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Anyone ever get the feeling you're going to be forever alone? I often get the feeling that if ...
Rudy1962 comments on Jan 4, 2018:
I've seen some very good long term relationships. I have seen more dysfunctional ones. Maybe you will end up in a good one, maybe not. I saw a post once though that I felt had a lot of truth in it. There is nothing more powerful than being okay alone with yourself. Also, I believe that in general we have an internal level of happiness. We believe that changes in our life will dramatically change this internal level of happiness. At first it does, but we eventually go back to our regular state of mind. I probably could have explained that better.
It might take more muscles to frown than to smile but, it takes even fewer to avoid eye contact in ...
Rudy1962 comments on Jan 4, 2018:
So maybe I'm an introvert just because I'm lazy
SEX!!! SEX!!! SEX!!! How many of you clicked this post just because of that? Thank you for ...
Rudy1962 comments on Jan 4, 2018:
Sex sells. People have been buying useless crap since the beginning of advertising, because of sexually subliminal and not so subliminal messages.
Three things I’m thankful for this time of year? Family, friends and Caller ID. You know, so I can...
Rudy1962 comments on Jan 4, 2018:
Nice one!
The admistration has twice denied a reply I made on the website. I refuse to take censor by some ...
Rudy1962 comments on Jan 2, 2018:
But you are open to censor from conservative idiots?
The admistration has twice denied a reply I made on the website. I refuse to take censor by some ...
Rudy1962 comments on Jan 2, 2018:
Can't make everyone happy all the time.
What would you do in the event of a zombie apocalypse?
Rudy1962 comments on Jan 2, 2018:
I'd take photos and post on Facebook!
Check out the latest fashion of satanic sports wear. :) Oh the irony of this one with the xmas ...
Rudy1962 comments on Jan 1, 2018:
I suppose a joke about santa and satan having the same letters would be cheesy and juvenile.
Give your thoughts on Agnostic.com feature priorities for 2018!
Rudy1962 comments on Jan 1, 2018:
I appreciate your efforts
What makes you break out your soapbox?
Rudy1962 comments on Jan 1, 2018:
Corrupt politicians
You might find this hard going. There were gods who were worshipped by vast numbers of people. ...
Rudy1962 comments on Jan 1, 2018:
We are not going to be tested on the names of all these God's are we?
Are atheist/agnostic people more susceptible to depression?
Rudy1962 comments on Jan 1, 2018:
I think that question is a tricky one. All I can say is if one's happiness is based on denial or making up one's own reality, that happiness is fragile and may eventually come crashing down. Also, there is often a quiet voice of reason in the background of the mind, messing with this attempt to create an artificial happiness.
I was at a bar tonight for a New Year's Eve celebration, though I rarely drink, and I started ...
Rudy1962 comments on Jan 1, 2018:
So was her mom still up?
Any other ignostics here? We seem to be a rare breed, wasn't even one of the options signing up. ...
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 31, 2017:
I learned that term in here and I believe it fits me. I'm a cat person also. Maybe there is a correlation.
If atheists had a holiday, what would that holiday look like?
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 31, 2017:
Lots of baby eating, blood drinking and crazy orgies. You know how we are? Lol
Atheism rubbing off on boyfriend?
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 31, 2017:
Good to see it working the opposite way of what I have seen in my life. I can think of two very reasonable mates who became all religious once they got married. It goes to show us men can be like little puppy dogs. "She pretty. I like her, so I just give her my brain" I'm talking of my friends, not your situation. You have reason on your side.
“The banana is the atheists nightmare "
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 31, 2017:
I will start questioning my atheism as soon as nature produces trees that grow twist off beer bottles. Oh, and I have really enjoyed the comments on this post.
I've been here a few days, actually level 4..., whatever that means...? What I would like to know, ...
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 31, 2017:
Ayn Rand. I believe the most famous conservative atheist of all time. Funny how Christian right GOP politicians have taken on some of her beliefs. I believe Paul Ryan is actually a bit of a fan of hers. That could be just gossip though. No I'm not a fan of hers.
