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This is taken right in front of the Alcazaba in Almeria.

I'm 65 years old. I was born and raised a Roman Catholic, being Irish. As an adult, I was a Jehovah's Witness for about fifteen years. I'm separated for the last four years. I have two sons who are both grown up and living their own lives. I'm an avid reader, fascinated by mythology, religion and psychology. I love all kinds of music, play video games and watch TV. I exercise under duress. Although technically bisexual now, I have never had any homosexual interest during my married life (perhaps it was repressed) and don't want to start now. I would like to meet a woman to share my life with, to talk and share and laugh and have sex and make life worthwhile as the world goes mad around us.

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Jimmy Carr [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Dec 23, 2019:
He pushes his luck and i love him for it!
Priorities matter. :P
brentan comments on Dec 23, 2019:
Snapped from the jaws of death!
Let's have those old fashioned festivities we remember from our youth.
brentan comments on Dec 23, 2019:
We should have Christmas dinner delivered by JustEat.
"Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can...
brentan comments on Dec 23, 2019:
Wood (,) you believe it!
Is 'god' an impersonal force of nature, a 'universal consciousness' similar in quality to other ...
brentan comments on Dec 23, 2019:
I hope 'god' is universal consciousness and that we contribute to it in our small way. I think of it as having innate consciousness, like Gaia or the bodily (motor) intelligence of a human being. I think it is impersonal, having a way about it that works and we can fall in with it or not as we please.
Have you ever thought about why religions think they need to sacrifice a goat, a lamb, a virgin or a...
brentan comments on Dec 23, 2019:
I heard it comes from the notion of investing for the future, to voluntarily lose something now to gain in the future. The root of it was said to be the realisation by early man that using all your resources when you had them left you vulnerable in the future. So sacrifice was a form of protection against the unknown.
MESSENGER SURPRISE Today I suddenly have 184 messages in my private box, dated from May 2018 ...
brentan comments on Dec 22, 2019:
It's like you requested copies of all correspondence under the Data Protection Act and the site complied.
Mark 10:25 (NRSV) - It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who ...
brentan comments on Dec 22, 2019:
It doesn't really capture the sense of the sociopathic nature of rich people. Maybe that's because the meaning it wants to convey is that grace is a gift open to everybody.
What is one to do without a Santa this yearπŸŽ…πŸ€£πŸ˜‚
brentan comments on Dec 22, 2019:
The selfish bastard!
Jubus is in a Margarine Tub??
brentan comments on Dec 22, 2019:
That's very clever!
Why do religious types always associate the most pleasurable things in life with being negative. ...
brentan comments on Dec 22, 2019:
Here's a nice little poem by William Blake to capture that idea. It's called The Little Vagabond: Dear Mother, dear Mother, the Church is cold, But the Ale-house is healthy & pleasant & warm; Besides I can tell where I am use'd well, Such usage in heaven will never do well. But if at the Church they would give us some Ale. And a pleasant fire, our souls to regale; We'd sing and we'd pray, all the live-long day; Nor ever once wish from the Church to stray, Then the Parson might preach & drink & sing. And we'd be as happy as birds in the spring: And modest dame Lurch, who is always at Church, Would not have bandy children nor fasting nor birch. And God like a father rejoicing to see, His children as pleasant and happy as he: Would have no more quarrel with the Devil or the Barrel But kiss him & give him both drink and apparel.
Beware of Viagra congestion, my fellow Old Farts... πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
brentan comments on Dec 22, 2019:
I'm on the way.... on the wane. Pity the libido doesn't drop in proportion.
I'm not talking to myself...
brentan comments on Dec 22, 2019:
You don't need to ever feel alone!
In the news:
brentan comments on Dec 22, 2019:
Trump makes fiction happen.
“Words were originally magic, and the word retains much of its old magical power even to-day. ...
brentan comments on Dec 22, 2019:
I see it as the power of the logos. It's amazing that ancient people even attributed the creation of the world to speech. I've read that speech is the most important psychotechnology that humans have. In other words, it's a tool we use to help us in to get a job done. It must have seemed as miraculous as Prometheus' fire. Perhaps the idea of rain dances came from this sense of magical power to affect the natural world as well as human interaction.
