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How does someone create an atheist wedding. I was raised baptist but I am now atheist so I only know...
Freedompath comments on Mar 31, 2018:
You can create your own ceremony! A 'justice of the peace,' can speak the words. The Unitaterian Universalist Church has special weddings, all the time.
Does anyone else here find it quite amusing that the Celebration of the Supposed Resurrection has ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 31, 2018:
Most interesting! About Wed, we should have reserrection?
Another Species Disappears and We’re the Reason - TheHumanist.com
Freedompath comments on Mar 31, 2018:
Let's hope they are successful...I wish more people paid attention to perseveing all life!
Why Ohio??
Freedompath comments on Mar 31, 2018:
Maybe, something deeper is drawing you in that direction? And, when the men's pics come up, you are sucked in and they look great?
Did it take you long to realize how screwed up it is to think crackers become the flesh of someone? ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 31, 2018:
Wow! I thought I was a deep thinker, but I never thought that deep about, the 'crackers' being cannibalism...did think about 'wine' (grape juice), being blood. But, the whole notion could go back to ancient times, when they really did eat the dead? But, why would we need anything about food out of that ancient wisdom, in today's modern society? Most of society has enough food sources, at least in the Christian part!
On April 14,2018 Columbus, IN will have its first Pride festival. This is Mike Pence's hometown. I...
Freedompath comments on Mar 31, 2018:
I vote for number 5...he is just not a 'whole' person! A person showed me a picture of Pence in his teens and he looked too...pretty!
Today is World Bipolar day. All over Facebook I see people posting things with the hashtag ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 30, 2018:
I know just how you feel, but mine was depression...possibly bi-polar! It is work, it had to be added to anything that I attempted to accomplish! And, yes I tried to educate people about my condition, that was work as well and didn't always help me! But, as I aged it did subside a lot and after I had back surgery last year, my condition has gone altogether! I feel like a new person! I wish this on everybody! I have no real explanation for the total turnaround! So it can happen! If it can happen to one person, then it should be possible for others!
If I had it all to do again, I doubt very much I would meet my husband. I loved him dearly but our ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 30, 2018:
Me!!! Have never been able to figure out how I picked my children's father, for their daddy! Never understand that! However, we are all still alive...I guess there is something to be said for that!
Have you ever looked back on something did and wondered how you survived?
Freedompath comments on Mar 30, 2018:
Even with things that were dangerous, i never thought i was about to die! And i have been in real danger! And on that time thing...It seems to me everything takes longer, than in my young days! It seems like the days are even shorter...when I am trying to get something done! It must be an aged brain perception of time?
Estranged family?
Freedompath comments on Mar 30, 2018:
Have had it for years upon years...with 5 children with their wide range of personalities and sometimes even the agreeable ones...go rogue on me! Then lots of mental illness in my family of origin! I can love people from, afar...where is it written that we must suffer by being with people that are hard to deal with on a regular basis? I can take anything in small amounts...so that is what I do!
Economist Who Predicted Brexit & Trump Brilliantly Explains Capitalism's Collapse - YouTube
Freedompath comments on Mar 30, 2018:
I must give up on this one...I must be 'brain tire' I can't get my mind around this complicated subject...I will run it thru my brain again later!
How do you know what they wrote in the bible,koran and the bagavate gita is all true ? You were not ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 30, 2018:
We don't know...at least I can't believe that it is true! It looks to me like...a selection of accounts handed down one generation to another, as people struggled to know themselves and something greater than themselves! If I send down into the future, an account of my struggles to find myself and my fellow citizens ...I wonder what it would look like in a 1000 years?
Living in the Bible belt it has to be refreshing to hear some thoughtfull disscussion on all ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 30, 2018:
Having special family members reject me because of my beliefs, was once very hurtful! I am only disappointed now...I can live with that!
Living in the Bible belt it has to be refreshing to hear some thoughtfull disscussion on all ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 30, 2018:
Welcome to this forum, it is a good place to be connected with, because at least, no one will shame you for believing what you believe! At least I have not observed that here! You might be challeged on some issue, as I have not observed any clones here, either! So put your ideas out here and see where they go?
"Be fruitful and multiply": Why the Abrahamic religions are winning the evolutionary race. ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 30, 2018:
What does it mean, 'only the strong survive?' Genes, can be altered in the here and now! So...it may not be all in the genes!
