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Sitting in my empty but peaceful house on a lazy, rainy Saturday.
brentan comments on Nov 24, 2018:
It's still the afternoon here. I'm listening to Classic FM and working my way through these posts. I've got a good book, Red Dead Redemption 2 game and a bottle of red wine for later. A bit of company would be nice but it's a pleasant enough prospect.
The last of my week of daily quotes by Dorothy Parker, I have left the best, and most controversial ...
brentan comments on Nov 24, 2018:
It's not just a witticism but it's cruel. I wonder had she a touch of autism?
The new Missionary Position
brentan comments on Nov 24, 2018:
Are we being a little on the sociopathic side or am I too serious about it?
mondegreen /ˈmɒndɪɡriːn/ is a mishearing or misinterpretation of a phrase as a result of ...
brentan comments on Nov 24, 2018:
I always thought Bob Marley wanted to put a roof-rack over their heads.
I love reading but I'm so damned busy.
brentan comments on Nov 24, 2018:
Definitely not! It's a new way for a new world. Like podcasts. Super for doing two things at the same time.
I don’t celebrate Christmas, I don’t have a Christmas tree in my living room, there’s nothing ...
brentan comments on Nov 24, 2018:
Use it as a way to get through winter. A half-way stop, so to speak. Eat up, drink up and above all, BE MERRY!
Been ruminating on assholes of my past.
brentan comments on Nov 24, 2018:
I know it sounds a bit religious but forgiveness can help if it's possible.
Hey! New guy here.
brentan comments on Nov 24, 2018:
Welcome aboard!
I have an open question for the ladies: How do you FEEL about the topics discussed in the ...
brentan comments on Nov 24, 2018:
I think one big issue nobody gets into is the realisation that we are animals and animal’s genitals are often not such a pretty picture. I wonder might the attractiveness of the face and body generally be the carrot that leads people on to the business area. Like in modelling, porn is placing the most attractive people in front of us as the bar to reach. The trouble is, men don’t seem to be asked to modify their private parts unless maybe getting rid of pubic hair.
Something from the heart, french francophones [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Nov 24, 2018:
Je ne comprend pas qu'est-ce c'est que ca.
Give your worries over to the Mozfather.
brentan comments on Nov 24, 2018:
Where to begin? Still, I like him. Musical angst. Tear the T-shirt.
Wish I could fly like Superman. [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Nov 24, 2018:
Oh gosh, that's terrible!
Thanks, George. One of the most beautiful love songs. [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2018:
It is a great song but James Taylor should be credited with providing the influence.
What is it that makes humans feel the need to thank God for things that grow in and on land.
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2018:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzzyZ1M-kVU
I was reading an article that suggested there may be a confirmed genetic basis for male ...
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2018:
I'm reading a book at the moment that says schitzophrenia, autism and especially homosexuality have to do with brain lateralisation, that is, how the two sides of the brain exercise their abilities to affect each other. If true, I think it would be difficult to think of homosexuality as immoral, or at least that the desire is immoral.
Seems appropriate
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2018:
Too soon?
“Mario, what do you get when you cross an insomniac, an unwilling agnostic and a dyslexic?
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2018:
That's ruff!
What is the value of life, the value of morality, the value of science, the value of responsibility,...
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2018:
life....experience morality.........fairness science........knowledge responsibility..........sharing obligations emotions.........value judgment helping others.............empathy justice............balance reward....encouragement judgment.......enforcement myself.........awareness I'm just thinking out loud. As for the point of a redeemer, the idea was that the redeemer would give an imperfect person the status of a perfect person if that person did everything in their power to be like him. You, too, have heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed in the Messiah, you were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until God redeems his own possession for his praise and glory - Ephesians 1:13, 14. 
No Misogyny Wanted Here
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2018:
Upon her landing, Antony sent to her, Invited her to supper: she replied, It should be better he became her guest; Which she entreated: our courteous Antony, Whom ne'er the word of 'No' woman heard speak, Being barber'd ten times o'er, goes to the feast, And for his ordinary pays his heart For what his eyes eat only. - Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra
That time has come: Who would you most like to see as the top 2 to 5 (I am dreaming of the day we ...
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2018:
Bernie and Beto.
Optical illusion [bbc.co.uk]
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2018:
I thought it was an animated gif that was claiming to a regular picture. If it really is genuine, it's very odd.
All mushrooms are edible, only some are edible once.
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2018:
Well, that all right then.....
When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2018:
I'm reading a book that says the left side of our brain focusses on what it wants to deal with specifically while the other side watches the big picture. I think if I tried to that consciously, I would be goggle-eyed.
