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Oh, so those are the words I was looking for.
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
They didn't really mean it. You're too sensitive. And similar BS.
I have been going through a very stressful period and it looks like it will continue at least for ...
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
That really sucks and makes me angry just to hear it. I say give that bitch hell but then again I don't know if you're trapped and it would backfire. I hope you find a solution.
Cornering the market?
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
That's like the M.O. in politics of creating the problem then offering the solution.
“Jesus Not Coming Back By The Looks Of It” Admits Vatican – Waterford Whispers News
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
I'm picturing Jesus singing 'I'm Only Human After All'.
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
The way I understand it, the bills are either unpaid or paid by charities. I think the difference between the American method and say the NHS is that the former does not offer medical assistance as a legal right. One way or another the job gets done so I think the issue is more a matter of principle.
I hope this isn't too unbearable
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
This never happened when people worked six days a week.
Numbers 29:13 (NRSV): You shall offer a burnt offering, an offering by fire, a pleasing odor to the ...
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
The idea was that the sacrifices were shadows pointing to the sacrifice of Jesus. His was 'the real deal' that made animal sacrifice obsolete. (I know, I know)
Been listening to her all day waiting for her to shock even me, here it is... []
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
You tell 'em, Linda.
When religion is eradicated, the only definition of holy will be something with holes in it.
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
I don't see that ever happening. The more you persecute it, the more validity you give it.
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
At first I thought she was my kind of woman.
Coffee! It's my
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
Don't stop until a limb starts shaking.
Morning sculpture project...
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
It's damned ugly but beautifully made.
His girlfriend’s father was interviewing Young Charles.
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
Poor Charles might be as aspie.
[] This guy talks a lot of sense and I think we should listen to him
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
It sounds obvious but only now he has said it. I only ever thought in terms of less industrialisation. Monbiot gets a hard time as a liberal but this makes complete sense to me.
I'm putting society on notice
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
The signs were there, Charlene.
Bob was kind enough to paint this for me! lol
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
It makes me feel like Posner in The History Boys when he says “I’m a Jew. I’m small. I’m a homosexual. And I live in Sheffield. I’m fucked.
India court upholds transgender marriage rights - JURIST - News - Legal News & Commentary
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
I would not have expected it there. Good for them!
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
For me, it boils down to the belief that there are two sexes and a spectrum of genders. I agree that transgenderism is punching way above its weight, probably because we live in an age of prioritising feelings. I was with them all, including the LGBT+ until they started dictating how it was going to be whether we liked it or not.
The corporate ladder
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
So much for truth being absolute.
I think most of us can relate once in a while! :D
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
My mistake.... four coffins. OK, not good.
Thinkin about actually moving with my mom to Portugal.
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
Go for it! I might go to Almeria in Spain.
Is this too much to ask?
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
Now that's real liberal thinking.
I wound up with too much time to think this’s week.
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
I'm reading a book at the moment that proposes that science is really just an extension of the rational thinking of the church. Most of us think of science as objective and religion as intuitive but religion actually promoted the growth of scientific investigation through the centuries and was always a way of rationalising the world according to what it knew. Nowadays we see the worst excesses of religion - the dogma, smug superiority and bullying repeated by science. Richard Dawkins, a great mind by my thinking, is a good example of the superior attitude of science today. Science, for all the benefits we get in terms of knowledge, is as self-reflective as a hall of mirrors in that it is great at explaining how a system sustains itself when it is up and running but useless at stepping outside itself and telling us how it got started and what's it is all about.
Seaweed pouches will replace thousands of plastic bottles at the London marathon.
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
That looks like a great idea!
This is something I had to do today.
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
If you're certain, it's the thing to do.
Everyday is a new opportunity
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Refreshed and recreated just for you. And me.
I have a buddy I was in Vietnam with.
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Guess who's coming to dinner? It might be worth a try.
Well that'll do it I suppose Christian Teacher Ended Her Husband’s Porn Habit… By Shooting ...
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
I guess she felt cheated... probably for a very long time.
Groupthink, a term coined by social psychologist Irving Janis, occurs when a group makes faulty ...
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
It's just too darn easy but it must be a very nice feeling.
Been there and had to do that too often!
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
They are often really just expressing their feelings and there's no point being objective while they're doing that. Says he who is always doing it on social media.
