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Waksom, Texas outlaws abortion in all-male city council vote - The Washington Post
DenoPenno comments on Jun 13, 2019:
After all, if momma would have done that I would not be here. This is why your god is so much against abortion and you have to have control of a woman's body. In the Buybull a child only became a child at birth. There are no "pre-born" rights. In our times now this all gets complicated by lots of misinformation. Many sites claim aborted fetuses are used in medicine making as well as vaccines. A source is given and people tend to believe this. Let me back up. They think people are killing babies to make vaccines and medications. When did this start and why? I was vaccinated in the 50's with no hint of fetus material. Why now? The usual clamor around it is that "they just want to get rid of us." This mentality is heavily fused into a pro-lifer to where they all believe it. This is disgusting because anti-abortionists want it to be disgusting. It is also not true. Am I pro-life? Yes, because the opposite is pro-death. If the latter is true then none of us would be here. Also, your now dead uncle Charlie could have had a son named Bobby if only he had of lived. WTF is this all about? It's time to stop nocturnal emissions and hire the jackoff police.
With Trump, there are no coincidences; its all planned well in advance.
DenoPenno comments on Jun 13, 2019:
The Iranians did some rescuing in this situation and they are the first to say it all appears strange and mysterious to them. Also the "oil and gas" onboard was methanol and naptha. Beyond this my immediate notice was the news on TV saying already that the price at the pump is going up.
Amen. Did I just say that??
DenoPenno comments on Jun 13, 2019:
True words.
A couple of sunrise photos from the Bakken this morning:)
DenoPenno comments on Jun 13, 2019:
Nice pics. Maybe you could sell these and make a few bucks. I would if I knew the outlets for them. Good luck.
I find it sad that no matter where we go in life there is ridicule and intolerance.
DenoPenno comments on Jun 13, 2019:
This is a very good question. Often the words that others say are in the "gotcha" category. The saying is old but this happened to me just yesterday. A man I work with told me I'm going to hell if I do not change my ways. He thought it was funny. i asked him to please explain to me exactly where that was. After some thought he was not really sure.
Who's your daddy???
DenoPenno comments on Jun 13, 2019:
I honestly never really knew. I did see names, pics, and a marriage license. Beyond that I never really knew.
How any woman can continue to embrace Christianity is beyond me.
DenoPenno comments on Jun 13, 2019:
I was once in a fundy church in Texas in which this man's wife had to walk a few steps behind him. I kid you not.
America's Real Economy: It Isn't Booming
DenoPenno comments on Jun 12, 2019:
Is the economy booming? Is POTUS responsible? All I know is that we are not currently in recession and we are all being harvested.
How to murder children - Bible Style
DenoPenno comments on Jun 12, 2019:
These scriptures are all there for us to see but just remember that god loves you. Then there was that old song that Jesus loved all the little children. What a crock! The writings once again prove that no big bible book was ever intended and we do not have a story from beginning to end. Sorry, Christians.
I am an atheist, therefore I am.
DenoPenno comments on Jun 12, 2019:
When did we need a god to give us all these feelings? Believers will lie about anything in order to be right.
Pray like Mom
DenoPenno comments on Jun 12, 2019:
One more reason to keep your mouth shut during sex.
What about woman's heartbeat?
DenoPenno comments on Jun 11, 2019:
I'm for that one. Women are not incubators. The bible never touched upon this subject.
Paint a Rainbow over your House, so that......
DenoPenno comments on Jun 11, 2019:
I do not want Mike Pence anywhere near my house. Both Pence and Bozo should stay away.
Things Hitler Did - Had parades for himself.
DenoPenno comments on Jun 11, 2019:
Those around me say Trump tells it like it is and he is shaking things up. They should be ashamed. Trump is a liar and a conman. He does NOT tell it like it is. He tells you what he wants you to believe. Way too many believe it. Call them on any of it and immediately the talk comes again to Hillary and Obama. What is wrong here is that these people do not know how to defend their strongman. Do not be distracted or misled.
Donald Trump said today.
DenoPenno comments on Jun 11, 2019:
People are hired to be in the very front rows at his rallies. Trump the Con uses tactics that are similar to televangelists. Both camps tell lies and continue to beat a dead horse. The crowd loves it.
