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i am told i was born. i believe that.

okay i'll reveal a tad more. i'm not a secretive person. it's just that i am kind of working on an autobiography and i don't want to reproduce it here.

i am owned by four elderly cats, one dog and a man. the dog and the man are not yet housebroken.

i'm a writer. i always have been and i always will be.

i'm an ethnic/cultural jew and i also like a lot of the humanistic characteristics of the . my being an atheist isn't a dealbreaker there, not for me, not for judaism either, oddly enough. but mostly i like lox and klezmer music.

christians baffle me. i apparently also baffle christians.

hey i have a new hobby! i like to bust scammers. it's easy, relaxing and rewarding.

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I'm quite unsettled and I will take any advice anyone has to offer except to tell me not to worry. ...
genessa comments on Jan 26, 2019:
is there any way you can find out if she is even supposed to be out of the hospital? meanwhile, if she is legitimately out, it MIGHT be because she has whatever it was that made her behave that way under control. i wouldn't assume she is still violent, but i would definitely check and make sure she is supposed to be out. you might ask the landlady/lord if s/he knows. the local cops should know or be able to find out too. g
Religious people generally have quite the resource and network of people, buildings and events from ...
genessa comments on Jan 26, 2019:
i don't need to deal only with people who are just like me. i don't need that kind of validation. g
Not only was Edison a thief, he was a murderer too. [m.ranker.com]
genessa comments on Jan 26, 2019:
apparently not. he had nothing to do with topsy's execution. g
When is the last time you evaluated yourself ? Some will say what u see is what u get. Others might ...
genessa comments on Jan 26, 2019:
evaluated what aspect of myself? a human being is a complex thing. i made a promise at age 15 to reevaluate all my beliefs periodically and i have kept my promise. i don't see the point, though, in doing a head-to-toe every, say, six months. i'm too old for that. i just work on what i need to work on. g
Do you take offense when the statement made on this site applies and fits you? Do you comment with a...
genessa comments on Jan 26, 2019:
if it applies and fits me, why would i take offense? but it hasn't happened yet. no offense, but y'all don't know me. lots of people who've never even talked to me as casually as this suddenly tell me ALL about myself in a reply. they're always, without exception, wrong (and nasty, too!) if they were right, i'd admit it. i'm still waiting for that to happen. g
50 Years of the Dead. What are your favorite Dead tunes? Feel free to post from Youtube.
genessa comments on Jan 26, 2019:
so many! can't post all from youtube (and today my videos are not coming through anyway) so i'll just name them. 1. first three sides of the first live dead album. 2. easy wind. 3. china cat sunflower. so many more! g
Fill in the blank????
genessa comments on Jan 26, 2019:
either pete seeger or a production of the hms pinafore, not sure which. it would've been when i was around eight, nine or maybe 10. g
Anyone do intermittent fasting? I'm trying to work out how to fit it into my schedule & would love ...
genessa comments on Jan 26, 2019:
i'm diabetic. fasting would kill me. there are various reasons why people fast. some are vald and some are stupid. you have not said why you're thinking of fasting. if it's for weight loss, DON'T. g
This last week Avon apologized for an ad shaming cellulite. They made a makeup to hide cellulite and...
genessa comments on Jan 26, 2019:
i don't wear makeup. nobody is perfect and i don't see why anyone should buy into the concept of physical perfection, but that's not why i don't wear makeup. i think makeup makes women look phony, and i don't think it makes women attractive at all, but both men and women buy into that concept of what is pretty, what is beautiful, even what is acceptable -- but that's not the only reason i don't wear makeup. i don't wear makeup because it's icky and sticky and i would feel like a clown if i wore it. g
If you're poor, would you date?
genessa comments on Jan 26, 2019:
i am poor. if i were single and had an opportunity to date someone who appealed to me, why in the world would my being poor have any bearing on the matter? and no, i would not be gold-digging. this is a very weird question. why wouldn't a poor person date? is love, or even a fun evening, reserved only for certain economic classes? g
Pastor Who Said Jews Are Going to Hell Led Prayer at Jerusalem Embassy Opening
genessa comments on Jan 26, 2019:
it makes perfect sense since pence chose him. assholes choose assholes. g
T'Rump backed down, he needs to get used to the idea, because if reason should ever prevail in the ...
genessa comments on Jan 26, 2019:
we say rump here. it's not just a british word. many of us never thought we'd one in the white house, though. g
If the love of your life walked around the corner, what do you imagine that might look like?
genessa comments on Jan 26, 2019:
kind of shaky. he has myotonic dystrophy. which way is he walking, away from me or toward me? he hasn't got much of a butt but if he was walking away i might sneak up and pinch it. i often do. if he were walking toward me i would put my finger to my ear and make a questioning face, to ask him if his hearing aids were in and on so i'd know whether or not to speak. (doesn't this question presume, with facts not in evidence, that each of us does not already know the love of his/her life?) g
Follow this chart to make sure you’re an atheist
genessa comments on Jan 26, 2019:
jews are not crazy about hummus? since when? g
Education and learning
genessa comments on Jan 26, 2019:
the best teaching method is the one the teacher perceives is working. there is no one best way. it also depends on what's being taught. you can't teach someone how to type or sew with a lecture. there is no hands-on way to teach philosophy (unless you really want to kill a cat in a box). my method was generally to require the students to ask questions. i have been a guest lecturer too, though. i learn various things best different ways, no one way. g
[facebook.com] i know it's a little dotty but isn't it cute? i don't usually do cute. i couldn't ...
genessa comments on Jan 26, 2019:
i've shared videos before. how come this one doesn't show up right in the post? i tried it under add link too. no go. weird. g
sniff, sniff... smells like bullshit: The White House Dozens of rank-and-file Democrats have ...
