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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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I'm getting hung up on words. I don't like "spirituality" because I don't believe in ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 25, 2019:
My internal dialogue and with close friends is the ‘Something’. Words are futile at that level of perception. Thanks for raising it?
Another dickhead missionary [rt.com]
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 25, 2019:
Idiot. Here’s another from the same site. https://www.rt.com/news/444550-uncontacted-tribe-kills-american-missionary/ I’m shedding no tears!
Here's a quick look at the huge role traditional blues had on the classic rock we so love. Big Bill...
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 24, 2019:
It’s important to know the roots of any art. The provenance gives a greater understanding of any art form
I like the song ‘Dixie’ even though I don’t agree with the Confederate cause. My excuse. ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 24, 2019:
I love Tomorrow Belongs To Me, the anthem of the Nazi Youth. If you take it out of its nazi context it can apply to anything and be really inspirational.
Is the Atheist Community a Cult? - Genetically Modified Skeptic [youtube.com]
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 24, 2019:
No of course it’s not a cult. I believe everything they tell me and I lost my mind a few years ago in a dollar dash at the supermarket so I can’t be brainwashed!
Horse walks into a bar. Bartender says, "So. Why the long face?"
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 23, 2019:
Same horse, he’s a white horse by the way, walks into another bar and the barman says, “I bet you want the scotch that’s named after you”. The horse replies “what, Cedric!”
One from my freshman year in high school: [m.facebook.com]
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 23, 2019:
Love the band but this is when I thought they had lost it. I don’t remember them doing anything of not from here in. Originally Everley Brothers I think and Imaybe Roy Orbison covered it.
Sly/Family Stone-Everyday People [youtu.be]
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 23, 2019:
Brilliant band. There’s A Riot Goin’On one of the most overlooked albums of all time.
Do you have an unpopular opinion related to music? I hate Morrissey.
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 23, 2019:
I really dislike Paul McCartney both musically and the public persona.
Who didn't like Melanie? EDIT: I rented a room in a house while in college from a divorced middle ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 23, 2019:
That’s funny. Just two days ago I listened to Gather Me and also Garden In The City. And her Ruby Tuesday is definitive. Incredible version!
Can people get together to talk about science?
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 23, 2019:
There is a science category you can choose when you make a post. I’m pretty dim-witted when it comes to sciencey things and frequently ask stuff. In fact I am about to now! There are some really smart guys there across the board and more than happy to share their knowledge.
Am I the only one that feels a better sense of self on Agnostic.com than I do with long term ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 23, 2019:
Not really. Always had a strong sense of self regardless of whether butcher, musician, or ops manager. Not because of any religious or non-religious conviction, just because!
Sparks - All You Ever Think About is Sex [youtube.com]
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 21, 2019:
Brilliant songs and performance. I saw them in early 90s and they were still as superb as in the 70s
Mungo Jerry!!!!! "In The Summertime" It's 1 degree here with a wind chill of -5..... Maybe this...
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 21, 2019:
I’ll do a trade with you. We’ve been having 40-45 C for about two weeks now in Central Victoria, Australia! Not fun.
Advice for newbies
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 20, 2019:
Contribute with either thought out responses or interesting posts. God slamming is what many newbies do which gets incredibly dull so if you go down that road make sure your approach is original or the erudite members will ignore your post and you’ll be left with fellow God-slammers and you’ll be no wiser than when you started. Most of all be yourself and explore the different groups. Good luck!?
So... A friend of mine told me the story of how she inadvertently neglected to change the age ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 20, 2019:
The best bit about getting older is you know the chasing and striving is all nonsense but you wouldn’t have not done it!
For All Life As We Know It: The Case for Humanist Environmentalism - TheHumanist.com
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 20, 2019:
Just another mass extinction to make way for a new dominant species once we’re done. Don’t worry about it. Too late now. Should have fixed it when we were 20 somethings with our great save the whale, ban the bomb, feed the world ideology. But we didn’t. We carried on our own sweet way and have fucked it for our grandchildren. That’s why us empty vessels don’t deserve the respect of today’s youth.
