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Susan stated
On what basis do you think they did not anthropomorphise these forces of nature?? Do you think they realised they were natural forces of nature?

Of course they did. They gave them special names. Of course, we give hurricanes male and female names nowadays, so we are just as anthropomorphic!

I don’t know anybody talking about flying horses anymore. Perhaps they think that way in England but I just don’t know anyone.

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Susan again
If that were true, then there would be a cessation of people killing others because of the others’ beliefs. And, of course, the word God would lose its authority because the religious leaders claiming its existence would be shown to be spreading falsehoods.

Violence is a survival trait of all living things. It is human and part of the goal of religions is to control human violence. They certainly fail at times but that is because humans are bad, or weak, or sick. Science may study human moral rules but it does not create them. Spiritual people create them. And then use religion to support their moral ideas. Human violence is really tough to overcome but that is because it is based in Nature itself. And we are probably going backwards in that regard nowadays.

Happy Saturday,

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Free will or not? 1323 greengirl5 04-Nov-18 21:54
Re: Free will or not? 298 Itatw70s 04-Nov-18 22:51
Re: Free will or not? 262 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 00:02
Re: Free will or not? 233 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 03:19
Re: Free will or not? 222 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 04:01
Re: Free will or not? 222 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 05:01
Re: Free will or not? 221 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 05:10
Re: Free will or not? 208 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 05:25
Re: Free will or not? 225 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 06:18
The chocolate made me do it 209 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 07:35
Re: The chocolate made me do it 211 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 08:00
Re: The chocolate made me do it 224 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 09:18
Re: The chocolate made me do it 240 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 10:00
Re: The chocolate made me do it 219 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 12:18
Re: The chocolate made me do it 194 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 12:57
Re: The chocolate made me do it, but did not make me think! 215 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:25
Re: The chocolate made me do it 238 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 15:05
Security and randomness 217 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 08:19
Re: Security and randomness 205 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 12:51
Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 205 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 11:40
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 213 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 12:22
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 210 Itatw70s 05-Nov-18 12:48
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 212 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:35
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 201 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 13:04
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 198 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 15:28
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 203 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 19:57
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 226 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 20:39
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 198 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 06:21
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 230 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 09:19
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 215 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 10:37
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 204 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 14:09
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 217 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 14:23
scientific vs. clinical perspective on consciousness 207 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 19:01
Various states of consciousness 200 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:32
Re: Various states of consciousness 206 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 00:37
Re: Various states of consciousness 211 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:11
Re: Various states of consciousness 203 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 06:11
Re: Various states of consciousness 218 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 07:28
Re: Various states of consciousness 211 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 08:28
you're totally lost here 208 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 08:55
Re: you're totally lost here 204 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 09:52
Re: you're totally lost here 206 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 12:02
Re: you're totally lost here 217 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 16:03
Keep the science out 239 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 18:25
Re: Various states of consciousness 218 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 08:58
Re: Various states of consciousness 220 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 10:14
Re: Various states of consciousness 209 Eddie Larry 07-Nov-18 19:04
Re: Various states of consciousness 225 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 21:18
Was Einstein a scientist? 210 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 21:55
Not a materialist 206 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 22:14
Re: Not a materialist 197 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:16
Butting in 211 drrayeye 08-Nov-18 06:24
Re: Not a materialist 215 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 02:30
Re: Not a materialist 224 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 05:58
Re: Not a materialist 185 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 07:19
Re: Various states of consciousness 218 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:13
Re: Various states of consciousness 200 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:08
Re: Various states of consciousness 199 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 02:17
Re: Various states of consciousness 212 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 06:07
Interpretations 209 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 07:23
Re: Various states of consciousness 236 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 07:32
Re: Various states of consciousness 233 Eddie Larry 08-Nov-18 18:26
Re: Various states of consciousness 204 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:16
Re: Various states of consciousness 204 Eddie Larry 09-Nov-18 23:57
May the force be with you! 221 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 01:57
Re: May the force be with you! 215 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 02:20
Re: May the force be with you! 213 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 04:10
Re: May the force be with you! 226 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 14:10
Re: May the force be with you! 205 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 20:26
Re: Various states of consciousness 226 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 08:15
Religious leaders and others 203 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 09:55
Re: Religious leaders and others 234 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 12:04
Pathological disbeliever 215 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 20:32
Re: Pathological disbeliever 217 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:01
Re: Various states of consciousness 204 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 14:27
Whose fault? 197 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 21:00
Re: Whose fault? 216 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 21:12
Re: Whose fault? 207 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:05
Re: Whose fault? 214 greengirl5 11-Nov-18 06:38
Re: Whose fault? 211 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 07:14
Susan's sociological theory of religions 200 drrayeye 10-Nov-18 19:10
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 221 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 20:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 192 drrayeye 11-Nov-18 02:16
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 203 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 206 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 12:46
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 195 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 03:54
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 219 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 06:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 194 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 04:11
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 214 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 06:29
Maybe a cheer leader for science 195 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 08:34
"T of E" vs. "t of e"? 197 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 08:41
N R F 197 greengirl5 13-Nov-18 09:28
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 209 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 17:59
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 186 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 20:16
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 346 Susan Doris 14-Nov-18 02:16
Superstitious behavior 204 drrayeye 08-Nov-18 20:40
Re: Superstitious behavior 191 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 20:53
Re: Superstitious behavior 218 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:30
another day--another rant. 196 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 09:15
Re: another day--another rant. 212 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 11:11
Free will 190 drrayeye 10-Nov-18 08:20
Superstitions 166 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 20:48
Re: Various states of consciousness 180 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 20:49
Re: Various states of consciousness 185 Eddie Larry 08-Nov-18 04:08
You're not following 210 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 08:47
Re: Free will or not? 204 Jock 06-Nov-18 17:00
Re: Free will or not? 233 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 18:04
Re: Free will or not? 224 Jock 08-Nov-18 21:38
Re: Free will or not? 208 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:41
Re: Free will or not? 184 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 07:32
Re: Free will or not? 198 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 07:48
Completely off the wall 187 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 13:01
Re: Completely off the wall 221 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 13:56
Re: Completely off the wall 196 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 18:00
Re: Completely off the wall 196 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 18:31
Re: Completely off the wall 223 Jock 09-Nov-18 20:11
Contumelious 184 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:29
Re: Completely off the wall 187 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 08:25
Re: Completely off the wall 199 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:17
Re-education 208 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:08
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 280 M. J. Thomas 05-Nov-18 14:45
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 239 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 15:46
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 261 M. J. Thomas 06-Nov-18 10:43
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 202 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 14:13
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 227 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 14:28
So what is God to you? 198 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:47
Re: So what is God to you? 230 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 00:48
Re: So what is God to you? 195 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:21
Re: So what is God to you? 258 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 01:38
Re: So what is God to you? 205 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 02:07
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 229 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 20:04
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 206 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:51
Me too! 219 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:47
No-Name freedom.... 214 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 01:12
The way 215 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 02:19
Re: Free will or not? 221 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 12:25
Re: Free will or not? 221 Eddie Larry 06-Nov-18 14:34
Re: Free will or not? 212 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 16:42
Way to go! 212 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:52
The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 215 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 00:41
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 267 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:24
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 239 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 12:40
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 227 Enigcom 07-Nov-18 16:15
Re: Free will or not? 232 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 20:55
Re: Free will or not? 208 Enigcom 11-Nov-18 22:10
Re: Free will or not? 206 wilpsy3 10-Nov-18 21:39


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