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brentan comments on Nov 14, 2018:
It sounds a bit like 'don't throw your pearls before swine'. I guess Shaw didn't want to come across biblical.
Under attack...
brentan comments on Nov 14, 2018:
A dreadful thing to have hanging over you.
This is so important!!!
brentan comments on Nov 14, 2018:
Said the prisoner to his torturer. "Don't get caught" said the torturer to his prisoner.
I was just going to post a comment/question, but then realized I could include a vocabulary word.
brentan comments on Nov 14, 2018:
I'm like the big guy who becomes the gentle giant to negate ideas of him being a bully. I try to hide the fact that I read a lot and have picked up a lot of words along the way.
Death is not the greatest loss in life.
brentan comments on Nov 14, 2018:
To be honest, I think death is a bummer. No more notions of eternal life. But to lose the zest for life during the few years we are lucky to get, that is a tragedy.
My father was Jewish (both his parents were); my mom is of Mexican descent.
brentan comments on Nov 13, 2018:
I wonder does what they know about genes and DNA agree with this Jewish belief that the mother's blood is the only true determination of blood relationship, or am I even asking the right question??
Feminism is a Woman's Right to Choose
brentan comments on Nov 13, 2018:
It's a woman's prerogative.
"The more complex the programs of an organism, the greater is the danger of insanity.
brentan comments on Nov 13, 2018:
That's interesting that he thinks of god in terms of an organism. Most people think god is a spirit.
Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on his own dunghill.
brentan comments on Nov 13, 2018:
Well now! You're full of piss and vinegar today!
Forever Afternoon. [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Nov 13, 2018:
Absolutely beautiful!
NO is a complete sentence.
brentan comments on Nov 13, 2018:
Or, to put it more eloquently:
Greece’s culture ministry says archaeologists have located the first tangible remains of a lost ...
brentan comments on Nov 13, 2018:
This could be interesting. I wonder how it will harmonise with the Aeneid.
Want to go for a walk?
brentan comments on Nov 13, 2018:
I'm not sure how far you would get with your heart in your hands.
Cat collecting.
brentan comments on Nov 13, 2018:
They only need to fear health and safety inspectors nowadays. It used to be the witchfinder.
I have posted this one before.
brentan comments on Nov 13, 2018:
Ah yes, this is my favourite English composer. However, I only have one CD, the one with the interpretation on the Thomas Tallis theme, Greensleeves, Dives and whatshisname and this tune.
PILFER: verb: especially : to steal stealthily in small amounts and often again and again I ...
brentan comments on Nov 13, 2018:
The bastard! I hope you weren't affected too badly. I read somewhere in the past about a guy in a bank who stole all the amounts of customers after the first two decimal points, as in a customer has $3,547. 54789 so he takes the $0.00789 and all these little pilfers, if that's the right noun, added up to a huge amount of money. Maybe you could call them 'micro-pilfers'.
Beto O'Rourke Has 'Star Quality' Republican Strategist Says, As Calls for 2020 Presidential Run ...
brentan comments on Nov 12, 2018:
Irish-American, Texas, President......brave man!
A Woman is Willing to Fall Because She Has Learned to Rise
brentan comments on Nov 12, 2018:
I remember when being a fallen woman wasn't a virtue.
Yanni - The Rain Must Fall [youtube.
brentan comments on Nov 12, 2018:
The bass sure can do a lot more than just punctuate drumbeats. This guy is great. There are two other bass players that I really like - Chris Squire and Leland Sklar.
My new prescription.
brentan comments on Nov 12, 2018:
Ah for the good old days when all you needed was an apple.
Terror-free Slovakia completely refuses Islam and won't allow a single mosque
brentan comments on Nov 12, 2018:
It's probably intended for a European audience.
ESCHATOLOGY: es-cha-tol-o-gy.
brentan comments on Nov 12, 2018:
A new world coming in as soon as the Third Temple gets built! ?
Hi I’m robert from galway
brentan comments on Nov 11, 2018:
Welcome to the forum!
