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by Ibn Taymiyyah
Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: I disagree ... but respect
Replies: 11
Views: 15601

I disagree ... but respect

I never understood people’s saying: I totally disagree with you, but I certainly respect your opinion! How could this be?! Could you respect an opinion with which you fully disagree?! For example: could you be pro choice and respect the opinion of: pro life?! Or do we really mean: I respect your r...
by Ibn Taymiyyah
Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Hand gun control
Replies: 87
Views: 80198

Re: Hand gun control

ioel wrote:What exactly are you saying is a myth?
Are there statistics which show hand guns being used for protecting individual rights frequently enough for it to be the premise of an argument?
Are there statistics which show that a rifle could not be used for protecting individual rights?
by Ibn Taymiyyah
Sun Mar 16, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Hand gun control
Replies: 87
Views: 80198

Re: Hand gun control


by Ibn Taymiyyah
Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Hand gun control
Replies: 87
Views: 80198

Re: Hand gun control

"victim disarmament."! Check out this poor victim: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x78okyNMqCQ&feature=related And this one too: http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/02/15/university.shooting/index.html?iref=newssearch O but wait a second ... these killings mean nothing because they are insignificant in compar...
by Ibn Taymiyyah
Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:34 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Hand gun control
Replies: 87
Views: 80198

I have grown up in the Northwest, and there is a very prevalent gun culture here ... I was raised shooting guns ... I have been shooting since I was 8 years old ... when I turned 21 (the legal age to own a pistol) it was my birthday present from my father. This is what this whole thing is truly bou...
by Ibn Taymiyyah
Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Hand gun control
Replies: 87
Views: 80198

Another myth … Does the Second Amendment Protect the Right to Bear Arm? From Tom Head The Second Amendment reads as follows: A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. Now that the United States ...
by Ibn Taymiyyah
Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Hand gun control
Replies: 87
Views: 80198

Re: Hand gun control

When was the last time that a criminal bought a gun legally? Criminals don't care what the law says so how does taking away (or limiting) the rights of law-abiding citizens fix the gun violence problem? IT DOESN'T!! Here is the opinion of a pro restrictive gun law group. Do gun control laws prevent...
by Ibn Taymiyyah
Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:51 am
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Hand gun control
Replies: 87
Views: 80198

Re: Hand gun control

When it comes to murder rate, Washington D.C. is by the far the leading U.S. city (at well more than double that of Philadelphia), yet it also has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country. This only supports my argument. Restrictive gun laws are useless. Hand guns should be banned all t...
by Ibn Taymiyyah
Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:27 am
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Hand gun control
Replies: 87
Views: 80198

Hand gun control

Why should civilians be allowed to own hand guns?! I understand the whole “personal freedom? thing. But we are talking about a device which has one primary use: shooting people! Why would any reasonable civilian own such a device?! We might as well make M16’s and RBJ’s legal for “law abiding citize...
by Ibn Taymiyyah
Wed Nov 30, 2005 12:10 am
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Can God create a rock which He cannot lift?
Replies: 70
Views: 69862

Thank you very much for you excellent analysis vir litterarum.
When I said: “Impossibilities are not meant to be achieved.”, I was trying to say the same thing you said … only you did a better job.
by Ibn Taymiyyah
Sat Oct 29, 2005 3:43 am
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Do God’s actions change His status?
Replies: 11
Views: 15388

Perhaps the problem is our concept of time. We view time as either past, present or future. Perhaps God exists independent of time (another of His creations) and sees the whole universe (past, present and future) as a single entity. [As a side note, I would like to add that a universe without time ...
by Ibn Taymiyyah
Sun Sep 18, 2005 3:54 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Do God’s actions change His status?
Replies: 11
Views: 15388

Do God’s actions change His status?

If God is ultimately perfect: why does he do things? How do we understand the fact that God does things in light of the fact that He is ultimately perfect. For example: Before creating the heavens and earth God was ultimately perfect. Did the act of creating the heavens and earth increase His perfec...
by Ibn Taymiyyah
Sat Jul 09, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Being agnostic could be illogical
Replies: 12
Views: 12873

Being agnostic could be illogical

The existence of anything is either: 1) Obligatory. 2) Possible. 3) Impossible. Before we existed, our existence was “possible”. There had to be an outside force to divert the odds of our existence to the "existence" side. Therefore, one who says: “It is possible for there to be a God” is in fact sa...
by Ibn Taymiyyah
Mon Jul 04, 2005 2:23 am
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Can God create a rock which He cannot lift?
Replies: 70
Views: 69862

if His power is unlimited he can certainly make any rock. So if His power of creating rocks is unlimited, and he created one He cannot lift, that means his power of lifting rocks is limited. Or if His power of lifting rocks is unlimited, and He he cannot make one he cannot lift, his power of creati...
by Ibn Taymiyyah
Sun Jul 03, 2005 7:37 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Was there a point in time in which there was no creation?
Replies: 28
Views: 22297

