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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.
'The Most Dangerous Man in the World’: Trump Is Violent, Immature and Insecure, Psych Experts Say
DangerDave comments on Mar 4, 2018:
The only people who haven't known this for some time watch Faux News..., all violent, insecure and immature themselves.
Trump signs resolution to permit dumping mining waste into waterways - The Washington Post
DangerDave comments on Mar 4, 2018:
I just don't understand how he's staying in office...but I'm still trying to figure out how he got there in the first place.
Do you date traditionally?
DangerDave comments on Mar 4, 2018:
Who is traditionally? Is she cute?
... Like memes or midget porn.
DangerDave comments on Mar 4, 2018:
So...does anyone want to argue music theory? hmmm?
Know the signs!
DangerDave comments on Mar 4, 2018:
K, I'm convinced. I'm a cat.
Walmart also ruins everything.
DangerDave comments on Mar 4, 2018:
Vegas, especially!!! Not Henderson, North Vegas...but of the many "trips off the planet" around here I MUST recommend a visit to an actual Las Vegas Walmart. You will no longer question the fate of humanity and admit the absolute hopelessness of it. :( ;)
Newbie to the community writing poetry hoping someone will notice me. Hey hey hey.
DangerDave comments on Mar 4, 2018:
Hi Tazzzyy! What an entrance...consider yourself noticed! I'm a poet, songwriter...see my profile for a more complete resume and photos a smidgen of my work...the link it so our creatives' group with even more! Hope you'll post some of yours there and I get a chance to know you better...colabs are possible! https://agnostic.com/group/cReAtIvEtHiNkErSgAlLeRiE
Would You keep dating someone who felt it was necessary to keep you a secret from their kids?
DangerDave comments on Mar 4, 2018:
Lol...I'm fine with being a backdoor man...in several ways...just not for those with husbands, boyfriends, other significant others.
I just reached Level 8 !!! Only 150,000 points 'til the next level!! LOL
DangerDave comments on Mar 4, 2018:
Congrats! I'm just over halfway there from 7 myself but you've been super active! I'm happy you're enjoying yourself...keep it up...as long as its fun, anyway!
Mom Fail...
DangerDave comments on Mar 4, 2018:
No fail at all...for a mom who wants to be a grandmom...apparently too soon.
Who is good enough ( my Sunday morning rant)
DangerDave comments on Mar 4, 2018:
Good for you? I'm not even sure I should be answering this...I'm not looking for a relationship...I'm just a guy who likes to have some fun. By proxy I "date" a lot of beautiful, intelligent, creative, young women as a model tog and act lead in which said act has a beautiful, intelligent, creative, young frontwoman. "Dates" are usually meals and breaks from our sessions and usually nothing more. Still, the mere company of such wonderful ladies goes a long way for a guy my age. I no longer risk the business of these relationships for any possible "pleasures"...that's led to some disastrous results. Besides, some of the greatest "loves of my life" are from those very special but completely platonic relationships in which I've wondered if we were closer, more open and honest than most married couples... ...wondered, in that I never married and never intend to do so. I've dated "outside my box" and, while that can be fun, it hardly compares. My standards are so incredibly high because they can be and I see absolutely no reason they should be otherwise.
Just new to this site. But my beliefs in god are really.not there. But being a counselor I have no ...
DangerDave comments on Mar 4, 2018:
*"Why does it happen? Because it happens. Roll the bones."* from *Roll the Bones*, by Neil Peart of Rush Welcome! I was grateful to have been an active counselor when popular culture was generally more philosophical and often therapeutic, such as this example. I used this song to discuss locus of control in some client groups, as a means of illustrating while there are circumstances beyond your control a person in our society is fully responsibile for those they can control. Do what you must before you do what you want. Billy Graham's death illustrates the power of xian dogma on our society and, for unbeleivers and other opponents, we have very little control of theists and how they chose to spend our tax dollars. Still, it is what it is and we can do what we can do. I'm happy to see a new generation rising which is far more liberal an much less religious. I've created a group here for Recovery; from religions, addictions and any other issues anyone would care to address. I hope you'll join and share your input. https://agnostic.com/group/Recovery
Why did you get married?
