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As they say down south, Vote Early, and Vote Often.
brentan comments on Jun 1, 2019:
Was there something about voting early that made a difference?
Why do people insist on putting religion into politics these days?
brentan comments on Jun 1, 2019:
I guess they want to get as close to a theocracy as they can. They get on my nerves. Even Jesus said his kingdom was no part of this world.
Anyone have book recommendations?
brentan comments on Jun 1, 2019:
I can't think of a book at the moment but I'm really enjoying John Vervaeke's Awakening From The Meaning Crisis lectures on YT. There are 19 available right now and there will be 50 eventually, one every Friday. Here's the first: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54l8_ewcOlY&t=2620s
Today is the tomorrow you were optimistic about yesterday.
brentan comments on Jun 1, 2019:
Then there's 'Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own' - Matthew 6:34.
Ain’t this the truth
brentan comments on Jun 1, 2019:
I suppose you can't call farts fragrance either.
Edward Elgar.
brentan comments on Jun 1, 2019:
That's a particularly pleasant piece of music!
Death is impatient and thoughtless.
brentan comments on Jun 1, 2019:
Death is bad but there's nothing worse than bad manners.
I think California is taking this whole environmental awareness, anti-packagin campaign just a bit ...
brentan comments on Jun 1, 2019:
I'm sure he's clean enough but it's still not on!
GONZO JOURNALISM 😉😉😉 Noun -- Gonzo Journalism is a sub-genre of New Journalism, a style ...
brentan comments on Jun 1, 2019:
I often wondered what that meant - thanks!
I really need to talk to fellow liberal Muslims or Ex-Muslims about some of their coping mechanisms.
brentan comments on Jun 1, 2019:
I remember seeing this problem up-front in the Jehovah's Witnesses. I think it's because the person's whole life is bound up in the faith, not just religious observance. Spouse, children, friends, work are all affected by being part of this community. Because of this, many JWs live a double life. I don't know what effect this can have on the psyche. I can only imagine that there is dissonance in the mind between what is true and what pretends to be true. I think that dissonance must lead somewhere but I don't know where.
Carly Simon - Jesse - Live at Grand Central [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Jun 1, 2019:
Well, so much for rationality when emotions play their hand!
Know a couple like this?
brentan comments on Jun 1, 2019:
"Love is lovely Let it grow".
MERAKI -- -- Noun, Verb, Adverb, Adjective 😉 (Various sources claim meraki is one of these ...
brentan comments on Jun 1, 2019:
That's a good one. It's more expressive than having a passion for something.
I hate all politics, I don’t like either political party.
brentan comments on Jun 1, 2019:
I think we can see that the moment we enter into a relationship with at least one person, our freedom to express ourselves honestly is compromised.
The kind of hero we need when racism shows its face.
brentan comments on May 31, 2019:
I hope he's offended if his friend calls the step-dad a cracker.
I moved a painted turtle off of the road this afternoon.
brentan comments on May 31, 2019:
It's the thought that counts (I hope!).
Figured out my problem. I need to be drinking more of this.
brentan comments on May 31, 2019:
Well now!
What's black, crispy and hangs from the ceiling?.............A wannabe electrician! Oooooh
brentan comments on May 31, 2019:
Shocking!
Religion isn’t something designed by an oppressor class to “control the masses.
brentan comments on May 31, 2019:
Here's what I think is an interesting scriptural verse from the apostle Paul about growing up in faith. It could, I think, be applied to a human race that is growing up too. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things - 1 Corinthians 13:11. I hope we don't throw out the baby with the bathwater in a rush to mature. But it isn't obvious what the bathwater is. I'll stick my neck out and say I think it's morality.
9 3 4 6 2 7 5 8 1
brentan comments on May 31, 2019:
Yes indeed, but does it work?
Love that dress! [youtube.com]
brentan comments on May 31, 2019:
That's a terrific song!
Hello members! Whats the price of meat like where you live?
brentan comments on May 31, 2019:
Oh dear! Twice.
"The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its ...
brentan comments on May 31, 2019:
I couldn't help thinking that our sense of moral superiority comes from our Judeo-Christian heritage. That superiority began with the annihilation of other peoples in the land of Canaan under orders from the Hebrew god.
In a war of words, you don’t stand a chance.
brentan comments on May 30, 2019:
Education is a wonderful thing. It can save your life.
