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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.


I never even heard of this lunatic before- []
BD66 comments on Oct 31, 2018:
He's a pretty active actor. He looks a lot older than he does in most of his movies:
"Shooting victim’s family shuns President Trump in Pittsburgh as top officials decline to join ...
BD66 comments on Oct 31, 2018:
Half the country likes him, half the country hates him: Pretty much the same story as Obama:
People, I will be busy for the next couple hours. One of my top two Monty Python movies is available...
BD66 comments on Oct 30, 2018:
Here's my favorite scene:
Now we know the real reason why Christine Blasey Ford testified against Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh Accuser...
BD66 comments on Oct 30, 2018:
There is good money in feeding leftist fantasies.
Stands to reason ... but economies will collapse if it did
BD66 comments on Oct 29, 2018:
Quick answer: Opioid addicts are in no position to make money to pay for their treatment. Diabetics are capable of making money to pay for their treatment.
BD66 comments on Oct 29, 2018:
To quote Marco Rubio, "The United States is not a planet" The figure below shows North America and Europe have reduced our coal consumption over the past 50 years. India and China however have about 2,400,000,000 people that want to live the same high energy consumption lifestyle we are living in the USA. Whatever we do to reduce our consumption of coal and other fossil fuels will be a pointless gesture that will spread economic pain to the middle class and lower classes. In the meantime, China and India will continue to consume more coal and other fossil fuels until those resources are gone.
Why is a bra singular and panties plural?
BD66 comments on Oct 26, 2018:
You think some really deep thoughts!
Well, what are your thoughts on the bomber getting caught?
BD66 comments on Oct 26, 2018:
I'm 100% in favor of the bomber getting caught.
Noam Chomsky: Today's Republican Party Could Be Most Dangerous Organization in Human History - The ...
BD66 comments on Oct 26, 2018:
I'm going to go with Hitler's Nazi Party and Stalin's Communist Party instead. They killed about 21M and 62M respectively. The Republicans are off to an awfully slow start.
[] 3:00 AM Trump Tweet Complains Bombs are Interferring With Rethuglicans in Voting ...
BD66 comments on Oct 26, 2018:
I think some crazy thoughts when I wake up at 3am too, but I keep them to myself and go back to sleep. Trump should do the same.
Here's a question I often pose to the anti-abortion crowd. This applies specifically to men, who, ...
BD66 comments on Oct 26, 2018:
I would use one of these zero-interest credit cards to pay for it:
Is the future of humanity bionic?
BD66 comments on Oct 26, 2018:
That's the only way I will ever play basketball like I did in the 80's.
What do you guys think will happen, if anything less than a blue wave happens? What will happen ...
BD66 comments on Oct 26, 2018:
Jerome Powell is killing the Republicans. His fast pace of interest rate hikes is hurting the stock market and slowing down the economy. The Republicans will get blamed in 2018 (and 2020 if something doesn't change). Trump needs to get rid of Powell ASAP.
Cancel all income taxes. Let the Government borrow from the Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve can...
BD66 comments on Oct 24, 2018:
You belong in politics.
Do you believe that alien beings exist somewhere in this vast universe?
BD66 comments on Oct 19, 2018:
Yes, There are 10^24 stars out there. If only one in a trillion have a planet similar to Earth at the right distance from the star, there is a good chance there will be life on those planets. Scientists believe that it didn't take very long at all for life to get started on Earth. Earth is ~4,500,000,000 years old, and many believe life has existed on Earth for 4,000,000,000 years.
IT IS SELF EVIDENT.everything the left touches-Europe,,Venezuela,San Francisco,and all left ...
BD66 comments on Oct 19, 2018:
The great leftist experiment started 101 years ago in St. Petersburg. It has failed every single time. I don't understand how people could look at the last 101 years of history and still believe in Socialism or Communism. It's every bit as irrational as believing in Noah's ark.
Should I get a Master's Degree in Business (related material) or with engineering since I got my ...
BD66 comments on Oct 19, 2018:
Depends. If you like to work in the lab and solve technical problems, get a M.S. in engineering, otherwise if you like the business side, get an MBA. You can always work a few years before you make your decision.
When she's cute but...
BD66 comments on Oct 19, 2018:
I'm lucky, my girlfriend doesn't care at all about politics.
How do you guys deal with trying to hide your true feelings about God. I still go to a church ...
BD66 comments on Oct 19, 2018:
If you start saying "I don't believe in your Christian God" you will be surprised how many people agree with you.
Which was your first cell phone? ( mine was 16) ??
BD66 comments on Oct 19, 2018:
Do you remember any day in your life when you didn't tell a lie, at least a white lie? Why do ...
