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I'm watching the Presidential news conference from NY (9-26-18) and cannot believe people don't ...
gearl comments on Sep 27, 2018:
A lot of us do see it but about all we can do is vote this November.
Why are those who protest, demonstrate are being treated as tho they are criminals for exercising ...
gearl comments on Sep 27, 2018:
I know of no ways to correct this other than by voting and by joining these people in their protests.
Has anyone else been berated, belittled, threatened, blacklisted, or assaulted for being an atheist?...
gearl comments on Sep 27, 2018:
I voted no even though I have probably been berated as in having my views berated but other than that no.
Rachel mitchell, chosen by the gop to question kavanaugh and blasey-ford, has experience all right:...
gearl comments on Sep 27, 2018:
You might give some evidence for that. According to CNN https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/26/politics/rachel-mitchell-bio-kavanaugh-hearing/index.html In the early 2000s, when the Catholic Church was first rocked by sex abuse scandals, Mitchell led the Maricopa County Attorney's Office sex crime unit as it prosecuted Rev. Paul LeBrun, the first priest in the Phoenix area who went to trial for child abuse. LeBrun was found guilty in 2005 of sexually abusing young boys and sentenced to 111 years in prison, according to the Arizona Republic. She was also instrumental of prosecuting Arpaio.
Just found out my only "non-religious" friend believes in reincarnation, even to the extent that she...
gearl comments on Sep 27, 2018:
Ignore.
Nikki Haley claims UN's laughter at Trump speech showed respect | TheHill
gearl comments on Sep 27, 2018:
Not everybody is as dumb as the people that watch FAUX. We'll find out in November if I'm right.
Its been proven that Jesus did not exist. So why hasn't Christianity collapsed yet?
gearl comments on Sep 27, 2018:
I also don't really believe that Jesus lived as a man but where is your proof.
What small gesture from a stranger made a big impact on you?
gearl comments on Sep 26, 2018:
In the seventies I took my family to Disneyland and discovered that I had lost my wallet. I literally ran across the entire park to where I had it out last. The girl in the booth was looking through it as someone had turned it in and I told her that it was mine. She asked me about identification and I told her to look at my driver's licence picture and she gave it back. It really gave me reassurance that people were still honest and it was a lifesaver as I had no credit card in those days and all the money I had was in that wallet.
I think Kavanaugh should be rejected just for the fact that he's a Catholic. I figure, if the ...
gearl comments on Sep 26, 2018:
With all the bad press lately this sure doesn't help their credibility. I hope it makes them think.
[yahoo.com] Julie Swetnick Is Revealed as 3rd Accuser of Sexual Abuse by Brett Kavanaugh and Mark...
gearl comments on Sep 26, 2018:
Even if they just roll on Friday, I wonder if he could still be indited by the state, which in the end, could be even worse for the Republicans.
Would you like to live to be 80?
gearl comments on Sep 26, 2018:
I'm 75 and if I stay healthy, I'd like to make it and ya, I do all of those things except tobacco, golf or gambling, every chance I can.
How many of you have lost family or friends because of tRump?
gearl comments on Sep 26, 2018:
Before the election, I have a niece who sent me a letter about how wonderful Breitbart and Infowars were and how she would stay up till the wee hours reading their stuff. I asked her if she really believed that there was a sulfur odor coming from Hillary and Obama. We haven't corresponded since. I've lost quite a few friends also.
PROOF THAT TRUMP IS A HERO One of my FB friends is a yuge pro-Trumper and evangelical. (it's a ...
gearl comments on Sep 26, 2018:
That bastard would never get in the water much less rescue cats.