‪This sweet little baby has been resting in my grandparent’s yard the past couple of days.
DenoPenno comments on Jun 11, 2019:
Insects will bother it's eye. This presents a great problem because animal control could help the deer but then maybe mama will not want it any longer because of the human interference. Someone needs to make some phone calls to see just how true this is and what could be done.
From the London Gazette If you like this, join us over in Trump Pinata.
DenoPenno comments on Jun 11, 2019:
Fully agreed.
When are Trump supporters going to realize that he does not have a clue -- not a single real idea-- ...
DenoPenno comments on Jun 11, 2019:
IF the Trump Wall was really important it would have been started seriously in the first 2 years. The GOP was in power and nobody to oppose them. Even today they lie about it being built when what is going on is a much earlier planned cosmetic in certain areas where there is a wall. In fact, both parties were for a wall stretching just over 700 miles in our border area with Mexico. This dates back into the Clintons, Bush, and Obama.The Trump Wall is next to an impossible feat that will cover the entire distance of our border. Not everyone talks of this or makes it clear, and this includes both political parties. What gives? I'm sick of the drama and the lies.
Were there any problems in this world BEFORE Trump was president or did ALL of the world issues ...
DenoPenno comments on Jun 11, 2019:
We all know there were problems before Trump. My big beef is the constant lies and daily tweets that scream out to everyone "me, me me!" I get it that he is in love with himself. I do not share his feelings and I want America to be sane again. I need "normal" news rather than Reality TV brought daily into dominating the media and the White House.
Iowa voter: Trump’s lies don’t change my vote for him Now what else we democrats need to ...
DenoPenno comments on Jun 11, 2019:
I'm for any sane candidate in 2020. I'm a bit tired of Reality America with Reality TV in the WH and dominating the media.
I am really sick of living in the USA. What country can I go to where they don't hate americans?
DenoPenno comments on Jun 11, 2019:
This is a very big question. Before you move anywhere else I would make sure that you are able to do so with total freedom of choice and money enough to make it all work. In many areas an "ex-pat" as you would be called has to come back to the USA periodically in order to continue collecting their USA benefits and money. I, for one, cannot afford to do this.
Anyone ever heard of SHERRY SHRINER?
DenoPenno comments on Jun 11, 2019:
I see your point and I've not heard of her. What many forget these days is that** clickbait **fuels the world of payment on almost anything. News and fake news all go with it. Pics and articles go with it. Facebook and others use this and the end game on it is to know what you like so we can sell you. This is because YOU are now the product. What they sell you is a game played by modern algorithm. This has went the route of print stories on into Reality TV that so many claim to love, and now with Trump in the WH it has went into Reality America. The problem is that not many people know it or can see it, then again, not many people really care? Many see this as no problem at all and the truth is that without it media would be so much weaker or even appear to die. Everything is created with consumers in mind because you are the new product and powers that be will do anything to get your money.
HOW GOD ALMOST KILLED ME: A true story. - YouTube
DenoPenno comments on Jun 11, 2019:
That's a powerful story, David. I can identify with a lot of it as an ex-Pentecostal. Here I was studying for the ministry and god had never really spoken to me. I think it was my parents who made that decision for me. I never spoke in tongues and became aware that many who did were faking it bigtime. In later life I can remember a sermon where the minister's theme was "you are nobody until god has called your name." People were all crying and blubbering like babies over that one. It took a big part of my lifetime for me to realize that there is no god, no imaginary friend. I recall years of running from god, being drunk and in tears because I was not doing what god wanted me to do. I could have been the greatest preacher in the world but I ran away from it like Jonah and my hell on earth was my own private whale. Many times today I hear others say I never really believed, or the problem was that I did not have enough "faith" for the call. Maybe god never really called my name. How foolish. I mention to others that their perfect god had a plan in which we all got here through incest. Is that why we need him? Why did our god want to kill us for not doing something and then he offered a way out through killing Jesus who didn't do that same something either? Christianity makes such perfect sense. God can do anything but he just does not want to, or it is not in his plan. Do I believe that Elisha's bones brought a dead man back to life? No, and most Christians do not either. They just fake it until they make it.
So, God is in control.