I found out this morning that I lost a friend to suicide. I appreciate all of the people who ...
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 30, 2017:
You're right. He had a huge voice. Very talented.
Are you 100% certain that there is no god?
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 30, 2017:
The odds in Vegas that there is no God is 4:1
Watching bill Maher when he stated some religious people pay no mind to climate and human activities...
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 29, 2017:
It is time for the human race to mature and get rid of fairy tales and imaginary friends. Just like individuals, we cannot collectively survive if we don't. Reality is at times hard, but it is reality and needs to be dealt with.
They're saying the Roy Moore supporters are praying now!
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 29, 2017:
I encourage the entire religious right to pray instead of voting.
Kyle Kuklinski of Secular Report on YouTube explains here why Ben Shapiro is dead wrong when he ...
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 29, 2017:
I listen to Kyle Kuklinski every chance I get. He cuts through the bullshit.
I'm leaning towards "free will" being an illusion. Convince me otherwise.
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 29, 2017:
It makes sense that once things were set into motion they would follow a certain and, if one could comprehend everything, predictable path. A good point was made here though, does that mean we are not responsible for our actions? I guess it was determined at the point of the big bang I would write all this.....and this too....
When we fail to see the truth we fail to see reality. When we fail to see reality we fail to accept ...
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 29, 2017:
If this question is looked at from a psychological and personal view it is a different conversation. Like religious people, I would say everyone is in some form of denial about themselves and their life. Also, like with religion, we all fool ourselves to avoid some painful part of our reality. What I got from this is that we cannot move forward until we accept ourselves and our life circumstances for what they really are. There was that one line in Gone With the Wind, talking of Scarlet O'Hara, she sees the world the way she wishes it to be and not the way it is.........Sorry, I have a cold and was up late last night with my cats celebrating the Milwaukee Bucks come from behind win. We went through an entire pack of cat nip.
Is God addicting?
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 29, 2017:
The old joke when recovering alcoholics and drug addicts get clean and become religious fanatics:. "I used to be all messed up on drugs. Now I'm all messed up on Jesus". Cross addiction. It is the dopamine factor. Lots of alcoholics switch to gambling addictions.
What would it be like to be married to you?
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 28, 2017:
I've finally become honest with myself. At this point in my life it would take a very rare bird to be happy in a relationship with me. I'm a bit of a slob. I wouldn't live with someone again. I spend most of my time with my minor children. Worse yet, that time spent with them is usually at their mother and step-dads house. That's a long story. And on top of that, I need a lot of alone time. I guess it would kind of suck.
How do we, as a community, deal with the inevitable trolls that show up?
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 27, 2017:
I will knock him off the bridge with my horns.
Atheist pick up lines?
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 27, 2017:
Would you like to go back to my place and dine on babies and drink the blood of fallen angels?
Is it rationally justified to pay for sex ?
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 26, 2017:
I believe legalizing prostitution would be helpful in efforts to end sex slave trafficking, as I believe decriminalizing drugs and addressing it as a medical condition would decrease drug addictions
The American Problem I am moved to write this rather long post because of two Americans who are ...
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 26, 2017:
I'm going to give what might seem like a strange analogy, but I'm a drug and alcohol counselor and also like to follow politics. American capitalism is similar to a methamphetamine addiction. At first it really made this country productive, when people start taking meth they can work for days, but we are now feeling the negative effects of our unfettered capitalism. Unchecked capitalism has found its way into every aspect of American life. At this point it is a complete competition of who can gain the most wealth at any cost. Our media and politics have been taken over by it. The goal is not to improve the citizenry of the country, it is the bottom line. Advertising pushes the ideology that status is based on what one has and not who they are. Education is now to get a higher paying job, not to be more informed. Conveniently, that ideology helps Wall Street. A society that does not value critical thinking is easier to manipulate. Sure Trump is a terrible person, but he's rich. Don't you want to be rich like him? Now I'm starting to ramble. Many other factors are also at play. I will mention two of them. For America to become a superpower there was "the greatest generation". They did at least value hard work. They raised children, and a fair number of them were spoiled and have a strong sense of entitlement. This has not helped "Merica". Also, since the days of slavery, the rich have used the "divide and conquer" strategy to keep the less fortunate from noticing they were being used. This strategy is in full force here now. Anyway that's how I see it.
