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Adelaide: Rainbow walk vandalised with 'Jesus loves you' graffiti
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 2, 2019:
"Ain't graf fity, cosits gawd's lawr and reee lig eee oos freedom to hayt them thur queeryosex you'alls!"
Well i still believe the fact that there is an higher power, human creator, there should be a maker ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 1, 2019:
Citation needed
What is non-religious but spiritual?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 1, 2019:
A boat load of old cobblers, magical thinking and the lack of courage in your own convictions. **non-religious but spiritual** It is a phrase used by those who are fed up of believing in a twisted god, but are too frightened of going to hell to let go completely. You might as well say ***"I know the Harry Potter books are fiction, so no I don't believe in them, BUT there was a character called Harry Potter in the 1986 movie Troll, and that did have a very similar plot to Chamber of secrets, so maybe there is something in this magic business after all, and by the way did you see the worst witch Hmmm? Something else to think about"***
I figured I would try to get comfortable sharing here the things that I find interesting for myself ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 1, 2019:
Utter twaddle. "There is more going on than we are fully aware of" That is self evident, but it does not in anyway connote supernatural or "spiritual" existence "But only the arrogant claim to know precisely what it is" there is a difference between actually knowing something and claiming you know it, it is in no way arrogant to share actual proven evidence based knowledge, it is truly arrogant to claim superior knowledge based on religion, feelings and revelation for which thee is no evidence but Faith. "And only the ignorant dismiss it without consideration" true, but to dismiss something after due consideration is a perfectly acceptable course of action if that due consideration reveals the contention to be utterly wrong, unprovable or without evidence. "There is no truth, only human opinion" sorry but that is utter shit. Of course there is truth, their are ""a priori" and "a posteriori" facts that are in no way opinions, there are yet to be falsified theories and mathematical models, there are axioms and provable past actions. Sown the path of "There is no truth, only human opinion" lays the dangerous destination of exploitation, lies, brainwashing and totalitarianism.
[history.com] The origin of haunted houses goes back to 1933 during the Great Depression.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 1, 2019:
Makes sense
[history.com] Why do ghosts wear white sheets? Watch this video.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 1, 2019:
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@Marionville -- I'll see your avoirdupois and raise you a TROY.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 1, 2019:
How about 6 and one quarter troy equals one Abucco a trading measure for silver and gold originating in Burma now largely replaced by a "Bar"
The irrationality of religion
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 31, 2019:
True an atheist rejects only one more god than any monotheist
As an Agnostic I am always interested when the sciemce takes a serious look at a spiritual topic.
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 31, 2019:
Ian Stevenson is about as credible as Arnall Bloxham (the Erich von Daniken of the Parapsycology world), if this article is to roll him out as their best evidence in the head line for the article I'm not going to waste my time reading it. You may as well refer to Ed and Lorraine Warren or Dixie Yeterian as a credible source for proof of the afterlife.
I see posts here saying "are Atheists this?
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 31, 2019:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QereR0CViMY
Alleged Sexual Assault Victim Escapes After Severing Penis of Christian Minister | Hemant Mehta | ...
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 31, 2019:
What is it with these freaking "Ministers" being so freaking cock happy and rapey?
Fans of Ayn Rand
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 31, 2019:
Not a fan exactly more a reluctant admirer. She created perhaps one of my all time favourite villains in Ellsworth Toohey a personification of solipsistic self interest, hypocrisy and oppression mascaraing as egalitarianism.
Root of evil in disease? What do you think? [livescience.com]
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 31, 2019:
It has been a common trope in the Horror genre that evil spreads like a disease, or is an actual disease see especially the works of John Carpenter and Freddie Francis in film and Richard Matheson in literature.
"Rejecting God comes from straying", and "reprobates just love their sin".
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 31, 2019:
I've always thought that if if Christianity was true, Heaven would get all the self righteous bores, but Hell would be full of the writers artists, thinkers and all the interesting stories. But then of course a lot of what the Christards call sin is all the best stuff that makes life worth living anyway.
ZAFTIG.
