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What do think the average age of religious person becoming an atheist? A. 20 to 30 B. 31 to 40...
ArdentAtheist comments on May 6, 2018:
I think it’s getting younger all the time... Tonight my 15 year old son asked me what I would do if he declared he was a flat earther? I told him I’d knock some sense in his head with a 6,000 year old stick! Luckily we were both kidding:)
"Just because something is beyond our level of comprehension doesn't mean it doesn't exist"
ArdentAtheist comments on May 6, 2018:
We have theories for things we don’t know yet... we should know better then to put god in as the placeholder for the unknown. Before I understood why it rains I knew I would learn but never thought simply, god makes it rain. My parents would tell me thunder was god rearranging the furniture, they did not believe that and neither did I... my parents were funny for Catholics:)
Don't you just love it when a Christian tells you that you should believe in God because just in ...
ArdentAtheist comments on May 6, 2018:
We can choose to accept a position supported by facts or we can choose to remain willfully ignorant. We can even choose to believe nonsense despite the facts and call it faith. We always have a choice... here at least we are mostly all congruent with the facts that support a natural evolution, we don’t need to prove there is no god! We can envoke reason, let a believer prove a god existed, but they will fall back on faith, a fancy way of saying I know nothing and I’m not interested in learning.
How do you get through to someone who denies the Moon landings
ArdentAtheist comments on May 6, 2018:
Unles they work for NASA I don’t care! I would say “OK” and leave. I doubt such a person would care if I told them that topography can cause a single light source to cast multiple shadows, or that they had no clue how hard or soft the surface would be prior to landing. I have a friend who growing had dinner with Buzz Aldrin and Robbie Kruger where Buzz decked a guy for saying it was faked, nope, just “OK” and walk away. Sorry, I don’t know why Robbie Kruger was there, I have interesting friends:)
Who can stay still? :) Sly and the Family Stone-Dance To The Music ://youtu.be/4URogrXiKsI
ArdentAtheist comments on May 6, 2018:
Nobody
Marvin Gaye-Let's Get It On [youtu.be]
ArdentAtheist comments on May 6, 2018:
Love the crackle of the vinyl leading into the best use of a wah wah pedal ever.
Just a thought?
ArdentAtheist comments on May 6, 2018:
Do all the good you can for all the people you can whenever you can ...or just pass the plate and buy a jet?
Morality, our achilles heel. I suggest that humanity, at least western / American people, are all ...
ArdentAtheist comments on May 6, 2018:
I am not now nor have I ever been religious. My morality may not fit that of a church... but I treat people as I wish to be treated and I try not to be too much of an asshole. We can easily question the morality in the Bible, I don’t see it as a good place to get your morality. You want warped morality read the Old Testament or look at the tenets of islam! I’m extremely good without god and even better without religion.
I'll put this here. There's a question I keep coming back to. It's possibly the most elementary ...
ArdentAtheist comments on May 6, 2018:
If things were different they would be different, how do we no this time line isn’t the different one? Moot, Hitler was bad, Trump is bad, did we learn enough from Hitler to see what’s wrong with Trump? I wonder, but I’ll wonder while protesting because I refuse to be complicit by doing nothing!
Bill Burr rants on Michelle Wolf and The Correspondents' Dinner [youtube.com]
ArdentAtheist comments on May 6, 2018:
Agree with his content but as a comedian he leaves much to be desired.
What would you say to God if when you died you were faced with him?
ArdentAtheist comments on May 6, 2018:
Can I see your credentials?
I broke one of my own rules yesterday, after a while without eating and being on the road accepted ...
ArdentAtheist comments on May 6, 2018:
It’s a labrtanth, you do your best. I recently found out the wine I’ve been drinking is not vegan... I try to not have even the slightest trace of animal product in anything, fraught with pitfalls... 6 months vegan and still learning as I will be after 6 years, cheers
I don't normally post full sets, but watching these guys is part of the fun. I got to see St. Paul ...
