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Widower, mature student of Social Sciences, father, hero and a damn good egg!
Vehement non-smoker and atheist - well the later bit is why I'm here!
Right now I'm trying to put life back together after the death of my wife, she died back in 2015. My first step was to try a follow in our daughters footsteps and gain an education, or else I'll end up doing zero hour contracts for minimum wage. So, trying for a degree. If romance blossoms through meeting someone, then all well and good, if not then I want some good conversations without phrases about it being 'Gods plan' thrown at me.
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How do you feel about assisted suicide at the end of your journey in this life.
Sofabeast comments on Feb 4, 2019:
I am in favour of it. However we must be careful about its use and abuse. Firstly, our life belongs to us, and therefore cannot belong to another person or society. Secondly, having seen this from my fathers perspective and that of my wife, who both died at the end of illnesses. He had had his time and wanted to go on his terms with family and friends around him having a good laugh, his music and probably a drink or five too. Instead he had to starve himself to death, waiting for his body to finally fail. Due to commitments I couldn't be with him at the end, I was nursing my wife through chemotherapy a 1000km north. So that wasn't nice for me or him. Then with my wife, she asked me some years before her untimely death to 'finish her' when the time came. I refused, but at her end, she changed her mind and wanted to live, she didn't want to leave me. Instead the NHS had to dehydrate her to death. She passed during the early hours of a Sunday, but her cognitive functions ceased on a Thursday afternoon. Just the last part of her brain stem operating the automatic functions. As a veterinary surgeon, she had put to sleep many 'furry family members' when their time came, she understood that at that point, it only serves to cause pain to family and friends by keeping a dead body alive. Choice and dignity.
Lest we forget the Cold War Those of us who lived through the Cold War remember what it was like ...
Sofabeast comments on Feb 3, 2019:
The Oligarchs existed before the fall of Soviet Communism, the new world merely allowed them to become open about it and to never fear being shot by the state. Today they just have to bribe their way out of it. If managed properly, Russia would become the premiere superpower and economy. But as always the elite farm the proletariat like mushroom - keep them in the dark and feed them shit. Putin's Russia is currently in a precarious state. What it needs is another Cold War to boost their failing economy. And someone just stupid enough to be easily made to think they doing the right thing. And Trump is more than stupid enough for that role. Russia will need to borrow money to rebuild its Nuclear arsenal so that the world remains at peace. Now there is threat of war, that will happen. As they re-arm. The USA will need to do the same. Both arms dealers will make money and the world can tremble for a few decades just in case it gets out of hand. Putin can play his hand that Trump won't live long enough or remain in power to deploy his new toys and whoever follows him will be stuck on course. This buys Russia time, and like chess they are in it for the long game.
Lest we forget the Cold War Those of us who lived through the Cold War remember what it was like ...
Sofabeast comments on Feb 2, 2019:
I was a back-room 'Cold-Warrior' towards the end of the Cold War era. I knew full well that if shit hit the fan, my call up papers were in the office safe. Next stop BAOR (British Army of the Rhine) and short haircut and some camouflaged clothes followed by a Soviet PoW camp if I'm lucky! If I stayed where I was, I'd be turned into a black shadow on the floor as the Rooskies nuked where I worked. To be serious, once the INF agreement is out of the way, then we could descend into a real shooting war as future tempers become frayed leading to someone doing something stupid. Perhaps we should also follow the power and money. Who stands to benefit from this? Was Trump just doing his Russian masters bidding? Could Trump have simply been out-manoeuvred by the far more skilled Russians, causing him the pull out thus, making the USA the bad guys? What this can do, is give Putin an excuse to carry out power grabs along his border states by political intervention and then direct invasion once a destabilisation of the EU has happened following Brexit.
Trump’s IQ Under 90: Trump Campaign Says It’s ‘Preparing’ to Sue Cliff Sims Over Tell-All ...
Sofabeast comments on Jan 29, 2019:
Oh dear
How do I get too level 2
Sofabeast comments on Jan 29, 2019:
Keep posting and interacting with people y'ken.
What are your thoughts on Donald Hoffman's theory of conscious agents?
Sofabeast comments on Jan 29, 2019:
Remind me in a week. I will be reading up on Hoffman, but I'm a bit busy with with Broadbent and Triesman at the moment.
May I ask the men why it is that you give your penis a name?
Sofabeast comments on Jan 29, 2019:
Mine has never been named by me, but the few ladies I have been with did. Those names are personal, so I will not be publishing them.
It has just come to my attention that the 26th of January is not only the date Australia celebrates ...
