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Do away with the strange colors and you have LBJ. That's right. Elbee Jay.


Should women still act like women and men like men?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 31, 2018:
I've always been a bit different. Men can persue women in the traditional way if they like. It depends on the woman and is really up to her anyway if she likes that. Personally I can be persued and you can even make more money than I do. I'm big and strong but not macho. Either way is OK with me if I like you.
Do you celebrate "Easter"?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 30, 2018:
How would I celebrate Easter? I'm not religious. OK, my kids say they are but their Easter is all about candy and baskets for their kids and maybe a meal. I will have Easter alone and just like any other Sunday here. If I go to my daughter's for dinner I might actually hear someone pray, and I do not want to hear anyone pray. My kids don't pray but for Easter or Christmas they might. These days I'm not much for closing my eyes and talking to myself.
Proof of no god?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 30, 2018:
If I do not believe in gods and that is the pure tenent in question where is the religion?
"Most Christian president ever." I want to cry at this woman's ignorance.
DenoPenno comments on Mar 30, 2018:
I'm sure that Trump preys on (not for) just about everyone. I'm sorry. I just couldn't read this crap. I think I'm gonna get sick. Trump is a monster. If someone told me at this very moment that he had died I would say it could not have happened to a nicer man.
On YouTube there is an excellent (and timely) conversation by a number of professors and experts ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 30, 2018:
I find some of these things interesting. Bible believers claim prophesy is a big "proof of the bible" events. Wrong. The Gospel writers were not eye witnesses and the writings came later than we first thought. Some even after 70 AD. This meant the destruction of the temple was written about as a fact anf not prophesied the way people had thought before. Also, the NT writers wanted to tie Jesus in with all of this so they chose verses in the OT that often had nothing to do with the claim. The attempt was to make Jesus the Messiah whether he was or not. Some say this was an effort to help control the Jews in that maybe they would not rebel if they thought they could have killed their own Messiah. Then 300 years later the take on it all was closer to what we have yet today. The problem is, what we have today doesn't make sense. It made more sense the Julio Claudian way. It makes more sense again that preventing uprisings like in 70 AD was the goal. "Two in the bed, one taken and one left" is not a rapture. It's a situation where you get soldiers for a battle.
So tired of being alone on the weekends.
DenoPenno comments on Mar 30, 2018:
I'm in mid Missouri and I have Netflix, Kodi with 3rd party aps, and an OTA antenna that gets 32 St. Louis stations. I watch pretty much what I want to and anyone that wants to join me for a weekend is welcome.
What It's Like Living in the South (U.S) Easter Week
DenoPenno comments on Mar 30, 2018:
You can aloways tell the cross of Jesus because he had a purple robe and he was so damned much bigger than anyone else. He was always there right in the middle. Someone should push a shopping cart into that just to see what happens.
Help me reply to this because I have wayyy too much to say.
DenoPenno comments on Mar 30, 2018:
The problem is that they do not know "what all actually happened." What they think they know depends on which Christian group they got their info from. This is why there are so many religious denominations and also why some of us laugh at them. Some religious beliefs are downright funny.
People describe me as a sinner. What is sin?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 30, 2018:
Without getting all preachery and religous on everyone let me explain "sin" in a simple way like Paul did using archery terms. This is in the NT and Paul illustrates it as an archer shooting an arrow at his target but he "misses the mark." That means he is trying to hit a bullseye and doesn't quite do it. This is why you hear that old preacher saying "we have all sinned and come short of the glory of god." In other words, you mean to do your absolute best at something and you set out to do it but so often we come just a little short of our best efforts. That's it. Sin is not calling someone a bastard, a rat fink, or stealing money, etc. Sin is doing less than the absolute best that we know we should strive for. Most of us try to live a meaningful life.
I watched another 3 hour doc last night on YouTube.
DenoPenno comments on Mar 30, 2018:
It would appear that the vulture was doing the trusting. It's also obvious to see there is not a god in that picture because gods do not exist.
Death from an Agnostic/Atheist perspective
DenoPenno comments on Mar 30, 2018:
I cannot tell yo how to mourn but my belief is that death causes a person to cease to exist. The departed exist then only in the minds of those who remember them.
