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Do you have a good ability to think outside the box?
brentan comments on Aug 10, 2018:
I only seem to have out-of-box-ideas when I am both very relaxed and a bit drunk.
If you could eat one food without getting sick of it what would it be?
brentan comments on Aug 10, 2018:
Vanilla ice-cream.
A little Jim Jeffries to start off my day. God drunk at a party. [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Aug 10, 2018:
In vino veritas.
If one is seemingly , permanently alone even while living in a reasonably large community though ...
brentan comments on Aug 10, 2018:
I think one of things that contributes to loneliness is our tendency to reject the people who could save us from our predicament.
These sneaky bastards got caught red-handed! [usatoday.com]
brentan comments on Aug 10, 2018:
That's one very brave judge! The executive arm of government decided it was the judicial arm too.
Discomknockerated Surprised to the point of being flabbergasted or rendered speachless A word ...
brentan comments on Aug 10, 2018:
Is the feeling of awkwardness suffered after a mastectomy?
Octothorpe, known as the pound sign to us older folks and a hashtag to millennials.
brentan comments on Aug 10, 2018:
I thought it meant 'eight villages'.
Big counter protest happening this weekend.
brentan comments on Aug 9, 2018:
I wouldn't want to encourage the left either.
Why does the left constantly use identity politics and politically correct terms to all their ...
brentan comments on Aug 9, 2018:
So much for respectful debate.
Are you Aryan?
brentan comments on Aug 9, 2018:
It's that awful WASP mentality in America.
Ha!
brentan comments on Aug 9, 2018:
Poor pianist. That was very unchristian.
I want my money back!
brentan comments on Aug 9, 2018:
I know it's not easy but would you really want to be a teenager again? Full of piss and vinegar and not a clue about anything.
SUBTERFUGE: sub-ter-fuge.
brentan comments on Aug 9, 2018:
Maybe originally to 'flee by going under'? Fuge as in tempus fugit?
I wrote this when I was 17.
brentan comments on Aug 9, 2018:
I just saw it as time for a refill. Now I know it's for lust control. That's a clever little poem!
I just found this article that may be as interesting to some of you as it was to me.
brentan comments on Aug 9, 2018:
That was informative. Apart from the child abuse scandals that happened everywhere, I knew nothing about reasons why Americans are turning from religion.
Why does the left constantly use identity politics and politically correct terms to all their ...
brentan comments on Aug 8, 2018:
Identity politics has the wonderful combination of victimhood and lack of responsibility. Now white people can enjoy the childish attitude that black people have enjoyed for so long, avoiding responsibility and blaming the white man.
Where are you on Narcissistic Spectrum?
brentan comments on Aug 8, 2018:
I wonder what a reasonable amount of self-regard is, and what score reflects that? If it is a zero score on this test, is that someone who has no regard for themselves at all? What's the score that puts you in the danger area?
What do you call your mother-in-law?
brentan comments on Aug 8, 2018:
Don't forget people are dying in Canada to fight the C16 law.
Pixilated, adjective - slightly eccentric or mentally disordered.
brentan comments on Aug 8, 2018:
Those elderly women were delightful! Wonderful film.
Deciding on what to eat.?
brentan comments on Aug 8, 2018:
Maybe that's why traditionally they cooked what they were given to cook. Apples be damned, we want meat!
God but not man's religion?
brentan comments on Aug 8, 2018:
I feel there might be something out there too but it's not the patriarch with the beard anymore. It's more the Eastern cosmic consciousness.
If you look beyond Christian and anti-Christian polemic, you do not need to invoke religion to ...
brentan comments on Aug 8, 2018:
I guess he means you don’t need to talk about Satan or man’s fall from grace to explain cruelty. It’s just man’s nature to be cruel or kind, and cruel and kind depending on mood, circumstance etc. Then again, I suppose he might well have thought that man is God’s creation without believing in Satan or the fall but that’s a bit a la carte.
