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Atheist.
Retail professional by trade, writer and musician by inclination.
Will always prefer an unpleasant truth to a comforting lie.
The concept of Faith is the greatest evil ever perpetrated against humanity, human dignity and reason.

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One for @Petter amongst many others to comment on?
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 8, 2020:
Ah we live in such civilized times
JALOPY.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 8, 2020:
My mother used to sing this to me when I was a kid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5q8ysa_aQU=MarkGallagher
What would you have done?
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 8, 2020:
I think those who complained were indulging in a little self indulgent blame shifting. **This photo made me feel bad I am unable and unwilling to help this child Therefore I will blame the photographer for making me feel guilty I will blame him for not helping, when I know I should and am able But I don't want to, because I need a new gear stick knob for my Ferrari**
This 19th-century argument over federal support for Christianity still resonates
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 7, 2020:
It is akin to when people claim you must have faith to gain a testimony of the truth of Christianity, and when you ask "what about people whose faith has lead them to a truth of Islam, or Hinduism, or Judaism?" and they answer that those people had false faith in the wrong things and that their testimonies MUST be false because Christianity is the one true religion and they know that because they have faith it is.
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LenHazell53 comments on Sep 7, 2020:
article is behind a pay wall
Weirdest Passages You've Read?
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 7, 2020:
Ezekiel 23:20: "There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses."
CARTOMANCY KAR-də-man-see Part of speech: noun Origin: French, late 19th century 1: ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 7, 2020:
Ah the drawing of the queen of hearts told me you were about to make this post
I don't like trump but I would never threaten violence over it.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 7, 2020:
Just looks like a pajama case Teddy Bear to me. An ugly one true, but there is no accounting for taste.
A full stop "." represents passive aggressive messaging?
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 7, 2020:
I posted about this here on You Tube a few weeks ago, I went back to link to it, but the post has been removed. It just shows how far down the snowflake rabbit hole we have gone when sensitive millennial cotton wool people can feel victimized by punctuation.
Man Unleashes Profanity-Filled Tirade Against Peaceful Satanists in MN Park | Hemant Mehta | ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 7, 2020:
Typical US reaction, get angry, threaten, threaten with death, get a gang together, threaten again and then kill people.
What happened to my religion?🤔
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 7, 2020:
Hence the expression, sick as a dog?
My opponent used this word in Words With Friends. I’ve never heard of it before. Have any of you?
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 7, 2020:
I've heard of Baulk which is to refuse to vote for a candidate because of their unpopular opinions or to Balk which is when a horse refuses to go in the direction you want it to because it perceives a danger you don't, and even Björk which is an Icelandic noise making machine, but Bork is new to me.
Squib noun a short and witty or sarcastic saying or writing.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 6, 2020:
Also an old fashioned name for a "banger" firework Hence a the expression "a damp squib" as a metaphor for anything disappointing.
Is America really the richest country in the world? Yes and no! [swedishnomad.com]
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 6, 2020:
JUst goes to prove what we all know, government thinks only in terms of the bottom line of the balance sheet, and cares fuck all for the people except when there is an election looming. Mushroom farming politics for the people Keep them in the dark and feed them on bullshit.
Another of America's Crimes against humanity?
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 6, 2020:
☹ Most of the west was complicit in the horrors of chile Prime Bitch Margaret Thatcher gave safe Haven to Pinochet and described him as a “good and brave and honourable" keeping the bastard supplied with finest scotch whiskey during his exile in the UK at the tax payers expense and had paid British doctors declare him to be unfit to stand trial on the spurious grounds of dementia. A diagnosis later described as wrong after Thatcher and Bush snr failed to have the House of Lords tow the party line and block his extradition much to the very public disdain of Thatcher and Bush. Fifty years on and right wing leaders in the west are still admiring and propping up the Dictators they wish they could be, all over the world.
Psalms 82:1
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 6, 2020:
Whoops, erm, um.......... feck off!
My religious ex-husband wanted our grandsons to learn the Lord's Prayer, but he wasn't as amused as ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 6, 2020:
At school we used to say **Our Father who art in Devon Harold be they name**
One of lhe big contractions of that book: From the NASV: Ephesians 2:8-9 - For by grace you have ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 6, 2020:
The Babble tries to be all things to all people and as a result has caused more blood to be spilled than almost anything else ever put to paper.
