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Here's another one that's irked me since Sunday School.
LenHazell53 comments on May 12, 2018:
One of the many reasons the Christian faith has proven so popular is that thanks to the mass of hypocrisy, contradiction and double standards in the Holly Babble the religion can be all things to all men, it can be used to sanction slavery or speak out against it, it can favour the rich and loath them at the same time, it can laud and condemn poverty, preach violence and pacifism as being the same thing.
JORDAN PETERSON: Christianity Stealing Credit for Human Nature, Bionic Dance []
LenHazell53 comments on May 12, 2018:
When Peterson first emerged, he was portrayed as the saviour of free speech, the advocate of common sense. Slowly but surely he has simply degraded himself and used his fame and influence to be come the new champion apologist for Christianity, the legitimate and educated face of theological stupidity wearing the mask of science. I went from a deep respect of the man to deep disappointment in a matter of weeks. Though his take down of Cathy Newman was awesome and still a long over due moment of classic television.
Religion In Politics And Constitutional Issues. Do they gel?
LenHazell53 comments on May 12, 2018:
Calling the UK a Christian country is technically true, though population wise the majority of the populous are non practicing Christians but the church of England does of course have a vastly disproportionate influence on UK politics. You are actually mistaken the Arch Bishops and bishops (26 in all) of the church of England have a seat each in the upper house of parliament (House of Lords) and a vote on the passing or reconsidering of legislation. Also the Queen has a royal veto, it is rarely used but does exist. The UK is in this respect one of the only four western theocracies. UK/commonwealth, Israel, Utah, the Vatican.
If you found out the Christian God of the bible was real, would you worship him?
LenHazell53 comments on May 12, 2018:
Even if it were proven beyond reasonable doubt that God or Gods existed, I would still not acknowledge their authority over me, nor their right to worship, nor their right to deism, because they had and have done nothing to deserve my deference, nor my respect and certainly not my love. To be honest I would be highly pissed off at them, him, her, it. Should they by force try to take control I would resist in the same way I would resist any invader of tyrant. The existence of a deity makes no difference to my atheism, it simply chances from my doubting their existence to my doubting their authority and claims to deity.
What to do?
LenHazell53 comments on May 12, 2018:
It is simple, you LGBTQ daughter has given you the way out. You simply tell her if her sister is not welcome and sis subject to condemnation in the church then you cannot in all conscience attend as you cannot favour one of you children over another. Wish them well, thank them for the invitation and tell your daughter that you a re sure that she as a Christian will be Christ like understand and forgive you.
Nice group! Our life is made of our passions! Mine is classical music.
LenHazell53 comments on May 12, 2018:
Are familiar with this radio station
I was listening to some Phil Collins/Genesis stuff yesterday and ran across his terrific song "Jesus...
LenHazell53 comments on May 11, 2018:
If you like that try OZZY OSBOURNE - "Miracle Man" 1988
How do you feel about Jehovah’s Witnesses?
LenHazell53 comments on May 11, 2018:
They are far more gullible than even the most extreme of other Christian denominations. There leaders have lied to them openly on a least seven occasions and been proven unreliable liars, and yet the followers continue devoted and unhealthy devotion to the hierarchy even at the expense of their loved ones lives.
Anyone else here involved in ' Street Epistomology' or is this simply an American activity?
LenHazell53 comments on May 11, 2018:
It worries me; it's just a little too like organised proselytising, with all the inherent sneakiness and dishonesty left intact. I'd rather just discuss the truth with those who approach me, or popularise truth scatter style.
On the concept of "mindfulness.
LenHazell53 comments on May 11, 2018:
The first humanoid who looked in a body of water and realised the reflection was not another primate but was in fact an image of itself discovered "mindfulness" becoming fully aware of its place reality and its potential to impact upon it.
Supermarket rant.
LenHazell53 comments on May 11, 2018:
Supermarkets are in a constant state of merchandising flux. The impermanence of product locations is vital to the encouragement of impulse buying. However the customer is infinitely adaptable and will within a matter of days memorise a new layout and avoid falling in to the devious trap of the planogram ensnarement. However the location of the egg display is the trick within the trap. It is an inviolate law that the egg display can only be found once you know where it is, and may only be guided to by the most cicuitious route possible, thus ensuring the maximum exposure of the customer to those shelves of whatever currently overstocked, overpriced and heavily pushed, mistakenly ordered old tat we are desperate to get rid of before its sell by date.
