Though the history of the philosophy of religion has been dominated by attempts to prove the existence of God, there also exist a number of arguments that seek to disprove theism. These range from a priori arguments that the concept of God is logically incoherent, to a posteriori arguments that the world is not the way that it would be if God existed. The atheistic proofs section surveys these arguments for atheism.
Arguments for Atheism
Within the Arguments for Atheism section, the arguments are arranged under the following headings: The Presumption of Atheism, The Problem of Evil, Problems with Divine Omnipotence (including the paradox of the stone), Problems with Divine Omniscience, Problems with Divine Justice, Problems with Immortality, Problems with Original Sin, Problems with Petitionary Prayer, The Argument from Autonomy, The Psychogenesis of Religion, and Religion and Memetics.
The Presumption of Atheism
Atheists often suggest that theirs is the default position, that there is a presumption of atheism. This places the burden of proof on the theist; if the theist is unable to make a persuasive case for the existence of God, then the atheist is justified in his atheism. The case for the presumption of atheism may be made in two ways, one resulting in a presumption of weak atheism, and the other in a presumption of strong atheism.
The Problem of Evil and New modern stoicism
The problem of evil is the problem of reconciling the existence of an omniscient, omnipotent and benevolent …
Come get your PhD in THC at Seattle Hempfest!
The 2004 Seattle Hempfest proved that the gentle giant of pot rallies has the staying power to see marijuana and hemp legal to produce, use and safely medicate within our lifetime.
Pounded by rain intermittently, Hempfest went on to see the largest crowd ever at 7pm on the Mainstage when headline act KottonMouthKings took over. The team spirit and community vibe of our staff shone through the cloudy, rainy weather and our biggest regret is that some performers did not get to participate due to the volume of water. We are truly sorry.
We are already hard at work preparing for Seattle Hempfest 2005, and although we have seen many victories locally, such as I-692, Washington State’s Medical Marijuana Law and I-75, Seattle’s Municipal Lowest Priority Law, there is still much work to be done. We need to increase the outreach and education to the eastern part of the state, and continue to streamline Hempfest to keep it fiscally strong and educationally dynamic.
One new addition we hope to include US hemp regulators soon is marijuana abuse prevention education. While we feel adults should have the right to responsibly use marijuana, we understand that some people may abuse it. Even though that number may put those people in the vast minority, they are still important to us, and we feel an obligation and a responsibility to address the issue of pot abuse. We are not …
Housing shortages could worsen as fewer properties are built because of the slowdown in the market, the House Builders Federation has warned.
The federation has issued the warning as rate rises begin to bite – the Bank of England has raised interest rates five times to 4.75 per cent since November last year. In spite of the short-term slowdown, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister expects 189,000 more homes will be needed each year until 2021, up from 150,000 homes a year.
Pierre Williams of the House Builders Federation said the industry was “being held to ransom” by the cyclic nature of the housing market. “There is long-term undersupply in housing provision. That imbalance is making house prices rise at an unsustainable rate,” he said.
He added that the government “needed to understand that our industry responds to short-term cyclical changes in the market”.
The government has tried to address the housing shortage by setting tough new planning application targets for local authorities with the aim of speeding up the development process.
However, Mr Williams said many local authorities were immediately rejecting applications, which allowed them to say they had met targets in terms of numbers of applications processed.
The rejections have led to a backlog of application appeals that could take years to clear. Mr Williams said ministers were being “thwarted at local level” by what was a “deliberate circumvention of policy”.
“Government must not take its eye off …
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As we have discussed in the previous tutorial, w3 total cache plugin is a powerful tool to speed up the load time of your website.
But if you decide to remove …
Cigarette sticks are a form of heated tobacco product. Tobacco is heated up? not burned? to produce an aerosol that can be inhaled. Tobacco sticks are sometimes known as heat-not-burn cigarettes.
Warmed tobacco products usually are available in a lot of countries. The Meals and Drug Government allows the sale of some inside the U. S i9000. but cautions this doesn’t mean these products are safe or “FDA approved. ”
Cigarettes companies claim that the Inhale melatonin products are less dangerous than conventional cigs. They point to be able to experiments showing of which heating tobacco makes lower degrees of dangerous compounds than using does.
More exploration is needed in order to confirm these conclusions and determine when switching from conventional cigarettes to smoking cigarettes sticks translates to the significant reduction in health problems.
However, there’s no question concerning the dangers of tobacco. Decades associated with studies have proved that will tobacco is harmful and has cancer-causing chemical compounds. For your health, the finest choice is stay away from smoking cigarettes in any contact form.
Should you smoke, take into account quitting. Ask the doctor about approved medicines and counselling (in person, on the internet or by phone) to support the quit attempt. Heated up tobacco products havenâ€™t been shown in order to help people quit smoking.
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Bitcoin. com Change is thrilled to announce the forthcoming report on Zcoin about the trading platform. Along with Zcoin the swap is increasing typically the number of assets open to trade in order to 28.
