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I don't know in detail how theologians think. My formal training really stopped with my Christian confirmation and honorary Bible at age 13. My best exposure to credentialed theologians was at Cornell--but I merely heard them speak at our Sunday on campus morning worship service for 5 years. I've had only a tad of philosophy as an undergraduate, but I did pass a qualifying test that entitled me to teach several classes of philosophy at the undergraduate level. I know enough about who they are and what they do to recognize that they think about their problem areas at levels well above my pay grade.
Theologians think in the same way the rest of us humans do - that is using their evolved brains!! Their particular branch of study is centred on religions. They think, talk and write about who wrote what when, whether such and such a word should be translated as this or that, whether an interpretation should be this person's or someone else's, and give us a better understanding of the people of the times and why they believed what they did.
At no time, however, have they ever produced an objective fact about the God - or god/s - they claim or believe to be the source or basis for any of the religions they study.

I state this with a strong degree of confidence, having, as I believe I have mentioned before, started a topic on this on another forum. There are a lot of members there with a deep knowledge of the Bible - i.e. the collection of books, every word of every one of which was thought of and written by a person.
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One can't fake an understanding of the scientific method.
I don’t think anyone has suggested they can. Anyway, why would anyone want to fake an understanding of it? It is clear and straightforward and continues to stand the world of Science in very good stead.

