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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?! 989 Susan Doris 26-May-18 12:37
Re: Sin - do you?! 140 Poster Boy 26-May-18 13:38
Re: Sin - do you?! 132 Susan Doris 26-May-18 13:53
Re: Sin - do you?! 128 Poster Boy 26-May-18 18:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 130 Susan Doris 26-May-18 18:36
Re: Sin - do you?! 126 Poster Boy 26-May-18 22:49
Re: Sin - do you?! 130 Eddie Larry 26-May-18 18:34
Re: Sin - do you?! 120 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 116 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 13:20
Re: Sin - do you?! 119 Susan Doris 27-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 122 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 119 Poster Boy 27-May-18 17:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 117 Susan Doris 27-May-18 17:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 114 Poster Boy 27-May-18 17:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 106 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 19:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 118 Poster Boy 27-May-18 20:57
Re: Sin - do you?! 114 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 123 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 117 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:13
Re: Sin - do you?! 122 Poster Boy 28-May-18 16:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 159 MLloydHudson 26-May-18 18:43
Re: Sin - do you?! 120 drrayeye 26-May-18 18:59
Re: Sin - do you?! 127 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:29
Re: Sin - do you?! 146 MLloydHudson 28-May-18 06:28
mistake vs. sin: a example 127 drrayeye 26-May-18 20:03
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 111 greengirl5 26-May-18 23:14
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 119 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:20
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 118 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:07
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 116 drrayeye 28-May-18 03:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 156 drew 27-May-18 05:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 137 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 164 drew 28-May-18 02:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 113 Poster Boy 28-May-18 02:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 117 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:18
Sin or mistake 116 greengirl5 28-May-18 13:33
Re: Sin or mistake 113 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 13:49
Re: Sin or mistake 116 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin or mistake 114 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 14:30
Re: Sin or mistake 117 Susan Doris 28-May-18 13:50
Sinners and money-lenders 168 greengirl5 28-May-18 23:25
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 111 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:27
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 107 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:08
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 108 Susan Doris 29-May-18 14:46
Re: Sin - do you?! 117 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:03
Re: Sin - do you?! 116 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:16
Re: Sin - do you?! 119 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 118 Susan Doris 28-May-18 15:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 115 Poster Boy 28-May-18 15:52
Re: Sin - do you?! 113 Susan Doris 28-May-18 17:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 131 Poster Boy 28-May-18 17:39
Re: Sin - do you?! 119 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:45
Re: Sin - do you?! 119 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:27
Re: Sin - do you?! 107 Susan Doris 29-May-18 15:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 114 Poster Boy 29-May-18 22:10
Re: Sin - do you?! 114 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 130 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 04:24
Re: Sin - do you?! 136 drew 28-May-18 23:11
A complement--and a reminder 150 drrayeye 29-May-18 19:54
Re: A complement--and a reminder 123 Susan Doris 30-May-18 07:34
Re: A complement--and a reminder 110 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:57
Re: A complement--and a reminder 107 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:32
Re: A complement--and a reminder 107 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:31
Re: A complement--and a reminder 106 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:04
Re: A complement--and a reminder 114 drrayeye 30-May-18 20:24
Re: A complement--and a reminder 114 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:14
A caveat 111 drrayeye 31-May-18 11:45
Re: A caveat 108 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:48
Re: eloquence with words... 137 drew 02-Jun-18 01:12
Re: eloquence with words... 119 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:19
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 180 Nolondil 29-May-18 20:41
Deliberate obfuscation 148 drrayeye 29-May-18 23:20
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 173 Nolondil 29-May-18 23:50
I answer the question 118 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:32
Re: I answer the question 114 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:40
See earlier reply 101 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:35
Re: I answer the question 113 greengirl5 30-May-18 13:05
Re: I answer the question 132 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 13:54
discernment 103 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:24
Re: discernment 133 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 22:32
Re: discernment 106 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:40
Re: discernment 131 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 00:02
Thunderstruck! 106 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:28
Re: discernment 105 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 107 Poster Boy 30-May-18 23:14
Of course "sin" exists 113 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:54
Re: Of course "sin" exists 109 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 139 Nolondil 31-May-18 00:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 113 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:43
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 120 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:13
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 133 Nolondil 31-May-18 18:25
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 111 Poster Boy 31-May-18 19:00
Original sin--sort of 116 drrayeye 31-May-18 23:26
Re: Original sin--sort of 109 greengirl5 31-May-18 23:44
Re: Original sin--sort of 108 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 03:59
Re: Original sin--sort of 106 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:24
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 131 Nolondil 01-Jun-18 00:37
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 104 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 01:35
Very interesting! 142 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 01:42
Re: Very interesting! 110 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 04:12
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 105 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 110 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:28
If not 'mistakes' then what? 111 Poster Boy 31-May-18 15:18
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 106 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:35
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 115 Poster Boy 31-May-18 18:05
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 106 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:31
Isn't it quite simple? 141 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:55
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 146 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:11
Thinking in earnest now 139 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 172 Nolondil 30-May-18 00:55
Re: Thinking in earnest now 117 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:37
Re: Thinking in earnest now 131 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 09:50
Re: Thinking in earnest now 121 Susan Doris 30-May-18 11:08
Re: Thinking in earnest now 133 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 17:46
Re: Thinking in earnest now 105 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:38
Re: Thinking in earnest now 109 greengirl5 31-May-18 12:57
Re: Thinking in earnest now 136 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 14:01
Re: Thinking in earnest now 109 greengirl5 31-May-18 14:19
Re: Thinking in earnest now 107 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:54
Re: Thinking in earnest now 135 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 17:35
Re: Thinking in earnest now 108 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 125 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 18:25
Smart/intelligent slime 108 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:05
Re: Smart/intelligent slime 95 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 13:29
Intelligent slime - not that simple! 107 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 23:03
Re: Intelligent slime - not that simple! 143 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:36
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 131 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 02:20
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 106 greengirl5 31-May-18 02:56
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 111 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:48
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 111 MLloydHudson 30-May-18 22:11
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 113 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:12
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 104 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:35
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 118 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:09
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 113 Poster Boy 30-May-18 16:52
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 111 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 121 Poster Boy 30-May-18 18:30
Another brainstorm of mine 119 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:56
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 117 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:18
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 109 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:53
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 114 greengirl5 31-May-18 13:13
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 96 Susan Doris 31-May-18 15:02
the bible and God 116 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 114 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 112 Poster Boy 31-May-18 19:14
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 137 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 03:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 111 Poster Boy 31-May-18 04:22
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 118 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 111 Poster Boy 31-May-18 17:35
Job 127 Poster Boy 31-May-18 04:37
Re: Job 128 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:14
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 133 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 158 Susan Doris 30-May-18 05:02
Sin do you... 207 drew 25-Jun-18 23:44


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