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LenHazell53 comments on Sep 5, 2018:
It was Hideshi Hino he was not actually investigated by the Japanese police for his film Guinea Pig: Flowers of Flesh and Blood 1985, but when the film made it's way to America on VHS no lesser person than Charlie Sheen called up the FBI in a drunken panic and told them he had been give a genuine snuff film. The Feds watched the film and agreed it was an actual death and contacted the Japanese embassy, who by return sen them a copy of the Making of Guinea Pig, a documentary that explained the technical effects behind the films. Red faces all round.
Only 2 movies were ever made about Vincent, this movie is so awesome.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 5, 2018:
Not a movie but he was in a damn good episode of Doctor Who
Human Sacrifice: The Spirit of the Lord comes upon Jephthah, and he offers up his daughter as a ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 5, 2018:
I love getting Smug Christians to read that one, the look on their faces as they get to the end, the stammering, whu-whu-whu, and the look of defeat why innocently asked, have you never read that passage before?
Did you ever notice about history?
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 5, 2018:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbijTxhdbG0
My nephew’s knowledge & skepticism might grow.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 5, 2018:
Big ideas explained? Platitudinous mythology made excuses for and passed off as factual to the gullible.
LSD was invented in 1938, I have to disagree.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 5, 2018:
Pharmacological LSD was first manufactured in 1938 to mimic the hallucinogenic effect of naturally occurring substances, such as magic mushrooms and Ergot, used in ritual magic and religion for millennia. It is like saying no one used apple tree bark as a pain killer before the patenting of aspirin in 1899. They are both acetylsalicylic acid, only one is in a concentrated form.
Do any of my peeps recall the statement: In case of emergency, break glass.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 5, 2018:
Yes I also remember fire alarm leavers and train emergency brake cords bearing the legend "In case of emergency pull down" When this started being printed on underwear these alarms vanished in favour of the glass fronted ones mentioned above.
Agnostic Universe
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 5, 2018:
"Their"?
Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future!..
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 5, 2018:
I predict that 90% of (so called) psychic predictions will never be fulfilled but that the percentage of logical extrapolations about events to come based on likely hood, probability and logic deduction often mistakenly called predictions is considerably higher.
@admin I'm still having some replies not show.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 5, 2018:
I have noted that when this happens, it is mostly to hostile comments or answers, this smacks of censorship, is some kind of algorithm being used to delete, negative comments and replies?
Versus.....
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 5, 2018:
And until a few hundred years ago would have burned you at the stake as a Heretic.
Who was your favorite TV dad? Mine was Andy Taylor (The Andy Griffith Show).
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 5, 2018:
Al Bundy
I chatted with an Egyptian atheist on FB.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 5, 2018:
Islam, religion of peace. Hypocrites. ?
@admin I'm still having some replies not show.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 5, 2018:
I keep getting this too, the name of the poster the date and time of the post but no message.
Those of us who favor critical thinking and arguments based on scientific evidence should avoid ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 4, 2018:
religious belief is a mental disorder *Replace the word God, with any other noun indicating something imaginary in religious speaking and seen how insane it sounds* religions were invented by priests "to control the masses" *Read The Golden Bough, written over a century ago it is thousands of pages devoted to and offering research and examples that prove that is absolutely true * nonreligious people are more moral (because they act morally without expecting any rewards) *Religion does not enter in to people's own moral behaviour, however without the pernicious evil prejudice doctrines of religion, it is easier for a person to make moral choices based on a wish for the well being of others based on no other influence* religions are more intolerant and divisive than secular ideologies *Untrue, but most totalitarian ideologies learned the power of hate as a unifying force from religion* religions are the top cause of violence in history *Not the actual cause, but more often the excuse and the motivation from spreading hate.* Hitler's, Stalin's and Mao's atrocities were motivated by religion *No but hatred and the blaming of certain religions and religious practices did help them to power.*
Sinéad O’Connor Deserves Credit for Protesting Catholic Church Abuse in 1992 | Hemant Mehta
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 4, 2018:
Some of were saying that at the time when others were booing her off stage for calling the pope out on his church's filthy practices, now admitted to be true. Every one who treated her like that should be groveling apologetically at her feet. A brave woman
And now they are allies and valued trading partners: [bbc.co.uk]
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 4, 2018:
Yes, so what? We are trading partners and allies with many countries who we committed atrocities against and others who treated us equally badly. The past is the past, what was done by our ancestors has no baring on how we behave now. There are enough current atrocities going on in the world, evil regimes killing thousands everyday in the name of various myths and political ideologies without holding on to old dead grudges.