DangerDave comments on Mar 4, 2018:
Never did, never want to be. *grabs popcorn*
Fact, Fiction or Both
DangerDave comments on Mar 4, 2018:
I really can't vote without all the information though I see each section has links. I also couldn't say if these are the foods banned by other coutries, or which, but I have read several articles from various reliable sources of these bans on many foods produced in the US. I have a general mistrust of government, especially now in the tRump dynasty. Truth is irrelevant, especially when in confilct with power and profit, so I will put very little faith in any FDA "research".
What do we mean by agnostic?
DangerDave comments on Mar 4, 2018:
I'm an apathetic agnostic (look it up) so I voted "other" while I agree with both other options. I see theists AND atheists equally preoccupied with answering questions to which we simply do not have the answers...yet...but may never. Whatever. I find both such schools of thought dogmatic, self serving and ultimately a boorish waste of time. Research scientists actively and openmindely searching for the answers I admire, regardless of their beliefs...so long as said beliefs do not affect their research. Still, this as well is of no practical concern to me. For me to pretend to understand the life works of these great minds by reading an article or watching a TV show, with any pre-existing expectations I may have, proves nothing. I consider a lot of possiblilties, "believe" very few of them and at the end of the day, and especially at the the beginning of it, I KNOW any god or related paranormal concepts have absolutely no useful purpose whatsoever. OR, I could be like this guy...
Do any of you identify as Primal? I don't try emulate animals or anything but it's good to do away ...
DangerDave comments on Mar 4, 2018:
I never considered it as such but there have been occasions. It's good to "unleash" sometimes, especially with a partner who enjoys it!
... And ignorance is bliss!
DangerDave comments on Mar 4, 2018:
Or is nihilism worse...but it doesn't matter.
I have a friend
DangerDave comments on Mar 4, 2018:
See, emo is nothing new really.
Explaining the "higher power" in the 12-steps for atheists in recovery from addictions. I wrote ...
DangerDave comments on Mar 4, 2018:
Some people have no understanding of the fact that gods and HPs can be mutually exclusive. First as a couselor myself and too many years later as a person in recovery I gained a much greater understanding of the vast possibilities for an HP than your average skeptic. As a counselor, one of my favorite HPs was that of a teen girl: the chair of her cosmetics dresser. After a stunned silence she explained she could count on that chair being there, unlike the people in her life. It brought her comfort and a sensation of "becoming herself" everyday. We counselors eyed each other, knowing we were not to intercede unless group members were excessively negative. They were not and one did much better than we could at suggesting she might come up with a new HP as she progressed. I am just days away from 17 years of sobriety. Not only am I thankful for 12 step programs but the various HPs I've turned to along the way. I also have a progressively heightened disdain for any who would stand in the way of the recovery of others. I'd like to welcome you to our recovery group. Your insights would be most helpful! https://agnostic.com/group/Recovery
Acupuncture. Any thoughts about it?
DangerDave comments on Mar 4, 2018:
Yes, another offhand debunk of something an atheist knows absolutely nothing about. The "woo" is you...thank you for providing further "evidence" for me of "dogmatic atheism". At least you "looked at one...textbook" before making such a sweeping conclusion. How very "SCIENCE!!!tific" of you! I won't pretend to know the SCIENCE!!! of it but I can attest I had immediate relief of joint pain from accupuncture. Here's just a little research and, no, I'm not taking responsibility for proving anything to anyone with such a closed mind. Likewise, I can't "prove" to you the National Institute of Health is a viable research organization...after all, many atheists claim it isn't when it conflicts with their point of view....their *beliefs.* Continue to pretend you know everything...and you're not just like your average theist at all. I'm using your attitudes, very common among atheists, for some research of my own. https://nccih.nih.gov/health/acupuncture/introduction
Trump’s Nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize Was Apparently Forged. Twice. - The New York Times
DangerDave comments on Mar 3, 2018:
And who do you think made the nomination? hmmm? Possibly the same person who declined being Time's Person of the Year...when he'd never been nominated? We're following the money elsewhere...in these cases you have to follow the stupidity too.
