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This is from a group pic 2 years ago at my youngest daughter's place. We went there for a dinner.
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Do away with the strange colors and you have LBJ. That's right. Elbee Jay.
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Me as Richard Dawkins?
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I took the personality type test on a whim. I am type ESTJ-T and it says my role is sentinel. My strategy is social engagement.

In my youth I studied to be a Pentecostal minister. It's the worst thing I ever did and it haunted me for years because I dropped away from it until I realized that gods are imaginary. For the first time I have real freedom now.

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What are your thoughts about the "God of Gaps"? Can these gaps are sufficient to fill in God's ...
DenoPenno comments on May 14, 2020:
Gods are man made. The gaps idea only works to allow a believer to fill in holes in their presentation. it is an attempt to justify something that you already believe by patching it up. It has no logic or evidence.
What would you have done differently had you been god? Does anyone have ideas about how you would ...
DenoPenno comments on May 12, 2020:
I no longer can identify with a question of this nature. I have no thoughts of a make believe invisible being in the sky.
Kentucky Christians Win Fight to Spread COVID-19 via In-Person Church Services | Hemant Mehta | ...
DenoPenno comments on May 12, 2020:
They were bread in Kentucky They are just a crumb up here Knock kneed and bow legged With a cauliflower ear And they are going to spread the virus!
For Katherine Hepburn on what would have been her 113th birthday today. Born in Hartford, ...
DenoPenno comments on May 12, 2020:
I liked her and her movies. She was ahead of her time.
I missed you MFs! I just got way too irritated with his idiotass. 🤗
DenoPenno comments on May 12, 2020:
Welcome back. I'm always irritated with his idiotass. On FB I saw a post just yesterday by the "Justice Warriors" that lists arrests around the world and it claims you should watch because this is coming. It shows a pic of Obama and one of Hillary. Trump is in the pic watching them. What frigging idiot is it that thinks Trump has power to arrest anyone? Again, this is part of the Q-Anon infodemic.
What a morning...had to go to 4 different stores just to find one that wasn't out of paper towels. ...
DenoPenno comments on May 11, 2020:
It could be anything. People are stupid and gullible. As for hand sanitizers simply try washing your hands using 2 drops of Dawn after you have got the hands wet, then work that into a small lather. Rinse and you are done. This is affective and you do not need alcohol. I was in the license renewal office today and saw people frantically using hand sanitizers for the most simple and crazy reasons. Nobody wants to get sick and die but this is insanity! As for toilet paper and paper towels, I probably have a 3 month supply right now. I normally only have 4 packs of each (or even less) but the panic buying has caused me to react this way. I hate it and the business love it. They are all over monthly quotas for the next 2 months because of this craziness. I've been lucky enough to keep my normal supply of food. Avoid the Q-Anon infodemic going on right now. There is no truth in it at all. You have to look that one up, but it is some of this fear that is keeping the gullible going and it might be causing many to go insane! Wise up and prove all things. Use logic not pandemic.
Anyone starting to come around to my opinion about Elon Musk being a bad guy yet? He's the darling ...
DenoPenno comments on May 11, 2020:
I have no real opinions of Musk as I do not know much about him.
I think someone mentioned this show a while back. Jericho (2006 TV series) [en.wikipedia.org] ...
DenoPenno comments on May 11, 2020:
Seems like it would be very interesting.
IS there anything the people really CAN do to reduce or stop the deliberate feeding of hate and ...
DenoPenno comments on May 11, 2020:
One of the biggest problems I see right now is caused by the Q-Anon infodemic. Look that up and you will see anything from A to Z about our pandemic and all that is going on right now. People keep adding to it because they want to have all the answers and some of this nonsense fits in with what they want to believe with a lot of that going back into their religion, politics, etc. It seems to me that our current regime and others that plant disinformation are working overtime on this. Educate yourselves and be aware. There is zero truth in Q-Anon.
Doctors keep discovering new ways the coronavirus attacks the body.
DenoPenno comments on May 11, 2020:
In the end there will be a vaccine. This vaccine will not cure the virus but it will keep it from causing some of the newer things they are finding about it now. This will make it easier for you to survive and recover if you get sick.
Death takes us all, as an atheist i have no reason to fear it, I have respect of it. I respect the ...
DenoPenno comments on May 11, 2020:
I don't fear death but it is not a friend of mine.
Believers advise me that if I require evidence for God, I must first trust in God by accepting his ...
