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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.
I'm new to the site and excited to be here. The last few years have solidified my non belief in a ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 1, 2018:
Welcome, fellow survivor! For me, lupus was easy compared to a family and community that expected me to be fundies just as they were. Four types of cancer seems small by comparison to many but you have come to a virtual "island of broken toys" in various degrees of self and community repair! Glad you made it...so far AND here!
So at first I was worried about what you guys would think of me but I have decided that I don't care...
DangerDave comments on Feb 1, 2018:
PREACH IT!!! Shallow is as shallow does...and it doesn't come more shallow than calling someone shallow! Don't sweat it...I came here expecting more too. The difference may be I'd already discovered unbelievers can be @$$holes too. I'll say publicly you've been absolutely open, honest and delightful. I adore you already and certainly look forward to getting to know you better!
I work in addiction recovery services. Every morning in group they read a passage from a book that ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 1, 2018:
Wow...I'm glad those I worked in and attended were more secular. Any religious input was from the individual and they were warned if they went into it much beyond "my HP, whom I choose to call god". That worked out well for me in that I became a counselor (and wouldn't have if it were as you described)...then many years later sought recovery myself (ditto). It wasn't surprising in the Atlanta institution I worked at and the South Carolina center where I got sober, but even the AA meetings usually held in fundie churches observed those basic rules. I feel for you...its a shame such organizations as you work for are even allowed to use such...misinformation. It can be very counterproductive.
Those who saw the last jedi.....what do you think they're gonna do for leia in the next movie?
DangerDave comments on Feb 1, 2018:
I've heard from a reliable source if they haven't found her already they'll probably CGI her. One of the first models I worked with in Vegas was a near perfect Leia lookalike, so much so my Disney contact was ecstatic, but she was told by her bosses they aren't even looking. That's all the details they'd share, or let her share, but that's not surprising. Disney is very secretive, even in a very secretive industry.
Sativa? or Indica?
DangerDave comments on Feb 1, 2018:
Sativa for creativity and "partying", indica for relaxing and pain management. I'm an old school smoker. My favorite pipe is older than my last date. I'm curious about the edibles but weed easily has more "bang" for the buck. I'm experimenting with sativa strong hybrids for the best of both worlds. Its great living in a recreational legal state!
What is your favorite way to say goodbye? Take care or be safe are too boring for me. I like to say ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 1, 2018:
Two all time faves... "Be good...or good at it." or... "Be good...and if you can't, DON'T name it after me!"
I know there is some debate about the existence of climate change, however, here in little NZ the ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 1, 2018:
Perhaps more Americans will chime in but last year I moved to a "buffer zone" of the US, the midwest and specifically Las Vegas, that has been relatively normal...for now. Around the rest of the country though...wow...three devastating hurricanes; the western wildfires; droughts, flooding, freezing, and tornadoes of increased frequency, intensity and occurring in areas you normally wouldn't expect them... Our National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has some details: https://www.climate.gov/news-features/blogs/beyond-data/2017-us-billion-dollar-weather-and-climate-disasters-historic-year
Just Wondering...
DangerDave comments on Feb 1, 2018:
Becoming a counselor for Atlanta street kids. I took the job to get to the biggest entertainment mecca close to home, determined to be a "rock star". (Still am, btw!) I got the job because of the "education" part of my brand new orchestral music ed degree. Let's just say I was really educated! The reasons they ran away, their adventures before and after...wow. While I wasn't previously a complete hedonist the sudden shift to being a humanitarian was the most profound "instant adjustment" I've ever experienced.
Let's play a game, my fellow heathens! See how many points you can rack up per the sinner sign! I ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 1, 2018:
I got 33 but I may be cheating. For instance, I "self identify" as a whore AND whore monger. I haven't drank alcohol in a long time but I counted a lot of other old vices from those times too. And shouldn't we be getting extra credit for the ones we're really good at?
Most atheists/agnostics started out being raised into some religion they didn't buy into. What ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 1, 2018:
What bull did I not buy? Fundie southern baptism. I'm pleased to have been born into such a fundie family, though. Trying to sing "jehebus loves me" while the walls were shaking from the preachers' voices on an overpowered sound system just one thin wall away, telling our parents we'd ALL be going to "hey y'all"...I'm just wondering how I was the only three year old to pick up on the fact it was all BS.