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Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 20, 2019:
Brilliant, continuing the Procul Harem theme. Did you know he used to tutor Robert Fripp on occasions
What decade has the best classic rock songs?
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 19, 2019:
Difficult to answer for me. There has and hopefully always will be classic music created. I think the floodgates opened around mid 60s and I am sure there is some incredible stuff being created as we speak. It’s just such a shame that commercial radio and TV talent shows take up so much airspace now that gems are hard to find amongst the dross. Fortunately you tube and personal publishing allows for much to be revealed that would have been hidden, but it is still the same challenge of sifting through the silt for the gold nugget.
Procol Harum. A Whiter Shade of Pale (Live in Denmark, 2006) [youtube.com]
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 18, 2019:
What an astonishing arrangement! Takes a classic to yet another level!
April Wine-I Like to Rock [youtu.be]
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 18, 2019:
I haven’t heard of these guys. It’s as if the Canadian music was eclipsed by the Americans. To be honest I generally dislike American stadium rock as to me it is usually formulaic pretty noises with a big sound. If this is Canadian music of the era we need to get more of it out!.
As I have mentioned, “Classic Rock” has provided me an outlet to share some of my life ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 18, 2019:
What a story! I understand why Radar Love is so special.
As I have mentioned, “Classic Rock” has provided me an outlet to share some of my life ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 18, 2019:
Brilliant. It was one of those What the f... was that songs. Did you get the album Moontan? Candy’s Going Bad was brilliant as well.
Dylan could paint amazing scenes with words. Hendrix could put the right emotion into execution of ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 18, 2019:
Thank you for posting that. I haven’t listen to it for a hundred years and I come back to it with totally new ears. Always brilliant but this time around it is unbelievable. The combination of Dylan’s imagery and Hendrix exposition are just incredible. And all backed by a superb performance by Redding and Mitchell!
The Faces Around the Plinth & Gasoline Alley Yes! Ronnie Wood, Rod Stewat and Ronnie Lane. ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 17, 2019:
Top band. Mentally I always put the Rod Stewart albums, I.e. Gasoline Alley, Old Raincoat and Every Picture with The Faces Long Player and A Nod As Good As A Wink as if they were five brilliant albums by the same band. That doesn’t happen too often!
Rod Stewart - Maggie Mae [youtube.com]
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 17, 2019:
Bit of dispute around this one. Ray Jackson who played the mandolin part claimed a writing credit as he composed the mandolin riff. In 2003 he was going to sue for lost royalties as he got paid the going rate of £15 for the session. Don’t know the outcome. If anyone does would be great to find out
Boyfriend is agnostic, I'm an atheist. How to cope with disagreements?
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 17, 2019:
Sounds the same as a Protestant/Catholic squabble. Just bang both your heads together and tell each other to get over it. It doesn’t matter. And if either of you think it does matter your wasting your life!
Dubious Claims About Einstein, Dinosaur, Ancient Jets At Indian Science Congress : Goats and Soda : ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 16, 2019:
Yes, saw that the other day. They’ll be saying next that some dead bloke who was up on a cross rolled away a two ton rock, on his own mind you, and said he was going to save everyone. Only one flaw here. He didn’t say what he was saving everyone from!
Do you think that Mrs May's mess has its roots in her Christian upbringing? Her father was a ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 16, 2019:
I think Mrs May’s mess is the stitch up by Cameron leaving someone to clear up after he ran away from it.
Religions vs Cult
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 15, 2019:
Sorry to put this here but in response to Ungod’s continued intransigence to others comments. A cult is in conflict with society’s conventions such as aggressive sporting fraternities as seen for example, in UK and Russia, some motorcycle groups. These are secular ideologies and require no religious foundation. A sect is a fragmentation of a religion for example The East/West split in Christianity and all fragmentation’s since including C of E, Greek Orthodox, Coptic etc., The split in Islam, i.e. Sunni, Shia, Sufi and the many variation of Buddhism which you can research. These fragmentations continue to the present day and will no doubt continue. Hopefully these are sufficient examples to address the question of the original poster.
