Should science replace religion?

Discussion in 'General Philosophy' started by wegs, May 7, 2019.

  1. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    I don't think religion should be banned any more than Star Wars movies should be banned. (But it would be a bad idea to rely on either for answers.)
     
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  3. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    lol I could live without Star Wars. (sorry to anyone who is deeply offended by my comment)

    Well, one can rely on faith to supply the answers to existential questions. I do.
     
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  5. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    If they work for you - that's all that really matters.
     
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  7. river

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    Both should be replaced .
     
  8. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    With what?
     
  9. river

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    The Generalist Philosopher .
     
  10. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    So, you're perfectly willing to give up everything science has provided for you, your computer, internet connection and these forums for a start, so that you can go live in a cave and philosophize as a generalist? Your world would be wiped out in no time.
     
  11. river

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    You misunderstand ;

    The Generalist Philosopher understands and is aware of all studies of all things .
     
  12. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    Like Cliff from Cheers. Lots of bits of useless information.
     
  13. river

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    Encyclopedia never thinks .
     
  14. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    Neither does a rock or universe. They are inert objects, that were around before Abiogenesis and evolution took hold. But again, that being science, would be above your pay grade.
     
  15. river

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    Inert objects ?

    What is inert about a Rock and the Universe ?
     
  16. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    The same that appears inert about river!

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    Yes, inert objects as recognised by any reasonable logical thinking human and not being life...the ability to eat, metabolise, grow, reproduce, and die.
     
  17. river

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    And lead to thought .
     
  18. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    So? We all know that, at least with most of us...certainly not lifeless rocks though.
     
  19. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    1. What exactly would be a sample existential question?
    2. What is the answer would faith give to the above sample question?
    3. How do you test any answer given by faith to the sample question is correct?

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  20. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    My faith is important to me, how can I test that to prove it to you? Why do you want me to prove it to you? Faith experiences are subjective, no two believers will explain the beauty of their faith in quite the same way.

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  21. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Well fair enough answer and I am not going to press for you to prove anything to me

    You are under no obligation to me to explain your beliefs and I take your point about being subjective and different for each person

    Cheers

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  22. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    I understand that from a materialist or scientific viewpoint, most things can be tested and retested. But I think faith could be tested (maybe) with a different set of parameters? Hmm. This is a good thought experiment and I’ll need to think it through.
     
  23. foghorn Valued Senior Member

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    Didn't God tell Abraham to offer his son, kill him. Was that a test of faith?

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    I hope you don't have a cat... I think Abraham saw a ram and killed that instead of his son.
     

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