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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....
Would English Language die out after 500 years?
Sofabeast comments on Nov 26, 2018:
All languages evolve and eventually disappear, as for the time line, we'll have to wait 501 years. It may be the new 'Latin' by then. Effectively dead, but still used. English is a language than steals from others readily. It helps make a so rich.
Why did you start re-enacting/cosplaying?
Sofabeast comments on Nov 26, 2018:
For myself, it was to get me out of the house and meet new people - (women in costume), history, learning, drinking, travel, exploration and of course (safe) combat/firing guns.
Just For Fun - All About Sex - More Years Than I Thought.
Sofabeast comments on Nov 26, 2018:
41 years, but I've got time off for bad behaviour.... six years so far!
Overpopulation – The Root Cause of Our Problems – Why Is It a Taboo Topic?
Sofabeast comments on Nov 25, 2018:
Gloomy bloody subject! I'm a student of Social Sciences - Sociology, Psychology, History, Politics, and a few other things. This question comes up often in our studies. So, I think we are all agreed our population is too great. This viewpoint can be supported by the great migrations from areas of poverty to richer regions. These exoduses have sudden effects on where they arrive, causing alienation of the indigenous peoples and incomers alike as there isn't enough time for integration and assimilation. The earth recently passed the limit of human support with our current level of expenditure of resources. Question is, what can we, or must we do as a species to produce a happy sustainable future? I would not like to see a great 'Exterminatus' forced on us, but that may have to happen, and soon. This may be the most 'humane' way to save us. Who do we choose? And in what way can humanity secure a future where a 'Final Solution' isn't going to be needed again? Reduce the birth rate. Only healthy females get ONE pregnancy no IVF? Maximum age limit - please report to your funeral one week after your 70th birthday? Restrict certain healthcare solutions, Ebola, T3/4 Cancer, Autism, Smoker - say goodbye. Death penalty for many crimes? What about murder? Kill two, get out free? Ask for volunteers - reward their families or them? New car every year until 35, then bye, bye? Not an easy or nice job trying to save the world. As a draconian mind game, very interesting
Sex in the modern world
Sofabeast comments on Nov 25, 2018:
This came up at work last weekend. There is amongst our workforce an age divide. The 18-40s & 45+ crowds. For the younger section, there isn't 'chatting-up' and dating going on. Find a nice picture on the phone, 'swipe right for a mediocre night'! Sex, it would seem is expected within the Peterhead community on the first meeting, and if after a dozen or so sessions, you may get asked for a date or child support in about eight months! Now I will say, when I met my wife, we were in bed with each other inside of 20 mins, married in four months (didn't have to)! She stayed with me for the rest of her life, just over 24 years.
Just wanted to mention something in case you will be traveling to an Islamic country.
Sofabeast comments on Nov 25, 2018:
I think it was on 22nd November that Trumps favourite country Saudi Arabia, made all Atheists terrorists.
Is this what we have come and what we have normalized?
Sofabeast comments on Nov 25, 2018:
Only China and the USA get massive school shootings
Secular Mental Health Services
Sofabeast comments on Nov 25, 2018:
It would be unprofessional for them to push any religion. If the do so, report them to their profession body. Ask which religion, I believe there about 4200 to choose from at the moment. And at least four different one and only true gods!
Its another late night office session.
Sofabeast comments on Nov 22, 2018:
When writing, read it from back to front. front to back from it read, writing When I won't sound natural, but helpful... and red it out loud.
Its another late night office session.
Sofabeast comments on Nov 22, 2018:
Stress and fatigue. I'm just getting over man flu, and I've really little recall of the texts I read and essays I wrote. Now I have to investigate what I've done and undo it...unless it's good! Which so far it hasn't been, but not too much. Just a couple of mentions of case studies, then that's up for marking 24 hours early.
Well, my brother is at my house, not really for the holiday, just happens to be here, but I still ...
Sofabeast comments on Nov 22, 2018:
Duck and cover, comes to mind. I doubt he'd respond well to cross examination. All you'll likely to get is an escalation of aggression, resulting in undesired feelings and memories. Get past it, then comeback here and talk with sensible people. By the way, I recently passed a Management of Aggression Course
Saudi Arabia declares all atheists are terrorists in new law to crack down on political dissidents...
Sofabeast comments on Nov 20, 2018:
Reason is great!
It's Climate Change You Idiot Says Smokey The Bear to Trumpty Dumpty.
