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Topic: Re: ONE proof of God. Which One?
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kamerm

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Registered: 12/13/04
Re: ONE proof of God. Which One?
Posted: Jan 6, 2014 8:40 PM
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Peter Olcott wrote:
> On 1/6/2014 7:26 AM, kamerm wrote:
>> Peter Olcott wrote:
>>> On 1/6/2014 6:33 AM, kamerm wrote:
>>>> Peter Olcott wrote:
>>>> ...

>>>>> Through analytical reasoning it has been determined that both
>>>>> belief and disbelief are always incorrect even when their
>>>>> conclusions are true. Both belief and disbelief form definite
>>>>> conclusions on the basis of less than complete proof, so both of
>>>>> them are essentially liars.
>>>>> The above statement proves itself true entirely on the basis of
>>>>> the meaning of its words. The only truth that can be completely
>>>>> relied upon is truth that can be completely verified entirely on
>>>>> the basis of the meaning of its words.

>>>>
>>>>
>>>> dynamical systems such as living humans by definition sequester
>>>> (hide) far mor information than they display.
>>>>
>>>> If you are to act effectively in a world governed by dynamical
>>>> systems, as a dynamical system, and as part of dynamical systems,
>>>> then you must always act on the basis of knowledge insufficient for
>>>> certainty, or not act as all. However, if you continually fail to
>>>> act, then you surrender both your
>>>> capabilities as a dynamical system, and once misfortune comes your
>>>> way and you fail to act, your status as a dynamical system.
>>>>
>>>> Note that this discusses action only as overt motion. Mystical
>>>> considerations relevant to the causes/non-causes of the overt
>>>> action per a.z & a.p.t are not intended in this statement.
>>>>
>>>> -k
>>>>
>>>>

>>> I agree with everything you said.
>>>
>>> My purpose was to show that it is logically incorrect for humans to
>>> be so damn sure of themselves. Both atheists and believers commit
>>> this humongous error.
>>>
>>> My point was to show that it is an error in an absolute sense. In a
>>> sense independent of a point of view, or a fallible human opinion.
>>> My position on this matter completely proves itself entirely on the
>>> basis of the meaning of its words.
>>>
>>> Only positions that completely prove themselves true entirely on the
>>> basis of the meaning of their words can be completely relied upon.

>>
>>
>> then Truth is reduced to math, and more flexible words like "useful",
>> "timely", "appropriate", "suitable", "convenient" become the standard
>> outside of formal language. not a bad (or unique) notion, really :-)
>>
>> in what way to you find notions of Deity/s useful or inappropriate?,
>> and if "useful",
>> => how are notions of Deity/s "appropriate" for discussions with
>> atheists in alt.atheism (who have apriori already declared Deity/s
>> unsuitable), or folks considering Truth (though "Validity" is more
>> precise) in formal systems in alt.logic or alt.math?
>>
>> Note that for my own part, following convention, i prefer reserving
>> "Valid" for formal language, "Truth" for well demonstrated mappings
>> of physical phenomena onto formal systems, and "Useful" and its
>> peers for all else. However, this being alt.*, am happy to follow
>> suit with anyone who gives some indication of how their terms are
>> being used at the moment ;-D -k
>>
>>

> In order to mathematically optimize existence the basis must be truth.


by definition

but we can make plenty good progress by successive approximations, while
we're waiting for the ultimate truth and accompanying theorems and protocols
on how to parse and apply it to show up ;-)

-k





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