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How does it affect you when religious people proudly proclaim “god has blessed me” and you are ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 12, 2019:
I tend to think the speaker is either being unduly modest about their own achievements or simply is anthropomorphising pure chance and blind luck by crediting a deity. Asking about suffering children I am afraid tends to bring forth disgusting and disturbing answers guaranteed only to lower or destroy your opinion of the person you are listening to.
If god is willing to condemn the devil what makes people think god wouldn't do it to them?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 11, 2019:
***If*** the Christian god did exist, he would be an utter monster, and only monstrous people would serve him, her or it.
If humans are allowed to repent then why can't Lucifer?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 11, 2019:
If you go by semitic mythology "Lucifer" as Christians insist on referring to the archangel Samael, was exactly that an angel. God apparently created three races of beings The Djinn first who where creatures of dust, they had no free will but did have magic, they immediately abused it and so were cast out of heaven in to the pit of fire, secondly the angels who were made from fire, they had no freewill and no magic but who were brave and strong, however they were also willful and some gained freewill by becoming jealous and envious when god created humans from water and air and was so delighted by them that he gave them the earth to live on. The Angels were ordered to serve and protect the humans and Samael saw this as a slight against his people since they the angels were stronger, more beautiful and immortal, why did god love the humans more? When god warned him to know his place, Samael lead a rebellion of one third of the angels against god, but were defeated by the Angel Michael. Samael and his hoard were thrown out of heaven and in to the pit, where they drove out the Djinn and made the pit of fire their own. In a rage god decreed that Samael would become the first Satan and would be allowed to try and tempt man to sin and away from god, if they succeeded in this the spirits of such men were theirs to consume, however they could not kill people this was known as the rule of gold. The now homeless Djinn could go to earth but could not use magic against man, but if trapped by men the Djinn must obey them as slaves and must serve the spirits of men as pets. Though the Djinn too were subject to the golden rule, if men were greedy and asked too much of the Djinn they were allowed to deceive humans in to destroying themselves. For example if a man asked for a mountain of gold, the Djinn could give it to him all at once in one big nugget that might crush him to death. If a man asked for his pain to stop the Djinn could turn him to stone. Man alone can repent, because he or she has freewill by nature and must earn eternal life. The Djinn and the Angels were blessed with eternal life and paradise, so had no motivation other than greed and sin to desire freewill and so can never repent and never be forgiven for going against their nature
BILLET-DOUX--A love letter, " She was in constant receipt of billet-doux from the boys in the ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 11, 2019:
Literally translates as a soft letter, or note
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LenHazell53 comments on Nov 11, 2019:
All you need to publish a book these days it seems is a marketable name and a third rate ghost writer who will work for free as an intern.
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LenHazell53 comments on Nov 10, 2019:
He's probably wondering why they are not playing the red flag
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LenHazell53 comments on Nov 10, 2019:
Agree, destruction of private property is a criminal offense, just because you don't like the thing you attack that does not give you the right to destroy it.
Oh, yes. I've done the chair thing many times!
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 10, 2019:
"Every member a janitor" remember that shit after they fired all the cleaners
I sold a story!!!!! I've been a ghost writer in the past, but have always written other people's ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 10, 2019:
Great feeling isn't it, congratulations
This $46,000 snow crab is the most expensive in the world
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 10, 2019:
Capitalism and status flaunting gone to insane levels
Battle-Scarred Viking Shield-Maiden Gets Facial Reconstruction for First Time | Live Science
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 10, 2019:
Wonderful
FLIBBITY-JIBBITY--absurd, ridiculous, nonsensical
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 9, 2019:
FLIBBITY-JIBBITY I have never heard of However a **flibbertigibbet** is another matter, though in later times it has come to mean a gossip, or over talkative person it originally had an all together more sinister meaning. A gibbet was a gallows from which a body was hanged alive but without a drop so the person was slowly strangled by their own weight, taking anything up to an hour to die, the lighter you were the longer it took to die, since a flibbert means something small or light to call someone a *flibbert-i-gibbet* meant some one who the speaker believes deserves **a very slow and very painful death.**
The image asks the question, "Why didn't god just kill the pharaoh?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 9, 2019:
Because the whole Moses story is mythological bullshit, loosely based on the legend of Horus. None of it ever happened.
What do you all think about reincarnation?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 9, 2019:
Genetic memory is a possibility, as is quantum entanglement of two beings over time and space. But since I do not believe in souls, reincarnation in the traditional sense is a none starter for me.
