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From: Mark K. Bilbo
To: Smiler
Date: 2007-03-31 22:18:04
Subject: Re: a society of Christian faiths

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

On Sun, 01 Apr 2007 00:17:42 +0000, Smiler wrote:

>
> "Mark K. Bilbo" <gmail{at}com.mkbilbo> wrote in message
> news:pan.2007.03.31.14.40.04.7329{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!
>>
> Ooooh, goodee. Mark's buying the next round. I'll have a double brandy.

You are the weakest drink!

--
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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