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The best place to be happy is in a happy thought.
brentan comments on Jul 10, 2019:
That sounds right. Then when that's done, love your fellow man as you love yourself.
Meow .... Ssssssss
brentan comments on Jul 10, 2019:
That cat's a bouncer.
Stretching the... what?
brentan comments on Jul 9, 2019:
The imagination of the most liberal mind. Oh, I got it wrong.
Ish ka peuw
brentan comments on Jul 9, 2019:
Love must be a bit magical.
yep . . . . just about right
brentan comments on Jul 9, 2019:
Grumpy old men. I'm fighting it.
Human beings are the most evil and ungrateful animals on the planet...
brentan comments on Jul 9, 2019:
I think it's going to take something like a flood from the North Pole or a nuclear war to knock some sense into us.
How I feel
brentan comments on Jul 9, 2019:
That's clever. I Love Lucy.
Have you ever wondered wht happened to all the "slow" kids?
brentan comments on Jul 9, 2019:
That's deplorable!
A policeman on night patrol shines his torch into an alley, he sees two gays having sex, he shouts ...
brentan comments on Jul 9, 2019:
Thank goodness those days are gone. They are gone, aren't they?
Wow. They dressed differently then
brentan comments on Jul 9, 2019:
How many soldiers can fit on a broomstick?
I mean really...
brentan comments on Jul 9, 2019:
Yes, he has a blind side with priests. He sees the laity jerking off and even nuns in their baths.
Growing up thru adolescence in the 90s i was told by my teachers that we get angry over those we ...
brentan comments on Jul 9, 2019:
I'm sure it's often comes from a good intention but I wonder what the net benefit, if any, is.
Spirituality
brentan comments on Jul 9, 2019:
William Blake made two things his main methods for spirituality: 1. Stop judging 2. Forgive
Word games We're playing our game with the words I throw them on table like dice But words can ...
brentan comments on Jul 9, 2019:
Yeah right! Words as weapons.
Time to call in the pros!
brentan comments on Jul 9, 2019:
It might be a bit premature. Fingers crossed!
Phrontistery - A place for thinking or studying. From the ancient Greek phroneo - to think. There ...
brentan comments on Jul 9, 2019:
That's a good one! That website could keep us in unusual words for a long time.
Is it correct that Nietzsche was Hitler's inspiration?
brentan comments on Jul 9, 2019:
John Vervaeke traces the development of will to power and antisemiticism from Luther to Hitler: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0i7qrOJALw
We HAVE to change this!
brentan comments on Jul 9, 2019:
But I'm sitting on my ass right now!
The new leaders of the "democratic" European Union. [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Jul 9, 2019:
Oh dear. Cat's out of the bag.
Close call
brentan comments on Jul 9, 2019:
I guess people were like that once, baffled by an unpredictable world.
Was in a place called 'The Pub'. The servers were wearing these. Hahahahaha! 😄 Very nice!
brentan comments on Jul 9, 2019:
Now that's what I call embracing disaster!
I'm just posting something funny to have fun. My first post. LOL
brentan comments on Jul 8, 2019:
Oh dear, that's really awful. You'll do well here. Welcome aboard!
My big trip to the British Isles is coming up and suddenly there's a huge glitch. I had an AirB&B ...
brentan comments on Jul 8, 2019:
I'm in Dublin if that's any use to you.
Okay, so probability... The frequency of the event divided by the total number of possible ...
brentan comments on Jul 8, 2019:
Then there's Murphy's Law, like how badly do you need it to land on one particular side?
For the ladies
brentan comments on Jul 8, 2019:
Curiosity got the better of me and I looked. My bad.
Heaven and Hell are a state of minds.
brentan comments on Jul 8, 2019:
“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost
Charity is the drowning of justice in the craphole of mercy. Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746 –...
brentan comments on Jul 8, 2019:
Harsh but very perceptive.
The truth as told by a cannabis user
brentan comments on Jul 8, 2019:
I'll take your word for it!
Logorrhea - log-uh-RI-uh: Noun, An excessive flow of words. From the Greek logos, word and roia ...
brentan comments on Jul 8, 2019:
That brings logos down to size.
