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Always been interested in what makes humans do what they do. Early life (teens) looked into metaphysics (as I think all teenagers do!), twenties and thirties followed my dream and became a musician while also studied philosophy/religions, forties onward engaged in the corporate world with a break to achieve a Bachelors degree in Religious Studies. The degree opened further insight into the human condition (what we do, why we do it, how and why do we search for meaning and identity and much more). Lifelong study of classic literature. Absolutely no practical attributes whatsoever other than can cook a bit. Car mechanics, carpentry and housework are a total mystery and an area that I need to apply myself, but am far too lazy

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Is there any point in religious belief?
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 15, 2019:
I suggest possibly the mega churches have a substantial following and that is where the younger people go. Possibly because of a magpie mentality attracted to the charisma and pretty boubles of pastoral ministry. Give me the bells and smells of High Church any day!
Does anyone know the steps or statistics etc to move to Canada? The company i work for has branches...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 15, 2019:
Best check with Canadian immigration to check their criteria. I’m sure it would be set out online.
I bought a bunch of chicken drumsticks today, about three pounds! Any ideas on how to cook them?...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 15, 2019:
Plenty of recipes on Google I would think. I use it a lot of the time just to check out herb and spice combinations
Whats up ladies, single and ready to mingle here
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 15, 2019:
You probably need to write something intelligent before anyone here contacts you!
Here's why I cannot rule out reincarnation
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 15, 2019:
Brilliant work! I feel the vedas, and the Upanishads particularly, are pretty close to what is going on, especially when the ideas are supported by quantum mechanics, I love the ‘flow of possibilities’ idea. Could be a reference to ‘entanglement’ Have you looked at The Tao of Physics by Ftitjof Capra from around 1985. It frames quantum physics in an Eastern context.
Animals never had a war so...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 15, 2019:
There are always territorial conflicts in the animal kingdom. The difference is they are usually resolved before it turns to violence.
Hello Free Thinkers Any Fellow Australians on Here ?
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 15, 2019:
Hi Adrian, I’m a transplanted Pom in rural Victoria. I’ve been in Australia for nearly 13 years and never been back! Welcome to some erudite and intelligent (mostly) conversations.
There is a rising faction amongst the general population that believes that capitalism is inherently...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 15, 2019:
Totally agree. Capitalism and the encouragement of the entrepreneur should be lauded. The Industrial Revolution, coupled with the Northern European Protestant work ethic, as pointed out by Weber, is a testament to this The problem is corporatisation which does nothing for the creators of innovation. It grasps resources and then re-distributes for control. Money is not the problem. Allocation of resources is.
Given the number of unwarranted shootings by police officers in the past few years, something is ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 15, 2019:
The police interview process should identify unsuitable persons by the use of the Big 5 personilty test which they should use in their discussions with candidates. These are Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism. Looks like some are eating through the net!
Seems obvious Joe Walsh @WalshFreedom Republicans, repeat after me: 1. It’s wrong to ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 15, 2019:
It’s very right to play Rocky Mountain Way at max volume driving down the highway!
„If premodern cultures were generally less bothered by the meaning of life than Franz Kafka, the ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 15, 2019:
...and the point is? This is a guy informed by by Christianity and Marxism, doing very well for himself in what one might consider a post-modern existence.
[youtu.be] The Killers. - Read My Mind.
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 15, 2019:
Just had to add this to The Killers collection, again from Sam’s Town https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ff0oWESdmH0
‪Over the weekend, State and Energy Department officials were quietly reviewing plans for ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 14, 2019:
Proves what a mess just one populist leader can make. Just imagine the amount of carpet cleaner will be required when more people globally vote for notoriety over statecraft.
Why do some men automatically think women should be flattered by cat calling, aggressive advances, ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 14, 2019:
Probably also got to do with the male display of prowess in a mating ritual displayed over millions of years of evolution by millions of varying species! Shame they look pre-historic in their courtship behaviour!
I was walking yesterday and came across a neighbor and we started talking. Somehow the topic went ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 14, 2019:
About the most sensible religion on the planet. They have an inter-religious philosophy and don’t care if you are not like them!
Christmas is coming up deep sigh looking forward to Christians telling me I can’t celebrate it ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 14, 2019:
Quite right too. Why should you get the advantages of those marvellous pagan traditions such as gift giving, plum pudding, a Yule log spitting on the hearth, communal singing, drinking and generally being merry? You’re not a Christian!
