Just looking for a non-flaming dialogue about whatever. Bored, I guess, chores all done and nothin' on TV. She made a comment that triggered further thought at my end - just was hoping to explore it a little bit. No big deal, I wasted time until the news comes on anyway. I hear they had a little weather up in the NE.<quoted text>I realize you're not trying to prevent Roberta from giving credit where credit is due, but I'm not sure there's an answer to your question beyond the obvious one.
What you would say about those who manage to do good and act properly without a faith is that they are nice people.
I mean, what is else is there to say about them, Hip? There's absolutely NOTHING that says you can't be a nice person or do good things (or have good things happen to you) without faith.
Now ... as a matter of belief, a person of faith might think that a person without faith doesn't know when God is working through them or blessing them, in much the same way the person with NO faith believes that there's nothing but chance or fate or luck involved.
On that last point of yours, I would say there's more than chance or luck involved. I think choosing right is, or can be, just as intentional whether it be from a faith initiative or "just the right thing to do".
Take it easy, ya'll! Later.