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Self-explanatory......
DangerDave comments on Feb 14, 2018:
So sadly so
At what age did you first have a skepticism about the existence of gods?
DangerDave comments on Feb 14, 2018:
From my first moment of thought on the subject. I thought Sunday school buybull stories were some kind of boring alternative to cartoons to keep us amused as these mean men yelled at our parents on too loud loudspeakers in the next room.
I've been an atheist for about a year now, it was a lonely transition but now it feels comfortable ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 14, 2018:
Hi Serenity! Ask yourself this though...do you *believe* in these things or consider the possibilities of them? I've had several personal "paranormal" experiences, some with what one might immediately call ghosts, but there are several other possibilities as well. Do I believe in ghosts as such manifestations? Certainly. I've seen them. Do I believe these to be actual spirits of the departed? No, but I consider it a compelling possibility in the absence of confirmed evidence against. I am, after all, an agnostic. Sound like you may be one too. Either way, I see these events and other spiritual phenomenon as completely natural but as yet unexplainable occurrences.
Have you used a person's beliefs against them in a debate?
DangerDave comments on Feb 14, 2018:
Especially against abrahamics, and especially to show them the death and destruction caused by their god...or gods.
We all have our favorite memes on religion, this is mine what are some of yours.
DangerDave comments on Feb 14, 2018:
Too many but this one ranks high...
What movie fucked with your head the most?
DangerDave comments on Feb 14, 2018:
Hands down it was Eraserhead...and yes, I was soooo stoned... https://youtu.be/WoG8V7ydPsE
What is your cell phone service provider preference? Who do you not prefer?
DangerDave comments on Feb 14, 2018:
I'm not one for commitments of any kind so WalMart StraightTalk works fine for me. I'll probably keep it even when I'm in the money again.
Puritan Valentines are hilarious!
DangerDave comments on Feb 14, 2018:
Bwahahahahaha...
Where Do You Go When You Die? The Increasing Signs That Human Consciousness Remains After Death
DangerDave comments on Feb 14, 2018:
Excellent article. I'm pleased to see the research continues.
Anyone believe in luck?
DangerDave comments on Feb 14, 2018:
LOVE PRIMUS!!! His bass is ALIVE!!! And yes... *luck noun 1. success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one's own actions.* - Google Dictionary
Anyone else into photography? I’ve recently started taking black and white pics with my phone and ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 14, 2018:
YES!!! See my prof pix!!!
Donald's Valentine to Melania...g:31 [youtube.com]
DangerDave comments on Feb 14, 2018:
But it's not all about me, Melania...mostly it is but...
Astral projection
DangerDave comments on Feb 14, 2018:
I've experimented with it for decades but never under labratory conditions. Results vary but I've created some of my best literary and performance art on my "journeys". Regardless of the validity of any research conducted I find it a useful creative and meditative tool which, for me, transcends any "reality" of it.
When its more than physical. More than sex. When you step out of your comfort zone just to show them...
DangerDave comments on Feb 14, 2018:
Wow. I hope you'll come to a time you'll feel no love was ever in vain. I remember the good times, even and especially of my three fiances I thought would be "forever". Forever for me now are the women who came into my life who brought me love, romance, friendship, wonderful moments, greater understanding and our greatest performances...I sent several some online VD cards... But that's me. I've long since given up any desire of that elusive "one true love".
So got the job. I start this week. And staring out at 9.00 an hour. Got caused out by sister who...
DangerDave comments on Feb 14, 2018:
YAY!!! I was rooting for you! I grew up in Greenville but I haven't been there except for visits in decades. Aiken...I know very little except I had a few friends from there and played a few gigs...anyway... Check with your local charities for temporary housing if all else fails. I cringe even more at the thought but you might try Craigslist and such too.
Pseudo intelligence.
DangerDave comments on Feb 14, 2018:
I'm not going to refer to the net or any other resources for anything much more complex than a definition or one page summary. I'm an artist who got off the "science short bus" my freshman year. The absolute devotion I briefly had to chemistry died when I found out the disciplined life I'd have to live as a researcher. So the world is less one environmental doctor who planned to make designer drugs in his spare time. I was already a "local legend" musician and, at 17, partying was much more attractive than studying so college could wait three more years. I'm also an apathetic agnostic so I have no "platform" I need to assert or protect. Except maybe I like chocolate. Or I'm very annoyed by pseudointellectuals who want to assert their complete knowledge of the unknowable. In case you were wondering... https://agnostic.com/discussion/7352/idk-idc-idm-the-apathetic-agnostic
How often do you self-censor? Is it hard to bite your tongue?