ArdentAtheist comments on May 6, 2018:
Cool
What do you think about the idea that the "god experience" is within you, is part of being and ...
ArdentAtheist comments on May 6, 2018:
I meditate and I’m an atheist, no conflict of terms or interest. I’m also a musician and find a similarity. I did not recognize the meditative quality of music before starting a meditation practice and looking at through that lens. I think of meditation as the removal of filters but it sometimes becomes the filter in its own way, it’s my time without judgment or concern for past or future. My meditation is very active in its focus on the present, it’s not a clearing of the mind, it’s the repeated letting go of what comes, what you push away comes at you faster. My desire is to be fully in the present. Without the minds distractions we would have no tools to strengthen our attention. I have not found a point in meditation that makes me believe anything is happening that I did not create but should I feel that way I would attribute it to something created by the mind.
Why are atheists so certain there is not some sort of intelligent design?
ArdentAtheist comments on May 6, 2018:
We are part of nature, part of evolution, we have fossil records, all religios books are man made. We are not seperate from nature. When humans got smart enough to question their origins and become concerned of their demise they created gods, gods therefore have no more power than any other work of fiction other than a power over the minds of the deluded.
Caught Mt Robson while on a road trip in British Columbia ... it is a massive mountain, some of its ...
ArdentAtheist comments on May 6, 2018:
Lovely, Mountain photography really peaks my interest:)
I am wondering if this group would be good for me. I've noticed that some people that are new seem...
ArdentAtheist comments on May 6, 2018:
Perhaps if we create more that is positive it will shrink the negitive? I’ll start, your awesome:) I’ve had some unwarranted friction but we don’t want to throw out the baby with the bath water☯️
Good advice that remains relevant
ArdentAtheist comments on May 6, 2018:
My Grabdfather held grudges his whole life to the benifit of none so my father always said, “don’t hold grudges, forgive everyone, life’s short”.
I'm sensitive to MSG and glutamic acid. If I eat too much of it I become hungry all the time, get ...
ArdentAtheist comments on May 5, 2018:
I also am sensitive to MSG, I’ve been using Helmans vegan mayonnaise, I’ve noticed no problems but I’ll check the label. I do lots of my shopping at an Asian market and you gotta read everything, hope I didn’t assume too much on the mayo, perhaps it takes more than what I use to trigger me? Thanks
Jesus loves you? What does it mean to you?
ArdentAtheist comments on May 5, 2018:
It’s an occupational hazard for me so at work I just ignore it and move in to the next thing. Outside work I would probably say something like, you don’t even want to know what he told me about you and it’s a shame really because you had such a promising future:(
Here's an actual Trump pinata. Swing away!
ArdentAtheist comments on May 5, 2018:
Could we have a voodoo witch put a spell on it so that Trump feels it when when it’s guts fall out? Asking for a friend.
I've been in a passionless relationship for 5 yrs...haven't had sex in 3...shes not interested. What...
ArdentAtheist comments on May 5, 2018:
Sounds like your no longer compatable. If your gonna go, “on the down low” take the high road and just leave instead, that’s better for at least three people in this scenario.
When did confront become offense? For left leaning views, when confronted they take offense ...
ArdentAtheist comments on May 5, 2018:
Polarization... we as a nation always disagreed politically but now nothing gets done... it was in the past the normal tug of war over ideals and then win or loose together we find the common ground and move forward, or backwards depending on your view. I’m just as bad, what’s going on in Washington I see as so horrible I can’t find grounds for compromise. I wonder if we will ever have a middle again or if we will just keep fighting. We can only find our way to the middle if those we oppose will meet us halfway, we’ve gone of the rails! Democrats are going to take controll again and Republicans are going to block everything they can till it flips again and the dems get back to obstructing... It’s almost like you can’t belong to a political party anymore, it’s an obstructionist party no matter which side you’re on.
