MY LAST POST TO THIS THREAD
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As most of you know, by now, I started this thread Feb.2, 2007, using the name, Turner--my son's name. He is will be 50, next December.
Here is the first response. It was by
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DA Morgan, Registered: Sun Oct 17 2004
Posts: 1311
Loc: Seattle, WA
Philosophy of religion?

My philosophy is that there are two types of religion. One in which people have personal belief systems both moral/ethical and with respect to the nature of reality and their environment and the good sense and culture to treasure them as personal beliefs.

And then there are those who are self-annointed, self-righteous hypocrites that use people's inate "need" to know the answers to life's big questions to parasitize them for their personal financial gain.

Just once I'd like to find someone publicly proclaiming they have all of the answers with one hand who isn't holding out the other hand asking for money and the power to offer up advice on how you could improve yourself if you just did what they want you to do.

Let me give you a perfect example. We have a troll here in this group selling fuzzy thinking and vague ideas, on subjects of which he is truly as ignorant as my cat. He tries to quote authorless scripture he has never read with one hand while asking for money with the other.

And anyone who actually looks into the so-called Reverend's background quickly discovers that his actual skill set is as a hypnotherapist (well if that doesn't qualify him to speak about and for god I can't imagine what would).
That was Fri., Feb 02 2007.
Dam it!

Over 405,000 clicks later, I kinda wish that DAM had stayed with this thread. I was stimulated by his charming way of greeting new posters smile Regretfully, without having a DAM, here we are well over a year later.

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But seriously, we need a philosophy of theology with a sense of humour, eh?

Let's give thanks to the gods, God, G?d, G-d, G$d, or GOD, whatever, for good humour. And for a theology which is not afraid to poke fun at itself, or to question Him? Or is it Her? smile

BTW, you secular atheists are free to call him/her "Nature". I am interested in knowing: Do you find it easy to deny there is such a thing as "Nature"? Go ahead, I dare you! smile

Me? I rather like the all-inclusive, "GØD", as in my signature, if you know what I mean.
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Meanwhile, if there are those who want to continue with this thread without my being directly involved--unless invited to answer questions--feel free to do so.

However, I will be carrying on--as long as there is an interest--in the latest thread: PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION--MINE, YOURS AND OURS...
As always, this new thread is not set up as debate; it is about dialogue and our reaching loving consensus.

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G~O~D--Now & ForeverIS:Nature, Nurture & PNEUMA-ture, Thanks to Warren Farr&ME AT www.unitheist.org