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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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DenoPenno comments on Mar 8, 2020:
Monica has one claim to fame and it seems to me that she plays it up all that she can. Other than the scandal who is she and what does she do? Why was there ever a stained dress that was saved and what did it prove?
Everything you ever wanted to know about ... []
DenoPenno comments on Mar 8, 2020:
As a young teenager I was loaned books like "Sexology" by a young woman older than myself. The purpose of this book is to teach you the truth about sex. My dad found a copy and called it pornography. His day of this thing was all "out behind the barn." LOL I just looked up the book and it was around until 1983.
So, I have a question? Is it me, or do men and women Mourne differently, I personally want a woman ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 8, 2020:
Not only do men an women mourn differently, they think differently. This seems to start when girls have parents pierce their ears (often in multiple piercings) when they are extremely young. It carries on into both boys and girls playing with dolls but the boy doll is G.I. Joe while girls have something similar to Barbi. The doll types and names are changing today but this pattern is still the same. Now to answer your question, yes, you are a pig.
Religious people keep talking about purpose as if an externally defined purpose is anything other ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 8, 2020:
If this could only be taught to Evangelicals we would all be better off.
Please relate to us a time or times in your life when your production of EVIDENCE altered a judgment...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 8, 2020:
I sort of invent things to alter problem areas in carpentry and design as well as some things mentally. This comes from my inner desire to save money and not spend senselessly. In the end it spills over into inner workings of how I think and is responsible for needed changes in design or procedure. I hate change and yet this is all needed change. I see changes in my thinking and designs in just the last 2 years. Some things involving my shower door were actually dangerous. You make changes to better yourself. Sometimes you find a shortcut or a better way than what you were doing before. I have designed my own lightweight TV antenna and it works very well. I have no plans of changing it. The EVIDENCE of how well something works is usually enough for me, but in time everything changes. I read once that Ben Franklin invented a stove and the smoke it produced drove him out of his house. This inspired him to invent a chimney. I believe the story. In his kite flying days, however, he is lucky he did not get killed. I feel that way sometimes myself and this is why I come to a point of changing my previous judgment. Unlike Franklin I am not leaving inventions behind, just bettering myself. To keep up I have to change a previous idea or judgment all the time.
The following words are from a book I am writing. Please let me know what you think. I will ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 8, 2020:
Yes, Rodney King. Found later in his time on earth dead at the bottom of a swimming pool. They claim he drowned. Maybe he had some help and maybe not. I love that term of believing in your heart and not your mind. You hear this often but all my heart does is pump blood. As a people we are brainwashed into believing so much nonsense about the heart. From Valentines to loving, it just never ends. Bumper stickers like "I (heart) NY." It is amazing. Now, if the truth be told all of those people inside that church believing of one heart and mind is just a lie. The minister takes you to that point where you think everyone believes the same but it simply is not true. To prove it just try asking them later and separately what they believe. You will get different answers.
PART TWO >> There has been a lot of good garnered through faith, yet religion has also caused a ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 8, 2020:
** "all about statements that can never be proven true or false."** OK, does this mean nobody was ever killed in the name of religion? I rest my case. I'm for the betterment of all.
Willie's got it right!!!!
DenoPenno comments on Mar 8, 2020:
Thank you, Willie.
Sweep of Arrests Hit US Neo-Nazi Connected to Five Murders After pressure from law ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 8, 2020:
Keep that "Deep State" in mind. To know how this works Steve Bannon admitted in an interview that he and Donald Trump made up the term "Deep State." Of course, we need followers so I'm sure all the Neo Nazis are good people. They are protecting us from the "Deep State" but Trump is innocent.
Person tests positive for coronavirus after attending CPAC - Business Insider
DenoPenno comments on Mar 8, 2020:
If Trump was there maybe this will scare the crap out of him. Maybe we would find that he shot himself on 5th Avenue. I bet he could get away with it. :)
Our commandments.
DenoPenno comments on Mar 8, 2020:
I have no commandments nor morality, but I can go for number one any time.
It is all very obvious. If you look at gambling casinos, you see lavish buildings, lights, and ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 8, 2020:
I can agree. I always avoid women in the St. Louis area who claim they like to go to "the boat." It's a riverside gambling boat. Easy to see who really has your money. I do confess that I play the lottery but this is the same thing. They win and usually you do not, but if you have no ticket then you will not win either. I gamble with lottery but never very much.
