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Human beings are the most evil and ungrateful animals on the planet...
brentan comments on Jul 9, 2019:
I think it's going to take something like a flood from the North Pole or a nuclear war to knock some sense into us.
She's thinking.
brentan comments on Feb 20, 2019:
Imagine feeling threatened by a car. Imagine if it had shift gears. That hussy would be headed for hell.
Ok, I admit to being a spelling and diction Nazi. I try mightily to "Speak The King's English" and ...
brentan comments on Jun 8, 2018:
I really like good English. I would read Joseph Conrad books even if they had no story. I'm Irish so I'm raised on lots of travesties of the English language. Many of them are very funny. I think it mostly has to do with lower income people getting a very bad education. I read enough to know how language aspires to express complex ideas and inspires through communication. I think it's criminal that poor people can be robbed of a share in this level of consciousness. Using 'axe' instead of 'ask' sounds bad but not being able to 'axe' the right questions is worse.
Yep, friday night. I think I might slick my hair back, trim the stash, grab a beverage, kick back ...
brentan comments on Jul 13, 2018:
Life can be very, very good sometimes. Gratitude is the right attitude.
How romantic!
brentan comments on Feb 7, 2019:
A problem shared.....
Groucho, harpo, donald duck, mickey, daisy, buggs, marma duke, Calvin, Hobbs and Ms. Piggie.
brentan comments on Jul 6, 2018:
We must be careful not to make the same mistakes as the religious groups. We have the same tendency to make doctrines and glorify people. We also shouldn't become smug or self-satisfied and feel contempt for the non-believers. It is good to see atheist groups becoming charity conscious. I guess they can be fairly accused of not wanting the religious organisations to have a monopoly on virtue but it is a fine thing to see and I doubt competing with religion is not the only reason. Some religious groups find little reason to take an interest in ecology because they believe the earth is meant to be destroyed by human greed and then saved by Christ. The atheist community can highlight the problems and communicate ways to improve the earth's condition.
Please, please, please is there a way for this to not become a porn site? First today the recent ...
brentan comments on Jan 26, 2020:
I don't know how it happens. I have very few problems with porn (morally or aesthetically) but never see anything on the forum that has porn in it. Could it be pure accident or some darn algorithm?
Is this too much to ask?
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
Now that's real liberal thinking.
Came across this, and thought it was quite funny!
brentan comments on Mar 9, 2019:
"It's art if I say it's art!"
If it quacks like a duck
brentan comments on Oct 17, 2018:
Historically, white privilege converts idiocy to intellectualism.
Interesting times these
brentan comments on Oct 8, 2018:
Gosh, I didn't recognise him!
Monty Python
brentan comments on Feb 7, 2019:
Yes. My favourite is The Lumberjack Song.
Just unveiled in a church in Zacatecas, Mexico - a Jesus I think we can all believe in. He was ...
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2019:
Well, that's a Revelation!
I hate all politics, I don’t like either political party. One should not belong to them - one ...
brentan comments on Jun 1, 2019:
I think we can see that the moment we enter into a relationship with at least one person, our freedom to express ourselves honestly is compromised.
Church membership is dropping fast. That may be good news for LGBTQ rights. / LGBTQ Nation
brentan comments on Apr 30, 2019:
Let's hope it encourages a live and let live attitude.
I've just been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and am seeking therapy to improve my coping skills. ...
brentan comments on Oct 4, 2018:
Oh. Don't teach her anything. Look after yourself. Get a professional therapist.
Bernie for President?
brentan comments on Feb 19, 2019:
Yes, please.
I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking. - Albert Einstein
brentan comments on May 12, 2019:
Yes indeed. Scientific knowledge begins with an act of faith.
A 'game-changing' prehistoric city was just unearthed [cnn.com]
brentan comments on Jul 21, 2019:
Mainstream history is very slow about admitting error and making official changes to the traditional story. I'll be very interested to find out what they learn from this site.
