Paul Hazelden commented on Adrian Roberts's blog post Ayn Rand and Objectivism.
"I'm fascinated by Ayn Rand, but have to admit that I have never read any of her books.  I seem to recall that Atlas Shrugged was close to the top of my 'read-this-next' pile for a while, but it never reached the top.   This seems like a fair…"
Tuesday
Adrian Roberts posted a blog post
I’m going to throw a curve-ball into this forum which has so far been impeccably liberal and politically correct. My fascination with Ayn Rand’s ideas and ideals is the nearest I will get to a sado-masochistic relationship with someone devastatingly…
Jun 26
Adrian Roberts commented on Paul Hazelden's blog post The Parable of the IT Project
"The Parable is about Computer Software; the Thought is about people and their problems. 
The difference is that IT software is logical; people aren't. An IT solution works for all systems of the same type; people show much greater variation, they…"
Jun 25
Adrian Roberts commented on Paul Hazelden's blog post The Plan
"I can see the ideal behind this, the desire to be transparent and avoid corruption. But we would need to be a lot more careful with our language. "Get Power" in isolation sounds rather sinister especially when it appears first on the list. Democracy…"
Jun 20
Adrian Roberts commented on Paul Hazelden's blog post Assisted Dying
"Paul: Your thoughts on the subjects of Assisted Dying and Suicide are of interest to me personally and professionally. On a personal level I am thankful that so far it has only been a theoretical interest, but professionally I had considerable…"
Apr 10
Adrian Roberts commented on Mark Collins's blog post The story of Adam & Eve - Literal, Allegorical or just a fairy tale?
"Paul: I think that what I mean is that if you reject the apparent certainties that are stated as such by the Calvinists, then what replaces them seems to be woolier. Perhaps people like me who have internalised a Greek way of thinking are too…"
Apr 10
Adrian Roberts commented on Mark Collins's blog post The story of Adam & Eve - Literal, Allegorical or just a fairy tale?
"Exactly. Well-meaing Christians accept that parts of the bible are difficult to accept, but then try to have it both ways. Relatively recently a Christian friend said to me that he doesn't believe in a literal Adam and Eve, so I said "you would have…"
Mar 28
Adrian Roberts commented on Paul Hazelden's article Christianity: the Sovereignty of God
"Paul
 
Your perception of my thought processes is probably fair. You say:
 
“It seems to me that your struggles with the problem of suffering make absolute sense if you believe in the God described by Saint Augustine.  More than that, I think…"
Mar 18
Mark Collins commented on Adrian Roberts's blog post Personal Statement
" We are both very different to the two people that shared accomodation all those years ago at the University of Surrey. The one thing I remember about visiting your family was that they seemed very different to my family (who weren't religious at…"
Mar 13
Adrian Roberts commented on Paul Hazelden's blog post The Divine Right of Voters
"We in the West have always believed that it is self-evident that democracy is the best and only way to run a country. We are incredulous that anyone could possibly believe otherwise, and we have been prepared to fight neo-colonial wars to force…"
Jan 16
Adrian Roberts commented on Paul Hazelden's article Universal Basic Income
"My thoughts following our Zoom debate yesterday:
On the face it, Universal Basic Income [UBI] sounds like a great idea. But the implementation would be problematic, and it is not clear that it would ultimately work as a social and economic…"
Nov 20, 2021
Adrian Roberts commented on Paul Hazelden's article Christianity: the Sovereignty of God
"Paul
To reply to your last two posts: When it comes to feeding birds, it may well suffice to say that God’s Sovereignty implies only being the “final cause”, i.e. that he creates conditions in which a species or a population of birds can survive,…"
Oct 26, 2021
Adrian Roberts commented on Paul Hazelden's article Christianity: the Sovereignty of God
"We were discussing this question on the previous website, the predecessor to Just Human?, and I have been meaning to reply to Paul’s post on the Sovereignty of God. Some of the following is a copy and paste of that discussion, modified to respond to…"
Oct 12, 2021
Adrian Roberts is going to Discussion: Ethical Foreign Policy
Oct 9, 2021
Adrian Roberts commented on Paul Hazelden's article Humanism
"Paul 
I think there are problems if you try to define any of these terms - religion, science, humanism - too closely. Scientists, Theologians, and Philosophers of all opinions try to make exact definitions, but these rarely fit the real world. 
I do…"
Oct 1, 2021
Adrian Roberts commented on Paul Hazelden's article Humanism
"It seems to me that there are two strands to Humanism. There is the aspect of treating other people well, of being caring and respectful and non-discriminatory. And there is the epistemological aspect of how we arrive at truth: Humanists would say…"
Sep 27, 2021
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