Do you believe in free will?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 30, 2018:
There are consequences of actions, we think we can do as we please, but free will is really an illusion. Often we want to do one thing and do another.
Do you want a funeral, or a celebration of your life?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 30, 2018:
Let's try a wake or a celebration. Since I'm going to be cremated that should be easy to do. My ashes cam be spread or kept but it won't matter much coz I will be dead.
You died, I lived, god is good!
DenoPenno comments on Mar 30, 2018:
I see your headline as something that we all say to god. That is, if you believe in a god. "You died so I could live, god is good." This is the "great love" that god has for you even if he doesn't heal those sick children of cancer. To believe it makes you special.
What liars and hypocrites fear most is the truth.
DenoPenno comments on Mar 30, 2018:
Yes. This is why they change the subject almost every time they hear truth.
Are most modern spiritual movements a net positive?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 30, 2018:
Being spiritual is just another copout. It can mean anything that you want it to mean. It can be applied any way that you want to apply it. Today you are "spiritual" because of trees, mountains, and birds. Tomorrow you have discovered that the great Wotan has created them and wants you to burn virgins and cut off part of your penis. Failure to do so will banish you to the outhouse forever.
I am incandescent with rage.
DenoPenno comments on Mar 29, 2018:
Eric Holcomb must be an idiot.
Brain or vagina?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 29, 2018:
I liked it. Laughing as I post this.
DenoPenno comments on Mar 29, 2018:
Yes it does.
My hero
DenoPenno comments on Mar 29, 2018:
Ruth, may you live forever and be on the court as long as you prefer to make a difference.
Gloria Steinem
DenoPenno comments on Mar 29, 2018:
Something tells me Gloria is correct here.
Man physically attacks woman in public.
DenoPenno comments on Mar 29, 2018:
That looked like a good solid kick to the nuts to me. LMAO here.
I’m sitting in the car (waiting for a friend) and reading The Portable Atheist.
DenoPenno comments on Mar 29, 2018:
This is a pretty good book.
They grow up so fast...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 29, 2018:
They plan on being around a long time and they are practicing.
Right? LMAO!!!
DenoPenno comments on Mar 29, 2018:
This is funny.
If I had a metal I'd give it to this guy... edit Medal...ducking voice to text!
DenoPenno comments on Mar 29, 2018:
Very informative.
We really don't have enough bicycle or sushi humor in this place...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 29, 2018:
A little too fishy.
12 years later and they still won't leave Britney Alone...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 29, 2018:
Emma Gonzalez is not attacking anyone's truck. This is a fake photo shopped image that makes a meme for a butt hurt gun owner that thinks the idea of the march is to take guns away. Wake up and try reading for a change.
Do You Have a Phobia?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 29, 2018:
I don't like snakes. I tell others the joke of me following them through my yard trying to talk to them and all they want to do is get away. (This is my proof of believing Genesis and the talking snake from the bible.) "Talk to me, snake. I know you can talk." I'm starting to develope a fear of heights and climbing. Before neuropothy came along I could climb like a monkey. I'm not as sure footed now.
Do you accept or reject friend request on Facebook by people you don’t know?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 29, 2018:
It just depends. I'm into political activism and once accepted a friend request from a person simply because I knew they were friends with an activist actor. I did this because I really wanted to be in touch with that person and they already had too many friends. Now we are all friends. There are many that I turn down and do not know. Some people on Facebook just befriend everybody.
What do you most like to do during your leisure time?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 29, 2018:
I'm a self taught computer nerd and use one as normal plus I also use it for music and TV. I watch almost whatever I want sort of like from a big free library. I can make CD's, copy e-books, etc. and I do certain things in the area of political activism. That puts me friends with some important people whom I have nerver met but this at least keeps my bragging down. LOL None of these people are going to hang out with me and I'm not going to get any jobs in the movies, but at least I'm having fun with it and I can share some ideas.