DenoPenno comments on Jun 11, 2019:
I agree with your words fully and I can identify with what you said. Believers do not seem to understand that their loving god started out wanting to kill us for something we did not do. Then he offered a way out by killing someone else who did not do it either. Christianity makes such perfect sense.
Stolen from Reddit.
DenoPenno comments on Jun 10, 2019:
Computers do not read and the reason this works is that the line you sign on has to have a signature. Years ago in warranty repair work if nobody was there we signed the ticket with "door open" and it always worked. In many cases today the amount of money involved determines if a person has to sign or not. In my current job I have to have a signature when I deliver the parts. Some who have credit cards on file with us have protested this signing to the main boss and he says it is OK to simply leave the parts and ticket with them. They are "on file" and choose NOT to sign all the time.
I have tried a couple of other date sites and so many profiles start out with must love Jesus, or ...
DenoPenno comments on Jun 10, 2019:
I do not look at this site as a dating site, but it could be. I avoid anyone who claims you must love the lord to be in a relationship with them.
Just curious. Who would not have joined this forum if it was called atheist.com?
DenoPenno comments on Jun 10, 2019:
I do not quibble on this. I call myself an agnostic atheist and I also belong to Atheist Nexus. I dislike discussions trying to separate the so called differences between the 2 terms. Either way you look at it I demand "logic and evidence" to prove things. IF I claim for a 100% fact that there are no gods then I must produce the evidence. A lack of evidence is zero evidence. Do I believe in gods? No.
Religion in a relationship
DenoPenno comments on Jun 10, 2019:
It is possible. I work with a man who claims I am disrespectful of religions and he says he can never do that. He also told me recently that catholic was his wife's religion. This is all I know of their relationship except that they are long married over 23 years. I think a believer and non-believer can have a meaningful relationship if they understand each other and are respectful. Problems come into play when the religious one is crying for you because she wants to save your imaginary soul from going to an imaginary hell and believes all of this because her book and preacher told her about this and the will of an imaginary god. In other words, you have to avoid Evangelicals for a mixed belief relationship to work.
Asking if there is no god, what is the purpose of life is like...
DenoPenno comments on Jun 10, 2019:
I agree with Dan Barker's words totally. Dumb people often ask me who do I worship if I do not believe in god. This remark is programmed into them from their book which states "everyone must serve somebody." Dylan even put those words in a song. It simply is not true. Be free.
What does freedom from religion mean to you?
DenoPenno comments on Jun 9, 2019:
All I know is that one day I discovered that "the scales had fallen off my mind" and I could think clearly just as Paul said in the NT that he could see clearly when the scales fell off his eyes. I was no longer trapped by the writings of a man who wrote most of the NT, could not tell whether he was in or out of his body, and had never even met Jesus. I finally had freedom from religion.
Out of town with my little girl.
DenoPenno comments on Jun 9, 2019:
The pics look great and I hope you both had a good time.
Sooooooo..... did Franklin Graham (Son of Billy) have an affair? links and such please....
DenoPenno comments on Jun 9, 2019:
Maybe so and maybe no? I don't follow such things. In my church days we had stupid confessions going on where one man confessed to the entire church that he and Susy had an affair, but at least it was a natural sin, he said. It wasn't like tobacco or things like that, he said. This is how church people deal with such issues.
Spirituality in Film & Literature
DenoPenno comments on Jun 9, 2019:
I used to thrive on them as a younger man. Once I became an agnostic/atheist any ideas of things supernatural seemed to vanish. It's almost laughable now. Invisible things without a body do not scratch, cut, or bite you. They do not change temperatures, etc. and are not trying to talk with you or have you make contact. The reason for this should be plain to a great many of us. These things are simply not real. Sci- Fi and horror used to be the movies for me. Today my non-belief in gods and anything supernatural limits what I can watch and enjoy tremendously. The Warrens hit it off with investigations that ended in a popular movie series about a possessed doll. The movies are to scare you. The real doll involved was a Raggety Ann. Sorry. I do not believe.
How do you debunk it when someone claims religion, no matter it's true or false' serves as an ...
DenoPenno comments on Jun 9, 2019:
This would be true for many people and that's why you cannot debunk it. This will remain true for them their entire lives or they might slowly change in time.
Reddit - atheism - My boyfriend is a Christian and I'm agnostic.
