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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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Just sayin, Me; What fruit?
brentan comments on Oct 17, 2018:
Maybe he wanted a post-coital snack.
Wouldn't you agree?
brentan comments on Mar 7, 2019:
It's amazing to think we looked on these people as especially blessed by God for their forbearance.
The problem with revenge is that it never evens the score. It ties both the injured and the injurer...
brentan comments on May 1, 2019:
This is the idea behind the Orestes in ancient Greece. The myth was that the corpse emitted a miasma that could only be removed by justice, understood as revenge. The Furies symbolised that revenge. The court system was set up to end the constant tit-for-tat revenges. At the end of the story, the Furies were permanently placed under the judge's podium in the court to signify the old justice was still understood but superceded by the less subjective and less murderous civil justice system.
Beto's Campaign pulled in $6.1 million in 24 hrs. His campaign released some additional detail ...
brentan comments on Mar 20, 2019:
So who's lieing the most?
oil on canvas
brentan comments on Jan 19, 2019:
The mnd boggles! But it's done well.
Female Orgasmic Innovation in my Neck of the Woods (it’s about the only constructive thing ...
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2019:
I think it's a new expression of Bacchic rites. It always ends up with some man dying.
It's how to seperate'em
brentan comments on Jun 6, 2019:
There's a time to talk and a time to say absolutely nothing.
I haven't joined this group before because I wasn't born in the sixties but I always say I'm a hippy...
brentan comments on Jan 31, 2019:
I think being born outside the 60s shows a terrible lack of conviction. It's like the apostle Paul never knowing Jesus. You'll have to claim a personal revelation.
My tiger inspired: The Tyger - Poem by William Blake . Tyger! Tyger! burning bright, In the ...
brentan comments on Dec 24, 2019:
That's a super painting! They say Blake had only a vague idea from the media what a tiger looked like so he created this image for his poem:
I'm not single ....
brentan comments on Apr 30, 2019:
It is like saying I'm inbetween jobs and not unemployed. Or I'm inbetween spouses.
Want a multilingual president?
brentan comments on Jul 17, 2019:
Bernie! English and a sense of decency will do.
Get to sprinkling! Let's make someone's day! ? &Positivevibes
brentan comments on Feb 8, 2019:
I think the whole world should have a Global Kindness Day. It might be so surprisingly pleasant that new days could be added gradually.
Found this on a woman’s profile on POF.
brentan comments on Dec 24, 2019:
Me too! Compliments of alcohol.
Teen's TikTok video about China's Muslim camps goes viral China has incarcerated as many as one ...
brentan comments on Nov 27, 2019:
I'm guessing it's because Islam is a religion with political aspiration to global theocracy.
The hypocrisy of those church pastors. He is in trouble for trying to buy sex from a gay web site ...
brentan comments on Jan 29, 2020:
I got a lot of laughs reading this.
Crazy how thoughts of what happened with my Dad and his wife pop in and out of my head. Even when ...
brentan comments on Feb 17, 2019:
I think it will in proportion to its relevance in your life. That's the theory. I wish you well. We all carry these darn burdens with us through life.Try to make it matter less. I think that can only be by making other things matter more.
Bigot for the left
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2018:
Antifa is an example of extreme bigotry - authoritarian, violent, toxic.
And since I can't stop...
brentan comments on May 22, 2019:
Positive negative thinking.
"Never wipe; instead pat or blot the corners." Does napkin etiquette still apply in this situation?...
brentan comments on Aug 4, 2019:
Rub hard - don't become a crustie!
I know this guy's a 'tad' religious, however, I can't help but agree with a lot of what he ...
brentan comments on Aug 2, 2018:
It's weird to think his opinion on the subject is important because so many people think he's inspired by God. Saying that, I don't know if he claimed this opinion is infallible. He's such a fake. Even some Catholics say he is a 'pope for the unbelievers' because he does nothing for Catholics and spends all his time trying to make Catholicism look good to unbelievers.
"When I die, I'll donate my heart to NASA so they can see what a black hole really looks like." ...
brentan comments on Oct 27, 2019:
That heart needs a refill!
