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Now the #librarians are plotting how confident they are with different aspects of digital using this rather groovy Socratic Wheel #discoverSHIFT #digital #library #librariansofinstagram #librarian #Macclesfield #socrates #socraticquestioning #socraticthinker

So thankful for my beautiful mom! Wouldn’t be where I am today and definitely couldn’t navigate this life without her. Moms are like bees, sometimes they sting but not meant to be harmful and you can’t grow without them. 🐝🌺😊 #soenlightened #socraticthinker #lovemymommy

As C. S. Lewis put it in his book Miracles:
"Thus a strict materialism refutes itself for the reason given long ago by Professor Haldane: “If my mental processes are determined wholly by the motions of atoms in my brain, I have no reason to suppose that my beliefs are true . . . and hence I have no reason for supposing my brain to be composed of atoms.” (Possible Worlds, p. 209) . . . [Naturalism] discredits our processes of reasoning or at least reduces their credit to such a humble level that it can no longer support Naturalism itself."[1]
- [1] C. S. Lewis, Miracles (New York: Touchstone, 1975), 24. -

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*On what bases do we object to other actions?
*Does majority opinion make morals absolute?
*would it be immoral of me to reject the consensus of the people if no absolutes moral law existed?
*is subjective morality binding for me?
*If I murder someone, do others have the right to prosecute me for a crime?
Assume that there is no Objective Moral Law, how would you answer these questions? Suppose I did murder, and you either attempted to stop me or desire to charge me for a crime. If I decide my morality then any attempt to stop me would be an attempt to stop goodness because to me alone murder would be good and for others to charge me with a crime would imply they are against goodness since all it takes is my belief that my actions are good, even if they try to stop me. How is that logical or livable? Without an objective standard to compare and evaluate the value and worth of actions then on who's or what authority does anyone have to contradict me? If morality is ultimately subjective, then if I conclude within myself that X is right and then I do X, that alone makes it right, but suppose someone disagrees with me. On what grounds does this person judge or object to my actions? Humans are not perfect, we are flawed and make dozens of mistakes, not only so, we are finite and ignorant on many things, so why would any one person have authority based on subjectivity to criticize my actions? If everyone had their own subjective morality then to object to someone elses set of values presupposes a different and other standard then yourself to which you compare any person's actions to in order to judge its moral status. But no one person is that good that a single person or a group of people can be the ultimate authority to which morality is based.
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Many believe apologetics is something for a chosen few of christianity, but that's completely false. The Bible commands all christians, whatsoever, to engage in apologetics (1 Peter 3:15), although any effort to save souls is to be appreciated and commended, but our ability to actually convince others without scaring them from Hell isn't how it's supposed to be done. We ought to be able knock down objections and maintain dialogue with someone of an opposing view. As is said here, christianity is considered stupid and unfortunately it is in large part due to christians themselves.
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Many people especially christian have a misconception about apologetics that is not true. Arguing for truth is not about being abusive or abrasive, its about using sound reasoning to defend against objections raised against christianity. Many in the church feel that only expressing Christ's love is enough and more Biblical than using apologetics but as Greg koukl states here neither love itself or argumentation itself is adequate to bring people to Jesus. Both are needed but even that is useless without God himself blessing those encounters. We plant but he gives the increase. #gregkoukl #StandToReason #Tactics #logic #CriticalThinker #SocraticThinker #AskGreatQuestions #colombo #Philosophy #Apologectics #Christianity #Presuppositions #WorldViews #Bible #HolySpirit #God #Atheism #Agnostic #Evolution #JesusSaves #Theology #SocraticMethod

We lost the ability to build intimacy with others and lack substance to love eachother. Perhaps if we learned to listen as much as we speak and read well informed books instead of scrolling through our phones we wouldn't be as we are in this generation. #ObjectiveTruth #LoverOfWisdom #Philosophy #ArguingForTruth #Christianity #WorldViews #SocraticThinker #CriticalQuestioner #AskingTheRightQuestions #Substance #Depth #BookLife #StudySoberly #Listen #StopWorshipingIdols #SocialMedia #Celebrities #ReadABook

