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Worship or fight?
LenHazell53 comments on May 3, 2018:
I have no place in life for any higher power that demands worship, makes threats, or imposes its will. It is simple bullying, you never back down to a bully.
How many members do you have blocked?
LenHazell53 comments on May 3, 2018:
But since I find posts missing in some threads, presumably some one has blocked me, unfortunately there seems to be no way of finding out who.
I am NOT a sex addict. I just have restless groin syndrome...
LenHazell53 comments on May 3, 2018:
Which is like calling a plumber a U Bend Gynaecologist ;)
Is there any song that when you hear it ALWAYS reminds you of something?
LenHazell53 comments on May 3, 2018:
Yes, there are many, but the song Mississippi by pussycat, holds a place in my heart as the song that was playing the very first time I ever fell in love ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZEPIpTpoPs
What do you get when you cross a dyslexic, an insomniac, and an agnostic?
LenHazell53 comments on May 3, 2018:
Conversely is a bestial, sadist, necrophile beating a dead horse?
What do you get when you cross a dyslexic, an insomniac, and an agnostic?
LenHazell53 comments on May 3, 2018:
Leaf us exilydcs aloon U winkler!!!?*^%$
Let us pray.
LenHazell53 comments on May 3, 2018:
Hour farmer who art in Devon Harold be thigh name Thy Klingons comes And they will be dumb On Earth as Inez and Kevin Drive us this day our Haley said And forgive us our crisp asses, As four gibbons that push past against us And feed us Nottingham temptations, delivered to us from Granville For fine is the King Kong, Powerful and gory So clever forever Ramen
Question: How many yogis does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: Into what?
LenHazell53 comments on May 3, 2018:
You'll be lucky, they're all out stealing pic-a-nic baskets
If at first you don't succeed, try drinking wine while you do it.
LenHazell53 comments on May 3, 2018:
If at first you don't succeed, cheat If at first you don't succeed, give up it's probably not worth it anyway If at first you don't succeed, pay some one to do it for you If at first you don't succeed, face it, your just useless
Do you think dreams have meanings?
LenHazell53 comments on May 3, 2018:
Yes I do believe dreams have meanings, but hose meanings can vary. Sometimes it is subconscious turmoil attempting to resolve itself, sometimes wish fulfilment fantasy. With me if I have a cold or flu, I have nightmares such as you describe, which I assume is symbolic of the fight between the disease and the anti-bodies of my immune system. Without knowing more about you life and current situation, I would not hazard to guess at an interpretation.
Hmmm...how odd (not really)
LenHazell53 comments on May 3, 2018:
The odd thing is that if you study occult history Demonic Possession meant that you as a sorcerer Possessed (that is had control of) a demon, not that the demon had control of him. King Solomon was supposed to be possessed of many demons and he used them to build the Temple of Solomon with no metal fixings at all. It is not until the New Testament times that the idea of a demon taking over a person and needing to be cast out became popular. Technically this is called obsession not possession.
Should Atheist be tolerant of religion or should it be treated as unacceptable social behavior?
LenHazell53 comments on May 3, 2018:
What some one does in their own home of their own free will is none of my business. However when someone tells me what I do in MY own home is their business because I am doing it wrong, and their invisible imaginary friend is going to burn my children forever because of it, then I have a right to get a bit miffed!
I'm gonna quote my favorite author, Robert Heinlein.
LenHazell53 comments on May 3, 2018:
True
Greetings all! I am passionate about crocheting and am usually working on a blanket to give as a ...
LenHazell53 comments on May 3, 2018:
I'll give you a like for the word Yarngasm, something new to add to my vocabulary :)
Piggy-backing off of @thinkwithme’s and @Kojaksmom’s last posts: what about cyberlove and ...
LenHazell53 comments on May 2, 2018:
My late best friend met his second wife on line, fell in love and then after only meeting her twice moved to Japan and married her. Worked out well for him.
What do you think about "helpers", ie auto tuners, and what I "band in a box"?
LenHazell53 comments on May 2, 2018:
I was a purist, using only acoustic guitars and drums when I was young, insisting on "real". Now I figure spend hours and days in a studio arguing, or do it at home with five or six programmes on my computer and get exactly what I want in a matter two or three hours.... sod reality.
