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Engineer and photographer. Live in Metro Phoenix, Arizona. Smart, funny.

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According to my groundhog, you'll be freezing to death.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Feb 3, 2020:
Just in time for spring training.
The hypocrisy of those church pastors.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 29, 2020:
Arby's, when you want beef.
Thoughts on extraterrestrial life?
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 29, 2020:
With the distance between planets capable of supporting life being so vast, I find the chance of extra solar visitors to be unlikely in the extreme. I also find that most of the "experts" trying to promote alien visitors to be hucksters and charlatans.
"Wild Tales," a 2014 Spanish-language film from Argentina.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 28, 2020:
Love this film.
I grew up in the Bible Belt in a non-religious home.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 26, 2020:
When I get into these situations, there are awkward, but I mostly don't associate with religious people, so it isn't an issue.
Hell refuses to accept any more Catholic priests. [theonion.com]
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 25, 2020:
They have some standards.
I did an abstract painting that turned out creepy, perfect for Halloween.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 23, 2020:
Swamp thing?
Please welcome @sweetcharlotte who has joined the group.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 23, 2020:
Welcome!
When did a kind stranger touch your heart?
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 22, 2020:
I was playing Santa at a family party, the mother brought over her little boy (3?) who had something for me. He gave me a little red box with three pennies, to help to buy the presents.
I am a recent widower and signed up on a dating site.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 22, 2020:
It is better to find this out early.
Don't forget to collect your nuts for squirrel appreciation day.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 22, 2020:
I have no nuts, but I sure have a lot of olives.
Atheist Conferences
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 21, 2020:
I have friends that will be there, but I have to work. Phoenix is nice in April, try to go to the Desert Botaical Gardens while you are here.
Why do I love grits?
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 19, 2020:
I have never known what to do with grits.
Trump rolls out policies that would push federal funds to religious groups and advance prayer in ...
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 19, 2020:
Of course he does.
Mississippi Bill Would Force Teachers to Say the Ten Commandments Every Day | Hemant Mehta | ...
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 19, 2020:
Moses Ten Commandments https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w556vrpsy4w
I posted this movie over a year ago, but since there are more members now who may have missed it I ...
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 18, 2020:
My favorite film, but why do you say it is a French film? I recently saw the directors cut, almost an hour longer, but I don't feel it was better.
"The Expanding Universe" from "The Meaning of Life" -lmao Contains Animation that may offend some.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 18, 2020:
Makes as much sense as anything.
Mississippi Bill Would Force Teachers to Say the Ten Commandments Every Day | Hemant Mehta | ...
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 18, 2020:
In the original Aramaic​?
Here Is an Awkward Question In Need of a Reality Check: If Lying to the Government Is a Crime, ...
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 16, 2020:
After almost 14 billion years, I think it is safe to say the Statute of limitations has expired.
The Proof: That God Exists There is a hierarchy in Animalia, not only as quantified by the DNA ...
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 16, 2020:
I don't understand "hierarchy in Animalia". Who says?
Pope Francis assures atheists: You don’t have to believe in God to go to heaven | The Independent
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 15, 2020:
Not quite sure what I am supposed to feel about this.
Has anyone ever attended a Meet Up Atheist/Freethinker group?
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 15, 2020:
Yes, I am a member of a Phoenix area atheist group. Mostly I just go hiking with them, but their hiking schedule conflicts with my movie schedule.
US mint steps in to save Samoan bat by putting it on quarter. I need these. [huffpost.com]
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 13, 2020:
Shouldn't this also post on the Halloween group?
How snowfall affects different regions of Washington State
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 12, 2020:
Where is the first picture? Goat Rocks?
Less fear of hell?
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 12, 2020:
I'm not sure I ever believed in it.
Thanks to Agnostic.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 9, 2020:
Like the shirt.
Buttons and bows.. any one ever heard of it? My grandfather sang it to me. I loved it muchly!
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 8, 2020:
It was from an old Bob Hope film "The Paleface" 1948. The film was later remade with Don Knots as "The Shakiest Gun in the West" (1968).
Do any of you have hair that changes color?
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 8, 2020:
My hair used to get lighter in the summer, red in the winter. Now it is white and falling out.
Today's hike: Hard ice and making pine needle baskets
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 7, 2020:
Nice basket.
Do you find Youtube videos more helpful than instruction manuals?
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 7, 2020:
I have felt instruction manuals should always be checked by somebody that doesn't know how to use the device to find and document the assumptions a more experienced user would already know.
Let’s not use words like “whacky” and “bizarre” in describing the religious beliefs of ...
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 7, 2020:
God read the book "How To Make Friends", decided it was a good idea. He's been pissed off ever since.
Many do not know that The Lord's Prayer reveals the true name of god.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 4, 2020:
And I've been getting it wrong all these years...
