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brentan comments on May 22, 2019:
Darn predictive text.
Politicians and producers.
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
I know what I'd do with the producers of Deadwood.
Watch out for houses!
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
Children's movies can be very violent.
Improvise, adapt, overcome!
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
The meme is nonsense, of course. The anti-vaxxers value their children so highly that they won't put them at a small risk even for the sake of society.
Past, future and present🤗
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
To be fair to Mr. Tzu, I think he's talking about acceptance of both the good and bad in life and remaining at peace through it all. To be fair to mordant's comment, maybe Mr. Tzu never had children or he was *very* philosophical about things.
Son Of A Bach - Bourree [youtube.com]
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
It's too late to turn bach now.
I'm feeling really depressed. A frenemy of mine (who I cut ties with) has done very well for ...
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
Religion works great for people who practice the fruits of the flesh. It's the best of both worlds. Vent away, it's only natural!
Woot! Made it back to everett with my lovely and the purebreed mutts! Its nice to be home for a bit....
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
What's that view - the San Juan Islands?
Shhh........
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
It has the stamp of nihilism.
Just grooving on a ... [youtube.com]
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
Quality music. I was amazed at how classical the album was.
The true power of prayer explained!
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
Works best in white upper middle-class areas.
Which ice cream do you choose?
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
What! Is vanilla just a sexual flavour these days?
Yesterday, when I was on a cruise to islands near Sardegna, Italy, we landed on Santa Maria Island. ...
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
That's what the guy did at the start of Steinbeck's book To A God Unknown. I guess it was about the farmer's love for the land. At least it gives sheep a break.
In other species there are thieves, murderers and those who display what we would describe as loose ...
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
I'm not totally sure about being the only ones to feel guilt. I think we're the only ones with the concept of judgment, even though animals mete out reprisals against their own (and sometimes us too if we're cruel).
Richard lll humor.
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
Poor Richard. I guess he never got that horse.
There is clear evidence that humans invent gods. Humans have invented over 2,500 gods that the ...
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
Here's William Blake's take on the development of religion: The ancient poets animated all sensible objects with gods or geniuses, calling them by the names and adorning them with the properties of woods, rivers, mountains, lakes, cities, nations, and whatever their enlarged and numerous senses could perceive. And particularly they studied the genius of each city and country, placing it under its Mental Deity; till a system was formed, which some took advantage of, and enslaved the vulgar by attempting to realise or abstract the Mental Deities from their objects - thus began priesthood; choosing forms of worship from poetic tales. And at length they pronounced that the gods had ordered such things. Thus men forgot that all deities reside in the human breast.
mirror bathroom shower
brentan comments on May 20, 2019:
That's really nice!
Gotta love newbies
brentan comments on May 20, 2019:
The bastards did grind him down! What's that in fake Latin?
I thought this group would be teeming with Brights, where are you all? Where are the stimulating ...
brentan comments on May 20, 2019:
The shine's gone off me.
Thank you for correcting me....
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
Mais je ne comprend pas qu'est-ce c'est que ca. Or something.
Determination
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
LOL. He's not paid to philosophize.
My son sent me this......
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
No. Just no. This book is a history of human thought. In fact, the human thought of the Western world.
Bastard...
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
These people are Nietzsche's supermen.
When you look at something on the internet and five minutes later find a related ad in your FaceBook...
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
Buy new Pornotine chewing gum.
"How Grassroots Funds Are Ensuring Abortion Access Despite Bans Reproductive rights advocates in ...
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
I can't help thinking in terms of the American Civil War. Freedom Road in our time.
Colorful bohemian drawers -what do you think?
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
Very nice but I thought I was going to see knickers.
When you’re a walking poster for indoctrination
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
Ah but she's lovely!
A bit haunting. Love it!
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
Owe them we do.
Government, to Govern basically to rule over...here in lies the problem. We are foolishly electing ...
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
I think the original democracy was like that, getting the views of the public every step of the way. I'm not sure, though. This modern democracy, where we vote in parties that have free reign for the length of their terms means they can make empty promises and go against the wishes of their voters all they want.