A friend of mine was victimized by a medium.
LenHazell53 comments on May 2, 2018:
I spent some time training with mediums in the SNU it was fascinating, so many are absolutely sincere and believe utterly in their own "powers". They see what we call "cold reading" as using your intuition and spiritual gifts. The level of self-deception is incredible. There were others like myself who could see through it for what it was and could analysis the techniques for exactly what they were and then a good proportion of charlatans training for a career.
A prize to anyone that can find a clip father ted cheering up father Kevin (Tommy tiernan) by ...
LenHazell53 comments on May 1, 2018:
Short but sweet ://i.imgur.com/GIHihkg.gif
Bet you haven't seen this [youtu.be]
LenHazell53 comments on May 1, 2018:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQAci92fIEM
Priestchat [youtu.be]
LenHazell53 comments on May 1, 2018:
Hahahaastoopidpreesdss!!!!
In the pursuit of happiness, the hard part is knowing when you've caught up.
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 30, 2018:
A late friend of mine defined happiness as those moments of relief in life when the misery is more bearable than it has been.
Started watching My Hero Academia a few days ago. It’s amazing!
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 30, 2018:
Just keeps getting better and better
If a new series of Father Ted was to be made, a Ted tribute if you will - Go on, go on, go on.
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 30, 2018:
How about Colm Meaney as Jack Chris O'Dowd as Ted Joe Tracini as Dougal Aisling Bea as Mrs. Doyle Peter Capaldi as Bishop Brennan Graham Linehan as Tom
So of course no spoilers but..Ouch Marvel...Ouch
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 30, 2018:
I've been saying that since the start of "All New, All Different". But I'll assume your talking movies not comics?
What's the best fiction novel that you've recently read?
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 30, 2018:
I'll admit to the guilty pleasure of being a big fan of Graham Masterton. His books range from appalling "did it for the money" written in a week horrors to works of near genius. If you have never read him, I suggest starting with IKON an extra ordinary thriller that begins with the assassination of Marilyn Munro in 1986 and proceeds to play a game of cat and mouse with late twentieth century history that will have you hooked till the last page. The Hell Candidate has turned out to be frighteningly prophetic, set in the late seventies it follows the progress of a billionaire who sells his soul to Satan in exchange for the presidency of the USA. His "Night Warriors" series mixes Occult powers and psychology (not to mention body shock horror) in a way practically unknown since HP Lovecraft.
Someone posted a quote from Lord Byron, I've dug into my ancient memory and remember the missing ...
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 30, 2018:
Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage George Gordon Byron, 1788 - 1824 There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society where none intrudes, By the deep Sea, and music in its roar: I love not Man the less, but Nature more, From these our interviews, in which I steal From all I may be, or have been before, To mingle with the Universe, and feel What I can ne’er express, yet cannot all conceal. Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean--roll! Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain; Man marks the earth with ruin--his control Stops with the shore;--upon the watery plain The wrecks are all thy deed, nor doth remain A shadow of man’s ravage, save his own, When for a moment, like a drop of rain, He sinks into thy depths with bubbling groan, Without a grave, unknelled, uncoffined, and unknown. His steps are not upon thy paths,--thy fields Are not a spoil for him,--thou dost arise And shake him from thee; the vile strength he wields For earth’s destruction thou dost all despise, Spurning him from thy bosom to the skies, And send’st him, shivering in thy playful spray And howling, to his gods, where haply lies His petty hope in some near port or bay, And dashest him again to earth: —there let him lay.
Someone posted a quote from Lord Byron, I've dug into my ancient memory and remember the missing ...
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 30, 2018:
Did you ever read the play Cain by Lord Byron, overlooking the usual incest propaganda he was prone to placing in his work, the play itself stands as something esoterically between the book of Enoch and Dante's inferno. If nothing else it is a beautiful linguistic construction, an occult exploration and and incite in to the mind of a great poet
Looking for recommendations.