Sofabeast comments on Jan 29, 2019:
Churchill made decisions based on his knowledge and social attitudes prevailing at the time. Right or wrong, they were made. Gallipoli was a military failure for a myriad of reasons. It was his idea, but he didn't plan the detail which ultimately let the adventure down. He talked SHAEF into an invasion of the soft underbelly of Italy during WWII, which proved a "tough old gut". He diverted food for an already starving population in region of India, (which caused at least a million deaths) to ensure Allied troops were fed and ready to defeat the Axis powers. He was an Imperialist, but then in 1939 the British Empire was the worlds No1 superpower. So, should we label him a criminal against humanity? It was his drive which saved the world from fascist domination. At this moment in time, it is fashionable to beat down old heroes and label them as evil, based on 'snowflake' criteria and values, so Piers Morgan has a point. But Mr Greer shouldn't be insulted in such a manner. People in power do some questionable acts.. For the Americans, George Washington carried out war crimes when he was a British officer and again as General of the Continental Forces. Judging the past with the values of today isn't easy. Study the evidence, and make up your own mind based on the evidence, not your emotions. As for Mr Morgan, the evidence is he is a fat, flabby wanker
Gender Aggression. What if any differences do you see?
Sofabeast comments on Jan 29, 2019:
There appears to be evidence that females use indirect violence more effectively than males.
I'm from the UK so we have a different (not totally) electoral system.
Sofabeast comments on Jan 28, 2019:
I must try to get a chance to watch this
I’ve posted about “Toxic masculinity”, and I’ve asked for your input about similar ...
Sofabeast comments on Jan 28, 2019:
I'll be in a better position to comment by the end of May. I'm carrying out scientific research on related matters. I cannot comment much more until I publish.
As an Englishman I'm trying to decide which of the two of us is most screwed.
Sofabeast comments on Jan 28, 2019:
I'm trying to describe this megafucktangle of Brexit and the potential of a successful Scottish independence referendum and how Brexit will fuel it.... I have to save Trump for next year... Politics. The question was set up about two years ago, but the SQA never thought that this close to Brexshit we still do not know what it is yet.
Anyone do intermittent fasting?
Sofabeast comments on Jan 27, 2019:
I've not done it for a few years, but randomly-ish cutting out almost all food for one to two days on a bi-weekly basis. Try to think of it as being a failed hunt. Put in exercise to reinforce the body's idea of the same.
Ok I am not American but to me how can the legitimacy of this presidency be maintained if all his ...
Sofabeast comments on Jan 25, 2019:
In recent times American politicians wouldn't make the list with reputation. Once they had to keep their activities under wraps. Trump boasts about it and sweeps into power. I suggest a movie called Idiotcracy to illuminate what could be happening
Roger Stone has been arrested.
Sofabeast comments on Jan 25, 2019:
Who is Roger Stone?
We should be having sex. [newsweek.com]
Sofabeast comments on Jan 20, 2019:
Chance would be a fine thing.... it's getting on for seven years!
I asked a couple people, both genders, about some sextual .
Sofabeast comments on Jan 20, 2019:
Let us ask, What is rape culture? I have been brought up not to do or think rape is a good or normal act. All of the men I know or have known personally think this way too. Ergo, no rape culture where I live (United Kingdom). That said, the way that the mobile phone culture is evolving, sexual interaction at first meeting through words and pictures display a very direct sexuality becoming the the social norm. I for one, have never sexted or dick picted... yet! That said, I used to write erotic letters to my now late wife and she with me. These were thoughts of love and sex put into words using stories in effect. They were not 'wanna fuck' followed by a sexual image. However, talking with some of the young lasses at work on this very subject. They all replied that they expect sexting and dickpix. Partly because if you are in a nightclub, you may be unable to hear them, then there is gathering a choice of the available young men vying for their charms for the evening. None of this activity was perceived as at all 'rappie' to use their words. A tad shocking for us old-uns who had to go out and chat or be chatted up when I and the other mature ladies who were involved in the conversation were last single.
Do you think that Mrs May's mess has its roots in her Christian upbringing?
Sofabeast comments on Jan 17, 2019:
We are all products of our socialisation process, which can go some way to answer why she never seems able to interact deeply with human beings. The lady's not for 'understanding' should be her catchphrase. Following her massive defeat on Brexit and close run thing on Confidence, She should have stepped down as PM. She has demonstrated that failure is always her main option. At last she seems to be attempting what should have been done at the start - involving all the other parties, but even then she still seems to be preaching and not listening. I hate to say it but, stupid woman!
