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OK all. It's about time I wrote something here.

I'm a lifelong atheist and have never believed god claims.

I'm here for community and a bit of banter and I am happily married - hopefully this time until death us do part! 🙂

I am a qualified Social Worker, but currently work with teenagers that have been permanently excluded from school. Ironically, the kids at work refer to me as Jesus as they buy into the catholic blue eyed, beard and long blond hair version of the myth.

Hobbies mostly include 2 or 4 wheels and I'm busy doing my bit to accelerate climate change. Through the summer, many of my weekends are spent at the drag strip.

I'm not a particularly militant atheist, but I do enjoy debating theists.

Comments

Should war only be a last resort?
Uncorrugated comments on Feb 28, 2018:
I am not convinced that war has ever been necessary or really achieved anything. Even WW2 could have been avoided had the west not decided to crush germany completely after WW1 - all that was needed was a charismatic leader to motivate the german people to get back what had been taken from them....
As an atheist, I think Homosexuality should not come into mainstream. What's your take ?
Uncorrugated comments on Dec 25, 2017:
I was going to be particularly scathing and probably offensive to you with my initial reply, but a quick look at your profile may has tempered my response somewhat now I have seen where you are from and how old you are. You say in some of your replies that you do not want homosexuality to become mainstream in case it becomes normal and people are 'encouraged' to be homosexual. This appears to me to be a very nieve view that has been implanted by your social norms. People don't become homosexual because it accepted as normal. People come out as homosexual (or bisexual) because they feel safe to. Gay pride and other parades raise awareness and challenge the stereotyped perceptions of those less educated. In Europe, public perception has been changing over the years and there is less discrimination against LGBT groups year on year. There is still a long way to go, there are still people out there that think you can catch homosexuality or that it is a choice. Until we live in a world where people have equal rights under the law and are treated by their peers as equals, then marches and demos to bring this inequality into the mainstream must continue. You are 19 years old and probably still exploring your sexuality. You live in a country where I believe the rights of the LGBT community are still in their infancy and culturally unacceptable - certainly if you were further north in Pakistan. Without protests and marches, women still wouldn't have the vote - feminism has been around for far longer and women still struggle to be treated as equals. Could you vote for No discrimination against women - but it shouldn't be in the mainstream? Hang around the forum, listen to the sane and the crazy, and look at alternative sources for evidence. And keep asking questions.
I just got my first paycheck with the new tax cuts in effect.
Uncorrugated comments on Feb 7, 2018:
Best put it into a savings plan for when you get ill - it might get you some paracetamol....
Let's discuss the conflict between individual rights and the greater good.
Uncorrugated comments on Jan 28, 2018:
For the greater good. Not sure why libertarians would think taxation is theft, but how about the opposite - universal benefits. Anything you earn over lets say one million per year and any profits from large corporations goes directly to the government as tax and is spent on infrastructure, health and education. Any surplus pays for universal basic income.
Who is one of your favorite mythical gods for entertainment purposes?
Uncorrugated comments on Feb 8, 2018:
For me it's the Greek gods. The stories were a veritable soap opera of all of life's foibles - passionate, angry, vengeful, deceptive and didn't pretend to be all good and openly used us as playthings. Splendid!
Well l would just be damned.
Uncorrugated comments on Oct 25, 2018:
Poo. Another one bited the dust. :-(
Here is my best description of God (or god , if you prefer).
Uncorrugated comments on Apr 22, 2018:
When you say we, who are you referring to? I have never used a god to explain what I don't know. I simply say "I don't know - I will try to find out"
In my continuing efforts to "secularize" my Bible belt school's senior class, I have my students ...
Uncorrugated comments on Jan 13, 2018:
Ha ha ah. British programme blocked in Britain on copyright grounds. #irony
This is a scary thought!
Uncorrugated comments on Jul 17, 2018:
I don't know. I have never needed major surgery or major medical intervention, but who knows? I have had a full complement of vaccinations and minor illnesses have been treated effectively with modern medicines. Have I only had minor ilnesses because modern medicine has reduced the incidence of many childhood and adult conditions that could have killed me? I may have been lucky and still be as fit and healthy as I am now, but I don't know this for sure.