Cruise.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 4, 2018:
Cary Grants birth name was Archibald Leach, Judy Garland was Frances Ethel Gumm, Rock Hudson was R.Harold Scherer jnr. and William Henry Pratt was the far less impressive name of Boris Karloff. Using a stage name is nothing new
Vituperative (adjective): bitter and abusive.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 4, 2018:
Love that word, so expressively Victorian
Movie title??
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 4, 2018:
Much ado about nothing
The Bitch Fight of Canary Wharf [youtu.be]
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 3, 2018:
Great scene
DESIDERATUM: de-sid-er-a-tum.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 3, 2018:
Desiderata Max Ehrmann Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
"Take Five" TIME OUT Dave Brubeck [youtube.com]
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 3, 2018:
Love this bit of music, big influence on me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Xs25ruPYLc&t=1s
Please explain? [mobile.abc.net.au]
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 3, 2018:
Basically, people who are stupid enough to follow a religion, think other people stupid enough to follow a different religion are stupid *and wrong* and that giving them a good short sharp shock like killing them will teach them not to be wrong anymore. Governments who feel that this gives the morons a right to religious freedom and legislate in favour of that ideal tend to find religious cretins use that freedom to kill even more of each other. Maybe religious intolerance is evolution's way of purifying the gene pool of bloody fools, if enough of them kill one another one day there will be atheists left to breed with one another?
I really like this group and appreciate all of your feedback, ty! So here I go again.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 3, 2018:
Apparently it is theological doctrine that if god shags you it is not adultery or premarital sex and as Joseph was Mary's cousin anyway, it was his duty to protect the whole family from shame. It's all imaginary bollocks anyway but a good apologist can usually do enough mental gymnastics to twaddle their way out of anything and the churches are willing to pay a fortune for them to do it.
Fall is almost here. I believe we are still waiting on an exact air date. [youtube.com]
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 2, 2018:
Before Nov 11th, because on that date the BBC Children in Need Telethon is auctioning off a cast signed copy of the script for episode one
"Being a Scientologist, when you drive past an accident.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 2, 2018:
That is, I imagine, as comforting as hearing someone at the scene of a tragedy yelling "let me through I'm an aromatherapist"
Does a disbelief in a god mean a disbelief in good and evil spirits?
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 2, 2018:
Define what you mean by spirit
In general, and very simply put, do you think people are basically good but are capable of doing ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 2, 2018:
Neither, what is good in one circumstance is evil in another and vice versa, civilization is simply the ability make choices that benefit and facilitate the overall survival of the species.
OBSCURANTISM: ob-scu-rant-ism.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 2, 2018:
When you use the literal translation from the Latin it is much more sinister **"Darkening"**
Vatican erases pope's remarks about psychiatric help for gay children | World news | The Guardian
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 2, 2018:
An old fart in a dress who, supposedly, has never had sex in his life and believes a big invisible man in the sky talks to him on a regular basis, thinks he has the right to tell other people how they should be using their genitals, and that to do other wise mean *they* need a psychiatrist.
Iceland Raises Age Of Religious Consent To 21 | Andrew Hall
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 2, 2018:
Oh how I wish it were true
All are welcome. All are welcome. @mensgroupliberal
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 2, 2018:
All of the above
Does society owe lazy or stupid a living?
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 2, 2018:
think of it the other way around do the lazy or stupid deserve life? If your answer to this is no, you're evil. are people responsible for there actions? Of course they are so long as they are capable of making responsible decisions if not then those decisions must be taken for then to protect them and others from them.
Why during christ lifetime wasn't there any mention of him by any scholar of the times
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 2, 2018:
Flavius Josephus, the note scholar of Jewish history makes only one mention of Jesus and than has long since been debunked as a forgery. However the churches still cling to it as proof of the existence of the Nazarene. NOW here is the odd part, Josephus devotes a whole chapter to John the Baptist as a politically influential leader of a heretical Jewish sect, a powerful speaker and a man hailed as the Messiah of the Jews. The Churches don't mention this AT ALL. Why not, because in reality John was not the cousin of Jesus, he was not the herald of Jesus, he was not Killed by Herod Antipas the way it is described in the bible, he was not against Herod for marrying his brothers wife (it was his step brother or half brother Philip and not the full brother Archelaus mentioned in the bible) he was against him for making military pacts with surrounding gentile kingdoms. There was no Salome she is a biblical invention, Both brothers were childless probably as a result of massive in breeding and it goes on and on. In short the biblical scholars are willing to site a fraudulent passage in Josephus to back up the existence of their man god, but ignore and deride as unreliable, page after page about the man god's own cousin because it disagrees with the biblical accounts and PROVES them inaccurate lies.
