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Hi.
Plan A - rock drummer, theatrical performer, general ne'er do well galavant currently residing in New Mexico via Massachusetts, New York, Florida and Texas. think I'm done moving around but who really knows.
Plan B - ex-commercial title examiner, landscape construction, and a slew of other money making schemes.
Not sure which Plan worked best.
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Interests are music of all kinds, good coffee, and experiencing whatever life sees fit to throw my way.
I'll run in to it. It's all good.

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Soulmates?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 23, 2018:
Seven billion people on the planet. Just one that you click with ? Nah.....prolly at least three...maybe five....
The hobo life
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 23, 2018:
Yup. And lived out of a backpack - walking. And out of my car - tent & camp gear. All by choice. Met some cool people, had a good time.
A christian numerologist (how twisted is that?) claims that April 23rd, 2018 will be the Rapture ...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 23, 2018:
I got news from New Zealand. It didn't happen.
Is partner's wealth an aphrodisiac?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 23, 2018:
No. Money can be fun, but sexual turn-on ? Nah. Neither is power.
Have you ever considered going completely off the grid?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 23, 2018:
Probably not. Growing enough food would be too much work. We don't exert me too much. ?
Has anyone here started to lead a simpler life and decided to purge many of the things you have ...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 22, 2018:
Absolutely. Very minimalist. I chose to travel living out of my car, a station wagon big enough to sleep in, for a while. Got rid of a lot of things to do it. Since settling into a place I've acquired as little as possible, and those things could be donated away if I wanted.
Willing To Relocate?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 22, 2018:
Depends on where. I ain't doing a few places.
What’s the longest you’ll allow dirty dishes to be in the sink?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 22, 2018:
I do them after eating. Usually the pot/pan before while it's hot.
What are 10 albums that made an impact on you that you still listen to? (and no, they don't all have...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 22, 2018:
Freak Out - zappa/mothers Are you experienced - Jimi Hendrix Band of gypsies - Jimi Hendrix Cheap trick - cheap trick Restrictions - cactus Discipline - king crimson World of sleepers - carbon based life forms Captain beyond - captain beyond Trout head replica - captain beefheart Todd - Todd Rundgren
Okay. so I am still new to this atheist thing. How long does it take before I will no longer dread ...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 22, 2018:
I don't think one has anything to do with the other. Worrying the future is something some do, dont, or learn not to. Being dead is nothing....literally. Dying, well that can be excruciating in a few ways - but we do have options.
This certainly fits me.
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 22, 2018:
Awesome. Wear it well.
On one's profile page one can fill in a variety of answers, such as looking for "Long Term", ...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 22, 2018:
I think it's covered under "friends". Which, by the way, is a great song by Elton John.
Atheist principles - would atheists be interested in listing basic atheist principles?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 22, 2018:
No.
It seems to me that atheism has to be a belief. A fact is something that is 100% known, and while we...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 22, 2018:
The god concept is a paradigm of thought many haven't broken free from. Get past it.
Are the American political parties theologically driven?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 22, 2018:
No, but religion -as always - is a great tool of control...so they use it
So, I bought the wrong hair color. And now I'm walking around looking like Paul Ryan. I think I ...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 22, 2018:
Damn. I'd say there's worse things....but, looking like Paul Ryan ....idk....?
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is introducing legislation to decriminalize weed at the Federal...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 22, 2018:
Federal legalization is coming. They're politicians. They can't resist a good revenue stream.
What made you question?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 22, 2018:
I never questioned it. Obviously ridiculous.
What are the world’s 3 STUPIDEST religions? Can you also name 3 which are the most intelligent ...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 22, 2018:
The one that worships a deity.
Death and the massive expense involved with the funeral. Why is there such a huge expensive ...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 22, 2018:
It's only a debt to them if they let it be.
God is a concept
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 22, 2018:
That Lennon quote is from a song he did. I forget which album it's on.
God is a concept
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 22, 2018:
God is a paradigm of thought most can't think beyond.
This website compared to the Facebook site?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 22, 2018:
Only thing I use FB for is the groups in - atheist, existentialist, and music. Very rare I post anything outside of them. Anyone in real life I'll call or meet up. This site is interesting for the new people. The dating aspect is nearly nil, but that's fine with me. I prefer face to face contact for such things. I do like the set up, categories and such.
What does Kosher certified food mean to you? The same question for Halal. I pretty much know ...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
After reading the explanations below, I'll stick with my initial response : nothing
What makes a man? I was talking to a friend of mine and we were talking about identities that ...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
No. And it's destructive - toxic masculinity. Another thing evolution hasn't gotten us past yet.