Joy is not in things it is in us. Richard Wagner.
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2018:
I wonder is he right. I think he is a wonderful composer but I don't much about him as a philosopher. My guess is that material things don't contain any joy in their essence but certain things, like culture, music, all the arts add to the joy of life.
116th Diversified Congress!
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2018:
The future is so bright we'll have to wear shades!
It's coming...
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2018:
Well ok but Happy Holidays sounds a bit lame.
Hello everybody i have just joined this group.
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2018:
Welcome along. Join us as we die.
They should just stuff it...
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2018:
Oh no, that's terrible but it's funny.
Evangelical: How can you "prove" that God doesn't exist? Ben: Two words... "Donald Trump."
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2018:
I think god can only manifest itself in interaction with us. Some people say it provided a home and food so that's proof. There is so much written about contact with the divine in early history but none now. I'm convinced it was all wishful thinking and forgivable ignorance but it must be fairly obvious now that if there is a god, it doesn't intervene in human affairs at all.
It has now been a year since the tragic death of Dmitri Hvorostovsky from an inoperable brain tumor.
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2018:
Yes, that's beautiful, with wonderful imagery!
John Allen Chau, Preacher killed by Natives, Appalling Atheist Reactions - YouTube
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2018:
Here’s something on the Christian attitude to law. The apostle Paul wrote to the Romans to tell them to be in subjection to secular law (Romans 13:1 etc.) This is modified by Acts 5:28, 29): Every person must be subject to the governing authorities, for no authority exists except by God's permission. The existing authorities have been established by God, so that whoever resists the authorities opposes what God has established, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. He said, "We gave you strict orders not to teach in his name, didn't we? Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to bring this man's blood on us!" But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than men. So the guy followed the Christian imperative in Mark 16:15: Then he told them, "As you go into all the world, proclaim the gospel to everyone.
I am so tired, I don't want to go to work.
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2018:
I like the way you combine suffering with bragging.
English
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2018:
That's thinking outside the box!
How many times throughout history have individuals become a version of the very thing they claim to ...
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2018:
What's happening in Israel is a good example of this. My own people, the Irish, changed from victims of the English to oppressors of black people when they went to live in America.
Happy Black Friday! Go spend some money! Corporate America Needs You!
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2018:
I'm on my way. I'm sure an Xbox One X will keep the country going and I might enjoying using it.
Openness of American society
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2018:
Well now! America going the way of the Islamic empire, and for the same reason?
Wanking it to an anime character isn’t perverted as far as I’m concerned.
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2018:
Is it considered perverse because of their age? If so, does wanking to them indicate an issue? Questions, no judgment included.
A longboat dating from the Neolithic era has been found in the River Boyne.
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2018:
I love even the smallest sense of walking in the shoes of people who lived so long ago.
GRAMERCY: from Old French 'grand merci' (great thanks) (archaic) Thanks; many thanks; an ...
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2018:
That's very apt for Americans today.
Vainglorious.
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2018:
'This other man I had dreamed A drunken, vainglorious lout'. From Easter 1916 by W.B. Yeats. The man in question was an alleged wife-beater who became a hero of the Easter Rebellion in Ireland.
Quote of the day from Dorothy Parker.
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2018:
Very funny. Very awkward.
Like a virus, it has spread across the Atlantic to the U.K.
brentan comments on Nov 23, 2018:
Go on, buy it. You deserve it!
Let's play a game
brentan comments on Nov 22, 2018:
I remember your cruelty.
This is so terrible. ?
brentan comments on Nov 22, 2018:
Necessary services LOL.
Be good. Do good.
brentan comments on Nov 22, 2018:
It's nice to see people happy.
Thankful for this day...
brentan comments on Nov 22, 2018:
That's too cute!
Sadly true.
brentan comments on Nov 22, 2018:
There's a lot of truth to that. Probably mostly true, I think.
Becoming common place where I live
brentan comments on Nov 22, 2018:
Ouch. Not an accident, I guess.
Greetings from Springfield, OR.
brentan comments on Nov 22, 2018:
Welcome aboard!
How jocund did they drive their team afield! How bowed the woods beneath their sturdy stroke! ...
brentan comments on Nov 22, 2018:
That's nicely put by the man. It has a similar theme to Ozymandias. Ambition is probably a good thing in itself but not the type that is just the craving for power and money,
"None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude.
brentan comments on Nov 22, 2018:
Well OK but you might have to have something to be grateful for. That raises the question if you state you have nothing to be grateful for, could you be stating a truth or must it be that you have a bad attitude?