New roommate is a very devout Muslim.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 2, 2018:
next time he starts going on about great god is and how all Allah's creations are so beautiful just sing him this All Things Dull and Ugly Monty Python All things dull and ugly, All creatures short and squat, All things rude and nasty, The Lord God made the lot. Each little snake that poisons, Each little wasp that stings, He made their brutish venom. He made their horrid wings. All things sick and cancerous, All evil great and small, All things foul and dangerous, The Lord God made them all. Each nasty little hornet, Each beastly little squid Who made the spikey urchin? Who made the sharks? He did! All things scabbed and ulcerous, All pox both great and small, Putrid, foul and gangrenous, The Lord God made them all. Amen.
TOPIC: has political correctness, and americans frustration with it, contributed to the rise of ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 2, 2018:
Yes but not in the way you are implying. Stupid PC behaviour has increased since Trump took office the sort of crap that leads to the rise of off feminanazis and victim mentality loudmouths . The PC behaviour that lead to people who have never voted before in their lives and probably though going in to a voting booth was confusing because they couldn't find the urinal, actually taking a course on how to vote for "the funny guy offa the TV" was the good stuff the world has been fighting for for years. These are people who want N***er baitin, brought back as a prime time sport, who want uppity women put back in the kitchen bare foot and pregnant, who think Mexicans actually do shout "ariba,ariba, ondelay" and wear sombreros all the time and hate puddy tats. People to who "Build a wall" is a good answer to everything because they can understand it. To the trump supporter Anti-racism, anti-sexism, anti-bullying and not shooting everything that moves are deprivation of freedom and the PC world gone mad. To them Western movies are great, men were men and solved their problems by shooting one another in the street, or by hanging the nearest Mexican and keeping black people in chains. That was when America was Great and they want it to be Great again. In the UK we have a similar problem with old farts who think Britain went on a downward spiral when "Paki-bashing" was made illegal and black people were allowed to move out of Brixton. We are now being told Nigel Farrage is going to run for mayor of London, he is unlikely to win, but that there is even a call for him to do so shows the level of discontent with the equally though oppositely biased and useless current mayor and professional Phillip Schofield lookalike Sadiq Khan or (Sad eek Can't) as some call him. Knee jerk overreactions to bad situations and angry backlash always leads to extremism, the only answer is better educational foundations all round, the abolition of religiously agenda schools in favour of pragmatic secular education, an end to politically motivated positive bias of any kind and legally enforced meritocracy at all levels of society and true equality, that is everyone gets the same start in life and it is up to them what they do with it, the best people for the right jobs and positions based on ability ONLY.
Star Trek.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 2, 2018:
This was why it was such a WTF moment when Tasha Yar actually died.
BOWDLERIZE: bowd-ler-ize.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 2, 2018:
Yes Thomas Bowdler from who we also get the term to blue pencil, disgusting man
Does psychological violence on men from their partners engender or create the high male suicide in ...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 2, 2018:
Nope, at least there wasn't. I had a hell of a time growing up and the psychological violence done to me by my father I am certain contributed to my Bi-Polar disorder, however in those days even physical violence was looked on as a good thing in a parent, not beating your kids was considered irresponsible and did not prepare them for the harsh realities of life. So getting "upset" over words was a sure sign of being a "Poof" because in those days of course only homosexual men were allowed to have feeling other than anger and lust. My doctors for years saw the answer to my "Problem" as being to shove pills down my neck and ask me if I was gay and if not to "man up" and stop wasting their time because they had people who were "really" ill to see to. This lead to my first marriage being to a woman who exactly like my father. She was psychotically manipulative, cruel, forced me to suppress my feelings, had unrealistic expectations of "manliness", when I did get psychological help, she threatened to beat up the female psychologist for trying to feminise me (She encouraged me to pursue writing as a joint career and therapy) and had be removed from the hospital by force which lead to my doctor striking me off his list for not controlling my family and endangering a colleague. I was beaten by my wife, and had been conditioned from birth that you never hit back against a woman even if she is hitting you first (I still feel men who hit women are the scum of the earth) so put up with it, for five and a half years, then she got bored and divorced me to move in a with a known criminal. By the time I had gone through a hell of a divorce where my mental state was held up as reasonable cause to assume mental cruelty and unreasonable behaviour on my part, I was a wreck. My current wife saved me, she encouraged me, sent me to university, gave me two amazing children who in time gave me 4 equally amazing grandchildren, fixed my diet and got me genuine help for a condition that was by that time being taken seriously in men. The difference of course was that my now wife came from an upper middle class family, where as I came from a working class background, her upbringing taught support, encouragement and social mobility, mine taught punishment for failure and punishment for doing to well (getting ideas above your station). I would say the same to anyone male or female who is in an abusive relationship, mentally or physically, get out now, get legal advice, get help and seek out someone good, a friend, a lover, parent, sibling anyone who is on your side, has your well being at heart, and lean on them a little till you get back on your feet. Never be afraid to express your feeling about what has happened to you and never bottle up emotion, one of ...
