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This is atrocious
p-nullifidian comments on May 27, 2021:
She makes me want to 🤮!
Unbelieveably stupid
p-nullifidian comments on May 27, 2021:
But his theory worked fine for his kiddie pool! 😂
According to Biblical Scholars, Jesus the Christ is a historically accurate person but the only ...
p-nullifidian comments on May 25, 2021:
Not all Biblical scholars. Some who approach the topic from a purely secular and historical point of view admit that the historicity of the person described in the Canon, all miracles aside, is dubious at best. Even if the guy existed, so what? One thing should be obvious, no deity ever interbred with a human girl to create a half-man, half-god with superpowers. In short, there is no such thing as a miracle.
"Political language.
p-nullifidian comments on May 24, 2021:
Ah, but in order to trigger that willingness, we must only be told that those people who we know nothing about are not like us and pose a threat. Throughout recorded history, whether across river, mountain range, continent or the sea, we have fought and killed 'the others' simply for being of a different tribe, clan, ethnicity, religion or nation. Our teachers are our genetic propensities to destroy that which we find disquieting. Those neanderthals couldn't coexist with us homo sapiens, so they had to be hunted down and destroyed. Those Catholics had to be reformed, or suffer the consequences. To the extent that we are less prone to violence in the 21st century than we have been in the past speaks to a broad willingness to embrace the 'better angels of our nature.'
By nature men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart. --Confucius
p-nullifidian comments on May 24, 2021:
I disagree with this. By nature we are not alike, but our practices (or cultures) attempt to unite us. To quote the Great Agnositic: "Do we not know that there are no two persons alike in the whole world? No two trees, no two leaves, no two anything that are alike? Infinite diversity is the law. Religion tries to force all minds into one mold. Knowing that all cannot believe, the church endeavors to make all say they believe. She longs for the unity of hypocrisy, and detests the splendid diversity of individuality and freedom." Robert Green Ingersoll, Individuality, 1873
I'm about to finish my sample and thinking about purchasing.
p-nullifidian comments on May 24, 2021:
The teachings and philosophy of the Buddha are, in my opinion, truer and more enlightened than those attributed in the Bible to Christ, but the very title of this book caused me, as a nullifidian, to cringe. Is secular Buddhism an oxymoron? It seems to me that Buddhism, with its monks, stories of miracles that the Buddha supposedly performed, and in some quarters a belief in a form of reincarnation or transmigration, is simply another religion. One that requires a religious devotion or faith that not even the Buddha would have endorsed--at least according to the following quote: "Do not accept any of my words on faith, Believing them just because I said them. Be like an analyst buying gold, who cuts, burns, And critically examines his product for authenticity. Only accept what passes the test By proving useful and beneficial in your life." Are there 'truths' to be found in the statements of the Buddha? I would answer, by all means, yes. But is Buddhism 'true?' As one who is without faith or religious belief, I must answer, no.
A Wonderful Feeling of (almost) Normality
p-nullifidian comments on May 21, 2021:
Refreshing indeed! My son lives in K'zoo, and we love Michigan! Isn't it weird to go into the grocery store and see a perfectly clean floor with no 'social distancing' stickers for the first time in over a year?
Something Moscow Mitch would,do
p-nullifidian comments on May 21, 2021:
The people of Kentucky must feel very proud! :-(
This article is what does my head in with Covid and vaccines.
p-nullifidian comments on May 20, 2021:
Wait, are you saying that the emergency response is not good enough? I mean, we're in a pandemic with a highly communicable disease that kills between 1 to 4 percent of the people it infects, and you appear to demand perfection of the defenses (vaccines) that were barely on the drawing board in early 2020?
Southern Baptists Love This Atheist Who Trashes Feminism and Racial Justice | Hemant Mehta | ...
p-nullifidian comments on May 20, 2021:
Good article, thank you for the share! The author makes what should be an obvious observation: “[B]eing an atheist doesn’t mean you’re a good critical thinker.” That said, the willingness of these so-called believers to embrace someone whose core belief is antithetical to theirs serves to demonstrate just how hypocritical and politically motivated these people are.
