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SUNRISE by Isaiah Katumwa and Hugh Masekela LIVE- 2015 in Kampala. Afro Smooth Jazz at its best. ...
brentan comments on Jun 25, 2019:
That's good stuff! I wonder were they tripping on 'Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes'?
Warning! Warning!
brentan comments on Jun 25, 2019:
I blame the Industrial Revolution.
Pretty accurate.
brentan comments on Jun 25, 2019:
No more perambulation - cut to the chase.
That’s one way to end a duel.
brentan comments on Jun 25, 2019:
I trust it's a win-win situation.
Shouldn't I be wearing red and blue tights with a cape by now?
brentan comments on Jun 25, 2019:
I have, and oddly enough, it's not an awful thought.
Windows 10 is annoying.
brentan comments on Jun 25, 2019:
My 'Window' on the world! Where would I be without it?
What did the tooth fairy leave under your pillow?
brentan comments on Jun 25, 2019:
Gruesome, but if it saves some money...
American violinist, Lindsey Sterling, went to a same world country with her video maker, Devin ...
brentan comments on Jun 25, 2019:
It worked very well for Paul Simon.
Nail Salon's Hilariously Risqué Name Sparks Controversy and Laughs [thrillist.com]
brentan comments on Jun 25, 2019:
Home of Happy Endings.
Definition: one who steals books Biblioklept is, in at least some sense of the word, fairly ...
brentan comments on Jun 25, 2019:
Proper order. Justice for words.
I don't think that means what you think it means...
brentan comments on Jun 25, 2019:
I like the old idea of respecting people. I think it comes from the Biblical idea that there is a spark of divinity in everyone. It's probably not really respect, more attributing a basic value to people before anything is really known about them.
(Let me try this again) See kids? That’s how it works
brentan comments on Jun 25, 2019:
If that was worked out as a simultaneous equation, the result would be very odd.
A little humor
brentan comments on Jun 25, 2019:
We used to call that 'falling between two stools'.
GAY TIMES research finds that only 36% of today’s youth identify as ‘exclusively straight’ ...
brentan comments on Jun 25, 2019:
It would be good to go back to those pre-Victorian times when people intuitively understood orientation was on a spectrum and minded their own business about it.
Let's all go with option 2!
brentan comments on Jun 25, 2019:
Somebody better give a shit!
Forgive me if this has been here before, but it cracks me up every time
brentan comments on Jun 25, 2019:
Top priority: get home safe.
Oooh, a punny meme mocking a.ridiculous religious story. So many things to love about this!
brentan comments on Jun 25, 2019:
Is terrible and funny terribly funny? Probably not. It is witty, though.
Personally I would have rated Sex in Public highest.
brentan comments on Jun 25, 2019:
I'm a saint! All I had to do was live a boring life.
You're......
brentan comments on Jun 25, 2019:
Smart Grammar Nazi.
Last week some lefty looney liberal shot up the entrance to the Federal building in downtown Dallas....
brentan comments on Jun 25, 2019:
What's the matter indeed! They left the building standing. They must be mad!
"A stupid man's report of what a clever man says, can never be accurate, because he unconsciously ...
brentan comments on Jun 24, 2019:
I suppose he's right.
Cubana sings La Vie en Rose - [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Jun 24, 2019:
Muy elegante!
I have used the same thought when confronted by .religious zealots
brentan comments on Jun 24, 2019:
Is that a young Maisie Raines?
Okay, a wee fun type question here, What song, popular or otherwise would say was your own personal...
brentan comments on Jun 24, 2019:
Come In From The Cold - Joni Mitchell.
Something wrong with Paul
brentan comments on Jun 24, 2019:
Very dark humour!
Once you hit a certain age.
brentan comments on Jun 24, 2019:
One of the saddest things for me is to see the younger generation getting excited about things, knowing they are just repeating cycles in life and the world carries on the same.
We’re star dust
brentan comments on Jun 24, 2019:
Help it along. It's 'gotta get back to the Garden'.
What is the competence of philosophy today?
brentan comments on Jun 24, 2019:
I think philosophy is about meaning and science is about knowledge. It wasn't always that way. I'll hazard a guess that the separation came with Descartes.
BREAKING NEWS: new brain studies reveal the growth of HORNS, on the older part of the brain would ...
brentan comments on Jun 23, 2019:
In the Middle Ages, horns on a man meant his wife was cheating on him. If you're always on your phone, maybe she is.
Free speech Jordan Peterson style anyone? [theguardian.com] This so needs saying...
brentan comments on Jun 23, 2019:
'Free speech isn't under threat'. That's enough stupidity there.