I highly recommend this short, easy read... The Reason Revolution - Atheism, Secular Humanism, and ...
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 26, 2017:
Thanks for the suggestion. I just started reading it. I like his writing style.
I thought these were freaking hilarious!!!
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 23, 2017:
Thanks for giving me a laugh today
I grew up with a Catholic father, and a Southern Baptist mother. I was literally told to drink the ...
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 23, 2017:
I went to a Catholic grade school and was an altar boy, most of the "hoodlums" in town came from that Catholic grade school. I remember once after service the other altar boy and I got drunk on the wine in the back. The priest was a friend of ours. We never understood a word he said, but we helped him drink his wine. Joy to the world!
Wisconsin Lawmaker: Convert To Christianity Or Be ‘Destroyed’
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 23, 2017:
Wisconsin used to be a progressive state. We will see what the future holds for our great state. I live smack dab in the middle of Trump country, one of the main reasons I've become a recluse.
A Few Words About the “Alt-Left.” There are some faux liberals hard at work to destroy the ...
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 22, 2017:
Two things seem abundantly clear at this point in the U.S.of A's political system. Corporate America is well on its way to a complete take over this country. Corporate America has proven time and time again it has no concern for anything other than continuing to increase their bottom line. I have no interest in adding to an oligarchy by voting for politicians who are indebted to their corporate donors through super PACs. I'm pretty sure this sickening amount of money given to both parties is not given for altruistic reasons. Half the country didn't bother voting. It seems that fear/extortion is not motivating people to vote. Sure things are better in many ways when the kinder and gentler oligarchs, the DNC, is steering the ship. However, the gap between the rich and the rest of us continues to increase no matter who is in charge. Perhaps people hurting (having to work two jobs and still can't stay above water, can't afford decent healthcare, insurmountable college debt, etc....) made them angry. Maybe that anger and pain allowed a sociopathic con-man to come in and win. Nah...I'm sure it was the one percent who voted for Jill Stein.
What are you doing this Christmas Eve?
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 22, 2017:
I enjoy Christmas Eve with my relatives. However, "having a ball" is a bit of a stretch so couldn't check that one. Also, my brother in law likes micro brews so there is a good chance I will be as lit as the Christmas Tree
Well myth mas will be celebrated on December 25th and yet no other religious holidays are nationally...
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 22, 2017:
Give it a few years.
I think that non theists should be tax exempt. The reason for this is that theists, most of them, ...
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 21, 2017:
Funny
Is "brutal honesty" unnecessary?
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 21, 2017:
I think we as humans need to be aware of our fight or flight responses. Often when avoid being honest with people because it gets us revved up, and that energy is not comfortable to just hold onto. Once we decide to confront the person, and the adrenaline is running, we are likely to do it in "attack mode". Perhaps best to be honest with ourselves before working on being honest with others.
I'm new and don't quite know how to work this thing. I don't have to kill any avatars to move up a ...
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 21, 2017:
Keep the posts coming. You're a funny guy. Strange coincidence, driving all the way across Nebraska on I-80 is what finally turned me into an atheist. I pleaded to God, "Please let this end.". He didn't answer so I assumed he didn't exist or was dead.
Do you believe in Bigfoot?
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 21, 2017:
I believe anything over a size 10 is a Bigfoot
I just have an instinctive feeling that a lot of people who claim to believe, really don't,but,are ...
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 21, 2017:
I've seen people who were agnostic become religious once they found a religious partner. It is obvious they did so just to appease their significant other. This always makes me think, "so you finding this person somehow increases the chances of there being a God? How does that work?"
What do you think of people that think all you need is the Bible?
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 20, 2017:
Some people gain a false sense of security in staying narrow minded, like living in a "mental box" to avoid cognitive dissonance.