Breaking News: An Italian journalist and athiest, who struck up a friendship with the Pope, has ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 30, 2018:
I loved that Pope, from the start! He has heart and common sense! Nice to hear some secrets, too! My guess is, if that Pope, really cut loose, all 'hell,' would break loose here!
What liars and hypocrites fear most is the truth.
Freedompath comments on Mar 30, 2018:
That is up for grabs...there are certain personalities that cannot fear a different truth, than the one that they have at that moment, because their perception is their truth! I think this true in the case of trump, his whole reality is slanted toward a different angle, than normal people! To him, his is telling the truth! Example...has he changed since he took to the world stage? Even when he has been called out on a daily basis, for his lying!
Which philosophers have given you the most useful insights to living a meaningful or rewarding life ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 29, 2018:
Mine, is Marcus Arileous...even if he was a man! He could have done anything he wanted, but he struggled to be a just person and he worked at it every day!
“Who cares, I have nothing to hide” — Why the popular response to online privacy is so flawed
Freedompath comments on Mar 29, 2018:
Yes, when we dig deeper it is 'scary than hell' and I am one of those people who says 'they have nothing to hide!' I have been studing that 'Cambridge Analytica' and I am deleting as much as possible on the Internet...that I am in anyway connected to! After studing that business, and hearing the CEO, Andrew Nix, I understand fully now, how trump was able to get elected! It went, 'by hook and by crook,' that is how he got elected! I am dropping out...this is way beyond what we have ever experienced, with media!
What are your reasons why life is not just about winning and losing?
Freedompath comments on Mar 29, 2018:
Life is not about winning or loosing to me, because it 'pits me against others!' It is not my style! When we help each other to be our best...everyone wins!
"Most Christian president ever." I want to cry at this woman's ignorance.
Freedompath comments on Mar 29, 2018:
You can fool select people, all of the time, but all of the people cannot be fooled!!
There have been at least three killing by TX police this week. One was clearly murder, the other two...
Freedompath comments on Mar 29, 2018:
I am also white and fear the police, more than anyone else!
Jim Carrey Sketch ENRAGES Conservatives - YouTube
Freedompath comments on Mar 29, 2018:
LOOKS JUST LIKE SARAH H SANDERS, TO ME!!
Stop me, before I shop again! Hi, my name is Cat and I'm addicted to thrift store shopping.
Freedompath comments on Mar 28, 2018:
Yes, I am prone to that addiction! And, here as I am moving I am paying a high price for it! I am forced to go through the stuff and box it up and donate a great deal of it back! I see what my problem is...when I see something that cost a lot more originally than is offered in the thrift store, I think I may need 'that thing' now or most likely in the future! I found things behind other things, that I forgot that I had and it was there for years!! I could have been out of here a month ago, if I was not trapped here with sorting through things, that were to be used at some future date, in my life! And, it has come about when my physical body can only do so much, extra stuff! I would have come out ahead of this game, to have gone out and bought only the thing that I used on a regular basis...at it's normal price! It has become so distressing that I am starting to hate all my "stuff'! I WILL, take up a more productive habit, in the future! This is surely a waste of time and money, because adding together all the stuff, that I had to truck back to re-donate, I lost money...big time! It hurts to 'lay bare' yourself, to yourself!!
Can a guy have a female best friend and sex never enter the frame?
Freedompath comments on Mar 28, 2018:
Well, I sure hope so! Because, it helps in all kinds of ways in our life to have opposite sex, best friends! One human being cannot give to us all the things that nurtures and supports us. It makes life so much fuller to have all kinds of friends!
While thinking about what attracts me to other people, I realized that people like us because we ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 28, 2018:
I think you are on to something...I find that to be true as well!
Every time I say good bye to my now 95 year old dad it wrenches my heart.I am glad I have had so ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 28, 2018:
I am so sorry that you are sad. Let the love in your heart, support you!
