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The TRUTH about the Christchurch mosque - YouTube
brentan comments on Mar 19, 2019:
It is a real pity that polarised ideologies only allow for partial truth. There isn't a hope of synthesis without communication.
brentan replies on Mar 19, 2019:
I guess you won't be any help at all.
New Zealand kids perform an indigenous mourning ritual for the massacred Muslim’s. My original ...
brentan comments on Mar 19, 2019:
I've just listened to Jordan Peterson saying he found New Zealand to be a very polarised society and the mass-murder recently was a sign of it.
brentan replies on Mar 19, 2019:
If ever a man took on a myriad of opponents, Jordan Peterson is the man. In all the discussions I've watched, the only person to faze him was Matt Dillahunty. He'll be meeting with Slajov Zizek soon. I'm not aware of the evidence for your claim so I won't comment on it. Nobody, but nobody. meets as many opponents as Peterson does.
New Zealand kids perform an indigenous mourning ritual for the massacred Muslim’s. My original ...
brentan comments on Mar 19, 2019:
I've just listened to Jordan Peterson saying he found New Zealand to be a very polarised society and the mass-murder recently was a sign of it.
brentan replies on Mar 19, 2019:
I've never seen that happen. Is it just wishful thinking?
New Zealand kids perform an indigenous mourning ritual for the massacred Muslim’s. My original ...
brentan comments on Mar 19, 2019:
I've just listened to Jordan Peterson saying he found New Zealand to be a very polarised society and the mass-murder recently was a sign of it.
brentan replies on Mar 19, 2019:
Where the killer is from is hardly the point. Whether NZ is a polarised society is the point. As for Peterson, I would respect his opinion above most other people.
These verses: “Know this first of all, that there is no prophecy of scripture that is a matter of...
brentan comments on Mar 18, 2019:
What's so terrible about those verses?
brentan replies on Mar 18, 2019:
You've gone off on a tangent. I was willing to discuss the two verses. You told me to fuck off. I said I would.
My daughter was only a second away to be named Jennifer Juniper. Donovan [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Mar 18, 2019:
I guess you dropped Juniper at least.
brentan replies on Mar 18, 2019:
Good compromise. I think Jennifer is a very nice name.
Are we going to allow Far-right apologists or possibly even agitators a forum here? Or?
brentan comments on Mar 18, 2019:
I hope so.
brentan replies on Mar 18, 2019:
I hope we allow them to express their opinions on the forum, just like we express our opinions.
These verses: “Know this first of all, that there is no prophecy of scripture that is a matter of...
brentan comments on Mar 18, 2019:
What's so terrible about those verses?
brentan replies on Mar 18, 2019:
@GuyKeith I think you're far too angry to engage with at the moment.
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 ...
brentan replies on Mar 18, 2019:
@GuyKeith I do this all the time. I think there's plenty wrong in the Bible but I argue where I think criticism is wrong.
These verses: “Know this first of all, that there is no prophecy of scripture that is a matter of...
brentan comments on Mar 18, 2019:
What's so terrible about those verses?
brentan replies on Mar 18, 2019:
@GuyKeith Yes.
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 ...
brentan replies on Mar 18, 2019:
@GuyKeith Where to start?
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 ...
brentan replies on Mar 18, 2019:
@GuyKeith I know the Bible quite well and have a lot of respect for what our Judeo-Christian tradition gave us.
I really don't feel like living is worth it today. I know it's just my depression talking and ...
Robecology comments on Mar 18, 2019:
If you don't feel it's worth it... Then quit the drama and pleas...and make room for others. People who plea for help just don't appreciate how lucky they are. I share this...but if you pass on....I'll not be sad....you never saw how lucky you are to be alive. Leave room for those who ...
brentan replies on Mar 18, 2019:
Oh lordy, I'm glad you weren't around when I was feeling down.
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 ...
brentan replies on Mar 18, 2019:
@LenHazell53 I think I understood you well enough. What I don't quite understand is your motivation to engage with me when we see things so very differently. Why not leave it at that?
