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What obsolete things did your mom try to teach you? A few of mine: 1.How to kill, scald, gut, ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 2, 2018:
The accordion. At the age of 5 I was told to choose an instrument and I would get lessons, I picked the guitar. The next morning there was an accordion in my room. My mom owned an accordion studio and had 30 of them... so I took a few lessons until she finally relented due to my persistent tears and I started guitar, turned out there was a 1903 Gibson L1 in the closet, I’ve played it for 50 years now:)
Gotta hand it to the kid though...lol
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 2, 2018:
Teacher: oh my! Studant: it’s a dildosaurus
Good morning my lovlies!
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 2, 2018:
I have been saved by espresso.
How would everyone feel about being refused a date because you’re an atheist? Im good friends ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 1, 2018:
Could you handle being with someone so religious that they won’t date who they like? It’s a sign of how far gone he is. You were ok with him being religious and that needs to be mutual. As for how I would feel, crappy for a bit I suppose.
Would you dare to have sex in a church?
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 1, 2018:
I would like to do a tour and have sex in all the churches in Europe.
Is There an Objective Reality?
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 1, 2018:
We have five access points to experience the world around us, the spectrum is far greater than our senses can comprehend but we have some pretty good tools to extend our senses... Telescopes, infrared and so on. Independent of our knowledge of it is an interesting question, our knowledge goes as far as the tools, it seems unlikely that we know everything. That said, not knowing is an acceptable position and nothing we don’t know needs to be atributed to basically something else that we don’t know... I’m confident that the natural world goes behind our understanding, I don’t accept that if we have no answer an intelligence interveened.
Hold it - I'm confused?
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 1, 2018:
It’s a shame there is no hell for this guy to go to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The wonderful benefits of meditation.
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 1, 2018:
I have my meditation practice, like any practice you need to develop it, never judge it... I could go in deep but I get that it’s a joke so I’ll leave it at that and spare you the guru shpeel☯️
The one Messiah I could Worship....Charlie Always sunny!
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 1, 2018:
I loved that show! I don’t get into a show often but Hulu binged this one:)
New Year's Resolution is holding up well.
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 1, 2018:
Bit rough on my vegan sensibilities, Oreos and Guinness for me:)
Monday..What can I say?
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 1, 2018:
Monday is my day off, I’ll be doing my inward screaming on Tuesday?
Modern technology has made it so much easier...
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 1, 2018:
There was a girl from Hull I was involved in mutual consensual stalking with:)
How would you feel in a relationship if your significant other refused to fight? Personally, I find ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 1, 2018:
I’m not one to sweat the small stuff... I like open and honest, never had fights with any girlfriends with the exception of the one that ended in divorce... other than that I’m still friends with most, most being 2 out of 3... the 3rd started putting nasty stuff on FB after we parted so I blocked her. I would have stayed friends even if just fringe but it is what it is... now I date, not in anything serious and that may be best for a while... the problem with my ex was I found out she had a boyfriend for the last 4 years we were together. I didn’t deserve that and when I found out I left, I have the kids half the time and live 5 blocks away. If she was not happy she should have talked to me and gave me my life back way sooner.
What is the most embarrasing thing that has ever happened to you?
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 1, 2018:
Maybe I’ll comd back to this after a few more beers?
Looks like it's time to welcome latest bunch of new members. everybody is welcome to speak up any ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 1, 2018:
I think I’ve been here two weeks... the words he speaks are true... truth, reality and honesty is why I’m hanging around... not here for dating necessarily, want to be part of a delusion-less community... I’m a massive Twitter user, have an atheist page a vegan page and a few antiTrump pages, this is a nice break. A different vibe, I only keep FB for geographically challenged friends/family:)
Looks like it's time to welcome latest bunch of new members. everybody is welcome to speak up any ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 1, 2018:
I didn’t realize there’s T-shirt’s, I’ll be getting in on that... don’t want any religious manatees talking me up when I’m kayaking.
So, what does everyone do on religious holidays?
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 1, 2018:
Family and dinner... tonight the topic of is there a God came up between my agnostic son and my 93year old cousins GF, I stayed out of it because nothing good could come from anything I could have added, I had two scotches and a Guinness!
