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I am a secular hindu. I believe in science and math but also theoretical physics. Notice how it says "theoretical". I believe we don't know everything about the physical world yet and some things warrant the black box treatment. But we don't have to always understand how something works before we can speculate or theorize. Einstein started with visions and ideas. So did Faraday. And Newton. They theorized. I likewise theorize.

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Should I travel and seek a different reality?
JeffMesser comments on Jun 23, 2018:
you should give up all the material securities you talk about and roam the earth seeking out other cultures. it's the most important education you will ever receive.
WOW. I've been finding some judgmental posts and comments here about people's appearances and what ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 23, 2018:
I am still a crochety old bastage so I will respond "what?" and "get off my damn lawn!" meddling kids!!
Food for thought over the weekend: What is the cause of human suffering? I think it is when ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 23, 2018:
the suffering is because of all the myriad of things that accompany the act we took or thing we did to enjoy that moment that we should not have. thus suffering and karma are intertwined.
Is traveling and being exposed to other people and cultures important and why?
JeffMesser comments on Jun 22, 2018:
It's the most important and effective education you can receive.
So, its 3 in the morning and I have some bad insomnia. So far, clocked about an hour of sleep. I ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 22, 2018:
My mind won't stop. I can never sleep. I only pass out or suffer weed naps.
What if Mexico and USA simply become one country? Wouldn't that be a solution to the immigration ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 20, 2018:
I have contended for years that we should just annex Mexico. So much beachfront property!!
Has anybody ever noticed things start to happen for you that you once cared about when you stop ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 19, 2018:
Our perception of time passing changes based upon our focus. it's a biological fact.
You go Brian!
JeffMesser comments on Jun 19, 2018:
I'm gonna keep an eye on this brian fella.
I think of a world without borders A free world about everything, beliefs, thoughts, free religion, ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 19, 2018:
We are millenia behind that
I’m not saying I’m smarter than Steve Jobs but, I would have made the iPhone charger cable about...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 19, 2018:
Get an after-market cord.
Does very sensitive people annoy you sometime?
JeffMesser comments on Jun 18, 2018:
I prefer the company of animals
When a non-believer dies, what can one say instead of "Rest in Peace"?
JeffMesser comments on Jun 18, 2018:
Rest in peace seems fine to me
How religious were you before you became atheist?
JeffMesser comments on Jun 18, 2018:
A lot! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WboggjN_G-4
Got my teloyear results on my telomeres. My teloyear age is 42 which is almost 10 years younger than...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 17, 2018:
The chair is against the wall and John has a long mustache.
“In a world where people easily fall under the sway of anger and hatred, we need love, tolerance ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 17, 2018:
I constantly fight with my Doctor over part of this. I enjoy the simplicity and even-mindedness of the new low-T me. In case you're not familiar with the vernacular low-T refers to low testosterone. Laying off those chicas makes life much simpler. It makes my thoughts much more clear. It decreases attachment and, thus, suffering. Just a thought.
When is it OK for white people to use the n-word? [patreon.com]
JeffMesser comments on Jun 17, 2018:
I am so sick of white people asking that question. get over it you privileged pr!cks.
First steps
JeffMesser comments on Jun 16, 2018:
The idea that people who never heard the word of "god" would still go to hell as professed by the Southern Baptists of SW Texas.
Celebrate the human kindness of my fellow human beings in Idaho Boise. What happened while I was ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 16, 2018:
Excellent! if you're ever back that way please stop by my sister's house and convince her I am not an evil man because I don't believe in her god.
I asked my kids this to see what how they would answer it. 10 birdies are sitting on a power line. ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 16, 2018:
None after you fire a shot and one falls.
How long now?
JeffMesser comments on Jun 16, 2018:
7 "
Anybody give blood?
JeffMesser comments on Jun 16, 2018:
How much ya need?
America: Do you believe Canada is a socialist country?
JeffMesser comments on Jun 16, 2018:
People need to learn what the heck "socialist" means before throwing it around like a bad word. that would start with the OP's clumsy definition as well. a lack of economic freedom is not the definition of a socialist country. it may be a characteristic depending on what you are observing and comparing it to - but the term itself means simply doing things for a social goal or in a social manner. thus either the ends or the means will be social ... that is directed towards satisfying a group of people vice an otherwise-specified goal or method. nothing more. now if you wanna get into means of production and ownership then we should bring in the word communism to show that these 2 terms are different. communism is one way to run a country in a socialist manner, but not the only way. thats why it is called "scientific socialism". ideally you want a economic method that is a fusion between socialism and capitalism. socialism to keep the state functional and protect the workers with some capitalistic tendencies to promote growth and investment.
