Agnostic.com
7
7 Like Show

Comments

Who helped you on your path to becoming an atheist?
Sofabeast comments on Apr 10, 2018:
It was the start of the hot summer of 1976, when our usual Religious Education teacher had a sabatical in India trying to convert Muslims and Hindos to evangelical Christianity. And so, due to English law,we had to have some one tutor us on god bothering. This was our deputy head, Mr Green a working class maths teacher. He in under 35 mins enlightened the gathered boys of the school year to the fact that there were no gods... This wasn't a posh school, the girls were having a special lesson on lady things. I did falter into a period of being an agnostic for a couple of years during my middle twenties.
EU AND BREXIT ; Does anyone know what a "meaningful vote in parliament" would be at this stage?
Sofabeast comments on Apr 10, 2018:
There could be one more spanner in the works for Brexit, which is the Facebook effect. Should the courts act quickly, then the whole referendum affair may need to be run again. Then the Tories are 'listening to the will of the people'. However if they were, they should be finding out what sort of Brexit we want. Almost half of the voters wanted to remain, so therefore that side of the argument is needed to come to the fore. Unless ALL of those who voted leave want the hardest Brexit possible. Meaningful vote = doing as the party whips say.
Who's been the best President of the United States in your lifetime?
Sofabeast comments on Apr 9, 2018:
What would be interesing to observe, is how foriegners see POTUS. Then compare how Americans see the same POTUS. Then of course there is the passage of time. JFK is often looked back on with some adoration, much in the same way us Europeans see Obama now. But the outside looing in and the inside looking can be quite different viewpoints. A POTUS who is great at foreign policy may be terrible for domestic. Many of us Europeans,Canandians Aussies etc see Obama attempting to get the USA to catch up with our world view. Healthcare free at the point of need, fair world trade and a reduction of class disparity
Could Isaac Asimov's Planet Where Nightfall Almost Never Comes Really Exist?
Sofabeast comments on Apr 9, 2018:
I live in a part of Scotland where we only have about one month of night time left for a while!
Who's been the best President of the United States in your lifetime?
Sofabeast comments on Apr 9, 2018:
Ronald Regan... At the time, I feared a hated him as I did and still do with Thatcher. However being bothered to study his style and how he attempted to transition not only America but the world into the next century, my admiration in the way he did it excells. Regan was an actor and played the part of an 'everyman' very well. This kept the blue collar onside, but he was also film 'royalty', keeping the money people at hand too. He may have known how poor the USA and USSR were in reality, and found a way to break the Cold War deadlock without resort to nuclear armagedon. He fought against the onset of Dementia during tha latter part of his term, whilst still allowing a transition to George Bush. Regan saw the bigger picture, setting the stage for thinking POTUS such as the likes of Clinton and Obama. Trump... well I can't really say anything nice, or good about what he has achieved so far. America is the political laughing stock of the world, but then outside of the USA, we cannot get how distrusted Mrs Clinton was/is.
Must defeat the monster
Sofabeast comments on Apr 9, 2018:
Nature abhors a vacuum!
Cultural exchange: they got the chip butty, and we got the drive-by shooting. Does this seem fair?
Sofabeast comments on Apr 9, 2018:
Currently studying into this as part of criminology. What are seeing is a 'blip' in the figures for violent crime. However, crossing this study over with sociology, there appears to be a correlation with an appearance of violent drug related gang sub-cultures. This would indicate that imported life styles from the USA are at work on impressionable young minds. Guns are hard to come by in the UK and ammunition even harder. The knife is now the chosen weapon, as it has been since around three ice ages ago! The impact that social media has is hard to measure, but the language used in the newsfeeds concentrates on certain words such as 'bludgeoned, slaughtered, butchered and massacred'. This sells. Within the likes of twitter, blogs and facebook, we see biased views of one side. Entertainment gives over the story of 'Gallant drug dealers' fighting for the respect they are due and the territories they own. These include the 'oppression' by authorities and the police. So what is the solution? As yet, there isn't one. Prison only reinforces their behaviour. HMP Wandsworth is a joke of failure reinforcing failure. The Scandinavian model isn't working in British prisons, because... we're not Scandinavian! The Tories pretend to be tough on crime, and yet they slash the ability of the state to fight it. Perhaps to avoid the larger unseen 'white collar' sector financially speaking. Education, indoctrination and social hope are the only rays of hope. Education is being cut back, Brexit removes stability and indoctrination is only really working for the violent gang sub-cultures. We could try to bring back a National Service, so at least we'd have well disciplined thugs! That of course is very expensive, and a tory government shirks social responsibility to the masses, claiming all is in the hands of individuals. Well, that may be the start of my dissertation on the way!
Any Shadowrun and Earthdawn fans?
Sofabeast comments on Apr 8, 2018:
Just getting back into Shadowrun myself. Using my old 1989 copy! Running it for my daughters gaming group now and again.
Board games to recommend?
Sofabeast comments on Apr 8, 2018:
Nuclear War, old but fun... 'got change of twenty-five million'?
What are your views on the Simulation Theory........anyone?
Sofabeast comments on Apr 8, 2018:
I think, therefore it dosen't matter. To reinforce what some others have said... or at least what I think they have said. It is the reality of what we percieve that is real. The subjective nature of our own viewpoint cannot prove any other reality than that..
