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STRESS I am not sure exactly how it works, but this is amazingly accurate.
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 17, 2018:
I see the emperors new clothes don't you?
What do you think about the idea that the human capacity for "Hive Mind" ?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 16, 2018:
Well the idea has been explored in science fiction (notably Logopolis), and there is some evidence that in ancient China large groups of trained Mathematicians worked with abacus to form basically organic thinking engines, for complex economic problems.
Does anyone else get this impression sometimes?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 16, 2018:
Society requires conformity to a greater or lesser degree depending on the dominant ideology, how ever all societies tolerate a degree of deviancy for the sake of negative comparison and in case of times of war.
What inspires you to keep on going ?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 16, 2018:
Duty to family and morbid curiosity.
What do you have faith in?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 16, 2018:
Depends if you are using faith as a noun or a proper noun.
I am so glad I found this god forsaken place.
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 16, 2018:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtxbM7-jAD0
Why won't scientific evidence change the minds of Loch Ness monster true believers?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 16, 2018:
.It has been theorised that it does exist, but it protected from gun happy hunters by officially denying it. It has to be admitted there are sightings going back literally centuries and that it may have once existed but has since gone extinct or is a migratory species that only comes back to the loch to spawn. Similar creatures have been reported in Cornwall, Ireland, New Zealand and Scandinavia so it could well be the loch is not it's permanent home. OR it could be a tourist stunt that has proven very profitable for a couple of centuries.
So, is this like a thing?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 16, 2018:
I miss read that and thought you said you were 6'9", tall , very tall.
Haha, I almost spit up watching this. [youtu.be]
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 16, 2018:
Why would I take advice from someone who still does not know to turn a cell phone horizontal when filming?
What are your weaknesses?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 16, 2018:
Liquorice all sorts
Do You Have A Close Friend Or BFF You Can Count On Through Good Times And Bad Times?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 16, 2018:
Did have, he died in 2009
Complete the following sentence: If everyone could have more _______, _______, and ________; the ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 16, 2018:
If everyone could have more Arsenic,Strychnine, and Cyanide; the world's problems could quickly be solved.
Rowan Atkinson in 'We are most amused' - YouTube
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 16, 2018:
Funny guy
"During many ages there were witches.
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 16, 2018:
-Many people throughout the world still believe in witches, and in many cases torture, exorcise them, jail then and kill them. The last witch trail in the UK was in 1954, witchcraft only ceased to be illegal in the USA in 1973 and in Australia it was repealed as a crime to tell fortunes in 1979. Islam still condemns witches and magic users in Saudi Arabia you can still be executed for it, in India it is the same as Hinduism also condemns witches, there are five other countries Christian and otherwise were witchcraft is a capital offence, In Romania it is a taxable and licensable occupation, Iran has laws forbidding witches from interfering in government and politics, it is not a capital offence but you can be imprisoned for it, it is illegal in almost every African country to be a witch and in the Central African republic flying a broomstick in a designated commercial airspace is an offence for which you can be imprisoned. Most Christian church denominations still acknowledge practising witchcraft as a forbidden activity, tantamount to apostasy and in many including Catholicism and Mormonism with be considered grounds for excommunication. The Torah acknowledges the existence of witches and forbids their presence in Hebrew communities. Other capital scriptural offence still proliferate all over the world, mostly to do with adultery, homosexuality and Blasphemy.
'Drill rap gang banned from making music without police permission in legal first' - The Independant...
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 16, 2018:
“Musical innovation is full of danger to the State, for when modes of music change, the fundamental laws of the State always change with them.” ― Plato, The Republic This applies to all creative expression equally, it is why the state has always tried to control taste and creativity.
How many of you like movie soundtracks?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 15, 2018:
I have a lot of James Horner sound tracks, the guy is really good.
What is your version of “There’s two types of people in this world…”?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 14, 2018:
There are two kinds of people in this world, idiots and bastards, if you are unaware into which category you would best be classified you're probably not in the latter denomination.
My dads entire life he was an Atheist.
