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A moral question- Should I do work for someone that has ties to the kkk? The easy answer is "no", ...
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Check out orientation and see if white crosses and gasoline come up in conversation.
Isn’t that the truth.
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
That's a very important question. Should we go by the principle of the thing or be pragmatic and accept two wrongs might make a right?
Yes, this is me. Crazy. Zen.
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
That is me. Crazy. Drunk.
1,000 Years Ago, the Catholic Church Didn’t Care If You Were Gay - [gayety.co]
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
It got complicated with the apostle Paul. He used words that we can't really translate into modern English. All I know is he talked of lots of types of activities that would make you ineligible for salvation. And homosexuals have been scapegoated by Christians so that other lifestyles would not come under condemnation. But they are condemned - greed, adultery, drunkenness etc. We have to really make our minds up about homosexuality. Society had the good sense to mostly mind its own business about homosexuality for a long time but now I think we have to do more than that. Political correctness has driven condemnation underground in many countries but the negativity remains. The issue is always male homosexuality and the anus and attendant feces. The physical abhorrence and moral disgust came to a head when AIDS spread in the 1980s. It seems the health issue has been dealt with thanks to better hygiene but nonetheless there is still a problem with the 'other'. There seems to be a great reluctance to openly discuss the matter so I fear the problem will continue indefinitely.
Prophet of Doom - Islam's Terrorist Dogma in Muhammad's Own Words
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
But, but, but...he wasn't a pedophile as we understand pedophilia. I have the surahs put in chronological order in a Word document but haven't read them that way yet. I will be curious to see if it changes the way we understand the Koran in a big way.
A dog and his smiley ball
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Who needs a dentist?
My mom told me a story of when she was younger and worked at the nursing home how there was this ...
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Could you possibly be justifying your asexuality by saying the man you love is somehow unattainable?
Cleanse yoursef from all guilt, shame and blame. They are toxic and bind us from the true freedoms...
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Whatever you do, don't take guilt away from Catholics. It's a very special pleasure. On a more serious note, here's a few lines from William Blake's Vala, The Four Zoas: Thou wilt go mad with horror if Thou dost examine thus Every moment of my secret hours Yea I know That I have sinned and that my Emanations are become harlots I am already distracted at their deeds and if I look Upon them more despair will bring self murder on my soul.
How many children, do you think, were raped in notre dame? Do you think god destroyed those parts, ...
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Will he put his money where his mouth is? I read private billionaires are going to fund the repairs. I don't think the average person sees the iconic cathedral as a symbol of the glory of God. I think it's seen as an icon of our Judeo-Christian heritage and that extends far outside of the realm of religion into every aspect of our secular lives.
Multiple lines of mysterious ancient humans interbred with us (fascinating stuff!) ...
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
I wonder are they the secular equivalent of the humans who lived outside the Garden of Eden? I was fascinated that the Christian telling the story of Beowulf believed the monsters that Beowulf had to fight were the descendants of Cain, the first murderer and outcast. There has always been this notion that a less-than-ideal body of humans lived outside Paradise and intermarrying with them created the world of wickedness as we know it.
These aren’t crocs, they’re goth crocs. See the difference?
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Goth spikes should be pointed inwards.
Rising Democratic star Pete Buttigieg enlists Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton fundraisers to build ...
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Don't vote - you'll only encourage them! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58OBTi18bsY
There is nothing divine about morality; it is a purely human affair. If people are good only because...
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
There is an odd message in the apostle Paul's letter to the Galatians where he tells about the fruits of holy spirit: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance - Galatans 5: 22, 23. The context is given in verse 16: This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.  We don't look on these virtues as spiritual. We see them as human virtues. I can't tell whether Paul saw all virtue as the spirit of God manifesting itself, or he thought the Holy Spirit added a layer to human virtue that improved on it or perhaps perfected it.
The fuckening.
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
It could be a John Carpenter movie.
The New Testament lost me at Matthew 1:1 - 1:16 when reflecting upon it. I can document that ...
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
They wanted to show that Jesus was a priest-king like Melchizedek: For it is declared: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek - Hebrews 7:17. Matthew did the descendency of JC from a king (David) and Luke did it from a priest (Levi). Not every body was happy with the part of Joseph (from Levi the priest) because the Bible claimed he wasn't the real father of JC. Others say JC was his adopted son, which was the same thing under Jewish law.
Scientists Restore Some Function In The Brains Of Dead Pigs [n.pr]
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Well, at least I learned there's a difference between a cellularly-active brain and a living brain. Cue Trump jokes...
I'm new here and hoenstly, I just went through the questions page and how refreshing it is not ...
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Hello and welcome to the forum.
