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From the top down: World leaders, ordinary politicians, educators, the person in the street - what do we do because we are afraid of punishment, here and now, or in a possible afterlife?
If we are lucky enough to be born into a home where moral principles are good, then we will stand a chance of being law-abiding, but if we are also lucky enough to have a set of genes that enables us to be strong in the face of immorality and corruption, then that will be helpful. I think I can safely say that I have never made any decision because I think it might affect an after-life!!
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All our actions, do we act because of a secret fear, or a happy conviction?
Personally - neither! I think it is easier to think reasonably carefully before acting when one is old - we have more time!!
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Western politicians, when going to church, which they like to be known for, are they honest, or can they simply without flinching, switch from being pious in church, to being ruthless and downright cruel in their working days?
Hmmmmm, not sure, but I think I come down slightly in favour of giving them the benefit of the doubt, but it's not an easy question to answer.
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Lots of ordinary people are very kind and caring towards those in need. Why? What is the difference between them and politicians? Maybe the salary?

I do not see myself as more righteous than anybody else, I am trying to analyse!
It is a pity that so many nowadays appear to prefer the banal and trivial on social media. Let's hope the world will carry on muddling along after we're gone, GG!!

Susan

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Sin - do you?! 1122 Susan Doris 26-May-18 12:37
Re: Sin - do you?! 191 Poster Boy 26-May-18 13:38
Re: Sin - do you?! 179 Susan Doris 26-May-18 13:53
Re: Sin - do you?! 178 Poster Boy 26-May-18 18:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 180 Susan Doris 26-May-18 18:36
Re: Sin - do you?! 163 Poster Boy 26-May-18 22:49
Re: Sin - do you?! 168 Eddie Larry 26-May-18 18:34
Re: Sin - do you?! 157 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 164 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 13:20
Re: Sin - do you?! 168 Susan Doris 27-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 158 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 156 Poster Boy 27-May-18 17:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 166 Susan Doris 27-May-18 17:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 154 Poster Boy 27-May-18 17:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 136 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 19:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 169 Poster Boy 27-May-18 20:57
Re: Sin - do you?! 150 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 160 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 166 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:13
Re: Sin - do you?! 162 Poster Boy 28-May-18 16:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 217 MLloydHudson 26-May-18 18:43
Re: Sin - do you?! 165 drrayeye 26-May-18 18:59
Re: Sin - do you?! 177 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:29
Re: Sin - do you?! 207 MLloydHudson 28-May-18 06:28
mistake vs. sin: a example 175 drrayeye 26-May-18 20:03
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 155 greengirl5 26-May-18 23:14
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 154 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:20
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 167 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:07
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 162 drrayeye 28-May-18 03:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 192 drew 27-May-18 05:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 185 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 203 drew 28-May-18 02:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 148 Poster Boy 28-May-18 02:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 155 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:18
Sin or mistake 155 greengirl5 28-May-18 13:33
Re: Sin or mistake 154 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 13:49
Re: Sin or mistake 165 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin or mistake 153 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 14:30
Re: Sin or mistake 166 Susan Doris 28-May-18 13:50
Sinners and money-lenders 240 greengirl5 28-May-18 23:25
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 154 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:27
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 160 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:08
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 147 Susan Doris 29-May-18 14:46
Re: Sin - do you?! 155 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:03
Re: Sin - do you?! 167 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:16
Re: Sin - do you?! 154 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 171 Susan Doris 28-May-18 15:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 167 Poster Boy 28-May-18 15:52
Re: Sin - do you?! 154 Susan Doris 28-May-18 17:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 178 Poster Boy 28-May-18 17:39
Re: Sin - do you?! 160 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:45
Re: Sin - do you?! 165 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:27
Re: Sin - do you?! 148 Susan Doris 29-May-18 15:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 153 Poster Boy 29-May-18 22:10
Re: Sin - do you?! 161 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 200 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 04:24
Re: Sin - do you?! 195 drew 28-May-18 23:11
A complement--and a reminder 189 drrayeye 29-May-18 19:54
Re: A complement--and a reminder 173 Susan Doris 30-May-18 07:34
Re: A complement--and a reminder 162 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:57
Re: A complement--and a reminder 143 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:32
Re: A complement--and a reminder 155 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:31
Re: A complement--and a reminder 149 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:04
Re: A complement--and a reminder 163 drrayeye 30-May-18 20:24
Re: A complement--and a reminder 167 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:14
A caveat 150 drrayeye 31-May-18 11:45
Re: A caveat 145 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:48
Re: eloquence with words... 200 drew 02-Jun-18 01:12
Re: eloquence with words... 170 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:19