I’m wondering if folks find it more difficult to have friends with religious beliefs, or friends ...
ArdentAtheist comments on May 5, 2018:
The religious seem to be the same people I disagree with politically. I have some friends I disagree with, shut up and play your guitar!
I did it. I found the outer edges of what is acceptable in this group!
ArdentAtheist comments on May 5, 2018:
I knew you could do it... but I’ll refrain from calling it faith.
What are your thoughts on sleeping in the bed with multiple pets?
ArdentAtheist comments on May 5, 2018:
My cat allowed me to sleep with her as long as I made sure the litter box was clean and the bowl was full.
Is this real?
ArdentAtheist comments on May 5, 2018:
lol, I really do have great kids. This kid needs a realty check. Get her a rusty bicycle and a job!
Wine lovers??? Its Friday, YAY and it was an exceptionally rough week for me at work. So I dusted ...
ArdentAtheist comments on May 5, 2018:
The wine currently in the house gives me a headache, did some research and found it was not vegan... I’ll go to Trader Joe’s Monday and get some vegan wine, where can o get a WTF glass? I had a scotch last night while we sat around singing and playing guitar. Some of the songs I was playing we’re so old I almost went and made a gimlet.
How many people find it difficult to ask for help? My male side wants to work things out for ...
ArdentAtheist comments on May 5, 2018:
I’m just trying to get my son to take the garbage out.
How are you doing today?
ArdentAtheist comments on May 5, 2018:
I’m asked this many times a day and many times a day I say, “unbelievable”. I prefer a statement to a question… Good morning as opposed to, how’s your morning? But in many situations I can also be a good listener.
I dislike them
ArdentAtheist comments on May 4, 2018:
I never want to let anyone have that power over me but I still kind of suck at that.
How do you respond as a vegetarian / vegan to people who say they only eat meat from locally ...
ArdentAtheist comments on May 4, 2018:
I would say none for me, I simply don’t need or want it. I became vegan to get the better health that I am in fact getting. What your doing is better but still your missing the point. At some point someone taps a pig on the shoulder and says, we have run out of bacon, please come with me. Since becoming vegan my blood pressure problems went away, an inner ear problem cleared up, I lost weight, I never get indigestion or related problems, heart burn doesn’t exist and finally I have mostly solved a 30 something year long debilitating migraine problem that doctors could not help me get under control. Meat and dairy are poison even if “Humanely procured”. The addiction to animal products is cultural and mental, if you trully pay attention to how what you eat makes you feel and be honest with yourself you would probably make some changes.
Anyone a fan of Nutritional yeast ? Yes there are tons of recipes on the internet, but what is ...
ArdentAtheist comments on May 4, 2018:
Yes, I just posted this mornings tofu scramble and it included my homemade parmasian... 1 cup raw cashews, a clove of garlic and 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast. Mostly use it on pasta:) I hated it when I started, recipie refined I now love it:)
Good morning y'all [youtu.be]
ArdentAtheist comments on May 3, 2018:
Cheers
I posted this in Politics as well because it is so related to 45's stupid vice president.. Guns ...
ArdentAtheist comments on May 3, 2018:
I have a gun, inherited it, don’t want it! It’s locked in a safe for now... It was a registered weapon that belonged to my dad... why if it was registered have no authorities asked me where it is? We have so many holes in our gun laws it looks like the Albert Hall, they will count them all but prevent nothing!
Guns banned from NRA event for Pence's safety. Parkland survivors ask, why not for us? BY DON ...
ArdentAtheist comments on May 3, 2018:
Aren’t people who want gun controll as unlikely to shoot him as those that support this pathetic worm who’s disgusting behavior can only be outdone by his boss?
I'm gonna quote my favorite author, Robert Heinlein. "Religion benifits 3 groups of people. 1. ...
ArdentAtheist comments on May 3, 2018:
All also benifits companies that make crappy bass guitars.
