Adrian Roberts commented on Paul Hazelden's article Christianity: the Sovereignty of God
"Paul
 This is a reply to your post of 12th August 2022, which was a reply to mine of 18th March.
There are two themes here. The first is about the nature of the Christian God. I had said that if he [the bible mainly uses “he”, which may be an…"
Aug 19
Adrian Roberts commented on Paul Hazelden's article Reason
"Paul
Perhaps our understanding is convergent, but not able to completely align.
You say to me: “I think that you, like me, believe that human connection and compassion should shape our beliefs, as well as Reason.  But, in that case, you don't…"
Aug 15
Brian Monahan commented on Adrian Roberts's blog post Ayn Rand and Objectivism.
"Adrian - Thank you for responding. As described, Ayn Rand's philosophy projects an attractive heroic quality which frames the individual's actions to advance their position as being progressive in general. In other words, I can do whatever I want to…"
Jul 21
Adrian Roberts commented on Paul Hazelden's article Reason
"Paul 
I think I am right in remembering that your degree was in Mathematics and Philosphy, which explains why you suggest that Godel’s Incompleteness Theorem is easy to understand! I am afraid that I am more of an amateur in these things, and much…"
Jul 19
Paul Hazelden commented on Adrian Roberts's blog post Ayn Rand and Objectivism.
"My first reply to this blog touched on the subject of reason, but tried to say too much too briefly.  I have filled out the details in a new article (https://just-human.net/articles/reason) and hope it is clearer.
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Jul 17
Adrian Roberts commented on Adrian Roberts's blog post Ayn Rand and Objectivism.
"Brian
It is actually the statement you quote that appeals to me in explaining my fascination with Ayn Rand, despite it’s inherent problems: "the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with…"
Jul 17
Brian Monahan commented on Adrian Roberts's blog post Ayn Rand and Objectivism.
"Interesting. I spent a large part of my career dealing with Reason and Logic as part of my working life in one form or another. This involved mathematical logic, AI, theorem proving, and programming language design and implementation. Now, (formal)…"
Jul 15
Adrian Roberts commented on Adrian Roberts's blog post Ayn Rand and Objectivism.
"Paul: I agree that the practical implications of Ayn Rand’s Objectivism test the limits of Reason, just as Libertarianism, as espoused by her and others, was tested and found wanting by the Covid pandemic. Ironically, at least some of the…"
Jul 6
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…"
Jun 28
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 suffering…"
Mar 18
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