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So cute!!!!
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2019:
An extra dimension to symbiosis!
Thomas Paine - “The declaration which says that God visits the sins of the fathers upon the ...
brentan comments on Oct 22, 2019:
The curious thing is that the proverb comes from Deuteronomy 28, when it was a curse, not a proverb. The curse was promised to the nation if it broke its Mosaic covenant with God. Around the 6th century BC, there was the assumption that their exile was the promised curse. The Jews in exile complained bitterly that they shouldn't have to pay for the sins of their fathers. Ezekiel seems to be disingenuous when he tells them in chapter 18 that it is only a proverb that is not true. One would think he would know it was the curse of the God of whom he was a prophet and that that he was actually saying the word of that God was being corrected by him, a mere man.
I'm alex and i want to make new friends
brentan comments on Oct 21, 2019:
Hi. Welcome to the forum!
John Dryden (of a fellow writer)--"The rest at some slight meaning make pretense/ But Shadwell never...
brentan comments on Oct 21, 2019:
What a meanie!
And in the WHITE HOUSE! Gawd help us!
brentan comments on Oct 21, 2019:
I don't know whether calling them socialists is just being honestly incorrect or political disingenuousness. They are social democrats, believing that wealth distribution is skewed badly and needs more balance.
Religion is the opium of the people.
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2019:
I have to conclude that Marx was speaking well of religion even though he was working for economic conditions that would make the world less heartless. I think we still need to work on the problem of soulless conditions.
We made too many wrong mistakes. - Yogi Berra
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2019:
Or booboos as Yogi Bear would say.
Can you identify these 2?
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2019:
Could it be his Dad? I think the features are similar.
The Human Be In with all of San Francisco's Rock Bands including: Santana and Steve Miller Band.
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2019:
I see they got poets on the menu too.
I've lost my appetite.
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2019:
Can't wait!
Thomas Paine - “All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, ...
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2019:
The bastards!
THE CONCEPT OF NOTHING.
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2019:
That's how I understood Lawrence Krauss' book A Universe From Nothing. He seemed to be saying nothing is possibly a backdrop on which to 'hang' things, for want of a better word.
GRANDMA IN COURT In a trial, a small-town prosecuting attorney called his first witness, an ...
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2019:
Ha! She could help create more court cases than help solve them.
How do you say.....
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2019:
Ha ha. Benny Hill-type German.
Obama Willing to Serve as Temp President While Trump Receives Psychiatric Evaluation | The New ...
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2019:
America ready to go back to the same old, same old.
Seems a bit early to be driving home for Christmas
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2019:
Oh yeah, and you don't add in the video!
In case no-one's shared this gem, I thought I's pop back in briefly and do so! Los Tigres Del ...
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2019:
That sounded great in Spanish! I'll bet the prisoners really enjoyed that day.
"Is that sarcasm?
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2019:
That's a new one for me - thanks!
That's where mine goes...
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2019:
Never!
My favorite from ACDC [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2019:
Wonderful, cathartic fun!
LGBTQ Activists Shut Down Britain’s Only Chick-fil-A Just 9 Days After Opening ...
brentan comments on Oct 20, 2019:
No messing about there!
Fellow Members of the Community Senate and the Administrator of Agnostic.
brentan comments on Oct 19, 2019:
I'm not bothered by him at all. If I'm not in the mood to read one of his comments, I just move on. I think blocking is a bit extreme, never mind getting involved in some kind of democratic lynching.
Doesn't care even the city is in the middle of chaos coz he is in he's own ...
brentan comments on Oct 19, 2019:
That's bad form, playing pocket billiards in public.
Would you need CT to figure out this one, or would common sense and some education do it?
brentan comments on Oct 18, 2019:
Someone's gone off the reservation.
I’ve been feeling crippling loneliness lately.
brentan comments on Oct 18, 2019:
I'll just add this song because it is an elegant and succinct expression of being lonely. I can't say whether 'seems I'm not alone in being alone' is much comfort. Anyway, I hope your lonely feeling can be put down to a particularly crappy day and new days provide new opportunities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePwjipxjAmA
Truth in ...wait... What??!!
brentan comments on Oct 17, 2019:
Close, but no banana.
Did King David Rape Bathsheba?
brentan comments on Oct 17, 2019:
It's a very biased story. David seems to have been running a protection racket in the hills prior to becoming king (1 Samuel 25). He did commit adultery and also arranged to have the husband killed (2 Samuel 11: 3,4, 14,15). Then, when it came time to pay the price, David's son's life is taken to atone for what David had done (2 Samuel 12:13, 14). It is without a doubt 'one fucked up story' and I would really love to know how people reading it back when it was written down for the first time accepted David as a heroic character who was loved by God (1 Samuel 13:14).
