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Men (sorry ladies) would you date a woman much taller than you?
DangerDave comments on Mar 10, 2018:
Being a 5'8 male who dates models and dancers it happens all the time. Some even have to stoop to hear me in a loud room. For photo ops, its a must! Four or more inches taller presents a whole new set of dilemmas...especially if she wears heels...but I've always soldiered through.
At 50+, I find that it's not what people believe that frustrates me but to what degree they impose ...
DangerDave comments on Mar 10, 2018:
I find one reason for this is the very uncertainty a "true believer" (in virtually anything) has to contend with in daily life. Why else would they need to ***demand*** a belief of others who could care less? There are other reasons, of course, but you can't discount the need of affirmation among the insecure.
Thoughts for today: Life is good. Life is so SO good - depending on what you focus on. I'll be...
DangerDave comments on Mar 10, 2018:
With ya! Bronchitus, the flu and lupus were not of my making but even so I've got to put some effort into getting back "in the swing". But I'm a "Dude" too...procrastination can be its own reward!
Atheism is myth understood. Religion is a cape of disguise to fool the stupid. And now our "gov't" ...
DangerDave comments on Mar 10, 2018:
Sadly the problem is we have too many apathetic intelligent people. Educate. Motivate. Activate.
CW: Meme Contains Truth Bomb....
DangerDave comments on Mar 10, 2018:
Ooops...can't please everyone...better stop posting!
There are probably other things she doesn't know about you, either...
DangerDave comments on Mar 10, 2018:
My girl would know...it'd be a great incentive!
Can we all just take a moment to appreciate the block feature. It's such a lovely invention.
DangerDave comments on Mar 10, 2018:
I'm sorry. I can't read this. Are you even there anymore? Blindbird?!? Wuz it sumthin' Ah sayud?!?!? Honestly I'm just trying to imagine what this person would have had to say or send you to get blocked. Do I want to ask?!? Also, I'm depending on YOU to defend the newbs from the "underground" of evangelical atheists who have blocked me. The prudes...well, flock them all anyway...that's a completely different breed of unbeliever fundamentalist.
Stormy Daniels is an opportunist - so there's something wrong with that?
DangerDave comments on Mar 10, 2018:
Capitalist, opportunist...tomato, tom*ah*to...
Do believe we live in a culture that promotes fear?
DangerDave comments on Mar 10, 2018:
Absolutely. Even in the most benign of governments you have the "big brother" message of "we provide for you, we protect you...you'd be helpless without us." I've seen the US move from the relatively benign social democracy of the 60s ("relatively", because we were in Vietnam "protecting ourselves" from commies and brown people, etc, etc) to the oligarchic police state we live in today. And, as our media promotes the "trivial" fears of local to world politics we are blinded to those things for which we should be concerned as these leaders rob us, cater to special interests who poison us and our planet, war profiteers, etc, etc
How naive?!
DangerDave comments on Mar 10, 2018:
If it happens...yes, this will happen! Count on it!
Well we already knew about Eeyore....
DangerDave comments on Mar 10, 2018:
I was wondering if this was an actual pharma ad aimed at children...of all ages.
My Brother-in-law, who is a minister, mailed me a book entitled something about being a skeptic. I'm...
DangerDave comments on Mar 10, 2018:
@jlbriney I want to thank you for bringing up the term "skeptic"...it finally brought to my attention the perfect antonym of "dogmatic" and the attached post and article. I have yet to hear a valid argument that an atheist who is not also a skeptic is not, by definition, dogmatic. Like a theist you are speaking of a *belief* in something, as self evident as it may seem, of which you cannot possibly have conclusive evidence. Arguing that as you may, is the very definition of being an atheist is to have a closed mind? As ludicrous as that may sound that's the only conclusion any such arguments tend to lead. Any readers of this post who further reads the short link I just found are welcome to respond. https://agnostic.com/discussion/35069/dogmatism-vs-skepticism-the-skeptical-zone
My Brother-in-law, who is a minister, mailed me a book entitled something about being a skeptic. I'm...
DangerDave comments on Mar 10, 2018:
I'd be curious. I know the evangelical southern baptists have several of these and every one comes to the fatal flaw of declaring the buybull to be infallible proof in and of itself, there ending any logic there could be to their argument. I hope you are a skeptic though...your only other option is being dogmatic. Theist or no, that's nowhere you...or at least I...ever want to be.
Hi All! Happy to have found this community...an Oasis!
DangerDave comments on Mar 10, 2018:
Welcome! Always good to see a new freethinker arrive!
What is the root of all the problems in the world?