Rising Democratic star Pete Buttigieg enlists Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton fundraisers to build ...
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
I wonder what his objectives are for the presidency?
The TRUTH— Your home, as seen by...
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
And they say materialism closes the doors of perception!
Ivanka Trump says Africa would inspire her dad
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
We should listen to anyone capable of running the World Bank. She should know!
Got a voice mail earlier regarding important information on my Subaru. I should call back as soon ...
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Yes, they're all the same. Fine cars, though.
Billions already pledged to reconstruct Notre Dame. I guess everyone wants to be known as "the ...
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
I think there was a moral dilemma during WW2 about whether to risk human lives to save art from the Nazis. The consensus seemed to be in favour of the risk. I guess they concluded art was, in a sense, more important than individual lives. I think I understand this in an abstract kind of way but I wouldn't like to be one of the individuals sacrificed for the sake of European culture, much as I value it.
White Privilege Is it real? Please answer honestly.
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Yes, it's a thing. I had it in America if I kept my mouth shut but the moment that Irish accent came out, I dropped in status.
What about the driver?
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Darn. Remember The Beatles' Baby, You Can Drive My Car? They had the opposite problem.
You don't need a parachute to jump out of a plane to land safely. The key is in geometry, wind ...
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
I'll bet that little guy Tom Cruise could do it.
Science, bitches!
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Science is a party-pooper.
Allgovernments are so burden with compounded unthruths that there is no room for the real truth to ...
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
We have to go see a psychiatrist when we get like that.
What the establishment fears
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Them are not us. Them are bastards!
McAdam and McEve?
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Will she take him regular or want him supersized?
And send those positive vibes......
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
What's going on?
Ever get to that point where you’re just knackered? Deep knackered, could sleep a day and still ...
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
I remember the feeling. I think I had a love-hate relationship with it. Sharing complaints of exhaustion over the ritual of coffee. Anyway, have a great weekend!
Makes perfect sense.
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Ear ear. Sorry. Ear.
Moving date set, truck rented, route planned, the deaccumulaton of material things not wanting to ...
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Here's wishing you the very best of luck!
If you a break from the serious issues of our day, please get this book. It is a hoot !!
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
I'm feeling chirpy already.
The evidence that Jesus ever existed is weaker than you might think
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
There is evidence in Tacitus' Annals that looks very credible I'm still not convinced though. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tacitus_on_Christ
Chuck Berry, Julian Lennon, and Keith Richards - Johnny B Goode [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Poor Julian was way out of his depth there.
How many of you have this problem? I know I do :$ Determining my self worth by how much money I do ...
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Tiresome normie values making people ill.
LEMON PICKERS NEEDED IN FLORIDA - ONLY U.S. CITIZENS OR LEGAL IMMIGRANTS NEED APPLY “Lemon ...
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
I guess a good education is sometimes no help at all.
It defies explanation.....
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Wick-ed.
Murphy reads an advertisement in the local paper which reads - " Dublin Zoo are selling off some ...
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
I read that when the film The Commitments was shown in America, they provided a glossary of Irish terms to the audience so they could understand the vulgar words.
Coming this Easter
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
What a difference a lisp makes.
This yahoo is a piece of work. I hope his hate just fuels support for Mayor Pete! ...
brentan comments on Apr 16, 2019:
Thing is, Buttigieg is a fake Christian because he lives by his own rules, not his religion's. The others are the very same for the same reason but Buttigieg is being accepted as a bona-fide Christian which really threatens the mainstream.
Knock Knock
brentan comments on Apr 16, 2019:
That's twice.
When I share this with Christians online I get crickets.
brentan comments on Apr 16, 2019:
AND he got promoted.
Or the new phrase they love: SJW
brentan comments on Apr 16, 2019:
Russell Brand gone to hell and beyond.
Hi You are right about the umbrella term. However, throwing in socialism with communism is ...
brentan comments on Apr 16, 2019:
I don't think you're right. I understand socialism and communism as urban and agrarian expressions of the same thing: the state ownership of assets., What you call socialism, I call social democracy.
Don't trust an edited comment! (Edited.)
brentan comments on Apr 16, 2019:
I don't think we should read too much into an edit.
Are you ? ðŸĪ—
brentan comments on Apr 16, 2019:
Who's wagging me - the dog or the tail?
In the second creation myth in Genesis, god created Adam and Eve and put them in a garden that had ...
brentan comments on Apr 16, 2019:
The Bible says the tree of the knowledge of good and evil made Adam and Eve like God in knowing good and bad. They were denied continued access to the tree of life because it would allow them to live forever. What would have been so bad about this? Maybe you couldn't really know about good and bad without experience and a human lifetime of experience is enough for anyone to endure. It amazes me that these essential questions were never answered.
