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When it comes to the question of how it all began, it’s perfectly okay for your answer to simply ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 3, 2020:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMJYw0sxZ0k
It’s sin not carbon!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿคฃ [mavenroundtable.io]
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 3, 2020:
is there anything gobotherers will not blame on sin flooding it's the sin of gayness fires it's transexuals sin earthquakes god's wrath for the sin of adultery volcano's caused by not burning atheist and now climate change brought on by a lack of repentance superstitious idiocy
Goodbye 2019. Wishing you a peaceful and prosperous 2020 from Hippieland.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 3, 2020:
And two days later we wake up to DJT attempting to start world war three.
I was listening to One of Richard Dawkins books and it surprised me when he said that on his scale ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 3, 2020:
" I guess because science hasn't proven unequivocally that God does not exist." What a stupid thing to say.
โ€ชI often wondered why God only gets credit for good things. โ€ฌ
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 3, 2020:
The cognitive dissonance of the praying type god has an ultimate and *unchangeable* plan for the greater good which may involve huge degrees of suffering however god will intervene and change things in order to help me when I ask him to especially if I am late for work and can't find my keys.
This seems to be something I've lost through the years.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 3, 2020:
So similar to a symposium? Or perhaps a symposium is made up of a parea?
"It is man's intelligence that makes him so often behave more stupidly than the beasts.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 2, 2020:
Except of course Huxley is wrong. We now know that Apes, dolphins, canines, elephants and other species Do indulge in rituals especially at times of a death in their groups, some even performing what might be designated as funerals. Wolves do howl at the moon in what can be seen as an act of supplication. Formal mating for life happens in may species, tribalism, hierarchies, even aberrant behaviour such as in pods of rogue dolphins who choose to go against natural behaviour and attack there own species for what appears to be fascist doctrines of false racial superiority. Religion seems to be simply a justification and/or redirection of natural instincts present in many animals especially mammals
Atheist group calls for church holding trump rally to lose tax exempt status
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 2, 2020:
It is a clear violation, open and shut case.
“I’m not perfect, I’m just forgiven” is the most enabling statement ever made! Christians...
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 2, 2020:
The look on the face of a godbotherer when exclaiming "God has forgiven me" is answered by "maybe but I haven't!" is priceless.
Christian Writer: We Are “Sexualizing” Children By Letting Them Be Transgender | Beth ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 2, 2020:
plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose it is a little known fact that Joan of Arc was not burned at the stake for war crimes, nor for being a enemy military captive, nor for claiming saintly visions. The English church burned her for breaking the biblical law against transvestism A man’s item shall not be on a woman, and a man shall not wear a woman’s garment; whoever does such a thing is an abhorrence unto Adonai. — Deuteronomy 22:5 Priests it seems think they are the only ones to look good in a black dress and aways have done.
500 million animals killed in Australian bushfires.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 2, 2020:
I have been watching the news and have come to the conclusion that the Australian prime minister Scott Morrison in this matter has been an arsemongle of Trumpian proportions
FULMINATE - Verb.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 2, 2020:
From the Latin fulminat meaning ‘struck by lightning’, But also derived from medieval church Latin fulminare a word invented by the pope to mean an irrefutable censure comparable to a force of nature such as lightening.
Does god exist?
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 1, 2020:
No Imaginary We don't Probably (add in that we cannot hear it, touch it, smell it, or prove it exists and then we can reconsider this answer and say it is pretty safe to assume it does not exist, or if it does, it might as well not.)
Good question
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 1, 2020:
I dunno but it is another fine mess.
There is Kierkegaard, Hume, Neitzsche… you name it.
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 1, 2020:
Don't know who that impostor is, this is the real, the one and only Frank Gallagher
After watching several YouTube videos of Christopher Hitchens, I have now concluded that it is a ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 1, 2020:
Read "the God delusion", you will not regret it
What is spiritualism?