The British and their tea
brentan comments on May 24, 2019:
I remember when it was a ritual, not just a hot drink.
Logorrhea - log-uh-RI-uh: Noun, An excessive flow of words. From the Greek logos, word and roia ...
brentan comments on Jul 8, 2019:
That brings logos down to size.
What's the difference between a practicing christian and a schizophrenic?
brentan comments on Apr 7, 2019:
One is mentally ill and the other believes in a god.
John Vervaeke on the necessary merger of science and religion: [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Dec 5, 2019:
There is an opinion out there that we have been on the road to nihilism ever since the Greeks started philosophising. That opinion stretches to say we are now suffering the worst of the negativity involved in rationality and materialism. That’s where our new batch of intellectuals on the Internet come in. My feeling about the different approaches used by these guys is that while Peterson tracks the human imagination through the centuries, Vervaeke breaks down out thought processes into the nuts and bolts of thinking. I’ve watched 46 lectures in the series so far and my conclusion is that proper thinking is how to awaken from the meaning crisis and John covers the huge amount of ground where wrong paths can be taken. I really like his talks with religious thinkers on the Internet – Jonathan Pageau, Mary Kochan and Sevilla King, even if Sevilla is really focused on Pirsig’s take on Eastern philosophy. So will proper thinking solve the problem and give back meaning in our lives? Or will we be forced to consider a return to spiritual thinking and the community of religion? Time will tell but I feel very strongly that our left-hemisphere ways of thinking have led us into a blind alley and we desperately need a way out.
It's so hot that mussels are cooking in their shells and highways are buckling [cnn.com]
brentan comments on Jul 1, 2019:
So where are we at now? Have we gone from deciding what is causing it to deciding whether we give a fuck or not?
Speaking of biased news reporting, this just in from CNN:
brentan comments on Feb 19, 2019:
Don't worry. The moon landing was a fabrication.
Please post your name below or like the post if you want a PM the day of the showing. (You know so I...
brentan comments on Oct 10, 2018:
I'm brentan I would appreciate a PM.
But she's too old anyway
brentan comments on Jun 7, 2019:
Lead us not into temptation.
Your groaner for today...
brentan comments on Oct 13, 2019:
Well, we can't say we weren't warned.
Ladies: I’m curious. For those of you raised in a religious household, were you told you ...
brentan comments on Jun 1, 2018:
Even as a youngster, I always wanted to stay clean down there. In a family of six boys, it seemed very odd indeed that anyone might ask for anything more than toilet tissue. But I never felt ‘right’ without more protection. When in my late teens, I finally got my mother to consider purchasing serious hygienic products for me. I liked the security of the pad but the tampon had a little ‘je ne sais pas’ that felt good inside. When I went to college and met more people outside the family circle, I discovered that pads and tampons were for women and my need for inner cleanliness called for different solutions. I still sometimes blush at my innocence but I must admit I miss the tampons.
Life has a very funny way of teaching us.🤗
brentan comments on Sep 14, 2019:
I would kick it's ass but I would just be kicking my own.
A good referee notices everything!
brentan comments on Oct 29, 2018:
But, but, .....butt!
agelast Noun. agelast (plural agelasts) (rare) one who never laughs (especially at jokes); a ...
brentan comments on Jun 21, 2019:
That baby looks like he's doing some serious thinking.
Seems fair eough
brentan comments on Feb 1, 2019:
I wonder if it is very unusual for an animal to understand quid pro quo. One thing's for sure - it's really cute.
The worst thing about aging is that you occasionally get very forceful reminders of your mortality....
brentan comments on Oct 31, 2019:
Make the best of it while you can?
The last two days, opponents to Madero have taken to the streets of Caracas, Venezuela in protest. ...
brentan comments on May 1, 2019:
I wonder will Guaidó turn out be another American puppet if he manages to get control? Those poor people! Screwed either way.