In your relationships, does someone usually "wear the pants?"
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 20, 2017:
Despite my best efforts, my cats continue to run the show
Conservatives Worry Feminists Are Using Witchcraft To Destroy Trump
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 19, 2017:
If they could just make it a burning bush he would burn his predatory baby hands
I had a good laugh just now. A while back I created a profile on a dating app called Zoosk. I ...
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 19, 2017:
What the hell? I wonder if Christ knows she is trying to cheat on him.
How do you deal with people who don't respect facts in a discussion?
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 19, 2017:
I try to convince them that voting is a waste of time
Im not religious by any means but sometimes when Im at a family event they pray. Like funerals, ...
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 19, 2017:
I've found it doesn't go over well if, when folks are praying, you laugh out loud and say, "yah, right, whatever."
Which one of THESE fetishes would you be most willing to deal with?
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 18, 2017:
I'd be worried for my cats if I had a significant other who wanted to dress me up in an animal costume
What if you're NOT screwed up? Emotions come from thoughts. There has never been an emotion ...
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 18, 2017:
I use the analogy of animal trails in the woods.
Share your thoughts about NFL players kneeling during pre-game playing of national anthem.
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 17, 2017:
Some well thought out and well articulated comments on this thread. I'm offended by people being unnecessarily killed by police, and police being exonerated for obvious murder. I've seen the videos. The people they kill have parents, children, siblings and friends who forever will feel the pain of an unnecessary shooting. This seems obviously more harmful than taking a knee. I've watched a lot of football on television, with a lot of people, and not once have I seen someone stand.
My wife was talking to a woman that was at a bar, dancing provocatively and sat at our table. We ...
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 17, 2017:
I suppose I'm saying the obvious. They become angry because it challenges the pleasant lie they are desperately trying to hold onto. If they were that secure in their beliefs they would not become so angry, defensive and insecure.
I am going through a bad moment in my life because I live with an alcoholic girlfriend and I was ...
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 11, 2017:
Have to find a new purpose in life. There are millions to choose from.
Facepalm Just got through arguing with a climate change denier. "It's snowing in Texas, therefore ...
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 10, 2017:
Good news. I just ate, so there is no global hunger. (Paraphrasing Stephen Colbert. It was better when and how he said it.)
Is it possible to be an atheist and not even try to be?
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 8, 2017:
For me it is possible to be an atheist and not try to be. I went to a Catholic grade school. I even had to be an altar boy, but I never read the Bible and never believed any of it. I'm a lazy Atheist. I always have been. It makes life easier. I just have to deal with the here and now.
So...I have a question? If Jesus’ death happened only two thousand years ago, what happened to ...
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 6, 2017:
Well...Many Christians say that if one has not "heard the word of the Lord" then they are "exonerated" from going to hell for not believing. That begs the question, so was Jesus a sadistic SOB for coming down and "spreading the word" so people could burn for eternity?
Would you raise your children religious just to fit in?
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 4, 2017:
No
Ignosticism, anyone? The basic idea that it's pointless to argue the existence or non-existence ...
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 3, 2017:
I think I'm now an ignostic, Atheist now. Damn identity crisis. Good comments on this thread.
Ignosticism, anyone? The basic idea that it's pointless to argue the existence or non-existence ...
Rudy1962 comments on Dec 3, 2017:
Yes! I have been thinking the same thing. Never heard the term "ignosticism" before.
If god doesn't like the way I live, let him tell me, not you...(Crickets).
Rudy1962 comments on Nov 28, 2017:
Right. It's almost like people create God in their image of what they think and believe is right. Well maybe not "almost like."
Good morning people, hope everyone survived Thanksgiving!
Rudy1962 comments on Nov 24, 2017:
It was a little touch and go after stuffing myself with turkey and micro-brews, but I made it. I'm a survivor!
I am amazed at the number of seemingly intelligent people who either blindly subscribe to organized ...
Rudy1962 comments on Nov 24, 2017:
Cognitive Dissonance

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