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Dave Chappell is right again!
brentan comments on Nov 22, 2019:
Curiously, I haven't heard the term 'divide and conquer' in a long time.
Mythological smackdown
brentan comments on Nov 22, 2019:
OK. That took a long time.
Now reading "Understanding Ignorance-The surprising Impact of What We Don't Know," by Prof .
brentan comments on Nov 22, 2019:
Is it the idea that ignorance just means not knowing things and persistent ignorance would mean a person doesn't want to know things?
Love Song - Elton John [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Nov 21, 2019:
That's a nice song. I didn't recognise his voice at first.
In Spanish, the word papa means both potato and pope. 😂
brentan comments on Nov 21, 2019:
The fish god becomes the chips god.
I always knew.....
brentan comments on Nov 21, 2019:
Yes indeed - and it seems to be getting faster all the time!
Where is the snake?
brentan comments on Nov 21, 2019:
Horticulture at its breast.
“To a philosopher all news is gossip.” Henry David Thoreau
brentan comments on Nov 21, 2019:
I wonder what he meant.
Could this joke use some sharpening? Is it mis-lead?
brentan comments on Nov 21, 2019:
When the pen might not be mightier than the sword.
Today is Bjork's birthday.
brentan comments on Nov 21, 2019:
That's a pleasant but catchy song.
Go get help.
brentan comments on Nov 21, 2019:
"I tell you - I don't know him!"
Governors Jay Insley (D-Washington) and Kate Brown (D-Oregon).
brentan comments on Nov 21, 2019:
I live in a social democracy. It's a far cry from Paradise but it is definitely a superior social contract to one that uses the charity of the super-rich as the foundation for social fairness.
The older I get the less I listen to what people say and the more I look at what they do.
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2019:
Yes indeed. 'By their fruits you'll know them'.
An Ottoman supply train still resting where it was ambushed by Lawrence of Arabia 103 years ago on ...
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2019:
Wow! Where's the railway? Gone like Ozymandias?
I'm not going to be on here as much for a while.
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2019:
I guess we'll have to concentrate on our writing while you concentrate on your writing and wish we were having a real life. Oh well, throw us a bone from time to time!
[baltimoresun.
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2019:
LOL. Affirmative action in art.
forgot again, to post earlier this morning.
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2019:
I have that one in my kitchen. My ex put it up. Yeah right. She had more energy.
What do you think of the concept of "accepting that you're broken.
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2019:
I think it carries the ideas of humility and empathy, and truth too so I'm in favour.
Stolen from a Facebook group 😂
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2019:
Tis the season to feel a victim Tra-la-la-la, la-la-la-la!
Hiding in plain sight.
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2019:
That idea has legs.
Always knew there was something wrong with that Robin kid...
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2019:
Perhaps that's what it takes to keep a fantasy going.
It's all spin nowadays -
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2019:
I want another book. Don't you dare say 'tsundoku'! I seriously plan to read this one.
Maria W. Horn-Interlocked Circles, Pt. 1 [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2019:
I don't listen to much piano music. The last time I did was Keith Jarret's Koln concert. But that piece was really very easy on the ears.
Christian Group Unveils List of “Naughty” Companies That Downplay Christmas | Sarahbeth Caplin |...
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2019:
I'm all for being atheist but let's not shoot ourselves in the foot! Christmas forever!
Merry Socialist Christmas!
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2019:
Have yourself a Very Commie Christmas!
I will go and demand answers!🤨😂
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2019:
Oh, the effort!
Translation: That uncomfortable moment when you realize that you have to go on a diet.
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2019:
Fat puddytat. Oh gosh, maybe I can't say that anymore!
Stevie is my kind of woman
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2019:
Stevie Nicks is an earth goddess.
A cock a memey post...
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2019:
Yep. That's what happens when women meet powerful men.
This apparently is counter tenor week for the Group so here is a contribution of my favorite example...
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2019:
That's as wonderful as it is weird!
Forest of Tygers-The Human Monster [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2019:
That makes Rammstein sound melodic!
The Bible is a manual for misogyny.
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2019:
Gotta keep them bitches and hoes down!
A beautiful moment from 'Throw Down Your Heart' [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2019:
I enjoyed that. I never connected the banjo with Africa!
Take my money!
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2019:
When you gotta hate every motherfucker in the motherfuckin' world.
Just call me Kermit.
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2019:
Or a thought that was just in my head and gone AWOL.
Morning all! Just a moan.
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2019:
I think of the bass as the pulse of the music. For me, the best bass players are guys who don't stick to just punctuation the drum beats but play around them. I'm thinking of the likes of Leland Sklar and Chris Squire RIP.
Too cute lol
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2019:
I would worry about a child wanting asparagus. Onions could be helpful if she starts getting weird.
Most Christians I know, including my mom and grandma, actually do believe that the Bible is "The ...
