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But Susan, you know so little about spiritual things. You have no experiences with prayers being answered, you once went to a dodgy fortune teller and you had a seance or whatever it was with some giggling friends, and now you know for sure there is no God and neither do you nor anybody else have a soul. And when we are dead it is forever (so what is the point of having lived). You take the word of that famous (infamous?) stage magician over a host of distinguished modern scientists. You distrust anybody who tells you about experiences outside the materialistic old science, because you have decided it cannot be, unless they come up with all sorts of proofs, and if books are being pointed out to you, you cannot read them, but happily reject them out of hand. Unread, understandable, but also rejected because the sceptical societies say they know better.

You enjoy a banter on the boards, and it is good you can still take part in that. There is nothing else I can think of to add here.

Maybe just a personal note about our weather. Yesterday was 31°C (85°F) and our electricity was cut off all day, over 8 hours, because of pole repair works. It meant no running water, only in several buckets, and it meant no fans. All windows open was no use. Fires in the centre of Tasmania with people evacuated. Better day today forecast, and the electricity is back. I have edited the list of things to take (lots!) if fire comes here. Makes me feel better, but will I panic instead of? Appealing to higher powers - certainly, but if it has to happen it will. I hope you believe in climate change? There should be enough signs of it by now everywhere, even David Attenborough believes it, but our government doesn't! Pathological disbelievers or self-centred numb-skulls.

GG.








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I reckon there is a third option: Lots of
> other people know something you don't,
> If they claim to know something I don't know, then
> all they have to do is to provide the objective,
> independent evidence. Why should I take their word
> for it? I take their word that they believe very
> strongly in whatever it is they are talking
> about,but if they want it to be true for all
> (99.99recurring%) true for others, then it is up
> to them to present their verifiable conclusion.
> And you know this already!!!
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but it is impossible to explain it to you
> since you have already made up your mind it cannot
> be.
> No, I repeat, yet again, that I will immediately
> change my mind when that l'il 'ol evidence comes
> along.
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Remember the words "pathological
> disbeliever"?
> That is a silly and useless pejorative phrase and
> not worth any consideration, and one I would never
> even think of, let alone use.
>
> Susan



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Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 3517 Susan Doris 08-Jan-19 16:21
Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 491 EvelynRysdyk 10-Jan-19 17:27
Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 420 Susan Doris 10-Jan-19 19:45
Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 439 cloister 10-Jan-19 20:11
Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 422 Susan Doris 11-Jan-19 14:56
Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 419 cloister 11-Jan-19 16:09
Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 397 Susan Doris 11-Jan-19 19:35
Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 419 cloister 11-Jan-19 19:56
Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 414 EvelynRysdyk 11-Jan-19 00:40
Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 441 greengirl5 11-Jan-19 08:59
Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 406 Susan Doris 11-Jan-19 13:02
Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 398 Susan Doris 11-Jan-19 13:27
Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 419 EvelynRysdyk 11-Jan-19 20:33
Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 376 Susan Doris 18-Jan-19 14:06
Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 411 greengirl5 11-Jan-19 23:16
Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 392 Susan Doris 12-Jan-19 06:15
Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 384 greengirl5 12-Jan-19 12:24
Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 386 Susan Doris 12-Jan-19 13:07
Please explain the word ASPECT in your quote. 392 Itatw70s 17-Jan-19 20:39
Re: Please explain the word ASPECT in your quote. 395 Susan Doris 18-Jan-19 14:48
Re: Please explain the word ASPECT in your quote. 374 Itatw70s 21-Jan-19 02:17
Re: Please explain the word ASPECT in your quote. 366 Susan Doris 21-Jan-19 06:26
Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 404 Susan Doris 12-Jan-19 13:19
Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 399 EvelynRysdyk 12-Jan-19 17:04
Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 438 Susan Doris 12-Jan-19 18:36
Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 397 Susan Doris 18-Jan-19 15:01
Red Herrings 403 drrayeye 17-Jan-19 19:05
Re: Red Herrings 394 Itatw70s 17-Jan-19 23:47
Re: Red Herrings 385 Susan Doris 18-Jan-19 09:00
Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 415 Susan Doris 19-Jan-19 12:42
Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 375 EvelynRysdyk 19-Jan-19 17:23
Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 382 Susan Doris 20-Jan-19 10:27
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Re: Spirit 685 greengirl5 23-Jan-19 12:10
Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 386 PB Bytes 19-Jan-19 18:16
Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 369 EvelynRysdyk 20-Jan-19 00:10
Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 380 PB Bytes 20-Jan-19 00:39
Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 377 Susan Doris 20-Jan-19 06:28
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Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 369 greengirl5 20-Jan-19 09:31
Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 368 Susan Doris 20-Jan-19 10:45
Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 382 greengirl5 20-Jan-19 20:42
Re: the article by Evelyn rysdyk 384 PB Bytes 20-Jan-19 17:02
And the intellectual marathon continues, day after day, hour after hour, moment to moment.... 382 Itatw70s 22-Jan-19 02:04
Re: And the intellectual marathon continues, day after day, hour after hour, moment to moment.... 376 Susan Doris 22-Jan-19 06:08


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