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Alright, so finally getting around to my bio. I was born a poor black boy... sorry, old Steve Martin joke. 😉

I was raised conservative Catholic, although in fairness, I don't recall there was a whole lot of the heavy dogma in the house that Catholics are known for. Possibly the worse was being made to memorize the Apostle's Creed. Yuck!

I turned atheist mostly during my high school years; can't quite recall if the process was complete by the time I started college, but it would have been close. It wasn't due to any traumatic event; I just dared myself to consider the possibility one day, and things started to make sense. There was one last burst of religiosity in the 9th grade due to being sent to a Catholic High School, although that school didn't have much to do with my change.

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I've been with my current partner for nearly 6 years.
godef comments on Aug 27, 2018:
Depends on how long you've been together. Six years is a pretty strong investment. OTOH, if you had just met him last week, then CYA. Certainly no one suddenly loses "communication skills" or ability to listen. Somthing has caused a road block that has brought out this characteristic in him that's always been there, but was not relevant to yr relationship. If you hope to save yr relationship, you need to figure out what that is, and more importantly, need to make him understand it.
What Is The Connection Between Sleep And Loneliness? New Research Reveals How One Affects The Other
godef comments on Aug 26, 2018:
Or they could both be affected by something else in common.
I have created a group for parents with teenagers.
godef comments on Aug 25, 2018:
That gives me a month and a half to be in it.
I've been considering volunteering as an Atheist chaplain at my local hospital.
godef comments on Aug 25, 2018:
"First Church of Atheism"? Say it ain't so, Joe. I'm tired of arguing with idiots that atheism is NOT a religion.
I just made bbq sauce.
godef comments on Aug 25, 2018:
You use BBQ sauce on your lasagna?
What music could you...?
godef comments on Aug 25, 2018:
That's difficult becuz the full breadth of the musical spectrum could not be possibly defined by only five people. There would always be gaping gaps somewhere. I'm glad this is only a hypothetical question.
We learn our lessons the hard way
godef comments on Aug 25, 2018:
Dumpster fire!
Some Of The Oldest Ice In The Arctic Is Now Breaking Apart : NPR
godef comments on Aug 25, 2018:
What are you saying? Another Ice Age?
Remains of hybrid human girl with Neanderthal mother discovered in Siberian cave | The Independent
godef comments on Aug 22, 2018:
That's a walk on the wild side.
What did you learn today? (I learned not to eat salmon that's been in the fridge too long)
godef comments on Aug 22, 2018:
Yikes! Hope yr feeling better.
Which do you like better, Star Wars or Star Trek? Why?
godef comments on Aug 22, 2018:
Babylon 5!
Apparently, religiousness is correlated with "porn related moral incongruity".
godef comments on Aug 22, 2018:
Hardcore porn is boring after a little while. I prefer watching Playboy videos and letting my imagination run wild.
Are there things you want to change about yourself?
godef comments on Aug 22, 2018:
I'd like a few more inches.
Do you think that information can be destroyed, or do you think that it is a permanent component of ...
godef comments on Aug 21, 2018:
"Information" is such a nebulous term, I can't make sense of your question. In some cases, information is perception; different people might literally see a color differently due to their brain's interpretation of information, but as long as they agree it's red, this information remains persistent. Additionally, how do you define "information being destroyed"? Do you mean wiping a disk drive? A person dying and thus info in the brain going away? The rings of a tree destroyed by fire? The same or similar information can often be redundantly stored in multiple ways; the information that is lost by a witness of an event who dies may still be retained by another witness of the same event, or perhaps a TV news camera. And if there is nothing to record an event, does that mean the event didn't happen? Is it possible for information not to be recorded in some fashion?
Weirdest food
godef comments on Aug 21, 2018:
The tripe wasn't bad until my mother told me what it was.
Is there a Magic Catch Phrase for selling the truth? Why do lies sell better?
godef comments on Aug 20, 2018:
Try it, you'll like it.
OPINION PLEASE.
godef comments on Aug 20, 2018:
Depends on who the announcer is. https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/tom-humphries-irish-sportswriter-jailed-paedophilia-sexting-grooming-secret-text-messages-a8021371.html
An article in today's Guardian discusses the Socialistic uprising that is pushing the Democratic ...
godef comments on Aug 20, 2018:
You say you feel this doesn't have much to do with capitalism, but then point out people are put off by representatives who are rich and getting richer. This is exactly what happens with capitalism; where as a robust economy does need good incentivism, it often fails because most people, by their nature, are just too greedy and want more than their fair share of the pie.
If you are now an atheist, what other supernatural oddities, if any, did you used to believe in?
godef comments on Aug 19, 2018:
Santa Claus & the Easter Bunny... sounds like a band name, Santa Claus & the Easter Bunnies.