When you're feeling blue... Down in the dumps... Depressed... What do you do, if anything, to lift ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 27, 2018:
Get some serious walking for at least 30 mins each day and get more sun, (if it ever stays out long enough). I have found going up and down stairs works good for short periods of excerise! And, journaling every day, just put down what comes to mind, try to get in 3 full pages! There is a reason for the 3 pages...it takes that long to get deeper! Good luck
How do you sleep? Stomach, back, sides...maybe all? I grew up a stomach sleeper and now soon to ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 27, 2018:
If you believe that you would be more comfortable on your stomach, you could put a good sized pillow under your lower abdomen (between waist and crotch). It must be firm enough to hold your back up firmly! But, you would need to leave off pillow for your head. To relieve nerve pain, I use memory form on top of my mattress, and I use a contoured form pillow...not to plump...to keep neck in alignment with spine. Good luck
Can you have too many books?
Freedompath comments on Mar 27, 2018:
Just finished packing up all my books!!! (Several hundred) I had to take a quick look at each one just to be sure that life itself did not depend on a few of them! I ended up with maybe 50...even as I intended to release all of them! There is so much wisdom in these books (they are non-fiction). It has been painful, but i cannot get books in a 'tiny house,' 1500 miles away! So I will have to trust, that I got all that I could use out of these tresures and go forward into a new day, for new wisdom! Why do I think that I should have memorized all those books and it wouldn't matter now?
An unarmed man was shot by San Antonio police as he stood with hands up, no shirt, not moving. About...
Freedompath comments on Mar 27, 2018:
This is heartbreaking to me! But, it is common place now a days! Officers, don't even take a moment to assess the situation, before they shoot to KILL! I believe they are trained to do this, because they are also told, you are in the right, so the law is always in your favor! People should not choose a profession that they are deathly afraid in...all the time!! That is insane and cost innocent people to die, for no reason, other than an officer wants to kill, over his own fear! this part of society cares little about the person killed or the anguish brought to that person's family and friends OR even 'society at large!' Because, I can say without hesitation...it grieves me, everytime I hear that a person has been shot dead by accident or on purpose and especially by police officers! It seems like people are being hunted like 'mad dogs!' There is no humanity in that...when did we start (from barbarian times), again to treat people as out of control and mad...as in a raging animal, because they exhibit normal anxiety of their own, when cornered like an animal? It simply does not add up! What can we expect when a part of our social order is promoted to wipe out another part of our social order...simple because they are not trained for any other recourse...and they could be!
Medical Marijuana and Gun Laws Collide | Fortune
Freedompath comments on Mar 27, 2018:
I think that I am on the fence with this law. There are certain perscribed psychoic medication that I believe would fall under this law. My position is, if you need drugs for medical reasons, your brain could be altered so as to effect your perspective and nervous reactions. Having a gun, under these conditions is not in the best interest of that person. And, why is the ownership of a gun, the first thought in protecting one's self? In my 78 years of much pain and suffering have I ever concluded that a gun would be my best protection! That covers driving long distance in the middle of the night for work and other activities! That covers being beaten by an alcoholic madman husband on many occasions and having to run for my life! No, I don't agree that a gun is needed to protect ourself under all conditions!
Republicans Impeach Judges Who Blocked Their Gerrymandering What happened to the rule of law? ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 27, 2018:
Republicans do not know when to give up...they would "beat a dead horse!' They don't know the meaning of 'sharing power!' This new type of GOP, really has done great harm, to our government order and there seems to be no change in sight! I just keep believing that the pendelum will soon swing back from their hate filled ideas!
Are you superstitious?
Freedompath comments on Mar 27, 2018:
I am not superstitious, but I do believe in luck! When I have experienced this kind of situation, especially accidents...the first thing I wonder is, where did I go wrong? Where was my attention at the time of the accident? What was I doing at the time, that increased my risk of an accident? After that I would move passed it, asap! I do believe there are things that happen, from sheer luck! That makes it even more urgent that we evaluate to see where we dropped our attention, (even slightly for the situation).
How long will you repeat behaivor before you change it?
Freedompath comments on Mar 27, 2018:
Behavior is usually repeated until you find the underlying reason for it...the pay off of some kind! Then you need to replace it with something you 'know' to be more useful! It may have been useful to you, once-upon-a-time!
I grew up in a mennonite sect that practices a form of "shunning" to members that have left the ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 27, 2018:
I have seen that reported in documentaries! I think it is beyond sad, when people place their religion above their own blood (kind). There is no freedom to 'be'...in any of that behavior! In essence they say...'if you follow my rules and laws, then you will be ACCEPTABLE! This is not a one time error, that a person might make...they throw (shun) you out forever! There is something just plain inhumane in that practice and sooner than later, I would be staying away from them! Every human being has the right to live with acceptance and support out in the open...for all to see! Not accepted part ways...that is crazy making!