Kiss Your Afterlife Goodbye! You can only hope to achieve an afterlife if you have some sort of ...
brentan comments on Nov 22, 2018:
The hypothesis would fall apart if the mind is not housed in the brain. That would place consciousness outside the body and the brain would be a tool to access and process thoughts, then storing them at this external location. It may well be that when we die, our processor dies but it wouldn't matter since we would be existing on the same plane as consciousness.
I hope everybody has a chance to be with family and friends today!
brentan comments on Nov 22, 2018:
Time to pull all the skeletons out of the closet. Just add alcohol!
Thankful for all of you on this day !!!!
brentan comments on Nov 22, 2018:
.....and thank you too!
Old joke made currant
brentan comments on Nov 22, 2018:
Clever! That looks like a raisin with attitude!
Democracy should allow you to make an informed decision on who is most suitable to represent your ...
brentan comments on Nov 22, 2018:
I think what we have now is globalised democracy, in that our political parties are all servants of the global market so there is no difference between them except maybe 'the narcissism of small difference'.
Painter....
brentan comments on Nov 22, 2018:
Excellent! Very clever!
Reading Hunter Thompson's son's autobiography this week.
brentan comments on Nov 22, 2018:
Is it that the world is less or we are less so the world isn't so open to us? I can't imagine what's it's like to have a paternal role model who is a powerhouse in any way. I've seen a lot of films where strong fathers destroy their sons. There were also stories about sons who became strong men because their fathers were weak. Anyway, I think it must have been very difficult to be a regular human being living in the shadow of someone extra-ordinary. I'll leave that paragraph alone in case it means something to someone but re-reading your post, I think I misunderstood. Could you elaborate a little?
Do i really need to work??
brentan comments on Nov 22, 2018:
I felt that way all my life in a very extreme way. I'm not sure whether it was because my priorities were right about having far better things to do or it was a heavy, gloomier perspective on life.
“I’ve never been a millionaire, but I just know that I’d be darling at it”.
brentan comments on Nov 22, 2018:
I often thought that too. I think I would have been a very happy aristocrat, enjoying access to culture, travel etc. I'm not sure if I would have been bothered by the poverty of other people. Things had to go wrong for me before I really thought how unfair the world is.
I am just a poor boy -- [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Nov 21, 2018:
Wonderful!
Insanity is no longer a state of mind. It has become a right of passage.
brentan comments on Nov 21, 2018:
Great! I'll be fine. Do you mean it confers an advantage?
How do you begin to be comfortable in your own skin?
brentan comments on Nov 21, 2018:
I think you should start by forgiving yourself for being less than perfect.
I can’t believe I turned 55 years old today. Where does the time go??
brentan comments on Nov 21, 2018:
Happy Birthday! I don't like the idea of my life passing by so fast but I like having little time to be bored.
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brentan comments on Nov 21, 2018:
I couldn't access it either. I can only suggest listening to Jordon Peterson. The whole world has suffered and still does. We need to play a part in shouldering our piece of responsibility for making it better.
Laibach - The Lonely Goatherd [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Nov 21, 2018:
Bizarre! It made me think how far removed we can be from nature.
[nypost.com] Ban on Female Genital Mutilation is Ruled Unconstitutional - WTF!!!!
brentan comments on Nov 21, 2018:
No reason given for the decision? I wonder is it the traditional reluctance of governments to interfere in the inner workings of the different religious
Remember everyone:
brentan comments on Nov 21, 2018:
Half the country? Surely not!
Many words have been reduced to offensive terms such as the much over used word Fuck, which simply ...
brentan comments on Nov 21, 2018:
We'll need a new politically-correct dictionary to cross a minefield of faux-pas.
I once read that there is a term for how certain words gradually become offensive if they are used ...
brentan comments on Nov 21, 2018:
That was an interesting read. I think the word 'special' has changed its meaning too.
@admin Lately I've been getting a lot of "post not available " messages on alerts.
brentan comments on Nov 21, 2018:
I see it now and again. It's always after I've differed strongly with someone. I hope your problem is just technical.
GALOOT.
brentan comments on Nov 21, 2018:
It might have gone out of fashion because it's not strong enough for today's invective.
My sister-in-law's sister got but by a drunk driver.
brentan comments on Nov 21, 2018:
God v Volvo.
Grins.......
brentan comments on Nov 21, 2018:
Is it a stuffed head?