DenoPenno comments on Jun 9, 2019:
Two things are at play here. The bible says that everyone believes in god. Next it comes to things like my stepfather always said. "God said it, I believe it, and that settles it."
Angry girlfriend pleads guilty to setting ex-boyfriend's apartment building on fire, displacing 130 ...
DenoPenno comments on Jun 8, 2019:
She looks angry in that pic. I don't want to be close to any woman with that kind of anger.
The News In Cartoons
DenoPenno comments on Jun 8, 2019:
LOL He might put a tariff on them. Anybody else notice they have more phone scam calls in the last 890 days? I've had them at least that long and they took off kinda quickly.
What did you want to grow up and be as an adult when you were a pre -teen?
DenoPenno comments on Jun 8, 2019:
As a young boy my ideas were much like yours and "cowboy" was on the top of the list. My formative years were mostly spent in the country but I grew up when television was just becoming big in America. Cowboys were all over the TV.
"We must resist the impoverishment of public discourse on matters of religion which has come about ...
DenoPenno comments on Jun 8, 2019:
I have no use for religion at all. As a one time believer religion simply makes me sick today. There is no evidence at all for any of it being true, and I will only go to a church for a special occasion. That did not stop me from driving 12 miles today to go to the Catholic Church rummage sale. :)
Marty Robbins - El Paso - YouTube
DenoPenno comments on Jun 6, 2019:
I thought that song was what you would have after eating Texas chili.
So now we have a full-blown trade war, global recession on the horizon! Worst economic news since ...
DenoPenno comments on Jun 6, 2019:
The Trump tariffs are now being said correctly to be **the biggest tax increase in over 30 years**. Think on it and you know this is correct. American businesses that do these imports are paying the tariff increases to get the goods here in the first place. The next move is to increase the price of the goods to pay for that increased tariff. This makes the American consumer the one that suffers. Will the Trump tariffs make money for the government? YES, all paid for by the American consumer.
There's an Egyptian graduate student visiting to work on his Master's & we've chatted a good bit.
DenoPenno comments on Jun 6, 2019:
Why would you need to do this? His advice shows that he believes already. Maybe you should ask him why he believes that god would write anything in books for mankind to read. It all comes back to a personal choice of which system you think you have to follow and again shows that you believe already. It's like saying there are lots of cars in the world but I prefer a Chevy. Cars are visible and really here. You cannot say as much for god.
Are you married to a believer?
DenoPenno comments on Jun 6, 2019:
I used to be. Married for 12 years and together for 10. She would agree with me but yet could not get god out of her system.
It's funny looking back at the young, silly me questioning the existence of god by cursing to the ...
DenoPenno comments on Jun 6, 2019:
Then your action progresses to things like "if there is a god let him do this or that." After a time the supernatural kicks in and you start imagining things.
Today I am thankful for the churches.
DenoPenno comments on Jun 6, 2019:
The churches have to step up. If they do not they have a fear that god may take away their part in the kingdom.
You Can't Prove That God Doesn't Exist - Debunked - YouTube
DenoPenno comments on Jun 6, 2019:
Maybe we should try to prove why this god does nothing. If you believe your scriptures let us explain why Elisha's bones brought a dead man back to life. Hospitals today could work miracles if we but had Elisha's bones. Let's look for them like we try to find Noah's Ark. Yes, I know. God did things so much differently in those days. Many people raised from the dead in the OT so why was Jesus in the NT the "first fruits of the dead?" Do we think somebody might be lying here? How about angels and their wings? Sometimes you could see their wings and sometimes not. Let's also get out of the bible and into the Koran. Do you really believe that Mohammed flew to heaven on a winged horse? Oh, yes. Any of this is possible if you have enough faith. The above is just a small amount of ridiculousness.
I gone by on the Philippine consulate to fix my papers going back home to take my vacation, then ...
DenoPenno comments on Jun 5, 2019:
Some countries do national holidays and there is nothing at all you can do about that.
We have a guy our company does business with today pray with me.
DenoPenno comments on Jun 5, 2019:
Let him believe. I used to believe myself but have come to see today that there is no magic man in the sky. I will not argue the fact. It's just that no one can show me any evidence.
The more time passes the more i find myself at ease with love being a chemical reaction that merely ...