DenoPenno comments on May 11, 2020:
Hmmm. This is all like putting a Cadillac converter on your car. It's wishful thinking. Unless you had a Cadillac to start with it just isn't going to fly.
Brazil is letting the coronavirus run wild with little intervention, and the results are strikingly ...
DenoPenno comments on May 9, 2020:
Bolsonaro and Trump must be related. If not he must be related to Stephen Miller who writes most of Trump's speeches.
I think for many of us in the US, we have seen more of our governors recently than all the previous ...
DenoPenno comments on May 9, 2020:
Lots of interpreters help get the words out. If I watch UK TV there are some regular channels there that show a small screen to the right and an interpreter allows the deaf to know the words said in the program. These ideas are catching on.
Which religion has the most influence on the spread of covid19?
DenoPenno comments on May 9, 2020:
I'm not sure I really understand the question. I don't see the connection between religion and Covid-19 except that Evangelicals think they are immune and protected by the invisible man.
More than 12,000 Catholic churches in the U.S. applied for PPP loans – and 9,000 got them
DenoPenno comments on May 9, 2020:
I re-post your words here because it sums this up perfectly and very nicely. This should not be happening. Churches are not classified as businesses. They are tax exempt. They should not get access to that money.
Jeepers I hope she didn't give it to you know who...because that would be really sad
DenoPenno comments on May 9, 2020:
Let all of the Trump inner circle get the virus, including the Orange turd himself. I just read that Pence's aid has the virus now. Imagine the possibilities here.
"'Plandemic' Is Dangerous, Viral Nonsense --- A pseudo-documentary full of outrageous, verifiably ...
DenoPenno comments on May 9, 2020:
Informative article from Vice here. I have only recently become aware of Q-anon and all their nonsense along with those who believe it. Way too many believe it. Yesterday at a local license bureau that had recently re-opened, I stopped by in uniform to see their hours. A line had formed outside and I asked a question or two of the 9 people there in the line. Since they were limiting people inside the building I wanted to get an idea of how long it might take and how long others had been in the line. A woman spoke up and told me "The Democrats want Socialism and it looks to me like they are going to get it." She thought her response would explain lines, viruses, sheltering in place, distancing, etc. I replied that I see her concern but my take on it all is this is what the current GOP wants and it is a different type of Socialism that we have all seen before. A few there agreed with me and shook their heads as I got into Q-anon tactics and beliefs. Being in uniform and working right up the street from that office either appeared to give me more authority, or in the end it might even put my job at risk. I do not care and could not help it. I think people need to know the truth and Q-anon is not part of it.
Tom Cruise Born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV in Syracuse, N.Y. Made his folm debut in a small part ...
DenoPenno comments on May 8, 2020:
I like him in some movies maybe because he is a good actor. I'm not sure i could like him as a person and I damned sure do not like his religion.
During the CBS Evening News this evening one commercial was that of an evangelical giving a camp ...
DenoPenno comments on May 8, 2020:
Is the local affiliate owned by Sinclair? If not maybe more of Trump and friends might be rubbing off on our bedazzeled media.
Are you in favor of UBI ? Why/not ?
DenoPenno comments on May 8, 2020:
UBI is a needed thing to help with the general welfare of the people. Just enough of it to get you by and also provide you with the necessary healthcare. One reason it is proposed is that we have too many products and apps and those that make them want to continue making a profit. They are willing to cave for a bit less and help citizens out in order to keep going with business as usual. Where will the money come from? Those who view us as the product will be making this happen. Beyond all that you can start a business and make all the capital that you like. Other countries have this sort of system now and it helps to take care of many people.
Prove me wrong.
DenoPenno comments on May 7, 2020:
Everyone thinks it's a booming economy but most people will see everything go to hell if they miss 2 paychecks. They get behind on everything and I'm told most families are doing good to have $400 for an emergency. That's a shame. Last year my water heater went out. I spent over $600 to replace it and did all the work myself. I didn't like it but I just wrote the check. This is possible because I do not have any "extra money." IRS returns and stimulus checks are not "extra money." Many people have to be educated on this.
Joe Biden and Donald Trump’s Anti-China Campaign Strategy is Part of a Broader Imperialist War ...