Which is the more disturbing, Russian politics or Islamic fundamentalism
Freedompath comments on Mar 27, 2018:
I think I would have to go with Russians! They are smart and know how to use their intelligence for harm in the very cleverest and ugliest ways...with no regret! I do not trust Russians...Islam fundamentialism has a lot of ignorance in it, and some sects do blow themselves up for the cause! But, they don't routinely undermine countries and poison people as the Russians oligarchs do and then play victims when confronted! Then promote that victimization to their fellow citizens!
I recently watched a documentary regarding (in this instance) American men choosing to marry ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 26, 2018:
Men, who marry a mail order bride, may secretly not want a woman to know them, very deeply? I agree, that if foreigners become attracted to each other, that has the possibility of a real relationship. But, this mail order bride thing, just seems to be too much of an imbalance of power. Free sex, cannot by itself...evolve the personality of an individual and that is what relationships...based on mutual respect can do for us. Food and shelter for sex, is not my idea of mutual respect or even balanced! Reminds me too much of the missionaries who bring help to the poor...in exchange for 'saving their soul!' Seems fishy, to me!
[wolf-pac.com] has the following goal: "To save democracy in the United States by getting a much ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 26, 2018:
I support this idea completely! It would make our government process so much more equitable!
Recent site updates! Wow, it's been a while since we summarized new features so here goes! ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 26, 2018:
Admin, i seem to be stuck in Shawappa44820.
Unitarian Universalist Churches are sometimes filled with 50% Atheists and Agnostics and the church ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 26, 2018:
I had wonderful experiences at the UU church, made great friends there! But moved out of the area.
I teach pre-k for public school in Oklahoma. The school is required by LAW to say the pledge of ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 25, 2018:
I believe that I would condition myself, by keeping my personal beliefs...personal... unless you are ask. I liked your responce about 'separation of church and state.' You did not sell yourself out and yet you did not reveal, 'your all.' I doubt that you would find the perfect teaching environment for your nature, so the next best thing is to protect your 'inner nature.' You are there to perform a service, a professional...you are not there to convince anyone of your personal worth or beliefs! Your beliefs should support you in being an upright person, and that right is not given to you by any other person! That is what this country stands for, even as it appears strained at the moment!
What's the best pet in your opinion?
Freedompath comments on Mar 25, 2018:
For me it is a medium sized dog!
What do you do with the hours between midnight and 2 am when sleep is elusive ?
Freedompath comments on Mar 25, 2018:
I have a motivational tape that I listen to, sometimes more than once! It must be something that I found to bring me clarity, before and not something I am trying out for the first time!
How biased is your news source? You probably won’t agree with this chart - MarketWatch
Freedompath comments on Mar 25, 2018:
I pretty much agree with the chart.
A Georgia Mom Crashed Her Car Into a Concrete Pole to Show Her Kids God Exists – Friendly Atheist...
Freedompath comments on Mar 24, 2018:
Christians always seem to test 'god,' to try an prove his existence to others and themselves! That alone may be a sign they 'really' don't believe! If there was a 'god,' I can't believe he would be compelled to answer the call of one desperate mortal in all the universe! If he did answer all the calls of mortals, I suspect that most people would still be alive, today and in perfect health!
Recent site updates! Wow, it's been a while since we summarized new features so here goes! ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 24, 2018:
Thanks for your good work.
I am excited to find this community after months of attempts at online dating in the “Bible ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 23, 2018:
Welcome to our place...
I like this quote....
Freedompath comments on Mar 23, 2018:
Loved that quote!
Can WE wage anti-corruption/corp warfare. Can we make a pest of ourselves by filing small claims ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 23, 2018:
This, I have not had any experience with. I will need to be on the alert...concerning this situation and get back to you!
I was 12 the day I stopped believing. I was 15 when I told my parents. I was 19 when I was forced...
Freedompath comments on Mar 23, 2018:
You will be working on making the life that you want!! And...enjoying every minute of it, even when you get sideswiped once in a while!! You go girl...
What are the best TV series/shows you ever watched or are currently watching?
Freedompath comments on Mar 23, 2018:
Disconnected my tv...I read my emails and I do watch you-tube videos on my i-pad... on building stuff (walls, gardens and tiny houses)...and of course I keep up with what is happening with politics! Love Steven Corbert and Ted Talks! And agnostic.com!!!
