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!Warning - satire ahead! Iceland Mandates Evangelicals Pass A Safety Class [patheos.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 17, 2018:
I thought this must be a joke, but apparently, though officially 85% Christian Iceland is ranked the 6th most godless country in the world, with church attendance practically non existant with most churches and other places of worship having only lay clergy and one visiting clergy person visiting only for weddings, funerals and infant blessings / naming.
This elderly couple is watching one of those television preachers on TV one night.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 17, 2018:
good one lol
It would be nice if all the religious crazies had their own continent where they could all be crazy ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 16, 2018:
Now look here, The people of Argartha who live under the south pole don't want all sorts of crazy people going there, with their silly delusional beliefs, I know because a Pink yeti told me so.
[] It's not monty python but it aint bad
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 16, 2018:
It is three of the Pythons and some other guy. Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam
Moo moo moo ???
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 16, 2018:
Evolution in action lol
Calque-a word taken from another language. Important for those of us who study languages.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 16, 2018:
In France recently there has been a campaign to try and stop youths using English words and Americanisms creeping in to the language in greater and greater amount. Le weekend, la carpark/parking, une Brainstorm, Stop, la Brunch and weirdly as an insult L'has-been etc Similarly in Japan it has become youth culture to use English words as slang, it is common for Japanese people to say Thankoo (thank you) in place of Arigato. However one particularly prevalent one is is "Aho" (アホ) a niphongo adaptation of asshole used in place of the traditional Japanese Baka (ばか) for idiot or fool
Mick came home to Ireland from the UK in his flashy new red sports car, he had done very well.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 16, 2018:
Paddy won the lottery and decided to do two things he had always wanted to do, buy a Rolls Royce and join a golf club. As it happens his father in law's boss was selling his Rolls and on health grounds was giving up golf, and so was invited to Paddy's house to sell him his car and set of clubs. Paddy looked over the vintage Rolls Royce silver ghost with avaricious eyes and not a little admiration. "What's dis?" he asked "A heated hand brake cover" replied the seller "An' dat?" asked Paddy. "Stereo music system for music while travelling" came the answer. At which point Paddy knocked over the Golf bag resting on the front passenger seat, spilling out several Golf Tee's. "Ah Faith," cried Paddy, "What's dem little egg cup thingies?" "AH," replied the seller, "Those are top of the range tee's, on which you can rest you balls when driving off." Paddy gasped in delight "Holy God would you look at dat," he said "Dem Rolls Royce people think of everything!"
Merkin A sheep skin donut for the randy cocksman and a v-shaped vaginal area sheep skin for sultry ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 16, 2018:
I can't recall which magazine it was, but one of the famous nudie mags of the 1960s & 70's had a cartoon strip featuring two cats called Merkin and Firkin, at 14 I found that hilarious
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 16, 2018:
It is sad true, but did anyone else look at that picture and just want to put in a speech bubble saying "The truth is...I am ironman"
Atheist Experience 891 Slavery Seth attempts to duck Matt using Don as shield and fails ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 16, 2018:
Don't you just luv it when arsehole disappear up themselves and still can't smell their own shit.
2 Callers: Just a harmless Unfalsifiable Belief & years later Rubén FINALLY gets the Ax ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 16, 2018:
Ruben is a fine example of why not to ring in to call in program while either drunk of not in you right mind.
During the French revolution the guillotine was used on aristocracy.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 16, 2018:
An English and an Irish missionary in south America in the 14th century were captured by and obscure tribe who had never seen a white man before. They were amazed at the odd colour of their skin and decided to flay them alive in order to make two Kayaks. On the first day The English priest was given a last meal, before being taken away to be flayed and made in to a boat he cried out to god "In to thy hands oh Lord I commend my soul." On the second day the Irish curate was presented with his last meal, he bowed his head over the food, grabbed his fork and began stabbing himself all over his body, while yelling "You'll not make a feckin' boat out o' me ya bastards!"
Ho ho ho...!
