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The organization as a whole has done some good lobbying work as far as insurance and retirement issues go, but that's ALL they've done, and it's not…"
"@ Michael - You're right. Not only was abortion available BCE, it was legal, the necessity of it was just considered unfortunate or tragic.
Roman women used a variant of LSD ... it was compounded by the Vestal…"
"I don't remember the exact line, but Robert Heinlein wrote something cutting about people who want laws passed so THEY won't be able to do something. Fear.
(The part of The Moon is a Harsh Mistress when they're trying to…"
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"My mother "gifted" me with a membership when I turned 50; I asked them if they would cancel it and send her money back. They cancelled, but no refund. (The initials of their logo sound like somebody barfing.)"
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I also use "atheist when I'm filling out some kind…"
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I've been listed on the Do-NOT-Call Registry for something like…"
"URGENT! Oregon state senate is going to vote on a badly written bill re: declawing cats and debarking dogs...Tuesday or Wednesday. Please go here and sign the petition to STOP this bill from going through without MAJOR…"
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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.