DenoPenno comments on May 6, 2020:
It may be true that the Trump tariffs on China hurt U.S. capitalists but people are failing to call out that U.S. working people like John Doe are the ones buying almost all of these imported Chinese products. **This means the American people are the real ones paying the tariffs. **Ttrump supporters do not want to hear that and media has now seemed to back away and treat this as being normal. It is not normal and it used to not be normal. How could I ever treat it as normal? Using some Trump logic here I'm going to claim that I do not like Charlie and I will tell him so and then hit Bobby in the eye until Charlie apologizes to me. This is about as dumb as Jesus dying for you so you don't have to die, then you die anyway. It seems that both politics and religion want you to believe something that you know is not really so.
Is there a way to check whether a certain profile has been flagged as spam or catfishing?
DenoPenno comments on May 6, 2020:
One wanted to do text and hangouts with me but I know the drill and turned that all down. No contact with me since. Sorry, baby, I'm not that gullible.
My religious wife watches Christian movies and I hate it. Does this happen to anyone else, and what ...
DenoPenno comments on May 6, 2020:
Years ago I knew a man who stood with his wife as he told me "as for me and my household nobody here watches 90210." (That's an older TV show.) My impression immediately was that he had control and would not let his wife and kids watch that show. I never watched the show much myself but I felt sorry for them. I really did.
The secular survey is out and the Friendly Atheist has the low down, excellent report! ...
DenoPenno comments on May 5, 2020:
Is it true or wishful thinking? I've been involved in surveys and many of them have loaded questions.
Evangelical fundamentalists who openly defied social distancing guidelines are dying of COVID-19 | ...
DenoPenno comments on May 5, 2020:
The claims need proof, but we knew they were stupid. Their book says believers can drink poison and take up serpents and there are still a few wanting to prove this by handling rattlesnakes. If they get bit and die their faith was not strong enough or they had "secret sin" in their lives.
"In a certain sense, postmodernism seems to be the last step of secularization. As long as we ...
DenoPenno comments on May 5, 2020:
We have not really killed god. Are you telling me to look at the trees and the sunset? The Internet has killed god. He is desperately gasping and still kicking but the fatal wound has been made.
Will Smith Born Willard Carroll Smith Jr. in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1968. Started his acting on TV...
DenoPenno comments on May 5, 2020:
I like Will Smith.
Elizabeth Victoria Montgomery ( 1933-1995 ) born on this date, April 15, in Los Angeles to film ...
DenoPenno comments on May 5, 2020:
I always thought she was so beautiful.
Ok so I'm not sure how many parts of the country are getting it but the My Pillow guy is hawking ...
DenoPenno comments on May 5, 2020:
Using math to prove god exists. OK, "so therefore god."
An Evangelical Christian (my classmate's friend) commented on a FB post I made about me being in ...
DenoPenno comments on May 3, 2020:
I'm still amazed at people who think abortion is an easy decision and that women are using it for birth control. No common sense in that idea. Strangely, I was talking coronavirus the other day with a store clerk and said our cases are now over a million in the USA. She quickly compared it to "those millions of babies who are being aborted every day." What babies? Where is this information coming form?
Mike Pence- The Mask of Zero and Other News. Hilarious!
DenoPenno comments on May 3, 2020:
Both Pence and the Orange Turd are a joke.
Virginity: Atheist vs. Agnostic vs. Deist vs. Born Again
DenoPenno comments on May 3, 2020:
I'm out of context here but I have never found any real value in a virgin. Some might compare her to a full bottle of new wine and use the illustration that you would not be pleased if some of the wine is missing. Only men smile with this. I'm back where I started with this. Nothing is gone or used up. She's a woman and not a bottle of wine. I still find no value in a virgin.
Talking dirty. De-stigmatizing sex talk [youtu.be]
DenoPenno comments on May 2, 2020:
My view on talking dirty during sex is that I think it came about by others being told at a young age that sex was dirty. My opinion is that it never should be and I will never call you names. I also have a perfect safe word for sex games. It is called "stop."
For the grammarians: The atheist might say, “If there WERE a God there would be no unjustified ...
DenoPenno comments on May 2, 2020:
I'm going with if there were a god there would be no children in St. Jude with cancer and suffering because of "sins of their fathers." Some religions still use that lame excuse you know.
Why Religion Is Not Going Away and Science Will Not Destroy It
DenoPenno comments on May 2, 2020:
If religion did go away some idiot would bring it back. Maybe it would just take another form. Everybody knows that 2 aspirin will work for a headache but some people have to take 3, 4, or 6. What does this mean? It means that people just keep lying. I want you to know that the juju helped me and I know it personally. My juju is stronger than your juju.