genessa comments on Jan 25, 2019:
um... no they have not indicated that they are willing to provide wall funding. they have indicated that they are willing to talk about, TALK ABOUT, border security, but only if and when the government reopens, the point being that no conversation is even possible with the government remaining closed. the president made a very, very bad-faith offer... two of them. his first one was that if he could have almost six billion bucks for his wall, he would temporarily restore the perfectly fine daca he destroyed, and temporarily not deport certain people who weren't being deported anyway (and shouldn't be) until he decided they should be. in other words, the schoolyard bully stole your lunch money and stood on your neck and then said, hey, if you give me your lunch money every day from now on and lick my boots too, i'll get off your neck for 10 minutes and lend you back the lunch money i've already stolen, for interest of course. that's good faith? the new offer is three weeks of function in exchange for his wall, or he'll either shut it down again or he'll declare an emergency when in fact there is no emergency (at least none he hasn't created himself). yah, good faith my ass. g
Should this site's censorship policies be updated?
genessa comments on Jan 25, 2019:
is the status quo in fact that any member can remove any post at any time for any or no reason? i am not aware of this. is this written somewhere? g
Is Rep. Steve King Racist? Enter Trevor Noah: Racism Detective | The Daily Show - YouTube
genessa comments on Jan 25, 2019:
is king racist? does the pope shit in the woods? g
Excellent explanation of why the whole ''equal pay for everyone'' plan is just silly... ...
genessa comments on Jan 25, 2019:
what equal pay for everyone? there is no such plan. what kind of bullshit is this? no one has called for such a thing. what reasonable, nonshitty people want is equal pay for equal work, not equal pay for everyone. duh. if a woman performs heart surgery and a man performs heart surgery and they're equally qualified and equally experienced, they should be paid the same... as each other, not as a burger-flipper, who, on the other hand, should be paid a living wage. women earn 70 cents on every dollar a man makes for EQUAL WORK. that shouldn't be. how does that get conflated with some idiotic tale about equal pay for everyone? stop promoting bullshit lies, will ya? g
What is feminism?
genessa comments on Jan 25, 2019:
feminism is the conviction (and behavior) that women should have equal rights and opportunities to those enjoyed by men; that women are not inferior to men in any way (except as sperm donors!) nor the "weaker sex" nor to be generalized about any more than men are (and men shouldn't be generalized about either); that women should have the same amount of autonomy over their bodies that men have over theirs; that women should not be condescended to; that women are as diverse within their gender as men are within theirs; and that women who want the preceding are not trying to be, or act like, men. feminism is no more anti-male than being for civil rights for black people is anti-white (and just as readily misunderstood, in the same way, as the latter, alas). feminism is a kind of humanism, just as "black lives matter" has an implicit "too" in it but needs to be said because currently black lives are not treated as if they matter; so too, women are not treated as if they matter as much as men, and thus the need for feminism, even though i repeat it does not represent anti-maleness, nor the idea that women are superior to men. that is the best i can do explaining it since i've been up since four this morning and desperately need a nap i can't afford to take yet. i hope it helps. g
Many on this site say they are democrats and they are progressives. What they really mean is they ...
genessa comments on Jan 25, 2019:
are you sure that they mean that? every last one of them? "they are democrats and they are progressives" and that means they've not been active? every last one of them? how many of them have you met? i actually am a democrat and a progressive and i HAVE gotten off my ass and done those things, so how is your generalization true? please don't try to tell people what they mean when you don't know. g
Are you a barefoot person whenever you can? I am.
genessa comments on Jan 25, 2019:
i am, whenever i can be, barefoot all over. g
Both parties are equally to blame for all of the problems in this country
genessa comments on Jan 25, 2019:
this is, pardon me, total crap. http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/what-the-both-sides-brigade-gets-wrong-about-the-shutdown?fbclid=IwAR0xNbTDX8ux3g947ISe72bBjKtBFLE46g9AA57__Z7TA6rz5k0CpqJLXqM g
It’s hard to believe that in 2008 I was canvassing for Obama. What changed? Well the left was ...
genessa comments on Jan 25, 2019:
yes it IS hard to believe you were canvassing for obama. i DON'T believe it. the left was not taken over by fake liberals. giving you the benefit of the doubt, YOU were taken over by russian propagandists pretending to be leftists. trump is not the lesser of two evils; there were no two evils (unless you count jill stein). there are no conservatives, only regressives, and the voice of reason they most certainly are not. you are the fake left. you. g
Boxing cats!
genessa comments on Jan 25, 2019:
new meaning for the term "cat box." g
The USA experience from a UK perspective.
genessa comments on Jan 25, 2019:
minds? are you thinking they have minds? g
Hello Everybody. Im here just to have a place where i don't have to mind my P's and Q's about the...
genessa comments on Jan 25, 2019:
you mean bigfoot is a scam? man, some guys will say ANYTHING to get a gal into bed! g p.s. welcome!
There are some members on here who I don’t even bother reading any of their comments. They already...
genessa comments on Jan 25, 2019:
i am not wasting my breath on you. you wouldn't understand anything i said if you actually read my words. i am posting for those who are wondering whether your extremely iffy (i am being kind here) ideas are valid. your name betrays your intentions very well. you may as well name yourself mister troll. but don't worry. we can read between the lines too. g
What are your thoughts on the me too movement? Do you thin it has gotten beyond what it originally ...
genessa comments on Jan 25, 2019:
it's not the movement that's gone too far. like anything else, it's been misunderstood and abused. g
Does the end justify the means? Is it alright to do anything necessary to achieve an important ...
genessa comments on Jan 25, 2019:
now now, you shouldn't be talking to lara trump. she's a bad influence. g
Why is it that the old white fucks, in this congressional mess, live longer than some of the ...
genessa comments on Jan 25, 2019:
because they have good health insurance. g
Watching ThePostMovie and really enjoying it, although I get tired of Meryl Streep & Tom Hanks being...
genessa comments on Jan 25, 2019:
but they were brilliant. i don't mind watching them be brilliant. g
I very slightly like Trump. I disagree with much of his politics but there’s one area he scores ...