DangerDave comments on Feb 14, 2018:
You must be kidding.
How to respond to the "God is energy" belief/claim.
DangerDave comments on Feb 14, 2018:
I see several possibilities but I do not support such beliefs or claims.
Any CHAMBER MUSIC fans? I live in Washington, DC. I play the harpsichord and have a large library, ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 14, 2018:
From any age but, since I play lute, I have a special fondness for the music of that of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. After all, what we know as orchestral music was developed from chamber music.
This made me laugh, I'd like to sell tickets for it!
DangerDave comments on Feb 14, 2018:
Awkward...unless they're a 3some!
Groups & Events We’re happy to announce some new features to help build community – member...
DangerDave comments on Feb 14, 2018:
@Admin is it possible to find *Recent Member Activity* of your followers or followed? And do you have a preferred method of getting these comments unrelated to the post? heh
Did you really think you were just destined to "wake" from slumber? Or is it more likely that ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 13, 2018:
A great analogy I've heard often by those losing their religion...but sadly, those accepting it. For me, I seem to have been born "awake" and my battles weren't with belief in the familial and local religion but an acceptance by them I'd never be able to attain. Through it all I've kept a realistic approach while exploring the fantastic, a "believer" in little bur someone who values the wondrous diversity of the known, unknown and imagined...the result is the creation of my art, some of which you can see in my profile pix, of which I hope you will someday be a part!
Okay single folks, how are you spending Valentine's day? Or as I call it, "Single Awareness Day"? ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 13, 2018:
Working and apparently I'll still be overcoming a flu induced lupus outbreak. Just getting home, chatting with you folks a few and crawling into bed will be enough "love" for me this year... Speaking of...g'nite!
What if you are wrong and there IS a god
DangerDave comments on Feb 12, 2018:
Any benevolent god would have to understand our confusion when everything presented as "holy" writings are wholly contradictory, absurd and representative of weak, petty, jealous and spiteful gods with too many variations being described as a "one true god". If it's the Westboro Baptist version just send me to hell now...it seems to me to be far more tolerable than their heaven would be!
There has been discussion of an atheist can be "spiritual". My answer is yes. The reason is that ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 12, 2018:
As an agnostic I thank you. "Spiritual" has many definitions and I'd dare say it differs for every individual. We are not machines. There is much we don't understand about our emotions, drives and aspirations...but in my opinion any definition cannot fully describe actually experiencing them.
FAVORITE OPERA? I find this question impossible to answer because there are so, so many great works....
DangerDave comments on Feb 12, 2018:
I can't decide but its a close call between Rocky Horror and Repo. I'm a classically trained "metal head" and didn't develop an appreciation for classical music till college...which generally didn't include period opera. I'll make an exception for Wagner, especially *Der Ring des Nibelungen*. That rocks.
Conspiracy theories?
DangerDave comments on Feb 12, 2018:
When they are proven do they cease to be conspiracy theories? Watergate, Russian election meddling... The reverse as well...I come from a family whose religion include flat earthers, climate change deniers, white supremacists...any evidence to the contrary are conspiracies of godless liberals. I "entertain" some but as a substitute for religion? My "religion" is enjoying my life to the utmost and creating because I'm driven to do so. Anything else is an ADD, possibly AD&D (2nd ed) , "ooooh shiny" distraction that will be irrelevant in a matter of minutes.
Thank you, God, for this food to nourish my body...
DangerDave comments on Feb 12, 2018:
Does eating Tide pods prevent skid marks?
Religion Without the Facts
DangerDave comments on Feb 12, 2018:
Well, if you have the facts it's no longer religion.
Okay, how much do you procrastinate really?
DangerDave comments on Feb 11, 2018:
The Dude abides...and so do I. http://dudeism.com/
Why argue about God or any belief?
DangerDave comments on Feb 11, 2018:
I see religion as having qualities of a mental illness or addiction. One must be ready to give up the "security" of the disorder in order to heal. You can lead the horse to water, of course, but to drink is their choice. I have had that honor of assisting in that "awakening" several times but never by making the decision for them and definitely never following a heated debate. It is counter productive to put someone on the defensive about what they've held as core beliefs, possibly since childhood. "Is faith or belief premised on rationality?" Generally, no and definitely not with religions. Faith is the antithesis of rationality. All you need to do is take a rational look at religious rituals to understand this.
Has anyone heard of an Atheist church? How to get one started.
