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I started college at Western Michigan University with this as a hit: [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Nov 2, 2019:
That was pretty cool going to college when you had a hit song.
Studies show that cows produce more milk when the farmer talks to them.
brentan comments on Nov 2, 2019:
That's awful...but I like it!
Continuing with your favorite Hanna - Barbara character, I give you part four of section one: ...
brentan comments on Nov 2, 2019:
Top Cat is 'the indisputable leader of the band'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3_XRsDP7eM
"The world is a stage, and we all could have a major part to play."
brentan comments on Nov 2, 2019:
I'll sweep up after.
Attributed to Buddha--"Don't just do something, stand there"
brentan comments on Nov 2, 2019:
Is it him or his twin sister?
This sound right ?
brentan comments on Nov 2, 2019:
A homuncular drunk.
I always love how ultra religious people will quote Leviticus and claim that the bible is gods word.
brentan comments on Nov 2, 2019:
The Old Testament prohibition on homosexuality was brought into the New Testament in a catch-all verse for various sexual sins: Acts 15:29 New International Version (NIV) You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things. Sexual immorality covers a lot of ground and it is a shame that one form of scriptural immorality is focused on and all the rest pretty much ignored.
He " might ". U know . If he feels generous and all 😂
brentan comments on Nov 2, 2019:
Here's a beautiful agnostic love song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG0-cncMpt8
This is the story of just one beautiful work of art, which throws a light on some ancient history.
brentan comments on Nov 1, 2019:
That's a beautiful piece of art and I really enjoyed hearing about it.
Look out Thing
brentan comments on Nov 1, 2019:
She was doing a bad Thing.
I should have know better.. [m.youtube.com]
brentan comments on Nov 1, 2019:
I thought it was Jim Diamond but this guy is very well thought of.
“When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then ...
brentan comments on Nov 1, 2019:
I was taken aback by Sam Harris' response to Jordan Peterson's statement that socialism in Russia was based on an atheism that was genocidal in its very essence. Harris replied that everything about the structure of socialism was religious from the dogma, the state Inquisition, the treatment of 'heretics' and who knows what else. If true, religious belief of a kind carried on under socialism. Douglas Murray has just released a new book called The Madness Of Crowds that claims our modern ideological groups are also religious in the same way. Starkey's take on cult following, cultural guilt etc. gave me pause for thought in the context of new religion. I had to laugh when he called Greta Thunberg the new Joan of Arc but who knows? Maybe he's on to something.
When I wanted to grow up, this was NOT what I had in mind!
brentan comments on Oct 31, 2019:
I used to work Monday to Friday for Costco and then spend Saturday shopping there. I often thought of that song 'I owe my soul to the company store'.
Family photo ?
brentan comments on Oct 31, 2019:
I can spot the real witch. Wart you mean?
Dearly Beloved..We are gathered here today..
brentan comments on Oct 31, 2019:
A royal dog, A Prince, perhaps?
I have a random physics question for science types here, would be curious to hear some thoughts.
brentan comments on Oct 31, 2019:
I'm too tired!
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?
Hide 👻👻👻
brentan comments on Oct 31, 2019:
I think I'd sheet myself.
It is enough to know that you are right.
brentan comments on Oct 30, 2019:
That's true. I've made that clear many times.
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap - Young Girl [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Oct 30, 2019:
That's a terrific song. Good attitude too!
Some people say sarcasm is the lowest form of humor.
brentan comments on Oct 30, 2019:
I like sarcasm. I find it therapeutic. It doesn't work so good in text, though, especially without emojis. But I do it anyway.
Well she did ask..
brentan comments on Oct 30, 2019:
Sounds like Bill in The Last Of Us.
You come and go...
brentan comments on Oct 30, 2019:
It needs to go.Hospital beds are really scarce!
Divinely inspired...
brentan comments on Oct 30, 2019:
Lost for words.
In case you need this while fighting the idiocy out there
brentan comments on Oct 30, 2019:
Yeah, pizza for nice people only!
“Religion is a sort of spiritual booze, in which the slaves of capital drown their human image, ...
brentan comments on Oct 30, 2019:
I hadn't heard that one. It's a less elegant version of Marx's comment, I guess, about religion being the opium of the people.