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 16, 2018:
It's funny 'cos it's true
What a load of BS!
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 16, 2018:
which one?
Slightly off topic, but has anyone wondered why certain words DONT exist?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 15, 2018:
If I transport something by car it is a shipment If I transport something by ship it is cargo Sometimes language just evolves with a serendipitous sense of humour
Slightly off topic, but has anyone wondered why certain words DONT exist?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 15, 2018:
Underneath comes from *under*, and *neath* a contraction of nether, meaning low or lower and often used as a slang term for the posterior and region of the sexual organs. Therefore underneath meaning under your bottom, such as in a window seat or under bed storage, does have a sensible antonym that being "overhead" *Nonetheless* dates from the 1930's prior to that the nearest expression not split in to separate words is *nevertheless* meaning *in spite of* or against expectation, so it's antonym would be "therefore" The problem is that some words or combinations of words have lost their original meaning other than in a specific context
When someone says they are an atheist they are saying they know that there is no God.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 15, 2018:
"When someone says they are an atheist they are saying they know that there is no God. " UTTER BOLLOCKS A-Theist means without god(s) thats it. There is no proof of god(s) therefore there is no reason to believe in god(s) There maybe god(s) and I will accept that, but with no evidence to back up the claim, even if there is a god, there may as well not be, which still amounts to a-theism being without god(s) I advise you to learn what you are talking about before making a total fool of yourself in future.
The Indian man in prison for cracking 'offensive' jokes - BBC News
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 15, 2018:
It just seems to me that this smacks of India looking toward Pakistan with envious eyes and thinking, hey this blasphemy thing is to useful for us not to have it too. Lets give it ago and see if we get away with it, and if we do, we can start locking up any loud mouth trouble maker we like no questions asked. Face it we in the UK and USA are only a hop skip and a jump away from it ourselves.
Ayn Rand argues that believing in God is an insult to Reason.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 15, 2018:
Wonderful, I don't always agree with Rand but her reasoning was sound and her sincerity was beyond question, and taken simply on face value I'll forgive her a lot for "The Fountainhead" an excellent read.
This one might kill me....but...Kurt Russell!!! Coming to Netflix?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 15, 2018:
This year, you had better watch out, Santa has gone bad ass.
A girl asks her boyfriend to come over Friday night to meet, and have a dinner with her parents .
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 15, 2018:
Classic scenario
Doctor Who to skip Christmas Day for first time in 13 years []
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 15, 2018:
Deja vu No xmas episode, no series in 2019, reduced number of episodes in this one, shift from Saturday to Sunday. Some one at the BBC is trying to kill Doctor Who again. 1989 all over again
My anger management class is pissing me off.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 15, 2018:
Truly it has been said that neither man nor woman needs anger management, but rather they need people to stop pissing them off.
What will it take to stop abuse by religious groups?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 15, 2018:
For religion to die like the vampire it is, in the strong light of the dawn of reason.
ABSQUATULATE: (verb) to flee; abscond: The old prospector absquatulated with our picks and shovel.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 15, 2018:
I have never heard this word, it is remarkable, from what I have been able to find it originated in a comedy play called "The Kentuckian" by James K. Paulding. It is a composite word as stated but from ab negative prefix, squat to make a home and perambulate to walk, made up by the braggart character "Nimrod Wildfire" who is attempting to emulate an educated gent in order to improve his social position. No copies of original play still exist, but there are copies of a rewrite by English author William B. Bernard which does include the word.
megalomaniac /mɛɡələˈmeɪnɪak/ noun 1.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 15, 2018:
It is a good word, a modern colloquial definition tends to add a tendency to warmongering.
I personally never met a racist atheist.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 14, 2018:
Atheists are just as entitled to be arseholes as religious loons. However since people who have become atheists through understanding and a demand for evidence are less likely to accept idiotic prejudice with out evidence to. Being reasonable gets to be a habit after a while.
Indupitably: meaning something that cannot be objected to as it is totally correct.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 14, 2018:
Antonym of dupitably meaning able to be questioned from the Latin dubitabilis -open to question from which we also get the word doubt.