Addicts. Let me ask you guys about addicts. Drug addicts in particular. How do you view them? Do...
DangerDave comments on Mar 3, 2018:
I've seen addiction from both sides, first as an active alcoholic and trained addiction counselor then many years later when I went into treatment myself. When I was a counselor we treated all types of addictions as obsessive-compulsive disorders, which I liken to people recovering from religious indoctrination. In all of these, the sufferer must recognize the problem and be willing to actively work on their recovery. I'm glad to see the social stigma of addicts is subsiding but there are those who still ostracize them, and often rightly so. The damage they can do to themselves and others can be overwhelming and those so affected may have difficulty believing the person is trying to get better, especially if they have a history of several relapses. I've started a group for addicts and those in recovery from several obsessions, including religion. You might find the input of such fellow addicts of several varieties helpful. https://agnostic.com/group/Recovery
Rockin and rollin with the buds..
DangerDave comments on Mar 3, 2018:
Someone hair gelled a rooster?
Maybe he was saying "Ah-men" instead of "Amen"?
DangerDave comments on Mar 3, 2018:
"I'm in" mebe?
Took me a second..
DangerDave comments on Mar 3, 2018:
(5 minutes later) oh. ooooh!
What did you REALLY think of Ghost in the Shell 2017? MINOR SPOILERS IN MEMES BELOW tl;dr: ...
DangerDave comments on Mar 3, 2018:
MUST SEE! I'm not huge on anime but the original *Ghost* is an all time fave!
My first time on this site and I am really confused. All my life I have been going to church and ...
DangerDave comments on Mar 3, 2018:
Then you're in a good place! Check out some of the posts and perhaps write another post about some specifics. Glad you're here...let us know what's on your mind!
Don't drink toxic masculinity
DangerDave comments on Mar 3, 2018:
Excellent assessment...I followed her to see some of her other insights as well. I truly hope we socially evolve to see the end of toxic masculinity. We as a culture are heading in the right direction but we're being stymied by abrahamic theists of all types as well as a small, but very vocal, "alt feminist" movement who are themselves mysandrist. Though a small percentage of feminists they are often presented as the ONLY feminists as in the Faux News segment. What crushes that hope is the spread of islam, largely due to the refugees from our wars against them. If you want to see misogyny at its worst look no further.
Have any of you found a soulmate who wants to transcend the mundane, tame the monkey brain and ...
DangerDave comments on Mar 3, 2018:
Let's see...I achieved something close to that for several months at the starts of three engagements, weeks to months in other relationships and more days, or even evenings, than I can count. Some of my greatest memories of such bliss are from one night stands...which don't lead immediately to memories of first farts, first fights, routine romance, once endearing qualities becoming annoyances, etc, etc,...
I just require you leave something on the dresser in exchange for them.
DangerDave comments on Mar 3, 2018:
@Sticks48 brings up a good point...if you're giving the fucks you're not a prostitute. You feelings slut, you.
Unexplained Religious Experiences
DangerDave comments on Mar 3, 2018:
This is but one of many religious phenomona I think deserves serious study. You may not realize it but pentecostal glossolalia is considered demonic possession in other nearby fundamentalist cults. This is but one of many "reasons" my family's southern baptist sect used to "prove" theirs was the "only way". From a humanistic and scientific standpoint, the similarities of the two phenomena are strikingly similar, including the memory loss. Another important factor is, no matter what a skeptic might say, the "true believer" has absolutely no doubts as to the authenticity of their experience. I applaud you for having had the experience and still being skeptical. I'm sure "wishful thinking" comes into play as well as many other factors already mentioned. The important thing for you is you have moved beyond belief and found it within yourself to question the "evidence". Given similar experiences I'd daresay most will never be able do so.
