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06-28-2012, 09:23 AM
Post: #1
We talked about this in philosophy class today:

Is something holy because the gods approve of it, or do the gods approve of it because it is holy?
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06-28-2012, 10:38 AM
Post: #2
The answer to the question is, "we made up the gods".

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06-28-2012, 11:06 AM
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(06-28-2012 10:38 AM)Hawkins Wrote:  The answer to the question is, "we made up the gods".

Assume they did exist. Socratic philosophy assumes a divine knower of wisdom.
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06-28-2012, 12:19 PM
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If they do actually exist I believe It'd go "The gods approve it, therefore it is holy".

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06-28-2012, 12:50 PM
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The gods approve of a lot of things, don't they? Hell, if they approve of me, does that make me holy? xD

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06-29-2012, 06:56 PM
Post: #6
how will we know if the gods approve of it?
aside from that i think the answer would be both
are the gods themselves holy?

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06-30-2012, 12:57 PM
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(06-28-2012 12:50 PM)Zlogonje Wrote:  The gods approve of a lot of things, don't they? Hell, if they approve of me, does that make me holy? xD

You do point out a valid. Point. I also like that idea. Tounge I'm holy too! :3
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03-14-2016, 09:39 AM
Post: #8
Philosophy is to step back from life and observe every corner, turn, hole, and crack in an effort to understand things.
What is "holy"?

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"There is nothing so inspiring, so filled with peace, happiness, perfect health, joy, and contentment as the development of the spiritual nature."
- H. Spencer Lewis, founder of the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC. 1915.
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03-14-2016, 12:38 PM
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I had this professor who made us argue this but from a monotheistic perspective. Which I said makes the question irrelevant.

The catch can only be from a polytheistic point of view. In polytheism some gods approve of some things that others don't etc.

In monotheism there is only one god and its principle is whatever it feels at the moment is right and holy.

I made this case in my paper and used the bible as my source for how the abrahamic God is an evil dick (see evilbible.com) like killing babies, selling your kids into slavery etc

She was super christian. But gave me the grade I deserved instead of the one she most definitely felt I should get. So good on her for being unbiased in her grading.
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03-14-2016, 01:19 PM
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You're lucky there was no bias! I've had a tutor like that..

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