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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?! 988 Susan Doris 26-May-18 12:37
Re: Sin - do you?! 140 Poster Boy 26-May-18 13:38
Re: Sin - do you?! 131 Susan Doris 26-May-18 13:53
Re: Sin - do you?! 127 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?! 145 MLloydHudson 28-May-18 06:28
mistake vs. sin: a example 126 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 117 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:07
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 115 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?! 112 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 112 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 13:49
Re: Sin or mistake 116 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin or mistake 113 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?! 112 Susan Doris 28-May-18 17:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 130 Poster Boy 28-May-18 17:39
Re: Sin - do you?! 119 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:45
Re: Sin - do you?! 118 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 109 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:57
Re: A complement--and a reminder 106 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:32
Re: A complement--and a reminder 105 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 113 drrayeye 30-May-18 20:24
Re: A complement--and a reminder 114 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:14
A caveat 110 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 172 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 131 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 13:54
discernment 103 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:24
Re: discernment 132 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 104 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 130 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 104 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 171 Nolondil 30-May-18 00:55
Re: Thinking in earnest now 117 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:37
Re: Thinking in earnest now 130 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 124 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 18:25
Smart/intelligent slime 107 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:05
Re: Smart/intelligent slime 95 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 13:29
Intelligent slime - not that simple! 106 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 23:03
Re: Intelligent slime - not that simple! 142 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? 105 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? 103 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:35
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 117 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 111 Poster Boy 31-May-18 19:14
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 136 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... 206 drew 25-Jun-18 23:44


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