Being a just person is about being able to "speak the truth in love" without intentionally attempting to insult or denigrate another but also unwilling to sacrifice the truth for personal feelings. If someone is offended, then let it be the truth of your words that do so and not your manners which offend them. #SpeakTheTruthInLove #ArguingForTruth #Christianity #Apologectics #BeWise #Wisdom #Understanding #Humility #Logic #CriticalQuestioner #AskGreatQuestions #Philosophy #Politics #Civility #CivilDiscourse #ReasonTogether #ReasonableFaith #RealityBasedThinking #DeductiveReasoning #InductiveReasoning #AbductiveReasoning #Presuppositions #WorldViews #SocraticThinker #GoodQuestions #BekindBeforeBeingRight #Morality #CaseByCase #instarepost20

And how does that make you feel? #therapistlife #socraticthinker

Throw back from a while ago. (David Hume 'Atheist', An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, ed. Eric Steinberg, 2nd ed. [Indianapolis: Hackett, 1993], 104.) "The point is that Hume helped us to see that we have no good reason (i.e., no good argument) for believing that our ideas resemble the world outside our minds. In fact we don't have good reason (argument) to believe that there is a world outside our minds. Of course, Hume admitted that he couldn't help but believe in an external world that matched his ideas; but this was, he said, because nature is simply too strong for philosophical arguments. Nature won't let us follow reason; we believe by Instinct. And good thing, too; otherwise humans wouldn't have lasted very long. In any case, nature has ensured that our species has lasted at least long enough to realize our predicament, which Hume called the "Whimsical condition of mankind" To echo W.V Quine, the Humeann Condition is The Human Condition". ~ Philosopher Mitch Stokes, PhD. Quoted from Mitch Stokes Book "How to be an atheist, why skeptics aren't skeptical enough"

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Reposting an old one of mine.
"Enquiry of Human Understanding " by David Hume. This is an excerpt from "the science delusion" by Fred smith quoting David Hume who attempts to prove false claims that christianity and Creationism is non testable and therefore not science. This among others things does Smith show by relying on Hume's brilliant assessment of induction and cognitive faculties that the very foundations for how we study the world is presupposed and therefore assumed not arrived at by deduction or certainty. As Richard Dawkins and other detractors say that "faith is blind" or "faith is believing in spite of the evidence" or "faith is not logic" David Hume proves otherwise and should show that those who belittle christians should be less confident in their own powers of observation and intelligence before properly understanding deduction and induction and the limits of science. #DavidHume #Christianity #Apologectics #Skepticism #ProblemOfInduction #InductivePrinciple #GoodQuestions #AskGreatQuestions #IntellectualHumility #IntellectualEmpathy #IntellectualHonesty #IntellectualCourage #IntellectualAutonomy #FredSmith #EnquiryOfHumanUndderstanding #OxfordClassics #TheScienceDelusion #BookLife #BookWorm #CriticalThinker #SocraticThinker #SocraticQuestiong #LoveQuestions #InductiveReasoning #instarepost20

Part 1) The authors of this text are non-Christian, yet have been some of the greatest teachers and role models for me as a developing critical thinker. It sadden me to hear when Dr. Paul passed away a few years back. Hopefully their work continues here educating and refining our critical thinking faculties. #ChristianHistory #Christianity #Apologectics #IntellectualHumility #DrRichardPaul #DrLindaElder #CriticalThinker #AskingTheRightQuestions #Humility #JesusChrist #God #Atheism #Agnostic #Evolution #Skeptics #Darwinism #Epistemology #Philosophy #LogicalThinker #DeductiveReasoning #IntellectualTraits #SocraticThinker #GoodQuestions

How I'm spending my night ♡♡♡. Specifically studying the nature of evidence and Proof and what constitutes these important concepts. Then topping it off with a movie or show. Perhaps either death note, davinci's demons, sherlock Holmes(movie), (you see a pattern here dont you) :) #SocraticThinker #CriticalQuestioner #CriticalThinking #RealityBasedThinking #CriticalThinker #SocraticThinker #AskGreatQuestions #GoodQuestions #ArtOfQuestioning #Christianity #Apologectics #EvidenceForGod #Presuppositions #ObjectiveTruth #Atheism #Agnostic #Evolution #Skeptics #Church #Bible #Christian #Pray #HolySpirit #God #Theology #JesusChrist

Happy Fathers Day ✨✨✨Each passing year the lessons you've taught us become more valuable + true ✨✨ #fathersday #family #love #gratitude ❤️ #read #politics #socraticthinker

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