DangerDave comments on Feb 11, 2018:
First Church of Atheism seems to be the best established. Google "atheist church" for a more complete listing. http://firstchurchofatheism.com/
Only a few crazy religions and backwards countries allow Gentile Mutilation. The United States is ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 11, 2018:
Gentile mutilation? I thought even the circumcised jews gave that up centuries ago!
Tiny house life?
DangerDave comments on Feb 11, 2018:
From the guy who toured 8 years with his equipment in a '93 Plymouth Voyager and often with an assistant, easily. For a more permanent arrangement I'd want something slightly larger but I could make do.
Does anyone have any advise on how to aproach or deal with topic of relgion when starting to date ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 11, 2018:
Since you asked... When you get to the point you think it's going to get serious OR you want it to, bring it up. For a lot of people, religious disagreements are deal breakers. Remember, whatever she says now, she will probably want your kids to attend her church.
Do you think other people generally see you, as you see yourself?
DangerDave comments on Feb 11, 2018:
Idk, idc & idm I know I'm extreme in several areas, especially artistically and socially. I'm a "niche" artist in many fields, some I've created myself. If I was ever really concerned about what people thought I'd be much more conventional, as an artist and a person. In a way it's apathy, dudeism in action (???), but moreso its being comfortable in my own lupus scarred skin. If anyone doesn't like it it won't spoil my day.
Agnostic Spiritual and/or Religious People?
DangerDave comments on Feb 11, 2018:
Welcome! I see you've a lot of various responses and yes, definitions do vary. As A Spiritual Humanist, I define "spiritual" as any of those ***emotions***; love, hate, fear; ***conditions***; peace, oneness, depression; ***or capacities***; creativity, empathy and yes, psi and other unexplained phenomenon which exist outside the "scientific box" ...either they defy explanation or cannot be adequately explained in empirical terms. I find nothing more idiotic than an "amatuer scientist" atheist "explaining" love (for instance) as a series of chemical reactions. While there is truth to this the very attempt at explaining belittles the actual emotion or condition. Being "religious" is not a prerequisite to being "spiritual". Additionally, you seem to be confused about the meaning of agnostic: *a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena; a person who claims neither faith nor disbelief in God.* -Google Dictionary An agnostic doesn't believe in gods, goddesses or any combination thereof but, unlike an atheist, we do accept the possibilities. I hope you find this helpful. As you see, we are not all atheists here, with which you seem to have confused the term "agnostic".
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DangerDave comments on Feb 11, 2018:
Your book? Elaborate a bit?
I am a photographer...have been for nearly 35 years...I have digital SLR's and film 35mm ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 11, 2018:
I can't speak as film tog because I didn't start (paid) professional photography until after I became a web designer. I cried all the way to the bank over the derision of film togs because, even though the resolution sucked, the Casio CV-10 allowed me to publish direct to net (then an unregulated and nontaxable net) instead of my work have to wait for development and scanning. The photos sucked when enlarged at all but then so did the 15' "big screens" of the time. However that was then (c. 1995) and this is now. I'm sure there is a "scientific standard" of comparison but it seems digital surpassed film resolution somewhere about 12MP. I appreciate tradition but I have never been one to bother with the "process" of film photography and enjoy the ease of digital editing. I have always been a musical and literary artist over a tog though. You can see some samples in my profile pix.
I've made level 7( wipes tears froms eye)..this, is The most ...(sobs)..(sniffles)..unbelievable ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 11, 2018:
How...dramatic! Congrats!
So yea. Looking for a new place for my girls and I by the of February. Sister wants us out so she ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 10, 2018:
AND in Aiken, SC. Wow. I'd get with Social Services first thing Monday but sadly all the help in emergency housing will be religious. Worst case get to the Rescue Mission in Greenville. At least they have decent facilities and a staff that will help you with everything you need including employment services.
Steve Bannon warns: 'Anti-patriarchy movement' is going to be bigger than the tea party
DangerDave comments on Feb 10, 2018:
Says another wife beater...I'm not surprised in the least. Forgive me if I don't read the article...the title alone says it all and I've heard enough "Bannonese" for this lifetime, tyvm.
About the Artist Jessica “Jess” Luer is originally from Wisconsin Dells, WI. Her aunt and ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 10, 2018:
Hi Jessica! Dave here, "medieval ~ metal" musical theater composer, choreographer,...just see my profile! Artistic types are rare here and you can also expect some derision from our "idiot fringe atheists"...creativity just isn't scientific, you see...anyway... Welcome! Hope to see you in our creative kids' corner! https://agnostic.com/group/cReAtIvEtHiNkErSgAlLeRiE
When you log into agnostic.com and no one has liked your posts or viewed your profile.
