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Gödel himself asserted that his result applied to theology: he submitted that there exists a Transcendent Truth of the divine kind. Being the greatest logician ever, and probably the greatest intellect ever, it’s best not to resort to “authorities” such as Torkel Franzén or any other “debunker of all things religious”.


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I answer with the authority of being a native German speaker and having graduated in philosophy ;) Back-world is a bad translation here. Presumably, the translator has mistaken the term "Hinterweltler" as being a misspelling and semantically identical to the word "Hinterwäldler", which means backwoodsmen or hillbillies. The German original "Hinterwelt" ...


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Ok, first point... The seven deadly sins do not relate to actions or behaviors specifically, but to the moral contexts surrounding actions and behaviors. They are not mutually exclusive; they are more like aspects of a single problematic. The point of this isn't to say: "This action represents wrath; that action represents greed." The goal is to be able to ...


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If you really want to "analyze" this, it would be better if you used the scientific method. But you could also try this. Test how religion, though based in just thought, can affect people in incomprehensible ways to atheists. Ex. Ask a group of Muslims if they were stranded on an island with nothing but beer to drink, would they do so? Then collect the ...


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This answer only provides some references that might be worth exploring in searching for the desired tools relevant to SOPHERE's conference call for abstracts. (The deadline for submissions was last July so I assume this question is to help the OP better explore this field.) In Mark Wynn's overview of the phenomenology of religion, the bibliography cites ...


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Several responses to my question are technical and are only of interest to logicians, not the general public. I admit that in the serious analysis of important questions, strict definitions and rigorous application of agreed rules are important for accuracy. However, you can't convince Colin Hunt that God exists using the equations of quantum mechanics. ...


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