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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.


There's a new reaction emoji on Facebook. It's not the one the people wanted. Lol
BD66 comments on May 2, 2020:
Facepalm is the one they needed the most.
If you were visiting someone at their home and on Sunday they asked you to attend church with them ...
BD66 comments on Jan 8, 2019:
My best friend in high school was a preacher's son. When I stayed with him, he invited us go to to church. My wife and I said "Sorry, we don't believe that stuff" We were still best friends afterwards.
The real reason T-Rex had such short arms.
BD66 comments on Mar 7, 2019:
That can't be true!
This is the criminal that these lowlifes are destroying the country for These are probably only the ...
BD66 comments on May 31, 2020:
Nothing for 13 years?
Preacher Sean Feucht Is Holding COVID-Ignorant Worship Services for Thousands | Hemant Mehta | ...
BD66 comments on Jul 30, 2020:
They have been holding science-ignorant worship services for 2000 years.
Does anyone else see that the more religious a person claims to be the bigger an asshole they are to...
BD66 comments on Aug 22, 2019:
When I was 17 years old, I was a furniture delivery man for the summer. Of all the people we delivered furniture to, the biggest jerk by far was a Methodist minister.
Maybe people believe in God because they are cowards with themselves.
BD66 comments on Jan 5, 2019:
I believe there is some truth in that assessment.
The death penalty..
BD66 comments on Aug 6, 2019:
My major problem with the death penalty is the government gets lots of things wrong. However in the case where there is a mass shooting, you have many many witnesses, and the probability they will convict and execute the wrong person is extremely small, so I'm OK with it for mass shooters.
Florida first lady to miss Women for Trump event due to planned execution | TheHill
BD66 comments on Aug 20, 2019:
That's a novel excuse.
Can a moderate have a place in this agnostic site? I am very liberal in some ways, and conservative ...
BD66 comments on Feb 10, 2018:
I'm a Libertarian. Glad you have joined the group.
I agree with many ideas if Elizabeth Warren, but she killed her run with the whole Native American ...
BD66 comments on Feb 10, 2019:
She started her whole career taking advantage of the Native American thing, so it's hard for her to distance herself from that.
ameriKKKa... []
BD66 comments on Jan 24, 2019:
He might have more luck starting a race war once he gets to prison.
Politics , sports, and religion the most corrupt institutions in the world. Driven by money, power,...
BD66 comments on Aug 6, 2019:
Could you explain how golf is corrupt?
Someone please help me understand, at least in the U.S., when and why all of a sudden someone now ...
BD66 comments on Jul 2, 2019:
Same thing as "Active Shooter". If you aren't "active" you aren't a shooter.
Get your story straight, OBAMA!
BD66 comments on Aug 4, 2019:
Funny you would use 57 and 58:
The worst time of the year for us godless creatures! Who else wants to hide from the well wishers ...
BD66 comments on Dec 24, 2017:
I feel sorry for the Walgreens checkout people. They have to work at a cash register by the door so they are hit with one cold draft after another, but then they have to listen to the Salvation Army bell-ringers all-day every day from Thanksgiving until Christmas.
Why is it when there is a disaster such as a plane crash or earthquake and there are a few survivors...
BD66 comments on Nov 2, 2017:
What I don't get is every time someone wins a football game, tennis match, golf match, boxing match, they say "First I want to thank God". I'm still waiting for the loser to say "It was all God's fault! I would have won but God intervened for the other guy!"
A 19-year-old college sprinter ran backwards onto a javelin and was sent to hospital with part of it...
BD66 comments on May 9, 2019:
That's why they don't throw javelin in jr. high and high school. Those kids would kill each other.
Humans are a funny species. We do all kinds of things that don't make any sense (including ...
BD66 comments on May 2, 2019:
The Christian Religion: A mixture of Jewish fairy tales and primitive pagan astrology.
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"
[] Pay close attention to the difference between "Mean" and "Median" in this ...
BD66 comments on Sep 29, 2019:
Look at the country with the lowest Mean/Median "Australia" They have the lowest Mean/Median because they have privatized their pension system. If Americans included the Net Present Value of their future Social Security benefits, or if we privatized our government pension system, our Mean/Median would come way down too.
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.
Many senior citizens have so much to offer children that I believe school systems from kindergarden ...