You dirty rat
brentan comments on Oct 17, 2019:
Well, it's the thought that counts.
Alternate ending
brentan comments on Oct 17, 2019:
Darth's not fair!
Nick Harper - Seed Off to Preston tonight to see this guy.
brentan comments on Oct 17, 2019:
I'm surprised I hadn't heard of him. I really enjoyed this album! I was well aware of his Dad with his wild lyrics and lyrical, reverberative voice. You can hear those influences on this album. I still have Stormcock. I must give it another listen today.
Life lessons
brentan comments on Oct 17, 2019:
Keep society healthy. Weed out the weak!
The worst part of getting old! I have just turned 64, some of you will say "youngster!" maybe, but I...
brentan comments on Oct 16, 2019:
You needing some help and your wife willing to give it sounds like a good complaint to me.
Hate when that happens.
brentan comments on Oct 15, 2019:
It's that fuckin' Andrex dog again.
The Trauma of Public Speaking and Other Reasons You Need Buddhism in Your Work Life
brentan comments on Oct 15, 2019:
And I thought it was just good for motorcycle maintenance.
Sometimes you just have to wonder...
brentan comments on Oct 15, 2019:
I'm not sure if it's a case of morality or aesthetics.
I'm ok with her misinterpretation.
brentan comments on Oct 15, 2019:
Pink Proyd.
I watched a youtube video called Caesar's Messiah and I was blown away.
brentan comments on Oct 15, 2019:
I was immersed in the Bible for many years too so when I started to think about the origins of Christianity being fabricated for political reasons, I was intrigued but not completely convinced because of the sheer sophistication of the project.
Red lipstick, heavy mascara, short skirt, high heels.
brentan comments on Oct 15, 2019:
I think you would need to be very circumspect working with women these days. I think the issue lies between the women wanting to look their most attractive and men needing not to be affected by that.
Joe Rogan+Jordan Peterson Obliterated by Mark Blyth+Noam Chomsky on Iphone 📱📱🤣🤣 ...
brentan comments on Oct 15, 2019:
Let's try socialism. That worked great!
Marc Anthony [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Oct 14, 2019:
His English looks as good as my Spanish! He's very good. I saw a YT video of his performance at the Vina del Mar years ago and have a couple of his albums.
Cafeteria xtians
brentan comments on Oct 14, 2019:
And to think sophia means wisdom: Wisdom cries aloud in the street, in the markets she raises her voice; at the head of the noisy streets she cries out; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks: “How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple? How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge? Proverbs 1:20-22.
Good Morning My Hippies! Heading out to meet my new boss shortly.
brentan comments on Oct 14, 2019:
Yesterday, all his troubles seemed so far away....
Does this remind you of Trump
brentan comments on Oct 14, 2019:
Those deplorable Romans.
But, then again, it was perfectly fine for Sampson...
brentan comments on Oct 14, 2019:
It seems the wicked Romans adopted God's approved hairstyle by chance.
I laughed. Poor kid.
brentan comments on Oct 14, 2019:
Oh, that is so cold!
Let's celebrate Cliff Richard's 79th birthday with Devil Woman He was a sensation in Europe in ...
brentan comments on Oct 14, 2019:
I find it hard to separate Cliff the singer from Cliff the alleged pervert.
Won't even take you where you wanna go!
brentan comments on Oct 13, 2019:
At least it's free, even if you aren't.
Wow! Bill 'the hypocrite' Barr!!! Barr slams attacks on religious values, says 'moral upheaval' ...
brentan comments on Oct 13, 2019:
I guess he's a hypocrite if he's trying to convince people that everything was rosy in the garden when the country in general was religious. I agree with him in the sense that things have gone downhill since the demise of the power of the church. He probably only sees two options: stay secular or return to Mother Church. The lack of a third alternative, humanism, gaining any traction, makes him look correct. The values of secular humanism seem to be a luxury for the comfortable and intellectual and leaves a huge swathe of the public with few values to aspire to and be willing to suffer for,.
He can fix anything.
brentan comments on Oct 13, 2019:
McGuyver!