John Lennon - Imagine (World Leaders Lipsync Version) I have to admit, this made me cry. This is ...
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
That's really good. Imagine all the money freed up to solve problems!
[youtu.be] More charming , lovely muslim immigrants making their new home in the UK a place of ...
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
They don't make victims like they used to. If Carlsberg made victims....
I was giving some thought to ‘free will’ and one conclusion was that whatever amount we imagine ...
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
That sounds true enough to me, all the way from being free to vote with little choice to Calvin's idea that we're too fucked up to exercise free will properly.
Quite a puzzle
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
I think government must be involved in the creation and application of laws to social institutions like marriage. We understand the difference between state and religion but what about law and morals? That's a tricky one.
if your mother was on her deathbed and she begged you to pray with her. would you do it, would ...
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
This really happened in James Joyce's situation and he carried guilt with him over it all his life. It wasn't about actually accepting Christ in her presence, it was about whether he should pretend to or not. I think the question is really 'should you hold to your principles no matter what' or are principles general guidelines that are not appropriate, or helpful, in some circumstances.
Is he though? Is he?
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
He's a bit Victorian in his ways.
Tell No One - a 2 hour film about the abuse by the Catholic Church within Poland. The full movie is...
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
The Church is paying for it in Ireland. I'm not sure what the hold-up is in Poland.
I didn't have the courage to tell her that I forgot to put the memory card in my camera!
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
She's a beauty!
Health Insurance Providers are getting worse!
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
Man up and save the taxpayer!
How did oral sex get the term blow job? There is no blowing what so ever involved.
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
That's good to know. I would have given wrong instructions.
A long time favorite of mine: Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade [youtube.com]
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
I'm conducting along with the music, like the classical version of air guitar. I don't know if it's a common enough thing, so far I've only seen Kevin Kline do it in Sophie's Choice.
The Key to Active Aging: "exercise is so good for you that its benefits almost always outweigh its ...
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
I think so. You just have to cut your cloth to your measure.
You level 8 people are quite up there and hard to please but thanks for the posts, It warms my heart...
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
Surely our higher level just came from starting to post before you did. Is there a pissy attitude to newer people?
Starting the day on your knees
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
Nothing should come before coffee (yes, I said come).
Leviticus 26:22 (NRSV): I will let loose wild animals against you, and they shall bereave you of ...
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
He can be very testy at times.
True Grit...the 1969 movie, not the remake. John Wayne’s only Oscar winning performance as ...
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
A wonderful film. I remember being horrified at the time by the scene in the cabin with the two brothers.
Having a party.
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
That pictures the need so well!
How does that work? Lol
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
The story goes he gave people free will but knew what they would decide in advance.
Too much logic for the religious people. Lol
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
Pagan bastards! Serves 'em right!
Man, spring is finally here! I can finally let my dawgs breath 😂
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
It's a new lease on life. I've been deliberately walking on grass.
Somethings to enjoy, share and remind others of where we stand and an old meme to show the ignorance...
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
Whatever was he thinking: That his anti-abortion stance is right for the little people? That it's a good bandwagon to promote yourself? Both?
People know what they do; frequently they know why they do what they do; but what they don't know is...
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
Sacre bleu! Un tongue-tweester.
1967 - Janis Joplin Live! - Concert Poster-love colors!
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
Wo, wo-u-wo-u-wo-u-wo!
nympholepsy ( noun ): A man's lust and passion for young girls. At what point does nympholepsy ...
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
Yes, indeed and time has made a big difference too.
The secret🤗😊❤
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
That's a lot of responsibility!
The “Bible Belt” is the Porn Belt: Surprised? | Frank Schaeffer
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
They will comfort themselves thinking Satan only tempts good people. But if Satan has won.....
I have been thinking about getting married again after so many years of being a widower. Do you ...
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
For me, the question is am I too long living life exactly as I please to be capable of sharing my time and my interests, and investing in someone else's. I believe love can make the transaction a no-brainer but otherwise I'm not sure it would work.