BD66 comments on Jan 22, 2019:
You sure you want a bunch of old guys who watch Fox news 6 hours per day in there educating the children :-)
This a copy from an email from a friend. His reply after I sent him the attached essay. Very ...
BD66 comments on Jun 3, 2019:
Violent Crime rates were lower in 2017 (Trump's first year) than they were in 2016 (Obama's last year):
Today is the anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Not saying it was right ...
BD66 comments on Aug 6, 2018:
This might be a good time for a history refresher:
Recently I heard a minister expound about creation. His statement was wasn't it wonderful that god ...
BD66 comments on Oct 17, 2017:
This is one of the craziest verses I ever read in the Bible: 19 And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. 20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. God creates a universe with 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars, creates a man and then brings 3,000,000 species to the man to see what the man he created would name them. I thought this was 100% bullshit when I was a 12 year old boy.
Why do I keep hearing that voting conservative is good for your money? Even if you are making 6 ...
BD66 comments on Nov 6, 2018:
Most Democrats want to raise taxes. Here is a summary of the new taxes that went into effect to fund Obamacare: Most Republicans want to cut taxes. Here is a summary of the Trump Tax Cuts: If you are making 6 figures, it's highly likely that you will pay more taxes under Democrats, and that difference in taxes will not be made up by receiving more services. Does that explain it?
Another reason to avoid Waffle House restaurants : Fox News: Man falls through Waffle House ...
BD66 comments on Nov 6, 2018:
All it took for me to avoid Waffle House restaurants was to eat 1 meal there.
This Chart Shows How Quickly Americans Are Abandoning Organized Religion | Hemant Mehta | Friendly ...
BD66 comments on May 2, 2020:
I'd like to see the data for Americans 30 and under.
Why are minorities in the U.S. so religious?
BD66 comments on Oct 29, 2017:
I've noticed quite a few African Americans in this group. That was a welcome surprise.
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 do you think the link between high iq and atheism is caused by? What about psychosis and ...
BD66 comments on Apr 22, 2019:
Intelligent people are too intelligent to believe those bullshit fairy tales.
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 and meet another woman. Eventually you will stop thinking about your wife. Good Luck!
This a copy from an email from a friend. His reply after I sent him the attached essay. Very ...
BD66 comments on Jun 3, 2019:
Murder Rates are expected to decline another 7.6% in 2018 (Trump's second year) relative to 2017 (Trump's first year), and those rates are already significantly lower than in 2016 (Obama's last year).
Why Religion Is Not Going Away and Science Will Not Destroy It
BD66 comments on May 2, 2020:
Watching my facebook feed for the past month leads me to believe a large portion of the human population is so irrational that religion will always find a place to lurk. Multiple people are posting "Wearing masks does not work" and attempting to defend that position despite the fact that masks have been worn during surgery since 1900 to prevent the spread of infection.
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:
Colleges do not pay taxes on tuition and income tax yet recieve massive amount of taxpayers money!!...
BD66 comments on Jul 3, 2020:
At least churches aren't brainwashing the kids into becoming Socialists and Communists.
The well-being of our nation depends , not on the accumulation of wealth, but on the human capital-...
BD66 comments on Mar 2, 2019:
The economic boom was because the USA had the majority of the Earth's industrial infrastructure and capital. All the other countries had their industrial capacity bombed out. The G.I. Bill made a whole lot of sense because as the troops came home, it was impossible to absorb them immediately into the workforce. The G.I Bill led to more highly-trained people gradually going back into the workforce, and we avoided the rampant unemployment that often comes after a war. Today with unemployment at 3.7% and a government deficit right at $1,000,000,000,000 per year, it's difficult to make the argument that we need more government spending.
Trump just commuted the sentence of Roned Roger Stone. Make both cretins pay though their damned ...
BD66 comments on Jul 10, 2020:
Stupid move. Roger Stone is an old man. They could have had him released from prison because he is high-risk for death from Covid-19, then pardoned him after the election. Maybe I should be Trump's strategist. I might last a few hours.
Term Limits - is it time to start term limits for Congress? We have too many career politicians, ...
BD66 comments on Jul 7, 2019:
The flip side to this issue is that if politicians only have ~12 years to enrich themselves that the government trough, they may be even more greedy and willing to sell out the US citizens in order to make the money quickly while they can before they become lobbyists.