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 31, 2019:
Ideal word for my lovely wife, but I had better explain it first ;)
This says it all: Sirach 25:12 "Worst of all wounds is that of the heart, worst of all evils is ...
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 31, 2019:
Ecclesiasticus of Ben Sira, is full of shit, is only canonical to Eastern orthodox and Roman Catholics, another one of those occasions for the "There is only one Holy Bible" crowd to be proven wrong.
Jesus take the wheel
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 30, 2019:
That is brilliant, nearly choked on my cola
Christian Hate Group Will Appeal Ruling Saying It Can Be Called a “Hate Group” | Hemant Mehta | ...
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 30, 2019:
"the ministry said that also hurt fund raising." Ah, that explains the outrage
A Muslim Girl with a Hijab Was Unfairly Disqualified from a Cross Country Race | Sarahbeth Caplin | ...
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 30, 2019:
Sorry but what she is wearing is not an hijab. It is an aerodynamic tight head covering more akin to a balaclava helmet designed to control wind resistance caused by longer hair, the thing even has a Nike symbol on it. An hijab is a head scarf and there are strict conventions on what constitutes one, how it is folded and worn and how it is held in place. Had this been simply a case of a jobsworth ruling I would have agreed that it was unfair, but the item is not an hijab it is performance enhancing sports wear and if that is against the rules of the competition, then they were right to disqualify her, doubly so for lying about it.
I would have thought it obvious that men have to be funnier particularly if they wish to live with ...
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 30, 2019:
Hmmm it is my experience in theater and stand up women write better comedy than men however women as performers are more suited to straight roles (straight in the sense of not comedic) as they are more in touch with their emotions and less ashamed to express themselves. (eg Jennifer Saunders) Men are as comedians or comics far more willing to make a fool of themselves and appear stupid in public for the sake of laughter. (with obvious exceptions such as Patricia Routledge and Victoria Wood) HOWEVER in a comic role there is really no difference between the sexes so long as the writing is good and the material genuinely funny. It is very much about the preconceived ideas we as a society have of archetypes of the sexes at a subconscious level. The man as the warrior or lovable idiot, the woman as the great Mother protector to be respected or the sister to be loved in Platonic fashion and protected.
Three words: Fundamentalist Religious Right.
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 30, 2019:
A return to good old Am'mirkin valoos The fight against it was first brought to public attention in the 1938 film Child Brides, which at the time was banned in many states, who saw it as interfering with their civil right to molest children
As a geologist this is the definition for arete that I am most familiar: a·rête /əˈrāt/ noun...
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 29, 2019:
Of course if you come from the North east of England, particularly Tyne and Wear area Arete is a a greeting and enquiry after the state of your health as in the Geordie salutation "Way man, ya arete there bonnie lad?" (Translation Good day, are all right in your state of health you fine fellow)
I had an interesting conversation today.
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 29, 2019:
A nice and subtle variation on the awesome power of ***"Yes Dear"***
Pat Robertson: Non-Religious Children Should Be Beaten Until They Respect Christian Beliefs
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 29, 2019:
Pat Robertson should be mercilessly beaten with a Bolivian unicyclist's soggy jock strap until he jolly well cheers up and stops looking like he has been trying to suck lemons dry by the power of his cleched arsehole.
10 Questions Atheists CANNOT Answer | Courtney Heard
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 29, 2019:
This has been doing the rounds for years almost every bloger and Vloger on the net has debunked it and still they insist it is true.
Ambisinistrous.-adjective: Equally clumsy or unskilled with both hands.
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 29, 2019:
It is horrifying that left handedness has be so demonized for so long that the word Sinister (left) has become synonymous with terror, evil and ineptitude
Being Useless — I couldn’t resist posting this meme
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 29, 2019:
Or getting in the way
So, I hear many people say that the reason they believe in god is so they will go to heaven.
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 29, 2019:
It is simple because Christianity is a religion of fear. Most do not worship god for the love of god, but for the fear of hell.
