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I came to the conclusion that the stories associated with Christianity were all nonsense at the age of 12. I continued in the Methodist Church for social reasons until the age of 18. I was almost always elected President of the Methodist Youth Fellowship, and I was on the Church board of directors. When I went to college, I had no more motivation to be involved in religion. I met a beautiful highly-motivated atheist woman when I was 22. We had 16 fantastic years together before she passed away. My second wife was not religious when I met her, but we moved from Silicon Valley to Bloomington, IL, home of the megachurches, and she because religious for social reasons. It was a disaster for our marriage. I'm now single again, looking for other like-minded atheists and agnostics.


"It us easier to fool people than to convince them they've been fooled." - Mark Twain (The George ...
BD66 comments on Jun 8, 2018:
100% true.
Is religious belief in itself inherently harmful to a society - or does it become toxic only when ...
BD66 comments on Jun 4, 2018:
Can you think of any examples where it is not co-opted by a priest class and exploited for their benefit? Buddhism is probably the only thing that comes close.
I would like to know how many here dislike our current potus?
BD66 comments on Jun 4, 2018:
He was too rude to the other Republican candidates during the primaries, and he said so many flaky things during the election campaign that I couldn't vote for him. I live in IL, and Hillary was 100% guaranteed to win that state, so I cast a symbolic vote for Gary Johnson. However after his election, I have been pleasantly surprised.
I'm in favor of the only form of democracy with a demonstrated track record of success, the draft. ...
BD66 comments on Jun 3, 2018:
I would say the form of democracy defined by the US Constitution had quite a good demonstrated track record of success.
Trump, as scattered and incompetent as he is in overseeing seemingly every other aspect of ...
BD66 comments on May 31, 2018:
Obama, as scattered and incompetent as he is in overseeing seemingly every other aspect of government, is achieving remarkable success in packing the courts with life-tenure left wing ideologues. By throwing red meat to his base he advances the culture wars engendered by Progressives parading extremist social and religious opinion to elect candidates - including Obama himself - who work to undermine voters' own political and economic interests. Trumps just balancing out what happened for 8 years of Obama's tenure in office.
Have you ever asked a Christian why God doesn’t regrow amputated limbs, no matter how hard they ...
BD66 comments on May 31, 2018:
Maybe the starfish and newts pray to a better God than humans do?
What The Scots Invented.
BD66 comments on May 31, 2018:
You left out my patents: :-) https://patents.google.com/?assignee=Douglas%2c+Bretton+L&oq=Douglas%2c+Bretton+L
Australia Doesn't Exit And People Who Live There Are Actors Paid By NASA - Flat Earthers Claim
BD66 comments on May 29, 2018:
I thought I was there for 2 weeks in 2002 and 1.5 weeks in 2006. That was quite an elaborate hoax.
How'd you sleep? ... "Like God during the holocaust"
BD66 comments on May 29, 2018:
Good one!
Today, at the gym, one of the women was talking about her year old niece and how wonderful she is, ...
BD66 comments on May 29, 2018:
God didn't cause all those problems. He fixed them.
FOR SCIENCE!!!! I do wonder what was the name of the first human ever catapulted. Unofficially lol
BD66 comments on May 29, 2018:
Does a trebuchet count? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo_oigyFlTA
Minimum wage. I was moved by this video of a vet who now works at KFC. Minium wage is £7.83 in ...
BD66 comments on May 29, 2018:
A minimum wages hurts two groups of people: 1. Employees who want to work, but their labor is not worth the minimum wage, so they are not hired. This in particular hurts the poor uneducated youths. 2. Employers who want to have work done, but having it done is not worth the minimum wage to them, so that work does not get done.
Think Jodi Foster could/should run for political office in the U.S. ? Bet she'd win.
BD66 comments on May 27, 2018:
Depends what she is running for.
Do you follow any particular major league baseball team? If so, which one and why?