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 ...
brentan replies on Mar 17, 2019:
@LenHazell53 I'm not sure. You always seem to think in black and white. I'm even more confused at how how people are educated nowadays, believing that universities should teach people how to think but have turned into preaching centres of their own. I suspect just being taught to think could result in very ignorant, albeit it very intellectual conclusions such as the the stuff the French philosophers came up with in the 60s.
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 ...
brentan replies on Mar 17, 2019:
I put it down to the difference between how a Christian should think and how they usually think.
LIVIING IN THE MOMENT...ok, help me understand please. If you're not living in the moment where are...
brentan comments on Mar 17, 2019:
Eckart Tolle did a great job of promoting The Power Of Now in the eponymous book. Science is coming on board nowadays with Jill Bolte-Talylor's My Stroke Of Insight, Iain McGilchrest's The Master And His Emissary and Roderick Tweedy's The God Of The Left Hemisphere, which all deal with the idea of ...
brentan replies on Mar 17, 2019:
The idea in all three books is that they are always used together but each side attends to information in its own way.
MELLIFLUOUS/ MELLIFLUENT - Adjective....(of a sound) pleasingly smooth and melodic to hear. ...
TheDoubter comments on Mar 17, 2019:
even i use it at times. Miel is Spanish for honey. The e became a diphthong as it did in many words
brentan replies on Mar 17, 2019:
I never spotted the honey connection.
From The Week: The Portland city council unanimously approved an ordinance banning discrimination ...
brentan comments on Mar 16, 2019:
Portland, where everyone can be a victim.
brentan replies on Mar 16, 2019:
@Rustee Well, I guess I have myself a mouthpiece.
Should You Tell Your Partner Everything?
brentan comments on Mar 14, 2019:
Here's one of The Beautiful South's clever little songs I Kept It All In: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3gyk7zeA8o
brentan replies on Mar 14, 2019:
My guess it's about family disfunction in different ways and the listener is left to decide what might best be said or kept secret. For example, should he tell his wife she is making him angry enough to want to kill her? Should he tell he was involved in a murder and a bank robbery? We have to decide for ourselves.
Should You Tell Your Partner Everything?
brentan comments on Mar 14, 2019:
Absolutely. Anyway, family and friends will happily tell as much as they can.
brentan replies on Mar 14, 2019:
@VictoriaNotes Oh lord. I voted for keeping some things to yourself and then posted 'absolutely'. I meant no way. I would keep that feeling to myself. Truth isn't always a good thing.
Thoughts on him?
Lawman100 comments on Mar 14, 2019:
I don’t like Biden’s comment, but he is a normal politician. We need normal again.
brentan replies on Mar 14, 2019:
I was afraid people would come to that conclusion.
Having been divorced now for more than 5 years, the thing I miss almost more than sex is touch. Hugs...
Marcie1974 comments on Mar 13, 2019:
I've only been divorced for 1.5 years but definitely feel the same say. Granted the last 5 years of my marriage we basically completely touchless.
brentan replies on Mar 13, 2019:
I was thinking along those lines. Being in a relationship can be worse, with none of the benefits that should be there and all the added aggravations to boot.
¡Aye Ca-Roomba!
davknight comments on Mar 13, 2019:
I'll bet there are at least some 'Christians' out there, who would have no idea what that is!
brentan replies on Mar 13, 2019:
Is it two guys in a speedboat driving off to the right?
But only for a few seconds.
phxbillcee comments on Mar 13, 2019:
Hey, it's been a while, but I'll last longer than a few seconds!!!
brentan replies on Mar 13, 2019:
I think i would keel over.
Yeah! What's up with that anyway?
Rustee comments on Mar 13, 2019:
Sooo glad to not be working!!
brentan replies on Mar 13, 2019:
Me three.
Hurt feeling Dept.
WonderWartHog99 comments on Mar 13, 2019:
Why are they wearing courtly wigs?
brentan replies on Mar 13, 2019:
Maybe they're the new form of ambulance chasers.
This guy works out every day, takes steroids and has a six pack that you can crush walnuts on - ...
chalupacabre comments on Mar 12, 2019:
DEUS VULT and MOLON LABE stickers on there, but probably has a hissy fit if he/she catches people speaking something other than English in a public setting.
brentan replies on Mar 13, 2019:
Shouted by mothers everywhere when dinner is ready.