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 14, 2018:
She is an idiot who thinks a magic bath will make someone live forever, her delusion makes no difference to your Dad, laugh it off, all she has done is make a fool of herself.
Can you be an atheist and believe in karma and the teachings of Buddhism
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 14, 2018:
All it takes to be an atheist is to not believe in a god or gods. Other than that you can believe whatever the hell you like. Personal I find Karma to be just another term for The Law of Reciprocity and for Newton's third law, For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Hillariously Terrible Christian Parodies - YouTube
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 14, 2018:
Dead link
In honor of Father's Day coming on Sunday in the U.
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 14, 2018:
**Why do all the animals leave the jungle at 5 o'clock?** *That's when the elephants jump down out of the cherry trees* **Why do Cobra's have flat heads?** *They didn't get out of the jungle at 5 o'clock.* **Why did the psychopathic hedgehog cross the road?** *'Cos it had nailed itself to the chicken!* **Why did the elephant fall out of the cherry tree?** *Because the psychopathic hedgehog, threw a dead chicken at it!!!!*
Just discovered that I have a better chance of dating Taylor Swift than I do of dying from Bird ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 14, 2018:
Bring on the dead swan
What is your go to site for movie information, reviews, and trailers?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 14, 2018:
Yes imbd is the go to site, unless you're looking for something genre specific, or based around one star.
Quotes on Academia by Boyd K.
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 14, 2018:
I hated Boy Fudge packer as you may realise, he was a despicable , it is sobering to think that if the old bastard had not died last year he would now be prophet of the church. Personally I'm convinced this was why Monson kept being dragged back from deaths door.
How many of you liked John Wayne and what was your favorite film. I liked all his western films.??
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 14, 2018:
He was a despicable man, that fact taints my enjoyment of many of his Films. However "The Quite man" is a wonderful movie in spite of his being in it. *John on the Oscar nominations for 1970* Midnight Cowboy, a story about two fags, qualifies? *John On civil rights* I believe in white supremacy, until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility. I don't feel guilty about the fact that five or 10 generations ago these people were slaves. It's just a fact of life, like the kid who gets infantile paralysis and has to wear braces so he can't play football with the rest of us. There's no doubt that 10 percent of the population is black, or colored, or whatever they want to call themselves; they certainly aren't Caucasian. I've directed two pictures and I gave the blacks their proper position. I had a black slave in The Alamo *John On Native Americans* I don’t feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them, Our so-called stealing of this country from them was just a matter of survival. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.
Report: Anti-Intellectual Christian Terrorists Destroyed Classical World
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 14, 2018:
Quotes on Academia by Boyd K. Packer. Apostle of the LDS Church former head of church History and education I have a hard time with historians because they idolize the truth. The truth is not uplifting; it destroys. Historians should tell only that part of the truth that is inspiring and uplifting. *Faithful History: Essays On Writing Mormon History, * Some things that are true are not very useful. [H]istorians who are Latter-day Saints write history as they were taught in graduate school, rather than as Mormons...That is not scholarship. (secular) History can be as misleading as gossip Teaching some things that are true, prematurely or at the wrong time, can invite sorrow and heartbreak. The Lord made it very clear that some things are to be taught selectively, . Those who have carefully purged their work of any religious faith in the name of academic freedom or so-called honesty ought not expect to be accommodated in their researches. *“The Mantle Is Far, Far Greater Than the Intellect,” Boyd K. Packer. 1981 *
"Humanism is the transformation of this Christian doctrine of salvation into a project of universal ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 14, 2018:
1st Christian: Hey look a good idea 2nd Christian: Let's steal it and say it came from God.
Letting Go of Toxic People is a Step Towards Happiness
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 14, 2018:
Agreed
The latest proposals from our government will see us gaoled for up to 20 years for protesting on the...
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 14, 2018:
Government of the people ~~By the people For the people~~ er that's it
Making friends after 30.