“Better by far that you should forget and smile than to remember and be sad”...........Christina...
brentan comments on Dec 22, 2019:
Ah, the miracle cure of ECT!
Maybe he is recycling.
brentan comments on Dec 21, 2019:
Where trailer trash and modern art meet. Or just a good sense of humour.
“We’re losing an entire generation. They’re just gone. It’s one of the worst things to ...
brentan comments on Dec 21, 2019:
They pushed their luck,and people's credulity, too far.
Happy solstice y'all!
brentan comments on Dec 21, 2019:
It deserves to be celebrated dancing nude around an oak tree but weather won't permit.
Must be a Trump voter
brentan comments on Dec 21, 2019:
Their, their now. It's nothing to get upset about!
Catholic Extremists Steal From the Vatican
brentan comments on Dec 21, 2019:
The righteous give themselves a lot of leeway.
Remember away back in the day? 4th of July 1968!
brentan comments on Dec 21, 2019:
That's so-Godspell! Pre-e-e-pare ye.....
I think Camus knew what he was talking about...... too bad his life got cut short too soon
brentan comments on Dec 21, 2019:
It's as if happiness is the result of something else and we need to know what that consists of. I guess he sees things different to Socrates on the meaning of life.
There are mainly 3 types of Hotel breakfast which are English Breakfast, Continental Breakfast and ...
brentan comments on Dec 21, 2019:
Ah. Breakfast at Denny's. Pancakes too. Bring your own gun.
“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me ...
brentan comments on Dec 21, 2019:
We should all be so fortunate to have the resources to cope with all life can throw at us.
It can be a sad time of year for gay people if they are struggling with who they are, and do not ...
brentan comments on Dec 20, 2019:
There's a world of hurt out there.
ACE OF BASE - "THE SIGN" Great Swedish Band from the 90's ! [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Dec 20, 2019:
Traffic sign. Green light. Time to go.
Wow! That's really something!
brentan comments on Dec 19, 2019:
They must have ran out of bread.
The Argumentative Theory
brentan comments on Dec 19, 2019:
I thought this captured the core of the argument against reason as being the be all and end all of human evolution. Intuition has long been ignored. 'The evidence reviewed here shows not only that reasoning falls quite short of reliably delivering rational beliefs and rational decisions. It may even be, in a variety of cases, detrimental to rationality … the starting point of our theory was this contrast between all the results showing that reasoning doesn't work so well and the assumption that reasoning is supposed to help us make better decisions. But this assumption was not based on any evolutionary thinking, it was just an intuition that was probably cultural in the West, people think that reasoning is a great thing. And they never challenge that intuition. It's something that evolutionary psychology could have done a long time ago, and if people had perhaps taken more time and had taken evolutionary psychology more seriously, they might have been able to revise this likely faulty premise a while ago'.
. Carl Sagan
brentan comments on Dec 19, 2019:
A psychotechnology, as John Vervaeke says.
My starting premise on religion I do not believe in God. My starting premise on religion is a ...
brentan comments on Dec 19, 2019:
There is an opinion that the placing of reason on high has put us on the road to nihilism since the Axial Age. When it has been idolised in history, it has manifested itself in tyranny. I would argue for a better balance between reason and intuition, something the Eastern part of the world always seemed to acknowledge.
Weird pickup line
brentan comments on Dec 19, 2019:
Gosh yes - in batches of 72.
Having been the only one as a kid I know this is true...
brentan comments on Dec 19, 2019:
I think the trouble with atheists is that they are at the halfway stage and think they've finished the race. They realise that the old way of explaining things through the Bible doesn't hold up but think that's all there is to it.
People are starting to awaken entering Age of Aquarius this is going to be a good year 20/20 people ...
brentan comments on Dec 19, 2019:
We live in hope, I guess!
