Author Topic: A new perspective on this thing that we know as God.  (Read 3273 times)

Offline Baruch

Re: A new perspective on this thing that we know as God.
« Reply #300 on: March 08, 2020, 09:35:19 PM »
"I have a dream."
The dream is ours to share
of somewhere better.

Martin Luther King had faith in his dream: this I believe.

And he died for it.  In Heaven he got his better world (since he was a Christian).
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't to that.

Re: A new perspective on this thing that we know as God.
« Reply #301 on: March 08, 2020, 11:59:10 PM »
"I have a dream."
The dream is ours to share
of somewhere better.

Martin Luther King had faith in his dream: this I believe.
That statement did not make any sense.  But with you, that seems par for the course.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Re: A new perspective on this thing that we know as God.
« Reply #302 on: March 09, 2020, 02:27:39 AM »
The King thing may have made sense if you were following the conversation.

Offline Mr.Obvious

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Re: A new perspective on this thing that we know as God.
« Reply #303 on: March 09, 2020, 07:15:04 AM »

I've heard that the English language is the hardest to learn as a second language. Even harder than Chinese. Hard to see how it could be harder than, say, Welsh, or Basque, but what do I  know?

Truly? It was the easiest to learn, for me. Easier than French, even. And a lot easier than German.
"If we have to go down, we go down together!"
- Your mum, requesting 69 last night.

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Offline Baruch

Re: A new perspective on this thing that we know as God.
« Reply #304 on: March 09, 2020, 08:42:50 AM »
Truly? It was the easiest to learn, for me. Easier than French, even. And a lot easier than German.

French - all vowels, no consonants
German - all consonants, no vowels

Achtung!  En garde! 2100 years of verbal combat.
« Last Edit: March 09, 2020, 09:48:31 AM by Baruch »
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't to that.

Re: A new perspective on this thing that we know as God.
« Reply #305 on: March 09, 2020, 02:08:43 PM »
Semantics is hard in any language, it is universal.  Chinese is mostly homonyms.  The meaning of a spoken word relies much more on context than English.

This is why philosophers/psychologists use technical words, to avoid "meaning" arguments.  In a technical discussion with say, electrical engineers, one knows what "volt" means, one doesn't have to consult Plato.


What does Plato have to do with the meaning of "volt"?
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Re: A new perspective on this thing that we know as God.
« Reply #306 on: March 09, 2020, 02:45:47 PM »

What does Plato have to do with the meaning of "volt"?
He drove one---didn't he?????
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Re: A new perspective on this thing that we know as God.
« Reply #307 on: March 09, 2020, 02:53:17 PM »
I thought he drove a Miasma?
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Offline Baruch

Re: A new perspective on this thing that we know as God.
« Reply #308 on: March 09, 2020, 04:20:41 PM »

What does Plato have to do with the meaning of "volt"?

Philosophy is dead white men walking.
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't to that.

Offline Baruch

Re: A new perspective on this thing that we know as God.
« Reply #309 on: March 09, 2020, 04:21:18 PM »
I thought he drove a Miasma?

Miata ... Plato was a champaign socialist.
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't to that.