Religion can heal and harm. We've seen both during the pandemic - CNN
DenoPenno comments on May 2, 2020:
The only time religion worked in my favor was when I first got my ex here and we were both going to church at the time. Cultural differences that we had caused many arguments. In desperation I went to the minister who had been trained in psychology. He talked to my wife privately and solved the problem every time. He did not recommend divorce nor recommend that either of us drink poison. The book of Mark was not involved here, but I'm not sure how it would have went with the coronavirus.
This is why some Christian's are looked upon with such disdain. I was at work the other day. And a ...
DenoPenno comments on May 2, 2020:
The other day my phone rang and I immediately thought this has happened before. Now I am replying to this post and I have that same feeling again.
"When considering how to answer the question How should we live?, we should first reflect on how it ...
DenoPenno comments on May 2, 2020:
What is the law? Do as thou wilt but do no harm.
Trump's response to the Covid-19 pandemic is "a great success story." - - Jared Kushner
DenoPenno comments on May 1, 2020:
I meet people every day that claim this COVID-19 was engineered to kill off the "old people." It does no good to ask them why it also kills 5 year olds and many others of any age, and it also kills those in the country of its creation. They don't get it. ** *Covid-19 simply happened. The how of this is not important*. What is important is that billions of dollars** are at stake in the new 5G technology. Bill Gates thinks China should get the contracts. The liar Trump wants to "level the playing field" so America gets the contracts. **Billions are at stake here.**
Departing from my usual posts, here is a short news video on Tom Hanks having COVID 19 in Australia....
DenoPenno comments on May 1, 2020:
I am glad they are both doing well now. It is the height of stupidity that I just delivered auto parts to a vendor yesterday (4-29-20) and the man told me this COVID-19 thing was all a hoax. I asked him to please explain how you would have a worldwide hoax of this nature. He cannot explain, of course, but you can bet he watched Fox News.
This is why some Christian's are looked upon with such disdain. I was at work the other day. And a ...
DenoPenno comments on May 1, 2020:
The "pass" on your workplace ethics in this issue is most likely that the manager is also a Christian. Even if they are not actively going to any church at this time it would make that person lean towards the area of biblical teaching as they know it. This means your complaint has fallen on deaf ears. Imagine now the more realistic concept that marriage as we know it today did not come about until the Middle Ages. Nobody in ancient times had a legal certificate or paid some fee to the state. Being married had a ceremony then but this was more for the locals to understand who was married and who was not. If you want to you can throw in the sky fairy. :)
Happy Thursday! What are/were your most important rules when going on a date? For the first date ...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 30, 2020:
i do very little dating but it can get tricky. I once had a dinner date with a woman I had not seen in 20 years. We had little in common except being in a group years ago. It was never to be repeated as I had nothing good to say about a man she had secretly had 2 kids with. I learned this last part much later. They were known officially as only "friends." LOL
As much as I hated the whole military parade schtick he pulled last year, this is so much worse. ...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 30, 2020:
Exactly. One thing I don't understand here is that his supporters do not want anyone to vote by mail and a majority of the military vote by mail. Bone Spurs wants to restrict voting to his own advantage.
“If God isn’t real, what's the point of living at all when one day you’re just going to ...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 30, 2020:
The opening is religious bullshit. A person needs to realize that they are not alive "looking for their god" and if they could not find him or have him being alive meant nothing. This sounds like a kid throwing a fit for an ice cream cone. A person makes their own purpose in life by doing and following what they want to do.
When one is quarantined, with too much time on their hands, what to do? Well, here is a radioactive...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 29, 2020:
Will it turn into the Hulk?
He's a young earth creationist. Of course he's a fucking moron!
DenoPenno comments on Apr 29, 2020:
Just another idiot.
How many of my fellow introverts have social anxiety, or do you think they're one and the same? I ...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 29, 2020:
I agree with your every word and I am not shy. I might talk you to death but I am also an introvert. I prefer my own company most of the time when not working because I have to have time for myself. Some people live life like a sit-com movie but I am not one of them.
How would you feel if someone gave you unsolicited advice about your appearance? A guy told me (w/o ...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 29, 2020:
The trainer is just a rude person. Someone once told my oldest daughter that she" would look better if she had a boob job." he meant making them bigger but she had plenty of breasts anyway. Just sexist and rude.
Christian ‘historian’: People who don’t believe in God are scared of coronavirus because they ...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 28, 2020:
Sorry, Bud. It's the other way around.
Someone made a post about Jesus the Christ being a super hero, cracked me right up and reminded me ...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 28, 2020:
I'll go for the Patton Oswalt explanation anytime. As for Jesus walking on water, that's just what gods do in their spare time. Maybe he was bored.
