• Jackson
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    Philosophy is for talking about religion, among other things.baker

    I never heard of that. Why do you believe philosophy is for talking about religion? Isn't religion for talking about religion?
  • baker
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    Why do you believe philosophy is for talking about religion?Jackson

    For one, because many philosophers do just that: They use philosophy to talk about religion.
  • Jackson
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    For one, because many philosophers do just that: They use philosophy to talk about religion.baker

    Why isn't religious talk about religion?
  • baker
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    Why isn't religious talk about religion?Jackson

    It is; but to religiously talk about religion can only take place in an actual religious setting (e.g. a church, the living room of a religious person, a religion forum), where the people involved actually are religious.

    Typical for philosophical talk about religion is that those philosophers are typically religiously unaffiliated, and the discussion takes places in a non-religious setting.
  • baker
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    Love can be bad when you only love your country, humility can be bad when you have no self respect, kindness can be bad when severity is required, ect. They are not virtues at that point, but neither is faith still faith when you use it to blow up schools ectGregory

    This sounds like a worldly understanding of the matter.
  • Jackson
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    This sounds like a worldly understanding of the matter.baker

    And why is that wrong?
  • baker
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    It has no explanatory or didactic power.
  • Jackson
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    It has no explanatory or didactic power.baker

    You mean because it does not align with your religious dogma?
  • baker
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    *sigh*

    Go back and reread the discussion. How does explaining things the way Gregory did help you in any way?
  • Jackson
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    Go back and reread the discussion. How does explaining things the way Gregory did help you in any way?baker

    He explained it quite well. He was talking about how people express faith.
  • baker
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    He said
    In fact it seems that all virtues can be turned to evilGregory

    If something can be turned to evil, then it's not a virtue to begin with.
  • Jackson
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    If something can be turned to evil, then it's not a virtue to begin with.baker

    No. Aristotle's Ethics is a long discourse on exactly how virtue is a mean between extremes.
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