The Bible was made up over a number of centuries by many different editors using multiple sources. ...
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
One meaning of literature is writing worthy of being remembered. Another is 'writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays'. I think that means well-written. I see this combination of style and content throughout the Bible from the psalms, Solomon's temple inauguration speech (2 Chronicles Chapter 6) and some letters of Paul, among other things. I don't know what the criteria is to differentiate between high and low literature.
Might as well
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
You mean she wouldn't think 'why make things worse?'
Happy 971st Birthday, Omar. Logic and Reason over Superstition and Belief are not a new concept.
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
I'm amazed guys like him survived Islam.
Nothing is divine but what is agreeable to reason. - Immanuel Kant
brentan comments on May 17, 2019:
I guess divinity is a concept. I think it's a reasonable concept. Kant probably meant divinity as a real thing should be reasonable. I can't make up my mind about that.
a more enlightened and logical perspective though still a Christian (Methodist) one - [dailykos.com]...
brentan comments on May 17, 2019:
The reply button seems to be dead again. Here's the untrue statement: It can be said with absolute certainty that ancient scripture does not consider a zygote or a fetus even to be alive, because it has not yet drawn breath. Your eyes saw my embryo, and on your scroll every day was written that was being formed for me, before any one of them had yet happened. Psalm 139:16. I'll get some scriptures to place doubt on the 'life is associated with breathing' tomorrow.
a more enlightened and logical perspective though still a Christian (Methodist) one - [dailykos.com]...
brentan comments on May 17, 2019:
To be honest, though, I thought the writer was being very selective in the choice of verses and made at least one very untrue statement.
Who will come?
brentan comments on May 17, 2019:
Give me your poor, your down-trodden, your... Oh, no..the other...person.
We all hold some assumptions to be true and they lie too deep to be proved; one could call them ...
brentan comments on May 17, 2019:
I’m going to suggest, from stuff I’ve read, that the right hemisphere of the brain is conditioned by genetic and epigenetic factors. This side of the brain decides what it will turn its attention to out of many choices. The left brain hemisphere focusses on what it needs to evaluate from what the right side presents. So we are, in a sense, twice limited in out thinking – once because of what the right brain is disposed to pay attention to and again by the focus of the left brain which emphasises features of the situation presented to it. Nonetheless, while many people don't change their views over the years, I think the brain is plastic enough to change its views and for people to then pass them on to their offspring.
I just changed the name of this group to Me Too-Women's Rights and Men's Rights. More and more ...
brentan comments on May 17, 2019:
Good idea and maybe expand it to all sorts of abuse.
E does equal MC squared, since I was 50 time has passed much faster than before, anybody else ...
brentan comments on May 17, 2019:
I'm not sure what the equation has to do with it but time for me has speeded up rapidly. I'm in my 60s.
There were two Catholic boys, Timothy Murphy and Antonio Secola, whose lives paralleled each other ...
brentan comments on May 17, 2019:
A 'brand' new pope!
Hi. Since there is not a lot of activity in this group...I went to those in the "general arena" to...
brentan comments on May 17, 2019:
Well now!
borborygmus (N) the sound of rumbling in one's intestines. I put my head on her lap and listened ...
brentan comments on May 17, 2019:
I'm glad it was nothing worse.
[abcnews.go.com] Anti-abortion Representativ,e Tim Murphy resigns after asking his mistress to ...
brentan comments on May 16, 2019:
The religious and the politicians never cease to disgust the public.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and ...
brentan comments on May 16, 2019:
Good old Socrates! You don't hear a lot about virtue anymore.
Pope Francis Guilty of “Heresy,” Catholic Scholars Claim in “Historic” Letter | David Gee | ...
brentan comments on May 16, 2019:
I agree with them. He's a fake Catholic.
Equality for all.
brentan comments on May 16, 2019:
I guess it isn't about us.
When you’ve overheard bits of the story but never seen the video you’re bound to get some of the...
brentan comments on May 16, 2019:
Features badly needing a schema.
