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82 year old [going on 28] retired science teacher, from a teaching family. Wife and 3 children 5 grandchildren. Supporter of the British Humanist Association ( Now called Humanists UK) and local religious discussion groups including. Interfaith and mixed Christian and skeptic group. Revising fundamental (people's)science slowly. Join me?
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How come 1.
Mcflewster comments on Jun 2, 2019:
Just found this on our sister site which I had not visited before
Science is the pursuit of knowledge of our world, what we can sense, observe, measure.
Mcflewster comments on Jun 2, 2019:
The big difference between science and philosophy is the introduction of numbers and measurement. Only with these can you get a "handle" on the twists, turns and progress of human advancement. All science is mathematics is another way of saying this.
Boris Johnson gets Trumps seal of approval, says everything really! []
Mcflewster comments on Jun 2, 2019:
Two of a kind. Prepared to lie.
If you aren’t familiar with Recovering from Religion I highly recommend checking them out.
Mcflewster comments on May 30, 2019:
Do you know if there are similar organisations in the UK?
EU elections it looks there is a clear splt between leavers and remainers in the voting.
Mcflewster comments on May 27, 2019:
Total voters remain is greater than total voters out. It is easy to see why Farage did not publish any policies. Once that is done his position will be nowhere near as strong.
I'm curious about what people on this site feel about the simulation hypothesis.
Mcflewster comments on May 27, 2019:
From Wiki The simulation hypothesis or simulation theory proposes that all of reality, including the Earth and the universe, is in fact an artificial simulation, most likely a computer simulation. Some versions rely on the development of a simulated reality, a proposed technology that would seem realistic enough to convince its inhabitants the simulation was real. The hypothesis has been a central plot device of many science fiction stories and films. Suitable only for conspiracy theorists. A class of their own making.
WHAT YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE -- Let me see if I have this straight.
Mcflewster comments on May 26, 2019:
A good summary for a nutshell. Well done for not including the ones not worth bothering about.
Speaking of cults, this is the Advanced Bonewits Cult Danger Evaluation Frame.
Mcflewster comments on May 21, 2019:
Thanks for posting this. I have met people who were very worried about whether relatives were getting too close to something that might have been a cult and it forms the basis of a good evaluation exercise. On another tack it is very probable that many other organisations than actual cults would score some where on this scale. It would be interesting to see how all religions and even some of our own belief systems would score on this spectrum. anyone fancy having a go. I am not calling every organisation a cult or even any organisation a cult.
I'm curious to know if some of you can't help themselves saying " Thank God" or Oh my God", even ...
Mcflewster comments on May 18, 2019:
We spend so much time thanking real people, it becomes an instinctive habit. It is the "oil" that keeps the wheels of society turning. When there is no-one obvious to thank then your reaction is natural. But you could thank yourself for looking in all the right places and keeping calm and logical.
I've shared before that my ex and I broke up because after 14 years of marriage I decided that I ...
Mcflewster comments on May 18, 2019:
This is so sad. I am grateful for this site in that it might prevent future split ups like this. You are born with the logic and science abilities but sometimes it gets suppressed and takes time to work its way out. I think you have been very reasonable. It is you that has "returned to nature" in your modes of thinking. It is a pity that so many people are going to be left behind. Get on with your life.
SILLY IDEA 7 -- I'd like to see a robot programmed to espouse a faith in God.
Mcflewster comments on May 18, 2019:
Sometimes these Silly or crazy ideas have more sense in the them that you would think. The world population of religionists is so vast that of course we would need technology & AI to filter out all but the most dogmatic ones who would need personal treatments. The slow method of course is to make sure that everyone from Kindergarden to old age is thoroughly taught critical thinking by any means that you can. Please see my Non religious Science teachers (any age) group for more on crazy idea . Think outside the BOX!!
Opinion: No Religious Exemptions From Vaccines
Mcflewster comments on May 17, 2019:
This situation just reinforces my view that science is the key. We have to underline parent responsibility too. A simple way of checking facts would help but no one should avoid being as honest as science really is in tackling this .
Can we turn something (matter) to nothing?
Mcflewster comments on May 14, 2019:
You actually cannot prove that any defined space contains NOTHING. You have to have a detector to detect the presence of an unknown physical or 'etherial' presence and that detector has not been invented yet for whatever you are thinking about.