Ah those women ;)
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 29, 2019:
May I ask have you read Niccolò Machiavelli's Discourses on the first Ten (Books) of Titus Livius? Perhaps if you had you would know that chapter 26 of book three is actually called HOW ***A*** STATE IS RUINED BECAUSE OF WOMEN and refers to a specific incident of a civil war being caused because of a woman being forced in to a marriage against her will and the men of the city state raising up to save her!
per·fi·dy /ˈpərfədē/ noun LITERARY noun: perfidy; plural noun: perfidies deceitfulness;...
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 29, 2019:
Perfidious is one of my favourite words. As in the one time common phrase "**Perfidious Albion** is a pejorative phrase used within the context of international relations diplomacy to refer to alleged acts of diplomatic sleights, duplicity, treachery and hence infidelity (with respect to perceived promises made to or alliances formed with other nation states) by monarchs or governments of the UK (or England prior to 1707) in their pursuit of self-interest."
Ancestral home of modern humans is in Botswana, scientists find
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 29, 2019:
Well that is going to please the KKK, who will insist they where white
[history.com] Are you prepared for a zombie apocalypse?
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 29, 2019:
Lol fair enough, "To promote out of the box thinking" you use the walking dead https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtxbM7-jAD0
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LenHazell53 comments on Oct 29, 2019:
I think the plan is now just to let him keep talking until either chokes on his own tongue or has to be taken out by the CIA, thus saving the American Tax payer the cost of a trial.
So, this dog was not blown up when al-Baghdadi blew himself up by "suicide vest"?
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 29, 2019:
My favourite Trumpty quote on this event has got to be "This canine...or as I call it a dog" Yeah stable genius at work there folks.
REQUIESCAT (noun) 1.
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 29, 2019:
I am very familliar with this one as I wrote and published a story with the title "Requiescat In Pace" some years ago, if you will forgive the shameless self promotion it can be found in this anthology https://www.amazon.co.uk/Spirit-Poe-Charitable-Anthology-ebook/dp/B008QPTVFQ/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+spirit+of+Poe+anthology=1572372431&sr=8-1
XANTHOCYANOPSY.
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 29, 2019:
Some have theorized that in ancient Greece that there was a wide spread inability to see the colour blue, as there is little or no mention of blue in most Greek writings prior to the conquest of Egypt, the common name for the sky in such literature is "The Bronze" and the sea is described as golden.
WaPo Obit Headline Describes al Baghdadi as "austere religious scholar"
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 29, 2019:
Hooooo boy, they really did not think that one through. Imagine the editorial meeting in the offices of the Washington Post **"Okay boys and girls how di we describe this bastard?"** *"Erm Muslim Terrorist leader?"* **"To controversial, may lay us open to accusations of Islamophobia"** *"Mad old bastard?* **"Ageist"** *"Terrorist madman"* **"Sexist"** *"Chubby Santa look alike?"* **"Are you crazy...Fat shaming!"** *"Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi"* **"Abu? Abu? Isn't that the monkey from Aladdin? You want Disney suing us???!!!"**
This is one of those words I almost never hear but often see in writings.
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 29, 2019:
good one
Orthopraxy Orthopraxy In the study of religion, orthopraxy is correct conduct, both ethical and ...
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 28, 2019:
interesting
Flexibility?
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 28, 2019:
Too little, far too late. When they start letting Priests marry one another maybe I'll be a little impressed
US Air Force's X-37B Space Plane Lands After Record 780-Day Mystery Mission | Live Science
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 28, 2019:
This explains a lot, including why Trumpty Dumpty started shouting on about "Space Force" and was quickly shut down on that one another ***“Sir, there could be some merit in not discussing that.”*** moment
Lei Xue Crafts Porcelain Cans Inspired by Ming Dynasty Art
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 28, 2019:
"I may not know much about art, but I know what I like."
THEODICY--the vindication of divine goodness & providence in view of the existence of evil.
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 28, 2019:
Perhaps Theo-idiocy would be a better term for this useless endeavor?