So. Who here is a "Romantic" & who's a "Pragmatic"?
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 14, 2019:
Although a controversial writer and thinker his honesty must have been refreshing. Imagine now he would be shut down everywhere with howls of discontent by the over-privileged PC brigade.
Trump Cites Christian Pastor, Threatens Civil War If Removed From Office | Michael Stone
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 14, 2019:
Tosser! Threats are always a viable way to prove the superiority of your argument!
[youtu.be] The Killers. - Read My Mind.
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 14, 2019:
Brilliant. If that’s what being a Mormon does, let’s have more of them!
EDIT: Please keep in mind this is relative to a debate group/consortium I belong to comprised of ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 14, 2019:
Isn’t this the same as a JW converting a non-believer?
Spirituality: Same nonsense by another name?
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 14, 2019:
No, not annoyed at all. I’m not aware of any circumstances of people that fall into this ‘category’ proselytising, door knocking, claiming tax exemptions or bothering anyone in the slightest. Can’t see why you would want to critique them anyway!
[youtu.be] The Cars. - Just What I Needed (live at Live Aid 1985)
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 14, 2019:
That was a moment in time when it seemed there was a shift in the global consciousness. Then corporate globalisation happened!
Let's celebrate Cliff Richard's 79th birthday with Devil Woman He was a sensation in Europe in ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 14, 2019:
Uhhh Criffffff! Did you know that he said he wouldn’t have his photo taken with Elvis because Elvis was too fat! What a prick!
It’s just a matter of time before the whole Trump Train Derails...what a catastrophe to see people...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 13, 2019:
Is there a viable alternative at the moment. Everyone in the frame seems fucked. I am sure as we move into the populist view the days of statecraft are behind us. Perhaps instead of having elections have a ‘Big Brother type arrangement. All the contenders living in a house and have to do challenges each week and the public get to vote them out. Similar to the hustings but much more fun!
Ralph Reed: Christians Have a “Moral Obligation” to Support Donald Trump in 2020 | Sarahbeth ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 13, 2019:
It would be a laugh telling all the Christian sub-cultures that one. Gay, poor, black, middle Eastern, Latino etc. For some reason the whole Trump school seems to think that ‘Christian’ means white, middle class, Anglo-Celtic and over-privileged. I didn’t think that Christianity or the Spirit of America worked like that!
Your veiws on Spiritual? Often Atheist misunderstand when I express spiritual sided. Thinking my ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 13, 2019:
I am with you there. It’s an unfortunate terminology for something you either feel or you don’t. To me it’s a personal thing and seems to have the same effect on some anti-religious people as mentioning Christianity. Do what you do and be what you are. Nothing to explain, nothing to excuse!
"What marks modernist thought above all is the belief that human existence is contingent - that it ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 13, 2019:
What year was this because sociologically we have moved on. It sounds like early C21st nihilism reflecting on 1970’s pop-Marxism
[youtu.be] INXS. - Disappear. Such a loss!
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 13, 2019:
I thought for the fuss that was made about them they were quite over-rated. They had a pretty boy frontman who could sing a bit. Never a world class force to me, but...
Karen Pence tells audience of women 'don't be afraid to get on your knees' for Donald Trump | Daily ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 13, 2019:
Fucking hell! That is just bizarre. Will this nonsense ever end! And I’m not even American!
I have always wondered why Americans are so trusting in God, it is even on their money but then they...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 13, 2019:
...and as for Happy Fucking Holidays. Is this recent. I am sure there was always a Merry Christmas greeting not Happy Fucking Holiday!
I have always wondered why Americans are so trusting in God, it is even on their money but then they...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 13, 2019:
Quite agree. In Australia we celebrate the war dead on Anzac Day. Very moving and passed on to the children.
Is it ethical to have children?
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 13, 2019:
I don’t think it is ethical or a unethical for the reasons you describe. I do however feel that it is irresponsible if you can’t support them. I have always wondered how many people want babies with no thought that they are their charges for yours, or their, lifespans. PS I love your children rant in parentheses!
