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Hey everyone I would like the opportunity to get to know you.
brentan comments on Jul 28, 2018:
Likewise, Tim. Welcome aboard!
General locations
brentan comments on Jul 28, 2018:
I see everyone. I use a Windows laptop. Maybe apps on an android device work differently?
A little laugh to the ex-Jehova’s Witness or people who understand JWs and Mormons.
brentan comments on Jul 28, 2018:
'Your territory' lol and the competition are poachers, I suppose. Bless 'em with their maps and return visits and monthly reports. What would Christ have made of the bureaucracy?
SUN AND SHADOW The child in me remembers, In cool of early morning, bare feet planted in grass ...
brentan comments on Jul 28, 2018:
Well done!
Well, I don't usually post any of my poetry that hints at sensuality, but .
brentan comments on Jul 28, 2018:
That's brief and (races) to the point.
Just wonder.. is it really story tha JW do pedophile?
brentan comments on Jul 28, 2018:
It's all of them.
There is a new group on Agnostic.
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2018:
That's a great idea!
Which do you think woudl be more likely...
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2018:
I think if we were visited by aliens from a different world, it would be the Anunnaki. They are the only ones I've ever heard about who came to earth.
In the U.
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2018:
I watched a beautiful and very sad movie yesterday called Goodbye Christopher Robin. It's about the creation of the Winnie-the-Pooh stories but it is also about England after WW2. A trip down memory lane might be medicinal. England seems to be suffering the same malaise as many other countries, including my own. I put it down to a loss of spirituality, having tossed away religion and replacing it with nothing but love of money. While I'm sorry for immigrants, I honestly feel uncontrolled immigration will rob England of its culture. Right now, I can't think of any other alternative to religion than culture.
Bigot for the left
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2018:
Antifa is an example of extreme bigotry - authoritarian, violent, toxic.
If you were a god, what would you do?
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2018:
I would insist on fair play on a global level. I would explain how to achieve it. Right now, as a human bean, I haven't the foggiest idea.
Jordan Peterson has the peculiar notion that "good people" who say they are atheists only THINK they...
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2018:
Peterson believes that we have got our morals and values from the Judeo-Christian tradition. In my case, he is definitely correct. In the discussion with Matt Dillahunty, Peterson claimed that genuine atheists would all become like Rashkolnikov in Crime and Punishment. There is no reason to believe that at present, even though I perceive an animal nature coming to the fore in my own country since the loss of faith in Catholicism.
It does seem so
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2018:
Can you really picture people sitting down around a table at a conference and actually saying this? It would involve mentalities that are cynical and depraved to an extreme degree. Or perhaps they see the multitudes as ignorant masses that need to be controlled for their own good and the good of the world.
Love this song. [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2018:
It has a 'Cat's In The Cradle' feel to it. I must admit I'm puzzled by it. Is it a juxtaposition between fitting in or following dreams, and maybe the cost attached to each choice?
Anyone else wonder if Mike Pence got on the ticket because he was betting that Trump would find a ...
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2018:
It would be interesting to see how someone with huge political power would apply the principles in the Gospels during his office.
- YouTube
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2018:
I think it must be very hard to have a great brain.
Write to me if you want to be friends? I looking for love! Vernon
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2018:
Well done for not beating about the bush! Best of luck!
Eu chief used bright, simple flash cards to explain trade war to trump: report
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2018:
Trump seems to be a master of creating issues only to solve them. I think it's that trick of thesis, antithesis and synthesis.
Do I have your vote?? (and PLEASE don't get offended my goshhh)
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2018:
Kanye for president! He'll sort out the victim mentality over there.
The only thing that i miss about a relationship is having someone to lay in bed with.
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2018:
Spooning was nice. Having the covers stolen from me was not.
Here for communityâš›?
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2018:
Hello. Welcome. Enjoy.
Did you know....[agnostic.com]
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2018:
Wow. I thought they were 'senior moments'.