Can't wait
brentan comments on Sep 7, 2019:
It's a lot better than going around breaking windows.
“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.
We can do better
brentan comments on Mar 21, 2019:
It's kind of survival of the fittest thinking applied to when you're sick.
One way to stop worrying....
brentan comments on Apr 14, 2020:
I dooby leave he's avoiding reality.
Quote from the Netflix movie last kingdom tonight. I dream of humping you tonight. It is written in ...
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2018:
I think we were too busy drinking and humping to create an empire in the first place.
Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect. Samuel ...
brentan comments on Sep 10, 2019:
I've just been reading a poem called Ode on Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood by William Wordsworth. It's all about losing that imaginative spark that makes life magical. It's beautifully written.
Another recent poem: The Busted Neon Loneliness I drink overpriced Chardonnay in a ...
brentan comments on Jul 31, 2018:
As another poet said, 'a terrible beauty is born'. Or a film director portrayed in Taxi Driver. And as true as it is, it simply cannot be allowed to be everything. I hope Dostoevsky was right when he put the words into the mouth of the idiot 'beauty will save the world'. Well done for a wonderful poem!
It took nature 4.5 billion years to develop humans' magnificent brain. Aside from the extra ...
brentan comments on Jun 29, 2019:
That fits in well with the idea of a cosmic consciousness, apart from the time element.
We said goodbye to my mom on Friday in a lovely service. I know life goes on, but the feeling right ...
brentan comments on Sep 16, 2018:
I actually don't know. I just wanted to send you some fellow-feeling. I'm sure it's a tough time.
What do you think of the concept of "accepting that you're broken. And wanting to meet someone who ...
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2019:
I think it carries the ideas of humility and empathy, and truth too so I'm in favour.
Hermit Crab Gets "Ahead" - An oldie but still a goodie. [upi.com]
brentan comments on Feb 28, 2019:
You don't get to see these momentous steps in evolution every day.
Without religion?
brentan comments on Aug 8, 2018:
I don't believe we're ready for it. I think it would be terrible.
Why So Many Americans Are Turning to Buddhism
brentan comments on Dec 12, 2019:
I hope it does help deal with modern problems.
Art demands sacrifices.
brentan comments on Jan 21, 2019:
The story of modern art - the viewer has to suffer.
I am in quarantine for 14 days in a hotel in Fremantle Western Australia because of the virus. We ...
brentan comments on Apr 7, 2020:
Best wishes. I'm not having much luck with good movies but I think lots of the TV stuff is really good.
So... a few days ago I was at the airport waiting to catch a flight. There was a group of Catholic ...
brentan comments on Feb 23, 2019:
You're a wicked tempter, Max.
"And empty words are evil." - Homer
brentan comments on Mar 7, 2020:
I guess it's the morality of a word signifying something, and it should really also signify the thing it is meant to signify. That notion is getting away from us, I think, as words are being used mostly to advance personal aims. It reminds me of Kant's 'concepts without intuitions are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind'.
Intermission....can we fix it? Yes we can!
brentan comments on Apr 5, 2019:
That's funny - Bobs The Builders.
Originally published in 1968.
brentan comments on Jul 16, 2019:
Hey...robot.... leave those kids alone.
Smart cop. :)
brentan comments on Dec 3, 2019:
That's a man who is house-trained.
Yesterday at work a woman my age (but better 'preserved') was rude to me. This happens often, of ...
brentan comments on May 2, 2019:
The price is too high.
Revolutionary War part 2
brentan comments on Jul 17, 2019:
"I will", says she, "as soon as I make a pot of tea".
It's quite lonely here in the 50+ group, tumbleweed just went passed my screen along with whooshing ...
brentan comments on Jun 17, 2019:
I died in here so I could see what it was like.
An interesting look at the collapse of the ancient world and correlations with our current ...
brentan comments on Apr 10, 2020:
That's a great video! For me, that period brought about the Axial Age. Who knows, our current calamity might do the same by moving the evolution of our consciousness along again.
... ... Yes. . . . Sorry..o
brentan comments on Apr 10, 2020:
He knows that's not the point!
