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Lonely Saturday Night music. Yeah, I could have gone out dancing, but I didn’t. []
brentan comments on Apr 21, 2019:
That's a great song. OK, I have no idea what it's about but it's just so darn dark and smooth. Sharon Robinson has a great voice. I particularly like Alexandra Leaving, which seems like a very difficult song to sing.
Catholic Church assures billionaires that none of their Notre Dame donations will go to poor - The ...
brentan comments on Apr 21, 2019:
Can you imaging wasting good money on those dirty sans-culottes?
Comedian wins Ukraine election.
brentan comments on Apr 21, 2019:
I think this man got elected for the very same reason as Trump - disaffection from mainstream politics.
New York judge dismisses parents' lawsuit against measles vaccine order - JURIST - News - Legal News...
brentan comments on Apr 21, 2019:
It is as if we have an individual responsibility to the general health of society even if we risk our own health and that of our children by taking vaccines.
why should we use social Justus in our government?
brentan comments on Apr 21, 2019:
It's the warriors that give it a bad name.
I had settled in with a new procedural by an author I hadn't read before.
brentan comments on Apr 21, 2019:
Jesus-smuggling. What was the book and the author?
I went to church where gods walk amongst us
brentan comments on Apr 21, 2019:
It must be good to be able to get Coke and hotdogs during the service.
In your view, what is the single most significant/important US/Western cultural development in the ...
brentan comments on Apr 21, 2019:
I like to think it's the intellectual dark web.
brentan comments on Apr 21, 2019:
Fate seems to imply that some agent other than you is at the wheel. It often suggests that it is taking you where you should go instead of where you want to go. I think that's a fantasy for well-off, well-educated people.
I'm under 100 on my way to level 8. This is happening today.
brentan comments on Apr 21, 2019:
With a bit of luck, the alerts will flood in later today.
His last words..
brentan comments on Apr 21, 2019:
So simple you had to be somewhat autistic to see it.
Well, they're not wrong.
brentan comments on Apr 21, 2019:
Make America WASP again.
I was asked today what advice I would give to young writers.
brentan comments on Apr 21, 2019:
Stephen King is always a hoot!
In light of tomorrow being Easter, wouldn't it be nice if Christians actually followed this part of...
brentan comments on Apr 21, 2019:
Isn't that the very heart of it! "By their fruits you will know them".
The roots of all morality and ethics can be reasonably traced to the utilitarian demands of the ...
brentan comments on Apr 21, 2019:
Sounds right to me. Morality as a tool for survival.
I love math!
brentan comments on Apr 21, 2019:
I didn't see that coming.
Italians are sexy!
brentan comments on Apr 21, 2019:
I wonder how many of the artists who paint Jesus half-naked were gay?
Jesus was a carpenter not an engineer! []
brentan comments on Apr 21, 2019:
He brought a lot of things to the table but never quite explained how they would fit together.
"The narrative that government is inefficient and its optimum role should be ‘limited’ to avoid ...
brentan comments on Apr 21, 2019:
I'm a big fan of Maynard Keynes. They say his policy is no use anymore because the way markets work is different today. I thought it was a very well-proportioned mix of market and government. The image I have from reading about his ideas is that of the economy as a boiler system needing impetus at times and reducing pressure at others. There was a terrific discussion between Jordan Peterson and Slavoj Zizek on this and related issues that took place last Friday and has been uploaded to YouTube:
What despicable people these are.
brentan comments on Apr 21, 2019:
Just another few murders away from Paradise.
Are positive illusions a necessary condition for being happy?
brentan comments on Apr 20, 2019:
I think I'm a happy person. Maybe the low-resolution version of happiness is being content. I think it comes from feeling there is meaning in my life.
Madeline Kahn was a comedic genius. From Blazing Saddles here's I'm Tired. []
brentan comments on Apr 20, 2019:
That was great fun!
Technically it's not stealing...cuz you can't steal people.
brentan comments on Apr 20, 2019:
Would a good girl want to be with a man who would do such a thing?