[] One reason why I would never ever vote Tory
Mcflewster comments on May 14, 2019:
They just cannot put themselves in the shoes and way of thinking of people who, for example, NEED food banks. The lengthy wait for Universal credit payments was a good example of the poor nature of Tory planning.
I'm a middle school Science teacher.
Mcflewster comments on May 10, 2019:
In my opinion, if you call yourself a scientist you cannot claim to be anything else but an agnostic. If you set out to find or prove something why on earth would you say that you knew the answer before setting out? That would be illogical. Please see my group on this site " Non Religious science Teachers -any age" . In fact one does not have to be a teacher - just interested in education and what we can achieve for the beliefs on this site.
I rejected Allah and accepted social media as my new Allah.
Mcflewster comments on Apr 25, 2019:
Can we have example(s) of your posting?
What is your opinion of Nicola Sturgeon’s call of yesterday, to Scottish MSPs , for Indyref2 by ...
Mcflewster comments on Apr 25, 2019:
Just putting Pressure on Mrs May. She does need it. Destroying the Union would be a big step
Just reached my 10,000th comment....unbelievable for a quiet, retiring soul like me!!
Mcflewster comments on Apr 24, 2019:
Retiring ?? Never.
It’s pretty can easily exchange “she” for “he”.
Mcflewster comments on Apr 23, 2019:
i.e learn to read Body Language.
Hello everyone! I'm a recovering ex-cult member and joined this site in an effort to learn more ...
Mcflewster comments on Apr 23, 2019:
Welcome to the freedom that science thinking can give you. It is not as difficult as you suppose.
On Thursday night we once again returned to the bad old days of “The Troubles” here in Northern ...
Mcflewster comments on Apr 20, 2019:
It is good for us to have an unbiased ' reporter ' [like YOU] right in the middle of the troubles. Not so good for you though and your friends and relatives. Good too that you have brave young people ready to expose these futile way of getting attention. Is the trouble now related to Brexit? I spent the first 19 years of my life in the Isle of Man and i well remember the annual arrival of the marches around where I lived .Marching season is coming up soon? Has there been any study done that explains why these marches are SO important to the Irish. Do they do ANY good at all?
Is there any way that religion can be proved to be man made?
Mcflewster comments on Apr 18, 2019:
Just ask a group of Humans to stop talking about god for a year. I have not tried it but I would wager that god disappears.
RICHARD DAWKINS ERROR CONCERNING THE ORIGIN OF LIFE Pursuing the concept that anything is ...
Mcflewster comments on Apr 10, 2019:
But have you taken into account the length of time you were actually throwing dice? Life could theoretically have started millions of years earlier than it did. Also the shape and attractions between atoms involved in forming all the intermediate molecular forms that fit between no life and living, self replicating molecules.
The beauty of being Atheist or Agnostic is that we do every act in our lives with straight ...
Mcflewster comments on Apr 10, 2019:
Where do people who consider themselves just ' secular ' fit in this discussion on why and how we do good?
God, Irony and non-believers As I wander through this site and read here and there a connecting ...
Mcflewster comments on Apr 8, 2019:
But then if someone does find Humor and irony that ' comes from god ', how will you prove that there is not a human behind that pulling a scam.? Only cure for god is stop talking about him/her, thinking about her/him and asking for things from him/her. That would be a really good experiment >. NB experimenters and test humans would have to be brainwashed and rinsed before trials begin.
As a none teacher I would like to ask a question if I may, this issue came up in a post on another ...
Mcflewster comments on Apr 6, 2019:
This is a VERY thoughtful post . At this juncture I can only say that I am trying very hard in the UK to completely change one aspect of science teaching - the first approach to science for EVERYBODY. The real trouble is that I have no class to 'experimen't with and have left my professional organization (ASE UK) so I am looking for adult views everywhere I can - as you have done comparing what people have received with what MIGHT happen in the future. Please try if you have the time to answer some other questions in the group and let us both keep trying to expand its membership. BTW I have tried and failed to expand via Humanist(UK) and that effort left only a Facebook page Humanists4Science with about 200 or so international members but hardly any TEACHERS (sad) . Most encouraged by your posting.
Stole this from FB.