"It’s time to dispense with the myth of American sisterhood.
brentan comments on Nov 11, 2018:
That's crazy. That would mean some women are wrong.
You will be ok!
brentan comments on Nov 11, 2018:
Oh yeah? Shit happens.
If you could only save one book...
brentan comments on Nov 11, 2018:
Finnegans Wake.
Just for us old farts
brentan comments on Nov 10, 2018:
I haven't the energy to go mad. I could implode, I think, if I set my mind to it.
Blind faith?
brentan comments on Nov 10, 2018:
Family is a big part of it too. People have a strong need to belong, especially to family. Then there's those religions that give family members no choice but to shun erring members.
I know many atheists who are more Christian.
brentan comments on Nov 10, 2018:
Sometimes I wonder what life would have been like if people really were Christian. But then I usually think it didn't happen because it can't happen. I wonder will humanism have better luck.
Is time a real thing or is it simply another way of man controlling the masses.
brentan comments on Nov 10, 2018:
Remember when 9-5 was looked on as a real bummer. Working for the man. It's much worse now.
Inane adjective. Lacking sense or meaning , silly.
brentan comments on Nov 10, 2018:
A lot of the time it's in the eye of the beholder.
If indeed there is a god FYI there isn't, then why do we all contain atoms that can be traced back ...
brentan comments on Nov 10, 2018:
That's because we are stardust and we are golden, and we are caught in the Devil's bargain.
Share far and wide..... LOL
brentan comments on Nov 10, 2018:
Pepe on a downer.
And on that note... Happy Saturday!
brentan comments on Nov 10, 2018:
Bah. Humbug.
Is there a book club here? Anybody interested in starting one?
brentan comments on Nov 10, 2018:
They aren't much use. Nobody is interested in what other people read.
Ahh, yeah, I bet you are
brentan comments on Nov 10, 2018:
Oh, to have such focus!
Um, YEAH!!!! [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Nov 10, 2018:
Another hero??? If this is a symptom of how society feels, we must be in big trouble.
What is the most laughable story in the Bible?
brentan comments on Nov 10, 2018:
I like the one about the donkey talking. It isn't as good as the one that took Muhammad to heaven but it is funny.
We Shall Overcome
brentan comments on Nov 10, 2018:
Get off your arse!
Hi there...hopefully u won't kick me out. I am not 50 until Feb but I thought it was close enough
brentan comments on Nov 10, 2018:
You young whippersnapper!
I've noticed lately that I've been blocked by some.
brentan comments on Nov 10, 2018:
Some day soon we'll be able to take them to court for hurting our feelings!
Who was first Odin/Zeus
brentan comments on Nov 10, 2018:
My guess is he was a great leader after the world reached the end of an epoch in the distant past. I'm basing it on a theory by Graham Hancock that the world was inundated with floodwaters from melting ice at the North Pole around 12,000 B.C. Zeus is portrayed as taking over from an older god which could be a great leader prior to the flood. In other words, the cycles of the gods might be a superstitious understanding of the change from one epoch to another.
That's what I mean when I say it.
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
It's the Christian equivalent of 'Have a nice day'!
The most important migration of them all.
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
They are, of course, autistic, so don't be angry with them.
Already getting tired of this fucking Xmas music they play where I work.
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
Pre- Bah, Humbug.
The Evolution of Jesus in the Bible - YouTube
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
Cool.
Protect your daughters.
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
From the Great White Folk Scare of the 1960s. It's just a bad dream now.
Do you display any symbols of your humanist philosophy?
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
I'm sure I'll want to flaunt my Agnostic.com T-shirt when I get it!
Yeah, I had to preemptly block a few co-workers... LOL 😁, they know why!
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
Careful about blocking. That's what lefties do. And right-wingers too.
Beauty and brains -- the winning combination for Hedy Lamar!