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 14, 2018:
I had a good friend, we knew one another and worked together for 30 years, he died at the age of 52 under sad circumstance in a foreign country under circumstance I found pathetic taken to as a means of combatting loneliness and against my advice. Friendship is over rated, especially in an age where being someone's friend is measured by how much you will allow them to put on you, while expecting nothing at all back. Most friendships I know are the user and the used, I don't use people and I will not be used, I have more self respect. I have a lot of acquaintances we chat, share a drink, even bond a little, but I get no closer than that. I will do anyone a favour once, if when I ask a favour back they say no, then I am unavailable the next time too, even if I am not. Friendship among children is easy, friendship among young people is often a cause of tension and jealousy, friendship in adults is great but you are lucky if you find only one or two good friends in your whole life and luckier still if they don't shit all over you when something “better” comes along.
It does not take much to ruin reputations built on the willingness of past generations to defend ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 14, 2018:
.Col. Jessup: ..my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, *saves lives*. You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall. You need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it! I would rather you just said "thank you" and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand a post. A Few Good Men (1992)
Give me gnowledge or give me ether...
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 14, 2018:
Very clever but I would have used aether to be more in line with gnowledge
"To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering." - Friedrich Nietzsche
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 14, 2018:
The quote is not from any of Nietzsche's philosophical works it is from a letter to his sister, and is an encapsulation of his liking for Buddhist attitudes (though not the ideology) that life is suffering, but when understood suffering can be a source of will, the odd phrasing is because unlike Nietzsche himself his sister still held some Christian religious sensibilities which he chose to respect.
Does observation alter an event?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 14, 2018:
Yes.
Why does there have to be a reason for everything? Is even asking the question paradoxical?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 14, 2018:
It is a bastardisation of the law of cause and effect. Every effect has a cause and every cause is an effect. However using the word reason as a simile for "cause" can be easily equivocated by confusing the various meaning of "reason". Everything has a cause, but that cause may not necessarily be reasonable or have any reason other than it being the effect of something else.
When did you realize that there is no such thing as a supernatural being that people call God?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 14, 2018:
When I applied the same reasoning that got me out of the LDS to religion generally. It was just differing levels of the same cesspit.
Do You Remember The First 45 You Ever Bought?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 13, 2018:
I think it was If You Gotta Go, Go Now by Manfred Man https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YBcZPtxwzk
This last year I've been reading lots by Annie Besant , H.
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 13, 2018:
Theosophy is a fascinating area of occult study, but there are some wildly differing schools of thought, from Donston and his entourage to Eliphas Levi, the Thule society and their association with Dietrich Eckart and hence to the founding of the German nazi party and the countering of their occult leanings by the Occult Bureau under Dennis Wheatley in London. My favourite character from the whole era, is Austin Spare, the perfecter of so called western siegel magic.
Faith... is it good?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 13, 2018:
A Christian has faith in his version of the god myth A Jew has faith in his version of the god myth A Muslim has faith in his version of the god myth A Hindu has faith in his version of the god myth They all claim they are right because of their faith They all claim the others are wrong because of their faith Therefore faith can lead to both right and wrong conclusion Therefore faith is an unreliable way of determining anything Therefore faith is useless and dangerous.
It is Not Necessary to Believe in God to be a Good Person Pope Francis
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 13, 2018:
Still thinks non believers deserve Hell though even if he reportedly has said it does not exist, but then reportedly said it did, but that good people, even atheists, won't go there** if** and ## it is a big if # **if** they repent first and totally submit to the will of his monsterous "god"
Star Wars or Star Trek? Please explain why... Discuss...
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 13, 2018:
Like both of them, but was always a Doctor Who fan myself. When it came to space opera's I always found Blake's 7 and Lexx more interesting story wise than either of the above
Favorite Band/Musician?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 13, 2018:
Janis Ian
Anyone seen Star Trek Voyager Episode 8 "Emanations"?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 13, 2018:
Is that the one when Nelix has a near death experience?
Peculiar to the UK [facebook.com]
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 13, 2018:
That's the way to do it , ooooooo naughty, naughty, naughty!
Hi happy pride month...very glad to find this goup!
