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Andrew Stratelates ن⛪
Defenestratheist (Atheism should be thrown out the window) ✝ Theist apologist ✝ C.S. Lewis style Christian ✝ σκέπτομαι philosopher✝
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Andrew Stratelates ن⛪ Mar 19
Replying to @misplaced_faith
I don't know what purpose you're using these terms for, so I have no idea if they are sufficiently precise, overly precise, or insufficiently precise.
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Andrew Stratelates ن⛪ Mar 19
Replying to @misplaced_faith
You do realize that we can continue defining terms for an infinite regress, right? The question is 'for what purpose are we defining these terms?' Things should be as precise as they should be, and no more than that.
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Andrew Stratelates ن⛪ Mar 19
Replying to @misplaced_faith
The nitpicking isn't about defining the terms, it's about complaining about 'knowledge' being a word with multiple senses, the concept having a breadth to it, etc. Focus on getting what I mean first, then you may criticize. Those nitpicks are irrelevant to nailing down terms.
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Andrew Stratelates ن⛪ Mar 19
Replying to @misplaced_faith
The second picture shows you using too much precision in the discussion and criticizing me for being sloppy in my speech and the first one shows you complaining when I held you to a similar standard.
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Andrew Stratelates ن⛪ Mar 19
Replying to @misplaced_faith
You've articulated that as the purpose, but your nitpicking is contrary to this purpose. Either your articulated purpose isn't your true purpose, or you have a bad habit of nitpicking that you need to curtail.
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Andrew Stratelates ن⛪ Mar 19
Replying to @misplaced_faith
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Andrew Stratelates ن⛪ Mar 19
Replying to @misplaced_faith
There is no argument or inference, so there are no premises to agree to. There is a definition and an explanation of what the definition MEANS. We can talk about the shared definitions we already have, though :-)
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Andrew Stratelates ن⛪ Mar 19
Replying to @misplaced_faith
3. You've simply asked me to 'explain' several times, without taking the time to articulate your understanding of my position in your own words. 4. You've confused errors in casual speech with my actual position, sharing lack of charity
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Andrew Stratelates ن⛪ Mar 19
Replying to @misplaced_faith
You've made several: 1. You've interspersed criticisms of my initial tweet with questions about what exactly I mean, muddying the waters and diffusing the focus of the conversation. 2. You've held me to a high standard of precision, and then complain when I hold you to the same
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Andrew Stratelates ن⛪ Mar 19
Replying to @misplaced_faith
What, concretely, do you want me to explain in more detail?
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Andrew Stratelates ن⛪ Mar 19
Replying to @misplaced_faith
See, it doesn't feel so good to be nitpicked as opposed to someone trying to take you at what you MEAN instead of what you SAY, does it?
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Andrew Stratelates ن⛪ Mar 19
Replying to @bear_coal
A good person is one who doesn't do bad, even when they can.
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Andrew Stratelates ن⛪ Mar 19
Replying to @misplaced_faith
We should end up in a redundant position if we're nailing down what I'm saying. Otherwise I would be CHANGING my position, which would be incoherent.
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Andrew Stratelates ن⛪ Mar 19
Replying to @misplaced_faith
Good for you.
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Andrew Stratelates ن⛪ Mar 19
Replying to @misplaced_faith
You seem to be nitpicking rather than aiming at mutual understanding.
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Andrew Stratelates ن⛪ Mar 19
Replying to @misplaced_faith
I've never recommended anything in this discussion. You seem to nitpicking over much and using too much precision when analyzing my language while not being anywhere near as careful with your own speech. This nitpicking is just making me more tired of talking to you.
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Andrew Stratelates ن⛪ Mar 19
Replying to @spatiumleo
Neat!
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Andrew Stratelates ن⛪ Mar 19
Replying to @misplaced_faith
I've spent many tweets precisely nailing down what I meant. If I have equivocated, please point out where and I'll correct it.
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Andrew Stratelates ن⛪ Mar 19
Replying to @misplaced_faith
Acquaintanceship is indeed a relationship based on love. And I find your criticism useless and irritating.
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Andrew Stratelates ن⛪ Mar 19
Replying to @EveKeneinan
It's definitely one of my favorites :-)
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