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xenization To walk as a stranger, or to exist as a stranger.
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
From Greek zeno to feel fucked up.
Not sure it would actually work...
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
Make sure the car is in neutral!
WATCH: Crowd of Children Swarms Cop to Stop Him From Choking a Small Girl
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
They made some wrongs.
An Oregon State University student died Sunday after falling approximately 100 feet while taking ...
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
Sad. What a waste.
Woman of 102 suspected of care home murder in France - BBC News
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
That's tragic. If she had killed an abusive care worker, I would have thought different.
It IS getting late.
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
"The end is nigh", I told them.
Kids vs Queens
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
That could knock a dent in his authenticity.
"I think the call to prayer, despite what I think about the doctrine of Islam, is one of the most ...
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
I guess it's subjective. That sound does nothing for me except denote the call for submission.
One of the things that really annoys me is change! You learn all this computer stuff and they change...
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
Better out than in!
Can't happen soon enough! [theguardian.com]
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
It's a monster.
Do you think there is a fine line between sitting on a pier and actually fishing?
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
I think there's no difference most of the time.
The civilized world is a lot less civilized these days.
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
Kevin is clearly a winner. He knows how to play the game.
Nomenclature, terminology, vocabulary, verbiage.
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
This might not qualify technically but when the eponymous hero in the story of Beowulf wants to articulate something important, he opens his 'word chest'.
RESISTENTIALISM (Noun) Resistentialism is a jocular theory to describe "seemingly spiteful ...
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
And we think the ancients were so dumb to believe a little spirit lived in every thing!
Looks like a good way to circumvent the nonsense going on....
brentan comments on May 23, 2019:
A terrible beauty is born.
I am a really pleasant person to be around unless . . .
brentan comments on May 22, 2019:
Well, so much for self-control!
I suspect this applies to many of us. I would add "and a writer."
brentan comments on May 22, 2019:
Yes, you become an armchair traveller, not just around the world but also in time.
And since I can't stop...
brentan comments on May 22, 2019:
Positive negative thinking.
The nerve...
brentan comments on May 22, 2019:
A person should only have to tolerate so much immorality. That crosses the line.
WE DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH LAND TO BURY THE DEAD [cnn.
brentan comments on May 22, 2019:
Soylent Green is people!
My coworker had migraines 3 days in a row because he was fasting for Ramadan.
brentan comments on May 22, 2019:
I think there are exceptions made for people who can't fulfill their obligations in Islam. Your co-worker might be going over and above the call of duty.
I am quite certain that a lot of those who claim that human life (in the sense of life that is ...
brentan comments on May 22, 2019:
This quality control system makes mistakes, I guess, or Downs Syndrome wouldn't exist. Another way of looking at it is the quality control system determines nothing is wrong with Downs Syndrome.
Why are the the western countries silent and blind against what Saudi Arabia do and why they do not ...
brentan comments on May 22, 2019:
It is the hypocrisy of the West, claiming to be the moral arbitrer of the globe and operating as a predator. They only care about resources.
A love song about 2 guys who loved each other but couldn't get together.
brentan comments on May 22, 2019:
I think that's a terrific song. All those people walking past each, shadows of reality. Abstractions are our only currency - that's perceptive.
Sounds perfectly reasonable
brentan comments on May 22, 2019:
It's high time we started thinking outside the box.
I resemble that remark.
brentan comments on May 22, 2019:
The circle of life? The circle jerk of life?
real though...
brentan comments on May 22, 2019:
Darn predictive text.
Politicians and producers.
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
I know what I'd do with the producers of Deadwood.
Watch out for houses!
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
Children's movies can be very violent.
Improvise, adapt, overcome!
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
The meme is nonsense, of course. The anti-vaxxers value their children so highly that they won't put them at a small risk even for the sake of society.
Past, future and present🤗
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
To be fair to Mr. Tzu, I think he's talking about acceptance of both the good and bad in life and remaining at peace through it all. To be fair to mordant's comment, maybe Mr. Tzu never had children or he was *very* philosophical about things.
Son Of A Bach - Bourree [youtube.com]
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
It's too late to turn bach now.
I'm feeling really depressed.
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
Religion works great for people who practice the fruits of the flesh. It's the best of both worlds. Vent away, it's only natural!
Woot! Made it back to everett with my lovely and the purebreed mutts! Its nice to be home for a bit.
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
What's that view - the San Juan Islands?
Shhh........
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
It has the stamp of nihilism.
Just grooving on a ... [youtube.com]
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
Quality music. I was amazed at how classical the album was.
The true power of prayer explained!
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
Works best in white upper middle-class areas.
Which ice cream do you choose?
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
What! Is vanilla just a sexual flavour these days?
Yesterday, when I was on a cruise to islands near Sardegna, Italy, we landed on Santa Maria Island.
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
That's what the guy did at the start of Steinbeck's book To A God Unknown. I guess it was about the farmer's love for the land. At least it gives sheep a break.
