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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.
Stir stir stir
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
This is me.
DangerDave comments on Feb 25, 2018:
Ditto!
Anyone spend most of their time reading fanfiction? I've often found myself spending countless hours...
DangerDave comments on Feb 25, 2018:
No, I spend far too much time on social media (this being my primary) and playing video games. I really need to get back to writing MY fiction and practicing my act. The dude abides...
What are some social etiquette rules everyone should know and follow? Here are some of my favorites....
DangerDave comments on Feb 25, 2018:
Lol...so you have no favorites?!? Let's party then!!! My social etiquette rules vary greatly by situation and I often purposely test the limits. Even so, I have a few boundaries...like, for instance, even at a nudist resort or won't be going about shaking my stuff at people. I'm just a conformist, I guess.
In case you forgot, after a night of drinking.
DangerDave comments on Feb 25, 2018:
Gotta get the momentum going!
Who's with me?
DangerDave comments on Feb 25, 2018:
Hehe...it's a great pastime!
Meet the immortal jellyfish that can live forever. | Science Nature Page - YouTube
DangerDave comments on Feb 25, 2018:
Intriguing...just don't tell the pastafarians!
What is unconditional love, and if so, what do people mean when they speak of it?
DangerDave comments on Feb 25, 2018:
I love Wikipedia and they've really outdone themselves in this entry. The link is a great short read into the psychological, humanistic and religious conceptualizations of unconditional love. I've experienced it as a teacher, counselor and family member. I strive for it for all humanity but it's not always easy, seeing the proclivity of so many for greed, hate and destruction. Separating a person from their behavior is not always easy. Since most of my family are fundamentalist theists in a culture of hate for others, I've distanced myself from them but that doesn't mean I don't still love them. In this case and as with other past relationships, I feel such separation is an expression of unconditional love in that it is in no way an expression of love to enable such behaviors or any unconditional love of myself for exposing myself to them. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconditional_love
This one is for all the pro-life people on here. I have been pregnant 3 times. Each time I CHOSE...
DangerDave comments on Feb 25, 2018:
I appreciate you've taken on the awesome responsibility of the propagation of the species. I'm sure that is one of many factors in your choice to become a parent and highly likely a minor one in your list of priorities. I chose not to long ago and I'm happy I overcome the theist fantasy it's just something you're supposed to do. Likewise, I'm glad to be a male and, as such, somehow immune to the societal stigma a childless woman faces...for too many I'm a happy bachelor (which I am) and not a "spinster". That beings said, I am not a woman and, moreso, I am not anyone else. I have no right to demand what shoes you'll wear on any given day. As such, I have no right to any opinion that will have such a profound effect on the rest of your life. As a teacher and counselor I have seen the terrible consequences of unwanted children, many who live tortured lives because too many thought having them, or demanding others do so, was merely "the 'right' thing to do".
Getting closer!
DangerDave comments on Feb 25, 2018:
Hehe...can I relate! Now, just to get some workout clothes...I do have the underwear though! TMI?
New to this group ready to see how you all get down.
DangerDave comments on Feb 25, 2018:
Welcome fellow wolf! The best way is to post...as you have...and comment the posts you find interesting.
How should Jediism be considered in terms of religion/spirituality?
DangerDave comments on Feb 25, 2018:
I'm glad you're here! I'm an "old school" jedi in that I see the possibilities, and usefulness, of the "force" as universal energy and other aspects of far eastern philosophies. Sadly. it's become very sectarian. Which is yours? I took my ordination back when you had the option along with that of the church of spiritual humanism. I'm not sure when it split from them and when it split further...I have no inclination to chase down with which my ordination may exist. I posted a collection of largely comical "hymns of jediism" some time ago. If you can see the humor you're my kind of jedi! https://agnostic.com/discussion/12084/hymns-of-jediism
Asking for prayers....?
DangerDave comments on Feb 24, 2018:
Never question the will of gawd...and, about wills...