Charles Bukowski - Oh Yes
brentan comments on Apr 16, 2019:
It's true but I think you have to have lots of things to do, lots of things that interest you.
I heard Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was on fire earlier today. I hope he's ok.
brentan comments on Apr 16, 2019:
Quasi who? What's wrong with Pierre?
It might not be but.......DRAGONS!
brentan comments on Apr 16, 2019:
That bitch Danerys!
Is it possible that human beings are creatures who are simply built, so to speak, in a way that ...
brentan comments on Apr 16, 2019:
I'm reading a lot lately about the rational mind which has been in ascendancy sine the Enlightenment. It is becoming clear to some that rationality and judging are part of the same left-brain hemisphere function. It expresses an individuality separate from the whole. Here are some good books on the topic: Jill Bolte-Taylor A Stroke of Insight Iain McGilchrist The Master & His Emissary Roderick Tweedy The God of the Left Hemisphere Curiously, the guy who beat them all to it was the English poet William Blake. He was dismissed as mad for his opinions on how the brain works and how rationality is the bane of our existence.
Why is there public crowd funding and pledges of public funds by governments to rebuild a private ...
brentan comments on Apr 16, 2019:
I think people understand deep-down what this building means to our civilisation. It's an icon of our Judeo-Christian heritage, which for all its faults, has contributed to the advanced society we enjoy today.
Stonehenge: DNA reveals origin of builders [bbc.co.uk]
brentan comments on Apr 16, 2019:
I'm enjoying the gradual pushing back of dates for civilisation and the end of the assumption that it started with agrarian societies.
3D printed heart from Israel. [m.dailykos.com]
brentan comments on Apr 16, 2019:
The mind boggles. I don't understand how it can be done.
Love this picture. Wouldn't it be a nice quilt for a 12 year old girl to grow up under?
brentan comments on Apr 16, 2019:
I guess, so long as it's warm enough.
On a serious note...
brentan comments on Apr 16, 2019:
Fingers crossed!
A picture is worth a thousand words, and a thousand tears.
brentan comments on Apr 16, 2019:
So much of what we hold dear is embodied in that building.
Wait, what?
brentan comments on Apr 16, 2019:
This would make George Carlin angry. Of course, pretty much everything made George angry.
Paris, my heart goes out to you today. Paris Willa Cather, 1873 - 1947 Behind the arch of ...
brentan comments on Apr 16, 2019:
Now I think we fully realise how iconic this cathedral is. To me, it's our culture and heritage in one building.
$$$$$$$$$$
brentan comments on Apr 15, 2019:
Very good! James Joyce refers to the town motto of Dublin, Georgia, whose immigrants played with the word in a similar way: https://americanidyll.blogspot.com/2007/11/thus-begins-finnegans-wake.html
Those who post sensation seeking "news" on social media need to be made accountable. It is thanks to...
brentan comments on Apr 15, 2019:
Autism for your child? Measles for other people's children? It's not easy to choose.
Just seeing news that Notre Dame Cathedral is burning down.. A terrible loss of history and art.. ...
brentan comments on Apr 15, 2019:
Yes. I feel gutted too.
Burt Lancaster: 1913-1994 Born Burton Stephen Lancaster in New York City. After a short time ...
brentan comments on Apr 15, 2019:
I think he was terrific in The Train. I love that film!
Baptist Preacher’s Invocation in Virginia House Condemns Non-Christians to Hell ...
brentan comments on Apr 15, 2019:
So much for the ministry of the reconciliation! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. - 2 Corinthians 5:18,19. My guess is this perversion of the Christian message has come about through the ideological divide in society.
Maybe not so funny as it is true.
brentan comments on Apr 15, 2019:
I doubt if there's much truth in that.
Bad to The Fucking Bone
brentan comments on Apr 15, 2019:
The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.
How much does this job pay?
brentan comments on Apr 15, 2019:
Get off my back!
Just say’n ðŸĪŠðŸ˜ąðŸĪĢ
brentan comments on Apr 15, 2019:
That bad, huh?
"All About My Mother," a 1999 Spanish-French comedy-drama and winner of Best Foreign Language Film ...
brentan comments on Apr 14, 2019:
Oh yes. One of Almodovar's best. Loved The Streetcar Called Desire motif running through the film. "I'm always dependent on the kindness of strangers".
[instagram.com] Man of the year Mark Zuckerfatone.
brentan comments on Apr 14, 2019:
I've left FB - again, second time. I'm halfway through the 30 days before they delete the account, if they ever really do. I don't think I'll go back to it again this time because there's nothing to go back too. All that's left on my account is Muslims and Christians trash-talking at each other.
