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‘Open to meeting women’ means:

  1. For sharing ideas, conversation and comparing perspectives.

  2. Personally meeting some showing mutual interest in cultivating friendship and social activities. Arresting or discontinuing at this level is just ‘dandy’.

  3. Only a possibility of exclusive intimacy eventuating, should one in particular become special.

So, for women within my age range still seeking ‘that one’ as sole motivation for screening, it is vital to point out that I’m not him.

Though possessing ‘that one’ character traits, at this phase of life I’m leaving the ‘off feet sweeping’ and hip attachment to other generations.

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Do you believe in good and bad?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 20, 2018:
Good and bad are subjective and extremely limited. I prefer life affirmative and life negating or various other ways to describe opposing forces in nature and the natures of our kind. It also discloses evil in the form of life thwarting actions committed and perpetuated by religions against those trapped in them from the earliest stages of life.
Is this possible? What is your opinion?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 20, 2018:
The best level is at any friend level for people who are their own best friends.
Hi all! New to this app and to this group.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 20, 2018:
What repercussions? Welcome to free waters. There are still a few cult minions on this side but much less of a presence and secular. I've never been a JW but have adopted two of their practices voluntarily, as an individual and for completely different reasons. Zero ritual occasions; meaning all holidays and all group rituals but respecting and showing respect for others participating, in general. Also refusal of blood. Nothing about it is reated to theology. I hope in your cross-over that you get enjoyment from holidays and the intellectual freedom you've reclaimed.
In the last eighteen months we’ve grown used to government policies decided on a whim, family ...
Silver1wun comments on Jun 20, 2018:
Ship their asses back asap.
Have you ever felt hatred towards the human species?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 19, 2018:
I'm developing a sincere loathing for stupid, gullible people.
Good morning! Hope you woke up happy this morning. I did ?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 19, 2018:
'Woke up happy'? What are you, some kind of subversive!? ? Actually, yup. ?
I am suffering from depression at the moment
Silver1wun comments on Jun 19, 2018:
Depression is a symptom with causes that vary, somewhat like anemia. Without knowing anything about a person, even a wild guess seldom hits the mark. I used to get depressed once in awhile. It was usually the easily identifiable kind called 'anger turned inward' unrelated to things like disability or addictions. Anger happens pretty commonly as a result of frustration from unrealized expectations, sometimes exascerbated by ingratitude. I found one good remedy by accident. Suffering depression after walking away from everything material connected with a marriage many years ago; I was riding a bus to work and was running late. Sitting there silently cursing the buses for always being behind schedule it happened! The beeping sound! Whenever the bus was taking on a person in a wheelchair a little platform SLOWLY extended. The driver had to get out of his/her seat, wrestle the chair into place, secure it with a belt and then FINALLY resume driving! Boy was I pissed now being even later.. Suddenly while regarding that poor young soul bound to a chair, I felt internally embarrassed and really ungrateful. Would I ever in ten lifetimes switch places with him? Being merely late for work shrunk to insignificance. Loss of my car, house and the illusion of them being meaningful at all disappeared; especially knowing that I, unlike the other passenger, would be able to replace them soon. During the rest of the ride new eyes recognized others on that bus with physically apparent barriers that I didn't have. It has stayed with me as a reusable remedy in times of frustration. I've learned that anger management is mis-named. Actually expectation management and gratitude management head-off necessity for it. That includes anger at self. My case as mentioned was about depression not complicated by other issues.
Today.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 19, 2018:
Too much information is more of a burden when we store it indiscriminately. I've found that carrying around lots of information about things that are not so vs. actual knowledge - information about things that are so, the load is much more easily managed. Consider how much lighter and freer it was after having uloaded theological myths. It gets even easier by shedding many social mores attached to the erstwhile myths. Divesting oneself of political myths is even better! Information (knowledge) necessary for such evolution is a bit difficult to acquire sometimes but it DOES lighten the 'overload'.
I'm thinking about having a coming out party! Being atheist after so many years as a born again ...
Silver1wun comments on Jun 19, 2018:
Unfortunately, I don't share your position. All my friends and relatives, even 'believers', keep religion out of their way in daily living. The prospect sounds like fun though. I'd love to have a good reason to design, print and pass out 'tracts' beckoning people to discover true fulfillment and happiness by embracing reality; by giving up faith in gods, doctrines and 'isms' contrived for them to live by and issued by power lusting theologians and politicians.
I think of a world without borders A free world about everything, beliefs, thoughts, free religion, ...
Silver1wun comments on Jun 19, 2018:
All that is left now is to find Wendy to fly there with you. ?
Millions of people have decided not to be sensitive.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 19, 2018:
Reich more accurately called it armoring and to some extent we all develop it in order to function at all in a pathogenic society.
I think I've found a picture of what real love looks like isn't it gorgeous
Silver1wun comments on Jun 19, 2018:
I think its desperate and ridiculous. If not it would really be funny!
I think I've found a picture of what real love looks like isn't it gorgeous
Silver1wun comments on Jun 19, 2018:
I think its desperate and ridiculous. If not it would really be funny!
You Can Control Who is in Your Life
Silver1wun comments on Jun 18, 2018:
Too, too funny!