Another one from Dorothy Parker.
brentan comments on Nov 21, 2018:
I'd like to come up with a really good epitaph. I would like to be cremated but I don't know if there's any room for one when you do it that way. I'm not sure either if ordinary people merit epitaphs.
Good morning, and happy day before Thanksgiving!
brentan comments on Nov 21, 2018:
This happens when half the American people get Tourettes.
At this age...
brentan comments on Nov 21, 2018:
They made me smile.
"A man's only as old as the woman he feels." - Grouch Marx
brentan comments on Nov 21, 2018:
It's only a joke. It is, isn't it?
This is how I live my life. Maybe it's a Jewish thing. Maybe it's just because I'm Jewish.
brentan comments on Nov 21, 2018:
I think there is a perception that Jewish people will only interact with other people if they are doing business with them.
Holidays are a little bit sad. Not miserable, just kind of sad. Does anyone else feel this way?
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2018:
Oh gosh yes. It's all the sentiments about brotherly love and happy families that makes the season worse for people who aren't in a position to enjoy such things. But how real is it? I suspect that it's great for young families whose children make the magic real through their unquestioning enthusiasm for the occasion. My adult self survives the season in the knowledge that it's mostly an illusion but my inner child yearns for the time of innocence that loved Christmas.
One thing I find I appreciate about being agnostic/atheist is the not needing faith.
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2018:
There must be something about faith that bothers you that prompted you to write this post. I had faith so I'm sympathetic to people who still have it. I live contented enough but I must admit the notion of living for all eternity through faith is a wonderful hope.
Quote from the Netflix movie last kingdom tonight.
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2018:
I think we were too busy drinking and humping to create an empire in the first place.
What life-altering things should every human ideally get to experience at least once in their lives?
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2018:
Disaster, I think. The opportunity to re-think everything.
I may be old, but I cn still remember when I was -- [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2018:
Maybe I was always old.
After 35 years of marriage, a husband and wife came for counseling.
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2018:
It makes me think about how woman think of men as more than sexual objects but marriages break down because sex is absent.
Got home to find a note from the missus on the fridge...
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2018:
Gosh, I completely relate to that. Goodbye and good luck!
"Unacceptable and horrible crime" says Trump.
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2018:
Unacceptable and yet acceptable. Maybe he means morally unacceptable and politically acceptable.
I wish I knew how to deal with personal stress a lot better than I do now.
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2018:
Is it the sort of stress where everything seems just so hard to do and creates anxiety or is it a war of attrition going on between you and you?
We only use this "C" word when they are small but what about all those young women and men who went ...
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2018:
I guess cult is a mainstream-centric word.
Do you like music in languages you don't understand?
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2018:
I listen to several Hispanic singers even though I usually have to translate the lyrics. I really like Robi Draco Rosa but also like Reuben Blades and Juan Luis Guerra.
"Marks and Spencer knickers display branded 'vomit-inducing'" Feminists have described a Marks & ...
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2018:
They are annoyed because they know sexual attraction is a social construct.
It is truly perplexing to me when Christians act as if their opposition to abortion is rooted in a ...
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2018:
It's shocking. You give them life, feed and educate them, and when you decide you hate the little bastards and want to kill them, the state behaves like it owns them.
J.
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2018:
Delightful music, location and man. Everything is right in this music video.
Sounds legit and the treasure catalog is a bargain for only a quarter. :D
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2018:
I'm on my way! I hope there's something left to find.
N.W.A 100 Miles and Runinn (Explict ; ) [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2018:
No Whites Allowed!
DREICH.
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2018:
It has an onomatopaeic sound to it. It describes the Irish winter well, sometimes our summer too. I went to live in Seattle in the early 90s and was surprised to see how their idea of their lousy local weather had even become memes on T-shirts - 'Seattle Rainy Season - Jan 1 to Dec 31'. I never found this quite true. I thought their summers were terrific and their winters more extreme and changeable than our permanent gloom.
A federal judge overruled President Trump's order limiting migrants requesting asylum.
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2018:
Checks and balances are a great idea. Could a counter-argument be made in this particular circumstance, and especially in the case of the mass migration in progress right now? I think a change in the law might be in order.
Is there anyone here who actually enjoys being older?
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2018:
I couldn't agree more. For me (being a bit on the autistic side) it's the power I have to stay away from painful circumstance like work, religious group etc.
Brainwash yourself
brentan comments on Nov 20, 2018:
I hope the general concensus about reality is close to objective reality, if there is a concensus and an objective reality.
Opinion on people of faith.
brentan comments on Nov 19, 2018:
I've found 2 types: 1. the ones who aspire to a better life 2. the ones who use it like social club

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