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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.
Lol.
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!
Allergies!!!
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. [youtube.com]
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) [youtu.be]
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!
TRANSUBSTANTIATION - Noun.
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.
I love Mark Twain.
brentan comments on Apr 26, 2019:
I guess he could be a right cynic!
Name an old school word that we don't use anymore.
brentan comments on Apr 26, 2019:
The leather.
Beautiful!
brentan comments on Apr 26, 2019:
Yes it is. I also like going through the general posts to find topics I like.
What's the oldest thing you own and still use?
brentan comments on Apr 26, 2019:
It's one of those stacked stereo systems with the record-player on top.
Mixed bag for Friday
brentan comments on Apr 26, 2019:
Excellent! Are you named after the soup or beer pot? I looked it up and it said it meant a big pot or dish. I thought the een meant small but it turns out this een means made of or having the nature of. https://www.dictionary.com/browse/tureen
This has most likely been discussed multiple times, so apologies for creating yet another ...
brentan comments on Apr 26, 2019:
I don't remember the mindset that lead me to try to kill myself. I just know it was very different from my mindset today. You're not yourself and it'll take a lot more than a Snickers to solve the problem. I think the religious condemnation came from the idea that you rejected the gift of life God gave you so what's the point in you getting a resurrection. I think that old idea still has traction in my old religion, the Jehovah's Witnesses. That was in the 80s and 90s. Maybe it's different now.
Birth Of A Nation (Movie) on You Tube is outstanding and will guarantee your anger.
brentan comments on Apr 26, 2019:
I think it's a fascinating film. Nowadays it's educational. Other films like Triumph Of The Will ditto.
LET US HELP YOU SUSS THIS.
brentan comments on Apr 26, 2019:
Look at the new mods, just like the old mods.
I'm sure 99% of you all get the joke. For the 1% that don't get it, .... well we can't help you.
brentan comments on Apr 26, 2019:
Big Brother doesn't always have a cure but it always has a solution.
Who dun it?
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
Off to a good start.
I never dreamed ... (NO! Not me specifically ... I just think it's funny.)
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
Well ... I got nothin'.
I have never understood how any self-respecting woman could be a Christian.
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
They rationalise some of the things they don't like and ignore the other things.
Harsh......
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
She is very pretty. Omar too!
"The narrative that government is inefficient and its optimum role should be ‘limited’ to avoid ...
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
That's a tough one! I'm thinking of the early business model of bartering. That doesn't seem to involve much politics but maybe that was just in the beginning. The Viking business model might be classed as political because the survival of the whole people was at stake. Then what about the colonial business model? That must have been political.
I have two already full. How about you?
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
Loyalty should be rewarded, I guess.
To be or not to be attached... [theoatmeal.com]
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, The wife's’s wrong, the proud husband’s contumely, The pangs of despised love, the law’s delay, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin? It wasn't easy to get a divorce back then.
In keeping with the current theme.
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
It's tough. I realised the buck stopped with me when things fell apart a few years ago. There was no point in looking for someone behind me. It's a lonely revelation.
Dat glue tho.....
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
When sticky fingers was an innocent term.
Love her spirit!
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
That should help!
Those of you who—like me—frequently travel in Europe will completely understand this...
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
I think this is good evidence that the mind sees what it wants to see.
I came across this article in the Independent.
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
Lots of space is going down those black holes.
Most political punditry is saying Trump will likely win reelection in 2020.
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
I think it is important to recognise those factors.
"What could possibly go wrong?" Timmy Turner
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
Stay alive, Bernie!
Passenger | Let Her Go [youtube.
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
I owe James Blunt an apology. I thought he was responsible for this outrage.
Don't fit in, that's a good thing..... [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
That was good. I enjoyed the fairly recent spate of TV programs that linked autism to brilliance. Monk comes to mind. There was a movie with Claire Danes telling the story of an autistic women who studied cattle and set up new more humane ways of slaughtering them. It is really good to see the amount of videos available on the workings of the autistic mind and the value non-neurotypical people can add to society. This and the continued study of the brain and how it works will open up great understanding for anyone who wants to value the differences in people.
Got to love a stout beer called Sweet Baby Jesus
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
That looks tasty! They should make a very strong version and call it Jesus Christ Almighty!
We put back the link to the "General Forum" at the top header (currently in archive mode) and are ...
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
Thanks a lot for listening to us!
But I will find you.. and I will kill yo, Oh, whoops wrong meme.
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
A role model for evangelists.
This meme is relevant... We get mad when the forum is re-arranged...
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
Yes indeed. I could find my way around the stores I use with a blindfold on. At the rate I'm abusing my eyesight, that might come in handy.
Declaration of War I, Sir Lawrence of a’Labia, declare war against everybody, including...
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
Sun Tzu couldn't have put it better.
Kids ask the craziest questions LOL
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
It certainly was black and white in my day. Grey areas were for atheists and perverts.
As far as I can see, this site was set up and is run by and financed by a small group of ...
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
I guess this follows the general thrust of put up or shut up. Well, no thanks! A large part of the problem is the transfer of power to suppress speech to too many people who have already demonstrated their lack of objectivity and often megalomania. Power attracts these assholes. So we'll complain like anybody in a free country should and withdraw if and when we want to, not when you want us to.
Ironic, isn't it?
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
That's much worse than rain on your wedding day.
I definitely agree with this now that I'm older, what about you?
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
I agree but I don't always do it.
Matching bags
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
And why not?
This is maga?
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
I must get my ass over over there. Justified murder doesn't come every day!
True story.....
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
She's a goddess and I love her black booty.
So are we going to get the cute little site meter back, showing us total people on the site, group ...
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
It would be interesting because I don't want to go off in a huff, or leave on principle to put it a better way. I think I'll stay until a day comes when I think it's just no fun anymore.
After the conservative wave, will we see now a funny wave? [theconversation.com]
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
It's like the king's fool has become the king. This was a tradition, but I think the poor fool only lasted a week at most and then paid for the wrong done by the real king by being executed. I think this was referred to in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The tradition of the fool being the only person permitted to tell the truth to the king still lives on in comedy today and I find comedians to be very intelligent, insightful people. I fear any good they might do will be sucked into the political machine and shat out the other end.
If the bear is like Trump, he might like it
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
Going out on a limb to solve the problem.
Happy WTF Happened to the Site Day!
brentan comments on Apr 25, 2019:
Who'd have thunk our faith would be tested?
Amy Winehouse....singing a selection at Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London, 2008. [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Apr 24, 2019:
She had so much going for her but of course I don't know what her problems were but she was lovely looking, a super singer and Jewish. I would love to know someone Jewish. We could talk til the cows came home about all sorts of stuff.
This is my first time posting here...my passion is photography
brentan comments on Apr 24, 2019:
Welcome aboard!

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