I've enjoyed being single for the last decade, but now I would like a partner.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 18, 2018:
Your worst 'enemy' of the natural process of attracting someone worth the investment is WORRY. It is a destructive emotion that will cause you to settle, as in cash-in chips in a game that seems risky to continue just when it is beginning to work. Take the energy wasted in worry and invest it examination and improvement of you. Self love and especially loyalty to self coming from it will make you your best guardian while 'giving off' the most accurate appearance of your self to others. It takes time and courage to avoid distractions like physical or material attractions IF what you want is to have ultimate compatibility and longevity. If you have to 'kiss a lot of frogs' you're kissing way too soon. Also, if what we love only includes our best foot 'put forward', there's still work to be done. When we wholly love and respect ourselves leading with a best foot will feel disingenuous. ....and a bit too worried.
Love or in-love?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 18, 2018:
In just about every application of the verb 'falling', it is something undesirable, often injuring and always in error; frequently occurring in the midst of haste and inattentiveness. Why falling when applied to discovery of love is a positive is some mystery; especially because the phenomenon so glowingly described shows the same results. If a solid, intimate, well thought out and felt relationship is to eventuate, falling just doesn't seem to be a desirable element. Attraction should be cultivated rationally, over time. This optimizes the ability to develop familiarity, depth of respect, affection, trust and real love of a person; not just want of them for how they look or what they possess or what kind of commitment can be secured as a substitute for 'trust'. Falling in love is one of many myths that remain with people even long after they've disposed of belief in other more obvious myths like religions.
This feels true to me.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 18, 2018:
This sentiment is well founded. Social attitudes toward development of a strong, lasting intimate bond are antithetical to it occurring naturally. There is no such thing as 'fast food' yet cutting to the chase out of impatience, before we even know what we're chasing, just to allay anxiety and feelings of emptiness are the rule, not the exception. There is no abundance, no 'shelf-life' what we accept in the rush is often the best available from both sides in the drive-thru, good or not. And oh how exasperating to discover when we're back on the freeway that some items ordered or expected aren't in the bag! No fault finding in this, save destructive conditioning by society and it's (male dominated) institutions.
Smart Phones and People?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 17, 2018:
do I feel the impulse to defend people by disagreeing? Maybe it will pass. :)
Two parter; 1) Your Top 5 "loves" (with specifics.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 17, 2018:
1. Sophia Loren 2. Zora Neale Hurston 3. Judge Janine Pirro 4. Hanan Ashrawi 5. Benazir Bhutto The only three would be Hanan, Sophia and Janine because they are the only ones still alive. High hopes for Sophia! :)
I'm with Willie
Silver1wun comments on Jun 17, 2018:
Those responsible for their care are also responsible for their existence. Directly or indirectly, they are also responsible for them illegally entering our territory. They should be herded back across the border where they entered and become repatriated or illegal guests of the country from which they entered. I think any Christians disposed to care for them should follow them back.
Who has/had the best singing voice of all-time? My vote goes to Whitney Houston.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 17, 2018:
Without criteria on which to base such judgment answers are merely opinion and sentimental. There are two different fundamental bases upon which to evaluate best voice that don't even include elements like phrasing and emotional emphasis. Who can say who is the best? Artists are different in so many ways from one another. Many play an instrument with great virtuosity. I ask do they play the instrument or do they play music? The voice is an instrument through which one can render musical performances. I ask are they using musical compositions to demonstrate instrumental virtuosity or applying virtuosity to a composition in order to render music. A great voice is one that renders not only well practiced instrumental gymnastics but one that honors composer, piece and audience. That said, who can compare with Ella?
“You hear about the new roach spray?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 16, 2018:
Only George saw so many things in such authentically original ways. He literally treated us to how original and critical thoughts feel along with the bitter disappointment that so few others *actually see!* It relates to my favorite DaVinci perspective. He saw us (people) in three categories: 'Those who see, who see when they are shown and those who do not see'.
The government doesn't want us to be well informed.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 16, 2018:
He was right and what the government wants they have. I see little evidence of critical thought anywhere. Just a lot of swapping one set of isms for another; of uniting with locked arms and locked minds. Sure miss George!
'The modern human assumption that trees, plants and all other wildlife are “just property” is, ...
Silver1wun comments on Jun 16, 2018:
All this touchy-feely nature loving stuff is giving me a woody.. :)
Will Trump win in 2020?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 16, 2018:
Trump doesn't know how to not win. IF he doesn't develop a health issue or the deep state doesn't find a way to assassinate him, he'll win again.
I am so glad I found this god forsaken place.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 16, 2018:
You'd love China. One of my favorite little things about it is sneezing and nobody commenting or invoking gods. :)
Religion is fiction masquerading as fact.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 16, 2018:
So are doctrines of political correctness.
Does your brain and your mouth have separate agendas at times ?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 16, 2018:
Not that I'm aware of.
We are on a worldwide stage, showing how agnostics and atheists think and live, and laugh and play.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 16, 2018:
Thinking of non-believers in terms of community feels a bit confining. I share no sense of anything with other infidels except the intellectual waters we've chosen for habitat. It's sort of like salt vs. fresh waters with the brackish waters in-between for agnostics. Rejecting salt doesn't mean that there aren't still a lot of strange fish in the area with whom there is little of anything different to note than when they were in 'the sea'. One example is an entirely common delusion among non-believers that rejection of gods is more than evidence of the *possibility* that one thinks independently. Most of them are still uncomfortable with self-navigating and still prefer moving about in 'schools'; comforted and secure by schools of 'like-minded' fish. Like mindedness is, in fact, often mentioned as a desirable trait in others. Independent, critical thought avoids such safe-zones; seeking rather like interested with differing perspectives to share and compare. It is how learning happens.