He's a hands on type of guy
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 1, 2018:
Oy vey
Well this explains everything..
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 1, 2018:
If that was Trump, smiling like an idiot he might have said, “Very smart people have told me my answer is best, I’m a very smart person, the smartest and my Dad is rich!”.
What WON'T you do?
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 1, 2018:
I won’t eat meat or any animal product.
I am an atheist and were going to church tomorrow with the family! If you were in my shoes, would ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 1, 2018:
Don’t take the communion, is the trick.
Misadventures in Dating I have reached peak absent mindedness y'all. I have just come back from a...
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 1, 2018:
I did the same thing once with POF, we dated for 3 years... no regrets, we were almost compatable.
Home from work 10:44pm Have to be back at work at 6 am. But I don't usually fall asleep till 3. ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Apr 1, 2018:
Ouch ... brutal shift, ain’t corporate America grand?
Happy Trans Day of Visibility
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 31, 2018:
One of my three kids identifies as gender fluid and I’m very proud of the fact that she felt 100% comfortable telling me at the age of 14, which she still is :-) it was kind of funny because I excepted it completely without question but then after she left the room I had to Google it, LOL
The best evidence ever collected for Yahweh, the god of the Bible. Happy Easter!! [youtube.com]
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 31, 2018:
I especially liked the let there be light part.
Why do theists believe in their book without reading every book?
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 31, 2018:
It’s not a fair question to ask of people with no intention to think for themselves, they were told by what they concider to be an authority that had done the research for them... I also have not read the Bible cover to cover but I’ve read enough and I can tell a fable from a fact, that’s like an atheist super power.
Have you done something very sinister, got away with it, and have NEVER told anyone?
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 31, 2018:
Not in my opinion.
I hope no one else has to work today. Happy Saturday, meh.
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 31, 2018:
Oh but I do!!!! Till late! But as an atheist it’s not like I’m missing something Easter related, tomorrow I’ll cook, we will eat, Easter done! ... i’ll stop and pick up some peeps for the kids ?
Today was interesting, my morning starts off with my supervisor handing me a home made tombstone ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 31, 2018:
If that’s disrespectful you should probably avoid me:)
What constitutes a 'healthy' society & is it attainable?
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 31, 2018:
As I attempt to determine what constitutes a healthy sociaty I’m forced to conclude it is unobtainable. Best we could hope for is healthier... more people accepting reality, more kindness, more working to achieve universally beneficial goals, less bigotry, greed & power grabbing to the detriment of the people, animals and the planet. Getting the GOP out of Washington would be a good start.
Point ... Counterpoint
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 31, 2018:
It appears in this meme that you’re actually addressing the cabinet :-)
Do you consider religious people delusional?
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 31, 2018:
Yes, the ones who trully believe are delusional, disconnected from reality, fantasy wonderland bonkers & certifiable but the ones who don’t actually believe but are in it for profit or control are assholes. ...imho
SPICY!!?....yes or no? Where do you stand? I LOVE very spicy food! That pic is a few peppers ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 30, 2018:
I like it so hot that I regret it for an hour, I want the endorphin rush, a bit adicted to hot peppers.
What would your last wIsh be?
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 30, 2018:
Perfect... I would’ve gone with a Joint & Guinness.
Fun with words....
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 30, 2018:
Ok... my band name is Ardent Octopus.. we have a story line for the epic. Ardent Octopuses arch enemy is Upstate Condor which spells Ardent Octopus if you rearrange the letters, also the lair of the Ardent Octopus is the Dancer Outpost.. Rearranged also spells Ardent Octopus... and the rabbit hole goes a lot deeper than that. There’s an app for that?
Are there no workhouses?
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 30, 2018:
I make donations to whom and when I choose, not a fan of the cashier asking, rather give it to a homeless person... they may spend it on alcohol but who needs a drink more than that guy?
Any way you look
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 30, 2018:
Took a minute because my phone kept rotating the picture:)
What about your life gives you a sense of meaning?