What is the wildest thing that you have ever done ?
JeffMesser comments on Jun 16, 2018:
Urinated on the royal mum's flowers in Monaco and was banned from the country.
Where is the most beautiful place you have ever visited?
JeffMesser comments on Jun 16, 2018:
Guam
What's the worst purchase that you have ever made?
JeffMesser comments on Jun 16, 2018:
Anything that wasn't blow, weed, or hookers
How did we end up with Donald Trump as our President? Are we half crazy?
JeffMesser comments on Jun 16, 2018:
39% crazy
So what is the main reason most of you are on here? General conversations or attempting to find like...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 16, 2018:
Here to see what direction you lost souls fall
Favorite Song
JeffMesser comments on Jun 16, 2018:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-Y3KfJs6T0
Ah drugs Lsd, pcp, cocaine, meth, heroin, ex, shrooms....etc I hate them. I hate them and I...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 16, 2018:
So being agnostic taught you nothing about being open-minded? I pity you and your kansas demeanor.
Sorry folks. I'm angry today. There has been a rape/murder and the police response was, as usual, to...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 15, 2018:
Sounds like you'd be better off staying at home. where the dishes and dirty laundry are. so while you're there ... make me a ham sandwich and a beer?
What is your response when people threaten you with religious punishments? (i.e. Hell/Jahannam)
JeffMesser comments on Jun 15, 2018:
"It has been estimated that Human Beings have conceived roughly 3,000 major deities in our relatively short existence. I don't believe in any of them so, yes, that does make me 100% atheist. But you only believe in one of them ... so you're like 99.99785% atheist yourself."
Do you and your significant other have song that is "yours"? My partner of 34+ years and I consider...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 15, 2018:
OPP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idx3GSL2KWs
How do you Unleash Your Inner Diva ?
JeffMesser comments on Jun 15, 2018:
Ray charles videos on youtube. I play and sing to a list of them every morning.
Hi can you add a caption to this photo?
JeffMesser comments on Jun 15, 2018:
::Jimmy Stewart voice:: "I object your honor ... the defense is treating this jury like a bunch of clowns" ::/Jimmy Stewart voice::
What do you have faith in?
JeffMesser comments on Jun 15, 2018:
I have faith in yin and yang. That opposing forces occur with all change thus limiting its' duration and intensity. This happens with all things in life and the varying intensities, durations, and frequency all happen at different times. Sometimes you get a bunch of ups and no downs ... sometimes the opposite. But you always know the other side's coming and you can prepare for it or look forward to it.
During times of great hardship, the believers have their books, their houses of worship and their ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 15, 2018:
I get high and consider the yin and yang of the universe.
What was coming up in today’s meditation was the idea that the more you meditate the more you ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 15, 2018:
I find it interesting that so many from the west wish to seek help from meditation now, but they don't give thought to the rest of vedic teaching. Meditation, historically, is a very small part of Buddhist/Hindu practice.
What are you most looking for in a relationship? Just your 1 Thing
JeffMesser comments on Jun 15, 2018:
Someone who is interesting
I heard this in a Stanford university behavioral biology lecture. What do these 4 things have in ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 14, 2018:
They were all mentioned together in a lecture at Stanford?
Does observation alter an event?
JeffMesser comments on Jun 14, 2018:
According to the double-slit test it surely does
Tonight’s ear worm that will not let me rest [youtu.be]
JeffMesser comments on Jun 14, 2018:
This will cure it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1c2OfAzDTI
Do you like being outside?
JeffMesser comments on Jun 13, 2018:
Of what?
I find it useful to save well written posts that I make on Facebook so that I can copy and paste ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 13, 2018:
I did that for a time, but it just became an annoyance. It was just all the same arguments for the millionth time. No one was listening. No one was compromising. No one was changing their minds. So I changed my approach. Now I just start right off with the name-calling. Thats where it is going anyway and I am tired.
Did Toolmaking Pave the Road for Human Language? - The Atlantic
JeffMesser comments on Jun 13, 2018:
It was an excellent article and theory
Badly explain your profession
JeffMesser comments on Jun 13, 2018:
I get high and know things.
Now I remember why I keep leaving this site. I am a proud deplorable. Very glad Mr. Trump is our ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 12, 2018:
Now I remember why I won't miss you. Trump is an idiot.