Boogie on down the road...
brentan comments on Jul 8, 2019:
What was it Woody said about Buzz Lightyear's flying? Something like professional falling.
How some people find there peace.
brentan comments on Jul 8, 2019:
I haven't the slightest problem with that - I empathise. It's the smug, pushy fuckers I don't like.
We can make a difference.
brentan comments on Jul 8, 2019:
Just keep an eye out for those who want to change your culture into theirs. They want to teach you their ways and feel they have nothing to learn.
To die for, or perhaps to live and let live.
brentan comments on Jul 8, 2019:
Be safe, little bee.
Say Yes to Bacon!
brentan comments on Jul 8, 2019:
It's a start. Now if only people would stop blowing other people up.
Isn't that sweet
brentan comments on Jul 8, 2019:
Sending out negative waves.
Is Socrates right about Democracy? Socrates the classical Greek philosopher and one of the ...
brentan comments on Jul 8, 2019:
OK. We don't know how to steer a ship but we know when it's gone off course.
Sunday science with A. C.! Question: What is the effect when a body is immersed in ...
brentan comments on Jul 7, 2019:
eureka: Greek for "Can you get it"?
More truth here than some of you will be able to handle!
brentan comments on Jul 7, 2019:
I'm better about it than I used to be. These days, if I don't do it, it doesn't get done.
Finally something made me laugh today
brentan comments on Jul 7, 2019:
I think if we look at him within his Biblical context, I would say no. Outside of it, maybe but that might be because we often equate goodness in a man as a sign of unmanliness, weakness.
OK. I just joined; first attempt. A verse. Comments and critique welcome! Love Thyself ...
brentan comments on Jul 7, 2019:
I really enjoyed it. I could relate to so much of it.
I wasn't sure what group to put this in! But I have to say it's about fucking time he got arrested!...
brentan comments on Jul 7, 2019:
The story it tells about the justice system is very depressing too.
Forgiveness is a form of letting go, but they are not the same thing...Somewhere between ignoring ...
brentan comments on Jul 6, 2019:
I think positivity is at the core of your post. I remember not being ready for so many years so stolidly keepin' on truckin' was the order of the day, just to exist. I wish positivity came for everyone eventually but I'm not sure about that. I'm lucky and I guess you are too. Forgiveness, I think, comes from a good place.
I meant to post this and it didn't
brentan comments on Jul 6, 2019:
'They'll take your soul if you let them Oh yeah, but don't you let them' - Carole King, You've Got A Friend Puddy means business.
The Cure - Lullaby [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Jul 6, 2019:
I have to laugh at the idea of Robert exorcising his demons on his audience and we find it therapeutic too.
A triple sonnet:- The Word. Before the spoken words of man were writ The elders were the ...
brentan comments on Jul 6, 2019:
That is a really well-crafted poem. I enjoyed the Vico-like trip through the ages of man and the sense of things speeding up through time. I'm thinking about the connection between word, logos and DNA.
John 9:39 (NRSV) - Jesus said, “I came into this world for judgment so that those who do not see ...
brentan comments on Jul 6, 2019:
I think the basic idea is that he is setting the world up for judgment in the future, which I believe they thought was coming within a generation. So there was no talk of judgment, sinners were embraced while the focus was on the good news of the gospels. But that was all to change when he came back.
President Donald Trump and Theresa May are shown a time machine which can see 50 years into the ...
brentan comments on Jul 6, 2019:
I guess it doesn't matter so long as we're happy.
Nature is infinitely more wonderful than any religious concept. - Oliver Sacks
brentan comments on Jul 6, 2019:
I'm not so sure about that but there is one way that nature trumps a religious concept - it is real and I'm convinced religious concepts are part of our wonderful imagination.
impressionism ,oil on canvas, did this about ten years ago
brentan comments on Jul 6, 2019:
I love the colour contrast.
On David Hume and his refusal to embrace faith as he neared death. "Hume responded that he was ...
brentan comments on Jul 6, 2019:
I guess he's right. I must admit I loved the hope of eternal life when I was a Christian.
" Anyone who tries make a distinction between education and entertainment, doesn't know the first ...
brentan comments on Jul 6, 2019:
The children have to learn how to become good little automatons.