Welcome back Mick....! The Rolling Stones in Chicago two days ago, Miick leaping around like a ...
brentan comments on Jun 23, 2019:
It seems mad to me. I hope he knows what he's doing. I went to see them for the only time in the mid-80s because I was sure they were coming to the end of their career.
Deuteronomy 23:2 (KJV) - A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord; even to his ...
brentan comments on Jun 23, 2019:
Jehovah was never a sensitive god. I read that he meant not just offspring of ordinary unmarried people but the offspring of incestuous relations too. All God cared about was that the congregation was perfect, not just morally but also physically, because cripples were banned too. I'm fairly sure you wouldn't get in either if you were mad.
Supreme Court justice Clarence calls Obergefell vs Hodges--marriage equality ruling-- "a ...
brentan comments on Jun 23, 2019:
I'm trying to understand this. Stare decisis is about determining what's lawful according to precedent and this judge seems to be saying that some legal decisions in the past were not of the type that can be used as precedents. If that's right, I wonder how a person would know what type a legal decision is.
I mean...no one really ever says it, but a lot of kids are assholes
brentan comments on Jun 23, 2019:
They are just work-in-progress to become adult assholes.
What progress?
brentan comments on Jun 23, 2019:
Self-inflicted this time round.
Review of the book: "Short History of Atheism", by Gavin Hyman The author is a theologian and ...
brentan comments on Jun 23, 2019:
Possibly the greatest thought in opposition to the external God is William Blake's concept of God being internal, in man's imagination: I rest not from my great task! To open the Eternal Worlds, to open the immortal Eyes Of Man inwards into the Worlds of Thought: into Eternity Ever expanding in the Bosom of God, the Human Imagination. - Jerusalem, Plate 5, Lines 17b - 20. For a very critical assessment of Blake's religious ideas, I recommend John Vervaeke's YT video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Noc1OH0CUBc&t=45s
Canada. Just read that Quebec government has passed a bill barring schoolteachers, police officers,...
brentan comments on Jun 23, 2019:
I like the idea in principle, not being sure what all the ramifications will be.
Its been a long day. Good Night everybody!πŸ‘Œ
brentan comments on Jun 22, 2019:
I would even suggest a night-cap.
What do you think about Deism?
brentan comments on Jun 22, 2019:
It was a way to try to reconcile science with belief in god.
Irony at its best
brentan comments on Jun 22, 2019:
You have to be more understanding where teenagers are involved. They would try the patience of a saint.
North Korea's Kim Jong-un receives 'excellent' letter from Trump [bbc.com] SORRY FOR THE LANGUAGE ...
brentan comments on Jun 22, 2019:
Trump knows it's all a game that all leaders play. We can learn a lot from him.
Another day comes to an end. Now, the days begin to get shorter.
brentan comments on Jun 22, 2019:
Now stop.....they just started to get longer.
Smart man.....
brentan comments on Jun 22, 2019:
It's curious that we live in a time when people are informed enough to know how the world works and yet they take the abuse like sheep. My guess is that they have bought into the idea that if they model themselves on the rich, it will happen for them too.
Becoming a pilot.
brentan comments on Jun 22, 2019:
That's a valid joke. Current, too. It's a terrifying thought, people being as messed up as they are.
Pollo tropical
brentan comments on Jun 22, 2019:
Pollo is taking it very well. Pollo apacible.
Finish Him!
brentan comments on Jun 22, 2019:
'There Will Be Blood'!
Have you ever had anything that could be termed miraculous happen to you? I've had quite a number...
brentan comments on Jun 22, 2019:
I think it's a miracle (well, against the odds) that I've lived to 64 looking back on what a fool I am. I'm grateful (in a secular way, of course) for how things turned out. James Taylor, an accomplished musician, articulated it beautifully in this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p4abWWzt_Q
Thank you anti-vaxxers: [bbc.com]
brentan comments on Jun 22, 2019:
The one good I hope will come from the anti-vaxxers is the need for more investigation into vaccines and the conditions they are alleged to cause so as to regain the trust of people.
I’m freshly new here. Hoping to meet interesting and wonderful people, and make new friends
brentan comments on Jun 22, 2019:
You're very welcome. I hope you enjoy the forum.
If Jimi Hendrix went to heaven, would he be able to play the harp with his teeth? By now he should ...
brentan comments on Jun 22, 2019:
And he could play all Along The Watchtower for the Jehovah's Witnesses.
"Christian" TV host defends child concentration camps, calls kids "unclean" "debased" "god-haters"
brentan comments on Jun 22, 2019:
I hope that the freedom these people have to express their lunacy will take its toll on them and send people running away as fast they can.
No scapegoats allowed for atheists.
brentan comments on Jun 22, 2019:
It doesn't address the need many have for forgiveness that leads to everlasting life. I'm enjoying the poet William Blake's concept of The Last Judgment as a time when people judge each other for the last time. He has some really curious alternative understandings of scriptural ideas.