How Important is Nudity?
Uncorrugated comments on Jan 24, 2018:
I'm comfortable being nude when it is not inappropriate. It's not such a big issue on many European beaches.
I finally broke down and asked someone out.
Uncorrugated comments on Feb 4, 2018:
Good luck. Hope you both have a pleasant evening and find some common ground.
A church I used to attend is talking about a "miracle": Several youth from the church survived, and ...
Uncorrugated comments on Feb 25, 2018:
So a group of young people got lost in the mountains and were rescued by a highly trained mountain rescue team. I assume the young people were not devoid of any training and had the sense to stay put and find/make some sort of shelter. This is a scene played out many times throughout the year in Europe, the majority of which are concluded with limited injury and great success. At what point does something rare or unlikely become a miracle?
Question: What do you do if your electric car runs out of electric?
Uncorrugated comments on Feb 27, 2018:
How far are they driving on a Saturday? Even early Leafs will do over 80 miles on a charge. If they are off to a concert and planning to do more, then a re-charging stop will need to be factored in. It's no different to thinking about putting any other fuel in, it just takes a little longer and, at the moment, a little more thought. It probably won't be too long before breakdown services start to carry mobile generators to put a boost charge to give sufficient range to get to a charging station.
Love is the bridge between you and everything
Uncorrugated comments on Oct 4, 2018:
Sounds like a cheesey pop song by some pre-pubescent wannabes. A most overused (and often overrated) word. Quite versatile,it can be used in many different contexts and often just used as an exaggeration. Not a versatile a fuck though. Now there's a word you can use for just about everything. :-)
Re Saudi Arabia Do you think democratic govt/ potus would act any differently in their response to...
Uncorrugated comments on Oct 26, 2018:
I don't understand how the options relate to the question. Unless you meant "Did you think..." In which case, no - at least, not until the oil runs out....
¿AthiestFriends?
Uncorrugated comments on Dec 8, 2018:
How do you make friends when you do believe on god?
Is there a meaning to life? If so, what is it?
Uncorrugated comments on Jun 14, 2018:
Probably not, but if there is, it's whatever you want it to be. Just enjoy it, it's the only one you have.
Would you date/marry a Muslim?
Uncorrugated comments on Feb 22, 2018:
It depends. There are many people out there who identify as muslim/christian/hindu or whatever that do not necessarily practice their religion. Realistically, I would be unable to date a female muslim as she would already be betrothed to be married. If she was available to choose, then I would surmise that her faith was open to question and worth a look!
Isn’t he the cutest❤️???
Uncorrugated comments on Aug 26, 2018:
Nope. He's the second cutest....
What do you have faith in?
Uncorrugated comments on Jan 31, 2018:
I do not have faith. I have reasonable expectations in the things that I have some experience or evidence for. Faith is gullibility. I see faith as a belief in something that you have no evidence for. I believe that my van will start tomorrow morning - that is a reasonable expectation based on the fact that it has started every time I have tried to start it, it is properly serviced and it has plenty of fuel. I have sufficient evidence to believe that on the balance of probability that my van will start. I also know that the battery could fail in cold weather, but it is fairly new and should be ok. I have faith that the pile of crap I am watching on fleabay that purports to be a classic bike, will be a real bargain. I have faith despite the fact that it has stood in a barn, has no history and was unreliable even when new that it will be easy to restore. I have faith because I believe the seller when he says it will easily pass an MOT. :-) :-) :-) :-)
As to the question "How sure are you that there is no god?
Uncorrugated comments on Jan 28, 2018:
I am 100% sure that I have been presented with sufficient evidence to prove that a supernatural god/s exists or could exist. However, I also know that I don't know everything and that it is impossible for a god/s to exist in any form in any universe - but if evidence does come to prove a god's existence, then it will no longer be supernatural as it will have a natural explanation. The same applies to any other supernatural phenomena too.
