My questions have no agenda seriously. [YOU RESPOND]
Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2008 9:07 PM
Subject: [General Question] why rationality? how far can it take us?
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my questions have no agenda. seriously.
what is your response to kant's "critique of pure reason"? specifically the idea that we do not experience reality directly, but only as filtered through our senses and intellect, and so our reason cannot really tell us about reality in itself?
i guess i'd like to know which you're about: the triumph of rationality or the failure of religion? they're not necessarily the same. and just what is rationality? empiricism?
along slightly different lines, how would you answer camus's big question, i.e., why not kill ourselves?
finally, to play theists' advocate, if there is no god, just how the fuck do you explain the following miracles:
i'm fairly certain they all are (or were) theists. just what makes you so much goddamn smarter than the guy who wrote, "there ain't no devil, that's just god when he's drunk." THERE HAS TO BE A GOD IF HE GETS DRUNK! DUUUUHHHHH!
p.s. what if religion and rationality both turn out to be bullshit? then what are you wiseasses gonna give us? i'm an american, goddammit, i gotta consume SOMETHING....
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