NigelGlitter

Nigel Glitter

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Wed Dec 24

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NigelGlitter replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 2:17 PM

Re: Edging Toward Irrelevance

Oh, and Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza, Happy New Year, Good Pongal, and a belated Good Bodhi Day to all of you, heathen, atheist, or theist.

And Happy Festivus for the rest of us.

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NigelGlitter replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 2:07 PM

Re: Edging Toward Irrelevance

I've also wondered about atheist scientists. Are they threatened by the possibility that there is a God? Do they have delicate egos to protect?

How many times was something attributed to god(s), and shown to be a natural phenomenon? [more]

Sun Dec 21

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NigelGlitter replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 12:25 PM

Re: afterlife

The universe, created or not, is a cruel, uncaring, and arbitrary place for life.

Surely you can appreciate my perspective that we are anomalous.


No. We are no more or less anomalous than any other social species, which kind [more]

Sat Dec 20

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NigelGlitter replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 10:39 AM

Re: afterlife

I believe God, who knows all possibilities, has a far more accurate understanding, which is why it's difficult for me to judge His behavior.

All god has is the power to be judge, jury, and executioner. If there is a god, the evidence [more]

Fri Dec 19

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NigelGlitter replied to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 3:05 PM

Re: Edging Toward Irrelevance

I often wonder what psychological mechanism is at work here. Calling it "denial" is just too easy, and may not even be correct. The psychological defense mechanism named "denial" is difficult to establish, and in any event [more]

Sat Dec 13

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NigelGlitter replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 11:03 AM

Re: afterlife

If we take the Bible as-written (which is ill-advised given how much of it we KNOW is incorrect), God is a pretty nasty individual. Not that I want to turn this into a bash-thread. But how does one reflect on the character of another who condones [more]

Fri Dec 12

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NigelGlitter replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 11:35 AM

Re: afterlife

How can anyone reflect the real character of god and not be able to arbiter fairness?

We can make attempts at fairness, but our knowledge is always incomplete...


Guess it's one of those definitional things [more]

Thu Dec 4

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NigelGlitter replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 5:00 PM

Re: afterlife

In this he is no different than anyone else who fervently and confidently condemns another despite an incomplete understanding of the wrong that has been done. In effect he is saying: "I am the ultimate arbiter of [more]

Mon Dec 1

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NigelGlitter replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 6:10 PM

Re: Supernatural

My leap from there was to the possibility that a larger-than-us combination of energy <=> matter that is also sentient may exist.

Too big of a leap for some I guess.


That's not a leap. Lot's of sentient folks around a [more]

Mon Nov 24

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NigelGlitter replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 5:34 PM

Re: Supernatural

Which has destructive potential, being the witch, or being the accuser? Honest question. I happen to think both.

Perhaps if I explain fully, you won't. To accuse someone of being a witch, without merit or proof, simply to advance your [more]

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NigelGlitter replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 11:03 AM

Re: Supernatural

Absolutely not. I've embraced the thing, too you know.

"No human above another" was plagiarized by me.


You're dodging the point. No human above another is a subjective assertion whether you've coined the phrase or [more]

Fri Nov 21

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NigelGlitter replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 8:19 PM

Re: Supernatural

Maybe. But if that's natural, and how it's ever been, why ever argue for something better?

I'm sure you realize that "better" is a highly subjective word.

To a masochist, more pain is better.

Who gets to [more]

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NigelGlitter replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 2:15 PM

Re: Supernatural

Having been raised with the idea that there's more to life than what our senses tell us, it's easy for me to imagine even now in my sixth decade of life that we think that way because of what once was. Why long for something that can never [more]

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NigelGlitter replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 9:00 AM

Re: Supernatural

He walked about restoring sight, function, and life; restoring relationships. He was bringing them back to as close to their natural state as he could within the context of time.

So when I think of supernatural, I don't see his miracles
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Tue Nov 18

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NigelGlitter replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 4:49 PM

Re: you up for a question, 1A?

If we are eternal energy / matter that thinks, why would a larger version of eternal energy / matter that thinks be supernatural?

Maybe I'm not understanding supernatural, even though I'm apparently preaching it...


I think [more]

Mon Nov 17

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NigelGlitter replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 8:34 AM

Re: you up for a question, 1A?

Now, if you want to say your deity created DNA...well, I can't disprove that.

That's where I end up. No one has ever proven that gods don't dwell on Mt. Olympus and cause everything from volcanoes to weather to love to occur. No one [more]

Sun Nov 16

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NigelGlitter replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 9:33 PM

Re: you up for a question, 1A?

So much faith in fact, that everything yet inexplicable (I think the world would be very different if everything bowed solely before the god DNA) is deemed "untrue". Pretty limiting I think...

Supernatural causation has been [more]

Fri Nov 14

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NigelGlitter replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 11:18 AM

Re: you up for a question, 1A?

The OP may have a different answer, but I would say that evolution is a property of DNA much as gravity is a property of matter. There is no "purpose", it's just how it functions.

This then encounters natural selection in the
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NigelGlitter replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 11:15 AM

Re: you up for a question, 1A?

If I understand one position correctly, the current speculation for the purpose and resultant existence of the morality that much of the animal kingdom currently practices is quite simply put: "propagation of the genome".

If I
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Wed Nov 12

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NigelGlitter replied to the The Theist/Atheist Dialogs board. 9:18 AM

Re: you up for a question, 1A?

Forensic/physical evidence of origins still requires interpretation.

But you equate it to the speculation of something for which no forensic/physical evidence exists. That's quite a leap.

Why is the hypothesis SEES / [more]

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