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by Robert Arvay
Tue Oct 19, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Atheism, the Bible and Doubt
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Atheism, the Bible and Doubt

I am not an atheist, nor even an agnostic. Keep that in mind, because I am not saying that the Bible promotes atheism. Quite the opposite of course—but there is a passage in the Bible that helps us Jews and Christians to understand why some people are atheist/agnostic, and why we cannot persuade the...
by Robert Arvay
Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Metaphysically Relevant Art-forms
Topic: My New E-book
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Re: My New E-book

I forgot the link is
www.demonwitch.com
for detailed information
by Robert Arvay
Sun Oct 17, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Metaphysically Relevant Art-forms
Topic: My New E-book
Replies: 1
Views: 127

My New E-book

I apologize if this is not the proper forum for this,
but I have published a novel in the form
of a Kindle E-book available on Amazon and at Barnes&Noble
entitled Demonwitch.
by Robert Arvay
Sun Oct 17, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The Three Perceptions: Math, Qualia and Imagination
Replies: 0
Views: 56

The Three Perceptions: Math, Qualia and Imagination

Idealists aver that all of reality is perception. We perceive colors, not as mathematical properties of optics, but rather, as ineffable qualities that cannot be described objectively. Physicalists tend to focus on the mathematics of optics, and to dismiss the qualitative aspects as subjective, and ...
by Robert Arvay
Mon Aug 23, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Does the Universe Have to make Sense? Why?
Replies: 0
Views: 132

Does the Universe Have to make Sense? Why?

I began reading a Sci-Amer article on Naked Singularities, and did not get very far, before I ran into the statement that physical reality has to make sense. Does it? And if so, why? I am asking, of course, from a physicalist standpoint. Ideally or Spiritually, the answer is easy. If the universe is...
by Robert Arvay
Mon Aug 16, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Yet Another Stupid Question in Metaphysics
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Yet Another Stupid Question in Metaphysics

I saw this quite some time ago in a Dilbert comic strip. There was a machine that generates random numbers. One by one, it printed them out. They were: 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, etc, always a nine. Someone said, that does not seem very random to me. Another said, that's the problem with randomness-...
by Robert Arvay
Fri Aug 13, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A Peculiar Question for Metaphysics
Replies: 12
Views: 395

A Peculiar Question for Metaphysics

Here is a question which may strike you as peculiar at first, but if you can resist the temptation to dismiss it out of hand, it may lead you to some interesting metaphysical inquiry. The question arose when, while visiting a friend, I glanced at his cat. Up until then, the cat had not seemed to pay...
by Robert Arvay
Wed Aug 11, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Question about the "Objective world"
Replies: 16
Views: 688

Re: Question about the "Objective world"

Vernon, allow me to reply "outside the box," if I may call it that. Physical reality is every bit as real as consciousness. Conscious perception is part of a hierarchy of interconnected realities. The hierarchy may be thought of as Creator, Creatures (us) Creation (physical reality). This ...
by Robert Arvay
Sat Aug 07, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Are we Living in a Cartoon?
Replies: 0
Views: 129

Are we Living in a Cartoon?

Are we living in a cartoon?
Link below to the image:

http://thegodparadigmdiscussion.blogspo ... -post.html
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by Robert Arvay
Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A Pointless Universe ?
Replies: 16
Views: 801

Re: A Pointless Universe ?

ParadoxZone to Robert, Thanks. My anticipation and your subsequent defensiveness have saved some time. I suppose then, as you fall back predictably on that koan, the next question could be framed as : Can one be human and not worship God? I won't be checking back here for at least 12 hours. If you ...