On Sun, Aug 5, 2012 at 8:45 PM, Stephen P. King <stephe...@charter.net> wrote: > > > Dear Brent, > > Your statement is a nonsequitur. In your acceptance of the definition of > fascism (as given by fascism promoters) is a tacit acceptance of the > existence of fascism as an actual matter of fact. The "atheists" that Bruno > is criticising are making claims against the existence of the Christan or > more generally the Abrahamic concept of god. Bruno's point might be > construed as that any and all claims for or against a particular definition > must assume as possibly existing the entity in question. The concept of God > as defined by its usage by most philosophers (not just the small minority of > Christian apologists) is nowhere isomorphic to the definition of God as > defined by Christians and therefore is immune to your critique. > > > > This confirms what I have already explained. Atheism is a variant of > christianism. They defend the same conception of God than the Christians, as > you do all the time. > Note that philosophers use often the term "God" in the general and original > sense of theology: as being, by definition, the transcendental cause of > everything. > > > > as "a force greater than myself" then I am a devout believer because I > believe in gravity, electromagnetism, and the strong nuclear force. I > believe in bulldozers too. > > > But I have already told you that God is supposed to be responsible for our > existence; > > > Doesn't that responsibility require 'free will'? > > > Why are you tacitly assuming the Abrahamic theory of free-will? You > could accept the secular version as it is used in game theory (that I > defined in a previous post) but you seem to ignore or refuse this > possibility. Why do you think that the concept of autonomy or, its > equivalent, agency (in economics) requires the Abrahamic theory? I think > thou doth protest too much! > > > > -- > Onward! > > Stephen > > "Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed." > ~ Francis Bacon > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Everything List" group. > To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. > To unsubscribe from this group, send email to > everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > For more options, visit this group at > http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.
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