The left is getting more radical all the time.
Sofabeast comments on Jan 16, 2019:
I find it interesting and bemusing that the 'loony left' is what we in Europe call the hard right. With American right wing politics appearing as near fascist extremism!
Can I please join?
Sofabeast comments on Jan 13, 2019:
House of Lords... damn confusing, and I'm studying the subject! On one hand, they are really useful, then they are unelected.. but often the only voice for the people unconstrained by party politics, then they spoil it all by falling asleep during debates. Good Day to you
I've collected some sexy texts. Here are a few. Can you add any?
Sofabeast comments on Jan 10, 2019:
I've never had one... bugger!
This one needs a caption.
Sofabeast comments on Jan 9, 2019:
Humpty Trumpty wants a new wall And his hands are incredibly small All his advisors and Fox and their friends Never made Trumpty President again
Donald Trump's Border Speech Gets A Savage Instant Fact-Check On Fox News
Sofabeast comments on Jan 9, 2019:
Is this the speech about politicians building wall around their houses because they hate the voters and wish keep their families locked up? Or something like that. I couldn't stop laughing for ages, and then for me, there was the government defeat on Brexit! What an era to live through.
Trump Shutdown!
Sofabeast comments on Jan 8, 2019:
Land of the brave, home of the free, shouldn't need a wall.
Oh well, back to yucky work tomoz. I can't complain can I?
Sofabeast comments on Jan 6, 2019:
Professional Soldier + London Transport & London Transport + Conscript Soldier + London Transport. That's my granddads. Working class socialist attitude gave me a chip on my shoulder about further education for years. I still have trouble with seeing education and office work as proper jobs. Yet as a mature student, that is what I'm aiming for. Back to college on Tuesday for me.
What a shit year it's turning out to be already.
Sofabeast comments on Jan 4, 2019:
Death isnae any fun, so I'll try to give you a little uplift on the subject. I'm off down to England/London for a funeral of the last major old man of the family. And we plan to have a hoot of a time. He has put money behind the bar of his local pub for his family and friends to enjoy. We will tell tales and celebrate to fellow. No black unless it's sexy - he got that from me. So in your terrible sorrow, find the fun, find the good, shed some tears and have a laugh. Three years ago I lost three people between October 11th and Christmas eve, only one from old age. A wife two friends, two close friends and a contemporary cousin. At my wifes wake, we played Cards against humanity - she'd have liked that. Big hug lass, and a kiss for your forehead. Tony
Here is an article about why mental health professionals cannot diagnose Trump with a mental ...
Sofabeast comments on Jan 4, 2019:
We simply use the term 'Fuckwit'. It also concurs with Sociological terminology too! Although profiling can be carried out on him. We've not got any professional profilers where I study, but experienced staff can chip in opinions.
Last week I visited a tea shop & tried a few new kinds of tea! What kinds of teas do all like?
Sofabeast comments on Jan 4, 2019:
For me the best tea is Belfast Brew, from Suki Tea, Belfast Northern Ireland. It's loose leaf. Otherwise I go for various teas from Twinnings
A woman's place ..............
Sofabeast comments on Jan 4, 2019:
Good to see America trying to catch up. Please keep at it.
I'm new to this group so wanted to show off my mini that I painted and sculpted the base that I'm ...
Sofabeast comments on Jan 3, 2019:
Very nice. I don't sculpt, but I do paint. In fact I did it professionally 1995-2012 painting many thousands of figures and models. Now with eyesight failing, I just do it for myself. I hate getting old! By the way, love the fox.
Does anyone Destiny 2 here?
Sofabeast comments on Jan 2, 2019:
Remind me again soon. I've not played for a while though
Not doing this again .
Sofabeast comments on Dec 31, 2018:
I'll be going to bed early-ish. I'm working in the morning. Like yourself, I have thrown myself into work. This is my third year alone, apart from our daughter. So far, it has not got easier, in fact for me, it has been the worst. First year, busy and local support, second year we had just moved house after being made homeless. And now here we are. Go to keep going though
Being neither a neurologist or a philosopher, I don't write this with any authority but will make it...
Sofabeast comments on Dec 27, 2018:
Humans have been attempting to quantify the 'soul' for thousands of years. Perhaps it is the internal observance of self. The amassed wisdom of the ages still has not been able to say exactly what it is. When we die, what happens to the self? Is it gone? Changed into what? I felt that the 'soul' of my beloved wife departed about two and half days before her body gave out, but then I wasn't thinking clearly At the opposite end, where does it come from? My late wife said she felt 'the soul' appear in our daughter at about twelve weeks into pregnancy. Is that the point where there is enough neural activity to support some sort of self conscience? Let's be honest, we don't know. We each have a subjective view of ourselves.