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 30, 2018:
Part of the Joy of reading is finding inspiration in every kind of book, it is in the gift of the great writer to pass on his message in the most unlikely of genres, stories and approaches to even non fiction. Find writers who speak to you.
Christians wage war against Sweet Jesus
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 29, 2018:
Easter cookies with your sweet Jesus ice cream anyone?
Anyone here into Asian film? Please say, yes.
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 29, 2018:
Yes
I started watching the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale and.
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 29, 2018:
Have not like either adaptation, loved the novel.
I'm fairly new too - checked out music/books/TV - not one post for books! I'm suprised, have all got...
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 29, 2018:
Which aspect of literature are you wanting to discuss?
What are the things that you think would make your life perfect.
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 28, 2018:
Perfection is a journey not a destination.
Is there any truth to the "laws of attraction"?
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 28, 2018:
Sure there is, write a book promising you can get anything you want just by wishing it, and BOOM, you will attract loads of money from gullible idiots who want life handed to them on plate. Badabing, badaboom.
How do you handle people who tell you that they will keep praying for you?
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 28, 2018:
"Your time to waste bucko" Or "I'll ask drop dead Fred to watch over you in return" Or "Ah prayer, the most sanctimonious, vainglorious way of doing fuck all ever invented. knock yourself out."
Odd Shows
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 28, 2018:
Here are few to be going on with First that comes to mind is "Spaced" especially series 2, seriously weird, but brilliant "Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy" is even more off the wall than Boosh. or you might like "the IT crowd" if you can find it in the USA the original series from the 1970s of "The Goodies" Garth Marenghi's Darkplace is a forgotten classic of weirdness. This Is David Lander (TV Series) A bit of Fry & Laurie Black Books Father Ted The Fast show Smack the Pony or the Kevin Turvey segments of A Kick Up the Eighties
Mistaken Identity
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 27, 2018:
In my youth I sometimes got mistaken for Leo Sayer. I did have an afro back then and whiskers.
CHANGING YOUR OPINION Sometimes it's hard to change your opinion of a performer, celebrity or ...
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 27, 2018:
I don't think it your opinion of people that changes in the light of relations about their abhorrent personal lives, but your esteem. Comedy is reliant on the likeability of the comic or the comedian. When you don't like them as a person anymore, or lose respect for them owing to evil behaviour, their talent, while remaining unaffected is tainted. A case in point was Fatty Arbuckle. Once accused of rape and manslaughter his reputation suffered so badly that he could never work on screen again, even after being found innocent (the girl in question Virginia Rapp died of a drug overdose) however he did work as a producer, director and writer under his actual name Roscoe Arbuckle with no change in the opinion of his actual talent.
I read once that people who have a mental illness such as depression actually see more of reality ...
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 27, 2018:
I have long held, as a diagnosed bi-polar person, that my "problem" is actually an inability to filter, blinker or otherwise ignore the reality around me, in favour of a comforting wilful ignorance. "Just don't think about it" is the worst advice imaginable for me, closely followed by "Try and concentrate on the nice things" and "Ignore it and it will go away, things tend to work themselves out in the end." Perhaps this too, is why it seems to be more intelligent people who suffer depression and stress and the why the truly stupid always seem to be happy?
Do you use words or phrases associated with Christianity?
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 27, 2018:
Love this
How did you tell your family you were agnostic (or a form of non-religious)?
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 27, 2018:
Religious maniac mother asked which church I was attending, I said none, she asked why not, I said because I am an atheist, she said don't be silly, I'll pray for you. Matter never raised again until my son was born, when she asked when was he being christened, I said never he can arrange it when he is old enough to decide for himself if he wants to, and I saw her sneak off in to his room with a glass of water an hour later in order to save his soul with a DIY baptism. A grown up middle aged woman, who still believed in magic water and demons with red hot pokers. Pathetic.
I was on another platform when I saw an account celebrate the mythological rape of Persephone by ...
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 27, 2018:
**Persephone raped by Hades** *stupid immoral mythology* **Mary raped and impregnated by the holy spirit** *world changing miraculous event and the basis for the two largest "moral" religions in the world.* Such is the "critical reasoning" of the theologian
I've always liked Ricky Gervais.