A freebie audiobook.
brentan comments on Jun 22, 2019:
Thanks.
The things some people believe!
brentan comments on Jun 22, 2019:
It's lonely out there.
Save the worldπŸ‘βœŒβ€πŸ˜Š
brentan comments on Jun 22, 2019:
It's child abuse, I tell you!
Love your.....
brentan comments on Jun 22, 2019:
I'm on it. Better late than never.
From your personal experience, are some people simply not wired (say, neurologically or ...
brentan comments on Jun 22, 2019:
I think the mind is capable of believing in god because it has the ability to hope, to conceive of perfection, to aspire. My guess is it would be unusual, and maybe a sign of something not working well if a person couldn't conceive of the idea of god. That's where I think wiring comes into it. Believing might just be the externals affecting the wiring - where you're born etc. Not believing might just be not seeing the evidence to support belief.
[youtu.be] This is an intetesting take on religion.
brentan comments on Jun 22, 2019:
'What would it take us to get beyond that kind of solution to the real needs people have? That cuts to the heart of the matter. Socialism tried a secular alternative which was disastrous. Sam Harris says socialism wasn't really atheistic; he says it was religious in its psychology. Social democracy is well worth a try. It is a feature of Irish society. Real poverty is controlled well but it doesn't remedy the hole left in the spiritual lives of people. I wonder what it would really take.
Age can change you... agree or disagree?
brentan comments on Jun 22, 2019:
Yes, they are tiresome fuckers.
A Ruben Blades Famous Salsa Composition ...in a Jazzy, Worldly Afro Puruvian Take by another Artist....
brentan comments on Jun 22, 2019:
I enjoyed that. Blades' lyrics are really good at getting into the soul of the individual and the family. I first came across him in the video called Encuentro with Robi Draco Rosa and Juan Luis Guerra. These three are still my favourite Hispanic singers.
Good advice.
brentan comments on Jun 21, 2019:
You mean a shake isn't enough!
agelast Noun. agelast (plural agelasts) (rare) one who never laughs (especially at jokes); a ...
brentan comments on Jun 21, 2019:
That baby looks like he's doing some serious thinking.
Get some fluids....lol
brentan comments on Jun 21, 2019:
A man can dream.
"We are repeatedly told these days that we are living in a new and frightening era of ...
brentan comments on Jun 21, 2019:
I've just started reading Sapiens. If I understand him correctly, Harari is saying religion is a unifying factor that grew over time from tribal totems to global religions. He put the underlying reason for unity as a way to create trust among people who didn't know each other. It is curious that trust based on myths about common background is built on lies. In the Bible, the writers take it for granted that we cannot strip back our systems of living and try to live lives based on truth within these systems. An apocalypse must destroy this world of people first. There is one issue I often think about, that maybe the whole idea of truth-telling is unnatural and not conducive to our lives as human animals. Living as we do in a world of lies, fake news, bullshit etc., it will be interesting to see if all this has no adverse effect on society. If it does seriously damage society, we might have to consider telling the truth again.
David Hume: aka St. David aka heretic "If God metes out infinite punishment for finite crimes, ...
brentan comments on Jun 21, 2019:
It seems so obvious now but back in the day everybody thought it was OK.
Africa Oye festival. If you are going to see an artist or two that you have never heard before, do ...
brentan comments on Jun 21, 2019:
Very nice. Cat Stevens' song all reggaed up.
Hippie Kitty ✌❀
brentan comments on Jun 21, 2019:
'She is a kitty of the canyon'.
NESCIENCE. - Noun...1) the absence of knowledge; ignorance, especially of orthodox beliefs. 2) ...
brentan comments on Jun 21, 2019:
Not to be confused with omnescience - knowing nothing about Buddhism.
She's nice, but look carefully, is it true what I see?
brentan comments on Jun 20, 2019:
For me, the curious thing is the amount of transgender people over there. Nobody seems bothered to find out why.
Were the "remainers" correct all along? [facebook.com]
brentan comments on Jun 20, 2019:
No. This is the beginning of a new era. Have faith. Be bold, Britannia!
Lol...looks like people know my existentialist sense of humor. I was tagged with this post on ...
brentan comments on Jun 20, 2019:
Thank goodness French wine is better than French philosophers.
So what is the opposite of being impressed? When I feel this, it feels like I am being drained of...
brentan comments on Jun 20, 2019:
Remember that saying that the opposite of love is not hate - it's indifference? I think something like that is going on. I suppose the feeling would have to hang around for a while.
