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Why I am an agnostic

 
 
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Mon 12 Jul, 2021 01:56 pm
@InfraBlue,
InfraBlue wrote:


quoting Stanford University Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Fran Apisa wrote:

If, however, “atheism” is defined in terms of theism and theism is the proposition that God exists and not the psychological condition of believing. . .


Then, for our purposes, lets stick to the more traditional definitions of the term "theism" found in dictionaries and do away with the question begging.

Belief in the existence of a god or gods, especially belief in a personal God as creator and ruler of the world.
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language

1.(Theology) the form of the belief in one God as the transcendent creator and ruler of the universe that does not necessarily entail further belief in divine revelation. Compare deism
2. (Theology) the belief in the existence of a God or gods. Compare atheism
Collins English Dictionary

1. belief in one God as the creator and ruler of the universe, without rejection of revelation (disting. from deism).
2. belief in the existence of a god or gods (opposed to atheism).
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary


Since you want to lecture me on proper use of the English language...you ought really to specify what you see as contradictory in what I posted earlier. I think you cannot...and I think you do not have the necessary sense of decency and ethics to acknowledge you cannot.

To divert with that still on the table is an absurdity.

Grow some balls...and follow up on the "contradiction" charge.
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Mon 12 Jul, 2021 01:57 pm
@InfraBlue,
InfraBlue wrote:

I had a choice between this forum and watching paint dry. I chose the former.


I don't blame you. You are more qualified for the latter than the former.
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Mon 12 Jul, 2021 03:26 pm
@Frank Apisa,
You state that you do not believe any gods exist.

You then state that you do not believe there are no gods.

Your first statement is contradicted by your second statement, ergo you contradict yourself.
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Mon 12 Jul, 2021 03:28 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Really, was your ad hominem necessary?
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Mon 12 Jul, 2021 04:55 pm
@InfraBlue,
InfraBlue wrote:

You state that you do not believe any gods exist.

You then state that you do not believe there are no gods.

Your first statement is contradicted by your second statement, ergo you contradict yourself.


There are some people who "believe" that at least one god exists. I am not one of them. I DO NOT "BELIEVE" ANY GODS EXIST.

There are some people who "believe" that no gods exist. I am not one of them either. I DO NOT "BELIEVE" THAT NO GODS EXIST.

What is there about that you see as contradictory???

You do understand how the English Language works, right?

Oh, this is from 10 years ago: https://able2know.org/topic/190405-1
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Mon 12 Jul, 2021 04:56 pm
@InfraBlue,
InfraBlue wrote:

Really, was your ad hominem necessary?


Yes.

It serves a purpose I see.
ascribbler
 
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Reply Mon 12 Jul, 2021 06:06 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Quote:
You do understand how the English Language works, right?

Oh, this is from 10 years ago: https://able2know.org/topic/190405-1


You were ridiculed by almost all and sundry for your contradictory premises in that thread.

InfraBlue
 
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Reply Mon 12 Jul, 2021 09:35 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Frank Apisa wrote:
Oh, this is from 10 years ago: https://able2know.org/topic/190405-1


Chai2 summed up the problem with your assertion in the very first reply.
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Mon 12 Jul, 2021 09:36 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Frank Apisa wrote:

InfraBlue wrote:

Really, was your ad hominem necessary?


Yes.

It serves a purpose I see.

What purpose is that?
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2021 02:43 am
@ascribbler,
ascribbler wrote:

Quote:
You do understand how the English Language works, right?

Oh, this is from 10 years ago: https://able2know.org/topic/190405-1


You were ridiculed by almost all and sundry for your contradictory premises in that thread.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAVl_IJV5eI[/youtube]


There was no contradictory premises in that thread by me...nor in this one.
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2021 02:44 am
@InfraBlue,
InfraBlue wrote:

Frank Apisa wrote:
Oh, this is from 10 years ago: https://able2know.org/topic/190405-1


Chai2 summed up the problem with your assertion in the very first reply.


There was no contradictions by me in that thread...nor in this one.
Wake the hell up.
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2021 02:45 am
@InfraBlue,
InfraBlue wrote:

Frank Apisa wrote:

InfraBlue wrote:

Really, was your ad hominem necessary?


Yes.

It serves a purpose I see.

What purpose is that?


It helps keep you interested in this subject, which is of interest to me.
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