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 1, 2020:
Spiritualism is frankly bollocks that I wasted a couple of years of my life on. The cult was originally founded by seamstress sisters Leah, Kate and Maggie Fox, who started it as a scam in 1848 to sell cotton underwear to "the faithful" who they explained needed it in order to be in tune with the "dear departed" ( a trick that was ripped off wholesale by the Mormons a couple of years later) The lie got way out of hand until the "religion" fractured in to two major sects "The spirtualist church" and the Christian Spiritualist." Each faction developed a major denomination Greater World Christian Spiritualism ( The Greater World Spiritualist League and The Greater World Christian Spiritualist Association) who follow the teachings of their prophet Zodiac, who relayed his holy text from beyond the grave to a string of mediums starting with Winifred Moyes and The National Spirtualist Union who follow the seven Principles of eternal progress and do not limit themselves to being Christian but embrace all faiths and oddly, those of no faith but who believe in eternal progress. THe NSU are by far the richer organization gathering most of their wealth from a string of "Colleges" teaching everything from mediumship to aromatherapy, tantric magic and crystal healing, selling endless books and holding weekly services with an entrance fee, and special events called transfiguration services that charge anything up to £50 a ticket (or did when I was there) depending on how famous the Medium is and who the "Philosopher" is philosophers in the NSU are those relaying the sermons on how to be a good spirtualist. Ironically very few denominations of wither branch use seances or table tapping the methods used by the fox sisters, but instead cold read audiences, some put on quite a good show, in the UK in late eighties a (sadly now deceased) Rosicutionist Medium named Mick Foley commanded big audiences large fees and was one of the funniest men I have ever seen, you did not leave his meetings enlightened but you were happier then when you went in. My personal favourite was a woman going by the name of Little Nell, who was in her 90's and had been a medium for over seventy years, she famously told one patron "I have your mother here" The woman cried "My mother is not dead, I just left her at home" "Oh," Said Nell then added. "Still that was over an hour ago wasn't it" Sending the poor congregant screaming in to the night.
Do I hear the "Me Tooers" and "Women are not violent" screaming about male violence by the Pope?
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 1, 2020:
oh look the papa forced to apologise while giving a new years speech decrying violence against women ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„ https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-peace/in-new-year-message-pope-decries-violence-against-women-idUSKBN1Z01O7
Utah is a weird place. :P
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 1, 2020:
THIS...this is why I love time travel science fiction and not being a Mormon anymore.
Illinois governor clears over 11 thousand marijuana convictions
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 1, 2020:
About time too, he war on marijuana was never about drugs anyway it was a protectionist law instigated by the timber, paper, oil and pharmaceutical Industry to stop the use of cannabinoid plants in providing cheap and effect replacement products.
HAPPY 2020!
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 1, 2020:
and unstinted munificent felicitations and salutations to you for the anniversary of the perennial circumgyration of tellurian sphere
Happy New Year, you godless heathens!!!
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 1, 2020:
An to you hell bound infidel
Do I hear the "Me Tooers" and "Women are not violent" screaming about male violence by the Pope?
LenHazell53 comments on Jan 1, 2020:
That poor woman is obviously desperate She is screaming "tekudasai" which is the Japanese word for Please or I plead (for help), (I could not hear the rest of her plea) she obviously expected god's representative of earth to understand her, instead of which he slaps her away, SO Christian.
Are you truely agnostic or an athiest in hiding?
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 31, 2019:
Right children can you spell non sequitur?
Islam spread through the Christian world via the bedroom | Aeon Ideas
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 30, 2019:
The prohibition doesn't work I know three mixed families with Muslim wives.
RICHARD HAWKINS COMMENT. somebody as intelligent as Jesus would have to be an athiest.
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 30, 2019:
His name is Dawkins RICHARD HAWKINS was a 17th century British admiral
[yahoo.
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 30, 2019:
Absolutely agree.
[yahoo.
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 30, 2019:
This definitely lifts him out of the category of buffoon bypassing dangerous idiot and straight in to the area open only to those who see themselves as the God Emperor Fuchloon the fifth
Everyone is responsible for what they do, I wish everyone would hold themselves accountable for what...