DenoPenno comments on Jun 4, 2019:
We all have a "soulmate" until the time that one or both of us has someone else. Stories of geese and mating for life sound nice but we are not geese.
Twitter Jibes Mock Trump's Claim of "Tremendous Crowd of Well Wishers"
DenoPenno comments on Jun 4, 2019:
The town of Liverpool has a sign that bans Trump.
Donald Trump arrived in London yesterday and we gave him the reception he deserved.
DenoPenno comments on Jun 4, 2019:
This is the exact reception I would have given him. The so called "state visit" must have something to do with wanting UK support for an upcoming event on the world stage. Lots of trumpery going on here and I do not like it.
After being on this site for several months now, I’m still confused about “hovering.
DenoPenno comments on Jun 4, 2019:
I look at my profile daily and find that someone hovered. It must be a new fad. If not, you are being reported for looking at words or something.
Its going to be fun in London today!!
DenoPenno comments on Jun 4, 2019:
The Queen should ask that question.
Team Biden? Yikes! [youtu.be]
DenoPenno comments on Jun 4, 2019:
What are the 23 Dem candidates really doing? Maybe a survey to see what we would like rather than Trump. Remember, it's all about telling you lies and getting your money. It's just that with Trump the idea is also to stress the fuck out of you while doing this.
The Queen and Chump
DenoPenno comments on Jun 4, 2019:
This is most likely a real picture. Trump provided the snacks after the pomp and show was over. That's how he does in in America.
What is the personality of the Holy Ghost?
DenoPenno comments on Jun 4, 2019:
The Holy Ghost was a spirit that never said very much. He was always "brooding on the waters" but you could never get away with blaspheming against him coz it would not be forgiven of you. If you were doing a cookout the Holy Ghost would be like the sauce that you put on the meat. It was only fitting that he would be the one who got Mary pregnant. The least you know the better.
How to write holy texts 4 simple rules
DenoPenno comments on Jun 4, 2019:
If your sacred tablets are not gold explain that your god is just starting out and he is not rich yet. Give him a chance anyway.
In 1633, Galileo was ordered by the church to stand trial on suspicion of heresy, because he said ...
DenoPenno comments on Jun 4, 2019:
Shame on the church. A big problem I see here is that many of the Evangelicals do not consider the Catholic Church as anything to be relied upon. They forget where they come from, anything at all about Martin Luther, a biblical numbering system for the bible, and anything from Bishop Usher who pinpointed the exact day of creation. What a mess!
There are points in your life where you make decisions.
DenoPenno comments on Jun 4, 2019:
I see your regret and I do understand it. What I am also seeing is the situation as you thought it was. The question is "was this the true situation?" Your regret should center on the fact that you will never know.
Many atheists take it as self-evident that we are born as atheists, that not to believe anything ...
DenoPenno comments on Jun 4, 2019:
I still call it "indoctrination" but I see exactly where you are coming from. I.E. reading, writing, and doing math would not appear to a child as having the "benefits" and answers that religion offers.
I have a question regarding shoes and shoe soles.
DenoPenno comments on Jun 2, 2019:
Get some new shoes. I wear New Balance with a diabetic insert. Depending on your location you can get them for $150 or less and the shoe store will help you with professional fitting. Some shoes cost more than this but most doctors say these are good enough. I have the kind with 2 velcro straps on each shoe and I will not wear them with laces.
What happens after you die?
DenoPenno comments on Jun 2, 2019:
This meme explains it all very nicely.
I don’t believe in god, but I do think that there is something either spiritual or universal going...
DenoPenno comments on Jun 2, 2019:
What spiritual or universal things do you think are going on?
Trump's 'personal pastor' expels demons out of White House on National Day of Prayer, but forgets to...
DenoPenno comments on Jun 2, 2019:
I do believe that The Demon should be expelled from the White House. I'm not particular in which way they choose to do it.
What is your most creative or amusing use of a bungee cord?
DenoPenno comments on Jun 2, 2019:
Good job. You are doing the workouts that I should be doing. Lately I've been getting a little lazy.
My father died today.
DenoPenno comments on Jun 2, 2019:
Sorry for your loss. Regardless of conflicts I'm sure you loved him dearly.
