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Old Jan 7th 2014, 07:58 PM
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That is not implied since to suggest it is assumes human properties apply to God, which is false
Wasn't man made in god's image?
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Old Jan 7th 2014, 08:02 PM
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Thank you and I feel sorry that you are are only able to appreciate true beauty in pale imitation
Imitation of what?

There is a famous painting that is just red. What is it a pale imitation of?
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Wasn't man made in god's image?
Yes, in his image and that does not imply identical of properties
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Imitation of what?

There is a famous painting that is just red. What is it a pale imitation of?
Where art attempts to portray nature it may imitate beauty, paintings that are just red are merely confidence tricks to defraud the rich and stupid
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I see. Well then, I'm sorry that you apparently are unable to partake of that particular benefit of experiencing art. You have my sympathy. I urge you to strive for it if you can, as it's a thing enjoyed and treasured by so many people.

Oh, I am quite able to partake but am aware enough to realise the deception therein
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Imitation of what?

There is a famous painting that is just red. What is it a pale imitation of?
Maybe of some Platonic ideal of redness. I don't know.
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Old Jan 8th 2014, 07:35 AM
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No, there is no coherent secular theory of ethics, which if you have studied philosophy, as you claim, you should know.
I haven't studied anything but even I can come up with a secular theory of ethics. One which is in fact considerably older than Christianity.

Confucius says...
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I haven't studied anything but even I can come up with a secular theory of ethics. One which is in fact considerably older than Christianity.

Confucius says...
Fine describe it and I will explain where it fails

Where is Europe dying by the way?
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That is not implied since to suggest it is assumes human properties apply to God, which is false
You're the one who brought God's bones into it.
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The ethical is not a theory or a set of rules
Really? Tell that to Kant.
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