I had an epiphany today.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 15, 2018:
The first 'order of business' in learning why and how former attachments failed to meet expectations is to own our part in it. I truly believe that no person can be more than half culpable for failure in a process wherein both parties voluntarily participate. Until or unless honest self-examination is done, responsibility is accepted and forgiveness of both self and the other happen, most people will continue to fail, blame other people's flaws and repeat the process. Some hallmark errors are being distracted by what we perceive to be beautiful and desirable (the storybook falling in love) to the extend that beautiful, unrealistic fantasies are fabricated - both ways. We fixate on this early paclaging and shut-out conflicting perceptions with the erronious notion that the 'love' is stronger and little things can be tolerayed or overcome. Later, as the fantasies beging also 'falling' we find another wrong notion to 'save' what was thoight to be so wonderful called 'working on the relationship'. I liken it to proverbial 'hanging of wall paper with one arm' in a room with two different sets of wall sizes. Relationsjips, as they ate called, like this are never more importamt than the people comprising them. Genuine bonds can be formed if the work is done on the front end, patiently, with love of self and the other and two sets of eyes wide open . No substitute for time exists for some processes. Ask any good cook.
Acupuncture
Silver1wun comments on Jun 14, 2018:
More effective for some problems, like most modalities; including Western Medicine orthodoxy that is symptom focused. When and if a unified approach ever develops most illness will vanish by having been deprived of development fostering conditions. Aberrations will be corrected by an equally unified approach that treats mental, emotional and somatic imbalances together.
I need some advice.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 14, 2018:
At first meeting or before gives the other person the kind of trust that will be vital to anything worthwhile eventuating. If the information 'wards off', so be it. Sooner the better to save time and emotions. I start right out revealing as many potentially 'negative' facts about myself as possible at first meeting or before. (as in bio) If people have a problem with you being you to begin with, that is good! One less set of problems down the road. Healing and reconstruction of psyche take time. One might believe damage to have been overcome but proof is in how you reach out to others. Most aren't going to be forthcoming anyway, unfortunately. Lead by example and just 'spill it'. Love yourself for it.
Psychologist warns Trump's mental state is rapidly deteriorating -- and he may be 'on the boundary ...
Silver1wun comments on Jun 13, 2018:
My concern is that the alleged psychologist is not connected with reality; along with the ignorant, unhinged Social Democrat sycophants for whom nothing is right. The only thing that would make Trump's achievements right with them is if they'd been accomplished by an Obama or Clinton; which history has shown to be an impossibility. If they could have, they would have and all of the whining and sucking of thumbs in 'safe spaces' can't change the fact.
Euphonious (of sound, especially speech) pleasing to the ear.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 13, 2018:
Euphonious Flatulence triggers the imagination
Favorite Band/Musician?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 13, 2018:
Buddy Rogers
Good morning!
Silver1wun comments on Jun 13, 2018:
Good morning. My Friday today; celebrating - Donald Trump Day Thursday - 'Big League' and making it a four day weekend at Lake Havasu with huuge water and incredible sunshine! Coffee on! ?
Ok, so not a religious type, but if I were into spiritual ritual I would be into this: the Māori ...
Silver1wun comments on Jun 13, 2018:
Hey I love it! Let's all get dressed like that and meet at WalMart for a big jiggle and stomp! ?
I just read that in the USA, Water became the most consumed bottled product in 2017.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 13, 2018:
The greatest consumption of anything here in the USA isn't of what comes out of faucets OR bottles. It is consumption of the toxic products of television; 'news' in particular. Our whole population is afflicted with Bovis Scatagenetic Syndrome. It is a form of acquired immune deficiency of the ability to reason. Theological fanaticism and Social Democrat Fantasyism are its most lethal and terminal stages.
Do you have to lead a structured life ?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 13, 2018:
Not if I can help it.
Dating and Trump
Silver1wun comments on Jun 13, 2018:
Astonishing how many people think clearly enough to see through the nonsense called religion while on the other hand fall prey to delusions induced by those controlling news and entertainment media. Actually disappointing would be more accurate. It almost causes personal embarrassment to identify myself as atheist.
Today while talking to a friend about her recent breakup, I asked what reason her partner gave her ...
Silver1wun comments on Jun 13, 2018:
Who knows about lines, etc..? One can love completely and still find that love alone cannot fulfill what is necessary for sexual intimacy. Feelings like admiration, 100% trust, unconditional respect for their autonomy, physical attraction, unquestionable honesty, self-love and more are necessary to eliminate barriers to sexual sharing and surrender. We can dearly love people who don't love themselves; who hold themselves in less than the highest esteem; who are damaged so that they are incapable of trusting another human being and more. Those kinds of deficiencies don't make them evil, unlovable or undeserving of love sympathy or compassion, but they certainly CAN disqualify eligibility for sharing a sexually intimate bond. In those kinds of cases, love indeed, is not enough.
Weird morning.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 13, 2018:
I'd answer 'Which translation'? There are quite a few and they do differ in subtle ways. Also would answer yes and that I'm grateful for the Bible because by knowing it one can easily see how theologians misuse what is contained in it to advance their counterfeit theological doctrines and values. Most of all how grateful I am that the Bible revealed for me how false, evil and corrupt men who hawk religions are. But for the Bible showing up religions and the sick men who promote the hypocritical institutions they are, I might never have become atheist. I'd say YES by all means read the Bible and ignore theologians twisting of it and you too can ascend to the level of atheist. Have a nice day. :)
Trump Can't Win: [patreon.com]
Silver1wun comments on Jun 12, 2018:
He's winning so much and isn't even half way through his first term, I feel guilty! PLEASE PRESIDENT TRUMP STOP! I'M SOOOOOO TIRED OF WINNING! (and so are the pathetic Democrats and swamp Republican Judas Goats).