Netflix series...Norsemen...the funniest thing I hadn't been watching...love it!
Sofabeast comments on Dec 27, 2018:
I'll have to give it a look
Being neither a neurologist or a philosopher, I don't write this with any authority but will make it...
Sofabeast comments on Dec 24, 2018:
Remind me to kick this around a bit after Convivial Tuesday.
"That POOR woman" Does anyone else share my concern that too much responsibility for what happens ...
Sofabeast comments on Dec 19, 2018:
Once the vote for Brexit was confirmed, then Camoron should have insisted on a government of unity, where an all party coalition government handled the Brexit. And yes, too much for one person
"That POOR woman" Does anyone else share my concern that too much responsibility for what happens ...
Sofabeast comments on Dec 19, 2018:
We will need an early general election after we either Brexit or suddenly remain. Then we can rebuild Cabinet consensus government. It will be beyond my lifetime before the debacle sorts itself out. Cameron has split to people of the UK and a 'Civil War' has happened. The drive for Scottish independence may well win out (I met Alec Salmond in my local Co Op the other weekend when he was buying up the cheap deals, and blue tracksuit bottoms with shabby shoes how the powerful have fallen) should they win, it will be 'Call me Dave's' fault. Of course if another referendum is called and it goes to remain, even with a decent majority then the divide is still going to be there. I watched a news item from Germany today. Their take is the UK must stay in or else sink. If we leave, then the crash on the pound will cripple our ability to import goods, kill the NHS and cause world wide recession.
Humanists call for abolition of blasphemy law in proposed hate crime legislation - Scottish Legal ...
Sofabeast comments on Dec 19, 2018:
I could try for a petition. It only needs a single signature and acceptance by committee. I may start one after Christmas due to time constraints and drinking commitments
I’m 18 years old and confused about my sexual orientation.
Sofabeast comments on Dec 19, 2018:
Our basic default is bi-sexual. Most of us will never act on this, as we tend to be strongly socialised out of those feelings from an early age to the point of becoming heterosexual. So try not to worry, and be happy whether you find love with a man or woman, or maybe both.
So, I have a question on which I would like to hear other's thoughts.
Sofabeast comments on Dec 19, 2018:
When I get time, I'd like to discuss this more deeply. I'm a student of social sciences, and this will come up as part of my curriculum. As I'm short of time right now. I'll put it this way. It is 'natural' but not nice, not acceptable. We are social animals who live by rules, norms, qualities and traditions. However, what is pedophilia exactly? In the UK it is sex with a person under 16. But in some countries the age of consent is 14. So would two consenting 15 year old partners who have sex abroad come back as pedophiles? Then there is the truly evil aspect where adults have sex with children. As animals we'll screw anything, but as I have said, we have rules. And they change. If you watch Game of Thrones you will see that teenagers are wed and bed reflecting the social norms of medieval Europe and the Middle East. But not children. Right, back to the last assessment before Wintermass
What gender should a computer be referred as?
Sofabeast comments on Dec 11, 2018:
It.... get it
For those who unsure of what karma is ! 😁
Sofabeast comments on Dec 10, 2018:
I thought it was a creamy curry.... mmm curry
Baby It's Cold Outside...what's your take on the now controversial lyrics?
Sofabeast comments on Dec 10, 2018:
It's just a song about human interaction. If the song was written today, it would carry through to the sex straight away. No courting, no teasing.
If you are not watching Netflix's Lost in Space' you are missing something great! Especially if you ...
Sofabeast comments on Dec 10, 2018:
Oh the pain...
God Has Left the Building! Part Two.
Sofabeast comments on Dec 10, 2018:
Well that's told us! It was almost like reading my words of so many arguments past... And to think, I'll be having to go to (working) church on the 23rd, smile, be nice, a watch them text and play on their phones whilst the preachermen spout wobbly nonsense about gods plans. Still as every hour passes, ker-ching money earned, and Crimbo break for five days ever closer. Funny how everytime I go to church, my atheism strengthens. If there were this Christian god, wouldn't it be the other way around?
Should public nudity be legal?
Sofabeast comments on Dec 9, 2018:
We are all nude under our clothes, so once the sexualisation is removed, where is the real harm? Sticky bum prints on plastic seats? Slightly damp farts? Personal cleanliness and dribbly bits? Unexpected arousal? Knocking things over with bits of body? Unwanted contact? Shedding of hairs? Freezer/chilled compartments (ladies).... Sorry I keep finding problems
Well I've written a couple of books.