Bubble Puppy - Hot Smoke and Sassafras [youtube.com]
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 15, 2019:
Never heard of these guys. There is so much raw potential there. I’ll research further. Thanks for postings
I've always liked Eric Burdon and the Animals: [youtube.com]‚Äč
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 15, 2019:
Brilliant song, brilliant vocals as usual. There is something odd going on here though. The second keyboard part is way too high in the mix and has a different quality to the rest of the track. I’m thinking it was added after the final cut and not mixed in properly or this is a demo.
Are emotion and motivation related?
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 14, 2019:
Emotion can frequently be a de-motivator. It depends upon the reaction of the personality.
This may not be Rock, but it certainly is a classic... and the ladies out there usually like seeing ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 13, 2019:
Classic scene
Of course it had to be a woman living in the nanny state who complained that her fifteen month old ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 13, 2019:
I think Kimberley probably needs to get out more and experience the world. There’s a lot worse than that waiting for her little one out there!
Joy Division. - Love Will Tear Us Apart. [youtu.be]
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 12, 2019:
So sad about Ian Curtis
Black Sabbath-Snowblind [youtu.be]
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 12, 2019:
Unfortunately it says video unavailable but great song. We were fortunate to see Sabbath on this tour and managed to get a box. It was a proper theatre called the Gaumont in Southampton UK. When they played Snowblind they released some snow-like material from above. For 1974 this was quite astounding!
What is the easiest way to level up?
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 12, 2019:
Write something of worth so that people respond to you!
WOW is all I can say! Hitler's work with just a few buzzwords switched are accepted as legit ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 12, 2019:
Well, if it got passed peer review the peers didn’t do a good job of reviewing and if one piece was lifted from Mein Kampf I don’t see how it got passed the plagiarism check. Well down him for pointing out the failure in academic testing. That is a serious flaw for obvious reasons. We trust peer review for new papers. This is a question for academics I know but perhaps we should have a reference on new papers as to who has peer reviewed.
As atheist and agnostics what in your opinion is the odds of there being a afterlife ?
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 12, 2019:
The same bush flowers many times over its duration. Don’t know about anything else but that is empirical and predictable. Using a little imagination the idea of cyclic existence can be extended to other forms of life; the life of a being the equivalent to a fruit on a tree. Simple and beautiful and humbling.
The Two Ronnies. - The Plumstead Ladies Male Voice Choir. Does anyone else miss these guys? ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 11, 2019:
Definitely. Love the classic Fork ‘andles!
Meatloaf - Paradise By The Dashboard Light. [youtu.be]
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 11, 2019:
A little tale about Meatoaf. He must have been a complete arse this day. A friend of mine was at one of his gigs in late 70’s. The band started the number which was instrumental for a few minutes then Meatloaf came on. As he went to sing the first line the whole band changed key! Gawd! A few heads rolled after that gig I bet!
...and now ladies and gentlemen, the original I Love Rock n Roll from around 1974 [m.youtube.com]...
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 11, 2019:
Good ole English 70’s pop. No substance or inuendo just popular nonsense for a good time out
Am I being a brat?
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 11, 2019:
Not for one minute. Trump and religion bashing with no argument gets a bit wearisome. There are a lot of intelligent and clever people here who engage in informed debate which is why I come here but others....
Who else wonders why people are so stupid to believe in gods when there is no proof of their ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 11, 2019:
‘People’ is a bit of a broad category. To make a successful argument you will need to say which people you are referring to. The Christian theolgions, along with Jewish, Buddhist and Islamic scholars that I know are very, very clever people and certainly not stupid.
