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The Courtier's Reply - a change of mind [Jun. 6th, 2008|01:28 am]
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Further thoughts...


I realise PZ was right all along. Having examined again the review of TGD that he was respoding to when he wrote the Courtier's Reply, I can see definite "Emperor's New Clothes" similarities - that Dawkins needed to "engage with religious thought", implying no need to engage with the truth of religion before that engagement.

There was a subtlety in this matter I had missed, such as the use of the term "theology" for discussions of proof of God is in itself question-begging, as would be the use of the term "UFOlogy".

Ah well. It was fun being pedantic.
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-06-06 12:53 am (UTC)
Welcome to the Borg. You have been assimilated. :)
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-06-06 01:00 am (UTC)
I learnt from John Wilkins at the evolving thoughts blog that theology isn't actually the study of God. Theology is the study of theology. God is just assumed. So there would be no more need for Dawkins to engage serious theology than to engage serious leprechaunology.
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[User Picture]From: zarbi
2008-06-06 01:04 am (UTC)
I guess this means you sort of start with God, and then justify him, rather than by starting with zilch and seeing what you come up with? So the whole thing is begging the question?
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-06-06 01:09 am (UTC)
Where is your faith Steve? If you just 'know' that God exists then why justify him? You need to open your heart to God, blah, blah, blah....

Brian.
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-06-11 05:43 pm (UTC)
Steve, forgive me for having neglected to promptly answer to your reply in the previous post on this same topic (I have been extremely busy during the past few days). I was about to do it now, but your change of mind kind of makes my proposition redundant. Not that I had anything ground-breaking to say, believe me.

Cheers

decius

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[User Picture]From: zarbi
2008-06-11 06:23 pm (UTC)
I welcome all comments, no matter how delayed.
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