I went to a local fish and chips place and talked to one of the people there. She said that the ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 13, 2019:
I don’t know if this is anything but we have had fighters going overhead in the last couple of weeks which doesn’t happen. This is in Australia. We had the same when I was living in England just before Gulf War 1; low flying exercises over the sea. Perhaps something is about to kick off😱
Trump has allowed for the release of about ten thousand ISIS prisoners. The Kurds had them in a ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 13, 2019:
Quite agree. No one is that stupid to let the dogs out. The cynic in me says it’s a dastardly plan by Trumps dark overlords to fuck everything up for whatever reason. Look out London, Paris, Munich, New York.
An 8-year-old was barred from school photos because of 'extreme hairstyle'
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 13, 2019:
What on earth is wrong with it. It looks lovely. My six year old granddaughter goes to school with different hairstyles all the time. Her mother used to be a hairstylist. These people that make those decisions need to experience real life and address failing school academic success and bullying. Hairstyles should be pretty low on the agenda!
This morning's breakfast : Roasted chilli potatoes with scrabbled fried eggs.. So take some ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 13, 2019:
That sounds brilliant but 40 mins before I eat breakfast is too long!!!!🤪
[youtu.be] A bit of nostalgia for a Sunday afternoon...Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel with Make ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 13, 2019:
Found it! Spaced Out by Cockney Rebel As a fledgling bassist this was one of my practice pieces https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PRoY5Ys9oGM
[youtu.be] A bit of nostalgia for a Sunday afternoon...Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel with Make ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 13, 2019:
Nice one Marilyn. One of the most original artists of the 70s. Another classic was the B side of Judy Teen called Spaced Out. I’ll see if it’s on YouTube
It's all over now, Baby Blue The Grateful Dead singing Dylan. Does it get any better? I don't...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 13, 2019:
Is that on Dylan and The Dead?
What activity has most consistently given you a feeling of inner peace?
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 13, 2019:
Not listening to people who ask dumbfuck questions.
I am in a strange mood today. My blood sugar has been seesawing since yesterday. I feel the need to...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 13, 2019:
Bob for any condition, especially blood sugar! ‘My Back Pages’ is my stabiliser
How many of you hope the day comes when we find those planets with life? Hopefully the technology ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 13, 2019:
It’s enough dealing with this one without messing around with someone else’s home!
Why do they worship?
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 13, 2019:
Who doesn’t like a good singsong!
In the city where you live, how an atheist person is looked upon or considered in general?
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 13, 2019:
No one cares!
Barr claims secularism is the cause of many of our society's ills. [thehill.com]
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 12, 2019:
That may be so like corporatism, banking, usury, etc.
I'm new to the site, but look forward to talking with people who don't follow organized religion. ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 12, 2019:
Good to meet you. Put up a post to open up some strands of conversation. It doesn’t matter what about, a pretty eclectic bunch here! 🤪
What emotional satisfaction do you get from being an agnostic or atheist?
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 12, 2019:
None. It doesn’t require either of those criteria.
Trump vows to put a man on the moon. Someone should introduce him to Buzz Aldrin.
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 12, 2019:
Let’s hope he takes a one way trip himself. Put a genuine person in the White House first. That would be an achievement!
"Positive psychology is to the corporate state what eugenics was to the Nazis. Positive psychology ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 12, 2019:
Having worked in the corporate world I found it tedious and de-personalising. Play the game while you are there and then back to yourself when it’s done. I got out of the corporati however because the mentality drains your soul, or I felt it was for me.
Hi all, just want to check in; didn't realise such a group existed and look forward to good times ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 12, 2019:
Most important thing first off is to post something interesting 😊
Anyone have an adult child who is struggling to figure out what they believe? I have one, in her ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 12, 2019:
Doesn’t sound like your child is struggling at all with what she believes. As hard as it may seem your grandchildren are not your responsibility as far as development is concerned. A grandparent role is more to be supportive than to undermine the parents. Would you have wanted your mother to interfere with the upbringing of your daughter? Your personal preferences are irrelevant with regard to your daughter’s children. Help them through the difficult times of childhood because there will be far more relevant challenges to deal with than an irrelevant religious choice.
The Rise of Identity Fusion and Allegiance to Trump - The Atlantic
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 12, 2019:
Excellent article, thanks for sharing
Trump’s Son-In-Law Privately Tells Newspaper That Trump Lies To His Base Because They’re "Stupid...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 12, 2019:
...and how can you ‘privately tell’ a newspaper anything. Either this is nonsense or the boy is even dumber than his father in law!