Sofabeast comments on Dec 9, 2018:
My mums dad was an atheist in a foxhole - western desert 1941-43, Italy 1943/44, Europe and Germany 1944/45. What really did for any belief that he may have had left, was when his battery of big guns wiped an Italian town off the map after the Germans left. Surely a loving God wouldn't have let that happen?
If they were truly wise men, they would have stopped and asked for directions instead of trying to ...
Sofabeast comments on Dec 9, 2018:
Problem of following burning balls of gas thousands of light years away is they are pretty ambiguous about where they point. After all, the earth rotates and they don't sit geo-stationary. In fact, heavenly bodies that enter earths orbit, don't tend to do that either. I get the feeling they may have been told go and deliver these pressies to the new born King. So like Persian delivery drivers at Christmas, they decided, bollocks, this'll do, give this to him and let's go down the pub, shift done. Yeah, no one will remember this in a couple of thousand years anyway.
Brexit stamps.
Sofabeast comments on Dec 9, 2018:
I keep thinking of Titanic incidents... Brexit Right Ahead! Will the band be playing Nearer my God to Thee? Like the Titanic, I see RMS Great Britain, breaking in two. In fact, maybe that would be a better solution. 48% of the UK stays in the EU by landmass, and those who want to be part of the EU move there. The rest can bugger off!
Good morning. A mite chilly in Sarnia.
Sofabeast comments on Dec 9, 2018:
Close the wardrobe door...
What's your favorite part of the bible?
Sofabeast comments on Dec 8, 2018:
This publication is protected under the copyright laws of Judea and the Roman Empire and Civilised countries throughout the known world. Any unauthorized exhibition, distribution, or copying of this bible or any part thereof (including prayers) may result in civil liability and criminal prosecution. The story, all names, characters, and incidents portrayed in this production are fictitious. No identification with actual persons (living, immortal, winged, revived or deceased), places, buildings, and products is intended or should be inferred. No person, Deity or entity associated with this bible received payment or anything of value, or entered into any agreement, in connection with the depiction of wine, bread or cheese products. Few slaves were harmed in the making of this bible.
Where are you
Sofabeast comments on Dec 8, 2018:
Och I bide jeest ein tha eidge o'Strichen Eirbadeinsha y'ken.
If people you thought were your friends suddenly stop all communication with no expectations how ...
Sofabeast comments on Dec 8, 2018:
I think this is a huge problem with the online world. We suffer social anomie as we lack an established set of norms and values for engaging with people online. Are the people we see in the profile really who they say they are? I suspect that you and me are who we are in real life. There are others who hide behind cartoons and we can see that. But there are those who fall into the category of 'Catfish'. Sometimes they fun to deal with, but others are a pain in the arse. For me, I get concerned that I'll be mistaken for some creepy stalker if I keep communicating for a few emails past them going quiet. So I set my own rule of three. They may be away and can't email. I work most weekends with no internet access and long hours, often 32 hour shifts. It is a hard call to make.
Chant at Science March What DO WE Want: Science How DO WE Want it: Peer-Reviewed
Sofabeast comments on Dec 8, 2018:
Must stand up to peer review and carry a properly structured argument in standard form...
Well, we are fast approaching the season where Xtians start sing stuff like " Goodwill towards ALL ...
Sofabeast comments on Dec 7, 2018:
Who or what are Xtians?
Dinner tonight: pan-fried salmon with farmstead blue cheese, asparagus, lump crab cake, and corn, ...
Sofabeast comments on Dec 7, 2018:
Cheese biscuits and Beaujolais Nouveau accompanied by balsamic onion crisps (that's chips to Americans) finished off with French Chocolate Mousse
Today I shall be invigilating an exam and marking then having a weekend off.
Sofabeast comments on Dec 7, 2018:
Continuing to provide work for the likes of you! I'm doing five open book assessments, although the be fair, some are quite small. Right now though (one assessment 90% done) off to see Spiderman Spiderverse. This is my first weekend off since early August and work have already asked me to come in, despite the policy nobody get disturbed when on booked leave.
What is evert one's opinion on Microsoft acquiring so many studios and Sony going completely silent ...
Sofabeast comments on Dec 7, 2018:
Tell me more....
Inquisitive AF - 100% Match!
Sofabeast comments on Dec 5, 2018:
I've had three so far, one left (must have found someone at 101%) and two are an Atlantic ocean apart from me! So far I'm quite, quite undesirable it would seem.