Illinois State Legislature Passes Bill Legalizing Sports Gambling
BD66 comments on Jun 3, 2019:
Sounds like a great plan: Raise Taxes - Get rid of the rich guys. Legalize Weed and Tax it - Take more money from the poor guys. Legalize Sports Gambling and Tax it - Take what little money is left from the poor guys.
Bill Nye Says ‘We’re All One Species’ As He Simplifies Race In Viral Video |
BD66 comments on Jul 23, 2020:
A very simplistic view of a complex topic. It all comes down to evolution, an how long have reproducing populations been apart. Humans split from chimpanzees 5 to 7 million years ago. Since then, there were enough genetic mutations that Humans and chimpanzees could not have sex and produce offspring. Humans split from Neandertals 300K to 500K years ago. Mondern humans and Neandertals were close enough genetically that they could reproduce with each other and produce offspring, so Europeans and Asians get about 2% to 4% of their DNA from Neandertals. The limit for most species that they be sufficiently different that they cannot reproduce is about 1 to 2 million years. Modern humans migrated out of Africa about 50K to 60K years ago, so there was very little interbreeding between modern humans in Europe and Asia with modern humans in Africa for about 50K to 60K years. The modern humans who became Europeans and the modern humans who became Asians split about 40K years ago. So for about 40K years: Modern humans who became Europeans did not breed with Asians or Africans Modern humans who became Asians did not breed with Europeans or Africans Modern humans who became Africans did not breed with Europeans or Asians. This 40K years of evolving separately led to physical differences, skin color, hair texture, facial features, that was very different among the three different groups (or races) of people. Then all of that changed due to people like Vasco De Gama, Christopher Columbus, and Ferdinand Magellan. Once modern humans started traveling in large numbers from continent to continent, they started interbreeding with each other, so the physical (racial) differences that were so apparent in the 1400's are diminishing rapidly.
Never saw this one, I wonder if it's any good.
BD66 comments on Apr 9, 2020:
It sucks.
Indian Hindu right wing government crackdown on NGOs.
BD66 comments on Jan 24, 2019:
That have 1,320,000,000 poor people who want cheap electricity. Greenpeace is trying to combat their use of coal. That's a tough position to take in India.
â€ȘNormally I boycott Home Depot for political reasons but I was given a giftcard, I don’t want to...
BD66 comments on Dec 3, 2018:
What is your issue with the politics of Home Depot?
What religion were you originally steeped in? I was raised Mormon.
BD66 comments on Dec 2, 2017:
Living in the shadow of a real president
BD66 comments on Apr 29, 2019:
We agnostics and atheists should all be thankful to a higher power that the voters put a Republican House in place in early 2011 before Obama could do any more damage than Obamacare.
My 7 year old son has said on occasion that he doesn't care if he dies because he will go to heaven,...
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2017:
When he gets a little older (11 or 12) show him this:
Personally I would have rated Sex in Public highest.
BD66 comments on Jun 24, 2019:
$2700 for me.
My story is slightly different. After my wife was diagnosed with a brain tumor in March 2014, ...
BD66 comments on Apr 1, 2019:
Good luck to you. I hope you meet lots of friends here. I lost my wife too. She became mentally ill at age 36, then she became convinced George W. Bush was out to get her. When she found out GWB was re-elected on 11/3/2004, she started buying guns and shot herself 6 days later. The whole process (from super-motivated, super-efficient best selling author) to suicidal wreck took 6 months. It must be terrible to see your wife decline over 5 years.
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.
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!
We've been marching in place, not evolving one iota. Incredible phenomenon, how small amounts of ...
BD66 comments on Jan 20, 2019:
You need to read "Enlightenment Now" by Stephen Pinker. It will cheer you up.
Taking a wider view, it's clear that different cultures at different times invent whatever gods they...
BD66 comments on Apr 7, 2020:
The Mormons are a pretty recent religion too. Their secret "Miracles all the time". That beat the Christians who didn't have any miracles to speak of for about 1800 years.
Holy shit was real
BD66 comments on Aug 8, 2019:
My daughter is hyper enough already. I can't imagine what she would do with cocaine candy. Check out the "Horehound" flavor!
[] Disney Advertising is Paying Fox News For Anti-Semitism and Bigotry - WTF ...