Now I remember why I keep leaving this site.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 12, 2018:
Does anyone here have the slightest idea what an idiot is? Words DO mean things and misuse of them ought to be as embarrassing as misspellings and grammatical errors; but nooooo. I'd like to say that there are idiots commenting here but that would be impossible because the classic definition would make necessary reading comprehension of moronic remarks impossible. Originally, before rampant misuse, idiot meant a person who'd arrested developmentally between ages 1 and 3. An equally legitimate archaic term 'imbecile' was applied to arrested development between 4 and 7. A moron was a person arrested between 8 and 12. This means the worst insult and misuse of a term one could apply to Donald Trump would be moron, because he is both literate and educated. Since he is a stellar achiever with a great education that he's used to advantage, even moron misses the mark. Morons, however, are capable of many things that surviving in the world require. An adult arrested in their development between 8 and 12 would be reasonably literate; able to pass basic trade licensing exams and drivers' license tests; be capable of driving, breeding and yes, ha ha, VOTING. Morons are adept at sports, gardening, holding down relatively simple jobs in everyday careers and most interestingly, are capable of making asinine comments on the Internet. :)
Now I remember why I keep leaving this site.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 12, 2018:
They can't stand it Terry! He wins at everything he does and they are growling and chewing the draperies and carpets with foam billowing from their mouths. No matter what he does or how he WINS!, they are going to whine and piss and moan. He plays them like an organ grinder allowing them to make monkeys out of themselves. I just hope he has plenty of his own security people working with Secret Service because he is dramatically diminishing their options and they are DESPERATE! I'm neither Repub nor Demo, but am seriously enjoying the way he's turning them into a huge, hilarious animal act. It isn't lost on the general public and the booming economy should result in a bloodbath in November. There will be a 'blue trickle'...
Do you think Trump's meeting with Kim Jong un is a veiled attempt to challenge China by affiliating ...
Silver1wun comments on Jun 12, 2018:
No...
Grumpy Cat
Silver1wun comments on Jun 12, 2018:
Loooooooove grumpy cat!
If I were there
Silver1wun comments on Jun 12, 2018:
I'd be there if I was within an hour or so from Euless. I'd meet any of quite a number of interesting sounding women connected to this site if they were within an hour or two. Probably an afternoon meeting though so there'd be enough time to drive back before too late.
What do yall think of this?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 12, 2018:
Sad
Two years ago today, at 2am, we lost 49 precious people to a man with a gun at the Pulse nightclub ...
Silver1wun comments on Jun 12, 2018:
Notice that it is almost always men? When not men it's different; a mission gping after specific parties then done. We manufacture these men of today. We've always manufactured guns. What's needed is 'male' control, correction and prevention of their disease.
Canada shows its rump to trump.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 12, 2018:
We chose him as president. Not Republicans and certainly not Democrats. The electorate of our Republic chose him and our leaders are ALWAYS determined not by partisans comprising about 85% of the electorate, but folks in the non-partisan mainstream. Thanks for the arse view. The USA has been 'bent over' on trade for decades. Now it is the turn of others. If you want our markets the price just went up to parity; as in fair trade. Don't like it? Sell your mineral resources and manufactured goods elsewhere. We do, all the time.
A happy accident....the lighting is just perfect for the bubbles!
Silver1wun comments on Jun 12, 2018:
The focus too. Great pic.
Not sure if it's my PC or a site problem.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 12, 2018:
So much far that mystery. It appears to have been the browser. Chrome connected like always.
Jealousy. Is it a lack of self-esteem on the part of the jealous person?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 12, 2018:
Jealousy is very destructive to loving, trusting bonds. It is symptomatic of distrust and lack of thorough understanding of another person primarily. Secondarily, it is proprietory; disclosing a sense of 'ownership' of another person and requirement that the other person's joy in the living of life isn't acceptable unless it comes from the title holder. I'm not talking about sexual or other kinds of infidelity as defined between people, even though that might cause deep disappointment and painful regrets. Disappointment can be equally painful upon discovery that one you trust implicitly in all sitiations doesn't have reciprocal trust in you or doesn't feel joy at your happiness unless it comes only from them.
Ever been out on a first or second date with someone, and awkwardly ran into either one of your ex's...
Silver1wun comments on Jun 12, 2018:
I wouldn't find it to be awkward at all. Good people can be in the status popularly labeled 'ex' as it relates to a sexual basis. With maturity and growth of respect and appreciation for all of life; especially good people, I've learned that relationships can morph. Our relationships with friends and family do it all the time. There, to me, is no sound reason that loving bonds with others shouldn't be subject to the same changes when and if changes occur externally or intimately that call for said morphing. For examples: We dearly love and are bonded with our children and siblings and parents. Over time, life's seasons gradually change the natures of those loving relationships in many ways; almost all of which don't call for rejecting those loved ones entirely or permanently; even if we disagree with some of their choices. The dearest woman in this world to me is now in a very enriching and better intimate one with another man who is also a wonderful person. Our relationship morphed over a period of about 13 years into one that remains close; not unlike those of life-long friends, close siblings, close cousins etc. The whole 'ex' principle is something imposed on us before we even have a chance to evaluate it in natural or more objective ways. Why? Because it is yet another cruel, wasteful, vindictive and pathogenic aspect of our male dominated, double-standard, business deal society. It is the principle of 'throwing our the baby with the bathwater' founded solely on pride and perceived 'standing' in the views of others.