This one is attributed to Dorothy Parker, not sure if it has been verified.
brentan comments on Oct 29, 2019:
I guess the child inside you is completely dead if you lose all curiosity.
..........
brentan comments on Oct 29, 2019:
Brevity* is* the soul of wit!
I always loved watching Chico play the piano.
brentan comments on Oct 29, 2019:
Great fun!
I have spent many hours using CT to ascertain how Donald Trump has become the popinjay, barbermonger...
brentan comments on Oct 29, 2019:
I think you're right about him. He had a privileged upbringing but made from his father's ill-gotten gains. I dread to think what his father taught him life was all about.
Mathematician Reuben hersh makes the following interesting claim: >>Study of the lawful, ...
brentan comments on Oct 29, 2019:
It's the same old runaround with Plato's forms, Hume's empiricism, Leibnitz's rationalism and Kant's combination of the two. Kant puts maths in the (synthetic) a priori department. I'm not so sure. I think nature's forms might easily have suggested more deliberate shapes to a person. As for culture and its institutions, I think they developed from mythos as a growing rationalisation took precedence over individuality.
[archaeology.
brentan comments on Oct 29, 2019:
So much for the Dark Ages. That should be a good read!
It doesn't end here...
brentan comments on Oct 28, 2019:
That has a lot of significance for me and I do move on quite doggedly to make the future better.
Philosopher Intelligence
brentan comments on Oct 28, 2019:
The oracle at Delphi said Aristotle was the smartest because he realised how much he didn't know.
John F Kennedy argues for universal healthcare [youtube.
brentan comments on Oct 28, 2019:
Wow! JFK was a commie!
Don't forget
brentan comments on Oct 28, 2019:
I couldn't agree more.
If tRump were promoting the idea of fortifying the border with lions and tigers, would he just be ...
brentan comments on Oct 28, 2019:
In Colorado lol.
Summertime [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Oct 28, 2019:
That's a fine version. I like that, and the original, and Janis Joplin's version. My mother used to sing it at parties.
Does Philosophy actually any longer strive for arête, or only investigate in the abstract?
brentan comments on Oct 28, 2019:
I think it does. Jordan Peterson aimed his philosophy at improving lives. I'm currently watching John Vervaeke's YT lectures on 'awakening from the meaning crisis' and they too are practical. https://www.youtube.com/user/johnvervaeke
Going out in style....
brentan comments on Oct 28, 2019:
That's seriously witty under the circumstances.
when you think about it, it makes sense
brentan comments on Oct 28, 2019:
Gott in Himmel!
Faith is nothing more than the license religious people give themselves to keep believing when ...
brentan comments on Oct 28, 2019:
I guess Sam never looked up Hebrews 11:1.
Matthew 16:28 (NRSV) - Truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death ...
brentan comments on Oct 28, 2019:
That's why I'm convinced it was meant that they would see his kingdom within a generation.
How I feel on the Sundays I get off from work 🙃
brentan comments on Oct 28, 2019:
It's not a Sunday unless you're completely wasted by 8PM.
"An unexamined life, is a life not worth living".
brentan comments on Oct 28, 2019:
I will. I promise.
Apparently I'm the new admin to this group.
brentan comments on Oct 27, 2019:
The future depends on you! Best of luck!
Is that Christmas shit in the stores already?....
brentan comments on Oct 27, 2019:
They should wait til the day after Black Friday.
My new rebuttal meme for "Keep Christ in Christmas" nonsense
brentan comments on Oct 27, 2019:
That point needs to be hammered home!
Trumps brother found
brentan comments on Oct 27, 2019:
That's one ugly looking mug. The fish is no beauty either!
Asking for a friend.
brentan comments on Oct 27, 2019:
I suppose they might but after one glass of wine it doesn't matter so much.
hello all.
brentan comments on Oct 27, 2019:
I'm too busy playing the latest Call of Duty.
When we were kids
brentan comments on Oct 27, 2019:
Hey! It's Eckart Tolle with big ears!
OMG yes he adores this weird old stuff.
brentan comments on Oct 27, 2019:
To me, it's the musical expression of human aspiration, reaching out to touch the divine. I guess the divine is gone now, at least in the old religious sense but we can still relate to it as reaching out for the best that is in us. That's a lovely piece of music. I trust music will be a consolation on this sad day and always be a source of joy for you.