The preacher told the congregation that instead of his preaching a sermon that Sunday night, they ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 6, 2020:
funny
Chthonic (adjective): concerning, belonging to, or inhabiting the underworld: "a chthonic deity"...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 5, 2020:
I wonder if this is where H.P. Lovecraft derived the name Cthulhu?
How disgusting is this?
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 5, 2020:
That stinks
Humanist Spirituality
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 4, 2020:
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List of Agnostics - Wikipedia
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 4, 2020:
Arthur Conan Doyle was neither agnostic nor atheist, he was at the time of his death an ardent and devout Christian spiritualist and had been an advocate of the church for many years. He was involved in a very public feud with Harry Houdini, after Houdini publicly denounced Lady Conan Doyle, a popular society medium, as a fraud when she claimed to have a message from Houdini's mother telling him to cease debunking mediums, that referred to Houdini by his stage name, which his mother hated and never used, and did not know his actual one, Erik Weisz.
Over 60 dating? - a response to an ignorant man.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 4, 2020:
She did the right thing. I expect if she had told him she did not date men over sixty because they are boring and floppy, he would have been pretty pissed off too.
Never again ever
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 3, 2020:
Here is the piece in full If I am elected president By Chuck Norris Published June 11, 2007 at 1:00am I was wondering the other day, if I ran for president, what would be my campaign promises? I made a list I'm certain can get me elected. If I'm elected president, I will… Require members of Congress to work out on the Total Gym 15 minutes each day – or else they can't vote on anything. Cut spending by dismissing the Secret Service, at least for my eight years in office (why would I need them?). Resurrect Bruce Lee and appoint him head of homeland security (OK, the CIA and FBI too). Give a presidential pardon to … no one, ever. Baretta was right in the '70s, "Don't do the crime, if you can't do the time. Don't do it!" Turn the Rose Garden into a new fighting ring for the World Combat League, in which liberals and conservatives will fight for legislative leadership and priority. (For fun, Saturday night fights will feature a recurring bout between Hannity and Colmes). "American Idol" already told me they will provide the entertainment. Require Bill Gates and Warren Buffet to personally pay for national, comprehensive medical coverage for every American (or meet me in the Rose Garden). Increase jobs in America by sending ninja teams to sabotage and steal them back from other countries. ***Tattoo an American flag with the words, "In God we trust," on the forehead of every atheist.*** Give a tax credit to anyone naming their children Walker or Texas Ranger (excluding Will Farrell). Resolve the Iraq war by bringing all of our military personnel home immediately, then going over there by myself for "martial arts negotiations." Hang Saddam Hussein (Whoops – scratch that – already did it undercover). Convey my plan for world peace to the United Nations: taking the governor of California with me on our "kick butt and ask questions later" USO world tour. Give every new military enlistee abroad a copy of my upcoming new book, "The Threat of Justice," with the words, "Arnold and I will be back to pump you up!" above my autograph. **Bring on Donald Trump as my apprentice. When my presidential term is complete and he has obtained his black belt, or whichever comes first, he can buy the White House and of course rename it (to, what else, "The Trump House").** Create new immigration legislation: to deport all liberals (then force them to listen to Bill O' Reilly every day for five years, at which point they may return). Ask producer Mark Barnett to film "Survivor – Camp David," where world leaders will meet annually, for an all-out cage-fighting championship. The winner will take home $1,000,000 in Disney Dollars, good in Europe or America. Send an autographed photo of me and my horse (no ...
I like the new setup on how to see who voted on posts, much easier having a separate option to view ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 3, 2020:
Thanks for putting the hover over back, appreciate it. EDIT okay it is back on some pages but not on others?
Posted on a hospital internal meeting.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 3, 2020:
I like Stephen King's version in "Christine" Above the register in the garage where Arnie works is a notice reading "In God we trust, You fuckers pay cash!"
2020 in review...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 3, 2020:
Good old Lucy 😃
I like the new setup on how to see who voted on posts, much easier having a separate option to view ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 3, 2020:
How do I put it back how it was, so the names show by default instead of having to ask for them every time?