Somedays I shine brighter than others...
brentan comments on Jul 6, 2019:
That's a lot of light!
Where can I buy this book
brentan comments on Jul 6, 2019:
Old Calvinist!
There is no “we” in homocidal
brentan comments on Jul 5, 2019:
That really cold. Really funny too.
Important news
brentan comments on Jul 5, 2019:
It's not easy to deal with a situation where huge numbers of economic migrants lie about being refugees. I think their bad treatment is done in the hope that two wrongs will make a right.
Can we hope to achieve a more equal society?
brentan comments on Jul 5, 2019:
I've started reading a book called Saharasia that claims violent cultures grew up for the first time because of the desertification in the Sahara through the Middle East to Central Asia. Theoretically, this harsher life changed a generally more peaceful matriarchal society to a patriarchal one. This is said to have happened about 6,500 years ago.
So American soldiers took the airports in the War of 1812 . . . . .He certainly has his own take on ...
brentan comments on Jul 5, 2019:
He must be laughing at the public.
Happy fourth of July all and happy birthday to baby Jillian too...! Today is Jillian's zeroth ...
brentan comments on Jul 4, 2019:
Hey, that's terrific! Congratulations!
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the ...
brentan comments on Jul 4, 2019:
Animal House is promoted to the White House.
It seems rather puzzling that since most of the women on this site claim to be open to meeting ...
brentan comments on Jul 4, 2019:
I think there is a disconnect between really wanting to have a partner but also being very dismissive of the market open to us.
With all the talk about refugees lately ... Born Farrokh Bulsara in the Sultanate Zanzibar (now ...
brentan comments on Jul 4, 2019:
But, but, but....
Here's what I was reminded of this morning as I stood in my cabin and felt the walls shake because ...
brentan comments on Jul 4, 2019:
I'm sure i would shit myself, revert to religion, dust my self off (well, have a bath) and claim I held true to myself under pressure.
Carly Simon - Anticipation (live, 1971) [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Jul 4, 2019:
A super talent and a beautiful woman.
Debate: Why Do So Many Leftists Want Sex Work to Be the New Normal? | The Nation
brentan comments on Jul 4, 2019:
Someday, if they manage to turn the world completely upside down, the likes of Deja Vu will be advertising lots of ugly girls and two pretty ones. Great employment opportunities for the lefties.
Qualia / subjectivity - are qualia really like monads strung together to create threads of ...
brentan comments on Jul 4, 2019:
I've only picked up the idea that the mind has two departments: reason and intuition. I've read qualia described as sensations of perception and placed in the intuition department. I've only read Pirsig's ZAMM and couldn't help thinking of his quality as related to qualia. I've noticed ambiguity in terms recently as we discuss these things. I suppose it's because we've all read some books and not others.
Does anyone out there work in the theatre?
brentan comments on Jul 4, 2019:
Audience member. I can't remember lines to save my life.
We have a chaplain where I work. I met him the for the first time yesterday. We had a little ...
brentan comments on Jul 4, 2019:
I hope he has no power over you.
Some may get this, some may not. meh, it's something to me, so I thought I'd share. Two masters...
brentan comments on Jul 4, 2019:
Wow! I'm not much of a person for instrumentals but those two men are seriously good.
Five Habits to Heal the Heart of Democracy | Global Oneness Project
brentan comments on Jul 4, 2019:
It comes across very optimistic about goodness in people in general, especially looking at the ideological divide and the utter lack of trust there.
The Life of the Mind: Hannah Arendt on Thinking vs. Knowing and the Crucial Difference Between Truth...
brentan comments on Jul 4, 2019:
I had got used to thinking about reason as the same as rationality and thus being limited in perception, intuition, that type of thing. But I think it's just down to choice of terminology. I hadn't heard of her other than the work she did during the Nuremburg trials. I should put the book on a wish list. It looks very interesting.
Happy 4th of July, my fellow Americans!
brentan comments on Jul 4, 2019:
It's a great day for crackers.
Happy 4th!
brentan comments on Jul 4, 2019:
If only I could be there!