"What marks modernist thought above all is the belief that human existence is contingent - that it ...
brentan comments on Oct 13, 2019:
I like Jordan Peterson's idea that adopting responsibility for ourselves and those around us gives life meaning. But what about something more direct that sings to our souls and adds a quality to our lives such as Robert Pirsig wrote about. I think William Blake hit a profound note with his concept that the reality and quality of our lives are the product of our imaginations. I think many people fall back on art and culture when they lose their religions because they are related, all being expressions of human aspiration. What about the uneducated, then? They are robbed so much more than anyone.
Proverbs 16:4 (NRSV): The Lord has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of ...
brentan comments on Oct 13, 2019:
Yes indeed, and if we are inclined to get testy about it, we're told God is the potter and we are the clay so he can make whatever he wants and we have no right to criticise: You are only a human being. Who do you think you are to talk back to God? Does the clay say to the potter, "Why did you make me like this?" Doesn't the potter have the power over the clay to make one pot for special purposes and another for garbage from the same lump of clay? - Romans 9:20,21.
Your groaner for today...
brentan comments on Oct 13, 2019:
Well, we can't say we weren't warned.
Barr claims secularism is the cause of many of our society's ills. [thehill.com]
brentan comments on Oct 13, 2019:
I suspect he's right. But that doesn't mean I'd like a return to the old religion. I hope we're living in an interim period between old-style religion and an emerging humanism. I'm not confident about it, though.
Liar, liar pants on fire You know there ain’t no devil only god when he’s drunk! Great lines...
brentan comments on Oct 13, 2019:
"It's art, Jim, but not as we knew it".
Why are you a humanist?
brentan comments on Oct 13, 2019:
I think the word covers caring about people without the belief that they are made in the image of God.
H.
brentan comments on Oct 13, 2019:
Yes indeed! For the sons of this age are more shrewd in relation to their own kind than the sons of light - Luke 16:8. or The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction - William Blake The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
Wine & cheese?
brentan comments on Oct 13, 2019:
Well now, who's a party-pooper?
A little girl went into the kitchen and asked her mom "what's sex"?
brentan comments on Oct 13, 2019:
I hope sex isn't done in a few secs.
Is this you also , definitely me
brentan comments on Oct 13, 2019:
Travolta I ain't.
Little known third line in the christian communion
brentan comments on Oct 13, 2019:
Oh they of little faith! He's just trying to make the meal more palatable.
"People may not tell you how they think about you, but they always show you."
brentan comments on Oct 13, 2019:
Here's a link to the different layers of meaning to the word 'honesty' in the context of the play: https://www.enotes.com/homework-help/shakepeare-play-no-legacy-rich-honesty-72539
A Pastor Used the Death of an Atheist Mom’s Baby as a Sermon Illustration | Hemant Mehta | ...
brentan comments on Oct 13, 2019:
I can't bring myself to listen. I'm annoyed enough already.
Works for me
brentan comments on Oct 13, 2019:
Maybe it helps you to notice traffic light signals.
Reality check.
brentan comments on Oct 12, 2019:
I'm cheered up already!
I’m very anxious.
brentan comments on Oct 12, 2019:
I'm convinced that truth has great value. I couldn't prove it; it's more like an act of faith that truth is reality and humans would prosper in a real world. Anyway, the very best of luck on the day. Maybe you'll share the text with us? I'd love to read it because I'm bi too.
More Rock Dreams The Drifters
brentan comments on Oct 12, 2019:
Why are those black people hiding down there?
'Murica!!!
brentan comments on Oct 12, 2019:
His crime was he had a centrist ideology.
“From female man comes; to female he returns.
brentan comments on Oct 12, 2019:
Well now!
Checkmate.
brentan comments on Oct 12, 2019:
That'll shut him up!
A toast to all the junkies! Doin' their bit for the environment.
brentan comments on Oct 12, 2019:
I'm glad he has a PS4. The Xbox is useless these days.
Couldn't stay dead I'm the hero of the story 😂
brentan comments on Oct 11, 2019:
You mean it's not the thought that counts!
The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on. Joseph Heller
brentan comments on Oct 11, 2019:
So friendly fire doesn't take the harm out of getting killed?
"If you make a mistake, and learn from it, how is it a mistake?"
brentan comments on Oct 11, 2019:
It's still a mistake but what the heck, something was learned and that's a good thing!
Not to be outdone.
brentan comments on Oct 11, 2019:
It's all their fault and you're the victim.
Good Evening My Hippies.
brentan comments on Oct 10, 2019:
Good news. Glad you're well.
Be nice everyone
brentan comments on Oct 10, 2019:
That's very witty. Unintentionally? Even better.