It's time to fire the pool boy
brentan comments on May 30, 2019:
'Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; but how can one keep warm alone? And though one may be overpowered, two can resist. Moreover, a cord of three strands is not quickly broken' - Ecclesiastes 4:11, 12. Never underestimate the third person in a relationship.
FIVE RULES TO REMEMBER IN LIFE 1.
brentan comments on May 30, 2019:
I'm glad we're dealing with the grey area between couldn't give a fuck and let them walk all over you.
Perform an abortion in Alabama and you get 99 years in prison.
brentan comments on May 30, 2019:
In one situation, you destroy a life before it is born and in the other, you do it after they are born.
I don’t even hide it anymore.
brentan comments on May 30, 2019:
The customer is always right. ROFL.
Stay lazy.
brentan comments on May 30, 2019:
I can do that.
For all the nonbelievers out there, is sex something just for pleasure?
brentan comments on May 30, 2019:
We probably have to think of spirituality in a secular way. But how to put it in words? And even though the Bible talks about two people becoming one flesh and we're not great fans of it these days, is there something to that? Perhaps a synergy.
6 Reasons Why You Just Need A Good Beer, Not A Boyfriend
brentan comments on May 30, 2019:
If nature had given us a beer drive instead of a sex drive.
It's soo true!!
brentan comments on May 30, 2019:
Yes, all the way to 1954. Easier if I could just type it in.
[alternet.
brentan comments on May 30, 2019:
I think the conversation has moved from what happened to Jewish people in the concentration camps to what is happening in Israel today. It would be very difficult to speak your mind about Jewish affairs in that group.
Is racism in our veins?
brentan comments on May 30, 2019:
Wow, and we were just talking about why black people don't go hiking.
Just prior to a naval engagement Captain Hardy asked the Admiral Lord Nelson, Sir, why do you put on...
brentan comments on May 30, 2019:
I'd make him change his trousers before I asked him to kiss me.
Ask and you shall receive.
brentan comments on May 30, 2019:
Well, at least he gets to go into a slot regularly (no, not necessarily a slut).
I thought that’s really funny… Until I realized they ARE actually working on doing just that and...
brentan comments on May 30, 2019:
I think it would be awful if we couldn't learn things from each other.
Anybody in here know what DNA stands for?
brentan comments on May 30, 2019:
Don't nock again.
Be willing to.....
brentan comments on May 30, 2019:
Where'd they go?
Best summary I’ve ever seen
brentan comments on May 30, 2019:
I didn't know that!
Where are you Florida Man?
brentan comments on May 29, 2019:
It looks a little like a piece of a jigsaw puzzle that doesn't fit.
So maybe it’s not entirely your fault because it’s not always obvious that you were given poor ...
brentan comments on May 29, 2019:
And then shit just happens: "Time and unforeseen occurrence befall them all."—Ecclesiastes 9:11.
Good Morning My Fellow Hippies.
brentan comments on May 29, 2019:
I'm playing Days Gone.
Darwin says..
brentan comments on May 29, 2019:
The selfish gene knows when to cooperate.
POLITICS A boy and his dad are having breakfast one morning when the boys asks, “Dad, what’s...
brentan comments on May 29, 2019:
That's clever!
Ain't it the truth..
brentan comments on May 29, 2019:
The story was that God had a covenant, an agreement, with Israel to do good and be blessed or do bad and be fucked. Nowadays he is supposed to have a covenant with Christians so they're to blame if shit happens to them, not people who have interest in his covenant.
concealed enthusiasm
brentan comments on May 29, 2019:
That makes To Sir With Love look an easy job.
FFS. 🤣
brentan comments on May 29, 2019:
I guess it wasn't Aslan.
When you consider how stupid the average person is it makes you shudder that half of the people in ...
brentan comments on May 29, 2019:
I met a young woman I hadn't seen for some time and she told me that she had become extremely religious. When I told her I had gone in the opposite direction, she said "Oh, did you turn against God?" That took me aback.
The "Deadwood" movie is on Friday night, on HBO.
brentan comments on May 29, 2019:
Terrific! I thought that idea had been scrapped.
If only more youngsters thought like Hitch maybe the church would choose their words more ...
brentan comments on May 29, 2019:
I'm OK with the metaphor of the sheep in the Christian context. It means being teachable and following the teacher, who is the shepherd. The problem is with the shepherds, I would say. In my old religion, the worst thing a person could be was an independent thinker.