What is the dumbest thing you've got pulled over for, got a ticket, or even arrested for? If you ...
gearl comments on Sep 26, 2018:
I only remember one outstanding instance. During the period of my life between marriages, I was heading home early in the morning and was pulled over and when I asked the cop said I had stopped too fast. He then asked where I was going and I said home but then he had me walking the white line and then admitted that I wasn't drunk and hadn't been drinking because I had no alcohol on my breath. He then wrote a ticket out for failure to signal even though he was coming up another street and couldn't have seen the signal. I had been there about a half hour and told him I was going to be late to work and he say's "I thought you were going home", to which I told him "I'm going home to get ready to go to work." When I got home I called the court and complained about harassment. They told me I still had to appear so when I went to court, I told the judge and he agreed but still made me pay $20. saying he was letting me off cheap and it wouldn't go on my record. The cop even explained to the judge that the reason he thought I had stopped was there was sawdust on the road and dust went up when I stopped. He also made a dear of telling the judge that I had been to my girlfriends house and was heading home from there. I always thought this was a set up.
Tucker Carlson Criticizes Rape Victims Who Don't Report: 'You're Part Of The Problem' | HuffPost
gearl comments on Sep 26, 2018:
It's a hell of a lot easier to blame someone than it is to try and understand them and why they would react as they did. When a guy is as well known as Carlson it is deplorable to think that he is that ignorant.
This post is for a debate. What caused the universe? The big bang is NOT the correct answer. I agree...
gearl comments on Sep 26, 2018:
From the books I have read the correct answer would be is we just don't know at least as yet.
Having Your Godly Cake and Eating It Too! Actually you just gotta love the win-win scenario that ...
gearl comments on Sep 26, 2018:
What's worse is if a plane crashes into a mountain and there are 223 deaths and one survivor it will immediately be taken up as a miracle that the one person survived rather than the obvious which is, what about those other 223 folks that died. It was really funny in Oklahoma when Wolf Blitzer asked that homeowner if she thanked god for saving her home when all her neighbor's homes were destroyed and she said, no I'm an atheist.
Politically correct speech - Thoughts?
gearl comments on Sep 26, 2018:
Actually, I think it does. I'm not on the extreme side of this but I see benefits. Having said that I know folks who ranted against political correctness before our current pussy-grabber-in-chief became president but now decry the "harsh" language that is evident since.
Franklin Graham (Billy Graham's son) says Kavanaugh’s Attempted Sexual Assault Was Not A Crime! ...
gearl comments on Sep 26, 2018:
I wasn't a fan of Billy but his son is on a whole different level and that level is waaay lower.
Suck a cock
gearl comments on Sep 26, 2018:
Wow!
In Texas, you can't register to vote online: [google.com]
gearl comments on Sep 26, 2018:
The article doesn't mention whether Texans can vote by mail. I live in Arizona and get my ballot a couple of weeks before the election along with information about any propositions that are in play. I find this great as I can read over what these issues mean and make informed choices. I would hope this becomes standard everywhere.
Meanwhile...
gearl comments on Sep 26, 2018:
It sure isn't America.
Just read an interesting factoid and some supporting thoughts on why this is: The Millennial ...
gearl comments on Sep 26, 2018:
I would think that people that have already cohabited for a period of time and know each other well will have a much better chance of staying together that kids that get married for the purpose of having sex. Yes, all your arguments make sense.
Theologist: The World began with shit. Very shit. I have posted about meeting a theology ...
gearl comments on Sep 26, 2018:
Really this professor is seemingly a great advocate for atheism. My goodness his arguments are worse than weak!
I've been reading through profiles and posts on this site. Do you think atheists are kinkier ...
gearl comments on Sep 24, 2018:
They tend to be honest.
Opposite beliefs in a relationship
gearl comments on Sep 24, 2018:
I have been married for 21 years to a woman who is a believer but she is not at all pushy and I try to give her respect not belittling her beliefs. She on the other hand is in no way strongly religious, in fact it's been years since she went to church. I would have to say that if she were demanding it would make it much more difficult to remain in a relationship. I would only advise you to stand your ground and you should not be accommodating without reciprocity. What you believe should be ever much as valuable as what he does but for many religious folk that just isn't possible for them to accept.
Let us see a show of hands up
gearl comments on Sep 24, 2018:
A good question to ask in a debate with a Christian but all your going to get here is "Hell No."
this is why we march.
gearl comments on Sep 24, 2018:
I just saw that another accuser has come out. If so hopefully more will be encouraged to do the same and those girls will be encouraged and emboldened and at the same time those boys will think twice.