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 27, 2018:
Ah but you see, GAWD commanded them to share their "good news" that Gawd has saved us all ....from what **He** will do to us if we *don't* let him save us. Perfectly logical when you think about it.
Have you ever had someone ask you what religion you were raised in as a child before you became an ...
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 27, 2018:
It's not new. I know people who still insist on calling Hitler a lapsed Catholic, still a Catholic, just a very bad Catholic. True the bastard was raised a Catholic, and made deals with Pope Pius XII to have Church Cannon Law imposed via the Reich Concordant, but Hitler had been a member of the Thule society since the early 1930s so basically was a form of secular esoteric Teutonist. Not an actual atheist but certainly not a "Lapsed Catholic" Catholicism is, like certain other Christian denominations impossible to leave. Once your parents have you Christened as far as they are concerned you are in for life (and after life) there was a case a few years ago where an ex Mormon went through the set procedure to have his name removed from the church roles, then discovered that he was Christened catholic as a child and tried to do the same. Though the RC in the USA agreed to remove his name from all records in the US, they simply sent them to to the Vatican and proclaimed the US courts had no Jurisdiction over records kept there. You're baptised a catholic without your permission, you remain a registered Catholic without your permission forever. Anglicans will remove your information from computer records, if you ask, but will keep a hard copy of your baptism on file forever, whether you like or not. So Technically I suppose even as a active anti-theist I am STILL in the eyes of the church a Methodist, just yet another level of delusional behaviour by the religious!
Why doubt God's existence if God doesn't exist?
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 27, 2018:
One does not start out with the conclusion "God doesn't exist" you begin with the question "does God exist?" From that doubt you investigate and seek real evidence, when that is not forthcoming (and it never is) then you come to a conclusion that either "God doesn't exist" or "it is probable that God doesn't exist" You inquiry places the cart before the horse, the effect before the cause, the answer before the question.
Do Muslims Jews and other religions hate and despise Christians as much as Christians hate them?
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 27, 2018:
I grew up with a Muslim best friend, however his mother was a white Christian and his father was a sunni muslim, so he was possibly atypical, but I never felt unwelcome in their home or company.
Movie Star Crush
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 27, 2018:
Alive Bonnie Langford Dead Louise Brooks
A Handmaids Tale
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 26, 2018:
I studied the book at college, but have never been impressed with either adaptation, they just don't carry the same sense of fearful menace and brooding resentment the text stirred up in me.
Does anyone out there love to get together with other musicians on a porch over a river to jam?
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 26, 2018:
Now that sounds like a kind of heaven on earth I could get behind.
Movies: Just revisited a young Pacino at his best.
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 26, 2018:
Dog Day afternoon is a classic(in every sense of the word), true realist cinema at its best.
Christians on this website
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 26, 2018:
It is an actual missionary practice for Mormons to join sites like this and attempt to proselytise but also and more disturbingly to find doubting Mormons and report them to their local stake.
Are you a skeptic?
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 26, 2018:
Hmmm have to wonder why you ask, and are you who you say you are? And before you ask, I'm not paranoid either.... just cautious >:O
Born again Christians.
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 26, 2018:
Hey it is completely unfair to expect believers to actually understand the religion they believe in, or to have read the holy book they profess to live their lives by. How unreasonable is that.
Is anyone else sick and tired of all the Superhero movies?
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 26, 2018:
Nope, for those of us who petitioned for decent superhero movies since the late 60's, and were constantly disappointed (with a few notable exceptions) by cheap jack, TV movies made by people who never read a comic book in their lives..... This is a golden age.
I'm somewhat ambivialent towards the Avengers movie.
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 26, 2018:
I can't wait. Loved the first one, this looks likely to surpass it.