Suicide: a cowardly move? True or false?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 12, 2018:
Patently false...
No doubt the scientists in our membership will explain how supposedly ignorant Syrian men can ...
Silver1wun comments on Jun 12, 2018:
What is common knowledge to most Israelis, we are oblivious to. That is 'Greater Israel'. Political Zionist fanatics (those now in full control the government) aren't going to be satisfied with taking all of Palestine. They already occupy parts of Lebanon and Syria and are in possession of virtually all of Palestine in one way or another; such as blockade... Greater Israel includes large portions of Syria, Iraq, all of Jordan and Sinai all the way to Egypt. Making Assad look like a mass murdering tyrant in the Western press is vital as a pretext for attacking Syria and creating yet another 'power vacuum' in the region; giving an excuse for Israel, with support vassal states (the FUKUS triumverate of France, UK and US) to fill-in the vacuum... Jordan has been 'riding the tiger' for decades and will probably be the last portion to be absorbed. Not sure whether it will play-out in this way, but it has been moving in that direction for almost 18 years. Vassal states, one might ask? After all, 'tiny' Israel is hardly as powerful as a feudal lord. I answer, that it depends on what KIND of power is wielded. Governments dependent upon an electorate ( a real one, not a counterfeit one as in Israel ) are also dependent upon what the population thinks of them to get elected. And, I'd add, raising enough money to get elected. What the populations 'think' is mostly, that margin being all it takes to get elected, a matter of what appears in press and popular entertainment media. Anyone want to consider a scenario in which a person in our country would be elected to ANY office if they were publicly critical of the behavior of the state of Israel?
Pizzas anyone? Lol!!
Silver1wun comments on Jun 12, 2018:
But it isn't always good for the pizza...
Okay so I've always been a neck sniffer.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 12, 2018:
I think this poll stinks...
I was messing around on Pinterest earlier and picked this up.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 12, 2018:
Too too cute. I love it!
Do you go to church just to keep the peace?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 12, 2018:
Oh, your question reminded me of a fling I had many years ago with an older woman of 33. She lamented some men who were on the obnoxious side that she wasn't really interested in but who 'hounded' and wouldn't go home or go away at the end of an 'evening'. She told me that she just let them 'have their way' to get rid of them. This going to church to suit others bears some interesting similarity. Keep the peace. Monday is only tomorrow. Or: "Close your eyes and think of England?"
There is no agnostic vs. atheist! The peeve I have...
Silver1wun comments on Jun 12, 2018:
The 'label' for you is the same as the one for everyone else. "YOU" it is distinctive and beautiful and all YOU need. Leave labeling to others. Any time you take a position on ANY issue, they will label you in a 'New York Minute'! I feel your pain as an individual but also am aware of the prevalent notion that we must label ourselves in order to let others know where we fit in the constellation of 'isms' and herds swirling about us. Don't bother. The cattle will ignore you anyway and label you based on whether you seem at the moment to be friend or foe. Agnostics and atheists share skepticism. The rest is window dressing. Or, if there are really gods, 'adjusting deck chairs'. :)
Overstepping Boundaries or Playing?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 11, 2018:
Too funny!
Would you give someone a 2nd chance?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 11, 2018:
Only if thoroughly convinced that a breach was founded on misunderstanding and not deceit.
What does love look like to you?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 11, 2018:
Very close to what you described; I call it wholeness admired, respected and shared. That kind of natural bond exists unto itself requiring no outside qualification and doesn't have to be 'worked on'.
People we meet.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 11, 2018:
'Meant to' is a little iffy, but that encounters are somehow meaningful and ripe times, YES. Seems it's not only with people but things like books.
When did you last sing to yourself ?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 11, 2018:
In the car every day. I like 20's and 30's tunes.
What's the worst epidemic of our time?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 11, 2018:
Addiction is the most widespread disease. Most will read that statement and understand it in narrow, mechanistic frames of reference. Addiction defined functionally is an acquired dependence on artifice; on substitutes feeding secondary drives that exist because satisfying primary drives is, for any of many reasons, not an option. We abuse ourselves and our natures routinely and with the ready assistance of others who are 'pushers' of substitutes. Addictions are far from limited to things like brain altering substances, compulsive activities like consuming pornography, sex addictions, 'adrenalin' addictions and gambling. Our brains are much more broadly abused by acceptance of 'isms' contrived by others that substitute for, or allow us to abdicate, our natural incumbency as thinkers and reasoners on individual level. People also get 'hooked' on endorphin stimulating religious rituals and mass political ideologies and movements. Artifice has literally taken over what used to be human artistic expression and performing. It has happened to music and graphic arts. Computers produce in water torture perfection sounds and graphic images that once came exclusively from people. Generated voices run by machines express words of regret and apologize to us as thought they possessed real emotions. The effects of this disease are seen in withdrawal and dissociation from what is real to the point where people, particularly the young, actually have difficulty with 'connecting with others' and discerning differences between real and artificial, functionally. We are all dependent of technology and the easy short-cut artifice it delivers. Has anyone gotten on the freeway lately and discovered they've left their phone at home?
