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English carpenter , world traveler, music and dance lover, beach walker, garbage picker, partier and peacenik

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I'm not against guns. We have guns. We have 2 rifles, a shotgun, and 2 handguns. We live in the ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 16, 2018:
well I am totally against guns. you can only kill so many people with a knife or a crow bar, guns are too easy for the small minded male
Posting to advertise three groups I have started. 1. Florida Freethinkers 2. T1D1 3. ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 15, 2018:
wot is t1d1 ?
The Roman's were jealous of Jesus and his popularity because they did not have it over the people, ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 15, 2018:
jc did not exist according to roman tax rolls , neither did mary or joseph
God must be very busy with 2 trillion known galaxies in the universe with billions of planets in ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 15, 2018:
i thought it was 7 trillion galaxies ! either way good luck big g
Which Holidays if any have meaning to you and why, Which have no significance to you whatsoever.
markdevenish comments on Feb 15, 2018:
all those where I get a day off. I mean DUH.
Where's your god now? I'm furious that with tragedies like mass school shootings all politicians ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 15, 2018:
yep when the sheriff who had to deal with the whole mess mentioned the word prayer I almost spat at the tv
Florida school shooting: Australia hasn't had a mass shooting since 1996
markdevenish comments on Feb 15, 2018:
40 million guns in the states. it's too late . you are doomed to horrible headlines. think : walmart is the largest supplier of bullets in the world !!!!
I've been on a few sites & have wasted my time only to find an email box full of dick pics & REALLY ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 15, 2018:
nope this site does try to be intelligent with little to do with meat heads
Have you ever dated someone that reminded you of one of your parents?
markdevenish comments on Feb 15, 2018:
my wife is quite similar to my mum in facial looks
Do you tend to lean towards nihilism?
markdevenish comments on Feb 15, 2018:
if nihilism is enjoying oneself to the hilt then count me in
What’s one of your funniest church experiences?
markdevenish comments on Feb 15, 2018:
having a fire extinguisher fight in the pews !
Not the Price of Freedom - an Opinion to ponder Another shooting at an American High School. ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 15, 2018:
you are a violent bunch just listen to your national anthem .says it all really
What do you do that makes other people say "ew?"
markdevenish comments on Feb 15, 2018:
never wash my hands or face , shower twice a week. AND i'm just as healthy if not better than most. all those soaps and sanitizers are a marketers dream
Has life been decent or good to you for the most part?
markdevenish comments on Feb 15, 2018:
damn good after a rocky start
Any CHAMBER MUSIC fans? I live in Washington, DC. I play the harpsichord and have a large library, ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 14, 2018:
brandenburg concertos are so fine
What fiction made a big impact on you? For me, I happened to stumble on No Country for Old Men in ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 14, 2018:
middlesex
Anyone into genealogy?
markdevenish comments on Feb 14, 2018:
did the genome project through national geographic. way cool getting the map of the world with the route my father's [ irish] tribe took from the rift valley and my wife's father [ croation]
Is FAITH in anything absurd all the time? Do we need faith ever?
markdevenish comments on Feb 14, 2018:
faith in your fellow human being
Is blocking someone on Facebook because of too many religious "shares" intolerant?
markdevenish comments on Feb 14, 2018:
nope just honest
Last night I entertained the greatest fantasy. I found a place, a rustic cabin in the woods where ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 14, 2018:
try the hills of columbia
What are you here for?
markdevenish comments on Feb 13, 2018:
to comfort myself that there are people like me out there. not many mind you but they do seem to be around this site in numbers
If you were given the chance, would you like to stay a certain age forever?
markdevenish comments on Feb 13, 2018:
45
Are you happy?
markdevenish comments on Feb 13, 2018:
yes
What and or where, is your Utopia?
markdevenish comments on Feb 13, 2018:
under a tree, slight breeze, reading a book, drink in hand ,girl at my side, in the summer time
Do You Believe In Getting Annual Physical Examinations?
markdevenish comments on Feb 13, 2018:
plus do you really want to live till there is drool running down your face. make room for the next generation would ya
Do You Believe In Getting Annual Physical Examinations?
markdevenish comments on Feb 13, 2018:
beware of the quackters unless you're in pain and even then read lots first. when dealing with them remember they never give you the whole picture and have no idea how you will perform under duress
Ladies, would you be willing to help me out with a conundrum? I met someone through a mutual ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 13, 2018:
she's stroking your ego
Cremation or burial for your funeral?
markdevenish comments on Feb 13, 2018:
cremation of those parts that can't be used for research
What movie fucked with your head the most?
markdevenish comments on Feb 13, 2018:
manufactured landscapes. a documentary available on national film board of canada about life in china and bangladesh. truly frightening
Do you have any beliefs that aren't supported by evidence?
markdevenish comments on Feb 13, 2018:
i believe that 99. 8% of humans are nice but I am guessing
What is the purpose of life?
markdevenish comments on Feb 13, 2018:
to help those around you have a good life
Happy Anti-Valentine's Day [youtu.be]
markdevenish comments on Feb 13, 2018:
what about uncle valentine ?