Virtual reality games are the model "T" stage of avatars.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 9, 2019:
Ever seen Forbidden Planet? Such a system did not end well for the Krell
Anyone think we need a church of Atheism/Agnosticism in Saint Louis?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 9, 2019:
Atheists going to church is akin paying to enter a brothel in order to wank yourself off
I was brought up as a Protestant in the old country having had to go to classes once a week for ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 9, 2019:
You were lucky, if I had so much as set foot in a catholic Church my mother would have tried to drown me in a bath of holy water while singing singing Salvationist hymns over me and tanning my hide with fragments of the one true cross. Even when my Catholic great great Aunt died she prayed over us for fifteen minutes and insisted we not listen to the Papist liar in the pulpit and instead pray constantly for the soul of Auntie Biddie while inside the temple of Mammon.
The argument of intelligent design is very popular among the religious because on the surface it ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 9, 2019:
We are told so many lies as children, that after the loss of Santa, the easter bunny, magic and all their ilk, people tend to draw the line at Adam and Noah for some inexplicable reason. "Something has GOT to be real" seems to be the cry. Once you have accepted that here was a pensioner who built a floating zoo and could talk to birds, two nudists in a garden with a talking snake and magic apples is hardly a stretch and makes a carpenter zombie who can walk on water seems positively sane.
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LenHazell53 comments on Nov 9, 2019:
So the almighty, all powerful and all loving god decided that he made a mistake in giving boys foreskins and girls clitorides (yes that is the plural believe it or not) and rather than stop children being born with them orders the "faithful" to start cutting bits off and sewing up their infants. Real nice god they have there. The fact they anyone would want this abomination performed on their own or any child beggars belief.
Who keeps writing KillroyWasHere under various posts?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 9, 2019:
The saying took on a whole new meaning in the UK with rise in popularity of Talk show host /wannabe politician and Human/hagfish hybrid Robert Kilroy Silk
INSOUCIANCE.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 9, 2019:
What me worry? Mad magazine R.I.P.
Solitaire is an unfair game.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 8, 2019:
That is why I play free cell, it is always possible to win.
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LenHazell53 comments on Nov 8, 2019:
Hannity is Trumps court Jester who erroneously believes himself to be the Lord High Chancellor, unfortunately he has not realised this has prevented him from gaining a "fools license" and so he is responsible for his lies, tomfoolery and for hitting the courtiers over the head with his inflated pigs bladder.
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LenHazell53 comments on Nov 8, 2019:
Why doesn't the GOP care? Because by definition right wing politics does not care, it exists purely for pragmatic economic reasons.
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LenHazell53 comments on Nov 8, 2019:
Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward, backs up much of the same
I believe "Central New Jersey" exists, more that any deity exists. Can anyone prove me wrong?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 8, 2019:
Why would anyone want to?
Birds of a feather... Paula White: Trump's televangelist in the White House [cnn.com]
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 8, 2019:
When all else fails appeal to a god Pathetic
brutalgirth -- who is this dipshit?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 8, 2019:
Well if this nitwit thinks London is in North Yorkshire I doubt he is even English.
The World's Thickest Mountain Glacier Is Finally Melting, and Climate Change Is 100% to Blame | Live...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 8, 2019:
Wait for it, wait for it
Quodlibet a lighthearted medley of well-known tunes also
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 8, 2019:
A word that literally translates as "anything, everything and each" or if you split it to Quod libet to The Happy, Happiness or That which pleases.
Has anyone got any ideas?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 8, 2019:
Contact the Freedom From Religion Foundation https://ffrf.org/ they can advise you, or join Atheist Republic https://www.atheistrepublic.com/ for organisations in your area.