Sofabeast comments on Nov 19, 2018:
The leaf litter falls - hence your name for autumn, and fertilizes the forests. Remove the leaf litter and the habitat will fail. Forest fires are a natural occurrence which are affected by global warming. It isn't a easy fix as mankind expands into the wilds. If the infrastructure could include desalination of the sea, and pumping of water to inland areas where in recent decades the natural water supply has been taken for major cities such as LA, San Francisco, Santa Monica etc, then perhaps that may over time redress the balance. Use renewable energies to supply power to this. Living in a coastal damp cool climate, I find it difficult to imagine what has gone on. Perhaps NASA could show the Idiot in Chief what climate change looks like from space
I don't believe Love and affection has to come from a religious belief.
Sofabeast comments on Nov 19, 2018:
I can also break it down into both behavioural and biological approaches of psychology.
Should we implement ranked choice voting?
Sofabeast comments on Nov 18, 2018:
The first past the post system is undemocratic and allows for minority rule. It removes the UK and USA from being considered leading democracies on the world stage. British general elections are undemocratic, but Scottish elections which use a transferable vote system is democratic. In the USA, you'll have to grow at least one more political party to be considered truly democratic.
Aren’t flat earthers so much fun
Sofabeast comments on Nov 18, 2018:
The ones who somehow really believe in a flat earth are the funniest. A quick lesson in WWII naval battleship gunnery tends to screw them up.
Do you give money to homeless people?
Sofabeast comments on Nov 15, 2018:
I've been homeless, and it's nae fun. Having looked into the problem before it happened, I found myself prepared with knowledge about what to do, and so my daughter and myself could get through that storm of life quite dry so to speak.
Hello all - are there any players who love Fallout 4 and play Red Dead Redemption?
Sofabeast comments on Nov 15, 2018:
As I type, I'm watching my daughter play Red Dead. Fantastic game. One day I'll get a go. My main critique is they have to be somewhat PC about the characters attitudes, but better that than stir up racial hatred. I think there should be a black & white option for us oldies!
My grandpop jack in his wwi uniform g
Sofabeast comments on Nov 15, 2018:
I didn't get to do the 2 minutes silence on 11-11-18 as I'd saved a life before breakfast, and sods laws dictated that would be when the medics arrived to check up. Life is for life and living.
Does the weather affect your grief?
Sofabeast comments on Nov 15, 2018:
Yes, when it gets cold, I miss warming her up in bed, I miss her cold feet, her cold nose and arms. I miss having her frozen bum startling me from my warm slumber as she would snuggle into my groin when she returned to bed after a pee. Now I have a warm new home and no one to steal the covers from or snore in the ear of. No one to kiss, laugh with, be annoyed by, make love to and be in love with... I am still alive, and have things to do and people to be alive for.
Science! Atheists are more intelligent than religious people, say researchers | The Independent ...
Sofabeast comments on Nov 14, 2018:
Interesting...
Do you think we ought consider a re-write of the Ten Commandments specifically for the Third ...
Sofabeast comments on Nov 13, 2018:
So to include a vegan slant on coverting neighbours oxen as well? Thou shalt not covert thy neighbours beetroot?
[friendlyatheist.
Sofabeast comments on Nov 12, 2018:
I am continually shocked at America under the Republicans. I hoped that with Bill Clinton you'd begin to catch up with Europe, then Bush II and now Trump. In the UK, we seem to be taking a backwards leap. As a Social Scientist it's my task to record and make sense of it all.
My grandpop jack in his wwi uniform g
Sofabeast comments on Nov 12, 2018:
Pte George Carter 1915 or 1916
Happy veteran's day!! Foxholes have plenty of atheists!! I'm sure of it!!
Sofabeast comments on Nov 12, 2018:
Gunner Len Rowley Royal Artillery (1940-45) was one. And I am one of his grandsons, all of whom (4) are atheists.
401 pm, pouring down raining, cold and raw. Getting dark already. Why do people live in the north?
Sofabeast comments on Nov 12, 2018:
I was asked by a Spanish tourist visiting my wee part of Scotland during June a few years ago. "What time does it get dark?" I replied August!
Happy Veterans day to all my military brothers and sisters. Thank you for your service.
Sofabeast comments on Nov 12, 2018:
It's a shame that POTUS 45 doesn't feel the same. In Europe he was noticeably absent at a major memorial as his image was far more important than getting a bit wet like Macron did. At least we know the sacrifice of American service personnel in defence of our freedom. Thank you.
Monday and day off work .
Sofabeast comments on Nov 12, 2018:
If I finish my college work, I'm off to the cinema. Monday is my day off too.