@BeeHappy posted a ten-minute video on the topic "The Bible Is Mostly Not Factual" in which a ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 1, 2018:
If you're understanding the buybull as a brutal mythology mixed with occasional words of "generic wisdom" I can agree, to a very limited degree. If you're proselytizing or even presenting it as a "nice" religion you have really chosen the wrong forum. Either way, which verses are you cherry picking? There can't be many and there are certainly many more who present yawnway as the cruel, weak, petty, jealous and, yes, inherently evil god he is. I certainly hope none of these are included in your nice stories: http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/cruelty/long.html
I picked up a copy of "The Bible for Dummies" at the library today. I'm hoping it's an objective ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 1, 2018:
See if you can find a copy of...
I had a bit of a substance abuse problem since I was 15. For the last 19months I've been attending ...
DangerDave comments on Feb 1, 2018:
Sounds to me like you should at least consider a new sponsor. We had one such as yours famous in the area groups...for having the most sponsorees who relapsed. Congrats on your recovery! 17 years here and I haven't been to a meeting in years. I need to pick up three chips...I just don't really want to hear the "war stories". Yes, your HP can be your choice of us heathens, as your "god" can be the Group Of Drunks at the meetings you attend. Happy recovery...it DOES get better!
A Dozen Camels Disqualified From Saudi Beauty Pageant Over Botox Injections : The Two-Way : NPR
DangerDave comments on Feb 1, 2018:
Did they also check the goats?
Thoughts? Neil deGrasse Tyson asked if he believes in god: [facebook.com]
DangerDave comments on Jan 31, 2018:
Agnostically speaking show me evidence *against*, as he did with the "good vs omnipotent" dichotomy. The theist will bring arguments against this, of course, and in my opinion there are far too many other arguments against such clearly man made religions. Such arguments can cross over into other god theories however and there exists those where god is "amoral", unconcerned of inherently "evil" by our moral standards. Still, when debunking abrahamic religions he definitely brought up some of their primary fallacies.
Every time I see the word "skeptic" I misread it as "septic" :/
DangerDave comments on Jan 31, 2018:
Everyone has an opinion and a rectum? Could that be the connection?
Favorite early SF/Fantasy Book
DangerDave comments on Jan 31, 2018:
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle was the first sci-fi/fantasy book that captured my imagination though the rest of the series was disappointing. I was also unimpressed by the 1983 movie not only for the omissions but I had visualized it much differently. Let's see if Disney does any better in the 2018 remake.
Death Cult Christianity
DangerDave comments on Jan 31, 2018:
Excellent article! One thing this author misses is many fundamentalist churches are "bellowing from the pulpits" a desire...and demand...for the coming of "end times". Not the song I was looking for (forget the name) but here is one of many such "hymns" you can hear with alarming frequency in such cults... https://youtu.be/6qydwzaeVa0
I've been reading a lot about death, and mankind's wildly different perspectives on it over the ...
DangerDave comments on Jan 31, 2018:
I must concur with the great historian of the world Mel Brooks on this one: https://youtu.be/D2aVFlrIoUY
What is your favorite cartoon show?
DangerDave comments on Jan 31, 2018:
Ren and Stimpy is my all time fave so far...before there were the Simpsons, South Park, Danger Mouse...mostly of the off color comedy variety but I like some superhero and anime stuff too.
Other than John Lennon's "Imagine," is there another atheist/agnostic song. The only one I can ...
DangerDave comments on Jan 31, 2018:
Here's a selection many of us were adding to some time ago...I've got to see what I've yet to add. https://agnostic.com/discussion/2578/inspirational-antidepressant-songs-for-agnostics-atheists
Were you the popular type in high school or more the keep to yourself type?
DangerDave comments on Jan 30, 2018:
Both, kinda. I was the life of the party and I was usually performing at them. There were few other activities I enjoyed more than being alone though, or with close friends or my current squeeze.
Is it wrong to use child soldiers?
DangerDave comments on Jan 30, 2018:
I feel its wrong to use soldiers...period.
How old were you when you first watched porn?
DangerDave comments on Jan 30, 2018:
You naughty girl you...oh...and define "porn". I saw my first Playboy (or similar) at about 5 sneaking around searching my uncle's stuff. Those days I'd describe Playboy (et al) as artistic nudes. Today, especially with Penthouse and Hustler, erotic nudes are those that are suggestive but no real "acts" are occurring. If you need a definition of "acts" visit me in Vegas. I'll be glad to demonstrate on...for you...as a pubic...errrr...public service, of course. (I know, I'm such a great guy!) Soooo... ...at least as I know porn the same uncle showed me some 8mm reels at about 12 as part of his advanced "birds and bees" discussions. I knew the basic mechanics of it already but all the positions...wow...
I am from Athens, GA, and looking for friends to deconstruct all of existence with over coffee or ...
DangerDave comments on Jan 30, 2018:
Sad I'm not in Athens...if you're ever Vegas way we'll definitely do some deconstruction though!