genessa comments on Jan 24, 2019:
yes, those damned sjw, why in the world would we need social justice? if people wanted to be treated decently they'd have the brains to be born male, white and old, right? it's so hypocritical to say you want social justice and then actually go out and work for social justice when you could be home tweeting or trolling on some social media site. and by the way, regressive is what thinking people call what used to be called conservatives. ha, you probably think antifa is an organized group of that name who cause trouble for those poor widdle nazis and white power people. how rude is THAT? g
Cost. That Trump is asking you to pay.
genessa comments on Jan 24, 2019:
Metaphors. Which sometimes work and sometimes get in the way. g
Do you think the six manned Apollo moon landings between 1969-1972 were faked?
genessa comments on Jan 24, 2019:
oy vay, of course they were not faked. it's amazing what conspiracy theories people will believe while ignoring real issues. g
Don't blame a clown for acting like a clown. Ask yourself why you keep going to the circus. ...
genessa comments on Jan 24, 2019:
that's glib but meaningless. i didn't vote for the asshole in the white house and most americans didn't. g
After being a member of Agnostic for the better part of a year, I'm just now beginning to realize ...
genessa comments on Jan 24, 2019:
well, no, since i am poor and living on social security disability, food stamps and medicaid, no, o don't see this skewing at all. g
Why are so many people spending their social exchange time with the "aint it f....d about Trump" ...
genessa comments on Jan 24, 2019:
why? because information is power, trump and his trumpkins are destroying the country, and we love our country. positive thoughts don't save us. votes, protests, phone calls to our elected officials, letting them know what we want, exposing crimes and demanding that they be cut short and punished and further crimes prevented, THOSE things will save us. it doesn't reinforce our impotence. it gives us the power that should be ours. it's not socially conditioned at all; what we're socially conditioned to do is lie back and take it. you have it totally backwards! g
The longest story in the world is the bible. I was raised to respect everything and everyone, in a ...
genessa comments on Jan 24, 2019:
isn't war and peace longer? there is no such thing as sin, and no such thing as holiness, but as @mordant said, conduct matters. it doesn't matter because you'll go to heaven or hell, neither of which exist, based on your behavior. it matters because survival of the species depends on cooperation, which requires caring. caring is the same thing as feeling/thinking that it matters. g
So should I be feeling incredibly satisfied that I reached level 8? Should there be fireworks, ...
genessa comments on Jan 24, 2019:
it's a quiet achievment... and then you get your t-shirt and pen :-)) g
If possible what would you say to Donald Trump...[25 words or less]
genessa comments on Jan 24, 2019:
"what flavor is putin's cock?" g
How did everyone find this website?
genessa comments on Jan 24, 2019:
one of my fb friends posted it, it landed on my page, and i said hmm, i'll check this out. here i am! g
Why is there no Comrade Chump approval group here on agnostic?
genessa comments on Jan 24, 2019:
there are such groups, surely. i wouldn't go within an inch of them but they're surely there. on the off chance no one has made one, you have a high enough level to make one yourself (also a high enough level to have looked around and seen that there are trump supporters here, although some of them are bots and others of them are trolls; some sincerely like trump). um, if you do find or create one, don't invite me! g
Is there such a thing as universal justice? Is there some form of Justice that is a common ...
genessa comments on Jan 24, 2019:
it is subjective. for some it's an eye for an eye. for others it's turn the other cheek. for some it's selective between the two and unfortunately which gets selected for you might depend on the color of your skin, your religion or lack thereof, or anything else that's irrelevant to the situation at hand. g
Trump waves the white flag and surrenders to Nancy Pelosi on State of the Union
genessa comments on Jan 24, 2019:
i wish we could uninvite him from the white house. well, the planet, if possible, but getting him out of the people's house would be a good first step too! g
What’s the worst “nice” compliment you’ve received?
genessa comments on Jan 24, 2019:
i can't think of one i've received but my mom received the following: you don't look jewish; you're pretty! and you don't act jewish; you're nice! g
I’m a libertarian, and even I feel like Turtle needs to take a fucking civics lesson because he ...
genessa comments on Jan 24, 2019:
he hasn't forgotten. he has no interest in irritating trumputin; he's on the take and/or being blackmailed, likely both. g
How long should two people be in a relationship before the idea of marriage is brought up, assuming...
genessa comments on Jan 23, 2019:
if he doesn't propose by 6:00 pm on the second day of the 23rd week, he's not serious. how can anyone answer that! do you really think everyone should be on the same schedule? everyone has a different pace at which s/he feels s/he really knows someone. there is no answer that is good for everyone; you can't even say there is an answer that is good for most. it's really such a personal thing. g
Is this site still active?
genessa comments on Jan 23, 2019:
nope. nobody here. you're imagining this response. you can SEE it's active! look at the posts! g
Ever try this? [vanityfair.com]
genessa comments on Jan 23, 2019:
__1.__What is your idea of perfect happiness? i have no conception of perfect happiness. i don't believe in it. i could not begin to define it. __2.__What is your greatest fear? not being in control of my own body or my own mind __3.__What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? impatience __4.__What is the trait you most deplore in others? meanness __5.__Which living person do you most admire? one? i have to name ONE? and since nobody is perfect, i admire different people for different reasons. no, cannot do it. __6.__What is your greatest extravagance? lox __7.__What is your current state of mind? annoyed not to have received a phone call i am awaiting, and am running out of time to receive __8.__What do you consider the most overrated virtue? i don't even understand the question. if it is really a virtue, how can it be overrated? __9.__On what occasion do you lie? when my physical survival depends on it. __10.__What do you most dislike about your appearance? almost everything. i still have pretty good hair though. __11.__Which living person do you most despise? it's a toss-up among so many republicans. trump and mcconnell are at the top of the list but there are others. __12.__What is the quality you most like in a man? honesty __13.__What is the quality you most like in a woman? honesty __14.__Which words or phrases do you most overuse? fuck __15.__What or who is the greatest love of your life? richard __16.__When and where were you happiest? when i was editing my final project for a filmmaking class __17.__Which talent would you most like to have? i'd love to have courage. __18.__If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? only one? so much to change. __19.__What do you consider your greatest achievement? helping one of my students find his life's passion by introducing him to horses __20.__If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be? myself, with everything i already know and all my memories but none of my fears. money wouldn't hurt either. __21.__Where would you most like to live? new york city __22.__What is your most treasured possession? i cannot respond. __23.__What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? being on a gurney, about to have surgery, a needle in my wrist, and horrible music in the background, and hearing, as i pass out, the doctor say "oops" __24.__What is your favorite occupation? ethnomusicologist and film director __25.__What is your most marked characteristic? i don't even understand the question. __26.__What do you most value in your friends? something different in each friend __27.__Who are your ...
