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Alright, so finally getting around to my bio. I was born a poor black boy... sorry, old Steve Martin joke. smile009.gif

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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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? We're well into the 21st Century yet the ignorance ...
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? My buddy married a Xian woman about ten years ago. They have two ...
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. So, whenever I can't seem to do something right, I...
godef comments on Aug 11, 2018:
Rosannabananadana.
Can you survive? Say all transportation which brings in food was disabled. Would you know what ...
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. When I am at the beach, no one is ...
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? Is there a word for something that ...
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. So my friend called on the ...
godef comments on Aug 9, 2018:
Go for it, headmaster!
Who is your all time favorite comedy actor? I gotta go with Peter Sellers in the Pink Panther ...
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? If so, what purpose do grudges serve? Does holding...
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. I am here for dating and I have an issue ...
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. Just a random thought. I live on a farm left in trust to me, my sister and mother by my ...
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...my ...
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. It would be nice ...
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. If the recent tax changes were not of sufficient advantage to the ...
godef comments on Jul 30, 2018:
If you eat your meat, you still can't have any pudding!!
What are some good old movie or TV lines? We're going to need a bigger boat (Jaws) Go a head punk ...
godef comments on Jul 30, 2018:
OK, song it's a rock song: "If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding..." It was a sample, so perhaps it came from a movie?
What are some good old movie or TV lines? We're going to need a bigger boat (Jaws) Go a head punk ...
godef comments on Jul 30, 2018:
"I want to feel my blood boil. I want to feel my bones crunch." Monty Python's Life of Brian
Fantasy or Sci-Fi
godef comments on Jul 29, 2018:
SciFi
Having a discussion on another social site about the bible. The guy claims science has proven it ...
godef comments on Jul 29, 2018:
Not worth trying to debate, you can't change their mind when they're in such a bubble.
Am I the only one who listens to the Mormons and JW when they come to visit and have a theological ...
godef comments on Jul 29, 2018:
Ack! Don't encourage them!
To those of you old enough . . .
godef comments on Jul 29, 2018:
Veronica is unapproachable. I love Betty.
Morality! Where does it come from ?
godef comments on Jul 29, 2018:
Good question. And I think it's more simply grounded that most people realize. In essence, it's the intellectualism required to understand that the best path for you to reach your highest potential is through understanding and cooperation with our fellow citizens, leading to the elimination of personal conflict that works against this. Religions have co-opted/corrupted this to mean pretty much the same thing, but only in context to their beliefs.
If you have depression, did atheism contribute to it?
godef comments on Jul 29, 2018:
I think what depression I have experienced in my life have led to further enlighten me to reality.
I am curious of people's thoughts of science here. Are you confident in science? Are there sciences ...
godef comments on Jul 29, 2018:
Science is science. This is absolute. If something less than a valid wants to pose as a science, well, it isn't a science. Certainly, there are some sciences we understand better than others, but remember that science is a process of coming to better understand where we are coming up short.
Apples or Oranges
godef comments on Jul 29, 2018:
Peaches! They're the pits.
What's your answer to "what if you die and God is real?" Mine has always been I'd look God straight ...
godef comments on Jul 28, 2018:
I would tell him I'm not impressed.
What's for dinner?
godef comments on Jul 27, 2018:
Lasagna tacos
Why sexual desire is objectifying – and hence morally wrong | Aeon Ideas
godef comments on Jul 27, 2018:
Objectify me, objectify me, all night long.
Just took a picture of Mars with my phone. It's very close today and tomorrow (July 27). Right ...
godef comments on Jul 27, 2018:
Uh, hmmp, wait, gotta bend over. Nah, never mind.
Let's try something relatively safe. Is your cat OCD?
godef comments on Jul 26, 2018:
WiOCD?. Ihtcbdkwti.
Have you ever eaten an entire bag of rice cakes and not broken any of them?
godef comments on Jul 26, 2018:
Nope. I swallow them whole.
What question(s) do you wish the site would ask when people are first setting up their profile?
godef comments on Jul 26, 2018:
Coke or Pepsi?
Husband is Catholic I am me. We are going to pick up his new Harley tomorrow. I will be riding my ...
godef comments on Jul 26, 2018:
I believe I got this from some movie or something on TV, but when ever I've been asked to "say grace" before a meal (fortunately rarely) I'll say "Rub-a-dub-dub, thanks for the grub!" I get away with it becuz we're a bunch of comics in my family.
We just put up a new wood fence around our yard. Yesterday oru fence guy, Heath, came by for a final...
godef comments on Jul 25, 2018:
Twump gets a woody out of it.
Did anyone else go through the stages of Atheism?
godef comments on Jul 25, 2018:
Nope. I did of a burst of religiosity from spending the 9th grade in a Catholic school, but I merely opened my mind and began considering there was no God. If anything, I was excited to be figuring it out once and for all.