What do you do for fun that also counts as exercise?
godef comments on Aug 19, 2018:
Mountain biking.
Traffic light karma
godef comments on Aug 19, 2018:
Me ex would relate how she would look at the car odometer and see an incredible coincidence of numbers like 123456 or 444444, and figured it to be a cosmic signal. I told her she constantly looked at the odometer subconsciously and never thought twice about it, except for the occasions she saw peculiar alignments of numbers.
What do you do on Sundays?
godef comments on Aug 19, 2018:
When I'm not otherwise on a trip, Sunday mornings are my classical music times. I turn on Music Choice and change from my usual Indie channel to classical, and sip on my Sunday Morning Ice Coffee, which has blueberry, a shot of espresso (coffee brandy), and cream (Irish Cream). I sit back and get all classified up. Hmm, is there such a thing as blueberry brandy?
Share a link to a song that you like. Must have been released in the last five years.
godef comments on Aug 19, 2018:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfVRCDb0G8Q
I was talking to a man at work who had questions about my atheism.
godef comments on Aug 19, 2018:
God's mysterious ways can be a bit too much mysterious to me.
If you could add a zero to the end of any number in your life (bank balance, life expectancy, ...
godef comments on Aug 18, 2018:
AN old lover rated me a 1 as a lover. I'll add a 0 to that.
What kind of reptile species scare you?
godef comments on Aug 18, 2018:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vudA72hibg
If ghosts are real, how come we never see any dinosaur ghosts?
godef comments on Aug 18, 2018:
That's scary. A double whammy.
Guacamole for me.
godef comments on Aug 17, 2018:
Brussel sprouts.
Jeff Sessions Argues That American Christians Are Facing Persecution - The Intellectualist
godef comments on Aug 17, 2018:
Do they still feed them to lions?
Episode 3 of "Stupid things Christians say to me" A coworker and I were discussing the ...
godef comments on Aug 17, 2018:
I can see how Twump got elected.
Favorite song titles
godef comments on Aug 17, 2018:
Detachable Penis
Favorite song titles
godef comments on Aug 17, 2018:
Debbie Gibson is pregnant with my two headed love child.
Evolution timeframes get a rethink after scientists take a closer look at Earth's first animals
godef comments on Aug 17, 2018:
Whew, a lot of that was over my head, but it's still fascinating.
Bill Gates Thinks A Coming Disease Could Kill 30 Million People Within 6 Months | IFLScience
godef comments on Aug 16, 2018:
How many voted for Twump?
When will we see an Atheist US president?
godef comments on Aug 16, 2018:
When will we see *any* kind of president?
Do you have a poor sense of direction? How do you cope?
godef comments on Aug 16, 2018:
It never takes me more than two tries to guess my left from my right.
What's your favorite dessert?
godef comments on Aug 16, 2018:
Either tiramisu (sp?), or pecan pie. Can't decide which.
EATING CHURCH PIE - Earlier this week a woman brought an apple pie into the office to share ...
godef comments on Aug 16, 2018:
Thank you Jesus for the pie and millions of starving children in the world.
41% of men surveyed experienced sadness or irritability after sex
godef comments on Aug 16, 2018:
Where's my cigarettes?
Are we living in an era of "post-truth" ?
godef comments on Aug 15, 2018:
It's the age of denial is what it is.
The Sorites Parradox is an ancient conundrum that runs as follows; If you have a pile of sand ...
godef comments on Aug 15, 2018:
If you started with that ceased-being-considered-a-pile-or-a-heap, you'd never had thought twice about it to begin with.
All I can say is"I love you man" talking to all of you on this site.
godef comments on Aug 15, 2018:
It's called spirituality, and the religious by no means have a monopoly on it.
Apatheism?
godef comments on Aug 15, 2018:
Really just a term for a fuzzy line between existing definitions. A lot of crossover between it and atheism, as well as between it and apathy in general.
So it's been 400 years since the beginning of the Age of Enlightenment.
godef comments on Aug 15, 2018:
Twump is heralding in a new Age of Endarkenment
Why are so many people pleased at other people's misfortune?
godef comments on Aug 15, 2018:
It makes them feel better about their own shortcomings.
What makes you choose the poitics you support?
godef comments on Aug 15, 2018:
I don't choose by politics, it's politics that try to get me to choose it.
The dish it was sitting on was about to overflow so I improvised. mymotherinlawstongueisonthetoilet
godef comments on Aug 15, 2018:
Pot on the pot.
Are handmade items a dying art?
godef comments on Aug 14, 2018:
Gotta get your 3D printer.
Out of Context?
godef comments on Aug 13, 2018:
Ask them what the context is supposed to be and see if they actually have any clue what it is. Pretty embarrassing for them when they can't answer.