Religion = child abuse
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
When I see how children get abused with good intentions and others with bad intentions, I sympathise with the parents with good intentions and despair for all the vulnerable children.
That ever so loving God has a wicked penchant for vengeance and gleefully so.
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
He must have realised that attitude wasn't working and sent his son to undo the damage.
Did any one else jump off or on the Buttigieg train when he said the popular vote should determine ...
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
So is the electoral college representative of the will of the people or not?
If the NSA is going to listen in they could at least answer questions like Siri or Alexa, right?
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
"Alexa, turn on Classic FM". I'm her's.
My bedtime post tonight is Beth Nielsen Chapman with All I Have.
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
'in the harbour of each other's arms' Lovely song.
Insert “with” where it says “of” and the intent of the statement is clear.
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
It must be nice that another person thinks you are a person of worth. But to take care of another person's worth....
Get my drift..
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
I would need to run to my safe space after seeing garbage. But seriously, is there any good reason behind the housing authority's demand.
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, ...
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Here's a snippet of William Blake's A Vision Of The Last Judgment: Thinking as I do that the Creator of this World is a very Cruel Being & being a Worshipper of Christ I cannot help saying the Son O how unlike the Father First God Almighty comes with a Thump on the Head Then Jesus Christ comes with a balm to heal it
Eh well it seems i cannot even make it 12 hours without social media.
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
We're all in the same boat. I'm glad you were cheered up a bit.
What is the value of beauty, if there is no one evaluate this beauty, the Woman put makeup in order...
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
I think this is like the 'if a tree falls in the forest' question.
Prom beautiful daughter
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
She is very pretty. She reminds me a bit of Danerys in Game of Thrones.
And now, all it gets is lint...
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Sometimes I never know if it's my autism or it's just me.
Right now I am reading Les Miserables, the Julie Rose translation.
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
That's brave! It sure is a long story with a lot of political opinion. I think I got as far as the hero jumping over the wall into the convent.
It is a rare thing
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
I guess it doesn't give what they call a 'competitive advantage'. I think it could, though.
I wonder how spicy they are πŸ˜‚πŸŒΆπŸŒΆ
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
If only she had!
Poor puppy
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
OMG, the poor thing's in shock from too much information!
Beautiful ENYA and "THE BRIGHT DAYS OF MY YOUTH" 'The bright days of my youth They were full of...
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Mo theanga bhocht (my poor language). It is so nice to hear it from time to time.
The good ole wholesome days of the 1980s. 😁
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
I remember my mother being appalled by Janis Joplin's Cheap Thrills album and Joe Cocker's version of With a Little Help.
By the logic being employed by a couple of our more Islamphobic members: because a minority of ...
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
I say be wary of Islam. We're fortunate that most Muslims just get on with living and can be very nice, friendly people but they are, in a way, bad Muslims. The good Muslims work towards an Islamic world under Sharia law and this is understood to come about through war. Nice as Muslims can be, I don't see the majority of moderate Muslims confronting the extremists if they had managed to get control in any area.
Everything happens for a reason.
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
I suppose starvation and disease are physics. Meanness or evil maybe not so obvious.
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Oh my goodness, were there any safe spaces to hide!
Love is a drug
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Aw shucks, they look like they're made for each other!
Today I tried to give my mother advice, and she said that the bible says that one should not listen ...
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Christ wasn't kidding when he said he came to divide even family members from each other. I don't think the Christ of the Gospels really existed but I do think those writers who put these words into the guy's mouth believed they were living in the last days and never expected such dreadful domestic dysfunction to continue for 2000 years.
Tarzan and Cheetah
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
I wonder would they fight over Jane now.
Hard to tell
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Hmm, ecology V bad boyfriend.... Then again, she's probably right statistically.
We're on a road to destruction if we don't make changes.
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
I just think too many people are too assertive about what they believe. No, assertion is fine, aggression is the problem. We've moved from religious aggression to atheistic aggression; so many people knowing instead of thinking, pontificating instead of discussing, insulting instead of challenging. I'm not sure it can be helped. Maybe a lot of people feel they will just sink in the huge marketplace of opinion if they don't express themselves strongly. Anyway, why not try out new ideas? Nothing ventured etc. Thanks for caring.
If you see this on her kitchen counter. RUN. She's a ninja.