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 30, 2018:
I have 3 great kids, I play lots of music and I’m willing to look reality in the eye... Our purpose is to perpetuate the species, we are animals and a happy accident, I don’t need to assign meaning to it, I need only enjoy whatever time there is and maybe leave the world a hogs breath better than I found it. But it doesn’t “mean” anything... it is what it is. Trying not to take life to seriously, everything is temporary from your cat to the universe. Let go of the idea that it must have meaning, why put that kind of pressure on yourself? ok, if I just answer the question, if I had to pick something? Other people, connections with family and friends.. it’s tricky because easy to say my kids give my life meaning but you don’t need to have kids to feel as if your life has meaning so.... sticking with there is no meaning, but maybe a bit of purpose:)
Does anyone else have a problem with the Pledge of Allegiance? Why do I have to Pledge ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 30, 2018:
My opinion has changed with the times, I think you handled it perfectly. When my thinking was different I was not in tune with the oppressed, know that I am I stand with them, or sit... I have much more of a world view now than I did in 1976 when I was 13 and waving a flag in New York Harbor for the bicentennial. Love this country and it’s Flag but until it waves equally for every American it will never feel like it did in 76... That said, I refuse to allow Republicans and the GOP hijack our symbols, half mast until conditions improve! I’m a New Yorker who believed in the great melting pot... I want us to be the country the Statue of Liberty stands for... if we don’t fix things soon I’ll have to start Looking towards Brooklyn when I’m on the Staten Island ferry.
Today's lesson...
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 30, 2018:
I’ve known people that could do that.
I have a cousin whom I love dearly. She is going through a tough time and has asked me to pray for ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 30, 2018:
Just say ok... you wish her well, that’s the same thing and has the same outcome, so just say ok... And then just to lighten up the mood perhaps say something like, “how about that Darwin?”
Do you accept or reject friend request on Facebook by people you don’t know?
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 29, 2018:
I have about 900 pending requests, I actually know a few of them but I’ve lost interest so I’m on Twitter mostly, but here latly.
How fast do you drive in a 35 mph zone?
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 29, 2018:
When I was younger I had a lead foot, these days I make every effort to stay close to the speed limit, not because I’m older but because I had too many tickets and I’m tired of paying through the nose to get someplace I probably don’t want to go 5 minuets sooner.
Sexuality Lables
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 29, 2018:
Whatever makes you happy. If It doesn’t influence science or politics it’s none of my business and if it pisses off the religious extreamests I’ll fully support it.
Clown on clown on clown violence...
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 29, 2018:
Proud to say I’ve not been in a McDonslds in about a decade??
Do you over think? Do you under think? Do you feel like you might be forgetting something?
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 29, 2018:
We all do it, it’s how we are wired. When we take the time to be present and not roominate life is better. This post hits on one of the best reasons to practice meditation. We still do it but can better recognize what we are doing and bring our mind back to the present, because that’s all we have... when lost in thoughts past and future we miss the president.
Eating out alone?
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 29, 2018:
I like to eat alone and equally enjoy company. Alone I can read or take the time to practice mindful eating. You need to eat, enjoy it. If you are uncomfortable I recamend a little shift in thinking. Your happiness need not be dependent on another person, if someone joins you they should simply be adding there happiness to yours but either way you have yours... kayaking is also something I enjoy differently on my own, and I usually bring lunch:)
You got to admit, she looks good in those boots
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 29, 2018:
Don’t judge me!
You mIght be a dudeIst
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 29, 2018:
I mean I prefer Guinness but otherwise I’m pretty much there.
Sex or the opportunity to try 3800 different types of tater tots?
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 29, 2018:
Can I just pick a few potatoes and have lazy half assed sex? Because all potatoes and no sex is not how I like my potatoes..
What’s your favorite medium for music? I’m into original vinyls myself
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 29, 2018:
Well I have a nostalgic love of media defunct but the simplicity and convenience of digital is great!… That said, I still have a turntable & a huge pile of records, once in a while that’s fun, we would be silly to think the advances aren’t improvements. I like vinyl because it reminds me of when I was a kid but not so much because it’s better.