Why don't African-Americans hike?
brentan comments on May 28, 2019:
I think it's because of their urbanisation/ghettoisation.
Arab peoples believe 40 years to be the "Age of wisdom" this, some may think, a little severe.
brentan comments on May 28, 2019:
It must mean more than just a number of years. What if we live every year just like the last?
Downloading data from a cloud
brentan comments on May 28, 2019:
It's time for another update.
[forward.
brentan comments on May 28, 2019:
It's a disease all religions seem to have in common. In my old religion, the common reason given for keeping it in the family was so as 'not to bring Jehovah's name into disrepute'.
Airlines finding new way make money.
brentan comments on May 28, 2019:
They should check their pilots even more carefully.
I have been with a pathalogical liar and narcissist the past 10 years.
brentan comments on May 28, 2019:
Bailey's Cream and coffee-cake.
Cat Stevens - Peace Train [youtu.be]
brentan comments on May 28, 2019:
Wonderful song! The train he caught in the end was the 'religion of peace'.
Hispanic men are laughing to tears ✌🏻🙌, " more for me Kevin , more for me " ...
brentan comments on May 28, 2019:
Classy.
Story of my life lately. What’s yours?
brentan comments on May 27, 2019:
Keep on truckin'.
Richard's Hospital???
brentan comments on May 27, 2019:
Some day, lots of people will be happy with a Trump Memorial Hospital.
I'm getting out, then.
brentan comments on May 27, 2019:
If she's Hispanic, no problem. If she's WASP, get out!
Mea Culpa....
brentan comments on May 27, 2019:
That's so bad you could add a maxima to it.
Weltschmerz: worn down by the world's ills.
brentan comments on May 27, 2019:
The Germans have some great words!
After analysis of this group I have found that most over 50s are far better at commentating than ...
brentan comments on May 27, 2019:
The bastards!
"(MAN'S) UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY LIES IN THE WAY IN WHICH HE BEARS HIS BURDEN" Victor Frankl, ...
brentan comments on May 27, 2019:
The idea that bearing our burdens well gives meaning to life is a challenging one.
The sign above the late, the great Hugh Heifner's door bell: Si junctura fabrefacta, et non tinniant...
brentan comments on May 27, 2019:
He was no ignorant hedonist.
I'll ask a neighbor who likes to hunt.
brentan comments on May 27, 2019:
'Just Eat!'
Say what??
brentan comments on May 26, 2019:
Put a cap in him. That'll cure his problem.
Hopefully this question hasn't been asked but have you or known anyone to actually explore ...
brentan comments on May 26, 2019:
I've always been afraid to go there.
Any gamers here? The Witcher 3. Sexy! I love "Crippled Kates!"
brentan comments on May 26, 2019:
I'm playing Days Gone right now. I really enjoy it but I must admit I'm not very good. I played The Witcher 3 and I think it's up there with the very best. You can image how hard it was for a bad player to take down the first monster, that big eagle!
Supertramp Tell me what we’ve learned. [youtu.be]
brentan comments on May 26, 2019:
Wonderful song!
The Chinese ...
brentan comments on May 26, 2019:
LOL! Correlation and causation.
It's Sunday.
brentan comments on May 26, 2019:
Wives with a warranty. Perhaps the product can be refurbished and sold again.
Jerry Falwell Jr. plus 6 other church leaders ensnared in sex scandals [queerty.com]?
brentan comments on May 26, 2019:
We really need to wise up to where these guys' heads are at. Not just priests but all these people with access to vulnerable people. It used to be put down to having a vocation. We were very innocent. I wish we understood the psychology of these people. I watched the new film from Norway and I hoped that some priest might say something explanatory but all I heard was 'if only you had come to me earlier, you could have got money'.
A little humor
brentan comments on May 26, 2019:
Bad to their well-educated bones.
Today's Minneapolis Star Tribune - headlines - "Persecuted Online For Her Abortion" - the ...
brentan comments on May 26, 2019:
I'll bet they love thinking they have a good reason to do evil.