MELANGE--a mixture, a medley,---a melange of tender vegetables & herbs
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 7, 2019:
Or in Frank Herberts Dune novels the name of the spice upon which the economy of the entire galaxy relies "The Spice must Flow" Family motto of the Padishah emperor Shadam V
On missing Leonard Cohen, on protest and democracy - I don't know where to post this.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 7, 2019:
Long time big fan of Leonard Cohen
THE INVITATION I am an Agnostic.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 7, 2019:
What a great post, you sir are gifted story teller😊
Anyone see the movie Unplanned?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 7, 2019:
Brad Jones as "The Cinema Snob" did a satirical review of this film, as he does on principle with all Pureflix movies (From the makers of "Gawd's not dead 1 to 745, I'm not ashamed and Sarah's Choice an anti abortion rip off of "A Christmas Carol" where a pregnant woman is visited by the spirits of three aborted fetuses I kid you not). They hate hate hate Brad especially since the release of his own Microbudget film "Jesus Bro!" a few years back that mocked every Pureflix trope in the book and made considerably more money than their (forgive the pun) gawdawful films ever do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWAqn4Ww8a0
I feel that a perfect being can't exist.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 7, 2019:
"Perfection is a road not a destination" Tibetan proverb
GIMCRACK.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 7, 2019:
Gibecrake is a completely different word, it literally means a scarecrow (in Norse) but at some point became a word for a signature carving on a piece of woodwork, such as for example the Mouse carved on to furniture especially made for York Minster. Presumably at some point a carpenter used a carving of of a scarecrow or simply a crow (Norwegian Crake means crow, Gibe means to taunt or intimidate) on his work as a similar signature and it became a universal term. Gimcrack or Jimcrack (both spellings are acceptable. however comes Crack middle English to break apart or break open and Jim short for James a word used in English for Anyman or Everyman, similar to the term "every Tom Dick and Harry" Gimcrack = could be broken by anyone, much like the modern "Jerrybuilt" EDIT Robert (Mouseman) Thompson (7 May 1876 – 8 December 1955) was a British furniture maker. He lived in Kilburn, North Yorkshire, where he set up a business manufacturing oak furniture, which featured a carved mouse on almost every piece. Unlike I said above his furniture was not Just for York Minster, but was and is still widely available as his family have carried on the business.
taximeter cabriolet taks•IM•it•er CAB•ree•oh•lay Where the words "taxi" and "cab" ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 7, 2019:
Sorry but the writer of the link is totally wrong and has mislead you. Taxa does not mean tax or charge it means an arrangement of a system of organization hence Taxidermy (an Arrangement of skin) taxonomy (arrangement of names) Taxation (arrangement of payments) A "cabi stercoris" was a roman cart for hire with a cloth roof, the name literally translates as "protection from dove shit" hence cabi becomes Cabby and the thing he drives is a Cab. Thus Taxicab is enclosed transport for hire by arrangement. Cabriolet means to leap like a goat, and was taken as a brand name by the Handsome company for their small two wheel single horse cab (see above) partly as a play on words, but also because it was the first cab to have comfort suspension, that they claimed made their product comparable to riding a leaping goat. See History of the London Taxicab by G.N. Georgano 1972
@admin I can’t upload photos. It may be my phone but think it’s the site
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 6, 2019:
This has been pointed out many times now, the site has a one meg size limit for pictures. Just reduce the size of the picture, there are a number of free programs that will let you do this available for download.
Turophobia noun an irrational or disproportionate fear of cheese.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 6, 2019:
No a phobia is an irrational fear, your fear is very rational, therefore not a phobia
Dia de los Muertos
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 6, 2019:
No more so than singing jingle bell at xmas
The afterlife and beyond
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 6, 2019:
I find the concept of an eternal afterlife nightmarish and without any sort of evidence to support the notion. When I see the ghost of a broken DVD player leaving the machine I might consider the same may be possible for the bio-organic machines that are our bodies once they have been turned off. Up till now I have looked in vane for any such sign.
Prejudices are interesting things--there are socially acceptable prejudices and socially ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 6, 2019:
I once worked for a guy who owned a newsagent, off license and general dealer who had to beg an employee who was Indian by birth to leave his employ because the local ignorant people boycotted the shop until he got rid of the "P@>i". He was not prejudice, but did have a family to support and so had to undergo humiliation and heart break to save his business by asking her to leave and when she would not he had to fire her. From that time on he did not dare hire anyone who was not white, but sold the shop as soon as he could. The irrational prejudice of some people is horrific and unfounded.
Typical - barely educated preacher from semi-developped country comes to lay waste to what little is...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 6, 2019:
I Believe the technical term rhymes with Mucking Foron
When a religious person says I’ll pray for you.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 6, 2019:
It makes me realise that this person actually believes that I DESERVE to burn in hell, because their foul deity is a capricious petty and jealous infant... and that I don't want to know such an immoral person anymore.