BD66 comments on Oct 18, 2018:
The majority of days in my life I had not told a lie. When I was young (7 years old), I used to tell outrageous lies, then my dad, a huge man, 6'3" 280 pounds and built like an NFL lineman, got very angry at me and told me "I don't want to ever hear a lie out of you again!" That made a big impression on me, and I've told very few lies since.
Golden Chanterelles!!! Picked over eighty pounds!
BD66 comments on Oct 17, 2018:
Congratulations! It looks like quite a haul!
Here's one you can use on believer-types.
BD66 comments on Oct 17, 2018:
You know it's not unlimited don't you. 4,500,000,000 years from now, the hydrogen will be all gone, then the sun will explode engulfing the Earth in a huge fireball. My son used to worry a lot about this.
The Eugenics Crusade on PBS's "American Experience" - utterly disturbing
BD66 comments on Oct 17, 2018:
Interesting history though.
Hello Agnostics....and others :) I am into diving and have a fascination with sharks, and other ...
BD66 comments on Oct 17, 2018:
What's your best diving experience? Mine is diving with 16' manta rays off the coast of Kona, Hawaii. My 2nd would be hanging out with a big male sea lion in the Santa Barbara channel.
Why Didnt Elizabeth Warren Just Keep Her Pie Hole Shut?
BD66 comments on Oct 17, 2018:
Poor judgement.
That would be a no for me. The night I met my late hubby was perfect. The night I met my new flame...
BD66 comments on Oct 17, 2018:
I wish I had a chance to NOT meet my soon to be ex-wife for the first time.
Where the political parties stand on issues:
BD66 comments on Oct 15, 2018:
Take this quiz. It's a much better test to see which party you are aligned with than the chart above:
What religion is the most ridiculous?
BD66 comments on Oct 15, 2018:
I think the Mayans where they would play the "ball game" then the captain of the winning team would become a human sacrifice.
Kushner Paid No Federal Income Tax for Years, Documents Suggest
BD66 comments on Oct 13, 2018:
The government makes the rules and enforces the rules. He's playing by the rules. What's the issue here?
Should starting every second sentence with the word "So" automatically attract a death sentence?
BD66 comments on Oct 13, 2018:
What is your opinion on this story: [] I have a particularly troubling remark, and I ...
BD66 comments on Oct 13, 2018:
What does this have to do with the Kavanaugh confirmation?
If I had a time machine I would stop O.J. Simpson from killing those people then nobody would know ...
BD66 comments on Oct 12, 2018:
That's pure brilliance!
I got a text fundraising for republicans. It said Dems are trying to buy the election. I responded, ...
BD66 comments on Oct 12, 2018:
Aren't both parties trying to buy the election?
Anti-vaxxer ‘warrior mom’: If vaccines are so great, ‘why aren’t they mentioned in the ...
BD66 comments on Oct 12, 2018:
No vaccines were in the Bible. No children with autism were in the Bible. There's your proof.
Do you think there progress in philosophy?
BD66 comments on Oct 12, 2018:
Very little. Philosophy used to take into consideration the latest developments in science, but that got too difficult for philosophers in the earliest 20th century, so very little interesting or meaningful philosophy has been generated for at least 100 years.
How do you feel about emojis and abbreviated words (like "u" instead of "you") in texts and emails?
BD66 comments on Oct 11, 2018:
My 8 year old daughter has me completely desensitized to both.
What is "Compartmentalization" with regard to religion?
BD66 comments on Oct 11, 2018:
Suspension of Disbelief is another potential explanation. Sane rational people can sit through 2 hours of a movie or TV show about a zombie apocalypse, dragons, vampires, etc. Sitting through a church service is no different. The difference is that most people don't let movies about zombies, dragons, and vampires influence their lives. When they let their life be influenced by stories about zombie Jesus, their compartmentalization is failing.
Living in America without health insurance is an extreme sport.
BD66 comments on Oct 9, 2018:
Living in America with Obamacare is also an extreme sport. It would cost me $1866/month to insure my family, and then the deductible is $14K
Pope blames the ? Devil for church's woes
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2018:
Best scapegoat the Catholic Church has had for the past 2000 years.
Why do you think the religious right are so intent on forcing their agendas on others???
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2018:
Because they believe God wants them to. Same reason the Muslims are so intent on forcing Sharia law on others.
Hothouse Earth
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2018:
That seems extremely unlikely. C02 levels have been 17 times higher than they are today. The Earth has had life on it for 4 Billion years. We have been hit by comets, asteroids, huge volcanic eruptions, and the earth's climate has always come back to a point where it sustains life.