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2019:
Welcome to the forum. I see it as the efforts of Jewish leaders to maintain the identity of the people which was in real danger of disappearing while they were in exile in Babylon. This was happening around the 6th century BC. They used the myths common to the people around them and applied them to themselves in particular. It seems every people wanting to become a unified entity do this. One of the myth-making books in my own country is the Book of Invasions and the comment about it below could apply everywhere: Purporting to be a history of Ireland and the Irish, a critical analysis by Thomas F. O'Rahilly claims the purpose of Lebor Gabála Érenn (Book of Invasions) was three-fold: ... firstly to unite the population by obliterating the memory of previous and different ethnic groups, secondly to weaken the influence of pre-Christian pagan religions by converting their gods into mere mortals, and thirdly to manufacture pedigrees into which the various dynastic groups could conveniently be fitted https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebor_Gab%C3%A1la_%C3%89renn
Wisdom from the pulpit.
brentan comments on Nov 19, 2019:
Give that dog a bone!
Sounds familiar....like the whitehouse?
brentan comments on Nov 19, 2019:
He was a bad egg.
Prayer in school
brentan comments on Nov 19, 2019:
Alas, poor Yorick.
Lmao perfect
brentan comments on Nov 19, 2019:
The turkey repeats the words of Isaiah the prophet: Who believes what we've heard and seen? Who would have thought GOD's saving power would look like this?  The servant grew up before God—a scrawny seedling, a scrubby plant in a parched field. There was nothing attractive about him, nothing to cause us to take a second look - Isaiah 53:1,2.
Think you had a bad day?
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2019:
It took me a while to realise what was happening!
Going to drop this here for laughs...
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2019:
LOL. I thought the whole idea was that the place was black with people on the day. Maybe in Walmart, the place is black with white people on the day.
Millions of people wake up every morning asking that same question.
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2019:
Best not tell Eeyore. He's depressed enough already.
Alex, I can solve this one.
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2019:
I'm lost. Perhaps it's a good thing.
Man was talking to a friend and said that in his house he makes all the big decisions and his wife ...
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2019:
She would decide the pragmatic over the principle.
Contradictions of Biblical Proportions.
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2019:
I hope Aesop's book was an exception.
I just finished Chris Hedges book "When Atheism Becomes Religion", about the movement of the "new ...
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2019:
"They do not want to torture, imprison or kill those who oppose them". Give it time. I think the new atheists may very well be just a secular expression of religion.
One of my biggest gripes with the religious is with those who insist on grace before a meal, and ...
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2019:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbZUufk7KYQ
Hi I have just joined so i thought I would say hello from the isle of wight.
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2019:
Hello and welcome to the forum! I'm Irish.
I was just thinking about the hope and joy that the non-existent flying spaghetti monster sky God ...
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2019:
That's a bit on the negative side. Life is wonderful as well as awful. Best just to forget about the Biblical god and make the best of things for the time we have.
Absolutely🤗
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2019:
Ego-nonsense. To be fair, it seemed very important at the time.
Don't look up..
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2019:
I'm PJed up for winter - brrrr!
That story took a left turn.
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2019:
That's real journalism.
I have been reading a book that is very related to thinking and critical thinking.
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2019:
I think I saw the video. If so, that's the one where he talks about the different perspectives and priorities conservative and liberal can have and if we understand this about people, we might get less testy about them expressing different views to ourselves.
Does science need "metaphysical naturalism" as a foundation?
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2019:
We could stop using the word supernatural because of its religious and magical overtone. Super or extra-physical might do but is that not the same as metaphysical? Kant claimed we are born with the sense of time and space hardwired in our brain. From space we use our senses to perceive appearances of external stimuli. He thought we never get to know the reality of any objects – just the appearance. It sure is handy that when we engage with objects whose reality we cannot know, those objects conform to the expectations we have of them. But if Kant is right, we experience reality at a remove. Do things get more complicated then, when we go on to consider the intangibles? Maybe they get easier if everything is understood as being at a remove and the word metaphysical might be understood in this way? The ancients thought of wind and spirit as the same thing, and this might be an expression of two things looked on as being at a remove. I’m going to read a book by Owen Barfield to try and get a handle on this ancient way of thinking. Curiously, it’s called Saving The Appearances.
You can't help but some times laugh at these people doing these shows, but then you feel so bad for ...
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2019:
That's appalling!
Oh oh groaner
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2019:
I hope he died in good health.
Coffee, tea, vodks & orange juice... Whatever.
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2019:
Smelling the coffee is often the closest we get to stopping to smell the roses.
Arthritis convention.
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2019:
Priceless!
An older man is driving along the city streets doing the speed limit when a cop car pulls him over.
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2019:
That's a very bad joke. It would be fine if it was the mother-in-law.
After posting this: q:427005 I found this!
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2019:
I don't remember much about this except that it had to do with the idea of holiness. Holiness carried with it the sense of separation from everything imperfect or defiled. It's amazing that the attitude changed within a few hundred years to be much more inclusive, showing a supposed son of God actually seeking out such people and pronouncing them more fit for holiness than the so-called perfect and righteous.
Show them titties baby....
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2019:
Perhaps it's the colour.
“Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored ...
brentan comments on Nov 18, 2019:
It could be very helpful to understand why so many people voted for Trump.
Everyone has advice
brentan comments on Nov 17, 2019:
The final solution.
