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Is God necessarily superfluous?

why not just get rid of God from the picture? Exactly. Why introduce God in the picture in the first place? To cover the philosophal aspect (i.e., logic): your question implies that a God of whatever ...
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Is God necessarily superfluous?

God has existed ever since the development of language gave parents the ability to lie to their children. Even today when an atheist goes to the funeral of a friend. What does he say to the grieving ...
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Is God necessarily superfluous?

When Pierre-Simon Laplace offered Napoleon Bonaparte a copy his book on astronomy, the latter asked: “I am told that in this great book you have written on the system of the world there is no mention ...
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Is God necessarily superfluous?

According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of the word superfluous is as follows; exceeding what is sufficient or necessary not needed or necessary In the summer of 2015 I converted to Judaism. At ...
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Is God necessarily superfluous?

God is the source of vitality - life and the ability to live. Scientific reasoning enables us to invent stories of a chain of proximate causes of life. The source of vitality transcends all the models ...
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Is God necessarily superfluous?

My answer to your title question: Yes, the concept of God is superfluous. The god-concept from your post is the fiction of a personal cause for events where we do not know a natural cause. But in the ...
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Is free will a third option aside from chance and necessity?

It is indeed a false dichotomy because determinism does not prevent us from having free will. Suppose our future is already determined. Even so, we still don't know it -- in particular, we don't know ...
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Is free will a third option aside from chance and necessity?

Short Answer Yes, if we have free will, it must be a 3rd option besides chance and necessity. I accept Hume's split -- free will is incompatible with either chance or necessity. Slightly longer ...
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Is free will a third option aside from chance and necessity?

The determinism dilemma is a false dichotomy. Nothing in this probabilistic reality is deterministic. Every event is partially random, partially determined by the cause. The real dichotomy is about &...
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Is free will a third option aside from chance and necessity?

No. The free will dilemma is not dependent upon how neatly we can separate the deterministic and random parts of a process. The dilemma is in the fact that no matter what creates your will, that will ...
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