What is your view on emotional cheating ?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 11, 2018:
Not sure what that means.. How is it defined?
Ball park, what was the height of the tallest person that you ever had a date with?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 11, 2018:
6'1" and legs forever. :)
A question that I hope will not turn ugly as I truly don’t mean it to be.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 10, 2018:
We are saturated with malignant integration that has strangled and nearly asphyxiated individual thought and reasoning. The danger comes from both Left and Right. If one considers the ways in which "public education" has morphed into regimented indoctrination it is a huge clue to at least one of the causes. Younger people don't possess the perspective of those of us who developed relatively free of such captivity. Society has always afflicted the young with mores, most of religious origin, withing which we could navigate as individuals. Today? There is no tolerance on the fringes of the Left or Right for differences or criticism. Another thing that both kinds of fanaticism demonstrate that is most threatening to personal liberty is willingness to violate Constitutional principles and protections in any ways necessary to advance their respective ideologies. At least the Left is more honest about it; stating their contempt for the document and the philosophy upon which it rests. The theological fanatics on the Right swear they cherish the Constitution until it gets in the way of theocratic nonsense they wish to make into public laws punishing and limiting the liberty of others. Nowhere is it required for people to 'belong' to ANY political party or to be exclusive wards of this or that ideology as a requirement for validity of personal ideas and reasoning. One can agree with one herd on one issue and with the other on a different issue and be equally hated and indicted as a dupe or loved as a sage. It's disgusting. Fortunately, NEITHER PARTY OR FRINGE ever elects our chief executive. They only comprise about 40 + or - % respectively of the electorate anyway. The only control they have is over who gets nominated while we in the middle determine which of their choices stinks less than the other. Last election, the process escaped them a bit and even though the winner is about as corrupt and opportunistic as any compromised, pedigreed politician, they are in full panic because they can't get a handle on him. Very entertaining to watch. The national hiring process of choosing a leader has degraded to hero worship or hatred akin to the archaic 'Punch and Judy' puppet shows.
In the early stages of going out with someone, how much do you notice what clothes they're wearing?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 10, 2018:
This goes directly to the old adage about 'putting your best foot forward'. If a person leads with that best foot 24/7/365, the advice is unnecessary. And, if not, it is mildly to severely disingenuous. When the impression we make is superior to what one is likely to see on or in us on a regular basis, the only direction left is down, as in downhill. I try to be every-day appropriate for the occasion and activity. Too much dressiness or grooming can be a distraction early-on, from focus on what the person is about. Obviously if there is a mutuality of interest and an activity is chosen to share that calls for dressing up, one does the 'best foot' thing. In our society, this is yet another maxim that doesn't stand the of reason. It isn't that beyond cleanliness and good grooming, attire doesn't matter. Too much too soon is like another old adage about 'crossing bridges before getting to them'.
Good morning! Have a great day! I am not even remotely hung over, but sure had fun last night ?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 10, 2018:
Well at least it makes us awakesome. ;)
When will a sweet thing invite me home with her so I can Help Her Make It Through The Night?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 10, 2018:
The kind of damage lamented in the song morphs quickly from a 'helping hand' to an eternally deficit way of life. ?
California, the Nanny State will now restrict water usage, per-person!
Silver1wun comments on Jun 10, 2018:
What's next one asks? Our betters advancing bureaucracy on our behalf never rest. Regulation begets avoidance. Avoidance begets increased regulation in a never ending process of devolving self-digestion. Eventually life itself becomes rationed for the many by the few.
What ever happened to "judge not?"
Silver1wun comments on Jun 10, 2018:
It is actually closer in meaning to 'condemn not'.
Help! My socialist worldview is trembling.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 10, 2018:
Species benefit is realized as the natural outcome of individual benefit. Every idea, invention, innovation, ennobling work of art and philosophy originated with some individual somewhere. Every thwarting of or destruction of these products and often individuals themselves originates with group or group leadership interests. Each person is an element in the compounds/molecules called societies. Thinking and reasoning faculties are the most significant attributes our kind exhibits. Collaboration in advancement of anything of value cannot happen without individual contributors. Individuals, however, can advance new and valuable ideas without collaboration. It is said that 'the whole is always greater than the sum of it's parts'. Without the parts upon which the whole depends for existence, it is nothing.
You have to make love to my mind.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 10, 2018:
Not the way I'd put it, but the priority is shared. Without first getting to know and become fascinated with another person's mind, from where is the deep attraction to come? My view of 'making love' is that it isn't a process of giving or taking, but one of sharing. In the same way, sharing of minds that leads to mutual pleasure, excitement and anticipation of 'what's next' is the ONLY way to achieve emotional attraction to go with whatever might be physical. Without admiration, respect and affection developing as people become closer, knowing another person and trusting are impossible. We are thinking and reasoning creatures; defined by it more than any other attribute. Of course the road to real intimacy must be navigated by sharing of minds. The brain isn't a toy. I'm reminded of an old margarine commercial (knew the lady) that ended with "It's not NICE to fool Mother Nature!" For me it has to be two-way, all of the way. Without the feeling of sharing being* wanted*, authentic intimacy is personally impossible. I don't care how she looks or how 'willing' she is. It takes more or it's a waste of time and energy. Being close social acquaintances enjoying interests and activities together with many women and them with many men is where it will arrest. Trust (my definition) is shared in all ways. That is, no single party can be 100% responsible for a perceived breach. Half of trust is self-trust; as in confidence in one's own assessment of the other's character and parameters of conduct. Deception cuts both ways in almost all cases. It is vital to really* see who the other person is* without conjuring of fantasies or ignoring of telltale discrepancies; to trust mutual honesty in being emotionally and mentally naked with one another without reservations before the first garment goes off. (well, maybe an exception for shoes) Can people enjoy sexual intimacy with less? They do all the time. Who hasn't? We live in a world of more sophisticated artifice than was even imaginable a generation ago. Short-cuts and instant 'gratifications' and their pitfalls are everywhere. Speaking of pits, so are sensations of emptiness in the pit of one's stomach in place of fulfillment; of almost immediately seeking more because there can never be enough of substitutes. Intimacy without mental and emotional elements allowing complete surrender eases pressure but offers no repose.