I served in the British RAF in my youth not conscripted but volunteered to go there and had lots of...
Sofabeast comments on Nov 11, 2018:
May I suggest looking up the music of 'Sods Opera'. You'll like Firth of (fucking) Forth I'm sure. As for your point of view on Poppies. That's a deep socio-psychological one, but thanks to an education supplied by Scotland free of charge I will get around to providing an answer. I'm a grandson of a D-Day Dodger.
Forgive the mashup with current events, but I found this hilarious! [thehardtimes.net]
Sofabeast comments on Nov 11, 2018:
Make a bad character sheet. For Trump replace Hit Points with Fat Points. In fact why not invent a whole game around the concept Then set adventures, such as keeping Melania from running off with Macron.
I have it on good authority that this year the chief executive of Humanist(UK ) will for the first ...
Sofabeast comments on Nov 10, 2018:
My maternal grandfather was an atheist in a foxhole, disproving the old adage. To quote him, "how could a loving god allow this"? Referring to his battery flattening an Italian town in 1944. The Germans pulled out the day before he said. To the point. Atheists, agnostics and humanitarians fought too.
What villain would you be?
Sofabeast comments on Nov 10, 2018:
How about Donald Trump? Villain enough... too harsh? OK, Avon from Blakes 7.
Archie Bunker on Women's Liberation [youtu.be]
Sofabeast comments on Nov 7, 2018:
Thanks for posting that, I couldn't remember this characters name. I'm using him as an illustrating point for a Sociology assessment.
Conservatives, What is it that you don't like about people that are liberals, progressive or social ...
Sofabeast comments on Nov 4, 2018:
I will be very interested to read everyones comments on this matter. I'm studying politics and sociology and this forms part of the course.
What is your current favourite bit of re-enactment/cosplay kit at the moment?
Sofabeast comments on Oct 29, 2018:
For me, it is my 1796 Light Cavalry Sabre.
So I finally have the date for MEETING my new neurosurgeon.
Sofabeast comments on Oct 29, 2018:
You need a National Health Service in America.
So I finally have the date for MEETING my new neurosurgeon.
Sofabeast comments on Oct 29, 2018:
Check if he is wearing stockings and suspenders....
4th night shift and the shit has hit the fan! Too many sick people for the amount of staff we have.
Sofabeast comments on Oct 29, 2018:
Were you working this weekend with the clock changes? For me, it wasn't bad - being zero hours I got an extra paid hour in bed - fortunately no wake up calls for emergencies, but the poor lass who was waking duty worked from 13:00 Saturday until 08:00 Sunday, finding out about the "stupid ficking time change" when she came on duty with me.
4th night shift and the shit has hit the fan! Too many sick people for the amount of staff we have.
Sofabeast comments on Oct 24, 2018:
Why the shortage of staff? My daughter has been applying for work in NHS Scotland for the past eight months, but there some posts she went for that still have her on the waiting to processed pile. Do you have this madness in recruitment in wales too? As a support worker myself, we are also short of staff. Just can't seem to find suitable applicants to work within the field of autism. Sometimes they burn out inside of a single shift!
How do you move from cheerfully flirting to being vulnerable?
Sofabeast comments on Oct 23, 2018:
If only I could just pop over the Northern Atlantic for a quick flirt or three! I've enjoyed just a handful of flirts over the past few years. It's nice when it happens, but the ladies are usually attached or just a little too young (thirties). So I head away to void the embarrassment of my vulnerability showing. I did have a few 'close moments' with a lass two years ago, but I wonder if that was just our souls were just playing together. Age and professional attitude would keep me from finding out if it was only me that thought that way. I'm way too cowardly to pursue her now the professional connection has gone.
Religious parents?
Sofabeast comments on Oct 23, 2018:
My father was church of England, but didn't really push anything. He didn't believe in afterlife,heaven or hell. My mother was a Christian, nominally church of England, but added in anything she saw fit from other religious sources such as headscarf in church and letting me know that I should marry a virgin and she must OBEY me as the man! She never obeyed my dad. My mum prayed deeply, but did those prayers of hers ever get answered? She would say that yes, after all, I survived into adulthood. I'm inclined to believe that life finds a way. I came into the world rather early and at home (almost on the night bus from Hounslow to Feltham) weighing in at 3lb 12oz. Now I'm in my mid 50s. My mothers dad was an atheist, one of the few who were in a foxhole at some point. if he had any religion, he may have lost it in Italy, when his battery of 5.5" howitzers flattened a small town the Germans had just vacated. Surely, God would somehow have let the Royal Artillery know not to wipe that place full of civilians off the map. It was stories like that and a sense of reason that woke me up to the truth. I saw how she frantically asked a non-existent god for various salvations from the petty hardships of her life. Perhaps she thought in some way that her prayers helped the German bombs miss her house during the Blitz.
