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    Thread: What are you doing right now?
Post: RE: What are you doing right now?

Winding down after working most of the day on an assignment for a drawing class. As of 12:30 a.m. all the elements of the piece are roughed in, so I can spend the next two days adding the details.
Astreja Getting to Know You 12,670 707,244 10 hours ago
    Thread: Atheism is Not Simply a 'Lack of Belief'
Post: RE: Atheism is Not Simply a 'Lack of Belief'

(05-22-2024, 03:03 PM)SteveII Wrote: WHAT IS ATHEISM THEN? Theism is the belief that the proposition: God(s) Exist, is true. Atheism then means the belief that the proposition: God(s) Exist, is fals...
Astreja Philosophy and Ethics 121 1,073 05-25-2024, 10:34 PM
    Thread: Atheism is Not Simply a 'Lack of Belief'
Post: RE: Atheism is Not Simply a 'Lack of Belief'

(05-23-2024, 06:42 AM)Astreja Wrote: That is only true for gnostic atheists.  Agnostic atheists, including myself, believe that the proposition "God(s) exist" is indeterminate due to lack of credibl...
Astreja Philosophy and Ethics 121 1,073 05-24-2024, 03:15 AM
    Thread: Atheism is Not Simply a 'Lack of Belief'
Post: RE: Atheism is Not Simply a 'Lack of Belief'

(05-22-2024, 03:03 PM)SteveII Wrote: WHAT IS ATHEISM THEN? Theism is the belief that the proposition: God(s) Exist, is true. Atheism then means the belief that the proposition: God(s) Exist, is fals...
Astreja Philosophy and Ethics 121 1,073 05-23-2024, 06:42 AM
    Thread: The probability of the existence of the Christian God
Post: RE: The probability of the existence of the Christ...

(04-21-2024, 10:56 AM)neutral Wrote: The theists "know" that God exists. They feel that God exists, and no matter how many arguments you have, they will not change their view. The atheists "know" (...
Astreja Atheism & Theism 231 5,985 04-21-2024, 05:35 PM
    Thread: What are you doing right now?
Post: RE: What are you doing right now?

(04-19-2024, 11:33 PM)Fireball Wrote: ^ Are you using a sponge or sandpaper to smooth the compound? Usually just a very light dusting with sandpaper, because most of the smoothing was done with the ...
Astreja Getting to Know You 12,670 707,244 04-20-2024, 02:45 AM
    Thread: What are you doing right now?
Post: RE: What are you doing right now?

Just finished cleaning up after doing some drywall taping. The Wall from Hell (a towering stairway wall with multiple weird angles) may actually be finished by the end of April.
Astreja Getting to Know You 12,670 707,244 04-19-2024, 10:49 PM
    Thread: God Doesn't Exist
Post: RE: God Doesn't Exist

(04-12-2024, 05:23 PM)pattylt Wrote: Steve, the point is that no one comes to Christianity before hearing about it. (04-12-2024, 07:15 PM)SteveII Wrote: Except the Muslims having dreams about Jesu...
Astreja Atheism & Theism 233 5,414 04-12-2024, 10:09 PM
    Thread: Pompeii Continues to Divulge Its Wonders
Post: RE: Pompeii Continues to Divulge Its Wonders

(Classics student does happy dance)  :dance: More goodies for my Rome/Italy prof to explore next time she heads over there to do archaeology!
Astreja History 2 128 04-12-2024, 12:21 AM
    Thread: The probability of the existence of the Christian God
Post: RE: The probability of the existence of the Christ...

(04-05-2024, 10:52 PM)Astreja Wrote: No, you don't get to dictate how I react to you.  I will not tolerate you and I will not ignore you either. (04-09-2024, 10:36 AM)neutral Wrote: You don't get ...
Astreja Atheism & Theism 231 5,985 04-10-2024, 01:36 AM
    Thread: The Far Right follies (topical thread)
Post: RE: The Far Right follies (topical thread)

(04-06-2024, 10:44 PM)mordant Wrote: IDK if it's religious people behind it, but Carbondale, IL is on the path of totality and it also was a few years ago also. The two paths form an "X marks the sp...
Astreja World News, Politics and Current Events 2,356 73,011 04-07-2024, 03:46 AM
    Thread: Food!!! What are you eating today??!
Post: RE: Food!!! What are you eating today??!

I went to a Middle Eastern restaurant this afternoon while out shopping, and had a Turkish coffee plus a combo bowl - Beef on a skewer plus rice, two salads (one red cabbage, one cucumbers) and hummus...
Astreja Eats and Treats 10,276 479,389 04-07-2024, 03:41 AM
    Thread: Three Biggest Objections To The Christian God.
Post: RE: Three Biggest Objections To The Christian God.