How to fall in love
Freedompath comments on Mar 22, 2018:
I did not read article, but finding love may have a lot to do with social conditioning! We are fed this romantic...out of this world love that is going to hit us like a lightening bolt and give us unimaginable pleasure and happiness! And, somewhere we get a whiff of that 'smoke bomb' and off we go...blinded by the smoke, until it disapates and we find our selves with another human being and with the same frame of mind, before the intoxication (wanting more high)! What happened to the uphoria? Now that 'love' is just mundane, with a few 'sparks' here and there! And, on top of that...comes even more work if you stay with that love! Maybe this is why relationships are temporary or fleeting?
My spouse is a gambeling addict. It causes so much stress in our home. Is anyone else dealing with ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 22, 2018:
You sure have a heavy challenge ahead of you! If you really love this person, I would suggest that you get help for yourself, first! You need to be at your best, to deal with this delima even if you must leave the relationship! Long range stress surrounding your financial security, will truely break you down! So you need to know if your husband will get help or save himself, alone (with your support)! Your husband has a disorder and you did not cause it! He must get to the root of the problem and I would hope show some willingness to do that, otherwise 'he will bring down the house,' both literally and figureatively!
Have you ever been asked, "What Church do you go too?' by your boss?
Freedompath comments on Mar 22, 2018:
Wow! You did what I wish I could do, when confronted by the Christian sect!! You gave us a fine example of how to handle people who judge others by what religion they come from? I thank you! Hold that strength, it will keep you out of the weeds...
Listening to Mythology audiobook. As close to fiction as I can bare.
Freedompath comments on Mar 22, 2018:
I feel likewise! I spent half my life reading non-fiction! Had much difficulty with mythology, until this Prof Jordan Peterson, came on the scene and cleared some of it up for me!
Maybe I should start a group called "women who love men who love themselves". That's about how my ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 22, 2018:
Ha! Ha! I am so sorry 'honey child!' Try what I did...I stopped picking them! Sooner or later, your type will show up...it is all in the timing!
Do you as an atheist feel more intelligent than believers?
Freedompath comments on Mar 22, 2018:
I feel that I have the same intelligent capacity that I have always had and half of my 78 years were spent in the Christian religions. I do see that I may have become wiser, because I have paid attention and applied myself to books and other study! I can see where I would have a restricted view point, if I had kept myself bound inside a religion! They just keep studying the same old things (over and over) that starts out in their scriptures! They memorize certain scripure verses to use to defend themselves with! They stress the parts that scare the hell out a person, instead of what it takes to improve your character by word and deed! People seem so conflicted between good and evil, they can't live a fully human life!
Alternative Lifestyles
Freedompath comments on Mar 22, 2018:
I have never been interested in alternative life styles and the people who 'went down the rabbit holes' in my (tomorrow bd 78 yrs) years, have not turned out well! Life is not a one night stand and from my perch...a life is built of respect and high standards of conduct. Even what we do behind closed doors, can erode or support our own self-respect! In the end that is all that we own that is truely ours and it is what we end up with...when we die!
Morality in religion
Freedompath comments on Mar 22, 2018:
So true...
Photofunia: Want to get creative and have some fun?
Freedompath comments on Mar 22, 2018:
I loved your photos, and when I figure out 'again' how to down load, I will contribute something! I like this anyway!
POLL: Millennial Women Killing Republican Party - YouTube
Freedompath comments on Mar 22, 2018:
If the younger generation gets envolved, that can only help balance out some political issues, in my opinion! I can accept a generation gap, as life goes forward and a new way of looking at things is always an asset!
So I recently became single.. I don't know what to expect from here but hello all.. I'm a 28 year ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 21, 2018:
Good luck josh, with all that you desire!
I was reading, Why Women Need Freedom from Religion and came across this bible verse. Color me ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 21, 2018:
I must admit that I am ignorant, as to what those Bible verses means? My interpretation seems to be...that proud women, will get put in their place! They are not approved of! This is precisely why I stopped reading the Bible...the same as I don't expose myself to porn and hate speech! All of it seems to come from a period of time, when certain people wallowed in a kind of insanity! I can't see usefulness toward my better nature, in any of that stuff!