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
I remember when Carrie did that to her mum. That bitch had it coming!
Suzanne Breen: 'My beautiful friend is gone - the world is a darker place' Suzanne Breen • 2 days...
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
A useful person shot by a useless dick. They say her orientation had nothing to do with it but honestly I wonder.
Mirrors are evil!
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Pooh never had to worry about fitting into a pair of trousers.
Zionism Violates the Principles at the Heart of Judaism The opinion in this article seems to ...
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
I'm not sure where the exalted idea of having dominance over the Gentiles came from. ... and ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation - Exodus 19:6. But ye shall be named the priests of the LORD: men shall call you the ministers of our God: ye shall eat the wealth of the nations, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves - Isaiah 61:6.  This is all I can think of to give the Jewish people a sense of superiority. I think they interpret that as meaning they will be kings and priests to the rest of the world but I don't see that in the verse. Later of course every covenant in the Bible was broken, the people exiled for punishment, but the sense of superiority never diminished.
Sounds reasonable to me! 🍷🍷🍷
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
I'll bet that would appal the connoisseurs.
I finally programmed myself to say salud instead of god bless. So pleased with myself.
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
We say 'health' in our way in Ireland but oddly enough only in the context of alcohol. That might be ironic (I'm never sure after what happened to Alanis Morissette).
400-year-old Bible stolen from US found in Netherlands
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
What I like about the Bible is that you get to hold in your hand the thoughts and aspirations of a people from 2,500 years ago. If you read one printed a few centuries ago, you get the flavour of how those people felt about this very special book.
The burn..
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
He could be Groom of the Royal Stool too.
Do you think it sounds a bit like rap?
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
That was very funny! There wasn't any hos getting bitch-slapped but that's a plus. Religion sure is taking a beating today! Take that, be-atch!
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
I wouldn't know where to start.
I just see a beautiful countryside enjoying a refreshing drink πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Guilty, your honour.
Happy Saturday!
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Religion is getting a real hammering today!
Haters gonna hate, except....
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Excellent! The limit of nihilism.
Thoughts for Us..
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
I have a bit of that in me too and I'm not apologising to anyone (well, maybe my poor ex-wife who had to suffer a guy too dumb to know who he really was). But these days.... not a chance!
Take Me Home, Country Roads. []
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
I expected John Denver but that was a good version - jaunty! I read mixed reviews about Fallout 76. Did you play it? Like it?
Yes - Awaken (Symphonic Live 2003) []
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
I'm in awe at how well they blended classical and rock. Wonderful musicians! Jon's ethereal voice!
Rock on...
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Game of Stoners.
So very true!
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
The meme has hit on something important (I think without realising it). It's the old idea of recreation, re-creating yourself. Perhaps that's what happens every night - R & R.
Jehovah Witness final exam
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
.... on the wings of angels.
Idle chitchat?
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
I guess they couldn't allow you to get away it in the movies or TV. But I'll bet it happened a lot in real life.
I’m not sure if this is an ageism thing or not and would welcome your opinions.
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
It happens a lot. I think we become a target for all the anger people have against religion. I know from my Christian days how important the opportunity to see loved ones in the resurrection is even though I come from such a dysfunctional family I'm happy never to see them again. For me, the loss of the hope of everlasting life left a big hole in my heart.
Next weekend I’m travelling to Brittany in France to perform a joint concert with a French choir ...
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
That was different! I haven't heard that sound since Alan Stivell a few decades ago. Enjoy your trip. That sounds like a lot of fun!
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
I came across a curious understanding of it first in The Canterbury Tales and more recently in William Blake. They separated the substance of the host from the 'accident'. The substance is the essence of the thing and the accident is the material, tangible expression of the essence. I read a book (Dolores Cullen's Chaucer's Host) that also proposed that the host in The Canterbury Tales is best understood as the Eucharist and the pilgrims as the congregation.
Read, read, read.
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
I remember Stephen King talking about how to be a writer. 'Just do it' seems to be the core idea. He was a bit irritated by people always telling him they wanted to be a writer but not putting pen to paper. I don't think Stephen started off a great writer. When I read The Stand, I thought I was reading a writer learning his craft as he went along and getting better all the time.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.....Mahatma Gandhi.
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
At my age, I sure might die tomorrow. But then I read in the paper about people still alive in their 90s and think be positive, a person could cover a lot of ground in that extra time, instead of focussing on a 6 foot plot.