Vivisection Thank you former flame For cutting me open Letting me see inside And scoop parts ...
brentan comments on Jul 27, 2018:
If I get the gist of it, that's a well-worded poem about blame, guilt, loss of spontaneity, re-packaging and inertia. Not many of us can get these ideas across as well as you have.
Part 2.
brentan comments on Jul 26, 2018:
Wishes, dreams, aspirations.....but which one in which balloon? This is too hard.
It's happening !!!!! ????????
brentan comments on Jul 26, 2018:
I must ask admin about buying points.
Is balance worthwhile?
brentan comments on Jul 26, 2018:
I can't help thinking you are calculating equalities in mathematical terms. Maybe balance should be thought of in terms of male and female, yin and yang, where opposites are complimentary rather than mathematically equal. The yin and yang idea can be extended to encompass chaos and order, where chaos is the constant introduction of new things into the world and order is the cultures developed to put order on them.
Advantage of religions It occurs to me that one big advantage of religions is that it allows me to ...
brentan comments on Jul 26, 2018:
Hooray for identity politics! It's not just a way to simplify things. You can belong, and that's a big plus in a lonely world. And you can blame the 'other' for everything wrong, sometimes just venting on social media and other times you can run someone over in your car. No more grey areas, black and white, us and them, right and wrong. Polarisation is a blessing in an ever-growing complex world!
Yes, many suspects LOL
brentan comments on Jul 26, 2018:
He's an actor? Oh, sorry for asking.
Hello, hello, hello
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2018:
Hi Samhain. Are you interested in paganism?
Hi! New here! I’m live on the eastern shore of Maryland. Have you enjoyed this app?
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2018:
I think you will enjoy the app. Some people get dates but even if you don't, the conversations are very good and most people are very nice.
Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill...Maybe Cloudbusting next time. [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2018:
Cloudbusting is my favourite.
Hello everyone! Brand new to this site and excited to talk with like-minded people! :-)
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2018:
Hello and welcome! I think you will be pleasantly surprised by the conversations here.
I'm so adjective I verb nouns.
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2018:
Please, just come to a full stop.
How convinced are you?
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2018:
I'm sure the old bearded patriarchal god does not exist. I'm not sure about an Eastern-type god, cosmic consciousness and all that. I'm not happy about the loss of eternal life. I'm not happy that the only meaning in life is the meaning I put into it. But I must be realistic and find meaning however short-lived it must be. And I do.
Jesus/Allah are the example of true love, love as they love...
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2018:
And they say Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!
Hello everyone! I'm new to this site
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2018:
Welcome aboard!
The death sentence has come up for discussion again in the UK.
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2018:
The writer Dostoevsky escaped a firing squad by the skin of his teeth, being lined up and ready to be shot. He explains the horror of capital punishment, and why it is more savage than ordinary killing, in his book The Idiot. I won't paste the text of this section of the book because it's too long but it can be read here: http://www.godandculture.com/blog/dostoevsky-on-capital-punishment
Evangelicals Are Optimistic That Trump Will Bring About The Apocalypse - The Intellectualist
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2018:
I think Jews in Israel are pushing events forward as far and as fast as they think Trump will allow them. They want to rebuild the temple and then Messiah will come. But which Messiah? The Jewish or the Christian Messiah? I guess each thinks the other is in for a big surprise. I think they're both in for a surprise. A nasty one, with lots of death and misery caused by themselves, and still no Messiah.
Newcomer here.... hi all
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2018:
Hello and welcome - pull up a floorboard!
If you choose to leave the United States, what country would you prefer to live in next?
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2018:
Spain - (OK, OK, I'm Irish but I want to join in).
Bertrand Russell - on faith and evidence. Very good quote by Russell.