When I share this with Christians online I get crickets.
brentan comments on Apr 16, 2019:
AND he got promoted.
Company Recalls Tammy Lahren Sex Doll Because Its Mouth Never Stops Moving - Alternative Facts
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2019:
Artificial intelligence returned under warranty. Not fit for purpose under the Sales of Goods and Services Act 1992.
I am the opposite of suicidal. I have had a fabulous life and don't want it to end. But as I'm ...
brentan comments on Mar 25, 2019:
Don't take it to heart. Forums are full of the best and the worst of us. If you have an opinion, hang in there and defend it. I think anything related to God gets a knee-jerk reaction from people still annoyed or upset at religion. The thing is, in this case, everlasting life can be discussed outside of belief in a god.
Be kind to animals
brentan comments on Oct 21, 2018:
It's a great indicator. I think watching how friends and family treat other people tells a lot too.
Exactly ...
brentan comments on Feb 17, 2019:
Life is so unfair.
This sound right ?
brentan comments on Nov 2, 2019:
A homuncular drunk.
Awww, dare you not to smile.
brentan comments on Feb 18, 2019:
She needs a smack.
If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered. – ...
brentan comments on Apr 7, 2020:
"Alexa, help..."
New Math???
brentan comments on Mar 17, 2019:
Close enough!
Sometimes it's just about being there It occurred to Pooh and Piglet that they hadn't heard from ...
brentan comments on Mar 20, 2019:
They were lovely stories.
I love math!
brentan comments on Apr 21, 2019:
I didn't see that coming.
Blind Faith by Ben Elton is a must read if you like disturbing dystopian novels. This one is about a...
brentan comments on Jun 18, 2018:
That looks like a good read. Ben Elton is a talented man. I was reading recently about Giambattista Vico who believed that history is circular and each cycle has 4 phases - the age of gods, the age of heroes, the age of men and the return to the age of the gods. If he is right, we are well along in the age of man and I think I can feel a change in the air....
Cornering the market?
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
That's like the M.O. in politics of creating the problem then offering the solution.
I heard on the radio that the average American uses three rolls of toilet paper a week. I say ...
brentan comments on Feb 22, 2019:
If it's true, they must be using TP for everything from wiping their glasses to wiping their arses.
The art of the deal. Guess who's the better deal maker?
brentan comments on May 11, 2019:
He's the best at everything!
The five day rule
brentan comments on Mar 22, 2019:
That's cold.
I hope everyone does
brentan comments on Jun 19, 2019:
Not to be sniffed at.
There is nothing divine about morality; it is a purely human affair. If people are good only because...
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
There is an odd message in the apostle Paul's letter to the Galatians where he tells about the fruits of holy spirit: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance - Galatans 5: 22, 23. The context is given in verse 16: This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.  We don't look on these virtues as spiritual. We see them as human virtues. I can't tell whether Paul saw all virtue as the spirit of God manifesting itself, or he thought the Holy Spirit added a layer to human virtue that improved on it or perhaps perfected it.
Norfolk man, 101, has hilarious obituary - KMTV.com
brentan comments on Sep 28, 2018:
I wonder was his humour part of the recipe for such a long life? Reading between the lines, he seems to have lived a very fulfilling life.
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.
Every time I scroll through comment sections on this site, I feel joy. I don't think I've ever been ...
brentan comments on Jul 16, 2018:
Yes, so far so good. People really do seem to make an effort to express themselves and understand the other person.
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.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, ...
brentan comments on May 4, 2020:
So much of it has to come from experience, unfortunately. We won't listen to our parents and our children won't listen to us so every generation learns the hard way.
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?
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!
Thoughts for Us..
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
I have a bit of that in me too and I'm not apologising to anyone (well, maybe my poor ex-wife who had to suffer a guy too dumb to know who he really was). But these days.... not a chance!
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.
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.
Richard Dawkins says that some people believe that they draw their morality from Science and some ...
brentan comments on Mar 7, 2020:
I think morality can be drawn from life experience. Religion and science can talk about it but not create it.
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.
Your groaner for today...
brentan comments on Oct 13, 2019:
Well, we can't say we weren't warned.
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.

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