So this might be for Brits only but would love a general opinion.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 6, 2019:
Bonfire night was instituted much as Christmas was to replace a pagan festival. In the case of Christmas it was Yuletide, in the case of Bonfire night it was Samhain. Though Samhain was overlaid with All Hallows eve, much to the anger of the church the Bonfires and burning of the wicker man that were such a feature of the festival of the dead continued. After the arrest of Guido Fawkes in 1605 and his subsequent Hanging, the tradition of the Bonfire and the burning of effigies was moved away from Samhain five days forward and stripped of all occult trappings, instead becoming celebration of god's divine intervention in saving the king from the machinations of the evil catholics.
Delusional religion at its finest
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 6, 2019:
One of those moments when you have to laugh or else you would scream
FORNENT or FORNENST.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 6, 2019:
The Scots had some beautiful names for directions Deosil and Widdershins for circling right and left respectively come to mind
Gay Teen Worried He Might Be Christian
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 6, 2019:
The Onion is hilarious
Picture Not Perfect
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 6, 2019:
I had this problem but by trial and error I discovered that this site will not allow pictures over 1mb to up load, if you reduce the size of the picture it will up load fine.
Proposition: No one is totally pro-life.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 6, 2019:
Faultlessly logical https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3fVj8A-K8E
For all my Queens who wore a hijab or know someone stuck in one, this is for you.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 6, 2019:
One day being forced to wear the Hijab will, I hope, be seen as being just as silly as Mormon women being force to wear their Bra over the top of their magic long johns. There is nothing wrong with a head scarf, my mother wore one for years, and the design and colours of some Hijab are exquisitely beautiful, but telling anyone they should wear anything or be shamed will rob any garb of its beauty and make of it only a shackle, and a golden manacle is still a manacle.
V For Vendetta (memorable, a recurring internet meme) [youtube.com]
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 5, 2019:
Guy Fawkes the only man ever to enter parliament with honest intent
Man made religions, HOWEVER man did NOT make the Universe!!!
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 5, 2019:
And your point is?
I received this gem on my door a couple of weeks ago.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 5, 2019:
The Bible would you say it is... 4 too thin for the pages to be used as effective toilet paper
Recording Purportedly Captures Richard Spencer Melting Down After Charlottesville | Talking Points ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 5, 2019:
So the shit is now turning on the shit, shows how little notice the rest of us are willing to sacrifice to their obsessional childish need to be the center of attention anymore. Go to your room boys and think about what you have done.
Eldritch - weird, uncanny, ghostly.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 5, 2019:
I first came across in the works of Michael Moorcock, specifically "StormBringer" The black Eldritch blade wielded by Elric of Melniboné. The very blade who whispers in to his master's mind after betraying and slaying him the awesome line "'Farewell, friend. I was a thousand times more evil than thou!'"
EXCRESCENCE.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 5, 2019:
Reminds me the line from "Carry on Henry" Thomas Moore: You must not upset yourself Majesty or else you will again break out in poisonous excrescences Cardinal Wolsey: that's furuncles and Boils Thomas Moore: I know what I am talking about!
Religion and philosophy are only projections of what is reality..? Any Thoughts..?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 4, 2019:
Religion is an attempt control perceived reality Science is the attempt to explaining perceived reality Philosophy is an attempt at understanding perceived reality Reality for all intents and purposes is our brain's interpretation of data perceived.
Socialism or Capitalism?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 4, 2019:
To simplistic, all kinds of ideologies fall under the banner of capitalism and even more under socialism. For example National Socialism is more akin to Ultra Capitalism than it is to to Soviet Socialism which is in itself more akin to National Socialism than it is to British socialism. European trickle down capitalism as expressed by Gramsci is basically consensual oppression in exchange hegemonic socialism. All this before you even get in to other forms of government which despite what Politicians would like us to think is not a 2 horse race between Socialist and Capitalist ideologies. Personally, representative democratic socialism works for me
Over the span of 6 million or so years of man-not-kind do you think you have had an original ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 4, 2019:
Likely but impossible to test
It may actually be time to move to Italy.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 4, 2019:
Oh the temptation
ANTHROPOMORPHIZE--to envision something in a humanized image, which is most people's conception of ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 4, 2019:
A bad habit of mine especially where my dogs are and have been concerned, I often get caught having long and involved conversations with Khokho on why it is wrong to dive head first in the garbage looking for chicken bones.