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 30, 2019:
For that to happen human actions would have to be subject to totally objective rules of morality, taught and enforced from birth with no room for maneuver in any circumstances whatsoever. Since moral absolutes do not exist and all behaviour is subjective, responsibility and accountability becomes relative to circumstance. One person may fully feel they have taken responsibility for an action while another person may feel that the same subject has unjustifiably totally abnegated themselves from all accountability
Prayer Doesn't Heal People—At Least I Hope Not
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 30, 2019:
If prayer actually worked there would be no world, either consciously or subconsciously everyone would be the subject of another persons prayer for them to fail or die. For every healing prayer their would be a prayer for genocide of one race or another, for every good thing that happened to anyone there would be a prayer for them to suffer as unworthy of that good fortune. For everyone suffering as the answer to a prayer there would be a prayer to kill the god who granted it and the supplicant who asked for it. Prayer is a way for priests to play the odds, if you pray and it is apparently answered, that proves god, if it is not, you're faith was not strong enough, or god said no for purposes of the greater good. Win win win situation.
avant garde a·vant-garde /หŒaväntหˆษกärd/ noun a style of "art" created by attention whores...
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 30, 2019:
Avant-Gard was originally a military term, but from 1825 became associated with an early socialist art and lifestyle movement. By the 1920's it had be largely hijacked by the so called "Bright young things" as a form of social rebellion based on the idea of the "Shock of the new" deliberately breaking social norms and introducing "odd" new ideas suck as "diversity, equality both social and racial, welfare and government responsibility." In cinema it lead to the impressionist movement, in art the cubists and the abstract and in photography in the whole photomontage and special effects movement determined to disprove the idea that the camera never lies. After the rise of fascism in Europe the movement faded (or was crushed by Nazi classicism) but reemerged in the 1950s on radio in shows like "round the horn" and "the Goons" in cinema and again in architecture until it was superseded by the "Post Modernist" movement of the 1950's and sixties which was then wrecked by intellectualism in the 1990s who broke it in to Postpostmodernism, brickolage, magic realism and a dozen other meaningless terms.
More attacks on jews in New York last night.
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 29, 2019:
The believer will always fear the "misbeliever" more than the "disbeliever"
[mavenroundtable.
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 29, 2019:
There are ways to avoid it, but people are so mollycoddled, spoiled and entitled now, they would never be willing to make the sacrifices required to allow the race as a whole to save itself. So yes
BRAGGADOCIO - Noun.
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 29, 2019:
What a beautifully mellifluous word, it's almost be worth being one to be called one.
A toast to Americans! For their innovations. [vice.com]
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 29, 2019:
The amount of Razor blades stuck here there and everywhere is seriously worrying
Just want to vent.
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 28, 2019:
"Also Psychology failed him and only god helped him." This is a contradiction in terms
Just want to vent.
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 28, 2019:
Wow America, a place where a delusional, emotionally unstable PTSD sufferer and religious fanatic is thought to be the ideal person to counsel suicidal youngsters. The stupidity of the American health and education services never fails to simultaneously surprise and horrify me.
Why would a devout follower be bothered by this ?
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 28, 2019:
Someone who does this can only have one reason, it made endanger themselves by doubting and put them in fear of Hell. That or they are fucking loonies or both.
Teen ‘kills paedophile priest by ramming crucifix down his throat’ | Metro News
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 28, 2019:
I can't say that this makes me unhappy. Shame it took so long for someone to finally do something about it.
Do you think we'll ever reach a point when atheists are the majority and when?
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 28, 2019:
Despite lots of pessimism expressed here, and I realise it may take longer in America than elsewhere, but I give it three more generations in none theocratic countries before the "Nones" are in the vast majority. In the UK the amount of regular worship attenders is less than 6.3% (English Church Census 2008 ) and most of those are JW's, Mormons, Muslims and Jews. Most non white attendees are over sixty in the mainstream Christian churches or average over 30 in none white Christian churches where child attendance is usually compulsory. Many denominations of Christians CANNOT recruit new clergy to the point where some methodist ministers are covering up to five congregations and Cof E churches are closing and or are being sold at an unprecedented rate. In the Scandiwegian nations it is already far more advanced with less than 2% of the population identifying as Christian or church going. I hope I will live long enough to see it, if the world's societies survives that long.