NOMENCLATURE.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 2, 2018:
I was once stuck for a name for a character and so named him Norman Clature, worked really well :)
Gallivanting - going around from one place another in the pursuit of pleasure or entertainment.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 2, 2018:
It is a fascinating word and come from the same root as another wonderful word gallimaufry. Though some has postulated the origin to come from Gallant, this is completely wrong. Gali or Cali in Normandic French means a random mix or a jumble and though now meaning a mix of interesting items gallimaufry or Calimafree was a sauce made of random left overs used with actual left overs of food, sort of a continental Bubble and Squeak. Vant or Vent in old and in fact modern french means the wind so a Gallivant is one who allows the wind to blow him to a random mix of new places and experiences. We can than William the conqueror for this one.
I had my first ever dealings with the morons, I mean Mormons, yesterday .
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 1, 2018:
Anyone on a mission is Known as Elder (M) regardless of age or Sister (F) They are on a mission which means they are under a strict impoverished cult regime for two years in a foreign country, they are never allowed to be alone, they must sleep, eat and wake when they are told to, work when told to and do what they are told to serve the church and they pay $thousands for the privilidge. They have undergone missionary training a form of brainwashing based on sleep deprivation, constant chanting of repetitious platitudes, enforced reading of the "standard works" for 6 hours every day, worthiness interviews including in depth questioning on sexual thoughts and practices. Removal of all privacy, being taught to spy on other elders and report "sin". Constant pressure to deliver on target numbers of investigators and baptisms, failure to do so will result in being accused of faithlessness and sin preventing them spreading the word. Many of these kids can't take it and try to go home, they are prevented, sometimes by force, and if they insist and fight back with legal help or outside help (I can tell you horror stories), will be sent home to ostracization and as a source of shame to their family and church. Mormonism (a term now outlawed by the church itself) IS a cult, it prays on the weak, fearful and ignorant, it is isolationist for its members and presents a disguised face of lies to the world.
The Bible, the old and new testament.
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 1, 2018:
The Bible is no more important historically than Mein Kampf, it has no intrinsic value other than as a window in the mindset of idiots and dangerous lunatics and what garbage can be used to motivate and steer them in the direction an insane demagogue desires for political, religious or theocratic reasons. The fact this filth has been idolised for millennia, imbued with mythological power and given credence in no way makes it right, true, important or admirable. The same goes for all other so called "holy books"
So because I live in an Islamic country, the local people see me as someone who is non-religious and...
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 1, 2018:
Why don't people think you are a Hindu? or a Sikh? What is it about you that makes ignorant people think you are either a Muslim or an Atheist?
Are agnostics and atheists smarter?
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 31, 2018:
Well we have the intelligence to know a god(s) is unproven and unprovable, that religious doctrine is stupid and contradictory and that it is not safe to leave our children in the solitary care of self proclaimed celibate, so called holy men. Before going in to a multitude of other reasons, I think those three pretty much prove in this area at least Atheists are are more intelligent and knowledgable than Theists.
I called to wish my grandma a happy birthday, she's 90, devout Catholic.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 31, 2018:
I would not lie, I think that shows more disrespect. You need not go in to details, you simply ask her to respect your choices.
Which top three of these Ron Howard films is your favorite?