What is the worst purchase you’ve ever made?
DangerDave comments on Feb 24, 2018:
Oregano. $100 worth.
Lol
DangerDave comments on Feb 24, 2018:
Good one! I may just have to go back on Twitter to see the responses to that twit's tweets!
Only if you're out of vodka...
DangerDave comments on Feb 24, 2018:
How many lemons do you have? AND, do I have the freezer space?!?
Atlanta bid for Amazon HQ2 gets new political problem: Georgia adoption bill
DangerDave comments on Feb 24, 2018:
My opinion is the ONLY way to send them the message is they'll refuse to open an HQ and further enable, even encourage, their backwater influences.
A Teenager Could Run Kansas Better than Sam Brownback - Rolling Stone
DangerDave comments on Feb 24, 2018:
I've never thought of Kansas as backwards as most of the southeast. Apparently, Dorothy does...
What if the asteroid that crashed into the earth 65 million years ago was an alien spaceship, and we...
DangerDave comments on Feb 24, 2018:
I'm not a big "science" person but that theory has been postulated in several ways. I think the most conceivable is that it created, or at least contributed to, the conditions that allowed the single celled beasties who would later evolve into us.
Hey all, I am new to this site. I never knew there were sites for those of us who are not the 95% ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 24, 2018:
Welcome! Actually there are many but this may be a first for an unbelievers' social media, hopefully soon the be dating site. Settle in, read some posts and start following your faves...it's getting better!
What’s the one thing I can learn from you today?
DangerDave comments on Feb 24, 2018:
That even when everything sucks you can still be happy. Even without weed.
This one hurt for a minute..
DangerDave comments on Feb 24, 2018:
I'm still figuring...puppy brain surgery fail?
Is it wise to get back with an ex?
DangerDave comments on Feb 24, 2018:
Do what you have to do, then what you need to do. My childhood was in constant turmoil because my mother had a "revolving door" policy with my abusive, alcoholic father. She'd get pregnant, the abuse began (directed at her and us), he'd leave, she'd be sad, angry and saddled with supporting us, he'd beg to come back...rinse and repeat for me and my three siblings. Still, knowing your situation you may HAVE to take him up on it. Just strive for independence and don't be blind to the strong possibility you're walking into the same vicious cycle.
Monty Python and the Games of Thrones...wins the internet. [youtu.be]
DangerDave comments on Feb 24, 2018:
I've got to catch up on my GoT but this is classic!
Is everyone a pillhead or addicted to meth? I smoke pot and like to drink every now and then but ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 24, 2018:
I had a six week love affair with meth at 15. It was a "perfect fit", playing in a metal band...for like the first month. By then, I wasn't eating or sleeping and my performance was deteriorating...and not just as a player! (Dunno...depends on your definitions...anyway...) So about week six I knew I had a problem and drank myself off it. I'd drink until I passed out, wake up shaking and sweating bullets, shower, try to force feed and repeat the process for several days...it could have been a week because the entire time was a blur between blackouts. I haven't touched it since and I've never been one for pharmaceuticals. Strange that I'd trust what a stoner was making is his bathtub over the then readily available pills but I did, to my benefit. I had enough monkeys on my back as it was anyway.
All of my friends have been filmmakers, small press editors, writers and artists. Myself, I've done...
DangerDave comments on Feb 24, 2018:
Welcome "Rob"! We have our creatives here but we are far from a majority. My areas are graphic, literary and performing arts. See my profile and our little "creative kids corner" for more details about some of us. I'd like to hear more about your robots...I'd say you're the first robot builder I've yet "met"...anywhere! https://agnostic.com/group/cReAtIvEtHiNkErSgAlLeRiE
Hi, I'm Z and I am an alcoholic. I have managed, 24 hours at a time, to string together twelve years...