Star Wars religious views?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 14, 2018:
It is more akin to the Ennead of ancient Egypt, with Luke fulfilling the role of Horus (Child of a murdered father seeking vengeance on his uncle), Vader as both Set (Vader) and Osiris (Anakin), Leia as Nephthys and Shmi as Isis, with the force serving as Atum and the empire and the republic being Shu and Tefnut. Horus flies in the form of a Falcon (Millenium Falcon) and commands Dog or Jackal headed warriors such as Wepwawet and Anubis (Chewie) The names of Atums children Geb and Nut literally mean Sky and Ground (Skywalker)
How can we get religion out of politics?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 14, 2018:
So long as people are religious and allowed to vote, you cannot. all that can be done is educate people, but since politics permits religious educational school, they've pretty much got it tied up.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 14, 2018:
The Oxford dictionary defines Gruntled as Humorous Pleased, Satisfied, and Contented. I'm afraid I would not trust the Merriam Webster Dictionary to define a cat as anything other than not a dog and as a guide to accurate spelling it is about as reliable as a chocolate tea pot.
Valise noun va·​lise | \və-ˈlēs \ Definition of valise : suitcase 1615, in the ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 14, 2018:
one possible etymology is a contraction from the Latin Vali health (as in valium) and panacea Greek for health forming the medieval word for a valise *valisia* A valise may originally have been a locker at a health spa or medicine bag..
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 14, 2018:
Not a lot, only one eighth thanks to my naughty old great granddad Reuben, who incidentally lived very close to the site of one of the Jack the ripper murders (it wasn't him, he was only 12 at the time.)
Did you know? ???
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 14, 2018:
Okay just to be an insufferable know it all, Canary in Canary island is actually derived from Canis meaning dog, not from the bird. Its actual name is Gran Canaria,canary is a poor anglicization
Sirrah noun, archaic a term of address for a man or boy, often though not necessarily one either ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 14, 2018:
Is it possibly a diminutive for of Sire or Squire?
Fie /fī/ exclamationarchaic•humorous exclamation: fie used to express disgust or ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 14, 2018:
There is a great scene in The Merchant of Venice where Lancelot Gobbo describes and reenacts a conversation between his conscience and the devil, that uses this word to great comic effect by alliterating it with Fia, Fiend and friend to greater and greater comic effect as the soliloquy goes on and showering the audience with spit.
Hab·er·dash·er /ˈhabərˌdaSHər/ noun noun: haberdasher; plural noun: haberdashers 1.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 14, 2018:
Beautiful word, reminiscent of others from the 18th and 19th century period, such as Milliner, Apothecary, Chandler and costermonger.
I was just going to post a comment/question, but then realized I could include a vocabulary word.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 14, 2018:
I have been dyslexic all my life, I was diagnosed at 16, prior to that I was considered lazy, careless and stupid. However most of my teachers could not understand my ability to comprehend and use a very wide vocabulary, understand several languages and problem solve at a high functioning level, yet could not spell to save my life, would write words in a mix of upper and lower case and could not see why words were incorrectly spelled even when it was pointed out to me. I have so many old school reports stating highly intelligent but unable to communicate in writing owing to carelessness. When I finally was diagnosed I was able to treat my condition by using books, but for years had no actual help other than to simply sit and write words over and over again until muscle memory took over. With the dawn of computers spell checkers saved my working life and allowed me to finally pursue writing as a secondary career. I love words more than anything else in my life, their etymology is a cause of endless fascination to me and the precision and science of lexicography is a thing of beauty. It is an irony to me that today with the incorporation of many Americanisms and Australasianisms in to mother English spelling, etymology and semiotic/semantic have become unfashionable and the use of misspelled and generic terms are killing the language in the name of linguistic "evolution" for the convenience of the very lazy, careless and stupid people I was accused of being and now I am pretentious for being finally correct in my use of language. C'est la vie.
Batman ???