Do you think Trump's meeting with Kim Jong un is a veiled attempt to challenge China by affiliating ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 12, 2018:
No. it is trump's attempt to do something presidential. He's at least smart enough to know what a dumbass he is.
Faith... is it good?
JeffMesser comments on Jun 12, 2018:
You can have faith in things other than a deity. for instance ... I believe all things work on a cycle of + and - . I don't let the negatives get me down because I know a positive is around the corner if I am experiencing a negative now. That is faith.
I've just started a Brand New Group to Talk TV & maybe even what we learn from it. Come check it ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 12, 2018:
I learned a few pop culture items as well as basics for scientology and mormonism from South Park.
Not sure if I've posted this before... As far as I know, this quote is mine. "We are all first ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 12, 2018:
Make sure to check out all the brain plasticity stuff by Doidge and the rest.
We have until the sun explodes to get out of the solar system that is our time limit. What advances ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 12, 2018:
Interstellar travel is not our future. the distances and our frailty ensure that. I believe our next goal is dimensional ascension.
What do you all think about Robert De Niro saying " Fuck Trump" on live television? Meanwhile our ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 12, 2018:
1. Deniro is free to say what he wants. 2. I wouldn't go too altruistic in describing trump's motives regarding foreign policy. so far all we have seen are personal financial motives. 3. you should expect stern opposition in any venue containing intelligent persons such as agnostics or atheists because it appears you stand in support of that fricking idiot.
How do you cope ?
JeffMesser comments on Jun 11, 2018:
Take pleasure in simple things and change your perspective. I live by a simple 3 step process that has survived for thousands of years: 1. exercise self-control 2. give of yourself first 3. show compassion. In sanskrit you might see it as "damyata datta dayadhvam". In TS Eliot's poem "The Wasteland" is was "da da da". I seek to limit my ego and limit attachment to material things. Renunciation is the key my friend. Renunciation.
Sometimes I think about how much harm religion has done to scientific or just moral progress for the...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 11, 2018:
Our lives are too finite to effectively evaluate religion's effects overall. we see things on too limited a scope time-wise. this is a thing that will take many thousands upon thousands of years to equalize and homogenize.
Would it catch on...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 11, 2018:
Desperately searching for an identity? you don't need a label man. you don't need a group. you're already part of the group of man. thats good enough.
Greatest country song of all time. David Alan Coe! You don't have to call me darlin! I was ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 10, 2018:
Egads if you're not familiar with David Alan Coe ... He's basically a KKK member posing (back then) as a country western singer. He does one of those acts where they do all the antagonistic idea songs that get drunk crowds riled up ... like at college town bars. Many of the song titles can't even be repeated here. Among the most infamous was a song sung by a white man whose wife had left him for a back man. The worlds greatest country song is a good one though. even a blind squirrel sometimes ...
Although this isn't usually clearly evident right away... in time you can come to appreciate it.
JeffMesser comments on Jun 10, 2018:
I love the little Dalai. He is such a sweet little man. Such humility with a good sense of humor.
You would think by now I'd know which posts on Twitter to walk away from so I don't see stupid shit ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 10, 2018:
Abortion is a really tough one. I certainly want to respect the wishes of women vis a vis their own bodies, but at the same time the sanctity of life must be considered. Not having a particularly cheery after-life prospectus makes this troublesome for the secular. For us the sanctity of what life we have should be even more important. I tend to follow a Buddhist leaning here and favor harming no other.
So black people love "God" because they are original, what does that statement mean exactly?
JeffMesser comments on Jun 10, 2018:
Because they are original? what does that even mean?? is it like OG? they're the original gangstas?
I'm sick with the flu. Send prayers my way
JeffMesser comments on Jun 9, 2018:
I am about to meditate so I will visit you at home with my astral projection. Don't bother to clean up or anything ... you'll barely notice I am there.
Gentlemen: Do you have to hold your breath because a certain region of your partner smells horrible ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 9, 2018:
Bathe together then screw. problem solved.
Obama's reflection on the passing of Anthony Bourbain
JeffMesser comments on Jun 9, 2018:
He tried to bring cultures together. that is a good thing.
What's the mechanism by which an otherwise intelligent person believes in blessed trinities, virgin ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 9, 2018:
The vedas were written thousands of years ago and they speak of reincarnation. so it has a long history.
WHAT DO YOU DO??? When somebody follows your site and you go read their details, why they would ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 9, 2018:
What??? When someone strolls in trying to throw down some religion on us you gotta ENGAGE THEM. Thats like Evil Bart rolling into town and showing up to the saloon where wild bill deals cards. Theyre lookin to throw down! Lookin for a tussle. Engage the enemy with reason and logic and compassion.