Hello all! I'm an alcoholic/addict. I haven't had a drink in 1 week. I haven't used in one day. ...
DangerDave comments on Mar 3, 2018:
Hi Ash! Welcome and the movie is a good idea. Perhaps a tea or some relaxing...beverage... I'm off to bed myself...glad you're here!
The problem with weed
DangerDave comments on Mar 2, 2018:
Ima have to try that sometime!!!
What are your thoughts on pantheists, panentheists, deists, and Unitarian Universalists?
DangerDave comments on Mar 2, 2018:
Pantheists, deists,...dudeists, pastafarians,...in my opinion those who consider, or even believe, in the unprovable in a peaceful manner are fine by me. Unitarians on the other hand I find potentially dangerous in that they accept EVERY religion as "truth" while downplaying the hate and destruction of the abrahamic faiths. That's my biggest problem with the church of spiritual humanism. While it is a philosphy, if the "buybull" is allowed in the mix you have the possibility of yet another. or many more, devisive sects.
I'm going with the humans are garbage theory on this one....
DangerDave comments on Mar 2, 2018:
At least in video games we're just vicariously violent! Take my games...it could get messy!
I've never lived in Las Vegas, but my son lived there three years. We visited him twice a year. ...
DangerDave comments on Mar 2, 2018:
I live in Vegas and its not for everyone. I'm glad to be away from the theists, with the artists but here its all about the holy dollar bill. Still, I have a lot more artistic prospects...I've met some celebrities I adore and I've worked with aspiring talent from all over the world! Its all about what you're looking for. I personally love the glitz, the glamour and, as tough a town as it is, the opportunities to do so much that isn't even possible elsewhere... ...like smoke a joint without the slightest concern of getting arrested.
Existentialism + Anthropomorphism =
DangerDave comments on Mar 2, 2018:
@KKGator you got me started on this but I couldn't find the "chameleon identity crisis" meme I'd seen years ago...I don't even remember what it was about but it wasn't this one... ...still, as you can see, the expanded search was fun!
;-)
DangerDave comments on Mar 2, 2018:
Awwwww....we like you!
Yep
DangerDave comments on Mar 2, 2018:
A damning statement for every one I've ever seen. If you've ever been almost anywhere in south Florida, you've seen a lot too. And they only had that one job. Sad.
Guitars
DangerDave comments on Mar 2, 2018:
My lute at Resaissance festivals and pirate events definitely does the trick too!
I'm a giver.
DangerDave comments on Mar 2, 2018:
So who...and how many...have I pissed off?
Terrorists
DangerDave comments on Mar 2, 2018:
What?!?!? No cross?!?
I think this place needs more inspiration...
DangerDave comments on Mar 1, 2018:
I feel so much better now!
I just require you leave something on the dresser in exchange for them.
DangerDave comments on Mar 1, 2018:
Awwwww!
Rock Carpet...
DangerDave comments on Mar 1, 2018:
There's a great and inexpensive project, especially if you're a rock collector!
Dedication to the art.
DangerDave comments on Mar 1, 2018:
Knit one, pant two, knit one,...
What does 'spiritual' actually mean?
DangerDave comments on Mar 1, 2018:
Just a copy and paste of my last response to a similar question from 2/27... *As a spiritual humanist I generally consider "spiritual" to encompass all that is beyond the physical world that defies logical explanation within the bounds of current human capabilities.* *These phenomena range from creativity, intuition and emotion to ESP, ghosts and reincarnation.* *I am also a priest of spiritual humanism, largely to be able to legally perform ceremonies in any religion.* I am an agnostic, NOT an atheist, however. I don't know everything nor do I pretend to do so.
??????????? ???????????????
DangerDave comments on Mar 1, 2018:
Orange you...sad?