Oh oh trouble coming
p-nullifidian comments on May 20, 2021:
Just being a good neighbor when the boyfriend's not around, eh? So much for social distancing! ;-)
Leftist comedian Tom Walker's classic rant on cancel culture and identity politics.
p-nullifidian comments on May 20, 2021:
"Crows? What? I've never seen Dumbo." A cringeworthy admission.
Yeah sure, you are a library employee, and you’re on your break, right?
p-nullifidian comments on May 19, 2021:
A one-eyed speed reader? 😉
Holy fuck, if I weren’t already atheist, I’d be asking where to sign up! 10 Rules of Sex for...
p-nullifidian comments on May 19, 2021:
When insecure men make the rules you get the town of Stepford.
"Gone with the Moist Wind" 🤣
p-nullifidian comments on May 18, 2021:
Pretty Moist Woman When Harry Met Moist Sally Moist Working Girl
“There are only two emotions: love and fear.
p-nullifidian comments on May 18, 2021:
Not exactly a new concept. "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love." 1 John 4:18 KJV
Couldn't resist!
p-nullifidian comments on May 18, 2021:
A bunny angel?
Just had my first two debates with Christians.
p-nullifidian comments on May 17, 2021:
Facts are very often an annoying nuisance for believers as they tend not to harmonize with their faith!
Just a question
p-nullifidian comments on May 17, 2021:
I sometimes wish the world were flat… I would charter a cruise to the edge just for the view!
Bible was written in Hebrew.
p-nullifidian comments on May 17, 2021:
If an historical Jesus really did exist, it is likely that he spoke Aramaic, as well as Hebrew and even Greek. The books and letters comprising the New Testament were written not in Hebrew but in Greek. That said, your point is well taken and goes to demonstrate the simple reality that what one believes is, more than anything else, a factor of where one is born.
Given the complete lack of evidence for any gods (including the ridiculous tripe in the bible) is it...
p-nullifidian comments on May 17, 2021:
I suspect most of us here have concluded that there are no miracles, which is to say, no suspension of the laws of nature by a personal supernatural being. Absent any evidence for a personal God, that would remove the need for prayer, priests, houses of worship and the existence of practically all religions ever conceived. The only remaining belief system for the agnostic would seem to be Deism, the belief that a Supreme being, or first cause, created the universe and then left everyone alone to go off and do something else. I am not averse to this belief, as it requires nothing of us: no clergy, no doctrine and most of all, no payments! To quote Thomas Jefferson, “It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.”
The irony of religious people is that they hate people of other religions but also believe that ...
p-nullifidian comments on May 17, 2021:
“Each nation has created a god, and the god has always resembled his creators. He hated and loved what they hated and loved, and he was invariably found on the side of those in power. Each god was intensely patriotic, and detested all nations but his own. All these gods demanded praise, flattery, worship.” “The Gods” 1874 And so begins one of Robert Green Ingersoll‘s best speeches!
Traditional Values Restored the Natural Way!
p-nullifidian comments on May 17, 2021:
But no matter how hard she tries, that genie won’t go back into the bottle. 😉
How do you think the first one invented the first God?
p-nullifidian comments on May 17, 2021:
In ancient times the god factories were legion, as there were likely as many gods as there were clans, bands or tribes, perhaps more. The issue in my mind is when and how the first organized religion was invented, because from that point on, humanity has been plagued by oppressive forces that seek to impose behavior, and even thought, by extorting tithes and offerings, using the reward or punishment in an afterlife as an incentive!
Imagine throwing a Book of Mother Goose nursery rhymes on the table in front of a kid .
p-nullifidian comments on May 17, 2021:
“Any system of religion that has anything in it that shocks the mind of a child, cannot be true.“ Thomas Paine
Never give up hope. 😂
p-nullifidian comments on May 17, 2021:
Got to hand it to Hope for literally thinking outside the box! 😉
Christian Lawmaker Threatens to Dox Reporter for Describing Him Accurately | Hemant Mehta | Friendly...
p-nullifidian comments on May 16, 2021:
It is for undemocratic, non-pluralist people like Mastriano, and the positions they seek to advance, that Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the Freedom From Religion Foundation were founded. If you are a Pennsylvanian you should should feel nervous. I urge supporting one or both of these organizations which follow closely the activities of anti-Jeffersonian elected officials.
I would so love to see this thing, the comedy gift that keeps on giving!
p-nullifidian comments on May 14, 2021:
I wonder if nullifidian (one who is without faith or religious belief) is included.
Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
p-nullifidian comments on May 14, 2021:
As is nullifidianism.
This is an appropriate video for Agnostic.
p-nullifidian comments on May 14, 2021:
The more I watched "Closer to Truth" the less I felt like we were getting closer to anything. After years of episodes and countless hours of discussions, it started to feel like the principle of infinite divisibility ... an endless halving of philosophical navel gazing.
[youtube.] This is why Yuja Wang is Wonder Woman
p-nullifidian comments on May 14, 2021:
One of my favorite pianists out there ... makes Lang Lang look like pretentious putz. Michael Tilson Thomas, our (San Francisco Symphony) Music Director from 1995-2020, was an early advocate of Ms. Wang's abilities. I had the privilege of seeing her debut with our symphony in 2006. Thank you for this share!
Not sure how this analysis makes any sense MAGA pastor: Facebook banning Donald Trump is exactly...
p-nullifidian comments on May 13, 2021:
Wait, what? Satan crucified Jesus? And here all along I thought it was those nasty Roman pagans! Personally, I think it best to "always look on the bright side of life." :-)
I put this up as a response in another topic, but I thought it deserved a post of its own.
p-nullifidian comments on May 13, 2021:
Before deciding on whether or not it's appropriate within families, perhaps we should begin with institutionalized corporal punishment? There remain a significant number of states where corporal punishment is permitted in the schools. Take a look at the map. It should come as no surprise that many of the same states that were the last to integrate the schools, fought against interracial marriage until overridden by the Supreme Court and opposed gay marriage, continue to permit corporal punishment. When will these people ever learn?
I'm an Atheist, more over a antitheist.
p-nullifidian comments on May 13, 2021:
And I am a nullifidian: one who, by definition, has no faith or religious belief. As a nullifidian I care little for the distinctions between agnosticism (lacking knowledge of a deity) and atheism (lacking belief in a deity). We sometimes lose the point when arguing over these subtleties, when all the time the elephant in the room is organized religion and the mental illness that is religious faith.
If you are wondering why so many people believe in The Big Lie concerning the 2020 election, let me ...
p-nullifidian comments on May 13, 2021:
And millions believe that the Civil War was not about slavery and removing monuments to Confederate leaders is 'erasing history!'
This is a worry.
p-nullifidian comments on May 13, 2021:
Is it my imagination or is someone looking for an angle to plant an anti-science flag?
This revolutionary diet product never really took off after this 1983 advertising campaign, wanna ...
p-nullifidian comments on May 10, 2021:
Should’ve rebranded themselves using a play on the word “aye” (pronounced ides), then all they’d have had to deal with was Roman history! Beats disambiguating oneself from a dreaded disease!
If the election wasn't "stolen", why are Democrats so vehemently opposed to the audits?
p-nullifidian comments on May 10, 2021:
American Thinker? Seriously? The pinnacle of unbiased journalism! <<snicker, snicker>>
Theoretical physics is the field that develops theories about how nature operates.
p-nullifidian comments on May 10, 2021:
And the Theory of Relativity was not scientific then?
My fundie brother sent to me a book entitled "The End of Reason".
p-nullifidian comments on May 9, 2021:
I recommend the essay, "The Age of Reason" by my avatar. Written in 1794, it holds up incredibly well!
Does this bother you?
p-nullifidian comments on May 9, 2021:
Well put ... kudos! Some years ago, I adopted the philosophy of my avatar that all religions are based on hearsay. Find me a religion that only espouses first person communication! “Revelation, when applied to religion, means something communicated immediately from God to man. No one will deny or dispute the power of the Almighty to make such a communication, if he pleases. But admitting, for the sake of a case, that something has been revealed to a certain person, and not revealed to any other person, it is revelation to that person only. When he tells it to a second person, a second to a third, a third to a fourth, and so on, it ceases to be a revelation to all those persons. It is revelation to the first person only, and hearsay to every other, and consequently they are not obliged to believe it. It is a contradiction in terms and ideas, to call anything a revelation that comes to us at second-hand, either verbally or in writing. Revelation is necessarily limited to the first communication—after this, it is only an account of something which that person says was a revelation made to him; and though he may find himself obliged to believe it, it cannot be incumbent on me to believe it in the same manner; for it was not a revelation made to me, and I have only his word for it that it was made to him.” Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason, 1794
Someone again asked if agnostics are scared to say they are atheists.