If you could talk to someone that has passed away, who would it be and what would you say to them?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 29, 2018:
I miss my grandparents most of all. This was my mother's parents and I lived with them during early formative years. Mom always told me that it wasn't true. She said she just let me spend summer vacations with them. The problem with that idea was that others remembered too, and I found early school pictures from there at a later time. I loved my mother but she tried to rob me of these memories, possibly because at that time you would not be considered a good mother if your parents raised your child. By age 9 mom had me back with her again, and she had re-married. It was after mom died that I found my early school pictures, but I went to school with my cousins and they knew the facts of it all along. Part of my issues with mom were that she was wanting to wipe out my early memories. She last tried this with me about a year before she died. I think she had come to believe what she had always told me.
Just googled something in relation to a post someone has made here.
DenoPenno comments on Mar 29, 2018:
As a child we had none. Later on I got a set of outdated ones that we kept around. We used them often during high school coz they were in the study hall room.
Why are men so afraid of meeting face to face on online dating?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 29, 2018:
I agree with you totally. What you are describing is the way most people today and they do not realize how easily they can be swindled if texting is all they do. I'm old school and I want to hear your voice. Words on a screen do not do much for me. If they did I could have a girlfriend like Siri or Cortana. Real interaction is done by real people.
What’s your favorite medium for music? I’m into original vinyls myself
DenoPenno comments on Mar 29, 2018:
I'm all digital these days but I have a CD collection and some of them are CD's I have made myself. I'm able to make a CD as well as a studio could but homemade is burned into the disc while a pro CD is stamped in. Homemade will not last as long. I no longer carry CD's around with me however. Vinyl is the best bet on sound and it is making a comeback. Take care of them and keep the scratches away and you have something of value.
How are you gonna spend Easter Sunday?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 29, 2018:
Just another day to me. I would like to have people call me saying Happy Easter and I could answer back April Fool.
What kind of atheist are you?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 29, 2018:
I tend to be like David Silverman and it's easy for me to see where he is coming from and what he is saying. I always agree weith him.
Have you ever teleported, or known someone who did?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 29, 2018:
Time displacement is common. At base level, examples of that are you have a fairly quick day as it progresses and others around you complain that the day is going too slow. Last year I totalled out a company truck in a rain storm as I entered the freeway. The truck spun and flipped instantly and I barely had time to imagine all those other vehicles hitting me before it was all over. My truck flipped and bounced off the median cable. The freeway was totally empty and I was facing the wrong way without a single scratch on me. I have also had OBE's but was never able to do that on demand. After one such OBE years ago I explained things that would not have been known unless the OBE had occured and a person that did know was there to verify it for all of us. At one time I studied such things and was involved in them. Not today though.
What is the plural of Jesus?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 29, 2018:
This is funny. I used to do a similar thing with an imaginary person saying "good morning" to the "Christ family." The joke would be that they thought the title "Christ" was really a last name. Joseph, Mary, and other bros and sisters were all last named Christ.
Why sports are dumb - YouTube
DenoPenno comments on Mar 29, 2018:
How you use your time is your business. I once had a girlfriend who immediately wanted to give me something to do if I turned on the TV. I was not signalling that I had nothing to do. I was signaling that I wanted to watch TV. On into why sports are dumb. My school could not afford uniforms and equipment. That meant touch football and we could not play real baseball. Basketball was the only real game we could play in my school days. We did have a gym outfit. As a result of that I don't care about people hitting a ball with a stick. Running and jumping on top of a guy carrying a ball doesn't thrill me either. I'm not even into European soccer (football) much. Sports just doesn't get any of my time. If they get your time that's great. Remember that how you use your time is totally your business.
Do liberals tend to be more tolerant, open, and thoughtful or are they often just as intolerant, ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 28, 2018:
I've been on both sides in my lifetime and became liberal for certain about the time I became atheist. Funny thing is, I read most of what you are saying and I thought immediately of the modern GOP. They are the ones I see without valid arguments. Mention Trumpty Dumpty and they change the subject into anything else. One did this with me once and talked about Obama and AIG. WTF? I didn't get it at all. Guns, gun types, ammo, etc. It's true that liberals don't know a lot about them. It might be true that an AR-15 is not an assault weapon also, but what does this mean? That we should give up and say it is OK to shoot our school children. The point you are missing is that nobody wants to take your guns. Liberals don't even want new gun laws. What we want it to bring back some of the older ones with proper gun registration and regulation. Maybe a teen would be less likely to buy a gun at a shop and go kill school children. Some want to argue that knives and rocks could kill people but we are not trying to do anything about them. No, the current issue was brought on by school shootings and not by knives and rocks. This isn't a debate and I don't want to debate. I try to deal with facts on the issues at hand. Like you I remember when both sides of the political spectrum got along well. It would be nice to see that happen again. Anyone that knows me knows that I don't like Trump and I think he is a liar, a bigot, and a conman. I'm being mild here with my feelings for him. On the other hand, John McCain is a Patriot and a war hero. Trump could never be equal to McCain and everyone knows it.