So women in western countries can sue for unwelcome hugs and looking at them while using the same ...
Silver1wun comments on Jun 9, 2018:
No egalitarian society can have one set of laws for one kind of people that doesn't apply to all. Neither women nor men should have privileged, segregated status. This seems on the surface to be ridiculous. Unwelcome touching of any kind is rude and presumptuous but hardly civilly actionable.
The Atheist movement has changed since the days of Christopher Hitchens (hallowed be his name).
Silver1wun comments on Jun 9, 2018:
Though voting support for the second statement, I strongly disagree with the notion that a 'movement' is either desirable or necessary as the means of thwarting theological fanaticism. Theologies are themselves movements within which people are organized by self-appointed, self-aggrandizing males issuing theologically based 'marching orders'. Rejection of gods and presumptuous men claiming to represent them is an individual choice. What theological and political manipulators (in the forms of movements) fear most isn't as much rejection as the assertion of individuality at it's root. They are in fact rather comfortable with sheep rejecting one herd and choosing another as a given; as a matter of competition that in no way jeopardizes the herd system. Among atheists, since it is merely rejection of gods, many different reason based notions about our reality can thrive and find common agreements among others with no necessity whatsoever of becoming movements. Some of us might sense or reason as individuals a life energy or even intentionality beyond our grasp. Others might reject those notions. Some fellow atheists also consider ghosts and planetary influences to be possible. Many other ideas abound within the category of those who share only personal rejection of gods. Movement phenomena, if you reflect on them, always have one or more promoters; usually claiming some form of superior knowledge or sagacity with which they deign to license themselves as your 'betters'. It is seduction with sweet sounding ideas around which to rally into a movement that always empowers leaderships and almost always enriches them. The first order of business in any movement is establishing doctrinal (substitute ideological if you will) boundaries within which constituents must volunteer to confine themselves. It is, for me, one of the most disturbing trends among other atheists to see self-appointed gurus of alleged science attempting to define who is and is not a *real Atheist*. Science can be as slippery a basis at times as theology for founding movements, if for no other reason, because these elitist definers of what is and isn't don't stop at defining you. As leaders, they also consider themselves to be arbiters of questions about what is or isn't real science. It is really about establishment of orthodoxies by those who are uncomfortable with too much individuality; too much wrongheadedness, as they see it, displayed by lower forms. Curiously, or maybe not so, these priggish colonizers of your intellectual independence are almost always male.
Deductive vs Inductive Reasoning: Make Smarter Arguments, Better Decisions, and Stronger Conclusions
Silver1wun comments on Jun 9, 2018:
Get thee some tissues...
I went to map view to see … and wow... I know the site is new. … just wow. Wanna see what I see?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 8, 2018:
I have a cumberbund and bow tie. Does that count?
What do you think about this?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 8, 2018:
I've seen more of the opposite; religion as the cause.
Why g o d(s) why ?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 8, 2018:
Reminds me of the question: "If I'm (you're) so smart, why ain't I rich?" There is a built-in presumption of an inferior status. We, both sexes, are afflicted as early as possible with sets of unnatural notions by the only gods that exist. Where? Gods have been headquartered, comfortably and conveniently, between the ears of self-deluded, sexually pathogenic old males for the last six millennia. The best and healthiest primary drives in us all and beautiful self-love and love of others are quickly harnessed and redirected to artifice after birth but before full gestation. With or without agents of 'voices in their heads' being single - if naturally functioning - is a good thing; the way we arrive and leave. Being 'rich' also often requires being another kind of creature to please 'the gods'.
Just bought a single ticket to my 40th high school reunion.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 8, 2018:
Having been spared a high school education, it is difficult to relate. In my case an army reunion might substitute, but so many of them (singly) aren't around today that it would be a bit teary too.
For those of us who are hit on by an older generation (I actually prefer older men so please realize...
Silver1wun comments on Jun 7, 2018:
I'll just bet you don't like older (or younger) men like the one portrayed in the cartoon... ;)
Ba doom boom....
Silver1wun comments on Jun 7, 2018:
Definitely begs a 'rim shot'. :)
In your opinion, it's a little snuggle time best in the Morning, Noon, night time, or any time?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 7, 2018:
Good anytime, better when sharing ideas, best when sharing each other. :)
My "baby" boy is turning 7 years old today and I'm feeling like an old lady.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 7, 2018:
All I can respond to that is when he's 50 you'll feel a lot older.
Is there anyone here who isn't "into weed?"