I thought it wise to share this important information with you.
ArdentAtheist comments on May 3, 2018:
Jumping Jesus!
:) :) :) :) :)
ArdentAtheist comments on May 2, 2018:
Said with conviction and a British accent could make it seem acceptable, or that’s what I thought before trying, go on... it’s a funny thing:)
Is it better to legalize prostitution or keep it illegal
ArdentAtheist comments on May 2, 2018:
Better to make it legal. Health screenings, birth control and not getting beat up by a pimp. I have no interest in partaking but people gonna do what they’re gonna do... prostitution is at least consensual and for that reason should not be illegal.
Saying your spiritual is the new age way to say you’re religious. I found this site after ...
ArdentAtheist comments on May 2, 2018:
Don’t miss construe... I meditate and like all the accoutrements but I don’t pray to a god, not a single one.
Lost in Space on Netflix. Just finishing the last episode of the season. Dear Jeebus it"s ...
ArdentAtheist comments on May 2, 2018:
I’m only familiar with the original, loved that show, but in all fairness I was like 9:)
I feel compelled to correct people when they say podium when they are talking about a lectern. I'm ...
ArdentAtheist comments on May 2, 2018:
If enough people use podium for multiple platforms and or lecterns:) then it’s generally excepted, the meaning is undergoing a cultural shift, so get off your soapbox:)
So, I am just going to stand on my soap box for a minute... I had to attend my sister in law's ...
ArdentAtheist comments on May 2, 2018:
Condolences and keep the soap box handy.
F@@k it. I give up. Edit: I had surgery October 9th. Prior to surgery, my doctor said he wouldn't...
ArdentAtheist comments on May 2, 2018:
I gave up cigs in like 85, no regrets.
This reminds me of Massholes....
ArdentAtheist comments on May 2, 2018:
I’m an expert at parallel parking, I’ve had too much coffee and I have some free time and a pen.
For those of us that have been on this site for awhile, being at least a couple months or more; what...
ArdentAtheist comments on May 2, 2018:
It’s like being in the whitness protection program. I live a relitivly normal life but nobody knows I’m here.
Am I the only one who has gotten to a point of cringing with embarrassment every time Trump starts ...
ArdentAtheist comments on May 2, 2018:
He lowers the bar for humanity!
I saw a lot of powerful performances at Jazzfest. One of the standouts was a Gospel group by the ...
ArdentAtheist comments on May 2, 2018:
Churches indoctrinate with music, I sell instruments and gear to lots of churches. Sometimes seems like the entire flock wants to play bass. I think a smoky bar is way less harmful. A bar is a business that tries to get your money by entertaining you but they don’t brainwash you into believing nonsense. That’s not the power of the lord vibrating your chest, it’s a shitty Ibanez bass and a Fender amp.
Specially in this group...
ArdentAtheist comments on May 2, 2018:
The last person Dorothy needed to ask was Alice.
I feel compelled to correct people when they say podium when they are talking about a lectern. I'm ...
ArdentAtheist comments on May 1, 2018:
You and I should not go out drinking together, just saying:)
Too bad you aren't going to sleep ever again.
ArdentAtheist comments on May 1, 2018:
Ouch
I'm not a vegan, but I want to be. I've tried to go vegan so many times, but I always wind up ...
ArdentAtheist comments on May 1, 2018:
You need a handful of vegan receipts that are easy and cheap to fall back on... I do a chickpea salad that’s like eating tuna, rice and beans, stir fry with tofu, plate of pasta... I switched because of severe pain, great motivator. Now that I am vegan and I’ve learned how to navigate food I’m good. Delicious, filling, healthy, cheap, easy and vegan. No judgment, you fall, you get back up. Pic of my fake tuna salad... it’s dolphin safe:)
Press button for a short speech by ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 30, 2018:
I’ll need to borrow that.
Do not insert your arm into the cow!
