"Time's article is WAYYYY overdue.
Churches should never have been tax-exempt, and it should have been written into the constitution. They are a business, like any other...that's entertainment. If you buy tickets for a Broadway…"
"Chris, you just reminded me of someone I haven't thought of in years. Thanks!
Yolande was from the French-speaking part of Switzerland, and there were 4 of us who used tto room together on the road sometimes. We used to pull silly…"
"I would not be caught dead (or alive) shopping for anything at national chain stores that treat their employees like slaves. There isn't that much difference in prices, and I would rather support my neighbors than some golf-playing son of…"
"I've been thinking that being the only member in here without a badge is less humiliating than quitting altogether. Slightly.In the meantime, I MUST get medical help that doesn't cost an arm and a leg in co-pays, or have for-profit…"
"Two years ago I had to drop my membership with FFRF because it was either that or give up my MedicAlert membership...same price. I NEED this damn bracelet to tell EMTs NOT to try to restart my heart and/or lungs, and not to give me morphine…"
"Hmmm....after thinking it over a while, badges, private discussion rooms, and other exclusive "goodies" are a major turn-off for me. If that is the way AN is headed, I will definitely take my cat and go elsewhere. Hemant…"
"Redesign the "badge" to get rid of the circle and orange BG filler. The star (or other image) is enough, and takes up about 1/3 the space that the "Whoopie Circle" does.
I still don't have enough spare cash to cover up…"
"LOL! Those questions are so incredibly stupid!
About SoCal houses.....many of the ones built (in big ugly developments) in th e' 50s and later don't even have crawl spaces....they're built on cement "platforms" with…"
"It IS brilliant! And I'm halfway through rereading Fortunate Son for the 3rd or 4th time. Makes me want to take the entire Bush family out and shoot them before they reproduce some more . But they aren't the only ones...."
"None of the houses around here have basements, just crawl spaces. The neighborhood wildlife always manage to destroy the screens and get under the house to give birth and/or fight. I hope the skunks find somewhere else this year.....…"
"I'd rather die than shop at WalFart, plus our city council has so far refused them a permit (which makes me very proud.)
I have never signed up for Medicareless Part D because I can't afford the additional premium...part B is bad enough…"
"I AM diabetic, and when I was getting free meds to regulate my blood sugar, I DID get the shakes and sweats if I didn't eat regularly.
Since Big Pharma is no longer required to to provide prescription meds to low or no-income patients, I have…"
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.