Friday Evening, I was coming out of the lab at the biggest hospital in town.
Sofabeast comments on Apr 8, 2018:
I am perhaps not in the best frame of mind to provide an intelligent answer at this time, having just finished the last of a series of very long shifts providing mental healthcare, and today no breaks for over 14 hours! Still, at least ponder a British style of response to the invite..... "Salaam mecum, I will pray with you". Then angle yourself towards Mecca, hand their holy man the frozen poo, clean and tidy yourself as best as can, smile, kneel and chant .... "Allah"! Too far? Or at least bring them into the light of Cthulhu. Keep smiling and don't let buggers get you down
I know this is more than a dating site but it's still a dating site as well.
Sofabeast comments on Apr 7, 2018:
Speaking for myself, I've never tried this online dating thing before. Being a widower who is just attempting to see if life can be better, I'm a bit wary of who people are online. I'm me! What you see, is what you get. I'm in my middle 50s, but still have a head lavish long brown hair, without much grey. Beard has gone grey though! I'm NOT just here for sex. Love, would be great, but a fine chat and debate is good too.
He Certainly Has A Way With Words!!
Sofabeast comments on Apr 7, 2018:
That isn't fake news is it?
So, I think we shoud start learning some chinese...they have the greatest percentage o atheists
Sofabeast comments on Apr 5, 2018:
Studied into this at college, the UK is just over 51% non-religious in 2017. Yougov figures. Eire has the fastest growing population of athiests on earth!
I know this has been asked but my answer has changed and new members here.
Sofabeast comments on Apr 5, 2018:
My late wife... brilliant person, with a loving nature and an intelligence to rival the late Stephen Hawkings. As for someone famous... Thomas Paine And the unknown, the next person I fall in love with (I hope)
MATH IS ABSOLUTE But is it really?
Sofabeast comments on Apr 5, 2018:
Can I suggest teaching it. That has helped me no end... or infinately! By having to explain maths to tiny humans, this activity has boosted my confidence. I still hate long division and times tables, but not as much as I did.
Incest: Immoral or Moral?
Sofabeast comments on Apr 4, 2018:
Morality is mobile. What may be immoral for us today, may not have been in the past or in the future. For now, for me it's immoral.
How would everyone feel about being refused a date because you’re an atheist?
Sofabeast comments on Apr 4, 2018:
Thats a bummer. Happened to me many years ago. Lots of snogging and touching, then "You'll have to let Jezues into your heart"! Well, that relationship didn't last long. On the other side of the coin, I'm not likely to take to a god botherer either. At some point views on invisible friends crops up and bang! One person is packing their bags and much wailing and gnashing of teeth results. My late wife was an open minded pagan athiest, and knew that from the start.
That’s a cool idea :).
Sofabeast comments on Apr 4, 2018:
I could suggest Scotland, it's like Scandinavia, but with a greater language barrier to Americans...and everyone else! Gaming conventions too! Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. With the benefit of deep fried food and curry thrown in too!
In doctors office and ran into a 26yr old mentally challenged man with his mother.
Sofabeast comments on Apr 4, 2018:
It is a common hope that the gods will heal, but there are no gods or daemons. No amount of prayer can `cure' autism. Currently there simply isn't a cure. It isn't as if science isn't trying. All that can be done is to give them as great a life as can be. It's what I do for a job! As for the Christian music, well he may just like it. It gives my butt-hole an earache, however when I'm working, its just work. But then I sometimes have to listen to Barney the Dinosaur too!
I’m an older student studying Applied Behavior Analysis.
Sofabeast comments on Apr 4, 2018:
As TEECH shows us (in the UK we use SPELL) `When you have met someone with Autism, you have met one person with Autism'. I used to work for the National Autistic Society UK, and they trained me well in engaging with people on the spectrum. I use the principles of ABA daily at work.
What part of the Bible Belt is everyone from?
Sofabeast comments on Apr 4, 2018:
North East Scotland, yes, we have a Bibble Belt here too!
How many people on here actually meet up?
Sofabeast comments on Apr 3, 2018:
I've only been here a few minutes, so no, not met anyone yet. It would be nice to meet someone for a chat at least. Never tried this online dating lark before.
Age Gap in a relationship???
Sofabeast comments on Apr 3, 2018:
* It really depends on who and when, in lifes journey. I wouldn't want to date a lady who is less that ten years older than my daughter. But so saying, the age gap can disappear more once you are all past mid thirties. Minds mature. A close friend of mine has a wonderful wife a decade younger than him. They are a true couple (as my wife and myself were, with me being her `toy-boy') but had they met a decade ago, they were not the grown ups they are today.
What's a phrase you vehemently despise?
Sofabeast comments on Apr 3, 2018:
`Like' being used throughout a conversation without apparent knowledge as to the correct use of the word. The other week I was on a bus hading North out of Aberdeen, when a large group of American female students joined the journey. All was well and good for about three seconds when the continula use of `like' was inserted into their conversations used as a verbal `comma'. It was all I could do not to enter their banter, enquiring as to the exact similarity between `he & her' (he's like and she's like) or else the enjoyment when they like something.

Photos

7
7 Like Show
5
5 Like Show
Atheist
Open to meeting women
  • Level7 (39,357pts)
  • Posts126
  • Comments
      Replies
    1,325
    683
  • Followers 15
  • Fans 0
  • Following 22
  • Joined Apr 3rd, 2018
  • Last Visit Very recently
Sofabeast's Groups