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2018:
Many of us must remember the time we had faith. The definition is in Hebrews11:1: Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Some versions use the word 'evidence' instead of 'assurance'. Another word used is 'conviction'. I think they are talking about evidence from the real world that convinces them that their belief in the next world is valid. So when the scriptures talk about the wicked world, for example: But understand this: In the last days terrible times will come. For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, without love of good (2 Timothy 3:1-3) These verses, which are true of any age, are taken as evidence that scripture is correct and so faith is exercised in the future prophecies.
Hiìiii looking to chat and mingle
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2018:
Hello and welcome!
OK, I’ll go for it! I like to read folk’s personal experiences so I’ll put up mine and I hope ...
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2018:
I was about 36 when I joined. I liked the academic way the JWs went about scripture and I threw myself into deep study. I didn't like the group-think and I never thought anything special was going on in Brooklyn. I married an American pioneer after about two years. She was pioneering in Ireland. I struggled to rationalise the fleshly approach to the spiritual life - the career witnesses, cliques, preferential treatment etc. I started reading Robert King's webpage. After a while, Robert threw us all off his forum because he considered we had all gone too far with our criticisms. Then Facebook came along. Crisis of Conscience was an eye-opener. I stayed Christian for a little while and tried out a few different churches. But I could see the same nonsense values being played out everywhere. I eventually became an atheist and later softened into agnosticism.
"If we can't drive them out, we'll breed them out" - King Edward Longshanks in Braveheart.
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2018:
I just had to search for the verses: Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. He will not be put to shame when he confronts the enemies at the gate Psalm 127:4,5. I think there was a fear when the Irish invaded America that they would fill the land with papists but I think it's fair to say it never happened. I don't think Muslims (fingers crossed) will fill the land with little Mohammads either. With a bit of luck, they'll be too busy chasing the mighty dollar to live a fundamental life.
Perhaps something to help cope: [openculture.com]
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2018:
My idea of stoicism is enjoy when life is good and be brave when it isn't.
How to tell time.
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2018:
Four wine glasses would be a very bad sign. It wouldn't help you tell the time either, not that you'd care.
I have Estonian Ancestry and we have something called the 'Laulupidu'.
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2018:
A handsome people!
For those who have a BA/BS or higher, do you ever feel like you just don't deserve the degrees ...
brentan comments on Jul 25, 2018:
It was 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration!
I’m at a gun range in Florida. This is a target you can use. I think that’s sick.
brentan comments on Jul 24, 2018:
Only if it's someone taking a selfie is it the right thing to do.
That was then. This is now. The Law of Unintended Consequences.
brentan comments on Jul 24, 2018:
Trump says he believes that more people in employment will solve several of today's problems. He says people in work will have less reason to be concerned with race, prejudice and other inequalities because they have less time to themselves, job responsibility gives them a purpose in life and they have more money to enjoy themselves. There was talk of improving infrastructure in the lead up to the election. Perhaps that that idea is dead because so much of a modern economy is based on service industries. The economic war-cry of 'put America first' is not a bad idea. We had that idea in Ireland before we joined the E.U. Can changes in economic policy based on putting America first work?
Christian Uber ? [facebook.com]
brentan comments on Jul 24, 2018:
Gosh, I hate talking to taxi drivers worse than I hate paying the fare.
Are you so confident that you can stay for your opinion even if no one agrees?
brentan comments on Jul 24, 2018:
I think more about my opinion when no-one agrees. But I don't think truth (or a correct opinion, really) is confirmed democratically.
I have noticed some incredibly sloppy and prejudiced thought on this site lately.
brentan comments on Jul 24, 2018:
"I'm only human after all Don't put the blame on me." Or if we challenge the assertions, use a bit of tact.
Not a virtue.
brentan comments on Jul 24, 2018:
I think that's going too far.
Fuhrer Trump's Military Parade A Waste?
brentan comments on Jul 24, 2018:
I guess North Korea and Russia are having an effect on him. It's just a huge dick-measuring session. Dicks for dicks.
Do you feel weird when asked to approve someone's comment on a post?
brentan comments on Jul 24, 2018:
I do feel weird. I start to tremble. Power is a terrible thing.