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 14, 2018:
love this one
Interesting information out of Australia on domestic violence and the perpetrators: For the first ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 14, 2018:
"This is the first time ever that this has been the case." No it is not, it is just the first time it has been openly reported as such. #Metoo has worked for men too, far more of us feel we are able to freely and unashamedly come forward and admit to having being an abused spouse with fear of mockery, ridicule or worse.
Hello, a Brother wrote today asking how I was as he hadn't seen me lately.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 14, 2018:
Just remember that help from the church is always conditional, you will be expected to pay in one way if not another, help from the church is an investment on their part, a honeytrap.
blackguard /ˈblaɡərd/ noun a person, particularly a man, who behaves in a dishonorable or ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 14, 2018:
One of a set of medieval insults using guard as an ironic and mocking military term **A *Black* guard** was in charge of cleaning soot from kitchen utensils and black leading ovens, stoves and grates so was permanently filthy, so any contemptible person was compared to one. **A *slug* guard** was from sluggish, anyone lazy or to fond of their bed **A *Slag* guard** was a cleaner of trash and bodily waste receptacles from slag, meaning waste in time a slagguard became a person associated with filth and in time a promiscuous man the female version of which became slagg a promiscuous woman
I was just going to post a comment/question, but then realized I could include a vocabulary word.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 14, 2018:
Worry about being overtly pretentious *Moi?* Never
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 14, 2018:
We used to have a vocal exercise in acting class to perfect the rolling R sound *Round the rugged rocks the roughneck rapscallion ran* (I know there is an alternate version but this was the one I was taught) I found it funny because in the north of England a scallion or scaly onion is a salad vegetable The word is actually a contraction of rascal (a scraping of the bottom of the barrel) and scullion (the lowest ranking male servant in a house hold masculine version of a scullery maid) basically the lowest of the low.
Two women were playing golf.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 14, 2018:
I read that as my steaks and felt hungry...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 13, 2018:
Miss Teak's what?
1 Kings 16:11 And it came to pass, when he began to reign, as soon as he sat on his throne, that he...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 13, 2018:
I love the way later translations translate "one that pisseth against a wall" as men, I've seen some drunk and flexible women write their names on alley walls.
ESCHATOLOGY: es-cha-tol-o-gy.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 13, 2018:
I like the sound of this word, it is a shame it means basically the study of imaginary things.
Martin Luther King - Historic Vietnam Speech []
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 13, 2018:
Thanks for posting this
Just went to FB and saw the following post :"Did you know the chopping down of the christmas tree ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 13, 2018:
What a load of Bollocks. The bible even specifically says not to put up Christmas trees, but the bible bashers always conviently for get that. Jeremiah 10:3-4 3 For the practices of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel. 4 They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter.
Do you think we ought consider a re-write of the Ten Commandments specifically for the Third ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 13, 2018:
The 2 suggestions Be kind to one another Don't be an asshole that about covers it
I really thought I’d been teleported to an alternate universe...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 13, 2018:
whooa man that is doing my head in ( ⚆ _ ⚆ )
Gruntled (adjective) pleased, satisfied and contented.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 13, 2018:
It is one of those words were the antonym (disgruntled) is still very popular but the original adjective is not.
GORMLESS: (chiefly Britain, of a person) Lacking intelligence, sense or understanding; foolish ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 13, 2018:
Some interesting words in this post @marionville gives a fine definition of and explanation of the origins of gormless. Poodlefake as a verb is actually a very nasty word indeed in it's original context, most often used as poodlefaker or poodlefaking (sometimes hyphened to poodle-fake). It meant a man who fained interest in older or unattractive rich or influential women, flirted with them and sexually aroused them in order to facilitate social advancement. To Poodle means to slash in water or or make wet, same root word as puddle but as a slang term means to arouse women sexually. Faker is obvious. An example of a famous Poodle faker was the Duke of Essex whose dalliance with Elizabeth the first ultimately cost him his head. A pussy foot was a thief who wore pussies a Medieval word for pockets on his feet in order to not be heard creeping up on a victim. In time the work was co-opted as a rhetorical device of a person who skirts around an unpleasant subject in ordr to spring a verbal trap.