DangerDave comments on Feb 10, 2018:
There is the same dynamic here as on Fakebook: regardless of the content of the post there is a "pecking order" in which older males are among the lowest in post response rates. This is my first "dating" site but I can see the same social stratification a high probability on them as well: women are overwhelmed with responses from men and, as such, can be very selective in their responses to them.
This is cool
DangerDave comments on Feb 10, 2018:
Reminds me of the first verse of Rush's (Neil Peart's) *Presto*... *I am made from the dust of the stars And the oceans flow in my veins Here I hide in the heart of the city Like a stranger coming out of the rain*
At least we all agree on this
DangerDave comments on Feb 10, 2018:
From Eve...oh, that evil woman!!!...on, yes, the buybull has been a tool for the subjugation of women. I'm happy to be in at least a subculture where women are considered equals. I want to rule no one as much as I don't want to be ruled.
I am two and a half years out of a mentally and physically abusive relationship. I am still haunted ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 10, 2018:
Wow, Nicki...I never would have guessed...but then you ARE a survivor. You definitely don't need "mansplaining" so I'll try to limit mine. My suggestion is getting with other similar survivors here and, likely more importantly, in "real life". This will allow you to support others while receiving support yourself. Below is a link of links you may find helpful and with that, that's all I have...except I adore you...but you knew that already! https://www.domesticshelters.org/online-forums-and-chats
How do I use this?
DangerDave comments on Feb 10, 2018:
1st, insert peg A into slot B...oh, nevermind...you got this!
What, exactly, does it mean to be "spiritual"?
DangerDave comments on Feb 10, 2018:
*"There are claims in the parapsychology field which, in my opinion, deserve serious study...”* Carl Sagan, atheist Why? Because there is likewise evidence of ghosts, demons, spirits, reincarnation...all said, still very natural phenomenon even if we don't understand them as of yet. Creativity, inspiration, peace, serenity, love...I love to see people on this site try to explain these in empirical terms when they've never experienced them, never have fully or never given themselves wholly to them. I could go on...this is just scratching the surface...but if you don't "get" this much it's highly unlikely any elaboration would be helpful.
My Best Relationship Beginnings in a Song Orianthi - Shut Up & Kiss Me (ThE cReAtIvE tHiNkErS ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 10, 2018:
@admin I post this here because your "contact me directly" link took me directly to the members' list! oops? Font edits seem to work fine in the group itself, not the wall. Also, would it be possible to have group galleries with the options to like and/or comment the gallery and/or individual entries? Yes, "Fakebook-ish" but I'm sure that'd be a welcome addition for social as well as artistic contributions. You're awesome, by the way!
Natural versus learned Agnostics? Is there such a thing? I came to atheism via the nonsense they ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 10, 2018:
I can't speak for atheists. I am incapable of being that closed minded, pretend to know everything or completely disregard evidence that doesn't fit my world view. If I understand your usage I am a "natural agnostic" however, and an apathetic agnostic at that. *Apathetic agnosticism: A view related to apatheism, apathetic agnosticism claims that no amount of debate can prove or disprove the existence of one or more deities, and if one or more deities exist, they do not appear to be concerned about the fate of humans.* - Apatheism - Wikipedia You can read books to "get you" virtually anywhere...just remember even before the internet everything you read in a book is true. Since I posted that statement on the internet, it too must be true. Let that sink in just a minute.
Can a moderate have a place in this agnostic site? I am very liberal in some ways, and conservative ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 10, 2018:
You'll be fine. Site members as a general rule lean left but we have our conservatives, and frequent conservative opinions, as well. Like a large number of members, I rarely post or comment on political issues. It's definitely a secondary...tertiary...topic here. Oh, and welcome! I'm roughly 1/8 Cherokee myself...very likely if you're from a multigeneraltional southern family!
Has any one here had any success with this site?
DangerDave comments on Feb 10, 2018:
I've been very successful meeting like minded people. I create, I don't debate (especially not the unknown and unknowable...it's an exercise in idiocy) , and so I find myself attracting and being attracted to the site's namesake "agnositics". I've also been successful in curbing the influence of idiot fringe atheists who come to protelyze dogmas just as absurd as their theist counterpoints...another reason I seek out the site's namesake "agnositics". As far as finding women I'm starting to have some success...while the women I seek are creatives 30-40 years younger than me as artistic collaborators as well as potential romantic interests. I found an immediate boost in messages when I made my followers and following lists private. It depends on what you consider "success". I've had a lot in many different areas and am very pleased with the results from this very new, and very FREE, site.