p-nullifidian comments on May 4, 2021:
As a nullifidian, it doesn't matter to me that much if one believes or claims to have knowledge of a supreme being. What matters is what they do with that belief--do they support, or even condone religion? If so, that is where we part company. As my avatar said, centuries ago: "I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church. All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit." Thomas Paine, *The Age of Reason*, 1794
Something to think about when having coffee.
p-nullifidian comments on May 4, 2021:
Well fuck! Where'd I put my fucking French press?! ;-)
Abraham Lincoln was a liberal.
p-nullifidian comments on May 3, 2021:
Good point! And decades later, another Republican (whose likeness is adjacent to Lincoln's on Mount Rushmore) dared utter these sentiments: "I believe in a graduated income tax on big fortunes, and in another tax which is far more easily collected and far more effective-a graduated inheritance tax on big fortunes, properly safeguarded against evasion, and increasing rapidly in amount with the size of the estate.” "There can be no effective control of corporations while their political activity remains. To put an end to it will be neither a short nor an easy task, but it can be done…Corporate expenditures for political purposes, and especially such expenditures by public-service corporations, have supplied one of the principal sources of corruption in our political affairs.” "One of the chief factors in progress is the destruction of special privilege. The essence of any struggle for healthy liberty has always been, and must always be, to take from some one man or class of men the right to enjoy power, or wealth, or position, or immunity, which has not been earned by service to his or their fellows.” Theodore Roosevelt True, TR was an imperialist in his foreign policy, but in the area of socio-economic policies, as well as his views on preserving natural resources, he was pretty damned progressive for his time!
" i dont know " -data star trek the next generation
p-nullifidian comments on May 3, 2021:
I do not know.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan calls for Muslim countries to force Western governments to criminalise ...
p-nullifidian comments on May 3, 2021:
Sadly, your last sentence could, if 'regressives' have their way, be prophetic. There are those who, while happily encouraging any criticism of Christianity in general, and the behavior of Christians specifically, disingenuously defend Muslims and the Islamic faith from the scrutiny of western aspersions. Unable, or unwilling, to decouple the absurdities of a religious doctrine from the ethnicity of the majority of its adherents, these irrational actors deplatform critics of Islam, including former Muslims themselves! If these apologists succeed, a western government will pass laws limiting the criticism of Islam, and the cartoons of Charlie Hebdo will be outlawed!
Here is the power of prayer at work, I won't set this up as you need the surprise.
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 27, 2021:
More like the power of manipulative people over the weak and gullible.
"cleanliness is next to godliness" very peculiar phrase isnt it?
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 27, 2021:
There are a lot of "proverbs" that many assume are found in the Bible, but came much later.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Quarantinewhile.
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 27, 2021:
Very happy for John Batiste ... a great talent and Soul was an incredible film and score!
Let's play a thought game.
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 27, 2021:
Simple. Give me the winning numbers on the next big lottery.
I have been trying to do a crossword puzzle and am totally stuck on "What Moses parted.
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 23, 2021:
Science fact! (How else can you calibrate it?) 🤣
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 23, 2021:
Hey, I have one just like that ... never worked on me, though! :-(
Why would Joe Manchin, the Democrat from WV keep his party from raising the minimum wage to $15.
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 22, 2021:
The definition of an inherent conflict of interest!
Yellow tree dicks
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 21, 2021:
I always suspected that Ray Comfort (aka, the Banana Man) was oversexed!
Elton John Calls Out The Blatant Hypocrisy Of The Catholic Church
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 21, 2021:
Hypocrites indeed! Walk around Rome for a few days, not just Vatican City, but the entire town, and you will be amazed at how much gilded treasure there is in those 900 churches--the decadence is nothing short of astounding! And then consider that this is just one city! Think of all the offerings and indulgences collected from the guilt-ridden impoverished people over the ages--people who were taught from childhood that their souls depended on their sacrifices to the church! This is the crime of Catholic church, this profligate beggar that turned the devious swindle of soul-exchange into an art form!
I believe nothing these days, not even this post.