DangerDave comments on Feb 24, 2018:
Welcome, Z! Congrats on the clean time! My main reason for gradually missing meetings was the "same old, same old" war stories. I began at about 10 years clean for me. By then I was feeling AA was becoming an addiction...that I'd heard it all and said it all at all the groups in my vicinity. Still, I go back from time to time. I've yet to visit one in Vegas but I will at some time to pick up that 17th year chip. (Not 18 as I'd previously stated...my math was bad...at least I remember the date, 3/12/01). I'd heard a few speakers say there was life after AA but they were quick to add they still attended regularly..."regularly" being a relative term. I've brought that up but I'll try to avoid the part where I rarely attend now. There is no need to encourage the newbs to stop attending...regularly...anyway... Glad to have you! The group is just getting started and, while I have no intention of this becoming an "online meeting", I hope to see you around...regularly. heh. Most of all I wish you continued health, happiness and sobriety. Remember whatever challenges you face COULD be worse! ;)
Just found the group. Currently studying Shibari to add to the toy box.
DangerDave comments on Feb 23, 2018:
Welcome! IF I ever find that LTR subbie I'll be doing the same...keep us posted!
Do you think being on a site like this, with constant validation on a specific topic, can lead to ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 23, 2018:
If only the religious would mind their on business, not be trying to kill each other and everyone else, recognize they're destroying the planet... Still, I don't think my opinions have changed much though I've learned a lot, done a lot of research and considered some things that I'd never thought of before. In that way I've become more open minded. I'm agnostic though...I require little in the way of validation.
There's lots to complain about okcupid and such dating sites but I'm REALLY glad they include ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 23, 2018:
As far as a dating site goes I'm still hopeful for this one. Its very new but very directed and well, you just can't beat free! I'm just happy to have found it as a social media site. I've met some wonderful people and, while no "dates" have been set yet, there are several I'm looking forward to meeting when they visit Vegas!
Alternate religions or life philosophies? So just like all of us I was once a teenager and did a ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 23, 2018:
Many believe the destructive and hateful nature of xianity is something new. For it's leaders at least, it's always been about greed, control and destroying any threats that would stand in their way. In that way it's proven to be more effective than LaVey satanism could ever hope to be. I tend to avoid members of either, or any such people who have no concern for their fellow man. Buddhism in its purest form, that is its philosophy, has some positive elements. I'd say it has far more than any abrahamic faith. As a religion, its is as steeped in mythology as an religion however. There are many humanist schools which are also philosophies for which faith is not an issue. I myself am a spiritual humanist in that I think there is much more to spiritual realms than modern science can explain...from creativity and intuition to ghosts and ESP. I don't agree with all its tenets but, like buddhism, I am under no obligation to do so. If the idea interests you google "humanism". You'll be surprised the number of organizations there are for the several variations of humanistic philosophies.
Do you ever experience FOMO?
DangerDave comments on Feb 23, 2018:
Man, do I ever! I moved to Las Vegas a year ago and I was immediately invited to the opening of an amazing new antique shop in which the mayor gave a speech. I had savings to fund a modest lifestyle while visiting a lot of places, networking and just be a man around this wonderful town. I only scratched the surface to find out just how competitive a town this is and how insanely money is worshipped. I've had more out of town, even international, models who showed an interest in working with me for a percentage of the work itself...even local newbs want me to pay THEM for rehearsals and training in modeling and musical theater, for which I should be charging them! But then this is a town full of very experienced arts and entertainment teachers, managers...and, of course shysters...I have no hope (YET!!!) of competing with. Besides continuing to help some beginning models get started (pro bono...and that has often been very profitable), I'll continue to hope one of them believes in my act enough to invest the time in training for and preparing it till it becomes profitable. So, I'm again looking for a regular dead end job, here in a hovel just a few miles from the Strip. Oh well...thanks for letting me share!
Not to make light of the homeless but the costumes are just a hoot..
DangerDave comments on Feb 23, 2018:
She must have done at least some of her "donations" in Las Vegas.