DangerDave comments on Mar 10, 2018:
If I had to pinpoint "one" thing, it'd be abrahamic cults...but there are, after all, several tens of thousands of them.
What music speaks to your soul (brain, heart, loins)? Aka evoking emotion. Good or bad. Talk to ...
DangerDave comments on Mar 10, 2018:
Wow...that could be an essay. I use "medieval to metal (or modern, depending on venue)" to describe the music of my act which is similarly influenced. My genres if choice are inclusive female fronted metal...pop sometimes even, if I'm all out of bubblegum. Heart, Blondie, Pat Benatar...One Eyed Doll, Halestrom, Orianthi...The Pretty Reckless, In This Moment, Arch Enemy...Delain, Amaranthe, Nightwish... https://youtu.be/tuElPCAr4bc
Debauchery! I think I like it!
DangerDave comments on Mar 10, 2018:
Sin, degradation...I'm still looking for the downside here...
Rush: Anthems to Antitheism
DangerDave comments on Mar 10, 2018:
Here is my very first and completely unexpected exposure to Rush. I was already a teenaged performing musician myself with aspirations of stardom so the message of *Finding My Way* and the overall performance skills made me an immediate fan. You can see Neil on the drums though all the songs performed were off the first album. Little did I know how he, and they, would speak to me in the years yet to come. https://youtu.be/D1pK1axDbw4
I decided to join this group and see how it goes. I'm a mental health and AODA therapist. I got into...
DangerDave comments on Mar 10, 2018:
Hi Rudy! Welcome and glad you're here! Which AODA? I created this group largely as a "healer heal thyself" project which, being a recovering addict and becoming a trained counselor over a decade before, have seen both sides of addiction (and resultant mental health) issues. This group is new and only a few members have posted. If you have a few moments look over some of the previous posts and leave some comments as applicable, even for mine. Seeing I don't have a lot of other opportunities right now this is "12th stepping" for me. I hope you find the group as beneficial to you!
Bees Do So Much?
DangerDave comments on Mar 9, 2018:
That sounds like cause for punishment to me. Maybe not anal, *butt* still. bwaha
You’re as young as you feel? True or false?
DangerDave comments on Mar 9, 2018:
Aches, pains and illness slow me down but as a general rule, yeah. Then I'm the guy with the lifetime motto: ***old enough to know better, too young to care.***
If you knew that if you came out as an atheist that you would lose everyone you called family would ...
DangerDave comments on Mar 9, 2018:
Given I did (as an agnostic) at a very young age I can say it was going to happen and caused the friction that alientated me from most of my family by my teens. Still, I prefer that to living the lie. I'd worked it out with my mother at about 8 to no longer have to go to church at 12 and complained loudly and often those 4 years. By then the damage had been done. One sister and later two nephews are the only family I have now...but the rest were never really "family" anyway.
I’m gonna be honest, I hate it when religious people scream in my face that I’m wrong and stupid...
DangerDave comments on Mar 9, 2018:
Don't defend your position. Its a waste of your time. Avoid, evade, escape...unless you just want to argue or vent...sad that you're a "prisoner" in your own land but I was too!
Is Marijuana a Religious Experience, and are their Churches affiliated with it. I am not a user but ...
DangerDave comments on Mar 9, 2018:
Mi Ganga! Rastafarians come immediately to mind, then religions or spiritual rites of many cultures where MJ grows naturally. That includes several native peoples of the western hemisphere. Actual MJ churches are a relatively new phenomenon. While I'd never *worship* weed I might join a church that does. Anyway, yes, they are now popping up everywhere...growing like weeds too, if you will! The first MJ church to gain US tax exempt status is aptly named The First Church of Cannabis and was founded in March 2015 by Bill Levin. (link) Just google "marijauna churhes" for a plethora more. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Church_of_Cannabis
Yes, president Trump grammar is still important... you on the other hand not so much.
DangerDave comments on Mar 9, 2018:
Just don't say "empowerer" to him...geesh!
Drug rehabilitation and addicts
DangerDave comments on Mar 9, 2018:
This analysis was above my pay grade as a counselor, and that was twenty years ago as an addiction counselor. (Since I've worn many hats in primarily entertainment fields, counselor among them.) From that training I'd at least *appear to him* to believe and await the blood test results. The immediate needs of the client is paramont. "Are you ok? Everything is going to be just fine." Short Answer: There are too many triggers for panic attacks, even among those with no acute mental illness. The most obvious would be how he was 'brought in' and what he'd experienced immediately before. "Why are you here today? What can we do for you?" I'm coming from the point of view of a residentiual counselor. The clients I worked with had already been screened, tested and evaluated. Still, with regular training and staff meetings with an exceptional intake and psychiatric team I'm sure I'm not far off base.