Trump’s Son-In-Law Privately Tells Newspaper That Trump Lies To His Base Because They’re "Stupid...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 12, 2019:
Pot, kettle and black comes to mind!
Very good article outlining the ways to meet others of our kind! [patheos.com]
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 12, 2019:
Someone can always start their own meet up. Easy!
Republicans Projected to Pick up Seventy Seats in Prison | The New Yorker
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 12, 2019:
That will be the ones they are moving from the dining area to the hall.
Attorney General Bill Barr: "This is not decay. This is organized destruction. Secularists and their...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 12, 2019:
I’d say that was a constructive step! Being the cynic, the fatal flaw in the argument seems to be that the entertainment industry, which influences and informs mass communication and popular culture does not give one jot about your preferences, they just want your money. If the Bible could command as much attention as DC and Marvel they would have a stunning franchise. Enough characters and nutty plot lines, but they don’t. Perhaps market forces say “stay away from religion”. The studios would have done their research and Biblical Tales Of Wonder and Awe are clearly not up there. If it sells, who cares if it’s Christian, secular or Jedi!
William Barr: Our Less Christian Society Is To Blame For Mental Illness And Drug Abuse
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 12, 2019:
Head Mental Illness person is that Trump bloke who is dangerously psychotic and proclaims he’s a Christian! Something wrong with this story as they say. I’m sure John Nash and Alan Turing would be deemed mentally ill with their OCD presenting symptoms but they were both geniuses. Mental illness in relation to ‘god’ tells its own story, surely!
I'm having a fundraiser for the Democrats tonight. We're having a taco bar, margaritas and a ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 12, 2019:
Don’t they have enough money without you giving them more. Wouldn’t a local children’s hospital benefit more!
A pastor at a church I went to w/my grandmother when I was a teen said that "reading Revelations is ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 12, 2019:
I love Revelations! Such a surreal romp. Probably the closest one can get to being inside Stephen King’s head!
Trump Told Supporters He "Sold Tens Of Thousands Of Tickets" To His Rally, But Tickets Were Actually...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 12, 2019:
This is such a challenging one. The guy is clearly mentally ill and if it were anyone else my compassion meter would be running pretty high as he is delusional, has OCD and probably a couple of other conditions running. But it doesn’t. His megalomania is pathological and if expressed by a member of the public he would be being treated in a secure unit as a protection for society. Let’s hope he gets out of office soon and gets treatment, that would be unlikely though!
Trump Told Supporters He "Sold Tens Of Thousands Of Tickets" To His Rally, But Tickets Were Actually...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 12, 2019:
...and they probably couldn’t give them all away!
White House sends talking points on ex-Ukraine ambassador meant for allies to House Democrats
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 12, 2019:
Shouldn’t chuckle at a car crash but when you know who is trapped in the vehicle it is mildly amusing!
Your Political Party Might Mean More to You Than Your Morals Do - The Atlantic
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 12, 2019:
It’s probably more prevalent than they would like to think. Religious and political partisanship is of no interest to me and when it comes to voting I vote on local issues. I’ve never voted tactically because to me that undermines everything that our forbears have striven for, especially the suffragette and feminist movements.
Perhaps I’m just noticing this more now that I’ll be turning 65 in March, but I’ve seen so ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 12, 2019:
Probably any one of them. They will all have an angle to rip you off! Maybe the one that gives away a free toaster!
[youtu.be] Pick up the pieces by The Average White band. Sadly saxophonist Malcolm Duncan passed...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 12, 2019:
Thanks for posting. Haven’t heard that for some while 👍
Fascinating article on industrial-scale agriculture. Costco is going to extremes to keep its ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 12, 2019:
We know that is going to make the chickens’ life even more hellish just so that Costco can get one to amble through the crap you don’t need but will inevitably buy. If you have a modicum of humanity buy a free range, RSPCA approved chicken and boycott this bullshit.
Did Australia make the correct choice of late or were Keeting and Kevin Rudd on the right track?...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 12, 2019:
Seems to me America are fucked now and China is in the ascendancy. Gently unscrewing from the trans-Pacific relationship I would suggest would be a bold but beneficial action. If USA is turning to shit, their immaturity, especially with the donkey in charge, will lead to conflict which Australia will get drawn into. Empires rise and fall, Greek, Roman, Persian and so forth. Although never an empire, the American day in the sun is being eclipsed. Globilisation and multi-national corporatisation is the international playing field. Time for Australia to proudly take a role as a player instead of being the sponge man in the corner.