Venice's devastating floods are the 'canary in a coal mine' for coastal cities worldwide ...
brentan comments on Nov 17, 2019:
"Nothing to see here - move on".
I see quite a few 'political' jokes in here, and they all (but one that I've seen) seem to be pro ...
brentan comments on Nov 17, 2019:
You shouldn't really get blocked just for disagreement but it happens.
Art is not a plaything, but a necessity, and its essence, form, is not a decorative adjustment, but ...
brentan comments on Nov 17, 2019:
I think she's on to something. I must admit I don't know her. Art is the expression of the imagination, an act of creation, in the works of William Blake. It comes across as Platonic where forms are concerned, I suppose. Blake described his imaginary characters, who personify the struggle for victory over the forces that keep us mentally imprisoned in a type of Matrix, as 'giant forms'.
I have NO idea what that means.
brentan comments on Nov 17, 2019:
It's really ugly-looking too.
Zero tolerance policy
brentan comments on Nov 17, 2019:
God no!
Typos have consequences
brentan comments on Nov 17, 2019:
That's very witty!
".
brentan comments on Nov 17, 2019:
I'll bet she's always in the kitchen at parties.
Found in the wild.
brentan comments on Nov 17, 2019:
You'd laugh if you were Able.
Not doing this
brentan comments on Nov 17, 2019:
That guy looks like me. I must give it a try.
I bought my friend an elephant for his room.
brentan comments on Nov 16, 2019:
That's very clever!
True story.
brentan comments on Nov 16, 2019:
I couldn't say no!
Burn baby burn....
brentan comments on Nov 16, 2019:
Ouch!
I am so sick of my father atm.
brentan comments on Nov 16, 2019:
Time to move, I think, if it's possible at the moment.
Bill Ward - Once This Was A Road (new song by original drummer of Black Sabbath) [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Nov 16, 2019:
Sounds like the American equivalent of English Richard Dawson. I don't know what to make of either of them.
So two blondes are having Starbucks in San Diego and one says to the other” which do you think is ...
brentan comments on Nov 16, 2019:
"When you get caught between the moon and New York City, I know it's crazy, but it's true...."
And I mean every single word of it.
brentan comments on Nov 15, 2019:
There was no slice of the pie for altruism.
I'm sure many of you are aware that Secular Buddhism is a movement, but I didn't know till now.
brentan comments on Nov 15, 2019:
I'm not on FB. I just want to say I think spirituality is going to be perceived and accepted as a secular thing as time passes.
Fact – Kevin Bacon’s existence in the universe makes it physically impossible for any dance, ...
brentan comments on Nov 15, 2019:
So long as he doesn't do it in those red underpants.
Replace the Bible with a centerfold, and the man would ask, "What are you?
brentan comments on Nov 15, 2019:
Mama says "if you can't say something nice......."
Baaaaad jokes -
brentan comments on Nov 15, 2019:
That's sad but at least it's phonetically correct. This might be very important on some level of existence.
Your bus is here.
brentan comments on Nov 15, 2019:
LOL. On time every day!
Another day another dollar.
brentan comments on Nov 15, 2019:
I Got Plenty O' Nothin': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwmyJAEnz4s
I serve people and during the holidays I always say happy holidays but yet some people get very ...
brentan comments on Nov 15, 2019:
I say 'Have a Merry Christmas' because that's what *they're* celebrating.
“Re-vision – the act of looking back, of seeing with fresh eyes, of entering an old text from a ...
brentan comments on Nov 15, 2019:
While valid for women, it's equally valid for all sorts of individuals, races and peoples who have experienced life as other and lesser.
Had a bad week.
brentan comments on Nov 15, 2019:
Self-medication.
There have been times, lately, when I dearly wished that I could change the past.
brentan comments on Nov 15, 2019:
That's a good one! Welcome to the forum!
Crosswords...
brentan comments on Nov 15, 2019:
Tree down might help.
Isn't that what they say about God?
brentan comments on Nov 15, 2019:
No wonder Jesus gave up the trade.
WTF........
brentan comments on Nov 15, 2019:
That's a lot of wood.
Oops dont think kids will like that
brentan comments on Nov 15, 2019:
Your blanky won't help you now!
The Friends of Voltaire, Hall wrote the phrase: "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to ...
brentan comments on Nov 15, 2019:
I'm reading a little book called Another Life To Live by Theodor Kallifatides. He is Greek and has lived in Sweden for fifty years. He says Voltaire meant speaking truth to power and not insisting we can use freedom of speech to denigrate the culture and beliefs of different ordinary people.
“I’d be more willing to accept religion, even if I didn’t believe it, if I thought it made ...
brentan comments on Nov 15, 2019:
I think the very same way. Imagine if it had made people nicer. What a world that would be!
A woman get cheated by on by her husband.
brentan comments on Nov 15, 2019:
This shows the two different types of wisdom - sophia and phronesis. The woman thought she was hearing sophia but the monk was offering phronesis.
Company Sells Pills That Make Farts Smell Like Flowers And Chocolate... [anonews.co]
brentan comments on Nov 14, 2019:
Luckily, I've never needed them!

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