BD66 comments on Nov 1, 2018:
I haven't watched Fox News or other Network news in a while, but isn't Fox quite a bit more pro-Israel than all the other networks. Why do you believe they are Anti-Semitic?
My Mount Rushmore of comedians, not in any particular order. Robin Williams, Rodney Dangerfield, ...
BD66 comments on Jul 3, 2019:
That's like a Mount Rushmore of basketball players: Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Michael Jordan, and Brian Scalabrine.
When and how to talk about religion on a date?
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2017:
Ask your date "Do you believe a talking snake tricked a rib-woman into eating a magic apple?"
CNN's latest 2020 Candidates' Power Rankings [] Should everyone after Bernie "the ...
BD66 comments on Sep 5, 2019:
"Power Ranking" is not the right phrase to describe that group.
Anybody do cruises?
BD66 comments on Mar 22, 2018:
I got married on a cruise. The cruise was great. The marriage was a nightmare.
We Have Five Years To Save Ourselves From Climate Change, Harvard Scientist Says
BD66 comments on Jun 16, 2019:
That shows you what kind of garbage science goes on at Harvard.
No more kisses from granny
BD66 comments on Mar 7, 2020:
I've never thought of that before.
Pope Francis assures atheists: You don’t have to believe in God to go to heaven | The Independent
BD66 comments on Jan 16, 2020:
Kind of defeats their whole Pascal's wager argument doesn't it?
At the risk of upsetting gun owners, Have everyone noticed that we are having multiple murders ...
BD66 comments on Jan 27, 2019:
Murder rates have been falling steadily since the 1980's. The media is distorting the severity of gun violence in an attempt to circumvent the 2nd Amendment.
As you know, the secular community is a marginalized one. Some of us reside in Bible Belt areas ...
BD66 comments on Dec 10, 2017:
Work out. Get plenty of sleep. Eat Right. Get massages. Spend time with people you enjoy being around.
Yeah. Answer that!
BD66 comments on Mar 7, 2020:
Damn good question!
Lines and scenes from drama and suspense movies that you find funny?
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2017:
"Liberty Valence is the toughest meanest man in the whole territory, next to me"
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.
Diversity training let the controversy begin
BD66 comments on Mar 20, 2018:
That stuff makes me glad I left corporate America 11 years ago.
Is hate/offensive speech free speech?
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2017:
Anything short of shouting "fire" in a crowded theater or making bomb threats is free speech.
Put on some old R&B and ask a 12 yr old to dance to it. Watch how lost they are when they can't ...
BD66 comments on Jan 24, 2019:
My kids (aged 8 and 12) are much better dancers than I ever was. They just go from one Fortnite dance to another.
Can someone explain to me how a pro-socialism/communism lefty can even remotely consider themselves ...
BD66 comments on Aug 21, 2019:
Post it in the politics section and see what the lefties have to say.
Don't drive like an asshole around big trucks. This was in Ohio.
BD66 comments on Feb 11, 2019:
They drive like maniacs in a snowstorm.
JUST FOR FUN Who do you think may be the most skillful actress of all-time? And, who do you think ...
BD66 comments on Jan 25, 2019:
Good question: Actress: I'm inclined to say Audrey Hepburn for her beauty, but for acting ability, I'm going with Glen Close. Actor: That's a tough one, but I'll have to go with Daniel Day-Lewis with Rober Duvall coming in a close second.
The Big Bang Theory - just watched a show on the Science Channel "Did the Big Bang Really Happen?" -...
BD66 comments on Jun 1, 2019:
The red shift is a very simple concept. Radiation from stars moving towards us appears to have a higher frequency, so they shift to the blue (higher frequencies). Radiation from stars moving away from us appear to have a lower frequency, so they shift to the red. Astronomers have found that the farther away stars are from us, the faster they are moving away. They can trace their locations all back to a central point. That's the basis for the big bang theory. If the universe was always here, there would be no red shift.
The question is, do men read directions?
BD66 comments on Apr 25, 2020:
You bet they do!
Humans are a funny species. We do all kinds of things that don't make any sense (including ...
BD66 comments on May 2, 2019:
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.
I'm in facebook jail not allowed to make any posts so I'll leave this here “Socialism and ...