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 21, 2021:
Reminds me of the liar paradox ... "I am lying," says the one who is incapable of telling the truth. Like Harry Mudd ;-)
Ockham’s razor, Russell’s teapot, and the lottery paradox.
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 20, 2021:
And as a nullifidian (one who is without faith or religious belief), I am amazed at how some find it important to make a strident distinction between the 'agnostic' and 'atheist' labels. If our beliefs are informed by our understanding of the facts (i.e., knowledge), then I see no reason why one cannot be both an atheist (one who lacks a belief in a deity) and an agnostic (one who attests that nothing is known or factually demonstrable regarding the existence or nature of a deity). Agnosticism and atheism are, in this nullifidian's way of looking at it, more alike than they are distinct, and I'm comfortable with both. I have no belief in a god or gods, therefore I'm an atheist. Why? Because I have seen no evidence or facts and am therefore without any knowledge upon which to inform such a belief. In other words, I'm an atheist because I'm an agnostic. In any case, arguing over these two "A" labels runs the risk of ignoring the elephant in the room: religion, which is the real source of so much of humanity's woes.
Remembering Walter Mondale’s Stirring Defense of Church/State Separation | Hemant Mehta | Friendly...
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 20, 2021:
Mondale was a true statesman. Awesome share! In the 60's, a political generation before Reagan's infamous love fest with the so-called Moral Majority, another statesman who happened to be a Republican espoused the following prescient viewpoint: "Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they're sure trying to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise. I know, I've tried to deal with them." Senator Barry Goldwater, Jr. 1964 And then even after his retirement, when the Republican party had decided to hop into bed with the evangelical Christians, ol' Barry said this: "I think every good Christian ought to kick Falwell right in the nuts." Barry Goldwater, Jr. 1981
Love pointing this one out
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 19, 2021:
Oh, and let’s not forget that murdering adulterer, King David, who got Bathsheba, the wife of one of his top generals, pregnant, then ordered the officer to a battle where he would surely be killed, and then made her his own wife to make it all ‘official.’ David was, after all, a man after God’s own heart!
Excellent philosophy video for atheists and agnostics
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 19, 2021:
I have no issue with Spinoza’s amorphous definition of God. However I do take issue with his notion that religion is necessary to explain fictions and to enforce obedience. We already have the state for that. Religion attempts to enforce the conformity of thought through threats and intimidation. And whether or not the mind is convinced, religion demands the outward display of ritual and practice. Religion is a nesting ground for hypocrites! We are indeed fortunate that it is unnatural for human beings to be obedient, to anyone! The attitude of disobedience and non-conformity is at the heart of our greatest advancements and achievements. Religion is an impediment, a roadblock to progress and individual freedoms, and belongs in the graveyard of history.
Going back in time
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 18, 2021:
My Reflex is that this is no Ordinary World. ;-)
Amazing actor and history
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 18, 2021:
Loved him as Saruman and Count Dooku, had no idea about his incredible history. Awesome share!
A Creationist Laughably Said He Was “Deplatformed” After Speaking at a Church | Hemant Mehta | ...
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 18, 2021:
Believe it not, there are numerous Christians who view the Old Testament story of Genesis as myth, while accepting as literal the story of a half-god / half-man who performed some clever parlor tricks, died for everybody's supposed sins, was resurrected after a couple of days and then flew up to heaven to sit on the right hand of his old man! Go figure!
For all the theists out there posing as agnostics and calling me a Gnostic Atheist.
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 16, 2021:
I've never completely understood the distinction between agnosticism and atheism. For example, everything I've ever read by Robert Green Ingersoll (the 'Great Agnostic' of the 19th century) resonates, and I'm just as comfortable with the label atheist as I am with the label of agnostic. I identify, first and foremost, as a nullifidian (one who is without faith or a religion).
Just when You MIGHT Have thought It Was Safe to go Into The Water, Again?: []
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 16, 2021:
IMHO, unabashedly brazen bigotry and racism is preferable to the two-faced hypocrisy previously employed by these narrow-minded cretins. They're showing their true colors, and Lady Liberty weeps. We are witnessing the last desperate grasps of these America first (synonymous with White first) fear mongers whose cowardice in the face of that inevitable reality of minority status are laid bare for all to see!
But which one is the real Millennial Falcon?
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 15, 2021:
Flying Solo?