Are there any Gnostic Atheist out there besides me?
LenHazell53 comments on May 11, 2018:
There's an undetectable God out there and the only way I as an individual will ever know anything about this God is if this God provides a direct revelation. Then is that actually a god in any way shape or form, or just some cosmic dwelling arsehole? There may be an undetectable porridge monster living on the far side of the sun orbiting at exactly the same rate as the earth, who we can never see or detect because it is always hidden from us, unless it decides one day to stretch out its essential porridgieness and say hello. That does not mean it is the creator of anything, it certainly has demonstrated no god like abilities and chances are is not a deity at all. Without being the proclaimed God in one form or another then this undetectable god of whom you speak has more in common with the porridge monster than with any deity of any ever. So think of it as a potential god at all? This is basically an argument from ignorance fallacy, "You have not revealed yourself yet, therefore you are God." You post taken as a whole does not paint you as a Gnostic Atheist, just as an atheist plain and simple with a bit more than the average imagination.
Favourite quote?
LenHazell53 comments on May 11, 2018:
"Let me out of this straight jacket I want to play with my mushrooms"
Which is more useful, intelligence or wisdom?
LenHazell53 comments on May 11, 2018:
Intelligence is wisdom practically applied to knowledge.
My bf & I have been together for 6 yrs almost 7, & we are very much in love.
LenHazell53 comments on May 10, 2018:
Sorry friend, he sounds like a total pillock who is taking advantage of you and you are making excuses for him doing it. I may be totally wrong and out of line, but the fact you needed to discuss it here perhaps indicates you are not all that happy with the situation either.
Christians would laugh at the idea that Muslims believe Muhammad flew on a winged horse to heaven ...
LenHazell53 comments on May 10, 2018:
The Bible has a* talking* Ass **Numbers 22:21-38 ** But then again the bible is full of asses
What flavor of coffee did you drink today?
LenHazell53 comments on May 10, 2018:
None, coffee gives me headaches
Do we live by facts or by values?
LenHazell53 comments on May 10, 2018:
Both if you value facts and believe facts have value.
I just molested myself. I said no, but I was asking for it the way I was dressed.
LenHazell53 comments on May 10, 2018:
You know among some of the more puritanical Mormons, masturbation is actually referred to as **"Self Rape"**
Got a Catholic a beauty.
LenHazell53 comments on May 10, 2018:
I too once had a catholic literally screaming at me that the Eucharist was not ritual cannibalism as it was only a symbolic act, for which I had one answer Transubstantiation. Shuts them up every time.
Nocturnal Beings
LenHazell53 comments on May 10, 2018:
I am more of a night owl, I find it is the only time I get any peace.
Rules of Logic.
LenHazell53 comments on May 10, 2018:
These are not the rules of logic, they are a list of common logical fallacies The laws/rules/principles of logic are (1) the law of contradiction, (2) the law of excluded middle (or third) (3) the principle of identity.
Irony Melania Trump promotes an anti bullying stance with a "be best" slogan.
LenHazell53 comments on May 10, 2018:
Sir criticism is NOT a synonym for bullying, you are mistaken allow me to demonstrate If you think this you are like as not to find you have spent most of your life with you head up your own backside, and find it out too late to get the shit out of your ears. (That is Bullying serves no purpose other than to ridicule and Ad hominem attack the speaker) The point of criticism is to put a break on runaway ideas, to encourage critical thought, analysis and reassessment, to improve or abandon the bad and improve and clarify the good. (That is criticism to high light the true purpose of words used and dispel false equivalencies ) see the difference?
What are your thoughts on “You can never be sure 100% that there isn’t a ” Well I’d like ...
LenHazell53 comments on May 10, 2018:
Yes one can never be 100% sure of any contention being true or false under all circumstances. For example under laboratory conditions, a group renowned scientist could leave milk and cookies at the base of a chimney in a house where "Nice list" children live every christmas eve for one hundred years, and then measure the resulting consumption and monitoring the following morning. IF in 1% of cases, the cookie is nibbled and the milk sipped, IF on 1% of the cases a jolly fat man with a sack is recorded coming down the chimney and making off with the Blu-ray player, it still does not prove the existence of Santa, (as a mystical being or as a burglar) is proves there are unaccounted variables. Because of such a study I am not going to leap at the one % and start becoming an ardent Santa-ist again hoping to be, one day, a good enough boy to wake up one December 25th with a stocking full of goodies in the fireplace, and I am certainly not going to reinstall a coal fire and chimney for especially this purpose as an act of faith! “You can never be sure 100% that there isn’t a ” is the argument from desperation, the last act of a drowning man clutching at a razor blade. It is the scientific equivalent of the sulking spoiled kid, sticking out a pet lip, stamping a foot and sulking because they can't get their own way.