Dear NATO Secretary-General Jen Stoltenberg We, the citizens of the United States of America, ask ...
Sofabeast comments on Oct 23, 2018:
Problem is, Trump would have to call in the favour. Somehow I don't think he would. Plus the USA has the nukes
The Real POS Potus Painting-Revised To Show His Real Comrades
Sofabeast comments on Oct 23, 2018:
Now if his waistline and manboobs can be made more realistic...
Any fans of the historical wargames from the 70s-80s?
Sofabeast comments on Oct 23, 2018:
I've played a few, but I prefer figures and models
How many of you were brought up in a Christian household and somewhere along the way maybe as a ...
Sofabeast comments on Oct 22, 2018:
Stand in Religious Education teacher introduced me and the rest of the boys in my year to the concept of critical thinking and comparison of Church of England to other religions past and present. I've just done a similar post myself!
Just read a few comments regarding Stephen Hawkins new book,and the only conclusion I came up with.
Sofabeast comments on Oct 19, 2018:
As a Social Scientist, we grade common sense as unenlightened people trying to explain phenomena through the rules and norms of their culture. As such, if that cannot explain it, then it must be gods work.
Today in TV History: Oct.
Sofabeast comments on Oct 16, 2018:
Brilliant during its day
I've got a reenactment two-fer coming up this weekend.
Sofabeast comments on Oct 15, 2018:
Indeed, the most I've done has been four on one day! Jacobite (1745), French & Indian War (French), Napoleonic (British infantry 1808-13) and Confederate (1861-65). That was some time ago 1998
How does re-enactment and cos-play interact your other life?
Sofabeast comments on Oct 5, 2018:
At college, my vast knowledge of Napoleonic history gives me a superior insight into the era, far beyond my lecturers. I had an argument about Napoleon which ended in 'because I am right' and here is the evidence.. lol
Comments?
Sofabeast comments on Oct 3, 2018:
Living in the North East of Scotland, I can assure everyone that there are many very unhappy believers here.! Come to Peterhead Drummers Corner at around 11:00 on a Saturday morning, where you can see a group of Christians who through their songs, words and attire give despair physical form. And just up from Drummers corner at most times of the day, observe to depressive drunks outside one of the many small dismal Scottish Fighting bars wallowing in their mental squaller.
Are You Lonely?
Sofabeast comments on Oct 2, 2018:
I'm damn lonely! During the early autumn things become worse, as this is when I lost my love to her brain tumour back in 2015. She knew I hate being alone, and tried to get me to take a lover before she died. She wanted to check them over to make sure they'd be good for me! Doing that isn't part of who I am. I keep myself busy with a college degree course and working far too many hours. Now at least, I can get to talk people who when hearing my life story don't offer their prayers. June, my late wife, was also a questioner of religion.
Open relationships
Sofabeast comments on Oct 2, 2018:
Personal experiences are up the people involved. I have only dabbled a little a long time ago. It was fun, and was only that. I cannot say that if I ever find love again I would entertain it. But if the lady I could meet wanted me to join in this type of venture, then perhaps I may. Either way, unless I'm invited to become a swinger, it has nothing to do with, and I refuse to be offended by the activity.
Expectations
Sofabeast comments on Oct 2, 2018:
Oh bloody hell! Where do I start? I can put out a few hundred thousand words on this, but in nutshell, we are socialised into what we expect from a date. We are the products of all our extended experiences throughout our primary and secondary agents of socialisation. If anyone wants to know more from a scientific perspective, please just ask.
Lol but they have the smartest satanist on the block
Sofabeast comments on Oct 2, 2018:
What's more, you can kill an evil god with a few well placed natural 20s!
So what games are you playing currently?
Sofabeast comments on Oct 2, 2018:
Not much, but a bit of Team Yankee. However, I am beginning to put together some zombie apocalypse items. My daughter will most likely make off them though to give her D&D group something different to play.
The body of Maddox, the lost boy with Autism, has been found in a wooded area near the Gastonia NC ...
Sofabeast comments on Sep 27, 2018:
Saddened to read that the boy died. I do see the problems that people can have with ASC's running away. Too easy for distractions to happen.