Shawshank Redemption for me..
DangerDave comments on Mar 1, 2018:
If it's horror, sci-fi and especially fantasy in a series, probably: LotR, SW, ST, Matrix, Underworld, Evil Dead,...Jeepers Creepers, Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th,... I'm easily entertained...just NEVER so easily to sit through a single Twilight movie.
Name a Song with a City in the Title LA Woman - The Doors
DangerDave comments on Mar 1, 2018:
All I Want from Santa (is a Girl from Atlanta)
Have you ever been in a relationship with someone you were no longer in love with?
DangerDave comments on Mar 1, 2018:
All three of my engagements and in just a few others, never long in the latter. After the three engagements I no longer felt compelled to try to "fall back in love".
What are some interesting/unique things you like to do for fun?
DangerDave comments on Mar 1, 2018:
When I did beer yoga I drank first...was that the wrong way? After all, can a few...million Irishmen all be wrong?
When you ask what is your meaning in life.
DangerDave comments on Mar 1, 2018:
Humanists unite!
I haven't run this by Snopes yet but.....seems legit.
DangerDave comments on Mar 1, 2018:
And those of us who describe our lives as an "adventure"...well...
Is Billy Graham being on display at the Capitol Rotunda a separation of church and state issue?
DangerDave comments on Mar 1, 2018:
Absolutely. I think its an absolute disgrace that a supposedly secular nation *honors* such a sectarian and divisive person. Its a sad day for theists but even sadder for those who truly believe in freedom.
Billy Graham: An Old Soldier Falls - TheHumanist.com
DangerDave comments on Mar 1, 2018:
I think its an absolute disgrace that a supposedly secular nation *honors* such a sectarian and divisive person. Its a sad day for theists but even sadder for those who truly believe in freedom.
Death without God
DangerDave comments on Mar 1, 2018:
It depends on the situation, if we're talking about someone actually dying and if I feel like pointlessly arguing or not. Usually just a smile and subject change work for me.
TBT The wisdom of Chef...God is using us for the sweet milk of our tears.
DangerDave comments on Mar 1, 2018:
Seems legit in several religions.
Goddamnit! I just realized it's my birthday!. Every year, on every site, gotta knock another year ...
DangerDave comments on Mar 1, 2018:
HBD!!!
How often do you like it?
DangerDave comments on Mar 1, 2018:
Still at least daily after all these years though, after all these years, "getting intimate" is open to a bizarrely broad interpretation.
Twice now on this site I have encountered a post that was posed as a question, but it became ...
DangerDave comments on Mar 1, 2018:
Report and, if the person becomes too much for any reason, block. I haven't seen any such posts lately but people who post them don't last long here. The only one I've seen close to what you're describing was addressing "you agnostics" but it was a new poster and he quickly explained it wasn't meant as demeaning. I'd like to see your posts in question!
I woke up to 115 notifications wow
DangerDave comments on Feb 28, 2018:
Popular lady! Perhaps it's time to turn some off! ;)
Sexual Metaphysics
DangerDave comments on Feb 28, 2018:
Not the highest for me but up there. I've tried tantric too but sex is most spiritual for me when my partner and I have a strong emotional bond.
How did I get put in the friend zone ?
DangerDave comments on Feb 28, 2018:
The ladies' checklists are far longer than guys and with tick boxes at least we would say are entirely illogical. Asking why is a special list topping tick box so I just don't. While women do change their minds, once you've been "friend zoned" you're likely going to stay there.
Have any of you agnostics faced death and how did you deal with it?
DangerDave comments on Feb 28, 2018:
I've have several times from massive injury and disease, two recently. I've just used the resources at hand to get better. I've felt so far gone at times I just wanted the pain to end. You were probably hoping for fervently praying or making deals with gawd. If so, sorry to disappoint. I can't speak for all "we agnostics" but many of "you atheists" are asshats. If the shoe fits...
What is the personality of the Holy Ghost?