I can relate.
LenHazell53 comments on May 9, 2018:
A still from Ted 3?
Comments anyone?
LenHazell53 comments on May 9, 2018:
Very much each to their own, if it works for you and yours, gets you both off and you are both consenting adults, who is anyone else to pass an opinion?
A sexy looking dark angel for all to enjoy :-)
LenHazell53 comments on May 9, 2018:
Here's another
A sexy looking dark angel for all to enjoy :-)
LenHazell53 comments on May 9, 2018:
Spanking good picture
With the rise of big budget Christian movies like "God's Not Dead", how do you deal with family and ...
LenHazell53 comments on May 9, 2018:
"God's Not Dead" is one of the easiest Propaganda movies to debunk and to most people familiar with cinema the logo "Pureflix" (Pureshitz) on a film is one big red flag, (there be bollox here) I suggest watching "Jesus Bro" instead,
How many out there have found that religion has made a friend or just a person they know a worse ...
LenHazell53 comments on May 9, 2018:
-I have a friend; we met at seven years olds, went through school together, faced all kinds of problems and were as close as siblings. We saw each other through our divorces; we were godparents to each other's children. Then after a bad time in her life she joined the born again Christians, within a week they had convinced her that I was the devil, was trying to take her from God and drag her to hell, and that she could never be happy if I were a part of her life and that they were her only friends. I warned her that when the chips were down they would desert her; she called me a liar and a fool. I heard nothing from her for two and a half years, then a little while ago she got in touch, during an operation to remove a cataract from her eye, it was discovered that she had a brain aneurysm. It has been caught early and she should be fine after a minor operation. She went to her church terrified and asked for help, they offered "thoughts and prayers", she asked for support and a lift to hospital they offered "thoughts and prayers", she asked that someone dog sit her pets and come visit her in hospital, every one was busy but "thoughts and prayers". I spent the day with her, comforted her, accompanied her to see her surgeon for reassurance and bought her a coffee. She is fine and ready for the operation at the end of the month. It cost me a couple of hours and the price of a Starbuck's. MY friend is back and is free of those parasites, according to who, god sent me to her in her time of need, but who she must now reject again since I have not taken the "Obvious" call to salvation her illness offered me. Even she was disgusted by this and is seriously listening to why I am an atheist and why she might want to re-evaluate her church.
Too Many Atheists Are Veering Dangerously Toward the Alt-Right - VICE
LenHazell53 comments on May 9, 2018:
"Look, you can't take away people's right to be assholes." Simon Phoenix : Demolition man 1993
The Butterly Effect, the straw that breaks the camel's back, both overlook key forces.
LenHazell53 comments on May 9, 2018:
However wide acceptance of the Butterfly effect would in this world probably result in president Cheeto declaring war on weather terrorist butterflies everywhere and his building a huge net over the USA. The straw that broke the camel's back will like wise result in the Health and safety executive making camels wear anti-straw back braces when engaged in agricultural labour or of them being banned from all hay, straw, grass and associate products production bases all together.
If everything is predetermined, would it change our behavior anyway?
LenHazell53 comments on May 9, 2018:
If it is, then you were bound to say that, and I was bound to answer with this, so I won't, but I already did, oh damn.
I got a bit snarky on Quora today, I have decided not to post anymore until my mood changes.
LenHazell53 comments on May 9, 2018:
Quora has too much censorship and caters to much to the nosey SJW busybodies for my taste, I maybe a bit of a socialist republican (English meaning of the word) but even I think most of Quora is made up of wet blanket, snowflakes, entitled brats and thought police b@$t@rds
If three men working on a train track had a train heading toward them they couldn’t see and you ...
LenHazell53 comments on May 8, 2018:
You are basically posing a moral dilemma given a no win situation do you chose a lesser over a greater evil, do you become a murderer by intent, or a mass murderer by inaction. In such a situation, and barring no third alternative then yes, I would sacrifice one to save three, and though I would not like it, I would believe myself to have done the correct if not the right thing.
