"There ARE privately-owned refuse collection companies. They mostly deal with the larger dumpsters used in apartment and office buildings, and hazardous waste, particularly medical waste. If you are doing a major job on your own property, your…"
"In California you can now get medical Marijuana for YOUR PETS! Srsly. You still need a valid prescription, but if it keeps an elderly cat, dog, horse more comfortable....why the hell NOT? (And if they think they "see god"…"
"Menopause, really? Is THAT why I can't remember words that I KNOW I've always known and used? (I have to stop and think whenever I have to explain the back surgery I had, and that was only 6 years ago!
LAMINECTOMY AND FUSION,…"
"Oh, is THAT what happened? I thought it was my antique (almost) Dell, or that I owed AT&T U-verse (which I never signed up for....they just decided not to make their less expensive system available in this ares anymore. Like the effing…"
"Chris, I have always been fascinated with accents and alternate spellings. Your English is far superior to a lot of stuff I see on the net...like "too, to, two," and the illiterate variations of "there." THOSE drive…"
"Chris, I'm not bragging, but this house was built in the late 1930s with central heating; dad had the system rebuilt with A/C added in the late '50s. It's expensive to run all the time, and not necessary, anyway. …"
"Ian, that's a VERY classy statue! I love ones that are casual and lifelike. (I'd like to see one of Robert Heinlein sitting next to Ginny, with Pixel between the two of them. I have a Polaroid shot like that somewhere around…"
"The Good Atheist: Living a Purpose-Filled Life Without God Paperback – January 25, 2011
by Dan Barker (Author), Julia Sweeney (Foreword)
Dan's rebuttal to Fat-Boy Rick Warren. Most of the book is short bios of non-believers who…"
"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…"
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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.