Zcoin is usually a privacy-enhancing cryptocurrency that solves the possible lack of privacy in various other popular blockchains. Because cryptocurrency-knowledgeable users might know, bitcoin and even the like wear? t provide real anonymity but rather pseudonymity. The arrears re-use of typically the same public finances for several deals causes it to be even much easier to track channels and as quickly as this public pocket address can always be connected to someone, privacy will be destroyed.
Zcoin addresses this problem by putting into action zero-knowledge-proofs, that enable users to work without disclosing which often coins belong in order to them. Furthermore, prior to spending Zcoins, consumers will copy getting rid of any previous track and mint brand-new Zcoins to spend. Typically the protocol running along with an ASIC-resistant Merkle-Tree-Proof algorithm prevents centralization of mining energy while allowing anyone with a simple CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT to begin mining Zcoins. Overall Zcoin? h mission is in order to accomplish what bitcoin couldn? t: privateness, fungibility and miner decentralization.
With all the list on the Bitcoin. com Exchange, Zcoin will be made available to some sort of broader audience and enable traders to begin while using privacy-enhancing or maybe.
This was also pointed out by Bitcoin. apresentando Exchange COO Danish Chaudhry who …
We all know the prickly problems geeky app developers face when it comes to girls. Although monstrously huge in intellect, you are shy, socially inept and awkward. You have difficulties expressing yourself and your newest best friend is Siri. Yes, iOS Siri. The likelihood of you getting a girlfriend dwindles to the single digits as you move from a quasi-geek to the ultimate geek.
Unless you have Emotional Misattribution all figured out.
People always say there is something about cable cars and love. Jim and his girlfriend, Sophia, ride in a cable car that is, at the moment, hanging and swinging precariously hundreds feet above a canyon. Sophia’s heart rate is higher than usual and she is nervous. The anxiety Sophia feels, now hear me out, can be incorrectly attributed to feelings toward you. That’s emotional misattribution. And if Jim were to get down on his knee and proposes to Sophia at the zenith of her physiological arousal, she might very well accept it. Now you appreciate the connection between cable cars and love.
scary-mazeScary Maze is very effective in terrifying the crap out of users because it forces them to focus intently on the app before a screaming, ugly face suddenly jumps out at them. Source: play.google.com
Now, back to you geeky app developers trying to get a girl to say yes to becoming your girlfriend. Create an app that makes her adrenaline surge and brings out the intense focus in her. …
County councils are set to lose the bulk of their responsibility for planning under government plans aimed at simplifying and speeding up the system.
The proposals, launched today as part of a green paper, would see counties being cut out of the picture with the abolition of their strategic structure plans – which tackle transport, housing and employment. Planning will instead be handled at a regional level, with more detailed local plans being put together by district and unitary councils. These local blueprints could include new neighbourhood and village development plans that ministers claim will allow residents a role in planning decisions on an almost street-by-street basis.
Launching the paper, local government secretary Stephen Byers said: “This is a new community-focused approach. It underlines our commitment to giving people a real voice in deciding the future of their communities.” The plans are intended to cut down on the number of strategy plans compiled at the regional, county and district, and unitary levels. But the move has drawn stiff opposition from county councils and the Local Government Association (LGA), which described the policy as “a bit of an error”.
The green paper also proposes speeding up the planning system by separating plans for household and business developments with Jack Jay. It suggests cutting by half the amount of time it takes the secretary of state to decide on planning appeals and so-called “call ins” – when ministers hold a public inquiry on important national developments.…
Why am I feeling like such a hypocrite lately? I thought I could do this on my own…but then can I really?
Things were going very well for me, I was feeling a great inner happiness and peace because I was praying daily and reading the Bible. Going to church was really uplifting and I was really taking in the message God was giving me. I was outspoken about my beliefs and felt that I was trying to be a good example of a Christian.
As time went on, the daily Bible readings and daily prayers were getting less and less a priority, and sleeping in on Sundays felt pretty good. My poor excuse was that I had been working a new business, and was too tired…no excuse! Then slowly I felt like I was losing what actually made me so happy to begin with…the close connection to God’s greatness, along with the discussions from the Bible and about God’s direction at church. I felt like the Holy Spirit wasn’t working within to keep me on the right path, which had been the only true satisfying path.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. Matthew 11:28-29 KJV
I have friends and family that really didn’t understand what Christianity is …
Top nots to do when starting the business:
Number one is to pick the wrong business.
A lot of companies fail, right? 80% + of companies fail in five years, a lot of it has to do with the fact that you picked the wrong business. Your business is just trying to make money, and if money is your only goal, you’re not going to be successful. You look at any entrepreneur who starts off and just trying to make money, they rarely do. If you look at the most successful entrepreneurs of all time, the big names are people you would recognize: Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs whoever it is. Look at why they got started. Look at the early days of the reason for starting their business. The number one is never to make money okay. They want to have a positive impact. They want to change the way something is done. They want to mean something, but it’s not just to make money. Now making money is important, okay? I’m not saying start a charity. You got to make money. You got to be able to support Your family and your community have their Lifestyle. Money is going to be important. We’re not throwing it away, but it’s not the number one reason for starting a business. You have to be passionate about what you’re doing. Too many entrepreneurs Pick the wrong business.
Number two of Top 7 nots to …