I LOVE THE WORLD When I was a boy, I was told that the world was evil, that the things of the ...
LenHazell53 comments on May 8, 2018:
The idea of original sin, and man being inherently evil, is an abomination, and forcing it upon and indoctrinating it in to small children is tantamount to abuse. Oddly for a religion that spent so much time trying to suppress Gnosticism as a deadly heresy, it is frankly ironic that the doctrine of the world being inherently evil has been adopted with such gusto by the Christian church when this is primary Gnostic dogma
If a guy runs his fingers through your hair, there's a one in three chance you're being used as a ...
LenHazell53 comments on May 8, 2018:
Lol sadly true
Anybody here ever lose a bet or take a dare with sexual consequences? What did you have to do? ?
LenHazell53 comments on May 8, 2018:
Between my marriages I went a bit wild, got involved with a very adventurous lady and did a lot of things I never previously thought I would. Including various dare games and card based games with consequences for losing. Just for information, trying to have sex, while sliding down a banister hurts your balls like fuck, if you don't use lube or a blanket to ride on.
I am a big fan of listening to the whole sex act and also watching it from a hidden vantage ...
LenHazell53 comments on May 8, 2018:
Something I found was that, I never much liked pron films back in the day when they were all silent 8mm or 16mm films, but once VHS and later DVD came along, the sound was actually more erotic than the pictures. On that subject does anyone else recall when you used to be able to buy Porn LPs and cassette tapes?
Just wondering how many post-Christians there are in this group
LenHazell53 comments on May 8, 2018:
Tried most denominations at one time or another, raised methodist, baptist father, Charismatic mother but consider myself ex-mormon.
What novel or novels do you frequently go back to and read over?
LenHazell53 comments on May 8, 2018:
The four I have read most for pure enjoyment are Dracula Bram Stoker A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens Treasure Island Robert Louis Stephenson Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams But my guilty pleasure books are Manitou Blood Graham Masterton Men at Arms Terry Pratchett Mouse on the Moon Leonard Wibberley The Throwback Tom Sharpe
On the topic of porn- porn stars are paid actors and actresses.
LenHazell53 comments on May 8, 2018:
You might as well say, does science fiction accurately represent how to fight an alien, or are all men built like John wayne and Sylvester Stallone. It a movie genre, and all movie's present a fantastic and overblown, exaggerated version of a story meant to evoke an unrealistic reaction, that's the fun. A realist porn movie, would be boring, over to quickly, probably unpleasant to watch and full of weird face pullings and complaints about wet patches, to say nothing vaginal and actual farting noises
Cant compare to a real physical exchange of affection ,however, sometimes that's not always ...
LenHazell53 comments on May 8, 2018:
I did have an odd experience like this, through a writers group I was involved in I met and communicated with a lady in the USA for a number of years. Because I am partially dyslexic she offered to proof read some of my stories and correct them for me. After a time she began discussing online a number of Issues with erotic scenes in my writing, these discussion became very detailed and deeply explored the nature of erotica. She spent time making suggestions, editing and helping me better understand the way women read romantic and erotic fiction. on night she became flustered and finally she admitted she was using these discussions to pleasure herself. I'll admit that even though I was an unwitting party to it, I was both flattered and embarrassed, to this day I'm not sure if this was cybersex or not.
Did having children change your relationship with your spouse or significant other?
LenHazell53 comments on May 8, 2018:
It is hard not to laugh when your teenage child's voice comes bawling through the door telling you to "shut the fuck up" because they can't sleep. So yes there was an effect
Ok here goes..hold on to your seats. For women. Do you enjoy/love//hate anal penetration?
LenHazell53 comments on May 8, 2018:
Why just for women? Some straight men are quite fond of it to, a double ended dildo can have husband and wife both experience penetration at the same time.
Catholics call Met Gala outfits 'blasphemous'
LenHazell53 comments on May 8, 2018:
My favourite comment there was So much blasphemy, I'm glad I'm not watching it That sums up up the religious attitude to the world in a nutshell.
I cringe every time I hear a politician say "God bless America.