Suggestions accepted
DangerDave comments on Mar 8, 2018:
You are not alone. I have to get to work finding work but every day I'm glued to the news hopin some of it is good...luckily through Stormy and Mueller we have had a few slim glimmers of hope lately...of course those are fleeting...anyway... Let's just make a pact to do what we must then what we like...and we clearly do NOT like too much cheetoh man and friends. And realize you are not alone. Most are not so adversely affected but the majority of the country, and I'd daresay the world, is with you!
Are there more means of knowledge?
DangerDave comments on Mar 8, 2018:
I think you mean *are there more modes of learning?* The means of *gaining* knowledge? If that's the case, here's a link for you to get started. As an educator, don't get me started! I will say there are great variations in learning styles, each individual's *validation* of results and, most importantly, their personal interpretation of results. People are not machines, nor are their brains. To try to reduce them to such or every human experience into a verifiable formula is an exercise in futility...and frivolity. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knowledge
The parable of the ATM A theist went up to an ATM to check their bank account. Upon reaching the ...
DangerDave comments on Mar 8, 2018:
I see the "middle road" concept though I agree the glass analogy is better. I'm going to have think on that but I'm sure there is an even better approach than that...hmmm... I certainly couldn't see an agnostic pondering why the ATM wasn't wroking though, at least not this one. "F' this," I'd say, "now where can I git meh some muuuuunay?"
Another political funny
DangerDave comments on Mar 8, 2018:
I somehow don't feel like such a bad guy anymore...I was always sure she is mentally "twisted" though.
Tips for moving out of state
DangerDave comments on Mar 8, 2018:
Minimize. Craigslist and yard sale all the stuff you aren't attached to. Think about the next two...what do you need to know...like will you need a car?!? Time permitting send out a few resumes, especially to career positions, with dates you'll definitely be available for interviews. Depends on where you're going but there will be work and the places you'd gravitate to normally. And remember, you have us! :) Best of luck...keep us posted!
How do u politely tell a religious person they have their head wrapped around a fairy tale?
DangerDave comments on Mar 8, 2018:
Lol, not that way...if you ever want to convince them of anything! My best results, and I have been successful often, is to explain why I don't believe. To openly insult their beliefs will at best end the conversation. Unless they're armed. Then it could get difficult.
I made this one myself. Does it need an explanation?
DangerDave comments on Mar 8, 2018:
Nooooo...dog biscuits. Right?
Does anybody else hate the over use of the word super. There's got to be a better way to describe ...
DangerDave comments on Mar 8, 2018:
I super hate it. heh. Actually, I missed that one...this time. We had mega, mongo...I won't say how long ago. I was teaching when uber, ginormous were..."big"...hehe... Anything in excess gets old though. Even sex but its been a looong time since I had that...problem.
Who are your athiest/agnostic heros?
DangerDave comments on Mar 8, 2018:
The members of Rush...Neil Peart for writing the lyrics and the entire band for having the nads to express such controversial views for 40 years, at times in the face of tremendous opposition. https://youtu.be/8R5yCZw2phA
Evolution of the mind
DangerDave comments on Mar 8, 2018:
Maturing definitely...I may be at the end of my 'intellectual evolution" though. I'm no longer the guy who'll pour over text books and retain large portions of them. I amazed myself after recieving a liberal arts degree to be able to easily understand highly technical programming and web design manuals years after my unrelated math and sciences courses. Afterwards, I could go to work on related projects with very little references to tables or other highly specific information in those manuals. I gave up any hopes of "proving" atheism or any theistic theories early on in high school, having already concluded there is much more to any such answers than any person could possibly know with any certainty. Today, I have absolutely no desire to program or involve myself in any such "information overload". I don't have the retention of days past and I've found it very frustrating to try. While all the technical information and research of days past are lost and archaic now anyway, I'm perfectly at peace. If something is interesting and I can find the approriate "cliff notes", I'll check it out. If I am still evolving, it is in now wisdom and creativity over merely gathering information.
Is there such a thing as an Atheist Minister?
DangerDave comments on Mar 8, 2018:
More or less. I'm agnositc and I'm an ordained Dude, Jedi and Spiritual Humanist. I have only ever used the latter for official ceremonies but I've never been asked to do any for Dudes or Jedis. If you want the "real deal" atheist ordination see the link. You'll have to check your local laws but you can conduct a civil ceremony anywhere off the record so long as the appropriate bureaucratic BS (mairriage license, death certificate, etc) is taken care of. http://firstchurchofatheism.com/
Anyone ever try or get into stand-up comedy? What was your experience like?