Show us your desktop! What do you have as your desktop background?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 28, 2018:
I have the Windows 10 fall edition with just blue background and light through a window.
DenoPenno comments on Mar 28, 2018:
Doctors have told me often of GERD and they give me meds for it, and I say I don't have it. Now they are convincing me of how I should take the meds anyway. OK. On to spicy food. I have liked spicy food most of my life and still eat spicy food without any problems.
DenoPenno comments on Mar 28, 2018:
It was hard for me to pray even when I was studying to be a preacher. I could pray but it just wasn't real to me for some reason. Then and now it's hard for me to believe people who say "we will be praying for you." I always thought it was lip service only.
Eating out alone?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 28, 2018:
I have started eating out alone again. Usually I tend to save money but on payday (or thereabout) I might eat out somewhere. I don't mean anything fancy. I like buffet style best in anything, and I don't do nighttime candle light stuff. If I find a hungrry woman I just might take her with me.
What are people listening to these days?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 28, 2018:
I like rap the least but I listen to everything. It can be over 100 years old, classical, C&W, rock, old 1950's songs - you name it. At my age I remember when radio stations played songs of every genre. Later the stations would specialize in one type of music.
I find myself using the expression, “Thank God!” in a pretty regular manner.
DenoPenno comments on Mar 28, 2018:
I don't try to make the struggle with this. At my age I'm likely not to win it. God expressions are in our lives and a part of us even if we have no god. In my youth they told us not to swear and we quickly invented "mad dog backwards" and other such stuff. Find a friend to help you and start swearing in Spanish or something. Going out of your way to learn these things could be fun.
Helping kids think about death without an afterlife. []
DenoPenno comments on Mar 28, 2018:
In my opinion the first thing to do in helping kids deal with death without thoughts of an afterlife is to stop teaching them about an afterlife. Once we have come that far perhaps we can start seeing the value of human life again. Religion teaches just the opposite.
Did anyone watch the season premier of Roseanne last night?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 28, 2018:
I watched it and thought it was hilarious. I hope they can manage this so that it's more than just one season. If all invoked work with this it might be a hit all over again.
DenoPenno comments on Mar 28, 2018:
Meaning and purpose are brought to you by what you do and what you like to do. Nothing or nobody can give you purpose. It's the same with meaning.
Defying Theories, This Ghostly Galaxy Has Almost No Dark Matter
DenoPenno comments on Mar 28, 2018:
I think we have a long way to go in understanding dark matter. Take the scientific term of the "nothing" that our universe was supposed to have come from. Nothing does not mean "nothing." There is something there but we cannot detect it enough to know just what it is. That's why we call it nothing. It's complicated.
I struggle with focus.
DenoPenno comments on Mar 28, 2018:
I've noticed in the last few years that leaving myself notes helps. I write them as I think of things and leave them where I can find them in advance. I leaver some on my car passenger seat often. Examples are going to the store, getting gasoline, bank visit, etc. Try this, get plenty of rest, and talk freely with a doctor about your problem.
Robots need civil rights, too - The Boston Globe
DenoPenno comments on Mar 28, 2018:
Extensive rights and citizenship was given to the robot Sophia by the Saudi government. I know these practices cause many to be upset and even bring in talk from Revelation about end times and "the beast" but none of that is what this is about. Sophia is an investment and she is much different than an expensive car or mansion home, etc. She is always learning and will be doing so from now on. If she was lost of destroyed it will be hard to put a value on her. In this respect she is like a human. If you can see where I'm going with this you can see why civil rights and even citizenship are important to anything AI. The real importance would be in humans who are behind AI getting compensated properly if anything happened to the robot. Yes, it will get very complicated.