So gonna tackle a subject here that in the past has gotten some interesting responses.
brentan comments on Oct 27, 2019:
I think causes have natural responses and we get patterns from that. But it seems to me we can step in at any given time and reject the intuitive reaction. Perhaps the argument against that is that even the rejection is the result of a cause we can't see because we don't see the big picture.
"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!
"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong."-- H. L. Mencken
brentan comments on Oct 27, 2019:
And Einstein said we only really understand a complex issue if we could express it simply. We better watch for that!
“I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its churches, has been and ...
brentan comments on Oct 26, 2019:
The problem is that we don't see any great improvement in morality in countries where the power of religion has diminished. It might be argued that neoliberal economies, for instance, are enemies of moral progress.
Sounds about right.
brentan comments on Oct 25, 2019:
I see Catherine the Great is in the movies right now demonstrating her part in all this.
Applied CT.
brentan comments on Oct 25, 2019:
A lynching, no less. Strange fruit, indeed.
"Theologian: An uncommon individual who, though possessing finite abilities, has been called by ...
brentan comments on Oct 25, 2019:
Helping the little people is a big ego-boost. They will often buy you a nice car too!
Do we change the clocks this weekend or next? I can never remember.
brentan comments on Oct 25, 2019:
Spring forward, Fall backwards.
Avoid cliches.
brentan comments on Oct 25, 2019:
Me too. Wouldn't touch 'em with a ten foot pole.
Anyone ever notice that the crucified Jesus is shown in pictures as being both nailed and also tied ...
brentan comments on Oct 25, 2019:
This was very important when I was a Jehovah's Witness. I think stake is correct (Greek stauros, if memory serves well). If so, I guess one hand had to be placed behind the other and a nail put hammered through the two of them. This would put more strain on the nail (poor nail!) than one nail per hand on a cross. Maybe that's why the hands were tied to the stake with a rope as well.
James Madison in the 1787 Convention: In framing a system we wish to last for ages, we should not ...
brentan comments on Oct 25, 2019:
That kind of forward thinking is very backward indeed.
Alexander Hamilton in the 1787 Const.
brentan comments on Oct 25, 2019:
That reminds me of the double-meaning to the statement 'the people are revolting'.
Stephen Hawking famously said that "Philosophy is dead." What do you think?
brentan comments on Oct 25, 2019:
If science is about how everything happens, it's great. If it's about why, the meaning of life etc., it has nothing to offer and has left many people cold. Granted, many people feel there is no meaning, no why, but many others sense more is going on than meets the eye, or scientific inquiry, to put it another way.
James Madison - “Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble...
brentan comments on Oct 24, 2019:
I guess passive-aggression isn't very noble. I'm not sure, though, that nobility is virtuous.
George Bernard Shaw - “All religions begin with a revolt against morality, and perish when ...
brentan comments on Oct 24, 2019:
I wonder what he meant.
Why I'm divorced.
brentan comments on Oct 24, 2019:
O M G!!!!!!!!
I'm sure this has been posted here before, but it's still relevant.
brentan comments on Oct 24, 2019:
So relevant for the Jehovah's Witnesses, and maybe the Mormons too.
Here's a great article about the decline of music in our society.
brentan comments on Oct 24, 2019:
I think, like bullshit that distracts you from focusing on the emptiness of the verbal content, a lot of modern music is just distracting noise. Musical bullshit. But I'm not feeling one bit hopeless about the situation. I keep finding singers and musicians worth a listen.
Appropriate for this group of people.
brentan comments on Oct 24, 2019:
Truth, the ultimate party-pooper.
A couple of them Ford McQuay-Norris Streamliner 1934
brentan comments on Oct 24, 2019:
I guess the letters in maths have one thing in common with the car - they keep changing their position.
Hated answers.
brentan comments on Oct 24, 2019:
We should be grateful to have the privilege of cooking for them.
Do you agree?
brentan comments on Oct 24, 2019:
I'm getting mixed messages because of those tattoos!
For all the multi-partner members around
brentan comments on Oct 24, 2019:
Literary miscegenation. I fear for their children.
It doesn’t.
brentan comments on Oct 24, 2019:
Beautiful too.