What about
brentan comments on Jul 24, 2018:
There's a lot of that about. I usually hear it from Muslims on Facebook.
Someone really did not Proof read this particular bit of Christian Bigotry
brentan comments on Jul 24, 2018:
Black people will be relieved to hear it. They can expect to turn more and more white as they continue to pray to Jesus.
"The Moonshiner" - PigPen Theatre Company [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Jul 24, 2018:
I was really cool with that too! What about that part 'I eat when I'm hungry, drink when I'm dry'? Is that part of another song added to this one? Anyway, many thanks for the post - great song!
Gamers– where you at?
brentan comments on Jul 23, 2018:
Just finished Detroit: Become Human. Waiting for Red Dead 2.
So I'm gonna put this out there right out the gate.
brentan comments on Jul 23, 2018:
I would be horrified to think a 20-year old would turn me down because I'm old and fat.
Question about dating after divorce.
brentan comments on Jul 23, 2018:
Go. Enjoy. Be careful.
For those of you who used to pray, help me out here.
brentan comments on Jul 23, 2018:
It is amazing that people have been praying for thousands of years and haven't recognised the pattern of the responses, or lack of responses. It must be the enormous power of hope that keeps prayer going.
I saw an ad for this site on Facebook, and being the lonely, miserable fuck I am, I decided to give ...
brentan comments on Jul 23, 2018:
Hi. You're very welcome!
Is there a purpose in living?
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2018:
Don't go crazy, now! "Moderation in everything", as my dear old Daddy used to say.
Love this. ;)
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2018:
True, and the New Testament says drunks, adulterers etc. won't get into heaven. Even cowards won't make it. I think the psychology of Christians hating gays is much the same as the psychology of criminals in prison murdering pedophiles.
For s group that doesn't believe in gods or don't know one way or the other, there is a lot of talk ...
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2018:
I do it because I think gods are an older expression of our pschology.
Woot! I finally got my major gaming rig fixed.
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2018:
Enjoy! I often do that too, but on the consoles.
Psychic dies after stabbing himself to prove his immorality.
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2018:
It's hard to feel sorry for him.
An Open Letter to Those Who Still Give a Damn
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2018:
The article was about giving a different kind of damn.
The Superiority Of Secular Thinking vs Religious Thinking (Suggestions for additions or refinements...
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2018:
So that's why I've been a bit smug lately.
I am getting closer to level 8.
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2018:
Be mean, mysogynistic, racist - whatever it takes to get the virtue-signallers posting. I'm sure it can all be justified. After all, it is a t-shirt, and not just any old t-shirt.
Jul 22 2018 [pbs.twimg.com]
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2018:
Wouldn't you wonder at the morals of the time that dictated sacrificing your daughters for your guests! I think Lot's key obligation was hospitality. It seemed to trump care for his daughters.
Sea Level The tall wind sweeping across from all points of the compass in all seasons— ...
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2018:
That was really good. Really, really good.
What is a word or term that instantly causes you to lose respect for someone when you hear it?
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2018:
I hate that word 'guesstimate'.
How do you guys deal with anger?
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2018:
Some anger is justified. I'm not sure that it should be stifled. My way of reducing anger is to look at how many people suffer very badly - born in the wrong place, to hopeless or dangerous parents etc. All these things and a general look at the newspapers make me realise that I'm not a serious victim, just somewhere average on the bell curve of suffering humanity.
Assisted Suicide If you became terminally ill, would you consider ending your life at some point ?
brentan comments on Jul 22, 2018:
Yes. If the suffering far outweighed the enjoyment of life, I would. I think the moral imperative comes from the idea of rejecting as not good what God has pronounced good - that is, life. I'm not sure how our ancient cave-dwellers thought about it. They needed on hands on deck to get things done but if you were more a liability than a help....