How do you think you can talk to a theist about something religion based and have yourself not tuned...
DangerDave comments on Feb 23, 2018:
I like Bill Moyer's approach of just asking, "do you actually believe this?" I won't stand around if they're going on about how "real" the faith is however. They are not yet ready to face reason and perhaps they are so indoctrinated they never will.
Forgiveness
DangerDave comments on Feb 23, 2018:
I forgive, and I have forgiven some terrible things...but then I've done some terrible things I've been forgiven for. I don't forget though. People change, sometimes instantly, but there is never any certainty they can't change back.
Did you know that one of the most famous atheist Führer was actually an active Catholic and said so...
DangerDave comments on Feb 23, 2018:
That's "conveniently forgotten" fact but most xians...except, of course, neo-nazis and other supremacists groups.
Need housing fast. Got kicked out because my toddler found a sharpie and drew on the wall. .. So ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 23, 2018:
Get with the Greenville mission and try 411. I checked your nearby members...you are talking to absolutely no one in Aiken. Greenville appears to be where your closest fellow members are and there aren't many.
We were all humans until Race Disconnected us, Religion separated us, Politics divided us and wealth...
DangerDave comments on Feb 23, 2018:
Absolutely. We seemed to be moving more toward a "species recovery" in the US from the 60's until the Reagan presidency and the resultant empowerment of xians, or at least as they perceived it. We MAY be moving back to a more humanistic universal viewpoint with the complete failure of the current administration's "personality pundit" and a new generations utter repulsion towards him and all he stands for.
Why a civilian should not be allowed to own a assault rifle.
DangerDave comments on Feb 22, 2018:
I'll stick with private citizens should not own assault rifles...hunting humans is illegal, after all, and there is absolutely no other use for them.
It’s hard living with a liar. Especially when the liar is you.
DangerDave comments on Feb 22, 2018:
Yes, if you're saying your worthless... You're not, so you're not! :)
Do the Math
DangerDave comments on Feb 22, 2018:
The math is definitely wrong...when you add whatever additional pay these "soldier teachers" will be payed!
Hello, I'm new on this site. Just go on to it yesterday. Wanted to say hi and hopefully meet and ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 22, 2018:
Gamer girl, huh? I already like you! Cool people abound here...glad you joined us!
Pareidolia + Memes = :)
DangerDave comments on Feb 22, 2018:
Pareidolia...my new word of the day!
How would you tell a guy that his fly is open in a party/public?
DangerDave comments on Feb 22, 2018:
Something like, "Soooo...you're letting the one eyed snake out of its cage awhile?" "Did your zipper break or are you just airing that thing out?" "A penis is like a religion...some people have them but most feel no need to share it with everyone" Vocal volume dependent on current company, of course, but I'm not known for my subtlety.
Do you think some religious attitudes could be the downfall of the human race?
DangerDave comments on Feb 22, 2018:
I think the collective abrahamics are doing a damn fine job. For too many, our ongoing conflict in the Middle East is a "holy war" as well, or "our profits" would have them believe, anyway.
Are you racist?
DangerDave comments on Feb 22, 2018:
I answered no but I'm not sure if you'd consider me so being one considering not only the general differences of races but those imposed by generations of differing social customs and mores. Of course, individuals vary greatly, such as this agnostic who'd be conveniently described as a WASP, at least one who'd be considered one in some stereotypes. I'm not saying one is "better" than another. Still, stereotypes fit. My family of largely Irish descent has a long history stereotypical male laborers, warriors and alcoholics with the stereotypical neurotic, overbearing and demanding women who love...and enable...us. I truly believe this upbringing is why I'm also an *apathetic* agnostic.
When someone writes no drug users do they include cannabis use also? If so...why? Cannabis is good ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 22, 2018:
You'd have to ask them. Opinions vary greatly. We've had just a few here who have proposed weed is a dangerous drug and they have mostly been summarily laughed off the site. It's hard to be sure but I tend to think some were pharmaceutical or alcohol industry lobbyist trolls.