If you are saying God created all living things then why all living things except us aren't in ...
brentan comments on Oct 24, 2019:
He chose us out of all other creation. Weren't we the lucky ones!
One day, Joe, Bob and Dave were hiking in a wilderness area when they came upon a large, raging, ...
brentan comments on Oct 24, 2019:
So much for God knowing what you need before you even ask him!
10,000 years in 4 minutes: Google claims huge quantum computing breakthrough [nbcnews.com]
brentan comments on Oct 23, 2019:
Wow! I wonder how many qubits to a regular byte there are now.
Tough day my hippies.
brentan comments on Oct 23, 2019:
I think the Like button is gone wonky again. Either that or my PC. Anyway, that was lucky! I would celebrate and chill at the same time, if that's possible.
Just a dude taking a poop. Nothing to see here.
brentan comments on Oct 23, 2019:
I hope he's not missing the bowl.
As opposed to Socialism:
brentan comments on Oct 23, 2019:
I think that if people 'democratically' agreed to steal your bike, that would theft and they would be liable to prosecution.' If true, it would make no difference in the two regimes.
Is it possible for a 7 year old to know that they are in the wrong body?
brentan comments on Oct 23, 2019:
It would some task separating those with a personal bias from those who only care about the good of the child. Luna, though? That's awful!
Best advice! ❤
brentan comments on Oct 23, 2019:
I was lucky that my father was like that.
The term logos, the root word of ``logic,'' refers to the sum total of our rational understanding ...
brentan comments on Oct 23, 2019:
I always took it that mythos was the primal expression of logos - the early attempt to rationalise the world around us. I see mythos becoming subsumed into the concept of logos during the Axial Age and then adopted into Christianity. I'm very unhappy with one particular public intellectual, the very Catholic E. Michael Jones, appropriating logos for his faith and confining the understanding and expression of logos to his religious doctrine.
I was essentially raised in a cult (JW) which is a big reason for my getting out of organized ...
brentan comments on Oct 23, 2019:
I'm ex-JW too, happy being able to think for myself again.
I solved that problem.
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2019:
LOL. There's more than one way to skin a cat!
an elementary issue I'm sure but i wanna say this.
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2019:
Well Ok, but they are very related things. What prompted you to say that?
This song used to be my touchstone during the confusing times of emigrationn.
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2019:
I know the feeling. I had been listening to a cassette I had of Madame Butterfly for a while before I emigrated to the U.S. I can't describe the feeling of beauty and peace it gave me in the maelstrom of the new world. I guess it's bringing your culture along with you into a new world that you haven't figured out yet.
If god ever actually gave a sign
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2019:
Yeah well fuck him too!
JOHN PAVLOVITZ, a religious man who is nonetheless, right, on the right side, and righteous, even to...
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2019:
I guess he is just advocating democracy. True, not everyone can see the other point of view so a vote stands firm for our opinions. I think he is repeating Hillary's judgment that these people who don't share our point of view are deplorables. But more than that - he is saying that he has approached them on so many levels and they have fallen short on each one of them. Isn't that truly deplorable? And there seems no reason to believe that when the time comes to vote again, that all these right-minded folk will out-vote the deplorables. Maybe it's time to get off the high horse and listen to the other side.
What do you call a male witch?
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2019:
A minority. But I'm sure they love him.
Anyone else NOT raised in a religious family?
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2019:
My mother was angry at the Church for its intrusions into her personal life and my father was more interested in middle-class morality. The emptiness of the latter motivated me to look into religion for deeper meaning. Middle-class morality and Church power died during my lifetime and now I feel my whole society is dealing with an emptiness that economic growth, as the only morality and raison d'etre left to us, cannot fill.
Ok, NOW they're heaven-bound......
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2019:
It's the Christian thing to do!
Chickenfoot - Highway Star [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2019:
That's a very respectable cover!
The hated enemy.
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2019:
Mothra Jaysus!
Wind Rose - To Erebor [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2019:
Culture isn't dead yet!
Thomas Paine - “The Bible is a book that has been read more and examined less than any book that ...
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2019:
He must give God a paine in the ass.
Poor fly depressed
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2019:
I had a St. Francis of Assisi attitude to my buzzing buddies and then I went to Spain.

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