Why does the sea taste salty?
JeffMesser comments on Jun 9, 2018:
It needs a bath?
What is the latest book you've read -or- What book are you reading right now. The Fountainhead ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 9, 2018:
I just finished "How to Change your Mind" by Michael Polla and Doidge's "The Brain that Changes Itself". I am about to start "Brain and Mind" by Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz.
Walk in another persons shoes, and yes, eat the food.
JeffMesser comments on Jun 8, 2018:
What if I eat their shoes?
Is this it?
JeffMesser comments on Jun 8, 2018:
Meditate. you will find more.
Meaning of existence
JeffMesser comments on Jun 7, 2018:
There is a meaning to our existence - evolve and get better. we are meant to work together like social creatures and we do our greatest work when we share a common goal. we must evolve through homogenization or however and get past our differences so we can achieve a collective consciousness and share experience simultaneously or some such.
Super new to this. What up peeps?
JeffMesser comments on Jun 7, 2018:
We will try not to make you angry.
If you’re a fan of the movie “The Man from Earth“ tell us why ...in cryptic language that does...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 7, 2018:
I liked it because I first saw it as I was exploring sociological reasons for religion
Is there anyone here who isn't "into weed?"
JeffMesser comments on Jun 7, 2018:
People who don't have an open mind about weed are a turn off
Guys, please reconsider using plastic bags while shopping. Washable canvas bags cost a few dollars....
JeffMesser comments on Jun 6, 2018:
I kept reading this thinking why do they want me to use plastic bags??? and then I saw you said REconsider. I thought you just said consider. way too high to comprehend your posts apparently. wish we could melt all plastic into building blocks or solar cells.
What is the main thing that attracts you to someone Physically? Mentally? Emotionally?
JeffMesser comments on Jun 6, 2018:
Physically - a cute face and smile mentally - a good sense of humor and openness
99% of school shootings were done by males . How do we get them to stop ?
JeffMesser comments on Jun 6, 2018:
Limit guns and treat mental health disorders
What are your top 3 current favorite TV shows?
JeffMesser comments on Jun 6, 2018:
Game of thrones, ozark, westworld
Does living in a community with limited diversity affect our viewpoints?
JeffMesser comments on Jun 6, 2018:
Yes. it does dramatically.
I'm reminded of this whenever I think the answers are somewhere else "out there."
JeffMesser comments on Jun 6, 2018:
The Buddha spoke of a group of blind wise men traveling the Indus valley. The men happened upon a sick elephant lying silently in the road and sought to identify the animal. The first felt only the animal's leg and thought it a tree. The second patted it on the side and thought it a hut. The third grabbed the trunk and declared it a large snake while the fourth felt the ears and thought it a plant. Only the 5th was wise enough to use the limited answers as clues. What we personally observe is often not enough. We need to take advantage of all the clues around us ... even those that are the result of NO answer.
Do u think it's possible to recover from a neglected childhood????
JeffMesser comments on Jun 6, 2018:
It is genuinely hard. Recovering from a lack of bonding with ones' mother is a huge detriment. It leads to a lack of trust that dramatically affects you for life. But the first step is to understand it happened and to recognize its' effect upon you. Then you may go about recovery. I have seen it. I have done it.
Gonna start off with a little Poison... Last time, I ended up with it...? [youtu.be]
JeffMesser comments on Jun 6, 2018:
Sorry, this is better than both of those. never trust a big butt and a smile ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb2np1HGqxg
I have a very big dilemma that i need help with to make sure that i am not in the wrong here, any ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 6, 2018:
Dude ... the religious bullshit and the ceremonial mumbo jumbo is all just that - mumbo jumbo. It all has about as much true significance as waving your hand over a hat to make a rabbit appear. If she's worth that paltry bs to you then by all means go for it. Having some happiness and the experience of love for any time makes it a no-brainer. Just remember that with attachment comes suffering. That is the price.
This is just... 'She will not be missed': Woman's abandoned children get the last word in savage ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 6, 2018:
It is sad those kids were still that bitter so late into their lives. You hafta learn to put things aside and forgive. Show compassion. In the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad of the Hindu vedas there exists a simple, three-fold path or method to peace among one another: damyata datta dayadhvam. The "da da da" of TS Eliot's The Wasteland. exercise self control (damyata). give of yourself first (datta). show compassion (dayadhvam). This is how you fight the 3 demons that cause all harm upon mankind. And this path was laid out by mankind before ANY religions were formed on this earth. This was the wisdom of the first small communities of man ... from as far west as the British Isles, as far north as Scandinavia, and extending all the way into China down to the tip of SE Asia and back into the Indus valley. Ancient wisdom of man from his first tribes and shacks. Don't live your life in hate and anger.