Hi. I'm new. Soon I'll be 59 hrs old and I really feel like connecting to others with the same ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 22, 2018:
Welcome! If it's any consolation it doesn't take long here... Just post, comment posts and generally hang out...you'll be level 5 before you know it!
Does anyone know about the “for profit” prison system in the US? I would appreciate reading ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 22, 2018:
The link provides a nutshell. It is not only a US phenomenon but "we" have the greatest history of abuse. I forget the name of the institution or the southern state it's in, but its administrator and several local judges were recently jailed (was it last year?) for imposing maximum sentences and refusing probation to keep federal funding and maintain their free labor force. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_prison
Truth!
DangerDave comments on Feb 22, 2018:
I was looking for an excuse for another lazy day...thanks!
Free Speech and the Necessity of Discomfort - The New York Times
DangerDave comments on Feb 22, 2018:
Great article! At sometime we must delineate between freedom of speech and "alternate facts" as presented by organisations presenting themselves as news agencies. Faux News, as an example. How do you go about understanding THEIR "positions"?
As athiest/agnostics we're already pretty skeptical. Would you consider yourself a conspiracy ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 22, 2018:
Depends...I tend to think the NRA is a terrorist organization. Does that count? I'm not sure what you mean by "out there" but as an agnostic I feel is absurd to discount any possibilities because the evidence is not in. Don't get me started on that! I also find it absurd so many want to argue the unknowable while theists destroy the world through their wars, climate change denial, support of the current US administration's social injustice and propagation of "alternative facts",...in my opinion, we have far bigger fish to fry than ceaselessly debate whether pantheism is a possible "god theory".
Hi I'm Kim and I know only too well the joys of Dysthymia with a side order of Hypervigilance and ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 21, 2018:
Wow...I thought my life was rough. Keep us posted and keep on soldiering!
If this is too much, I'll remove it. I cracked up though..
DangerDave comments on Feb 21, 2018:
Lol...I don't even use coasters but I'd sure as hell clean my sexbot!
Does anyone play D&D? Any funny character stories?
DangerDave comments on Feb 21, 2018:
Tons! In fact my literary, graphic and performing arts are greatly influenced by D&D, which I DMed until I graduated from college. You might create a D&D, fantasy wargaming or other such group since there is none as of yet. I have many of my D&D "war stories" and resultant art in my creatives' group: https://agnostic.com/group/cReAtIvEtHiNkErSgAlLeRiE
I’m unsure if there is a deity, however I have had some unexplainable things happen to me. Perhaps...
DangerDave comments on Feb 21, 2018:
Welcome, fellow agnostic! I as well have witnessed the unexplainable, in particular ghosts and UFOs. I likewise have had some interesting experiences through meditation and times of spontaneous events such as creativity, empathy and many others which could not be explained with our current understanding of such. I don't consider abrahamic deities as anything but the most remote possibilities, except as perhaps the sum total of the behaviors of their believers. Instead of asking for messages I'd suggest you make more posts concerning your interests but moreso read and comment on those which interest you. Have fun!
A GOP Congressman Gave Trump a Literal Bag of Prayers After the School Shooting – Friendly Atheist...
DangerDave comments on Feb 20, 2018:
I'm glad everyone else commented so eloquently. I'm too nauseated to think clearly.
Weird?
DangerDave comments on Feb 20, 2018:
No, in the deep south that's not considered weird at all. Ah, Dixie...the land of lovely barefoot and pregnant women! Like going to church, is just somethin' yer s'posed ta dew. I grew up only as "deep" as SC and that was the mentality there too. As such, I'm proud they call me weird!
What do people usually post on here? I'm new. Haha
DangerDave comments on Feb 20, 2018:
Welcome Cat! ' looking forward to what you'll come up with!

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