Do you have a tendency to over think things?
DangerDave comments on Feb 10, 2018:
A certain unicorn comes to mind...
Yes, it's been a while since I’ve posted an update about the site as we've been swamped working on...
DangerDave comments on Feb 9, 2018:
K, I'm caught up! Groups and events are awesome as well! Keep 'em comin'!
Should you be proud of that?
DangerDave comments on Feb 9, 2018:
I'm a pacifist from a proud enlisted level combat military family...of the stereotypical Irish warriors, laborers and alcoholics. Some took easier paths but my family has veterans from 1st Air Cav, 82nd Airborne and Marines Recon. I understand their pride. The "warrior spirit" speaks sadly of humanity but it is a necessary evil. Our "true warriors" aspired the special forces not only for the challenges but with full knowledge the best trained stood the highest chance of getting out alive. Not one ever bragged about kill count though. They were proud to have served and served well...but mostly to have survived and made it home.
Greetings! Educators near and far, please share how you explain the theory of evolution when faced ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 9, 2018:
Depends on the institution. Still, I was never in a position where I taught science or religion and, if it wasn't a subject I taught, it was a nonissue. No matter the religious level of the institution (southern baptist to secular) if it had come up I'd have them immediately back on the task at hand or off to see an administrator.
Who is that one musical voice that sets your soul straight?
DangerDave comments on Feb 9, 2018:
That can change from day to day but it is usually a female voice. My latest love for peace, calm and serenity... https://youtu.be/Ubi1m5pR3hM
Why did god creat all the cosmos?
DangerDave comments on Feb 8, 2018:
Hehe...that's a crapload of stars to someday "entertain" us. I suppose we should feel..."blessed" to live in times we can actually see more of those shiny celestial trinkets!
Any agnostic/atheist healthcare providers? How do you handle your religious patients?
DangerDave comments on Feb 8, 2018:
As a mental healthcare provider (Adolescent Residential Counselor with Learning Disorder, Behavior Disorder and Addiction Recovery certifications) we were trained to comment "what I think, feel, believe and do in my personal life is irrelevant". Since we were dealing with peer support groups it was much different than the one on one relationships you usually have with patients, however. We were also trained to "pray" (or sit in silence) as we saw fit as well as comfort clients within reason and our own comfort zones. I was grateful the males in our cottage were not so probing or huggy as the females but religion was generally a non-issue. Residents attended church services of their choice with their churches, families or support network providing transportation. It wasn't till I returned to AA as an alcoholic did I come to appreciate the "spiritual (humanistic, if you prefer) not religious" nature of recovery groups. As an active member as opposed to an "overseer" I was much more a part of the comfort provided by the groups' members, all from a wide variety of beliefs. All such recovery groups have open (to everyone) meetings I'd highly recommend attending. There is really no way to describe the unity of members of diverse faiths with a common goal of recovery than to actually attend and see it happen, if not actively participate.
Nudists?
DangerDave comments on Feb 8, 2018:
I've stayed in a few, visited and performed in several throughout Florida. Actual seven veils dances were crowd favorites though most of the time we were performing nude or near. These shows were after hours and in "adults only" areas. The next day, you'd see families strolling along just as naturally nude as those in suburban areas would clothed! It took just a few hours of the first day to get over the false "moral modesty", then I felt a freedom I'd never known before.
Can coincidence be explained scientifically? I don't believe in ANYTHING supernatural obviously. ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 8, 2018:
While statistics do come into play in your experience there may be other factors we have as yet no means of comprehending. You can "supernatural wrath" me all you want but it is equally fallacious to approach the subject with any pretense mankind is even able to comprehend all the factors at this time. From this spiritual humanist's perspective and personal experiences there is much we don't understand and may never but, in the end, it is all very natural phenomenon.
I am a believer in Ancient Aliens. I strongly believe that humans were created by ETs by means of ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 8, 2018:
In this forum, I think you mean you think, seeing "belief" has a connotation of the assumptive "faith" of the religious. That being said, I think "ancient alien" scientists present some compelling evidence for their theories but too often go to far flung extremes in collecting and interpreting this "data". Still, I can't see ancient aliens as providing a "whole god" theory. They too must have been "created". That leaves us the question of who or what did so and what effects did this or these entities have on their development. Be that as it may I ponder the possibilities and I'm entertained by the conviction and enthusiasm of the ancient alien scientists, especially when the conclusions are far reaching. Even while unproven, these have the benefit of currently being possible however unlikely.
blocking a god believer? I came into this community for free enjoyable exchanges with reasonable ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 8, 2018:
Use the option that's best for you. We've all come here to get away from religious BS and you don't have to here. I don't block, I report. If they post repeatedly, I report repeatedly. It won't be long before the worst offenders either learn or are usually banned from the page.