Have you ever been skinny dipping?
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
Best feeling ever . Although in the 70's at stonehenge festival they had 3 boxes with holes in the top as toilets positioned at the top of the hill overlooking the entire site. no walls just a throne. that was the most enlightening shit I've ever had
11 Mormon employees quit after first female mayor elected in Utah town - --
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
what's that ;moron employees ?
Have you ever made a change to your environment that made a noticeable improvement to your sense of ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
6 pack of beer and a joint can have the desired effect especially on a sunny day
Groups & Events We’re happy to announce some new features to help build community – member...
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
given the world wide nature of your site wouldn't location be the first denominator
Bottom lines.
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
bottom line is yes and no . the powerful will always exploit the weak and govt tries to soften the blow. unions got us our current standard of living [without them we'd still be in work houses] the law is subject to judges. american judges are elected by moneyed interests. that is a problem. your law has been hijacked. regulations give us clean water for a start. right now you have the right to speak out against the powers but not too loudly. and the right to operate a credit card and travel. . that's better than alot of the rest of the world
Science and Psychedelics
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
at the supposed supernatural. I've done mushrooms and acid all my life and am certain that I am an ant on a rock PERIOD
I think, actually you know that I am a political activist for the last 20 years, my heart is not at ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
not fight . talk and educate . war helps arms manufacturers only and maybe the ruling elite. look at france russia and china. did civil war help them ? NO
There has been discussion of an atheist can be "spiritual". My answer is yes. The reason is that ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
every thought you have is internal
Do you feel somewhat annoyed or angry when you find out someone is testing you?
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
love a test. nothing like succeeding against the supposed odds
Do you think your birth order has impacted your personality?
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
try being born out of wedlock and then superseded by a half sister. I should have been the mentor but instead I was the ugly brother . didn't matter in the end coz I have the happy gene
Tiny house life?
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
1000 sq. ft is small enough for me
What are your thoughts on making laws based on offence (people being offended)?
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
in china they have begun a pilot project where every one evaluates people through a like/ dislike system . the points are tallied and according to your ratings you are allowed / not allowed to clubs bars restaurants trains planes apartments and jobs . this project becomes mandatory in 2020. [the rich can buy points of course] shades of black mirror
What are your thoughts on making laws based on offence (people being offended)?
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
thought police at your service. now with phones everywhere who knows what's next !
I just lost a religious client because she found out I was a heathen. I get it-- it's a religious ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
I run around with a peace sign and a red A on the back of my work van. I often wonder if I've lost work because of it even if I am in a very secular town
People that refer to religious people as “brainwashed”. ???? And you wonder why religious folx ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
semantics . if intense indoctrination can be considered brain washing , what then ?
I'd like throw down a new challenge
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
here's a good thought that can't be bought make enemies your friends one makes amends for bad deeds that are done and lies that were spun it's time to do good and never decease that time honored idea , peace
Question: I just discovered I have "fans" ...Does it mean I am now the popular girl I never was ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
to keep you cool
Date site protocol/preferences
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
either way it's time to move on
Truth In Advertising: ‘Atheists Make Better Lovers’
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
more open minded
Only a few crazy religions and backwards countries allow Gentile Mutilation. The United States is ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
genital and yes 70% of those poor american boys with scar tissue instead of the most sensitive part of the penis . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prevalence_of_circumcision
Homebody or Nomad?
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
nomadic homebody
FAVORITE OPERA? I find this question impossible to answer because there are so, so many great works....
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
quadrophenia
What is More of an Existential Threat to America
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
neither. try concentrating on what's important like your local school and courts
So stumbled upon this site. Seen other similar sites from denominations e.g. faithbook a good few ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
common sense
Doh! I clicked on the wrong thing and it said I was 99% certain there was a God. Um. Oops! (And ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
no, it said dog
I'm hopeful that I bought my last pack of cigarettes today. I'm planning on quitting on Tuesday ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
just smoke lots of grass for 3 weeks and you're done with ciggies for life
Do you think Northerners and Southerners can see race relations with the same perspective?
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
it is pretty hard to get out of the "birds of a feather" state of mind. most cruel racism is economical warfare
Just joined the site and wanted to say wassup. And, how many of my Texas heretics are here with me?
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
they've all been burnt at the stake
Is it possible to be an atheist and to be politically conservative? In my experience, people who ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
a psychopath could. greed uber alles
Does anyone here believe in post death existence OTHER than religious afterlife? I refer to such ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
clutching at straws
If you were someone who has lived nearly everywhere, and money wasn't an object, where would you try...
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
rome italy. coz its perfect. right by all the action but I'd have to leave during the summer as it;s too hot and go to the greek islands
Anybody here ever traveled/vacationed in Quebec? Am planning a vacation there (primarily in Quebec ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
there are some nice falls out side of QC. try to stay in the hotels behind chateau laurier [ or is it frontenac ] around the square. montreal is pretty cool too
Do you feel guilty when you kill insects, rats, or any other lower animals in/around your house?
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
yes
What do you know that most others don’t?