Beware the ides of March, ...... anyone recognise Charlton Heston? [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Mar 12, 2019:
And don't forget The Man From Uncle.
brentan replies on Mar 12, 2019:
lol, not that guy.
Lumberjack beards are the mullets of this decade. Change my mind
brentan comments on Mar 9, 2019:
You too can look like a manly Muslim man. Feminists love them.
brentan replies on Mar 10, 2019:
@LiterateHiker I said nothing about all women.
These satellite images are solid proof that socialism just doesn’t work.
brentan comments on Mar 10, 2019:
That's OK but who is promoting socialism? Some are promoting social democracy but not socialism.
brentan replies on Mar 10, 2019:
@Logician The difference is, for example, the difference between modern Ireland and Soviet Russia.
As we age, we often end up living alone. Living alone, we do not have a lot of opportunity for the ...
MissKathleen comments on Mar 10, 2019:
Hug someone today.
brentan replies on Mar 10, 2019:
I'm afraid I'll be arrested!
Lumberjack beards are the mullets of this decade. Change my mind
brentan comments on Mar 9, 2019:
You too can look like a manly Muslim man. Feminists love them.
brentan replies on Mar 10, 2019:
@LiterateHiker I was speaking about feminists as a group. There are always exceptions.
Lumberjack beards are the mullets of this decade. Change my mind
brentan comments on Mar 9, 2019:
You too can look like a manly Muslim man. Feminists love them.
brentan replies on Mar 9, 2019:
It's the idea that feminists are two-faced about wanting Western men to be less masculine while never saying a word of criticism about male dominance in Muslim countries.
Christian-Jewish publications I had heard Christians were donating money to send Jews to Israel in ...
mordant comments on Mar 9, 2019:
I don't know how much real impact / influence these groups have or how fringe they are but they certainly exist. On some level I think it's fair to say that all evangelicals want to see the world burn, so that this veil of tears gives way to something better. There is a non-zero chance they may ...
brentan replies on Mar 9, 2019:
The thing is both testaments talk about how people should behave. Granted, the Hebrew scriptures mellowed over time, being barbaric in its early days. Bringing God's behaviour into it only distracts from human obligation. They believe in an end-time judgement that God will carry out. There is no indication in later scriptures to hint that believers should become part of the execution of that judgement. As for slavery, I'm sure the apostle Paul promoted decent behaviour on the parts of both slave and master because he thought God's kingdom was imminent.
Christian-Jewish publications I had heard Christians were donating money to send Jews to Israel in ...
mordant comments on Mar 9, 2019:
I don't know how much real impact / influence these groups have or how fringe they are but they certainly exist. On some level I think it's fair to say that all evangelicals want to see the world burn, so that this veil of tears gives way to something better. There is a non-zero chance they may ...
brentan replies on Mar 9, 2019:
@JackPedigo This is true. One of the points consistently coming through both the Hebrew scriptures and the New Testament is that God wants goodness to be demonstrated, not through politics or religious practices, but through kindness, mercy and talking care of those in need.
Christian-Jewish publications I had heard Christians were donating money to send Jews to Israel in ...
brentan comments on Mar 9, 2019:
My understanding of it is that some Christians believe the world as we know it will end when the third temple is established on the temple mount where the Dome of the Rock is now. Curiously, I've also come across a video that claims the first two temples were never on the plateau known as the Temple...
brentan replies on Mar 9, 2019:
@mordant Gosh that came across very arrogant.
international women's day
brentan comments on Mar 8, 2019:
Tell that to the Women's Movement.
brentan replies on Mar 8, 2019:
@Cutiebeauty I mean that last time the movement got organised to march, they cancelled it because they felt there were too many white (for white, read Jewish) women in their ranks.
international women's day
brentan comments on Mar 8, 2019:
Tell that to the Women's Movement.
brentan replies on Mar 8, 2019:
@LetzGetReal Whataboutery doesn't amount to much.
international women's day
brentan comments on Mar 8, 2019:
Tell that to the Women's Movement.
brentan replies on Mar 8, 2019:
No sign yet of them mending the circle of love around them.