DangerDave comments on Mar 8, 2018:
My musical theater act *Tales* sold best as a comedy act and, even as a history or topical act, it was always better recieved with some humor injected here and there. I'm not sure it would be classified as stand up...I just know I was standing up when I was performing. hmmm...
Why do atheists exist? - Quora
DangerDave comments on Mar 8, 2018:
*So, in a sense, most of us are **atheistic** about the possibility of getting murdered, not because it doens't happen, but because the chances are so slim that it does not affect your daily routine.* Here the writer should be saying ***agnostic*** because you do admit a possibility, no matter how slim any of these may be. As you can see from some of your responses, there are what this writer refers to as *gnostic atheists* but I feel they can better be described as *dogmatic atheists*, who can be quite sectarian in their presentations of the various beliefs they present as facts. The only common consensus they all seem to have is if it cannot be empirically proven (by today's standards, with today's information, in a way they can understand, etc) it cannot possibly exist. https://agnostic.com/discussion/34186/dogmatic-atheism-and-scientific-ignorance
Do you use IMDb?
DangerDave comments on Mar 8, 2018:
Wow...there were message boards?!? I ALWAYS use IMDb for movie info of all types but it never occurred to me to comment them. As far as Rotten Tomatoes goes...let's just say I prefer detailed descriptions over crazed critiques.
One of the same. Then one needs to ask.. which so called godhead are you actually praying to.. what...
DangerDave comments on Mar 8, 2018:
I'm unabashedly agnostic so I'll go out on a limb on this one. If there were actually a godhead...and let's just define 'It' as a "god of all gods"...I'd crawl out that further branch to say said the godhead would be omniscient. Right beside that is the twig which would be dangling the assertion the lesser gods would translate..or have angelic secretaries who could. A beauty of being agnostic: I can consider stupid shctuff like this. No, I have no empirical proof but when you have empirical proof against...I still won't care!
Can you provide a label for my belief system?
DangerDave comments on Mar 8, 2018:
Being I'm agnostic (I consider the possibilities of several god theories) and you are clearly an atheist I'd approach some atheists to help you decide which other labels are applicable...IF such labels are that important to you. I will add as a spiritual humanist you don't have to believe in ghosts to consider yourself a spiritual atheist. See the link below and discuss it with some atheists who so identify. In my opinion, 'freethinker' **cannot** apply to an atheist or anyone who will claim knowledge of or say they *beleive* anything about what they cannot possibly know with 100% certainty. That is the very antithesis of freethinking. But that's just me. https://thoughtcatalog.com/ben-atwood/2012/04/5-ways-atheism-can-be-spiritual/
Paying it forward......
DangerDave comments on Mar 8, 2018:
Awwww...xians are such wonderful...ly clueless people!
A little light reading
DangerDave comments on Mar 8, 2018:
Lol...I use it all the time, or at least the website. Twice on this site just this morning, in fact! http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/
I was offered a BIBLE !
DangerDave comments on Mar 8, 2018:
Take it, get a highlighter and mark some of your favorite jewels from my favorite "concordance" for group discussion. http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/
Well shucky darns... looks like damnation for me...totally.. fun times ;)
DangerDave comments on Mar 8, 2018:
W/e...I'm going to hell in a few...thousand other religions anyway.
"God confirmed dead...anthropologists discover fossilized remains..."
DangerDave comments on Mar 8, 2018:
Awwww...at least he died happy. My guess is Astarte did it...maybe on purpose.
The Lovely Comments Republican Atheists Receives from Left Leaning Atheists - YouTube
DangerDave comments on Mar 8, 2018:
I'm sorry but after two minutes in her total lack of continuity became too much for me. It would seem any group which wanted to be taken seriously would chose a speaker capable of...speaking. I can understand being atheist and conservative but modern republicans as a vast majority are hardly either. What I'm getting from those two minutes is someone (representative of a group???) who pathologically clings to a persecution complex.
Tough question here! Why are so many people absolutely certain the bible has NO truth in it if they ...
DangerDave comments on Mar 8, 2018:
I've studied the buybull as an individual, in several religious institutions and in detail (on cherry picked sections, of course) in a southern baptist college. I came away with the conclusion I would not "buy bull" with just a few of the inconsitencies, absurdities and formost the "holy attrocities" of which there is a more complete listing in the Skeptics Annotated Bible. (link) The OT represents a very rare "history" written by the losers to unify wandering, usually landless, nomadic tribes vilified by their "neighbors". The NT is a complete work of fiction that's actually a compilation of various then popular religions, created to unify a dying empire which was very effective at creating the world power we know today as the catholic church. Though the buybull is replete with some universal truths it is more so filled with hateful, devisive rhetoric in that any group who wants to choose a few absurd verses to declare universal truth while disregarding any which may conflict with those so chosen, they then have license to destroy any who would disagree. They are themselves at that point "gawd's chosen", after all. The very existence of Jesus is questionable but the vast majority of "biblical history" is not: it just didn't happen and the very phrase "biblical history" is a contradiction in terms. http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/
How are you handling your Facebook page?