Interesting summary:
BD66 comments on Oct 6, 2018:
You need to post that so the lefties can see it. You are preaching to the choir here.
Guess who wasn't of legal driniking age when he was having all those beers? I was pretty sure that...
BD66 comments on Oct 5, 2018:
Yes, let's disqualify everyone from public service who drank a beer before they reached the legal drinking age.
What happened to the internet? Back in the late 90's and early 2000's I remember having ...
BD66 comments on Oct 5, 2018:
The first users of the internet were professors and graduate students at universities, researchers at Bell Labs, DARPA etc. The average IQ of an internet user was probably about 120 in 1990. As everyone got access to the internet, the entire Bell curve can now participate, and the average IQ is close to 100.
Listening to Collins trying to justify her "yes" vote for confirmation Kavanaugh will always be ...
BD66 comments on Oct 5, 2018:
It sounds like you all believe Christine Blasey Ford about the memories that "came back to her" 30 years after the alleged incident. Could you explain why Christine Blasey Ford is believable and Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, Paula Jones, and Leslie Millwee were not believable when they made allegations about Bill Clinton without the 30 year delay from the alleged incidents.
I'm getting really tired of trying to engage leftists. They don't seem to care about facts. They ...
BD66 comments on Oct 3, 2018:
Arguing with them is every bit as productive as walking in to a fundamentalist Christian church where they dance around with rattlesnakes every Sunday morning and trying to convince them Noah's ark is impossible because every species on the planet would have the same genetic diversity because of the genetic pinch down to 2 surviving adults that happened at exactly the same time.
How many people have seen this, or plan to see it? Fahrenheit 11/9 []
BD66 comments on Oct 1, 2018:
I'm surprised it has done so poorly at the box office given all the hatred for Trump out there.
Now one month into my 3rd Tesla. Sold my Model S P85DL on August 31 and picked up my Model 3 ...
BD66 comments on Sep 30, 2018:
You have subsidized Elon Musk almost as much as Uncle Sam has. :-)
Are you afraid of death?
BD66 comments on Sep 29, 2018:
I'm more afraid of aging and losing my independence than I am of death.
Notes from when I worked as an extra on the Secretariat movie. Sept. 29, 2009, Morehead, KY. I'm...
BD66 comments on Sep 29, 2018:
I liked both of those movies.
What doesn't break you makes you harder.
BD66 comments on Sep 28, 2018:
I don't think I could be impartial if I went through what he has gone through. Hopefully he can.
[] Haha, glad his new movie has been tanking so far, I rather doubt the dimwit...
BD66 comments on Sep 26, 2018:
That's surprising given all the hatred for Trump out there.
Have you ever been hunting and have that feeling you were being watched by a predator? Working out ...
BD66 comments on Sep 25, 2018:
I used to hike in an area where mountain lions were sighted. If I was by myself, I would jump every time a damn squirrel ran through the bushes.
What is something that you were told by a religious figure that made you mad? Bit of backstory ...
BD66 comments on Sep 25, 2018:
I went through confirmation class when I was 12 years old. After confirmation class, I was forced to attend the adult church service. At the adult church service, the minister (who taught the confirmation class) would inject quotes from the kids at the confirmation class into his sermons. However nobody at the confirmation class ever said those quotes. I would grab my mother's arm and say "He's lying, nobody ever said that". She would grab my arm and tell me to shut up.
For those that have "come out" (of religion) to a spouse how did that go? The last talk with my ...
BD66 comments on Sep 21, 2018:
I married an atheist, then my wife became Christian. It was a disaster. She seemed to lose all ability to think rationally. I would give her evidence that something (like a some form of multilevel marketing product) was a scam, and she would say: "Well I choose to believe in it"
Hello Everyone I am new here but just wanted to say hello. Just curious to if there's any gamers in ...
BD66 comments on Sep 19, 2018:
Plants vs. Zombies II for me.
Is it safe to assume that all Americans by now have read or at least heard about the piece in the ...
BD66 comments on Sep 19, 2018:
The National Enquirer from the 1970's would be a paragon of Journalistic ethics and class today.
Jesus said, "I impregnated , my mom, so I could grow up and commit suicide, but I had to because ...
BD66 comments on Sep 19, 2018:
Makes perfect sense doesn't it!
I hope gentlemen will show patience and understanding if a woman is hesitant to disclose her ...
BD66 comments on Sep 19, 2018:
Hi Deb, I grew up in Mason City, 10 miles north of Middletown (the geographic center of the state). Now I'm in Normal, IL. It's good to see someone else from our area join the group. Brett
I was listening to a series of shows about the nuremburg trials, and i heard something that sounded ...