Assuming you don't attend any religous services on Sunday's, what do you do for fun?
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 28, 2019:
Anything I bloomin' well like
I had no idea that my sister's boyfriend is a creationist.
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 28, 2019:
It doesn't it means "try" ื”ื•ื ืื” means deception and I grant you it LOOKS a little like nasa but is pronounced UnaHa
I dislike any organized religion
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 28, 2019:
Welcome, and I agree that any religion that is subject to administrative rule and therefore in that sense organized is pretty much despicable and a large scale con run by immoral money grubbing thieves. Religion itself as the word suggests is a form of mental bondage, tribalism and control, I am glad to be rid of it out of my life.
For ex believers there is always this question of a religion replacement.
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 28, 2019:
I feel the type of former believer you are talking about is of the kind who will in time graduate toward Buddhism or another non deist religious ideology or alternately in to some form of naturalist mysticism. Personally I am of the opinion that rejection of religion or theism or both also will inevitably lead to a rejection of the supernatural and the metaphysical too, it certainly did for me.
This is my first post, and I wondered what it would be about.
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 28, 2019:
I credit Russell as the inspiration for my entire education in later life, his books literally changed the way I think, learn and apply knowledge. He was a truly great man.
Another read word.
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 28, 2019:
Spelled without the French ç a soupcon or soupson is a measure of wine of approximately 5ml to 7.5ml held in a silver tasting spoon sometimes also called a soupson for the purposes of appraisal or in in competitive Oenophilia.
What is the most outrageous stunt a politician has done in your country?
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 28, 2019:
Managing to blatantly lie to enough terrified, racists, homophobes and imbecile to not only win the brexit referendum but also to get himself elected prime minister. A man who openly called Muslim women letterbox wearing bank robbers, homosexual men tank top wearing bum boys, instigated mad mad rules on business and then blamed the EU for them, and drove around in a bus claiming that £350million was being wasted on the EU every week and would on his watch be given to the NHS AND WAS CAUGHT OUT LYING AND PUBLICLY SHAMED FOR ALL OF THEM still got a majority of the country to vote for his openly fascist agenda. Because Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson convinced them he is the workers friend! If that is not outrageous I don't know and dread to think what is.
Highest-Paid Baltimore Cop Facing Decades in Prison for Crimes Caught on Camera
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 28, 2019:
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Vigilate et populum! "Who watches the watchmen?" The people watch!
The blind leading the blind? [mobile.abc.net.au]?
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 28, 2019:
Christian civilization at its best, smash, burn, destroy, forbid, kill
How many here have ever heard of a film titled "Medicine Man" starring Sean Connery?
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 28, 2019:
I saw it, it was shown on the BBC and Connery's character claims to have found a cure for A.I.D.S. not cancer, but the section of the jungle essential to producing plants for that cure is about to be destroyed. It may have been changed to cancer for elsewhere in the world (as the word Aids was a fear driven poison back in 1992) however here is a quote used in all the trailers Dr. Robert Campbell: What don't you understand? I found the cure for the fucking plague of the twentieth century and now I've lost it. When has cancer ever been described as a plague?
Meanwhile in South Australia heat & drought resulted in this sad scene: [abc.net.au]
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 28, 2019:
and still we have this "wisdom" being believed
On this day in 1895, the world's first commercial movie screening takes place at the Grand Cafe in ...
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 28, 2019:
Yup, though Americans have been insisting that Edison invented cinema the years before it is simply not true, Edison's company invented a prototype of the "What the Butler saw machine" called the Kinetoscope (or mutoscope) the early version of which came with a privacy cloak to allow gentleman to "relieve themselves" under the cover of turning the handle with their other hand. see: Pornography: the secret history of civilisation by Isabel Tang & Fenton Bailey 1999
Today's Factoids: Phobias Somniphobia: Fear of sleep Caligynephobia: Fear of beautiful ...
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 27, 2019:
Phoboumaiphobia Fear of being frightened Phobophobia Fear of phobias
How about "unctuous.
