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Quran or Bible?? What book is worse?
p-nullifidian comments on Mar 9, 2021:
This appears like a not-so-subtle attempt to ask which religion is worse, Christianity or Islam. As a nullifidian I despise all religions, but rank them based on the amount of violence, oppression and discrimination committed by adherents in the name of their self-identified religions.
There are many types of capital.
p-nullifidian comments on Mar 9, 2021:
I'm inclined to agree with your observations, and would further assert that when it comes to self-identified liberals or conservatives, neither side appears to have a monopoly on presenting themselves as victims.
If we want to stop publishing books because they are deemed hurtful for some as has happened with 6 ...
p-nullifidian comments on Mar 6, 2021:
If it weren't for the fact that the Dr. Seuss books were written specifically for early readers, I doubt they'd have been discontinued.
Klingenschmitt: I Lost My Navy Chaplain Gig 15 Years Ago Due to “Cancel Culture” | Hemant Mehta ...
p-nullifidian comments on Mar 6, 2021:
The difference between this imbecile and the Westboro Baptist Church is only a matter of degree.
This is where we find ourselves in American politics these days
p-nullifidian comments on Mar 4, 2021:
To accuse them of Neanderthal thinking is an insult to Neanderthals.
Be real, do shit.
p-nullifidian comments on Mar 4, 2021:
Once we emancipate ourselves from the notion that an all-powerful being controls our destiny, that change in our thinking will mark the commencement of our minds. Then we will be free do all sorts of shit and even take credit for it! 😉
I try to never stop learning
p-nullifidian comments on Mar 4, 2021:
“Fuck You, Please” seems polite enough. 😉
American Isis? []
p-nullifidian comments on Mar 4, 2021:
There is a philosophical nexus between a good number of evangelical Christians, Trumpists, white supremacists, Q anon conspiracy theorists and gun rights activists, and they’ve found a home in the Republican Party.
"You shall not covet your neighbor’s house.
p-nullifidian comments on Mar 2, 2021:
I really never understood the whole covet shtick ... never wanted "Jessie's girl" (sorry, Rick!), or somebody else's shit.
As i read about Paula White, et al, "knowing Gawd's mind" and so on, it seems to me that she & her ...
p-nullifidian comments on Mar 1, 2021:
Paula's a 'grift from God,' yet another in a long line of whacko Christ'er shysters who somehow attract a following. She's barking mad, or as I used to say in front of the kids, until they eventually figured it out, nucking futs!
If money is the root of all evil, why do churches ask for it?
p-nullifidian comments on Mar 1, 2021:
Money is not the problem ... even the Bible recognizes that it's the love of it (i.e., greed) which is at the root of all evils. Money is just an object and can't be held responsible. "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows." 1 Timothy 6:10 (KJV) Churches are little more than beggars who've resorted to soul extortion to extract their tithes and offerings.
So what's the problem evangelicals
p-nullifidian comments on Mar 1, 2021:
Evangelical gay bashers don't really care if Jesus said anything on the issue or not, as they use Jesus' first missionary, Paul, whose writings were key in forming Christian doctrine. "Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! The sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, passive homosexual partners, practicing homosexuals, thieves, the greedy, drunkards, the verbally abusive, and swindlers will not inherit the kingdom of God. Some of you once lived this way. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God." 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 (NET) "But we know that the law is good if someone uses it legitimately, realizing that law is not intended for a righteous person, but for lawless and rebellious people, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, sexually immoral people, practicing homosexuals, kidnappers, liars, perjurers—in fact, for any who live contrary to sound teaching." 1 Timothy 1:8-10 (NET) "For this reason God gave them over to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged the natural sexual relations for unnatural ones, and likewise the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed in their passions for one another. Men committed shameless acts with men and received in themselves the due penalty for their error." Romans 1:26-27 (NET)
Wrong Way Driver Caught On Dash Cam 2/28/2021 - YouTube
p-nullifidian comments on Mar 1, 2021:
Based on the radio call of a probable police dispatcher, I'd guess that dashcam was in a cop's car. Not sure what this has to do with Religion & Spirituality, however.
I met up with a Catholic friend a few days ago.
p-nullifidian comments on Mar 1, 2021:
Your friend appears to be making two separate points, neither of which you're willing to concede: God can 'manage your life,' and you 'need a man to make you happy.' Bravo!
Fools rush in? :-D
p-nullifidian comments on Mar 1, 2021:
I am forever reminded of this skit, when hearing or reading the Wales-whales juxtaposition!