Is it worth it
Uncorrugated comments on Feb 9, 2018:
I am truly sorry for your loss. It sounds like you had met a lifelong soulmate which you have lost through no reason of your own - very different from a divorce or separation. The hardest part to finding a new long term partner will be the natural tendency to compare them with your wife. You will never (and should never try) to replace her. Any new relationship you make will be different. Look to your new partner's qualities in isolation. Are they qualities you want in a partner? Do you laugh together? Do you enjoy the same things? Can you put up with the imperfections?* Can she put up with yours? Every relationship is different. A year isn't long enough to grieve properly. Don't rush, take your time. It may come and it may not. I wish you well in your future relationships and hope you find contentment either way. *by imperfections I refer to the little things that irritate - we are all perfect in our own way!
Imagine yourself walking along a path to an unknown destination.
Uncorrugated comments on Jun 1, 2018:
What a strange analogy. It takes zero faith to claim there is no evidence for god/s. First of all, we need to establish which god/s you are referring to and then you need to define it. As an atheist I do not claim that some sort of god could not exist somewhere in the universe. However, I see no evidence of any supernatural being existing in ours. The christian god is easy to disprove. The definition is poor, there is nothing in the bible apart from special pleading that could lead to the conclusion that it exists. An absence of evidence is not necessarily evidence of absence, but where there is an absence of evidence where you would expect to find it, then that is a pretty good indicator that what you are looking for isn't there. If god/s act on our reality in any way, then it will be observable and measurable. If god/s does not act upon our reality in any way. then it cannot be differentiated from something that does not exist. Theism and atheism ONLY address one proposition - that a god/s exists. The theist says "God exists" the atheist says "I don't believe you" "Show me the evidence for your claim and if it stands up to scrutiny. I will believe you" So far, none of the evidence offered has stood up to scrutiny. "I bet a lot of people looked at Galileo and said.... "Despite what you say, all evidence available leads us to say the world is flat" Now look how foolish that was" And on the evidence they had from their observations, it would not be unreasonable for them to think this. The earth is so much bigger than a person and most people had neither the equipment nor education to question what they could see. Once Galileo managed to educate the educators, his (and others') evidence was scrutinised and verified and consensus shifted to "the earth is spherical". When theists present some verifiable evidence for their god, I will become a theist. Not until. And I don't wander aimlessly, not knowing where I am going - and if I am and I find a chasm, I'll continue to wander aimlessly away from the chasm, because all the evidence I have tells me that trying to jump a chasm that's too far to jump is a bad idea. And that doesn't take faith either.
Atheism vs. Agnosticism: What do they mean?
Uncorrugated comments on Jun 20, 2018:
And we are also back to @themiddleway wrongly assuming that if you do not believe that theist claims are true, you are claiming that there are no gods. Just because you do not believe that something is true, does not mean you believe that it is false. Like in court, you find the defendant guilty or not guilty. You are only addressing one prong of the argument. On the evidence I have been presented with, I find god/s not guilty of existing. Should sufficient evidence appear to convince me otherwise then I will change my verdict.
Budget? Brits what do you think?
Uncorrugated comments on Oct 29, 2018:
Same old. Not too much new except going to put some of the moneey they took off the NHS back. He must think there's an election iminent....
How would you handle this?
Uncorrugated comments on Apr 7, 2018:
Just add the word 'your' in front of god.
The 2nd Amendment: The right to bear arms.
Uncorrugated comments on Feb 28, 2018:
Good luck with that one.... :-)
Energy at its best
Uncorrugated comments on Apr 29, 2018:
Do you believe The clear white light Is going to guide us on?
Social media
Uncorrugated comments on Nov 3, 2018:
It doesn't make the slightest difference here in the UK as the majority of the population claim that they do not follow any religion. We also have Equality Legislation within employment law that makes it an offense to discriminate against anyone due to their religion or lack of it. So for me, it isn't an issue I have had to deal with.
Anyone ever taken the Briggs-Meyers personality test?