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 13, 2018:
Nice
I'm wondering about this Jesus thing, He was born and it was celebrated and they still celebrate it.
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 13, 2018:
Jesus the supposed truth 1 Virgin Mother alleged to have been raped by a god 2 Born 4bce and 8ce 3 Family ran away to Egypt, or didn't 4 At twelve years ran away from home, got lost in Jerusalem, found again 5 at about 30 became an itinerant preacher, conjurer, healer and story teller 6 associated with known terrorists pissed off the Romans 7 Preached heresy pissed off the Jews of every denomination 8 Assaulted legitimate business people in the Temple pissed of the secular government 9 Refused to lead a revolution and pissed of some of his own followers 10 Was betrayed by his own people 11 Tried and executed by crucifixion 12 Probably poisoned to spare him pain 13 Buried and body snatched 14 Someone started claiming to be him come back from the dead, but unrecognisable even to twin brother. That's it, and that is stretching it a bit making some supposition, induction and deduction.
One of my all time favorite scenes with the great Robert Duvall. [youtu.be]
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 13, 2018:
Loved him in the Godfather movies
Are there any other theories aside from the mainstream big bang theory that you think is a likely ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 13, 2018:
I'm something of a fan of version of the anthropic principle based upon the Heisenberg uncertainty principle and Niels Bohr, conception that physical existence is reliant on measurement and observation, therefore physical existence and consciousness are reliant on each other. That which is observed requires an observer in order to be observed and therefore exist, the observer requires an observer in order to exist and observe. Therefore self awareness of being is the root of everything, Awareness is observation Observation is measurement Measurement brings about existence (including time and space) Existence becomes aware The circle is complete. The most efficient way to achieve this is Sentient Life.
Another thread that raised the issue of Incels led me to a line of thought: What research has been ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 13, 2018:
My wife worked as a carer for for the elderly and infirm before she was injured, she often commented on how a lot of the elderly (women especially) choose never to marry again after being widowed. Also a large proportion of those in residential homes have never married for various reasons, marriage or partnership it seems is just too much of an intrusion for some people.
Favourite classic movies?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 13, 2018:
I love Arsenic and old Lace, I actually have written a musical version of it, set in 1980's London, hope to get it produced one day. Double Indemnity is a true classic and the quintessential film Noir. I would add to the List The Postman always rings twice (original version) Gun Crazy (original version) The Haunting (original Version) The Great Escape London Belongs to me 7 Days till noon.
Suicide: a cowardly move? True or false?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 12, 2018:
Committing suicide (that is actually killing yourself intentionally) is in my opinion a desperate action and though selfish is ultimately very brave act. *Attempting suicide with no real intention of actually dieing is a pathetic selfish cry for attention, done to take away from yourself the responsibility for dealing with your own problems and blame shifting. It impacts negatively on those around you and is the height of cowardice.* **Becoming suicidal, facing it, admitting you have a problem and seeking help either alone or with others is an act of unselfish bravery**
What's Your Favourite TV Theme Tune?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 12, 2018:
Theme from the Prisoner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE-EMinj69o
Anyone a fan of Korean Movies?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 12, 2018:
More in to Japanese movies but yes some good stuff comes out of Korea, film and TV wise. The original version of Shutter is a great film
This looks like it might be a great movie go see. [facebook.com]
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 12, 2018:
What movie is it? I don't want to have to open a facebook account just to see the trailer
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, have any of you seen it?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 12, 2018:
My Mother's favourite movie of all time.
"The Ghost and Mrs Muir" This is going to be a mild rant about several issues.
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 12, 2018:
I actually first came a cross "The Ghost and Mrs Muir" as a radio play, in the 1970's with James Robertson Justice as Captain Gregg, which lead me to find the film and as I have said before I watched it on the premise that George Sanders for me never made a bad film. I did watch the TV series later, and I'll be honest Edward Mulhare was an excellent Captain Gregg, though the writing and production was not up to much having come wholesale from the Doris day show, (Though the Waldman Brothers did write a couple of episodes before finding success writing the later Pink Panther films) and updating the setting was just a simple economy done for no other reason than to save money. The series was really a show piece for under rated comic genius Charles Nelson Reilly as Captain Gregg's foppish grand Nephew, but for me he will never be anyone but Hoodoo Voodoo in Lidsville.