People will believe anything.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 3, 2020:
Dad who is me, can I asked me a question? *Yes my son, who is also me* Why am I/you sacrificing me/you to us? *So I/you can forgive all of the people for the sin of Eve* But Dad who is also me surely that does not make any sense *Watch it boy* I mean for a start Eve didn't exist, I know that so you know it too *I'm warning you* And people cannot be held responsible for what other members of their family did. *Can they not, we'll see about that me* And anyway even if they could, couldn't I/me/you/us just forgive them anyway? *HEY JUDAS HE'S OVER HERE, GET BUSY AND CRUCIFY THE LITTLE BASTARD!*
Is France's unapologetic 'freedom to blaspheme' in peril? [france24.com]
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 3, 2020:
You do not need to oppress the people if you can convince them oppress themselves. This is what is happening all over the world, freedom too being overpowered by freedom from, feelings over facts, style over substance. Oppression by common consent
God's loophole
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 3, 2020:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omnecAxpZvI=chrisstandish
Good morning all. Enjoy ☺
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 3, 2020:
Remarkable lighting in that photo's composition.
"Embiggen" has been added to a US dictionary - a word first heard on The Simpsons in 1996.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 3, 2020:
Apparently only Shakespeare and Star Trek in the cultural media of the English speaking world, have added more words to the dictionary than The Simpsons
As always, remember that my post could be applied to any gender.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 3, 2020:
Thank you for that, that sums up exactly the abusive relationship I suffered under, in my first marriage and as an insecure young adult, exactly the excuses I made for staying with her. I learned, that I did deserve better and in my second wife I got not only better, but the best.
Cromulent: acceptable or adequate
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 3, 2020:
One of a number of words contributed to the language by the writers of "The Simpsons" **"Cromulent first appeared in the February 18, 1996 episode of The Simpsons called "Lisa the Iconoclast,"**
US sanctions International Criminal Court officials - CNNPolitics
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 3, 2020:
"whah, whah, you're not my mom, you can't tell me off, whah" Says the Trump.
religion is answers that can not be questioned.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 3, 2020:
Science gives answers that can always be questioned, improved upon or dismissed depending on where the evidence takes you.
[aol.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 3, 2020:
Leading by example? "Being a violent fuckwit for dummies" by C lay Higgins?
Q:529784 Celebrity pics group
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 2, 2020:
Best Bond movie ever IMO
It looks like I'm not the only one that fears for my country. [eand.co]
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 2, 2020:
Yes on every count. However it is not simply Trump's doing, it is the fruition of a long term plan that began with Reagan and Thatcher, a steadfast dripping of corrosive policies that took away rights, values, ethics, and re-branded empathy and concern as weakness, charity as theft and heroism as foolishness. Where the strong no longer protect the weak, they trample them as lesser, because strength no longer means fortitude of character, determination and fitness in mind and body, it means the power of cash, the will hate and a form of fear filled pragmatic paranoia against those who MUST NOT be trusted! Who are they? The kind, the compassionate, the altruistic, the generous, the poor, in short the WEAK and the different. Even those who call themselves left wing or liberal have been changed. Motivated by anger and frustration in to abandoning their traditional ways in favour of "direct action" they submit to radicalisation. They rely on the thrusting forward of he or she with the loudest mouth in the hope of being heard, a policy that has backfired spectacularly, turning the left in to a lunatic fringe, a hoard of minutia obsessed busy bodies and nitpickers. People who in the eyes of "the common folk" are a more terrifying threat to "normal life" than the covert fascism of the right. So why facilitate the rise to power of utter morons like Trump and Boris? Well for exactly that reason, they are morons, uncontrollable but highly dangerous. They were aimed like guns and fired in to the heart of democracy in the sure and certain hope that they would kill it dead. Who will ever trust a system again that could deliver men like this in to high office? "It will have to go," the survivors will say. "We cannot take that risk again!" Moreover, the Conservatives of the UK and the Republicans of the USA will, tut, sigh, and say "reluctantly"- "Quite so, these terrible men were tragic anomalies, but they did not represent REAL right wing politics, only we can deliver that, only we can save OUR society. Put us in charge indefinitely and we shall put things right, and after we do we will usher in a new form of safe reliable governance, "eventually" and we will all live happily ever after, for ever and ever amen." Make no mistake, western society as we know it is already dead, it is a chicken running about with it's head cut off, ready for the plucking and roasting. Who we allow to do that and how badly we get burned is the main worry for the future
Christian Host says to avoid smart women since you have to consider their sexual needs : ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 2, 2020:
Damn, he broke the Bro code, dumb chicks are not supposed to know about this shit.😠😠😠😠😣😣
A good dose of the Philosophy pf Religion is enough to make anyone an atheist.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 2, 2020:
Modern religion is as guilty of this as ever, I cannot count the times when the religious have asked if I am mentally ill, because the existence of gawd is so obvious only a liar or a lunatic could dispute it. That is of course until you demand to see the evidence, at which point you either get the standard responses of "Just look around you" or "I'll pray for you" or else they get angry and start building a metaphorical bonfire for the blaspheming heretic.