For your reading pleasure
brentan comments on Aug 8, 2018:
It's a real challenge being God: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEse-WZNd3M
Where does consciousness come from?
brentan comments on Aug 8, 2018:
I think it is an inate feature of the cosmos that is accessed by the human brain and is the repository for every thought that came into the mind of man since time began. As our mind processes thoughts taken in from the cosmos, the processed thoughts go back out there for storage.
Have you ever blocked somebody solely upon reading their profile bio, without even interacting with ...
brentan comments on Aug 8, 2018:
No. I haven't blocked anyone yet. The worst anyone has done to me online is hurt my pride. It smarts but I recover pretty quick.
The significance of number 8 in numerology
brentan comments on Aug 8, 2018:
I know a few numbers from my Bible days. 7 is spiritual completeness 10 is human completeness 6 is a lack of completeness, evil Is 8 better than spiritual completeness? It probably can't be so maybe this meaning comes from a different source.
Why Are Many Americans Abandoning Religion? A Lot of the Credit Goes to Pastors – Friendly Atheist
brentan comments on Aug 8, 2018:
I see their point and yet I can't help but argue that pastors were always behaving this way. So my question is why have we reached a tipping point now where the pastors are being challenged for what they say. I'm tempted to say it was the child abuse scandals but something tells me there is more to it than that.
[youtu.be] whiskey in the jaro
brentan comments on Aug 8, 2018:
My Celtic soul is in shock. Maybe it's cognitive dissonance. Maybe it's old age! Help!!!!!
Arguably one of the best guitar blues man and he's only 12 in this video.
brentan comments on Aug 8, 2018:
That is awesome talent! Love the boots.
I am so sad here! Hate Earth sometimes! Everyone I care about thinks I am alive to fulfil some sort ...
brentan comments on Aug 8, 2018:
I really think the best way to deal with them is through satire. Dumb as they are, they are the only ones keeping my FB pages going. Muhammad had only 15 white hairs on his head when he died. Yeah right!!! How many on his pubes?
Future of A.I.
brentan comments on Aug 8, 2018:
Robot Wars. They can kick the shit out of people for the fun of it!
Social convention or auto default?
brentan comments on Aug 8, 2018:
Got to get those devils out of the system!
Obedience and submission, from the Aug 2018 broadcast [twitter.com]
brentan comments on Aug 8, 2018:
That link didn't work for me.
Without religion?
brentan comments on Aug 8, 2018:
I don't believe we're ready for it. I think it would be terrible.
Long ago I discovered that laughter is not always because we find something funny.
brentan comments on Aug 8, 2018:
An example of concentration camp humour from Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning. This laughs at the positions of authority the capos got when they decided to work for the Nazis to control their fellow Jews: ‘… and to think he was only a bank manager before the war!
Horton Barker-At The Foot of Yonders Mountain [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Aug 8, 2018:
That old man has a surprisingly good voice for his age. It's a nice song too.
[yahoo.com] Faith Leaders Being Targeted For Aiding Migrants
brentan comments on Aug 7, 2018:
If they break the law, treat them like everyone else.
[m.youtube.com] Top 80, so longer but a few jaw droppers for me. I really enjoyed this one.
brentan comments on Aug 7, 2018:
I really enjoyed that trip down memory lane - thanks!
Hello Heathens. Hope everyone has a great day today.
brentan comments on Aug 7, 2018:
Hello fellow heathen. I heard a guy say recently that heretics are people who don't hold to the whole body of doctrine in an orthodox belief - they have a pick and chose attitude to the mainstream religion. I don't know if that's technically correct but I never really knew what the word meant.
The Solution to Stop Islam. - YouTube
brentan comments on Aug 7, 2018:
I think she has been so badly mistreated by the Muslim culture that she doesn't read the Koran completely objectively. I wish her well. She must be very strong.
I’d like to float an idea.
brentan comments on Aug 7, 2018:
Oh go on, then (insert smiley here).
Hello all! Noob here. Tips? Pointers? Thank you Site looks interesting.
brentan comments on Aug 7, 2018:
Hi. Welcome to the forum.
Not sure if I'm looking for any advice, or just needing to talk.
brentan comments on Aug 7, 2018:
I'm not able to give any advice. I just wanted to say well done for all the work you've put in as a father.