What's something good happening in your life right now/soon? Something you're excited about?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
I'm moving to a cool town in New Mexico and of May from a truck stop town. It's a nice truck stop an'all, but tiny. So I'm off to somewhere else. They don't have a truck stop there though.....I'll miss the food.
Retreating from The Now
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
No escape. I don't have to deal with reality, it has to deal with me.
There are atheist in foxholes. Also, Combat Information Centers in Warships, in the seat of a ...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
Anyone not familiar with Pat Tilson's story should read of it. . Nonbelievers are everywhere. And that Masai village experience is it. ✊
Sometime someone is talking about beauty of the univers being god’s creation. I always reply that ...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
Most, if any, can't even comprehend the distances and size of what's out there. I'm not sure humanity ever will. But we keep trying to put it in terms we do understand - it's our only option. . It's beautiful, but dangerous in spans of time we don't get either. Like, about 1500 objects on impact, or damn close, trajectory with earth. Many of evolutionary reset size. And those are only the ones we know about. . And the god paradigm....it ain't aging well.....at all.
We all know that it is not uncommon for people to post pictures 15-20 years old as current. My ...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
Pic current. I don't have any older than the last few months.
Anyone a member of a Humanist Society? After seeing a few posts dealing with Universal Unitarian ...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
Nope.
Lost in Translation
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
I can be very blunt, to the point, some say crude and rude, arrogant, and such. It doesn't bother me, but does bother some folks. Intent vs. perception is a pool of mud.
Do you check off qualities in a potential partner like you would groceries on a grocery list?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
Religion is the only no-go for me. Same for friends. I can not respect someone into wilful ignorance.
Marriage... yea or nay
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
Twice. There won't be a third.
Could intelligent life have existed on Earth millions of years ago? - The Washington Post
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
Problem I have with this, and a slew of other "may be's" concerning prior civilizations, ancient aliens, etc. is : why, how did humanity forget that great tech ? It doesn't make sense, but I don't entertain such things much past "yeah, groovy...wanna get some ice cream ?"
How about Synchronicity?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
Says it all.
Political Hypocrisy
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
People tend to jump to their comfortable extreme and defend it against all comers with insult, badgering and violence if necessary. Everything is a debate one either wins or loses to them, there is no discussion. It's practically government policy in the US at this point. We have become a troll society.
Guys, I'd love to hear what your biggest challenge is when it comes to meeting, and connecting with,...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
Generally I seem to scare people. It's not just me, many people have told me this. Look, mannerism, the way I speak and what I speak of....a lot plays into it including their issues. It's something I've lived with most of my life, but I do know it prevents people, not just women, from interacting. I'm the kind of person most people "keep an eye on". Someone got me a T-shirt that says Trigger Warning on it. ?
Is Tradition worth keeping?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
Not for me. Many traditions are better gone. "This is what my people used to do " "Awesome, mine slaughtered other people." . We pick the nice ones though don't we. ?
Tell me about the times you had to bite your tongue around either a religious family member or your ...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
Too many to say, although I'm hard pressed to cite an example I'm not one to hold back, especially if asked or confronted by religious nonsense, but I choose my battles so to speak.
Movies of your life
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
Apocalypse Now is my favorite film. It's far more than just another war film. "Have you ever considered any real freedom...freedom from the opinions of others, even the opinions of yourself..." is a favorite, but the film is full of them. . Thin red line remake - "they want you dead or part of their lie"......" If we never meet, let me feel the loss" .
In your opinion what is the most likely thing that could halt human progress?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
Nothing. Progress can be impeded, but not stopped. Given our short life span we have a skewed vision of evolution. But think of where humanity was even 200 years ago. That's roughly three life times. Still sucks in a lot of ways, but obviously many things have improved despite the impediments of some.
Is it important for you to think that you have contributed in some small way to the benefit of ...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
1. No 2. Pretty general question. To me, no. I'm just as dead when that happens. But I'm sure I've made a difference in some people's lives, for better or worse - that's for them to decide.
Is the grass greener on the other side? What if???
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
An ol'boy in Texas told me "the grass may be greener over there but ya still gotta mow it"
Just thinking. I was washing my hands in a public rest room. I had been traveling in Washington ...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
More typical than you want to think. I actively try to not touch anything in public. Buffets ? No. Way.
Do we need religion to prevent suicide?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
No. We don't need religion for anything.