LenHazell53 comments on May 8, 2018:
It is pretty much a catch all platitude Is god being invoked to bless the continent? Is the speaker simply hoping god will bless the American people, as many say god bless as a salutation? Is it an insistence that a god bless America as opposed to anything else blessing it, the devil for example? Or an instruction to god to bless America as opposed to the UK, France or god forbid Russia? Or is it just the political speakers Amen, so we know they have finished waffling and we should all applaud now like performing seals on steroids? Who can say?
Religion is the opium of the masses.
LenHazell53 comments on May 8, 2018:
Yup it makes the masses pliable, docile, suggestible and in the end it gets in to their blood, poisons them and leaves them a wrecked shell of their former selves longing for just one fix of fake dreams and oblivion, before the light shines down out of the sky and carries them away to lalaland.
Well It Is In The Bible!!
LenHazell53 comments on May 8, 2018:
***And lo the king made of the foreskins a purse for his wife, and verily when she took it in her hand to place gold there in, the purse turned in to a briefcase.***
It’s amazing how a story, one that changes overtime how become the core belief of so many people ...
LenHazell53 comments on May 8, 2018:
I became a militant atheist and perhaps Anti-Theist because I was tired of seeing rich evil con men, exploiting the ill, the frightened the desperate, the poor and the gullible. Men, seeking to vaingloriously exalt them selves and to build private empires, legitimised thieves stealing goods, service and cash from mortals and the worship and wealth of imaginary gods to make of themselves living idols, false exemplars and counterfeit emperor of a fictitious dominion.
'Long Island Medium' Theresa Caputo is one of the most fake self centered (minor) celebrity in my ...
LenHazell53 comments on May 8, 2018:
I have no time for Charlatans like Theresa Caputo, John Edwards, the Warrens and the like, scamming money out of the bereaved and desperate. I am reminded how Dixie Yeterian managed not to foresee how she was going to get herself shot by gangsters who believed her fake psychic detective act to such an extent that they saw her as a genuine threat. I have some pity for the self-deluded parlour and church mediums that genuinely believe their subconscious ramblings are genuine spiritualist powers, but it does not go beyond pity.
Why aren't relationships 50/50?
LenHazell53 comments on May 8, 2018:
Why aren't relationships 50/50? ***They are*** if you find a good one. No. 1 warning signal of trouble brewing If you are living together and one of you is still talking about, *your money and my money *instead of **OUR** money, one of you is being taken for a mug and the other is a greedy bastard. No. 2 warning sign You are dating and one of you is paying for all the dates and the other is not even offering one of you is being taken for a mug and the other is a greedy bastard. No.3 One of you is paying for everything, the other is initiating sex at their own home, and expecting the payer to go home at their own expense afterward. one of you is being taken for a mug and the other is a greedy bastard.
I'm trying something on Youtube That I have not seen and would like your feedback! Today i put up a ...
LenHazell53 comments on May 7, 2018:
I've been following the story of the teenage boy in Alabama who was pronounced brain dead.
LenHazell53 comments on May 7, 2018:
So a teenage boy refuses to get out out of bed until threatened with a fate worse than death? Happened five days out of seven when my kids were at school.
I'm trying something on Youtube That I have not seen and would like your feedback! Today i put up a ...
LenHazell53 comments on May 7, 2018:
I am always amazed that very few Christians don't know there is not just one Bible canon and not just one translation. You ask "which Bible?" They will almost certainly say "The Holy Bible!"
I saw this ad on TV and couldn't believe my ears, but found it on you-tube.
LenHazell53 comments on May 7, 2018:
What a scumbag
Dating after 50
LenHazell53 comments on May 7, 2018:
I've been very happily married since I was in my late twenties, when I turned fifty some many years back I started getting random contacts from old girlfriends and old female school friends who all find themselves now single, asking if I was still married and if so was it a happy marriage, and to let them know if I ever find myself free. Came as an unwanted shock I can tell you. It's weird because as a young man I was always the one who got friend zoned, "I like you but not in that way" and the classic "I would but you're too nice." YuK!. So I am assuming that should anything ever happen to my lovely wife, I won't lack company, but obviously I'm in no rush for that.
Should public nudity be legal?
LenHazell53 comments on May 7, 2018:
Yes but not for my dad!
What if you are wrong and there IS a god
LenHazell53 comments on May 7, 2018:
I just ask "What if you're wrong and the real God is Zeus? ready for the thunderbolt up the bum hole are we?"
Any former Mormons here?