I have gravity issues: I’m always dropping things, knocking things over, ...
DenoPenno comments on Jun 2, 2019:
My ongoing battle with gravity is similar to yours and I blame it on my neuropathy. I'm no longer sure on my feet and wear New Balance shoes with a diabetic insert. A complication is that my feet tingle. I have to be very careful or what you are reporting happens to me. About 6 years ago I climbed trees like an ape, walked on the roof of my house, and even climbed my TV antenna tower. Hard to do this without proper feeling in your feet. If cops ever wanted me to walk a straight line I would have to pass. For me it is no longer possible.
I have watched three episodes of "Good Omens" so far and am loving it.
DenoPenno comments on Jun 2, 2019:
I will have to look it up. My latest Netflix series is finally watching "The 100" and before that "The Rain."
This is so sad. LA rat infestation and homelessness [latimes.com]
DenoPenno comments on Jun 2, 2019:
Being homeless is not mental illness although some do end up there also because of despair. Being homeless is caused IMHO by people believing the lies of financial institutions who have you taking out more loans than you can repay. Once you are on the streets and homeless the living conditions are right for the spread of disease. Vermin become a big problem and they carry disease. Some want to tackle this by giving the homeless a house. That seems like too close to how theirs got taken away to me. Greed is causing unpayable debt that causes homelessness. I'm sure it is not the only reason but it is a great big part of it. Vermin infestations caused great concern in our past and nobody knew what the cause was. Today we know but does anybody care?
Tobacco Smoke Enema Kit
DenoPenno comments on Jun 2, 2019:
Absolutely. Trump and the gang are doing that to us right now. My insurance agent is a supporter and she says "nobody knows what to believe." I had a pretty good ideas until late 2015.
The Matrix Trilogy Decoded by Mark Passio - YouTube
DenoPenno comments on Jun 2, 2019:
It is precisely because this is an allegory that I do not worry about it. I do worry about getting out of Trumpworld but this fascism is going on because no one knows what to do. We are at a point that globalization is no longer working. The experiment is now to see what will work in a world where money and the making of money at any cost is the only value to those who have power. How will the populace except this is a part of the experiment.
Would you like some reheated McDonald's French Fries?
DenoPenno comments on Jun 2, 2019:
Reheat them and they might last 100 years. As for my ex I still remember being woke up at 3 AM because of an argument earlier that day. I cannot remember what it was about. I love my ex dearly but today I have more peace of mind.
i want to know how many people in here had a chance to take a picture with somebody famous, and how ...
DenoPenno comments on Jun 2, 2019:
I've met a few but never got pictures. Most of them are now dead except for Jody Foster. Warren Oates is dead. I talked with him once while he was having a beer in between takes.
Noticed something, or a lack of something.
DenoPenno comments on Jun 2, 2019:
Disasters are all caused by god because of gays and Trump haters. That's why Jesus said that the end times would have wars and rumors of wars. Wait. Haven't we always had these? We will exaggerate it now by throwing disasters as well.
What is the answer for your happiness?
DenoPenno comments on Jun 2, 2019:
I'm more of a "watcher" in life. That's what I have turned into. I want to be comfortable and yet see what drives others and why they are driven, etc. The older I get the harder it is for me to understand people. We seem to think that life is "all about us." Surprise! It really is not. Here is a clue. You are the product and everyone wants to sell you. Recently one of my cell phones wants me to go to websites and look at shit. It never did this before, but I am not surprised. So many things in life today are a distraction or a diversion and it's all about making money. No, not you making money. Other people making money and Reality America is full of lies.
Will Agnostics.
DenoPenno comments on Jun 2, 2019:
Net Neutrality was good but deep down most ISP's will provide you a good service if you pay for it. Once the price gouging starts someone will fight the unfairness while others strive for more profit by providing a better service. I was told I would not be happy with Charter/Spectrum and I have no problems at all.
What is your response to evil and suffering?
DenoPenno comments on Jun 2, 2019:
We create evil. In the bible there is a verse that says god creates both good and evil but most of us know there is no god. That concept comes out of our minds. Now I am brought back to "we create evil."
I've posted this before but every time I do I get berated for doing so.