It takes more than an Atheist to over throw over obiedience authority of Religion. It takes a born ...
brentan comments on Dec 19, 2019:
I think the problem with that lies in the cyclical form of nature where we keep moving from liberalism to conservatism and back. We probably do that because we are incapable of getting the balance right so we keep correcting the mistakes of one system by a return to the mistakes of the other and on and on.
So coming up to Christmas please tell me Athiests what you think of the Holiday season since you ...
brentan comments on Dec 18, 2019:
I still like it. It makes me think how we used to aspire to universal brotherhood.
Nerd humor
brentan comments on Dec 18, 2019:
I guess that's funny but I'll never be smart enough to know.
Homo erectus survived until 108k-117k years BP [bbc.co.uk]
brentan comments on Dec 18, 2019:
I don't really trust British Petroleum.
Just in case you might possibly have forgotten; we are god damn lucky to be here... !exclamation ...
brentan comments on Dec 18, 2019:
And a very Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it! Enjoy!
N.J. bill to remove religion as reason to avoid vaccinating kids enrages parents at hearing - nj.com...
brentan comments on Dec 18, 2019:
I wonder what the religious objection is about.
“The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.” ---- Friedrich ...
brentan comments on Dec 18, 2019:
Don't I know it!
Archaeologists have discovered two royal tombs in Greece containing jewellery and artefacts dating ...
brentan comments on Dec 18, 2019:
Every bit helps to explain those mysterious Sea Peoples!
I remember when -
brentan comments on Dec 18, 2019:
Clint is in the bad books.
Holy Smudge!!
brentan comments on Dec 18, 2019:
Some went off into everlasting life and some to everlasting damnation.
Evaluating the Truth of the New Testament. The New Testament writers learned an important lesson ...
brentan comments on Dec 18, 2019:
One of the interesting features of the Bible is that it doesn't make its main characters out to be flawless heroes. They are very human and the stories around them show how they can pay for their mistakes. One example is Jacob who cheated his brother out of his inheritance and found out the pain suck trickery inflicted when it was done to him by his uncle. I'm not sure there is any prohibition on lieing in the Bible. The prohibition on bearing false witness seems to belong in a judicial setting.
Christian Group Cites “Death to Gays” Bible Verse in Call for Hallmark Boycott ...
brentan comments on Dec 17, 2019:
Here's a scriptural verse that covers a range of lifestyles judged deserving of eternal death: Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who submit to or perform homosexual acts, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor verbal abusers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.…(1 Corinthians 6:9) There's more like that in the Bible but gays seem to be the perennial scapegoat in Christian land.
"You shouldn't judge people!" I have often heard this from my Christian friends. They base it on ...
brentan comments on Dec 17, 2019:
I think real judgment involves punishment. The other judgment is just observation.
Voltaire on Christianity...
brentan comments on Dec 17, 2019:
I think it's anything but ridiculous or absurd but it sure has a bloody history.
“Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other ...
brentan comments on Dec 17, 2019:
I think he means it in the way that our right brain focuses on the holistic mind while the rational is more left brain and shouldn't be allowed to dominate because it tends to be tyrannical.
"Self" πŸ€”πŸ˜
brentan comments on Dec 17, 2019:
Descartes never thought of that!
If the Nuremberg Laws were Applied…
brentan comments on Dec 17, 2019:
I would throw that pimp Tony Blair in there with them.
Just the smile that is spreading all over her face, Could warm up the room and set fire to the ...
brentan comments on Dec 17, 2019:
Wow! I never saw him play acoustic before. And then to play it like a slide!
Cracked me up!
brentan comments on Dec 16, 2019:
'Snot true!
I have known more than a few☹
brentan comments on Dec 16, 2019:
That idea was covered very well by Eckart Tolle in A New Earth in the chapter about emotional baggage.
Tinariwen - Oualahila Tesninam (Live at Glastonbury Festival 22 june 2007) [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Dec 16, 2019:
I like it. It's catchy. But it never seems to break free of what I think is its cultural constraint and it gets to sound very samey after a while.