Time For A New, ‘New Deal’! I watched an episode of the business program ‘On The Money’ on ...
Sofabeast comments on Dec 5, 2018:
For the USA, the economy of size will most likely cause failure. Finland are trialling it, but the income is quite low at about ninety Euros a week. John Adams suggested this as the way to finance capitalism back in the eighteenth century to ensure everybody took part and all benefited from the profits.
Veterans still getting the crap end of the stick under Trump. [propublica.org]
Sofabeast comments on Dec 5, 2018:
Rise up Americans and demand National Health Provision paid for via central taxation and applied free at the point of need from cradle to the grave. The USA is so far behind Europe, Australasia, UK, Canada, Japan, Norway, Iceland and many other countries.
How do other atheists/ agnostics celebrate winter season.
Sofabeast comments on Dec 5, 2018:
Alcohol - must have whisky in my Christmas morning tea, it's been a tradition in my family since 1915, Pressies, fry up breakfast, start Christmas dinner preparations, the three Ss, eat chocolates, drink, play music, fiddle with pressies, finish cooking dinner (big bit of dead cow), eat, drink pile up washing up, sleep, snore, fart, TV, eat more food and drink maybe stare at washing up momentarily, go to bed, sleep, snore and more farting. With saddened melancholy, miss my late wifes horrendous brussel sprout Christmas day farts.
The world today is changing, and sometimes, not in a positive way.
Sofabeast comments on Dec 5, 2018:
Today we have the technology to become world famous for no reason. The cult of fame has almost certainly been around for at least 4.5 million years.
Next time a religious person approach you and try to talk about God, do this.
Sofabeast comments on Dec 5, 2018:
And finish with... "My name, oh yes, Malak Al Mawt, but you may know me better as Azrael".
Guns I would like to hear thoughts from others in this group on their feelings about guns and gun ...
Sofabeast comments on Dec 4, 2018:
Who do ordinary Americans need protecting from? I hear comments on the subject stating for home protection or oppressive government, then America votes in an oppressive POTUS45, yet doesn't turn their guns on him? The USA is a modern country with large wild areas. In most American cities you're unlikely to be attacked by bears or cougars unless they happen to be large hairy gay men or mature ladies! You have pretty good police forces, the worlds most powerful military. So why should every citizen demand guns? With modern supermarkets, people no longer really need to hunt, just pop down the shops! I'll stop there. If you have guns, be responsible, be safe and have fun with them.
I am 48.
Sofabeast comments on Dec 4, 2018:
I see where you are coming from. The pickiness works both ways, I've had zero interest since I 'came on the market'.
The Donald and Problems in Romania!
Sofabeast comments on Dec 4, 2018:
Donald J Trump, reminds me of Arnold J (Judas) Rimmer of Red Dwarf fame. http://www.reddwarf.co.uk/links/
Vegans may soon get same anti-discrimination rights as religious people.
Sofabeast comments on Dec 3, 2018:
It is an interesting situation for the UK government to debate. If people who have made dietary choices for their lifestyle should this have legal protection? If they do achieve this, then because it is a philosophical approach to dinner, could others have legal protection too? I am a Support Worker for Adults with Special Needs, the people who I support can choose what food they want to eat, but a Vegan employee may decide not to feed them unless they eat Vegan food. This removes the human right of choice, so who is right here?
There has been some talk on here about unsolicited dick pictures.
Sofabeast comments on Dec 3, 2018:
If I've got it right, this is a dating and social site for like minded people. Now if I went out dating, even in my kilt, I would consider it socially unacceptable to wave my willy around without being expressly asked by the lady I was with and not in public. Thus, I don't think it is acceptable to post penis pictures, or breasts, bums and vaginas. If people want to post such pictures, then join a sex site, although I am unaware if there happens to be any for Atheists and Agnostics.
Bones Reveal Neanderthal Child was Eaten by a Giant Prehistoric Bird
Sofabeast comments on Dec 3, 2018:
Was there a bird big enough to do that in Europe at that time?
They still know they are boss
Sofabeast comments on Dec 3, 2018:
"Sometimes the box isn't the one they put litter in, other times it's the one they put their feet in"!
