Open Thread, May 1-14, 2013

OK, good.

So, summarizing your account as I understand it and continuing from there:

  • Consider five propositions G1-G5 roughly articulable as follows:
    G1: "there exists a conscious higher Power consistent with the accounts A1 of all believers in Abrahamic religions, though not necessarily identical to that described in any particular account in A1"
    G2: "there exists a conscious higher Power consistent with the accounts A2 of Thomas Monson, where A2 is a subset of A1; any account Antm which is logically inconsistent with A2 is false."

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I don't think I can claim that your rejection of E1 means you are not a SREoE—this community is by far more SR in EE, the way we're talking about it at least, than those who believe G1. I'm not going to go around calling anyone irrational as long as their conclusions do come from a proper evaluation of the evidence.

I can't really claim E2 is that much stronger than E1—many people have access to E2 but don't believe G2.

What I'm trying to figure out is if this community thinks that any SREoE must necessarily reject G1 (based largely on the inconsistency of E... (read more)

Open Thread, May 1-14, 2013

by whpearson 1 min read1st May 2013649 comments


If it's worth saying, but not worth its own post (even in Discussion), then it goes here.