The struggle is real and has been going on for centuries
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 14, 2021:
Indeed! Protecting the status quo vs. steps toward equity.
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 14, 2021:
And just like Godot, God never shows up! ;-)
Always respect your imaginary deities. They have feelings too, right?
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 14, 2021:
Since it is, by definition, impossible for a human to injure a supreme being, irreligiousness is nonconformity, with the punishment for such inflicted solely by people.
Not sure, is this a porn ad?
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 13, 2021:
Number 7 refers to Colin Kapernick.
This post came through my social feed by a friend who is deeply religious.
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 13, 2021:
Having been raised in a churched family whose Christian faith could not, and would not, promote Santa Claus, and were taught to recognize the mythical fairy tale character, ol' Saint Nicholas, as the furthest thing from a saint, long before grade school, I understand this sentiment fully. As little kids, we all knew where our gifts came from, as well as who actually put the money under our pillows when we would lose a tooth. And our poor Mom had better not forget, or we'd give her hell the next morning! Having been raised in a faith that was narrow and exclusive in its doctrines, as opposed to being inclusive, made it all the more easier for me to eventually reject the last god standing.
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 13, 2021:
This might actually be funny if it weren't for the unsubtle reference to the horrific criminal pedophilia committed by Catholic priests!
My new definition of stupidity is individuals who find extraordinarily Simple Solutions to ...
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 13, 2021:
And sometimes solutions to problems are Occam's Razor-like, while the problems themselves are either nonexistent or are made to appear inordinately complex by those who would benefit from the status quo.
A what kind of pitcher?
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 13, 2021:
A submarine pitcher perhaps?
We're all surfers man!
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 10, 2021:
Cowabunga, Dude!
Have you seen this before?
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 10, 2021:
I have seen / read something even better, written more than a century ago. "About the Holy Bible," by Robert Green Ingersoll. If reading this lecture is too tedious, you may listen to it, as read by Michael Scott Earl. Enjoy!
So I just watched the commercial where they're trying to convert people and you had to say a prayer ...
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 10, 2021:
According to Christian doctrine, all are sinners (with the exception of Christ), and only through the acceptance of Jesus Christ may one's sins be cleansed. The immorality of Christianity is laid bare in this doctrine. All a mass murderer must do is confess, even at their deathbed, and all may be forgiven.
The British novelist and poet Thomas Hardy in his verse called "God's Funeral" And, tricked by ...
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 9, 2021:
An excellent verse, and awesome share! And this imagining of belief is the ultimate vanity. What we are capable of doing in the name of bad ideas defies evolution. Our species must rid itself of this corrupted code--our firmware must be overwritten. Hardy's verse reminds me of the lines of a somewhat lesser poet: God said: You are not serving me, you're serving something else 'Cause I don't need to be pleased, just get over yourself You can't suck up, up to me, I know you all too well But I don't dwell upon you, so get over yourself 'Cause you're not praying to me, you're praying to yourself And you're not worshiping me, you're worshiping yourself And you will kill in my name and heaven knows what else When you can't prove I exist, so get over yourself Todd Rundgren, "God Said"
Gaetz Paid Accused Sex Trafficker, Who Then Venmo’d Teen
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 8, 2021:
I've said this before, and I'll say it again: where is the moral outrage on the right? Somebody starts an internet meme that senior Democrats and Hollywood stars are sex traffickers and you wind up with Pizzagate, but when a Republican politician may actually be a perp, nobody seems willing to go after him, while the "good" folks at Fox like Sean Hannity fly top cover.
[] Dr. Robert Sapolsky on Faith . This guy is always enlightening to listen to.
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 8, 2021:
The reductio ad absurdum of Sister Helen Prejean's world view results in an arms race between the deepest, darkest and most immoral actor and the willingness of devotion and piety to offer forgiveness. A pax on both their houses!
If vaccine passports become a thing, needed to enter certain venues/ businesses, who would be ...
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 7, 2021:
Having been vaccinated in February I would have no issues attending such an event, but I would remain masked at this point, as the virus (in all its various forms) is still in the community and I would not want to contribute to its transmission.
For those interested:
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 7, 2021:
But it's still the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius! ;-)
This is why I'm anti-theist or really anti-religion. It's never been about equality.