DangerDave comments on Mar 8, 2018:
Hasn't changed since Myspace. Working with very diverse, but rarely divisive, personalities in various entertainment fields I just flow with those rare "rant posts" about theism, atheism and everything in between. Now over two decades later I'll sometimes rant as well and be equally "iggied". Rants in my social media circles are more often about social injustice, a deal gone bad or a terrible restaurant experience. For instance, we're almost in 100% agreement the NRA is a terrorist organization. Still, the posts are rare and the responses are likewise typical: see post, like post, move on.
Thalasophilia.
DangerDave comments on Mar 7, 2018:
Did you mean: Thalassophilia (???) I love memes that make me look up stuff...spelling nazi practice is just an added bonus!
Life on other planets: if life on other planets is found--especially if that life is more advanced ...
DangerDave comments on Mar 7, 2018:
The religious would find a way as they have with centuries of new discoveries that repudiate their "holie" writings. Nevermind they are chock full of contradictions in and of themselves. Indoctrination is a powerful thing, especially in the hands of those who profit from it.
Minimalism, environmentalism, consumerism, transcendentalism, Platonist, naturalist, romanticist or ...
DangerDave comments on Mar 7, 2018:
@HippieChick58 and @ArashL brought up a good point: did you mean romanticist, romantic or perhaps something else? Some of us have a few years but not so many we could be considered romanticists...look it up! Or maybe you were alluding to the arbitrary nature of labels? Yeah...I'd go with that! ;)
Minimalism, environmentalism, consumerism, transcendentalism, Platonist, naturalist, romanticist or ...
DangerDave comments on Mar 7, 2018:
For me humanitarian spiritual humanist apatheist is enough labels...many others apply but...why? With the undeniable label "human" I'm subject ot change so I'll use whatever identifiers apply at the time. Others will too but that's more indicative of who they are as a person.
OMG!!! Who else is super proud and thinks it's super cute that a U.S. "President" is getting sued by...
DangerDave comments on Mar 7, 2018:
I'm super proud...I'm not sure if "super cute" applies..."super hiarious" is more where I'm at!
I know what I got
DangerDave comments on Mar 7, 2018:
The explanation alone would be worth the 500 bucks. "Go on...please..."
Had to sell my soul to big pharma but I finally got my medicine. So happy to get back on it. What ...
DangerDave comments on Mar 7, 2018:
Good for you! You needed a break!
Any other Dragon Age players here?
DangerDave comments on Mar 7, 2018:
I have Origins on Steam and I'm installing it again. I only logged in about 30 minutes but I'm pretty sure that was before my new computer...there were so many I bought that were just too much for that comp's integrated 3.0GHz quadcore. I've spent the last several months in Skyrim, Fallout 4 and, most recently, Starcraft (both free on the Blizzard website, by the way)...anyway... I'll see if Origins "calls to me" then possibly check out Inquisition...thanks for reminding me I even had Origins though!
Just found this and wanted to share it. If you have comments, would love to hear them.
DangerDave comments on Mar 7, 2018:
100% agree!
If applicable, how did you quit smoking?
DangerDave comments on Mar 7, 2018:
Sadly it wasn't multiple choice. First time, the patch. One take. I was really affected by my third fiance's emotional breakdown over her concerns for my health. That worked almost 10 years...we split then I toured with an act lead who not only smoked but packed her own filter cigs with several premium and flavored tobaccos. I was addicted again after "trying" about 10 of those. This time, vape...now two months smoke free with about a year on and off. This time the relapses were due to working around a lot of smokers and, well, moving to Vegas.
Has anyone ever had an encounter with a celebrity?
DangerDave comments on Mar 7, 2018:
Several though I've finally got to meet some I'm a huge fan of since moving to Vegas. Ironically, I've worked with many more on promotional projects I've never met in person. I finally met the members of One Eyed Doll!!! I got an invitation to their "secret" tour kickoff in Vegas from Junior; drummer, guitarist and husband to their guitarist, lead vocalist Kimberly (pictured brunette) Kenna James!!! I worked with her as a promoter just weeks before she was contracted to Penthouse (later to become Pet of the Year 2016) and met her about a year later. There are several others in entertainment fields I'm hoping to meet including many I've worked for in some long distance capacity...at least I'm now in a city where it's much more likely to actually happen!
