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Title: Is religion rationalistic?
Post by: Gregory on April 05, 2020, 09:17:57 PM
Rationalism believes in Lamarckism. Rationalism believes iñ the Àbsolute. It sounds like a religion to me.
Title: Re: Is religion rationalistic?
Post by: Baruch on April 05, 2020, 09:23:12 PM
Rationalism believes in Lamarckism. Rationalism believes iñ the Àbsolute. It sounds like a religion to me.

Why is rationalism limited to Lamarkism?  Why not include Darwinism as rationalist?  I think you are confusing Euclidean geometry with biology.
Title: Re: Is religion rationalistic?
Post by: Gregory on April 05, 2020, 10:06:18 PM
Rationalism is not limited by anything but the Àbsolute. Rationalism is a philosophy, not a science.
Title: Re: Is religion rationalistic?
Post by: Gregory on April 05, 2020, 10:57:00 PM
Richard Dawkins is a nincompoop.
Title: Re: Is religion rationalistic?
Post by: Baruch on April 06, 2020, 12:24:18 AM
Richard Dawkins is a nincompoop.

As a biologist, he may have studied poop ;-)
Title: Re: Is religion rationalistic?
Post by: Baruch on April 06, 2020, 12:26:08 AM
Rationalism is not limited by anything but the Àbsolute. Rationalism is a philosophy, not a science.

Are you speaking of pure logic?  Then it isn't philosophy, which is more general, and philosophy is an art, not a science.

Which absolute?  Are you aware that in general, the law of non-contradiction (A or not A, but not both) is wrong?  Because pure logic extends beyond binary.
Title: Re: Is religion rationalistic?
Post by: Gregory on April 06, 2020, 01:16:11 AM
Are you speaking of pure logic?  Then it isn't philosophy, which is more general, and philosophy is an art, not a science.

Which absolute?  Are you aware that in general, the law of non-contradiction (A or not A, but not both) is wrong?  Because pure logic extends beyond binary.
The Absolute is whatever you want it to be.
Title: Re: Is religion rationalistic?
Post by: Gregory on April 06, 2020, 02:41:29 AM
Rationalists don't know when to just die.
Title: Re: Is religion rationalistic?
Post by: Baruch on April 06, 2020, 12:26:30 PM
The Absolute is whatever you want it to be.

You must be Dischordian ;-)
Title: Re: Is religion rationalistic?
Post by: Baruch on April 06, 2020, 12:27:32 PM
Rationalists don't know when to just die.

Like old soldiers, they just fade away into the smoke of their own implicit contradictions.