Equality or not
Sofabeast comments on Dec 3, 2018:
If the Alt-right get their way, then no. I had a long conversation during a night shift about this. Trying to enlighten a fellow worker as to the reasons behind 'gender-bending' (not my words). I tried to use science and reason. I think I made positive progress, but it will take more words. It did with me, but it worked and I'm better now. Gender dysphoria is a medical fact (DSM-5 p451-459). There are several types of dysphoria. Some of which have been recognised outwith the Christian view on the world by many different cultures for thousands of years. Basically, Gender is a Social construct. There are many Psycho-sociological studies to support this. Sex is Biological and there are four of those! In order Female (we all start out as female), Male, Pseudo Hermaphrodite (usually presents as female changing to male during puberty) and Hermaphrodite (extremely rare).
I'm always baffled by Christians who think just because we don't believe in God that we must worship...
Sofabeast comments on Dec 2, 2018:
I have written at some length about Satan's strategy around deliberately loosing a violin to a Georgian Redneck. And how this is used to repress the ignorant masses through line dancing. Even in Scotland I have encountered Christians who believe that if you are not with them, you must worship the devil. And that includes Catholics, Muslims, Bhuddists, Jews, Zoroastrians and of course Atheists. At least another 4196 other religions available, some of whom also have one and only true gods!
I'd like to find a friend from this group that has some educational background in sociology, ...
Sofabeast comments on Dec 2, 2018:
Well hello. I'm studying most of what you mentioned, and I work within the field of adult autism.
How young is too young for a tattoo?
Sofabeast comments on Dec 2, 2018:
Tattoos are a major cultural activity. At eighteen in the developed world a person is an adult. They can drink, have sex, get married, pay tax, vote,run for parliament, fight in a war, got grown up prison and think for themselves. In reality, many 18 year olds are still children. One of my grandfathers had tattoos, lots of them. He got his first at age 16. The badge of the Old 57th, The Die-Hards Middlesex regiment. He collected lots more. When I was old enough to start taking interest in such things, he made me promise never to get any. Your life changes, tattoos remain and blur. When clothes fall out of fashion we can throw them away, tattoos stay. Every time a person gets a tattoo, they risk artistic horrors upon their skin. For your son, what if that special person glimpses your name, will she be put off by misunderstanding the reason? If he gets a tattoo, make sure it is the best money can buy.
Sooooo.
Sofabeast comments on Dec 2, 2018:
Guns and Jesus? Let me think this through.... Premis #1 America has many guns. Premis #2 More guns equals more gun crime. Conclusion Jesus returns. Nope, it just doesn't look like a logical argument to me.
Deuteronomy 23:1 states "He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall ...
Sofabeast comments on Dec 2, 2018:
It's all 'bollocks'
"Therefore, if you wish to avoid dictatorship by referendum, break up modern society's merely ...
Sofabeast comments on Dec 2, 2018:
I'm inclined to believe that democracy has a maximum size. I observe this to be around 3 million voters.
What is Socialism? [counterpunch.org]
Sofabeast comments on Nov 30, 2018:
Acts that are social. I would direct people to read Auguste Compte, Marx & Engels, Durkheim, Weber and the wonderful Charles Wright Mills. See Liberal Socialism. Do not confuse Socialism with Stalinist oppression. That came from Revolutionary Socialism. I don't have the time to write a few thousand words on the subject right now, but once my assessments are marked, maybe I'll add bits of them here. In the USA, the military is the best example of Socialism at work.
My natural sleep cycle doesn't seem to conveniently fit into a 24-hour day.
Sofabeast comments on Nov 30, 2018:
As John Tyrrell has said, it is your Circadian rhythm which runs around about a 25 hour cycle. The variability of the cycle is partially based on light levels but also on an inbuilt body clock. Look up Michael Siffre who produced a number of studies on the matter. If you are having trouble keeping a good sleep pattern, then you will need to cleanse your sleep habits. Failing that, see a Doctor and get some Melatonin prescribed.
Tsunami warning in Alaska - [bbc.co.uk] We have a few Alaskans on the site; stay safe folks!
Sofabeast comments on Nov 30, 2018:
Oh!
You have to have seen "Dune" to understand this one
Sofabeast comments on Nov 30, 2018:
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” Frank Herbert
Let's try this again.
Sofabeast comments on Nov 30, 2018:
Puny stupid god. Are we really the best that it could do? Well, rush job on the last day I 'spose. Wanted Saturday off.
The Suffragette Who Knew Jiu-Jitsu from a 1910 Punch.
Sofabeast comments on Nov 30, 2018:
And they also did bomb making classes too!
Black Female Atheists!?
Sofabeast comments on Nov 29, 2018:
Just you
I wonder… is it possible that “Consciousness” is simply a brain disease?
Sofabeast comments on Nov 29, 2018:
Short answer NO. I've been reading psychology manuals all day!