The people who read the bible also believe that god wrote the bible! WRONG! Man wrote the bible! ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 7, 2020:
I agree but I think the earth has been around a lot more than 3,000 years.
Nathaniel Woods executed in Alabama despite someone else confessing to the crime | indy100
DenoPenno comments on Mar 7, 2020:
This is real shame.
Christian Film “20 Minutes” Falsely Suggests Atheists Find God When Facing Death | Hemant ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 7, 2020:
I'm not surprised by this idea. The film "God Is Not Dead" had the same idea and believers always seem to think more about death and "getting right" with their god. I totaled a work truck out one time and it happened so quickly. I wore a seat belt and was not hurt at all. The last thoughts in my mind as the truck went out of control were "now I'm gonna be hit by all these other vehicles" but it did not happen. I had no god thoughts.
Went to a memorial for a friend who died. He was a public figure in my city, so hundreds of people ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 7, 2020:
Sorry for your loss but it seems like his memorial went very well.
Not so long ago a conservative work mate of mine told me outright that Medicare for all would cost ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 7, 2020:
As an update to this post I was listening to The Dave Weinberg radio program on 92.9 FM Friday 3-6-2020 when the same question came up about how unreasonable any program like Medicare for all would be. Dave says it is impossible because the **total wealth of America is 98 trillion dollar**s. If we even tried this sort of program would we be like Russia or maybe worse? It just will not work. There you have it again. Big Pharma wins and countries smaller than us have so much more wealth than us. Besides that it is socialism but Trump bailing out the farmers is not socialism. WTF is wrong with people? Can nobody think any longer?
Trump calls WHO's global death rate from coronavirus 'a false number' []
DenoPenno comments on Mar 7, 2020:
Trump is the expert who should know and he might mark it with his sharpie. Will the truth ever survive? This clown got elected and everyone is now saying we do not know the truth any longer. Tape Trump's mouth and tie his hands please so that truth might continue.
Horrible neighbors got evicted. This is their moving solution. Its collapsed 5 times in 30 ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 7, 2020:
Trump can also do this for you.
Let's talk about spheres of influence and international affairs.... - YouTube
DenoPenno comments on Mar 7, 2020:
This is Justin King. He knows what he is talking about and I follow his posts on You Tube.
If a republican accuses...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 7, 2020:
The strangest thing is that they talk this nonsense and cannot see the hypocrisy.
So beautiful it causes a few raised eyebrows
DenoPenno comments on Mar 7, 2020:
Probably millipedes as they are not even.
Let's not go there.
DenoPenno comments on Mar 7, 2020:
I found this on VOX its kinda like a feel at points. It is what I used to ponder. Check it out...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 6, 2020:
Too stupid to read and take seriously for me. Question of "do you think death is a blessing?" My answer would be only if being alive was causing you so much constant pain that you could no longer bear to live. Why would I be concerned with questions like this? Why would I think there is a purpose to life? Maybe that question centers around my life being all about me, me, me!
Are there any other Art Bell fans out there...? His late night call-in radio show Coast to Coast AM ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 6, 2020:
I was amazed that they passed it off as all real. I listened long enough to know it was not.
DenoPenno comments on Mar 6, 2020:
All religions are a cult of murder and enslavement. Hang around them or read about them enough and you will find it out.
I think it’s important to realize that we are very fortunate to live in a time that we can think ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 6, 2020:
I hear your every word. My childhood religious friend still thinks that I am "angry with god" and he believes I am going to hell if I do not change my ways. Meanwhile, he wants desperately to be a little spark sitting around the feet of god who is the big spark. Back when we were both 13 he would think his god was a bearded old man in the sky.
Yesterday i had a transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE). while gettiing me prepared for the ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 6, 2020:
I think it is funny also and doctors do not have a sense of humor. In my last in-home examination I was told that due to my early smoking I should be having all kinds of tests ran for lung cancer. I have no lung problems and have not smoked in 20 years. Why would the doctor want to cause me stress? Maybe married to Big Pharma.
Someone recently argued that greater educational attainment in first nations is the driver behind a ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 6, 2020:
I would argue that religious belief is largely being done away with by the the Internet itself and the fact that most people have access to the Internet.