Story of Jesus Christ was ‘fabricated to pacify the poor’, claims controversial Biblical scholar...
brentan comments on Jun 20, 2019:
I read the book and I wouldn't dismiss it. I know the Bible pretty well because I was heavily involved for a while. The reason I'm saying this is because if the book is right, the level of learning of all the religions in the Roman Empire at the time is spectacular and the sophistication needed to draw them together and manipulate them to create a passive people blows my mind.
Ihave a slightly ot question but it might be pertinent to the group. I asked a question yesterday ...
brentan comments on Jun 20, 2019:
All I can say is theists don't have the monopoly on it.
In the Midnight Hour.....
brentan comments on Jun 20, 2019:
I guess it's the haircut.
For those of you who like Vin Diesel and NSYNC, I present to you....
brentan comments on Jun 20, 2019:
How did Milo Yiannopoulos get in there?
I have, finally, found my grace!
brentan comments on Jun 20, 2019:
Can you still hit them?
To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer. The slings and ...
brentan comments on Jun 20, 2019:
Passive aggression, I think. Sneaky.
Another mysterious disappearance
brentan comments on Jun 19, 2019:
Ah here. I guess not.
SORRY, long post coming up! I have a secret; or at least I hope to keep it low-key for a while; but...
brentan comments on Jun 19, 2019:
It sounds good. Enjoy. Be careful!
Book, idea, community, sharing/recommendations
brentan comments on Jun 19, 2019:
Hello and welcome to the forum! I just read a lot. That got me out of religion and keeps me interested.
Found this amusing.
brentan comments on Jun 19, 2019:
What's good for the gander is good for the goose and the other gander.
Chad Thornberry [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Jun 19, 2019:
I enjoyed that! Loved the laid-back style.
This seems to be a great time of life to travel. (I just returned from a trip.). I am shocked at ...
brentan comments on Jun 19, 2019:
I think they see no point in leaving what they believe is the best country in the world.
Way to go, god.
brentan comments on Jun 19, 2019:
To think the good book said god would never test anyone!
I hope everyone does
brentan comments on Jun 19, 2019:
Not to be sniffed at.
Don't know why.
brentan comments on Jun 19, 2019:
Is that the movie The Mariachi?
Dan just took this from our breezeway a few minutes ago while drinking coffee! Good Morning ...
brentan comments on Jun 19, 2019:
That's a lovely sight!
Bee Gees - Immortality [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Jun 19, 2019:
That falsetto is seriously high. I don't know what to make of it!
Achilles' heels.
brentan comments on Jun 19, 2019:
Patroclus would love him in those.
I wondered how that worked.
brentan comments on Jun 18, 2019:
That reminds of an old saying 'you don't look at the mantelpiece when you're poking the fire'.
I'm pretty certain this means goats, but given the Biblical insanity, it could be interchangeable ...
brentan comments on Jun 18, 2019:
There was a morality back then that thought using something for a purpose opposite to its natural function was a bad thing. So using milk intended for nurturing to kill the kid was immoral.
You must be a blockhead, I'm guessing...πŸ€” "Ye shall not round the corners of your heads." ...
brentan comments on Jun 18, 2019:
I got this from Matthew Henry's Commentary: There was a superstition even in trimming themselves used by the heathen, which must not be imitated by the people of God: You shall not round the corners of your heads. Those that worshipped the hosts of heaven, in honour of them, cut their hair so as that their heads might resemble the celestial globe; but, as the custom was foolish itself, so, being done with respect to their false gods, it was idolatrous.
A history note:
brentan comments on Jun 18, 2019:
That's playful.
Who is the best guitarist? Feel free to add to the list.
brentan comments on Jun 18, 2019:
Rory Gallagher.
Trump vows mass immigration arrests, removals of ‘millions of illegal aliens’ starting next week...
brentan comments on Jun 18, 2019:
I think enforcing the law is a good thing.
Good Morning my Fellow Hippies. Peace, love and harmony. We need it today more than ever. I'm ...
brentan comments on Jun 18, 2019:
I would have thought that dealing effectively with lawbreakers was a good thing.
"Shakespeare" was a woman! A genius woman. Let's celebrate. [theatlantic.com]
brentan comments on Jun 18, 2019:
I think he was something far more threatening than that - he was a Catholic.
A Resolution Condemning White Supremacy Causes Chaos at the Southern Baptist Convention ...
brentan comments on Jun 18, 2019:
Christianity, my ass. I'm fascinated at how Christians can read the gospels, say they believe them, and then live according to different principles. Then again, I'm a bit autistic.
Conservative Christian Activist Warns Masturbation Is Gay Sex | Michael Stone
brentan comments on Jun 18, 2019:
I think we should understand these guys in the sense of 'the lady doth protest too much'.

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