Commentary: Recall how America built a transcontinental railroad in 6 years?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 4, 2019:
Great things can always be achieved when fueled by the desperation of the poor and starving. I read some where once that the Great Wall of China was built at a cost of up to three thousand lives per mile and that the corpses were used a building materials. The empire state building cost the lives 42 residents of Hooverville and countless more who died of pneumonia and frost bite after construction was ended, injuries ran in to hundreds. 1,200 deaths are in the officially recordings as having died in the construction of the TCR, but that is only those who actually died on the job, not those who died of illness, of injury, of malnutrition or in their sleep or in fights, or killed by raiding parties or snakes. Most were Chinese, Irish or former slaves. It is none the less a remarkable achievement and life was a commodity to be traded in those days. I pass no judgment as the the canal network in the UK cost the lives of thousands of Navies, textile mills measured the number of acceptable employee deaths in their yearly accounts and the whole industrial revolution was the product of mass sacrifice of the poor. It was a different time and impropitious morality lead the innovator of the day to genuinely believe sacrifice was necessary for progress, so long as those dying were the poor who had a life expectancy of only 45 anyway, so were likely to only loose out on a decade or so at most.
Maybe the difference between Agnostic & Atheist is the same as "I don't know" vs. "I don't care"?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 4, 2019:
I like this analogy, an excellent starting point for discussion.
Where do we go when we dream?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 3, 2019:
I have usually gone to bed
Obumbrate verb (used with object) to darken, overshadow, or cloud.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 3, 2019:
I like this word, thanks for bringing to my attention.
Here's something interesting.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 3, 2019:
Monotheism tends to emerge firstly as a unifying force, polytheist societies tend to be pretty tolerant of one another the Romans for instance believed that the Greek gods were the same gods as their own but with local names, the Egyptians would use several names for the same god depending on what city they happened to be in. However, if you can convince you population that there is only ONE God (capital G) and that he will be pissed at you if you don't kill or convert the followers of the False gods, you have a ready made army of fanatics willing to die for said god and be rewarded in heaven. Secondly monotheism tens to emerge in civilizations that are moving in to more advance states of being, especially capitalist economies. People start thinking that praying and paying to a dozen tributes to lots of gods for different things is stupid, time consuming and will settle for one weekly tithe to one almighty catch all deity. The first major society to go monotheistic was Egypt under Pharaoh Akhenaten in the so called "Amarna heresy" Of course it failed and the priest of the old polytheist religions not only killed him but tried to erase his dangerous ideas from history, because it cost them too much lost revenue and made the King far to rich and powerful, as all tributes were going directly to him. However many historian believe this was what inspired both the Zoroastrians (a new religion) and the Jews (previously polytheistic Israelites) to move toward and popularize Monotheistic dualism.
I have the perception that religious people are coming to be part of nonreligious group to invade ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 3, 2019:
I'll mention no names but there at at least three obvious Christian apologist posting regularly on this site, posting all the old tired Apologetic's arguments and then never coming back when they are shot down. The rise in magical thinking here too is becoming seriously irksome.
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LenHazell53 comments on Nov 3, 2019:
Give whoever wrote that an Emmy
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LenHazell53 comments on Nov 3, 2019:
I would call them childish, but that could be an insult to children, most of them are not so petulant as these pathetic politicians.
I do not disagree. That's not uncommon... Why do people use double negatives in common speech?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 3, 2019:
Technically the examples you have given are not actual double negatives they are journalistic/political equivocations "I do not disagree." does not mean "I agree" it is a weasel word way of say "I neither agree nor disagree," "That's not uncommon" does not mean "That is common" it is a way of hinting "something is happening regularly by not every day" For example a full moon is not a common occurrence, but it not an every day occurrence either, it is not uncommon." A true double negative is slightly different and is grammatically incorrect and usually contains at least one contraction. "I didn't do nothing" for example means "I did something" but gives the impression of meaning "I did nothing" "I won't use no double negatives" means "I will use double double negatives" while sounding like it should mean "I will not use any double negatives" Perhaps the most famous one of all is the first line of the Pink Floyd song "The Wall" "We don't need no education"
SUPERNAL--Related to the sky or the heavens, celestial--Of exceptional quality or extent
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 3, 2019:
One of those cases where the antonym (Infernal) has survived to be much more popular than the original word Infernal the world below (or within) Supernal the world above.
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LenHazell53 comments on Nov 3, 2019:
Counterpoint is very effective especially when you use two melodies for verse and chorus, then sing or play the one over the other for a finale. Counterpoint can often be utilized in an overture to great effect.