I found a great news summary post on PODJT (facebook) worth sharing.
brentan comments on Apr 20, 2019:
Poor Trump is crucified every day of the week. His resurrections put Jesus' in the shade.
Today is a full moon!!!! Oh thank the stars (literally!) and the universe.
brentan comments on Apr 20, 2019:
Would we dare think the full moon is affecting us and not other people?
I really like a sentiment of Lawrence Krauss.
brentan comments on Apr 20, 2019:
You must admit that inanimate objects don't have the concept of self-sacrifice. The idea about Jesus was that somebody sentient cared enough to give his life for the sake of humankind. I don't believe it's true and I doubt the logic of the sacrifice but Krauss is being very disingenuous claiming stars are self-sacrificing.
It has been said by fururists that within less than 30 to 50 years.
brentan comments on Apr 20, 2019:
I think life is going to get more interesting every year and I would love to live to see it all unfold. I'm not sure how I would love in a physical way if I was a thousand years old and changed body parts along the way. I'm going to guess it would make me think in more more of a bisexual way but the issues surrounding anal sex would still remain unless the anus became robotic rather than organic.
Oops! It's a spoiler, but not Game of Thrones!
brentan comments on Apr 20, 2019:
But he comes back and kicks ass and rules forever and ever amen! You can't beat a good script.
"Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no ...
brentan comments on Apr 20, 2019:
I think he was the one who had a slave for his lover.
Hurry up already.
brentan comments on Apr 19, 2019:
Buddha never looked like he did anything in a hurry.
With Good Friday passing soon, at least the next day is Saturday! Eric Idle - "Always Look On The ...
brentan comments on Apr 19, 2019:
For me, the sacrifice of the perfect for the imperfect has been a sublime symbol of love. Monty Python took that sad symbolism and converted it into the affirmation of life in the face of horror. It was a wonderful moment in film and a triumph of comedy over tragedy.
There is a lot of misinformation out there regarding quantum mechanics.
brentan comments on Apr 19, 2019:
If they can vastly increase the power of a computer's processor because they engage all the positions of the electron in relation to the neutron, we'll have to accept something real is going on there.
Fun for the family!
brentan comments on Apr 19, 2019:
I'm in the mood!
JODIE FOSTER: Born Alicia Christian Foster in Los Angeles, California in 1962.
brentan comments on Apr 19, 2019:
She is such a sexy woman. They always say men are attracted to stupid women but I'm not at all sure. That high forehead is so cool. (Yes, I know)
It is time for me to indulge myself I hope you enjoy it, too.
brentan comments on Apr 19, 2019:
They were brave to take on something as idiosyncratic as a Van Morrison song. I think they made a fine job of it.
Cut Aid to Israel?
brentan comments on Apr 19, 2019:
I didn't know Israel needed aid. I'm all for trade embargos. And stopping Madonna performing there.
I had a creepy FB page today saying "It was my sin that nailed him there" and it had a photo of some...
brentan comments on Apr 19, 2019:
So much for O Felix Culpa: O felix culpa quae talem et tantum meruit habere redemptorem, *O happy fault that earned for us so great, so glorious a Redeemer.*
Nemesis (N) Something that a person cannot conquer, achieve, etc.
brentan comments on Apr 19, 2019:
Take your gripes to the Complaint Department
brentan comments on Apr 19, 2019:
Well then! Are you a man or a mouse?
One day a farmer's donkey fell down a well.
brentan comments on Apr 19, 2019:
Well, that was deep!
Lieh Tzu was studying archery and he hit the target.
brentan comments on Apr 19, 2019:
Those guys had a lot of free time.
Antifa Woman Tried To Get Jewish Republican Fired, Gets Fired Instead | The Pursuit of Happiness | ...
brentan comments on Apr 19, 2019:
I can't believe the sense of self-righteousness she must have had to try something so extreme. Maybe she spends all her social time in an echo-chamber.
