philochristos
 
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About Me:I just found found this web page (9/30/2012). I hope it doesn't become an addiction and keep me from having a real life, but this looks like a lot of fun. I may occasionally defend views that I don't agree with. I do this for two reasons. First, because I think it's fun to play devil's advocate every now and then. Second, because I think defending an opposing view is a great way of learning about that view as well as exposing weaknesses in it and in your own view. In other words, it makes you sharper.
Activities:movies, triathlons, archery
Beliefs:weak foundationalism, moral objectivism, calvinism, compatibilism
Books:_The Freedom of the Will_ by Jonathan Edwards
Movies:Lord of the Rings
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Quotes:"Oh no you di'int!"
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Can we use logic to prove logic?

NKaloms
philochristos

I have read that many philosophers (Gorgias, C.S. Lewis, and others) believe that logic cannot be proved, and that we must assume (have faith in) that logic just works. I find this extremely interesting. At first I was distressed at this thought, for how can we know for certain that anything is certain if can't know that logic is certain. I wrestled with this for a while until I came to an interesting conclusion. The statement that "we cannot know anything for certain, including logic" is in fac...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

If The Universe Has A Cause, That Cause Is A Personal Mind

Rational_Thinker9119
philochristos

I would like to debate Philochristos on this subject as I feel he is one of the most skilled Theists on this site. In this debate we will assume that the universe began to exist, and has a cause. It will be Pro's job to show that this cause is a personal mind, and my job to show why Pro's reasoning doesn't stand up to critical scrutiny. In Pro's last round he will simply put "no argument will be posted, as agreed." My opponent's first arguments will be posted in round one; no acceptan...

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18 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago

Hillary Clinton secretly has gills

farmerjump1
philochristos

Good luck, I shall let my opponent go first. I recommend a highly experienced debater because they will be arguing against blatant facts....

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2 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago

I Think does not mean I AM

Jack_Dead
philochristos

Aim:In this debate, the opponent must prove why I Think equals to the existence of one's selfWhile I will try to disprove such ideaBurden of proof:Since this is more of a philosophical debate, not all arguments must be strictly supported by evidence (but any proof/sources are welcome :P)Rules:Please use the first round as acceptance, you can use the remaining rounds in whatever ways you likeThat being said, have fun and good luck!...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

omniscience and omnipotence equals no freewill

FreeYourMind
philochristos

not going to use 8,000 characters. everything will be taken in clear black and white. commonsense must be needed, thanks. use your brain! ;) If God is all-knowing then He would have already known if you were going to Heaven or Hell before He made you in the first place. He knew every single action you were going to commence before He created you. He knew if you were going to love the world before He made you. How can you say you have freewill (addressed to believers), if there is a source of...

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Updated 1 Year Ago
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