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TV’s Frink said:

chyron8472 said:

Also using “it” for a person is seen as derogatory.

God is not a person.

To me he is. Therefore I do not use that pronoun.

Harmy said:
It’s like it’s quite possible that Picasso would have loved to use Photoshop for some of his paintings if it was available back then, but if you take a picture from Picasso and recreate it in Photoshop, it’s not going to be the same picture and it can hardly be used to demonstrate Picasso’s brush techniques.

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Who knows, it could have been a translator error. Those happen all the time. Maybe one of the scribes meant to put in Xe but they made a mistake and wrote He.

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TV’s Frink said:

chyron8472 said:

TV’s Frink said:

Why does God have to be a “He” anyway?

He doesn’t. Our language doesn’t have a gender-neutral pronoun for a single individual and I’m not sure if the Hebrews and Greeks had one either.

No.

CatBus said:

TV’s Frink said:

Why does God have to be a “He” anyway?

Lazy sexist, was lazy.

Yes.

Just call God “It.” If God exists, it’s neither male nor female.

I prefer “They”. “It” is too singular and impersonal.

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Can an Australian have their world view turned upside down?

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dahmage said:

Can an Australian have their world view turned upside down?

Nope, just upside up!

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dahmage said:

dahmage said:

Can an Australian have their world view turned upside down?

Nope, just upside up!

You’re assuming the traditional alignment of Earth as seen in maps and photos is the objectively true one. But look what happens when you do this:

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DuracellEnergizer said:

dahmage said:

dahmage said:

Can an Australian have their world view turned upside down?

Nope, just upside up!

You’re assuming the traditional alignment of Earth as seen in maps and photos is the objectively true one. But look what happens when you do this:

you’re assuming the earth is flat and rectangular.

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dahmage said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

dahmage said:

dahmage said:

Can an Australian have their world view turned upside down?

Nope, just upside up!

You’re assuming the traditional alignment of Earth as seen in maps and photos is the objectively true one. But look what happens when you do this:

you’re assuming the earth is flat and rectangular.

I assume no such thing.

The Earth is cylindrical.

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DuracellEnergizer said:

dahmage said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

dahmage said:

dahmage said:

Can an Australian have their world view turned upside down?

Nope, just upside up!

You’re assuming the traditional alignment of Earth as seen in maps and photos is the objectively true one. But look what happens when you do this:

you’re assuming the earth is flat and rectangular.

I assume no such thing.

The Earth is cylindrical.

The Earth is an oblong sphere. C’mon, Duracell.

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dahmage said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

dahmage said:

dahmage said:

Can an Australian have their world view turned upside down?

Nope, just upside up!

You’re assuming the traditional alignment of Earth as seen in maps and photos is the objectively true one. But look what happens when you do this:

you’re assuming the earth is flat and rectangular.

But there’s no real sense of directionality in space. We only have the notions of upside down and right side up because Earth’s gravity pulls us down. While there is gravity in space, that concept does not exist.

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yhwx said:

dahmage said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

dahmage said:

dahmage said:

Can an Australian have their world view turned upside down?

Nope, just upside up!

You’re assuming the traditional alignment of Earth as seen in maps and photos is the objectively true one. But look what happens when you do this:

you’re assuming the earth is flat and rectangular.

But there’s no real sense of directionality in space. We only have the notions of upside down and right side up because Earth’s gravity pulls us down. While there is gravity in space, that concept does not exist.

the enemies gate is down.

boom, i win.

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yhwx said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

dahmage said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

dahmage said:

dahmage said:

Can an Australian have their world view turned upside down?

Nope, just upside up!

You’re assuming the traditional alignment of Earth as seen in maps and photos is the objectively true one. But look what happens when you do this:

you’re assuming the earth is flat and rectangular.

I assume no such thing.

The Earth is cylindrical.

The Earth is an oblong sphere. C’mon, Duracell.

Oblate spheroid

I win.

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The universe is fine-tuned for life, because if it wasn’t, there would be no life to ask why the universe is fine-tuned for life.

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That is the gist of it 😛

It’s more profound than one might think at first glance. The idea that the rules of the physical universe bend toward a certain result is compelling. We also might consider it in terms of maximalization: where matter arranges itself on the most fundamental level in order to create the most complex and varied existence possible. I think that sounds more sensible than the idea that stuff just is the way it is because.

The blue elephant in the room.

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Mrebo said:

I think that sounds more sensible than the idea that stuff just is the way it is because.

I’m not sure if Bruce Hornsby will agree with you.

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Mrebo said:

On one of my many dubiously open tabs I’ve had something I’ve wanted to share. Thought provoking for theists and non-theists about the nature of consciousness and design in the universe (crossing my fingers I copied the right url):

https://aeon.co/essays/cosmopsychism-explains-why-the-universe-is-fine-tuned-for-life

A shame the author appears to define theism solely by the traditionalist Abrahamic take on theism. As I’ve mentioned previous, I don’t believe in a God who is simultaneously omnipotent and omnibenevolent, and I know Zoroastrians don’t, Hindus probably don’t, etc, etc.

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Mrebo said:

That is the gist of it 😛

It’s more profound than one might think at first glance. The idea that the rules of the physical universe bend toward a certain result is compelling. We also might consider it in terms of maximalization: where matter arranges itself on the most fundamental level in order to create the most complex and varied existence possible. I think that sounds more sensible than the idea that stuff just is the way it is because.

The universe already tends towards maximum entropy or disorder.

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If the universe were different, life would simply evolve in a different way to accommodate that. We can’t imagine how that would happen because our thinking is bound by our own universe.