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Burning Bosoms

I’ve been spending a good chunk of time at Clark Goble’s blog, Mormon Metaphysics. He posted about the problem of evil. I spent a little time over the past month challenging and examining some ideas that people proposed to overcome the problem of evil.

Things got more interesting (and more verbose all around) when Blake entered the fray (I believe this is Blake Ostler). The discussion has veered to the topic of the validity of “spiritual” experiences as a foundation for knowledge and a philosophical attack on naturalism.

Interesting, wide-ranging discussion.

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  1. mel said,

    September 5, 2007 @ 3:46 pm

    Dude, have you gone mad? :P

    I miss participation in the Bloggernacle not at all. I really enjoyed Clark Goble while I was there — a very decent and intelligent fellow — but all too rare over there. And the context of faith (particularly mormon faith) and science is just too thick. It’s like fresh company in a stale room: worth ignoring the suffocating stench when you start but then it’s not long before the atmosphere becomes too distracting.

    Folks over there, folks like Blake Ostler, will wear you out if they can’t immediately run you off.

  2. Jonathan Blake said,

    September 5, 2007 @ 3:52 pm

    I’m a glutton for punishment, or what did I call it before? Challenge? ;)

    My desire for this stuff waxes and wanes. I lose interest if someone refuses to meet me halfway in understanding or if it’s not challenging enough. Or if I feel like someone is just throwing a lot of words at me that lack coherent thought. That’s always frustrating, like fighting the Hydra.

    I’m determined to not be run out of town.

  3. Lincoln Cannon said,

    September 5, 2007 @ 6:53 pm

    mel, I’m not sure I understand what you mean by this:

    “And the context of faith (particularly mormon faith) and science is just too thick.”

    Are you antagonistic to both Mormonism and science — or just the combination of the two? If it’s the combination, you really aren’t going to like me. ;-)

  4. mel said,

    September 5, 2007 @ 8:58 pm

    I’m sure I’ll like you just fine, Lincoln. I’ve been where you are and you have my sympathy. ;)

  5. Lincoln Cannon said,

    September 5, 2007 @ 9:01 pm

    Are you sure?

  6. mel said,

    September 7, 2007 @ 9:05 am

    What, you have reason to doubt? ;)

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