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by curt
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: Petra Classic
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: Petra Classic

Taste and see...
by curt
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Privacy nonsense
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: Privacy nonsense

You are absolutely right about that. But the fact is that it is not even in our own interest as private citizens that much of government data is available. It could be used by foreign governments too for bad purposes. One should also wonder what would happen if any of the big data collecters decided...
by curt
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Privacy nonsense
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: Privacy nonsense

You are right about the fact that if you want to be completely certain your data is not out there, you have to just stay off the internet. For most people that is no longer possible or at least it will have very important cosequences. 20 years ago it was a lot easier. There are tools that will make ...
by curt
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: CPR
Replies: 197
Views: 5994

Re: CPR

I never got the impression that you meant any disrespect. It is absolutely fair to differ on these matters.
by curt
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: The Petra Zone
Topic: CPR
Replies: 197
Views: 5994

Re: CPR

Let's not forget that it is very hard to discuss these matters since it does depend to a very high degree on personal taste. When the word "professional" is used with regard to arts it is not used in quite the same objective sense as in a business context. However, I agree with Mountain Man that Gre...
by curt
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Privacy nonsense
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: Privacy nonsense

A very interesting topic. Generally privacy is rather overlooked and I think we are accepting way too much mass superveillance all over the world. Many people will say "I have nothing to hide" and that may even be true. But that is not the situation in which all individuals find themselves. And how ...
by curt
Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Vynil's Comeback- Interesting
Replies: 10
Views: 179

Re: Vynil's Comeback- Interesting

An interesting article on the growth of paid-for streaming services: http://www.whathifi.com/news/growth-pai ... y-revenues
by curt
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Atheist Petra Fans
Replies: 111
Views: 10600

Re: Atheist Petra Fans

I think my points are further clarified if we read a little longer: "For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearin...
by curt
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Atheist Petra Fans
Replies: 111
Views: 10600

Re: Atheist Petra Fans

Read the words again: "When Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts..." (Romans 2:14-15) If someone who does not believe (which goes for Ge...
by curt
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Atheist Petra Fans
Replies: 111
Views: 10600

Re: Atheist Petra Fans

According to your quote Gentiles can act as a law unto themselves. Law implies obligation. Thus they can have obligation contrary to what you have claimed. This text contradicts your own points. Furthermore it seems to point to human nature as a source of ethics. It is certainly not incompatible wit...
by curt
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Atheist Petra Fans
Replies: 111
Views: 10600

Re: Atheist Petra Fans

The fact that you compare natural laws with moral law shows a basic misunderstanding. Ethics is conserned with the ought while science is concerned with the is. The first takes an interpretation that is not Scientific. That is why you cannot compare.
by curt
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Atheist Petra Fans
Replies: 111
Views: 10600

Re: Atheist Petra Fans

So it is not right because it is right but because it is written in our heart? You have claimed an atheist cannot have moral obligation. Now you seem to say he can but cannot account for it. You have made moral understanding and obligation dependent on the existence of God. If it is dependent on him...
by curt
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Atheist Petra Fans
Replies: 111
Views: 10600

Re: Atheist Petra Fans

Dear Mountain Man I would like to ask you some questions concerning some of your statements. You wrote: "The fact that man has such an inherent and overwhelming sense of moral obligation is a compelling argument for the existence of God simply because there's no accounting for it in an atheistic uni...
by curt
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Vynil's Comeback- Interesting
Replies: 10
Views: 179

Re: Vynil's Comeback- Interesting

I do agree with quite many of your points. However the change brought about by the internet does not compare to any other changes with regard to to moving from vinyl to cd's and then back again. The younger generation does not see any point in "owning" the music. For what reason if you can still hea...
by curt
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Atheist Petra Fans
Replies: 111
Views: 10600

Re: Atheist Petra Fans

You raise some very interesting points, fiendik. First I don't completely agree with your following claim: "However, I should point out that the difference between those "known for Christianity" and those "known for philosophy" is much more basic than it sounds; one is beginning with the assumption ...