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I suggest that the word god has different meanings for different people. But the basic meaning, I think, is the meaning that people find in their lives. It is what works for them. The idea is very much a part the ‘equiptment’ that evolution provides us for survival. Like lions have big teeth and claws, and cheetah have great speed, we have ideas, god being just one.
I very much disagree. The daily news and evidence of religious leaders all round the world presiding over worship, instructing their members what they should and should not do in order to obey God's laws, the atrocities perpetrated and supposedly authorised by God are surely enough to demonstrate that the God idea is vastly more forceful (i.e. forced by those in positions of religious power) than the one you suggest above.

And the threat of retribution because of people acting in a way thatis called sinning is still far, far too prevalent.

Maybe that vote in the Republic of Ireland wil be the pebble that causes many ripples to spread out world-wide.

Susan

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Sin - do you?! 1220 Susan Doris 26-May-18 12:37
Re: Sin - do you?! 237 PB Bytes 26-May-18 13:38
Re: Sin - do you?! 226 Susan Doris 26-May-18 13:53
Re: Sin - do you?! 228 PB Bytes 26-May-18 18:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 230 Susan Doris 26-May-18 18:36
Re: Sin - do you?! 220 PB Bytes 26-May-18 22:49
Re: Sin - do you?! 220 Eddie Larry 26-May-18 18:34
Re: Sin - do you?! 201 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 214 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 13:20
Re: Sin - do you?! 212 Susan Doris 27-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 200 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 220 PB Bytes 27-May-18 17:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 208 Susan Doris 27-May-18 17:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 199 PB Bytes 27-May-18 17:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 186 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 19:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 219 PB Bytes 27-May-18 20:57
Re: Sin - do you?! 198 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 211 PB Bytes 28-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 208 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:13
Re: Sin - do you?! 215 PB Bytes 28-May-18 16:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 273 MLloydHudson 26-May-18 18:43
Re: Sin - do you?! 213 drrayeye 26-May-18 18:59
Re: Sin - do you?! 222 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:29
Re: Sin - do you?! 255 MLloydHudson 28-May-18 06:28
mistake vs. sin: a example 222 drrayeye 26-May-18 20:03
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 200 greengirl5 26-May-18 23:14
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 201 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:20
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 217 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:07
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 211 drrayeye 28-May-18 03:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 242 drew 27-May-18 05:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 228 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 256 drew 28-May-18 02:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 196 PB Bytes 28-May-18 02:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 203 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:18
Sin or mistake 203 greengirl5 28-May-18 13:33
Re: Sin or mistake 198 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 13:49
Re: Sin or mistake 211 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin or mistake 194 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 14:30
Re: Sin or mistake 215 Susan Doris 28-May-18 13:50
Sinners and money-lenders 303 greengirl5 28-May-18 23:25
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 198 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:27
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 211 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:08
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 194 Susan Doris 29-May-18 14:46
Re: Sin - do you?! 197 PB Bytes 28-May-18 14:03
Re: Sin - do you?! 217 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:16
Re: Sin - do you?! 197 PB Bytes 28-May-18 14:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 220 Susan Doris 28-May-18 15:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 213 PB Bytes 28-May-18 15:52
Re: Sin - do you?! 198 Susan Doris 28-May-18 17:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 224 PB Bytes 28-May-18 17:39
Re: Sin - do you?! 203 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:45
Re: Sin - do you?! 210 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:27
Re: Sin - do you?! 202 Susan Doris 29-May-18 15:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 201 PB Bytes 29-May-18 22:10
Re: Sin - do you?! 217 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 264 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 04:24
Re: Sin - do you?! 244 drew 28-May-18 23:11
A complement--and a reminder 233 drrayeye 29-May-18 19:54
Re: A complement--and a reminder 219 Susan Doris 30-May-18 07:34
Re: A complement--and a reminder 213 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:57
Re: A complement--and a reminder 194 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:32
Re: A complement--and a reminder 205 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:31
Re: A complement--and a reminder 197 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:04
Re: A complement--and a reminder 207 drrayeye 30-May-18 20:24
Re: A complement--and a reminder 221 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:14
A caveat 197 drrayeye 31-May-18 11:45
Re: A caveat 189 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:48
Re: eloquence with words... 249 drew 02-Jun-18 01:12
Re: eloquence with words... 216 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:19
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 273 Nolondil 29-May-18 20:41
Deliberate obfuscation 236 drrayeye 29-May-18 23:20
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 281 Nolondil 29-May-18 23:50
I answer the question 203 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:32