I was to the store the other day and had a Muslim check out clerk. I had to wait until a manager ...
genessa comments on Jan 23, 2019:
i think that it is not because of their religious belief that you were inconvenienced. i think it was poor planning on the parts of all employees concerned. let me give you an example: many years ago, a woman walked into a cvs pharmacy and tried to fill a legitimate prescription for birth control pills, and the pharmacist refused to fill it, claiming that to do so would violate his religious beliefs. it didn't matter to him whether the pill was in fact for contraception, dysmenorrhea or some other purpose; he would not fill the prescription. now, there could have been several outcomes/solutions here. one would be that cvs fired him since his religious beliefs disqualified him from handling all aspects of the job. that didn't happen. another would be that cvs could've had more than one pharmacist there so that when this sort of thing came up, the customer could still be served. failing that, they could've corrected the situation even though they hadn't thought of it before (maybe the pharmacist never told them his limitation). that didn't happen either. another would be that the pharmacist could've found work in a religious institution where his limitation would be expected and supported. that obviously hadn't happened, nor had the next solution: he could've realized that his religious beliefs made pharmacy an unsuitable profession for him. no. what happened was that cvs stood behind him. i will never EVER shop at cvs. now imagine a religious jewish butcher. he has some options too. he can go work in a kosher butcher shop (analagous to the pharmacist's working for a religious institution). he can go apply for a job at a secular butcher shop and not mention his limitation to anyone and wait for it to come up and then refuse to serve the person who ordered pork. bad move, right? or he can go apply for that same job and ask the boss if he can call upon another employee to handle the pork requests. if the boss says no, i only need to have one butcher on duty at one time, or i only want one butcher period, then sorry, that butcher can't have that particular job and it's not discrimination. if the boss says no, you stupid jew, i don't deal with your type, then it IS discrimination. so far so simple, right? now ALL the supermarket you visited had to do was put up a sign for that checkout clerk saying "no pork in this aisle" and you'd have gone to another aisle and that would've been that! i bet other muslims and jews would've been pretty happy to have an aisle just for them too lol it's no worse than having a "fewer than 10 items" aisle, after all. i don't think you were inconvenienced HORRIBLY by things as they worked out, but they really should have planned better. if the clerk never mentioned it to her boss, it's ...
Is it OK to be proud of someone or some achievement without be criticized for announcing how we ...
genessa comments on Jan 23, 2019:
of course it's okay to be proud and say so. people can be mean but ignore them. if you weren't "rubbing it in" but just displaying your pride, there is nothing wrong with that, even if some people will take it the wrong way. that's THEIR problem. g
Is Doctor Who too PC? [radiotimes.com]
genessa comments on Jan 23, 2019:
a real nothingburger. i wish nobody had ever come up with the term "pc." people use it to label stuff that's really not part of a plan or plot at all, but just common sense, common decency and a lack of bigotry and racism. if you don't yell obscenities at minorities, it's probably not because you're trying to be pc. it's probably because you're not a horrible person. g
Remember them?
genessa comments on Jan 23, 2019:
this well preceded the baby boom! the first strip appeared in 1930. g
The Humanist Dilemma: Is It Kosher to Pretend Food Is Kosher? - TheHumanist.com
genessa comments on Jan 23, 2019:
my guy doesn't require me to keep a kosher home but he won't eat pork. he'll eat shellfish, which is just as tref as pork, and he'll happily eat a cheeseburger, but he won't eat pork. that's his thing, and yes, it's because we're jewish (i was never observant and am an atheist at any rate). i could easily slip him pork. he wouldn't know the difference. i sometimes serve him sausage... made of chicken or turkey. i save the pork ones for myself. but i could fool him. he'd never know. he has no clue what pork tastes like compared to other meats, and he also has alzheimer's. i could save myself a lot of trouble and even some money, since pork is so cheap, fooling him. so why don't i do it? because i love him and he loves me and i require honesty from him and it would be hypocritical to do so without giving him honesty in return. simple. it doesn't matter that he is selective about his kashruth. it doesn't matter that he's relatively ignorant about his own religion. what matters is we owe each other honesty, and it should come naturally to us because we love and respect each other. g
George Orwell could never have dreamed of a world where license plates became a tool for more ...
genessa comments on Jan 23, 2019:
first of all, orwell did imagine at least that, and more. this is nothing. second of all, it's not an invasion of privacy, since the cops CAN run your plates already. what's so different about this, except the speed with which the info can be retrieved, info that might even save lives, since it has nothing to do with corporate greed (you've made zero case for that outrageous statement). a whole LOT of what goes on these days, and for a long time in fact, is the result of corporate greed. we are already living in a largely orwellian world. however, just saying something is connected to corporate greed with no evidence and not even the faintest hint of logic just dilutes the perception of the real problems and throws them all into the realm of conspiracy theory. that's not helpful. g
Does anybody else have a problem with thinking while speaking?
