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My starting premise on religion I do not believe in God.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Happy holidays you perverts!!
brentan comments on Dec 13, 2019:
...and I was being good.....honest..
I fucking love it.
brentan comments on Dec 13, 2019:
Or we'll work it out from the fucking context.
Natural progression
brentan comments on Dec 13, 2019:
Ho, ho.....oh no.
That's a Funny one.
brentan comments on Dec 13, 2019:
He has proved himself very childish in regard to Greta Thunberg.
"We have no right to tell our children how to build their future, since we have proved unfit to ...
brentan comments on Dec 12, 2019:
Is that the 'Cloudbuster' Reich?
DEPRESSO--The feeling you have when you're out of coffee
brentan comments on Dec 12, 2019:
No doubt about, that's half-empty.
Pretty wicked...
brentan comments on Dec 12, 2019:
Hopefully, Jimmy will appreciate aesthetics when he's older.
Why So Many Americans Are Turning to Buddhism
brentan comments on Dec 12, 2019:
I hope it does help deal with modern problems.
Ask the god fairy!
brentan comments on Dec 12, 2019:
Even if there is some kind of god out there, whatever it is doesn't intervene in what's going on here.
Gotta love Mrs. Brown.. [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Dec 12, 2019:
That's great fun! I think he's doing a Christmas Special. Hope so anyway.
Just for fun
brentan comments on Dec 12, 2019:
That's good. It shows the two sides of life.
The Greeks were so much more creative creating their mythology
brentan comments on Dec 12, 2019:
Dionysus, the god who provided relief from the bullshit coming from the other gods.
Bless your heart...
brentan comments on Dec 11, 2019:
That could explain so much!
Just some thoughts on all the nude pics here.
brentan comments on Dec 11, 2019:
They could put a bit of pep in my step but I don't get any (yes, it's a double meaning).
It's kind of chilly today. But never put off important medical tests:
brentan comments on Dec 11, 2019:
Well, it sounds quite credible! I wonder how much of it would stand up to scrutiny.
Why We Need to Lose Religion to Save America
brentan comments on Dec 11, 2019:
"To slow the decay, many right-wing political and religious leaders and their followers are demanding a “return” to the foundation of American virtue, which they believe to be the Bible and Christian doctrine." I can't help thinking the foundation of American virtue is a myth. Leaving that aside, American society is in a bad way. I see it as a crisis of meaning; meaning that used to keep some kind of lid on our worst excesses. The only alternative to religious values seems to be humanitarian but they seem to be just the province of educated upper middle class people.
Years and years of therapy is on the horizon
brentan comments on Dec 11, 2019:
It didn't work out well for that poor family, especially little Abel. Happy New Year, yeah right!
Confession time: 😳 I have always thought of myself as a "critical", logical thinker.
brentan comments on Dec 11, 2019:
All I know is old age helps with the problem and death cures it.
Another favourite I’d like to share Maddy Prior and June Tabor The Grey Funnel Line ...
brentan comments on Dec 10, 2019:
That's really good. I have a lot of music by The Unthanks, who I think would be worthy sucessors in folk. They focus a lot on the northeast of England and its history in shipping.
To learn about psycho/sociopathy or antisocial personality disorder, start with a search in ...
brentan comments on Dec 10, 2019:
They sure are a strange breed.
No Gut No Glory
brentan comments on Dec 10, 2019:
A new concept of shame!
Know the difference
brentan comments on Dec 10, 2019:
Yeah, the boy has rights.
I just got banned from a facebook group for asking this question even though that group's rules and ...
brentan comments on Dec 10, 2019:
Maybe society looks on victims as losers.
A Cappella Steeleye Span Sing Sing Top vocals and harmonies [m.youtube.com]
brentan comments on Dec 10, 2019:
I always loved that band. I still have Below The Salt (on vinyl, as they say).
What a wonderful and understanding person to reach out to for advice.
brentan comments on Dec 10, 2019:
Yes indeed. A very controlled response.
My all-time favourite guitar... Rory Gallagher [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Dec 10, 2019:
Yes indeed, he was terrific!
I think someone in Admin should look into member "Blah Blah" before they make level 7.
brentan comments on Dec 10, 2019:
Will this nonsense ever stop! If you don't like his posts, ignore him and don't try to create a situation where those of us happy to discuss with him can't do it. Plus, Fred might be like a lot of us who need this forum so why do something that nasty?
me to a "t"......
brentan comments on Dec 10, 2019:
It's easier to deal with a box of chocolates.
Saw this posted on the Conservative Atheist FB page and thought I'd share it here.
brentan comments on Dec 10, 2019:
Well, they would, wouldn't they, and he would, wouldn't he?
Took me a minute to get this one
brentan comments on Dec 10, 2019:
That's good fun but a bit unfair to those clever folk in the past: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpLcnAIpVRA

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