“Defund Police” Doesn’t Mean Hire Private Guns — But Cities Are Doing Just That
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 2, 2020:
One step from government sanctioned mercenaries. Well if it good enough for POTUS?
A supercomputer analyzed COVID-19: [elemental.medium.com]
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 1, 2020:
Very interesting, it would explain a lot.
“Christians Against Dinosaurs” Target Arizona McDonald’s T.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 1, 2020:
There is no parody so obviously ridiculous that there is not someone somewhere stupid enough to believe it.
Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine, republishes the cartoons showing Mohammed as the trial...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 1, 2020:
It is simple fear. If the religious (fanatics of any faith or denomination) admit to an over reaction, or leave a "blasphemy" unpunished then they have as much as admitted that they have allowed themselves to be fooled in to a life time of servitude, worship, study and belief that is of no consequence to most of the rest of the world. They have denied themselves worldly pleasures for nothing, been obliged to part with large sums of money they could have put to better use, allowed themselves to be bullied in to relationships they did not want, and been persuaded to hate those they did not wish to hate. Therefore defense of the indefensible is there only option, discussion is worthless and foolish for they have no evidence or logical argument so they fall back on "if not by discussion, then by the sword" in order to feel justified at their total waste of a life.
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LenHazell53 comments on Sep 1, 2020:
Living up to your name again then are we FEARLESS?
Aliens; why should we "listen" for them? Have they ever visited us?
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 1, 2020:
Both Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawkins have expressed the idea that communication with extra terrestrial beings would probably end very badly for us. Especially id the the said AET's were anything like humans in temperament. We need look no further than the history of our own planet to see what happens when a technically more advance "civilization" comes in to contact with a more primitive one, almost inevitably conquest and exploitation, when they were lucky, extinction and extirpation when they were not. We have to consider what the motivation for contact and visitation would be? To make such a huge investment of time and technology, to say nothing of expense if they have the concept, there must be an expected reward or pay off. Be it land, minerals, alternate tech, slave labour, food or something beyond our ken, there is going to be an expected reward. If we can assume they are technologically savvy enough to have faster than light or interdimensional travel then we are going to have little to trade to them that they might actually want. We will probably be unable to fight back in the face of aggression, so chances are they will simply take what they need until there is nothing left. If by some chance they are benificent, can we expect compassion, we need to consider how we will be perceived, a dangerous, warlike, race of angry apes, who have knowingly poisoned out own air, land, sea and sky with toxic waste. A race of beings so arrogant that we have driven hundreds of other species resident here with us to extinction, a society who deliberately keeps 90% of our own species in servitude, poverty and want for the sake 10% who have so much of the planet under their control they cannot possibly use it all. If I were them I would give this world a wide berth until the monsters all consumed each others and the nicer rabbit people took over.
[alternet.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 1, 2020:
***Recipe for disaster*** You arm a population to the teeth You promote a culture of fear, hate and paranoia You demonise several section of society against each other You equate strength with violence in the minds of the people Light blue touch paper and stand well back while fanning the flames Finally feign outrage and promise a quick solution .. at a price
[rawstory.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 31, 2020:
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If there were no bible, would there be no "end times?"
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 31, 2020:
End times myths long predate Christianity.
Can an atheist and an Evangelical be friends?