Need help reconciling my sons suicide and my ex wife's beliefs. I am atheist and have accepted that ...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 28, 2020:
I'm sorry for your loss but I know of nothing you can do here. Maybe be extra supportive of her because this is a hard time for you both. She will not see the issue as you do, and in fact she seeks a bolstering of her faith right now. I do not know how to tell you to help. This is a sad and delicate situation.
Christian Nationalists Call For Secession, Formation Of White Ethnostate | Michael Stone
DenoPenno comments on Apr 28, 2020:
Bible characters were not white and there also is no white race. Hitler refreshed a lot of these ideas with a pure aryan race as a "master race." The problem here is that there never was such a thing. These clowns would be better off if they supported something real. I dare any of them to get DNA testing to see their ancestry.
Ignoring COVID Order, Massachusetts Church Takes “A Stand for the Lord” | Terry Firma | Friendly...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 28, 2020:
Yes, not unique to Christianity. I would naturally assume that "taking a stand for the lord" is simply because the lord is not able to stand for himself.
Religion was destroyed! By whom? The right! Why? For religious reasons! When Ronald Reagan was in ...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 28, 2020:
Reagan did not destroy religion. He destroyed the power of unions and invented "trickle down" economics. He ran the country as a Republic and started some of this nonsense we see today. It got to the point of 2020 and Trump through Libertarians who finally realized they only had a chance by "buying into" the GOP. Thank Charles Koch and the others for that. I personally do not wish them well. They do not care about you, your healthcare, food, water, well being, or anything else about you. I think the goal is to turn America back into what it was in 1900. As for abortion, if you are controlling everything like I have said above you certainly want to have control of a woman's body. Once a child is born you abandon it totally, but you fear momma could have aborted you. A right wing man I know well once told me "you have no idea how many abortions some of these women have had." I didn't say it but wanted to say "that's right, Bub, and neither do you."
Hi, I am new here and writing this post to say hello to the community. My journey to this platform ...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 28, 2020:
I don't make wagers, religious or otherwise but I know there are no Answers in Genesis. :)
Liza Minnelli Born in Los Angeles in 1946. Film debut at age 3 in the 1949 musical "In the Good ...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 28, 2020:
Nice pic of her here. She looks like her mom.
Anyone ever just get mentally fatigued and emotionally drained?
DenoPenno comments on Apr 28, 2020:
I feel drained by many things but I don't miss church or religion. I'm aware at 73 that it most likely means I will live out the rest of my life alone but I will not tolerate nonsense of any kind. I look on my past sometimes but do not want to repeat it.
Recently someone posted about getting an inordinant amount of religious feeds on their FaceBook. ...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 28, 2020:
I think the Facebook site is run by AI bots. Sometimes it gets confused but I add laughs and odd remarks to the religious posts. If people don't like it why is it on my feed page?
Are you playing a musical instrument while stuck at home?
DenoPenno comments on Apr 27, 2020:
Not really playing anything but I do play the harmonica. Got pretty good on it and I do some Dylan stuff, Beatles "Love Me Do", and "Moon River", etc. These days i am out of practice.
Thoughts on Interracial Dating & Marriage
DenoPenno comments on Apr 26, 2020:
Freethinkers are maybe more open to it. IDK. At one point in my earlier life I was against interracial marriage. After 12 years of marriage to a Kenyan woman so many that talk to me want to get me to revert back to being against mixed marriages again. The racist bastards!
All my neighbors are Trumpanzees. Would you move?
DenoPenno comments on Apr 26, 2020:
Most of my neighbors are and I even work with a bunch of them. You know who they are when they start decoding politics of the day by using Fox News stories.
COVID-19: How to Destroy America from the Top Down This crisis is offering us a striking ...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 26, 2020:
The biggest nonsense I see today is that so many want to claim COVID-19 is not real and is all about trying to take down an American president. Somehow the entire world is affected by this and it involves the two major American political parties. Fox news told them so. How in the hell could anybody pull this off and what would be the purpose? People should please not flatter themselves. A lot of what we are hearing is sidelines of politics on "who will get the billions in 5G technology?" Rather than deal with it honestly a story is built around the virus to direct us away from anything having to do with China. Nobody is working together to get rid of the virus like they should be. Virus doubters now claim that almost all deaths are attributed to the virus just so institutions and hospitals can get money. If you believe all that hype you might end up with the virus. Some people are too dumb to follow instructions. Others in high places enjoy telling tall tales.
