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Both your opening posts for a new thread and the bulk of your comments represent a model for GHMB participation. You introduce a topic with some analysis and sense of direction--and follow with comments that mostly stay on topic. You do insert a great deal more about yourself than most, but it almost always allows other discussants needed background and context.
Thank you for the compliment.
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You often choose difficult but interesting topics for discussion. The reminder is that these topics require background that goes well beyond the casual reading of popular sources. You neither have the training nor the experience in critical areas of knowledge--philosophy/theology and experimental science. Because of your further limited access to internet sources, you have fallen back on various board communications as your only source of knowledge. That can further distort already weak foundations.
That is, of course, what you'd like to think and it is true that I did not do a university degree course in science, but I have gone through life asking questions, reading, communicating, being a critical thinker, although I was not conversant with the term until more recent years, and always, always, questioning whether this or that was true or not. As a result, I am an unostentatiously intelligent and confident ancient person!!
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This creates big problems. You don't seem to realize it, but those who have studied theology would not consider you knowledgeable enough to call yourself an atheist.
It appears to be a problem for you but I do not find it a problem myself! If I get facts wrong or am not sure, then I will always say so - I think you would find it difficult to find a place on this forum where I have not done so. What knowledge do you think theologians would come up with that you think I lack and which you think is necessary to call myself an atheist?
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Likewise, those who study and practice science would not recognize your characterizations of scientific methods--nor would they consider them support for any personal philosophies.
My 'characterisations' of the scientific method? Give me a better statement of the scientific method that I do not kknow. That can be easily verified since we could always ask JonnyMcA!

It is as always interesting, and a pleasure, to exchange views with you - we are on this board a large group of old friends/acquaintances, aren't we? :)