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 27, 2019:
From Ungo Latin meaning "grease of hope" hence unction early word for healing ointment of poultice
The road to wisdom?
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 27, 2019:
NO, let the fools err and err again, learn from their mistakes and only when you can proceed in certainty do so, THIS is wisdom.
I was having a conversation with a Christian friend about free will.
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 26, 2019:
That is not an explanation of free will, it is an explanation of how the Christian god is a complete and unmitigated bastard.
China Wants to Rewrite the Bible to Conform to Communist Standards | David Gee | Friendly Atheist | ...
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 26, 2019:
It is out of copyright, what's the big deal?
Such violence from the Christian community in Brazil... [mediaite.com]
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 26, 2019:
Fucking Morons
I get so angry this time of year.
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 25, 2019:
NO religion, cult or ideology owns the concept of the end of winter, all are free to celebrate it, with lights and music and gifts for those they love.
After Matt Gaetz tried to introduce Hunter Biden's past crack use into the impeachment trial and his...
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 25, 2019:
Why do the words Glass houses and stones come to mind?
Atiptoe adverb, adjective eagerly expectant, as anticipating a desired event or arrival: ...
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 24, 2019:
So up on tip toe with excitement.
What do you think of the concept "guns don't kill people, people kill people?"
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 24, 2019:
In "The Monster Club" by R. Chetwynd-Hayes 1975 Eramus The vampire extols on the monstrous credentials of the human race What can he do? In the past 60 years Hume's have exterminated over a hundred and fifty million of their own kind! No effort has been spared to reach this astronomical figure and the methods that they have used must demand our unstinted admiration. You know Humes began with certain very serious disadvantages but these they overcame with wonderful ingenuity not having a fang or a claw or even the whistle worth talking about they invented guns and tanks and bombs and airplanes and extermination camps and poison gas and daggers and swords and bayonets and booby traps and atomic bombs and flying missiles, submarines, warships, aircraft carriers and motorcars. They have even perfected a process whereby they can spread a lethal disease on any part of this planet not to say anything about nuclear power. Oh oh and during their short history you know humans have subjected other humes to death by burning hanging decapitation, strangulation, electrocution, shooting, drowning, crushing, racking, disemboweling and other methods far far too revolting for the delicate stomachs of this august assembly.
What do you think of the concept "guns don't kill people, people kill people?"
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 24, 2019:
Cutlery does not eat food, people eat food Glasses don't drink wine, people drink wine Plates do not serve food, people serve food on plates Why is is different when the subject is a firearms? The NRA is not making a fucking fortune off tableware.
In trying not to insult religionists an article in a previous post 'q:441073' "Here’s the only ...
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 24, 2019:
Only despots and potential tyrants find the offense, mockery or doubt of others dangerous enough to actually get homicidally furious about it to the point where they will enforce silence by violence.
Evangelicals stand with Trump: ‘God always chose people that had flaws’
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 23, 2019:
Trump is so far beyond flaws he is in the under basement's sewage pipe
I am currently watching the Hollywood epic "The greatest story ever told".
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 23, 2019:
Have you noticed how many people who have played Jesus went on to play the devil in horror films?
Here it is folks, are we going to let them do it to the world?
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 23, 2019:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1uTsqJVAeo
Strongest argument made by atheists
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 23, 2019:
Show me actual evidence for the existence of a god, any god, you don't have any? Fair enough until you can I will assume you're full of shit.
How long would be long enough?
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 23, 2019:
Tolerating this shit hole has been a struggle so far, I've long said 70 years will be more than enough for me, but if I go tomorrow I will have achieved everything I ever wanted to do and am pretty sure my family is provided for adequately.
Death penalty for a made-up crime?
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 23, 2019:
Insanity. A fifteenth century culture alive and well in the 21st century
Kvell verb (used without object) Slang.
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 23, 2019:
Sounds like a synonym for the Yorkshire "Chuft" " He were reet chuft of ahl he had"
Is the entire universe God?[mindmatters.ai]
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 22, 2019:
Consciousness does not = sentience or even awareness
Mark 10:25 (NRSV) - It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who ...