She is correct..
brentan comments on Mar 7, 2019:
Yes. I break it down this way: 1. You hate Jews 2. You hate Zionists 3. You hate International Zionists
brentan replies on Mar 8, 2019:
@Bungaloebob My comment was about the three ways anti-Jewish sentiment should be broken down. I'm well aware Charlene is not anti-semite. I'm not either but I detest Zionism and International Zionism.
A snake bit a man
Matias comments on Mar 8, 2019:
What about those whose nature it is to rape and kill?
brentan replies on Mar 8, 2019:
Drive the van? Sorry, black humour.
She is correct..
Elganned comments on Mar 8, 2019:
AGREE! Jews are not the problem. Israel has a right to exist. But when Israel does shitty things, it's only right to point out that they're doing shitty things. That is *not* anti-Semitism.
brentan replies on Mar 8, 2019:
I don't think Israel has a right to exist. It was lost 2000 years ago and if we were to turn the clock back for every nation, the world would be a mess.
Always give a smile ? to someone ?
brentan comments on Mar 7, 2019:
That's how we know that they are losers so we give them a push off the edge to help evolution along.
brentan replies on Mar 7, 2019:
It is and I have.
Count down for Brexit, no signs of more time for negotiations. UK's Parliament bleeding slowly the ...
brentan comments on Mar 7, 2019:
My guess is we're about three weeks to the extension of Article 50.
brentan replies on Mar 7, 2019:
Not from my way of thinking.
The more I travel on my personal journey, the more I find myself and who I really am. I've ...
CS60 comments on Mar 5, 2019:
It is possible for our sexual orientation to change when we go thru our second puberty when we start hormones.
brentan replies on Mar 5, 2019:
I think that's happened to me. I don't know what to make of it at 64.
Racism - social problems are escalating world wide regarding refugees & immigrants. Q - What is...
brentan comments on Mar 5, 2019:
In Ireland, the worry some have is that the culture is dying through immigration. It's a valid concern but i try to look at it from a historical perspective where new people came into the country periodically and made the culture what it is now.
brentan replies on Mar 5, 2019:
We like our culture because it explains who we are, as well as having great aesthetic value.
She was one of a kind, and SO damn smart.
WonderWartHog99 comments on Mar 5, 2019:
Dead at 60 -- December 2016. You know you're getting old when the heroes you grew up with start dying.
brentan replies on Mar 5, 2019:
I think that way too, as if their deaths are a sign I'm on the last lap.
This conservative "logic" is too familiar
brentan comments on Mar 5, 2019:
Why should people be well and happy if their politics are wrong?
brentan replies on Mar 5, 2019:
Yes indeed.
AUTODIDACT. - Noun...a person who is self taught, without the benefit of a teacher or formal ...
brentan comments on Mar 5, 2019:
My own experience has meant that while I learned a lot through my own reading, I had lots of notions in my head for many years that were quite wrong. The trouble was there nobody to refute them. There were two things I appreciated in college (and this was in my mid-40s) and they were the feedback ...
brentan replies on Mar 5, 2019:
Yes it was. It gave me great confidence to realise almost anything can be tackled if the effort is put in. But I very quickly changed direction from business and used what I learned to enjoy the classics and other literature.
Don't forget that special sauce.
Boomtarat03 comments on Mar 5, 2019:
Hahahahaahaha 12 inches is huge,i can't swallow it tho??? maybe licking it first then bite bit by bit lol??????
brentan replies on Mar 5, 2019:
You'll know the red stuff isn't ketchup when you hear the screams.
It's time to just be happy?
brentan comments on Mar 3, 2019:
I wonder if they they ever did a Happiness For Dummies book?
brentan replies on Mar 3, 2019:
I was asking for that!
Should Christians Date Non-Belivers? Advise From a Christian
brentan comments on Mar 3, 2019:
I always understood that as encouraging people of faith not to link up with unbelievers because their faith would be in danger of being undermined.
brentan replies on Mar 3, 2019:
@Stevil The apostle Paul thought it wise not to take the chance. He did, though, tell women who were already married to unbelievers to stay with them if possible, in the hope that their good behaviour might encourage the spouse to adopt the faith.