I love quirky, non-mainstream movies like A Man Called Ove Still Life (not the mystery) Like ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 12, 2018:
Lindsay Anderson is the god daddy of the offbeat film, If, Britannia Hospital, Oh Lucky man, to name only three, but also look at the (early) films of Ken Russel However one film I would recommend to anyone looking for a work of surreal genius is The Ruling Class (1972)
I've just finished watching Season 1 of Westworld and thought this was beautifully and cleverly ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 11, 2018:
Had Michael Crichton still been alive I doubt very much this series would ever have been made.
Watched "Dorian Gray" last night (the newer one) and enjoyed it.
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 11, 2018:
Love The Picture of Dorien Grey 1945 version (I will watch anything with George Sanders in it ) and it is amazing to see Angela Landsbury so young. The New version is okay, but the original benefits from being in black and white, it gives it a timeless feeling appropriate to the subject matter. By the way did anyone ever notice that the picture when revealed in the 1945 version is the basis for the make up used for Father Jack in later episodes of "Father Ted"? Also I suggest you read "Family Portrait" by Graham Masterton, an interesting retelling of the story.
How many have seen this movie?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 11, 2018:
Yes, not a great Westerns fan though, apart from "High Noon" and "the singer not the song"
If you had a nonreligious close friend who decided to become a believer and practice their faith ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 10, 2018:
So long as they respected my desire to to hear about it or were willing for me to disagree openly with their expressed opinions. However if they start telling me I am going to hell, or am a sinner, then we will have a problem.
The Jews today refuse to believe that Jesus was the Christ or gods son.
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 10, 2018:
There is also a current theory, among some theologians, that Jesus was never actually a Jew at all, hence his being so willing to disregard tradition and teachings. If he existed he is widely credited as having been raised in Egypt until the age of twelve, and though there were Jewish settlements in Egypt they were not Orthodox, but were so called "mystery" sects, Gnostics, Essenes and Israelites (as opposed to the tribes of Judah and Benjamin alone). It is obvious from the scriptures themselves that Jesus was aware of other religions and even openly refers to Buddhist Prayer wheels so may well have been exposed to their teachings. Some even suggest that Jesus was a Hermetic, hence the the mention of three wise men at his birth being a Christian tradition even though it is not in the bible, Three wise men= Trismegistus as in Hermes Trismegistus the mythical ancient Egyptian mystic and scientist.
The Jews today refuse to believe that Jesus was the Christ or gods son.
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 10, 2018:
In Jerusalem alone at the time of the Supposed Jesus Christ there were two other messiahs, one was Jesus Barabbas a terrorist and the other was John the Baptists as the latest leader of a heretic Jewish sect . John who was considered such a political threat to both the Jews and he Romans that Flavius Josephus spends a whole chapter describing his life ministry and death by execution, where as he spends on one verse on Jesus and that is widely believed to be a forgery. Oddly the version of John in Josephus is very different from the version in the bible and where it does agree with the bible it is not in the gospels but in the Acts of the apostles where Simon Magus is named as John's successor and the leader of a flourishing protoreligion.
Every time I see people online bashing the LGBT community they seem to be religious folks citing the...
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 10, 2018:
Hatred of gay people has it's roots in any religion, ideology, political movement or other organisation that relies in the long term on children being raised to be life long members, until recently gay people did not have children, therefore were not people farmers for these control freaks, so making them miserable and frightening people in to leading a life of lies was good for the cause.