Trey Parker - America Fuck Yeah My fellow Americans, happy Independence Day! [m.youtube.com]
brentan comments on Jul 4, 2019:
Thank you for everything, America! Have a great day!
Massive wasp nests as big as a car are appearing in Alabama (again) [www-m.cnn.com]
brentan comments on Jul 4, 2019:
It's like the start of a Steven King story.
I, too, try to keep things from myself.
brentan comments on Jul 4, 2019:
It will end badly. I would stake my life on it.
So true!!!
brentan comments on Jul 4, 2019:
We are the fucktards we deal with. Bonuses all round!
Save yourself from me
brentan comments on Jul 3, 2019:
If you never heard of him, would you be safe? Would that make preachers bad guys?
Indifference is the killer.
brentan comments on Jul 3, 2019:
I wonder would those opinions hold true if they were looked at on a spectrum.
I have heard that some rightist capitalist republicans are travelling to Canada to get cheaper ...
brentan comments on Jul 3, 2019:
Canadians are really nice people.
For Trump to ignore reports, such as this, of Russia’s attempts to interfere in US elections, to ...
brentan comments on Jul 3, 2019:
I think they both know it's just a game and Trump is so confident of the pliability of the public that he's not afraid to show it. Earlier presidents are respected more because they had the 'decency' to try to hide what they were doing. Trump is an education for anyone who wants to see the abuse laid out right in front of them. My worry is that nothing will be learned and the next president will be 'business as usual'.
New here ! Hi everyone !!
brentan comments on Jul 3, 2019:
Hi. Welcome aboard!
A word about passing judgment.
brentan comments on Jul 3, 2019:
Sometimes it comes down to just one sentence.
I'll bet it wasnt worth it. Or maybe it was?
brentan comments on Jul 3, 2019:
That's respect. Or stupid. Or something.
A argument agianst idenity politics: This kind of struggle should be second place atleast bescause ...
brentan comments on Jul 3, 2019:
It's like dialectics where you get dead bodies instead of a synthesis.
My worst is a lot to handle but my best is a lot of fun.
brentan comments on Jul 3, 2019:
That's a clever justification for making no effort.
My dad is a dick and he hates me.
brentan comments on Jul 3, 2019:
Sinister.
"Everybody Ought to Have a Maid." From the 1966 movie, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the ...
brentan comments on Jul 2, 2019:
'Just someone to keep my house clean Cook the food and go away'.
Why Everything Will Collapse [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Jul 2, 2019:
A nebulous argument, indeed.
Fundamentalists don't think they're better than you... they think GOD think's they're better than ...
brentan comments on Jul 2, 2019:
That must be very good for their mental health.
Transgender hate crimes recorded by police go up 81% - BBC News
brentan comments on Jul 2, 2019:
Is the public kicking back against the legal moves towards equality? They seemed to be on board at first.
I found this amusing
brentan comments on Jul 2, 2019:
Invite him to Portland. Even Jesus would weep there.
Gauff, 15, ousts Venus in 1st round of Wimbledon
brentan comments on Jul 2, 2019:
Had she no respect?
No one has ever really said Native Americans originated here either.
brentan comments on Jul 2, 2019:
That Asiatic look is a bit suspicious.
Men can't cook!!
brentan comments on Jul 2, 2019:
Change filter: 1. Twist and turn canister 2. Drain contents Prepare meal: 1. Twist and turn can 2. Drain contents
THE CURE - A Forest (lyrics) [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Jul 2, 2019:
Helluva band. Masterful performance at Glastonbury last Sunday.
South Africa does not have a land problem !!!
brentan comments on Jul 2, 2019:
Can South Africa feed and house its population?
Inspirational quote of the day...
brentan comments on Jul 1, 2019:
I'll try.
How do you respond when somebody you have never met in person and only exchanged a sentence or two ...
brentan comments on Jul 1, 2019:
Best be careful.
It's so hot that mussels are cooking in their shells and highways are buckling [cnn.com]
brentan comments on Jul 1, 2019:
So where are we at now? Have we gone from deciding what is causing it to deciding whether we give a fuck or not?
What is the best way to meet people like ourselves?
brentan comments on Jul 1, 2019:
Covertly, at night.

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