In other species there are thieves, murderers and those who display what we would describe as loose ...
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
I'm not totally sure about being the only ones to feel guilt. I think we're the only ones with the concept of judgment, even though animals mete out reprisals against their own (and sometimes us too if we're cruel).
Richard lll humor.
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
Poor Richard. I guess he never got that horse.
There is clear evidence that humans invent gods.
brentan comments on May 21, 2019:
Here's William Blake's take on the development of religion: The ancient poets animated all sensible objects with gods or geniuses, calling them by the names and adorning them with the properties of woods, rivers, mountains, lakes, cities, nations, and whatever their enlarged and numerous senses could perceive. And particularly they studied the genius of each city and country, placing it under its Mental Deity; till a system was formed, which some took advantage of, and enslaved the vulgar by attempting to realise or abstract the Mental Deities from their objects - thus began priesthood; choosing forms of worship from poetic tales. And at length they pronounced that the gods had ordered such things. Thus men forgot that all deities reside in the human breast.
mirror bathroom shower
brentan comments on May 20, 2019:
That's really nice!
Gotta love newbies
brentan comments on May 20, 2019:
The bastards did grind him down! What's that in fake Latin?
I thought this group would be teeming with Brights, where are you all?
brentan comments on May 20, 2019:
The shine's gone off me.
Thank you for correcting me....
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
Mais je ne comprend pas qu'est-ce c'est que ca. Or something.
Determination
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
LOL. He's not paid to philosophize.
My son sent me this......
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
No. Just no. This book is a history of human thought. In fact, the human thought of the Western world.
Bastard...
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
These people are Nietzsche's supermen.
When you look at something on the internet and five minutes later find a related ad in your FaceBook...
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
Buy new Pornotine chewing gum.
"How Grassroots Funds Are Ensuring Abortion Access Despite Bans Reproductive rights advocates in ...
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
I can't help thinking in terms of the American Civil War. Freedom Road in our time.
Colorful bohemian drawers -what do you think?
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
Very nice but I thought I was going to see knickers.
When you’re a walking poster for indoctrination
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
Ah but she's lovely!
A bit haunting. Love it!
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
Owe them we do.
Government, to Govern basically to rule over.
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
I think the original democracy was like that, getting the views of the public every step of the way. I'm not sure, though. This modern democracy, where we vote in parties that have free reign for the length of their terms means they can make empty promises and go against the wishes of their voters all they want.
John Lennon - Imagine (World Leaders Lipsync Version) I have to admit, this made me cry.
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
That's really good. Imagine all the money freed up to solve problems!
[youtu.
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
They don't make victims like they used to. If Carlsberg made victims....
I was giving some thought to ‘free will’ and one conclusion was that whatever amount we imagine ...
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
That sounds true enough to me, all the way from being free to vote with little choice to Calvin's idea that we're too fucked up to exercise free will properly.
Quite a puzzle
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
I think government must be involved in the creation and application of laws to social institutions like marriage. We understand the difference between state and religion but what about law and morals? That's a tricky one.
if your mother was on her deathbed and she begged you to pray with her.
brentan comments on May 19, 2019:
This really happened in James Joyce's situation and he carried guilt with him over it all his life. It wasn't about actually accepting Christ in her presence, it was about whether he should pretend to or not. I think the question is really 'should you hold to your principles no matter what' or are principles general guidelines that are not appropriate, or helpful, in some circumstances.
Is he though? Is he?
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
He's a bit Victorian in his ways.
Tell No One - a 2 hour film about the abuse by the Catholic Church within Poland.
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
The Church is paying for it in Ireland. I'm not sure what the hold-up is in Poland.
I didn't have the courage to tell her that I forgot to put the memory card in my camera!
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
She's a beauty!
Health Insurance Providers are getting worse!
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
Man up and save the taxpayer!
How did oral sex get the term blow job? There is no blowing what so ever involved.
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
That's good to know. I would have given wrong instructions.
A long time favorite of mine: Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade [youtube.com]
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
I'm conducting along with the music, like the classical version of air guitar. I don't know if it's a common enough thing, so far I've only seen Kevin Kline do it in Sophie's Choice.
The Key to Active Aging: "exercise is so good for you that its benefits almost always outweigh its ...
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
I think so. You just have to cut your cloth to your measure.
You level 8 people are quite up there and hard to please but thanks for the posts, It warms my heart...
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
Surely our higher level just came from starting to post before you did. Is there a pissy attitude to newer people?
Starting the day on your knees
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
Nothing should come before coffee (yes, I said come).
Leviticus 26:22 (NRSV): I will let loose wild animals against you, and they shall bereave you of ...
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
He can be very testy at times.
True Grit.
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
A wonderful film. I remember being horrified at the time by the scene in the cabin with the two brothers.
Having a party.
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
That pictures the need so well!
How does that work? Lol
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
The story goes he gave people free will but knew what they would decide in advance.
Too much logic for the religious people. Lol
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
Pagan bastards! Serves 'em right!