Should Christians Date Non-Belivers? Advise From a Christian
brentan comments on Mar 3, 2019:
I always understood that as encouraging people of faith not to link up with unbelievers because their faith would be in danger of being undermined.
brentan replies on Mar 3, 2019:
Yes. I don't think Christians like to think that way about faith but it does seem to need putting everything worldly at a distance in order for it to survive.
Bread is awesome
brentan comments on Mar 3, 2019:
A book like The Asperger's Guide to Flirting should be a great help.
brentan replies on Mar 3, 2019:
Yes indeed! It's called The Ups and Downs of Flirting.
Thought for food: I recently had a “wonderful” experience in one group on this site. It was ...
brentan comments on Mar 2, 2019:
I think it's turning the forum into groups of echo-chambers. People seem to love the sense of belonging.
brentan replies on Mar 2, 2019:
@Davethecave No, it's more like tiptoe through the tulips.
Robert A. Heinlein Quotes on God and Religion
brentan comments on Mar 2, 2019:
He might be the man behind Dave Allen's joke. Anyway, I agree with everything he said there.
brentan replies on Mar 2, 2019:
This is it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS3BZs5fx3Q
Polly wants a restraining order / Roof parrot tells firefighter to f--- off [ladbible.com]
Elganned comments on Mar 2, 2019:
Reminds me of a joke about a preacher in a flood...
brentan replies on Mar 2, 2019:
True enough. If that dove had a bad attitude, Noah would never have made land.
Pearly whites!
brentan comments on Mar 2, 2019:
We should domesticate them with dentistry.
brentan replies on Mar 2, 2019:
Gummy sharks.
Some of my favorite things
gitcheegummee comments on Mar 2, 2019:
I never understood this meal. I grew to despise it when I was young. It was always the Friday lunch to accommodate the Catholics. The rest of us had to suffer. UGH!
brentan replies on Mar 2, 2019:
Maybe an enforced good becomes a bad.
The way I see it. Over the past several days there's been a lot of of discussion about how to ...
brentan comments on Feb 28, 2019:
It's a pity. It seems to be the nature of the social media beast. It encourages opinion but it really wants agreement. Being lukewarm about things is a fairly safe alternative. Obviously I have no idea what goes on in the background but I suspect there's where the damage is created. I was ...
brentan replies on Feb 28, 2019:
I guess we have to accept it because lots of people don't want others disagreeing with them and they can do it so easily through blocking. I think maybe being open to argument is, for want of a better way of putting it, the principled way to have a discussion and being closed to contradiction is the natural way to want a discussion to go. I just think the real world is going back to tribalism in a sense and it's being reflected here.
Ahhh, Coffee! :)
brentan comments on Feb 28, 2019:
Well now! There's an attitude!
brentan replies on Feb 28, 2019:
That's a hell of an improvement. Well done!
It's pink shirt ( anti bullying day) today so all you assholes have to be nice ?
brentan comments on Feb 27, 2019:
Being nice at work can help you avoid getting shot.
brentan replies on Feb 27, 2019:
It's the same in Ireland. We are expected to get killed with at least a modicum of decency and then rest assured that the police will look into it.
An apt description of 2018.
brentan comments on Feb 27, 2019:
Is a semi-colon a half-assed attempt at grammar?
brentan replies on Feb 27, 2019:
Ignore me. I was just playing with the idea of a semi colon being the equivalent of half an ass.
A tip for country folk...
MarkRussell comments on Feb 26, 2019:
I believe that there's a Harvest Festival song that starts..."We plough the fields and scaaaatter the good seed on the laaaand..."
brentan replies on Feb 27, 2019:
@MarkRussell It sure was in mythology.
This is what our world looks like - this is what the US looks like. Why are so many people so ...
OwlInASack comments on Feb 26, 2019:
There are many people making money and purpose from punching down right now. From the GOP (it’s not Trump - he is just the puppet) to the MRAs to the Klan, to the MGOTW crowd. Sadly these are all damaged and insecure men (mostly) who get their value in life from attacking perceived threats....
brentan replies on Feb 26, 2019:
@OwlInASack I've never witnessed this male hatred. The large assemblies of men at his talks are full of the most agreeable people you could meet. Peterson is a classic liberal.