About Dawkins new book "Outgrowing God"
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 11, 2019:
Usual tropes from Dawkins I guess but then he has to fulfill his publishing obligations. Lost all patience with him now. He could have moved on ten years ago but the lucrative publishing buck stops with him, not seeking out new frontiers to challenge.
Edward Snowden is the top whistleblower of the century. Both in terms of the risks and sacrifices he...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 11, 2019:
Quite true. The masks are slipping thanks to people like him. Can’t imagine how this will end, other than a global Hong Kong as, institutionally’ we can’t expect resolution. It seems an opt out corporatisation and boycotting McDonalds, Disney, and global banking is one economic objection that individuals could put in place.
"We can judge our progress by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers; our ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 11, 2019:
One of the wisest scientists I believe. Never found much to fault!
There seem to be a fair number of atheists on agnostic.com, but this question is for agnostics: Do ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 11, 2019:
I think it’s irrelevant and a distraction from living your life. In the real world no one gives a toss what you think. However, philosophically, go to to Leibniz and Heidegger and to a certain extent Wittgenstein and visit the question ‘why is there something instead of nothing?’ Heisenberg doesn’t ask this question. His suggestion is if you know your location you don’t know your velocity and vice versa. One famous quote “What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.” The old joke is a traffic cop pulls up Heisenberg for speeding and asks “Do you know how fast you were going?” Heisenberg replies “I have no idea officer, but I know exactly where I am!”
This has been asked a thousand times and will be asked again by an other. Without doing a lexicon, ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 11, 2019:
Deliberate manipulation of events to consciously cause harm
Has anyone ever noticed a strange thing going on with Atheist giving up the faith in god or a higher...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 11, 2019:
Punctuation and paragraphs please. A wall of text is uninviting and not pleasant to read if it’s too long. It comes across as uneducated and ill-informed which I am sure is not the case. As Anne said recently, to paraphrase, take out every third sentence and you lose nothing from the text
Do not be afraid to express honestly held viewpoints. Be prepared to back them up with evidence. ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 11, 2019:
The nutty thing is people being afraid to speak out in social media. If you don’t do it here you sure aren’t going to do it in the real world. What can someone do? Take your IP address away? Call you rude names? We are turning into a society of over-privileged wimps, who seem to think it is our right to complain about bullshit, while real people are really suffering, thanks to our non-connection with the real world and engagement with a piece of plastic and unreal people we will never meet!
The Easybeats - Friday On My Mind [youtube.com]
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 11, 2019:
Brilliant. Probably the first Aussie band to break into the international market with George Young co-writing and producing mist material. George of course brother of Malcolm and Angus of AC/DC and went onto to produce their early albums
Kansas Girl, 13, Arrested After Making Gun Symbol [msn.com] Shouldn't they worry about REAL guns in...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 11, 2019:
“I don’t think we are in Kansas anymore Toto, we are in some strange La La Land called Umaireeka where people have no brains, no hearts and no courage!”
Greta Thunberg’s furious UN speech has been remixed by British DJ Fatboy Slim. [youtu.be]
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 11, 2019:
Dear ole Norman, always something to mess with!
[youtu.be] Chuck Berry. - Roll Over Beethoven live 1972.
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 11, 2019:
This is for the musicians here. Having played both Roll Over Beethoven and Johnny B Goode in the same set I always felt Johnny to be a far superior song to play. The audience wouldn’t care either way. Has anyone found the same?
And they are innocent?
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 10, 2019:
Doubt it! Usually tell by the company you keep!
Trump Appeared Angry On Social Media After World Leader Called Him "Mentally Retarded" ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 10, 2019:
All that is being said is what the more diplomatic nations are too timid to say!
Trump lashes out over Fox News poll that shows majority support his impeachment
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 10, 2019:
He always lashes out. It seems to be the default position.
Not a question, more of a challenge. Can not simplify sorry.
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 10, 2019:
Too long! Can you condense it to about three, three sentence paragraphs. At a quick scan seems a bit Christoi-centric with not much substance but that may because it is diluted over about 500 words!