So when Im bored, I have a weird tendency to play solitare on my phone.... Anyone else have a game ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 8, 2018:
Poker and slots, even though I rarely gamble.
Where are my fellow Performers?
DangerDave comments on Feb 6, 2018:
@Admin is this a multiple choice post? I tried. It let me click all responses but I'm seeing I only voted for the last choice. I'll redo it it necessary!
That is more like it ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 6, 2018:
But does she have a harem?
Who else loves British comedy ??? I rewatched coupling recently. I just found black books and ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 5, 2018:
Benny Hill is a definite hero. The "comic strips" at the end of my photos are examples. From there I LOVE their wry humor, from Monty Python to Danger Mouse.
What do men want in a woman?
DangerDave comments on Feb 5, 2018:
You'll find there are as many answers to this question as there are men...and few will mention what they want most: sex. Now how they want it and how often will be another mixed bag.
Am I the only person who cares nothing for football?
DangerDave comments on Feb 5, 2018:
No. I had a passing interest when I played in JHS, then discovered sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Now I'm amazed at the fanatic enthusiasm that creates a multi-billion dollar industry. At least that's money their churches and political pundits aren't getting.
I hope people aren't annoyed that I chose this category for my question, but I really want replies ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 4, 2018:
Of the training I've had with several companies back in the "golden era" when employees actually received such training this is the closest I've found on the topic of dealing with such people. Of course, from the corporate point of view, if any such behaviors adversely affect morale or productivity it should be immediately reported to management. https://www.fastcompany.com/40496266/how-to-deal-with-a-passive-aggressive-coworker
What are you guys reading? Or wanting to read? Right now I’m finishing Broca’s Brain by Carl...
DangerDave comments on Feb 4, 2018:
I've been meaning to get back to *The Re-enchantment or Everyday Life* by Thomas Moore. His *Care of the Soul* is a good prerequisite, looking more at individual psychology over interactions with others and society as a whole. Don't let the titles mislead you. His many references to various religions and mythologies are used to illustrate basic concepts of psychology and sociology in a practical, nondogmatic manner.
Anyone annoyed by snotty liberals?
DangerDave comments on Feb 4, 2018:
I agree. Political correctness has been in the realms of "alternative facts" as ludicrous as those of conservatives for some time now. I've been aghast at the levels of hostility and self righteous indignation among liberals over the most mundane of issues too. Dude...we disagree...I did NOT just drop kick your puppy!
A good friend and I are toying with the idea of creating a sex ed blog containing content for both ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 4, 2018:
I'm looking forward to it!!! Will there be pictures? It'll be better with pictures!
16 yrs ago today I quit smoking so every Superbowl It's celebration time. Haven't had a relapse and...
DangerDave comments on Feb 4, 2018:
Congratulations! At just one week myself the inspiration is very welcome!
What to do when in a full slump?
DangerDave comments on Feb 4, 2018:
I'm there right now. This slump has been brought on by a dead end job and a string of illnesses. Its a great time for introspection though. I'm "dudeing" as a true dudeist. Video games, "blogging" here and elsewhere, meditation, naps... I'm content. The world will still be there when I'm ready to get back to it.
What is your type?
DangerDave comments on Feb 4, 2018:
All of the above but more importantly seeing I am closest to the creative professionals I work with, by definition creativity and professionalism are of primary importance. Integrity along with honesty...be on time, represent our projects well before, during and after... While the ability to tackle whatever project we're doing requires a high level of confidence, humility is still important. A "diva" rarely lasts a day with me. Whether the relationship ever goes beyond professional is a moot point. These are the women I love and remember above all others. Beyond casual dating I have absolutely no attraction to other types which is a good thing: what woman could tolerate being in a relationship with a man who is constantly "recruiting" others who were more to his liking?
Thank you to admIn for creatIng thIs sIte!
DangerDave comments on Feb 4, 2018:
I've said it before many times and in many ways...and I'm sure there will be many more! https://youtu.be/GgWWBou1IbE
What are you looking for?