‪This 'gay, atheist, leftist' is taking on Poland's right-wing government — by running for ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 6, 2020:
We probably have more gay people in government than anyone is willing to admit. In America the FBI had J. Edgar.
I have to be honest. My religious programming was so strong that even after 3 year of deciding that ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 6, 2020:
I have no worries about an unknown and undefinable part of me going to a fictional place because of an imaginary being who lives in the sky not liking what I do. My days of belief in all that came to an end some time ago. If you want the same study the bible, where it came from and how it got to be what so many people think it is today. Mostly fiction and the biggest bunch of nonsense ever. Believers have started their own universities to keep this crap going.
Do you think it is possible for a professing Christian to be agnostic? Do you know any that fit the...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 5, 2020:
Truth be told, faith is more like "hope." It even says that in the bible. What is not clear is if you cross your fingers when you have this sort of hope. I like Mark Twain who said "faith is believing what you know ain't so." That pretty well covers it.
Man Killed By Police At Santa Ana Catholic Church – CBS Los Angeles
DenoPenno comments on Mar 5, 2020:
So the police officer decides to give god a little credit here. Simply amazing! God can do anything he wants to except that he just don't. I don't think he ever did.
New Zealand Pastor Blames Coronavirus on Airborne Demons Controlled by Satan | Beth Stoneburner | ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 5, 2020:
He may have the "airborne" part of it correct. I keep reading that others claim this virus is not airborne. How do they know and where is the proof?
Brothers and sisters, where has gone your faith? If holy water can stop a vampire and cast out ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 5, 2020:
Yes. my religious friend believes that this new virus could be prayed away if "you really, really had a lot of faith and believed strongly enough." He's really scientific isn't he?
Some Atheists can be just as self righteous and judgmental as Christians/religious people. Change my...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 5, 2020:
Yes, they can. Being atheist simply means that they do not believe in gods of any kind. Beyond that they are as dumb as anyone else.
Interesting [] Life after death?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 5, 2020:
We need to gather all the data that we can.
Feds: Mystery witness will implicate ‘Putin’s chef’ in election interference []
DenoPenno comments on Mar 4, 2020:
We interfere in elections all over the world. Surprise! So does Russia.
2016 take 2
DenoPenno comments on Mar 4, 2020:
Trump knew who his opponent would be when he wanted to get dirt on Biden. Without a drastic change of some sort I think it looks like 4 more mucked up years at the least.
GOP blocking coronavirus bill — because it limits how much drugmakers can charge for a vaccine: ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 4, 2020:
Yes, we have to protect Big Pharma.
Prominent Republicans mock Trump’s legal claims in Supreme Court brief — and debunk ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 4, 2020:
It is time to nail this guy.
US strikes Taliban forces, in first hit since peace deal - AOL News
DenoPenno comments on Mar 4, 2020:
Peace does not bring about prosperity. Somebody needs to be actively making something akin to armaments as we try to control that factor and also drugs.
I think this country would be better off with an Atheist in the White House. There would be ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 4, 2020:
The first goal would be to convince Evangelicals of this and guarantee that there would be no babies eaten.
THIS IS MAKING ROUNDS ON SOCIAL MEDIA Did a 1981 Dean Koontz novel predict the coronavirus? ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 3, 2020:
Bizarre coincidence. It either has to be this way or we believe that Koontz had some inside knowledge of this 40 years ago. If he did have the question would then be where did this knowledge come from. Sorry! Bizarre coincidence, ignore.
Help with book about Old/New Testament differences
DenoPenno comments on Mar 3, 2020:
The Old T seems full of vengeance, laws, and anger and Jesus believed in the Old T according to scripture. Jesus was Jewish and so were those in the Old T. The New T is in some ways more kind hearted but not the words of Jesus at all. There are some legends there and then the rest of it seems to have been written mostly by Saul of Tarsus. BTW, Saul never met Jesus and neither did Josephus. Neither of them were contemporaries of Jesus.
Does anyone belong to the Humanist Association of America?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 3, 2020:
I only support them mentally. FFRF and ACLU have my deepest support but not in the realm of me sending them any money. Years ago the ACLU helped me in issues with my daughters who both had decided they were old enough to come live with me. We won.