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 4, 2021:
Like you, as my pseudonym indicates, I am a nullifidian (one who is without faith or religious belief). Religion is, in my opinion, a cancer on humanity. Peace.
This is why, religion and superstition is dangerous Neelam Gupta, killed her neighbor's ...
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 4, 2021:
Religion is indeed very dangerous! Faith-based beliefs (i.e., superstitions), whether Eastern or Western, ancient or contemporary, are synonymous with insanity (i.e., a departure from reality), and are all-too-often lethal.
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 3, 2021:
Where is the outcry, and where are the armed idiots who believed in pizza gate now? Will this evolve into Gaetz gate, or is the outrage against such behavior limited to only one party?
In honor of Easter.....[]
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 3, 2021:
My favorite Easter movie! Blessed are the cheese makers!
Today they moved the mummies through Egypt. [] And I was reminded of this. []
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 3, 2021:
Now there’s one wild and crazy guy ... great share!
I'm fascinated by the question: Is reincarnation possible?
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 3, 2021:
As the universe is physical, the mechanism or process by which reincarnation were to occur would also be physical.
Goes to show what can happen when you leave the bedroom door open.
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 3, 2021:
"Naked like donkeys"[?] As opposed to 'clothed like elephants?'
Thanks for the lift....
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 3, 2021:
Looks Photoshopped ... look at the shadows of the cat.
One more Bernie meme
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 2, 2021:
Ahoy Bernie Ever Given! ;-)
When we were kids, there where no phones or tablets we read cereal 🥣 boxes at breakfast
p-nullifidian comments on Apr 2, 2021:
When we were kids we played an anagram game at breakfast: how many words could we get out of the name of the cereal we were eating. As a result, we would always try new cereals, and look for ones with long names, just to keep the game more interesting!
A recent international report has come to the startling and baffling conclusion that Christians and ...
p-nullifidian comments on Mar 29, 2021:
Excellent points! The through line of faith (i.e., belief without evidence) has always connected religion to those massive conspiracy theories, along with a truckload of other unsubstantiated views. Critical thinking is hardly an asset to a community that regards faith as a virtue, rather than the credulity it actually is.
Meep meep
p-nullifidian comments on Mar 29, 2021:
Something tells me the coyote shouldn't have had that 'one for the road.'
Pope Francis: The Devil is to Blame for COVID-Related Distrust and Desperation | Hemant Mehta | ...
p-nullifidian comments on Mar 29, 2021:
Trump's not that good ... he's just a little imp! ;-)
I can just hear the phone call complaining about a Star of David in their pizza. lol
p-nullifidian comments on Mar 27, 2021:
Star confusion, perhaps? A pentagram and the Star of David are not the same.
Does religion work without magical beings at its center?
p-nullifidian comments on Mar 25, 2021:
"You can't build a religion around a guy named Henry from Ohio unless Henry can resurrect the dead or walk on water." Maybe not a guy named Henry from Ohio, but a guy named Joe Smith from upstate New York succeeded in starting a religion that now numbers over 16 million members, just by saying an angel gave him gold tablets that only he could interpret!
p-nullifidian comments on Mar 22, 2021:
Itty Bitty Half Pint
p-nullifidian comments on Mar 17, 2021:
"Bashful Short Legs" ... ironic name for a 6'4" Type "A" individual. ;-)
Hope Springs eternal.
p-nullifidian comments on Mar 17, 2021:
Indeed! As one of my favorite thinkers, the "Great Agnostic" of the 19th Century, stated: "Nations, like individuals, have their periods of youth, of manhood and decay. Religions are the same. The same inexorable destiny awaits them all. The gods created by the nations must perish with their creators. They were created by men, and like men, they must pass away. The deities of one age are the by-words of the next. The religion of our day, and country, is no more exempt from the sneer of the future than the others have been. When India was supreme, Brahma sat upon the world's throne. When the sceptre passed to Egypt, Isis and Osiris received the homage of mankind. Greece, with her fierce valor, swept to empire, and Zeus put on the purple of authority. The earth trembled with the tread of Rome's intrepid sons, and Jove grasped with mailed hand the thunderbolts of heaven. Rome fell, and Christians from her territory, with the red sword of war, carved out the ruling nations of the world, and now Christ sits upon the old throne. Who will be his successor?" Robert Green Ingersoll, *The Gods*, 1872
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