[youtube.com]
brentan comments on Aug 7, 2018:
That's very clever and funny. Hal needs a patch real bad.
Just your perspective..... !
brentan comments on Aug 7, 2018:
In the cartoon, it seems that the perspectives are determined by circumstance. Each man sees a change in circumstance and we laugh because their underlying circumstance isn't changing.
A must read.
brentan comments on Aug 7, 2018:
The Bible captured the idea very well: So I set my mind to know wisdom and madness and folly; I learned that this, too, is a pursuit of the wind. For with much wisdom comes much sorrow, and as knowledge grows, grief increases – Ecclesiastes 1:17, 18. It might be essential for the sake of a functioning society that not everybody is highly intelligent, educated and perceptive.
[youtu.be] the real deal. What a song
brentan comments on Aug 7, 2018:
I didn't underwhat she meant by barbed wire boys.
Deconstructing Genesis-Part 3 – Molded By Reality
brentan comments on Aug 5, 2018:
It is a good thing to read and reflect on what scripture says. It might be better to read what others have to say about these matters and then add your conclusions to the mix. I don't try to understand scripture literally. It doesn't work well for me. If I look on the stories as moral fables, I can make sense of them. But that's me. I'll keep an eye on your writings to see what you come up with.
The best revenge really is living well.
brentan comments on Aug 5, 2018:
I would like to hear his side of the story.
If god was real...
brentan comments on Aug 5, 2018:
It has got that way. Maybe it was always that way.
"History does not record anywhere at any time a religion that has any rational basis.
brentan comments on Aug 5, 2018:
Maybe he didn't know too many religious people.
Do you remember this?
brentan comments on Aug 5, 2018:
That's a big bandage. Can't you get it out of the package without a string?
Inspired by @Tampabrew 's earlier untitled post I dug this out of mothballs; it's a few years old ...
brentan comments on Aug 5, 2018:
I think Americans who insult Trump insult their presidency and thus their nation. Now before anyone answers, I said 'insult', not 'criticise'.
In his image? ?
brentan comments on Aug 5, 2018:
Perhaps they look surprised because you don't understand what made in God's image means.
Parenting...
brentan comments on Aug 5, 2018:
Where could a parent go for professional help? A museum?
Could you master your mind? Or how well do you master your mind?
brentan comments on Aug 5, 2018:
If you saw the brain the way Iain McGilchrest sees it, the corpus callosum dividing the two hemispheres might make that physically and psychologically impossible. The gist of it is that the left hemisphere controls focus on specific items in a mental image. The right views the overall picture. The corpus callosum both inhibits and processes output from the two sides. For example, the corpus callosum won’t allow the left hemisphere to remove the focus of the left brain when it is working. It will, however, allow information received from the left brain enter the right brain to be added to its picture of the whole. Could it be possible to master the mind? Probably not if this means the left brain must master the right. The corpus callosum won’t allow that. https://brainworldmagazine.com/the-divided-brain-an-interview-with-dr-iain-mcgilchrist/ He also has very interesting lectures and discussions on YouTube.
"Paradise.
brentan comments on Aug 5, 2018:
That sounds like a lovely place!
If I belive christian 1.
brentan comments on Aug 5, 2018:
It's not that these people believe unbelievers are going to hell that bothers me. It's the belief that some of them have that they should send unbelievers to hell before their time. I hope we never have to deal with that in the West again. Fingers crossed!
What do you do for 'self' care?
brentan comments on Aug 5, 2018:
I like video games to take my mind off things. Cooking works too.
10 Questions that religious person should ask himself before death 1.
brentan comments on Aug 5, 2018:
I didn't know that about Ali and Omar appearing in Muslim dreams according to their beliefs about Islam.
This is so good..
brentan comments on Aug 5, 2018:
Often found assembled in Portland, Oregon.
Some food for thought about Science.
brentan comments on Aug 5, 2018:
That comes across very arrogant.
If one has an affair on their partner, aside from the morality, guilt and violation of trust ( not ...
brentan comments on Aug 5, 2018:
Selfishness.