When growing up there was talk of the world being over populated. New S.Koria women average one ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 6, 2018:
Yeah, we always seem to forget we have some internal mechanisms that vary our population. Our "copulation rate" is NOT a constant. Some organisms spawn more when conditions are bad or questionable ... and some spawn much less. They can't get Japanese young adults to engage in sex anymore. Same with a few other cultures. The magic number is far below 1.1. Not sure how long it would stave off our problems before more calamitous things happened. We're putting a double whammy on the earth with environmental and resource problems at the same time.
What's your favorite ridiculous Bible verse?
JeffMesser comments on Jun 6, 2018:
Basically leviticus.
An old friend of 50 years has become a person of extreme religiosity in his old age. I have told ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 6, 2018:
It's SO sad that a good friendship must be strained and possibly destroyed over fables and stubbornness. I see it all the time though. I've not found churchies to be particularly good at dying.
How would u respond if someone put this statement to u. "Because of God, Atheists exist. Without ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 6, 2018:
Why the need to 'beat" them? That is how they believe. Leave them to it. We will all encounter the same end - we merely choose our path to get there.
How do all of you manage to live with the fact that the religious have all the power and privilege ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 6, 2018:
I believe in balance and karma. Balance in that anything negative is eventually weighed against a positive that already happened or is around the corner. These things balance out. It's a rule of nature. From this I always find hope. Karma is a little different. Karma is the momentum of all the factors surrounding things in your life and the universe you create. Things are inexorably intertwined with one another and pull one another along. This means not only does one positive thing around you mean you have good stuff happening ... but it's also accompanied and aided and even boosted by all the positives associated with it. Thats karma. I find my peace in these 2 things. We all have the same final game.
My youngest daughter graduated Saturday. My ex and I threw a party together for her, and we had a ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 6, 2018:
I think it's wonderful!
Should Burning an American Flag be illegal?
JeffMesser comments on Jun 5, 2018:
Of course it should be legal. in fact, there are times when it is required. more people need to study flag etiquette.
Oh, this is embarrassing. I fell in love… and broke it.
JeffMesser comments on Jun 5, 2018:
I hear it's very painful. Saw it on an ER show a few weeks ago.
Religion is like a penis.
JeffMesser comments on Jun 5, 2018:
if I read it too hard I will go blind?
Jesus died for your cakes
JeffMesser comments on Jun 5, 2018:
did he die only for cakes or was it for all baked confections? I mean, if a couple of lesbians come in and want some sconces ... is that cool? Maybe just one nancy-boy wanting an eclair? Can a bear get a bearclaw? I need to know where to draw the homosexual pastry line.
Godless Vagina
JeffMesser comments on Jun 5, 2018:
vote for my new hashtag "hate ditch"
Does this go some way to explaining the gender imbalance among atheists? Apparently, higher ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 5, 2018:
please. I am the king of Low T and I am as non-believing as they come.
Neanderthal dna
JeffMesser comments on Jun 5, 2018:
you are unique ... just as are the denosovans from malaysia and australia. it's just a matter of how our ancestors traveled the planet.
Do you REALLY look like the pictures you put up in social media? Curious. By nature, we all put up ...
JeffMesser comments on Jun 5, 2018:
I suspect catfishing among the troops here
Focus - Hocus Pocus - YouTube
JeffMesser comments on Jun 5, 2018:
now that I know the story it's one of the greatest things I have ever seen. thank you!!
Focus - Hocus Pocus - YouTube
JeffMesser comments on Jun 5, 2018:
wow. that is horrible music. and to think I actually liked that period of music until I saw this. glad I read a little more about it after I posted this. they were given 4 minutes to play a 7 minute song so instead of cutting part of it they just played it faster. that makes me laugh!!
I live in a community of these Goobers.
JeffMesser comments on Jun 5, 2018:
chocolate covered peanuts?
What is better than sex?
JeffMesser comments on Jun 5, 2018:
Sometimes when I get high and meditate I can ride the reverberation of a tone and feel it going up and down like a roller coaster. It's a very liberating feeling - much like those exhilarating flying dreams. I LOVE those!

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