Susan

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Sin - do you?! 922 Susan Doris 26-May-18 12:37
Re: Sin - do you?! 123 Poster Boy 26-May-18 13:38
Re: Sin - do you?! 113 Susan Doris 26-May-18 13:53
Re: Sin - do you?! 110 Poster Boy 26-May-18 18:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 111 Susan Doris 26-May-18 18:36
Re: Sin - do you?! 106 Poster Boy 26-May-18 22:49
Re: Sin - do you?! 113 Eddie Larry 26-May-18 18:34
Re: Sin - do you?! 101 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 95 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 13:20
Re: Sin - do you?! 100 Susan Doris 27-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 101 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 100 Poster Boy 27-May-18 17:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 100 Susan Doris 27-May-18 17:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 96 Poster Boy 27-May-18 17:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 89 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 19:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 99 Poster Boy 27-May-18 20:57
Re: Sin - do you?! 96 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 103 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 97 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:13
Re: Sin - do you?! 100 Poster Boy 28-May-18 16:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 134 MLloydHudson 26-May-18 18:43
Re: Sin - do you?! 104 drrayeye 26-May-18 18:59
Re: Sin - do you?! 109 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:29
Re: Sin - do you?! 113 MLloydHudson 28-May-18 06:28
mistake vs. sin: a example 108 drrayeye 26-May-18 20:03
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 96 greengirl5 26-May-18 23:14
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 101 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:20
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 101 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:07
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 97 drrayeye 28-May-18 03:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 133 drew 27-May-18 05:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 119 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 139 drew 28-May-18 02:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 95 Poster Boy 28-May-18 02:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 99 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:18
Sin or mistake 97 greengirl5 28-May-18 13:33
Re: Sin or mistake 96 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 13:49
Re: Sin or mistake 98 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin or mistake 94 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 14:30
Re: Sin or mistake 99 Susan Doris 28-May-18 13:50
Sinners and money-lenders 138 greengirl5 28-May-18 23:25
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 93 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:27
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 90 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:08
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 90 Susan Doris 29-May-18 14:46
Re: Sin - do you?! 99 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:03
Re: Sin - do you?! 98 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:16
Re: Sin - do you?! 98 Poster Boy 28-May-18 14:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 99 Susan Doris 28-May-18 15:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 97 Poster Boy 28-May-18 15:52
Re: Sin - do you?! 95 Susan Doris 28-May-18 17:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 111 Poster Boy 28-May-18 17:39
Re: Sin - do you?! 99 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:45
Re: Sin - do you?! 101 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:27
Re: Sin - do you?! 90 Susan Doris 29-May-18 15:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 97 Poster Boy 29-May-18 22:10
Re: Sin - do you?! 97 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 112 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 04:24
Re: Sin - do you?! 113 drew 28-May-18 23:11
A complement--and a reminder 132 drrayeye 29-May-18 19:54
Re: A complement--and a reminder 108 Susan Doris 30-May-18 07:34
Re: A complement--and a reminder 92 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:57
Re: A complement--and a reminder 88 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:32
Re: A complement--and a reminder 89 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:31
Re: A complement--and a reminder 88 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:04
Re: A complement--and a reminder 95 drrayeye 30-May-18 20:24
Re: A complement--and a reminder 94 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:14
A caveat 91 drrayeye 31-May-18 11:45
Re: A caveat 86 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:48
Re: eloquence with words... 118 drew 02-Jun-18 01:12
Re: eloquence with words... 101 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:19
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 160 Nolondil 29-May-18 20:41
Deliberate obfuscation 132 drrayeye 29-May-18 23:20
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 149 Nolondil 29-May-18 23:50
I answer the question 99 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:32
Re: I answer the question 96 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:40
See earlier reply 86 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:35
Re: I answer the question 91 greengirl5 30-May-18 13:05
Re: I answer the question 109 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 13:54
discernment 88 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:24
Re: discernment 107 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 22:32
Re: discernment 89 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:40
Re: discernment 112 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 00:02
Thunderstruck! 89 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:28
Re: discernment 87 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 91 Poster Boy 30-May-18 23:14
Of course "sin" exists 95 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:54
Re: Of course "sin" exists 91 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 118 Nolondil 31-May-18 00:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 95 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:43
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 100 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:13
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 112 Nolondil 31-May-18 18:25
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 92 Poster Boy 31-May-18 19:00
Original sin--sort of 97 drrayeye 31-May-18 23:26
Re: Original sin--sort of 92 greengirl5 31-May-18 23:44
Re: Original sin--sort of 89 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 03:59
Re: Original sin--sort of 90 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:24
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 112 Nolondil 01-Jun-18 00:37
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 89 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 01:35
Very interesting! 115 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 01:42
Re: Very interesting! 92 Poster Boy 01-Jun-18 04:12
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 89 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 92 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:28
If not 'mistakes' then what? 93 Poster Boy 31-May-18 15:18
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 88 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:35
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 96 Poster Boy 31-May-18 18:05
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 89 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:31
Isn't it quite simple? 124 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:55
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 127 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:11
Thinking in earnest now 118 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 151 Nolondil 30-May-18 00:55
Re: Thinking in earnest now 99 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:37
Re: Thinking in earnest now 106 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 09:50
Re: Thinking in earnest now 102 Susan Doris 30-May-18 11:08
Re: Thinking in earnest now 115 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 17:46
Re: Thinking in earnest now 88 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:38
Re: Thinking in earnest now 91 greengirl5 31-May-18 12:57
Re: Thinking in earnest now 110 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 14:01
Re: Thinking in earnest now 91 greengirl5 31-May-18 14:19
Re: Thinking in earnest now 88 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:54
Re: Thinking in earnest now 106 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 17:35
Re: Thinking in earnest now 90 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 100 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 18:25
Smart/intelligent slime 89 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:05
Re: Smart/intelligent slime 81 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 13:29
Intelligent slime - not that simple! 89 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 23:03
Re: Intelligent slime - not that simple! 118 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:36
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 99 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 02:20
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 90 greengirl5 31-May-18 02:56
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 94 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:48
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 85 MLloydHudson 30-May-18 22:11
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 95 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:12
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 86 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:35
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 101 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:09
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 96 Poster Boy 30-May-18 16:52
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 95 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 102 Poster Boy 30-May-18 18:30
Another brainstorm of mine 100 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:56
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 99 Poster Boy 31-May-18 01:18
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 93 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:53
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 93 greengirl5 31-May-18 13:13
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 81 Susan Doris 31-May-18 15:02
the bible and God 96 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 96 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 93 Poster Boy 31-May-18 19:14
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 107 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 03:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 96 Poster Boy 31-May-18 04:22
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 99 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 94 Poster Boy 31-May-18 17:35
Job 110 Poster Boy 31-May-18 04:37
Re: Job 110 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:14
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 116 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 142 Susan Doris 30-May-18 05:02
Sin do you... 172 drew 25-Jun-18 23:44


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