BD66 comments on May 27, 2018:
I live half way between St. Louis and Chicago, but I spent 17 years in California, so I'm a fair weather fan for both the Cardinals and the Cubs.
Have you ever seen a movie More than 25 OR 50 times and what is the movie OR movies?
BD66 comments on May 27, 2018:
In the early 90's, my female roommates would watch Pretty Woman every single day.
Can someone tell me why is America so religious?
BD66 comments on May 27, 2018:
In most countries, churches are tied to the government, and there are very few choices. Freedom of Religion has been around in the USA since the 1790's, so any church is allowed to embellish and morph the bullshit in the Bible to attract the most followers.
So what is your most hated song of alltime? The one that you have heard so many times that you just ...
BD66 comments on May 27, 2018:
Rock Lobster. A fraternity at the University of Illinois used to torture their initiates by making them listen to that song cranked full blast all day long.
BD66 comments on May 22, 2018:
It's all about brainwashing them early so they will be big-government progressives when they hit 18.
This is how trump got elected.
BD66 comments on May 15, 2018:
Could be because the 2018 premiums for Obamacare came out days before the election. My premiums were $500 per month before Obamacare kicked in. They were $1270 per month in 2017, and I found out my 2018 premiums would be $1866 per month days before the election.
Misogyny and Agnostic.com
BD66 comments on May 14, 2018:
I haven't noticed. Perhaps you could cut and paste a few examples.
I sure can't have just one...
BD66 comments on May 11, 2018:
Some day all those guns might come in handy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcsLaSBWG9k
To the Trump haters (atheist especially): Their calls for impeachment is actually a threat to ...
BD66 comments on May 11, 2018:
Very good point.
Trump killing jobs/world peace?
BD66 comments on May 10, 2018:
Unemployment is at 3.9%
I have read some of the posts and comments from some of the left "intelligent free thinkers" here. ...
BD66 comments on May 10, 2018:
Too many people like this one:
Ok, I made level 7. All in all yesterday was a good day. Now I want to enter this hallowed level 7 ...
BD66 comments on May 9, 2018:
I'm so jealous. I'm only 6.4.
You've never been judged by your skin color. Right!? Source- [sola.ai]
BD66 comments on May 3, 2018:
I played competitive basketball from age 11 to age 34. There's a lot of prejudice with respect to skin color, but if you can play, you can prove it within a couple minutes of a real game. The funniest example I can think of is a good friend of mine who was Chinese American. His father was on the Taiwanese men's national basketball team. His mother was on the Taiwanese women's national basketball team. He played on a state championship basketball team. He was 6'4" and could dunk the ball in a variety of different ways. When he was in grad school in NYC and played in pick-up games there, he was referred to as "The Chump"
I say LeBron James is the greatest basketball player ever - who you got?
BD66 comments on May 3, 2018:
Tough call Bill Russell or Wilt Chamberlain.
So why are women disgusted by men with...uuuhh, platinum (silver? gray?) hair? Just because we look ...
BD66 comments on May 2, 2018:
My girlfried was just telling me last night how much she and her colleague love men with salt and pepper hair.
Has anyone wondered why and how Houses, automobiles, clothing and food have become so expensive?
BD66 comments on May 1, 2018:
In 1970 all major world currencies were tied to the gold standard. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bretton_Woods_system That ended in 1971, so that freed up governments worldwide to print all the money they wanted. Whenever the economy slows down, the central banks print more money. So each dollar/yen/yuan/Euro you are holding is worth less.
In case I get banned from the website for my response to a post...its been great knowing yall..
BD66 comments on May 1, 2018:
It's not even close: https://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/NOTE1.HTM
Ok, my wife and I are separated but not divorced yet. We are working on the paper work for it now. ...
BD66 comments on May 1, 2018:
get on match.com and meet another woman. Eventually you will stop thinking about your wife. Good Luck!
These Are the 7 Most Ridiculous Excuses Republicans Are Giving for Trump's Affair with Stormy ...