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 31, 2018:
Grand Theft Auto, very under rated little film
Do you like Tim Burton movies? Pick your favorite one, mine is "Big Fish" ?
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 31, 2018:
Some of them, he has a wide range, from Brilliant , to utter crap. My personal favourite being Batman, and least favourite being Mars Attacks
moral standards.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 31, 2018:
yes
1994 is considered one of the best all around Movie Years. How would you rank these three greats?
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 31, 2018:
1994 was nothing special, a fair mix of good great and turkeys If any films stand out for one reason or another, to me in that year they would be Léon: The Professional Clerks The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert In the Mouth of Madness Ed Wood The Shadow (yes I know, but I'm a fan)_ The Madness of King George and Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla
Did anyone one else see the documentary last night on Christian Hate preachers?
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 30, 2018:
Hitler once lamented that his dreams of word domination for the Aryan master race would have been easier if Germany had not embraced Christianity, which he saw as a weak religion to concerned with love and brotherhood and had been Islamic, a faith he believed bred natural soldiers. Had he seen the rise of this kind "Christianity" he would made it his state religion and lead them on a holy crusade.
Bloggers, Atheists and secularists are always in danger in the Bangladesh.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 30, 2018:
Religion and Religious people are insane, it is socially accepted madness, kill, maim, destroy in the name of your imaginary friend and you will be rewarded throughout eternity, and that is basis of stable and just society. FUCK that!
How many waited in a long line just to watch this movie?
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 30, 2018:
Not that one, I did stand in line for hours to take my younger brother to see Grease, that's time I'll never get back :(
I was raised Catholic and always questioned why priests and nuns could never get married.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 30, 2018:
Catholics love guilt, it is a great way to control people.
To some of you, the following will already be second nature, to others like myself it will be new ...
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 30, 2018:
Inaccurate, simplistic and over simplified. Read up on actual logical fallacies and rhetoric.
Out of these three Stephen King movies pick one that is your favorite.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 30, 2018:
Don't like any of them, King should stick to horror, it what he is good at.
The Crazy Facts You Didn't Know About The History of Christianity by Richard Carrier - Agatan ...
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 29, 2018:
The idea of a special animal replacing a human sacrifice originates in ancient Egypt with the cult of the Apis Bull, a substitute used because Pharaoh decided that being killed every time there was an eclipse, was maybe not such a great idea.
Does your local quality of air explain your cognitive dissonance or is it simply the fact that you ...
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 29, 2018:
an oversupply of males compared to females? Well being a culture that tolerates putting little girl babies in dustbins will do that for you.
It is hard to know what you do not know...
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 28, 2018:
It's freaking impossible
Pick your top three that you liked from this group. Mine are Braveheart, Gladiator and Star Trek.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 28, 2018:
Wrath of Khan, Robocop, Aliens
I've been with my current partner for nearly 6 years.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 28, 2018:
Sad to say there is a trick some men use to absolve themselves of responsibility in a failing relationship, which is simply to become such a pain in the arse that the other partner leaves or throws them out, making him the innocent victim of a heartless and unreasonable woman.
What are some of you favourite scary movies?
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 28, 2018:
Witch finder General Frailty The Thing (Carpenter version) The Haunting (original) 13 Ghosts (remake)
These were documentaries?
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 28, 2018:
Mike Judge is on record as saying on the day of the Trump inauguration "I didn't realise I was making a documentary"
These were documentaries?
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 28, 2018:
Ironically Being there would no longer get made in America, it is too seminal and would not attract audiences large enough to justify its budget and even if it did they would no understand it.
Some might disagree with this, but it something I hold very true.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 27, 2018:
When I was growing up, your race was just another word for your nationality, your skin colour was your ethnicity. The Human race was our species, and being racist was being prejudice against a person's ancestry. The first time I remember people complaining about racist jokes was when it was trendy to make gags about thick Irishmen.
The pope is more concerned with how the church is going to look.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 27, 2018:
What will it take? A few more years, and a couple of generations growing up knowing the truth . It will never come crashing down, but may well become a small fringe church fronting a massive business empire.
Athiests what is the one thing you respect about theists and why?
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 27, 2018:
Depends on the theist, same as anyone else, nothing to do with their religious delusions or lack of them.