Sounds like fun
brentan comments on Apr 14, 2019:
The dirty Jezebel!
Those of us "of a certain vintage" will remember when desktop computers had 20 MB hard disk drives. ...
brentan comments on Apr 14, 2019:
I bought my first computer around 1995/6 so it had Windows 95 and a lot of things still had to executed with DOS. That was a mystery I was never forced to learn. I bought it in 'Incredible Universe' in Seattle and the place went bust a few months later. It cost $1200 and had those tiny specs.
I find it interesting that so much time is spent talking about religion on a website dedicated to ...
brentan comments on Apr 14, 2019:
I've never lost my fascination with religion.
I had my first door knocker as an Atheist. I was a bit disappointed, because they didn't knock ...
brentan comments on Apr 14, 2019:
When I was a JW, we used to be all over the place all the time. I never see my old buddies doing door-to-door anymore.
Reading before hand is important for everyone.
brentan comments on Apr 14, 2019:
I wonder does it taste awful? I also wonder if you accidentally put toothpaste on your bum and had piles, would it hurt like heck?
Damnit Noah!
brentan comments on Apr 14, 2019:
Guy must have had no sense of history.
Turnabout is fair play?
brentan comments on Apr 14, 2019:
Perhaps a bit too intense.
I once read a study that when women are just being nice men think they're flirting and when men are ...
brentan comments on Apr 14, 2019:
All I know is if they start pulling fluff off your jumper, you're in business.
Nudes ...
brentan comments on Apr 14, 2019:
How ever did it come to this?
Sage advice
brentan comments on Apr 14, 2019:
I would. I'm separated, of course.
"Why hasn’t evolution dealt with the inefficiency of ageing?" [aeon.co]
brentan comments on Apr 14, 2019:
Maybe it's the wrong question. Maybe ageing is evolution's way of supplying continual growth.
Conservatives Are Trying To Claim Pete Buttigieg Isn't Actually A Christian | HuffPost
brentan comments on Apr 14, 2019:
To be truthful, he isn't really a Christian because of his homosexual lifestyle. The others can also be judged on a 'by their fruits shall you know them' basis.
[msn.com] So Shamima Begum maybe wasn't the poor deluded girl that she claims to be.
brentan comments on Apr 14, 2019:
That reminds me of the awful woman in Margaret Atwood's book.
Yes....😊😊😊😊
brentan comments on Apr 14, 2019:
Yes indeed! I really like the old Hebrew idea of the soul, the 'nephesh', which thought of it as the combination of our physical and psychological powers. In the context of being happy, I think the two sides have great influence on each other.
[youtube.com] Bruch: Kol Nidrei ∙ hr-Sinfonieorchester ∙ Mischa Maisky ∙ Paavo Järvi 92,159...
brentan comments on Apr 14, 2019:
That's a very, very pleasant piece of music!
So true! 😄
brentan comments on Apr 14, 2019:
Oh ye of little faith!
Researcher Katie Bouman was slammed by misogynists, who wanted Andrew Chael to get credit for the ...
brentan comments on Apr 14, 2019:
I had to stop reading. It's just too far gone.
Take the time.
brentan comments on Apr 14, 2019:
Harsh.
I know this will get me in trouble . . . but I 'm just that kinda guy
brentan comments on Apr 14, 2019:
Lipstick lesbians only.
Do you need to have meaning?
brentan comments on Apr 14, 2019:
Mankind's Search For Meaning by Victor Frankl is a terrific book.
PLACES IN MY PAST - JAMES TAYLOR Beautiful song, sad reflections, longing? "But I still love those...
brentan comments on Apr 14, 2019:
He's a class act.
Why exactly should we exalt people's feelings above the memory of 3000 people that died on September...
brentan comments on Apr 13, 2019:
The way Omar expressed what happened was very lame and Trump's response was way OTT.
Luke 19:27 (NRSV): But as for these enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them—bring...
brentan comments on Apr 13, 2019:
No more Mr. Nice Guy.
Difference between Exit and BREXIT
brentan comments on Apr 13, 2019:
When you don't want to go!
Alabama Senate OKs Fundamentalist Christian Church Police Force | Michael Stone
brentan comments on Apr 13, 2019:
I guess they wanted to copy the New York Jews. I wonder will they go by the Mosaic Law too.
“Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others,...
brentan comments on Apr 13, 2019:
Instead of changing politics, they changed journalism.
Are human rights universal or linked to a particular culture? -
brentan comments on Apr 13, 2019:
I think it's the product of the Judeo-Christian culture.
Good morning all! The attached was sent to me via e-mail from one of my very Republican friends. I...
brentan comments on Apr 13, 2019:
To the best of my knowledge, the Republican party started up in opposition to the treatment of black people.

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