STAN LEE, master at MARVEL COMICS, dead at 95.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 13, 2018:
A shame the last years of his life were ruined by money grubbers and scam artist, pretending to be friends and family.
Stan Lee Passed away today.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 13, 2018:
I don't think he deserved all the money grubbing crap he got from family and friends in the last years of his life and that is a shame. My childhood would not have been the same without him.
Mark 10:11-12 And he said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 11, 2018:
Well excommunicants don't pay tithes (unless they are Mormons, you cannot be re-baptised if you have not kept on paying tithing after being kicked out) so by the end of the sixties the fall in income was becoming a problem
After Christian Burns $50 worth of LGBTQ Library Books Atheist Raises $1,600 to Replace Them - World...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 11, 2018:
I find book burning the most heinous of crimes, to burn a book it to try to burn ideas because you have reasonable answers and so resort to violence. Seems on this occasion the act backfired on the twat with a vengeance, I hope all the LBGTQ folk wrote him loving thank you letters, I'm sure he would "love " that.
S11E6- Demons of the Punjab SPOILERS Discussion post for the episode
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 11, 2018:
Another good one, watched it with the family, none of them had ever heard of the partition of Indian and the concomitant atrocities after the fall of the British Raj lead to some very interesting discussions.
Does the concept of forgiveness and absolution (inadvertantly or otherwise) lead to Christins ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 11, 2018:
# There is an old illustrative story about this point. A little boy wanted a bike for Christmas, he behaved well and prayed every night to god for a bicycle, but come Christmas morning Nothing, no bike, nothing else, nada. So he asks the priest why his prayer was not answered, why had god forsaken him? The priest advised the boy to read his bible, which he did, diligently for the whole of the next year, and finally he understood what he had done wrong. So the next year he broke in to next doors garage, stole their son's bike and spent boxing day praying for forgiveness. Problem solved.
It's going to be a sad day when Christopher Walken dies.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 11, 2018:
I remember seeing him as the mad brother in Annie Hall years ago and thinking that guy is going to make it huge.
Christopher Hitchens Revises the Ten Commandments - YouTube
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 11, 2018:
I miss him too, a voice of sanity in a mad world.
What is the trait you most dislike in others?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 11, 2018:
Willful ignorance
First Communion.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 11, 2018:
Think yourself lucky, had you been LDS at that age and in that same get up some old pervert would have tried to drown you in a miniature swimming bath while your parents looked on and murmured about how quaint it all was.
If you want to change someones mind, you probably won’t be able to if you insult or belittle their...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 11, 2018:
"you probably won’t be able to if you insult or belittle their beliefs " Yeah but it's fun though isn't it. ;)
It’s a cold dark November afternoon here, so what could be better than an old Dame Edna Everage ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 11, 2018:
Love Barry Humphries :)
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 11, 2018:
Just got to ask is that name pronounced Hank How-etter or Hank Whore Eater ;)
I am 6 9 now it happened while I was asleep much to my expectations .
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 11, 2018:
Four nuns die and go to heaven. St. Peter asks first nun "have you had contact with a penis?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 11, 2018:
lmao My favorite nun joke is this one The convent car broke down and needed a new part, two trustworthy and elderly nuns Sister Mary and Sister Anna were dispatched to fetch it. Not wanting to make the long journey on foot they borrowed the gardeners bike, and riding two up headed across town. On the way to the garage they had to pass down a cobbled street and the constant jiggling had an unusual effect on the two old Nuns and by the time they reached the garage, both were somewhat flushed and smiling. "Oh sister Mary," said Sister Anna. "I shall have to go to confession tonight and tell the priest I had two orgasms today." Confused Sister Anna asked "*Two* orgasms?" "Yes well," said sister Mary. "We will be going back that way won't we?"