Mcflewster comments on Apr 5, 2019:
A caller on LBC this am who visits the same church as W R-M said that she knew his intention in his investment program was "to make his 5 children rich enough to live the same lifestyle as himself" [and presumably his children would not work for it]. For all the stress he has helped cause including fancy footwork, he should give the £7,000,000 he has gained since the referendum and generated by the common uncertainties, he should donate that to the public coffers. The caller also said that he was not particularly generous to their common church
I was sent this by a Swiss friend who lives in Kenya. It is an interesting map!!
Mcflewster comments on Apr 2, 2019:
Is it just a joke? Who is the joker? Was it sent on April 1st?
I was sent this by a Swiss friend who lives in Kenya. It is an interesting map!!
Mcflewster comments on Apr 2, 2019:
"Why should we waste time with new map? Lets just change the colors and see if we get away with it."
I recently learned the philosophy community defines an atheist more broadly than any definition that...
Mcflewster comments on Apr 2, 2019:
All that I can affirm is that the processes of science can be established at any stage or age of life . Basically one has to re-establish the instinctual processes that were present at birth and squashed out of most people. One does NOT have to have science done for you, which does not mean that you cannot repeat it so as to improve it. Whereas for philosophy one has to plow through not only countless philosophers, their followers and dissenters, their quotable quotes and their theses. There is hardly any "testing point" during philosophy.The public has no hope of catching up so end up with only the quotable quotes or memes.
I've seen through the light It's made by man And inspired by nature
Mcflewster comments on Apr 2, 2019:
This 'Nature' that you talk about which inspires you.That is good. Most inspirations come from a collection of words or a person behind them. A poem or a poet for example. There is usually an 'agent' behind the inspiration. I think you are talking about nature being an agent that can not only inspire but move other agents. Does ' nature ' belong in the science field or the spiritual field?
I'm not really UK, as I live in Spain and before that Kenya.
Mcflewster comments on Apr 2, 2019:
I do not think there is ANY test that you have to pass so Welcome ! but what issue is burning you right now?
 I saw another post that asked ”What do you believe ?
Mcflewster comments on Apr 2, 2019:
There is no suggestion that anyone's beliefs SHOULD be like mine although it would be a good research project to analyze a cohort of at least a thousand produced independently and look for trends especially over a spread of ages.
What's the fucture of humanist atheist and secular classes???
Mcflewster comments on Apr 2, 2019:
I think you need to decide which exact camp you are in. Many people are, like you, a mixture of both Humanist and Atheist. If you want to get help from the UK organizations. You could read all the materials from **both **Humanists(UK) and Atheists(UK) ask for direct help and before deciding what to do, compare the answers. Unfortunately Humanist (UK) does not have a public forum, but you would get a sympathetic answer from their info@
And now for something completely different from Brexit.
Mcflewster comments on Mar 31, 2019:
We look as near to making a decision on this as we do to resolving Brexit.
When David Cameron allowed the 2016 Referendum to go ahead he did not realize that it would release ...
Mcflewster comments on Mar 30, 2019:
All I want at the moment is a second referendum and there is no moral reason why it should not happen.
Thought we all needed something funny to cheer us up during this tense Brexit.
Mcflewster comments on Mar 28, 2019:
A mixture of feminism, intelligence, bravado and best sort of jewishness.
[] All is saved guys. Yuri is on the case to stop Brexit.
Mcflewster comments on Mar 25, 2019:
You will be pleased to know that apart from the stopping of Brexit , Yuri has bestowed another great gift upon the nation. If you watched GMB this am you would have learned two things> 1) The stop is going to be achieved by everyone in the Remain camp thinking hard and saying from now onwards at 11:11 am and pm every 24 hours "Give us a second Vote" [ Remember that alone would not stop it] 2) This will not work unless you believe that Yuri gave us a previous gift 3 yeas ago. He lived in the same village as Mrs May at that time, but has now sold it -with great difficulty. The main part of the gift story is that he invited Mrs May over to his house for tea and afterwards took her into the garage to the bewilderment of Mrs May. However from somewhere in the garage he unearthed a spoon. He must have a ready supply. He told her to grasp the spoon whilst telling her that the spoon once belonged to Winston Churchill. While she was concentrating hard he told her "Theresa, One day you will be Prime Minister" . She obviously protested but went on her way. So Gee Thanks, Yuri you are part of the whole thing ! He did swear his allegiance to the UK and that his mother was buried in the village and was thanked heartily by Piers Morgan. There is so much in this Yuri story that tells you how prophets really work. Personally I prefer the legitimate Derren Brown. We must remember that Darren and Yuri are both entertainers yet quite different from each other Most prophets were NOT entertainers but serious.