Humanists call for abolition of blasphemy law in proposed hate crime legislation - Scottish Legal ...
Sofabeast comments on Nov 29, 2018:
I think it was last used in 1944 to shut up a 'witch'. There are some parts of Scotland where Christian extremism is rife, but they mostly fight with one another in their 'Wee Free Kirks'. The public has no stomach for a referendum, we may have a couple more pressing issues coming up soon.
He's a Klingon?
Sofabeast comments on Nov 29, 2018:
Do'Ha' jIyaj!
Do you buy Christmas gifts for others?
Sofabeast comments on Nov 29, 2018:
Happy Greedymas folks! I like things
Dating in todays society
Sofabeast comments on Nov 28, 2018:
I should like to hope it would be more based on the person, not what is or has been between their legs. As society (USA, Canada, EU & UK) becomes more accepting, this may just become a social norm in the not too distant future. I have seen in the UK over my lifetime, homosexuality go from criminal act, to legal for 21 year olds, then down to 18, then 16. Recently same sex marriage has been legalised. I say good, lets evolve.
Well today is the day I go to Kansas city and meet with the neurosurgeon.
Sofabeast comments on Nov 28, 2018:
All the best lass. Find that Briton to fall in love and come and use our NHS.
9....9...9
Sofabeast comments on Nov 28, 2018:
Say that three times in Britain and you may get the Police or Fire Brigade!
Why Do People Contact Profiles That State the Opposite of What They Are!?!?
Sofabeast comments on Nov 28, 2018:
I've only had the problem once here. It took a few messages to convince the fellow I'm a man, seeking a woman. Even the full beard in a photo didn't seem to slow his attentions. Too many 'hey babe' and 'You're beautiful' messages.
Why Do People Contact Profiles That State the Opposite of What They Are!?!?
Sofabeast comments on Nov 28, 2018:
Perhaps acting on the photo and not the bio.
The meaning of life.
Sofabeast comments on Nov 27, 2018:
"Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving And revolving at 900 miles an hour. It's orbiting at 19 miles a second, so it's reckoned, The sun that is the source of all our power. Now the sun, and you and me, and all the stars that we can see, Are moving at a million miles a day, In the outer spiral arm, at 40,000 miles an hour, Of a galaxy we call the Milky Way." Monty Python....
The very first transgender woman (Angela Ponce, Miss Spain 2018 ) to compete at Miss Universe ...
Sofabeast comments on Nov 27, 2018:
Interesting point. Does one support transgender or disapprove of beauty pageants? Arrgh I don't know!
Demisexual?
Sofabeast comments on Nov 26, 2018:
As a psychologist in training I agree. What is a 'half sexual' came to mind when reading the post. Only kiss? Not orgasming? In a relationship but either being the one who has or doesn't have sex? Being completely faithful?
Christianity was the major cause of the Dark Ages.
Sofabeast comments on Nov 26, 2018:
The question is worthy of far deeper investigation. Religions don't like it when reason or apathy overtakes them. Too late in the night for me to 'unpack' the sociological aspects as to why masses can be turned out to overthrow the intelligent but not the rich.
Why do the Satanists worship a God that went to Geogria and lot a fiddle playing contest to a ...
Sofabeast comments on Nov 26, 2018:
Consider the bigger picture. By losing a battle deliberately, one may win the war. Following 'losing' to a Redneck, there is now a possessed violin being used to create that bloody awful country music full of tales of depression, infidelity and suicidal thoughts. This music is used to keep the people alienated and in step via line dancing and thus indoctrinated into following what every other person is doing without question. And from this the Capitalist system of evil can prevail by keeping the masses blissfully ignorant of the true beneficial meanings of Socialism and workers freedom. All it costs is a cheap fiddle, probably donated by Walmart!
Do you believe in "soul mates/true love/the one?"
Sofabeast comments on Nov 26, 2018:
Yes, and I miss her dearly. Until meeting June - my late wife, I never conceived of being that close another human being, and she with me. We had an amazingly close relationship from the moment we finally met in 1991, (having missed meeting each other despite being in body contact many times over 9 years) until she died in 2015. I proposed after two weeks and we married inside of months. Old enough to know better, but did it anyway. I wonder if we'd turned around and met face to face, rather than back to back earlier would we have made it 'forever'. As it was, we had a true 'Mills & Boon' love affair and I'm concerned it will cloud me moving on. So far time has not been much of a healer and I am extremely lonely in my 'soul'. I do accept that for many reasons, some people will never find that special person or persons to share their lives with. I did, and better to have loved and lost....

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