DenoPenno comments on Jun 2, 2019:
They are meaningful words in so much as we ourselves give the words meaning. My best example would be to imagine a scene inside a church where the preacher claims everyone is there believing and of the same frame of mind. This is not true. Regardless of the subject people are not all thinking the same. Now imagine a couple out under the stars and looking up at the sky. They may have just had sex and both be smoking cigarettes. One asks the other "are you thinking what I am thinking?" As humans we do such things and ask these silly questions but it is impossible. Even if the very question takes them both back to an earlier event they are NOT thinking the same thing. So, you can imagine god as "dog" or claim that you do not know what believers are talking about in using the names they do for their deity all you want to. Evidence would show that you have about as much understanding on this as anyone else does. Religious ideas and names were never an absolute. Even when people claim they are we are not all thinking the same things.
The "God" Part of the Brain: A Scientific Interpretation of Human Spirituality and God is a very ...
DenoPenno comments on Jun 2, 2019:
I'm not sure about the "god part" of our brain but for many years I thought I had a guardian. An invisible presence that would help and protect me. As time goes on I find that this and the god concept itself comes out of our brain. It is human nature to make up a god in the same way that you made up that invisible friend as a child.
Hey guys, before I came on this site I am a hundred % believer, as the time goes by and read most of...
DenoPenno comments on Jun 2, 2019:
Congratulations! This journey involved a lot of study for me and that study was the bible. The writings inside came together officially some 300 plus years after Jesus. The book contradicts itself because the many smaller books inside were never meant to be bound together as one. "Early church fathers" is a term put on people 300 or so years after Jesus, and Josephus was not a contemporary. Paul is credited with writing two thirds of the New Testament and he never knew or met Jesus. Beyond that, the man could never tell whether he was "in or out" of his body when he received his great teachings. I look back and it is so hard to imagine people who follow this. Some claim I have not tried other religions. Why would I need to? So called holy writings abound and there is no proof of gods or of gods wanting to get in touch with you. The question is more like why do we want so desperately to invent a god? Good luck to you in your journey. Remember also that we make our own luck. :)
I have noticed quite a few men here have been flirting carelessly with me, I'm not here for a ...
DenoPenno comments on Jun 1, 2019:
I'm not one of them but I will be more careful.
LivingWhileBlack experiences are the new version of 'whites only' signs
DenoPenno comments on Jun 1, 2019:
It is modern day segregation and is made possible by the apathy of Trump and his supporters. It is this very fact has caused it to progress. If Trump says nothing about it then it must be OK and he supports our right to discriminate. A creative way of dealing with all this is very simple - it's racism!
The church, getting things wrong for centuries.
DenoPenno comments on Jun 1, 2019:
It does seem rather stupid when you look at it. Remember also that it was once said that "if god wanted you to fly he would have given you wings." Trace this back to early beliefs of angels having wings and they could also fly.
Should Marriage Still Involve Changing a Woman's Name?
DenoPenno comments on Jun 1, 2019:
My ex had some of the issues that you did although she got her maiden name back in the divorce. That does not mean that loans or certificates automatically have to change your name back. There is a fee for that. I also believe that IF a woman chooses not to change her name at marriage, that is her business. Why would she have to?
To Make Sure 'No President Is Above the Law,' Warren Calls for New Measure Enabling DOJ to Indict a ...
DenoPenno comments on Jun 1, 2019:
We should have such a measure. Currently Trumpenstein would veto it.
It's tortilla weekend everybody.
DenoPenno comments on Jun 1, 2019:
IDK but make me a tortilla. :)
Anti Vax rebuttal
DenoPenno comments on Jun 1, 2019:
Here is a big problem with anti-vax. If you believe that vaccination cause autism then you must explain why some who have never had a vaccination still have autism. In my lifetime I have known those who had polio and have saw the deformity of it. Through vaccination I have also seen polio be cast to the sideline. I no longer see people who had polio as a child or those who have it today as an adult.
‘Bible literacy’ classes in public schools violate separation of church and state - The ...
DenoPenno comments on Jun 1, 2019:
Pence, DeVos, Mercers, et al are trying so desperately to move in. We have to become that Christian Nation even if it was a lie. Churches are getting ready for this also. A man that I went to school with claims that the bible used to be the school's Weekly Readers. This is total nonsense.
