On 7/10/2013 1:34 PM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
On 10 Jul 2013, at 21:12, meekerdb wrote:
On 7/10/2013 2:35 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
On 09 Jul 2013, at 20:06, John Clark wrote:
On Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 12:59 AM, Kim Jones <kimjo...@ozemail.com.au
>>>I love Christopher Hitchens. I agree with many points. He is
anticlerical than an atheist to me ...
>> Everybody called him an atheist. He called himself an atheist. I
you just don't like the term.
> Forgivable though, don't you think?
No I do not, I think it's unforgivable to value a word more than the concept it
But this is exactly what you are doing John. God represent a concept, even, at the
start, the mother of all concept.
You just want that the word God applies only to the theistic notion of some
institutionalized religion, where some want to use it in very large sense akin to its
It's ancient meaning referred to superhumanly powerful, immortal people that lived in
inaccessible places (above the firmament, beneath the Earth,...) and occasionally
punished or rewarded humans.
I'm sure you believe in these gods; since they are logically possible.
I met them all the time, sure.
I believe in thunders, I belief in the earth, I believe in the fire. The fire can reward
me, by warming me up when it is cold, and can punish me too, when I go to much closer.
Of course I have updated many technical details, about firmaments and things like that.
I bet that they are appearances emerging from infinities of (number's) dreams.
Did you update the part about them being people whose approval you should seek?
"People are more unwilling to give up the word 'God' than to give up the idea for which
the word has hitherto stood"
--- Bertrand Russell
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