WUNDERKIND--A person who achieves great success when relatively young
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 28, 2019:
During the 1930s Hitler's determination to breed perfect Wunderkind to run the fourth Reich resulted in the filthy "Sonnenkind Projekt" to produce Eugenically "perfect Aryan children" Later parodied in the Star Trek episode and film "Space Seed" and "Wrath of Khan"
Matthew 16:28 (NRSV) - Truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death ...
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 28, 2019:
This why some people actually believe that the immortal St. John is wandering the earth preparing and "making straight the way" for the second coming. Others have decided that this is such a hideous curse that they Instead choose to believe it is in fact Judas cursed to wander the world until at the second coming so he can beg Jesus for forgiveness. The knots the religious will tie themselves in to in order to find "truth" in the words of the carpenter of Nazareth are truly insane. It is no wonder that when you look up the etymology of the word Religion, you find it comes from "ligare" to tie up, to bind fast. Religion therefore is to tie oneself in knots.
Nincompoop... Definition : Donald Trump
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 28, 2019:
A contraction and colloquial version of the legal term "non compos mentis" meaning mentally incompetent
frip·per·y /ˈfrip(ə)rē/ noun 1.
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 28, 2019:
A flowery synonym for ostentation?
WOMBLE.
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 28, 2019:
One of the more recently invented insults I particularly like is "Cockwomble"
Oh my! Their fear and misunderstanding is unbelievable! Conservative Christians Rage At Kellogg’s...
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 27, 2019:
People using Guns GOOD people loving one another BAD God bless America
Which sport is your favorite? Mine is baseball. Edit: Added some forgotten sports :)
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 27, 2019:
Speedway
I have asked on social media, did God know Adam and Eve were going to sin when he created them.
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 27, 2019:
In many of the earlier myths that eventually evolved in to the Jewish creation story, the forbidden action, be it an apple, a box, jar, potion or whatever was simply a test, the object of the object was not the prize of the thing itself but the choice to exercise free will, to realize they were independent beings, alive and free in order to raise up to being an equal of the gods. The Adam and Eve myth completely inverted this and made the story of apotheosis in to one of a fall and a reason to blame women for all the evils of the world.
Conservative Christian Activist Warns Masturbation Is Gay Sex | Michael Stone
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 27, 2019:
Or as the Mormons call it "Self Rape" arseholes
Seems my last question garnered some sorely needed introspection.
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 27, 2019:
wow get over yourself
A simple syllogism- if evil exists there cannot be a god both benevolent and all powerful Some ...
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 27, 2019:
The above is not a Syllogism, as such requires two premise from which a logical conclusion can be drawn. That which I believe you are trying to state, requires two consecutive syllogisms If it is assumed "God" created all things And if it is assumed "Evil" exists Then It must be assumed that "God" created "Evil" Therefore If it can be assumed "God " created evil And if it is assumed evil cannot come from the perfectly good The creator "God" cannot be perfectly good.
I have been seen a pretty disturbing trend in social media among Atheists over the years.
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 27, 2019:
There is a difference between "disrespecting" an opinion and having "no respect for" the same. Religious people like to scream "Disrespect" at every opportunity, especially when they have no counter argument for points raised or a lack of logic pointed out. It is a basic ad hominem tactic. As is labeling atheism "new atheism" which basically amounts to atheists who are no longer frightened of being burned as heretics daring to speak out.
The idea that everything is preordained, that the world unfolds according to "God's plan" I see as ...
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 27, 2019:
Bravo
VEXATIOUS.
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 27, 2019:
A favourite word of the Mormon Church, one of the worthiness questions asked in interviews before progressing in the church is *"Do you avoid trying and vexatious persons?" * A polite way of saying to you shun ex-Mormons and non Mormons who point out to you what a bunch of old cobblers the LDS church is.
MLB Umpire Who Will Shoot People if Trump is Impeached Runs a Christian Ministry | Hemant Mehta | ...
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 26, 2019:
THis shows the compromised mentality of the "American" Christian, who sees no conflict moral, theological or otherwise in killing for gawd's own appointed leader.
Ignorant Hate-Preacher Burns Book That Says We’re Not a “Christian Nation” | Hemant Mehta | ...