I'm sure many people on here have religious friends and family members that get on your nerves.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 4, 2020:
I live 400 miles away from my nearest family. It is a mixed blessing.
Name one good thing that comes from the Christian beliefs.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 4, 2020:
There is always the Spanish Inquisition. Good times!
Am I wrong?
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 4, 2020:
It is impossible to avoid offending some people. I don't believe in ghosts either.
How do you stop swearing?
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 3, 2020:
I do a lot less swearing if I don't watch the news.
The specials this week at Aldi included Heinz American Mustard made in America.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Jan 1, 2020:
Sugar in mustard? ew!
"The Band's Visit" is a 2007 Israeli comedy/drama about an Egyptian Police Band that gets on the ...
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Dec 29, 2019:
I love this film.
How do you answer "How are you today?"
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Dec 28, 2019:
When I am photographing motorcycles in the summer, somebody will always ask, "aren't you hot?". When I tell them I'm from Phoenix, they laugh and go away.
Ahh, yes, let’s get the neighbors talking
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Dec 28, 2019:
I plan to do this next time it snows...still waiting.
How do my fellow Atheists deal with depression?
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Dec 28, 2019:
Badly
Another film for you.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Dec 28, 2019:
That made me hungry just watching the trailer.
While this may belong in a 'movie' thread, it is far more appropriate here in the FGF group (so ...
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Dec 23, 2019:
I enjoyed this film. I just discovered it last year.
Afterlife thoughts... Do you believe in an afterlife?
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Dec 22, 2019:
I do not believe in the afterlife.
I’m new to this site and I find it interesting that people who are religious are here.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Dec 20, 2019:
I don't mind if people come one here who are questioning what they always believed. I try to answer their concerns hope they find the answers they need, whatever that is. I know that some people come on here just to be Trolls For Jesus (tm). I am not interested in being the Jackass whisperer.
Just trying to get a head count here. Who's an atheist and who isn't, and why?
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Dec 20, 2019:
Atheist, don't believe. Not sure I ever did.
I am often told that god is unknowable.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Dec 20, 2019:
What do you expect, consistency?
If Jesus saves, why are all of his human representatives alway asking you to give them money?
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Dec 19, 2019:
He can't need all that money if he is as good at saving as they say...
What are your thoughts on home schooling?
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Dec 19, 2019:
It is one way to protect the children from critical thinking.
So coming up to Christmas please tell me Athiests what you think of the Holiday season since you ...
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Dec 18, 2019:
It's primarily a secular holiday, and mostly a huge bother.
"You shouldn't judge people!" I have often heard this from my Christian friends.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Dec 17, 2019:
They wouldn't see the irony if you hit them with one.
From Japan, a 2017 sci-fi thriller: "Before We Vanish.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Dec 17, 2019:
I liked this one.
Ever notice how The Wizard of Oz is basically about religion?
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Dec 17, 2019:
It isn't about shoes?
I'm interested to know if former Christians here began doubting because of particular doctrines like...
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Dec 14, 2019:
I don't remember, it has faded back into the mists of time.
It is impossible to believe a person (a man named 'Jesus,' for instance) did what is described in ...
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Dec 13, 2019:
And nobody shot video on their phones! can you believe it?
Thousands of Penis Fish stranded at Florida beach. [sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com]
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Dec 13, 2019:
California beach
She needs to shop for a new outfit soon...
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Dec 10, 2019:
I'm good with the outfit she is wearing.
Do you think that " I have found god" should mean the same as "A get out of Gaol/Jail free" card.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Dec 10, 2019:
This one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrzMhU_4m-g
What are your objections to the fine tuning argument for the existence of god
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Dec 9, 2019:
It is an argument for the existence of god.
Photographers/computer folks - I have a Nikon D5100 & just recently switched it from JPEG to RAW.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Dec 6, 2019:
I use ufraw, a free converter. I use it with Gimp for Windows, but it can also be used stand alone. You can download it from: https://sourceforge.net/projects/ufraw/
Drunk driver hits power pole. Power outage for 500 people.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Dec 6, 2019:
Not enough Dodge
Kanye says he may legally change his name to 'Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West'
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Dec 2, 2019:
And we will still laugh at him.
Excuse me, do you have room for the Holy Spirit?
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Dec 2, 2019:
I'll try to remember this.
What do you think about 'intuition?
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Dec 1, 2019:
https://www.amazon.com/Blink-Power-Thinking-Without/dp/0316010669
Black Friday.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 30, 2019:
Black Friday...
Franklin Graham Reminds Jimmy Carter That God Kills Gays | Michael Stone
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 30, 2019:
Um, God kills everybody.
Beverley Craven. - Promise Me. [youtu.be]
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 29, 2019:
Video unavailable
The scenic Shark Harbor beach.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 29, 2019:
Catalina Island?
Black Friday.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 29, 2019:
My favorite Black Friday activity is to go out in the desert about 40 miles and walk around the arboretum with my camera, taking pictures.