Met a guy today while I was hiking that was mushroom hunting. It is something that I know nothing ...
godef comments on Jul 24, 2018:
You shoot them with rubber bands, right?
Is it wrong to like drum and bass???
godef comments on Jul 24, 2018:
I've listened to some drum & bass. Have you ever heard Coded Language by Krust? It's epic!
The Humanist Dilemma: Is Tolerance Intolerable? - TheHumanist.com
godef comments on Jul 23, 2018:
How much tolerance could an intolerant tolerate if an intolerant could tolerate tolerance?
At what age did you start to begin questioning god(s)/religion?
godef comments on Jul 22, 2018:
High school years, 17 if I had to guess exactly. This was after a year of Catholic school, then a year abroad with my folks in Europe, but I don't believe those were factors. I just dared to consider the possibility, and things began to make sense.
Randomly- any vinyl collectors on here? Would love to meet someone who enjoys playing records as ...
godef comments on Jul 22, 2018:
I don't still collect vinyl, back have a lot from back in the day. A lot of it is demo stuff, I had a supplier, but I also have a lot of colored vinyl, don't have a real idea how much value they might have.
Where do Conservatives go fact check, since they say all the fact check websites are owned,or run ...
godef comments on Jul 22, 2018:
They don't need fact checks because they don't believe any facts.
So, how do y'all respond when people knock on your door promoting their religion or church? ...
godef comments on Jul 22, 2018:
I ask them if they want to join me fooling around with my sister.
So fellow unbelievers...what do you think about Astrology? Also a load of nonsense?
godef comments on Jul 22, 2018:
Yup, absolutely.
Republican Nominee: God Is A White Supremacist, Jews Come From Satan
godef comments on Jul 22, 2018:
That's just plain nuts.
When I've been told to "go to hell" I respond that I've already been there.
godef comments on Jul 20, 2018:
You should add that you were surprised not to see them there.
One of the issues I had with the bible was the idea that menstruation was unclean. Really? Like we ...
godef comments on Jul 20, 2018:
The intent was to oppress women, keep them in their "place."
Does anyone here have anxiety attacks? I have been getting them more and more often but I have never...
godef comments on Jul 19, 2018:
I can get really anxious at times, but I don't know if they can be considered "panic attacks". I imagine the distinction is whether there's any impact.
Lunch or dinner
godef comments on Jul 19, 2018:
My doppelganger! Whoops, I'm sorry, wrong post!
If there really was a God, he'd create some better Christian rock bands.
godef comments on Jul 19, 2018:
Right on! HOT PANTS!
Does anyone understand Doppelgangers?
godef comments on Jul 19, 2018:
It's metaphorical. In an original Star Trek episode, Kirk is split into two, his good side and his bad, which in reality, isn't prone to happen. The conflict is when the two sides meet and how the conflict is resolved, which can be typically messy. The isn't necessarily an intent to resolve the differences, rather, it's just an examination of where it can go.
Not to offend Americans but i don't like it when they call football Soccer and their own NFL real ...
godef comments on Jul 19, 2018:
American football evolved from "world" football by way of rugby, and a hundred and more years ago, the latter had a variety of varying rules, that may or may not have included rules for running with the ball, depending on the organizations that played it; it was probably at least a bit different back then than it is now. So whether its Association rules, where the name soccer comes from, American rules, Canadien rules, Australian rule, they all have a right to the use of the name. I'll grant the rugby people did have the good sense to adopt a distinct nsme, or it would also still be called football.
Very first concert you attended?
godef comments on Jul 19, 2018:
Bad Company around '75 along with Kansas before their breakout album.
What is Reality?
godef comments on Jul 18, 2018:
Reality is all in your head.
How many places have you lived in your lifetime?
godef comments on Jul 17, 2018:
11 towns, 17 places (houses, apartments). Favorite was Falmouth on Cape Cod (the "armpit" of the Cape) when I was a kid.
Guys who joined months ago and who have not yet written a bio or answered many questions: You say ...
godef comments on Jul 17, 2018:
Many of us, myself included, are here to be part of an agnostic group; coincidentally, this site also calls itself a dating site, and upon induction, you get asked to check off a lot of things, so I presume that those of us who are currently single will say sure, why not. I did write a bio, but I personally have not, or at least don't recall having, approached one women on this site about dating.
Please finish this statement
godef comments on Jul 17, 2018:
Dammit Janet!
Does anybody else hate automatic flushing toilets?
godef comments on Jul 17, 2018:
They have them at Fidelity in Merrimack, NH where I worked a few contracts. Started getting into the bad habit of not flushing anywhere else.
Which door will you open?
godef comments on Jul 17, 2018:
Time machine to go into the future and record a few mega-lottery numbers.
18 Women on the Very Specific Things That Make Them Horny
godef comments on Jul 17, 2018:
1. Godef at night 2. Godef in the morning : ;

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