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    Where did belief and the original believing mind come from?

    It is trivially true that belief is a property of mind. This is not a point of contention, even if you bizarrely insist that it is.... The fact that belief is a property of mind does not say anything about the truth or falsity of the beliefs in question. As it has been pointed out to you...
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    Our CARMite from the north country claims he's never done anything morally wrong

    Dang. First Zelazny, now Warren Zevon. I gotta say, this is like watching Beavis and Butthead.
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    Should we work to get rid of Christianity?

    OK. Jesus was a real human being. Exodus I think is a myth (albeit a beautiful one, I admit). The objective reality of Jesus and the objective reality of the Exodus narrative are two different questions, IMHO. Don't really care who wrote Matthew, Mark, Luke or John (guard this ground I stand...
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    If I was reconsidering Christianity...

    OK, that was seriously funny....
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    True Christianity: Question for Everyone

    There is no such thing as a true Christian in any universally or even widely useful sense. 'True' Christianity depends on how you define it, and the defintions vary so widely in utility that I eschew the idea. I have my biases, of course.
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    Should we work to get rid of Christianity?

    Whoa! You can always postulate a third unknown. its just a matter of what you think is plausible, rather than what must be. If the relationship of formal systems to reality is a matter of utility, then there is no necessary relationship of any logic to reality. You are making the case that...
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    Should we work to get rid of Christianity?

    Righty-O! Except here me and old scratch are at odds, and I was just trying to figure out who thought what.
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    Our CARMite from the north country claims he's never done anything morally wrong

    Yeah, well, it's human nature, isn't it?Even if the chance of a result approaches zero, if the result is important enough... I loved "Lord of Light". Read it at 15 y.o. and it just stuck with me. I gave it to my uber cynical daughter when she was 16 or so...she laughed at it for being 'super...
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    Suppose the Resurrection was proven false, what would explain the Gospels?

    I have to give you credit for persistence. Did you ever do those PubMed searches I suggested?
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    Trump impersonator kills a woman

    I think my emotions about the whole thing are pretty superficial. Gotta say, I have other things going on in my life.......
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    Our CARMite from the north country claims he's never done anything morally wrong

    Yama: "None sing hymns to it, praising the good air, breathed by king and beggar, master and dog alike. But, oh, to be without it!" --Roger Zelazny
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    What Links Conservatism and Irrational Beliefs?

    Meh. Political liberals have some pretty weird ideas too, from my perspective. I mean, I watched the whole Obama phenomenon with horror. Couldn't relate at all to what everybody around me was saying about him. Thought it was bizarre, and still think it was a creepy episode of mass delusion...
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    What Links Conservatism and Irrational Beliefs?

    I knew I liked you for some reason.....
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    Proof without empiricism

    Sure. The point about automation was simply that propositional knowledge of objective reality can bre reduced to the degree that logic machine can be used to test it. Well, one can teach a machine to ride a bike (or at least to walk, or run, or do backflips per Boston Dynamic). One can...
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    A date for the diary!

    I'm still worried it might have been Meissen. Gonna keep me up tonight.
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