Uncorrugated comments on Apr 25, 2018:
It says I am a KNOB. ;-)
Hi everyone, I guess that I must apologize for not posting this first.
Uncorrugated comments on Oct 10, 2018:
Why do you believe that a god(s) created stuff? What is your evidence for this, because try as a might, I can't find any. A working definition of your god would also be useful.
Just got back from God country.
Uncorrugated comments on May 12, 2018:
What has landscape got to do with god I was brought up with beautiful countryside all around me - never once did I think a god had anything to do with it. As I grew and gained an education, I learned that some aspects of the landscape were glacial, some due to river erosion and the caves due to limestone being dissolved by rainwater. Isn't science and nature wonderful! Are the people of Georgia and North Carolina particularly uneducated?
How close are you to your Ex?
Uncorrugated comments on Jun 15, 2018:
My ex was best man at my wedding.
Death Penalty?
Uncorrugated comments on Jan 23, 2018:
No. It isn't a deterrent. It is retribution not justice - the only people who gain from it are the lawyers. Once you justify legal murder, you are saying that there are circumstances that people deserve to die - and everyone will have a different justification and you live in a society where the mindset is that it is OK to kill if you can justify it.
How do you react when someone says they'll pray for you?
Uncorrugated comments on Jun 23, 2018:
Most of the time I will just say thanks. If they are being particularly preachy. I occasionally respond by saying "Thank you. And I will think for you..."
How dare the pope ask ordinary Catholics to atone for child abuse? [msn.com]
Uncorrugated comments on Aug 22, 2018:
I can see why 'ordinary catholics' should atone for their sins. They have continued to support an immoral system. They have continued to go to church and put money in the coffers when they have no idea how that money has been spent. They have continued to support the church despite it having been known for years that it has moved paedophile priests around to hide their crimes. They have continued to support a church that has deliberately protected child rapists from prosecution. They have continued to support a church that has moved paedophile priests to other areas where they can continue rape children. They have continued to support a church whose clergy has openly stated that they would not report paedophiles if the confessed to their crimes. I think they should be really fucking sorry for for continuing to support such an organisation. Rant over.
What do you think of the website of Professor Coyne whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com?
Uncorrugated comments on Apr 30, 2018:
Wordy.
Let the horror stories begin. We've all had one in our lives. Ever have one as a mate or co-worker?
Uncorrugated comments on Feb 11, 2018:
Most people cope with me just fine. ;-)
Leonard Cohen - do you think he is a god?
Uncorrugated comments on May 18, 2018:
Nope. Depressing monotone. And that hally bloody looya song..... aaaaarrrghhhh!!!!
Does being pantheist mean believing in God?
Uncorrugated comments on Apr 22, 2018:
Yes. And probably even more crazy to believe in a god that does nothing that you can't see and has no effect on the universe....
Given the choice between justice and liberty, I'll always choose liberty.
Uncorrugated comments on May 25, 2018:
For whom?
How big a role do you think psychedelics play in the development of spirituality?
Uncorrugated comments on Apr 26, 2018:
None. People mistake the effects of mind altering drugs for something supernatural.
Do I have free will?
Uncorrugated comments on Sep 26, 2018:
1. No. 2. Yes 3. Define 'god' 4. We like to think that we have because we are unable to predict why individuals appear to respond differently to the same stimuli.
?do you think reall life resembles the REAL REAL system of thing??️✋?
Uncorrugated comments on Jun 4, 2018:
Nope. Didn't understand a word of it.What powers that bee (sic)? And judgement by whom?
I hear a lot of people on this site saying how lonely they are how they wish they could find ...
Uncorrugated comments on Mar 5, 2018:
I'm 5500miles from you, so a social meet might be a little difficult...... :-)
Favorite Anything?
Uncorrugated comments on Feb 14, 2018:
Look at my avatar....
Are you teaching your children that Santa Claus/Easter Bunny/Tooth Fairy are real?