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 22, 2019:
Oh I have heard many an apologetic for this one assuring rich godbotherers that they can get in to heaven each more increasingly stupid and desperate than the last.
This 3 hour FX adaptation is the best A Christmas Carol movie ever! 10+/10 Read my review Spoiler ...
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 22, 2019:
Being shown on the BBC over the season in three parts
Afterlife thoughts... Do you believe in an afterlife?
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 22, 2019:
I listened to your earlier posting, as I expected you were using a spirit box app, these things have been so debunked you may as well have been using a Ouija board. I isolated the "communication" and told four members of my family that it said In reality I am another Luke I am your brother You should love one another and Darling it's you mother The each heard exactly what I told them was being said, because that is what they were listening for. To me all I heard were seven to ten whispers of wild sound and or microphone scratches.
Afterlife thoughts... Do you believe in an afterlife?
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 22, 2019:
It's about as plausible as silicon heaven where all dead calculators go https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm6YnAqPv4w
Tax the theives . . . Churches do not deserve tax-free status. [patheos.com]
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 22, 2019:
Agree 100%
Can we avoid insulting believers ?[churchandstate.org.uk]
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 22, 2019:
NO to a large majority of believers our very existence is offensive and an insult, and by their scriptures we are deserving of death by the most horrendous means possible and eternal torture thereafter. I find THAT insulting, but do not find it a reason to wish the same upon them, giving me I believe the moral high ground. If there iddy biddy lickle feelings are hurt because I draw attention to the fact that their faith is without foundation, is reprehensible and evil then FUCK THEM, they need to grow up, start thinking and and stop relying on an imaginary friend to tell them how to live their mostly useless lives.
Moot. A meeting of Druids and Pagans.
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 22, 2019:
The Ge-moot, or folk moot, was the parliamentary system of the Saxons and Jutes and along with the Althing of Iceland the oldest form of democracy in the world bar that of Greece.
I am a syntheist who accepts both theism and atheism.
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 21, 2019:
Thoughts? Okay..... BOLLOCKS!
Let's celebrate this Dec 24 the birth of the man that really started to change the world ...
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 21, 2019:
"Happy Newton-mass" Sheldon Cooper
Tarantism, (n.) Overcoming melancholy by dancing; the uncontrollable urge to dance
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 21, 2019:
This definition is wrong or at least largely incomplete. Tarantism is a mental condition, very rare and largely only know about because of the records of a huge outbreak beginning in 15th century Italy and culminating in 17th century Medieval Europe, before disappearing almost completely. Sufferers were overcome but an irresistible urge to dance often dancing themselves to death from exhaustion. many believed the cause to be a bite from large spiders carried in to the country in imported goods (Not necessarily from what we call tarantulas today) hence the name Tarantism from tarantula's disease given by the common people to what was know in medical circles as dancing mania or malady. It is very rare today and is usually the result of religious nutters telling people they can fast and dance the devil or the devil's disease out of themselves by reaching such a state of utter fatigue that the devil believes they are about to die and flees the body. Unfortunately it often proves too effective and the patient dies anyway. EDIT IN Europe today there is a wild and overtly sexual dance known as a Tarantella, that is named for the condition, and the way sufferers apparently behaved.
How many of you all are ex-fundamentalist Christians?
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 20, 2019:
ExMormon here, though raised by a salvation army fanatical mother, indifferent baptist father and C of E schooling. I tried being methodist, spiritualist, quaker and finally Mormon. I finally decided I was not willing to be frightened anymore and embraced knowledge and reason, I was atheist in a matter of days.
I'll have to see my mother next week. Which do you think she would she find most offensive?
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 20, 2019:
"Since they Baptized her dammed dog, I've wondered what exactly that guy is preaching. " They obviously have a misprint and believe *cleanliness is next to dogliness?*
Grrrrrr.
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 20, 2019:
If I am feeling generous I use season's greetings, if not I say something akin to Yule tide felicitations, or enjoy saturnalia
So, Mark Galli, Editor in Chief of "Christianity Today", wrote an editorial calling for 45 to be ...