BD66 comments on Mar 13, 2019:
Do you know anything about 20th Century World History? That was tried. It was a disaster. Millions starved. Millions were murdered. Why don't we bring back smallpox and the bubonic plague too?
When dealing with the VA doctors, by trial and by error, what I have discovered is that dealing with...
BD66 comments on Jan 27, 2019:
That's Socialized medicine for you.
Whipped this together after ruminating about how I imagine capitalism will end, with one person ...
BD66 comments on Jun 29, 2019:
Capitalism is not going anywhere. It's here to stay.
[] Are most Americans aware of this and do they care ?
BD66 comments on Jan 24, 2019:
I wonder how many of those deaths you can attribute to the Bush family?
I wonder how long Georgians are going to have to wait before we get to vote on legalizing marijuana?...
BD66 comments on Nov 6, 2018:
You might be right. If smoking weed is that important to you, you can always move.
I've been puzzling for years over how to create more, and better communities for atheists. I love ...
BD66 comments on Oct 8, 2017:
That's a problem for us non believers. Steve Martin summed it up with this song:
So if trump loses the election, will he fabricate a crisis and try to stay in power?
BD66 comments on Jul 3, 2019:
I am curous what you all think about this. My son said the AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) has a christian...
BD66 comments on Apr 23, 2019:
Your son is correct.
Can we ever reach beyond human understanding?
BD66 comments on Nov 6, 2018:
Some humans understand more than others. We understand a lot more than our ancestors did 50,000 years ago. Humans will continue to understand more, but it will be a slow process.
If you GOP'ers thought you'd have options other than the Orange Menace... wrong. 2020 ELECTIONS -...
BD66 comments on Sep 6, 2019:
No Republican has a chance to beat Trump for the Republican nomination. The people who think they can run against him and win are much crazier than Trump himself.
This last week Avon apologized for an ad shaming cellulite. They made a makeup to hide cellulite and...
BD66 comments on Jan 26, 2019:
Sounds like they have boxed themselves into a logical corner that's impossible to get out of.
Does anyone else find it interesting that the vast majority of recent weather related disasters ...
BD66 comments on Apr 30, 2019:
Those weather events will be trivial compared to when the big one hits California.
Let me try this again. I made a rookie mistake đŸ„ș. For any other Bernie and Breaking Bad fans.
BD66 comments on Oct 6, 2019:
Bernie's done.
I watched this four times and am still crying and laughing out loud. []
BD66 comments on Aug 28, 2019:
Christian mosh pit.
John Cleese Says Trump Reminds Him Of A Pro Wrestler - YouTube
BD66 comments on Jul 26, 2018:
Reminds him! Trump IS a professional wrestler!
Robert Heinlein: Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human. At best he is a ...
BD66 comments on May 30, 2019:
What's your threshold? Do you have to understand differential equations? complex analysis? distribution theory? detection and estimation theory? log likelihood ratios? maximum likelihood decoders? Bayes' theorem? Z-transforms and discrete time systems? Laplace transforms and continuous time systems? Discrete and continuous time Fourier transforms? Joint Maximum Likelihood Sequence Estimation? Maxwell's Equations? Navier-Stokes Equations? Bessel Functions? Galois Fields? Fresnel and Fraunhofer Approximations? Diffraction Tomography?
What is your response when people say i'll pray for you?
BD66 comments on Sep 6, 2019:
Thanks. It means they wish the best for you.
Got a Republican to see the wonderful movie about Harriet Tubman.
BD66 comments on Nov 18, 2019:
Did they point out in the movie that the people involved in helping the runaway slaves following the Underground Railroad were Republicans, and the people hunting down the runaway slaves were Democrats?
Little Sadie: This is a tune that many people associate with Johnny Cash. He probably heard it ...
BD66 comments on Jul 27, 2018:
You can't find the Hank Williams Sr. Version on Youtube any more. You have to pay for it on Amazon:
Kentucky what has mitch done for you
BD66 comments on Aug 13, 2019:
Senators can't make their citizens stop smoking cigarettes:
Best timing ever
BD66 comments on Mar 26, 2020:
Good point!
Just saying.... I give you 3 days of notice... If you are a Republican, just go ahead and block me. ...
BD66 comments on Dec 5, 2018:
I sometimes vote Libertarian, sometimes vote Republican. Let's see what you have. What is the best stuff that you spew?


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