Do any other people enjoy their favorite music playing while having sex?
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 28, 2019:
Usually not, although there was that time with the 1812 Overture. The cannons...the bells.
Today's hike with micro-spikes on one foot. Needed two.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 26, 2019:
Hiking on ice: https://twitter.com/GrandCanyonNPS/status/1199048249161568256/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1199048249161568256=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fox5vegas.com%2Fnews%2Fus_world_news%2Fgrand-canyon-officials-warn-of-icy-trails-after-photo-of%2Farticle_1312daa4-105f-11ea-9e35-83dbf315daec.html
So.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 26, 2019:
I get computer generated voices speaking Chinese. Why would anything think that would work?
One that I have yet to try. Has anyone else tried eating succulents?
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 26, 2019:
I have tried some North American plants, prickly pear pads and cattail roots, but I don't know any of the Australian native plants.
Are Non Believers More Prone To Using Profanity?
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 24, 2019:
I see no reason to expect it.
Do you agnostics decorate for Christmas?
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 24, 2019:
I'm sure some do.
What made you change from believer to non-believer?
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 24, 2019:
I don't know that I ever was a believer.
Something mellow for the evening: Joe Hisaishi - The Rain (Kikujiro Soundtrack) [youtube.com]
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 23, 2019:
I love the music of Joe Hisaishi.
With reference to "god's plan" and why god would do (or not do) certain things, or allow (or not ...
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 21, 2019:
It's funnyhow God's plan is always exactly what the speaker wants.
Sweet potato pie vs. pumpkin pie: Which do you prefer?
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 20, 2019:
Send me a couple of each one and I will let you know.
Canal convergence, an art installation event in Scottsdale, Arizona
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 20, 2019:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmJop8xK
What does "Farm Style" mean to you?
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 16, 2019:
Was the cheese slicer a converted John Deere?
What is the secret to preparing lentils to soften them for soups or for use in vegi burgers.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 15, 2019:
I put them in my crockpot, overnight on low.
Physicists irreversibly split photons by freezing them in a Bose-Einstein condensate [phys.org]
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 15, 2019:
Those wacky quantum mechanics.
Greetings from Clovis, Eastern New Mexico just on the Texas state line.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 13, 2019:
Howdy, neighbor to the east.
HOW CAN WE PUT A MORE POSITIVE SPIN ON OUR BRANDING??
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 13, 2019:
I do not feel the need to change my branding, or even concern myself with this at all.
And perhaps I am the first person in history to ever purposely hit baklava with neutrons. :-)
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 13, 2019:
Did the honey slow them down?
Has anyone tried out a Unitarian Church?
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 13, 2019:
I have never been to a Unitarian Church, but some of my friends were both Unitarian and Atheist. One friend said the minister was openly Atheist. I don't think this will be a problem.
Can anyone with theology knowledge (or knows someone with) explain this?
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 11, 2019:
They were going home for Thanksgiving, but the story was changed in the retelling.
This is that Monty Python Medieval Logic.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 11, 2019:
And if God weighs the same as a duck, he is a witch.
Howdy folks! Found this link in my FB newsfeed and thought I'd check it out.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 10, 2019:
Why Howdy!
Just trying to get established here and am already not liking how agnostic crops every pic I upload.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 9, 2019:
I have to reduce the resolution of all my pictures just to get them to load at all.
My yard needs something..... Dragon by Tom Samui
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 9, 2019:
There is always this, for smaller yards.
How do you deal with Christmas?
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 8, 2019:
I haven't thought of Christmas as a religious holiday for a long time. But it is still a problem for me, It reminds me of my parents, who are gone, of my late wife and my good friends, The incessant calls from signs, stores and television to be happy, happy happy, while buying all sorts of crap I can't afford bothers and depresses me. And then there are the Christmas Carols. I am fortunate this year to have somebody to spend it with. This helps a ,lot.
SPIRITUAL.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 8, 2019:
To me, spiritual is a meaningless word used by people I no longer take seriously.
Catholic Church investigating nuns who returned pregnant after Africa trip
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 7, 2019:
Funny that this was next to my post.
Catholic Church investigating nuns who returned pregnant after Africa trip
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 7, 2019:
It's a miracle!
Rooks can look so sinister and furtive, it’s no wonder they generate folklore… These look like...
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 7, 2019:
Treason for sure...with a it of murder thrown in.
With Thanksgiving coming up quickly, I have experimented with doing a heathier version of Parker ...
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 5, 2019:
0.5 cups of what?
[youtu.be] Never heard of him before, but I really like his music !
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 4, 2019:
Jerry Jeff Walker covered one of his songs ( Up Against The Wall Red Neck) on his album " Viva Terlingua " in 1973.
Because most dogs are smart.
GeorgeRocheleau comments on Nov 4, 2019:
He needs a Myna bird trained to say, "Lock Him Up!".

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