Some people say that practicing gratitude is good for your health. Please share your daily dose of ...
DangerDave comments on Jan 29, 2018:
Wow...just as I was about to make the post...serendipity does happen! I may elaborate on another post but I've had a good day...at home recovering from some weird combination of the flu and a lupus outbreak...one on the bridge of my nose of all places...BUT... feeling much better, happy to have a day off from a job which...is a living and being tobacco free for two days now! Plus some happy community with you heathens...think I'll go paint some happy trees now...for the Happy Tree Friends maybe...
Is this True Love?
DangerDave comments on Jan 29, 2018:
I always thought it was like... https://youtu.be/qvrNwGVCl2I ...but what do I know?
I once had a young lady condemn me on Facebook for saying that all religions are one of the biggest ...
DangerDave comments on Jan 29, 2018:
I've had that conversation with many. They wouldn't have looked as sad, angry and/or confused if I'd drop kicked their favorite puppy.
Is it better to live a fulfilling life of virtue or to pursue only happiness and pleasure?
DangerDave comments on Jan 29, 2018:
Both in the right measure. Its a balance specific to an individual and, for me, my focus can change in an instant.
One of the most comical things about the believers in some omnipotent "god", is that they claim that...
DangerDave comments on Jan 29, 2018:
I've been waiting for those bolts of lightning a loooong time now...perhaps I need to bad mouth Thor a little more.
For non-believers who want to live in a society which respects thier beliefs, it seems to me the ...
DangerDave comments on Jan 29, 2018:
Here, here! Bravo!!!
Has your disbelief ever stained your reputation?
DangerDave comments on Jan 29, 2018:
From the day I could verbalize it...but I agree with Joan... https://youtu.be/5RAQXg0IdfI
How many of you believe in paranormal activity? I kind of hope it's not me moving the ouija board ...
DangerDave comments on Jan 29, 2018:
Believe it or not, it happens though I don't think any of it is "super" (above, beyond) natural. "Para" (along with) natural is how it must be in the end. While I'm sure at least part of your Ouija experience is subliminal wishful thinking there are documented events which resulted in the Amityville Horror "mythology". (link) Besides a lot of personal experiences many of us have discussed the continual research by governments and institutions of higher learning continue, regardless of what "fundamentalist atheists" on this site may tell you...speaking of atheists...but a truly smart one... *"There are claims in the parapsychology field which, in my opinion, deserve serious study...”* - Carl Sagan https://youtu.be/fZAm8yOS0LM
Is being forceful with ones' disbelief of religion any better than someone trying to convert one to ...
DangerDave comments on Jan 29, 2018:
Not really. Being a jerk is being a jerk, regardless of faith or lack thereof. Honey, not vinegar...or, as they say in other "recovery programs", attraction not promotion. We have been given a unique opportunity here to show theists there is a "better way". It really brings me great pain that so many who come here seeking truth are beset by those who will ridicule an belittle them, then seek to "convert" them in the same way many theists would. Still, when we get the evangelical theists on this page I'm the first to jump on the ridicule bandwagon. There are those of both extremes so indoctrinated that it would take an extreme "revelation", a moment of irreconcilable truth that would overcome the cognitive dissonance, that could possibly change their beliefs. *Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.* - from Desiderata attributed to Max Ehrmann
What’s your “guilty pleasure” song?
DangerDave comments on Jan 29, 2018:
I'm ashamed of little and music is among the least but if I had to choose one the most recent to come to mind is...Luke...Celine...whoever... https://youtu.be/uD51cdLbZJc
Soulmates - is there just the one?
DangerDave comments on Jan 29, 2018:
I have many "soulmates"...though most are fellow performers and we didn't perform a lot of soul. I adore all the women who have enhanced and "enchanted" my life in so many ways. Being the happy confirmed lifelong bachelor I have no need to choose.
How many of you would CHOOSE to live alone if you had the financial means?
DangerDave comments on Jan 29, 2018:
I do, for the most part, or at least arrange to have my space when I'm not living alone.
What kind of music do you guys and gals like?
DangerDave comments on Jan 29, 2018:
Hi Bunny! Since I write for such an act I've been a HUGE fan of female fronted (predominantly) metal. Here's a brief history...if you want tons more examples see my posts! https://youtu.be/mXOO7QVHgXs https://youtu.be/kIBdpFJyFkc https://youtu.be/5lZGhh41W9k
Is God something we either need to accept or reject?
DangerDave comments on Jan 29, 2018:
As an agnostic, no. I don't accept or reject any "god theories" but some I consider interesting possibilities. Any actuality of the abrahamic god, especially in its contradictory writings and the resultant actions of the believers, in no way speaks of any reality of the loving, benign god their "profits" try to sell us. When someone is murdered by a theist because of their beliefs, in that sense I see an "act of (their) god", however.
