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I scroll idly through hundreds of TV channels available for my perusal. I take part in America’s favorite sport, channel surfing, and wade my way through flashing lights and obnoxious noises. Nothing seems to stick out; or, perhaps more accurately, everything seems to stick out. After all, no one would find explosions and gore and graphic sex to be boring or ordinary in the real world. I pause momentarily on one channel; a reporter is explaining the known details of the latest school shooting. Shuddering, I continue on, searching not for information but merely for an escape from my ennui. A few channels later, I pause once again; the screen now flickers between scenes at a breakneck pace, tearing me from one bloodbath to another. I have no context, given that it was the middle of the show, but I wonder if context really would have helped my understanding of why such a thing would legitimately
Ironclad Postulates and AbortionAn individual's mind is composed of many suppositions about how the universe works, some shakeable and some not so much. These ideas sail through a tumultuous ocean of thought filled with doubts that are capable of sending weaker beliefs sinking into the abyss like a canoe out at a stormy sea. Others are sturdier, built to last, and harder to sink, but still capable of being obliterated. A great wooden frigate of an idea is less likely to be sunk by the natural waves that come from an individual's own thoughts, but if a powerful cannonball of an argument were to be sent flying its way by an outside source, it could surely be sunk. Still greater are the Ironclad Postulates of a mind, those suppositions that ordinarily shove their way through even the harshest seas of doubt and resist all but the strongest of attacks. These are the basis of many other ideas that a person develops, assumed unshakeable, so to truly understand a person's opinions, one must look at their Ironclad Postulates.Ironclad Postulates and Abortion1 year ago in Philosophical More Like This
Objective MoralityMany Theists (as well as some Atheists) support the idea of objective morality. Objective morality means that all actions are factually moral/immoral, regardless from our believes and the situation. Many theists, like William Lane Craig, claim that the existence of objective morality proofs that there is a god.Objective Morality1 year ago in Philosophical More Like This
However, the problem here is that they have nothing to back up the claim that morality is objective. The closest they come to providing arguments for objective morality is by claiming that certain things, like rape and cruelty, are wrong in every single situation. And while most of us agree that these things are usually wrong, this is still an assumption, because the fact that it is wrong in every situation we encountered, doesn't guarantee that it's wrong in every possible situation. The people who bring up this argument also ignore all other explanations for why these things appear to be universally moral or immoral. A much better explanation, for example, is that because we a
Problem of EvilOne of the most well-known arguments against the existence of the monotheistic god is the Problem of Evil. For those who don't know, I'll explain it to you:Problem of Evil2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Premise 1: God is omnipotent, and is therefore able to prevent evil from existing without any effort.
Premise 2: God is omniscient, and therefor knows that evil exists and how to prevent it.
Premise 3: God is omnibenevolent, so he wouldn't allow his creations to suffer pointlessly, more than others, or at all.
Premise 4: God exists.
Conclusion: Evil does not exist.
Let's assume that all 4 premises are correct. You'll notice that while the conclusion logically follows from the premises, it does not fit with reality. Every day, millions of people are suffering from diseases, injuries, starvation, acts of violence and so on. Since the conclusion follows logically from the premises, but does not fit with the reality, one of the premises must be false. We can draw 4 possible conclusions from this:
1. God can't prevent evil, and is there