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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?! 1140 Susan Doris 26-May-18 12:37
Re: Sin - do you?! 197 PB Bytes 26-May-18 13:38
Re: Sin - do you?! 185 Susan Doris 26-May-18 13:53
Re: Sin - do you?! 185 PB Bytes 26-May-18 18:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 186 Susan Doris 26-May-18 18:36
Re: Sin - do you?! 169 PB Bytes 26-May-18 22:49
Re: Sin - do you?! 176 Eddie Larry 26-May-18 18:34
Re: Sin - do you?! 163 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 170 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 13:20
Re: Sin - do you?! 174 Susan Doris 27-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 162 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 162 PB Bytes 27-May-18 17:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 172 Susan Doris 27-May-18 17:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 160 PB Bytes 27-May-18 17:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 143 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 19:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 178 PB Bytes 27-May-18 20:57
Re: Sin - do you?! 155 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 166 PB Bytes 28-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 172 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:13
Re: Sin - do you?! 167 PB Bytes 28-May-18 16:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 225 MLloydHudson 26-May-18 18:43
Re: Sin - do you?! 172 drrayeye 26-May-18 18:59
Re: Sin - do you?! 183 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:29
Re: Sin - do you?! 213 MLloydHudson 28-May-18 06:28
mistake vs. sin: a example 182 drrayeye 26-May-18 20:03
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 160 greengirl5 26-May-18 23:14
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 160 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:20
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 174 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:07
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 167 drrayeye 28-May-18 03:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 198 drew 27-May-18 05:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 192 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 209 drew 28-May-18 02:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 153 PB Bytes 28-May-18 02:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 164 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:18
Sin or mistake 161 greengirl5 28-May-18 13:33
Re: Sin or mistake 160 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 13:49
Re: Sin or mistake 171 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin or mistake 159 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 14:30
Re: Sin or mistake 172 Susan Doris 28-May-18 13:50
Sinners and money-lenders 248 greengirl5 28-May-18 23:25
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 160 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:27
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 166 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:08
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 153 Susan Doris 29-May-18 14:46
Re: Sin - do you?! 161 PB Bytes 28-May-18 14:03
Re: Sin - do you?! 173 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:16
Re: Sin - do you?! 159 PB Bytes 28-May-18 14:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 178 Susan Doris 28-May-18 15:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 175 PB Bytes 28-May-18 15:52
Re: Sin - do you?! 159 Susan Doris 28-May-18 17:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 184 PB Bytes 28-May-18 17:39
Re: Sin - do you?! 167 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:45
Re: Sin - do you?! 173 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:27
Re: Sin - do you?! 155 Susan Doris 29-May-18 15:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 161 PB Bytes 29-May-18 22:10
Re: Sin - do you?! 169 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 213 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 04:24
Re: Sin - do you?! 202 drew 28-May-18 23:11
A complement--and a reminder 194 drrayeye 29-May-18 19:54
Re: A complement--and a reminder 180 Susan Doris 30-May-18 07:34
Re: A complement--and a reminder 169 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:57
Re: A complement--and a reminder 148 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:32
Re: A complement--and a reminder 161 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:31
Re: A complement--and a reminder 156 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:04
Re: A complement--and a reminder 169 drrayeye 30-May-18 20:24
Re: A complement--and a reminder 173 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:14
A caveat 156 drrayeye 31-May-18 11:45
Re: A caveat 152 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:48
Re: eloquence with words... 206 drew 02-Jun-18 01:12
Re: eloquence with words... 177 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:19
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 228 Nolondil 29-May-18 20:41
Deliberate obfuscation 193 drrayeye 29-May-18 23:20
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 236 Nolondil 29-May-18 23:50
I answer the question 159 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:32
Re: I answer the question 169 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:40
See earlier reply 152 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:35
Re: I answer the question 162 greengirl5 30-May-18 13:05
Re: I answer the question 178 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 13:54
discernment 142 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:24
Re: discernment 190 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 22:32
Re: discernment 149 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:40
Re: discernment 208 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 00:02
Thunderstruck! 147 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:28
Re: discernment 147 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 159 PB Bytes 30-May-18 23:14
Of course "sin" exists 167 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:54
Re: Of course "sin" exists 150 PB Bytes 31-May-18 01:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 211 Nolondil 31-May-18 00:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 171 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:43
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 164 PB Bytes 31-May-18 01:13
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 188 Nolondil 31-May-18 18:25
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 157 PB Bytes 31-May-18 19:00
Original sin--sort of 163 drrayeye 31-May-18 23:26
Re: Original sin--sort of 165 greengirl5 31-May-18 23:44
Re: Original sin--sort of 149 PB Bytes 01-Jun-18 03:59
Re: Original sin--sort of 158 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:24
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 184 Nolondil 01-Jun-18 00:37
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 154 PB Bytes 01-Jun-18 01:35
Very interesting! 191 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 01:42
Re: Very interesting! 153 PB Bytes 01-Jun-18 04:12
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 156 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 163 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:28
If not 'mistakes' then what? 158 PB Bytes 31-May-18 15:18
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 153 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:35
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 167 PB Bytes 31-May-18 18:05
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 160 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:31
Isn't it quite simple? 182 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:55
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 187 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:11
Thinking in earnest now 183 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 235 Nolondil 30-May-18 00:55
Re: Thinking in earnest now 156 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:37
Re: Thinking in earnest now 182 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 09:50
Re: Thinking in earnest now 163 Susan Doris 30-May-18 11:08
Re: Thinking in earnest now 197 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 17:46
Re: Thinking in earnest now 163 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:38
Re: Thinking in earnest now 168 greengirl5 31-May-18 12:57
Re: Thinking in earnest now 193 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 14:01
Re: Thinking in earnest now 159 greengirl5 31-May-18 14:19
Re: Thinking in earnest now 155 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:54
Re: Thinking in earnest now 184 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 17:35
Re: Thinking in earnest now 165 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 176 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 18:25
Smart/intelligent slime 147 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:05
Re: Smart/intelligent slime 139 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 13:29
Intelligent slime - not that simple! 163 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 23:03
Re: Intelligent slime - not that simple! 207 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:36
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 224 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 02:20
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 160 greengirl5 31-May-18 02:56
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 153 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:48
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 164 MLloydHudson 30-May-18 22:11
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 171 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:12
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 150 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:35
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 171 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:09
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 153 PB Bytes 30-May-18 16:52
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 166 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 174 PB Bytes 30-May-18 18:30
Another brainstorm of mine 163 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:56
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 161 PB Bytes 31-May-18 01:18
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 163 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:53
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 157 greengirl5 31-May-18 13:13
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 147 Susan Doris 31-May-18 15:02
the bible and God 172 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 159 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 174 PB Bytes 31-May-18 19:14
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 215 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 03:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 167 PB Bytes 31-May-18 04:22
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 163 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 172 PB Bytes 31-May-18 17:35
Job 179 PB Bytes 31-May-18 04:37
Re: Job 167 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:14
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 184 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 211 Susan Doris 30-May-18 05:02
Sin do you... 279 drew 25-Jun-18 23:44


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