Religion and Science.
DangerDave comments on Mar 7, 2018:
*If scientific analysis were conclusively to demonstrate certain claims in Buddhism to be false, then we must accept the findings of science and abandon those claims.” * - Dalai Lama XIV Catholicism was once a religion where the scientist "in hiding" conducted research often while in the employment of the church, da Vinci as a prime example. There has been much more acceptance of proven facts by many abrahamic religions though these religions by definition are based on the largely fallible "babble". Even my family's fundamentalist southern baptist church clutched at straws trying to justify their southern baptism with science, even though my grandmother was a firm flat earther. All this is lip service, of course, for the very survival of these religions is dependent on their viability in an increasingly enlightened, and apathetic, world. As a humanist I take issue with anyone who feels they need religion for ethics. Religious ethics in this day of prosperity (greed) theology, social injustice, holy wars and environmental destruction are far from humanitarian. Modern xian ethics is more like a total lack thereof. Still, "prove or disprove" what you will and however you might, even as an agnostic and antitheist, I remain skeptical of science and particularly those who treat it as dogma. Imagine how the theist feels.
Where do you stand on education in Liberal Arts? This includes art, social sciences, foreign ...
DangerDave comments on Mar 7, 2018:
The guy with the Science degree asks, "How?" The guy with the Arts degree asks, "Why?" The guy with the Liberal Arts degree asks, "Do you want fries with that?" Seriously, I'll never regret getting my BA from a liberal arts college. I had a great start as an orchestral music teacher (my major) as well as several other professions I was able to get a foot through the door only because I had such a broad based degree. My "problem" is I went to college knowing what I wanted to do...create, perform, produce...and I've chosen the "starving artist" path over the 9-5 grind every time I've had the opportunity. My "fame and fortune" ship has come and gone a few times...sadly always more a skiff than a yacht. Oh well. Still, most of my classmates have been very financially successful. And, if you measure "success" as creative but critical thinking, liberal arts education is the best path. It creates more "generalists" than specialists but we each have our places, even in this myopic society.
I was a victem of Catholic Education and indoctrination for the first 25 yrs of my life. I attended...
DangerDave comments on Mar 7, 2018:
First, welcome to our community from a survivor from another sect! From a child in an fundie southern baptist family (who knew the buybull stories were bogus) the the guy who took his Associates at a baptist junior college for the scholarship bank...that was enough of studying THAT religion... Jesus jokes...have a million of them... "Mom...MOM!!! I can see our house from here!" "Ooooh, rose FOR his grave!" What's the difference between jehebus and a picture of jehebus? You can hang the picture with just one nail. Don't get me started on memes...besides, we have a group for those! https://agnostic.com/group/Meme
Laugh for today!
DangerDave comments on Mar 6, 2018:
Good one! These neede to be in Memes R Us! https://agnostic.com/group/Meme
Hyde Hk jf Edit: yep, that was me. Forgot to delete this post when was trying to debug some ...
DangerDave comments on Mar 6, 2018:
Ahhhhh. Now we all understand the meaning of life. What a relief. I'm going to bed now.
Drawing of one of my Escher tribute sculptures
DangerDave comments on Mar 6, 2018:
Impressive! Surreal...I really like the changes of perspective.
How do you feel about spiritual music? I love bluegrass and psychobilly, also jazz n soul..can you ...
DangerDave comments on Mar 6, 2018:
Spiritual has so many definitions here...I get your meaning and I expand mine to especially philisophical but not necessarily religious songs as well as various trance styles like dubstep and electronica. If the music's good I tend to overlook the lyrics anyway...unless the lyrics are really good...like this... https://youtu.be/IxhxKdnjGA8
What should men or women do to make themselves better human beings?
DangerDave comments on Mar 6, 2018:
Strive to be more tolerant of others even when we can't be of their behaviors. We are at a crossroads now and, if we cannot apply ourselves to stopping the wanton destruction, hatred and blindness of theists humanity cannot possibly survive much longer. Educate ourselves and others, "activate" in every way possible and end the senseless debate over what is "right" for what is real.
Honesty
DangerDave comments on Mar 6, 2018:
I played along for my family's sake till I was about 15. Then, they shunned me, I shunned them so it all worked out just fine. Greenville, SC (home of BJU and several hundred other fundie institutions, not even counting churches) was a weird place growing up agnostic, but I was a weird kid so...
