Understanding through Discussion


Welcome! You are not logged in. [ Login ]
EvC Forum active members: 84 (8950 total)
33 online now:
Newest Member: Mikee
Post Volume: Total: 867,083 Year: 22,119/19,786 Month: 682/1,834 Week: 182/500 Day: 10/69 Hour: 1/3


Thread  Details

Email This Thread
Newer Topic | Older Topic
  
Author Topic:   Hypothesis of Microbes
AZPaul3
Member
Posts: 4785
From: Phoenix
Joined: 11-06-2006
Member Rating: 4.9


Message 16 of 18 (582816)
09-23-2010 4:00 PM
Reply to: Message 13 by barbara
09-23-2010 3:07 PM


Re: Vessels of Survival
You can not be serious, barbara.

The majority of the population of Orleans Parish were staunch Catholic and Southern Baptist. None of them ever heard my definition of "life" and certainly would have rejected it if they had. Yet, they still descended into anarchy.

This is what happens when the protections of government and the organs of society collapse and peoples' lives hang in the balance. They will do whatever is necessary to survive. It has nothing to do with their religious or political views. It has to do with staying alive.

God and government are not separate entities even though they pretend that they are.

I really hope you did not mean that. I would hate to think of the US government as "God." And if god runs the US government then he is more screwed up and incompetent than we ever imagined.

Now as for the melding of god/government, as in a religiously controlled state, then in Saudi Arabia and Iran, this is true. But not here.

The separation of church and state (any church whether your god, their god, someone else's god or no god at all) is not just codified in the law but is rigorously enforced in the courts and by larger and larger segments of our society. And this nation continues to do quite well with this separation despite the religious insistence to the contrary.

But this has nothing to do with the intent of bacteria to build homes or any effect of my definition of "life" on the greater society.

You seem to be all over the map here barbara. What is the topic of the OP?


This message is a reply to:
 Message 13 by barbara, posted 09-23-2010 3:07 PM barbara has not yet responded

  
AZPaul3
Member
Posts: 4785
From: Phoenix
Joined: 11-06-2006
Member Rating: 4.9


Message 17 of 18 (582822)
09-23-2010 4:05 PM
Reply to: Message 14 by Larni
09-23-2010 3:27 PM


Re: Vessels of Survival
Glad I'm agnostic!

Which means you're really a christian but you're just not certain of it?


This message is a reply to:
 Message 14 by Larni, posted 09-23-2010 3:27 PM Larni has responded

Replies to this message:
 Message 18 by Larni, posted 09-23-2010 4:14 PM AZPaul3 has acknowledged this reply

  
Larni
Member
Posts: 3990
From: Liverpool
Joined: 09-16-2005


Message 18 of 18 (582829)
09-23-2010 4:14 PM
Reply to: Message 17 by AZPaul3
09-23-2010 4:05 PM


Re: Vessels of Survival
Which means you're really a christian but you're just not certain of it?

Must. Resist. Call. To. Evil.


This message is a reply to:
 Message 17 by AZPaul3, posted 09-23-2010 4:05 PM AZPaul3 has acknowledged this reply

  
Newer Topic | Older Topic
Jump to:


Copyright 2001-2018 by EvC Forum, All Rights Reserved

™ Version 4.0 Beta
Innovative software from Qwixotic © 2019