WHY DO PEOPLE BELIEVE IN THE SUPERNATURAL?
godef comments on Aug 12, 2018:
Good point. Supposed evidence of God going back just a few thousand years are sketchy, yet we have enormous evidence of dinosaurs from tens if not hundreds of millions of years ago.
HOW DOES THIS MAKE SENSE?
godef comments on Aug 12, 2018:
Two potential atheists.
NEW GROUP CREATED. 20's - 40's [agnostic.com]
godef comments on Aug 12, 2018:
How about a 30's *and* 60's group?
60% of human DNA is identical to DNA in a banana.
godef comments on Aug 11, 2018:
Rosannabananadana.
Can you survive?
godef comments on Aug 11, 2018:
I'd be dead meat. Unless I could write some software to do this.
On dating sites, everyone says they like long walks on the beach.
godef comments on Aug 11, 2018:
Maybe they mean the movie "The Beach" ?
Do you use religious terms sprinkled throughout our language?
godef comments on Aug 10, 2018:
Gawd no! OK, sometimes, but with a lowercase g.
Anyone else out there diagnosed with bpd?
godef comments on Aug 10, 2018:
I'd get a second opinion. I googled it and it was described as a "serious" condition, and that doesn't seem what you describe of yourself.
Is there a word that says one is anti "religion" not antithiest?
godef comments on Aug 10, 2018:
How about "megagnostic?"
What the early church thought about God's gender
godef comments on Aug 9, 2018:
What the hell does God need a dick for?
Has anyone ever noticed that most atheist and agnostics know more about the Bible than most ...
godef comments on Aug 9, 2018:
They found out it's BS as a result of actually reading it.
Tokyo medical school admits changing results to exclude women
godef comments on Aug 9, 2018:
Damn those smart women!
Are you a card player? If so, please name your favorite one.
godef comments on Aug 9, 2018:
Hearts. It has tons of subtle strategy to it.
WHO'S WHO IN HELL Why are so many interesting, intelligent, talented and just plain cool people ...
godef comments on Aug 9, 2018:
Hell sounds like a more interesting place than heaven. Don't think I could afford the A/C though.
Former faith or religion?
godef comments on Aug 9, 2018:
That would the case for almost all of us, unless we were born to atheists or agnostics.
Okay this is a true story and it really happened on the phone today.
godef comments on Aug 9, 2018:
Go for it, headmaster!
Who is your all time favorite comedy actor?
godef comments on Aug 8, 2018:
He got pretty gnarly, but I still recall my favorite Richard Pryor line: when he told his wife he was going out to look for new pussy, she replied "If you had a bigger dick, you would find it right here at home!"
Why are men and women put under so much pressure to have kids in this society?
godef comments on Aug 8, 2018:
It's nature. Survival of the species. It's just that most people don't realize what's behind their lack-of-children shaming.
What right does the atty general have to take on a job of increasing christian values within our ...
godef comments on Aug 7, 2018:
It's literally not his business. And isn't there a thing about separation of church and state?
Does religion equal goodness
godef comments on Aug 7, 2018:
If you believe them.
This explains it. Lol.
godef comments on Aug 7, 2018:
But, but...
Questions About Breaking the Dish Okay, not really breaking the dish, but that's my equivalent of...
godef comments on Aug 7, 2018:
You ought to be able to get Netflix and Amazon Prime through your Smart TV. For cable channels like MSNBC and CNN: not sure if they are available online; my Smart TV has an internet browser, and that might be option if yours does, albeit it might be a bit clunky. Otherwise, you would need a streaming service like Hulu, or how about DirecTV Now since you're already familiar with DirecTV. For broadcast TV, presuming you live a reasonable distance from them, get a HD antenna; I recently got one but it turns out I don't need it. It cost me $28.90 + shipping and has an 80 mile range; I'd ship it to you unused for 28.90 and I'd pay for shipping. If you're into local sports, more and more major league teams are being covered by cable channels; DirecTV Now would be the best bet to have these, but other streaming services might be more iffy about local cable channels. I recently had all the same questions as you; I was getting lousy service from FiOS and paying way too much. I actually decided on DirecTV (with the dish) because I was also interested in getting the Music Choice channels which DirecTV Now doesn't appear to include. It's cheap as a new customer, and if that price creeps up in a few years, I'd re-explore my options again.
What is your favorite song right now? Past favorites??
godef comments on Aug 7, 2018:
Ty Segall ~ Every 1's A Winner
I always seem to have that one friend who uses word "literately" when they mean to use the word ...
godef comments on Aug 7, 2018:
I'd be curious how people would spell these words ("literately", “pacifically“, etc), if these are just bad speech habits or if they are literately illiterate (say that 10 times fast).
I know this might seem like a odd question for this community, but do you pray and if so what is ...
godef comments on Aug 6, 2018:
I've been known to pray to football gods (American ones).