Regarding my post about "normal" ([agnostic.com], I wanted to make a clarification. I don't believe ...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
I've met so-called normal people. I was not impressed. . Normal is whatever you want it to be. The key is not letting others dictate that to you. Imo. You don't have to fit anyone's reality but your own.
Hello everyone, I hope you are all are alright. So I’m supposed to be leaving Mississippi in a few...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
Do what you want to do. And talk with her about it.
Men, what are your favorite flowers? You often don’t get asked, and that’s bullshit. Anyone ...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
All really. I like seeing, smelling, watching the insects around them. Most plants as well. I worked in a greenhouse - wholesale grower - for a few years. Can't really pick a favorite - they're all nice.
What is 'human nature'?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
That's a very general question. So I'll give general answer. It's what we live. Fixed or fluid ? Yes.
I'm at level 6.6! I hope there's not another 6 coming! Aaaagh!!!
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
I was surprised the town actually gave this for my doge back then. It's on my ring now.
Has anyone experienced the FIGHT or FLIGHT reflex?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
If be surprised if someone hasnt in some manner. Yes, I have. Many times.
Handshake, fist bump, high five, what's the difference?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
None. I prefer not to shake hands or other touching in that respect. I wash my hands often throughout the day, especially if I've been in public.
Morality: What are your thoughts on the connection between an action and its' context?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
I'm somewhat a moral nihilist. Morals are useful but essentially pliable. Killing is bad, well, except when we say it isnt, etc. The issue for me is who gets to decide what's moral for anyone else.
Some religious fanatics commit an utterly incomprehensible evil by harming or even killing their ...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
Yes. It's wilful neglect leading to murder regardless the age of the victim.
Meditation has been studied in the US, scientifically since the 1960's. Yet the "Christian ...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
They don't like anything they didn't think of. . Religions are just watered down magic practice. They use the methods they condemn in others. That's part of their game. . I meditate almost daily. Relaxation or focus. No spirit nonsense about it.
Incest: Immoral or Moral?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
Taking procreation out of it, what consenting adults do to amuse themselves sexually is none of anyone else's business.
Am I the only atheist that doesn’t smoke pot?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
Best part of drugs is no one has to use them - well, recreationally anyway. Anyone telling you different probably wants you for a customer.
Is all religious belief based on the mystical?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
Fear. Power. Control. That's all.
Purpose
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
Purpose and meaning ? Why.
What was it that got you thinking?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
I wasn't indoctrinated into a religion, so when I did hear of it it sounded really stupid. Nothing since has swayed that initial assessment.
I attended a family dinner tonight and when they stopped to pray, I began to eat my food. And I ...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
Sounds reasonable to me. Just because everyone else is playing a game doesn't mean you have to. If they take offense to that.... So. What.
You and Mom
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
She's dead. There was no meaningful relationship. At 13 I left home and had no contact with any family after that. I didn't miss anything.
Building trust in personal relationships (Or: What I wish I had known 45 years ago) I see ...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
If you don't have trust, you have nothing.
What is your response when people threaten you with religious punishments? (i.e. Hell/Jahannam)
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
Laugh at them....or worse.
How do you tell religious people that you're an atheist?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
They usually guess when I tell them to fuck off with that bullshit.
What is your greatest resource of meaning in life? When life seems bleak/meaningless/without rhyme ...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
I've never bought into the idea that life has to have a meaning or purpose. Why should it.
Should Religion Be Taught in Schools?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
No
Do your family and friends think you're going to hell?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
I don't care what they think. And they know it.?
What, in your opinion, is the greatest invention in human history?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
Religion - what a scam. I despise religions and religious people, but it certainly has worked out well for them considering history and current state of affairs around the world.
Do you have nicknames for your pets?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 21, 2018:
Doberman I used to have. His name was KC but I often called him Glue because he never left my side when I was home. Best one I've had the privilege of sharing time with.
Political Songs!
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 20, 2018:
Cactus - restrictions
Visitors!!
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 20, 2018:
Location usually. If they're within reasonable distance I'll likely day hello. Chit-chat online is cool, but if rather meet in person. From years in other groups I realize most people don't really want to meet, but I've nothing to lose by attempting.
How do you handle rude people when you've tried your best to accommodate them?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 20, 2018:
Not well.
Regrets. Which is worse? To regret something you have done, or something you haven't done.
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 20, 2018:
Something you haven't I suppose. I don't really regret anything. Even the most terrible experience taught me things. Also not one for impulsive behavior - if I do it I wanted to and didn't care about consequences. So there's nothing to regret or feel guilt/shame for.