Going Vegan is GREAT for the environment (but do it for the animals first!!!) ....and eliminating ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 29, 2018:
I went vegan for my health, although I appreciate and support all the reasons. Just to help make it easier for those on the fence to make the switch I would like to point out the both Guinness and Oreo cookies are vegan!
When you're home alone do you ever grab a glass of wine and turn on some music and just sit in a ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 28, 2018:
Or some facsimile :-)
Is there better men on here after you get higher points.
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 28, 2018:
I only came around here to see the changing of the guard and all that jazz.... anyway I assume when I hit 7 my bald spot will fill in and I’ll be able to rennber the lyrics of every Bob Dylan song.
Eating meat [youtu.be]
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 27, 2018:
Very interesting, I went vegetarian initially for health reasons. Dr. after Dr. tried to help me with my debilitating migraine headaches, take this medication, eliminate this food, eat that blah blah blah... it was inevitable that I wouldn’t be able to stick with it properly nor was it eliminating many triggers Dr’s hadn’t considered, I couldn’t control what they were trying to tell me to do. In the throws of what must been the worst migraine I’ve ever had I decided the only thing I didn’t try was to become a vegetarian. It helped a lot but not completely so I became vegan, I feel so much better, migraine headaches are now rare and less severe. Pain is a great motivator! Now I can embrace the many good reasons to stay vegan and enjoy life without constantly ending up in a dark room for 8 hrs.
How old were you when you learned how to ride a bike without training wheels?
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 27, 2018:
I remember having trouble doing it, just kept falling over... then one day I was running and wanted to go faster and I jumped on my friends bike and took off... maybe I was 7? The thinking needed to be replaced with doing, I apply this principle in music. When I can’t remember the chord changes I play it fast so I won’t have time to think about it, actually works:)
How comfortable are you with the word "Atheist" ?
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 27, 2018:
A label tells you what to expect, a way of making sure your in the right place. I don’t like that we need a label but since we do I’m glad we have it.
Do you talk to yourself?
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 27, 2018:
Everyone talks to themselves, the question is, do you move your lips?
For atheists - what makes you believe no deity exists?
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 26, 2018:
Everything to me is part of the same universe, we know how old it is... before time began would be just as natural, I see no reason to attribute it to a god simply because we don’t know the answer, that’s falling into the god of the gaps thing and would make us the same as a theist... agnostic seems like your trying to hedge your bets should your logic fail you. Seems to me once you have gone as far as agnostic you would have to go to hell for finding out to late and not being saved... reason enough to make the jump to athiest for me. We don’t need evidence to prove no god exists, I can make up stuff you can’t prove all day, it’s up to theists to prove he does, but once they say it’s a matter of faith the conversation is over.
I am curious what some of you think. I had a man approach me in the supermarket yesterday morning......
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 26, 2018:
I would say if getting his own phone would improve his sex life he should do it, realizing you are only meeting for coffee but it’s even screwing that up. If he calls I think you should say you don’t go out with people you can’t contact and suggest he stop at a Verizon and fix his life. Apologies if that sounds harsh since I don’t know you, but I would not want my daughter trusting this and so I don’t think it’s a great idea for anyone.
Happiness
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 26, 2018:
If unnecessary guilt comes under the heading of unhappy I would say atheists are happier in that regard. That said, delusion can make a person unjustifiably happy. I think atheists are largely people who can be happy or sad and do so without the aid of imaginary reasons. A few on here have given me a subtle hard time for saying meditation helps keep my emotions in check, one guy offered to have me babysit, (thanks I have 3 of my own) but simply if you have the tools and make an effort to be accepting of how things are you can lesson the swing of emotions a bit, you never stop being human, it’s truly just a tool and not a panacea. Now I have also found atheists on here treating nonbelief as a religion, they seem still to struggle with accepting reality and are looking for a replacement to religion, they may find happiness more elusive. I prefer not to call the religious morons, I prefer misguided, once you insult someone they are gonna dig their heals in and the chance of them changing is I’m sure greatly diminished.