Uncorrugated comments on Jan 13, 2018:
Imagination is great for development and my daughter was fed the myths of Santa and the tooth fairy. When she started to question we helped her to set up experiments so she could work out whether or not santa and the tooth fairy were real. We can all enjoy myths and fantasy and ghost stories, but as long as we have been taught the tools to separate fact from fiction, then I see no problems with it.
Didn't raise much money myself but was great to be out riding with 70+ like minded souls on fabulous...
Uncorrugated comments on Sep 30, 2018:
Unfortunately couldn't make our local DGR this year, but about 20 from my local Triumph Owners Club made the ride. It's a great day here in the UK too.
How original is your site name? I swiped mine from pop-culture.
Uncorrugated comments on Apr 8, 2018:
I suspect mine is probably unique.
World of Religion - how the numbers stack up.
Uncorrugated comments on Feb 4, 2018:
Better. Dates from 2003. Mostly estimates, but it would be interesting to see any sift in recent years.
I trust most of us here have studied the Bible more thoroughly than those who profess belief; if ...
Uncorrugated comments on Apr 25, 2018:
Never read it. Had bits read to me a school and concluded that it's a fairy tale.
What is the best way to tell your parents that you don't believe in god
Uncorrugated comments on Jun 1, 2018:
Send them a text. Seems to be the youngsters way of delivering bad news these days..... ;-)
To all of our friends in the U.
Uncorrugated comments on May 21, 2018:
It's not unique to the USA. We have our fair share of idiots who think that they speak for the majority whilst spouting their vitreol and hate about Johnny Foreigner, blaming Europe and immigrants for all our problems.
How do you make life meaningful without the help of religion?
Uncorrugated comments on Jan 4, 2018:
How do you make life meaningful with religion?
Which emotion is your greatest asset?
Uncorrugated comments on Feb 8, 2018:
All of them. Emotions are the immediate reaction to your situation. How you manage them and what you do with them is what is important. So reason and rationality that allows me to manage my emotions is my greatest asset.
Profile pictures, people! You have smart phones, otherwise you wouldn't be here.
Uncorrugated comments on Jan 23, 2018:
How about your real name too? How do you know who the picture is really? Does it really matter? I regenerate every 48 hours anyway. I have a headache now. Nursey, are my meds ready yet? :-)
Do I exist? Can I really know anything? Where do you begin in philosophy?
Uncorrugated comments on Sep 26, 2018:
No. You are a figment of my imagination. I am just a brain in a vat and all of this is what I have just invented purely for my own amusement.
Why is it when people who claim not to be religious still celibate religious holiday?
Uncorrugated comments on Feb 7, 2018:
Nope. I'll take any holiday I can get. And was celibate a freudian slip? ;-)
Who Rides a Motorcycle?
Uncorrugated comments on Mar 22, 2018:
Yep. Been riding since I was 14. Now in my 60s and still ride regularly and would use the bike for work if I could. Still race too, will be out for practice this weekend and racing over easter weekend. Bring it on!
Matthew 19:26 26 Jesus looked at them and replied, “this is impossible for mere humans, but for ...
Uncorrugated comments on Jun 2, 2018:
And your point is?
Hi Everyone, I am new to this site and very excited about connecting with like minded people.
Uncorrugated comments on Mar 17, 2018:
Hi Carole, Welcome in. It's warm in here away from the winter winds. Pull up a chair and grab a drink of your choice. And whist your at the bar, I'll have a vitual beer with you. It's your round, ;-)
Do you believe in spirits that talk to you?
Uncorrugated comments on May 26, 2018:
No. I don't even know what a spirit is (alcoholic ones excepted).
When did you “come out?”