Susan

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Sin - do you?! 915 Susan Doris 26-May-18 12:37
Re: Sin - do you?! 119 Poster Boy 26-May-18 13:38
Re: Sin - do you?! 110 Susan Doris 26-May-18 13:53
Re: Sin - do you?! 106 Poster Boy 26-May-18 18:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 108 Susan Doris 26-May-18 18:36
Re: Sin - do you?! 102 Poster Boy 26-May-18 22:49
Re: Sin - do you?! 109 Eddie Larry 26-May-18 18:34
Re: Sin - do you?! 98 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 92 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 13:20
Re: Sin - do you?! 97 Susan Doris 27-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 97 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 97 Poster Boy 27-May-18 17:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 96 Susan Doris 27-May-18 17:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 93 Poster Boy 27-May-18 17:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 86 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 19:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 96 Poster Boy 27-May-18 20:57
Re: Sin - do you?! 92 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 99 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 94 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:13
Re: Sin - do you?! 97 Poster Boy 28-May-18 16:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 130 MLloydHudson 26-May-18 18:43
Re: Sin - do you?! 101 drrayeye 26-May-18 18:59
Re: Sin - do you?! 106 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:29
Re: Sin - do you?! 111 MLloydHudson 28-May-18 06:28
mistake vs. sin: a example 105 drrayeye 26-May-18 20:03
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 93 greengirl5 26-May-18 23:14
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 96 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:20
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 97 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:07
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 94 drrayeye 28-May-18 03:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 129 drew 27-May-18 05:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 116 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 136 drew 28-May-18 02:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 91 Poster Boy 28-May-18 02:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 95 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:18
Sin or mistake 94 greengirl5 28-May-18 13:33
Re: Sin or mistake 92 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 13:49
Re: Sin or mistake 95 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin or mistake 91 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 14:30
Re: Sin or mistake 96 Susan Doris 28-May-18 13:50
Sinners and money-lenders 133 greengirl5 28-May-18 23:25
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 89 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:27
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 86 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:08
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 87 Susan Doris 29-May-18 14:46
Re: Sin - do you?! 96 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:03
Re: Sin - do you?! 94 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:16
Re: Sin - do you?! 95 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 96 Susan Doris 28-May-18 15:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 94 Poster Boy 28-May-18 15:52
Re: Sin - do you?! 92 Susan Doris 28-May-18 17:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 108 Poster Boy 28-May-18 17:39
Re: Sin - do you?! 96 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:45
Re: Sin - do you?! 97 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:27
Re: Sin - do you?! 87 Susan Doris 29-May-18 15:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 94 Poster Boy 29-May-18 22:10
Re: Sin - do you?! 94 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 109 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 04:24
Re: Sin - do you?! 109 drew 28-May-18 23:11
A complement--and a reminder 129 drrayeye 29-May-18 19:54
Re: A complement--and a reminder 103 Susan Doris 30-May-18 07:34
Re: A complement--and a reminder 89 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:57
Re: A complement--and a reminder 85 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:32
Re: A complement--and a reminder 86 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:31
Re: A complement--and a reminder 85 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:04
Re: A complement--and a reminder 92 drrayeye 30-May-18 20:24
Re: A complement--and a reminder 91 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:14
A caveat 88 drrayeye 31-May-18 11:45
Re: A caveat 83 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:48
Re: eloquence with words... 115 drew 02-Jun-18 01:12
Re: eloquence with words... 98 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:19
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 156 Nolondil 29-May-18 20:41
Deliberate obfuscation 127 drrayeye 29-May-18 23:20
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 146 Nolondil 29-May-18 23:50
I answer the question 96 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:32
Re: I answer the question 93 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:40
See earlier reply 82 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:35
Re: I answer the question 88 greengirl5 30-May-18 13:05
Re: I answer the question 106 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 13:54
discernment 85 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:24
Re: discernment 103 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 22:32
Re: discernment 85 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:40
Re: discernment 109 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 00:02
Thunderstruck! 86 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:28
Re: discernment 84 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 87 Poster Boy 30-May-18 23:14
Of course "sin" exists 92 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:54
Re: Of course "sin" exists 88 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 114 Nolondil 31-May-18 00:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 91 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:43
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 97 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:13
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 107 Nolondil 31-May-18 18:25
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 88 Poster Boy 31-May-18 19:00
Original sin--sort of 94 drrayeye 31-May-18 23:26
Re: Original sin--sort of 89 greengirl5 31-May-18 23:44
Re: Original sin--sort of 85 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 03:59
Re: Original sin--sort of 85 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:24
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 108 Nolondil 01-Jun-18 00:37
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 85 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 01:35
Very interesting! 111 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 01:42
Re: Very interesting! 89 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 04:12
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 85 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 88 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:28
If not 'mistakes' then what? 90 Poster Boy 31-May-18 15:18
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 84 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:35
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 93 Poster Boy 31-May-18 18:05
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 86 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:31
Isn't it quite simple? 120 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:55
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 124 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:11
Thinking in earnest now 114 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 147 Nolondil 30-May-18 00:55
Re: Thinking in earnest now 95 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:37
Re: Thinking in earnest now 103 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 09:50
Re: Thinking in earnest now 99 Susan Doris 30-May-18 11:08
Re: Thinking in earnest now 110 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 17:46
Re: Thinking in earnest now 84 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:38
Re: Thinking in earnest now 88 greengirl5 31-May-18 12:57
Re: Thinking in earnest now 106 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 14:01
Re: Thinking in earnest now 88 greengirl5 31-May-18 14:19
Re: Thinking in earnest now 85 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:54
Re: Thinking in earnest now 102 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 17:35
Re: Thinking in earnest now 86 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 97 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 18:25
Smart/intelligent slime 86 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:05
Re: Smart/intelligent slime 78 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 13:29
Intelligent slime - not that simple! 86 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 23:03
Re: Intelligent slime - not that simple! 113 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:36
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 97 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 02:20
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 86 greengirl5 31-May-18 02:56
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 90 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:48
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 83 MLloydHudson 30-May-18 22:11
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 91 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:12
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 83 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:35
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 97 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:09
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 93 Poster Boy 30-May-18 16:52
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 91 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 99 Poster Boy 30-May-18 18:30
Another brainstorm of mine 97 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:56
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 96 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:18
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 89 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:53
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 90 greengirl5 31-May-18 13:13
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 77 Susan Doris 31-May-18 15:02
the bible and God 92 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 93 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 90 Poster Boy 31-May-18 19:14
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 104 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 03:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 92 Poster Boy 31-May-18 04:22
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 96 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 90 Poster Boy 31-May-18 17:35
Job 106 Poster Boy 31-May-18 04:37
Re: Job 106 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:14
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 113 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 139 Susan Doris 30-May-18 05:02
Sin do you... 169 drew 25-Jun-18 23:44


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