Saturday, January 20, 2018

Infinite regression

Infinite  regression or the other term is Homunculus Fallacy... 

looks like latin mix.. :P 

(also known as: homunculus argument, infinite regress)

Description: An argument that accounts for a phenomenon in terms of the very phenomenon that it is supposed to explain, which results in an infinite regress.
Logical Form:
Phenomenon X needs to be explained.
Reason Y is given.
Reason Y depends on phenomenon X.
Example #1:
Bert: How do eyes project an image to your brain?
Ernie: Think of it as a little guy in your brain watching the movie projected by your eyes.
Bert: Ok, but what is happening in the little guy in your head’s brain?
Ernie: Well, think of it as a little guy in his brain watching a movie...
Explanation: This fallacy creates an endless loop that actually explains nothing.  It is fallacious reasoning to accept an explanation that creates this kind of endless loop that lacks any explanatory value.
Example #2:
Dicky: So how do you think life began?
Ralphie: Simple.  Aliens from another planet seeded this planet with life billions of years ago.
Dicky: OK, but how did that alien life form begin?
Ralphie: Simple.  Aliens from another planet seeded that planet with life.
Explanation: This fallacy can be tricky because maybe it is true that aliens are responsible for spreading life, so the answers might be technically right, but the question implied is how life ultimately began, which this form of reasoning will not answer.
Exception: There might be some exceptions that rely on high-level epistemology having to do with a large enough loop and validating feedback.  The important question to ask is, does the explanation have any value and is the question being answered or deflected?

Friday, January 19, 2018

We are not saying men are above women. Men complement women and women complement men, its only at times that women do dumb things which you find less men doing the same.
saving Travolta mug for future use... :P
and another for after my facebook ban is lifted
Anyone remember the fisherman and his daughter who found and nursed a Dugong calf? But the local humanitarian community made such a hue and cry over the matter forcing the fisherman to release the poor helpless baby Dugong. It died, naturally. Babies die when left in rubbish bins... so do Dugong calfs if left all by it self... They can but we can't.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Moses was not like Jesus.
But Jesus says he will send a comforter.

The Rich Young Man
28 Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, in the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on His glorious throne, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields for the sake of My name will receive a hundredfold and will inherit eternal life. 30 But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.…
The last will be first, refers to the followers of Prophet Muhammad, last in and first to be judge. On Judgement day.

The Rich Young Man above is a part of Matthew 19. Which also tells of Jesus teachings about divorce although Jesus himself never marries, yet, according to Muslims beliefs.

On divorce, this is what Jesus has to share:

Teachings about Divorce
(Mark 10:1-12)
When Jesus had finished saying these things, He left Galilee and went into the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. Large crowds followed Him, and He healed them there.
Then some Pharisees came and tested Him by asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason?”
Jesus answered, “Have you not read that from the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female’a and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’bSo they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”
“Why then,” they asked, “did Moses order a man to give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?”
Jesus answered, “It was because of your hardness of heart that Moses permitted you to divorce your wives; but it was not this way from the beginning.
Now I tell you that whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman, commits adultery.”c
10 His disciples said to Him, “If this is the case between a man and his wife, it is better not to marry.”
11 “Not everyone can accept this word,” Jesus answered, “but only those to whom it has been given. 
12 For there are eunuchs who were born that way; others were made that way by men; and still others live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.”

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Anyway, let us see Deuteronomy 18: 18

A New Prophet
15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken; 16 According to all that thou desiredst of the LORD thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not. 17 And the LORD said unto me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken. 18I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. 19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him. 20 But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. 21 And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken? 22 When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.


Now what is this all about you may ask.
Moses was not like Jesus.
But Jesus says he will send a comforter.

12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

Muhammad sallallahu alai hii wassallammm.  Get the picture?

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Who do you follow? Jesus or Paul?

We have to see the previous post about on Matthew 23 which spoke about hypocrisy.

Matthew's Gospel tells that Jesus preached the Law of Moses and that Jesus also said, listen to the scribes and the pharisees but do not follow or do what they do because they are liars.

Now let us look at what Paul teaches.

In 1 Corinthians 9, Paul teaches that he will do anything within his discretion to do anything he wants as long as his intention is met.

Quote from 1 Corinthians 9 :

Paul’s Use of His Freedom

19 Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. 20 To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. 21 To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. 22 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. 23 I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.

Note at verse 23, Paul claims to preach the Gospel... but whose Gospel was Paul preaching?

His own laws actually because he change the Laws of Jesus and Moses completely!

I think this is why Jews don't accept Christianity although Christians accept Jewry.

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Please explain, Matthew ‘s Gospel  which 
says  Jesus preached Judaism  or  Moses’s Law for the Jews.
That  is if  Jews practice Judaism,  otherwise,  Jesus preached Moses’s Laws.  Or the  Ten Commandments,  but  I  am sure there is more to this than the  ten  commandments.
1Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to His disciples: 2“The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. 3So practice and observe everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach.…
Even  Jesus admits  that the Scribes and Pharisees  never observe Moses’s  Laws.  : Matthew  23: 3,
Matthew 23-  New International version
A Warning Against Hypocrisy
1Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: 2“The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. 3So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. 4They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.
5“Everything they do is done for people to see: They make their phylacteriesa wide and the tassels on their garments long; 6they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues; 7they love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and to be called ‘Rabbi’ by others.
8“But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers. 9And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. 10Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah. 11The greatest among you will be your servant.12For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.

 snapshot from  a  movie, Mary  and  Baby Jesus. you  can follow the post   here >>>

Thursday, January 11, 2018

I was watching  Total Recall 2012 just now, but I couldn’t watch till the end. I am scared I might loose all inspiration that is pouring in so I am here typing.

What did I recall? For starters, the old comics in the Malay Mail and Sunday Mail of the 60s and 70s. Unedited and uncensored. Such as Modesty Blaise and Garth , the man of mystery. Garth is special. He travelled thru all dimensions. Much like Angels do,  I suppose.

One character in Total Recall triggered the memory banks. The triple breasted woman from the original Total Recall of Arnold Swazzenegger.  I remember such a character from the Garth comics, but that character has more breast, I think. The setback is, the bottom half is like an Octupus… :P

Another  thing  that I wanted  to say is the size of the Star Wars battleships.

Huge aren’t they? As long as 17,000 metres! As the illustration says.

What has Star Wars space ships to tell us? For one thing,  Warp Speed. Now that reminds me of the Prophets Night Journey, and the Ascension up to Heaven and beyond. Another thing is the size of the Space Destroyers.

If we know about Angels, Arch Angel Gabriel is said to be so big  he will fill the whole  sky. You can turn anywhere and he would be everywhere you look. But is Gabriel the biggest Angel?

No. Gabriel is not the biggest Angel. Angel Israfel is bigger than Gabriel. How big? You may ask?

Descriptions of Angels are, they have wings. What or how the wings looks like, we don’t know. Just accept that Angels have wings. Now if Gabriel is big, he would be hidden just by one of Israfel wings. Imagine. But is Israfel the largest Angel? No. There are 8 Angels holding up the Throne of ALLAH. And Israfel can be hidden by only one of these Angels’ wing!

Now this is where the idea and size of the Star Destroyers came from.

Here I provide a link to descriptions of Angels.