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January 21st, 2011, 1:58 pm
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January 21st, 2011, 7:09 pm
Belinda wrote:TFindlay, yes, and if you look again at the indivisible whole you can understnd that the separable phenomena, us, are also parts of the indivisible whole. The reason for this is that the whole cannot be whole unless it encompasses everything.
There could be other, unconscious, entities that are separable parts of the whole and which are also necessarily wholistic for the same reason, i.e. that the whole cannot be whole unless it necessarily encompasses what can otherwise be viewed as separable entities.I am trying to explain the dual aspect theory of existence: please not to be confused with Cartesian dualism !
To revert to the original topic of relativity: are the theories of relativity falsifiable? If so what sort of evidence would falsify them?
January 24th, 2011, 4:38 pm
Belinda wrote:Christianity may possibly adapt to this scenario which actually does accord with modern science and philosophy and which has ethical implications that are in the main consistent with all the world class religions,and not only Christianity.
If Christians dispense with the transcendence of God and retain and magnify the immanence of God the scenario as briefly summed up by Tfindlay can be understood by means of myth and praxis as well as intellectually.
January 24th, 2011, 5:36 pm
Belinda wrote:I am sure that we could just leave it at natural law, except for the so-apparent desire of people to be poetical and ceremonial about the human behaviours and morals that arise from natural laws.
What Tfindlay wrote in #11 affects my feelings as well as my intellect, and Deus, immanent Deus, is for me a suitable 'object' for my feelings to be directed towards. Others may not feel like this, but my impression is that many people if not most people have feelings about transcending their humanity towards something better. The Deus of pantheism is not of course transcendent in the ontological sense.
It really is time for people to put away childish things and the ontologocally transcendent creator deity is a childish thing.
Please accept my apologies for starting this tangent from the OP.