Any Summer Reading Projects?
brentan comments on May 26, 2019:
I'm going to read Saharasia by James Demeo. It's a bit controversial in light of the trouble from the Middle East but seems well-researched anyway. https://www.bookdepository.com/Saharasia/9780980231649
Any time I walk past this spot in my home, it lifts my spirits a little - even if I'm already ...
brentan comments on May 26, 2019:
My ex had green fingers. She left a lovely rose bush in the back garden.
Just in case...
brentan comments on May 26, 2019:
Now you have me worried.
What should we call it? Alex maybe?
brentan comments on May 26, 2019:
I'm just glad someone is listening to me.
Baby mouse was running down the railroad track.
brentan comments on May 26, 2019:
It reminds me of that crack about 'go play on the freeway'.
Supercalifragilisticexpialidoious......
brentan comments on May 26, 2019:
My little raptors can do no wrong!
So... Eggs before Chickens. Glad we've got that mystery solved.
brentan comments on May 26, 2019:
“Give me one free miracle, and from there the entire thing will proceed with a seamless, causal explanation". - Rupert Sheldrake.
A SIGN ON A BLINDS AND CURTAIN TRUCK: “Blind man driving.”
brentan comments on May 26, 2019:
Call 1800-Hows my driving?
Beautiful sentiments.
brentan comments on May 26, 2019:
“How do you know but ev’ry Bird that cuts the airy way, Is an immense world of delight, clos’d by your senses five?” ― William Blake
I don’t know why I posted this...lol
brentan comments on May 26, 2019:
If Julius Caesar had lived to a ripe old age....
Here's a short history of tea: [youtube.com]
brentan comments on May 26, 2019:
In Ireland, we often called it 'cha'. I believe that's the Indian word for tea and the British army brought the word back from their wars there.
A morally bankrupt empire of debt?
brentan comments on May 26, 2019:
I've just been enjoying one of Russell Brand's YT videos about the real person and the role of a person in society. He uses Theresa May's goodbye speech as the base for his thoughts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZXpUmpfqY4
I understand that a dead person has ceased to exist as a person, that he or she is just a skin full ...
brentan comments on May 26, 2019:
The normal mechanistic view of the brain dictates that once the brain is dead, consciousness is dead. I really like Rupert Sheldrake's idea that the brain is a tool to allow our bodies to realise consciousness. That allows for the possibility that consciousness is not gone after death but rather the need for the brain as a tool is gone. His ideas of how memories, which he believes also exist outside the brain, tie in to this are very interesting. I think his best book dealing with these ideas is The Presence of the Past.
ULLAGE - Noun: The amount by which a container falls short of being full.
brentan comments on May 26, 2019:
I really like that one! If it is OK to use it metaphorically, it would have great usage.
The season is changing.
brentan comments on May 26, 2019:
New season, new muppet.
If you try....
brentan comments on May 25, 2019:
The bastards!
One ear of corn to another, "Don't let the bastards grind you down man"
brentan comments on May 25, 2019:
The lament of John Barleycorn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlL9RCznuU8
Tots and Pears.
brentan comments on May 25, 2019:
So much for the Flood being an act of God.
Sometimes I am taken aback by my own reflection in a shop window or other reflective surface, whilst...
brentan comments on May 25, 2019:
Isn't that weird.....cognitive dissonance between our real self and our imagined self.
Name a movie, but replace one of the words in the title with 'asshole.'
brentan comments on May 25, 2019:
The Day of the Asshole.
Florida State Rep. Says God Has Told Him To Introduce Abortion Bill Which Allows No Exceptions
brentan comments on May 25, 2019:
Another Moses! Moses knew God wanted men and women to stay married until death, no exceptions, but he put divorce into the law anyway because of their hard-heartedness. Jesus replied, "Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning. - Matthew 19:8.
Central to Jerome Bruner’s theory, set out in his book Actual Minds, Possible Worlds, is the ...
brentan comments on May 25, 2019:
I think I would like that book. Narrative was the way of myth for such a long time. I hope it won't die out completely. Argument is rationality based. Pirisg's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance did a fine job of trying to unite the two in his concept of quality. The divide is often expressed as Classical and Romantic. There is a sense out there, not entirely new, that the classical approach leaves out a lot of human experience, not being made for certain tasks, such as giving meaning to life.
Am I going to hell for liking pineapple on my pizza?...
brentan comments on May 24, 2019:
Of course you're going to Hell. This is as bad as mixing wool and linen.

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