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Shorter Kraken February 19, 2008

Posted by Administrator in atheism, Cultural Pessimism, Idiots, Liberal self-loathing.

In their mad dash to evade all that God has taught and given, the Kraken embody the cautionary wisdom of the Prophet Chesterton.

They are. . .

“. . .weary of hearing what they have never yet heard.”

And in that weariness, they block out any rational. . .and divine. . .argument by surrounding themselves with nodding androids who applaud their every foolish blasphemy of the Holy Spirit.



1. lifelessonsfromwriting - February 20, 2008

I’ve yet to hear an argument involving the words ‘rational’ and ‘divine’ that didn’t come across as a gigantic non-sequiter.

2. demolition65 - February 20, 2008

Poor use of the term “non-sequitur”, not to mention questionable spelling.

Setting that aside, I suggest you read any book co-written by Peter Kreeft and Ronald Tacelli. They set out very cogent and pithy arguments on how faith and reason can -and must-co-exist.

3. lifelessonsfromwriting - February 20, 2008

I’d be very surprised if there was anything in them that I haven’t come across already. I’ve heard *a lot* of arguments in favour of religious faith, and none of them have impressed me in the slightest.

4. demolition65 - February 20, 2008

What do you recommend in its place, and how do you know it is a source of truth?

5. lifelessonsfromwriting - February 20, 2008

Why would anyone need something in its place? There is no area of my life that needs to be filled with religious faith. I don’t see that it has any use at all.

6. demolition65 - February 20, 2008

You are avoiding the question. Religion is for its adherents a source of moral authority and truth. Unless you are a committed anarchist, you must have some source of truth. What is it for you?

7. lifelessonsfromwriting - February 20, 2008

Reason – the same as the vast majority of people on Earth. When people add religion to the mix, though, I suspect they’ve given sound reason a backseat to wishful thinking.

8. demolition65 - February 21, 2008

Define “reason”, as it applies in your personal cosmology.

9. lifelessonsfromwriting - February 21, 2008

Okay, I think we need a moratorium on people using phrases like ‘personal cosmology’ when there’s no need for it. I suppose ‘Define ‘reason” on its own just didn’t sound erudite enough?

Reason is the faculty through which we attempt to make sense of the world (more specifically, of what we experience through our senses).

And how do you define reason in your personal cosmology?

10. demolition65 - February 21, 2008

Your definition of reason will do with the following addenda:

1: THere is the OBJECT of reason, that being all that reason can know.

2: There is the ACT of reason, means all subjective, personal acts of the mind by which we understand, discover or prove any truth.

WIth this in mind: You would state that all truth must be what we experience through our senses?

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