And I said that you have no grounds to believe this, which is fine, but don't pretend that it's a logical position to hold. You keep rambling on and on about how materialistic atheism is somehow a logical and reasonable conclusion, when it is anything but. Yes, it's an axiom, but that does not excuse it from being a faith position.
Axioms are completely logical. They may be "faith" positions, but, like I've already said like, three times, they're completely necessary, which makes them logical and rational. Stop trying to say they aren't. They are.
Materialism says that life is the product of random, unguided processes. This would include the neurological structure of the brain, i.e. how the brain works. If you deny this, then what do you propose in its place?
You mean evolution? That's not random. And even if our brains are a result of random processes, this does not make them random themselves.
Yes, the truth can be quite hilarious.
If it quacks like a duck...
Like I said, call them what you will, but they aren't illogical.
Blah blah blah I have faith blah blah blah considering we have positive evidence for God blah blah blah God is good blah blah blah.
Whoa, wait a second -- positive evidence for God? Care to share some of this "evidence"?
I'm not ignoring anything. You're just not saying anything...
I'm saying that God didn't have to make things the way they are. Why is not having free will bad?
It's not the only thing you apparently keep forgetting. I can't count the number of times people on these boards have told you that Orthodox do not believe in this notion of Original Sin and Atonement that you think we do. It's not the basis for anything in our faith.
What on earth are you talking about?
Why did Jesus have to die, if not to correct original sin?
Not my job to amuse you.
Then what the heck am I paying you for?
...Oh, right. I don't pay you. It's not your job to do anything at this forum.
You are purely based on faith. If I want to know what you think I'll read the bible and then read some transcription of that written by the Orthodoxy Church.
If I want to open up your mind I would have to get my ideas published in the bible or the transcription of that written by the Orthodoxy Church. You do not afford yourself the luxiory of thinking.
You seem very intelligent however your logic seems illogical. I like that you try to introduce the concept that logic and reasoning are simply beliefs, however I don't agree on this. I do get a bit frustrated with regards to my conversations with you because your responses with regards to your stance do often get mixed up with the stance of your Orthodoxy. I would like to view you as an individual but you do not afford me that luxiury.
I was surprised with regards to Achronos' stance on thinking so have posted something that I was hoping would get a reaction, I was hoping he would backtrack and suggest that he does engage his own brain towards thinking things through rather than strictly adhere to what he is told by his spiritual advisors. I am sure he is a thinker so maybe he has a little bit of devil in him.
If he doesn't think then it seems to be a waste of god's gift (his intellect and reasoning capacity) to him.