What are three expectations you have of yourself? Please list only those things that matter enough ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 10, 2019:
No expectations. I fuck up frequently but don’t chastise my self when I do. Just put it behind me as a learning experience and endeavour to improve.
Buddhist Economics: How to Start Prioritizing People Over Products and Creativity Over Consumption ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 10, 2019:
Some great ideas presented here but relate to a different time, a different social structure. These concepts must be placed within the globalised model and, although complementary in a local community, can only take shape convincingly in a postmodern world if convenience is side-lined. Collapse of the globalised markets must take place before the tenets implied here can be realised as more than an adjunct to the ‘farmer’s market’ economy
So... would I get in trouble for writing something like this?
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 10, 2019:
It seems to me that the person is stating a preference. They could say don’t want to date anyone from North Wales or Bristol or prefer blond to brunette. Or maybe “I’m straight so gays need not apply.” Where is there a line drawn so that a person can say what presences they have whether they be sexual or culinary. “Vegetarian, no meat eaters please”. Is that a prejudiced statement?
Do the GOP and their Evangelical enablers constitute an Existential Threat to Humanity? The ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 10, 2019:
Don’t think you need worry too much about the evangelicals. China has a much greater influence in the world than a few million Bible thumpers in a failing nation!
I'm looking forward to the logical gymnastics that our conservative brethren will go through to ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 10, 2019:
The comment about the Kurds not helping in WWII is the most inane comment I have ever heard from a world leader, including this one. You could argue that the Americans didn’t help Europe until their arse was kicked at Pearl Harbour. WWII mythology has been and gone. Maybe let’s think globally now because that’s what the emphasis is. The genie is out of the bottle so we have to respond in a global context, not local. This is why Brexit is such a negative step for Britain
There seem to be a fair number of atheists on agnostic.com, but this question is for agnostics: Do ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 10, 2019:
It’s a sort of “does it really matter” question!
I think warnings should be stuck on bibles the same way warnings appear on cigarette boxes. Would ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 10, 2019:
No more so than tabloid newspapers and reality TV shows!
$3G 'Jesus Shoes' filled with holy water sell out within minutes. Brooklyn-based creative label ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 9, 2019:
Fantastic! Just what we need. Just imagine the holy water derivatives that could be on the market. Better than snake oil because they don’t have to do anything!
WHAT IS YOUR MAIN REASON FOR BEING AN AGNOSTIC OR ATHEIST?
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 9, 2019:
No reason just am!
What is life?
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 9, 2019:
Do you mean physically, psychologically, biologically, something else?
North Carolina law prohibits cohabitation: [npr.org] Isn't that amazing in these modern times?
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 9, 2019:
Looks like common sense has flown off for the winter! I am sure the law is only on the statute book because no one has got around to repealing it yet. A bit like the witchcraft laws in Britain. I don’t think that was repealed until around the 50s or 60s but obviously not tried for several years.
[youtu.be] First record by Elvis in 1954...B Side of “That’s All Right Mama”...Blue Moon Of...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 9, 2019:
I bet that had the grooves worn away as much as the A side! I used to love playing the B side of a single when I got it home because generally you had no idea what was coming up. Sometimes a joy, sometimes a disappointment!
Religion is a product of the imagination and has no basis in reality. To indoctrinate children with ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 9, 2019:
Do you think we can influence our brains or does a brain change of its own volition?
And just because we don't have answers doesn't mean we have to resort to making them up. It's ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 8, 2019:
The text implies there are other species who have done likewise.
[scroll.in] The above link is to an article I find very interesting. I like the idea of ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 8, 2019:
Yes, all very lovely but the reality of late C18th early C19th was only aesthetic if you were elite. Goethe’s comment ... “A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.” ...doesn’t really cut it for the general populace in Weimar! And this is the guy that chastised Beethoven for not doffing his hat to the approaching nobleman. There is not much difference between C18th/C19th social values then and now other than technology and the middle class idyllic reflection of high culture viewed through a myopic rose tinted lens.
Its dangerous to be too damning from a distance but on the face of it, it appears the police really ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 8, 2019:
Can’t say any more than that. What’s the chances of a clean up in those Southern States?
Speaks for itself.
Geoffrey51 comments on Oct 8, 2019:
Oh my God! How old is the poor girl? Slimy creepy c..t