Great paradox !! So damn funny and at the same time, it is for real !!
brentan comments on Dec 16, 2019:
Maybe distraction helps. I would do it if I didn't always forget the darn phone.
I'd like to make a suggestion as I watch more folks jump ship over moral differences with the site ...
brentan comments on Dec 15, 2019:
I don't get any. Yeah, I said it!
All men are the same
brentan comments on Dec 15, 2019:
Have some cheese with that whine!
Always be hustling
brentan comments on Dec 15, 2019:
People love souvenirs.
For the most part....
brentan comments on Dec 15, 2019:
Oh dear! Go easy on the family.
Billie Eilish - all the good girls go to hell [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Dec 15, 2019:
"You know I'm not your friend without some greenery".
Genetic Behavior
brentan comments on Dec 15, 2019:
Here's a bit of info on DNA and genes: The DNA molecule has two important properties: It can make copies of itself. If you pull the two strands apart, each can be used to make the other one (and a new DNA molecule). It can carry information. The order of the bases along a strand is a code - a code for making proteins. Genes A gene is a length of DNA that codes for a specific protein. So, for example, one gene will code for the protein insulin, which is important role in helping your body to control the amount of sugar in your blood. Genes are the basic unit of genetics. Human beings have 20,000 to 25,000 genes. These genes account for only about 3 per cent of our DNA. The function of the remaining 97 per cent is still not clear, although scientists think it may have something to do with controlling the genes. So all we know for sure is DNA makes amino acids to make proteins. We have no idea if or how the different parts of the body from proteins or the other 97% of DNA. It's a belief.
Every time a bell rings, a dog salivates.
brentan comments on Dec 15, 2019:
They thought they were so darn clever.
Ok, who ate the christain again.. spit em out.
brentan comments on Dec 15, 2019:
Wouldn't you wonder what it's like to have their mental disposition. Maybe somebody has read that book about leaving their faith?
Im iffy as to how extremely innapropriate this meme may seem to some but I found it humourous.
brentan comments on Dec 15, 2019:
It's hard to know. It's a bit unfair to him if he is genuinely old-school touchy-feely.
If you don't go....
brentan comments on Dec 15, 2019:
Chutzpah Gumption. Hard neck. I'll bet there's more.
In the grand scheme of the universe we are just a small ...
brentan comments on Dec 15, 2019:
I guess it's my ego taking up so much room!
Live one day at a time, emphasizing ethics rather than rules. - Wayne Dyer
brentan comments on Dec 15, 2019:
That sounds familiar. He got that from the Bible.
A REALLY good find! Sinead Harnett. She doesn’t have much music out, but all of it is good. ...
brentan comments on Dec 15, 2019:
Very nice! She reminded me of Duffy, that wonderful singer who disappeared so abruptly from the music scene.
“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” -Winston S. Churchill
brentan comments on Dec 15, 2019:
I don't know what he meant. I was told when I was a JW that perfection means completeness and it seems to be true because I've heard from other sources too. I guess that meaning makes sense in the context of being a Christian. I'm not sure how to relate it to ordinary life.
Matthew 11:25 (NRSV): At that time Jesus said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, ...
brentan comments on Dec 15, 2019:
Yes indeed. My old club - the JWs - hated third level education. It was accepted, as indeed it is in scripture, that 'not many wise ones' enter the religion: Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth - 1 Corinthians 1:26.
Guilty. πŸ‘ŒπŸ§“
brentan comments on Dec 15, 2019:
Gosh yes!
Morrissey CLAIMS he's forgiven Jesus. But sounds to me like he's still majorly pissed off in the ...
brentan comments on Dec 15, 2019:
I was reared a Roman Catholic so I can relate to the guilt instilled in us from childhood. It feels like this: Romans 7:24  O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me out of the body of this death?  when it should feel like this: Romans 7:25  I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then I myself with the mind serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.  Now that's relief!