Whats your opinion of the Bible?
DangerDave comments on Jan 29, 2018:
It started as Iron Age social engineering refined through the centuries by ruling classes to better suit their needs to control the masses.
What is the best bible rebuttal for John 3:16?
DangerDave comments on Jan 29, 2018:
I'd start here... http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/contra/saved.html
If you were asked to teach a class of your choosing, what would the subject matter be?
DangerDave comments on Jan 29, 2018:
Lol...I do as often as possible...preferably to those performing it! Tales from the Last Inn (my literary, graphic and preforming arts series) combines a LOT of artistic, philosophical and yes, scientific subjects...sooo... ...don't get me started! And, while I have no pretense of educating you on the subject, I'd really like to get your thoughts here: https://agnostic.com/discussion/19343/goddess-worship-wikipedia
Just a thought. I would rather calibrate my moral compass on a love for humanity than on a god that ...
DangerDave comments on Jan 29, 2018:
*You don't need religion to have morals. If you cannot tell right from wrong, then you lack empathy, not religion.* - anonymous.
Any other writers out there?
DangerDave comments on Jan 29, 2018:
Definitely! I write on many subjects, fiction and non, but my greatest love is for my "fantasy mythology" that span galaxies. See my profile pix for a sample of my literature as well as my other artistic endeavors. If you would, link any samples you have to the post below. I don't expect it to be the "end all, be all" of the creative efforts on this site but I do hope it helps consolidate them when the "section" is open. https://agnostic.com/discussion/13742/home-the-creative-thinkers-gallerie
Convert the believers?
DangerDave comments on Jan 29, 2018:
Honey, not vinegar...or, as they say in other "recovery programs", attraction not promotion. We have been given a unique opportunity here to show theists there is a "better way". It really brings me great pain that so many who come here seeking truth are beset by those who will ridicule an belittle them, then seek to "convert" them in the same way many theists would. Still, when we get the evangelical theists on this page I'm the first to jump on the ridicule bandwagon. There are those of both extremes so indoctrinated that it would take an extreme "revelation", a moment of irreconcilable truth that would overcome the cognitive dissonance, that could possibly change their beliefs. So...your approach is sound and very much my own. *Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.* - from *Desiderata* attributed to Max Ehrmann
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DangerDave comments on Jan 29, 2018:
I adore your excitement! I could think of a million reasons you would be but could you elaborate yourself?
Religious pamphlets?
DangerDave comments on Jan 29, 2018:
Hahaha...I need some of those...or are there dudeism pamphlets? Research time! I'd never do it to a coworker but I have been known to make paper airplanes of them to "give back" to street evangelists!
Which Christian denomination did you follow/attend before?
DangerDave comments on Jan 29, 2018:
I was NEVER a believer but as a child I had no choice but to attend those hate filled subjugations to a supposedly "loving god".
Do you like to celebrate Christmas?
DangerDave comments on Jan 29, 2018:
If I'm with xmas "celebrants". I've rarely "celebrated" hanukkah but have done so with judaic friends who generally have a greater respect for my agnosticism than xians. The greatest respect are from pagans, new agers and other nonabrahamics. Being of predominantly celtic descent I'm essentially "celebrating" Yule in the context of my ancestors, both practical and "spiritual", briefly summarized here: https://www.transceltic.com/pan-celtic/celtic-roots-of-christmas-traditions
Wow! Have just been informed that I have now reached level 5. So, I think that the appropriate thing...
DangerDave comments on Jan 29, 2018:
Great to have you...and remember, we're here for the sheeple too! I've added a few tags for you seeing this is a post to which many newcomers could relate!
Signed on for the idea of meeting a woman with the same ideas. Stayed for the genius conversations...
DangerDave comments on Jan 29, 2018:
"Genius" is a relative term...hehe...but don't give up on "the" girl(s) just yet. This is a new site and growing every day!
A lot of angry and/or uneducated atheists around here...
DangerDave comments on Jan 29, 2018:
Hate, no. Fear...let's just say I have a healthy respect and give a safe distance to the religious. Fanatics abound and too many have "righteous" reasons to kill me. I can't fathom what you consider "grand and wonderful" about iron age social engineering where the judaic "chosen" (as are many tribal mythologies) has been reinterpreted to thousands of thought control systems which create the fanatics bent on destroying all others. And "intertwined through history"? You're definitely not talking about the historical validity of the buybull itself...that is too often incorrect and self contradictory. It does speak clearly of the historical inhumanities of each of these mythologies, however.

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