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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-25-06 07:50 AM
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36. "a being of power and intelligence vastly beyond your own"
That can describe many things that are NOT gods. Sufficiently advanced aliens would qualify. Do strong atheists deny "a being of power and intelligence vastly beyond (their) own"?
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  - Two things:  neebob   Aug-24-06 12:40 AM   #2 
  - What cons call "political correctness"  baldguy   Aug-24-06 07:17 AM   #10 
  - Good point  neebob   Aug-24-06 08:00 AM   #12 
  - And from the Department of Afterthoughts:  neebob   Aug-24-06 07:36 PM   #18 
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  - Anne Coulter has some  TallahasseeGrannie   Aug-24-06 03:27 PM   #15 
  - I guess it's always possible to find gold while pumping out the cesspool  struggle4progress   Aug-24-06 11:53 PM   #31 
     - It was a worthwhile read because it did make me t hink  TallahasseeGrannie   Aug-25-06 07:22 AM   #34 
        - Yech  charlie   Aug-25-06 07:56 AM   #37 
           - There really are no words.  TallahasseeGrannie   Aug-25-06 11:19 AM   #39 
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        - Ah yes, I forgot.  lvx35   Aug-24-06 11:38 PM   #28 
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  - "a being of power and intelligence vastly beyond your own"  trotsky   Aug-25-06 07:50 AM   #36 
  - No, it's not just as unprovable  neebob   Aug-25-06 08:55 AM   #38 
     - "its failure to show itself in anything but human stories"  Boojatta   Aug-25-06 05:09 PM   #41 
        - No, I probably wouldn't say that  neebob   Aug-25-06 07:37 PM   #42 
           - I could try to get at the issue raised by the first question  Boojatta   Aug-26-06 12:31 PM   #43 
              - And the issue is ...  neebob   Aug-26-06 12:35 PM   #44 
                 - What kinds of historical records can be trusted and to what extent can  Boojatta   Aug-26-06 12:41 PM   #45 
                    - How about if I just try and answer your new first question  neebob   Aug-26-06 12:48 PM   #46 
                       - What happens when experts disagree with each other?  Boojatta   Aug-26-06 12:59 PM   #47 
                          - I'm not answering any more of your questions  neebob   Aug-26-06 01:12 PM   #49 
                             - My issue is trying to understand exactly what you meant by this:  Boojatta   Aug-26-06 01:43 PM   #50 
                             - I attempted to explain that in #42  neebob   Aug-26-06 02:09 PM   #52 
                             - Could you elaborate on this one?  Boojatta   Aug-26-06 01:51 PM   #51 
                                - Nope, sorry. nt  neebob   Aug-26-06 02:11 PM   #53 
  - I've been told that in Oklahoma, football is a religion. n/t  hvn_nbr_2   Aug-25-06 04:32 PM   #40 
 

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