FUNGIBLE--able to replace or be replaced by another identical item. Mutually interchangable
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 3, 2019:
From *fungi* Latin meaning either to enjoy or to serve, also the root word of Function and Fun
Atheist Ghosts?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 2, 2019:
The one theory of ghosts that I am willing to consider as a possibility is that which was first advanced by the Victorian parapsychology pioneer Elliot O'Donald that some times buildings can absorb images and or sounds of traumatic events and play them back to other people who have a predisposition to receive them. Since it has been proven by the invention of recording devices that this phenomena can be done using electrical impulses the idea that their may be a naturally occurring version is not totally illogical. Nigel Kneale made this idea the basis of his extraordinary science fiction drama "The Stone Tapes" in 1972
“When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 2, 2019:
Chesterton was a competent writer of detective fiction, as a philosopher and theologian he was a competent writer of detective fiction. David Starkey is the BBC's go to rent a fuckwit. A colonialist, xenophobic old fart, a relic of "the good ole days" who spouts racist bigotry and calls it plain speaking legitimized and justified by Historistic precedent, cares nothing for tact or truth and is a holdover from Victorian British values, the male equivalent of a pearl clutching old "Memsaab" who locks her doors at night for fear of the "Natives" coming in and violating his innate Englishness.
PA Lawmakers Spent $1.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 2, 2019:
The great right wing doctrine ***"There is no problem so large that you cannot make it go away if you throw enough money at it."***
Most people on here are atheists and that's cool and all but who on here is truly agnostic.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 2, 2019:
Sorry but that is not a theory, it is barely a hypothesis. It is by the very nature of its wording untestable, pointless and without relevance. Even if you could produce some evidence of such a being it would not by any tradition sense be a god and it's position in reality would make it as irrelevant as a deity that did not exist at all. What is the point of such a belief, I don't even see how it could work as a comforter?
What's the symbol of atheism
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 2, 2019:
What is the symbol for not eating egg sandwiches?
I always love how ultra religious people will quote Leviticus and claim that the bible is gods word.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 2, 2019:
Cherry picking
Stop Calling the Bible a 2,000-Year-Old Book | Hemant Mehta | Friendly Atheist | Patheos
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 2, 2019:
The Babble as we know it was compiled about seventeen hundred and fifty years ago, based on that fact it is fair to call it approximately 2000 years old.
When I first became aware the teachings of the church weren't at all true, I was still attending ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 2, 2019:
I could not do that, I had spent so long suffering over the idea that there was something wrong with me for not hating so many "sins and sinners" and not understanding why a loving god would want to burn so many people for making tiny mistakes or thinking for themselves, that when I realised the church itself was the hateful and hateworthy organisation I quite literally could no longer even cross the threshold with out feeling physically sick.
What is God ?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 2, 2019:
In Youjo Senki by Carlo Zen when Tanya von Degurechaff refuses to acknowledge the cruel being playing with her life as god she declines to refer to him/her /it as anything but Being X much to the "god"'s vexation.
As an atheist how do you respond to “i’ll pray for you.”?, I normally just smile and nod.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 2, 2019:
They only usually say this after they have no more arguments and are threatening to have their god step in and forcibly change my mind, so I ask why it was five minutes ago they were all for free will and want god to brainwash me. At this point they will say no, that's not it, so I ask just what they are praying for me for? They never have an answer. Or I ask does anything happen that is not in gods plan when they inevitably say no, I point out god then must want me to be an atheist and is it not presumptuous to disagree with god. On the one occasion when some one said yes, I gleefully followed up with pointing out that god was therefore not all powerful in their opinion and that saying such was blasphemy
I read somewhere that atheism is not a religion.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 2, 2019:
"I must respectfully disagree." one of those wondrous phrases on a par with "with all due respect" and "I'm not racist but..." You can almost guarantee the person saying it is about to be totally disrespectful based on spurious reasoning and and ill informed nonsense. I do NOT have faith that there is/are no god(s) I simple have no evidence to justify my believing in it or them, because no evidence exists. Therefore I adopt the default position that the contention that there are deities has not meet the burden of proof and so can be disregarded until such time as it does. Faith in the religious sense is the answer given by desperate religious people when there is no evidence reason or logic for holding a belief, it is irrational and stupid to do so, but is given undue tolerance and respect based on hundreds of years of social indoctrination by religion. I don't ask for evidence of the non existence of pixies, why should I need evidence for the non existence of deity.
BOWDLERISE.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 2, 2019:
Dr. Thomas Bowdler also famous for the introduction of the censors "Blue Pencil"
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:
video does not play
@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.

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