Pain Per Se (In Itself) Is Irrelevant

“People do not get angry over (or experience other emotion because of) pain, though they may believe that is the case.  People only get angry over idea related to pain.  For example, people may get angry over the idea that pain is unjust or they may get angry over the idea that pain is cruel or they may get angry over the idea that pain is too severe.  So, there is not, was not, and cannot be anger over human suffering per se (in itself).  However, the mind may, in effect (not actually), merge idea and perception so that it seems that the pain itself is the cause of the anger.  Proof of the independence of anger (and other emotion) from pain is found in the experiences, utterances, and writings of masochists, who enjoy their suffering.  Additional proof of the independence of anger (and other emotion) from pain is found in the experiences of military personnel, who endure hardships in preparation for military service.  Also, there are the hardships of athletic training endured by athletes.  These facts destroy the sometimes seemingly irrefutable ‘arguments of suffering’ proffered by atheists.  Finally, if a person is suffering severely, they are not seeking to express some motivation (emotion) to prove God is a monster; rather, they are seeking relief from their pain.”
– Dr. Michael Bisconti

God and Pain

“Technically, if God sent pain for no reason, that would not disprove his existence.  It would simply prove that God was a cruel God and/or, in one or more other ways, deficient.”
– Dr. Michael Bisconti

The Act of Choosing, Insight, and Proof

“Whether an act of implementation (of a plan) is also an act of choosing can only be known by insight (observation-based intuition) and not by empirical proof.”
– Dr. Michael Bisconti

Dichotomists, Delusion, Mental, Physical, and Neiphynormal

“This post may blow your mind.  Prepare yourself.  A dichotomist is a person who has the delusion that everything is either mental or physical.  This is easily proven.  Consider…