BD66 comments on Apr 26, 2018:
Has anyone tried "At least she is more attractive than Monica Lewinsky?" :-)
Anyone with thoughts on the idea of a basic universal income for all? ...
BD66 comments on Apr 26, 2018:
The motivation for that seems to be that intelligent machines will someday to all the work, and people will be left idle with nothing to do. They have been saying that since the 1960's, but there is no sign of it yet. Unemployment is at about 3% here in the USA right now.
I'm amazed when the "Believers" come up with their "correct" political beliefs. I've no idea where...
BD66 comments on Apr 26, 2018:
Most people are highly susceptible to influence by others. That's why a pastor and his congregation are referred to a shepherd and his flock. It works for politics the same way it works for religion. Rush Limbaugh has his "dittoheads". There are similar people who follow Mark Levin, Rachael Maddow, etc.
Just a quick hypothetical. I had a chat with my friends about Gaddafi and I said "I think it's ...
BD66 comments on Apr 26, 2018:
I thought you were talking about his attractive female bodyguards: https://www.ndtv.com/photos/news/gaddafis-female-bodyguards-11603#photo-149563
NotIng that thIs Is the 25th of aprIl, It appears yet another rapture has ruptured
BD66 comments on Apr 25, 2018:
Maybe Jesus only took a half dozen or so with him. :-)
On a scale of 1 to 10. How much do you enjoy arguing with someone who doesn't know what they're ...
BD66 comments on Apr 25, 2018:
2 It's usually a waste of time, because even if you are 100% correct and know exactly what you are talking about, and explain it clearly and concisely, the other person will often not change their mind anyway.
What does liberal mean to you? Everyone seems to have a different meaning attached to this label. ...
BD66 comments on Apr 25, 2018:
I can't wait to hear the responses.
What is your response when you ask a christian to physically show you god as to believe in him and ...
BD66 comments on Apr 25, 2018:
Don't get drawn in to those silly conversations.
Bob Dorough, whose catchy 'Schoolhouse Rock' tunes taught generations of kids grammar and math, has ...
BD66 comments on Apr 25, 2018:
The score was tied at seven all. When Franklin found he had the ball. He made a connection in the other direction, and the crowd started hollering interjections.
Bob Dorough, whose catchy 'Schoolhouse Rock' tunes taught generations of kids grammar and math, has ...
BD66 comments on Apr 24, 2018:
We the people, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice and ...... My entire 8th grade class could sing this from memory.
Aww look...Melenia has on her 'Father Sarducci' hat today.
BD66 comments on Apr 24, 2018:
Melania could put a metal bucket on top of her head and still look good.
Wheres the stinking rapture?
BD66 comments on Apr 23, 2018:
Don't feel bad. Jesus didn't take me either :-(
The lack of females in the Atheist community is truly disheartening. Odds are that I'll either die ...
BD66 comments on Apr 23, 2018:
I met a nice Catholic girl on match.com. When I stay at her place and she skips church, she calls it an "Atheist Weekend"
Would the Republicans on this site please answer the questions below?
BD66 comments on Apr 23, 2018:
I'm Republican/Libertarian, so I'll give it a shot. Why would anyone be opposed to clean air,water and land? I'm not opposed to any of those things. I am opposed to the EPAs war on C02. CO2, H20, and O2 are the three most important compounds on the planet to support life. For the past 8 years, the EPA has been more focused on CO2 than thay have on the poisons they should be worring about. Social Security is a pyramid scheme that was sold as a trust fund to the American public by FDR's administration. This is perhaps the greatest fraud ever perpetrated on the American public. There never was a trust fund. It was always money-in and money-out. Whenever politicians get money-in destined for a certain purpose, they will find a way to divert it to fit their needs. After the baby boomers retire, there will be nothing left for those of us born after 1964. I don't think anyone wants to deny anyone the ability to fight their health problems. If you are talking about Obamacare, I should be the poster boy for Obamacare. I'm self employed with a special needs son. Pre Obamacare (in 2013) I was paying health insurance premiums of $500 per month. Now through Obamacare, I would have been paying $1866 per month, but I created a partnership that got my rates down to $1702 per month. That's just another example of what happens when the Democrats attempt to improve on the free market. Why isn't the ability to pay taxes a fair method of taxation? I don't think Republicans dispute that. Wealthy people pay a much larger portion of their income in taxes than middle class and poor people. That's been the case for 105 years when Uncle Sam instituted the income tax for good. How else would you pay for the military,roads,infrastructure that everyone uses? Taxes and "pay-as-you go" are the two best options. Tollways sometimes make sense. There are a whole lot of things that can be cut out of our $700,000,000 annual military budget, that would not make us any less safe. You want less government or no government so how would anything get done? The United States went from almost nothing to the wealthiest most powerful country in the world in 1913. That was the year income taxes went into effect. The private sector is almost always capable of delivering services more efficiently than the public sector. Hope this helps.