The Logic of Indecision: If you say you are agnostic, you are saying that you do not know, but ...
Mcflewster comments on Mar 22, 2019:
IMO all three AGNOSTIC ; ATHEIST and UNDECIDED are all logical and strong positions , but at least you are pointing out that there are differences between them as many people think they all (or a pair of them) are the same. I would say that AGNOSTIC is the best position perhaps because it is most flexible - awaiting the discovery of future facts. Just choose the one you are most comfortable with . Worry does not help choices. and await further developments.
Awesome moment at work.
Mcflewster comments on Mar 21, 2019:
The human desire to thank someone for everything is quite natural. Sometimes they make mistakes, Bless them??
Logos is a subset of philosophy, and science is derived from it in some distinct ways, starting with...
Mcflewster comments on Mar 20, 2019:
"truth is determined by the concept of logical necessity developed by philosophy" But scientific method and logic were there already waiting to be discovered analyzed and spread from the wiring mechanisms within brains. True philosophers gave some brains a whirl but is that the same as developing it? i.e without any understanding of how the brain works?
Is it possible to fall in love with someone with opposing political views?
Mcflewster comments on Mar 13, 2019:
Best relationships are those which compliment each other. Lock and key.
This must be the time of the greatest number of political agnostics throughout history.
Mcflewster comments on Mar 13, 2019:
My suggestion for a shortest .preparation for a new vote Please vote above Designate ONLY two organizations to promote LEAVE/REMAIN Each side makes a 20 min video putting facts and some possible future procedures forward. Each side shows the other side their Video in secret Each side prepares a 10 minute rebuttal video and joins them to make a 30 minute video The combined videos are shown as a one hour presentation on all television channels An unbiased organization produces 2 min clip videos from randomly selected panel of ordinary voters . The above are combined into a 1 hour video shown the next night again on all channels. Have the vote soon after This suggestion can be improved with more checks and balances at various points
While checking out of Walmart yesterday, I overheard, although I couldn't hear exactly what she was ...
Mcflewster comments on Mar 11, 2019:
Be kind. Be relevant.
Mcflewster comments on Mar 11, 2019:
Sorry i should have started a new topic when I asked about what wisdom was. Got some interesting answers though. Will wait a while then do that. On the topic intended for this posting ... Surely if you are wrong then any kindness shown is actually only temporary. [It is wrong not to think about them both together] **or** [It is correct to think about them together and delay before acting out the kindness]
Hello!!! I am Jamie from Oklahoma.
Mcflewster comments on Mar 6, 2019:
It is good to be loved whatever color you are. Welcome.
It's not our differences that are th problem, it's our inability to accept and celebrate them.
Mcflewster comments on Mar 5, 2019:
I celebrate lots of differences. The world would be dull without them, but most of all I celebrate educational differences. Mixed ability teaching . Not easy in my subject ....Chemistry. It is the lot lower down the ability scales that stops everything being concentrated on the lot at the top, FOR THE BENEFIT of all the big lot in the middle. The lot at the top can manage on their own anyway.
Just in case you were not already confused.
Mcflewster comments on Mar 4, 2019:
This sort of thing really puts me off philosophy.
Storm Freya - it's finally arriving here (Merseyside).
Mcflewster comments on Mar 4, 2019:
Thank you for your concern.
Science is the pursuit of knowledge of our world, what we can sense, observe, measure.
Mcflewster comments on Feb 26, 2019:
"Philosophy determines how the tool is used." Could you kindly explain how this happens?
Seven Labour M.
Mcflewster comments on Feb 18, 2019:
It is obvious to me that there has been a campaign of disinformation about Corbyn and these 7 have just swallowed the lies hook line and sinker- along with many of their constituents. It would be a great pity if their actions prevent Jeremy from having a chance of real change in politics. History is against them but I am not a history fan because it never repeats faithfully.
How many of you remember this memorable Russell Harty / Grace Jones encounter? []
Mcflewster comments on Feb 16, 2019:
I was very shocked. Taste of things to come.