DangerDave comments on Feb 4, 2018:
All of the above, but my long term partners are my act leads or those otherwise actively involved in my art. (See my post and profile pix.) For nearly 20 years these women have been my close friends and professional partners platonic to..."perverse" is such a theist term but it kept the alliteration going...sooo... I'm really happy to be at that stage in life where I don't need "enhancement" but my hormones aren't raging to the point the need for sexual gratification gives me tunnel vision. Artistic "gratification" is an entirely different matter.
Any men rights activists here?
DangerDave comments on Feb 4, 2018:
Ugh....nooooo... Like many others, I had to look all these up too. Extremists of all types exist though so I'm really not surprised. So, we have feminists and...are these guys "masculists"? Whatever. I'll remain a human rights advocate...we have too many distractions from the real issues that keep so many of all sexes, creeds and colors subservient to governments and other institutions. And yes, some groups are violated moreso than others and in vastly different ways. Let's face it...if you are not of the 1% that controls over 90% of the world's wealth and power, you are being oppressed in one way or another.
For the writers. How much religion has found its way into your work?
DangerDave comments on Feb 4, 2018:
Of my diverse literary, graphic and performing arts series Tales from the Last Inn I use "theoretical theologies" often as a way to present several philosophical concepts. Being set in several fantasy and sci-fi settings where there are few "wrong answers", readers are often challenged to decide where reality becomes fantasy as they trace the nebulous transition from legend to myth to established religion. Some examples... https://agnostic.com/post/8423/theoretical-theologies-a-great-passion-of-mine-ive-probably-spent-far-too-much-time-considering
Religiousity in Music
DangerDave comments on Feb 4, 2018:
I love all types of music, lyrics aside, though I will not support a theist artist in any way. One style I particularly like is bluegrass having grown up with it...but if I'm going to listen to "religious music" today give me...well...this "genre"... https://youtu.be/IxhxKdnjGA8
Come on guys, type amen and share! But honestly, how hard is it for you to scroll past posts like...
DangerDave comments on Feb 3, 2018:
"Ramen" is as close as I'll come. I'm thinking of becoming a pastafarian so I can say it and "mean" it.
are you afraid of death?
DangerDave comments on Feb 3, 2018:
Any belief in the afterlife aside, why would you say you will never see them again? Pictures...for me, its "only" the permanent "photos" in my mind for many who were closest to me. Moreso, your experiences with them lives on, as does their experiences with those who most shaped their lives from generations past you could never know. I feel this is far more important than familial genes but this is yet another way you carry "a part" of them with you, another means you will pass on these ancestors to your own progeny. Personally, I don't fear death or dying, but from my experiences to date I'm not going to look forward to a lingering death from disease or massive injury. I've lived a wonderful life in amazing times and, while I hope for much more, I am pleased with my accomplishments and legacy. For others, even those close to me, I don't even consider death until it is clearly close to their time. I will be with them as I'm able, grieve as they pass then move on to fond remembrances. I have yet to be asked to officiate a funeral though I've performed at a few. A song I always suggest...without the "main title", of course... https://youtu.be/CnQ8N1KacJc
Aggressive, angry and violent Christian?
DangerDave comments on Feb 3, 2018:
I'd be contacting the local and national press, as well as the ACLU, FFRF and any other organizations who'd make this public on a larger level. Of course, that behavior of the religious is "ok in OK' so the locals won't be thrilled but this is really an event that needs to be exposed along with other theist crimes.
Frank Zappa: My Favorite Musical Atheist!
DangerDave comments on Feb 3, 2018:
Being raised in Carolina, being a high school local legend (in my own mind, anyway) AND having experienced the masochistic tendencies of many of the females of the area I LOVED this song! Here performed by his son Dweezil, Frank Zappa musically alluded to and parodied the southern rock of the era AND made a biting social commentary about women I'd say who had been too long (by generations) subjected to theistic indoctrination...and subjugation. It was a time when political correctness was unheard of...I sorely miss the days you could speak out like this... ***"Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy" - Frank Zappa*** *I coulda swore her hair was made of rayon* *She wore a Milton Bradley Crayon* *But she was something I could lay on* *Can't remember what became of me* *Carolina Hardcore Ecstasy...* Oh, it gets better...or worse...depending on your perspective! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2ZKygfg8EA
Homeless Among the Privledged
DangerDave comments on Feb 2, 2018:
Sounds like Vegas. I see them all over just a few blocks off the Strip. Homeless vets, elderly, mentally ill, children, even families...but Drump has to have his wall, corporate welfare, tax breaks for the wealthy...the important stuff, y'know.