What percent of what you see, hear or read do you think we can believe?
BD66 comments on Apr 23, 2018:
Depends where you see, hear, or read it.
Is capitalism just a version of cannibalism?
BD66 comments on Apr 23, 2018:
No, It's a version of cooperation.
Is everyone surviving the Rapture so far?
BD66 comments on Apr 23, 2018:
I guess I'm one of the ones left behind. When is the Antichrist going to come to claim us?
Is everyone surviving the Rapture so far?
BD66 comments on Apr 23, 2018:
I guess I'm one of the ones left behind. When is the Antichrist going to come to claim us?
I may sound cold heart, which I am not, but I am so sick of hearing about Barbarba Bush's death. Not...
BD66 comments on Apr 22, 2018:
They need something to put on the news when it's 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Avert your eyes, children.
BD66 comments on Apr 22, 2018:
Melania is holding up a whole lot better.
Hey if I can get only 235 likes on this post then I can move up to Level 5! Come on you know you ...
BD66 comments on Apr 19, 2018:
I'll do my part to help.
Maybe it's just me but I think most people have inconsistent political and philosophical beliefs....
BD66 comments on Apr 19, 2018:
You are spot on. It seems like there is some form of psychological substitution going on with many atheists and agnostics. Faith in God is replaced by Faith in Government Fear of Hell is replaced by Fear of Global Warming
Curious - worst break up line you ever heard? I'll start. "I'm bored with you."
BD66 comments on Apr 19, 2018:
A scrawny little kid I went to high school with told his girlfriend "Kathy, a stallion has got to run"
Standup comedy
BD66 comments on Apr 19, 2018:
George Carlin, Dave Chappelle, Russell Peters
What’s the craziest story from your life, that is true but people would find hard to believe....
BD66 comments on Apr 18, 2018:
3 Golf Stories: I once sliced a golf ball so bad that it went off the fairway, across the fairway of an adjancent hole, bounced off the side of a highway where the concrete was built up about 3" above the bare earth, came back across the adjacent fairway, and landed in the middle of the fairway I was intending to drive the golf ball onto. I could never beat my brother at golf, then one day I was about 5 feet from the hole, and I needed to two-put to beat him by one stroke. Just as I was about to putt, a fly flew up my nose, and I hit the ball about 20 feet past the hole. I ended up 4-putting, and he beat me by one stroke. (stories other people told for the rest of their lives" When we were putting on hole 7 on my hometown golf course, people would often slice their drives on hole 1 and the ball would end up in a spot that was blind to them close to the 7 green. Whenever we saw that, we would take their ball and drop it into the cup on hole number 7. A few minutes later they would show up looking for their ball, and we would point to the cup and tell them the ball went right in the cup. They would always respond "Well God Damn, that's the only time I will ever get a hole in 1!" They are probably still telling their grandchildren about the holes in one that never really happened.
What’s the craziest story from your life, that is true but people would find hard to believe....
