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I've been listed on the Do-NOT-Call Registry for something like…"
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There is a former Baptwit church in Burbank that is now Syrian or Armenian....HUGE piece of…"
""Atheist" became a dirty word after the Russian Revolution.....but it's such a simple, useful word.
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"I understand completely, One of my cousins was on dialysis for 4 years, and they had to drive from Winslow to Flagstaff....(My cousin Alice had a small boy to take care of, too. I think my aunt did a lot of that work for her.)
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If you check the posts on 'Politics, Economics, and Religion' sk8ycat, you'll find that you've misinterpreted what I meant. I should have made it plainer for an American to understand, there's some subtle differences of interpretation between American and UK English.
You hit the nail right on the head. That is, no being perfect in goodness would want to be worshiped. I tried to demonstrate this by developing a logical disproof of the Biblical god concept that defined the worshiping of something as at least acknowledging that it exists. (This was safe because the supposed Biblical god demands that his existence be acknowledged by everybody.) The Science and Rationalists' Association of India published it in its online magazine.
It might ring your bell because you are already on to the very significant idea that nothing perfect in goodness would want to be worshiped. Not even the argument that the supposed Biblical god wants to be worshiped so it can be a better father figure holds water. The disproof is short. It is at the address below if you would like to see it.
To answer your question of wed 'where is everybody' I thinkmmost of us are stranded at home. I'm iced /snowed in so bad l can't get in or out of the drive. Wish I was someplace where the weather would allow me to get out of the house. Hope you are well and mobile.