I recently went to a religious a event with a family member at Easter time.
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
The internal logic is that Adam, as the father of mankind, became a flawed person and that flaw was passed down by inheritance. Jesus was to be the father of a people freed from that flaw through grace. The Catholic Church, for one, seems to be content to see the Genesis story as an allegory, ignoring the problem of believing a real person died to save the world from the sin of an allegorical man. Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned - Romans 5:12. For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ! - Romans 5:17. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. - 1 John 4:10.
No logic...
brentan comments on Apr 26, 2019:
But did he really?
How can modern man believe in a God?
brentan comments on Apr 26, 2019:
I think the reason is that while science gives knowledge, religion gives meaning.
In English family laws, fathers are not much more than sperm donors ! After a divorce we get ...
brentan comments on Apr 26, 2019:
I empathise. I think I was very lucky my children were just out of their teens when we split up. I dread to think the stories she would have made up concerning them.
I've decided to take up yoga.
brentan comments on Apr 26, 2019:
So much for mindfulness!
I'm really new here.
brentan comments on Apr 26, 2019:
Welcome aboard! I hope you enjoy your time here.
Are you impressed?
brentan comments on Apr 26, 2019:
I'm impressed by people who are kind and gracious when dealing with other people.
I live in the Bible Belt and being open about being an unbeliever would be difficult to say the ...
brentan comments on Apr 26, 2019:
Welcome aboard!
A great essay from Carl Benjamin.
brentan comments on Apr 26, 2019:
I guess we accept that democracy theoretically means the majority get their will and the minority have to accept it. This is the status quo. So I guess the fascism shows its face when the minority won't accept it. We see this when people riot, like the ongoing protests in Paris. But the premise here is that fascism is not the response of the state to public disorder but the actions of the state that initiate violence. 'War makes fascists of us all', it says. I think he means we have to force individuals to fight for the survival of the group when it is threatened, whether those individuals like it or not.
Every couple of weeks in Prague you meet someone special Blanka has the sweetest face A ...
brentan comments on Apr 26, 2019:
Oh yes, I was in love when I got to 'accented English eloquent.
How I feel today... wish it was every day.
brentan comments on Apr 26, 2019:
Grandma, you'll kill yourself!
EXACERBATE and EXASPERATE are often confused and has me chuckling when someone posts on a lung ...
brentan comments on Apr 26, 2019:
That reminds me of the story about one woman talking to another about the premature birth of a neighbour's child: 'He was three months immature so they put him in a percolator'.
Great conversation: Carl Benjamin is able to explain his ideas.
brentan comments on Apr 26, 2019:
It was, in a sense, Gatekeepers V Dark Web. It was fascinating to watch the intelligent way Benjamin dealt with McCann's attempts to interpret the web in a politically correct manner. I watched Count Dankula's speech on YT too and he was very good.
Gad Saad's sarcasm about the insanity of Charlize Theron's WOKENESS: She is a child abuser.
brentan comments on Apr 26, 2019:
*I don't want my child to be a phenotype of my progressive genes.* (paraphrasing) Gad is a highly intelligent man but he's a smug, sarky bastard.
Ha ha Florida woman!
brentan comments on Apr 26, 2019:
Is it really that bad?
I frequently see the word 'gonna' being used, both on this site and elsewhere.
brentan comments on Apr 26, 2019:
I don't know. I just don't think so. I use words like gonna and ya when I want to get across I'm not being serious but if they become standard, I'll have to think again.
Another promised End Day has come and gone, sigh.
brentan comments on Apr 26, 2019:
Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.” - 2 Peter 3:3,4. Peter could not be objective about it. He seemed to think you had to be an immoral person not to to believe in the Lord's return. In fact, he seemed to believe you must be an immoral person simply by not converting to Christianity or leaving it after you joined. He showed this attitude again when he declared that apostate Christians would be like 'dogs returning to their vomit' (2 Peter 2:22).
Conflicted mo fo’s
brentan comments on Apr 26, 2019:
Brings a whole new meaning to 'No pasarán!'
Everyone’s a fan, until it comes down to where do you put them, then it’s ‘Not in my ...
brentan comments on Apr 26, 2019:
I read that they produce too little to be any use other than a salve for consciences.


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