BD66 comments on Apr 18, 2018:
When I was an undergrad, I walked in to a "Sports in Ancient Greece and Rome" class, and the professor handed out an hourly exam. I was unaware there would be an exam, but I still got a perfect score. The reason: The week before I sprained my ankle, and I couldn't walk miles to class, so I stayed at home, bored on the sofa, and I read my "Sports in Ancient Greece and Rome" textbooks cover to cover.
Why is it okay to wish death on some, but not others? Ex: Wishing Osama bin Laden death...no ...
BD66 comments on Apr 18, 2018:
Well for one thing. Rush Limbaugh and the Pope didn't pull off a terrorist attack that killed 3000 people.
COMMUNICATING A THREAT: How many of us grew up under the teachings of heaven and hell? The good ...
BD66 comments on Apr 17, 2018:
Was handling rattlesnakes part of your path to heaven? ;-)
Name something women should stop doing.
BD66 comments on Apr 17, 2018:
Shopping as a cure for boredom.
For those actively looking for a companion/more where did you find your success?:
BD66 comments on Apr 17, 2018:
Starbucks Philadelphia arrest: CEO apologizes to two black men arrested in a store after an employee...
BD66 comments on Apr 16, 2018:
I meet clients in Starbucks all the time. Usually I go in there, sometimes use the bathroom, then wait without ordering until my client shows up. When my client shows up, we go to the front, order drinks, and have our meeting. I had no idea I was violating so mant Starucks rules for so many years. Sometimes I just go in there to use free wi-fi for a few minutes, and don't order anything.
There's a protest today near me against the bombing of Syria by the British government. I planned on...
BD66 comments on Apr 16, 2018:
Syria is so complicated, it's difficult to tell who are the good guys and who are the bad guys.
What is the best Cartoon Series ever to grace television?
BD66 comments on Apr 12, 2018:
Famous person?
BD66 comments on Apr 12, 2018:
Bill Clinton.
I think honesty is a virtue. I prefer truth over comfort. I've noticed that the theists in my life ...
BD66 comments on Apr 12, 2018:
On the flip side, that's why they encourage soldiers to be religious. They want them to think "It's OK to run into the machine gun fire, because if I get hit, I will get to live with my imaginary friend in the sky"
Anyone ever had anything bad happen on Friday the 13th?
BD66 comments on Apr 11, 2018:
My wife had a nervous breakdown and ended up on a psychiatric ward on Friday 8/13/2004.
Just finished reading "The Virtue of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand. I really enjoyed this book. Has ...
BD66 comments on Apr 11, 2018:
The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged, We the Living were all good books. She lived through a leftist takeover of her country and witnessed and experienced the resulting misery first-hand. We the Living should be required reading on college campuses.
What’s the most profound rebuttal you’ve gotten from a religious person in a ...
BD66 comments on Apr 9, 2018:
The best rebuttal I have ever received is some form of Pascal's wager.
What is the one creature, snake, spider, rodent, bat, etc, that creeps you out the most?
BD66 comments on Apr 9, 2018:
What's something that many people haven't done, but that you have?
BD66 comments on Apr 8, 2018:
Gone deeper than 1000 feet in a submarine.
Do you raise your kids atheist?
BD66 comments on Apr 8, 2018:
When my son was 10 years old, I had read a children's bible, and I asked him what he believed and what he didn't believe. He picked up on 2 things that were impossible: The Universe, Earth, Man, and all animals were not created the same week. No Star of Bethlehem could ever lead wise men to a single house. He's been an atheist ever since. He's a very bright boy, he had me boxed into a logical corner on Santa Claus when he was only 6 so I had to come clean on that one.
What do you say on facebook to friends or family that have lost a loved one? Most people type ...
BD66 comments on Apr 7, 2018:
I try to remember something about the person who passed away and post that instead of "Prayers"
What is better than sex?
BD66 comments on Apr 4, 2018:
Watching my son, James Douglas, pick up a gold medal as the Illinois State 6th Grade Chess Champion: https://www.iesa.org/activities/chs/results_Individual.asp?Year=2018=6
Do you normally have a lot of energy? What boosts your energy?