DangerDave comments on Feb 28, 2018:
To evangelical southern baptists he/it wasn't much of anything, only worth a passing reference when it's convenient to, say, debunk the many 'other gods' buybullical references. In that mythology he's everywhere but just there, like an invisible ever present stalker.
Addicts/Alcoholics
DangerDave comments on Feb 28, 2018:
Hello and welcome! I began in 12 step groups first as a counselor then as a person in recovery myself. I haven't been to a meeting in years and my last three were "annuals" just to pick up chips. As an agnostic prayer was easy since I didn't have a concept of what, if anything, I was praying to. I knew at the very least my prayer was self affirmation (to the "self" as a personal "god", or the part of us capable of recovery, as was our suggestion to atheists in the counseling center I worked) For me, this was usually a precursor to mediation either as an temporary escape then later as a clear dissemination of the problem at hand. Anyway, we have a (not necessarily 12 step) recovery group. I'll suggest adopting the 12 steps to your needs primarily for the humanistic aspects. We as addicts almost always have the wreckage of our pasts to make amends for so we can continue with a clear conscious. https://agnostic.com/group/Recovery
Hey everyone, I'm new to this site
DangerDave comments on Feb 27, 2018:
Hiya, Am! Hope to see you around a lot!
Is there anyone here who has ever seen a UFO? And, if so, what do you believe you were witnessing?
DangerDave comments on Feb 27, 2018:
I'm agnostic and I believe very little...I do however think any of the hypotheses you've mentioned are possibilities among many others. My two encounters were decades ago but both would defy rational explanation of any craft today. One was in a singlar cloud, not so unusual in the southeast on an otherwise clear summer day. What was unusual was the large clearly metallic disc that could be seen within the cloud. It moved slowly across the sky as a cloud would and only by carefully looking could you occasionally make out the disc. My second was very angular, a metallic rectangular cuboid I first mistook for a box kite. It was solid without the "struts" however, moved too far to be under any control and appeared to be under intelligent control. This was on an overcast winter day but the clouds were too high to obscure the object. I've seen a lot of photos and read a lot of accounts. None of those had the impact of my personal encounters however. While the experiences removed any skepticism the gave me absolutely no insight into their origins.
I truly do not understand how someone can be an atheist and a conservative. It baffles me how you ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 27, 2018:
Liked...wish there was an FBish "love" button on this one!
Can atheists believe in ghosts?
DangerDave comments on Feb 27, 2018:
Being I'm not atheist I'd assume they could, especially if they'd seen one. Ghosts in no way offer evidence of a supreme being, not do they offer evidence of supernatural phenomena. Besides misinterpreted perceptions there could exist incorporeal "energy" without the need of a god. I'm really looking forward to the atheist response though. I'm considering making some popcorn!
Can a "normal" upper middle class blue/white collar person truly love a mentally ill disabled ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 27, 2018:
Why not? Love is many things, logical is generally not one of them!
What's your favorite video game?
DangerDave comments on Feb 27, 2018:
At this very moment it's Torchlight. Ask me in 5 minutes...that's always subject to change. My latest obsession was Skyrim. I go back and play my character from time to time long after having finished the main story line. The ultimate "game without frontier" but I doubt I'll ever start it again from scratch. Yes, a strange question to a hardcore gamer. What's your favorite?
Only been a member for two hours and can tell this is an awesome space! So please tell me what lead ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 27, 2018:
FB...an ad popped up after years of trying to get off the theist ad "bot list". Funny that all I have to do is search for a 7 string guitar and they're immediately sending me ads for them. I guess some bots just hardore evangelists.
