There is enough known about the functions of the brain, the various chemical and electrical changes that occur in the brain, to say with confidence that happiness is something all humans experience, whatever actual label they use to articulate it. Not every 'i' has been dotted, nor every 't' crossed, yet, but I think that you would agree that a great deal is known. The same applies to sadness of course. And since we are animals, similar effects in the brain have, I believe, been registered in many species.Quote
This is an unfair onus, Susan, unless you or a single one of your secular colleagues can provide a hard and fast definition of things that we all agree exist, like happiness or sadness. Care to define exactly what either of those terms mean? I don't think that you or anyone here can do that.
Well, I wouldn't call them 'impossible'! And where would discussion forums be without questions of all sorts?!!Quote
So, why ask others such impossible questions?
Thank you for saying.Quote
Let me be clear about another thing, Lloyd. I don't think that Susan's question or her topic here is 'silly'. On the contrary, I think it's worthy of discussion which is not something I find here a lot anymore.
I agree - which is why I have not said that. I used the word 'mistake' at the start but have since qualified it many times.Quote
At the end of the day, Susan believes that there is no sin and that we only make mistakes. That, I would say, is incorrect and is not very well considered. I would say, further, that the reason why it isn't considered is because Susan has a very strong secular bias. To say that a serial pedophile, rapist, etc etc etc simply makes "mistakes" is, in my opinion, not silly but ridiculous.
That said, I agree with Nolondil that Susan has raised an indirectly related point here, that being the extent to which we are guilt driven by people who would make us feel incarerated by such things, if we let them.