Generation Z is More Atheistic Than Any Other Age Group – Friendly Atheist
DangerDave comments on Mar 6, 2018:
This is one good thing to come from the Trump dynasty though I've noticed the sharp downturn in theism since I started counseling teens in 1985. Working largely in 12 step recovery programs you couldn't get around the "religion question" and I was really amazed at the numbers of nonbelievers though many were apatheists as well.
If you were a snack food what kind would you be and why
DangerDave comments on Mar 6, 2018:
Flamin' Hot Cheetos...'cos I am super spicy, a little cheesy and always salty. heh.
Live in Vegas, but spend a lot of time traveling to Newport Beach area.
DangerDave comments on Mar 6, 2018:
I live in Vegas...perhaps we can hang sometime! There are a LOT of site members nearby...look to the right from your profile for a list of us!
So today's been infuriating. I worked for Sarasota county until very recently. About a month ago a ...
DangerDave comments on Mar 6, 2018:
Go get 'em and DON'T let 'em get away with it! Do you have any local liberal press?
What's the matter,Chicken?
DangerDave comments on Mar 6, 2018:
Hehe...and I won't even ask what possessed you to search these...nope, not me!
Seriously, you should do this .... and you are welcome ... :-D
DangerDave comments on Mar 6, 2018:
I NEED ONE OF THOSE!!! (w/etf it is!)
& Can I Hear An Amen, People?...
DangerDave comments on Mar 6, 2018:
I'll give you a *R'Amen* or a Rasta *Ya, Mon*...but I don't give a f'n *Ah*, Man.
SC Republicans: Allowing same-sex marriages equates to creating national religion
DangerDave comments on Mar 6, 2018:
You have to understand the very oral "moral majority" mentality of SC...yes, you do have freedom of religion...you can be of any fundametalist, evangelical xian faith you want to be!
Prophets Gather At Trump's Washington Hotel To Unleash Angel Armies On His Deep State Enemies | ...
DangerDave comments on Mar 6, 2018:
TRump as a messenger of the fundie evangelicals...sounds legit to me.
What goes on in private...
DangerDave comments on Mar 6, 2018:
Good points and those I've lived by, sadly while I was an addict in "committed" relationships which were also addictions. I'd still be an active alchoholic some ten years after that discovery but at least I was a honest alchie, at least in that regaurd. "No mate...but we can date!" Welcome! You're in a good place...few here will argue these points...but then we have some who will argue any points sooo...
If we are all supposedly created in God's image, wouldn't that mean God is everyone, every race, ...
DangerDave comments on Mar 6, 2018:
Well, I'm certain in that case "gawd" must be incredibly attractive, awesomely talented and possessing of a massive...ego.
Sigh. Where do I even begin? I am beyond frustrated with a longtime friend. She is majorly ...
DangerDave comments on Mar 6, 2018:
My suggestion is tell her in no uncertain terms. Be clear her behavior is turning you and her other friends away from her. I heard all that as an active alchie and chose not to listen...and I managed to alienate most of my friends and family in the process. I she decides to do so afterwards its not your fault in the least.
Should spousal alimony be a thing? Yes or No and why?
DangerDave comments on Mar 6, 2018:
Ugh...I'm just glad I never married and this was never an issue I had to deal with. Among whatever other cultural meanings it may have, marriage has traditionally been a business partnership, where said business, at least in part, was a household. It makes perfectly good sense in the traditional sense where a woman would give up any hopes of a career or skills outside those as a homemaker and especially if she's a mother as well. With those days quickly becoming history and (at least in the US) a legal system that only benefits those with the better lawyers...let's just say spousal alimony is also "highly contestable".
I will try my best to keep this brief but I must vent... not that my venting doesn't have an ...
DangerDave comments on Mar 6, 2018:
With everything you're facing in life, death should be no issue. Its something that will happen to us all...its a part of life. With that in mind, I strive to live while I'm alive. I've had some close calls, some to the point of surrender. In those cases I welcomed death in that the either the pain would be over or worse, the "lack of life"...that creeping, increasing loss of perception and function when it didn't even hurt anymore. I'm agnostic (and antitheist) but never once did I concern myself with the several thousand hells I might burn in or the millions of other outcomes of "afterlives" there may be. Did I mention I'm an apathetic agnostic? "In the end" I really don't care. Seeing there are no certainties, the possibilities are mere frivolities.
Do you believe in karma? reincarnation??
