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(146,281 posts)
Wed Jan 3, 2018, 11:40 AM Jan 2018

I'm coming up empty today for topics

with which to start a new thread in the Religion Group. So, I'm asking my fellow Religion Groupies what I should do to end this drought of ideas. I'll use responses to this poll as my guide:

5 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Pray for an idea to be delivered unto me.
0 (0%)
Open the Bible (KJV) at random and point at a verse with my eyes closed.
1 (20%)
Consult with my spiritual adviser for guidance.
0 (0%)
Think about it some more.
0 (0%)
Just start typing and hope for the best.
0 (0%)
Create a poll and post it in the Group.
0 (0%)
Post about Donald Trump's button in GD.
0 (0%)
Take the day off and go back to bed.
1 (20%)
Other (suggest a topic in your reply)
2 (40%)
Punt and hope for good field position.
1 (20%)
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I'm coming up empty today for topics (Original Post) MineralMan Jan 2018 OP
How about... NeoGreen Jan 2018 #1
Hmm...perhaps a big red button on a mountain that triggers MineralMan Jan 2018 #3
Or an ubiquitous ethereal stream of narrative... NeoGreen Jan 2018 #5
Pick any line of the Bible, and show it's ridiculous Bretton Garcia Jan 2018 #14
A drought of ideas? guillaumeb Jan 2018 #2
Introspection, Guy. MineralMan Jan 2018 #4
Advice is good, but living by what you prescribe is better. guillaumeb Jan 2018 #6
... MineralMan Jan 2018 #7
Much better. guillaumeb Jan 2018 #8
bombogenesis is upon us! Hide under yer bed. Voltaire2 Jan 2018 #9
Scotch or bourbon? Act_of_Reparation Jan 2018 #10
Pot-still Irish Whiskey for me. MineralMan Jan 2018 #11
Careful now. Act_of_Reparation Jan 2018 #13
Pray the snow away. PragmaticDem Jan 2018 #12
That trick never works. MineralMan Jan 2018 #15


(4,031 posts)
1. How about...
Wed Jan 3, 2018, 12:20 PM
Jan 2018

..."Why a Book?"

Why are all the, so called, revealed truths presented in book form, or some physical derivative (i.e. scroll, clay tablet, wall carving)?

Torah, koran, bible, mormon bible, dianetics etc.

Why weren't the "truths" presented in a more durable (or in a mode where durability isn't even a concern), more easily distributed, universally understandable (i.e. no translation(s) required) and non-miss-transcribable (sorry for making up the word: it's almost German) mode or format?

The proffered god is capable of anything, correct? So why limit the most important message to such a limited technology?

Good enough suggestion?


(146,281 posts)
3. Hmm...perhaps a big red button on a mountain that triggers
Wed Jan 3, 2018, 12:22 PM
Jan 2018

the "Voice of God" to speak? I like that.


(4,031 posts)
5. Or an ubiquitous ethereal stream of narrative...
Wed Jan 3, 2018, 12:28 PM
Jan 2018

...that anyone may access, as they please, which conveys the message in a language they understand?

Bretton Garcia

(970 posts)
14. Pick any line of the Bible, and show it's ridiculous
Thu Jan 4, 2018, 11:19 AM
Jan 2018

Surprisingly easy to do. And it gets the attention of Christians.


(42,641 posts)
2. A drought of ideas?
Wed Jan 3, 2018, 12:21 PM
Jan 2018

One suggestion.

Post your thoughts with no attempts at sarcasm regarding simplistic believers, and no attempts at a dismissive attitude toward those simplistic believers, and no attempts to frame what simplistic believers must accept.

Alternatively, continue on your present course.


(42,641 posts)
6. Advice is good, but living by what you prescribe is better.
Wed Jan 3, 2018, 12:40 PM
Jan 2018


But we can never see ourselves as others see us. And we can never read our own replies in the same way as others do.

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