Uncorrugated comments on Nov 27, 2018:
The fuckers never let me in.... ;-)
7 Simple Steps to Eliminate School Shootings Overnight by Kevin McCoullough [townhall.
Uncorrugated comments on May 20, 2018:
"Leftists" ??? I didn't see much leftist in the simplistic, poorly thought out nonsense in the article. None of the suggestions in there will eliminate school shootings overnight. Metal detectors won't stop someone on their way in to kill people. Drills won't stop the shootings - they might save a few people, but they won't stop the shooter. Arm more people -yeah, right. Lets put more guns in the schools. Show the consequences - do you really think that someone going into a school with the intent of killing people really gives a shit about the consequences? He's already accepted that reinforcing doors and windows doesn't work. No common sense Americans can deny the effectiveness of this shit? Is Kevin McCullough real or is this a spoof site?
A few things to put out there.
Uncorrugated comments on Apr 5, 2018:
We are a diverse bunch, separated by a common language. Dictionaries try to define words by their common usage - the difficulty with this is that 'common usage' is different for the same words in different communities and changes over time too. I tend to clarify what I mean when I use words that I know will be used differently - many English words are used differently in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Sometimes the differences are small and sometimes the same word can mean completely different things in different times (gay) or countries (hood). As others have said 'To me...' is a great way to clarify your position.
This post is for a debate. What caused the universe?
Uncorrugated comments on Sep 26, 2018:
This is a very loaded question which pre-supposes the universe had a cause.
Any fellow bikers on this site?
Uncorrugated comments on Mar 1, 2018:
Yes, I think there's a couple. ;-) Are you thinking of getting one? :-)
Atheist = Depressed?
Uncorrugated comments on Oct 28, 2018:
I have no idea. I am not, and never have been, clinically depressed. I am rarely unhappy and enjoy my life. On days I experience what I consider to be negative emotions, I talk myself out of them. I focus on the positives and look forwards not backwards. It works for me. I have always been an atheist, so cannot compare if I would have done things different if I had ever been a believer and I haven't searched to see if there is any research to compare mental health with religiosity, except that the more secular the country, the greater their societal health. The happiest nations are mostly the scandinavian countries where religiosity is lowest.
What color is your vehicle?
Uncorrugated comments on Aug 22, 2018:
Which one? Citroen - metallic blue Toyota - Netallic blue/grey Van - Silver Bike #1 - Red Bike #2 - Bright orange Bike #3 - Deep metallic blue. :-)
Where is your favorite travel destination?
Uncorrugated comments on Apr 5, 2018:
The next one....
Wow! I went trending.
Uncorrugated comments on Apr 29, 2018:
Brought up to think for myself. Thought "This makes no sense", so never believed.
Do your family and friends think you're going to hell?
Uncorrugated comments on Apr 22, 2018:
Nope. They are pretty much all atheists. The few theists I know probably think so, but no longer bother saying so as they know they cannot win the argument and can only resort toi their "faith" as a defence.
I believe in the power of faith.
Uncorrugated comments on Jan 3, 2018:
There is a difference between faith and expectation. I don't have faith that my van will start in a morning - I have a reasonable expectation based upon previous experience, knowing that it is regularly serviced and it is a make that has a good record of reliability. I had lots of faith that my old 1950's motorcycle would get me to my destination without breaking down. I had no evidence to back this up, as it never made it on any journey over about 40 miles. But I had faith that one day...... :-)
Why do you reject the idea of religion?
Uncorrugated comments on Jan 4, 2018:
Because it doesn't make sense. I see no reason to worship anything, let alone a made up mythological being. Almost all religions are based on fear and having to pay lip service to vengeful and self centred thugs. No thanks. I have more respect from those I share this planet with to waste time with made up rules that are not relevant to the world in which I live.
Impromptu 2000 mile trip up the left coast and back.
Uncorrugated comments on Jun 1, 2018:
Enjoy the ride - not the best ride along freeways - but hope it's OK. You have the right style of bike to cover big distances. I've done 650 miles in a day on a similar bike - Triumph Explorer - it took just under 12 hours with 2 stops to refuel. Surprisingly, I still felt pretty fresh when I arrived and could have ridden further if I had to. Hope your mum recovers soon, your bike is ready on time and you have decent weather for your night under canvas.
Jut curious.
Uncorrugated comments on Jul 13, 2018:
What are you curious about? If you haven't already, you should buy the bike. ;-)
Do we need the mind?