A Catholic apologist attempted to defend the story of the Exodus... And failed. []
DenoPenno comments on Mar 3, 2020:
The Exodus story has about as much credibility as the Jesus story.
Is it elitist to think we have a responsibility to others?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 3, 2020:
It would seem that we have a responsibility towards all living things, otherwise they might disappear. If it is animals in question and we eat them, and a group of us thinks it is OK to eat them, then we do it. We have to keep this action in control of they might disappear forever. Coming up now to fellow humans we would control them, persecute them, and even murder them but again this is only allowed by group. It is the group that is elite. Doing any of this as an individual could end up with bad consequences and even charges of murder. Sorry Donnie. Thanks but no thanks.
A useful test to see where you stand politically; See the image below to see my profile. ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 2, 2020:
So I am 11% left and 41% liberal. Isn't the left liberal? The test says I am a "communitarian." I'm not sure what that is and I view a lot of questions in the test as stacked questions. It seems to me the questions are written by some of our current regime conservatives. I found this confusing and I looked up "communitarian." Communitarianism is a philosophy that emphasizes the connection between the individual and the community. Its overriding philosophy is based upon the belief that a person's social identity and personality are largely molded by community relationships, with a smaller degree of development being placed on individualism.
Greetings. Decided to join because I'd like to meet like-minded people. Whether it's ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 2, 2020:
In reality no one thinks as you do. No one thinks as I do. We like to believe that others do, but they only share some of our thoughts and opinions. Let me switch to that religion you do not like discussing. Imagine a scene inside a church where the minister proclaims that everyone is of "like mind" over some of his sermon and statements. It's false. Everyone inside that building is not of like mind. If you get lucky enough you might have friends there that are closest to your own thoughts. Being a member of Agnostic is similar to that too. Welcome.
Hi. Apologies in advance for this rather abrupt question: Is this site an echo chamber? Can it ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 2, 2020:
Alternative views to what? Is that like alternative facts? I see a lot of things discussed here and do not agree with all of them, of course. The best I can say is this is not a site for a believer and not a site for and of debates. We either have our opinions or both opinions and evidence for them. This site does offer a certain kind of therapy for many of us.
Here's another scam thought for you on the primary. Another 2 candidates dropped out after SC. ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 2, 2020:
In my opinion what is happening is that the DNC is insistent on "business as usual" and they do not like anything or anybody who is progressive. Obama even warned us all to avoid things progressive. Isn't that just wonderful. It worked out great in the last election. So now, we have Mayor Pete and others dropping out. What these candidates would hope for is that someone actually getting the nomination would keep them in mind for some office and appointment and they could stir their supporters towards the stronger candidate. There we go. Business as usual again. (Hello, Trump. Welcome back..) The tide has turned slightly with Bloomberg in the race. To me it means that we have to acknowledge that money is behind all of this and "we the people" are now being offered a choice of which type of oligarchy we want to control us. Whatever happens we are still the product. I think many of us know this deep down and that fact is at the base of a lot of the anger that I see. Our "rulers" cannot be honest with us and we know it but we cannot admit it.
What do you suppose gives rise to and supports belief in God? Obviously in this day and age such ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 1, 2020:
If you cannot explain it and it also perplexes you in some way, then god did it. Apply the same in some way for your personal situation as it unfolds daily and god does it. People do this because they search for answers and have to have answers. In my personal daily experiences everything works out for me. This is because my mind is working in the background wanting things to work out and I am actively doing this. A person does this without being aware of it but some use it as a claim (and proof) of a god. Common sense says it is hard to imagine a god who allows you to prosper from any endeavor including a yard sale. Oh, yes! God is watching out for me. Does any of this happen to other people? Yes, but in different ways because they are themselves while you are you. Therefore our journeys get personalized and we all have different wonders to tell.
Here’s a Picture of Mike Pence’s Team Attempting to Pray Away Coronavirus | Hemant Mehta | ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 1, 2020:
This is almost beyond belief. It's hard to get a real grasp on this.
Trump directing his coronavirus task force to launch attacks on Democrats to avoid blame: report ...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 29, 2020:
We had better watch this closely. I'm sure the Democrats are behind the Coronavirus and most likely it is sneaking into our country illegally through our Southern border with Mexico.
I just saw this on a meme: Imagine if you will: An atheist in their car at a green light, stuck ...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 29, 2020:
How about "Honk If You Love Ceasar."