The thing that bothers me about christianity is that most of it is centered around the afterlife. ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 21, 2018:
You state exactly what I have experienced, over my life time! This mind set, of living for...after you are dead...wares out real fast, under scrutiny! Might as well, take one's self out, if the afterlife, is your deepest desire?
A girl on another board asked why atheists are so negative and abrasive. I answered her with this:...
Freedompath comments on Mar 21, 2018:
I can get with all that you reported in your post! We needed a little meaness in our nature, to overcome, out run, out talk and finally confidently state...our right to be here, wasn't given to us, by some savior!
Hello World! New to the site. A friend referred me to it and I am pretty glad he did. So far it ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 21, 2018:
Welcome and I hope you stay for awhile! I read your bio and I wish that I lived near you, I am the worst for setting up get togethers! I managed to have a few friends, who had some interest in parties, etc and I nearly consider it a gift from the 'gods' to have people near me who love to organize people things! Good luck here with people who have a good view (mostly), of what makes up 'life!'
Learned something new today.... There's a wide selection of high quality hand-baskets on aisle 6 ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 21, 2018:
It is very difficult to save people (regardless of the isle), from the 'hell' of their own mind!
I need 3 points to hit 500. How much is this post worth?
Freedompath comments on Mar 21, 2018:
Worth whatever points that I can provide by posting my support!
Philly's New Progressive DA Is Not Playing Around - YouTube
Freedompath comments on Mar 21, 2018:
I would gladly vote for this reasonable person! We need more people running for office, that has good amout of common sense, apparently the elites have lost their "grounding'?
As an agnostic, I have come to the point where I have contemplated the fact that if there was a god ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 21, 2018:
It could just be the other way around...that 'god' is perfect...but all his creations aren't? Just like some of our creations, 'suck!' But, we have what it takes, to become perfectly ok!
What are your pet peeves about photos on dating sites? I tend to unconsciously discount women who ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 21, 2018:
Go with your gut...if it doesn't feel 'right'...pass on by! Nature is speaking to you!
Do you believe in the Faith and Freedom Coalition?
Freedompath comments on Mar 21, 2018:
Yes, I was fully aware of this and I have always been deeply concerned! They have put their money behind it, just like in the past when we were ask (when i was in the church), to give special offerings to 'missions!' They, never give up on trying to convert people, to their way of thinking, (like we should all be clones)! It wouldn't bother me all that much, if they didn't intend to force their will and COMPLETE beliefs on every one...and that would include me! That DOES, get my 'dander up!'
Will future historians will record the current US government as filled with thieves who ran the most...
Freedompath comments on Mar 21, 2018:
Academic historians, hopefully will try and report the facts based with reasonable/logical assertions. But, they are not the only authors that write...including historical accounts! A person can write from a twisted mind, sometimes as well as the academic mind. Bill O'Reilly, and "Killing Lincoln' comes to mind! I have not read his book, but it was slammed by academia! And, because I have witnessed how his mind works, I do not trust his judgement and further suspect his motives for writing the book in the first place! So I would be sceptical about what is written and by whom! I fear for people in the future, that picks up a book based on the current history...it could be slanted, depending on how creditable the author is!
Aha! I'm straight but are these christians serious?
Freedompath comments on Mar 21, 2018:
Perfect comparison for the religious people, ...on the one hand..but not so much on the other hand, as being gay is an 'act of nature!' Should we not accommodate ourselves to nature? On the other hand...must we accommodate ourselves to everyone's religious beliefs? I can abide with that idea, as long as they do not attempt to force their 'ways' on me! What gets more complicated here is knowing that the religious people base their behaving in the real world on what their particular religion teaches them! What may be nature to me, may need stamping out and shaming...from a certain religious person's perspective...based on his/her indoctrination! So, when you dig deeper into this comparison, it is far more complicated!
Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City), a progressive, is running for Governor of NY against Cuomo.
Freedompath comments on Mar 21, 2018:
Maybe, she has a good chance of winning! We could use some more female energy in politics.
If you had to communicate your beliefs to the indigenous people of the Americas in the16th century, ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 21, 2018:
Is this before or after the missionaries had contaminated them? Even when I was active in religion, I never believe it was a good thing to go into a social order and impose my beliefs on those people! I would be busy trying to learn their ways, and only step in if degradation or injury was involved! I have no need to force people to believe like me...I could be wrong!!! Better, that I go down alone, than take a herd of people with me!