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 31, 2020:
They "Can" but they probably would not want to be, unless both were willing to compromise..A LOT. I know many religious people and get on fine with them, but evangelicals? That is a whole other kettle of literalist loaves and fishes.
Think they over did it
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 31, 2020:
Don't you just wish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlZQhNlwc7U
Exeter, NH - Historical and Political Phillips Exeter Academy Prep School is here.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 31, 2020:
And they admit to it?
Martha and Betty were at lunch in their Senior Living facility.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 31, 2020:
A streaker runs past three old ladies at the ball game 2 of them had a stroke on the spot, the other one could not quite reach.
Biden wants a debate.. Don't believe the lies. [cnn.com]
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 31, 2020:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNSZgbJsSxU
Are police disproportionally killing (unarmed) black men?
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 31, 2020:
You are completely ignoring the context of the killings. In many cases the black person having been shot has been doing nothing more than driving a car, all be it one the policeman who killed them has judged to be too "nice" to be being driven by a black person and is therefore in a situation to be considered "suspicious". I have been myself stopped like this, but only when traveling in a car, or when walking the street with my friend and colleague Courtney, who I have known since the age of 12 and who was born on the Island on St. Vincent. Apparently a white man walking or driving with a black man needs to be checked upon, just in case he is under duress. White people shot and killed are usually already in the act of, or have been caught immediately after committing a criminal act far in excess of driving while in possession of a larger than expected amount of melanin
Anyone else listen to the podcast "God Awful Movies"?
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 31, 2020:
You might also like "The Cinema Snob" he often satirically reviews Prureflix Christian movies and the like from Chrisitian cinema outlet and a couple of years back made his own parody of them "Jesus Bro' which is hilarious.
Many rehabs rely on religion.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 31, 2020:
It is simply replacing one crutch with a more socially acceptable one.
Anyone ever heard of this one? vilomah A parent whose child has died is a vilomah.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 31, 2020:
That is one of the uses, it simply means "something that happens against the (understood) natural order of thing" and is a Sanskrit word as are widow, Jungle and Swastika among many others. It has also been used for "perceived" sexual deviance, class distinction and interracial marriage.
I strongly think that a person is a coward to be science educated on one side and believe in ...
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 31, 2020:
in the words of of the late Spike Milligan
What do you think? Who is Dr. Antony Flew? [baileylineroad.com]
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 30, 2020:
Anthony Flew was an Athiest for 50 odd years, he died in 2010 in his mid eighties resident in a home for people suffering extreme dementia where he had been resident for almost a decade. So this guy's arguement is that an eminent philosopher in his dotage turned to god and that proves everything else he ever said while still sane was irrelevant. What a convincing arguement.
Falwell can hire 2 or 3 pool boys with that kind of cash.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 30, 2020:
Never has the maxim "God helps them as helps themselves" seemed more apt.
Trump-Loving Anti-Mask Pastor Threatens Dunkin’ Donuts Employee With Assault | Michael Stone
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 30, 2020:
Father Thug
Here’s a question.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 30, 2020:
No, if you can't cope with reality with out some sort of collectivism crap, you might as well go back to believing the god shit
Why has it taken this long for someone to be honest?
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 30, 2020:
Who really cares anymore, so long as they are safe from assault and practice safe sex.
ACROLOGICAL AK-rə-LAH-dji-kəl Part of speech: adjective Origin: French, early 19th century...
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 30, 2020:
An acrological poem or lyric is called an acrostic An acrostic where the poem or acronym defines the word being spelled out is called a bacronym In the rock opera musical by Tim Rice "Blondel", one song lyric spells out Margaret Hilda Thatcher as a Thank you for his Knighthood in the new years honours list.
Catholic Priest Kicks Autistic Child Out of Church During His Sister’s Baptism | Hemant Mehta | ...
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 29, 2020:
could have been worse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKzmhHHx9kE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdawpDZD-Ro
Wife Takes Nonbeliever Husband to Court to Block His Medically Assisted Death | Val Wilde | Friendly...
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 28, 2020:
If it were not so tragic it would be hilarious.
Why, we have so much bad luck, it's almost as if we're built on top of an Indian graveyard. /s
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 28, 2020:
You were, literally
This from my fundie sister .