BD66 comments on Sep 17, 2018:
A nazi used the word "tender" (in German of course). Trump used the word "tender" (in English of course). That proves Trump is a nazi! How can you argue with logic like that!
And they wonder why people complain about "fake news". []
BD66 comments on Sep 15, 2018:
That's hilarious!
Just started a new group for sushi lovers. Come share pictures and talk about sushi! ...
BD66 comments on Sep 14, 2018:
Will people who don't like sushi show up to argue with us, then we can block them and report them to the level 8 and level 9 people?
Typical liberal logic
BD66 comments on Sep 14, 2018:
The Obama strategy was to take a city away from them and drive them on to the next city, so we were in a never-ending war of taking one city after another. The Trump-Mattis strategy is to surround the city, let no one excape, and kill every single one of the ISIS fighters. That seems to be working quite well.
I find myself lacking words to describe the world I live in. I grew up with idea that you said what ...
BD66 comments on Sep 14, 2018:
Want to piss off a Conservative, tell him a lie. Want to piss off a Liberal, tell him the truth.
I need a cheap prepaid cell phone. I don't want a plan. Does anybody have a suggestion?
BD66 comments on Sep 13, 2018:
AT&T Go Phone worked well for me for many years.
What is your favorite place you've ever lived?
BD66 comments on Sep 8, 2018:
Santa Barbara, CA.
I saw this Air Force Security Forces pamphlet in a stack for Air Force recruiting where I get my ...
BD66 comments on Sep 7, 2018:
Here is how you insult the other branches of the military:
Marketing for Religion 101: When good things happen in this world, put God's stamp on it. Give God ...
BD66 comments on Sep 7, 2018:
And ignore the whole God created Satan issue.
How do you respond to the “what church do you go to”? Question? Just out of curiosity.
BD66 comments on Sep 6, 2018:
Have you ever tried a fad? A few years back someone gave me this drink. They had all these health ...
BD66 comments on Sep 5, 2018:
Monavie is nothing but grape juice with a little blueberry and acai juice mixed in. Maybe they threw in some caffeine to give you a jolt. It should cost about $5 per bottle, but my ex-wife was paying $42 a bottle. It was a complete scam.
For those of you in the polyamorous lifestyle, how many partners are you able to maintain?
BD66 comments on Sep 4, 2018:
My single partner wears me out every weekend.
All this white anger at Nike for signing Kaepernick just proves it was NEVER about the protest...
BD66 comments on Sep 4, 2018:
Terrible business decision for Nike:
What are your thoughts on Nike's new poster boy? It seems like a terrible business decision on ...
BD66 comments on Sep 4, 2018:
It cost them 3.75B in market cap today.
An outstanding example! Strikes home with me. I love ice cream.
BD66 comments on Aug 31, 2018:
10% will piss them off.
Yesterday, I received in the mail, a thick envelope from the county common pleas court. <blood ...
BD66 comments on Aug 30, 2018:
Last time I got called for jury duty, I knew I would be dismissed, but I had to sit there for 3 days before the judge called me up to answer questions, then they dismissed me. I wish I had a questionnaire like that. It would have saved me 3 days of my life.
Does anyone ever wonder what was really on MH370? since it crashed close to my home I managed to get...
BD66 comments on Aug 30, 2018:
I'm going to go with the Don Lemon, CNN black hole explanation:
Having watched countless debates between creationists and atheists, I am not interested in watching ...
BD66 comments on Aug 28, 2018:
Similar to a debate between a socialist and a capitalist.
What makes people join a cult? What happens when you join a cult?
BD66 comments on Aug 28, 2018:
Christianity is a cult of human sacrifice. They want your Sunday mornings and 1/10th of your income. Some people are just more greedy than the average Christian church, and some people are more gullible than your average Christian.
Watching The American Flag Go Up and Down The Flagpole at The White a Perfect Symbol ...
BD66 comments on Aug 28, 2018:
Trump is the 2018 version of Teddy Roosevelt. Here's what Teddy's daughter said about him "My father always wanted to be the corpse at every funeral, the bride at every wedding and the baby at every christening." Alice Roosevelt Longworth Trump has managed to make McCain's death all about Trump.
Republicans resist plan to rename Senate building for McCain Can you believe this stupid stunt? ...
BD66 comments on Aug 28, 2018:
Why give that honor to McCain? He isn't even one of the 25 longest serving Senators:
How do you increase your level? I am not sure i understand the rules on here yet. Just joined ...
BD66 comments on Aug 28, 2018:
Just keep posting, liking, and commenting.
Does anybody else want a Viking Funeral?
BD66 comments on Aug 28, 2018:
With the human sacrifice, burning boat and everything.