Uncorrugated comments on Mar 1, 2018:
Mind is a word that describes the function of the brain. So unless you replace the description of what we call mind with a different label, then no, we won't soon throw it out. Language changes with time, so it may be that in 100 years we commonly use a different label for the brain's function.
Anyone besides me have questions about the shroud of Turin, or the question of the Stigmata?
Uncorrugated comments on Apr 29, 2018:
Lack of faith is a good thing. How can you be wrong for not believing something without any evidence to back it up? If you have to have faith to believe that an old rag has an impression of some dead bloke on it is actually 1200 years older than it is, then you can easily replace the word faith with gullible. And what question do you have about stigmata? How many confirmed instances have you seen? What is it about these two things that make you want to believe in a god?
Neoliberalism, how we got into this mess. [theguardian.com]
Uncorrugated comments on Jan 12, 2018:
Unfortunately it permeates the very fabric of our (UK) society. Big business owns the media and sells the benefits of competition to the politically illiterate and compares the 'austerity' of countries to the housekeeping finances of the family home. Make those with no power either think they can make a difference or marginalise them so much that they no longer bother to vote. Even traditional left wing parties are right of centre and perpetuate the myth that they are socialists - hence the attempt by those in the labour party's attempts to discredit Corbyn as he is too left wing and would never get votes.... Hopefully his success might be the impetus to get the young and disenfranchised to vote and actually start to make a difference. And all my pigs have been refuelled and are ready for take-off..........
Any luck
Uncorrugated comments on Jan 23, 2018:
Nope, but not planning to either. Here for a bit of (slightly) intelligent conversation, chat with people from different countries and culture and to be a bit mischievous and contentious from time to time. I suspect that like other fora I have frequented, some people meet up and make friendships and some relationships, but mostly after they have chatted for a while and got to know each other better. And generally far more successfully than meeting through pure dating sites.
For decades scientists thought that galaxies were randomly scattered across the cosmos but now ...
Uncorrugated comments on Feb 23, 2018:
Ever since I was a child and I saw the similarities between the sun and planets and atoms, I have hypothesised that perhaps we are just and atom in the spot on a great space monsters bottom that makes up our universe. But that's it. The wild random speculation of an over-imaginative child - now turned into a theory, allgedly, :-)
"They just don't take it seriously enough; they don't contend with the real thinkers.
Uncorrugated comments on Jun 19, 2018:
How can I take something that doesn't exist seriously?
I work as a teacher for my day job and I was wondering how much support there is out there for ...
Uncorrugated comments on Apr 25, 2018:
I support your right to strike, but have no idea what you are trying to gain from it as your plight is poorly reported over here in the UK. From what I know, I assume that austerity is a big thing over there too and funding is being cut for salaries and education in general. Whatever your reason, strike action is not one that workers of any sort, take lightly. So if your conscience says this is the only way to highlight your plight and make progress towards a solution - then go for it.
Climate Change & Evolution Topics: Don't use "Belief" when discussing with irrational doubters.
Uncorrugated comments on Apr 28, 2018:
We're talking semantics again. I believe lots of claims. The reason I believe is because I have assessed the evidence for those claims and understand that it is sufficient for me to accept them as likely to be true. I agree that you can believe for good reasons or bad reasons, but provided you can justify your belief with sound reasoning, then I see no problem with saying that I believe that climate change is happening and that I believe the scientific consensus that the rate of change is being exacerbated by man. From my perspective the word to avoid is "Faith"
I find it to be interesting, from a psychological standpoint, that the people who get the most upset...
Uncorrugated comments on Oct 5, 2018:
As a white male who doesn't (outwardly) do angry, I'm not sure what I am being accused of here. Anger is an emotion like any other and is just as valid as any other emotion. But like all other emotions, it's how you manage it that makes the difference. Unmanaged anger can lead to destructive and counter productive behaviours. So in heated situations I am often that white man looking to calm everything down and find a positive way forward. If you are talking about the broader inequalities of life, then yes, anger is a better mover than apathy.