Biological genetic evolution can only react and never foresee. At some stage in human ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 11, 2019:
That’s an intriguing hypothesis. It also makes perfect sense following your arguments through. Food for thought!
US fertility rate is below level needed to replace population, study says - CNN
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 11, 2019:
Well, that’s a major result!!!!
Can I please join? I'm Australian and we share a similar ancestry. I'm so bored with Trump and all ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 11, 2019:
Hiya I am a Brit living in Australia for 12 yrs now. I know what you mean about the Misunderstanding of Irony Friday from our neighbours across the way. Tiring isn’t it!
I honestly would like to see what y'all think about this: When does a "rock" album or act become ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 8, 2019:
Really it’s just a label that enables a commercial radio station to define its genre. I don’t know what the criteria are other than you will here ‘classic’ hits on ‘Classic Determines Your Musical Taste FM’. Lots of brilliant stuff doesn’t get heard because of this mentality. How many times can you hear Three Times A Lady before this reproachful musical offering becomes so offensive to the ears you have to turn the radio off!?
This has probably been discussed before but here goes. If time differentials exist like the ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 8, 2019:
I agree that whatever has happened has happened before the event as for human activity it had to happen in the mind first, therefore physical activity is the outer manifestation of an internal process. Not sure about divinity or a plan per se as the stimuli for activity happened in a place which is unobservable to us. Nice thinking though. Please let me know if you have any further inspiration or realisations of the Rabbit Hole.
Whats it like having not settled down with a family by the time you are 30?
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 6, 2019:
Brilliant! ?
Joan Jett - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (Video) [youtu.be]
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 6, 2019:
“put another dime in the jukebox baby!”
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Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 6, 2019:
One of my all time favourites. There’s a trad story about some people who come to a cliff edge and stop while they work out what to do next. Then more people come along till eventually they make a store and a bar and schools and houses and eventually forgot what they came for. A fantastic tale about stagnation.
Anyone know about Tacitus' reference?
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 5, 2019:
Nah. The reference comes from The Annals which Tacitus wrote from secondary sources. Annals was also written around 115 CE. The passage seems to be a commentary on Christian activity and a reference to the root of their cause. Certainly no reference to an individual other than a figurehead. Here is a reference for the translation Tacitus, Annals 15.44, in Tacitus V: Annals Books 13–16, translated by John Jackson, Loeb Classical Library 322 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1937), 283. His ‘Histories’ are a different matter taken from primary sources and deemed to be reasonably authentic but no mention of Jesus there.
It's a war out there!!!
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 5, 2019:
I once saw this written on a. condom machine in UK in the 70’s. The brand had the mark next to it ‘APPROVED TO BRITISH STANDARD’. Some smartarse had written ‘So was The Titanic’
Little River Band-Night Owls [youtu.be]
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 3, 2019:
Must be one of the most acrimonious legal situations in music history. Did you know there are no longer any Australians in the band (the successful incarnation was from Melbourne) and you can’t access the bands website from Australia! The writers won’t let the current band play their songs and the original members are not allowed to use any part or reference to the name. The current band also reference the band’s success in the 70’s - 80’s as their own! Let’s just play music guys.?
The Traveling Wilbury's - Handle With Care [youtube.com]
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 3, 2019:
The marvellous thing about this track the way I understand it, it was recorded as a one off bonus track for George’s next single after the Cloud Nine sessions that Jeff Lynne produced. When they had finished it they all decided to make an album, probably because they had such fun with it which comes across. I am not sure but I think the next one, Vol 3, was the material that didn’t make the cut for Vol 1 and release after Roy died.
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers - The Supernatural Peter Green on lead guitar, before he left ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 2, 2019:
The wonderful thing about the Bluesbreakers is that it was and possibly still is a proving ground, almost like an apprenticeship for musicians. It’s turned out some real talent. John Mayall or Simon Cowell? Ummmmmm....
I feel that this video lends further support to the position that a utopian setting needs to revolve...