I don't flatter easily
brentan comments on Oct 10, 2019:
A gnostic beauty.
Happy Genocidal Italian piece of shit day....
brentan comments on Oct 10, 2019:
Well now!
I do really miss her - [youtube.com] - Mercedes Sosa
brentan comments on Oct 10, 2019:
I do love Spanish/Hispanic culture so much! I'm a very poor student of the language but I get little bits like 'if the singer shuts up who will talk about life'. I love the passion brought to song. Recently I've come across YT videos by Silvia Perez Cruz, a young singer who does what I call Flamenco style singing.
Wishful thinking?
brentan comments on Oct 10, 2019:
'One of these things is not like the other, One of these things is not the same' but it might be.
Didn’t want to spoil a good song
brentan comments on Oct 10, 2019:
It makes me wonder what they meant.
Now trending on Twitter.... DevinHasALeakingAnus [twitter.com]
brentan comments on Oct 10, 2019:
"We know we belong to the land and the land we belong to is grand".
The IMF Confirms That 'Trickle-Down' Economics Is, Indeed, a Joke - Pacific Standard
brentan comments on Oct 9, 2019:
Damn. I was wrong. I was sure we just needed more patience.
Gotta say, some people creativity blows my mind sometimes... Love this one 😊😊😊
brentan comments on Oct 9, 2019:
I guess they're impeaching the president of the deplorables.
"because the erotic frisson is such that the kiss that you only imagine giving, can be as powerful ...
brentan comments on Oct 9, 2019:
Love really does elevate the state of the loved one.
Leviticus 20:13 “‘If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of ...
brentan comments on Oct 8, 2019:
The ancient Hebrews believed things operating to their natural purpose were holy and vice-versa. Boiling a kid goat in its mother's milk was forbidden because the purpose of milk was to nourish, not kill. Sea creatures were deemed inedible if they didn't swim like fish. It seems a strange consciousness to equate purpose with morality but maybe the real problem was in pushing it to the extreme.
Today I heard from a very religious family member that you are very miserable and have no reason to ...
brentan comments on Oct 8, 2019:
That's that then - I'm miserable.
I never heard this pick up line!
brentan comments on Oct 8, 2019:
Bad to the bone!
Jordan Peterson vs Alan Watts, with Tim Lott (Patreon Exclusive) - YouTube
brentan comments on Oct 8, 2019:
I enjoyed that analysis. I thought maybe Watts was focused on peace of mind and Peterson on responsibility. At the same time, I admit that while I've read or watched practically everything about Peterson, I missed Watts completely.
Why not learn to enjoy the little things, there are so many of them. ‘Unknown’
brentan comments on Oct 8, 2019:
Appreciation. Value-added experience.
Great album
brentan comments on Oct 7, 2019:
Oh no! Bad memories.
Finally a good use for that
brentan comments on Oct 7, 2019:
Jesus' yolk lightens Sisyphus' burden. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart; and you will find rest. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” —Matthew 11:25-30
PROBITY--the quality of having strong moral principles, honesty, & decency
brentan comments on Oct 7, 2019:
“HIGGINS. Have you no morals, man? DOOLITTLE [unabashed] Cant afford them, Governor. Neither could you if you was as poor as me.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion
God is lost.
brentan comments on Oct 6, 2019:
Kant: 1 God: 0
[aarp.
brentan comments on Oct 6, 2019:
Oye como va!
Im gonna say 2 girls 1 cup
brentan comments on Oct 6, 2019:
My money's on the Wizard of Oz.
Proverbs 1:26-28 (NRSV) - I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when panic strikes you, ...
brentan comments on Oct 6, 2019:
The Bible writers seemed to have a different idea of justice and mercy than we do. We tend to think mercy will soften the hand of justice but it seems justice had to be fully carried out in the Old Testament because of the blessing and curse options given to the people in Deuteronomy Chapter 28. So mercy worked differently, in that Jehovah would forgive and help his people *after* he had punished them severely.
Politics have no relation to morals. - Niccolo Machiavelli
brentan comments on Oct 6, 2019:
It's a damn good read. I was intrigued by his idea that doing small amounts of evil quickly and efficiently was the most effective way to avoid doing great evils.
Paul Ehrlich
brentan comments on Oct 6, 2019:
He must have been a bright spark.
Let me try this again. I made a rookie mistake 🥺. For any other Bernie and Breaking Bad fans.
brentan comments on Oct 6, 2019:
I think Bernie's health will do the deciding for him.

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