(LINK) A VERY interesting thread! going very quickly from science to religion and the existence of ...
brentan comments on Dec 15, 2019:
I'm guessing the thought process goes from improbability to seriously lucky to a miracle to God. I don't think that's very weird but I'm an agnostic.
Oh god.....
brentan comments on Dec 15, 2019:
The bastards!
It's my calling!
brentan comments on Dec 15, 2019:
It's my passive-aggressive way of venting.
Not what i meant.
brentan comments on Dec 15, 2019:
We should be more like normal people and watch TV.
Fear is the larval form of anger. Hate is an overdose of anger. Self
brentan comments on Dec 15, 2019:
I often felt this dynamic as an employee. Insecure managers were a curse. The confident ones could be great to be around. They were comfortable in their own skin and had no fear of anyone else feeling comfortable in theirs.
You can't argue with that.
brentan comments on Dec 14, 2019:
We used to mistake them for brats. These days, we do the opposite.
Kenny Loggins - What a Fool Believes (from Outside: From The Redwoods) [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Dec 14, 2019:
Nicely executed (no, I don't mean they murdered it). It must be a seriously difficult song to sing.
yup
brentan comments on Dec 14, 2019:
What else could the poor man do? It's a wonder society left him with enough balls to father children.
Just a little penis humour....(pun intendedπŸ˜‰)
brentan comments on Dec 14, 2019:
I used to share my little joke with my Jehovah Witness buddies that if you could feel it coming in the air tonight, no doubt you were lying on your back.
This guy is beyond wonderful:::: Take Me Home, Country Roads (metal cover by Leo Moracchioli) ...
brentan comments on Dec 14, 2019:
Now look here, Jacar! That's all I got.
Hello from southeast kentucky and happy saturday
brentan comments on Dec 14, 2019:
Hello. You're very welcome to the forum!
Admin sent me a message that the Politics as usual group has been done away with because of no posts...
brentan comments on Dec 14, 2019:
What's the rush?
It's a burden I will keep.
brentan comments on Dec 14, 2019:
My father would have said 'That's a good complaint, son!'
My nephew said almost this exact thing back at Thanksgiving. Do you think the younger generations ...
brentan comments on Dec 14, 2019:
Economic growth, that's the thing. It'll trickle down to the public.
If more people were sapiosexual and got turned on by the mind, perhaps the world would be in better ...
brentan comments on Dec 14, 2019:
I think I'm a bit that way. I was always turned on by Jodie Foster's large forehead. (Yes, I know).
Yup he denies it
brentan comments on Dec 14, 2019:
She's adorable!
Anybody hungry?...
brentan comments on Dec 14, 2019:
"Do this in memory of me".
I guess it will be
brentan comments on Dec 14, 2019:
The old ways are the best!
“In this world, which is getting more and more closely interconnected, we have to learn to ...
brentan comments on Dec 14, 2019:
Those evil, mentally-diseased bastards!
🐈🐱🐈🐱🐈🐱
brentan comments on Dec 13, 2019:
Puddy was here.
Sounds personal to me.
brentan comments on Dec 13, 2019:
Just cut that out!
tomato, love apple
brentan comments on Dec 13, 2019:
Somethings up!
Getting a bit too hot
brentan comments on Dec 13, 2019:
He's a cool customer!
Christian Family Values
brentan comments on Dec 13, 2019:
Lot was a very bad dad but he was a really great host.
" “The Chaos” by Gerard Nolst Trenité, written nearly 100 years ago in 1922, designed to ...
brentan comments on Dec 13, 2019:
Thats only truble for furriners.
A progressive Bill was passed in Quebec Canada (Bill 21). However its being fought on every front ...
brentan comments on Dec 13, 2019:
I wouldn't mind but this obsession with hijabs isn't even in the Koran.
Ok, not entirely sure where to post this... But i came across this meme that is being shared and it...
brentan comments on Dec 13, 2019:
It suggests that these forces are a danger to society. It will take a few decades to be able to determine the pros and cons.

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This is taken right in front of the Alcazaba in Almeria.
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