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 26, 2019:
Idiot
I’m assuming that these predictions are for just USA and not all of North America.
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 26, 2019:
We can but hope
In Woodland Park Colorado there is a Bible College called CHARIS.
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 26, 2019:
In a country like the USA where people cannot afford real medicine, because the state refuses its duty of care, the people will pay quacks and charlatans for the promise of a cure and place their "faith" in miracles. It is desperation that leads to this in 80% of cases the other 20% are suffering an even worse mania.
Has this season of Brexit jumped the shark?
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 26, 2019:
The serious problem with this attitude is that it is exactly how a significant minority of people ARE treating the who brexit mess AS A GAME. It is not a game it is the future of the nation It is the lives and wellbeing of our families it is the economic future The encouragement of people to think of it as something just to get done and go away is evil, it is rule of totalitarian by fatigue, the "Oh look just cut off my head, its got to be better than the interminable waiting for the blade to fall" The problem is of course that if the Brexit show is cancelled with a crash out, we do not go back to how thing were before we get Brexit anyway and all the consequences there of, simply because we got bored!
UNCONTROVERTIBLY.
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 26, 2019:
Un-: means the opposite of UNCONTROVERTIBLE is an Americanism and appears only in the Merriman Webster dictionary, in all other English language dictionary the Prefix IN-: is used meaning as you say not, hence INCONTROVERTIBLY. Though used as synonyms in the USA they are not. The difference is subtle UNCONTROVERTIBLE means *must not* be contested, challenged or debated (Eg. Theoretically Scripture is UNCONTROVERTIBLE ) INCONTROVERTIBLE meaning that any CONTRARIAN argument will be defeated because the stated position is axiomatic and *cannot* be disputed.(Eg a square has four sides and four equal angles is INCONTROVERTIBLE.) The latter is the word you have defined.
Anyone ever notice that the crucified Jesus is shown in pictures as being both nailed and also tied ...
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 25, 2019:
The word for hand in both Greek and Aramaic includes the wrist, but was translated simply as hand. It was long since recognized that the hands were not capable of holding the weight of a body, so artist took to painting the wrists as ties and the hands pierced. However in Latin the words are different and in the accounts of the followers of Spartacus and his followers it is clearly stated in the Roman history that they were nailed by the wrists and feet. But of course in the minds of medieval theologians the Bible could not be "wrong" so hands it had to be. Crucifixion was still being used as a method of execution as lates as the first world war and it was always wrists that were nailed. Hence when the Shroud of Turin was faked during the renaissance the the image is shown as having been nailed through the wrists, because in the 15th and 16th century this was how people were still being crucified.
Bob Gallagher once said about the difference between the stage and the pulpit.
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 25, 2019:
Very nice.
How come some people on this site talk about worshipping the devil.
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 25, 2019:
Many Christians claim that not being a Christian means you are Satanic, and that non believers are only claiming to be atheist as (to them) there is no such thing as an atheist. Hence all atheist are devil worshipers since they are doing the devils work by drawing worship away from Christ. The technical term is "Bollocks"
VITIATE--spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of, destroy or impair the legal standing of
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 25, 2019:
from vitiare "to make faulty, injure, spoil, corrupt," and from "vitium " to fault, blemish or defect. Later developed in to Vituperation in the 15th century
Stephen Hawking famously said that "Philosophy is dead." What do you think?
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 25, 2019:
Hawking was speaking in the context of a search for physical truth and explanation at the Google's Zeitgeist conference scientists rather than philosophers have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge He said adding that in this sense ‘philosophy is dead’ That is not to say that there are a few areas where philosophy in the classical sense is still of use, metaphysics, ethics and a couple of others. especially critical thinking and logic.
TAM O’SHANTER.