Can you believe how many fucking churches there are?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 10, 2018:
at least two
College Kids React To The Greatest Speech Ever Made (The Great Dictator) - YouTube
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 9, 2018:
The first time I ever saw this film, and experienced this climax, which is in itself effective, but in the context of the entire movie is mind blowing, I was raised to a whole other level of consciousness. Even if you don't agree with him, Chaplin is so impassioned, so powerful a speaker and such a charismatic character, you are compelled to listen to him, consider his words and start thinking,
What's the mechanism by which an otherwise intelligent person believes in blessed trinities, virgin ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 9, 2018:
A mix of Brainwashing and infant indoctrination by terror. It is hard to break out of it without help, especially when part of the indoctrination is to be indoctrinated at a VERY young age in to believing that even doubting the indoctrination will result in your burning in agony forever.
Any one into B movies ?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 9, 2018:
Of course the definition of a B movie has changed over the years, originally it was a film never intended to be a main feature, just a supporting film, theses days when supporting features don't exist anymore it is any film with a low budget. The masters of the true B feature were guys like William Castle, Roger Corman, Dan Curtis, Albert and his son Charles Band, Bilson and DeMio. Today these are usually see as straight to video movies or cable TV movie, the best being Asylum Studios who on nothing budgets turn out some good old fashioned kick ass sci fi and fantasy.
Any one into B movies ?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 9, 2018:
Some of the best films ever made were originally put out as supporting features.
"Folks, we have a winner ! "
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 8, 2018:
this sort of thinking is known as doctrine of signatures, it has been debunked since the third or fourth century, but holds on because people find patterns in things were they don't exist.
How do I fight a cult when my offspring thinks it's grand?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 8, 2018:
If it where my son in law indirectly accusing my other daughter of being some kind of child molesting pervert for wanting to care for her nephew, he and I would be having some serious words in private, a conversation including such words as, Fucking, idiot, pervert and sledge hammer" This is nothing to do with religion, this is a seriously twisted individual who need putting straight now, before this goes any further.
Want court representation?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 8, 2018:
Blasphemy, every one knows Jesus only speaks through stuffed Pandas!
Remember how hotly Brigham Young's curse of Cain pronouncement was debated when Spencer W.
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 8, 2018:
Oh, they got around that one by announcing a few years ago that it turns out, the priesthood ban on the blacks was in fact NEVER a doctrine at all, it was just a "suggestion" by Brother Brigham, well meaning but misguided, and the fact that almost every other prophet after him up until SWK said it was a doctrine of the church, was just a mistake, and the fact that it took a revelation from God to rescind the ban by revelation was just to ensure it was rescinded were DEFINATELY NOT ass covering bullshit. Apparently all the black brothers and sister get into the CK now, if they have baptisms for the dead done for them and they accept it in the afterlife.   Is it just me or does all this sound just a little bit fucking stupid?
Who is your favorite existentialist philosopher and why?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 8, 2018:
JEAN BAUDRILLARD Yes, I know he is a postmodernist, but there is more to connect his philosophy of existentialism than might at first be apparent.
Look what my aunt got for me
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 8, 2018:
Cool
New movie called, “Upgrade”.
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 8, 2018:
Looks good, even if it is very derivative of the old 200 AD comic series M.A.C.H. 1
So, is anyone else glad that Moffat is done being the head writter of Doctor Who?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 7, 2018:
Yes, he had some great ideas, wrote some of the best episodes ever, but very quickly started repeating himself. That said, replacing him with Chibnal is worrying, I was hoping for Mark Grattis
The only horror movies I can stand are the old ones.
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 7, 2018:
Their greatest roles where I think Vincent Price- Dragonwyck 1946, though not technically a horror film it was the gothic sinister role that broke him into the field (for genuine horror Witch finder general 1968 ) Christopher Lee- I Monster 1971 best version of Jekyll and Hyde ever, with Lee playing the part as a delusional psychotic who only believes he has physically changed Peter Cushing - Fear in the Night 1972
The only horror movies I can stand are the old ones.