DangerDave comments on Mar 6, 2018:
Believe, no. I believe the sun will rise tomorrow or, more acurately, the earth will rotate to its morning position for my locality, but I have no practical way of being 100% certain this will happen. Karma, at least as behavioral and cultural cause and effect in its most basic form, I know to be real. My personal "jury" is still out on reincarnation but, besides the obvious persistence of energy and matter, there is some compelling evidence that, even as Carl Sagan stated, warrants further study. https://www.npr.org/2014/01/05/259886077/searching-for-science-behind-reincarnation
Not sure I want to know what this all says.. pictures can say a 1000 words or maybe in this case.. 3...
DangerDave comments on Mar 6, 2018:
I'm guessing the text is instructions on how not to overheat the carrot in the microwave. I could be wrong though.
Millenials just don't get it....and won't.
DangerDave comments on Mar 6, 2018:
I'm a late bloomer boomer and its not looking good...if only I can survive to 72...and they haven't upped the age again by then.
What exactly is a "Humanitarian Church"? -edit- I mean "Unitarian" hahaha :P and thanks for all the ...
DangerDave comments on Mar 6, 2018:
Apples and oranges. The Universal Unitarians are a church and a religion. Here is their link which describes their beliefs. https://www.uua.org/beliefs You appear to be confusing Humanitarian (concerned with human welfare) and Humanism (any of a number of philosophies attaching prime importance to human rather than divine or supernatural matters). Many of these have "churches" but for apparently cultural and legal reasons. For instance, I'm a "priest" of spiritual humanism and as such can perform ceremonies in any religion, belief system or none at all. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanism
Are snakes with apples always up to no good?
DangerDave comments on Mar 6, 2018:
With just one historical reference I'd say yeah, they're up to no good. (I found this photo on the internet so it must be real.)
So apparently I'm a dragon...that's cool.
DangerDave comments on Mar 5, 2018:
Funny but very close to some Fantasy Festival cast height suggestions!
Just sayin'
DangerDave comments on Mar 5, 2018:
Tha's rai-yught!
I see four girls, what about you?
DangerDave comments on Mar 5, 2018:
Yep, 2
Does anyone have a theory as to how pop music originated?
DangerDave comments on Mar 5, 2018:
K, I couldn't help myself...Wiki has it IF we're talking about how the TERM originated. This didn't keep me up last night but it was the first gnawing thought I had when I woke up. At least it wasn't a Gaga song...best to not dwell on THAT thought long...anyway... As far as the origins of (pop)ular music in and of itself I'll stick with my caveman theory. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_music
Does anyone have a theory as to how pop music originated?
DangerDave comments on Mar 5, 2018:
Of all the guys in the tribe who beat a log with a stick one guy really stood out. He had a certain flair but, since there are no recordings, no one can say what that flair was exactly. Still, he was the envy of all the other cavemen and the desire of all the cavewomen...or something like that.
Superstitious
DangerDave comments on Mar 5, 2018:
Hmm, I'm the exact opposite...obviously? Well, maybe not...I'm a spiritual humanist. Seems you have a superstitious definition of spirituality. It's a very limited one at best. There are several meanings of the word, some many atheists use to describe themselves. Try a dictionary. Wiki has a good one page description as well.
Please indulge me in one more question about Karma
DangerDave comments on Mar 5, 2018:
Great examples. A very practical one I used as a counselor was the ongong effects of random acts of kindness vs. violence. Even if no one notices the altrusitic or malevolent act you have committed, it set into motion a chain of events very likely to come back on you in several ways you may not even consider and, even if not directly, you have to live with that decision. Even if you're a sociopath that decision is now a part of you, what you are and what you will become. I believe in "magic", magick even, in the same way...even if that's limited to the psychological impressions made on the caster by the very act of casting...then the resultant "karma". There is nothing supernatural about it at all. I've experienced it in many ways, most notably as a performer who changes an audiences perceptions and at times opinions...or at least have them trascend their reality in varying degrees. The pride and confidence I've received as a result are wonderfully self-defining.
Curious about y'alls opinions on the hive mind/collective consciousness theory. Arguments for or ...
DangerDave comments on Mar 5, 2018:
As an artist I try to escape the allure of it as I see it all around me. It's not like I'd join a "cult", as I believe all churches to be, but I've had to conform too many times in too many situations just to survive in society. I've never really "tripped" on that level except to consider these ramifications in more abstract ways.
Are You Watching the Oscars?
DangerDave comments on Mar 4, 2018:
Walking Dead, now Talking Dead...somehow recaps just aren't the same.
What is your all time favorite movie?
DangerDave comments on Mar 4, 2018:
Wow...two many to even consider...let me get back to you on that!
Sessions greenlights police to seize cash, property from people suspected of crimes but not charged
DangerDave comments on Mar 4, 2018:
So who wants to argue we're not living in a police state now? I've felt that way a few...decades now myself.

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