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Messages - Nepos twiddletonis

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Is it fair to point out that the OP openly admitted they were spitballing?

Totally fair. But that's also the point in discussing it.

 :lol: Jinx

Great minds, lol

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Is it fair to point out that the OP openly admitted they were spitballing?

Totally fair. But that's also the point in discussing it.

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As far as thought preceding matter, it ignores a monotheistic model where a God may be an emergent entity.

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I'm pretty sure you guys brought the assumption of Judeochristianity with you; the argument seems to be independent of the source of claims of a monotheistic deity. Also it seems to seriously be saying "A monotheistic deity could never evolve naturally" and um.

Yeah.

Perhaps all we can say is, "that was a fairly confusing post."

I didn't find it confusing so much as written around several questionable assumptions.

1. God must necessarily mirror human evolution
2. Thought requires language
3. "God" is defined as existing prior to matter

I agree. Other animals think without what we define as language and I'm sure some extraterrestrials would also object to the notion.

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And a Mind speaking by itself does not make any logical sense. Polytheism would have to result, which can be seen in the concept of Elohim, the plural form of God, in Genesis. Talking to yourself makes more sense when you're purely Mind, and able to split up without it being seen as socially transgressive. Hell, it leads to CREATING society.

The specific example given was Abrahamic.

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That's more or less why I pointed out that monotheism=/=Judeochrislam.

The act of creation doesn't have to rely on a deity that's talking to an empty room, even if a deity is involved. The deity involved would just be alien to an Abrahamic understanding of what God is.

ETA: I should specify, "even if a singular deity is involved"

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Coyote as the cover of "Killers" just made my top 5 all-time WOMPs :lulz:

:thanks:

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Completely uncertain whether either of you guys actually read the OP. You seem to be kneejerking against your own internal dialogues more than anything else. Which I understand because that's exactly what I came into this thread to do, but then I read the OP.

No, I read it. I guess I just missed the point. I'm still not quite seeing it, at least not how it relates to the title.

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Principia Discussion / Re: What degree are you?
« on: December 14, 2014, 02:12:57 pm »
I'm perpendicular to the floor, but I don't know whether there's a slant to it. Get a level and a protractor

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It's also worth noting that you're equating monotheism with the specific belief in Yahweh as that singular deity. While Abrahamic religions are the most popular kind of monotheism, it's not the only one. Indeed, even religions that appear polytheistic on the surface count as monotheism. Wicca and Hinduism, for example.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Aya
« on: December 13, 2014, 04:34:36 pm »
Science has been known to cause blindness when in the hands of a woman.

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Autocorrect. I meant to say funny, cuz it started with him putting the salt and pepper shakers on their sides.

On a separate note, I have submitted my transfer application to UMass

Yayyyyy!

The best part is that today was a transfer fair, so the sixty dollar fee, essay, and reference letter were waived. It meant getting out of bed before I wanted, but who wants to do all that extra shit if you don't have to.

Awesome, when do you start? Spring term?

Fall semester, which it's good because that gives me time to figure out what do about scholarships and such. I'm ready to leave bunker hill. Not that I hate the place, but I'm just ready to leave it.

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Autocorrect. I meant to say funny, cuz it started with him putting the salt and pepper shakers on their sides.

On a separate note, I have submitted my transfer application to UMass

Yayyyyy!

The best part is that today was a transfer fair, so the sixty dollar fee, essay, and reference letter were waived. It meant getting out of bed before I wanted, but who wants to do all that extra shit if you don't have to.

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Autocorrect. I meant to say funny, cuz it started with him putting the salt and pepper shakers on their sides.

On a separate note, I have submitted my transfer application to UMass

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Also, I just remembered that he suggested a drink and dash. Not sure how serious he was about that, but that's a dick move

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