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 222 Nolondil 29-May-18 20:41
Deliberate obfuscation 186 drrayeye 29-May-18 23:20
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 229 Nolondil 29-May-18 23:50
I answer the question 152 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:32
Re: I answer the question 163 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:40
See earlier reply 147 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:35
Re: I answer the question 157 greengirl5 30-May-18 13:05
Re: I answer the question 169 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 13:54
discernment 136 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:24
Re: discernment 183 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 22:32
Re: discernment 142 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:40
Re: discernment 201 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 00:02
Thunderstruck! 140 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:28
Re: discernment 142 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 152 Poster Boy 30-May-18 23:14
Of course "sin" exists 161 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:54
Re: Of course "sin" exists 144 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 203 Nolondil 31-May-18 00:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 165 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:43
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 158 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:13
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 183 Nolondil 31-May-18 18:25
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 151 Poster Boy 31-May-18 19:00
Original sin--sort of 158 drrayeye 31-May-18 23:26
Re: Original sin--sort of 159 greengirl5 31-May-18 23:44
Re: Original sin--sort of 142 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 03:59
Re: Original sin--sort of 152 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:24
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 178 Nolondil 01-Jun-18 00:37
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 149 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 01:35
Very interesting! 185 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 01:42
Re: Very interesting! 147 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 04:12
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 150 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 157 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:28
If not 'mistakes' then what? 150 Poster Boy 31-May-18 15:18
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 146 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:35
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 158 Poster Boy 31-May-18 18:05
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 154 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:31
Isn't it quite simple? 175 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:55
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 181 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:11
Thinking in earnest now 179 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 229 Nolondil 30-May-18 00:55
Re: Thinking in earnest now 150 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:37
Re: Thinking in earnest now 174 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 09:50
Re: Thinking in earnest now 157 Susan Doris 30-May-18 11:08
Re: Thinking in earnest now 190 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 17:46
Re: Thinking in earnest now 155 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:38
Re: Thinking in earnest now 163 greengirl5 31-May-18 12:57
Re: Thinking in earnest now 186 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 14:01
Re: Thinking in earnest now 152 greengirl5 31-May-18 14:19
Re: Thinking in earnest now 151 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:54
Re: Thinking in earnest now 178 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 17:35
Re: Thinking in earnest now 157 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 167 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 18:25
Smart/intelligent slime 142 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:05
Re: Smart/intelligent slime 132 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 13:29
Intelligent slime - not that simple! 157 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 23:03
Re: Intelligent slime - not that simple! 200 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:36
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 217 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 02:20
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 154 greengirl5 31-May-18 02:56
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 147 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:48
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 155 MLloydHudson 30-May-18 22:11
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 165 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:12
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 145 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:35
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 165 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:09
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 148 Poster Boy 30-May-18 16:52
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 160 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 167 Poster Boy 30-May-18 18:30
Another brainstorm of mine 158 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:56
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 155 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:18
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 157 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:53
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 153 greengirl5 31-May-18 13:13
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 140 Susan Doris 31-May-18 15:02
the bible and God 166 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 153 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 168 Poster Boy 31-May-18 19:14
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 210 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 03:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 161 Poster Boy 31-May-18 04:22
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 156 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 166 Poster Boy 31-May-18 17:35
Job 172 Poster Boy 31-May-18 04:37
Re: Job 161 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:14
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 179 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 205 Susan Doris 30-May-18 05:02
Sin do you... 271 drew 25-Jun-18 23:44


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