Just got back from a 1600 mile ride up the California, Oregon coast beautiful ride 55° to 65° F. ...
BD66 comments on Aug 28, 2018:
I did that in 1990. Santa Barbara to Seattle and back again. It was great.
I am considering joining our Republican Atheist group, even though I'm more like a socialist. I ...
BD66 comments on Aug 28, 2018:
What are some of the uninformed statements you want to confront?
I once read somewhere that the worker never gets what he deserves or merits rather they receive what...
BD66 comments on Aug 27, 2018:
You are 100% correct. The event that changed everything was when the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. Prior to 1989, 5/6 of the world's unskilled labor was in Socialist or Communist countries. The 1/6 of the world's unskilled workers who lived in capitalist countries had it made because almost all the world's working capital went into employing them. With the collapse of Socialist/Communist countries worldwide, the global supply of free-market labor increased by a factor of 6. That's why unskilled workers in the USA, Canada, and Western Europe have fared so poorly since 1989.
What the rich are doing to the world & why.
BD66 comments on Aug 25, 2018:
How many rich people do you know? I worked in Silicon Valley for 11 years, and I know lots of people worth 8 9 or 10 figures. Lots of them drive Tesla’s, use solar panels, and the wealthiest host fundraisers to save the oceans. Many have a smaller carbon footprint than Joe Sixpack who spends weekends driving his speedboat up and down the nearest lake.
Don't get your hopes up people regarding Trump violating the law on the hush money payments. ...
BD66 comments on Aug 23, 2018:
A large portion of the population still supports Trump. Not much change in the past week:
I don't think any nation through the history has sufferd from religion than we are doing in Iran. We...
BD66 comments on Aug 22, 2018:
Almost every country was like that during the Dark Ages.
Can you still believe in an afterlife without the interference of religion?
BD66 comments on Aug 22, 2018:
Yes, and the study of that is actually quite interesting. There are many stories of people "visited" by friends just after they pass away. It would be interesting to do a scientific study of these phenomena, but you can't do it in an environment where you are constantly overwhelmed by ridiculous fairy tales.
Poll. How many know or think Mother, now Saint, Teresa was a money grubbing cash cow for the ...
BD66 comments on Aug 22, 2018:
I know Christopher Hitchens could go on for hours about what a terrible person she was.
What is the best documentary you have seen?
BD66 comments on Aug 22, 2018:
Racing the Rez is one of the best sports documentaries I have ever seen:
Anybody have less nightmares since becoming a non-Christian?
BD66 comments on Aug 22, 2018:
I've been non-Christian for so long I can't answer that one.
OPINION PLEASE...So I'm watching the football game and they show a three or four year old little ...
BD66 comments on Aug 20, 2018:
It should be fine at any age (0 to 100). He isn't saying "I would like to get my hands on her".
'We Are Climbing Rapidly Out of Humankind's Safe Zone': New Report Warns Dire Climate Warnings Not ...
BD66 comments on Aug 20, 2018:
In 1950, there were 5 times more people in New York than in Florida. Today there are 1.06 times more people in Florida than in New York. Yes, the Earth has become about 1 degree hotter over that time span, but people are still choosing to move from the colder climate of New York to the warmer climate of Florida. How about we hit the panic button when people stop moving from New York to Florida and start moving from Florida to New York?
Man,, this shit's going to be a little too easy.. lmfao ???
BD66 comments on Aug 18, 2018:
Pretty scary group.
Is global warming real?
BD66 comments on Aug 16, 2018:
Global warming is real, but the magnitude of the problem is being greatly exaggerated.
Have you notice through out history the envading conquaring force forces their religion onto their ...
BD66 comments on Aug 15, 2018:
You are just looking at from a purely Christian perspective. The American Indians believed a whole bunch of nonsense before the Europeans arrived. They just replaced the pagan nonsense with the Christian nonsense. Same story with the Crusades. It was just a battle between Christian nonsense and a slightly different form of Islamic nonsense. The old testament stories for both religions are almost identical. One group, the Muslims, beat the other group, the Christians, but in the end most of the people in the Middle East believe a bunch of fairy tales that are very similar to the Christian fairy tales.
Whose the sexiest living woman that you can think of ? I pick Abby Martin of Empire files and ...
BD66 comments on Aug 14, 2018:
Laura Gemser
Losing Faith: Why South Carolina is abandoning its churches: At least 97 Protestant churches ...
BD66 comments on Aug 14, 2018:
Are they switching from tiny churches to megachurches? That's what is going on her in Bloomington, IL. The little churches are closing down, but people go to churches with 200 to 300 seats, high tech sound systems and light systems etc.


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