Re: I answer the question 212 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:40
See earlier reply 186 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:35
Re: I answer the question 204 greengirl5 30-May-18 13:05
Re: I answer the question 220 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 13:54
discernment 189 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:24
Re: discernment 227 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 22:32
Re: discernment 191 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:40
Re: discernment 252 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 00:02
Thunderstruck! 189 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:28
Re: discernment 184 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 202 PB Bytes 30-May-18 23:14
Of course "sin" exists 206 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:54
Re: Of course "sin" exists 190 PB Bytes 31-May-18 01:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 249 Nolondil 31-May-18 00:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 217 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:43
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 204 PB Bytes 31-May-18 01:13
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 234 Nolondil 31-May-18 18:25
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 195 PB Bytes 31-May-18 19:00
Original sin--sort of 207 drrayeye 31-May-18 23:26
Re: Original sin--sort of 209 greengirl5 31-May-18 23:44
Re: Original sin--sort of 187 PB Bytes 01-Jun-18 03:59
Re: Original sin--sort of 202 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:24
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 221 Nolondil 01-Jun-18 00:37
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 194 PB Bytes 01-Jun-18 01:35
Very interesting! 238 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 01:42
Re: Very interesting! 196 PB Bytes 01-Jun-18 04:12
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 209 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 203 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:28
If not 'mistakes' then what? 209 PB Bytes 31-May-18 15:18
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 194 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:35
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 206 PB Bytes 31-May-18 18:05
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 204 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:31
Isn't it quite simple? 233 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:55
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 224 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:11
Thinking in earnest now 223 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 274 Nolondil 30-May-18 00:55
Re: Thinking in earnest now 194 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:37
Re: Thinking in earnest now 225 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 09:50
Re: Thinking in earnest now 206 Susan Doris 30-May-18 11:08
Re: Thinking in earnest now 241 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 17:46
Re: Thinking in earnest now 206 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:38
Re: Thinking in earnest now 212 greengirl5 31-May-18 12:57
Re: Thinking in earnest now 236 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 14:01
Re: Thinking in earnest now 196 greengirl5 31-May-18 14:19
Re: Thinking in earnest now 197 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:54
Re: Thinking in earnest now 231 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 17:35
Re: Thinking in earnest now 207 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 216 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 18:25
Smart/intelligent slime 189 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:05
Re: Smart/intelligent slime 184 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 13:29
Intelligent slime - not that simple! 203 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 23:03
Re: Intelligent slime - not that simple! 246 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:36
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 277 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 02:20
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 203 greengirl5 31-May-18 02:56
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 195 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:48
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 215 MLloydHudson 30-May-18 22:11
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 219 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:12
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 193 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:35
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 209 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:09
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 195 PB Bytes 30-May-18 16:52
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 204 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 217 PB Bytes 30-May-18 18:30
Another brainstorm of mine 204 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:56
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 202 PB Bytes 31-May-18 01:18
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 205 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:53
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 195 greengirl5 31-May-18 13:13
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 193 Susan Doris 31-May-18 15:02
the bible and God 215 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 197 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 208 PB Bytes 31-May-18 19:14
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 274 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 03:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 210 PB Bytes 31-May-18 04:22
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 203 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 219 PB Bytes 31-May-18 17:35
Job 221 PB Bytes 31-May-18 04:37
Re: Job 208 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:14
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 229 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 249 Susan Doris 30-May-18 05:02
Sin do you... 324 drew 25-Jun-18 23:44


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