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Susan Doris Wrote:
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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.

Susan - 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.

PB - are you leading to the presumption that one day we
will be able to define happiness, where we all concur?
That is your 'faith'! Can you cite a single study which
says exactly what happiness or sadness are?


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So, why ask others such impossible
> questions?
> Well, I wouldn't call them 'impossible'!

Agreed, for now! Maybe in time we will be able to
define such things. For now, it seems like we cannot.

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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.
> Thank you for saying.

You're welcome, Susan.

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Sin - do you?! 1247 Susan Doris 26-May-18 12:37
Re: Sin - do you?! 255 PB Bytes 26-May-18 13:38
Re: Sin - do you?! 246 Susan Doris 26-May-18 13:53
Re: Sin - do you?! 246 PB Bytes 26-May-18 18:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 249 Susan Doris 26-May-18 18:36
Re: Sin - do you?! 238 PB Bytes 26-May-18 22:49
Re: Sin - do you?! 239 Eddie Larry 26-May-18 18:34
Re: Sin - do you?! 218 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 231 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 13:20
Re: Sin - do you?! 230 Susan Doris 27-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 216 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 240 PB Bytes 27-May-18 17:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 225 Susan Doris 27-May-18 17:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 215 PB Bytes 27-May-18 17:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 204 Eddie Larry 27-May-18 19:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 237 PB Bytes 27-May-18 20:57
Re: Sin - do you?! 215 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 229 PB Bytes 28-May-18 14:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 226 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:13
Re: Sin - do you?! 234 PB Bytes 28-May-18 16:06
Re: Sin - do you?! 293 MLloydHudson 26-May-18 18:43
Re: Sin - do you?! 229 drrayeye 26-May-18 18:59
Re: Sin - do you?! 243 Susan Doris 27-May-18 05:29
Re: Sin - do you?! 270 MLloydHudson 28-May-18 06:28
mistake vs. sin: a example 240 drrayeye 26-May-18 20:03
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 219 greengirl5 26-May-18 23:14
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 218 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:20
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 235 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:07
Re: mistake vs. sin: a example 229 drrayeye 28-May-18 03:09
Re: Sin - do you?! 258 drew 27-May-18 05:22
Re: Sin - do you?! 245 Susan Doris 27-May-18 06:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 272 drew 28-May-18 02:28
Re: Sin - do you?! 216 PB Bytes 28-May-18 02:18
Re: Sin - do you?! 218 Susan Doris 28-May-18 05:18
Sin or mistake 221 greengirl5 28-May-18 13:33
Re: Sin or mistake 215 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 13:49
Re: Sin or mistake 229 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:11
Re: Sin or mistake 212 Eddie Larry 28-May-18 14:30
Re: Sin or mistake 232 Susan Doris 28-May-18 13:50
Sinners and money-lenders 323 greengirl5 28-May-18 23:25
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 215 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:27
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 229 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:08
Re: Sinners and money-lenders 211 Susan Doris 29-May-18 14:46
Re: Sin - do you?! 213 PB Bytes 28-May-18 14:03
Re: Sin - do you?! 233 Susan Doris 28-May-18 14:16
Re: Sin - do you?! 214 PB Bytes 28-May-18 14:25
Re: Sin - do you?! 237 Susan Doris 28-May-18 15:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 229 PB Bytes 28-May-18 15:52
Re: Sin - do you?! 217 Susan Doris 28-May-18 17:11
Re: Sin - do you?! 241 PB Bytes 28-May-18 17:39
Re: Sin - do you?! 220 Susan Doris 29-May-18 05:45
Re: Sin - do you?! 226 greengirl5 29-May-18 07:27
Re: Sin - do you?! 220 Susan Doris 29-May-18 15:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 217 PB Bytes 29-May-18 22:10
Re: Sin - do you?! 235 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:12
Re: Sin - do you?! 282 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 04:24
Re: Sin - do you?! 262 drew 28-May-18 23:11
A complement--and a reminder 250 drrayeye 29-May-18 19:54
Re: A complement--and a reminder 236 Susan Doris 30-May-18 07:34
Re: A complement--and a reminder 232 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:57
Re: A complement--and a reminder 214 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:32
Re: A complement--and a reminder 222 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:31
Re: A complement--and a reminder 215 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:04
Re: A complement--and a reminder 222 drrayeye 30-May-18 20:24
Re: A complement--and a reminder 239 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:14
A caveat 214 drrayeye 31-May-18 11:45
Re: A caveat 207 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:48
Re: eloquence with words... 267 drew 02-Jun-18 01:12
Re: eloquence with words... 234 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:19
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 291 Nolondil 29-May-18 20:41
Deliberate obfuscation 255 drrayeye 29-May-18 23:20
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 299 Nolondil 29-May-18 23:50
I answer the question 221 drrayeye 30-May-18 08:32
Re: I answer the question 228 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:40
See earlier reply 203 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:35