Stop me, before I shop again! Hi, my name is Cat and I'm addicted to thrift store shopping.
DenoPenno comments on Mar 28, 2018:
I like various thrift shops and resales. It's nice to get a good bargain. It's extra nice to have a spar of something in case one breaks. I tend to have things from these shops that are better in my opinion because they were a bit older. I like veggie choppers and all that stuff, pots and pans, dishes, etc. Of course, if it comes to electronics I'm all digital today so resale doesn't have much for me there.
How prevalent is pseudo-medicine?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 27, 2018:
All the time. One reason you do not see Kevin Truedau on infomercials right now is because he is in prison. He was warned by the government that what he was selling is BS and they told him to quit. He didn't so he is doing time. Anti-vaxxers are another group who is full of it. I have seen diseases wiped out in my lifetime by vaccination. I have seen this without side effects.
What is the deal with the Church of Latter Day Saints?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 27, 2018:
White is the universal symbol of purity. This is why the traditional wedding dress is white. It's why pics of angels are white, etc. Pics of a god in heaven are white.
Archaeologists discover 81 ancient settlements in the Amazon - The Washington Post
DenoPenno comments on Mar 27, 2018:
Some people do not need us, the destroyers of their world. They were not in any hurry to let us know they were there.
I gotta know.
DenoPenno comments on Mar 27, 2018:
I don't do this when I am with women. I want to say it's an animal reaction with me but I don't see animals doing it.
Would you date a woman that had sex on the first date?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 27, 2018:
How would I know she was going to have sex on the first date? I have to know that she will before I can answer your question.
That wacky Einstein....
DenoPenno comments on Mar 27, 2018:
God showed his ass to Moses once. I guess it meant he mooned him. Both Moses and god were imaginary.
Sometimes life just hurts......
DenoPenno comments on Mar 27, 2018:
On my anniversary my ex and I did simple texts. She tells me "happy divorced anniversary." Some memories hurt but liife must go on.
What the hell?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 27, 2018:
Auto correct and shades of T-9 texting.
Weekend plans
DenoPenno comments on Mar 27, 2018:
Most weekends I hideout behind closed doors in my outdated electronic universe. I'm digital and do all that I like but I do not have the latest devices. (How would you keep up?) Last weekend I watched the big march on DC from a private channel and even made a few comments too. I have entertainment and TV from all over. If I have a significant other present we can bar-b-que and do the togetherness thing. If fair weather friends call me my attitude is like "go away Charlie. I'm not home again until Monday morning." My movie would be called "Doctor Jekyll Hides."
Full disclosure... I posted this meme when it was Barack Obama in the photo.
DenoPenno comments on Mar 27, 2018:
I've always heard "your daddy is not your daddy but your daddy don't know." In that case the person doing the telling is not too likely to know much either.
How much of a roll does jealousy play in your past or present relationships?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 27, 2018:
Jealousy is a monster and I don't have it. My ex did but she was not rational about it. My examples are that a couple knows where the other one is most of the time. Each of you know who you are coming home to. A person gone an hour or more doesn't mean anything. My wife and I could spend half a day in a store. For the most part, people do not do the rush and quick fuck that you see in the movies. What would they be getting out of that? Half the time it doesn't even have anything to do with the movie and less to do with real life. I once had a girlfriend that was upset that I'm not jealous. Her and a friend of mine got together just to change that and make me jealous. They planned out a sceme on the phone. I found out and told them both to stop. My words were "this is a game that I do not play." In that case the girlfriend actually wanted me to be jealous. Insecurity proves nothing.
Have you dated someone YEARS younger or older?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 26, 2018:
I've been around the block 4 times and there were 2 women who were the "loves of my life." The first one was 18 years older than me. I'm not sure how that happened but we were together until she died. It's easy for me to say that the second woman was my Kenyan bride and our marriage lasted 12 years. We are friends yet today and she is 38 and I am 71. Age doesn't seem to be a problem for me.