2001 anniversary showings
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 26, 2018:
Personally I find 2001 to be probably the most over rated film of all time. It is over long, meandering, pretentious, self indulgent, confused and ultimately unsatisfying in execution, delivery, philosophy and is needlessly Messianic. I first saw it on the big screen on the ten-year anniversary cinematic re-release and was grossly disappointed. I watched it again in anticipation of its sequels and found my appreciation did not improve with age. Though it undeniably had an influence on all that came after it within the genre, but is now largely known for being parodied for its faults, which are many, and the line "I'm sorry, Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that." delivered in the menacingly soothing tones of Douglas Rain. To many younger science fiction fans with whom I have interacted and communicated it holds a place of grudging admiration at best and is treated as a kind of art film, that has to be acknowledged, but holds no real interest or enjoyment for modern fans, and I'm afraid I tend to agree. For the themes it and its sequels attempt to address, I feel better served watching "The Day The Earth Stood Still" 1951
How do you answer Pascal’s Wager?
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 26, 2018:
I just ask, why this only applies to the Christian God and not to every other god ever.
Is science & religion compatible?
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 26, 2018:
Reading down here it gets confusing when people answer the title of the post without addressing the actual question extrapolated under it. For clarity here, my answers are based on the question Shouldn't religion be classified as 'Paranormal : fraud' along with psychics, mediums, spiritists & mystics? not Is science & religion compatible? which I have addressed elsewhere and to which the answer is obviously, not under any circumstances.
Is science & religion compatible?
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 26, 2018:
Put it this way everything that is described as a godly miracle in the bible, is described as black magic in the same book when anyone other than a Israelite or Christian does it. Oddly most Christian claim belief in magic is blasphemous, even though the bible acknowledges it enough to order the death of its practitioners
QUOTE: "Religion began when the first scoundrel met the first fool.
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 26, 2018:
Religion started when some genius figured out you can barter nothing for a lot of somethings.
Ever wonder, for no particular reason, if you will make it through the night?
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 26, 2018:
There have been morning when I have woken up and thought "Shit, still here!"
Philosophy vs Religion...
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 26, 2018:
Philosophy = Philo(Love) Sophia(wisdom) Literally: the love of learning Religion = re (again) Ligare (To bind) Literally: to bind one self again (in servitude as in a bondsman ie. a slave)
Now There's A Paradox.
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 26, 2018:
A variation on Given that I am incapable of ever telling the truth What does it mean when I tell you "I am lying"?
I gotta know.
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 26, 2018:
Some men do it, and do it for exactly the same reasons some women do it.
What would you ask Nagilum?
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 23, 2018:
Isn't that Muligan spelled backward?
Are you 100% certain that there is no god?
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 23, 2018:
I may not be 100% certain that there are no gods, but I am 100% certain there is not enough evidence to convince me that a god or gods do exist.
Listen To Jimmy Carter about Christians and Homosexuality
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 22, 2018:
I agree totally with the sentiment and in no way shape or form condemn or even dislike homosexuals, However the only problem with using "Jesus never condemned...." as a basic for doctrinal reform in primitive, bigoted barbaric religions is that argument can also be used for slavery, bestiality, child molestation, rape, intellectual property theft (something Jesus did a lot), wife beating, dope smoking, animal cruelty, pornography, etc. Also in Matthew 5:18 Jesus says all the old testament laws still apply and that he has not come to abolish them, in which case the implication is that the condemnation of Homosexuality as part of that law still carries a death sentence. All I am saying is you can use the Bible to prove anything you like, it is a self contradictory book of bronze age nonsense.
How about Synchronicity?
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 22, 2018:
Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action. Ian Fleming
Which way to the Asylum?
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 22, 2018:
“It seemed to me,' said Wonko the Sane, 'that any civilization that had so far lost its head as to need to include a set of detailed instructions for use in a package of toothpicks, was no longer a civilization in which I could live and stay sane.” ― Douglas Adams, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish It is worth noting Wonko the Sane lived in a house with a notice on the inside of his front door, saying "This way to the asylum" because beyond that door was where all the mad people lived.
I think the bible is a novel and I don't think it is possible that god exists.
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 22, 2018:
If it is a novel, they need to sack the editor
I’ve often wondered how the term “'New Atheism”' gained such currency.
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 21, 2018:
"New" atheist is a euphamism used by angry believers for an atheist who will not shut the fuck up no matter how much you want them to. They no doubt long for the good old days here and current days in Islamic nations, where Atheists and heretics could be publicly executed as a warning to other troublesome free thinkers that using your own brain is NOT a good idea when it stops you from staying quiet, staying obedient, paying up and not killing other atheists.