Do any of the astronomers/scientists out there have any idea about what is happening here.
godef comments on Aug 6, 2018:
I'm not an expert, but am an enthusiast. I'd say this is a failed star, something that didn't have quite enough kick (re:mass) to ignite into one. I would think such a large body could not be a planet kicked out of a solar system it was part of; something this big would be doing the kicking out of other bodies.
Travelling Solo! Good evening ladies and Bruces - I just bought my airfare for a November trip to...
godef comments on Aug 6, 2018:
Solo cups are always handy.
In G-d we Trust I am a plaintiff in a case against the government printing “In God We Trust” on...
godef comments on Aug 6, 2018:
That has to be a tough sell that it is a “significant burden”. While I empathize with the cause, I can't say I ever give it much thought. This is part of a bigger battle against state sponsored and endorsed religion. Whether or not it's a “significant burden” to use the currency is a red herring which only deflects from the real issue; I think your approach should be to point this out. Good luck.
I'm curious to understand: Do you hold grudges?
godef comments on Aug 5, 2018:
I don't hold no stinkin' grudges!
Atheist/Agnostic pickup lines? Be creative.
godef comments on Aug 5, 2018:
You're the only god for me.
Breaking: Scientists discover cure for cancer, rejected by many for containing "chemicals"
godef comments on Aug 5, 2018:
Damn those chemicals. They ought to be abolished.
If you could choose one book that has impacted your life the most, what would that be, and why?
godef comments on Aug 5, 2018:
"Childhood's End" by Arthur C. Clarke. It impacted my life in that I had a better sense of my real place in the universe, although it was fictional. Not incompatible with becoming atheist and realizing that I was just another grain of sand and not one of "God's children." I was torn between what should be the apparent evil of our children being stolen away from the earth and a bigger picture of the universe moving forward.
This is a major rant about men not reading profiles.
godef comments on Aug 4, 2018:
They're probably too dumb to know what the word means. To tell the truth, I had to look it up. Anyhow these guys are looking for a trophy.
It bothers me that most US citizens don't know "In God We Trust" wasn't official for the first 180 ...
godef comments on Aug 4, 2018:
Love that coin.
Which building is in front of the other?
godef comments on Aug 4, 2018:
Judging from the light and shading, it must be the building on the right. Otherwise, how is it being lit up the way it is? Otherwise, the left building would be blocking the light.
Irony.
godef comments on Aug 4, 2018:
Life goes on. My ex recently remarried; I've hoped to hell the new hubby would never ask me for advice, but then again, maybe he's also narcissist.
So the bible was written by a team of guys who were influenced by a lot of misinformation.
godef comments on Aug 3, 2018:
The Book of Twump will be the next addition.
What would you say your biggest accomplishment in life has been so far?
godef comments on Aug 3, 2018:
Surviving until now.
I should run for political office just to see what kind of dirt they dig up on me.
godef comments on Aug 3, 2018:
Tell them you drink two packs of beer a night. You'd win in a landslide.
What’s the origin of your Agnostic.com name?
godef comments on Aug 3, 2018:
Just my initials with the word "go" prefixed to it, something I came up with when I needed a new User ID in a pinch.
What thing do you really wish you could buy right now?
godef comments on Aug 2, 2018:
A winning lottery ticket. Actually, that would be anytime, not just now.
What are your plans for the rest of the summer?
godef comments on Aug 2, 2018:
WORK. Got a contract after being off a few months.
What is "the sixth sense" of yours?
godef comments on Aug 1, 2018:
I see dumb people. What?
Popcorn, which way is the best?
godef comments on Aug 1, 2018:
You forgot Jiffy-Pop. Not a big fan, just saying.
This poll is inspired by this article: The venomous ideology of religious intolerance ...
godef comments on Aug 1, 2018:
I'm only intolerant of the religious who try to push their views on me, or else attempt to effect laws that impinge on freedom from religion. I will respect the religious beliefs of others so long as they respect my atheism.
"Sorry to Bother You" movies Please, nobody spoil the jaw dropping twist! Went...
godef comments on Aug 1, 2018:
Must be an Indie movie.
I got dressed up for THIS?
godef comments on Jul 30, 2018:
Mandatory question before you date someone: did you vote for Trump?
Who you pickin?
godef comments on Jul 30, 2018:
Is any deoderant natural?
"The modern age has witnessed the rise of a number of new natural-law religions, such as liberalism,...
godef comments on Jul 30, 2018:
Actually, conservatism is the new religion based on how much they sink themselves into their bubble.
Musical attraction
godef comments on Jul 30, 2018:
When I was younger, I always imagined myself to be the organist, but this isn't as typical in a band as it used to be.
They're at it again, folks.
godef comments on Jul 30, 2018:
If you eat your meat, you still can't have any pudding!!

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