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 28, 2020:
She is a fuckwit, don't bother arguing with her, you cannot reason with one so brainwashed that her actual brain has dissolved and leaked out of her ears.
Question on Nietzsche
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 28, 2020:
My personal interpretation, and I emphasise this is MY interpretation, of the will to power is the defining characteristic of the Ubermensch, the force of the functioning mind to discover and then pursue the true meaning of one own life, to create and to contribute something new to the collective whole, to assert change. This contrasts with the mind of the herd human whose own will does not drive them to power, but to serve, to "borrow" the will of the Ubermensch and to act upon it and constuct the new to the pattern provided. The opposite of the will to power, the will to depower is the characteristic of the Letzter Mensch, the determination to half progress, to be reactionary, to regress the collective whole.
Men and manhood. “What’s up with this male-dominated world?
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 28, 2020:
How did we get sexism, patriarchy, misogyny in the first place? For thousands of years, what today is called sexism was a societal norm and was born of nothing less than necessity. Men took on the roll of hunter in hunter gatherer society while women became the gatherers, because it did not endanger them or their children, as mothers and child bearers were far more important to tribal society survival than men and needed to be kept safe. The Human male was stronger and so necessarily became the builder and protector and more often than not the victim of harsh life. Women were more likely to survive harsh winters as the female body is more resistant to heat and cold and also requires less nourishment and is a very efficient procreater, capable often of producing off spring for her entire (then) adult life. All of this lead to accepted gender roles for the good of the family and the tribe. However as we moved to a more agrarian society, women and men had a far more equal roll to play, on a farm based life a woman could utilise animal power and tools just as well as men and did so. Many records exist of women running farms after the death of the husband in the middle ages. It is around this time that the unease begins to set in with tools making women more ambitious and the churches begining to fear for their easy meal ticket, if a woman can run a farm, she can certainly preach a sermon. Only need look at Chaucer to see the men and women of the pilgrimage were equal. Common laws existed for the protection of women, the so called "rough music" for public humiliation and punishment of spouse beaters and abusers, was applied equally to men and women. Religion's blaming of Eve for he sins of the world, and the extirpation of the old godess' of nature began the decline of these equal but accepted and different gender roles, as the church began to promote the idea that men somehow outranked women. but in every day life they pretty much continued as equal partners until the industrial revolution. By the 16th century things began to turn sexist, after the religious chaos cause by the likes of the Tudors was blamed firmly on women by the Catholic church, with Elizabeth and Mary being held up as examples of the dangers posed by "modern" womanhood, and the theatrical media of the day being encouraged to mock women, especially clever women as the root of all trouble. Modern sexism as we recognize it today is a very new phenomenon mostly coming out of the Victorian age, but massively exacerbated after the end of WW1. with he myth of the returning heroes, encourage the exaltation of men and a return to to a mythical golden age that never actually existed.
So where did that water in the oceans come from?
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 28, 2020:
It's a plausible hypothesis, however the water got here, I'm just glad it did.
Question on Ayn Rand...
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 28, 2020:
Rand was a realist in denial, vainly trying to combine pragmatism, hedonism and idealism in to a system that explained her own own life experience but hampered by being a product of her times and prejudices.. As a philosopher she was a great speculative novelist. Her major achievement was Ellsworth Toohey one of the greatest literary villains of all time.
Identities, mainly race, gender and sexual orientation, are today's substitute for religion.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 27, 2020:
Not really, however there is a movement to turn identity politics in a cult if for no other reason than to shun and hate the heretic and the mis-believer. The desire to Hate is always the real reason and motivation behind the preacher against "sin"
as an atheist, i find the idea of Satan appealing.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 27, 2020:
"Better to reign in Hell than be a slave in Heaven." Satan in Paradise Lost - Book II by John Milton
Everyone need to check out this news article.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 27, 2020:
Lock the bastard up and throw away the key
Molotov cocktail ˈmä-lə-tȯv noun a crude bomb made of a bottle filled with a flammable ...
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 27, 2020:
I always enjoyed that story from history. I did however once hear a news reporter describing how during the Arab spring police were drive back by protesters using mazel tov cocktails. Something of a Freudian slip?
Does any one else's doggy sleep or relax in odd bodily positions?