Silver1wun comments on Jun 7, 2018:
Your pain is felt by many of us. We live in a world dominated by artifice; a perceived need for which is created from within by altering brain functions with substitutional substances and behaviors. 'Weed' seems to be one of the most popular. Religion qualifies too, as do porn, gambling and political ideological activism; when and if they become addictive and take-over in place of unavailable, genuine things that nourish and satisfy natural, primary drives. Some atheists remind me of reformed alcoholics who rejected liquid spirits and replaced them with increased use of tobacco or weed; of those who reject tobacco only to start eating twice as much and becoming over-weight, etc. People not into weed are hard to find alright. Try finding people avoiding rather than clinging to artifice to satisfy secondary drives and it gets a lot harder. There are more daunting tasks though. Just be glad we aren't cartoons. Being Wile E.Coyote or Elmer Fudd would be a lot tougher.
Had a date tonight with my daughter — an outdoor concert by Alison Krauss and David Crosby.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 7, 2018:
Watching couples on their way to be married or young troop convoys on their way to 'ship out'. They wave and smile. So many romantic and noble intentions with idealistic expectations on the way to their destinations. These include but aren't limited to what can tug at my heart strings.
99% of school shootings were done by males . How do we get them to stop ?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 7, 2018:
Many thoughts.on this and for some years. Most of my thoughts are politically incorrect and therefore dismissed out-of-hand. Of the 1% ascribed to females, one can also add that they are very different and far less destructive. Females *know who they are after and why.* When the target/s been hit, they're done; no random murder without reason, as with males. The security budgets in schools could be slashed by almost 50% by making one change that would have some ancillary benefits in both reduced deadly violence and better learning. Have separate schools for males and females beginning at 5th. Grade until graduation from twelfth grade. Females learn better and participate more without presence of males in classrooms and concentrate more on academics in schools wherein personal appearance isn't competitive. Males act-out aggressively amongst themselves naturally and get into disputes and fights. When females are present, many of the fights are motivated by disputes for attention and efforts to show-off for them. Jealousies and competition arise and the humiliation factor multiplies. Boys compete, fight, win and lose routinely without the deep levels of humiliation among only other boys; therefore less fixated, vengeful emotions that, if repeated can fester and be acted out in extreme violence. Girls' schools would only need entry security; cutting budgets by about half. This suggested remedy would be only a band-aid, but society as we know it isn't yet prepared for prevention. Ways by which these violent young men are manufactured aren't understood and if they were, solutions would be even more politically and religiously unacceptable than the suggestion above. We are at least decades, if not centuries, away from that level of awareness and willingness to *act* on the basis of the knowledge.
Here's a game we all can play!! Full in the blank! Sorta like multiple guess, but you make up your...
Silver1wun comments on Jun 6, 2018:
Cow hand
Who here is a fanilow?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 6, 2018:
I've seen him many times, waited on him a couple. He's really very quiet. Without knowing who he is, you'd *never guess* him to be the kind of person to get up and entertain anywhere, let alone huge audiences. Haven't ever seen him perform in person though. Was the same for Sinatra.
I had a really really good first date last night! He drove 2.
Silver1wun comments on Jun 6, 2018:
Well, the bench mark is set Marcie. :) Let's see how long it maintains. Usually interesting
What's a polite way to ask your dinner companion to shut their cell phone off for the duration?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 6, 2018:
Easy! I'd take my phone out and let her know that she is (only if so) so interesting and our conversation so stimulating, that I don't want any interruptions. Then I'd turn off the phone in front of her and put it away.
How long do you all think that it will talk for Robert Mueller to complete his investigation and ...
Silver1wun comments on Jun 6, 2018:
Options are too few. ASSumptions are many. My answer is eternity.
Does anyone else here homeschool?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 6, 2018:
Yes, all of my adult life. :)
I'm a survivor, how about you???
Silver1wun comments on Jun 6, 2018:
We might be survivors but our bureaucratic nannies are taking all the credit and convincing the mush-filled heads of our progeny that it's unquestionably so. ?
Is social media ruining peoples ability to connect?
Silver1wun comments on Jun 5, 2018:
The Internet does allow introverts to connect mentally and as emotionally as they'll allow themselves, without ACTUALLY connecting. In that way it reinforces their apprehensions about physical, in-person contact while still allowing safe communication they'd otherwise miss altogether. For others, it is an arena wherein we can screen one another without the usual, in-person distractions of physical attraction and conjuring of unrealistic fantasies; without, for females, having to end up in a wrestling match with somebody afflicted with multiple personality disorder; without having to be encouraged by a few early 'dates' only to discover some ugly truths that should have been a priori.. It has only been about sis months, but I LOVE this site. So many wonderful thinking and thought provoking women are here. In any small locality they are rare. Unfortunately, I think that is why there is so much distance between them; making social interaction in person difficult. Getting to know fascinating women at a distance is far better than not at all or settling for activities with women who's hot topics are latest movies, television, shopping, their grandkids, their herd political activities, finding 'that one' to take care of them or just looking for somebody to come visit and leave in the morning... Nothing wrong with that stuff for those enjoying it, mind you. Obviously there are a lot of men and women here who'd be delighted with some of those examples of 'good times' and so be it. Seems one doesn't need the Internet for it though. It's everywhere. As mentioned, my experience is only six months. Nothing of any value comes easily or over-night. I'm expecting to make some interesting female friends here; some distant and some closer and perhaps among closer, someone who is complete in herself and compatible for sharing a more intimate relationship. If the latter doesn't happen it won't be nearly as tragic as having never known it; especially with good, stimulating friends and activities.

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