Is it normal to get severe cravings for certain foods?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 20, 2018:
I don't know about salami.... But when I get a hankering for chocolate... I gotta have it and not much will stop me from getting some of there's none in the kitchen.
Is age just a number? I hate that my profile glares the huge number....I guess it can be removed ...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 20, 2018:
Age is just a matter of wearing it well. . And impending mortality. We've all noticed death notices and thought "shit, they were my age or close" Brings a deeper appreciation for the time we have.
Atheism and mortality.
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 20, 2018:
They're dead....gone. That's about it.
3 Mirrors
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 20, 2018:
Minimalism - not into materialism. . No religion, spirituality, or other woowoo. . Respecting individuality - don't want to change them, forget trying to change me.
Would you truly like to live on a sailboat and travel the world? Why or why not? What is ...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 19, 2018:
No. I'd rather travel land by vehicle. Less chance of drowning. Did for a while. Might again. Living in the road, like anything else, has its good and bad sides.
Does it make you feel uneasy having to attend weddings or funerals in a church? I have to admit I ...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 19, 2018:
I dont. Haven't been to a wedding, funeral, or any such in decades. I decided long ago to not do things I don't really want to do. Not worth it.
Is it ok to like religious music but disagree with the words. I love Lisa Loeb What if god was one ...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 19, 2018:
I like old time blues - lots of religious references. Also a fan of kingsX, and their solo works...they got a bit godsy but man that guitar tone, plus the band kicked ass.
So you're invited to a masquerade party! What statement would your costume make about you?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 18, 2018:
Last few Halloween I just dress like usual. "What are you ?" " an asshole - go fuck yerself" ?
I’m an omnivore but could happily live on just fruit. What are your top three favorite fruits?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 18, 2018:
Banana Blueberry Mango ..tip'o'th'hat to Apple pie
Favourite song lyric to quote? There are a lot of good ones out there; curious to hear what ...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 18, 2018:
"..when the money's good the Times you have Fun'n'games galore... But you spend your money And lie in bed forgotten Wonderin' what you did it for.. ...no one came from miles around And said "Man, who's he" - No one came/deep purple
Any fans of Route 66? Personal stories, road trips? I will share a couple of mine in the comments.
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 18, 2018:
Lisa's Truck Stop - east side of Moriarty - best food around.
Any fans of Route 66? Personal stories, road trips? I will share a couple of mine in the comments.
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 18, 2018:
I live just off route 66 in New mexico...til June anyway. Be sure not to miss the singing road just east of Albuquerque...it'll complete your life.
What’s the craziest story from your life, that is true but people would find hard to believe....
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 18, 2018:
Oh man..... ...... Some things.
What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 18, 2018:
LSD in small dose. Continued use optional. Seriously.
Where Does Religion Come From?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 18, 2018:
Fear, power, control.
Just thought I would see if I can open up a discussion on this.
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 18, 2018:
What's to discuss. It's stupid.
Male Birth Control
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 18, 2018:
All for it. Fathered twins and immediately had a vasectomy. Don't understand why more guys dont, rather they make it another way to subjugate women - making it their problem.
How do you try to have a positive impact on the world?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 18, 2018:
Minimalism. ... I try to get people to realize they don't have to play the Game as presented or expected.
Why to call yourself "Atheist" instead of "Agnostic."
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 18, 2018:
Nonbeliever. I think the god paradigm is ridiculous, yet so many still toil within it, just as intended by those who devised it.
I'd like to know what your thoughts are about the book, "The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins. I...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 18, 2018:
Never read it, or any other work by him or other writers in that genre.
What do you think are the 5 most beautiful things in the world and why?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 18, 2018:
Music Silence Night sky Day sky Life forms .... need be no why
Why can't people understand roundabouts in Colorado and why does the state install them if no one ...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 17, 2018:
Benefit of having lived in Massachusetts - rotary ? No problem, blast on through. People learn.
Spontaneous Human combustion Fact or Fiction?
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 17, 2018:
Nope. And the jury has been in for quite a while. Slow burn/smoldering from standard sources, cigarette/cigar mostly.
Was there a catalyzing event, person or perhaps a book sealing it in your mind forever the ...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 17, 2018:
When I started school I was given a set of encyclopedia and a dictionary. That, along with life itself, solidified my nonbelief.
Well this should be interesting. What is bothering you today? What's on your mind and won't seem to ...
Slappy_Longarms comments on Apr 17, 2018:
Some guy said anxiety doesn't come from not knowing the future, rather from not being able to control it. Let it happen.

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