Don't fit in, that's a good thing..... [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
That was good. I enjoyed the fairly recent spate of TV programs that linked autism to brilliance. Monk comes to mind. There was a movie with Claire Danes telling the story of an autistic women who studied cattle and set up new more humane ways of slaughtering them. It is really good to see the amount of videos available on the workings of the autistic mind and the value non-neurotypical people can add to society. This and the continued study of the brain and how it works will open up great understanding for anyone who wants to value the differences in people.
Weltschmerz: worn down by the world's ills.. After years of fighting the system, he was weighed down...
brentan comments on May 27, 2019:
The Germans have some great words!
American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in...
brentan comments on Jan 27, 2020:
That's a hoot! Jeeves 1 - 0 Hubby.
Why am I so depressed today? I slept well. I ate well. Maybe its the four months of rain and eight ...
brentan comments on Jan 9, 2019:
That sounds like Irish weather, or perhaps Washington State. If I lived in America, I would think about moving to somewhere like Phoenix. I'm in Ireland and I have thought a lot recently about living in Spain. For the moment, we better hang tight because spring is still off in the future.
Tonight I am spending my atheist money on the play book of mormon. Im looking for an entertaining ...
brentan comments on Aug 11, 2019:
If that's the lyrics of the show, it will be a hoot! But why not watch the video?
If you don't imbibe thats ok too. Have a great Saturday. Dan's off today. I just woke up at 11:00. ...
brentan comments on Jan 12, 2019:
Alcohol is my preferred poison. Tonight's gift from the gods is cider.
Pretty much part of the human condition
brentan comments on Jun 16, 2019:
They did, and the level of sophistication of the shit has been awesome.
I never heard this pick up line!
brentan comments on Oct 8, 2019:
Bad to the bone!
Trite but this came to me the other night. Dead heroes, who would you like to share a meal with?...
brentan comments on Sep 28, 2018:
James Joyce Shakespeare Dante Milton
The absolute best part of this were the comment from people telling their substitute words. One was,...
brentan comments on Feb 20, 2019:
I've always thought of it as Murphy's Law. Recently, I saw it referred to as Godelian, after Kurt Godel.
Are places of worship really places of God? Church shootings and natural disasters...What do you ...
brentan comments on Nov 3, 2018:
Not if there is no god.
Just let things flow??
brentan comments on Mar 7, 2019:
Meaning. If we can find meaning, we can find happiness as a by-product.
Forgiveness is a form of letting go, but they are not the same thing...Somewhere between ignoring ...
brentan comments on Jul 6, 2019:
I think positivity is at the core of your post. I remember not being ready for so many years so stolidly keepin' on truckin' was the order of the day, just to exist. I wish positivity came for everyone eventually but I'm not sure about that. I'm lucky and I guess you are too. Forgiveness, I think, comes from a good place.
Another dead whale with a dead baby washed up on the shore of Italy. What are we going to do about ...
brentan comments on Apr 3, 2019:
I'm not optimistic. My local shop thinks it's quaint that I bring my canvas bags to the shop. OK, OK. Tim Minchin, yeah.
I do not want that.
brentan comments on Nov 4, 2019:
I like duck. I think I'd spend the extra $6 for the Crispy Duck by Half.
Bernie Sanders announces he's running for president 2020. What do you think? I love him! ...
brentan comments on Feb 19, 2019:
Great news for America.
Three points!
brentan comments on Aug 14, 2019:
Wow! That wasn't in 50 ways to leave your lover.
Not doing this
brentan comments on Nov 17, 2019:
That guy looks like me. I must give it a try.
Sorry Lola!
brentan comments on Jul 12, 2018:
The car's name is Lola. Is that because of the kinks?
What common misconception do you hate to hear repeated as fact?
brentan comments on Jul 6, 2018:
I hate the idea that if most people think a certain way, it must be true.
The only thing that i miss about a relationship is having someone to lay in bed with.
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2018:
Spooning was nice. Having the covers stolen from me was not.