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 20, 2019:
Well he would, would he not Franklin Graham is sanctimonious idolatrous lackey of Ba'al Trump, minor orange deity of cheetos, cheating and chicanery.
Christians Are Telling a Gay Priest How Happy They Are That His Partner Died | Beth Stoneburner | ...
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 20, 2019:
A bunch of foul low lives cloaking themselves in a fog of sanctified Christian superiority and Coprophagite's vomit.
So coming up to Christmas please tell me Athiests what you think of the Holiday season since you ...
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 20, 2019:
Christmas has nothing to do with Christ, like so much else it is a much, much, MUCH older celebration the the godbotherers appropriated for their own in a crass attempt to suck the joy out of it..
Mock religions: What are your opinions on that?
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 20, 2019:
All religions are mock religions, there is no such thing as a real religion a "real" religion implies the existence of the supernatural, there is no such thing as the supernatural. Pastafarianism is a parody of religion and religious practice.
Iowa Man Who Tore Down, Burned Church’s LGBTQ Flag Gets 15 Years In Prison
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 20, 2019:
The man has nervous twitches, he is clearly unwell, my guess is some form of autism. The final paragraph of the article is most telling however, man of colour goes to prison for 15 years, catholic priest does exactly the same thing and is deal with by internal church discipline.
"If you don't believe in god, what religion are you?
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 19, 2019:
You missed the trick of you asking him why he follows a god who would burn his daughter in hell
I'm not certain if the dog or the announcer is funniest.
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 19, 2019:
you don't train a Jack Russell you just enjoy being their plaything.
And the motherfucker IS impeached. Fuck 45.
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 19, 2019:
I am wondering if any legal eagles out there know if the supreme court have the right to challenge the senate should they exonerate Trumpty on the grounds of contempt for there oath of office when at least two Rublican senators have already stated their intent to exonerate regardless of the evidence Article I, Section 3, Clause 6 of the Constitution declares that “the Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments.” And when the Senate is sitting “for that Purpose, [senators] shall be on Oath or Affirmation.” hence the rules for impeachment trials in 1986 requiring each senator to affirm or swear to do “impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws.” If this oath is taken openly and in perjury provable by prior given public statements that has surely got to be contempt and maybe overruled by the supreme court?
Afterlife
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 18, 2019:
what if they’re right? What if the Egyptians were right and you end up in the Osirian realm of the underworld where if your heart is not lighter than a feather you will get fed to Ammit the half hippo half crocodile half lion eater of souls(I know! don't shoot the messenger), or Hades if the Greeks are right, or the Muslim paradise? Or nowhere if the Jews are right? The after life myth is not exclusively Christian and if the Christians ARE right, it's okay because according to Jesus heaven is only temporary, because after a period in the grave or in paradise we will ALL raise from the dead (Minus our naughty bits) be glorified and live forever on earth (but with no sea) whether we want to or not.
CHRISTMAS why do we celebrate the birth of a bastard child from an unwed mother, now revered.
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 18, 2019:
I usually cook goose, it tastes better, is more moist and in the UK more traditional.
How does one get their ex-pastor to leave them alone?
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 18, 2019:
Threaten him with prosecution for harassment, that was what I had to resort to in order to get the LDS off my back.
Just in case you might possibly have forgotten; we are god damn lucky to be here.
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 18, 2019:
Not luck, luck implies some sort of influence or plan, it is all just pure random happenstance.
"God helps those that help themselves".
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 18, 2019:
MY Grandfather used to say **"God helps them that helps themselves,"** *but always added* **"And god help them I catch helping themselves in my house."**
Mormons will deal another blow to the scouts when it pulls out more than 400,000 young people and ...
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 18, 2019:
This has been in the planning stages for a few years now, ever since the scouts stopped banning gay people from leadership positions and membership. The Mormons immediately withdrew their long standing support and began advising members to pull their kids out of the scouts. When many refused the church began setting up their own version of the Hitler youth looks like they are finally ready to go.
This is religious abuse on a grand scale. [phoenixpreacher.com]
LenHazell53 comments on Dec 18, 2019:
If this is not proof that religion is a mental illness, I don't know what is.

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