How parents act on their religious beliefs linked to the onset of atheism in their children
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 27, 2018:
How parents act on their religious beliefs linked to the onset of atheism in their children This has been an announcement from the department of the bleedin' obvious
How parents act on their religious beliefs linked to the onset of atheism in their children
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 27, 2018:
How parents act on their religious beliefs linked to the onset of atheism in their children This has been an announcement from the department of the bleedin' obvious
FYI The monolithic Marriott International hotelier company, whose founding family remains active in...
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 27, 2018:
This is common occurrence of defacement in Marriott hotels
If you know, How do you know god doesn’t exist ?
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 27, 2018:
I don't know, that there is no god however I have no reason or evidence to think there is one, or that the possibility even exists, therefore I do not believe so. Give a good and evidence supported reason to change my mind and I will.
Still getting my 50th anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey geek on! Saw it this past Saturday in ...
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 27, 2018:
I know one of them because my Dad made me sit through it several times, he is a huge F1 geek.
Hi folks! I'm about to meet a psychic for the first time. What do you think about medium work?
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 26, 2018:
I was a spiritualist medium for several years, before I came to my senses, I can tell you now it is totally fake, but the "psychic" will believe it is true, if you are lucky, some are total charlatans but most are sincerely deluded. The way we were trained was designed to convince you the medium, that tricks, cold reading, reading body languages are all signs from "spirit" that you are genuinely passing on messages from the other side. You can quickly get so good at it, that you become brainwashing in to believing it yourself, especially when the poor souls so desperate to believe that you can contact the dead, keep encouraging you and finding reasons to believe you are passing on a message from dear old Uncle Fred and Auntie Agnes. Looking back with the clarity of hindsight I can see this now and that it was just as daft as believing in the priesthood powers I was ordained to when a Mormon.
What I learned when I met a real life exorcist [bbc.co.uk]
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 26, 2018:
My late writing partner was several years older than me, he often told the story of how when he was 11 he was jumped when he came home from school by his parents and two priests who strapped him to a chair in their front room and carried out an exorcism on him, because one of the Nuns at his school was convinced his bad behavior was the result of possession. Said bad behavior was having a large vocabulary, asking "blasphemous" questions about bible passages and being caught with a copy of Dr. No in his school bag. Well in to middle age he still found the most disturbing part about the experience was that he parents went along with it.
Is it just me or are these "In Memory Of .
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 26, 2018:
What gets to me is that on most of the sites where you can order these it says something like In loving memory followed by Your name here You just know, loads of people have got them sent back with their own name on them
So the pope asks god for forgiveness.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 26, 2018:
I wonder if Interpol or the UN are taking an interest in the pope's apology?
I'll just leave this here among friends.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 26, 2018:
Yup
I don't believe in Santa. Does that mean I won't be getting any Christmas presents thus year?
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 26, 2018:
Oh you're one of those pagan Father Christmas guys :(
What movies have you seen that are strange, odd, peculiar, or just plain weird?
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 26, 2018:
Lost Highway and Mulholland drive are both pretty strange, until you get on the wavelenght.
So here's an interesting thing.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 26, 2018:
Once you hit level 7 you go up one decimal place for every 4000 points, until you reach level eight then it is one one decimal point for every 15,000 points
The Russian Presidential Human Rights Council wants to decriminalize insults that offend religious ...
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 25, 2018:
about two or three years ago Russia banned street preaching, public proselyting and door to door missionaries. Both the Jehovah's Witless and the Morons were up in arms about it, if this is true it is a continuation of the same policy to lessen the power and influence of the churches other than the official state one.
The Russian Presidential Human Rights Council wants to decriminalize insults that offend religious ...
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 25, 2018:
about two or three years ago Russia banned street preaching, public proselyting and door to door missionaries. Both the Jehovah's Witless and the Morons were up in arms about it, if this is true it is a continuation of the same policy to lessen the power and influence of the churches other than the official state one.
MAGA - So Monsanto has a big award made against it and now Vietnam says that it has 3,000,000 more ...
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 25, 2018:
Maybe, but as was proven in the UK when war widows and servicemen's compensation claims from WW1 fought for their rights, you can keep these things tied up in court postponements for so long that by the time you do settle the claims (in 2010) in most of the claiments are dead.
I am a committed Atheist since I was about 19.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 25, 2018:
All atheist means is without a belief in god or gods, other than that you can believe whatever the fuck you like. Non of my business. However I hold some very right wing views and some very left wing views, quite a few centrist too I find the black and white thinking irksome and boring. If people based their opinions on both pragmatism and compassion, rather than some preconceived ideas about what their stance should be based on spurious self identification, then maybe things would get a little better on the whole.