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 2, 2019:
Good ole Maslow at work again!
Where does your town rate in the racism stakes.? [welcometocountry.org]
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 2, 2019:
I live in Tatura in Vic. I think most people here think racism is something that happens at school sports day!
Band of Horses. - Is There A Ghost [youtu.be]
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 1, 2019:
That’s brilliant! Love all parts of it. How many ‘ghosts’ do we have in our houses that we don’t acknowledge!
How could Adam and Eve sin if they didn't know sin yet?
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 1, 2019:
Good point! Nice one
Controlling your Atheism...
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 1, 2019:
Sounds like you have a real problem with religion. If you are serious about controlling "your expressions of utter disgust that religion exists" you need to undertake self-adjustment and not allow the outbursts to control you. Your lack of self-control is no different to someone undertaking regular religious practice. You are compelled to respond. If you don't want to do it anymore make a conscious decision not to. If on the other hand you want to be controlled by the whim of a personal reaction carry on. Only you can make that choice.
Mythology’s Hybrids: Human Imagination or Alien Genetics? Part One Various mythological ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Jan 1, 2019:
Okay, let's run with this. Can you give us a couple of your sources that you draw upon describing mythical beasts?
What are you unashamed of?
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 31, 2018:
I'm not ashamed of anything that I am aware of. Just keep going making people happy and pissing them off. Don't relate to any shameful context anywhere
If you found out the Christian God of the bible was real, would you worship him?
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 31, 2018:
Nah. No need to worship anything. Any god(s) would just be ordinary folk like you and me. Lets just get on with each other whatever dimension we come from
Being Completely Honest, Is There A Bible Or Cross Anywhere In Your Home Right Now?
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 31, 2018:
No reason why you shouldn't have any religious symbols in your home. Its no one's business but yours. No need to justify anything. In fact, discarding your religious symbols or religious connections because of your new ideology is no different to being told you must dispose of any paraphernalia related to meditation books etc. by a fundamentalist Christian sect. Try not to let agnosticism have a cult-like effect on you because you can shut the door on all sorts of interesting ideas.
One of the things I've always noticed about the bible belt is they have a grudge against "book ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 31, 2018:
An interesting thought, but you might like to look back at the grammar in your post. Unless of course you are being ironic!
Albatross Peter Green [youtu.be]
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 31, 2018:
Its worth noting the influence that Danny Kirwan, as an 18 yr old new boy, had on not only this piece but also the future of Fleetwood Mac
Mythology’s Hybrids: Human Imagination or Alien Genetics? Part One Various mythological ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 31, 2018:
It looks like some interesting discussion points there but a bit too long for many people to explore. Are you able to summarise?
What is your "get-rich-quick" tip that isnt a scam?
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 30, 2018:
Have a plan, work hard.
Exactly!
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 30, 2018:
On an inter-galactic level humans are probably the equivalent to the old Irish joke standard format. A Martian, a Venusian and a human walk into a bar....
I switched the lily-white picture of Jesus on my aunt's phone to the one below. It's an icon from ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 30, 2018:
Brilliant! That absurd blue-eyed Caucasian Jesus is an insult to anyone’s intelligence. Clever hype though by the Vatican all those years ago I suspected. I don’t know how far back it goes but I know Giotto’s Jesus was white. Probably a propaganda drive after the split between East and West.
I'm searching to meet somebody interesting,let me hear your story and I'll share mine..
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 30, 2018:
No profile, no hits! If you are serious put a profile and then make a meaningful post rather than just telling people what YOUwant. Until then no one will pay you any attention
I’ve just posted this one in MacNostics but thought you might like to see this too. Hogmanay just...
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 30, 2018:
I’ve also just noticed one of David Walliams’ inspirations there. Not made the connection before.
I’ve just posted this one in MacNostics but thought you might like to see this too. Hogmanay just...