BD66 comments on Apr 2, 2018:
Working out first thing in the morning.
Do you like country living? For those that do, did, ? Or want to
BD66 comments on Apr 1, 2018:
I prefer to live on the edge of a city of about 100,000. Traffic isn't too bad, but you get all the kids activities, medical care, etc of a larger city.
Do you believe that life is mostly about luck?
BD66 comments on Mar 23, 2018:
A very wise person I once knew once said "Live is a lottery. If you are smart and you work hard, you get more tickets"
POLL: Millennial Women Killing Republican Party - YouTube
BD66 comments on Mar 22, 2018:
Leftist indoctrination on college campuses.
Anybody do cruises?
BD66 comments on Mar 22, 2018:
I got married on a cruise. The cruise was great. The marriage was a nightmare.
Do you feel that religion robs people of living life to the fullest?
BD66 comments on Mar 22, 2018:
It takes away a good portion of their money and their leisure time.
To quote Darius Rucker, “When was the last time you did something for the first time”.
BD66 comments on Mar 22, 2018:
Last night, I had a very good Indian dish for the first time that contained chicken and spinach.
So has anyone else read OT Ezekial? I'm taking some bible courses because I attend a Christian ...
BD66 comments on Mar 22, 2018:
The story of Noah's ark and the scientific evidence that that story is false vs. the evidence that story is true should be enough to convince anyone with a shred of sanity that the Bible is a book of fairy tales.
New evidence for plume beneath Yellowstone National Park
BD66 comments on Mar 20, 2018:
I'm going there this summer.
What happened to all the FUNNY movies? They seemed to fizzle out in the 80's or 90's. Some of my ...
BD66 comments on Mar 20, 2018:
Serving Yutes since 1992 https://www.etsy.com/listing/591156789/my-cousin-vinny-novelty-movie-t-shirt
Diversity training let the controversy begin
BD66 comments on Mar 20, 2018:
That stuff makes me glad I left corporate America 11 years ago.
As we're getting closer to the American Atheist convention, we have more info about what we're ...
BD66 comments on Mar 19, 2018:
An athiest convention in the heart of the Bible Belt on Zombie Jesus day! Those people have some nerve!
Who isn't on medications here?
BD66 comments on Mar 18, 2018:
Just Zyrtec for allergies for me.
Do you accept the possibility of a god, but reject man’s perspective of one?
BD66 comments on Mar 17, 2018:
If there is some being out there that created 10^24 stars and is controlling the interaction between the 10^86 elementary particles in the universe in a way that is completly undetectable to humans, that being will not act like the mentally ill teenager that is portrayed in the Old Testament of the Bible.
What was something that pushed you towards doubting your religion? For me it was my pastor, and ...
BD66 comments on Mar 17, 2018:
1. Science and Math Education. 2. The fact that the pastor at my church was a liar.
I have learned that rejection is just another lesson in life. I never doubt myself. How have you ...
BD66 comments on Mar 15, 2018:
When I was 20, I dated a girl who taught me there are a lot of things worse than rejection. I never had any fear of rejection after that disastrous 3 week relationship.
Would you avoid naming your child a name with religious connotations?
BD66 comments on Mar 9, 2018:
It's funny for me. My oldest son Christopher, was named after a fertility doctor who helped bring Christopher into the world. My second son James, was named after a famous historical figure, so I have two sons: Christopher- Named after Christ James - Brother of Jesus and we had no religious motivation for either name.
Did you grow up with religion?
BD66 comments on Mar 5, 2018:
I did. Methodist Church. I realized it was all nonsense at age 12, but they had great activities: Canoe trips, camping trips, parties, sports nights, etc. for the kids, so I stuck with it until age 18. After I left for college, that was the end of it for me.
Watching the academy awards tonight and amy noticing the distinct change in color it gives me hope ...
BD66 comments on Mar 5, 2018:
I couldn't stand all the grandstanding on political and social issues. If I want that, I will watch Fox News or MSNBC.