I recently watched a documentary regarding (in this instance) American men choosing to marry ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 26, 2018:
I did a similar thing when I married a Kenyan woman in 2005. Our marriage lasted 12 years and we are freinds yet today. I once knew a man who had married a Russian woman. She was very pretty but shallow. She liked to shop a lot and they had a baby which the man raised. The wife didn't appear to care much at all for the child. It was like the man had trapped himself but he was doing the right thing and was responsible.
Do you talk to yourself?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 26, 2018:
Of course. There's no problem unless you start carrying on a conversation with yourself and maybe use other voices. I live alone and the way I talk to myself is similar to thinking out loud. Sometimes you see TV detectives do it.
Do you have a dating pattern?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 26, 2018:
I like intelligent women who can carry on a good conversation. I've never liked bimbos at all, and I tend to like younger women these days but have had both. 38 to 55 is a good age range for me, but I've seen a lot of great women 65 plus. I have a FB girlfriend who is 54 and we talk 4 hours on the phone sometimes but I doubt anything serious will become of it. You never know.
Which is the more disturbing, Russian politics or Islamic fundamentalism
DenoPenno comments on Mar 26, 2018:
Disturbing in what way? I mean in regards to what?
Just watched the 60 Minutes interview w/ Stormy Daniels. Thoughts?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 26, 2018:
At this point the interview makes Trump and his lawyers look like the morons they really are. I've said it before and I heard it last night on TV at bedtime, the non-disclosure agreement is a joke. You cannot have this sort of agreement with fake names and no signatures and expect it to be valid. Trump is always better off just keeping his mouth shut but that's something he cannot do. Stormy's attorney is pretty sharp.
High School Bullying
DenoPenno comments on Mar 26, 2018:
I hung out with 2 others in high school and we were not the "in crowd." From time to time someone would try to bully us or bully me. Usually I just knocked the shit out of them! That's true. I was never a wimp and they were asking for it by bullying. Of course, I warned them before doing anything.
Do you daydream?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 26, 2018:
I daydream constantly. I know reality but deep inside I am a real Walter Mitty.
About you?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 26, 2018:
We are all immigrants. I'm a mixture for sure and cannot trace anyone on my real father's side because I never knew him and never met him. These days if I fill out a form that has "race" on it I'm tempted to check "other" rather than "white" or caucasion. That's because I have never met a white person. Most are different shades of blended pink or something unless they are tanned.
Chance meetings with members of former church
DenoPenno comments on Mar 26, 2018:
The last church I went to ended up having internal problems involving their form of government and what they would allow the pastor to do. My now ex and I had started going there in 2005, later stopped attending, and ran onto some of the church members in Walmart one day. They seemed intent on telling me all that had happened and asked me if I knew what the pastor had done. I told them I had no idea, and even if they told me stories in great detail I would not really know much when they were done. They got my drift quickly. I refused to talk about the pastor because he had helped the wife and I on occasion and we were not even church members when the allegations surfaced. From time to time we did see some of these church members again while in town without them trying to get me involved in church business.
Are you attracted to people who are just comfortable being themselves from the start?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 26, 2018:
I'm just me. That's the way it is. I'm not sure if it helps me in dating but it helps me as a person, and helps me in dealing with others. If you are black I don't "talk your language" and do your handshake. Again, I'm just me. I'm this way with all people of every race and color. Once in Texas I took a new friend of mine with me as I went to see a family of black people I knew. He embarrassed me and them. As we left the hostess of the house told me at the door "you know you are welcome here any time but don't ever bring that son of a bitch back here again." It was good advice as my ignorant white friend had already went on towards the car. Just be yourself. It's the best advice I can give.
DenoPenno comments on Mar 25, 2018:
Morality is something we have because of the structures of our various societies. We find that society is different in times past and different even now in other parts of the world. Morality is subjective and therefore subject to this change. It has nothing to do at all with holy writings of something passed on by a god. These writings are static and rigid. What they have told society is not what we see operating when we investigate morality.
Hi All! I am finally on a track to get my first ever tattoo.
DenoPenno comments on Mar 25, 2018:
My suggestion is don't do it. I'm not a fan of tattoos and do not have any myself. However, my own 2 daughters have many of them. I remember when my youngest daughter got a giant unicorn tattooed on her left shoulder. She came in going through endless talk about how I'm gonna lecture her forever now cox she knows I don't like them and she got this tattoo, etc., etc. I looked at her a moment and said there is no lecture. I know what I told you. Now that you have this thing remember that it is you who have to live with it the rest of your life.
