On Wednesday, September 19, 2012 7:48:33 PM UTC-4, Brent wrote: > > On 9/19/2012 4:34 PM, Craig Weinberg wrote: > > > > On Wednesday, September 19, 2012 6:54:25 PM UTC-4, Brent wrote: >> >> On 9/19/2012 3:12 PM, Craig Weinberg wrote: >> >> >> >> On Wednesday, September 19, 2012 5:20:00 PM UTC-4, Brent wrote: >>> >>> On 9/19/2012 2:11 PM, Craig Weinberg wrote: >>> >>> >>> >>> On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 5:27:13 AM UTC-4, rclough wrote: >>>> >>>> Hi Richard Ruquist >>>> >>>> Obeying the commandments will not get you into heaven, >>>> only believing in Christ's sacrifice for us will do that. >>>> >>> >>> What kind of a sacrifice is that? "I'm going to do you the biggest favor >>> you can imagine, but if you don't believe in it, then my favor is worthless >>> and makes anything good that you have ever done in your life a complete >>> waste of time". >>> >>> If I were Satan, I would write the Bible exactly as it is, full of >>> horrific promises and threats that can be interpreted in many ways. It's >>> pretty much like dropping candy colored hand grenades onto a school >>> playground. The grenades would say "if anyone tries to take this away from >>> you, then they deserve whatever happens to them". >>> >>> >>> But I'm curious; as a member of the EVERYTHING-list, don't you believe >>> that there's a world where the Bible is essentially accurate (modulo direct >>> contradictions)? >>> >> >> I don't know about accurate, but there are certainly phenomenological >> states where the Bible can seem powerfully important, i.e. >> super-significant - for good or evil. >> >> >> But those are phenomenological states in this world, and apparently you >> think the qualifier "seem" means "false" in this world. I'm asking about >> all those infinitely many other worlds? >> > > The phenomenological states and the sense that they make of each other are > the only worlds that there are. Seeming is not false, rather truth is > nothing but mutually overlapping seeming among more and more worlds. > > > Seeming to whom?...more and more Craigs? > > In this case, there seems to me to be much more overlapping seeming > outside of the Bible than inside of it. > > > So is this a purely personal seeming to you? Polls show it's a minority > seeming in the U.S. >
Yes. It seems to me personally that the Bible refers primarily to figurative phenomenological experiences rather than literal public realism. Craig > > Brent > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msg/everything-list/-/byijBItDcHYJ. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.