Banshee (N); An attractive female ghost who announces a death in the family by screaming moans and ...
brentan comments on May 16, 2019:
Oh, my lovely dead language! Ban: woman Sí: fairy It's usually translated as queen of the fairies.
Some people think that science has all the answers that matter, and that things that cannot be ...
brentan comments on May 16, 2019:
People need meaning in their lives. Religion used to provide it. Science doesn't do it. So now almost nobody is providing answers except for a few writers and intellectuals.
"We are stardust brought to life, then empowered by the universe to figure itself out - - and we ...
brentan comments on May 15, 2019:
That sounds very like god.
Poor Tigger!
brentan comments on May 15, 2019:
I'm not surprised. His father treated him very badly.
LOL... If religious people are serious about the bible they shoudl protest socks as often as they ...
brentan comments on May 15, 2019:
The gay community are a scapegoat to make Christians feel good about missing the mark.
A balding man went into a barber’s shop and asked how much it would be for a haircut. ...
brentan comments on May 15, 2019:
I get the zero skinhead cuts. He doesn't have to look, just cover ground.
Oh I'm sorry , this site is dead. Oh seekers of truth. What a joke.
brentan comments on May 15, 2019:
What happened - or didn't happen?
If you're lucky enough.....
brentan comments on May 15, 2019:
Yes indeed! So many people die young.
How do you m ake time go faster? I have to kill three hours with absifucking nothing to do. My ...
brentan comments on May 15, 2019:
Music A walk Mindfulness
I have a read that pertains to such things. THE ORIGIN OF SATAN BY Elaine Pagels, pub 1995. she ...
brentan comments on May 15, 2019:
I think the gospel of love survived by changing early on to a gospel of power and oppression.
Fort for the gato.
brentan comments on May 15, 2019:
May the fort be with you!
Time to get out!
brentan comments on May 15, 2019:
Is your little brother's name Damien?
Need to run this past Snopes....seems legit.
brentan comments on May 15, 2019:
Less than the price of five café mocha ventis at Starbucks!
I keep myself out of arguments.🤗
brentan comments on May 15, 2019:
I'll say something if I'm feeling strong enough.
Since my husband died in February, I can see why believers are hooked on an afterlife where one is ...
brentan comments on May 15, 2019:
That's a very tough decision, a balance of truth and/or kindness. I hope you guys are coping well.
indite The verb indite, rarely used today, means "compose" or "put down in writing," like when ...
brentan comments on May 15, 2019:
I went looking for the word recently, spelling it indite, indight, tried the thesaurus too and then found it googling the word in different contexts. That was a very sneaky 'c'.
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s ...
brentan comments on May 15, 2019:
So many family relationships are not like The Waltons.
To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the ...
brentan comments on May 15, 2019:
He probably never imagined that could be applied to the presidency.
Left these two in a box, ended up with a box full of baby carrots…
brentan comments on May 15, 2019:
So that's what happened to rabbits!
An oldie but goodie.
brentan comments on May 15, 2019:
That's cold, man.
[washingtonpost.com] Sebatian Gorka needs to take his sensitive snowflake hetero self and get ...
brentan comments on May 15, 2019:
While I'm happy that fairness and equality are good and proper things, I suspect an agenda to create a new society that will be quite the opposite of fair and equal.
Oops. Don't forget to pay your bill.
brentan comments on May 14, 2019:
We sign up for direct debit to get a small discount so we have to make sure the money is in the account when they draw on it.
Here is another utterly horrifying example of the erosion of state and church. In this case, the ...
brentan comments on May 14, 2019:
I wouldn't be surprised if the congregation blamed his daughter.
True. True. Truth.
brentan comments on May 14, 2019:
They told me back in the 70s that the days of stigma were over. Not that I believed them.
RIDDLE ME THIS! why do we look up? why do we know more about Mars than our oceans? cause we look up!...
brentan comments on May 14, 2019:
Having our eyes in our head probably has an effect too. The Bible has a thing with north being good and south bad, as in coming up out of Egypt which was south and bad.
Causality argument is invalid because time is relative and stops in singularities. 121 billion ...
brentan comments on May 14, 2019:
OK.

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