Today I was encouraged to donate a sum of money to one of the local foodbank/shelter. I hesitated ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 21, 2018:
Very good idea! So, In order to deserve food and shelter if one has fallen on hard times...one must be indoctrinated? Where is the first amendment, on free speech when it REALLY counts? Not to mention 'freedom from religion!' THIS IS NOT THE TEACHING OF THAT HISTORICAL JESUS!
I remeber being little going to Church with my papaw, I was like why do they all way pass the bow ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 21, 2018:
'Out of the mouths of babes'...That was precious! I wish I had more little ones around to show me the world again...unincumbered!
There has been far too many times that I have lost faith in humanity, especially since renouncing my...
Freedompath comments on Mar 20, 2018:
Like the wise sages have taught, life is tough, but fun and rewarding all at the same time. Just keep your dreams, always in your mind, they are your 'calling' for your life.
Amazon Invents Vibrating Wristband to control workers
Freedompath comments on Mar 20, 2018:
Just another attempt to point human beings toward a robotic stance! They will collect some money, from gullible people and that is all that such a device will do! Will people give over their personal power and responsibility for existence over to the market place?
Irrational nonsense, organized. Link to hi-res image [tehgeektive.com] Thanks to Nena.
Freedompath comments on Mar 20, 2018:
In other words, you can be sucked into anything...if you don't stay close to the 'middle' of everything?
Do we ever really, "settle down"?
Freedompath comments on Mar 20, 2018:
From my seat here in old age...you should never settle down! And yes, I am still evloving and adjusting and trying to make myself useful! We must reinvent ourselves ever so often, and we must always keep stretching our mind even as we head out of the life cycle! Why shouldn't we exit with our own full corporation? It surely isn't written any place, that we must "creep' out, when we choose to exit this life!
Religion Poisons Everything [youtube.com] Hitchens is right, religion is all too often some ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 20, 2018:
When someone uses any "teaching" to improve their character, wouldn't that be a good thing? But, when any teaching hinders the natural growth of a person's nature, that would be considered harmful. When a person relies on any one resource for all "truth," how will that support that person to his highest nature? When we cannot make decisions without consulting our pastor, or the prevailing sacred scriptures, maybe we relinquished our power and authority over to others? What if 'they' cannot know all the extenuating circumstances, surrounding a specific problem? And, yet the religious, believe a problem must be solved within the context of their particular religion. Maybe the problem could be more easily solved, if a person has availed him/herself of other knowledge and experience along with their religious teachings. But, religious people seemed to limit themselves to the way their religion has always taught and believed! This is the problem for me. Life is ever evolving, that 'good old time religion' is out of date for me! I can't rely on some 'great man being' up in the sky! And I simply don't view life like others, I want the freedom to believe what makes good sense to me! Even as I search for Universal Truths!
Last step to get to level 2!
Freedompath comments on Mar 19, 2018:
I want to welcome you and I hope you find that someone special, and in the meantime, I hope you have some interesting interactions with other members, here!
Being dyslexic can be funny but also difficult for some folks to take seriously. When I was at ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 19, 2018:
I am not dyslexic, but one of my sons is. And before I knew about it about the second grade, I would try to help him with reading and he could hardly read at all. I would become exasperated and tell him, that he just wasn't trying and give up trying to help. The next year, it was diagnosed and he was given special training which helped him a lot, but reading has always been a challenge, he has told me. He is now 55 and I can tell you...my ignorance and attitude toward my son, hurts me deeply everytime I must bring it to mind, as in your post! The truth may set you free, but the scar remains for a lifetime. Dyslexic is just one of those brain challenges...mine was depression!
Well you believe in air and you can't see it! Twice this week I've had this really weak argument...
Freedompath comments on Mar 18, 2018:
Well, all I know for sure, is that if I hold my breath long enough, I will die without the air! And I sure can't see it!
Should athiest really be saying 'rest in peace'
Freedompath comments on Mar 17, 2018:
What if by some stretch of the imagination, the energy that leaves a person's body when they die was constricted somehow? Where does the energy come from that creates a deformed fetus? Aren't storms created from colliding energies? So couldn't a person say with uncertainty to the deceased...RIP? There is certainly...uncertainty in the world at every level!