A vote on gay clergy and same-sex marriage may split the United Methodist Church [msn.com] The...
brentan comments on Feb 26, 2019:
Christianity and homosexuality don't mix.
brentan replies on Feb 26, 2019:
@LenHazell53 Yes, theologians twist sciptures. I'm simply saying that Christianity and homosexuality don't mix in the scriptural context.
A vote on gay clergy and same-sex marriage may split the United Methodist Church [msn.com] The...
brentan comments on Feb 26, 2019:
Christianity and homosexuality don't mix.
brentan replies on Feb 26, 2019:
@LenHazell53 Yes but the context here is theological.
This is what our world looks like - this is what the US looks like. Why are so many people so ...
OwlInASack comments on Feb 26, 2019:
There are many people making money and purpose from punching down right now. From the GOP (it’s not Trump - he is just the puppet) to the MRAs to the Klan, to the MGOTW crowd. Sadly these are all damaged and insecure men (mostly) who get their value in life from attacking perceived threats....
brentan replies on Feb 26, 2019:
I've never heard him do anything but encourage young men to better themselves so as to be better people for young women and society in general, and I must have watched everything there is to see of him. The vulnerable minorities he attacks are extreme lefties. Where LGBT are concerned, many agree with him.
This is what our world looks like - this is what the US looks like. Why are so many people so ...
OwlInASack comments on Feb 26, 2019:
There are many people making money and purpose from punching down right now. From the GOP (it’s not Trump - he is just the puppet) to the MRAs to the Klan, to the MGOTW crowd. Sadly these are all damaged and insecure men (mostly) who get their value in life from attacking perceived threats....
brentan replies on Feb 26, 2019:
I must be even though I read and watch the negative articles and videos. I sometimes attend a Peterson Meetup where both sides are presented. But I've watched hours upon hours of his lectures and find them very educational.
A tip for country folk...
MarkRussell comments on Feb 26, 2019:
I believe that there's a Harvest Festival song that starts..."We plough the fields and scaaaatter the good seed on the laaaand..."
brentan replies on Feb 26, 2019:
I'm sure I know those lyrics from Godspell.
This is what our world looks like - this is what the US looks like. Why are so many people so ...
OwlInASack comments on Feb 26, 2019:
There are many people making money and purpose from punching down right now. From the GOP (it’s not Trump - he is just the puppet) to the MRAs to the Klan, to the MGOTW crowd. Sadly these are all damaged and insecure men (mostly) who get their value in life from attacking perceived threats....
brentan replies on Feb 26, 2019:
I've heard nothing but good about the effect he has on people. I also feel a lot better for having come across his lectures.
This is what our world looks like - this is what the US looks like. Why are so many people so ...
OwlInASack comments on Feb 26, 2019:
There are many people making money and purpose from punching down right now. From the GOP (it’s not Trump - he is just the puppet) to the MRAs to the Klan, to the MGOTW crowd. Sadly these are all damaged and insecure men (mostly) who get their value in life from attacking perceived threats....
brentan replies on Feb 26, 2019:
I'm sure he's crying all the way to the bank!
This is a little old but I think its aged well, particularly after Cardinal Pells fall from grace. ...
brentan comments on Feb 26, 2019:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AC520-cK1Q
brentan replies on Feb 26, 2019:
My guess is that it's saying a priest is never far from an altar -boy and the bell is just to draw our attention to the boy.
@phxbillcee for your haters lol
Kojaksmom comments on Feb 25, 2019:
I just realized I had another one of my comments flagged by administration because I said men are pigs. that's not even the worst thing said in the last 10 minutes.
brentan replies on Feb 25, 2019:
I'm glad I missed that. My feelings would have been hurt.
In order to minimize the terrible suffering of the Venezuelan people it is time to eliminate the ...
brentan comments on Feb 24, 2019:
How many times are people going to fall for this type of narrative? Memories must be very short. Just think oil.
brentan replies on Feb 25, 2019:
@zesty They probably learned all they know from the CIA.