Plain Jane Syndrome
DangerDave comments on Feb 27, 2018:
Add "male" to the mix and you have the perfect storm. Luckily, I was smart and a creative enough performer and songwriter to stack the scholarships on top the state and federal grants that turned a nice profit even though it took six years to complete my three major change BA. Ironically, I never knew homelessness till I walked out of a state funded treatment center many years later. That was two years after my business failed and a fundie theist family who'd taken all from me they could stand. I need to do so myself and it is very difficult these days but we all need a support network. I'm facing homelessness again BUT I have buffer enough to prevent it. That's one of the many reasons I moved to Vegas: I may not love the job opportunities for someone my age but they are here and in abundance. I know nothing of your locale's job opportunities but, seeing its in a red state, I'd never consider it anyway. So my second suggestion is do a little research then move somewhere more "unbeliever friendly" that has more opportunities for your skill set. In general terms, that's almost always the case! As far as developing a support network I DO NOT suggest Vegas though, where the preferred deity is money.
What's your biggest regret?
DangerDave comments on Feb 27, 2018:
Honestly it's been telling the wrong people what my greatest regrets are. ;)
Bravery or shear stupidity?
DangerDave comments on Feb 27, 2018:
I'll go with bravery. They all survived, no one hit anyone in the crotch with a sledgehammer, no one set themselves on fire and not a single Tide pod (or era equivalent) was ingested.
Comic Book Fans?
DangerDave comments on Feb 27, 2018:
Now more a movie fan but I had my day. "Bronze age" X-Men, Avengers, Justice League and each of their members were all collectibles for me. Today I'm a superhero movie buff but I've had occasion to buy a comic or two on and offline. If you're ever in Vegas plan a stop at Zia along with the other comic shops. They advertise primarily as a vintage record and video exchange but they have a huge comic collection at great prices!
Can anyone from New Orleans vouch for this.. curious minds want to know.
DangerDave comments on Feb 27, 2018:
From the font and vernacular of the time I'd date the sign about the 50's. In that way not much has changed...except the vernacular.
Is it just me or has anyone else noticed in the chapter "We Agnostics" Bill goes out of his way to ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 27, 2018:
I had to look but I'm not sure our "little book" (I don't recall the title but it wasn't "little book" ) from '85 was ever published for public purchase. The description of this Little Book, first published in 2013, describes ours very well though. https://aaagnostica.org/the-little-book-a-collection-of-alternative-12-steps/
Is it just me or has anyone else noticed in the chapter "We Agnostics" Bill goes out of his way to ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 27, 2018:
Absolutely, and many institutions and 12 step programs seem to identify that as well. I began working as counselor with a 72 page "little book" for our clients with a paraphrased 12 steps and a much more modern approach to them. It was very "liberal" in its approach to the HP and was my first exposure to the concept of "Group Of Drunks/Druggies". I think Bill W may have been affected by the beliefs expounded by the Oxford Group (specifically in the need for god to get sober) but he is very clear on his own. Still, I think it is clear to the unbeliever who are better able to formulate the HP beyond the limitations of the big book.
What do you mean by "Spiritual"?
DangerDave comments on Feb 27, 2018:
As a spiritual humanist I generally consider "spiritual" to encompass all that is beyond the physical world that defies logical explanation within the bounds of current human capabilities. These phenomena range from creativity, intuition and emotion to ESP, ghosts and reincarnation. I am also a priest of spiritual humanism, largely to be able to legally perform ceremonies in any religion.
Im drunk and I lost my job Friday. Good thing I have 3 interviews this week.
DangerDave comments on Feb 27, 2018:
Choose the new job well...I'm in the same boat without the interview but I have only sent out one resume for a dream job I'm sure will be overflowing with younger candidates... I can be apathetic about it without drinking...and with the realization there is an excess of jobs available. Anyway, you're in good company...I'm "respondent 20"...sober up for your interviews!
TRUTH
DangerDave comments on Feb 27, 2018:
Absolute truth!
Nobody misses Kansas.
DangerDave comments on Feb 27, 2018:
Memories...not only of the bands but this was one of the first memes I ever saw!
So, if you're Agnostic what causes you to "sit on the fence?". Why are you not an Atheist?
