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by Vergil
Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Postmodernity
Replies: 26
Views: 7351

Well, this is similar to the debate between rationalism and empiricism, but it does not deal with the representation theory of ideas, which is what the main argument was about back in the enlightenment. And yes, I do think that 'postmodern' ideas can be read back unto the past, but 'moderns' wouldn'...
by Vergil
Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:50 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Postmodernity
Replies: 26
Views: 7351

I have to agree with Jayelle about the description. Though, there are many strains and digressions. But I will add onto it: Postmodernism also deals a lot with the ideas of relativism (moral, cultural, etc ((which was addressed))) and subjective truth, which is probably the most interesting slice of...
by Vergil
Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Postmodernity
Replies: 26
Views: 7351

Postmodernity

So...what do you all think about postmodernity/postmodernism? Better yet, what do you think are the theological implications of this shift in culture and thought-process? As a young student at a 'Christian' institution, I have encountered a lot of flack for agreeing with some of the positions of pos...
by Vergil
Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:28 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: LIES!
Replies: 14
Views: 4855

It really depends on your idea of Ethics. For example, in the Kantian tradition (Immanuel Kant, German philosopher, transcendental turn), there are certain imperatives. The ones that must always be followed are negative, for example: Do not lie. But he never insists: You must always tell the truth. ...
by Vergil
Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: On forgiveness, etc
Replies: 14
Views: 4633

The Forgiver

Not only can you not forget God, but you cannot forget the person who was wronged. The power of forgiveness does not just rest in the deed done, in someone being forgiven and knowing that, but also in the ability to shape the forgiver into a more compassionate, kind, and more human person. There are...
by Vergil
Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Mere Christianity
Replies: 23
Views: 6990

I am reading it right now, and am fascinated by both his arguments and logical development. The trilemma situation is extremely...confounding? I don't know if that is the right word. But yes. I am enjoying it. EDIT for further comment: I think that Christianity as a religion can be dangerous (all &q...
by Vergil
Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Quotes
Replies: 365
Views: 93573

A collection of a few of my favorites: “All human wisdom is summed up in two words - wait and hope." - Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo "We live, as we dream - alone." - Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness "We'll always have Paris." - Rick Blaine, Casablanca "G...
by Vergil
Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie Rumors, Speculation and Fan Art
Topic: Screenplay.
Replies: 5
Views: 6344

Screenplay.

Why can't we just write our own pweb screenplay? And then let OSC and movie producers read it? It could turn out pretty good...but it may have too many subplots.
by Vergil
Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:23 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Aging as a curable ailment
Replies: 12
Views: 7350

All I think about is, "Would I even want to live forever?" I think I could get rather tired.
by Vergil
Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:11 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Determinism.
Replies: 130
Views: 45308

This kind of seems like Oedipus' problem. He was destined to do the things he did, but he himself carried out his destined, and by his own actions 'fulfilled' prophecy. I find it fascinating that the same questions are debated throughout human history. I wish we could get Sophocles point of view on ...
by Vergil
Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Discrimination against Atheists
Replies: 150
Views: 46100

Sorry, but to go back to the altruism idea. What does a person gain for his self, if he dies for another person? I mean, even people who do not believe in an "afterlife" have given up their own lives for others? Why, if altruism doesn't exist? I am kind of reminded of what Jean-Paul Sartre...

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