Re: I answer the question 222 greengirl5 30-May-18 13:05
Re: I answer the question 239 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 13:54
discernment 208 drrayeye 30-May-18 16:24
Re: discernment 243 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 22:32
Re: discernment 211 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:40
Re: discernment 270 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 00:02
Thunderstruck! 207 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:28
Re: discernment 201 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 221 PB Bytes 30-May-18 23:14
Of course "sin" exists 224 greengirl5 30-May-18 23:54
Re: Of course "sin" exists 209 PB Bytes 31-May-18 01:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 270 Nolondil 31-May-18 00:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 233 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:43
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 221 PB Bytes 31-May-18 01:13
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 253 Nolondil 31-May-18 18:25
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 213 PB Bytes 31-May-18 19:00
Original sin--sort of 226 drrayeye 31-May-18 23:26
Re: Original sin--sort of 226 greengirl5 31-May-18 23:44
Re: Original sin--sort of 204 PB Bytes 01-Jun-18 03:59
Re: Original sin--sort of 220 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:24
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 239 Nolondil 01-Jun-18 00:37
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 212 PB Bytes 01-Jun-18 01:35
Very interesting! 260 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 01:42
Re: Very interesting! 214 PB Bytes 01-Jun-18 04:12
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 227 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:18
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 221 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:28
If not 'mistakes' then what? 227 PB Bytes 31-May-18 15:18
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 212 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:35
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 223 PB Bytes 31-May-18 18:05
Re: If not 'mistakes' then what? 221 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 05:31
Isn't it quite simple? 251 greengirl5 29-May-18 23:55
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 240 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:11
Thinking in earnest now 240 greengirl5 30-May-18 00:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 292 Nolondil 30-May-18 00:55
Re: Thinking in earnest now 213 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:37
Re: Thinking in earnest now 246 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 09:50
Re: Thinking in earnest now 222 Susan Doris 30-May-18 11:08
Re: Thinking in earnest now 260 Eddie Larry 30-May-18 17:46
Re: Thinking in earnest now 224 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:38
Re: Thinking in earnest now 229 greengirl5 31-May-18 12:57
Re: Thinking in earnest now 253 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 14:01
Re: Thinking in earnest now 214 greengirl5 31-May-18 14:19
Re: Thinking in earnest now 215 Susan Doris 31-May-18 14:54
Re: Thinking in earnest now 250 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 17:35
Re: Thinking in earnest now 226 Susan Doris 31-May-18 17:40
Re: Thinking in earnest now 234 Eddie Larry 31-May-18 18:25
Smart/intelligent slime 207 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:05
Re: Smart/intelligent slime 204 Susan Doris 01-Jun-18 13:29
Intelligent slime - not that simple! 219 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 23:03
Re: Intelligent slime - not that simple! 263 Susan Doris 02-Jun-18 05:36
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 297 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 02:20
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 219 greengirl5 31-May-18 02:56
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 213 Susan Doris 31-May-18 05:48
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 234 MLloydHudson 30-May-18 22:11
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 236 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:12
Re: Isn't it quite simple? 211 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:35
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 227 Susan Doris 30-May-18 12:09
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 214 PB Bytes 30-May-18 16:52
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 221 Susan Doris 30-May-18 17:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 234 PB Bytes 30-May-18 18:30
Another brainstorm of mine 225 greengirl5 31-May-18 00:56
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 221 PB Bytes 31-May-18 01:18
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 221 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:53
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 213 greengirl5 31-May-18 13:13
Re: Another brainstorm of mine 210 Susan Doris 31-May-18 15:02
the bible and God 233 greengirl5 01-Jun-18 08:16
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 213 Susan Doris 31-May-18 06:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 227 PB Bytes 31-May-18 19:14
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 296 MLloydHudson 31-May-18 03:41
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 226 PB Bytes 31-May-18 04:22
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 221 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:11
Re: Deliberate obfuscation 239 PB Bytes 31-May-18 17:35
Job 236 PB Bytes 31-May-18 04:37
Re: Job 226 Susan Doris 31-May-18 07:14
Re: Sin - denotation and connotation 249 Susan Doris 30-May-18 08:00
Re: Sin - do you?! 265 Susan Doris 30-May-18 05:02
Sin do you... 343 drew 25-Jun-18 23:44


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