Introducing a new mode of transportation.
Mcflewster comments on Feb 16, 2019:
In the UK this would be called "Del Trotter" transport.
Just reached the giddy heights of level 9.
Mcflewster comments on Feb 11, 2019:
Well done indeed. 8 seems years away to me at the moment but some levels went very speedily. Can I ask if you contribute to any Forums of any nature in the UK? Just looking for viable formats. I know this one is very good
Hating a God that doesn't exist.
Mcflewster comments on Feb 2, 2019:
But what is the point of hatred? It often hurts the giver more than the receiver (as in this case) and always both parties can end up worse off unless one is strong.
How dare you talk about God's chosen ones! LOL!!! []
Mcflewster comments on Feb 2, 2019:
I often wonder if the phrase "God's chosen ones" started of a whole lot of trouble.
I'm sad to hear of the passing away of comedian Jeremy Hardy.
Mcflewster comments on Feb 1, 2019:
One of the greats.
What's your favourite toilet paper?
Mcflewster comments on Jan 30, 2019:
I was brought up partly using any old newspaper (in the back yard loo). That,too was good for the earth , but any other toilet paper is now an improvement.
Carl Woese: "Yes, I do not like people saying that atheism is based on science, because it’s not.
Mcflewster comments on Jan 30, 2019:
I prefer to say that all scientists must be agnostic. If you want to defend science you MUST be agnostic. Why would anyone starting to prove and advance scientific knowledge by ensuring a level playing field be anything else but agnostic. We must assume, that is, lack of predisposition and/ or bias?
It has just come to my attention that the 26th of January is not only the date Australia celebrates ...
Mcflewster comments on Jan 30, 2019:
I do not think that Mr Greer knew all the politics or strategy planning behind Churchill's thoughts and neither do we so it is difficult to judge. I do know that Morgan showed off his worst bullying and "I know more than you so Im right" attitude. He is the prince of over-talking and should be removed from his post . He is never happier than when 4 people are talking at once, then congratulates himself for winning but we have understood nothing because we heard just jabbering.
"People no longer understand how hold a rational conversation.
Mcflewster comments on Jan 26, 2019:
I see this as one of the most important topics that I have seen since I joined the site. However I have to double scrutinize it because of the involvement of RT.
Does 'character' mean anything one can define?
Mcflewster comments on Jan 25, 2019:
I would add Their views are always balanced.
Don't think there is "method" in philosophy, especially modern philosophy.
Mcflewster comments on Jan 25, 2019:
Not sure what you mean by "So, no, science doesn't need it."
I strongly believe that to get the best output from anyone of any age they should ...
Mcflewster comments on Jan 24, 2019:
I want to hear some crazy ideas and how you made/would make them less crazy.
Without the philosophy of science, there is no science.
Mcflewster comments on Jan 24, 2019:
Philosphy has a collection of connections to and between human traits, good and bad. Science has the ability to ratify those linkages.
I want to to make a general statement perhaps a confession.
Mcflewster comments on Jan 19, 2019:
I do not think this is a confession, at least there is no NEED to be guilty. I see it as a return to nature. Well done for all the experimentation involved. You also probably had a good teacher.
What is your view on Macjesus? []
Mcflewster comments on Jan 19, 2019:
But is it art?
Saw this banner at the L.A. teacher's strike. Can anyone fact check it? []
Mcflewster comments on Jan 19, 2019:
Welcome to the group. Well done for reaching out to a fact finding group. What is your best method so far
I need only 17 more points to make it to level 7. maybe I can do it with this posting. LOL
Mcflewster comments on Jan 14, 2019:
Please tell me what it is like to be in seventh heaven, whatever that is.
I need only 17 more points to make it to level 7. maybe I can do it with this posting. LOL
Mcflewster comments on Jan 13, 2019:
This is really sneaky because I am in almost exactly similar position and I did not have the wit to think of this. However I do respect the friendly co-operation of our members who got you over the line and thank the administrators who dreamed up this "competative" system of encouragement.
Political Correctness for the next group in power:
Mcflewster comments on Jan 13, 2019:
Political correctness is all about getting people to vote for you or listen to your ideas. also it helps generally if there are kinder ways of saying the same thing. However you should judge the need for PC from the point of view of a disadvantaged person and not just say. "I'm all right ,Jack this is unnecessary."