A little self depreciation
brentan comments on Apr 19, 2019:
You have to apprecate the honesty.
wrong sex, but same circumstances.
brentan comments on Apr 19, 2019:
I don't think she's drowning her sorrows.
Human morality has acquired two faces.
brentan comments on Apr 19, 2019:
My experience as a JW was like this: first the interested person was love-bombed with expressions of love and idealism. When you were officially in, then the apologetics began for why it wasn't as loving and idealistic as it was made out to be. The people in the group were 'brothers and sisters' and the outsiders were 'worldly people'.
This is really funny🤣😂🤣😂
brentan comments on Apr 19, 2019:
If I was him, I'd keep it to myself.
A BOLD SATAEMENT I think we can fix the world, if we enforced logic.
brentan comments on Apr 19, 2019:
That's a change from 'all we need is love'.
It was fun while it lasted. Until it wasnt.
brentan comments on Apr 19, 2019:
What happened?
Another black man using truth to explain that white people are not evil.
brentan comments on Apr 19, 2019:
I think the only acceptable way to criticise black people is through humour. Chris Rock comes to mind.
Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond HD (Live Pulse 1994) []
brentan comments on Apr 19, 2019:
A wonderful piece of music. They did well to come up with something so good after Dark Side.
Well . F this guy . And everything he stands for . Is it " gooood Friday " yet ?
brentan comments on Apr 19, 2019:
I have no doubt that he is a pious fraud but I seriously doubt he ever said that.
Science is the journey toward truth, religion is pretending you have already arrived there.
brentan comments on Apr 19, 2019:
I think religion played a big part in our journey towards truth. I look on it as bronze-age psychology and I respect the minds that came up with religious notions to explain life so very long ago. I don't think much of the laziness of modern minds that don't move with all the knowledge we have available today.
In 1992, Sinead O'Connor ripped up a picture of the Pope on live television, in protest of the ...
brentan comments on Apr 18, 2019:
She was ahead of the game and very brave. I'm really sorry how life has turned out for her.
Someone fall in love with me please.
brentan comments on Apr 18, 2019:
And be quick about it!
"Now this is what it's like when worlds collide!!!" []
brentan comments on Apr 18, 2019:
Well, that's one big question answered. Now I only need to know what it's like when doves cry.
“To err is to wander, and wandering is the way we discover the world; and, lost in thought, it is ...
brentan comments on Apr 18, 2019:
Thinking about it, maybe stories of challenges, danger, growth, fulfillment etc are the only stories ever written.
Who says illegal immigrants don’t cost us a lot of money?
brentan comments on Apr 18, 2019:
Look on the bright side. They provide lots of employment.
I have a question.
brentan comments on Apr 18, 2019:
No. I suffered badly (and so did my family) from going off my ordinary meds so I'm afraid to try that anymore. You seem to have been fortunate. I'm also surprised that you could get St. John's Wort. I can't in Ireland. I can't help but think reacting emotionally to emotionally-charged situations is an appropriate response. Maybe the drugs were repressing these natural responses.
Is there any way that religion can be proved to be man made?
brentan comments on Apr 18, 2019:
I don't think natural science can prove it but I'm hopeful that psychology will do it.
This is just a poem of past experiences.
brentan comments on Apr 18, 2019:
It sounds like a personal expression of the METOO and MGTOW movements.
Does the levels system here remind anyone else here of Scientology?
brentan comments on Apr 18, 2019:
Ha. I never thought of that. I wonder how you go clear.
brentan comments on Apr 18, 2019:
Maybe the Dems need to choose better battles.
SPENCER TRACY: 1900-1967 Born Spencer Bonaventure Tracy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin of Irish-American ...
brentan comments on Apr 18, 2019:
I really liked Bad Day At Black Rock.
Yes THEY could!!
brentan comments on Apr 18, 2019:
Maybe they got a premonition of their world burning down.
Hello, i am Rachel, i am From Brazil, I like this band call , "o terno" This band is from ...
brentan comments on Apr 18, 2019:
Hello and welcome to the forum.