I’d like to hear from those of you who have had experience with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) ...
Sofabeast comments on Sep 27, 2018:
It can be seen as rather uneven ground due to humans rights issues. Perhaps the most important factor is an individual approach. This therapy is not effective with every person with ASC, but I have read of some very positive results when administered by well trained professionals. When I worked for the National Autistic Society UK, it was in effect against working policy. As long as people don't just jump for a non-existent cure via some 'online quack', but use skilled professionals then it may be worthwhile. I think in the UK, there is only one accepted location on the Isle of Anglesey.
Theologist: The World began with shit.
Sofabeast comments on Sep 26, 2018:
We carried out an experiment in Psychology yesterday, pertaining to word recall in quiet or noisy environments. So the inconsistencies may well have entered the bible due the environmental sonic pollution at the time of dictation by god. In all the films I have seen about god, its voice always has a substantial echo.
God hates porn?
Sofabeast comments on Sep 26, 2018:
Strictly speaking, it's all the work of god and part of his plan. Either that, or this god stuff is all total bollocks!
What is the bible to you?
Sofabeast comments on Sep 24, 2018:
Makes for excellent cartridge paper for black powder reloading!
Why are we here ?
Sofabeast comments on Sep 24, 2018:
We're 'ere becos we're 'ere, and there's no one else. (Zulu 1964)
A little-known fact: You can walk into any pub in the UK without announcing it on Facebook! (Please,...
Sofabeast comments on Sep 24, 2018:
Why not counter-post, getting ready to be bored by holiday pictures and being bored by holiday pictures.
Like, every gamer, lol
Sofabeast comments on Sep 24, 2018:
I'm at odds with the idea of too many dice, but then I am a dice wytch. Often being asked to 'bless' peoples dice for them. I have loads of dice from D2s through to the mighty hundred sided D100.
Hi there! Anyone interested in post-Soviet, Eastern European, post-apocalyptic sci fi?
Sofabeast comments on Sep 19, 2018:
I could get interested. I do wonder how the world would have been had the likes of me failed to do our jobs back in the Cold War. In the mean time, it's Team Yankee!
This is why I support single payer healthcare [time.com]
Sofabeast comments on Sep 18, 2018:
In the UK, almost all support is free at the point need from the cradle to the grave. Support is given through and paid for by central and local taxation. Most of my wages comes via Aberdeenshire council, with much of service users costs met by the state. An example of this, is the cost. Services to support someone 24/7 per year sits at around £150000. If we look at a young adult who lives for half a century will cost the state vast amounts of money. Would a health insurance company pay this? Not in the UK!
18 years ago today my baby brother was born.
Sofabeast comments on Sep 18, 2018:
Legal to drink in the UK!
I have just read an article in the Sunday Times about a Church of Scientology “family fun” ...
Sofabeast comments on Sep 16, 2018:
Didn't they fight dinosaurs who were nuking volcanos whilst dressed as John Travolta? It's the mechanical dinosaurs.
Did any of you find yourself becoming more self-centered after you lost your partner/spouse?
Sofabeast comments on Sep 16, 2018:
I was a full time caregiver to my wife for five years full time before see died. Since she passed, I devote much more of my time to others. I've just had a small upset in doing that, so I may try to devote the extra time to myself. So to answer your question. No
Can science and religion be reconciled?
Sofabeast comments on Sep 14, 2018:
I have a good friend who is perhaps the 'ideal Christian'. He believe that the bible was written by men, and men make mistakes. Ask women about that! And that science is there so we humans (of all sexes) can unravel the mysteries that god has made. We have to evolve further to fully understand what god (genderless) has done. I like his perspective, as science cannot be heretical. For if everything is made by god, then god cannot be a heretic. For me, shame there's no god. I believe in creation. At some point the universe that we live in came about. It may not be the first creation, nor the last. At the moment we just cannot answer that question, only investigate and give the best supporting statement. Which isn't it was knocked up in six days!
"(University of the Witwatersrand) The earliest evidence of a drawing made by humans has been found ...
Sofabeast comments on Sep 12, 2018:
Aside from light hearted comments, the human self is amazing. This find not only demonstrates our collective history is earlier than we knew, but adds an indication of cultural development too. It indicates thought and planning through production of pigments, and concept of pleasing designs.
My son has autism he’s 30 years old non verbal Lives with me , the road and has been long and ...