A reminder for us all to take the time to just breathe, to "stop and smell the roses".
brentan comments on Aug 5, 2018:
I hope that meme wasn't posted during work hours.
This was just posted by United Satanists! They are so bad butts! So much evil you may want to cover ...
brentan comments on Aug 5, 2018:
That's the sin that got Satan into trouble!
Good Evening Everyone! Peace & Joy to your Hearts!
brentan comments on Aug 5, 2018:
Where would we be without our global industrial gurus? Spiritually bereft, I guess.
I <3 him
brentan comments on Aug 5, 2018:
He's bullshitting for political advantage. Children have always been subject to suffering on America's shores. On every other country's shore too. Even the ones with no shores.
Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human ...
brentan comments on Aug 5, 2018:
This paragraph speaks as much for our time as Tolstoy's: *What is now happening to the people of the East as of the West is like what happens to every individual when he passes from childhood to adolescence and from youth to manhood. He loses what had hitherto guided his life and lives without direction, not having found a new standard suitable to his age, and so he invents all sorts of occupations, cares, distractions, and stupefactions to divert his attention from the misery and senselessness of his life. Such a condition may last a long time.* This is manifest in my own country, Ireland, which is starting to live in a post-religious era.
At least I'm considerate. Edit: this is a joke, people.
brentan comments on Aug 5, 2018:
Well, it's not exactly MGTOW.
I'd like to share with you a piece I've composed for a video game.
brentan comments on Aug 5, 2018:
I enjoyed that very much.
Geese, so many middle aged people here. Where are all the young adults?
brentan comments on Aug 5, 2018:
Hey 19, we got nothin' in common....no, we can't talk at all.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SOI_Yl_0e8
Good Books that made a difference.
brentan comments on Aug 5, 2018:
Crisis of Conscience has had a great influence of many Jehovah's Witnesses, including me. I just finished Victor Frankl's Man's Search For Meaning and it is said to have had a huge influence on people for several decades now. It is a wonderfully positive book drawn from the horrors of living in Nazi concentration camps.
Is "believing" in karma superstitious or is it scientific based?
brentan comments on Aug 4, 2018:
I think the idea of people getting what they deserve is just to keep us tame. Hell might be just an extension of the same wishful thinking.
Belief in karma is as much garbage as belief in an afterlife.
brentan comments on Aug 4, 2018:
Well, that's that then!
Studying the cause of the Civil War...funny, and not very funny at all.
brentan comments on Aug 4, 2018:
Apu knows his stuff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFwHQYDqf6c
Written by my close relative.
brentan comments on Aug 4, 2018:
It seems not only religious people feel a deep sense of impending doom. Quite a lot of entertainment reflects that too. If the fundies are right, Armageddon's a-comin' and things will get very much worse belore the Messiah comes to solve our problems. I don't think non-believers are articulating any unified alternative message. Everyone believes the problem is a cause of the economy. I believe it's a hole in people's lives caused by lack of meaning. The meaning given to people by their various religions has dissipated and there seems to be nothing to replace it.
Watched lo and behold ruminations on the computer age I think the internet is one of the best ...
brentan comments on Aug 4, 2018:
It's a huge part of my life. I love it.
How the American left is rediscovering morality | US news | The Guardian
brentan comments on Aug 4, 2018:
It's bizarre that socialism, treating everyone the same, has a kinship with religious morality and yet frightens conservative Americans like the devil was in their midst.It's not so bizarre, I guess, if you know anything about the history of Russia and China in the last century.
Not worth a title The president spews hate You can see it in his eyes In his face At his ...
brentan comments on Aug 4, 2018:
Very good. I think the Bible says many people will mistake the Antichrist for the Messiah.
Do you read "fiction" or "non fiction" or maybe "historical fiction"?
brentan comments on Aug 4, 2018:
I progressed the same way. The only history I learned was from historical fiction like James Mitchener's Texas or Gary Jenning's Aztec. I think it was because there was meat on the bones of the story. These days I find there is more meat on the bones of philosophical books. My father used to call stories that were easy to digest - pap. I still like to read a pap story every now and then for a break from the heavy stuff. It's usually historical fiction about Shakespeare's England.