Johnny Weissmuller 1904-1984 Born in Freidorf, Romania. Imagrated to the U.S.A. in 1905 with his ...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 26, 2020:
Johnny was my hero. I found it inspiring that he often made it in the news again as breaking his own swimming records set from an earlier time. In later life he fell and broke his hip. He never fully recovered from that. He was buried in Mexico and lowered into his grave after they played the famous Tarzan yell 3 times. This was an invention of other sounds and also Johnny's voice blended into one cry. It was used in a majority of his Tarzan movies.
Scamvangelist Praises Donors for Buying Him the World’s “Finest” Private Jet | Hemant Mehta | ...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 26, 2020:
Unbelievable isn't it. Some time back a man in Texas by the name of Ewing gave Oral Roberts the key to "seed faith." I heard that in turn Oral gave him a jet.
My daughter has been having a rough time of it lately. She lives with my abusive ex who got the kids...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 26, 2020:
Mental health issues are always a challenge. It gets worse when children ask if the parents breaking up was really their fault. Of course it is not. If parents try to use the children against each other it creates stress and mental health issues in the children. I hope that is not going on in your case in any way. I see it all the time in the hillbilly area I live in. Best of luck to you.
Mat Staver: Church Lockdowns Are “Targeting” Christians Like Nazis Targeted Jews | Beth ...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 26, 2020:
If I owned your church building you can be I would put a lock on the doors. Owners need no lawsuits.
When I die, as we all must, I hope for peace: maybe even a dreamless sleep as the Buddhist's yearn ...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 26, 2020:
What is nothing? I'm not sure. Try to think on nothing and see where that gets you. As for my death, I only hope that it has no pain.
I've been inching my way to level 8 for eternity. I have less than 3,000 to go! It's the apocalypse ...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 26, 2020:
Hang in there and you will get the T shirt.
Bill Maher
DenoPenno comments on Apr 26, 2020:
Bill sums things up pretty well most of the time. He's funny and he is a good activist too.
A different perspective; Is the fight against COVID19 worse than the disease? Is it better to...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 26, 2020:
Are people daydreaming and are we in our right minds? COVID-19 is similar to the flu in many ways. Are we building up immunity to the flu and are there vaccinations to "cure" it? No. Why do we think we can get a coronavirus "cure?" Chances are that the virus will be back regardless of what we do. I don't think this thing works the same way VD does.
I think the definition of religion should be expanded. I think there are many belief systems that ...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 26, 2020:
I have no need of religion of any kind. As for being "spiritual" in any way this can be anything you want it to be. It might be "spiritual" for you to sit and watch the ocean but the term you are using still came out of someone's holy book. What basic spiritual need is it that we have? This is all delusion. Many people want to be happy having this delusion but they also cannot be honest with themselves.
Seems relevant
DenoPenno comments on Apr 25, 2020:
Certainly not a Tide pod.
Agnostic.com has been trying to achieve eradication of loneliness since its inception: [npr.org]
DenoPenno comments on Apr 25, 2020:
I'm lonely and** not** loving it. I should love it because I am doing the things I love to do but I was used to doing them knowing that others (or at least one other) were around somewhere. My mind said that I'm doing what I like and they are too. Sometimes we would talk and do things together but not 24/7. In the end I found I have deceived myself. This "perfect state" was destroyed by everything having to be about them. They were not loving it and wanted my head up their ass all the time. Being equal was not enough for them. Apparently it never was. This is more or less the story of my life. Apparently I cannot give enough.
[smithsonianmag.com] The show must go on!!!!! Watch free Broadway musicals every Friday from ...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 25, 2020:
Jesus Christ's Supercar. I never knew.
Gnostic Atheist, Agnostic Atheist, Agnostic Theist, or Gnostic Theist?
DenoPenno comments on Apr 25, 2020:
I'm an agnostic theist vegetarian atheist but I still eat meat.
Peter Falk 1927-2011 Born in New York City. Had his right eye removed at age 3 and replaced with...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 24, 2020:
He was an exceptional actor for sure. As Columbo he seemed bumbling but was really intense.
Pour more and more chemicals on food crops is not the answer. [theguardian.com]
DenoPenno comments on Apr 24, 2020:
Safe when used correctly. How would that be? It seems plain to many of us that Monsanto and others want you to be totally dependent on them. They want farmers to be totally dependent on them, and so much so that they would end up being the only ones with seeds. Farmers would have "seedless crops" as much as possible. Then there are the reverse suits I've heard of where Monsanto wants to sue the farmer for contamination when it was totally the other way around. No, chemicals are not the answer.