genessa comments on Jan 23, 2019:
"Any suggestions as to how to improvise in real-time when you don't have the slightest clue about what is being asked from you?" yes. find out what is being asked of you. you can do this by speaking. ASK! if you are making a speech and not expecting an answer, make the question part of the speech. for example: "when you ask me to speak about 'people's relationship with their parents' are you speaking about young children or adult offspring? if you mean children, then bla bla bla bla. [you can drill down from there too if there are two paths.] on the other hand, if you mean adult offspring, bla bla bla [and likewise you can drill down]." if you're stuck because you have not thought about that topic before, make the confession of that part of your speech. "i confess i have not given this topic a lot of thought. i wonder what i would do if...." adapt! g
People prefer to be lied to. Even though deep down in their logical mind they know it's all a lie.
genessa comments on Jan 23, 2019:
that's a good generalization. it may even be generally true -- but it doesn't say "most" and this site proves, to an extent, that it's not true of everyone (not that we're perfect by any means). g
I rebelled against my atheist parents by going to church. You know the cliche where the family is...
genessa comments on Jan 23, 2019:
if you went to church in secret, how and whom were you showing that your folks couldn't control you? actually, i don't know that cliche where the folks believe but the son rebels by being an atheist. that may be a cliche among religious people; it's not how most atheists realized that there were no gods. it may be how the parents look at it. well, it would be how they looked at it, if they were religious. in addition, it's interesting that someone would go to a church as an act of rebellion. why a church? is the opposite of atheism christianity? are there NO other religions in the world? pardon me for being skeptical, but your story has some holes in it. g
I have a question which, in these politically correct times, is probably inappropriate but whatever,...
genessa comments on Jan 23, 2019:
these are most certainly not politically correct times. these are times in which more and more people feel free to rebel against what they perceive as political correctness but which in fact is just common decency. it's not politically correct not to yell the n word at someone. it's just decency. women's voices have been controlled by society in many countries (notably japan, where women don't even BREATHE the same way men do -- and i am not assuming; i lived there for 10 years and, in a drama class i taught, literally had to teach the female students how to breathe!) and present-day united states is no exception. my complaint is actually the opposite of yours; i hear too many women using the glottal fry, thinking it's sexy when in fact it's just irritating. i don't know which women you've been hearing. i also don't know what the hell that question has to do with pc (or decency for that matter). g
Is it better to lie? My dad cannot accept that I´m an athiest. When my mother died 35 years ago she...
genessa comments on Jan 23, 2019:
you need to confront him. "dad, i love you and i know you love me. thing is, i am not angry at god and neither was mom. you can't be angry at something you don't think exists. so now you have to accept me for who i am, and one of the many things i am is a person who doesn't think there is any such thing as a god. you've given me books, you've sent me to class, you've done everything you can do, but i am still me. now just love me for me. i'm not going to hell. just let me be your loving son." g
Need a date for Valentines to feel like a girl again....
genessa comments on Jan 23, 2019:
you do not need a date to feel like a girl (although i don't know why you would want to feel like a girl when you could feel like a woman, even a young woman if you chose; it is up to you of course). you are in charge of what you feel you are. i am not saying you shouldn't seek a date for valentine's day. there is nothing wrong with a v-day date, and you should do as you like. i am just saying you shouldn't let something like that define you, and your post makes it seem as if you ARE letting it define you. hey, if you wanna feel like a goldfish, make yourself feel like a goldfish! or the queen of sheba! but YOU do it. if you want someone else to do it, you're setting yourself up for, at best, disappointment. g
I sweat like Niagra Falls in the gym. The shirt I am wearing is light gray but thanks to hyperactive...
genessa comments on Jan 23, 2019:
when the jacuzzi is broken or closed for cleaning. when i am in the pool working out and small children come and think that out of the whole pool, under my legs is the best place to swim. when the jewish community center, where i work out, is closed due to bomb threats. what i DO like about it: 1. no one stares. most of them are older and fatter than i, and those who aren't are assholes. 2. best pool in town (nicely heated too) 3. hot and friendly young lifeguards who do not disdain the elderly 4. wonderful locker with a shower that fits my size and condition 5. no one minds you walking around naked no matter who you are or how you look 6. you can take as many towels as you want 7. the wringer for the swimsuits is a blessing 8. upstairs there is a nice weight room that i don't use and a walking/running track i sometimes do, as well as tables and comfy chairs in the clean, wide hall (with outlets so i can charge my phone or plug in my computer), so if i need to have a meeting, i don't have to invite someone into my messy house 9. on fridays they sell challah, with or without raisins! 10. no tv except in the lounge and it's rarely on; i've never seen it tuned to fox 11. they fixed the jacuzzi! g
Why are so many men visiting my profile? I have gay friends, and a couple of my kids are involved...
genessa comments on Jan 23, 2019:
i am female and not seeking a date or anything like a date and i visit profiles all the time, without regard to gender. visiting a site doesn't automatically mean sexual interest. if you post or comment something i think is dumb, i want to see who said that. if you post or comment something i think is smart, i want to see who said that. if i move my mouse and it goes past your name or picture, oops, i've hovered. maybe i even go back and see who i hovered over, maybe even visit the page. but i'm a woman so you'd think maybe i was checking you out for, i don't know, potential fatherhood? rofl! so men want to see who you are, too, for a variety of reasons, most of them having nothing whatsoever to do with physical attraction. and not to deflate you or anything, but i haven't checked your profile yet so i don't even know if you're that interesting. g
How come this site is all of a sudden requiring me to log in and when I try it will not recognize my...
genessa comments on Jan 23, 2019:
if you want admin to see your post, post it in the category site & customer service, not general & hellos. you may want to clear your cache, delete your cookies, run a malware scan and try again. g
I was thinking about going to an antifa rally and hold up a sign with a peace symbol on it. Now what...
genessa comments on Jan 23, 2019:
so people who don't like fascists are against peace? and what is an antifa rally anyway? people who don't like fascists don't hold rallies about it. g
Hello my beautiful heathen friends. I have a question. What is the scariest part of being an ...
genessa comments on Jan 23, 2019:
i never connected god with death, so that isn't the scary part for me. when i believed in a god i didn't have any conception of a heaven or hell; judaism doesn't have the same kind of afterlife christianity does. so that, to me, isn't a scary part of atheism. it's scary, but no less scary than before i was an atheist. since i can't think of anything else scary about atheism, i guess nothing. g
Women, gays, transgenders in the U.S. military. When one considers the mission of the military ...