Who are you? What can I say? I was bored. :) If anyone wants to add their name to this list, ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 17, 2018:
Freedompath. = Ruth
Hi Everyone, I am new to this site and very excited about connecting with like minded people. ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 17, 2018:
Welcome Carole313...I hope you find stimulating and opinionated people here! Some opinions are mild, mellow and others on the harsh scale! But, I believe you will find a search for meaning, at the heart of them all (mostly)!
My life has come to an event horizon. I wanted to post it here, because facebook is useless. A lot ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 17, 2018:
I think that I would make sure that 'fear' is not a driving force? That must be faced first! Take your time, there is no need to rush into anything unless your life is in danger! In that case do not wait, seek safety now! If you ask yourself, what actions you need for your decision...you will get the answer! It will come as a deep knowing, so just relax and think out your ideas clearly...best of luck!
Is there such thing as ugly or beauty is only in society’s perspective?
Freedompath comments on Mar 17, 2018:
The two things that I see as ugly, is the blantent degradation of one human being to another and the disregard/distruction of other life on this planet, including the planet itself! The remaining is just life happening!
Guardian Angels? One of my very good friends insists she has a guardian angel watching over her. I ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 17, 2018:
I would just let her be! There is a good possibility that...at least in her mind, she really does feel/think there is some 'unseen presence' with her. It could be an imaginary energy and she is calling it angels! Some people need something inside/outside them selves that they feel is supporting them. I myself... feel there is an 'energy' that supports all life, I just don't have a name for it, but I completely believe it is there! It is my responsibility to harness that energy and put it to good use! And, I never forget that it can be put to 'evil' use! You do not need to be a carbon copy of your friend, in thought or deed! If you have a common connection to this person, it seems to me that would facilitate the betterment of both of you! If it becomes toxic...you will have to choose, which way you want to go!
Had an interview this morning for a position in my field that at first I didn't think I wanted. But ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 15, 2018:
I would be a little hesitant about 1 hrs drive from city or town. If this is to be your long term work...you would be too isolated without a partner. Even partners, need more people in their life! For a short time, it might work, but not long term. If you were 25-30 mins from a town, that might work, but you need people around you to interact with on a regular basis. Best of luck.
I think I'm dyslexic and I didn't noticed that until now.
Freedompath comments on Mar 15, 2018:
Sarahroo29...that sounds very possible. One of my sons is dyslexic. It has nothing to do with intellengence, but a brain to eye problem. I don't know where to find it now, but somewhere on the Web, they show exactly what a dyslexic person sees as they read (or write). The letters jump around and the dyslexic must focus to nail them down. It is for sure a challenge, but don't allow that to color your participation in anything! Tell people if you must!
"It's a horrible idea that God, this paragon of wisdom and knowledge, power, couldn't think of a ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 15, 2018:
What a guy! And...it has always been that Great Father in the sky!
This last weekend I went back home to bury a very close family friend. She died because of drugs. It...
Freedompath comments on Mar 15, 2018:
Yes, I surely do! Sorry about your family friend. I was at the memorial service for a dear friend, at the Unitarian Universalist Church and everyone who wanted to say something about her was invited to speak. A young man, who was a relative to my friend, got up and told the audience, that he was there to tell us about Jesus, and he hoped that the people there would come to Jesus. It was sad and embarrassing all at the same time! He could not...for just a moment celebrate the life of his Aunt, who had been a college professor!
Ever since a tour guide forgot me in the middle of Cuzco, Peru, I have been traveling solo, even to ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 15, 2018:
Wow...do I wish I was your man type!!! Keep it up, your life will be long and enjoyable, for sure! My adventures have been across America and oh, how I wished i could have gone further!
How soon til all these rallies go to the source of the problem on everyone's day off?
Freedompath comments on Mar 15, 2018:
Are you referring to the 'school walkout?' If so, I think the kids have found a purpose and they will not let up! And, I will give my support to them!
An Update and a Thank you! Thank you to everyone who listened to me vent about my daughter and ...
Freedompath comments on Mar 15, 2018:
I did not comment on your post...but as a parent, I know how difficult it is and how it can hurt me as a parent! Being a parent never ends, but it does change and needs to...for the sake of the parent and child. The bottom line is, we don't want our child to be hurt and we don't want to loose them, to death! And, once we can move past that fear and 'know' that when life happens, we will deal with it, a parent and child is free to live with courage!

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