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From: Smiler
To: Mark K. Bilbo
Date: 2007-03-31 23:17:42
Subject: Re: a society of Christian faiths

From: "Smiler" <Smiler{at}Joe.King.com>


"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.

Smiler,
the godless one

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