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 30, 2018:
Thanks, stopped me in the nick of time.
Does anyone else tire of hyper-intellectual posts about belief and faith (or lack thereof)? ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 30, 2018:
I don’t think I've seen what I would describe as hyper intellectual and I’ve mostly enjoyed the posts on said topics.
Should religion be taught in schools?
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 30, 2018:
As long as they are teaching it as folklore, myth and delusion.
Whilst looking for something else I encountered the following concert apparently honouring Kurt ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 30, 2018:
I didn’t expect, The Doors
Blond(ie) joke
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 30, 2018:
One of my favorite songs about stalking.
Why is it that people who were not religious before so often "get religion" and start going to ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 30, 2018:
Is this a varifiable trend or just a few people you know? I have not seen this with people I know but that also doesn’t prove you wrong. If we are atheists because we are critical thinkers then I would say without evidence we don’t know.
My uncle passed away and his funeral is Tuesday. I have decided I should not go, even though I feel ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 30, 2018:
I would probably do the same as you, condolences.
I have 8k memes on my phone ? How many do you have?
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 30, 2018:
Maybe 3 at the moment but normally none.
A Little Girl Gives Coins To A Street Musician And Gets The Best Surprise In Return [youtu.be]
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 29, 2018:
Beautiful
Just met a person who does not like pets because they are all dirty.How would you view a person who ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 29, 2018:
Their loss and keeping animals away from this person is best for the animals, probably should keep this person away from me while we are at it:)
The GOOD atheists
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 29, 2018:
Not only can you be good without God, you can be better.
This bitch is not going to stop, she's getting more hateful by the day. We don't stand a chance ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 29, 2018:
We do in fact stand a chance and the more divisive she becomes the more that will oppose her, the more that will stand, the more she will be seen for what she is by all but the hate spewing minority that needs to be forced back into its hole, just saying.
Deez nuts
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 29, 2018:
Who’s the nut case that made the nut sack sign?
The Lucky Results of my visit to an antique mall, yesterday. I saw a $75.00 price tag and thought, ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 29, 2018:
I’m no old enough to remember but I’m familiar after the fact.
So, what kind of person drives a a car like this?
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 29, 2018:
Huggy bear.
Made this vegan lentil quinoa loaf last night for my finicky 15-year-old and she loved it. We ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 29, 2018:
Awesome
Last night I actually sang "Take The Skinheads Bowling" in an actual bowling alley. My life is now ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 29, 2018:
Love it when a plan comes together. -A Team
I'm trying to advance to level 2
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 29, 2018:
Pursue content and let the levels take care of themselves.
They Deserve It.
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 29, 2018:
I’m a guitarist, but I can remove your appendix for you if you want to save a little money. It’s 50 bucks an hour and I will need you to hold the flashlight.
If life gives you lemons, it's really not that bad. I mean, you can do tequila shots with lemons. ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 29, 2018:
No but I love artichokes and since they make all wines taste bad break out the tequila.
What makes life worthwhile for you?
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 29, 2018:
We are the lottery winners, we have consciousness, most of the universe is unaware of the universe. Anyone of us could just as easily never existed, in fact that was more likely to begin with. If that don’t make life worthwhile try getting a pizza and some beer and see if that tics your box:)
Just thought I'd post this poem by Jeff Foster: A YOGI OF BROKEN DREAMS Don't worship a ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 29, 2018:
☯️
This is what we are up against [youtu.be]
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 29, 2018:
If I believed people had souls I would doubt she has one.
Is anyone actually on here for dating??? I came here to meet women that share the same views, but ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 29, 2018:
https://youtu.be/D8avWJIwyxY
So, 45 is skipping the Correspondents' Dinner AGAIN. What a thin-skinned, whiny, little bitch. He ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 29, 2018:
He is everything that’s wrong with humanity personified in one person.
When I seventeen working as a VW mechanic, I had an accident. I had to change the fuel tank valve in...