On one hand this is down right pathetic, on the other hand I had to lmao! My neighbors grandson is ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 11, 2018:
If it was a Roman Catholic church then it was like as not a divine inspiration of truth on the child's part ;)
Absent friends Today is remembrance day where we remember the fallen.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 11, 2018:
Good story. In my life I can count perhaps all of my best friends on the fingers of one hand, my very best friend and mentor passed away in 2009 at too young an age, but like you I have fond memories, and a love that has never abated, that is the true and lasting gift of friendship, you never actually lose them, they live on in you and in your actions and kindnesses that they inspired.
I really like this one.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 11, 2018:
The origin of the word is not nearly so romantic, since it comes from the Saxon Reda to ride, which was also a euphemism for sexual intercourse and Mantis a Saxony word for a charm or magic worker. The implied meaning being causing someone to love you by magically forcing them to have sex with you..
I everyone, I'm new to the and love movies so I had to join! I just recently saw Girl in the ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 11, 2018:
not yet
4000 years later and we’re back to the same language. ???
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 11, 2018:
all too true
Rogue: a person or entity that flouts accepted norms of behaviour.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 11, 2018:
Rouge has developed a colloquial connotation too, that of a bad or amoral person who in literature or real life fulfils the role of the villain, but none the less retains a charm, sympathy and even likeability despite his or her wicked deed. Examples include Long John Silver The Master (Doctor Who) Jack Shepherd Steerpyke Francis Urquhart
"Ten lies we’re told to justify the slaughter of 20 million in the First World War." []
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 11, 2018:
good article,
My son's been asking me for a pet spider for his birthday, so I went to our local pet shop and they ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 11, 2018:
ba dum,bum bum
Little johnny wakes up one night hearing noises from his parents bedroom.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 11, 2018:
We Brits are nuts too. []
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 11, 2018:
He is now on Doctor Who, so he can back in time and take a good look at it
United Church agrees Toronto’s atheist minister can keep her job.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 10, 2018:
Why not most astrologers don't believe the stars rule their lives, but they're quite willing to pander to idiots and get paid for it. So an atheist priest is just another fantasist who leaves their idiocy at the work place door.
What is the most laughable story in the Bible?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 10, 2018:
The story of Jephthah's daughter Judges 11:30-40 The arsehole who is tricked by god in to sacrificing his own daughter to god by god in exchange for helping him massacre of his enemies, then actually does it.
Blind faith?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 10, 2018:
Faith is blind Faith is only sadness, Faith is total madness, Wit has gone away. Faith is lies, How well we remember In the heat of sacred fervour Prudence dies How long will it take? Till we can’t remember Truth they said we should avert? We’ve been trying Since we did convert. Faith is blind Faith no variation Faith is "You are mine now, And you never will decry." Faith is blind Faith has no perspective And we’re slowly dying Here in days gone by At the sunrise Wake up to the sound of screaming No one else will scream for thee sadly it’s not over Truth won’t let us be. Faith is blind, Faith it is your prison, Faith makes your decision Freedom gone away. Faith is lies How well we remember In the heat of sacred fervour Prudence dies.
Lest we forget Those who died Those that profited.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 10, 2018:
We should never forget WWI It is a warning to posterity of what happens when pride and profit rule the hearts of our leaders and people are reduced to commodities to be thoughtlessly spent in the pursuit of puffery and self agrandisement.
What was the worst thing you experienced in the church?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 10, 2018:
I once had a senior member of the high priest quorum (LDS church) come and visit us out of the blue after news broke that former member of our Stake had committed suicide, it so happened that years before he (the victim) had been engaged to my wife. The chap came in made a big fuss out of telling us the Lord had prompted him to come visit us, because he felt something had happened and he felt we might be in need of a blessing of comfort. I asked him out right if he had come because B... had killed himself and he feigned ignorance of the suicide. Problem was that the High priests quorum president who was a personal friend, had phoned us an hour before to warn us that he had asked Elder M.. to come visit us in light of the fact my wife was once very close to the victim. I told him this and asked why he lied, he replied he had not seen the president in a week and that he too must have been moved by the Lord to call us and warn us of Elder M.'s inspired visit. My wife asked he to leave as she could see I was about to throw the old bald bastard out of the house bodily for taking both of us for utter fools and for trying to manufacture a miracle.
