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"We have a proposition "God exists." There are only three responses."

#1UnfairRepresentPosted 3/1/2013 11:21:08 PM
"Confirm, - theism
Deny - atheism
Abstain. - agnosticism.

What other responses to any given proposition are there?
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Someone said this on CE and I was immediately curious about how this board would feel about it.

I'll tell you what I think in a little while, I just want to see how the board reacts first.
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#2AynRandySavagePosted 3/1/2013 11:42:30 PM
That sounds like something I'd say. But it wasn't me this time.
#3ElderMisanthropyPosted 3/1/2013 11:46:57 PM
Well, many people might draw a distinction between denying a claim and not accepting it. Also, I think many people would object to the use of "agnosticism" as it's presented here.
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#4AynRandySavagePosted 3/1/2013 11:49:55 PM(edited)
But anyway, my response would be that that the third "response" isn't necessarily agnosticism. You can reject answering because you think the proposition is meaningless(ignosticism) you can not answer because you simply don't understand (non-cognitivism) Agnosticism is more specific. It means following in the footsteps of Kant and Hume, and realizing that metaphysical questions are inherently insoluble, and that metaphysical claims are inherently unjustifiable. It is, however, a conscious attitude, and it does not, however, take the same position f the logical positivists, and say that "god exists" is a meaningless proposition,.
#5JonWood007Posted 3/2/2013 12:01:29 AM
Oh look, it's this debate again. We only have been arguing over it in 2+ topics.
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#6myzz7Posted 3/2/2013 7:16:46 AM
These discussion never get anywhere since idiots keep bringing up the same question. It's been settled already, move along TC.
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#7UnfairRepresent(Topic Creator)Posted 3/2/2013 12:34:44 PM
myzz7 posted...
These discussion never get anywhere since idiots keep bringing up the same question. It's been settled already, move along TC.


Wow you're arrogant.

Thank God you weren't in charge when slavery was around
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#8Faust_8Posted 3/2/2013 2:33:29 PM
UnfairRepresent posted...
myzz7 posted...
These discussion never get anywhere since idiots keep bringing up the same question. It's been settled already, move along TC.


Wow you're arrogant.

Thank God you weren't in charge when slavery was around


Accusing others of arrogance when you're a level 30 that apparently thinks this board is so dumb that we don't know what a self-fulfilling prophecy is without looking it up?

We've been here a lot longer than you, but at every chance I see, you strut around like you're a genius.
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#9AynRandySavagePosted 3/2/2013 2:50:00 PM(edited)
Faust_8 posted...
UnfairRepresent posted...
myzz7 posted...
These discussion never get anywhere since idiots keep bringing up the same question. It's been settled already, move along TC.


Wow you're arrogant.

Thank God you weren't in charge when slavery was around


Accusing others of arrogance when you're a level 30 that apparently thinks this board is so dumb that we don't know what a self-fulfilling prophecy is without looking it up?

We've been here a lot longer than you, but at every chance I see, you strut around like you're a genius.


I'd accuse somebody of arrogance if they insulted another person because of the amount of karma they have.
#10TheRealJiraiyaPosted 3/2/2013 2:52:36 PM
UnfairRepresent posted...
myzz7 posted...
These discussion never get anywhere since idiots keep bringing up the same question. It's been settled already, move along TC.


Wow you're arrogant.

Thank God you weren't in charge when slavery was around


Hahaha what

Are.. are you serious

Even ARS probably wouldnt make the comparison between this conversation and SLAVERY XD
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