ...