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by Jim B.
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: CA: Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God
Replies: 21
Views: 144

Re: CA: Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God

met, I was thinking more in terms of beings -- the for-itself vs the in-itself. Conscious creatures who are defined by their possibilities more than by their present state or condition, and how if this would apply to us humans, it would apply even more so to God, maybe infinitely more so. God would ...
by Jim B.
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: CA: Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God
Replies: 21
Views: 144

Re: CA: Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God

Metacrock wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:31 am
Jim B. wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:50 pm
Metacrock wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:00 am
if words have meaning it;s about what they mean,


I am through
I appreciate you're open-mindedness!
stay here and talk to yourself and no one will everdisproe your arguments,
Why won't you discuss it?
by Jim B.
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: CA: Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God
Replies: 21
Views: 144

Re: CA: Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God

Metacrock wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:00 am
if words have meaning it;s about what they mean,


I am through
I appreciate you're open-mindedness!
by Jim B.
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: CA: Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God
Replies: 21
Views: 144

Re: CA: Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God


beyond being is a contradiction in terms, That's Ike saying its beyond being real.
It depends on what assumptions you have going in. You ought to read Nozick.
by Jim B.
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: CA: Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God
Replies: 21
Views: 144

Re: CA: Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God

Right, it has problems getting you to a personal God, but I wonder if it gets you to a God at all. "Being has to be" as we always used to say. And if God isn't necessarily the same thing as being (see the thread on your blog about God transcending being to account for things like creation, freedom,...
by Jim B.
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: CA: Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God
Replies: 21
Views: 144

Re: CA: Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God

Right, it has problems getting you to a personal God, but I wonder if it gets you to a God at all. "Being has to be" as we always used to say. And if God isn't necessarily the same thing as being (see the thread on your blog about God transcending being to account for things like creation, freedom, ...
by Jim B.
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: What is free will?
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: What is free will?

Metaphysical free will: My actions are not necessitated by the past nor are they random. I think this is the kind of free will that Christians have in mind, not a compatibilist version.
by Jim B.
Wed May 30, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: feelimg of utter depmdence freedom from need to prove
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: feelimg of utter depmdence freedom from need to prove

We experience a s se of unity in the life world that gives us a notion of a higher unity that;s pretty straight forward, like seeing red gives us the idea we see red, can you ask that of one claiming to see red? But the point of belief in God isn't merely phenomenological; it's ontological or metap...
by Jim B.
Mon May 28, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: feelimg of utter depmdence freedom from need to prove
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: feelimg of utter depmdence freedom from need to prove

What is commonly translated "feeling"is not an emotional sense but a sensation or an intuitive sense. It is common to find even theologians defining it as an emotional or sentimental experience but this is something William S. Babcock warned us about at Perkins when I was in seminary. I think the p...