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
how to install crown mold . that's it that's all
MeToo What do you consider sexual harassment? Do you think MeToo has been a good/bad thing and ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
it has to be defined but should not rule out romantic overtures otherwise it's a cold world indeed
What are you thoughts about ministers who go to Jails and convert, lonely, gullible, criminals by ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
if it works so be it . most real criminality is hard wired anyway
What is your take on the 2 party system?
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
they voted labour in last year but didn't let corbyn [ very progressive a la sanders] take power even though he won the popular vote. can anyone say proportional representation
Have you ever helped someone and they gave all the credit to god?
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
I'd go mental [ verbally of course]
10 Fun Facts About Charles Darwin - Neatorama
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
yep losing your young kid would definitely make you challenge the god theory
A question of my British friends. Why, in such a progressive country, is there such doting ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
it is not that progressive . it used to be but the right is winning almost as well as in the states. it is a tourist attraction foremost . they live just the way rich families around the world, hoard and share amongst themselves
I am not liberal, I am not progressive, I am not a Republican, I am not a Democrat, I am someone who...
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
ditto but I vote left except for the last election where I voted liberal in the hope of getting pot legalized [ and am now regretting it as they have no intention of doing so !]
Standards
markdevenish comments on Feb 12, 2018:
never happened to me. would be fun finding out !
This is exactly the comma that got me the nickname The Comma Nazi at two colleges! [cnn.com]
markdevenish comments on Feb 10, 2018:
sorta like the papparzzi ?
So I just finished this mandated course parents are supposed to take upon separating. What a waste ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 10, 2018:
ouch
Where Do You Go When You Die? The Increasing Signs That Human Consciousness Remains After Death
markdevenish comments on Feb 10, 2018:
clutching at straws
I am feeling very sad and greatly disappointed in someone that I have long loved and respected....
markdevenish comments on Feb 10, 2018:
allies are all we have
Here's a well known (locally) Cornish tune. Sung in Cornish. We play the melody quite a lot at ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 10, 2018:
go do the genome project [ on the main page of national geographic] and they will send you the map of the routee that your tribe took to arrive at your ancestry in their journey from the rift valley . way coool
Searching for a slim intelligent,open minded woman.I'm alone for the 1st time in 26 years.I lost my ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 10, 2018:
you are the mercy of happenstance
Now that we know the number of homelessness people in Oregon, let's face it how many are they in ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 10, 2018:
an unconscionable amount PERIIOD
When we break rules, we are right, because we are Americans. (Malcolm Fraser- 22nd Prime Minister of...
markdevenish comments on Feb 10, 2018:
never have been. wake up to the reality that we the people had better enjoy our just desserts
The world is getting better, but...
markdevenish comments on Feb 10, 2018:
thins are getting better. SLOWLY
What are the Secular Challenges in Your State or Area ? Petitions ?
markdevenish comments on Feb 10, 2018:
legalization of all drugs
I attended a funeral recently. The service was predominantly Catholic and in Spanish, but not ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 10, 2018:
delusional people are just that
Living alone
markdevenish comments on Feb 10, 2018:
not i . i love the torture of having to get along with a fellow human bean at close quarters
What's so special about gold? This post is born from that thread on Money. Someone asked what ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 10, 2018:
it doesn't rust
Just had a moment of clarity here. I am having coffee and reading my e mails, halfheartdly ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 10, 2018:
semantics : ethics promote the propagation of the species. so long as we are able to increase our numbers all is cool. the rest is suppression of someone or other
When a church is destroyed by an “act of god” like lightning or earthquake, could the insurance ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 10, 2018:
are you a lawyer ?
Sam Harris wrote a book demonstrating how free will doesn't truly exist. I happen to agree with him....
markdevenish comments on Feb 10, 2018:
defeatist
I just created the group Eclectic Jams in what can only be described as a selfish attempt to get ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 10, 2018:
hey if u like dancing to positive happy up pace music try CUMBIA. from of course another of your so called enemies COLUMBIA
Do you have a particular neighbor that can be annoying?
markdevenish comments on Feb 10, 2018:
yes. they keep going to the carribean every winter
Hoping that 2018 is as good a year as 2017 was a bad. Thus far it HAS been!!! What about you?
markdevenish comments on Feb 10, 2018:
more of the brilliant same
The root of all cruelty
markdevenish comments on Feb 10, 2018:
greed right now
Where is the most beautiful place near where you live?
markdevenish comments on Feb 10, 2018:
niagara falls
Money as Deity: Those who "worship" wealth...why?
markdevenish comments on Feb 10, 2018:
the final dog
Trying to understand what this site is all about?
markdevenish comments on Feb 10, 2018:
heaven , heaven is a place where nothing , nothing ever happens
Please Tell Me One Body Part You Hate Or Find Least Attractive About Yourself
markdevenish comments on Feb 10, 2018:
sorry no comprende
And this is why women live longer than men... - The Meta Picture
markdevenish comments on Feb 10, 2018:
ok the last one would be a death knell for most of us
I used to teach a WGSS (Women's, Gender and Sexual Studies) class. The first day of class one ...
markdevenish comments on Feb 10, 2018:
baby steps for you

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