Man, spring is finally here! I can finally let my dawgs breath 😂
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
It's a new lease on life. I've been deliberately walking on grass.
Somethings to enjoy, share and remind others of where we stand and an old meme to show the ignorance...
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
Whatever was he thinking: That his anti-abortion stance is right for the little people? That it's a good bandwagon to promote yourself? Both?
People know what they do; frequently they know why they do what they do; but what they don't know is...
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
Sacre bleu! Un tongue-tweester.
1967 - Janis Joplin Live! - Concert Poster-love colors!
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
Wo, wo-u-wo-u-wo-u-wo!
nympholepsy ( noun ): A man's lust and passion for young girls.
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
Yes, indeed and time has made a big difference too.
The secret🤗😊❤
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
That's a lot of responsibility!
The “Bible Belt” is the Porn Belt: Surprised? | Frank Schaeffer
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
They will comfort themselves thinking Satan only tempts good people. But if Satan has won.....
I have been thinking about getting married again after so many years of being a widower.
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
For me, the question is am I too long living life exactly as I please to be capable of sharing my time and my interests, and investing in someone else's. I believe love can make the transaction a no-brainer but otherwise I'm not sure it would work.
The Bible was made up over a number of centuries by many different editors using multiple sources.
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
One meaning of literature is writing worthy of being remembered. Another is 'writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays'. I think that means well-written. I see this combination of style and content throughout the Bible from the psalms, Solomon's temple inauguration speech (2 Chronicles Chapter 6) and some letters of Paul, among other things. I don't know what the criteria is to differentiate between high and low literature.
Might as well
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
You mean she wouldn't think 'why make things worse?'
Happy 971st Birthday, Omar. Logic and Reason over Superstition and Belief are not a new concept.
brentan comments on May 18, 2019:
I'm amazed guys like him survived Islam.
Nothing is divine but what is agreeable to reason. - Immanuel Kant
brentan comments on May 17, 2019:
I guess divinity is a concept. I think it's a reasonable concept. Kant probably meant divinity as a real thing should be reasonable. I can't make up my mind about that.
a more enlightened and logical perspective though still a Christian (Methodist) one - [dailykos.com]
brentan comments on May 17, 2019:
The reply button seems to be dead again. Here's the untrue statement: It can be said with absolute certainty that ancient scripture does not consider a zygote or a fetus even to be alive, because it has not yet drawn breath. Your eyes saw my embryo, and on your scroll every day was written that was being formed for me, before any one of them had yet happened. Psalm 139:16. I'll get some scriptures to place doubt on the 'life is associated with breathing' tomorrow.
a more enlightened and logical perspective though still a Christian (Methodist) one - [dailykos.com]
brentan comments on May 17, 2019:
To be honest, though, I thought the writer was being very selective in the choice of verses and made at least one very untrue statement.
Who will come?
brentan comments on May 17, 2019:
Give me your poor, your down-trodden, your... Oh, no..the other...person.
We all hold some assumptions to be true and they lie too deep to be proved; one could call them ...
brentan comments on May 17, 2019:
I’m going to suggest, from stuff I’ve read, that the right hemisphere of the brain is conditioned by genetic and epigenetic factors. This side of the brain decides what it will turn its attention to out of many choices. The left brain hemisphere focusses on what it needs to evaluate from what the right side presents. So we are, in a sense, twice limited in out thinking – once because of what the right brain is disposed to pay attention to and again by the focus of the left brain which emphasises features of the situation presented to it. Nonetheless, while many people don't change their views over the years, I think the brain is plastic enough to change its views and for people to then pass them on to their offspring.
I just changed the name of this group to Me Too-Women's Rights and Men's Rights.
brentan comments on May 17, 2019:
Good idea and maybe expand it to all sorts of abuse.
E does equal MC squared, since I was 50 time has passed much faster than before, anybody else ...
brentan comments on May 17, 2019:
I'm not sure what the equation has to do with it but time for me has speeded up rapidly. I'm in my 60s.
There were two Catholic boys, Timothy Murphy and Antonio Secola, whose lives paralleled each other ...
brentan comments on May 17, 2019:
A 'brand' new pope!
Hi.
brentan comments on May 17, 2019:
Well now!
borborygmus (N) the sound of rumbling in one's intestines.
brentan comments on May 17, 2019:
I'm glad it was nothing worse.
[abcnews.
brentan comments on May 16, 2019:
The religious and the politicians never cease to disgust the public.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and ...
brentan comments on May 16, 2019:
Good old Socrates! You don't hear a lot about virtue anymore.
Pope Francis Guilty of “Heresy,” Catholic Scholars Claim in “Historic” Letter | David Gee | ...
brentan comments on May 16, 2019:
I agree with them. He's a fake Catholic.
Equality for all.
brentan comments on May 16, 2019:
I guess it isn't about us.
When you’ve overheard bits of the story but never seen the video you’re bound to get some of the...
brentan comments on May 16, 2019:
Features badly needing a schema.

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