This guy is great.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 10, 2018:
And yet this guy, knowing this still wears the uniform of the liars and presumably takes a handsome stipend pension from them too.
Imaginary Friend
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 10, 2018:
Yup, reminds me of my mother warning me Catholic beliefs were stupid before rolling around gibbering in tongues at her charismatic meetings
This is a great action packed World War II movie
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 10, 2018:
Looks to be an enjoyable movie, but does seem highly derivative of Outpost and outpost 2(2008 & 2012 ) and Frankenstein's army (2014)
Mother of Mass Shooting Victim: “I Don’t Want Prayers… I Want Gun Control” ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 10, 2018:
Good for her
Pay up, ..... or we give it back to you...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 10, 2018:
Repossessed (1990)
Beauty and brains -- the winning combination for Hedy Lamar!
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 9, 2018: What the hell are you worried about? This is 1874. You'll be able to sue her.
RELIGULOUS: is a portmanteau derived from the words "religion" and "ridiculous".
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 9, 2018:
Great film, full of class moments
Best parents ever!
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 9, 2018:
The Shroud of Turin, and the Stigmata. How do you account for them?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 9, 2018:
The Turin shroud is a medieval fraud, proven by carbon dating and two different researchers working independently (Dr. Nicholas Allen in Africa and Picknett and Prince in the UK) proving it likely to be an image created by heated linen soaked in light sensitive chemicals and a Camera Obscura. Stigmata are a mix of some frauds perpetrated by religious maniacs self harming(or more disturbingly harming their children), and a seemingly not fully understood syndrome causing lesions in the hands and feet, that though assumed to be religious in nature are not consistent with actual damage done by crucifixion where the wounds were in the wrists and ankles.
Biblical Bovine Fertilizer: David Barton’s Politics Here’s how extreme right-wing Christian ...
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 9, 2018:
Go through that list, replace bible with Koran, God with Allah and Christian for Muslim and you have a terrorist manifesto document.
Please give us your feelings about the following, which I gave as a reply in another post.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 9, 2018:
It is an equivocation, deliberately confusing opinion used as a simile for belief and opinion used as a simile for preference. for example *It is my opinion that apples are the best tasting fruit* **I disagree because it is my opinion apples were the fruit of the tree of knowledge therefore eating them is blasphemy.** *That does not alter my opinion on their taste being good* **You can only know their taste if you are blasphemous, so your opinion is dangerous and proof of guilt**
Unabashed /ˌənəˈbaSHt/ adjective not embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 9, 2018:
from the same root as bashful but the origin of the word, from before the French baissier (humiliate) is unknown , the a- probably indicates Greek origins
Were you religious at any point in life?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 9, 2018:
Yes, I was raised by a religious maniac mother and so totally indoctrinated that when I found fault with one Christian denomination I went looking for another (the true one) time and time again. It finally took getting involved on and off with the LDS and for a (long) time being a TBM before I finally realised it was all the same shit in different wrapping paper. Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before you can begin to climb back out.
Pat Robertson: Faith Healer?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 9, 2018:
One only has to look at Pat Robertson to know that if there was such a thing as faith healing Pat Robertson would not look like that. He looks like Jeff Sessions less good looking older brotherunclecousin with IBS
My favorite Sam Harris quote: “In fact, "atheism" is a term that should not even exist.
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 9, 2018:
The a- in atheist does not mean non, it means without and there are plenty of words ideologies and beliefs that use the prefix a- in this context So being non religious and being atheist are subtly different. Even in the context discussed, there are words used in the same way apolitical, non totalitarian for example
Do we really need another, the one we have seems to do both aspects quite well?
LenHazell53 comments on Nov 9, 2018:
lol :)


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