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Demarcating Skepticism

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« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2013, 16:20:31 PM »

a Skeptic may say/ask: "beauty is in the eye of the beholder and thus relative." I once commented on London Heathrow when we drove past a Comet (first jet passenger liner; that dates me somewhat!) being beautiful and my mate ssys to me: "I don't think so...merely your opinion"
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« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2013, 09:33:28 AM »

a Skeptic may say/ask: "beauty is in the eye of the beholder and thus relative." I once commented on London Heathrow when we drove past a Comet (first jet passenger liner; that dates me somewhat!) being beautiful and my mate ssys to me: "I don't think so...merely your opinion"
I didn't like the square windows.  Nature agreed with me--it was the square windows that caused them to plummet from the skies like pheasants in the hunting season.
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« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2013, 10:44:37 AM »

a Skeptic may say/ask: "beauty is in the eye of the beholder and thus relative." I once commented on London Heathrow when we drove past a Comet (first jet passenger liner; that dates me somewhat!) being beautiful and my mate ssys to me: "I don't think so...merely your opinion"
I didn't like the square windows.  Nature agreed with me--it was the square windows that caused them to plummet from the skies like pheasants in the hunting season.

The meteoric rise and fall of the Comet... Smiley (No doubt this will set off a new round of punning)

I once saw a very interesting documentary about the Comet, and how they worked out what caused the crashes. It was actually a model of the scientific method in action.

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« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2013, 18:13:17 PM »

While beauty is in the eye of the beholder I would say skepticism may actually have a measurable impact on one's appreciation for art. Or religious art at least. I think it's pretty reasonable to say Christian art has a "deeper" impact on the christian than the skeptic. And muslim art on muslims, etc...

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« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2013, 20:16:36 PM »

While beauty is in the eye of the beholder I would say skepticism may actually have a measurable impact on one's appreciation for art. Or religious art at least. I think it's pretty reasonable to say Christian art has a "deeper" impact on the christian than the skeptic. And muslim art on muslims, etc...

Well, I don't know: some of my all-time favourite visual art and music are religious in nature. I can't speak for anyone else, but I find I need not believe in supernatural entities to be completely blown away by Tallis' "Spem in alium," for example. Or Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel decorations. If there is one thing I can thank the church for, it is all the art and music it subsidized. :-)

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« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2013, 10:05:43 AM »

I agree with brianvds: a skeptic would imho, be more analytical but this should not detract from the pure enjoyment of whatever art s/he experiences. I have however seen cynics criticising everything they experience, but we're not cynics....or are some of us? The opposite could also apply: Xtian/Muslims enjoy Xtian/Muslim art despite it maybe being bad 'coz that's what's expected of them (or even forced upon them by threat of sanction)
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« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2013, 08:58:13 AM »

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The opposite could also apply: Xtian/Muslims enjoy Xtian/Muslim art despite it maybe being bad

True, I don't think I could ever be moved to tears or flaying my hands around in the air by the average church band.
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« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2013, 09:57:14 AM »

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