Opinions? The first paragraph is absolutely true.. prove me wrong!!
DenoPenno comments on Feb 29, 2020:
Yes, poor Greta was groomed by her parents and the school shooting survivors are child actors. It didn't take Republicans long to pick up on this. Also, keep in mind that Greg Gianforte reportedly body slammed a reporter who was asking him questions about healthcare. Republicans just do this because it seems like the right answer. :)
Girl, 11, brings fully loaded AR-15 to Idaho hearing on gun legislation
DenoPenno comments on Feb 28, 2020:
This is total insanity.
Christian Writer Claims Her PMS is One of the “Effects of Sin” | Beth Stoneburner | Friendly ...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 28, 2020:
Paul says that there is a war going on within us. What the hell did he know? He never even met Jesus.
I just saw this on a meme: Imagine if you will: An atheist in their car at a green light, stuck ...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 28, 2020:
Try to not do anything that might get you killed. Today if you flip somebody off they may follow you and take revenge.
What is your take on Principles . What is your Principal principle? Are there any principles evident...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 28, 2020:
I do not have any principles and I do not strive for anything. As for Donald, he is much worse.
When I started reading this post, I thought it was going to be full of judgement but it was to my ...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 28, 2020:
Christians want you to believe that Jesus was whipped nearly to death before he had to carry a heavy cross to be crucified on. Jesus was in such bad shape that from the scourging that someone else had to carry the cross for him. (Notice that if you are a believer and have faith Jesus is carrying your cross for you. This is a bible lesson that comes later.) Also, they would break the legs of the crucified in order for them to not be able to breath on the cross or stake and they would hang there and die. Jesus did not have his legs broken and he died very quickly because "he had all the sins in the world" upon him. All of this is said in the bible because people had to have a reason why Jesus died. Before all of this nonsense Jesus so popular that he had a personal audience before Pontius Pilate. In reality this is very unlikely and they probably did not speak the same languages in the first place. If there was a crucified Jesus he was most likely crucified just like anyone else of his day and time. History says nothing about him at all.
We all believe in evidence-based science, and that's why we're agnostic/atheist, right? But what ...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 28, 2020:
Therapy will help you as long as the therapist is not a theist. Therapy methodology will change just like other things in life change. The key is to not have a subjective approach.
'You'll See Rebellion': Sanders Supporters Denounce Open Threats by Superdelegates to Steal ...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 28, 2020:
What I am seeing is a repeat of things from the last election. Nobody has learned anything except how to manipulate you and try and sell you. This is what it's about. Nothing is about bettering our lot as citizens. it's all about which group you want to be in control. Again, the Trumpers think that we do not need to have certain benefits and they would rejoice in "seeing liberals cry" when they are taken away. It's as if nobody believes dad will ever be in a nursing home or everyone thinks grandma can get by without social security. Deep down we all know better.
Thank a Democrat!!!!!!
DenoPenno comments on Feb 27, 2020:
So very true but the top 1 percent want their money back.
AG William Barr: “Men Are Far Likelier to Obey Rules That Come from God” | Hemant Mehta | ...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 27, 2020:
Really? Who would be more likely to obey rules that came from the Holy Goat? We forget that Barr claims he is religious. Maybe he thinks Donald is the Chosen One. That idea didn't work out too well for Jesus. As for Donald, it could not happen to a nicer man.
A Brokered or Contested Convention? I heard Biden, Warren and Buttigieg are going to ask their ...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 27, 2020:
The Democratic Party wants so badly to have "business as usual." How did that work out for them last time?
All the way back in 1917 a famous "miracle" supposedly took place in Fatima, Portugal where three ...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 27, 2020:
I'm not sure how you ever believed it but the facts are that only in that area and at that time was the sun seen to dance around wildly in the sky. If we go by sun activity as seen that day by the rest of the world it simply could never have happened.
It has become abundantly clear that people are insanely preoccupied with definitions down to trivial...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 27, 2020:
Ants are good engineers. As for atheists who have lived before you need to show me a little proof.
WHY does the AHA questionnaire keep asking "do you believe---" As a Scientist one doesn't BELIEVE ...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 27, 2020:
In my lifetime I find that many things I had once believed have changed. This can be both religious or non-religious thought and happens because we are constantly changing. I know this and yet I hate change.