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 7, 2018:
Three wonderful men, great performers and gentlemen. I believe that still is from the house of the long shadows, which also featured John Caradine. It seems to work like this, you get four or five breakout horror stars every generation, for instance : 10/20 Lon Chaney, Lionel Barrymore, Max Shrek, Conrad Veidt, The Gish sisters 30/40 Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Fay Ray, John Caradine, Elsa Lanchester, Lon Chaney Junior 50/60 Lee, Cushing, Price, Robert Quarry, Barbara Steel, Karen Black, Linda Blaire, Donald Pleasance 70/80 Robert Eglund, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bruce Cambell, Zelda Rubenstien, BradDuriff 90/2000 + Jeffrey Combs, Larry Drake, Danny Trejo, Tobin Bell, Katee Sackhoff, and Lin Shaye the big break out horror star of the last few years
Any thing new about the " look" through a key hole onto oneself before you hear sb approaching and ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 7, 2018:
Are you referring to existentialism? Sartre's theory of "The Look," ?
Do you ever link unrelated movies?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 7, 2018:
The lead characters played by Simon Pegg in the Cornetto trilogy (and Spaced) are all deluded fantasies of Gary King, the only part of the three films that takes place in the real world is the first half of The World's End, when Gary breaks out of the Asylum and tries to get the gang back together. When Gary is beaten up in the toilets of the pub, he falls back into his fantasy world and things start to go right for him again. Sean of the dead, is his way of making sense of the Zombies, his fellow patients in the asylum, Hot Fuzz is his dream of being a policeman a dream ruined by his bent copper uncle the drug dealer. Bill Nighy appears in all three as a father figure who hates him, Nick Frost is always his best friend, David Bradley is an unintelligible older figure who tries to help but usually makes things worse, Former James Bond actors appear as villains, Martin Freeman always plays sellouts. There are other connections, but the overall feel is of a man trying to make sense of his past, present and future, through a gauze of insanity and disillusionment.
Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga. A STAR IS BORN - Official Trailer 1 ://youtu.be/nSbzyEJ8X9E
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 7, 2018:
1937, 1954, and 1976 and now 2018, how many times are they going to beat this tired old story to death,
How many has seen this movie? It is one of my all-time favorites.
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 7, 2018:
See it, but as with most James Dean movies, I was not overly impressed.
Am I wrong for comparing the religious to Nazism?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 7, 2018:
Both Professor Stuart Hall in 1979 and in 2004 by Dr. Laurence Britt wrote articles defining the major points in identifying extreme nationalism and or fascism, just as a thought experiment I took their criteria adapted and applied it to the LDS and to a lesser extent to religion in general 1. An easily identifiable symbol to rally too. 2. Specific terms/ code words or euphemisms exclusive to the group. 3. Powerful and continuing expressions of belonging to a chosen or special race. 4. Praising of a Mythological golden age of your ideology that give rights of rule by dynastic or spiritual heritage to all members and especially to leaders 5. Being included in and party to sacred mysticism denied to less worthy others 6. Physical Body Worship combined with reminders of spiritual unworthiness 7. Disdain for the importance of human rights especially those of outsiders 8. Suppression of the rights of the individual in favour of the group and the greater good 9. Identification of enemies/scapegoats as a unifying cause  10. The supremacy of the physical and or spiritual power broker 11. Institutionalised sexism  12. A controlled mass media  13. Obsession with internal security and or secrecy  14. Religion and ruling elite tied together  15. Power of corporations protected  16. Power of labour suppressed or eliminated  17. Disdain and suppression of intellectuals and the arts  18. Obsession with crime and punishment  19. Rampant cronyism and corruption  20. A pretence at democracy including Fraudulent elections or sustaining of the leadership  If you accept the above as indicative of a fascist state then the LDS and to a lesser extent all religions are fascist institution.
Anyone her struggle with being an Atheist in Mormon culture?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 7, 2018:
You have my sympathy, though not living in a Mormon community, I had to threaten them with harassment law suits in order to get them to leave my wife and I alone after I left.
I watched “Casablanca” tonight.
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 7, 2018:
There is no greater experience in cinema than watching a classic as it was meant to be seen, on the big screen with booming sound and a lap full of snacks.
When Kim Kardashian declared her allegance to Satan, what did y'all think?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 7, 2018:
Are we talking about the imaginary red Satan in Hell or the nightmarish orange one in Washington?