Can I please join?
Mcflewster comments on Jan 12, 2019:
Welcome to the group. Do you need any permissions? I think you are just showing respect for the UK way of thinking and I feel quite happy with that. Not that it is superior to any way of thinking -just different. We are all going through a hell of a political time at present and we need all the help and ideas that we can get.BTW a lot of people here are with you on the royalist agenda.
Why does religious belief have a strong effect on people?
Mcflewster comments on Jan 3, 2019:
They simply think they know all the answers OR know an invisible friend who does.
Hello everyone i have just joined this group.
Mcflewster comments on Dec 30, 2018:
Welcome. I am glad you enjoy conversations. I know that this is my preferred way of learning. Questioning and sharing interpretations of answers.
Too funny but true!
Mcflewster comments on Dec 27, 2018:
"In the beginning was the word" . What the HELL does that mean?
Being neither a neurologist or a philosopher, I don't write this with any authority but will make it...
Mcflewster comments on Dec 25, 2018:
Soul and spirit have more to do with the unknown side of human knowledge about the body. A 'spirit' was the unknown human-endowed creature who caused "The bump in the night".
If you are an Atheist or an Agnostic do you celebrate Christmas?
Mcflewster comments on Dec 25, 2018:
I celebrate the happiness of my family at a time when everyone else sees that that is the most important thing. Also to cheer myself up in dark winter months just as the pagans did.
My ex-husband.
Mcflewster comments on Dec 24, 2018:
It is good to know that some couples get through these terrible times and recognize each other's human needs.
Do you consider yourself a Scientist??
Mcflewster comments on Dec 15, 2018:
I consider that everyone is born with the innate abilities to be a scientist AND that we could improve all science and the uptake of science by actually calling everyone a scientists. Each person,I admit has had varying degrees of practice and confidence. Additionally everyone has had their science abilities suppressed from birth whilst we each reinvent and free our ourselves so that we practice real science. Science is not a body of knowledge, nor a group of people in white coats but a series of processes linked in a cyclical fashion. Once you have chosen one of these processes (e.g.ask a question) then the rest of the processes naturally follow on if the mind is free to practice what it was born with. Why do we always talk about the hard and intricate **knowledge **derived from science instead of giving each person the chance to follow the logic and methods of science to prove things for themselves.?
Saying goodbye to a coworker, and fellow atheist today.
Mcflewster comments on Dec 12, 2018:
If you feel that Religion has prevented you from being sad, compassionate, respectful of the dead and unable to point out the good that this man has done, then things are really bad. I am sure that this is not the case and that you have it in you to find a way to point out the real worth of people, particularly in the science and learning field. That is certainly what Humanism is about and all of us have some of that within us - it just needs recognizing.
With this morning’s news of a leadership challenge to Theresa May, what do you think the outcome ...
Mcflewster comments on Dec 12, 2018:
Vote result is immaterial as it is the hard line Brexiteers which must be ousted. Mrs May has said that she will not lead the next government , but has a tight grip on this postman's delivery leg and will not let go until she is pushed perhaps by a parliamentary vote on lack of confidence.
Hello all i just joined and just to say hi from Norfolk .
Mcflewster comments on Dec 11, 2018:
Welcome to the mix!
Hello all i just joined and just to say hi from Norfolk .
Mcflewster comments on Dec 8, 2018:
Welcome. We are becoming a force for something not sure what yet.
"Holier-Than-Thou Agnosticism: the proponent fails to justify their agnosticism with respect to ...
Mcflewster comments on Dec 6, 2018:
"fails to justify their agnosticism with respect to traditional theism". Why on earth should they? After all it is not that we know ANY answers as theists do
[] German view on Brexit and the Isle of Madness
Mcflewster comments on Nov 29, 2018:
Leaders can be changed . It is a new system and we are not living in the past. It is a first stage to world government [ which will solve so many problems] and if EU fails we go back 'n' years . Czechoslovakia is an entirely different situation but do not ask me to explain. UK can provide some excellent leaders but noit the biased Brexiteers .
I'd tell you a chemistry joke, but I'm not sure what type of reaction I'd get from you...🤔😅
Mcflewster comments on Nov 26, 2018:
Provided the activation energy was there you would get a radical reaction.