Tony Randall 1920-2004 Born Leonard Rosenberg on this date, Feb. 26, his father was an art ...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 26, 2020:
I remember him well.
Do you think your lack of God affects how you feel about the insults of aging? It's completely true ...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 26, 2020:
Yes, I agree. Our constant whining and sniveling would have driven a god away a long time ago.
ANYBODY DRIVING AN EXPENSIVE CAR HERE? If you drive an expensive car you're probably a jerk, ...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 26, 2020:
I won't even own any vehicle that takes a $100 plus oil change. Doing so is ridiculous.
NSA phone surveillance program cost $100 million and yielded one major investigation: report ...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 26, 2020:
Be careful of what identifying things you say and always use a throw away phone. Jeff Beezer should have done that but he is too rich to care. :)
Faith Healing Kills: Conservative Christian parents in Michigan who refused to get their dying ...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 26, 2020:
Holding them accountable is the only thing to do. If they get off because of their "faith" and religious beliefs does it mean that they can collect the life insurance on the dead child? If so, you would find so many more deaths where faith healing was allowed but nothing from medical science.
It sometimes feels that we seldom stray far from the topic of religion on this site, so I have a ...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 26, 2020:
The future is in our hands but not written in our hands. The bible is not a good book. It could be if you were stranded and had no toilet paper.
From There to Here
DenoPenno comments on Feb 25, 2020:
One of the most serious issues is that your religion is right while all the others are wrong. This idea has no basis in reality.
"We're looking for a homestead," he said. What does that mean today?
DenoPenno comments on Feb 25, 2020:
Indeed they are. To my knowledge land is no longer free for a homestead and they should look instead for reasonably priced land that they can use.
Why are many Christian people against D&D (Dungeons and Dragons.) playing? Or role playing games in ...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 25, 2020:
It's a game. Never played it and don't want to even try it coz I do not play games. I don't even play the games on my computer. Life is full of too many games.
ON CNN TODAY [] A Highly Polarizing Candidate that we do not need in these precarious...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 25, 2020:
It's BS. Sanders is not "far left." The truth is that the democrats are leaning to the right.
Uneven Playing Field
DenoPenno comments on Feb 24, 2020:
They are the kings of gerrymandering.
Hello coming from a catholic background,how do you fill or erase the psycological void of God ...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 24, 2020:
I don't fill in the void. I avoid the religion subject when I can. My family "believes in their own way" and I have a murdered grandson. Sometimes his sister finds feathers and claims she knows he is around because of them. I tell her to start looking for a bird. Her belief system is ridiculous!
‘Belief’ definition I surmise that one cannot think about beliefs in the singular as if they...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 24, 2020:
God leads to Angel which leads to them flying which leads to magically solving problems. WTF? I don't get it.
Dear American Voter, AGREED, TRUMP MUST BE DEFEATED As you know we all do not think Trump is ...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 24, 2020:
I'm almost as frantic over this as you are but if Trump wins again it will be because the Democrats are not sure just what to do and they continue to want "business as usual." That approach will not win them this election. It did not work last election and it will not work this time either. When you talk to Democrats they say "we need to win and we need to win big." Somewhere they are just losing me. They don't get it.
I miss church. I really do. I miss the singing. I miss the fellowship. I miss having such a common ...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 24, 2020:
I don't miss any of it even though I studied for the ministry. Some Sundays I was more into wanting to stay home and watch Bonanza on TV than got see somebody talk in tongues and wallow around on the floor. Looking back today it was just plain out simply stupid. I can't believe I fell for it all.
A post by @Lorajay on her new promotion to the next level set me thinking. What is your "points per ...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 24, 2020:
PPD? I look at them sometimes but otherwise I do not care.
What dissappoints me most when reading posts by many atheists/agnostics is the tendency to blame the...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 24, 2020:
Very true that the victim is not the one to blame but some victims keep on making it up and hanging on to it. Take the scientist who claims the Grand Canyon was caused by the great flood. That story s not in his magic book. He simply made up a tale in order to keep believing a lie.
I am an atheist in a supernatural God but I have come to see that as long as someone is talking ...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 23, 2020:
I stick with objective ideas because they are dealing with facts as we know them. Subjective is where you make something up and call it whatever you want it to be. "Rocky" might be just a rock but believers use this way of thinking to promote anything they like about their god.