DangerDave comments on Feb 27, 2018:
Because I don't pretend to possess the sum total of all the knowledge of the universe. I'm not sure if I can put it any more simply. If you can't state your stance as simply, I don't want to hear it. If you can state it as or more simply, I'll still be calling BS. I'm also an apathetic agnostic...I really could care less anyway...especially about know it alls.
Is there a lesson to be learned from a "failed relationship?"
DangerDave comments on Feb 26, 2018:
Tons. It took me three failed engagements to learn getting married was a bad idea for me. For all the other lessons...don't get me started...
I was active here a few months ago, then guess I got timed out. Anyway, I sometimes attend 1st ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 26, 2018:
Glad you're back and me too! Some of my songs and other art are in my profile pics. We creatives are banding together in this group too... https://agnostic.com/group/cReAtIvEtHiNkErSgAlLeRiE
Have you ever been excited about learning something new & you get all the stuff only to have your ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 26, 2018:
"oooooo, shiny!" OCD poster child here. I've been obsessive about music and creating fantasy settings all my life. Sadly I've been obsessive about several "substances" that haven't been so good for me as well. But the compulsion is there too. I have over 200 video games I don't play usually because a newer, "shinier" one comes along. Others, I've played to the end and still love but they're "old news" now, even though I could restart most as an entirely different character and play an entirely different way. The same is true of my art though I always come back to it. Still, I have more unfinished projects in various stages of completion than I'll ever be able to finish. But to quote Frankie (in a way similar to Jovi) "To think I did all that And may I say - not in a shy way Oh no, oh no, not me I did it my way."
Any superstitions you subscribe to? Me? I’m a firm believer in a full moon affecting behavior. We ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 26, 2018:
No superstitions really but many "unknowns" for which the "science jury" is still out. The effects of the full moon has been inconclusively studied. I'm not sure if any have been applied to astrology but I do know I'm a Pisces poster child. With a few...thousand other phenomena which can be summarily dismissed as superstition there is "something there". Many reasons these can be dismissed is verifiable evidence is either rare, fleeting, defy controlled studies or are far beyond the realms of our existing abilities to accurately study them.
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DangerDave comments on Feb 26, 2018:
To see that bigoted face! heh
Sipping my morning coffee, and I am totally lost in trying to understand what happened to the ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 26, 2018:
I was too young for the social activism of the 60s and, by the 70s, we liberals had become complacent, with a "no worries, we got this" attitude. Were we ever wrong. We had no idea the power the then "moral majority" minority was mustering...and the terrible directions we would take. We must remember the "manifest destiny" attitude of xians...the same mentality that has resulted in the obliteration of every culture they come in contact with, including those of the entire western hemisphere.
Any Kevin Smith fans here? I am glad to hear that his first heart attack didn't kill him. ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 26, 2018:
Wow. Poor Kevin. Yes, I love the guy. I had no idea how talented and intelligent he was when I first saw him as Silent Bob.
What career/industries make it easier to be open with your non-belief?
DangerDave comments on Feb 25, 2018:
Yes, I remember many awkward questions as a teacher, especially in religious schools! One of many reasons I got out got back to my love of the arts. In most of my circles, you can be open about almost anything but it's only on rare occasions it come up as idle chatter.
Why do premonitions happen from a scientific point of view?
DangerDave comments on Feb 25, 2018:
In my personal experiences some just can't be. In others, mine included, it comes from an unconscious ability to predict the outcome of a given set of circumstances. For instance, perhaps I predicted a person was going to drop something because I subconsciously identified they didn't have a solid grip on it.
It amazes me daily that I carry a computer in my pocket. My teachers used to tell us we'd never go ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 25, 2018:
Remember when the Star Trek communicator was sci-fi? Now it's about 20 years out of date!
Please share covers of your favorite songs. I think my favorite is Johnny Cash doing "Hurt" by Nine ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 25, 2018:
As timely now as it was then...and again now speaking to a generation who might just listen! https://youtu.be/YV4oYkIeGJc

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