Women in sexual poses.
gearl comments on Sep 23, 2018:
New to me.
Is the catholic church hurting?
gearl comments on Sep 23, 2018:
I am seeing the same thing here. I have also noted that those left are the more fundamentalist ones.
Making Love Not War: The Wild Sexual World of Bonobos - YouTube
gearl comments on Sep 23, 2018:
It makes me think of the last episode of Sense Eight. I'm all for being more like bonobos rather than chimps but I'm not religious. Religion is certainly a chimp-like enterprise with alpha white males at the top.
Trump now wants to not give green cards to legal immigrants who use any kind of public assistance. ...
gearl comments on Sep 23, 2018:
But his agendas don't have to make sense, they just have to deter immigration or do whatever is on his mind at that particular moment. We have to vote come November.
Voting should be a public holliday and be entitled to some amount of tax deduction when you prove ...
gearl comments on Sep 23, 2018:
Here in Arizona I am an early voter and vote by mail. I see few negatives to this and a lot of positive. I can sit and really look at the issues as I fill out the form. If everybody did this there would be no need for a holiday and no need for standing in line for hours as some do. I am a bit against giving entitlement to someone just for putting x's on a paper as there are those that would just put those marks there to get that reward and not be conscientious about it.
Are the laws for animal abuse stong enough and are they being enforced?
gearl comments on Sep 23, 2018:
It's rather hard to enforce animal abuse laws when commercial enterprises are not affected. Forcing animals to live their entire lives without having enough room available to lie down is abuse. Puppy mills, chickens never being out of a crowed cage, people getting a puppy that spends its entire life on a chain in the back yard and the list doesn't end. No, laws are not strong enough and if they exist they are not being enforced.
Do you think there should be a high school course to teach common sense laws to teenagers?
gearl comments on Sep 23, 2018:
From personal experience with my daughter when she was a junior and senior in HS it has more to do with a school system having qualified teachers. Her civics class in particular was nothing more than a teacher who trumpeted right wing propaganda every class and never really taught anything about how government works. The class you propose would be a great if schools actually had professional teachers that gave decent instruction. My daughter learned some government, not from the instructor but in spite of him. There were a few teachers that were decent but about all have left since that time. I have to believe that other areas are much better than here but the whole education system needs a reboot.
If you were offered a reset button for your life would you press it?
gearl comments on Sep 23, 2018:
Sure. I'm 74 and would be up for another go-around.
I am in roughly the same age group as Kavanaugh and Ford. I can attest that many parents of teens...
gearl comments on Sep 23, 2018:
I am older but can still remember parties and exactly what happened in a few. It had to be something out of the ordinary or otherwise it's pretty much a lost memory. Even her friend says she cannot remember that party which is perfectly understandable if nothing of consequence happened there to her. As for Ford that event would have been seared into her memories even if she might not remember the exact date or address.
So I have a question for the people who know more about religions than I do. If for instance a ...
gearl comments on Sep 23, 2018:
Much too deep for most Christians.
Six siblings of az republican paul gosar endorse his democratic opponent!
gearl comments on Sep 23, 2018:
I doubt he will but hope Brill wins.
Is this a question?
gearl comments on Sep 23, 2018:
Is it?
Autumn challenge... I never thought facts didn't matter. I grew up questioning. Facts mattered. Why ...
gearl comments on Sep 23, 2018:
Facts, truth, evidence should all matter. As in "1984" the chipping away of the meaning of words is allowing everything to be expressed as opinion. Alternative facts and evidence and "his or her truth." The White House has become the equivalent of the "Ministry of truth" in the book, constantly being rewritten by this administration.
I hate politics I agree the the left and right have both gone too far in their respective ...
gearl comments on Sep 23, 2018:
I have a lot of friends who also hate politics and didn't vote. Now we have a government that want's more than anything else to take away our freedoms of choice. Freedoms of a woman to make her own choice, freedoms of immigrants to have at least an honest chance to lawfully come here, freedom to save the environment for future generations, freedoms of people with different sexual preferences. They would even take away rights of choice, whether to believe in god or which god. You may think I'm on a slippery slope but I see it as the country going over a cliff so I have to respectively disagree and see it pretty much one sided as to who have gone too far.