@phxbillcee for your haters lol
WonderWartHog99 comments on Feb 25, 2019:
We'un's meanies to dem dar pussy people we is.
brentan replies on Feb 25, 2019:
And there they were, safe and snug in their safe spaces, like they were back in the womb.
Made this just now
Kojaksmom comments on Feb 24, 2019:
Why I don't date.
brentan replies on Feb 24, 2019:
@BeeHappy Yes. Too many years in religion, I guess.
Made this just now
Kojaksmom comments on Feb 24, 2019:
Why I don't date.
brentan replies on Feb 24, 2019:
@BeeHappy I had to look that up!
Venezuela I see here many US citizens concerned about what Trump might do at the moment. We have...
NaturallyYours comments on Feb 24, 2019:
The vote was rigged and everyone knows it. Just like they voted for Stalin !!
brentan replies on Feb 24, 2019:
I would like to see evidence for this.
In order to minimize the terrible suffering of the Venezuelan people it is time to eliminate the ...
brentan comments on Feb 24, 2019:
How many times are people going to fall for this type of narrative? Memories must be very short. Just think oil.
brentan replies on Feb 24, 2019:
@zesty By all means, 'advise' countries but leave it at that.
[theguardian.com] Happy days. The insanity could be stayed a moment...
brentan comments on Feb 24, 2019:
i'm sure that's what the government always intended. Kick the can down the road until people change their minds, or democracy is undermined, whichever way we like to put it.
brentan replies on Feb 24, 2019:
@OwlInASack I wouldn't trust her as far as I could throw her. I hope for the sake of democracy that you're right.
Made this just now
Kojaksmom comments on Feb 24, 2019:
Why I don't date.
brentan replies on Feb 24, 2019:
@Electro68 @Kojaksmom You two should meet and masturbate together.
In order to minimize the terrible suffering of the Venezuelan people it is time to eliminate the ...
brentan comments on Feb 24, 2019:
How many times are people going to fall for this type of narrative? Memories must be very short. Just think oil.
brentan replies on Feb 24, 2019:
@zesty I think we're entitled to criticise their story so long as we accept it is their story and America should butt out, especially with its record for making things worse.
So, it's Friday... what's up in your world?
brentan comments on Feb 22, 2019:
Red Dead Redemption 2 and The Canterbury Tales. Oh, and working my way through season 4 of Vikings.
brentan replies on Feb 24, 2019:
@natebacca So true. Every trip takes the scenic route but it does look good. I'm afraid to go back to Valentine on my own to buy a new horse , especially after the bank job. There is no horse trader in Rhodes so solid old Ramesis will have to do for now.
Probably JT’s most famous song. [m.youtube.com]
brentan comments on Feb 24, 2019:
Yes indeed. Poor James. Poor Suzanne. I believe he changed the lyrics a little bit about 'the plans they made put an end to you' because they came across a bit judgmental.
brentan replies on Feb 24, 2019:
I must admit I never noticed that in almost 50 years of listening to him.
[theguardian.com] Happy days. The insanity could be stayed a moment...
brentan comments on Feb 24, 2019:
i'm sure that's what the government always intended. Kick the can down the road until people change their minds, or democracy is undermined, whichever way we like to put it.
brentan replies on Feb 24, 2019:
Yes, I'm pretty sure my compatriot is right but I would go further and say both the British government and the EU will do everything in their power to reverse the referendum decision.
"Salvation?" LOL!!!
brentan comments on Feb 23, 2019:
Mexicans must be very scary people!
brentan replies on Feb 24, 2019:
To be honest, I was just being facetious. I had to look up the show to see what it was about. It looks good.
Those who believe that humans have an "immortal soul" must be able to explain how this soul (or mind...
brentan comments on Feb 23, 2019:
I've read a theory that consciousness is out there, external to the brain which works like a TV transmitter to conduct consciousness into our bodies. This would mean that when the brain is damaged, it struggles as a transmitter to function but consciousness is still intact, just not getting through....
brentan replies on Feb 24, 2019:
@TheAstroChuck Enough. We're going round in circles.