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 30, 2018:
A true comic genius, nearly up there with Dave Allen and Tommy Cooper
anybody boogie.....? [youtu.be]
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 30, 2018:
For a White Boy he plays some real funky music! Speaking of which... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_pHT9yYFdZg
So, what kind of music does everybody like the best, I love a good musical discussion so please go ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 29, 2018:
You would love the group Classic Rock Rules. Lots of knowledgeable and passionate people there. Just hit browse in the top right corner of this page then select Groups. Good luck
Carl Perkins! And a few other great musicians..... [youtube.com]
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 29, 2018:
I defy anybody not to like that. It’s ss though some people have just dropped in to George’s house and they decide to have a jam
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Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 29, 2018:
It certainly is. And the roots of the Blues is in the slave songs and gospel singing of C19th in Deep South USA with the call and response features along with the ‘blue’ notes (also called worry notes) I.e. flattened 3rds and 5ths coming from The African heritage. I believe it all kicks off after the abolishment of slavery.
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Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 29, 2018:
Marvellous! They were a great band as well away from the Chinn/Chapman hit machine nonsense they were saddled with
What classic rock band or artist do you despise/hate/dislike/won't listen to because they were ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 29, 2018:
The Beatles and then Paul McCartney. In the early 70’s which was May prime time for music Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, ELP were never heard on the radio in England. It was a breakthrough when Hawkwind, Mott The Hoople and Deep Purple hit the singles charts!
Nietzsche . . . . Did not go far enough . . . . When he said that god is dead . . . . For that which...
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 28, 2018:
Nietzsche was referring to the Enlightenment which had removed God from the centre of existence. The phrase first appears in The Gay Science and then again in Zarathustra when he encounters the holy man in the woods. He would also seem to be building on Hegel’s ‘abyss of nothingness in which all being sinks’ in I think it is Phenomenology Of Spirit
Does the internet help people become atheist?
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 28, 2018:
In line with that thinking McDonalds is the equivalent to the Medieval cathedral. You can see the Golden Arches from some distance as you would the spire. You know you’ve arrived in a civilised part of the country. You will receive rest and sustenance. The internet is the secular community and McDonalds the secular cathedral.
My son gave me a Google Home for Christmas. I will never be alone, my Google home does it's best to...
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 28, 2018:
Whatever you do then don’t watch 2001 A Space Odyssey. It might get ideas from Hal!
I have had trouble finding work. I have so many interests but I don’t know to turn them into ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 28, 2018:
I understand totally. I have had several different ‘careers’ from musician to Operations Manager in the corporate world and teacher in Adult Education. To follow any of your chosen disciplines you probably need a degree so you could do online study and take on a full time job as well in something that pays your day to day stuff knowing that it is a part of your ultimate career goal. I now want to work in the Criminal Justice System so I am studying for a degree online in Sociology and Criminology while doing a Sales job to see me through, both of which I enjoy immensely and may continue the sales even after my degree. Good luck with your career choices, it sounds really exciting
So am I the only person who gets a little ofended when people say they pray for me?...
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 28, 2018:
It depends on the context because with some you just know that it is meant in a condescending manner. My argument has always been if you are going to pray you only need one. “I wish the best of things for all things”. Cuts out all the strange prescriptions and personality-centric focus and, if it works, everything gets the benefit. Seems simple to me, but then I am a simple bear with little brain!
Hello everyone, I am new to this website. I am interested in hearing about why some of you became ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 28, 2018:
Welcome to the show Ryan. Agnostic, atheist, theist, pre-Socratic or Conservative (or even a Man City supporter) it doesn’t matter so long as you think for yourself and don’t parrot the old order. Everything can be new if you think it through!
It appears that to thrive on this site one must hate our President....
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 28, 2018:
Nah, most of us non Americans don’t care one way or the other. He’s just a buffoon, a comic circus sideshow to us. I certainly feel sorry for you guys having such a fool in charge. Keep off the subject and engage with the erudite minds here and you’ll be fine!