When did you know?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 25, 2018:
Before age 12 my religious experience was only stories in books and people talking god and the bible. By the age 18 I was in church full time and wanting to be a Pentecostal minister. I turned from this in my 20's and had many years of pain and guilt because of it, but I still did studies. You find that you start making up things on your own about god and god belief, what is and is not acceptable, and so forth. A few years ago I found I had went full circle and it's all imaginary. It's all made up. Today I am guilt free and have never felt more relief in my life. Today I know there is not a god wanting you to do anything. Of course, my parents had felt lost and they brought me into this because they didn't know what god wanted them to do. I've had issues with my parents most of my life but never any with this imaginary god because he is not real.
So April Fools Day is coming up, and I'm sure reasonable people such as yourselves all know this.
DenoPenno comments on Mar 25, 2018:
I haven't done April Fool's stuff in many years. A good one for this year would be to tell your friends that Jesus had returned, then say April Fool's. Why not?
Have you dated someone YEARS younger or older?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 25, 2018:
The love of my life was 18 years older than me. She is dead now. Next up is my ex of 12 years who is 38. I am 71 so I have been around the block.
So what do you do when is time for a group prayer at work or dinner table?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 25, 2018:
Use it as a minute of silence and do not bow your head fully. Look around to see who is also doing the same and you might find yourself a new friend.
Walmart's Anti-Union Training Video Is Another Reason Why No One Should Shop There
DenoPenno comments on Mar 25, 2018:
I hate Walmart but I shop there out of necessity. I also use Aldi and other stores with it just being a matteer of convienience to me. YES, I do shop by price mostly. If you don't watch your money then you will not have any.
The future of our country
DenoPenno comments on Mar 25, 2018:
In our most recent election for POTUS the Kock brothers and their GOP friends have used a machine for electronic gerrymandering which is called "Crosscheck." A product of Kasnsas City area somewhere, the machine checks to make sure that Smith and Jones from Arkansas also did not vote in Wisconsin. The idea is to keep down illegal voting and the results were also used by the Electoral College. Needless to say the device was only applied to Democratic votes. This should be illegal. We need to make sure they do not use it next time.
Sitting here, in the middle of Kansas, listening as a bunch of adult Christians rally, screaming ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 25, 2018:
If this keeps up the future will be people like us who hide, live in the catacombs, and scrawl images of a rotten fish at others so that we might be identified as one of them.
Are pro-gun people abusive?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 25, 2018:
Whoever wrote this list appears to know Donald Trump very well.
Truth about Trump Toadies.....
DenoPenno comments on Mar 25, 2018:
Just this morning an ignorant friend of mine told me he thinks Trump has done more for America in a short time than any other president. The problem is he doesn't fact check. He also doesn't read much and simply goes with what he hears. I do admit Trump is doing things. There's no proof any of it is about greatness. Not even for idiots like Trump.
Attended March for our Lives Washington DC, Emma Gonzalez was a moving moment.
DenoPenno comments on Mar 25, 2018:
I watched videos of the event. Commented about 3 times. Warning people to beware of distractors and stay on track. It's simply a matter of whether safety of our children is more important than would be assault weapons. I'm proud of our young people here. They are our future and soon to be our voting future. I find it strange that some think they were all "paid crisis actors." The ones that think that must have went to Trump University.
How old were you when you got married for the first time?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 25, 2018:
I was 21. Jesus that was a long time ago. I feel ancient.
DenoPenno comments on Mar 25, 2018:
And what is the present? It depends a lot on your age now as to how you see life, what you believe and do in life. This would make "the present" a bit different for everyone. The idea of "present" is different for a child and a grown up. Each one has different things in their world.
50 & Up
DenoPenno comments on Mar 25, 2018:
A lot of this is true because of a slower metabolism at that time. Stallone says he eats what he wants but just has to eat less of it. As for me, I've got liver disease and a gut problem. The liver disease bothers my skin, and I see my doctors but also treat myself with herbs and vitamins. This last time around my blood readings even impressed the doctors. I take more naps but I'm very healthy for the shape I am in. Big belly, yes, but I am a 250 lb. gorilla with strong shoulders and big arms.