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 29, 2018:
No and I’m going to do my best to continue avoiding it! I’m glad your here to tell the story.
I've been a member for a while but just now looking at the different groups. I'm glad to see a ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 29, 2018:
Hello back
Statutory rape
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 29, 2018:
The moose adult novelty apparatus at the edge of the forest. It’s good they have this avalible as the last think you want to run accoss on your hike is a frustrated horny moose.
Holy shit, this is good. Black Sabbath - War Pigs, live in Paris 1970 [youtube.com]
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 29, 2018:
I loved Black Sabbath when I was in high school 30 years ago, my taste has changed but I remember it fondly. Since I sell guitars for a living, can we stop with the Iron Man riff? Also.... No Stairway!
I went for a walk along the San Andreas fault line yesterday and felt an overwhelming transcendent ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 29, 2018:
A blade of grass, an erupting volcano, Bach, a puppy, chocolate, an octopus, an apple, the rings of Saturn.
Sometimes I find an American post that I cannot understand because we have different words; or ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 28, 2018:
I speak fluently in both English and American having dated a girl from Hull for five years.
Definition of marriage redefined.
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 28, 2018:
I don’t even care, just want him to stop being in charge of stuff!
What have you always wanted? Did you ever get it?
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 28, 2018:
Enlightenment, not yet.
May need eye bleach...
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 28, 2018:
Mental illness just isn’t taken seriously in this country, or that country either and don’t forget the country over there.??
Which news site you trust most?
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 28, 2018:
NPR
Hello all, I'm quite new here, but am going through some really awful experiences with my family ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 28, 2018:
Just say “ok” and change the subject. It’s ok, I here you, I understand how you feel, thank you. Once that’s out there say, I’m not going to discuss religion or politics... I would add politics because the religious like to link the two. “Ok” Defuses while taking the wind out of their sails, ... What you’re doing is letting them know that you hear them and you understand their concern and did you see that great picture Tommy did that’s on the refrigerator? Do we have any pie left? Do you think a canoe trip would be fun this summer? ... in other words, you need to be asking some of the questions and not let other people determine the direction of the conversation. If you can take it to a place where those things are simply not discussed you will have essentially agreed to disagree.
Perhaps!?!?!?!
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 27, 2018:
Can you still have a license after 7?
Mistaken Identity
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 27, 2018:
With my beard I’ve been told I looked like Eric Claptan and without it Bill Gates.
Do you use words or phrases associated with Christianity?
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 27, 2018:
Jumping Jesus!
Having my lunch in a chinese-japanese cafe with Kimchi chigae with noodles. And thinking.. Do lion ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 26, 2018:
I’m vegan so no longer need to concern myself, it’s handled either way.
I don't expect pro gun people to believe me, but the NRA is lying to you. I have no intention to ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 26, 2018:
From what I can tell they don’t actually know what their objecting to because they don’t take the time to listen. There are of course exceptions but if I’m going to paint that demographic with one brush I’ve likely covered most of the canvas.
What kind of driver are you?
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 26, 2018:
I’m half as good as I think I am and twice as good as you think I am.
Any Classical Music fans here? Just checking. We're about 1% of the population, but maybe there are ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 26, 2018:
I listen to classical here and there...my mom is a retired opera singer so I was exposed to lots, also I was the classical and jazz buyer for a record store in the 80’s ... as a musician I play blues and standards but do share the same birthday as Andre Segovia:)
Would you consider being a pen pal (or more) with a prisoner?
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 26, 2018:
I would “consider” it.
Spring is finally here !
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 26, 2018:
Seasons this far south are subtle, pretty sure my local hardware store stocks sleds and snow shovels because it’s a chuckle. I use a calendar to determine spring, time to stock up on canned goods because hurricane season is coming.
Which would you prefer. A singing parakeet or an off key member of the family who loves to sing?
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 26, 2018:
What song?

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