genessa comments on Jan 22, 2019:
you read that the israelis determined that women didn't work out so well in the military? that's funny, because women are still obligated to serve in israel, and In 2014, they appointed major oshrat bacher as israel's first female combat battalion commander. that isn't exactly a vote of no confidence! you read wrong. if the problem of rape is rampant in the u.s. military, then the people who need to be eliminated from the military are the rapists, duh! that would be the straight men. you are right that the men do not need to be educated not to rape. they need to be prosecuted when they do. if the army needs to become all female so be it. as for trans people in the army, they're just people. if they want to serve and are qualified, there is no reason to ban them. or we could ban black people like we used to, when we stupidly thought blacks were inferior. g
Do you think Jesus actually existed?
genessa comments on Jan 22, 2019:
i don't know (or care that much) but if he existed and was even minimally as described (divinity aside) he was jewish and did not have a greek name. if the greek name (thanks to paul's unsuccessful attempts to convert the greeks to judaism and his successful attempts to convince them jesus was a god) was an attempt to keep his real name more or less intact, his real name was likely joshua or yehoshua. at any rate, if he existed he may have been an essene. if he wasn't an essene, he was surely married with kids. it is almost impossible to believe we could ever know for sure whether he actually existed, but if he did, he was almost certainly nothing like the person portrayed in the christian bible (ANY version thereof), again divinity aside. anything he is said there to have said or done that might accidentally be historical is probably a stranger's interpretation of then-traditional judaism (the last supper's being a normal seder, for example, or his being pissed off at money-lenders being in the temple -- it has always been traditional for money not to be brought INTO temple much less dealt with!) understood through the lens of his judaism, he was more likely a rebel against change than for it, unless of course he was an essene, in which case he was one of the first jewish monks (not called that of course), recruiting young men into the religion instead of marrying and having kids and perpetuating the religion and culture that way. again, we'll never know. he could be as fictional as ulysses, or just a real guy who got fictionalized, and it won't make a bit of difference to those who invoke his name in reverence. g
Anyone else who’s a closeted atheist? Message me, let’s be friends:)
genessa comments on Jan 22, 2019:
no one is closeted here even if they're closeted everywhere else, so it's fine if y'all want to message each other but it's not necessary with regard to anyone's being closeted. g
Is the Atheist Community a Cult? - Genetically Modified Skeptic [youtube.com]
genessa comments on Jan 22, 2019:
it is a ridiculous question, and could only be asked seriously by someone who did not know what a cult was and also did not know what an atheist was. g
It does not matter if you are pro life or pro choice! It about the rights of women to control ...
genessa comments on Jan 22, 2019:
i agree with what you've said, of course, but i want to put forth a quibble that doesn't change the premise but is nonetheless important. the people who call themselves pro-life aren't. they may or may not be against the death penalty; they tend to be for it. they may or may not be for taking care of children who have already been born and need help; they tend not to be for that. they are pro-birth, and pro-controlling-women, not pro-life. meanwhile, no one is pro-abortion. reasonable people are pro-choice, not pro-abortion. and as has been said many times, if they don't like abortion, then they should choose not to have one, and not interfere with the lives of those who also might not like abortion but need one and therefore choose one. g
Steiner education, should it be a choice available to parents through the sate system or not? If yes...
genessa comments on Jan 22, 2019:
from wikipedia: Steiner offered counsel on renewing the spiritual potency of the sacraments while emphasizing freedom of thought and a personal relationship to religious life. He envisioned a new synthesis of Catholic and Protestant approaches to religious life, terming this "modern, Johannine Christianity". they can call it spiritual if they want but to me, spiritual is just religion light. i would not send a child to such a school. it has been said that the difference betwene waldorf education (steiner education) and montessori's methods is that the former focuses more on the imagination. i used to teach drama at a montessori school and i am here to tell you i did not focus on technique; i focused on imagination. g
If you had a time machine would you go back into the past to kill baby Hitler or would you try to ...
genessa comments on Jan 22, 2019:
baby hitler was doomed from the start, with a violent, horrible father and a mom who had lost so many babies that by the time she got to little adolph she was ready to smother him with love and protection. you could not change, with your time machine, her death, which affected him horribly, or his later parkinson's. i'm not saying killing him would change anything either. his rise took place in the perfect storm(trooper) and if it hadn't been he in charge, someone else might have been. (mussolini rose to power without hitler's help, right?) so you probably couldn't change him, and killing him wouldn't have worked. and who KNOWS what other things would've been affected, not all for the better. if you ever get that time machine, go back and tell the jews who said "what're they gonna do, kill is all?" to get out while they can, or rise up against the nazis. tell the nonjews to rise up, and show them what's going on. neither tactic might work but that would be what to try. g
Hello, everybody! I'm kind of new here.. what's up? How does this thing work?
genessa comments on Jan 22, 2019:
hi. welcome. first, click the LEARN icon at the top of every page. you'll learn a lot there. but here it is in brief: i see you're here for community, so how that works is that people post on topics of interest to them, and others respond if they're interested and have something to say. you can find posts by just browsing around or you can click on the categories and see what's there. there are also groups for specific interests, if you'd like to join any. meanwhile, you get points for participation, and the points open levels, which open access, such as being able to message members, or having a longer window to edit your posts if you've made a booboo or thought of something to add. so what do we all like to post/read/respond about? everything! the only thing most of us have in common is a lack of belief in a deity, although believers are sometimes present, and they're not ALWAYS trolls (sometimes they're just curious, or even beginning to think twice about their beliefs). poke around and enjoy yourself! g
Do you actually watch what you're watching on TV? I've become aware lately that when I do have ...