How do you respond when somebody you have never met in person and only exchanged a sentence or two ...
brentan comments on Jul 1, 2019:
Best be careful.
Happy Monday Hippies. Cold and sunny - much to do today. Packing up my home of 23 years. Lots of ...
brentan comments on Jan 28, 2019:
Best of luck in your new home.
from: Pascal Boyer: "Religion Explained. The evolutionary origins of religious thought" "The ...
brentan comments on Feb 1, 2019:
That’s a nice change from all these silly cartoons saying religious people are mad. I think that we developed the ability to create scenarios in our mind so as play out different eventualities in our minds. This means that we wouldn’t die from every bad idea we tried out. This ability to imagine has become more sophisticated through the progress of evolution and gradually was able to create the concept of intangibles like god, heaven etc. I got this idea from one of Jordan Peterson’s videos.
"For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don't enjoy getting up and working and ...
brentan comments on Nov 17, 2018:
A good breakfast is very important. I was very sad to hear how he was abused a lot in his old age.
My all time most puzzling aspect of Christianity. If you go to heaven and then realize that your ...
brentan comments on Mar 26, 2019:
My heaven would be perfect knowing my family is in Hell. But that might disqualify me from heaven anyway.
It's like a buffet!...
brentan comments on Apr 6, 2019:
Where to start?
Fractal of the day.
brentan comments on Nov 24, 2019:
I think that tree is looking at me.
I just see a beautiful countryside enjoying a refreshing drink 😂😂
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Guilty, your honour.
Exactly...
brentan comments on Feb 19, 2019:
Yes but Jesus was white. Oh I get it, he's Judas.
"In the World Wars, people were perfectly able to shoot other people just because they belonged to ...
brentan comments on Jan 4, 2020:
Part of the attack was to villify the enemy so as to dehumanise them.
"Z-z-z-z-z"
brentan comments on Feb 13, 2019:
Homer is sleeping the sleep of the just. Just what, I wonder.
Hello all. I wanted to check in, and come clean about something. I was the anon who made some ...
brentan comments on Apr 1, 2019:
No problem at all! Just glad you're feeling better.
Good morning! With New Year's Eve fast approaching, what are some of your regional traditions? In ...
brentan comments on Dec 28, 2018:
Dinner For One is a hoot!
Uh oh..........
brentan comments on Jun 25, 2019:
You Want It Darker.
LOL... If religious people are serious about the bible they shoudl protest socks as often as they ...
brentan comments on May 15, 2019:
The gay community are a scapegoat to make Christians feel good about missing the mark.
It is, what it is:
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
Time to pass the baton .... no, it's not a double meaning.
"bible scholar"
brentan comments on Nov 3, 2019:
There's a place where you better not think outside the box. Contrast the lectures by Christine Hayes at Yale.
An oldy but goody
brentan comments on Jun 13, 2018:
Such a nice man. I blame his father.
Metalhead222 is almost a level 8! Let's help him get there!
brentan comments on Jun 16, 2019:
Don't encourage him. He needs to get a life.
Sitting in a coffee shop right now, as I do most Sunday mornings, and I am overwhelmed with ...
brentan comments on Jul 21, 2019:
I'm not convinced from what you posted that there is anything wrong with you. After all, normal people are very over-rated and don't usually stand up to much inspection. Maybe you're just different; everything in nature seems to fall on a bell curve. I guess that doesn't reduce the pain of loneliness, though. I haven't found any other remedy than being someone other than who I really am. Which I think is what normal people do anyway.
Answering the biggest question of all: why is there something rather than nothing?
brentan comments on Oct 5, 2019:
The video has nothing to do with the topic.
Just shoot me now, and I don't even mind the man bun, lol.
brentan comments on Feb 28, 2019:
I'm fed up with this shit.
I frequently see the word 'gonna' being used, both on this site and elsewhere. Has it now been ...
brentan comments on Apr 26, 2019:
I don't know. I just don't think so. I use words like gonna and ya when I want to get across I'm not being serious but if they become standard, I'll have to think again.