Not one prayer was said.
DenoPenno comments on Mar 25, 2018:
I just knew that once I came out atheist I would not have "devine favor" any longer. Is that superstition or what? Everything seems to go my way just like it was a script. I see this happen almost every week, including paperwork I am doing for my demented step father. How does this happen? Persistence, attitude, focus. You can have this working for you and not even know it. I knew it when I had 2 other people tell it back to me and that they could see it. Others just think I'm a stubborn old man.
If you don't believe in gods, can you believe in ghosts?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 25, 2018:
In my world anything supernatural takes in gods and spirits. This means I cannot except ghosts either. But if you read the scriptures you find spirit animals and horses in them, and people of the time also believed in ghosts. Strange to me that modern Christians both except and deny this at the same time. Am I saying we have not had "experiences" that are ghostly or supernatural as human beings? Of course not. We have all had experiences. The problem is in not knowing how to properly interpret them. This is why we have ghosts and spirits.
Why are we hated for hating xmas?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 25, 2018:
I have the same problems. I tell others it might be different if I had a child at home. Anything to shut them up. The problem is that believers think December 25th is Jesus' birthday and that Christians go through this for that reason. This and Easter are both pagan holidays. In fact, Easter (Passover) changes on every calendar in the world, doing so every year, so Christians do not even know when their savior died. They argue this but it is the truth. The Gospels do not even agree on the time of crucifixion. So much for Christian myths. As for Scrooge the population at large calls you this if you do not like to spend money at Christmas. If this is what they believe they had no idea what Scrooge was all about in the first place. They need to read the book.
Have you ever had a frenemy?
DenoPenno comments on Mar 25, 2018:
I certainly have. People are just jealous by nature. It was frenemies that started nonsense between me and my ex wife and some of them do their best to get me to hate her to this day. People just cannot leave people alone. I absolutely do not like drama. I hate drama. Yet, I deal with and talk about drama every day. Why is there drama? People are jealous and they just cannot leave people alone.
How biased is your news source? You probably won’t agree with this chart - MarketWatch
DenoPenno comments on Mar 25, 2018:
I get news from all over the world and use aps to do so. I can agree with your last sentence about your sources. As for those who constantly cry "fake news" today you can see that Donnie got his job done. He doesn't like criticism or to be challenged so he wanted to control your news sources. The bottom line is where does that moron get his news? Certainly you can't believe that the entire world is against him. I know. It's all one worldwide conspiracy against Donald Trump.
Message to the objective realist: I know people who think the world is 6000 years old, and they ...
DenoPenno comments on Mar 24, 2018:
Everyone does believe they are objective and rational but it just isn't so. Some believers think that atheists take logic courses. They think they are objective and rational in their thinking but many of them believe a man on a winged horse flew to heaven.Others believe that a man died for 3 days and then came alive again.
I am somewhere left of Marx and Leinien in my politics.
DenoPenno comments on Mar 24, 2018:
I was raised on Marx and Lennon. Groucho Marx and John Lennon. They made me laugh and they made me think.
Greatest Story Ever Told???
DenoPenno comments on Mar 24, 2018:
How about The Greatest Story Never Told? I call it this because the NT appears to be 4 main writings of Jesus in which he is a bit different each time. The writers are not eye witnesses and the writings come long after the time of Jesus. Other than the fact that the Jews might have killed their own Messiah, what story exactly is being told here? Jesus was put to death so you do not have to die, but you die anyway? Then they make up some more lies off of this nonsense. It just goes on and on. Whatever happened to Jeffrey Hunter anyway?
March For Life? (Stop Gun Violence)
DenoPenno comments on Mar 24, 2018:
I support the movement and I'm an activist of sorts. Not participating but I am fully aware that it is the squeaking wheel that gets the grease. Distractors, trolls, and bots want to argue that we should ban sticks, knives, etc. as well. So far our school children have not been killled by these other things. Ban assault weapons or any weapon that can be used in that manner.We willl get around to the sticks and knives when they starty using them instead.


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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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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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