My house cleaner comes tomorrow morning, he cleans every 2 weeks, and here I am cleaning up so he ...
BD66 comments on Mar 5, 2018:
My mother does the same thing. She feels like she has to clean the house up for the housecleaners.
What dating sites have you tried and did you make any relationships or friendships from it?
BD66 comments on Mar 3, 2018:
match.com. It worked. I'm at my new Catholic girlfriend's house right now!
Do you eat meat? Are you a vegetarian or vegan? Do you strive to eat less meat or are content with ...
BD66 comments on Mar 2, 2018:
I sure do. I grew up on a farm where we raised Angus cattle that were destined for 4 adn 5 star restaurants. That's the quality of beef I was accustomed to. Once I got to college and was subjected to the low quality stuff they serve there, I couldn't stand beef any more. I eat mostly chicken and fish.
Have you ever known anyone to fall victim to a scam? Or, are most people wary enough to avoid them?
BD66 comments on Feb 26, 2018:
2,000,000,000 Christians fall victim to the Jesus scam. 1,800,000,000 Muslims fall victim to the Muhammad scam.
Are the Russians on Agnostic.com? I feel pretty confident that the Russians have not yet ...
BD66 comments on Feb 22, 2018:
After the Communists dominated Russia from 1917 through 1989, there should be a lot of Russian atheists and agonstics. We should welcome them.
How would you respond to someone who is arguing against global warming, giving “last winter was ...
BD66 comments on Feb 15, 2018:
There are a range of opinions on the subject: 1. Global Warming is a hoax thought up by the Leftist Totalitarians who want to control everything. 2. Global Warming is going on, but to quote Marco Rubio "The United States is not a planet", so there is very little we can do about it. 3. Global Warming is going on, and the primary causes are deforestation, overpopulation, and fossil fuel consumption. If and when all the fossil fuels are gone, the earth will be 2 to 4 C warmer than it is today, but the warmer earth problem will be nothing compared to the problem that we don't have any more fossil fuels. Try flying across the Pacific in a solar-powered airplane. No solution yet proposed by the lefties will solve the problem, and the costs associated with each proposed solution are enormous. The best solutions right now can be achieved on a personal level: Limit yourself to 2 children. Drive a fuel-efficient car. Don't go cruising. Don't fly across the Atlantic or Pacific all the time. Don't spend your weekends driving up and down the nearest lake in a speedboat with a 300 hp motor. Don't buy a 6000 sq. ft. house and cool it to 70 deg in the summer and heat it to 70 deg in the winter. Don't patronize vehicle racing events. Plant trees, etc. 4. Global Warming is a serious problem, and governments need to force their citizens into using public transportation, penalize them from using fossil fuels, subsidize alternative energies, build bullet trains etc. 5. "Climate change" is the #1 problem facing humanity. If we don't take drastic action today: The sea levels will rise by 10m this century. All the polar bears will die. We will have horrific hurricanes, forest fires, and floods. All the earth's major coastal cities will be underwater. Once the arctic tundra thaws, billions/trillions of tons of methane will enter the atmosphere, causing the Earth to become like the the next Venus. We spent 50% of our GDP defeating Facism in WWII, so we should spend 50% of our GDP defeating "climate change" I'm at about 3.1 on the global warming seriousness scale. I think the people at #1 and #5 are almost equally irrational. Many people close to 3 might be convinced that some government action might make sense, but they are turned off by the hysteria of people at #5. Many people who are close to 4 could likely be convinced that most government proposed solutions have much higher costs than the benefits that they offer, but they are focused on calling the people with global warming hoax theories at 1 crazy.
Why conservatives are more susceptible to believing in lies.
BD66 comments on Feb 12, 2018:
I think both liberals and conservatives are highly susceptible to believing lies: https://i.pinimg.com/474x/7a/f8/7c/7af87cdcb301b9157861da6f5def52ee--economics-humor-taxes-humor.jpg


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