genessa comments on Jan 22, 2019:
my eyes are bad, and my body hurts. to watch tv i have to turn in a way that is often painful, and then i can't see very well anyway. so i mostly listen, but i listen intently. if i am doing something else at the same time, that usually doesn't interfere. occasionally i will turn and just watch. that doesn't happen often. i also keep the tv on while i sleep because i have tinnitus. g
We end up in toxic relationships because.....
genessa comments on Jan 22, 2019:
some of us do not end up in toxic relationships. "you're responsible for your experience, nobody else is" is -- apart from its common really needing to be a semicolon -- not completely true. the first half is partly true. the second half is definitely false. more than one person can be responsible for someone's experience. victim-blaming is NOT HELPFUL. yes, we should know warning signs and see red flags. not everyone has the wherewithal -- emotional, physical or financial -- to get up and go at any point during a relationship. some people get tied to radiators. are they completely responsible for their experiences? some people get murdered. guess what? it happens after they leave, TOO. g
Is the U.S. government shutdown affecting you or anyone close to you personally? I remember how ...
genessa comments on Jan 22, 2019:
it affects people in the private sector too, and people who are in no sector at all. it affects anyone who needs any kind of government service that isn't being offered, or will soon stop (if we're still shut down by the end of february, my guy and i won't have food, because the snap program won't be open). your food isn't being inspected right now, no matter WHERE you work. you can get food poisoning and die even if you work in the private sector, and if the tsa workers, currently not being paid but being forced to work, go on strike, you'd better not need to fly anywhere. wanna visit a national park? don't step in anything icky, and don't bother looking for redwood trees, because vandals are cutting them down. g
The Sugar Pills in Your Birth Control Pack Were Put There to Placate The Pope
genessa comments on Jan 22, 2019:
the whole papal connection is total crap. the ONLY reason the placebos are there is to keep the count -- it's hard enough even WITH them to remember to take the pill on time every day. the explanation about the pope makes no sense at all. no pope ever cares how many pills were in a contraception pack. why would he? he didn't want the pack to exist the start with. this article is SO full of it. g
This is nuts LOL
genessa comments on Jan 22, 2019:
we didn't use those. we had an old crocodile made of brass. when my mother died, crocky (and polly the bottle opener parrot) came to me. g
The devotion of the human dad separates us from other apes | Aeon Essays
genessa comments on Jan 21, 2019:
the premise is incorrect. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161109112334.htm this one is interesting but you have to dig for the relevant parts: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/b1a0/30beca6ef0b1a7a84e2a543f5f3c4c61ced0.pdf g
So how many of you have heard of Pantheism and how do you feel about it? I totally identify with ...
genessa comments on Jan 21, 2019:
since i am an atheist, why in the world would i be more receptive to believing in lots of gods than to believing in only one? i am not receptive to any kind of theism, mono- or pan-. g
You can't be agnostic and athiest so..
genessa comments on Jan 21, 2019:
you are right that you can't be agnostic and athiest, because there is no such word as athiest. however, you can certainly be agnostic and atheist, and i have explained that in response to your other post on that subject. g
Literally every person I've seen on here that listed themselves as agnostic also listed themselves ...
genessa comments on Jan 21, 2019:
it is not contradictory. an atheist can be someone who believes there are no gods or someone who simply does not believe there are any gods; the latter is compatible with agnosticism, which is the admission that one doesn't know. you can admit you don't know and still not believe there are any gods. "i don't know; i don't believe so" is not a ridiculous statement. as for the former definition, someone who believes there are no gods, one can believe in something without proof (theists do it all the time) so someone can say "i will never know for sure because there's no proof (agnostic) but i believe in my heart there are no gods (atheist). so you see, the two do not mean the same thing but they are not necessarily contradictory. g
Is anyone here who can define herself as an Atheist and Buddhist at the same time? Do those two ...
genessa comments on Jan 21, 2019:
i don't know whether they conflict. some say no. i myself am not a buddhist, but i am an atheist and a jew at the same time. i like judaism but do not follow it. i like jewishness and i embrace it. so it's not the same thing, since buddhism would be something you followed. whether or not they conflict may have to do with how you perceive buddhism and you how perceive your relationship to it. g
What are your opinions on laveyan satanism ?
genessa comments on Jan 21, 2019:
do whatever you like, and i have no particular feelings about it, except for feeling sad that satan (a fictional character) has become something other than what he was written to be, for better or for worse (the bible being a rather jumbled, if occasionally interesting, work of fiction). satan is ha-satan, the prosecuting attorney for god, in the hebrew bible. he's neither good nor evil; he's just the prosecuting attorney. it's a title, not a name. his name never is given. there may even be more than one of him; the bible isn't clear about that. he most certainly is not anti-god or anti-religion. the whole fallen angel bit -- that's not IN the hebrew bible. since i have not read the christian one, i cannot say how he is portrayed there, but i know how he is portrayed by people who purport to get their ideas from the christian bible, and it represents a whole different being from that portrayed in the hebrew bible. so i think satanists who worship an evil satan have the wrong guy, and satanists who just think he represents antitheism have the wrong guy too. i mean... you can turn him into anything you want but that's not who he is, as written. so it's like fan fiction, and if you're not a fan, it's meaningless. you may as well worship captain kirk, and say he represents left-handed ghila monsters. it would be just as accurate. he'a a fictional character; he's not going to complain about it! (his creator could've, but he's dead now, isn't he? maybe his estate would balk. who knows?) but whatever turns you on. g
I know some folks will be triggered, so here I go..... I actually like Obamacare. The only think...
