"Loren - I came back to correct your mis-attribution of the quotation of Arthur Clarke to Issac Asimov, but I can see that you self-corrected.
But as long as I'm here --
"If religion were true, its followers would not try to bludgeon their…"
"I'm just throwing it out there for speculation Jonathan - I do that from time to time - sometimes someone else picks it up and runs with it, other times, it just lies there, while people step carefully over it.
At least you'll have…"
"I agree completely, but you asked, "If such things were true, and if god is non-physical how would we detect such a thing? How would you design an experiment for it?"
I gave you the only one I could think of, an adaptation of Occam's…"
"Actually T.A.D., the Bible's god has been portrayed in a variety of ways - in Genesis, written mostly by the Yahwist Source and the Priestly Source, the writers of the Yahwist Source saw him as an anthropomorphic being who strolled over to…"
Alas, I am mainly a bird person myself although I like anything in nature. My cats live to catch lizards which I wrestle away to a safe place. I never kill snakes in my garden. If they lay in wait for my hummingbirds I cart them off to a distant place (even though I know they probably return.) I have always relished the fact that birds are older than humans.
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