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Introduction
Our basic framework (Particles, People and Purpose) divides all of reality into three parts: physical, social and spiritual. This enables us to talk about each part in a constructive way, because each one requires us to use different…
Sep 27
Paul Hazelden commented on Paul Hazelden's article Morality: An Introduction
"Mark, perhaps I'm misunderstanding you, but this 'pragmatism' you describe seems to me to be a clear example of option two: morality is an invented story.  It is invented for the pragmatic reason that it is useful, hence the article I linked to,…"
Sep 19
Mark Collins commented on Paul Hazelden's article Human Identity
"Do I exist in the past, present and future simultaneously?  I believe there are models that suggest that every moment is an on going process. "According to theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli, time is an illusion: our naive perception of its flow…"
Sep 13
Mark Collins commented on Paul Hazelden's article Morality: An Introduction
"Option three - pragmantism - e.g. The Golden Rule is pragmatic in that if I treat others well I may more likely treated well myself. Evolution has perhaps delivered what we call 'moral behaviour' as a pragmatic development that creates a more…"
Sep 13
Brian Monahan commented on Paul Hazelden's article Universal Basic Income
" Hi Paul,
This could be the basis for an exciting and potentially viable proposal for pursuing a UBI-style economy.   Yes, this is primarily a tax reform - but it would have enormous ramifications for the entire economy.   It could offer all sorts…"
Sep 13
Brian Monahan commented on Paul Hazelden's article Politics: Some Underlying Issues
"A good summary of issues and influences upon decisions and their making thereof.   Concerning Issue 11, this could also be summarized as Short Term vs Long Term, as per Steve's impassioned discussion on Zoom.   The issue of a "planning horizon" of…"
Sep 13
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Sep 12
Paul Hazelden commented on Paul Hazelden's article Christianity: the Sovereignty of God
"I think this is a category error: when people say that God feeds the birds of the air, they are recognizing Him as the 'final cause', the one who set up the whole wonderful and complex web of life; they are also expressing trust in Him.  God feeds…"
Sep 12
Paul Hazelden commented on Paul Hazelden's blog post You Are Not Your Brain
"Mark,
I think your question is reasonable, but it presupposes a different understanding of what the Biblical writers and modern theologians understand by these terms - which is entirely understandable, given that the mechanics of resurrection are…"
Sep 12
Mark Collins commented on Paul Hazelden's article Christianity: the Sovereignty of God
"'Not really providing a solution'. Religion has never provided solutions, just random explanations that when it comes down to it are all variants on 'God moves in mysterious ways'. Of course sometimes religious communities engage in practical help…"
Sep 12
Mark Collins commented on Paul Hazelden's article Christianity: the Sovereignty of God
"How about when the bird starves - is this God withholding his feeding?"
Sep 12
Mark Collins commented on Paul Hazelden's blog post You Are Not Your Brain
"So if the Nephesh is the body/physical being, resurrection of the cremated is a recreation rather than a resurrection?
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Sep 12
Paul Hazelden commented on Paul Hazelden's blog post You Are Not Your Brain
"Sadly, I have neither read the books nor watched the TV series.  It looks fun.  And it seems to be describing precisely the type of future technology I had in mind when writing this piece.  Consciousness and sentience are attributes of living…"
Sep 10
Paul Hazelden commented on Paul Hazelden's blog post You Are Not Your Brain
"From Don: is the food in my body part of me?  Is my hair part of me - and am I less myself when I get my hair cut?
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Sep 6
Paul Hazelden commented on Paul Hazelden's article Christianity: the Sovereignty of God
"Mark, I think this is another topic which needs its own page... I can't quite believe we have not covered it already.
But, quickly: as I understand it, the usual meaning of the terms are that theists believe that one or more gods exist, atheists…"
Aug 30
Mark Collins commented on Paul Hazelden's article Christianity: the Sovereignty of God
"Is atheism a belief system?  Well it depends. If you assert 'There is no God' then that is a belief.  If you say 'I see no evidence for your description of God', then that, I would say, wouldn't be asserting belief, it's rejecting the belief of…"
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