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
I've been delighted to see how many concepts have a word to describe them. One of the common themes for a very long time has been the idea that men are put off rather than attracted to intelligent women. There was a very funny play written about it called 'She Stoops To Conquer' where an intelligent women had to lower herself intellectually to attract a nervous suitor. If there is a word (no, I mean an appropriate descriptive word) for being put off or afraid of intelligent women, it would make a good addition to our vocabulary.
TV Series about Family and Transgender Issues.
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
What about the Dutch man who wants to identify as a man 20 years younger?
[friendlyatheist.
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
An Irish journalist, Kevin Myers, is a man whose opinions I highly respect. He, along with some other people, refuse to believe that Jewish people were gassed in the concentration camps. He doesn't, of course, refuse to believe that they were killed. Some people equate the two ideas. On the other hand, we have so many reports of the atrocities, including one that I read and highly regard, Victor Frankl's The Search For Meaning. So perhaps even though there is no room for doubt about the murders, there is an issue about the details, and those details are being used as a reason not to believe in the Holocaust.
Tonight is the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the first large scale attack by the Nazis upon ...
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
We need to talk about the Jews...
RELIGULOUS: is a portmanteau derived from the words "religion" and "ridiculous".
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
But, but, but....we get the same arrogant certitude from atheists!
Beauty and brains -- the winning combination for Hedy Lamar!
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
How did this end up here? Yes, she was as intelligent as she was beautiful. And seemed to suffer for it.
[youtu.be] Saw this from Irish comedian Dave Allen. Thought it was too good not to share.
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
Wonderful delivery. Very suave.
The Beatles - Helter Skelter [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
OK, so he's racing around the slide to stay ahead and higher up than his girlfriend. Then he tells her she's good at love but bad at dancing. "Look out". Yeah, that's looking for trouble.
It is a very difficult epiphany to suffer, that the government you were raised to believe ...
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
I guess when people open their eyes to this truth, they will then expect the Democrats to care about them.
When teenagers are expected (if not encouraged) to date as many people as they can prior to ...
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
I think marriages break down at a high rate because people take the dog-eat-god attitude in work and in their life outside the house and then bring it home.
Jesus Christ took a dip in my local YMCA today
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
People should be very used to seeing Jesus in his underpants.
ACUMEN: a-cu-men.
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
I thought I knew what it meant but I didn't.
MAUDLIN.
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
So it's not a type of linen? Seriously, that's a good one, sounds a bit onomatopaeiac.
The most underappreciated profession in America.
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
I think God only helps upper-middle-class American babies. Their parents are married and have faith.
Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs. Wooly Bullyhttps://youtu.be/KZJiGu6Gz8E
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
It has a great beat but what the heck is it about?!
Unabashed /ˌənəˈbaSHt/ adjective not embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed.
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
Trump anyone?
What is the meaning of life.
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
Here it is from James Taylor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHWHPPHpAj8
Turning 69 today.
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
I remember when 69 was just a sexual position.
As if Sessions wasn't bad enough... [friendlyatheist.patheos.com]
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
God forbid! I think Biblical law would be very similar to Sharia law.
I will not be using this word because I do not get in those discussions.
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
I'm not sure if it it's a good or a bad thing. I think it can be a good thing.
ATROPHY.
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
It reminds me of the sixth and seventh stages of life in 'all the world's a stage'..
Horse on horse....
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
That looks great - weird but great!
Education.
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
I would love to see the stats for what the public read these days. I love fiction from time to time, not having had the confidence to read 'heavier' material until I went to college as a mature student. I feel so much compassion for today's working people that I don't wonder if they spend their spare time with light material.
This week I have been going to the Scottsdale International Film Festival.
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
I'll make a note of these films. I know Peterloo is easy to get, perhaps not so easy to see the others.
Posted this in World Group and thought it belongs here too.
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
Those guys were really good! I get out so little these days, the Irish country accent sounded almost foreign to me. So I loved that, the music and the atmosphere of the pub.
Weigh your words...
brentan comments on Nov 9, 2018:
Perhaps that's what happened in California.