Doing my first shift testing people for covid tomorrow wish me luck . It has to be done big rise in ...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 24, 2020:
Good luck and stay safe.
Dating religious people
DenoPenno comments on Apr 24, 2020:
I'm picky even at my age. I'm very leery of any woman who lives in her grandkids so much so that her grandkids can beat up my grandkids. I'm equally the same with women who have a god that can do this or maybe even beat up me. Most likely I'm not going to meet a good woman at the local atheist group coz we do not have one here. My never give up friend tells me my best chance is to meet a woman in church. Wow! If that happened and I wanted to be with someone so badly I could become converted again. Sounds like a poor plan to me.
What is more damaging in Western societies religion or conspiratorial thinking?
DenoPenno comments on Apr 24, 2020:
Religion itself is filled with conspiratorial thinking.
Roy Scheider 1932-2008 Born in Orange, New Jersey. Was a Golden Gloves boxer while still in ...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 23, 2020:
He was a good actor.
Without a single coronavirus death, Vietnam eases lockdown - Los Angeles Times
DenoPenno comments on Apr 23, 2020:
As usual, time will tell on this.
COVID 19 - an interesting accusation & purported disclosures: @usahackers reveals that their next...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 23, 2020:
Since you are from the land down under I'm going to suggest that some of this you are reporting is very similar to what we get in the U. S. from Trumpers and Fox News. I've heard of some of it but I cannot be convinced of wrong doing by WHO, the World Bank, CDC or even Bill Gates who has become a right wing target. What I am convinced of is that none of these mentioned are in particular alignment with conservatives or Donald Trump. Media is falling into a big trap right now. Even good media is reporting a one sided issue that came to them out of some gossip and they say later they wanted to report "both sides" but could not find anyone of the other viewpoint. This is because Trump and his right wing cronies are starting to be taken as normal. They are not normal and there was not another "side" to present. What goes on today is not Ronald Reagan politics. Shame on the media.
I’m an atheist but I want to ask a serious question. Can the word God(s), Religion, Church, or ...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 23, 2020:
**I use the word god** or maybe gods when I think those words refer to what another person is talking about, or to answer something in some sort of religious concept. The word "god" is not really a name and I have no other use for the name. I'm not sure why some people can only say "dog" and reverse the word. This is dumb to me but I do recall as a young person when we would swear openly by saying "mad dog backwards." (Nobody ever got that one. ) **Religion** is a belief system that has a set of rules and rituals to it. ** Church** is the building which houses the believers of a religion today but in early times the church was the people.
This article says everything that's wrong with healthcare in America. You've got a CEO of a ...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 22, 2020:
I see your viewpoint fully but the media does not follow up on things like this and do the reporting that you did just now for all of us. Instead, media takes the words of the hospital CEO as truth and if you call them on it they claim they needed a view from "the other side" to be fair - but there was no other side. It makes me want to ask home dumb media is today. This is all similar to people who cannot afford their own healthcare but they remain against healthcare for all. Americans remain against their own best interests in a bath of bad politics.
As today is the 50th year of "Earth Day" activities, I put together a little animation of the pace ...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 22, 2020:
Birth control might help but it is a 2 way street. Where are you in that picture?
Are one through nine spelled out?
DenoPenno comments on Apr 22, 2020:
I think you are exactly correct but I often just use the numeral unless I am starting a sentence.
Did you know that grass blooms? Felt like an idiot.
DenoPenno comments on Apr 22, 2020:
I think I just learned something here.
How many of you feel religion negatively impacted your formative years?
DenoPenno comments on Apr 22, 2020:
Of course it did. I only heard bible stories and the like for a long while, then my parents got into church and got me interested and I was filled with lies. All lies, and nothing but lies. Today I am pissed off at those who immediately ask me "how do you think we all got here then?" If I tell them their god used incest to get the earth populated the believers want to claim people lived so long in those days that god's perfect plan was not really incest, etc., etc. They forget that their god used incest twice to populate and re-populate. I suppose this is some set up to claim why we really need god in the first place. Yeah, I was negatively impacted and lied to bigtime. Many of my religious friends today claim they just do not see this and do not know why I feel this way. This is also the reason I do not have many friends. I will not stay quiet about this when people start in about their "loving god."
