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What is Theism Reducible to?

Discuss philosophical questions regarding theism (and atheism), and discuss religion as it relates to philosophy. This includes any philosophical discussions that happen to be about god, gods, or a 'higher power' or the belief of them. This also generally includes philosophical topics about organized or ritualistic mysticism or about organized, common or ritualistic beliefs in the existence of supernatural phenomenon.
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Re: What is Theism Reducible to?

Post by LuckyR » December 21st, 2018, 8:03 pm

Belindi wrote:
December 21st, 2018, 10:23 am
LuckyR wrote:
December 20th, 2018, 11:21 pm


It depends on how many you mean by "some". I agree there is a small but measurable number who fall into that category. But the majority of the self described religious that I know would take offense at the use of the term myth.
Quite right Lucky. I am sorry that religious persons are frequently edgy and narrow minded.
I believe no group can claim a lock on those traits.
"As usual... it depends."

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Re: What is Theism Reducible to?

Post by LuckyR » December 21st, 2018, 8:05 pm

Mark1955 wrote:
December 21st, 2018, 5:48 pm
LuckyR wrote:
December 20th, 2018, 3:04 pm
gods exist in the realm of faith, not of facts/proofs/logic.
If only most of the religious people saw it that way. I've often been told that the holy book is not just facts it is the only source of facts.
Yes, the fundamentalists. Just goes to show: it takes all kinds to make a world.
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Re: What is Theism Reducible to?

Post by Georgeanna » December 26th, 2018, 5:56 am

LuckyR wrote:
December 21st, 2018, 8:05 pm
Mark1955 wrote:
December 21st, 2018, 5:48 pm

If only most of the religious people saw it that way. I've often been told that the holy book is not just facts it is the only source of facts.
Yes, the fundamentalists. Just goes to show: it takes all kinds to make a world.
'It takes all kinds to make a world'. Indeed.
So isn't that what all 'isms' are reducible to ?
Human impulse, desire and need to control or improve self and others. In philosophy, politics, religion, psychology... it's all about competing stories.
Theism would seem to be in the top 10 and still the most powerful people controller. Humanism comes in where...

' An ism is a suffix in many English words, originally derived from the Ancient Greek suffix -ισμός (-ismós), and reaching English through the Latin -ismus, and the French -isme.[1] It means "taking side with" or "imitation of", and is often used to describe philosophies, theories, religions, social movements, artistic movements and behaviors.[2] The suffix "-ism" is neutral and therefore bears no connotations associated with any of the many ideologies it identifies; such determinations can only be informed by public opinion regarding specific ideologies.

The concept of an -ism may resemble that of a grand narrative.'

From: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/-ism

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Re: What is Theism Reducible to?

Post by Felix » January 2nd, 2019, 6:01 pm

Belinda: "if a baker falls asleep at a critical juncture of the bread making process there will still remain something edible after each and every stage."

Depends on one's palate I think, but apparently Gary Larson agrees with you -- http://i.imgur.com/QbUW88T.jpg
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Re: What is Theism Reducible to?

Post by Belindi » January 2nd, 2019, 7:06 pm

Felix wrote:
January 2nd, 2019, 6:01 pm
Belinda: "if a baker falls asleep at a critical juncture of the bread making process there will still remain something edible after each and every stage."

Depends on one's palate I think, but apparently Gary Larson agrees with you -- http://i.imgur.com/QbUW88T.jpg

True. We cannot all be geniuses.

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