When defining your reality remember it is yours and not everyone's so do not become solicitous. ...
gearl comments on Sep 23, 2018:
I would imagine that everyone is entitled to their own beliefs but not their own realities.
My fellow Texans, how do y'all feel about Ted Cruz saying that school shootings happen because we ...
gearl comments on Sep 23, 2018:
I'm an Arizonian but I live in a very red part of the state but even here I don't hear that BS. I also saw where Beto got booed for standing up for sensible gun regulation. I'll stay here.
Elephant Justice
gearl comments on Sep 23, 2018:
That one made my day.
This site appears to have identity problems. Is it for dating or is it Facebook? Interesting but a ...
gearl comments on Sep 23, 2018:
Facebook it's not!
Observation from church today: 09/23/18: 1. Light doesn’t lie 2. “God’s Challenges, ...
gearl comments on Sep 23, 2018:
Are you going to get talking points for your next debate?
I see groups for legalization of cannabis, what are your opinions on kratom?
gearl comments on Sep 23, 2018:
I had to Google it also so thanks because now I know what it is but I still have no opinion on it.
What Republicans voted for
gearl comments on Sep 23, 2018:
In this town where I live, Republican women vote for Trump for one reason and that is pro-life. His atrocities mean nothing as long as they save the unborn.
I wonder if he knows how stupid he is?
gearl comments on Sep 23, 2018:
I actually think, he thinks, he's intelligent.
[yahoo.com] Baby trump Blimp Feaured in Puerto Rican Parade Near Mar a Lago
gearl comments on Sep 23, 2018:
Whatever it takes.
Another example of 45's total lack of understanding: [washingtonpost.com]
gearl comments on Sep 23, 2018:
Sometimes I wonder if 45 was born without empathy or if he merely suppressed it all his life until he became completely devoid.
What do we learn from this excerpts? "Over the years, I've reflected on what attracted my ...
gearl comments on Sep 23, 2018:
I can certainly see his point.
I picked up “Fear” by Bob Woodward on Friday. I’m about start chapter 3. Anyone read it yet? ...
gearl comments on Sep 23, 2018:
I bought it the day it was released and read it in three days. I had previously read "Fire and Fury" and "Russian Roulette" and felt this one to be less partisan. He does appear sympathetic to Trump at times, but in reflection that may be a good thing for an author. I have heard very little refutation of the book and I believe that is because, one, he says he has tapes of nearly all his interviews and wouldn't be afraid to play them if confronted and two is because of his down the middle approach. The book still remains a completely damning portrayal of Trump's administration. I seldom read a book a second time but may this one.
Failing Mother’s Godly Child Checklist One thing I love being at med school is that I get to ...
gearl comments on Sep 22, 2018:
I'm sure it must be harder in the Philippines than in Western countries to come out as atheist. Do you have any friends who share your non-belief? Do you have plans when you graduate? I have seen a couple of others here from the Philippines but it is a big country. Keep up the non-faith and we wish you well.
For those that have "come out" (of religion) to a spouse how did that go? The last talk with my ...
gearl comments on Sep 21, 2018:
I feel your pain. The only thing I can tell you is when I left religion I lost my "friends" and my family and it was hell for a while. The sunshine part is I started a new family and acquired real friends and my life became immeasurably better than it was before, but it took time. I can't guarantee that the outcome would be the same. For me I couldn't live the lie. Good luck no matter what you decide.
The rapist-friendly U.S. administration, with the help of congressional Republicans, is defending ...
gearl comments on Sep 21, 2018:
Some Republicans contend that people have faulty memories after thirty-five years but thirty-five years ago was just when I was escaping religion and I had some traumatic things happening to me. I remember them very, very well.
Anyone have those days where they feel extremely guilty for leaving the church? But their faith is ...
gearl comments on Sep 20, 2018:
Just joy here.