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brentan comments on Aug 4, 2018:
I'm not usually stuck for words. Maybe I got struck by cognitive dissonance at the positive nature of your post. And I trust you managed to turn your life around. He must have been a great and unusual man to offer such kindness in a world set up to be unkind to him.
You can order your DNA profile, which can tell you how much neanderthal DNA you have, and can trace ...
brentan comments on Aug 3, 2018:
I'll bet my siblings and my ex have lots of Neanderthal DNA. I'm probably from a tribe of Arian Africans.
Genome Study Upends Our Understanding of How Language Evolved... [scientificamerican.com]
brentan comments on Aug 3, 2018:
I never thought our biology had anything to do with language. Maybe it has to do with how the sounds of language are produced by the tongue.
I want to open a bottle of dry, red wine, gaze up at the stars, and become lost in the thousands of ...
brentan comments on Aug 3, 2018:
Control yourself. Chastise yourself. Pinch yourself. Now go out and make money!
John Hartford - Steam Powered Aeroplane [youtu.
brentan comments on Aug 3, 2018:
Now that's very enjoyable - lots of talent on that stage!
“You have to be where you are to get where you need to go.” Amy Poehler
brentan comments on Aug 3, 2018:
Or you have to die to get where you're going to end up.
Haiku for a sexy weekend... After we made love smelling of great memories I left you smiling
brentan comments on Aug 3, 2018:
That's what happens if you don't shower after sex!
So, after talking to my mother she believes my lack of belief or lack of of tolerance for the ...
brentan comments on Aug 3, 2018:
Love your mother if she will let you.
Just my thoughts : linear perception has space/time locked into a paradoxical loop of various ...
brentan comments on Aug 3, 2018:
I need a clarification. Is 'linear perception' another way of saying 'thinking about the future' or do you mean that our perception of space-time is linear instead of multi-dimensional? If it's the latter, where do our emotions fit in?
Locus Mundi There should be a place Where feet have not trod Where eyes have not seen ...
brentan comments on Aug 3, 2018:
I guess we'll never lose our fascination for discovery of something new. To the universe and beyond!
Isn't the word "consciousness" becoming an excuse to replace the outdated "god" word?
brentan comments on Aug 3, 2018:
I think there is a change in the air. Perhaps people are unsatisfied with the Richard Dawkins-type notion that consciousness resides in the brain so that when the brain dies, that's it for our personal consciousness. I like Rupert Sheldrake's concept of consciousness being out there in the meta-world, and the brain working as a tool to retrieve, process and store thoughts. So in Sheldrake's world, the brain can die and consciousness lives on.
Right Said Fred singer finally able to wear his shirt after sexiness reduction procedure
brentan comments on Aug 3, 2018:
It must have been torture to be so sexy. I'm happy for his sake.
I have not been active on this site for a while..
brentan comments on Aug 3, 2018:
Hello and welcome back.
This new book called "Squeezed" looks really good.
brentan comments on Aug 3, 2018:
I think it's very true. It'll be a return to the bad old days when there was only rich and poor.
Another one I'm moving over from Poets' Corner, about a certain someone who's still making my heart ...
brentan comments on Aug 3, 2018:
It's short, sweet and concise.....in a word, excellent!
People who are unaware tend to be unaware that they are unaware !
brentan comments on Aug 3, 2018:
It's time to be woke. Even Jesus talked about it 2000 years ago: Blessed are those aware of their spiritual need - Matthew 5:3. Wake up, people!
Are you currently reading several books?
brentan comments on Aug 3, 2018:
Yes. Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky and The Master and Margarita by Bulgakov.
Is it odd to occasionally look up and wonder... Is any of this real?
brentan comments on Aug 2, 2018:
Here's a potential antidote to the problem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP5ohTF4epE
I am going to vote for the cantidate who vows never to attend a "prayer breakfast".....
brentan comments on Aug 2, 2018:
You'll end up voting as often as a Jehovah's Witness.
How did you escape narcissism?
brentan comments on Aug 2, 2018:
The only cure I know for that problem is travel.

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