Think first.
brentan comments on Jul 21, 2018:
Sorrow Shame Regret Dismay
She was just standing there Unaware That her every breath Was drawing me deeper into her world.
brentan comments on Jul 21, 2018:
She represents chaos. Protect yourself. Tie yourself to a tree. Think manly thoughts.
And the REAL Sin of Sodom....
brentan comments on Jul 21, 2018:
The prophet Ezekiel puts sins in perspective. He's thinking in terms of unfairness in society. He proclaims them as God's thoughts. That thinking continued into the New Testament and was expressed as liberation theology in our day. But let's simplify all that and just hate gays.
Devotion and Desire.
brentan comments on Jul 21, 2018:
I don't get it!
I'm in Florida and I'm staying
brentan comments on Jul 21, 2018:
Life is short. Go to Washington State. Now.
Summer reading question.
brentan comments on Jul 21, 2018:
I'm reading The Master and Margarita. It's great fun, supposed to be educational, but I have no idea what it's about.
Whatcha doing this weekend? Any big plans?
brentan comments on Jul 21, 2018:
Darn, I wish you had asked me last weekend.
Price of poverty
brentan comments on Jul 21, 2018:
That brings a new meaning to 'the rich get richer and the poor get poorer'.
Every time I think I'm ready to start dating.
brentan comments on Jul 21, 2018:
Me too. I'm not separated very long, almost three years, but in that time I think I have got very selfish and set in my ways.
I welcome you to tell us your experience with being thrown out of a place in the world.
brentan comments on Jul 21, 2018:
Wot you talkin' bout, Willis?
The biggest miracle Jesus ever pulled off was having 12 close friends in his 30's.
brentan comments on Jul 21, 2018:
I guess it was too good to be true!
What idiot called it a "prison compound" and not a "guilt complex"?
brentan comments on Jul 21, 2018:
The authorities think all the prisoners are guilty and the prisoners all proclaim their innocence. One thing for sure is the prisoners are in a prison compound! Don't contradict me on this. I've watched OITNB.
Greetings to the community.
brentan comments on Jul 21, 2018:
Hello and welcome. I bet you have a lot of stories to tell!
Tell the USA: Families belong together | Amnesty International
brentan comments on Jul 21, 2018:
There must be a better way.
I just love some HLM every now and again...
brentan comments on Jul 21, 2018:
Never heard of him but that strikes me as true.
Looking for a no soliciting sign, obviously more pointed towards the Bible thumpers in my area.
brentan comments on Jul 21, 2018:
How about 'I'm going to hell. Why don't you do the same?'
Hi everybody
brentan comments on Jul 21, 2018:
Welcome aboard!
Greatest living atheist debater right now?
brentan comments on Jul 21, 2018:
You're probably right. I like the new guys too.
The best smoke
brentan comments on Jul 21, 2018:
Very good drawings. Smoking can look so classy, sexy even. I love photos of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall smoking.
When I start thinking of God the first thing comes to my mind is where it is and how it looks.
brentan comments on Jul 21, 2018:
Maybe that's the cosmic god, not the boyo with the beard!
Forty-nine years ago on July 20, 1969, humanity stepped foot on another celestial body and into ...
brentan comments on Jul 21, 2018:
I wonder was America so disheartened at Russia's successes in space that they counterfeited the landing on the moon. I'm suspicious because they have never made a return visit.
Spooky Language
brentan comments on Jul 21, 2018:
I think the West's influence, where lack of belief in a god is prevalent, depends on its economic and political power. Those powers are waning. Nonetheless, I don't see a future for non-believers like the one envisaged for women in The Handmaid's Tale. While fear exists of African Christianity and Muslims coming to change the religious face of Europe, the Internet itself is probably making more progress for secularism and unbelief in their own countries. With a bit of luck, the Christian and Muslim extremists in America will cancel each other out.
Do you give money to beggars?
brentan comments on Jul 21, 2018:
Never. We have a social welfare system. Those who can't access social welfare are illegal.

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