There is no glory or heroes in the war
brentan comments on Nov 8, 2018:
Horror, terror, ugliness with opportunities to show extreme courage and kindness.
HORSE OF ANOTHER COLOR So in reference to the future battle of Armageddon that will occur ...
brentan comments on Nov 8, 2018:
I wouldn't worry about it. The devil is in the details.
One of my favorites from Chris Rock. [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Nov 7, 2018:
So funny, so brave!
Q: What are the small bumps around a woman's nipples for? A: It's Braille for 'suck here.'
brentan comments on Nov 7, 2018:
i thought they were nipplettes.
Big·ot /ˈbiɡət/Submit noun a person who is intolerant toward those holding different ...
brentan comments on Nov 7, 2018:
Gosh, that's Facebook and getting to be lots of people here too.
This is only a test...
brentan comments on Nov 7, 2018:
I'm fucked! Or, I mean, maybe not....
Horngry and order out
brentan comments on Nov 7, 2018:
I want a slice of that!
Believing without evidence is always morally wrong | Aeon Ideas
brentan comments on Nov 7, 2018:
I love that expression about the spreading of religion as 'polluting the well of collective knowledge'.
Creatard Caught In A Lie - YouTube
brentan comments on Nov 7, 2018:
Demanding truth is a very powerful weapon. It's not easy with all the different ways to deflect, misinform etc. This guy hung in there with great conviction.
Not insignificant milestones were reached last night.
brentan comments on Nov 7, 2018:
I never thought I would see the day. We have an openly gay prime minister. Someday I think we'll all be able to have openly atheist politicians too.
Oldest known animal painting found. [bbc.com]
brentan comments on Nov 7, 2018:
I guess there's a word for feeling the presence of the past but I don't know it.
Damn technology
brentan comments on Nov 7, 2018:
Well, the electronic bitch!
[washingtonpost.com] Bring on the diversity!
brentan comments on Nov 7, 2018:
Let's hope it makes a difference but I have this feeling all we're going to get from this is the knowledge that there is no difference between male and female politicians.
I hate that shit too man.
brentan comments on Nov 7, 2018:
I a sooned that's what he meant even without axeing.
[friendlyatheist.
brentan comments on Nov 7, 2018:
He sounds just like the Muslims who think world peace came only come through submission to their religion.
Book Recommendations
brentan comments on Nov 7, 2018:
I'm a little over halfway through Days Without End by Sebastian Barry. I love it. My favourite book might be Joyce's Ulysses but when books are like your babies, it's tough to pick a favourite.
People say I have a drinking problem, but I have no problem drinking at all ????
brentan comments on Nov 7, 2018:
Yes indeed! Drink, fall down, get up, drink again!
I made Level 8 this morning!
brentan comments on Nov 7, 2018:
Congratulations - it's a long haul from 7 to 8.
Aristotle said "Manly men are attracted to manly things", and the manliest of things are men.
brentan comments on Nov 7, 2018:
I think they thought that you had sex with men for enjoyment and sex with women for procreation.
Heaven will really suck.
brentan comments on Nov 7, 2018:
Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV412baN4yk
Drinking alcohol to get drunk is just drinking poison in the right dose to mess you up but not kill ...
brentan comments on Nov 7, 2018:
I wouldn't say it's purpose is to mess you up even if it can do that. I go along with the Biblical idea that the purpose of alcohol is' to make the heart of mortal man rejoice'.
Rowan Atkinson interviews Elton John [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Nov 7, 2018:
I expected Rowan Atkinson to be the consummate professional as always but John Elton played his part really well too!
This kid is great !! [facebook.com]
brentan comments on Nov 6, 2018:
Free electricity? He better wear a bullet-proof vest.
Margaret Cho - Fresh Off the Boat - YouTube
brentan comments on Nov 6, 2018:
Oh dear, not for me.
Are Swedes shifting further to the right?
brentan comments on Nov 6, 2018:
They are waiting for the Swedes to assimilate.

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