My primary objection:  Christianity's foundational myth is absurd and morally repugnant.  The combination of a human sacrifice that comes back from the dead, plus the threat of eternal punishment for ...
Astreja Atheism & Theism 105 2,523 04-07-2024, 03:33 AM
    Thread: The probability of the existence of the Christian God
Post: RE: The probability of the existence of the Christ...

(04-04-2024, 03:36 PM)neutral Wrote: Since I am here to stay, I suggest we tolerate each other. I will tolerate you, and you will tolerate me, or just ignore me. No, you don't get to dictate how I r...
Astreja Atheism & Theism 231 5,985 04-05-2024, 10:52 PM
    Thread: What are you doing right now?
Post: RE: What are you doing right now?

Registered for summer classes (but just the first half of the summer; I'm taking July and August off). Taking a drawing course as an elective to level up my art game, and an introductory Chemistry co...
Astreja Getting to Know You 12,670 707,244 04-02-2024, 04:58 PM
    Thread: God can Ground Objective Morality
Post: RE: God can Ground Objective Morality

(04-02-2024, 11:44 AM)SteveII Wrote: Many people (including yourself if I remember correctly) asked how would I ground morality in the last thread.  This thread is the answer to that question. It is...
Astreja Philosophy and Ethics 139 3,590 04-02-2024, 04:54 PM
    Thread: God can Ground Objective Morality
Post: RE: God can Ground Objective Morality

(03-31-2024, 10:57 PM)Astreja Wrote: Okay, you've constructed a logical argument. If G, then N If N, then C Can you support G (an extant god)?  That's step 1.  Only then do we move to step 2, wher...
Astreja Philosophy and Ethics 139 3,590 04-01-2024, 10:23 PM
    Thread: Happy Dead-jesus Day!!!
Post: RE: Happy Dead-jesus Day!!!

Just got back from the store with some chocolate and an 8-pack of frozen cheesecake.  I was working on renovations on Saturday afternoon, and by the time I finished, my chocolate emporium of choice wa...
Astreja Eats and Treats 27 444 03-31-2024, 11:02 PM
    Thread: God can Ground Objective Morality
Post: RE: God can Ground Objective Morality

(03-29-2024, 07:43 PM)SteveII Wrote: If God exists, he exists necessarily and everything else is contingent on his existence. Okay, you've constructed a logical argument. If G, then N If N, then C ...
Astreja Philosophy and Ethics 139 3,590 03-31-2024, 10:57 PM
    Thread: Happy Dead-jesus Day!!!
Post: RE: Happy Dead-jesus Day!!!

Not sure what we're going to have for our side dish, but the main will be Lamb O' God Chops with Provençal herbs and maybe some mint sauce, with prosecco.
Astreja Eats and Treats 27 444 03-30-2024, 01:42 AM
    Thread: I LOVE HIM!!!!!!
Post: RE: I LOVE HIM!!!!!!

I like the "Panic!!!" emoji too, but it's so unusual for me to panic that I rarely need to use it. This one is a better fit for me ->  :dance:
Astreja Off-topic 22 460 03-29-2024, 06:39 PM
    Thread: Why Atheism?
Post: RE: Why Atheism?

(03-28-2024, 01:21 PM)brewerb Wrote: Lets give god a break and let him reply in ounces, pints, quarts or gallons. I don't think it's well versed in maths, used to measure liquids in something called...
Astreja Atheism & Theism 262 29,225 03-28-2024, 05:32 PM
    Thread: My philosophy of good, bad, and emotions (rewritten)
Post: RE: My philosophy of good, bad, and emotions (rewr...

(03-26-2024, 08:34 PM)Inkubus Wrote: However, they can be taught. Critical thinking (03-26-2024, 09:39 PM)rocinantexyz Wrote: Can it really be taught? I mean I hear about people teaching it all t...
Astreja Philosophy and Ethics 35 963 03-28-2024, 03:09 AM
    Thread: God can Ground Objective Morality
Post: RE: God can Ground Objective Morality

(03-26-2024, 05:40 PM)SteveII Wrote: That can be solved by the traditional belief that God's moral nature is the definition of good, it is where you go to find out what the concept of 'good' is.  So...
Astreja Philosophy and Ethics 139 3,590 03-26-2024, 06:13 PM
    Thread: Moscow Terror Attack
Post: RE: Moscow Terror Attack

(03-23-2024, 10:27 PM)pattylt Wrote: Has ISIS ever claimed responsibility for something they didn’t do? Probably not, and that's a good point.  I can see Putin telling his security forces to stand ...
Astreja World News, Politics and Current Events 38 937 03-23-2024, 10:34 PM