Talk about an unholy alliance.
Mcflewster comments on Nov 26, 2018:
All pointing to a weakness of Mrs May and other PMs - or rather the Irish problem should have been settled eons ago. They should have had a Scotland type agreement, unified north and south, no religious ties with strong devolved powers. No wonder the empire fell apart. Boris is just a trouble maker.
What has been your experience with humanist/agnostic/athiest groups that meet in person?
Mcflewster comments on Nov 22, 2018:
They have not the courage to speak out loudly and without upset in a way that people will listen to.
For those who will meet up with family (and friends) this holiday season, here's some advice from ...
Mcflewster comments on Nov 21, 2018:
I do not mind talking about politics or anyone else for that matter. What I do mind is someone telling me what to do. Religions do that too.
Just an update on Brexit options []
Mcflewster comments on Nov 20, 2018:
A good but Jokey assessment. My view is that we should praise leavers for starting the process (OR getting it out of our hair )and then treat the 2016 referendum as PART of the full and proper process IMO as decribed below i.e. use the chance to be educated whilst we are in the crisis or we will have countless other chaos referenda whilst we are putting Mr Cameron on trial for leading us on his path. No democratic referendum should be without at least these important phases . 

1 A vote to fire a ‘starting gun’ 2 An intensive fact finding phase in which any opposing sides should give full free and deep information with integrity, nothing hidden and no cunning distractions. 3 Lots of negotiation 4. A vote to decide the acceptability of what has been decided.
5. Revisions of offers and acceptances .
6. Final conclusion. Re Brexit, so far we have had only No 1 (in 2016) . Well done if you asked for it and voted 
 Not 2,3,4. Perhaps we will get no 5 soon and 6 will follow when ready. As a comparative test there are literally millions of people across the world who will have used all of these these process when they have been on strike. Not all strikes fulfil this ideal above however but when they do follow the above millions of people have been satisfied by these processes .

Why should Brexit be any different?
Trump supporter: "Would you vote for Oprah for president?"
Mcflewster comments on Nov 17, 2018:
Sad, but then I am not American so cannot really comment
Are you a better person ,since joining Agnostic.
Mcflewster comments on Nov 16, 2018:
This you are reading was posted on 16th Nov. The original post was intending to compare the changes to our members that result from membership of with other social media, like Facebook etc. It IS difficult to define "better person". I really did not intend to imply that just being in the site actually improves one. IMO this site does improve us even if you don't notice but some people did report satisfying changes. I wonder if anyone has de-registered from the site in order to improve themselves? We shall never know.
Can you tell us the most altruistic thing you have ever done?
Mcflewster comments on Nov 14, 2018:
Mine is the decision to cause the birth of my children, or maybe there are other things competing.
Please give us your feelings about the following, which I gave as a reply in another post.
Mcflewster comments on Nov 13, 2018:
"Check the facts up front?" or "Opinions differ, facts scientifically found don't" Please improve both for me
Do you think we ought consider a re-write of the Ten Commandments specifically for the Third ...
Mcflewster comments on Nov 13, 2018:
Anything withe the word command in it will not work.
Frank Turek (supremo Christian apologist) finally got it right about atheists.
Mcflewster comments on Nov 12, 2018:
So all we have to do is stop talking about God with any mind and that's him ....gone.
Who will decorate for the holidays?
Mcflewster comments on Nov 8, 2018:
Who is the point snatcher??
Youtube atheist: A little about CompelledUnbeliever - YouTube
Mcflewster comments on Nov 6, 2018:
I attend monthly a group of Skeptics and Believers in Henley on Thames UK. I am not be-littling your on- line work in any way but it would be so good if Christians and Atheist in America and the UK got together in a friendly and deliberately safe situation , talking just as you do on the videos on your part to just start the proper examination of these matters.
Anyone advise on how best to get to level 2?
Mcflewster comments on Nov 4, 2018:
Forget the target, it is for enjoyment . If it stalls there is something wrong. Would be sorry to lose you but that's life.
True it's disgustingly true!!!!
Mcflewster comments on Nov 4, 2018:
Hell would be pretty crowded as there are plenty of others who had no chance of "Knowing Christ" either because they were not born or because they lived outside the middle east.