I I am leaving room for the possibility of a god that produced The Big Bang.
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 21, 2018:
The near unlimited capasity for comforting self deception among humans never ceases to amaze me.
I've been pondering for a few years on what we mean by the word "soul.
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 21, 2018:
Soul originally meant "Individual" in the sense of a specific person. In time it became synonymous in theological circles with, spirit or essence via the Greek Psyche and the actual life force anima (Latin). The term selling your soul simply meant placing yourself in the employ of some one else, but again over time a metaphysical aspect came in to play making the phrase much more satanic and in effect self-damnation. Today there are three widely used definitions Soul as a synonym for spirit or mind Soul as an attribute of cultural behaviour especially among Afro Caribbean Americans Soul as a tangible life force, entirely separate from spirit, god's spark within.
At what time in your recent past have you felt most alive?
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 20, 2018:
Half past eight last night.
I laughed out loud at this one!
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 20, 2018:
Go forth and multiply thou Onanite
Many of us are long in the tooth and some are probably nostalgic.
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 20, 2018:
In an age when the past is no longer what it used to be, nostalgia has truly become an impotent defence against despair.
Your Favourite Bond?
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 20, 2018:
RM was the first Bond I ever watched in the Cinema, so I have a soft spot, though he did make probably the worst Bond film ever. But as a life long reader and fan of the books Dalton was probably the most faithful portayal.
is there any countries that are not so religious as usa ?
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 20, 2018:
I believe I could make a strong case for saying that if you discount actual theocracies, the USA is the most "in your face" religious country in the world, with more religiously instigated and biased laws that any other country and has more institutionalised prejudice against the non religious than any other non theocratic country in the world. (I live in the UK, which is a partial theocracy, since by law bishops sit in the upper house as a matter of religious privilege, and even we don't have as much religious fanaticism as the US.)
Christianity is NOT a religion, I’m told.
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 20, 2018:
**"This is crazy bullshit, people!" ** *Isn't that the actual deffinition of relgion?*
What is your impression of Unitarian Universalist?
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 20, 2018:
A word of advice here, don't confuse Unitarian Universalists with Unitarians Neither will thanks you for it.
Have to admit I'm on board with Jesus' teachings.
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 20, 2018:
That which Jesus said that was good was not original That which Jesus said that was orginal was not good
This is for the Aged Grown Ups.
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 20, 2018:
-My father and paternal Grandfathers were both carpenters from them I learned to work wood, repair things, basic carpentry, glazing and electrics, my uncle was a auto mechanic from him I learned car and machine maintenance. My maternal grandfather was a merchant seaman, as was his brother, from them I learned organisation, packing, sewing, navigation, geography, knots. Growing up I learned skills that have saved me a fortune in repair bills, replacements bill and an aptitude for learning useful tings. When I married and found that my in laws would call an electrician to change a light bulb or a plug, I was to coin a phrase gob smacked. When I found people who would pay literally hundreds of pounds to fix a mechanical fault in a car that was only a moment's work with a spanner, I thought they were joking. Then when I find my local mechanic charging thousands to replace an entire engine block, when all that is needed is for a set of spark plugs to be replaced and the client happily pays it because they know no better I am shocked. Today when I find my grandchildren are not taught mental arithmetic but instead how to use a computer or calculator correctly, I weep for the level of techno reliance, the level of use, throw away and replace consumerism and the sheer depths to which technical know how in the average person has deteriorated or is non existent I fear for the level of induced helplessness most will suffer should the power ever go out for a prolonged term.
How awesome is it to be a woman?
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 20, 2018:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGRPFUYUUdQ
What is your impression of Unitarian Universalist?
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 20, 2018:
Just as deluded as any other religion or denomination. Just with a bit more hegemony
Name the first word(s) that comes into your mind when someone says "scientism".
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 19, 2018:
Oh for F%+K sake!
What is your go to movie or book genre?