LenHazell53 comments on May 7, 2018:
Yes former TBM here, to my everlasting shame. Joined at 14,attended sporadically, married two Mormon women (not at the same time, was not THAT kind of Mormon) went totally TBM at 25, left at 30. Hate and loath the LDS with a passion, evil cult of business men running a multinational company funded off the back of gullible fools, unfortunates and desperate people. Homophobic, misogynist, bigoted prick Liars, who would not accept the truth about their stupid religion if it came out on national LDS truth day, wearing a Mormon Truths R Us t shirt and kicked them up the arse while singing Mormon truths are here again!
Religion is a business and should pay taxes like any other .
LenHazell53 comments on May 7, 2018:
Religion is the only industry that produces nothing but fear and misery and sells it for an awful lot of hard cash and free service. There's no such thing as something for nothing? Tell that to the fricking pope!
What’s the one song you wish you would’ve written.
LenHazell53 comments on May 7, 2018:
Between the Lines by Janis Ian
Would you want a Christian God to be real?
LenHazell53 comments on May 6, 2018:
NO The Christian god is a monster, eternal life is a curse, especially his idea of eternal bliss which is basically stroking his ego forever and ever amen. You would have to be as insane as he is described to be to want that. What a freaking nightmare.
There are 5 fucking churches on my block ... ?
LenHazell53 comments on May 6, 2018:
My four-year-old nephew thinks Spider-Man is real (and lives in Queens) and has no idea who Jesus ...
LenHazell53 comments on May 6, 2018:
Equally valid contention
Was jesus a white gay jew living in the middle east ?
LenHazell53 comments on May 6, 2018:
It is an idea that has been around since the 16th century. One of the reasons Christopher Marlow attracted the attention of the Star Chamber was his published assertion that St. Peter was Jesus' "Alexis" (younger gay lover)
You decide!
LenHazell53 comments on May 6, 2018:
Just have a care when encouraging the canibal to perform oral sex, probably best not to use the word "eat"
Finally! A lecture worth posting here for comment.
LenHazell53 comments on May 6, 2018:
Shlain seems to conveniently forget that reading and writing were not universally available to the majority of people until the latter half of the 19th century, only to the elite, and yet misogyny existed and flourished anyway, and that when literacy flourished it was only then that feminism became popular and fought back. He also seems to not notice that all writing systems are not alphabetically based, some are pictographic, such as in ancient Egypt and eastern Asia and yet the same pattern of male dominance rose up there to, based on simple "might makes right" sociology. To me this seems a very dangerous path aimed at encouraging ignorance, demonising education and blaming feminist woes on "clever dick" (excuse the word play) men, when the very thing they are blaming is actually the fuel that drove the equality engine, literacy!
I'll put this here.
LenHazell53 comments on May 6, 2018:
If Hitler had been a good man he would never have risen to power. To become a dictator by necessity involves traits that are fundamentally not good. Ruthlessness, the ability to instill hate and fear in others, the ability to rabble rouse, the ability to put ones conscience on hold, the ability to lie convincingly, the ability to scapegoat effectively, nationalism disguised as patriotism and the ability to recognise and reward similar traits in others. Had Hitler risen to power and then changed to be a "good" man he would undoubtedly have met with an unfortunate accident or illness and Eichmann (or someone equally ruthless and ambitious) would have replaced him.
What is the difference between a cult and a religion?
LenHazell53 comments on May 6, 2018:
The other famous quote (not sure from who) is that both worship a powerful founder, supposedly sent by God, the only difference is that in a cult that person is still alive.
What is the difference between a cult and a religion?
LenHazell53 comments on May 5, 2018:
1000000 people talking to god is a religion 100000 people talking to god is denomination 10000 people talking to god is a sect 1000 people talking to god is a cult 100 people talking to god is a congregation 10 people talking to god is a prayer circle 1 person talking to god is a paranoid schizophrenic
Riddle Time 4
LenHazell53 comments on May 5, 2018:
Religious denominations
Would you date a vegan that though that its immoral to kill and eat animals.
LenHazell53 comments on May 5, 2018:
I doubt it, because in my experience people so committed to such views expect you to not only respect their views but conform to them too. It tends to be a one way street, my way or the highway, I've no problem with them eating what ever they like, but I will not put up with them not extending the same privilege to me.
Altered States
LenHazell53 comments on May 5, 2018:
Most drugs simply break down the barriers between the conscious and subconscious areas of the brain they invoke nothing, but evoke things probably suppressed for good reason.