What is your definition of God?
DangerDave comments on Feb 2, 2018:
Definition? I have none. The possibilities are limitless, the probabilities are varying degrees of very low.
How do you see youself in 5 years?
DangerDave comments on Feb 2, 2018:
I see myself working for this fine company, being promoted to...wait... Oh, this isn't an interview question! Sadly, I may be saying something just like this since I'm 12 years from full retirement. I'm hoping I'll be working in the arts for a "fine company" if not myself. I see people all the time who'll have to work till the day they die because they opted for their partial Social Security at 65. As if SS will be around in 12 years. I may as well plan to work at something...hopefully not another dead end job!
Forgive and forget. Is it a possibility?
DangerDave comments on Feb 2, 2018:
I'm just glad I identified I'm not a "family man" in time. My dad sucked at it...I forgave him but I couldn't "forget" till he died. Screw me once... I forgive for my peace of mind. I won't forget for the same reason. After all, people can change but its much more likely they're just trying to convince you they have, whether they've convinced themselves of it or not.
How do you prefer to be comforted?
DangerDave comments on Feb 2, 2018:
Sex always helps. Beyond that its situation specific but it will usually involve a sympathetic friend, weed and/or food.
Describe the feeling when you left religion.
DangerDave comments on Feb 2, 2018:
I was ecstatic when I was allowed to stay home from church at 12. That was the closest I ever came since I never did "buy bull".
I had a good chuckle the other day I thought I'd share. I used to have a mild interest in astrology....
DangerDave comments on Feb 2, 2018:
Lol...which tribe was that? I'm of partial Cherokee descent and I've studied the mythology...if they had any form of astrology I missed it.
Hi guys. I'm new to the site so I'm reaching out. So how did you'll become atheist/ agnostic?...
DangerDave comments on Feb 2, 2018:
Welcome! I too was never a "true believer". My first memory was being told by my mother the buybull stories were "true" when I was trying to get out of church to stay home and watch cartoons. They were much more entertaining...and believable!
Islam
DangerDave comments on Feb 2, 2018:
*For those who disbelieve, theirs will be a boiling drink and painful doom because they disbelieved.* - 10:4 Bits and pieces, enough to know its just another set of gibberish from yet another BS abrahamic offshoot cults. If you really feel the need let me suggest http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/quran/index.htm
How many of you have thought of relocating due to your beliefs? I've heard about some areas being ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 2, 2018:
Not only thought but did! I love Vegas...I called down a loud evangelical on a bus and he just shut up. Street preachers and public proselytizers are nonexistent. The the small number of the openly religious where I work band together on breaks to discuss how terrible the rest of us are in silence. Moving here the year "we" legalized recreational pot was a welcome bonus too!
I'm asking this not based on one's personal beliefs, but what is most appealing? Of all the ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 2, 2018:
I've thought about this waaaaaay too much! My favorite "afterlifes" would include the reincarnation OPTION of several Asian and Far Eastern beliefs. I've tried to "cleanse my karma" but I've been so bad in so many religions the "big sky guy" might have a laundry list of "do overs"...in that case, no thanks, let me return to the "one" but first, while I'm still sentient, PLEASE tell me why the "tests" are so screwed up! Even better, let me stay in spirit form from which I could traverse the universe and observe all that's out there. A HUGE bonus would be the ability to secretly "possess" other beings for those corporeal pleasures I'd be missing, like sex...and ice cream...and whatever else I'd discover out there.
Do you like dragons?
DangerDave comments on Feb 2, 2018:
I've been fascinated by them and fantasy in general since I was a child. It/they provided a great escape from my theist surroundings. I was a natural game master by the time D&D came out and used that experience as a basis for much of my art...though I wish I could draw a dragon! One mention in my literary work is in the *Book of Sara* which you can see as the two "parchment sheets" in my profile pix.
Thoughts about synchronicity anyone?
DangerDave comments on Feb 1, 2018:
Here are both the Police Synchronicity songs. It was 'II' that really made me consider the concept though we'd already brushed over it in a psych course. I'll watch the video before commenting further but synchronicity is one of many interesting phenomena I consider plausible but unprovable, at least with our current ability to measure such events. https://youtu.be/g8bza_HCsDQ
Pick-up lines are so yesterday. I want to hear your best break-up lines. I’ll start: “Damn...
DangerDave comments on Feb 1, 2018:
I really like you...a lot...I mean it...but since she found out my wife wants to kill you.

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