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    Exclamation Battle Royale VII Specific discussion thread

    Due to the fact that the Battle Talk thread has evolved into discussions about just about anything EXCEPT BR VII we have decided to start a new discussion about Battle Royale VII - and this is it!

    Any posts that are off topic will be deleted by the moderator of this thread "Bob B" - welcome back Bob!

    So what are your comments regarding BR VII?
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    For Zakath to be successful in this debate he will have to give compelling evidence that everything that exists from the universe, to our solar system to the first cell to the human being could come into existence without help from a supernatural force.

    Or at very least Zakath will have to give us a conceptual idea of how this might have happened.

    So far, he has failed miserably.

    In my opinion Zakath is making the same mistake in BR VII as he did in BR II. It seems he wants to use these battles as a means to mock the Christian God. But neither BR VII nor BR II hinge upon Christianity necessarily.

    It's logically possible that a god could exist that wasn't the God of the Bible and absolute morality could have been set by another god.

    I feel like Zakath cannot get over the fact that he just can't mock the Christian God and therefore he really doesn't have much ammo.
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    Offering time...

    To Knight (the moderator) and Zakath (the opponent),

    I posted my third round entry extremely early in the morning (since that's when I finished it). However, I didn't want to impose on Zakath a requirement that he be up all night, or at 4 a.m. (my time) to meet the ensuing deadline. So, I would like to offer this one-time deadline extension to Zakath whereby he could make his fourth-round post any time before noon on June 28th.

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    Re: Offering time...

    Originally posted by Bob Enyart
    To Knight (the moderator) and Zakath (the opponent),

    I posted my third round entry extremely early in the morning (since that's when I finished it). However, I didn't want to impose on Zakath a requirement that he be up all night, or at 4 a.m. (my time) to meet the ensuing deadline. So, I would like to offer this one-time deadline extension to Zakath whereby he could make his fourth-round post any time before noon on June 28th.

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    Hmmm

    So far, the arguements from Bob are all easily refuted because he didn't really bring any new or original arguements other than the consciousness aproach.

    However, Zakath has not yet built a case for himself, ie he didn't bring any arguments that argue against the existence of God.

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    Originally posted by shima
    Hmmm

    So far, the arguements from Bob are all easily refuted
    Well I suggest you PM Zakath we these refutations! Hurry before its too late!!
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    I think Bob Enyart was quite merciful in his last post. I found it to be the least interesting of his posts so far. I am really glad they have 10 posts. This is so interesting! I look forward to seeing how it works out and where it goes from here.

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    Originally posted by novice
    For Zakath to be successful in this debate he will have to give compelling evidence that everything that exists from the universe, to our solar system to the first cell to the human being could come into existence without help from a supernatural force.

    Or at very least Zakath will have to give us a conceptual idea of how this might have happened.

    So far, he has failed miserably.
    This is indeed the weakest side of the position of Zakath, which is due to the fact that he is not a consequential materialist, and therefore can not claim to be a true atheist.

    Here is what materialism has to say about this issue:

    Matter denotes the category of that what exists outside and independend of the mind.
    Matter and motion / change are inseperateble, cause nowhere we can detect matter without motion or motion without matter.
    Space and time just denote the "modes of existence" of matter.

    Materialism acknowledges the fact that matter is infinite.
    This acknowledgement does not direct to any specific age or spatial extent of matter, but it denotes that material transformations are endlessly evolving in time, without begin or end.
    Infinity of matter means that any material form residing within a finite spatio-temporal extent, transforms into a new material form, also within a fine spatio-temporal extend.
    And this can be said to be the case for all scales of material formations, and throughout all of time, without begin or end.

    As such, no "begin of matter" can be conceived of.
    Outside of matter, nothing exists, at least not in an objective and independend way (outside and independend of our mind).

    As such the concept of a deity has no existence outside and independend of our mind.

    And as a comment on this discussion, it also makes clear that this whole discussion is in fact senseless, since the discussion is not about wether or not the existence of that supposed deity, has some objective existence, outside and independend of the mind.

    I see no reason to reject the idea that God exists as a concept of language and of mind, meaningfull to many people. Why should one reject that?

    The real issue is however wether or not such a deity has objective existence, that is : apart from and outside of our mind.
    Last edited by heusdens; June 28th, 2003 at 08:08 AM.

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    Originally posted by shima
    Hmmm

    So far, the arguements from Bob are all easily refuted because he didn't really bring any new or original arguements other than the consciousness aproach.

    However, Zakath has not yet built a case for himself, ie he didn't bring any arguments that argue against the existence of God.
    The real question is : why should one argue against the existence of God? I am not a theist, but I have no problem in acknowledging the fact that in the minds of many people, a deity exists. Also, even when I know biology well enough, I have no objection against the idea of the existence of ducks that can talk. If you are not familiar with that, probably you never read donald duck.

    The real issue here is if and wether to proponents of the existence of a deity, can make their case clear and provide evidence that a deity exists as an objective entity, that is outside and independend of our mind.

    The true case is of course that a deity as a true entity, which has objective existence apart from and outside of the mind, can never be detected.

    The objective world, outside and independend of our minds, exists in the form of moving matter. Matter is in motion / change for all eternity, and can neither be destroyed or created.
    Outside of matter there is no objective existence.
    hence no deity as an objective entity, apart from and outside of our mind can be assumed.

    For matter, as an objective entity, which exists apart from and outisde of our minds, we have plenty of evidence. We know the sun and the earth existed even before there were humans or any life forms at all.
    For a deity, no such proof, or even an indication has ever been given.

    This is why I reject the idea that there is a deity in an objective way and outside and apart from the mind.

    This in itself does not contradict the fact that the concept which people have in their heads, must be thought of to have subjective significance and existence, and as such we should not doubt or reject the fact that this is the case.

    And another point is that even when we can claim that there is an objective reality, most if not all of our knowledge will be arived at only in a subjective way (even if science and measurements by instruments broaden our own sensory perceptions and means of knowing about the world), which even if the fact that the objective reality undoubtly and irrefutable exists, makes this a hard case.
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    Ahhhh... Zakath's 4th post was a "content-less" disaster!

    I would ask that the towel be thrown in for Zakath if I weren't having so much fun reading Bob's posts.
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    >>Ahhhh... Zakath's 4th post was a "content-less" disaster!<<

    Perhaps you should read it again. It had a load of content. You may not agree with it, but that is something else.

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    Originally posted by shima
    >>Ahhhh... Zakath's 4th post was a "content-less" disaster!<<

    Perhaps you should read it again. It had a load of content. You may not agree with it, but that is something else.
    Ya think???

    I was under the impression that Zakath would at least make a case for reality & existence without a creator.

    Isn't that reasonable to assume that?
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    I think I said somewhere in that other 80 page thread, that I thought Zakath's worst post was his third, because of his changing topics and mischaracterizing the God of the Bible, and mocking of Christians. I think his 4th post is now his best. He does pose some challenging and logical arguments as to why a person might not believe that there is a God. The idea that many people explained phenomenon that was inexplicable, to God, that can now be attributed to NATURE or SCIENCE, and that the gap is closing is compelling. Of course that is one of the reasons that I am a Christian, and why I believe that the Bible has already predicted that this would happen. In Genesis 3-22 and 11-6. Man is now fast approaching the ability to reverse engineer many of the things that God does. The tower of Babel slowed man down by several millenium. Now man is beginning to observe how the cell works and God says, Nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.

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