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 25, 2019:
Billy Connoly has a home in the highlands Scotland and tells the story of how he was presented with a Tam O'Shanter by a fan. He found it surprisingly warm and decided to use it as a fishing hat. One evening when out fishing a local man walked past, and in Billy's own words this man was wearing the bluest suit you ever saw, the bluest of blue colouring, the sort of blue that does not announced that it is mildly and pleasantly blue, but the sort of blue that grabs you by the throat and yells in spit speckled tones of violence in your face "BLUE!!!!" Attempting to not stare and to be pleasant to a neighbour Billy bid the man a good evening. With all th haughtiness of a true Scot, the man in blue sniffed derisively and glaring at the Tam O'Shanter said "If I had a hat like that, I would no wear it"
I heard a saying today that I'd heard before, I hope I don't come across as a hippie.
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 24, 2019:
Ah but to paraphrase another hippie axiom "Though much may happen, nothing every really changes"
How to hide the recent photos section on the right hand side?
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 24, 2019:
Have you tried just not looking at them?
Tennessee official unleashes homophobic rant: "We've got a queer running for president"
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 24, 2019:
A deeply unpleasant and hate filled individual.
So this is the facebook page of the sheriff's department that falsely arrested me for a terrorist ...
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 24, 2019:
That is horrendous, my deepest sympathy and as @cutiebeauty says lawyer up, contact the Freedom from religion foundation (ffrf.org) or Atheist republic (atheistrepublic.com) I am sure they would help you find legal representation prop bono.
[nbcnews.com] Will Trump shut down the government to fight impeachment?
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 23, 2019:
His presidency has been the biggest networking operation in history, it does not matter to him now if he leave the Whitehouse under a cloud, in a coffin, or in a police van. Like Nixon before him he will be pardoned, will go back to his work of schmoozing and will enact all the deals his time as dickhead in chief have allowed him to set up all over the world. He will forever have the secret service to protect him, grateful rich friends and the right to sign himself president Trump on every business document he ever signs. He is a made man, as are his idiot elder sons, his smarmy son in law, his protege daughter and the other two who have the sense to keep their heads down.
A White Trash Manifesto
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 23, 2019:
My father in a life time of working very hard managed to raise himself from working class to lower middle class and in all that time always voted Tory and held very right wing views. I asked him why once and his answer stunned me "I vote for the people who understand money" I pointed out the people he voted for only understood two things about money, how to steal it and how to hold on to it. He nodded sagely and tapping his nose said "Exactly" as if this explained everything. He is a fine example of the mentality of the poor who feel that somehow granting the favour of a vote to his "betters" will some how oblige them to look after him. He hates socialism but demands his old age pension as a right, his free NHS medicine, eye care and dentistry and will not believe that they did not come from "Mr. Churchill" winning "the war" which they did not, our health service and welfare state are all products of socialism. This is the problem with many of the "Greatest generation" they are convinced that people should know their place, be grateful for scraps, and worship the upper classes as benevolent god who they hope will smile upon them, pat them on the head and tell them what good boys and girls they are.
[yahoo.com] Trump stuns at Pentagon briefing, "Who gives a shit about Afghanistan?
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 23, 2019:
Mr Presidunkin Crumpet seems obsessed with the bowel movements of the rest of the world.
Anyone here think that consciousness is a fundamental entity that exists both inside and outside ...
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 23, 2019:
It is possible that the universe has some form of consciousness, not one that we would recognize as comparably akin to our own thought processes, more likely to be similar to an amorphous entity such as an amoeba. However consciousness as a fundamental entity that exists both inside and outside brains is a concept I find unlikely. Consciousness is a result of active thought and is simply a descriptor to differentiate waking and sleeping, or active and passive states of brain function. It is purely a set of internal chemical and electrical functions of the brain.
Your theory in living life
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 23, 2019:
I live as pleases me and make family my purpose in life and education the joy of my existence.
Here is a rather interesting religious twist
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 23, 2019:
There are varying interpretations of the carpenter of Nazareth in Hinduism, some seeing him as an historical figure embodying the missionary spirit, others seeing him as a yogi (see a Hindu view of Christ (Branden Books, 1949) by Swami Akhilananda) Yet others such as Gandhi and Radhakrishnan looked at Christ seeing him as an avatar of divine origin. So basically you should have no real problems if you wish to do this with the Hindus if not the Christians. Personally if I were still practicing hero worship and following fictional role models I would probably chose Sherlock Holmes
I was essentially raised in a cult (JW) which is a big reason for my getting out of organized ...