What scent triggers a memory for you?
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
Tar. It is more than a smell to me but I can't put my finger on what the value-added is.
Relationship goals....
brentan comments on Feb 19, 2019:
Oh man, that is so important in life.
You level 8 people are quite up there and hard to please but thanks for the posts, It warms my heart...
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
Surely our higher level just came from starting to post before you did. Is there a pissy attitude to newer people?
A little self depreciation
brentan comments on Apr 19, 2019:
You have to apprecate the honesty.
Nonsense......
brentan comments on Feb 17, 2019:
How dairy!
For The Europeans.
brentan comments on May 25, 2018:
It has been a great opportunity to offload the most intrusive of spammers. The worst offender in my case was Multilotto.
What are YOUR doomsday fears??
brentan comments on Jun 11, 2019:
That was an interesting way of putting it: 'The limbic system of the brain versus the frontal cortex'. Curiously, I've heard several good thinkers claim that the frontal cortex is the problem rather than the solution.
Poor Tigger!
brentan comments on May 15, 2019:
I'm not surprised. His father treated him very badly.
"Man is the only animal that blushes, or needs to." -Mark Twain
brentan comments on Feb 9, 2019:
When I think of some of the awful or very stupid things I did in my life, I could wince never mind blush.
I mean...no one really ever says it, but a lot of kids are assholes
brentan comments on Jun 23, 2019:
They are just work-in-progress to become adult assholes.
Anyone know what happened to @AmiSue?
brentan comments on Sep 8, 2019:
You don't have to anything but disagree with her and she's offended.
Years of meditation and...
brentan comments on Mar 13, 2019:
It was a revelation.
Hawaii has a bill that will legally prohibit adults under the age of 30 from buying cigarettes ...
brentan comments on Feb 3, 2019:
Another 'Prohibition' law. Good luck with that.
Are positive illusions a necessary condition for being happy?
brentan comments on Apr 20, 2019:
I think I'm a happy person. Maybe the low-resolution version of happiness is being content. I think it comes from feeling there is meaning in my life.
Gotta love it!
brentan comments on Mar 27, 2019:
Fuck that! I'm going to live forever.
The last resort
brentan comments on Jun 3, 2019:
The degradation of poverty!
Christian Host Bryan Fischer Defends New Zealand Terror Attack As ‘Vigilante Justice’ ...
brentan comments on Mar 17, 2019:
Some Christians have seriously lost their way. They don't understand their own scriptures anymore, such as 'my (Christ's) kingdom is no part of this world', 'be in the world but no part of it' and 'be in subjection to the secular authorities'. They have a gospel that frees them from political concerns and allows them to grow their own spirituality as they wait on their Messiah to return and bring in his new kingdom. I think this wish to do Christ's work for him would be called presumptuousness in the Bible.
My wife has been out for dinner to celebrate her 50th wedding anniversary. I tagged along!!! ????
brentan comments on Mar 9, 2019:
It's good to be supportive at times like that.
I started to study Philosophy as I wanted to see if there was any answer to ‘What is the meaning ...
brentan comments on Feb 11, 2020:
I started reading Kant a few months ago and it became obvious really quick that he couldn’t be understood without some knowledge of the guys he was responding to. All these guys are trying to figure out the meaning of life. None of them figured it out. I’m inclined to think the meaning of life is trying to figure out the meaning of life. Socrates thought that was everything. Jesus, who I don’t think was a real person, taught love was the meaning of life. Even if Jesus is fictional, it’s a fine way to think while we work out the details.
I have a question for everyone that I think is kind of interesting. It is concerning when and why ...
brentan comments on Mar 16, 2019:
I think he changed from Lucifer to Satan the same way Smeagol changed to Gollum.
Can you figure out this sentence, please?
brentan comments on Feb 21, 2019:
Solution instead of pollution?

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