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  •  Define "something greater than yourself" (2+ / 0-)
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    Deward Hastings, high uintas

    Does "greater" mean "bigger"?

    The planet is bigger than I am, so yup, I believe in things "greater" than myself.

    I do not understand what you mean by "greater". Use words with real in controversial meanings that people actually understand and we can have a conversation. As it is, your statement is nonsense.

    (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
    Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

    by Sparhawk on Wed Nov 13, 2013 at 07:44:08 PM PST

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    •  more important... i guess (0+ / 0-)

      something that will last beyond the individual

      maybe that's their kids?  

      •  What's "important" (1+ / 0-)
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        denise b

        To who?

        Is your statement merely "everyone has some concept or object that is important to them?"

        Or is it "Everyone believes in the physical existence of objects or people that will outlive them?"

        I mean, one might agree with both of those statements, but they are hardly earth shattering or particularly relevant to religion.

        Or do you actually mean something else?

        Do you see how the "everyone believes in 'something'" concept is problematic and weasel wordy?

        (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
        Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

        by Sparhawk on Wed Nov 13, 2013 at 08:32:26 PM PST

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