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 23, 2019:
I have an ex Mormon group here with 71 members, so I dare say tehre a few JWs around too https://agnostic.com/group/Exmosunite
Trying to work with Crazy Christians – this one is a “queen”.
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 23, 2019:
Wow if they had not specified that this was in the south of the USA I would have thought they were talking about my mother.
A wonderful time of year.
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 23, 2019:
Samhain please.
The limits of religious freedom: America must come to grips with when faith groups limit personal ...
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 23, 2019:
This is one of the main reasons (though certainly not the only reason) I freak out when religious people tell me I should respect their right to believe as they please. I have no respect for these abusive often evil idiots and I certainly do not believe abuse of children's minds to be a right.
ROTOSCOPING.
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 23, 2019:
Ralph Bakshi was infamous for rotascoping and was often vilified for it by other animators, even though he often pointed out the technique had been learned at Disney studios, who swore blind they did not use it, even though they did as was proven when footage of Marjorie Celeste Belcher (AKA Margie Bell) was unearthed in the 1970s of her performing as Snow White for the Disney movie animators to rotoscope back in the 30s. The technique was invented by the Fleisher Brothers of Popeye fame.
Ok back on topic, this has got to be the best come back to any question, for any religion!!! Love ...
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 23, 2019:
"All religions can't be right, but guess what... they can all be wrong" Matt Dillahunty
Lynch (of a mob) kill (someone), especially by hanging, for an alleged offense with or without a ...
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 22, 2019:
Named for two notorious vigilante civil war time"law men" Charles Lynch (1736–1796) and his nephew or cousin William Lynch, both of Virginia famous for coining the phrase Lynch's law, until disgraced for eventually hanging even those who looked like the type to possibly deserve it eventually. Lynch's law soon became a lynch mob of those who followed in their footsteps.
There is a grammatical convention of the English language that is so important that if you do not ...
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 22, 2019:
Spacial description followed by temporal description almost always precedes a physical description, in common speech, probably as an aid to mental visualization. The building before them was ancient and decrepit, for example allows for building up of a picture A building, subject sets up what, before them, where it is, ancient, from when, decrepit how it stands. Descriptors basically follow a variation on Kipling's honest serving men Who/What, Where, when,how, why (Though "when" can be transposed to almost anywhere in the sentence and retain meaning especially if it remains adjacent to the subject) The carpenter (who/what) approaching (where) appeared youngish(when) agitated (how) but purposeful (why) However if the writer wishes to invoke suspense and mystery information is released in reverse he or she might say Before them (where) a decrepit (rot? what is rotting?) old (the cause of the rot) building (Aha now it is revealed to me) the picture emerges slowly as if appearing out of a fog. Purposefully approaching them, was an agitated, youngish looking carpenter. You might also look in to the difference between the passive and active voice to get more insight in to this. A similar trick is used to great effect in Star Wars when Yoda speaks, by preceding the subject with the action or object and finishing with the verb his ever utterance is mysterious and reveals only slowly what he means. "Lost a planet, Master Kenobi has, how embarrassing" "When 400 years old you are, look so good you will?"
Heavy metals in baby food? Noooooo.. I'll breast feeding so much longer!
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 22, 2019:
Breast milk is obviously the best food for infants however as stated in the International journal of analytical chemistry April 4th 2018 "Samples were collected from 42 nursery mothers with an average age of 28.3 ± 7.08 years delivered at full term (38–40 weeks) of gestation. All samples were obtained from nursery mothers' 3–520 lactation days postpartum during the hours of 08:00–11:30 a.m... (contained) concentrations of essential elements and heavy metals were as follows: **sodium** 330 ± 417 mg/L, **magnesium** 32.6 ± 15.5 mg/L, **phosphorus** 156 ± 46.2 mg/L, **potassium** 488 ± 146 mg/L, **calcium** 193 ± 53.2 mg/L, **iron** 1.65 ± 1.43 mg/L, **copper** 0.54 ± 0.46 mg/L, **zinc** 2.89 ± 3.23 mg/L, **arsenic** < 1 μg/L, and **lead** < 1 μg/L. Concentrations of heavy metals in maternal breast milk may have the important implication that it is not affected by environmental pollution in this province." Most of these naturally occurring minerals are the self same trace element being over reacted too in this latest "moral panic" being used to sell newspapers, and click bait websites
wicked, aren't you, wicked.