This fellow was standing on a street corner shouting "I am Jesus Christ" over and over again.
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 7, 2018:
Jesus walks in to a Bar in the poor end of town. He sees a man suffering a skin condition walks over to him and "pow" healed. Thank you Lord cries the man Jesus sees another man who is blind, "Pow" Jesus heals him. Thank you Lord cries the man Then Jesus sees a man in a wheelchair, as Jesus approaches the man raises his fist "Keep away from me you liberal do gooding bastard!" he yells "What is wrong my son?" asks Jesus "Took me four years to get on disability benefit," he cried."And you're not fucking it up for me!"
11 "unanswerable" questions for atheists - answered - YouTube
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 6, 2018:
There are so many religious people making these unanswerable questions for atheists videos and all they are really are an excuse for smug gits to pat one another on the back and say that there is no point looking at the answer video, because the questions are unanswerable. Ray comfort’s banana video is still the best one, half an hour explaining why god made the Banana perfect for man, only to have it explained to him a few days later that the Banana is in fact a cultivated, eugenically created fruit designed by people not god. Every time he appears in public now it is to a chorus of “cough, cough, bananas, cough, cough”
Not big into newer horror movies but I am kind of looking forward to this [youtu.be]
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 6, 2018:
Cannot be worse than the Rob Zombie monstrosity
Why would the word "kill" be mentioned 416 times in one version of the bible ?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 6, 2018:
Because it is the holy book of a death cult?
This fellow was standing on a street corner shouting "I am Jesus Christ" over and over again.
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 6, 2018:
Lol, an oldie but goldie
What are your top 3 current favorite TV shows?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 6, 2018:
It is odd but when I was young I was a "tele addict" We had three channels, later four and then five, before everything went digital. Every night there was good stuff to watch, interesting documentaries, news and current affairs, drama and films. Today there are 70 channels on freeview, before you start on streaming services, cable and satelite. You know what, there is next to nothing worth watching anymore. I watch Doctor Who, when it is on. I like Big Bang theory I watched the new season of Will and Grace, which was not bad. Everything else I watch is reruns of shows from the 70's and 80's. Of the modern shows, I rarely watch them live because I hate the commercials, so buy them on DVD and watch them later, same with films.
When 1 in 20 deaths occur from suicide surely politicians must realise that their policies and laws ...
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 6, 2018:
Utterly shameful
How do you handle religious in-laws?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 6, 2018:
I fought for years with mine, then when my Father in Law was diagnosed with early onset althsiemers and his wife became wheelchair bound all in the same few months I got really close to them, I visit most days and handle their day to day financial management, help with their shopping and independence needs and spend a lot of time actually talking to them. Actual problems put relationships and differences in perspective she still thinks I might go to Hell but is now willing to put in a good word for me when the time comes.
I tend towards thinking that: The flow of time is a illusion.
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 6, 2018:
It is interesting to postulate as a thought problem, that the whole of your personal reality exists as one single complete entity in an utterly different reality and that time is simply the way consciousness makes sense of it, but even if that is the case, **what difference does it make?** From a conscious POV time is real, reality as imparted to our brains through our sensory perception is real (If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? ) Even if this reality is simply a perception of something else, or a hologram or a though in the mind of a higher being, as far as we are concerned time, space, matter, energy and thought are all we have, and determine our state of being.
Documents Reveal the Mormon Church Has Investments Worth At Least $32 Billion – Friendly Atheist
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 6, 2018:
"The way to make a million dollars is to start a religion." L. Ron Hubbard founder of Scientology, probably talking about Joseph Smith.
Neanderthal dna
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 6, 2018:
Both my son and I have many Neanderthal traits, shorter body and legs, longer arms than the average, strong bones, and a tendency to heal from disease faster than our Cromag cousins and a more individualist and creative nature.
Here is my all-time favorite classic movie. What is your favorite classic movie?
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 6, 2018:
Scaramouche
God is watching over you .
LenHazell53 comments on Jun 6, 2018:
Might Sobek is not mocked!

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