genessa comments on Jan 21, 2019:
obamacare isn't something you HAVE. it's a law. it has many parts. one part is that your dependent child, up to age 26, can be covered by your insurance, WHEREVER you get it. you can't opt out of that; it's optional to begin with. another is that you can't be denied coverage or charged extra for having a preexisting condition, nor for being a woman, both of which were commonly done before the law was passed. another part was that the states had to expand medicaid so that more people would be covered by it, and it would cover more conditions, but the supreme court made that optional, and many red states refused to do so, even though they would have been given money to do so. another part was that employers with more than a certain number (50?) of employees had to offer health insurance. another was something really important that i'm forgetting so i'll add it as a comment when i remember; i had it -- but it fell out of my head. that yet another part was that states could (not must, just COULD) set up exchanges so that people who could not get insurance another way, or did not wish to get insurance another way, could get it from companies that would compete against each other and thus lower prices. those who could not afford even that would be eligible for financial support to pay for it. now, tell me this: are you against seat belts too? because you can't opt out of that. auto makers have to install them, and you have to use them. how horrible! g
What do you wear to bed?
genessa comments on Jan 21, 2019:
unless it's very cold, i wear my birthday suit. g
We are born as atheist, without the influence of others and society , everyone will be atheists.
genessa comments on Jan 20, 2019:
without the influence of others, get enough humans together and they'll devise some religion or other. g
Does the thought of a pansexual or bisexual partner make you uncomfortable because you think they ...
genessa comments on Jan 20, 2019:
so if a guy likes women i shouldn't be afraid because he likes me and i'm a woman and therefore there are no other women in the world, but if a guy isn't particular about the gender of his partner and has chosen me, i should be afraid because there are suddenly other potential partners in the world? that makes no sense. if he's my partner and we've chosen each other, either he's true or he's not, whether he likes one gender, the other, some or all. g
only athiesm can create unconditional love.
genessa comments on Jan 20, 2019:
that is completely ridiculous and untrue. besides, there is no such thing as athiesm. atheism, on the other hand, exists, but has nothing to do with the ability to love, or types of love. atheism doesn't create love or hatred or anything else. to say it does is to confess to not having a clue what atheism is. g
Is it true that educated women do not want a relationship with a guy who has a good career, but is ...
genessa comments on Jan 20, 2019:
well, what in the universe would make you even consider the possibility that all educated women want the same damned thing? that's the most ridiculous premise i've heard since the last ridiculous premise i heard. (and who says working with your hands means you don't have a good career? do you know how much money construction workers can earn?) g
This place has 2 goals. One is for agnostics/atheists the second part is for dating. I looked at ...
genessa comments on Jan 20, 2019:
half the site isn't for agnostics and atheists. the whole site is. only part of it is for dating, as you say. meanwhile, the fact that this site is partly for dating leads people to treat it like other dating sites, dedicated dating sites, where you write a profile and put up a picture and hope someone contacts you, and you look at other people's profiles and pictures and hope you find someone you like and that they respond if you get up the nerve to contact him. but the truth is, this site is better than that if you know how to use it, because the community side is where you get to know people. you will never get to know someone from a profile and a picture. from the posts and comments you will, at least a little, more than from the profiles and pictures anyway. and you can actually make friends that way, and sometimes that turns into something more. local? well... good luck. it's a big world. but you say you looked at some of the available local men. that's not going to give you a good picture. anyway, good luck. g
Does anyone else notice people creep your profile but never say "Hi"? And by creep I mean look at ...
genessa comments on Jan 20, 2019:
in what way is clicking on your name to go see who you are when you've made a post they like, or dislike, equal creeping? there is no obligation or need for anyone to say hi just because they checked out your page. what if they checked out 20 pages? do they need to say hi? if everyone who visited my page said hi to me, i'd be creeped out by that! g
As gene therapy evolves would you support using the technology to eliminate diseases?
genessa comments on Jan 20, 2019:
no, let's just hack off body parts with saws. if it was good enough for union soldiers, it's good enough for us, right? geez, of COURSE we should use whatever technology we can to eliminate diseases. don't worry; more diseases will develop, many of them not genetic at all. overpopulation won't be any more dreadful than its current exponential growth would predict without gene therapy. g
Looking for that one friend with benefits who is actually fairly local to me and not in the US lol
genessa comments on Jan 20, 2019:
before you look for a friend with benefits, shouldn't you look for a friend? i don't mean "should" as in judgmental, moral crap. i mean "should" in a practical way. friendship isn't automatic. if you are looking for a friend with benefits who isn't yet a friend, you may well find the benefits without the friendship. that's the same thing as screwing strangers. g
Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?‚Äč
genessa comments on Jan 20, 2019:
of course they should. we can say "they should have followed the proper procedures" all we want, but the fact is, the proper procedures are broken, and people may have to wait all their lives. if a person has broken the law only the one time by coming into the country illegally -- that being a misdemeanor, by the way, comparable to a parking ticket -- and has not committed crimes (other than, say, not telling anyone, but you know, actual CRIMES) then yes, that person should be given amnesty; even a joker like reagan knew to give them amnesty. if they've become criminals, then of course not, but immigrants (legal and otherwise) commit crimes at a far lower rate than native-born citizens, so that's not going to be a huge problem. immigrants, documented or otherwise, contribute greatly to our economy and their children tend to become productive as well. they are the kind of people we need here, people who want so badly to be here they risked everything to get here and stay here, people who love america. g
When I meet new people, I have three questions that I like to ask to determine if we are compatible ...
genessa comments on Jan 20, 2019:
if that's what it takes, we can't be friends. someone asked for my top 10 movites in the early 1990s. i stopped when i got to 138, and a lot of good movies have come out since then. there is no WAY i would be able to answer any of those three questions, and i can't possibly be the only one. besides, someone who likes the same music you like might still be a horrible person. it can happen. g
Stop Telling Women to ‘Act Like a Man’ – Noteworthy - The Journal Blog
genessa comments on Jan 20, 2019:
i have never EVER heard anyone tell a woman to act like a man. i hear women who are being just normal intelligent human beings told to act like a lady (never like a woman). i hear girls being told they throw like girls, as if there's something wrong with that. i am not going to read an article whose headline's premise i don't buy (no offense to possum, who i am sure posted in good faith). i even think the article might be good... and mean the opposite of what the ttle says, from the comments i see below. what a terribly unfortunate title! but you can't tell us to stop doing what no one is doing. everyone keeps telling us the opposite. g

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