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 22, 2019:
Witches going to their Sabbath (1878), by Luis Ricardo Falero, a bit of wishful thinking on his part perhaps?
Are Atheists racist
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 22, 2019:
Sounds like your neighbors are just twats
Abortion and same-sex marriage are now legal in Northern Ireland
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 22, 2019:
ABOUT TIME TOO
I just want to thank everyone who joined this group and all the great conversations you have shared.
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 22, 2019:
If worst come to worst Jason, think about coming to the UK, if only for a break, you'll be amazed just how little being an atheist (or being religious for that matter) actually means to most people, and how to those who do make it important in their lives how it is a source of gentle mockery.
Are Atheists racist
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 22, 2019:
Atheism is a statement of a position on a single issue, the acceptance of the existence of god(s). Atheism is not relevant to ANYTHING else.
There must be something out there, but to give it a name etc and say "that's it" is more than a bit ...
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 21, 2019:
Out where?
This was the one story that started it all.
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 21, 2019:
I love the "morality" of Christians who think it is sign of gods love that he makes a bet with the devil over how much torture some silly bastard can take before he gets pissed off. The bit that really got me was when at the end I asked what about his wife and kids being dead? And was told in all seriousness that it did not matter because god gave him a "better" wife to make up for it! Seriously WTF?
TAUTOLOGY--saying the same thing twice in different words, considered a fault in style, In logic, a ...
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 21, 2019:
My favourite tautology is from "The Gold Rush" 1926 when Chaplin's little fellow character exclaims via title cards **"I go now ... and when I return ... I shall have come back"** (in the 1942 recut version Chaplin himself over dubs the line)
Heavy metals in baby food? Noooooo.. I'll breast feeding so much longer!
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 21, 2019:
Scar mongering nonsense all most ALL food contains such heavy metals as Nickel, cadmium, mercury, zinc, arsenic,Chromium, sodium, potassium, uranium, copper and selenium . Organic brown rice, bananas, nuts (especially wall nuts and Brazil nut), and leafy green vegetables, fish (ALL FISH) even water contains trace amounts of these metals and ALWAYS HAS, in some cases lack of these minerals can cause ill health. Only lead is a dangerous none naturally occurring contaminant found in foods, but the minuscule amounts entering the food chain are decreasing as the internal combustion engine both improves and is being phased out. You are more likely to get lead poisoning from living and breathing near a major road than through ingestion. The key word is TRACE, in food sciences trace can mean as little as 1 part per Billion.
PREDILECTION.
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 21, 2019:
Predisposition, predicate & predisposing factor are useful words especially when dealing with hereditary and mental conditions.
Ok.
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 20, 2019:
When some one's beliefs gives them the right (or lets them believe they have the right) to kill and persecute, flout the law, show prejudice, bully, insult and blow other people up I WILL bash there fucking religion and see them face the full force of the law they disrespect. When they teach illogical lies to my children or grandchildren in the name of their death cult I WILL tell them to STFU When they stand in the street on a weekend telling my family they all deserve to burn forever in eternal torture for not worshiping their imaginary friend they will be fucking lucky if their belief is ALL that I bash.
"To Train Up a Child" Parenting Book Leads to Multiple Child Deaths | Babble
LenHazell53 comments on Oct 20, 2019:
[Grace Short believes that the answer to all problems with children is to cane them] **Grace Short: ** There's only one thing to do - WHACK! **Edwin Milton: ** Extraordinary theory - you bend a child double in order to get an upright character. Norman Hudis *Carry on Teacher (1959)*

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