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Sat May 19, 2018, 09:30 PM

On dearie dear.

I wanted to like the royal wedding so much.

Listening to the preacher.

"God's" love is not unconditional. It depends on unconditional belief in "his" "son.". Whom "he" tortured and murdered. Also, the "son" invented Hell.

(I don't believe in any of this except as mythology, so I am using quotes a lot.)

And I have heard bad things about her charity, World Vision, through Kiva. I used to put a lot of money into Kiva through the A&A group, until I became disenchanted with Kiva as well. I wish better than I have heard for both of them.

We really need to recognize mythology as mythology. It can be useful. And it is true as literature and guidance. It's just not true as fact, any more than any work of fiction is.

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Reply On dearie dear. (Original post)
Susan Calvin May 2018 OP
mountain grammy May 2018 #1
Guilded Lilly May 2018 #2
Ferrets are Cool May 2018 #3
Susan Calvin May 2018 #4
Susan Calvin May 2018 #5
Voltaire2 May 2018 #6
Susan Calvin May 2018 #7

Response to Susan Calvin (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2018, 09:55 PM

1. I was really enjoying his sermon right up to that point..

and I didn't last much longer.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #1)

Sat May 19, 2018, 10:25 PM

2. Oddly enough, that was my tune out point as well. Or maybe not so odd. n/t

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Response to Susan Calvin (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2018, 10:44 PM

3. Amen!

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Response to Susan Calvin (Original post)

Sat May 19, 2018, 11:03 PM

4. How about a rec "amen"?

I don't generally push myself, but this really bugs me.

I really wanted to, and did, and do, like it.

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Response to Susan Calvin (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2018, 12:48 AM

5. Many thanks for the rec.

I think misunderstanding of religion is the source of a lot of problems.

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Response to Susan Calvin (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2018, 06:02 AM

6. I don't see it as true as guidance.

The guidance appears to be whatever you want it to be.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #6)

Sun May 20, 2018, 09:37 AM

7. Well, yeah, true.

Much like people get what they want out of fiction or philosophy. There are pieces of the Bible that even I like.

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