The Big Bang Theory - just watched a show on the Science Channel "Did the Big Bang Really Happen?
DenoPenno comments on Jun 1, 2019:
I am a man who has come to agree with you fully on this idea. Bible believers want to clarify everything by saying their god has always existed and that does not work. Substitute the word "universe" and it might work. You and I and our ability to think is our beginning.
Microwave Background Radiation.
DenoPenno comments on May 31, 2019:
Possibly remnants of a universe still expanding into infinity. Keep in mind that light is instantly anywhere if it travels in a straight line. "Nothing" is not a valid scientific concept.
Robert Mueller Ends Robert Mueller's Career [youtu.be]
DenoPenno comments on May 31, 2019:
I like the unredacted version of this a lot better. Goodbye Bob.
Trump is going to England.
DenoPenno comments on May 31, 2019:
Trump going to England. Is he even welcome in that country?
Catholic League On Predatory Priests: It’s Not Rape If The Child Isn’t Penetrated | Michael ...
DenoPenno comments on May 31, 2019:
Ah, yes. Penetration. Imagine the penis as a pistol and you are tied up and the perpetrator rubs that pistol all over your body. He even puts it in your mouth, but there is no crime unless you are penetrated.
This morning, Trump has twittered that he is going to put more tariffs on Mexico.
DenoPenno comments on May 31, 2019:
Apparently we do not see the problem we have created here. His supporters want to be in power and there appears to be no way out as long as he is a "sitting president." Someone has to fix this.
Suicide Epidemic Has Swept Across American West – Rolling Stone
DenoPenno comments on May 31, 2019:
Lingle says he could not take the anxiety and depression any longer and that his lottery tickets were not winning. The author downplays the part on the lottery tickets. i don't think he should have. Our lifestyles today create both anxiety and depression. We are told that we should win and that we will win. Everything is pushed at us in this manner today. It should be plain that not everyone will win. Things like this happen in a world where we have become the product. Then we have drugs both legal and illegal. On TV you find constantly that drug companies are being sued because of wronghful death. On the illegal end of this we see that everyone wants that higher high. Drug makers are adding Fentanyl and causes overdose and death for many. Look at the wrong thinking our society is creating. It's all about money. The love of money.
Georgia church hires woman to make contact with the dead | Barry Duke
DenoPenno comments on May 31, 2019:
Yes, it is total bullshit. I seldom do bible quotes but here is one. Ecclesiastes 9:5 explains it all. It plainly says that **the dead do not know anything.** The most likely reason is that they are dead. That makes sense to me. Bible believing supernaturalists have another take however. They seem to follow Paul.
In the matter of fiction, the creator of Superman had him flying through the air- but he never had ...
DenoPenno comments on May 30, 2019:
Jesus did both. Imagine how long it must have taken for Jesus to be raised into the air before he was received by a cloud and was out of site. Imagine the release of a helium balloon to help you see this. Now imagine that Jesus will return "in like manner."
I prayed every night, starting at a young age, up until two years or so ago when I started to doubt ...
DenoPenno comments on May 30, 2019:
You have only been a non-believer for about 2 years so getting frightened and going back to "prayer mode" is a form of protection. Not that it ever worked, but you thought it worked and that was why you did it in the first place. As for voices, I would not be worried unless you have some sort of ongoing dialog that involves other voices. In other words, if you hear voices and it appears you are carrying on a conversation of some sort. Prayer is not like that. If we flip TV channels or run through radio stations we hear voices. Being tired and hearing such things in your head can be normal and fixed by simply getting a little sleep. If you have an "invisible friend" or your neighbors dog is telling you to kill people you have a real problem. I'm not sure that having Schizophrenia in the family is a real reason to worry about anything. I know such a family and only one person in that family has it. This is the best the family members themselves can figure out looking back on their history.
Televangelist: Jesus Was Vaccinated Against Flu So We Don’t Have To Be
DenoPenno comments on May 30, 2019:
Influenza is the biggest killer in the world. When you assume your god will protect you it makes you ignorant. When you assume vaccinations are the cause of autism you are ignorant.
The Fringe Theology That Could End Religious Freedom
DenoPenno comments on May 30, 2019:
Things like this should scare us. Pence is a Dominionist, for example. DeVos and a few others fit into that category.

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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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