50 & Up
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 26, 2018:
My job keeps me on my feet and moving all day, I’ve got a litttle belly but being vegan I mostly stay within a 5lb fluctuation, 170/175... the week I found out Oreos were vegan I gained a few extra lb and hit 178lb but I don’t have a cookie problem, lol
Tea
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 26, 2018:
Having dated a girl from Hull who I still concider an awesome amazing person I learned never to put strings or staples in my cup:) She even decorated an old coffee can to remind this tea challenged American:) it says, “U.K. Tea bags, No Strings! LOL”
This lady is delusional!
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 25, 2018:
I understand if you drink it while playing Starway To Heaven backwards it can open a portal directly to hell under your feet.
SCIENCE WARS - Acapella Parody - YouTube
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 25, 2018:
Awesome, but again, more cowbell would have been nice.
The Molecular Shape of You (Ed Sheeran Parody) | A Capella Science - YouTube
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 25, 2018:
I like it, needs more cowbell.
My response to "It's well established that humans are natural omnivores". It's not a well ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 25, 2018:
I’m 2 1/2 years vegetarian and vegan for the last four months, I feel so much better... One who pays attention to how what they eat makes them feel will eventually figure out that we are not meant to eat meat. It’s breaking with cultural norms that holds a person back. People who concider themselves freethinkers, lovers of science and supporters of truth should be understanding this better than most. That said, I’m finding many people on here that use atheism like religion, an excuse to stop thinking. If you think, reason will tip your hand and you will need to change to be congruent with your new found evidence, but that takes effort and most people would rather keep taking Tums until their Quadruple bypass is scheduled.
Now Registering Animal abusers
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 25, 2018:
It will be interesting to see how many people make both lists.
Parkland Students Discuss Gun Reform, March For Our Lives | The Daily Show [youtube.com]
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 23, 2018:
I have 3 teens in a nearby school... Assault weapons have no business on the streets of a civilized society, no hand guns until 21, mental health screenings & waiting periods. We need to make it completely unnecessary for teachers to be armed. I’m not opposed to an armed officer but not the teacher.
Tea
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 22, 2018:
Just had a cup of ginseng tea with sugar infused with ginger and a few chunks of the ginger.
Stephen Hawking Will Be Laid To Rest Alongside Darwin And Newton At Westminster Abbey | IFLScience
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 22, 2018:
Hmmm, I visited Westminster Abby in 92 and as I recall they buried Darwin standing up as not to give much floor space to an Atheist, he has a tile on the floor pointed out to us by our tour guide. It will be interesting to see the logistics. His passing is a great loss to humanity.
Are you optimistic about the future of the US & do you think conditions will improve?
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 22, 2018:
Yes, things will improve! A slow insidious take over would not generate the giant blue wave that’s coming. Ignorance, hate and the general hijacking of our nation makes a clear and obvious target and we will be taking our country back! Vote every Republican out of office in every election at every level.
Will you be changing your FB account? With all of the issues that are occuring, and potential for ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 21, 2018:
No option in your list for being ahead of the curve on managing it. I don’t use it much and nothing real important gets posted, I’m a twitter nut and follow the same principles of no sensitive information being used.
The motto on our money
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 21, 2018:
Absolutely not, it has no place in an age of scientific discovery, put instead, “In the scientific method we trust”.
Aah my virgin post, you only get 1 and this one is mine. I felt odd putting spiritual in my bio not ...
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 21, 2018:
Thank you all for the welcome... The question, “How do you define spirituality?”. It’s the peace I feel when I reach the point of everything being silent, it’s the awareness that is unchanging for all our life, the core of our being. That said, I don’t imagine it to be something other than my own mind and I won’t until science makes that the more likely. In meditation I don’t judge it, I just let what’s good come, I can use reason to decide how to process it later.
My therapist wants me to explain my Spirituality to her and I don't have a clue
ArdentAtheist comments on Mar 21, 2018:
I just posted on the spirituality topic, I was noticing the difference between what I use for the benefit and what I believe. I don’t believe in an outside force, it’s all in the mind but still ok to “be” with that as long as you know the difference. If you have no idea that’s what you should say. I’m trying this app instead of therapy:) cheers

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