Sofabeast comments on Sep 12, 2018:
I'll say this to all of you who have ASC/D that are non-verbal. They are unlikely to begin to vocalise after around the age of 6 apart from those wonderful 'eee' noises and deep belly laughs. I have the pleasure of working with these excellent people. I can confirm that they do communicate via many different mediums. Just watch them and enjoy their personal styles of 'talking' to you. Once you tune in to them then it becomes easier. Remember they understand a lot more than many professionals say they can. You just have to be with them. Music, picture cards, drawings, touch, aromas, glances, facial expressions, body positions and postures are all telling you something. They will share a similar sense of humour to their age group. Often this can be a very dry sense of irony and sarcasm - at least in Britain! For me when I finish a shift, I bugger off home but I know it is often a hard journey for you all, be strong and enjoy the good times. When you can, take time for yourselves. If you get support, I hope they are as great as the team as I'm part of. All the best
I was raised as a Fundamental Baptist.
Sofabeast comments on Sep 12, 2018:
I am both horrified and uplifted by your story. It is so sad that religion can have such a literal hold on people. I was at church (an evangelical American style one) very recently - (I was working) when the preacher started on about the gramma used in part of the Bible. What he missed with his literal diatribe was, He was speaking English, not Hebrew or Aramaic! Bloody idiot. So young lady, don't just survive, thrive and grow. Read Thomas Paine, call on those Christians and spread the 'bad news'.... Hello, can I save you, as there are no Gods....
I doubt this will make any sense across the pond.
Sofabeast comments on Jul 29, 2018:
Don't get …. cross!
Am I the only one who listens to the Mormons and JW when they come to visit and have a theological ...
Sofabeast comments on Jul 28, 2018:
Our local Mormons have learn who we are and avoid us. Such as this afternoon walking along Belmont Street in Aberdeen, my daughter and myself saw them approaching people unsuccessfully, but they dodged us. They have encountered us before in street debate giving them the good news that there is no god and here is why.....
What constitutes evidence? What constitutes proof?
Sofabeast comments on May 31, 2018:
There is no proof, it is impossible to prove all statements. All that can be done is provide the best, and most scientific answer at this time. The perception of truth is subjective, no matter how objective we try to be.
Driver Shouts 'Go Back To Your Country Bh' At Asian-American Family | HuffPost
Sofabeast comments on May 31, 2018:
How does one define 'your country'? I'm an immigrant or occupier (I'm English) to some here in Scotland. In the UK, and more so since Brexit this phrase is heard more and more. For the USA, of course, white & black folks are not native to the land, only people from the 100 nations are. So when does a country and culture come into being? The UK and USA are not static cultures, we have absorbed many others since we came to be, and thus our cultures, rules, norms and values constantly evolve.
5th Kentucky Co.
Sofabeast comments on May 31, 2018:
I'll have to get our lot to stand for a pencil line drawing
Here is something I can say a little bit about.
Sofabeast comments on May 28, 2018:
Enjoy your ice cream, purge the bad memories, enjoy the good, smile and cry. Move on with life, use your amassed experiences to brighten the world and people around you.
Anyone else here involved in ' Street Epistomology' or is this simply an American activity?
Sofabeast comments on May 23, 2018:
There is a lot of this activity in Peterhead, usually on a Saturday morning. The God botherers try to temp the person I am supporting into accepting that they are filthy sinners, and are going to hell! Not a good thing to say to vulnerable adults. I now politely enlighten them that there are NO GODS!
My roommate licks the butter if I leave it out...
Sofabeast comments on May 23, 2018:
My roommate eats spiders and moths
God bless America?
Sofabeast comments on May 16, 2018:
"Reason bless America". Will that do you? Or go back to 'God save the Queen, her heirs and successors'. In thirty years time, we may be coming back with the offspring of Mr & Mrs Windsor for president!
Who is your favorite Atheist?
Sofabeast comments on May 16, 2018:
My daughter. She's in her mid twenties now, so I feel my job is done. She, like myself enjoys engaging with 'God-botherers'. Enlightening them as to the bloody great big holes in their faiths.
Considering the site, how many players like to explore the religions of RPGs?
Sofabeast comments on May 10, 2018:
The world of Glorantha in original Runequest was fun. It owed a lot to the Ancient world of the Mediterranean.
Ah gowarn
Sofabeast comments on May 3, 2018:
Go on go on go on go on go on go on
My current rpg consist of a Star Wars Fantasy Flight game I've been running for two years, a ...
Sofabeast comments on May 2, 2018:
Damn, not been LARPING since I was 30! I'm 56 soon.. arrgh!

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