Are you a competitive person or the opposite?
LenHazell53 comments on May 5, 2018:
I am *the* most uncompetitive person ever, I am far more uncompetitive than you or any other person and I'd lay money on that!
LenHazell53 comments on May 5, 2018:
When some evil so and so comes and tells me uninvited that I and my family, including my grandchildren, deserve to burn forever in a lake of unquenchable fire because they are so evil for not accepting their zombie god's sacrifice, I am gonna have a problem with them. How dare they say things like that? When they tell me my niece deserves to be stoned to death, because she married another woman because their bloody book of immoral bronze age fairy tales say they deserve to die and burn forever...I am gonna have a problem with them. When they and their fellow believers get together and petition (a nice euphemism for bribe, cajole and blackmail) elected legislature in to forcing their twisted morality on to the population as a whole ...I am gonna have a more than problem with them and I am going to do more than argue with them!
The VATICAN is nothing but a bunch of corrupt queers and pedophiles.
LenHazell53 comments on May 5, 2018:
Some women use the word as an affectation. It has a troubled and mixed etymological history, but it is generally agreed that a a base level it all relates to having gathered knowledge either by age or study. Most so called witches persecuted at one time or another in history were midwives and herbalist, being put out of business by the churches. Medicine, healing and midwifery was becoming the province of monastic and orders of nuns, and frankly they did not want the competition. Today it seems to be used as a catch all term for practicing new age and neo pagan women.
I am curious about superstitions amongst people who are not mentally affiliated with a religion.
LenHazell53 comments on May 5, 2018:
Many superstitions had quite practical ideas behind them. Breaking a mirror is 7 years bad luck, because at the time a mirror was probably the most expensive thing in the house Don't walk under a ladder, because you might get something dropped on your head, or knock down the poor sod up there Don't put shoes on the table, because shit tends to spread germs Don't light three cigarettes from one match, because it is likely in war time to give a sniper time to find you and kill you.
Jesus loves you? What does it mean to you?
LenHazell53 comments on May 5, 2018:
A 2000 year old dead Jewish carpenter wants to tell em that?
Jesus loves you? What does it mean to you?
LenHazell53 comments on May 5, 2018:
I got so sick of this and people saying "God is love" that I made this meme to send back at them
A Good Time is Guaranteed for None.
LenHazell53 comments on May 5, 2018:
Two cans of real root beer (almost impossible to get in the UK), the phone turned off, a good subbed not dubbed Japanese movie on the wide screen TV, my recliner chair and everybody and the dogs all out of the house for two hours.
Someone just accused me of plagiarism. His words, not mine.
LenHazell53 comments on May 5, 2018:
Someone just accused me of plagiarism. Fie! A plague o' both your houses! say I
I've been in a passionless relationship for 5 yrs.
LenHazell53 comments on May 5, 2018:
I sympathise and am in a similar situation, is your wife's situation related to health issues, and have you discussed the situation?
Do u think Christianity is bad ? What's your opinion on it
LenHazell53 comments on May 5, 2018:
Christianity is a cult based on the idea that utter submission of life and liberty to an ancient, xenocidal, capricious, jealous fertility god will buy you an eternal life of servitude and condemn everyone who disagrees with you to eternal punishment. What is not to love?
Do you believe in free will?
LenHazell53 comments on May 5, 2018:
Of course we can control and understand what we want, if that was not the case, there could be no acts of deliberate rebellion such as hunger strikes, self sacrifice over coming fear or nature.
What do people in this forum think about "bad" words?
LenHazell53 comments on May 5, 2018:
There is no such thing as a "Bad" word, word is just a symbol to signify a meaning. Only the intent with which use a word can be negative or positive and even then a word is nothing until heard, interpreted and reacted to. You are always free to ignore or not listen. The meaning and impact of words alters too over time. Uttering Strueth, bugger or blimey would have at one time carried a blasphemey charge, now few people even know what they mean, other than as silly "swear" word replacements
Christian teachings warn against worshiping false idols.
LenHazell53 comments on May 5, 2018:
Yes this is why the protestants dreamed up modern Trinitarian ism and why the Catholics rewrote the Ten Commandments and took out the one about worshiping idols. New improved churchifying folks with added platitudinousness
The Unholy Trinity: Martin Luther, the Nazis and God To this day the Lutheran Church is ...