If the attribute of a great surgeon is that he performs great surgery, does that mean he always must be in surgery?Well, no -- all surgeons must sleep, eight hours of every day. That means that great surgeons spend as much as one-third of their lives comatose. And they are not doing surgery when th...
by Ibn Taymiyyah
Sun Jul 03, 2005 12:06 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Was there a point in time in which there was no creation?
Replies: 28
Views: 22297

I do not follow your logic, though, on God always creating. I guess I am thrown by your statement that creation did not start with the heavens and earth. Just because God always is/was and He is/was always the creator, it does not automatically follow that He is/was always creating. There is a deff...
by Ibn Taymiyyah
Sat Jul 02, 2005 2:00 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Can God create a rock which He cannot lift?
Replies: 70
Views: 69862

OK!

Question: Can God smell noise?
Answer: Invalid question, noise is not meant to be smelled.

Question: Can God create a rock which He cannot lift?
Answer: Invalid question, Impossibilities are not meant to be achieved.
by Ibn Taymiyyah
Sat Jul 02, 2005 1:54 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Was there a point in time in which there was no creation?
Replies: 28
Views: 22297

bellum paxque: OK, let us take “time” out of the discussion: was there creation before creating time? I claim that there was always creation based on what I said above. Cédric: off coarse the discussion is based on believing in the existance of God to begin with. I can logically prove that God exist...
by Ibn Taymiyyah
Sat Jul 02, 2005 4:21 am
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Can God create a rock which He cannot lift?
Replies: 70
Views: 69862

Can God create a rock which He cannot lift?

Question: Can God hear colors? Answer: Invalid question, colors are not meant to be heard. Similarly: Impossibilities are not meant to be achieved. Question: Can God create a rock which He cannot lift? Answer: Invalid question, because it is impossible for there to exist a rock which God cannot lift...
by Ibn Taymiyyah
Sat Jul 02, 2005 4:08 am
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Was there a point in time in which there was no creation?
Replies: 28
Views: 22297

Was there a point in time in which there was no creation?

Creation is one of God's attributes. God attains His perfectness through His attributes. God's perfectnedss in ultimate and is always present. For God to always be ultimately perfect His attributes of perfectness have to always be in effect. Therefore, God has always been creating and there was no p...
by Ibn Taymiyyah
Wed Jun 02, 2004 6:30 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Free Choice or Fate
Replies: 30
Views: 23104

If we assume predestination to be a fact, then it will apply to all actions, whether or not these actions are reasonable, and whether or not they should be accounted for. So we should think of predestination to be only incidental and should not affect how we view our actions. Our belief or disbelief...
by Ibn Taymiyyah
Wed Jun 02, 2004 5:04 am
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Free Choice or Fate
Replies: 30
Views: 23104

If we include the elements of (the ability to reason) and (accountability) to the equation then there will be no contradiction between fate and free choice. For example: If you murder a man then you should be held accountable … if a bull murders a man it should not be held accountable. You have the ...
by Ibn Taymiyyah
Mon Mar 08, 2004 3:36 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Logic and Infinity
Replies: 30
Views: 25204

The smaller the distance the less is the time needed to pass it. The smallest distance that isn't 0 will be passed in the smallest time that isn’t 0. So there is no problem as I humbly see it.
by Ibn Taymiyyah
Thu Feb 26, 2004 8:40 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: failure of logic?
Replies: 27
Views: 21440

I have a humble opinion regarding the title of this thread "Failure of Logic”. I think it is important to differentiate between classical logic (ancient) and experimental logic (Dicart, Mill, Beacon). Classical logic, as any science put together by humans, has a faulty portion and a correct portion....
by Ibn Taymiyyah
Fri Feb 20, 2004 7:02 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Logic and Infinity
Replies: 30
Views: 25204

* Qualitative not quantitative … makes sense … however, most scientists approach the concept of infinity by using quantitative methods, including the one referred to by annis (thanks annis). * Only one infinitely large object can exist … also makes sense ... then lets assume two (2) straight threads...
by Ibn Taymiyyah
Wed Feb 18, 2004 2:46 am
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Logic and Infinity
Replies: 30
Views: 25204

Logic and Infinity

Hello everyone, I hope that you accept me as a new member of this wonderful forum. I also hope that you accept my broken English :oops: because it is not my mother tongue. A few days ago I came across a logical argument which attempted to disprove infinity. It goes like this: 1) We cannot imagine tw...