A great source is Ken's Guide to the Bible Available at amazon.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 25, 2018:
you'll find a lot of useful stuff at evilbible.com too
Smithereens.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 25, 2018:
in Irish Gaelic -ín pronounced een is an indicator of a diminutive form so eens probably means small piece of the preceding A Smyther in Gaelic is also a word for a small piece, but in middle English is metal worker, it is a fair guess then to say Smithereens means either smallest of small pieces, or the tiny bits of metal chipped away while metal working at a forge.
Jesus said that he would return in his disciples lifetime. 2000 years on and...........
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 25, 2018:
Yes but he found a loop hole by making one of them immortal
I had a stillborn son 6 years ago.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 25, 2018:
Why do people think this makes people feel better? They don't, they do it to make themselves feel better, they imagine that by saying crap like that they are "doing something", they are being missionary and spreading the word and love of gawd by being an apologist for actions that were he (gawd) real would be acts of inexcusable cruelty, they would rather try and explain away than admit the truth that he is imaginary. Rely on the true love and comfort of family and friends and move forward knowing this is not the end of your life and the joy of family you can still experience. My daughter lost her first child too, but now she has given me four beautiful grandchildren who the whole family love unconditionally. Comfort is in the future not the past. Your anger does you credit, now use it to strong and carry on. :)
How do you choose the movies you watch?
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 25, 2018:
Instinct, intuition If I had gone by reviews and recommendations or avoid films people tell you you're not supposed to approve of, I would have missed out on some of my favourite movies.
Who likes anime movies?
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 24, 2018:
Slightly off topic but the first Anime I saw was a boy and was a B+W series called "Marine Boy", apparently it did badly in Japan and only 16 episodes were ever shown there, but the BBC commissioned an additional 60 episodes in colour that were only ever shown in the UK and other English speaking countries. It was one of the first shows to be commissioned in colour by the Beeb for the upcoming legalization of colour TV in 1967.
Deracinate: To tear something up by the roots
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 24, 2018:
great word, love it.
I know these are not uncommon words but they confuse many people.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 24, 2018:
When my father was working for ICI (imperial chemical industries) in the 1960's he asked what the difference is and was told Flammable is a chemical or substance that will spontaneously burst in to flame if exposed to high temperatures where as inflammable will only burst in to flames if exposed to a flame or electric spark from the verb "to inflame" nothing to do with the in- prefix meaning not. May have been true then, or may have been a BS explanation to shut him up, but it does sound probable
HELL EXPLAINED BY A CHEMISTRY STUDENT The following is an actual question given on a ...
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 23, 2018:
Only in the USA would a science test ask for theories about the nature of Hell. Perhaps next year he can write a thesis on the chemical elements and conditions needed to produce A1 quality ectoplasm
Bible Verses That Inspired the Pennsylvania Church to Cover Up Abuse [thenib.com]
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 23, 2018:
Cognitive dissonance
"It's not what I say, it's what the Bible says."
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 23, 2018:
It is even better when they tell you "It's not what I say, it's what the Bible says." and they have just quoted Shakespeare, Milton, Anton LeVey or Mr Spock
"It's not what I say, it's what the Bible says."
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 23, 2018:
1) Why should I care what the Bible says? 2) I didn't ask what the bible says, I asked YOUR honest opinion, are you capable of telling me that? 3) Oh I see, so you mean you don't agree with it, you're just to frightened of your god to object?Then doesn't it say more about you that you choose to agree with it unquestioningly when you know it is evil? 4) The bible also says Bats are Birds, snakes and Donkeys can talk, a man can walk on water, Unicorns exist and that women should STFU, not me, the bible says that.
Who likes anime movies?
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 23, 2018:
Saying who likes anime movie is like saying who likes live action movies, anime is a form of film making covering every genre some is good, some is appalling, some are delightful, some are pornographic. Having said that I do like many anime movies and series, especially sci fi and horror, though one of my all time favourites is "Colorful", the story of a spirit sent back to earth for a second chance at life, it is both disturbing and beautiful.
How many like this TV show?
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 23, 2018:
liked every version, and "The Outer limits"
Tee shirt.
LenHazell53 comments on Aug 23, 2018:
want one

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