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
> 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
> 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!
> "Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed."
> ~ Francis Bacon
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