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  • Pat Collins
    Folks, Once I took this Philosophy course, on the final test there where ten question, I could not answer one of them, I got an A . And then in my last year I
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      Folks,

      Once I took this Philosophy course, on the final test
      there where ten question, I could not answer one of
      them, I got an "A".

      And then in my last year I took "Metaphysics", on the
      final they almost expelled me because the professor
      caught me looking into the soul of the student next
      to me.

      ... Pat





      >From: "Sue McPherson" <sue@...>
      >Reply-To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
      >To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
      >Subject: Re: [existlist] the irrational
      >Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 19:44:03 -0000
      >
      >Well, it was just a joke, like many other jokes
      >that are told on-list. It wasn't meant to be taken
      >apart to that extent. The man wouldn't have had
      >much time to make a decision. To me, the first
      >thought would be that here is an opportunity to
      >put the question of God to the test. The idea you
      >mention would have come after that.
      >
      >Sue McPherson
      >
      >
      >----- Original Message -----
      >From: "Lorna Landry" <lornalandry@...>
      >To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
      >Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2003 7:19 PM
      >Subject: Re: [existlist] the irrational
      >
      >
      > >
      > > Sue,
      > > You would think an agnostic, who does not deny God's existence but
      >claims
      >that knowledge is unknowable either way wouldn't be stupid enough to
      >'hedge'
      >his bets!...at least in the example of the drowning man here. If he cannot
      >claim either way whether or not God exists, I would imagine he would be
      >right in there dragging the guy to safety - just in case he may have to
      >answer for it later!
      > > Lorna
      > >
      > > Sue McPherson <sue@...> wrote:Mark,
      > >
      > > No, it isn't proof, but that's not the point. Obviously,
      > > the man's not going to be saved unless someone
      > > helps him.
      > >
      > > It's religious people who claim that God will help
      > > them, or that it's God's will if they die. Another
      > > religious believer, happening along, would likely
      > > interpret that situation to mean that god had let
      > > them be there, just at this moment, to help. Even
      > > an atheist might help, knowing that God does not
      > > exist and he himself is the drowning person's last
      > > chance. But agnostics believe there is no proof
      > > either way, that God exists or doesn't. There is no
      > > reason for them to believe. Just because this is
      > > their belief, and they have not taken the leap of
      > > faith, to believe or not believe, means that they
      > > would be more likely to want to see* proof.
      > >
      > > Sue McPherson
      > >
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: "Mark Tindall" <mbtin@...>
      > > To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
      > > Sent: Saturday, January 11, 2003 10:33 PM
      > > Subject: Re: [existlist] the irrational
      > >
      > >
      > > > Sue wrote:
      > > >
      > > > > The drowning man is appealing to God to save him.
      > > > > Thus, the agnostic might think, Well if I don't do anything,
      > > > > but wait and see, and the man actually gets out of his
      > > > > dire predicament, then that's proof that God answered
      > > > > his prayers. But if he drowns, then there couldn't be a
      > > > > God.
      > > >
      > > > Is it really proof either way?
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Mark
      > > >
      > >
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