I'm here to check this site out for my son, who is in his 20s, on the spectrum, attending ...
gearl comments on Sep 20, 2018:
Hope you find things that you are comfortable with and that you can share with him.
Has anyone else had a religious friend ask where your sense of morality comes from? Didn’t really ...
gearl comments on Sep 20, 2018:
I had known a guy for several years but he had never asked what religion I was. When asked I told him I was an atheist and his immediate response was "But you seem so moral." I explained that morals don't come from holy books and it was pretty easy because his ex had an affair with their preacher and his brother isn't a very ethical person to put it mildly although he is very religious. I didn't bring up those things directly but tend to nudge toward them when circumstances warrant.
I'm sure this will be an unpopular comment here, but I don't care. This is of course a forum; people...
gearl comments on Sep 20, 2018:
I click on maybe one post out of ten. Of those I comment on maybe one or two. There are posts about most everything so just don't click on stuff your not interested in. A lot of us were very religious for large portions of out lives and we like to share our experiences. I guess this is unpopular with you but just ignore us. No problem.
Is anyone else using tracfone, and still sane? its customer disservice is disgusting. i am looking...
gearl comments on Sep 19, 2018:
I have an old flip-phone and pay $110. every two years. Good enough for me.
"One of the wettest we've seen from the standpoint of water". Yep. He really said this. Moron.
gearl comments on Sep 19, 2018:
He'll get Sessions to order the next one dry! Maybe it'll hit DC.
Is it safe to assume that all Americans by now have read or at least heard about the piece in the ...
gearl comments on Sep 19, 2018:
I hadn't heard until now. I thought she made a pretty good case for the story. No one has ever lowered the bar like the pussy-grabber-in-chief. I especially liked: Much has been written about Daniels’s refusal to be shamed. But what is really remarkable about her is how she’s turned the whole narrative around. Not only will she not be humiliated – she will humiliate him. And why not, damn it? She wasn’t the married one. She is not the one with the power to ruin women’s lives by banning global abortion funding and defunding Planned Parenthood while having bragged in the past how, when you’re a star, you can grab women “by the pussy”. He is. While we may well live in a post-shame era, Daniels knows how to hurt Trump. And given how much Trump is hurting women, I think this is one instance in which we can indulge in some guiltless body-shaming. Go get him, Stormy.
Making a living as an author, especially in a time where so much literature is free, is going to be ...
gearl comments on Sep 18, 2018:
That is true but some authors are exceptional and they will always sell when others can't.
Are there any female atheist activists?
gearl comments on Sep 18, 2018:
Although she has backed off on the classification, Kyrsten Sinema who is now running for senator in Arizona initially acknowledged that she was non-theist. She is also bi-sexual and has a good chance of winning in November, at least I hope so. Also I didn't notice anybody mentioning Susan Jacoby who has written some excellent books on the movement. One of my favorites is Lisa Randall who is a physicist and an excellent author. Of course there was Madalyn Murray O'Hair and nobody took it more seriously or was more in your face than her but she is not living so not current.
We are the world's greatest hypocrite. [npr.org]
gearl comments on Sep 16, 2018:
This woman is a part of Mr. Pussy-grabber-in-Chief's cabinet and dares to criticize an organization that has actually done some good work!
Are you a "Hummer"? Have you heard of the phenomenon called The Worldwide Hum? I have heard the ...
gearl comments on Sep 16, 2018:
I heard it too. The doc said it was tinnitus.
MSNBC: Republicans Are Now The ‘Party of Pedophiles’
gearl comments on Sep 16, 2018:
I wondered why I hadn't heard any of this even though I do watch a whole lot of MSNBC. I then looked at the heading that says "Exposing & Combating Liberal Media Bias." The link sent me to mrcNewsbusters not MSNBC which the title of your link would lend somebody to believe they were going.
Let's get something straight about this Kavanope situation. If the democrats had the (attempted) ...
gearl comments on Sep 16, 2018:
I've sure wondered about that as well.
Men versus women. Be honest now who makes their bed after waking up? I know who's going to win on ...
gearl comments on Sep 16, 2018:
We each make our side of the bed.