What is Nothingness, does nothingness exists?
brentan comments on Apr 18, 2019:
Lawrence Krauss tried to explain it to me in his book but I got very confused. A universe from nothing? Well, nothing isn't really nothing. It's more like something.
Love is wise; hatred is foolish.
brentan comments on Apr 18, 2019:
I was just thinking earlier today how insightful the people were in the past who perceived that spirit was so much more effective than law. We mostly only know this idea from religion so I think the baby got thrown out with the bathwater. Our society has never been so busy making laws to equalise rights and remove wrongs. I think it's an effort at Utopia through law and I fear it cannot work. But spirit, the inner motivation to live decently and treat others correctly, supercedes the imposition of law. Here's the apostle Paul in Galatians 5: But if ye are led by the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousies, wraths, factions, divisions, heresies, envyings, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I forewarn you, even as I did forewarn you, that they which practise such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 
Way Too Funny
brentan comments on Apr 18, 2019:
If the cancer doesn't kill him, his anger probably will.
2009 - 2019....
brentan comments on Apr 18, 2019:
Next thing, 3D hearts printed for any politicians who need one.
Bain Dramage.
brentan comments on Apr 18, 2019:
I don't believe that for a moment.
Oh, no! ...That foot spoiled the family photo!! 😂😁😲🤣
brentan comments on Apr 18, 2019:
I hope they can Photoshop that foot out of the picture. I can't remember what the tool is called (no pun intended) but you sample a bit of the yellow wall and then go over the foot to make it disappear and look the same as the rest of the wall.
Put Aside Your Purity Politics and Embrace My Feckless Centrism - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
brentan comments on Apr 18, 2019:
Excellent - just like The Onion. Timely too. I think a lot of people want to go back to same old, same old.
JON & VANGELIS - I HEAR YOU NOW A masterpice from 1979.
brentan comments on Apr 18, 2019:
I don't know much about Vangelis but Jon Anderson's voice and music has been a source of great pleasure for decades. I think he is about 75 years old now and his voice is still terrific.
I did... really!
brentan comments on Apr 18, 2019:
The road to hell etc. And who created all those choices anyway? I didn't.
Just curious.
brentan comments on Apr 18, 2019:
It wasn't just religious. Between my father's aspirational middle-class nonsense and my mother's neurosis, it took a complete nervous breakdown and decades to come to terms with life as it really is and come out of the fog. I never know whether to blame them or blame my own stupidity so I'm not pissed off at them or the world. I must admit it is sad though. Such a waste of valuable time. I stay busy making every minute count.
Has anyone experienced a big family secret after family members have died?
brentan comments on Apr 18, 2019:
Secrets and Lies:
Nothing More- Fade In/Fade Out []
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
He must increase, but I must decrease - John 3:30. Nowadays, 'when the grip leaves the hand', it's time for the care home.
Pastor Compares Child Rape To Theft, Says ‘It Takes Two To Tango’ | Michael Stone
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Too far gone to help.
Protesters dressed as Jesus and Satan appear at Buttigieg campaign event in Iowa | TheHill
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
The protesters are nuts but Buttigieg deserves it.
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
I don't think the outpouring of grief has much to do with religion. It's about an icon of our culture.
Notre Dame fire may be divine punishment, says prominent settler rabbi - Israel News -
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Rabbis, Imams, Fundies..... the narcissism of small differences.
I really do hate small talk...this made me laugh
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Maybe all that talk will make it get bigger.
People always say, "rest in peace" but why the hell can't we just live in peace?
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
We care about the unborn and the dead. The rest can fuck off.
Good women do exist.
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Talk back! Heavens to Murgatroyd!
I’m new here. Just want to say hi.
brentan comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Hello and welcome to the forum!
A moral question- Should I do work for someone that has ties to the kkk?
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 - []
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.
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?
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!
There is nothing divine about morality; it is a purely human affair.
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.
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.


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