Atheism Definition
Uncorrugated comments on Jan 13, 2018:
I have previously answered similar questions elsewhere, but to put it in a nutshell, I am an agnostic atheist. Atheist because I see no evidence that the claims of theists are true and have found no evidence that a god does or could exist. Agnostic because I do not know that a god cannot exist in any form in any universe. But until there is any credible evidence that a god exists then I do not believe.
The true meaning of God is us, we are god, we are from energy of that moment of creation.
Uncorrugated comments on Jun 4, 2018:
"...definitely been aliens..." "...mankind has been influenced..." and "...definitely connected to s universe..." and then go on to say "until I find the answers" It would appear from the above that you already have the answers. The wrong ones, but answers none the less. If you had verifiable evidence for alien visitation, I suspect that you would be a famous scientist who is published around the world.
Are there historical religious figures that you respect? Any you have learned from?
Uncorrugated comments on Apr 8, 2018:
I suspect that most historical figures were religious. Any respect for them would be about what they did rather than their religion.
Would you buy an electric car?
Uncorrugated comments on Dec 22, 2017:
Would definitely buy an EV if the price was right. Range not a problem for me as my commute is short, but that means it is not economically viable at present. For example, here in the UK both Renault and Nissan do EV's where you lease the battery, the cost of which is more than I currently spend on fuel for my car, van AND motorbike. I did run a Prius when my commute was significantly longer and an EV would have made financial sense then, but with bought battery pack.
What decade of your life was the best so far and why? Teens, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s?
Uncorrugated comments on Mar 9, 2018:
The next one. Life just gets better. :-)
Please share one awesome thing about where you live. :)
Uncorrugated comments on Feb 22, 2018:
I live in the town where the factory on which the film "Kinky Boots" was based. Sadly has now closed. :-(
Good afternoon from Oregon.
Uncorrugated comments on Dec 5, 2018:
Hello and welcome. Glad you are enjoying your new found passion.
What could be the psychological disorders that make some people naturally tend to always undermine ...
Uncorrugated comments on Oct 9, 2018:
They read the Daily Fail.....
As an agnostic, I have come to the point where I have contemplated the fact that if there was a god ...
Uncorrugated comments on Mar 21, 2018:
Which religion's god? And what do you mean by perfect? And why consider that there was an entity required to make the universe? Why does an imperfect entity make more sense than a perfect one - and how do you know the difference? A universe creating pixie makes sense if you endow it with the qualities needed to answer unanswered questions.
Greetings from Phoenix, where we have 300 riding days a year.
Uncorrugated comments on Apr 14, 2018:
English midlands - about 30 minutes from Silverstone race circuit.
Name THREE things about yourself and one not true. Let me guess which one's not true.
Uncorrugated comments on Apr 18, 2018:
I have blond hair and blue eyes. I drive a French car with the steering wheel on the wrong side. I have three children. I won a motorcycle drag racing championship on an Adventure bike.
I do not even own any guns but I support freedom! So what right does anyone have to take our ...
Uncorrugated comments on May 21, 2018:
Define freedom. Free to do what you want in a totally selfish way which negates everybody else's freedom? Or free to make choices that do not impinge on everyone else's choices? Your freedom to swing your fist, ends just before it reaches my face.
When you get old you doctor owns you. makes you go her go ther spend money on this or that. screw it
Uncorrugated comments on May 10, 2018:
Free health care here (almost) and free prescriptions too once you turn 60. Fortunately, I don't need many at the moment.
Do you think some religious attitudes could be the downfall of the human race?
Uncorrugated comments on Feb 22, 2018:
Nope. I think selfish, tribal human attitudes will be the downfall of the human race.
An eye-opening survey conducted in the UK reveals a truth many in the United States will find ...
Uncorrugated comments on Dec 6, 2018:
I saw this he other day and wasn't at all surprised by it. Anecdotal I know, but I know very few people who claim to be religious or believe in a god and those that do profess some weird pagan non-god type of deity.
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