Watchtower no longer needs 1914 [youtu.be]
gearl comments on Sep 16, 2018:
I see this as a natural next step and I must say that it is somewhat repetitive as what Lloyd describes is basically what they did in 1975. It's more important for the organization to keep younger members than those who have seen failures in the past. I first read Orwell's "1984" in the early 80s and recognized, like many others, the similarities of the WT practice of rewriting history. It's hard for me to believe that it's been 39 years since the world was definitely coming to an end. People were not fixing their teeth or getting new tires or all kinds of nonsensical things because the world was ending. There was a real purge following that date so I can completely agree with Lloyd that they can just pull the same old trick once again. I see their pedophile problems as a far greater threat to them than chronology.
I bought and read the Fire and Fury. Should I buy and read Fear? I have a geography book that I'm ...
gearl comments on Sep 14, 2018:
I bought it the day it came out. I am half-way through it right now and don't regret my purchase. It has a different feel to it than either "Fire and Fury" or "Russian Roulette." Woodward is more moderate but because of that, I think the book carries more weight. It is certainly excellently written.
Watching "The Keepers" on Netflix. This is horrifying.
gearl comments on Sep 14, 2018:
I wasn't aware of what it was about but now I will check it out.
Michael Cohen Already Talking With Mueller's Team - Vanity Fair
gearl comments on Sep 14, 2018:
Mueller is getting quite a collection
I see that we have some "believers" in the group. Isn't that a little like a cat in a room full of ...
gearl comments on Sep 14, 2018:
I've only had one that wanted to proselytize. Otherwise they are welcome, at least to me.
Would you?
gearl comments on Sep 14, 2018:
I had something similar in the seventies. Had a lot of fun in it. It was really gutless though. We drove 500 miles in third gear with a bad headwind across the state of New Mexico and then some.
How evangelical are you about your lack of faith?
gearl comments on Sep 12, 2018:
Unless the subject of religion comes up for some reason and someone asks me my religion or tries to proselytize me then they wouldn't know. If someone does ask me or tries to convert me then we have a conversation. I enjoy discussing religion with anyone.
Tell me your thoughts on Ricky Gervias and his comedy.
gearl comments on Sep 12, 2018:
I like him.
TheraminTrees - concealing abuse Much of the video focuses on the way abuse is currently handled ...
gearl comments on Sep 10, 2018:
He covers everything quite well and truthfully. I don't know how many people are going to sit through 45 minutes though.
What do you do to get ready for winter. Part of my ritual is to get lots of firewood.
gearl comments on Sep 7, 2018:
I burn about 4 1/2 to 5 cords a winter and every year I wonder if this will be the last year I can do it. It's all cut split and stacked for another year.
I just read the following comment on a youtube video. I would like to know if anyone can confirm ...
gearl comments on Sep 6, 2018:
I would have to do some research about the military companies but I have read some reports but it's too long ago to remember the circumstances. They have been selling off extremely expensive properties in New York City and building all new headquarters upstate. They were a member of the United Nations for years which in their literature they said was the beast of Revelation. They also have a scheme that they use where they build Kingdom Halls with volunteer labor and have the congregation paying for the material and then they tell the congregation to sell and consolidate two halls for a while and then have them again build a new one again. I don't really keep up with everything but check things out once in a while. Everything they do at WT Headquarters is with volunteers who are paid slave labor and now they are cutting labor and these people are being left out in the cold with no job skills to live on.
I would never debate someone on their religious beliefs (unless they ask to have that debate) but I ...
gearl comments on Sep 6, 2018:
I don't debate folks unless they try to proselytize me. Then the gloves come off. Welcome to the group.
Questions for Democrats: Which Candidate is your top choice to run for President in 2020?
gearl comments on Sep 6, 2018:
I would still like to live long enough to see a woman as president. Having said that I will vote for whoever is nominated but please, someone a bit younger than Joe or Bernie.
Congress members retire from office in order to work as lobbyists. Is it time to end this legal ...
gearl comments on Sep 6, 2018:
Yes!