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 27, 2020:
Yes all of my dog past and present will sleep in the weirdest positions, including flat on their back with all four paws in the air
I recently watched Alex O'Connor's debate with two Muslims and as expected they used the usual ...
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 27, 2020:
It boils down to two choices God's is an Evil Fucking Wanker, who enjoys making people suffer and loves to point and laugh, Or There is no god and religious people are victims of long term theological scam.
I’ve realized I can’t change my religious wife.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 27, 2020:
I guess I was lucky, when I left the LDS I feared it would end my marriage. However my wife loved me enough to ask why I felt I had to leave and when I told her she looked in to my reasons with an open mind and decided that I was justified, she followed me out of the church a couple of months later. I think it came down to her loving me more than the church and so trusting me to have a good reason, she then took her own time to do some serious research and then decided I was right. She was also wise enough to know it was a pointless exercise to try and bully someone in to pretending to believe something they don't. Our relationship is all the better for religion being out of our lives and we are fast approaching our Pearl wedding anniversary.
It's all for the money 💰?
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 27, 2020:
The LDS (Mormons) had the best excuse when they were caught doing this "It's not our money it God's money, and after the second coming we will give it all back to Jesus to do with as he will, in the mean time we are just looking after it for him."
CHAGRIN.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 27, 2020:
Interestingly it is also the Bengali/Indian word for green tea
If Trump was the captain of the Titantic. LOL>
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 26, 2020:
Missed out the bit where he claimed the iceberg was his very good friend and he had no reason to disbelieve it when it said it had nothing against ships.
Melania in her Soviet style and Putin approved uniform for her RNC speech.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 26, 2020:
odd how dictators like to put their trophy wives in uniform
Aroint verb (imperative) Obsolete. Begone: Aroint thee, varlet!
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 26, 2020:
I feel this must be connected to exeunt an archaic theater direction for people to leave the stage
I have a suggestion.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 25, 2020:
Excellent suggestion
We need, as basic philosophies, rationalist, democratic Pantheisms (all Cosmians, all evolving ...
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 25, 2020:
Well there go ten minutes I'll never get back
por·tend /pôrˈtend/ verb be a sign or warning that (something, especially something momentous...
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 25, 2020:
A nicely ominous mystical word GLOUCESTER These late eclipses in the sun and moon portend no good to us. Though the wisdom of nature can reason it thus and thus, yet nature finds itself scourged by the sequent effects. King Lear: Act 1, Scene 2
If 2020 was a drink...
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 25, 2020:
Alcohol free light beer A weak, disappointing, fraudulent bilge water of no discernible use to anyone.
what do you think people?
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 25, 2020:
Yesterday I was happy unaware of my cage Today I can see the bars And I am no longer happy I am angry. Graham Masterton "Ikon" (1983)
AMELIORATE.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 25, 2020:
Nice word
Muslim ICE detainees forced to choose between expired meals or eating pork - CNNPolitics
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 24, 2020:
Another case of religious people not knowing their own scriptures. According to the Quran in times of captivity, crisis, starvation or disease it is perfectly permissible to eat pork if forced or left with no other choice than to do so. However that aside, all Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Egg, and Dairy are Halal, so they need not eat the proffered pork or spoiled Halah meat but can switch to a vegetarian diet for as long as needs be. Growing up my best friend was a Muslim and to be honest he, his father, and his five brothers never missed a chance to say they had no choice but to eat a bacon sandwich given the opportunity.
Best People Cell!!!!!!
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 24, 2020:
Steve Bannon AKA The incredible Sulk
How I Fall Asleep!!!!
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 24, 2020:
No shortage of them and the number keeps on going up.
Look at these beautiful kaleidoscope patterns.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 24, 2020:
Funny in't it how the nice and the beautiful and helpful bits of life are miracles of Gawd, but ugly and dangerous thing and happening are nothing to do with "Him" and are surely happenstance, coincidence or just darn bad luck.
Juberous adjective uncertain and reluctant; dubious; undecided: I was feeling mighty juberous...
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 24, 2020:
One of those words originating from a southern American mispronunciation. Originally "Dubious"
Since God gives life, he can take life.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 24, 2020:
My usual response is "By that logic anyone can kill their own kids and has a perfect right to do so."

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