Ocasio Cortez is bad news for America and what’s even worse is most of the democrat presidential ...
brentan comments on Feb 23, 2019:
What was written in the paper would be economic bad news for any country as things stand but something needs to change to stop damaging the earth. Maybe some other group should write a paper showing what they think should be done or why things should stay as they are.
brentan replies on Feb 24, 2019:
@Trajan61 I can only hope that we don't just choose one of these issues to resolve and ignore the other.
Ocasio Cortez is bad news for America and what’s even worse is most of the democrat presidential ...
brentan comments on Feb 23, 2019:
What was written in the paper would be economic bad news for any country as things stand but something needs to change to stop damaging the earth. Maybe some other group should write a paper showing what they think should be done or why things should stay as they are.
brentan replies on Feb 24, 2019:
@Trajan61 I think the population of the world will become irrelevant if the earth won't support us anymore.
I'm about fed up with the drama on this site. I did a post in the Senate group about a suggestion in...
TheGreatShadow comments on Feb 23, 2019:
Please be as vague as possible so we have no idea what that post was about. Better yet don't you dare post a link!
brentan replies on Feb 24, 2019:
@kenriley You're not reading my comment. properly I never suggested anything. And I don't appreciate you deciding you can give me orders. Get back in your box!
Ignorance is a virus. Once it starts spreading, it can only be cured by reason. For the sake of ...
Healthydoc70 comments on Feb 23, 2019:
I'm not so optimistic. Reason won't work on immature minds. The stupendously ignorant are confident and persist in their delusion, thereby agreeing to base their behavior on falsehoods.
brentan replies on Feb 24, 2019:
@RobertMartin Yeats was talking about the ignorant intensity of feelings among what we would term the mob. And the others, who have the ability to think are all just being apathetic. I rarely worked in a job I had a passion for - just once. I got more than money from it, perhaps I felt I had a value. But nobody could criticise the most of people in the most of jobs who do it just for the paycheck.
Ignorance is a virus. Once it starts spreading, it can only be cured by reason. For the sake of ...
Healthydoc70 comments on Feb 23, 2019:
I'm not so optimistic. Reason won't work on immature minds. The stupendously ignorant are confident and persist in their delusion, thereby agreeing to base their behavior on falsehoods.
brentan replies on Feb 23, 2019:
I am always reminded of W.B Yeats' poem The Second Coming: The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.
Van Morrison - It's All Over Now (Baby Blue) [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Feb 23, 2019:
That's that laconic old Nordie curmudgeon Van.
brentan replies on Feb 23, 2019:
It means he's from Northern Ireland.
I should at least get some comments for points
brentan comments on Feb 22, 2019:
Absolutely. Two wrongs make a right.
brentan replies on Feb 23, 2019:
You're right!
I sincerely hope no one gets nightmares after viewing this meme, as it is somewhat creepy.
brentan comments on Feb 16, 2019:
Gosh, I think she's a lovely-looking woman!
brentan replies on Feb 23, 2019:
@RobertMartin Aaaaaaaaaaaaaarghh! Ouch!
I sincerely hope no one gets nightmares after viewing this meme, as it is somewhat creepy.
brentan comments on Feb 16, 2019:
Gosh, I think she's a lovely-looking woman!
brentan replies on Feb 23, 2019:
@RobertMartin That was no way to speak about your mother!
Those who believe that humans have an "immortal soul" must be able to explain how this soul (or mind...
brentan comments on Feb 23, 2019:
I've read a theory that consciousness is out there, external to the brain which works like a TV transmitter to conduct consciousness into our bodies. This would mean that when the brain is damaged, it struggles as a transmitter to function but consciousness is still intact, just not getting through....
brentan replies on Feb 23, 2019:
@TheAstroChuck Ok, you’re just twisting my words now. I’ll tell one thing – somebody will come up with a provable theory some day but I doubt it will be anyone who has no imagination. You’re locked into physics as it’s now understood and that understanding is incomplete. I suspect your notions of science have become sacred to you.
Okay, maybe I'm procrastinating from cleaning the last room of the house....took me awhile to find ...
brentan comments on Feb 23, 2019:
A Jordan Peterson video will solve that problem.
brentan replies on Feb 23, 2019:
He's a Canadian professor who teaches young men should start sorting out the world by cleaning up their rooms. He's a very, very intelligent man. He has a lot of videos on YouTube.

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