Saw Bohemian Rhapsody tonight. What a great movie. I loved that the movie focussed on the music ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 28, 2018:
To get a reasonable overview of the beginning the first album Queen 1 and Night At The Opera will give you a good grounding and then fill the gaps from there. A Day At The Races and News Of The World are not too special but if you get a chance try to see their set at Live Aid in 1985.
What is the difference between God and Canada? This is not a trick question. Both cannot be ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 28, 2018:
Canada is an arbitrary designation for a territory consisting of smaller territories. It only exists by consensus as does just about everything as quantum physics suggests. Ergo God and Canada both exist in a consensual context but are non-existent in terms of physical reality. Neither God nor Canada have any meaning outside of their ‘Canada’ and ‘God’ shaped contexts
Everyone keeps telling me that I need to work on myself first before seeking a relationship. What's ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 28, 2018:
Hmmm yes, a bit neo-psychbabble there. True we need to know ourselves as best we can, but we learn that through interaction with other people. Relationship is the best training ground for that. And there is no measuring stick. If you are asking the question you are ready now. This isn’t empirical, it’s real people with real feelings and experiences. You may go through several relationships before you are comfortable. Learn on the journey and don’t let the journey drive you.
The King himself...Elvis Presley. - I’m All Shook Up (1957). This is one of the first records I ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 28, 2018:
That’s some credibility. Mine embarrassingly, although about eight at the time was Mornigtown Ride by The Seekers. Improved a little bit when I was about 10 with Massachusetts by the Bee Gees, but get into real life in 1971 with The Faces album A Nods As Good As A Wink To A Blind Horse
Most people forget about this song. It's very powerful and true like a lot of his songs. I was so ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 28, 2018:
Certainly once away from the shackles of the sanitised Beatles his work was meaningful and honest. On the day that George Harrison died a comedian in England, probably from Liverpool, I can’t remember said “it just goes to show The Beatles are dying in the wrong order!”
Jimi Hendrix. The Wind Cries Mary. [youtu.be]
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 27, 2018:
Did you also know he lived in the same building that Handel lived in when he was composing Messiah. Two blue Heritage plaques on the building, 23 Brook Street, London W1K
Jimi Hendrix. The Wind Cries Mary. [youtu.be]
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 27, 2018:
Here is a bit more Hendrix related trivia. Kathy Etchingham said that the portrayal of her relationship with Hendrix in the biopic, Jimi:All is By My Side, was nonsense. Interestingly, Linda Keith who introduced Jimi to Chas Chandler in New York was Keith Richards' girlfriend at the time and she is the subject of Ruby Tuesday!
Jimi Hendrix. The Wind Cries Mary. [youtu.be]
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 27, 2018:
This is about his girlfriend Kathy Etchingham whose middle name was Mary after they’d had a row about cooking or something.
My family believes in astrology and past lives and it drives me crazy. I hold my tongue as to not ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 27, 2018:
Not sure why it’s such a problem. Not like child malesting priests or hate speech imams. It’s what you and your daughter do. Perhaps they don’t like it when you discuss golf or sport or whatever they do. At least they have the good grace not to involve you. You are instead missing out in their interests which could be a valuable family share thing. If you put content over family acceptance and involvement your on the way to indifference. How about putting your rational mind aside and see what they get out of it. You might enjoy their interest instead of personally criticising.
My family believes in astrology and past lives and it drives me crazy. I hold my tongue as to not ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 27, 2018:
When William Herschel I believe it was derided Isaac Newton for his interest in astrology Newton responded with the perfect put down. “I have studied the subject sir, you have not”. Just a thought to consider when stepping outside of your field of expertise.
So my birthday was the day after Christmas and Santa failed to bring me my big breasted blond even ...
Geoffrey51 comments on Dec 27, 2018:
Just a tip. For your first few posts it might be more appreciated by some members here to stay in context. Many people are battered and bruised from circumstances in life and overt sexist inuendo won’t help you if you are here for dating. Just sayin’