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 19, 2018:
Ghost Stories
Word mispronunciation
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 18, 2018:
Going back to the point of the original post and mispronunciations. How about how Americans insist Iraq be pronounced Eye Wrack, when even Iraqis pronounce it Iraq? Same goes for Iran. And don't even get me started on calling Arabs, Ay Rabbs, but still saying they come from Arabia. There is also the annoying lazy habit some people have of pronouncing t as d in order to sound hip. I am not Briddish, I am British, John, Paul, George and Ringo were the Beatles NOT the Beadles, personally I think it make them sound like a right tid!
Do you think that exposing children to fantasy movies and books conditions their mind into accepting...
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 18, 2018:
I think it is the other way around, you train kids to believe in God, Angels and life after death, they are going to far more open to believing in fantasy as reality, especially when witches, demons, ghost, unicorns and leviathan are all in the freaking bible anyway.
Let's be honest... you know cats are the best pets.
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 18, 2018:
No dogz rule
Favorite car brand and make?
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 18, 2018:
I am very fond of BMW as a manufacturer; their quality for price is unmatched. BUT I would have to say given the choice of any car ever; I would choose a Triumph TR7, the single coolest automobile ever manufactured.
Word mispronunciation
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 18, 2018:
I am more aggrieved by the misuse of inappropriate words, than I am by their mispronunciation: For example, people using the word Jealous, when they mean envious, using the word awful when then mean appalling, wicked when they mean terrific, axed when they mean asked (though that one does fall in to mispronunciation too) and so on. It does annoy me when American pronunciations of originally words from other languages and over stress the wrong syllable or soften the wrong letter such as in BIRmingHam for BirmING'm, Asshole for arse hole, Or even use entirely wrong words and reassign their meanings Pedophile (ped meaning Foot) actually means a lover of feet, when they mean Paedophile (paedo meaning child or young boy) a lover of children The classic bugbear for me is using the suffix -ize when they mean -ise and claiming it is just an alternate spelling, it is not. -ize means to render or make -ise is used to indicate a quality, condition, or function Hence Realise = to understand Realize= to make real. Hospitalise= to be put in hospital for treatment Hospitalize = to be altered for use in a hospital Americanize = to make American Americanise = to affect the qualities of America
COMMUNICATING A THREAT: How many of us grew up under the teachings of heaven and hell?
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 17, 2018:
And all this because Gawd luvs you so much, he's gonna burn you for all eternity for getting his half assed message wrong in the biggest game of Chinese whispers ever.
Where's your God now!
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 17, 2018:
Damnation without relief, that's why there are no toilets in Hell
Does Religion Improve Morality?
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 17, 2018:
Very moral
Is Carlin right? [youtu.be]
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 17, 2018:
He usually was, good guy, great comedian and satirist.
Does this point of view seem rational? does it offend you?
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 17, 2018:
Would not a simple "No thank you" have been enough? If they insisted on a "Why?" you just say "I don't think of you in that way, we're friends." Anything after that and they are being creepy and disrespectful, but if they accept it, end of problem. You don't have to get in to a moral or philosophical arguement over this.
Good satire mocks the powerful, mocks the arrogant, mocks the foolish, and it mocks ourselves.
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 17, 2018:
"If life is a joke, make sure it is a good one." Kenneth Williams
Our brains were simply not constructed to understand Reality… the capital R.
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 17, 2018:
Human history is a catalogue of human kind challenging and overcoming the limits of being naturally human. Also I don't like the term built in this context, evolved is more acurate.
If a guy or girl straight up asked you to have sex with them, how would you respond to it?
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 17, 2018:
I'd tell them Thanks but I'm married, thanks anyway, but just for your information, you're coming on a bit strong, a bit quick.
Is science antithetical to religion?
LenHazell53 comments on Apr 17, 2018:
Science starts with a problem and following the evidence inverstigates to discover actual truth, even if it unpleasant or unpleasant. Religion begins with a revealed truth that cannot be contradicted and then seeks evidence to legitimise that revealed truth. Supressing contradictory evidence and the professors of such. It is like being arrested for a crime and presumed guilty and being sentenced to death because the act of being arrested and executed proves you are guilty since innocent people are not arrested and killed.

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