LenHazell53 comments on May 5, 2018:
The only thing churches are better at than hating is rewriting their own histories.
This is God's response to child rape.
LenHazell53 comments on May 5, 2018:
The other prime example of this is that if Hitler accepted Jesus on his deathbed he would be in heaven where as everyone he had killed would be burning in Hell. The forgiveness by grace is the ultimate religious get out clause.
We have had two very famous very sick children lately Charlie Guard and Alfie Evans.
LenHazell53 comments on May 5, 2018:
This has become typical of British society now, the lack of trust in professional people when they do not agree with you is ludicrous. Yes a doctor can make a mistake, which is why any doctor will offer a second opinion from another doctor, however asking a doctor for second opinion from a Priest is an insult. It is like a mechanic telling you you need a new gearbox and you saying no because you aromatherapist has sprinkled lavender oil on the clutch. In a case where every single doctor has told you your child is effectively dead, and is only alive and in pain because of life support, saying no keep them alive and suffering based on nothing but the fact that the person objecting is a parent is an act of cruelty you would be prosecuted for it were a dog and not a child. We have to learn to have trust again in our health professionals with nearly a decade of training behind them and huge amounts of experience, and not doubt everything they say on principle, or on the say so of so called holy men.
Have any of you met a "Creationist"?
LenHazell53 comments on May 5, 2018:
Yes a friend of my daughter, ( alay preacher with a quite powerful civil service position,) one evening he got very upset when during an otherwise innocuous conversation I made a joke about Christians believing the world to be only 6000 years old. He went very quiet, his wife put her head down and we were all treated to a fifteen minute lecture on how ignorant and bigoted "Darwinists" are, he then excused them both and told my daughter she was welcome, but they would not visit her house again if we were present, and that for her own spiritual well being she should consider what kind of relationship she wanted with us. I was utterly "gobsmacked" for want of a better word, by the arrogance and stupidity of such a seemingly educated man.
All relationships have ups and downs.
LenHazell53 comments on May 5, 2018:
MY first marriage ended badly, when I was in my early twenties after five years. The marriage and relationship was all totally on her terms, I was isolated from everyone, family friends to such an extent, that later, I realised I was subject to cultish brainwashing techniques. Ultimately the relationship collapsed on her terms too, for reason I won't go in to, she found someone better able to provide for her wants. I was left with literally no one and nothing, even my relationship with my immediate family never fully recovered, they saw me as having deserted them, and I felt they abandoned me (my brother I believe even had an affair with my ex behind my back). Afterward it took five years of therapy, new friends and getting my head straight to come to the conclusion that you cannot actually rely on anyone other than yourself, that you have to stay strong in will, protect yourself, be assertive and never submissive. Marriage and a relationship (be it romantic or friendship) is a partnership, if one or the other is constantly trying to get the upper hand, it is not going to work in the long term. Mutual Love is and has to be the basis, it must be based on honesty, trust and determination.
I’m curious about whether and how people set age parameters for potential romantic partners.
LenHazell53 comments on May 5, 2018:
My rule of thumb is that if someone is dating or married to someone young enough to be their child, it is a bit creepy. I don't doubt that their are legitimate and strong relationships built on the so called "May to December" age gap, but I cannot see what they can possibly have in common. Years ago I dated a woman eight years younger than me and it was not a pleasant experience, though we liked one another, she understood none of my terms of reference, nor I hers, our tastes in films, music, culture were vastly different and so were our expectations of one another. I can only imagine a 16+ age difference would be so much worse.
A friend sent me this.
LenHazell53 comments on May 4, 2018:
I bet this Dennis bloke would have a totally different outlook on this if he was a horse.
What is our real purpose here?
LenHazell53 comments on May 4, 2018:
Why would you think the universe owes you a purpose?
Putin on The Ritz []
LenHazell53 comments on May 4, 2018:
Owww friction burns
Hold tight!!!
LenHazell53 comments on May 4, 2018:
Of course
Now I have a heart...
LenHazell53 comments on May 4, 2018:
I always suspected as much, damn cyberman!
Shamone, shamone, shamone, hehe...
LenHazell53 comments on May 4, 2018:
Woman on the left is asking who the pale chap is?
Did UUU Kno?
LenHazell53 comments on May 4, 2018:
And the cat said Meee? Howwww?


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