GROUP BUMP Just because this group needs to be here...after all, this is! I'll ...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 23, 2020:
i never heard of these guys and they sound great to me.
I have seen weird things in the sky. Don't know what to make of them .... could be aircraft or ...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 23, 2020:
Truth is, people have seen strange objects in the sky as long as there have been people to record the events. I believe Constantine saw some of these also. It was reported that he saw a sign of the cross and heard words saying he would conquer in that sign. Look up and squint at the sun and you might see that sign too. I have seen strange objects also. I'm not just here making fun of others. It's just that I am not sure what I have witnessed.
So here I was 9 yrs old shooting a 22 cal. Riffle with an older brother when I noticed a light in ...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 23, 2020:
I saw a zigzagging light while on Army maneuvers in Germany in the 1960's. it did a similar thing and disappeared. I did not report it because our military operations involved training with flares dropping in by small parachutes. I'm sure authorities would claim it was one of these that I saw. In reality the zigzagging object would have been many miles away from us.
Trump threatens to pull licenses for CNN, MSNBC; claims they are run by people who are "bad for ...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 23, 2020:
Donald Trump is bad for America. Let's hope others will see this and take action before Trump does this.
Who has been the most influential Atheist/Agnostic famous person for you? How and why? I would ...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 23, 2020:
Hitchens, Hawkins, Harris, Dawkins, Dennett. Maybe I should have stated with Carl Sagan. Today I identify with many atheists around the world including Bertrand Russell. I remember a time that I cut my teeth on things like "Our Haunted Planet" by John A. Keel.
This feels like progress! []
DenoPenno comments on Feb 23, 2020:
Ah, yes. The teachers have a contract that should not be against Catholic moral values in any way. This is how the school is getting rid of the teachers. We must remember that just a few years ago it was believed that a person became a "gay teacher" just to be able to corrupt the students. In this case the students are reacting to events at the school very well, and this is indeed progress.
An interesting humanist view on some ancient religions
DenoPenno comments on Feb 23, 2020:
Yes, but if I am the guy behind the curtain why am I concerned with all this? Why would I care to even be involved? I can see where I am today in thought and belief as compared to when I was much younger but I have no ritual to do in order to see this or continue to follow it.
When you get an update email from Facebook....
DenoPenno comments on Feb 22, 2020:
Seems like a lot of people have great concerns about assholes.
What do you think of backward ball caps on older men?
DenoPenno comments on Feb 22, 2020:
I agree with you. For the record here I do not wear hats. Several places I worked at tried to give us hats but I do not like them. A former boss who actually taught me computer in my home told a story once on coming over to teach me and there I was drunk with my hat on backwards. It's not true and I do not wear hats.
My mom's concern for me and my husband's atheism.
DenoPenno comments on Feb 22, 2020:
He drank the sinner's cup of punishment. She rants on and on. WTH is this? Your mom has a great delusion that most likely will always be with her. She thinks she is "saving" you but she will do everything she can to tear you and your husband apart. If she blames him for your atheism this is a very strong desire. Deep inside she may feel that once you are torn away from him you have no place to go but to Jesus. I would avoid confrontations with her and do not discuss beliefs with her.
Back in 2008 I started a group in my town called the paranormal society of Albuquerque. I ran it ...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 22, 2020:
Years ago I went ghost hunting with others and we drove the car to a cemetery way out in the boonies and got out to look around. Suddenly somebody seen something and cried out, then everyone ran for the car. Who knows what they saw but it was something by a tombstone. The driver flooded the car trying to start it and I was the last one inside before we drove away. Much later they told me I should admit that I saw something also because I was running too. It's true that I was running. I did not want to be left all alone in the boonies late at night with no place to go. What can you see late at night by tombstones in a cemetery? Almost anything but not very likely to be a ghost.
Has anyone any theories as to what is happening with the solar observatories? sorry unable to ...
DenoPenno comments on Feb 22, 2020:
What I find on it is that this was a sunspot observatory and it was shut down with suspected child pornography involvement from one of the employees. No arrests yet but computers, laptops, thumb drives, etc. have been removed and the same at the supposed suspect's home. There is some concern that the FBI is not telling everything, but what else would they be obligated to tell you? What else can the paranormal mind make up?


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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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