I'm cutting my own hair this weekend. Wish me luck.
DenoPenno comments on Apr 21, 2020:
I knew a girl who cut her own hair and she couldn't even get her bangs straight. Wish I knew where she was today. We could chill and I'd help her cut hair. :)
I was listening to this week's show of The Atheist Experience and Matt asked the co-host to define a...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 21, 2020:
This makes good sense to me. A lot of it depends on if your parents were particularly religious and everyone went to church or not. Some of it also depends on whether you were Evangelical or Catholic, or not, or from some other religious stripe. I had no fears of hell but it took me many years to decide that this was all made up. That includes hell, sins, and the invisible man who knows all and lives in the sky.
Wow, six planets in almost perfect resonance! What a rare find! "Six planets: a super-Earth and five...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 21, 2020:
OK.
WHY I WEAR NO MASK? Last time I wore a Mask... Airport Security didn't liked and Homeland Security ...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 21, 2020:
As I bet they would. I was in Walmart yesterday and everyone had on a mask. I asked a checkout if this was a holdup and she laughed. Just this morning I am seeing how robbers can blend in more easily now because everyone is wearing a mask. This was on the news.
Recently my facebook newsfeed has been flooded with Church ads. I have no affiliation with any of ...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 21, 2020:
Facebook algorithms are crazy. Recently they flagged me for doing a copy and paste to deliver the same answers and said that was not allowed. I protested by asking why they could continually show me the same things over and over again and claimed it was normal for me to have some of the same answers. Nothing more became of it, and I continue as before. I'm not seeing church ads however. I do see more religious stuff because of COVID-19 and I get upsets if I post my truth to them. People are simply convinced the biblical "end" is here. What about "the end" according to other writings? One thing I do see much more of now is gambling. It's like slot machine casinos have taken over my Facebook feed. I click on the "like" for them and give them all a "ha ha ha." Maybe that's what keeps them coming. I never tell Facebook what I like or do not like nor what I want to see, etc.
Raising your children without religious influence
DenoPenno comments on Apr 21, 2020:
You did right. The problem here in reactions you get when the truth of raising comes out is that those reactions are coming from people who have read in their holy book that you should "raise up a child in the way he should go and in the end he will not depart from it." The difference is that you did this without religion and they believe their holy book was saying it about their god and religion. This is why so many children are indoctrinated.
What do you/people think about China's role in this epidemic?
DenoPenno comments on Apr 21, 2020:
If you listen to those who do not know and spread rumor for their own purposes you find a claim that China did this deliberately and created the virus in a lab for some reason. It's either as a weapon or to take down Trump and gain the billions of dollars in the 5G technology. Take this a step further and the Dems created the virus to take down Trump because impeachment did not work. Carry that on into Sid Roth and his show "It's Supernatural" and you find a man who claims god revealed all this to him in a dream. The script was read well. Shame on you, Sid. There is very little truth about COVID-19. We simply do not know. SARS-CO-1 before it came on the scene in 2002 and then was gone by 2004. We knew very little about it also.
Rational Americans already understand that trump is Mentally Ill. When will the Democratic Party ...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 21, 2020:
I don't think they will or can do it. The DNC is committed to business as usual. They need to back off and see how this worked out in our last election. It did not work for them and I think since both parties have taken money from those at the top who lobby for control they are afraid to speak of Trump the way he really is. If they do so it would seem to attract progressives and that is the last thing the Democrats want. Therefore, they will continue to want "business as usual." They are defeated because they cannot allow their politics to be as dirty as Trump and his GOP.
Funny, How some things appear to fit together: Riding bike on the sidewalks and ran across chalk ...
DenoPenno comments on Apr 21, 2020:
1492 was when Columbus brought diseases to areas of the world that did not have these diseases yet. The end result with European whites was to convince them that people of color were somehow inferior to them because the natives had no immunity. This idea has held since then and even goes into our current American politics.

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This is from a group pic 2 years ago at my youngest daughter's place. We went there for a dinner.
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Do away with the strange colors and you have LBJ. That's right. Elbee Jay.
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Me as Richard Dawkins?
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Again at my daughter's place. The Sangria drink is a non-alcohol beverage from Mexico. I get them at Save A lot or Dollar Tree.
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Taken at my oldest daughter's place before my granddaughter exterminated and killed the pet parrot.
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Here a glorified campground ranger with the same uniform as our local cops. This was done by design.
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Is this Tex Ritter?
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Jesus! I never knew my neck had so many wrinkles.
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