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From: Mark K. Bilbo
To: Syd
Date: 2007-03-31 09:40:04
Subject: Re: a society of Christian faiths

From: "Mark K. Bilbo" <gmail{at}com.mkbilbo>

On Fri, 30 Mar 2007 10:47:22 -0700, Syd wrote:

> On Mar 29, 5:12 pm, stumper <stum...{at}newvessel.com> wrote:
>> Syd wrote:
>> > On Mar 28, 5:48 pm, stumper <stum...{at}newvessel.com> wrote:
>> >> Syd wrote:
>> >>> On Mar 28, 1:33 pm, stumper
<stum...{at}newvessel.com> wrote:
>> >>>> Syd wrote:
>> >>>>> On Mar 28, 10:11 am, stumper
<stum...{at}newvessel.com> wrote:
>> >>>>>> Syd wrote:
>> >>>>>>> On Mar 27, 4:05 pm, stumper
<stum...{at}newvessel.com> wrote:
>> >>>>>>>> Syd wrote:
>> >>>>>>>>> On Mar 26, 4:20 pm, stumper
<stum...{at}newvessel.com> wrote:
>> >>>>>>>>>> Syd wrote:
>> >>>>>>>>>>> On Mar 25, 6:00 pm,
stumper <stum...{at}newvessel.com> wrote:
>> >>>>>>>>>>>> Syd wrote:
>> >>>>>>>>>>>>> On Mar 25,
2:21 pm, stumper <stum...{at}newvessel.com> wrote:
>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Attila < wrote:
>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On
Sun, 25 Mar 2007 10:07:55 -0400, stumper
>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
<stum...{at}newvessel.com> in alt.abortion with message-id
>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
<eZ-dndtcRZCxH5vbnZ2dneKdnZydn...{at}ptd.net> wrote:
>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Ray Fischer wrote:
>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
stumper  <stum...{at}newvessel.com> wrote:
>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
God does not have to have any physical
>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
characteristics. That's probably what it means when
>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
they say "God is a spirit."
>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I am
always entertained when people make assertions
>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> about
the nature of a supposedly infinite being that
>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
they've never seen.
>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
God is everything there ever was, is, and will be.
>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Prove
any god is anything.
>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Or even exists.
>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Does such God exist?
>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Is it even meaningful to ask
>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
whether such God exists or not?
>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It is
always meaningful to ask if anything exists.
>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>> God
exists by definition
>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>> just like
the universe.
>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>> --
>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>> ~Stumper
>> >>>>>>>>>>>>> No.
>> >>>>>>>>>>>>> PDW
>> >>>>>>>>>>>> You exist by definition.
>> >>>>>>>>>>>> How about me?
>> >>>>>>>>>>>> --
>> >>>>>>>>>>>> ~Stumper
>> >>>>>>>>>>> What about you?
>> >>>>>>>>>>> PDW
>> >>>>>>>>>> You need to do a paradigm
shift first to understand.
>> >>>>>>>>> I other words, I need to
believe to believe.. No thank you.
>> >>>>>>>>>> God is better handled by
social science than by natural
>> >>>>>>>>>> science.
>> >>>>>>>>>> My working hypothesis for
this week is this: God is a world
>> >>>>>>>>>> government in exile.
>> >>>>>>>>> My working hypothesis for
this week is: Your a nut case.
>> >>>>>>>>> PDW
>> >>>>>>>> Good for you.
>> >>>>>>>> Let's make the paradigm shift a
little easier. If you think God
>> >>>>>>>> does not exist
>> >>>>>>>> and there are many people who
insist that God exists, you might
>> >>>>>>>> not be talking about the same
thing. So you just say God as
>> >>>>>>>> understood by you does not exist.
But you cannot say that God
>> >>>>>>>> as understood by them does not
exist. To do that, you need to
>> >>>>>>>> agree with them. Got it?
>> >>>>>>>> You need to agree with Christians
about what God is. Sure, they
>> >>>>>>>> say God is this, God is that, and
even insist that they mean it
>> >>>>>>>> literally. But they clearly are
not talking about God as
>> >>>>>>>> understood by you, do they?
>> >>>>>>>> So we need to talk about what God is
>> >>>>>>>> before we argue about whether God
exists or not. What is God?
>> >>>>>>>> --
>> >>>>>>>> ~Stumper
>> >>>>>>> A character from someone else's book. PDW
>> >>>>>> A new working hypothesis:
>> >>>>>>   God is a society of Christian faiths.
>> >>>>>> It does have a nice recursive ring to it,
doesn't it?
>> >>>>> I guess.
>> >>>>> My working hypothesis continues to be: Your a nutcase.
>> >>>>> PDW, at work..
>> >>>> Is the Christian faith a meme?
>> >>>>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meme
>> >>>> --
>> >>>> ~Stumper
>> >>> I'd say yes. Definatly.
>> >>> PDW
>> >> Do memes even exist?
>>
>> >> --
>> >> ~Stumper
>>
>> > Do you have a clue what your talking about?
>>
>> > PDW
>>
>> Guess.
>>
> Ok. No, you don't.

That's the correct answer! You advance to the next round!

--
Mark K. Bilbo                a.a. #1423
EAC Department of Linguistic Subversion
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"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed
(and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless
series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
- H. L. Mencken

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