Two Jehovah's Witness women just stopped by. They were attractive. I was tempted to let them in. LOL...
gearl comments on Sep 6, 2018:
How good are you with Biblical knowledge. JWs tend to know the Bible and their beliefs better than most but not that much better. It might be fun to get into a discussion if you know enough to honestly engage them. You never know how far you might get.
Is anyone about ready to disown family members who are Trump supporters? That fascist coward now ...
gearl comments on Sep 6, 2018:
You can't talk about other things than Trump? If you can't agree to not bring up politics, then I don't know what to tell you. Family should be more important than current politics and this will pass, sometime . . . . . .or we're all doomed.
My husband and I have agreed to leave the super strict church we attend (I’ve been there ...
gearl comments on Sep 6, 2018:
I've been through a period in life somewhat similar and it didn't end well at least for a while. In the end it was the best thing that ever happened to me. I wish you the best and hope you can work it out but don't sacrifice what you know is right for a period of extreme aggression. You will all lose in the end if that happens.
Did anyone hear about this? My heart goes out to the ex muslims. Kicked out of starbucks at a hotel ...
gearl comments on Sep 6, 2018:
I find myself with a real problem when people are not allowed to speak about any subject, the only exception being when a person is actively encouraging violence. I've watched Sarah Haider enough to know that she would be the last person to do that. The growing tendency to condemn blasphemy is very worrisome to the right of free speech. This is an area that I am in direct opposition to people on the extreme left.
Bob Woodward brought down the White House and Nixon with his writings in the Washington Post with ...
gearl comments on Sep 5, 2018:
It won't bring him down but it might help push him over the edge. I plan on reading it when I can get a copy.
What's your idea of marriage with or without children? Is strict monogamy conducive to a long term ...
gearl comments on Sep 3, 2018:
My idea of marriage is a contract between two people. If that agreement works for them that's all that counts. I like the idea of an agreement to live by. Other than that I won't criticize anyone else to live however they want as long as it isn't harmful to others.
When u r at ur table at a restaurant and at the table next to u see 8 ppl holding hands and bowing ...
gearl comments on Sep 3, 2018:
It's their right.
How against religion are you?
gearl comments on Sep 3, 2018:
The more fundamentalist the religion is the more I am against it. The more fundamentalist a religion is the more people seem to feel that they can control other's lives and thoughts and even ideas.
Overpopulation
gearl comments on Sep 3, 2018:
I believe that climate change and the shortage of water is going to happen much more quickly than most folks think. As ocean levels raise there will be a lot of people having to move inland and as aquifers dry up a lot of people will be short of water. What's left will be very overpopulated leaving less land for agriculture. Things seem to take a long time to happen but when they happen it occurs very quickly.
Is There Any Historical Proof for the Existence of Jesus? | Owlcation
gearl comments on Sep 3, 2018:
I haven't personally heard of this lady before but she does present the material in a very readable and informative way. I've read the books she referenced and watched numerous debates and I am pretty much a mythicist so thanks for the reference.
Evolution Definitively Proven As Scientists Capture First-Ever Footage Of Chimpanzee Transforming ...
gearl comments on Sep 3, 2018:
I'm sure that creationists will use this as proof that folks that study evolution are liars trying to misinform their children..
[cheatsheet.com] How Much Does Trump Pay People To Cheer At HisI Rallies I checked Snopes When I...
gearl comments on Sep 3, 2018:
I would tend not to believe that as when I clicked on links they weren't to reputable sites but only to another page on the same site.
Did anyone else hear the phrase ‘common grave’ a lot when talking about hell? I wonder what they...
gearl comments on Sep 3, 2018:
I've been out for nearly 40 years and that doesn't ring a bell. Maybe something that's become common. The JWs always took pride in their unique vocabulary and used to brag that they would be hard to infiltrate because a stranger would be obvious because he wouldn't understand their words and phrases.
No belief in a god but belief in the supernatural?
gearl comments on Sep 2, 2018:
I agree, there's no evidence for either.
Well I'm stumped! Can anyone explain this?
gearl comments on Sep 2, 2018:
Good one!