I have now received two letters from the Veterans Administration informing me me that I qualify for ...
p-nullifidian comments on Mar 1, 2021:
When it comes to most major decisions, there's logic and emotions. More often than not, it seems, people use logic and reason to justify decisions already made using their 'gut feelings.' How often do folks examine the pros and cons, study the data, listen to qualified experts and use what they've learned to educate those 'gut feelings?' When making our decision to be vaccinated, the following questions come to mind: * Do I have enough knowledge and background in the subject of infectious diseases to differ with the overwhelming majority of specialists in this field, from Dr. Anthony Fauci to front line health care professionals, such as Mayo Clinic physician, Dr. Casey Clements (see article, below), who went from vaccine skeptic to vaccine proponent? * After a year of use, including the Phase 3 clinical trials involving tens of thousands of participants, completed last fall, along with the number of Americans who have received at least the first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine approaching 50 million, am I justified in calling myself a 'guinea pig' or the product itself 'untested?' * How certain am I that I can avoid contracting the virus and becoming sick or worse, jeopardizing those around me and adding to the strain on the health care system, for as long as the virus is in the community?
Dang we really live in a world where the majority believes in fairy tale bull bull.
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 28, 2021:
Dang, indeed! But as comedian Ron White so famously observed, "You can't fix stupid."
Timing is everything...
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 27, 2021:
Good one! "Not for another 65 million years, Littlefoot." Ah, The Land Before Time. My kids cried every time they watched the video, when Littlefoot's mom died ... I used to play the soundtrack just to get them to settle down and quit rough housing. ;-) The James Horner score was terrific!
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 27, 2021:
I feel very blessed to have this fine ensemble here in our City by the Bay. Leaders Hanneke van Proosdij and David Tayler are brilliant, both as scholars and musicians. And while seeing them live has not been possible during the pandemic, their superb digital, hi-definition YouTube videos, filmed in concert, almost makes one feel present in the room. Speaking of the room, they frequently perfrom at St. Mark's Lutheran, which has wonderful acoustics. Thank you for this share!
Imagine if humans had been interested and focused on science ever since
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 23, 2021:
Einstein couldn't go anywhere in pubic without being recognized, and the world was once in awe of Isaac Newton. There have been times in our history when science and scientists were extolled, just not now it seems.
Tiger Woods injured in car accident near Los Angeles - CNN
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 23, 2021:
Probably should've used his driver ... okay, somebody had to be the first with that line! ;-)
Nashville Pastor Criticized After Admitting the Bible Isn’t the “Word of God” | Hemant Mehta |...
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 23, 2021:
This "Word of God" image is ridiculous, when any intelligent person gives it some serious thought. It's as though the faithful believe that the authors were taking dictation from the almighty ... something he apparently is no longer interested in doing, by the way. To those who claim to have heard the 'Voice of God,' I would like to know what it is they actually heard. The voice of a baritone? A soprano? Did this voice use a formal dialect, or did it resort to a more common form of speech? Is the Voice of God, like Data, unable to use contractions? Or perhaps there was no voice, just an assertion that the authors were 'inspired' by God. If that were the case, the Bible would surpass all writings of its time, and even the future. It would be superior in all that it comments upon, from its biology to its astronomy to its history to its morality. Can any honest and objective person claim that the Bible clearly attests to its 'inspiration' when comparing it to all of the other so-called uninspired books? Does its morality surpass that of the Buddha? Are its dictates an improvement on the ancient Hindu Vedas? Does its commentary on the sciences show an advancement beyond the common wisdom of its day and region? Could the authors of the Bible claim an awareness of Newtonian physics? And when reading it as literature, could we truly say the Bible is of greater quality than Shakespeare?
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 23, 2021:
Might one's failure to take the necessary step of paying the fee be a 'pre-existing condition?' ;-)
Morality comes from humanism and is stolen by religion for its own purposes.
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 22, 2021:
I'd have to disagree with Hitch on this one. Morality comes from evolution, as it's based on two primary impulses, seen in other species: Reciprocity & Empathy. Religion appropriated common social conventions and mores, used to bind groups (including behaviors practiced by our nearest genetic relatives) for millennia--not humanism.
Guess who finally believes in science
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 19, 2021: You might want to take this post down.
Confirm or deny.
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 19, 2021:
Relying on the Bible for moral guidance is like relying on this book for scientific understanding ... both are inappropriate.
I was in the kitchen having toast and coffee in my slippers and pajamas reading agnostic.
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 19, 2021:
Anyone who claims to have 'evidence' for a 'higher power' likely doesn't understand what constitutes evidence or chooses to ignore the implied meaning of a higher power.
Some people never learn.
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 19, 2021:
Interesting how the same tired claims and failed arguments resurface, often pitting collective, government-sponsored decisions against individual freedoms, even when the act of asserting such freedoms inevitably leads to greater harm.
This is a world wide pandemic.
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 19, 2021:
The trend has always been that the inhabitants of a country in which an advancement was made benefit from them first. One could argue that until herd immunity is achieved in the country of development, vaccines should not be widely exported, particularly in light of the fact that the costs are borne by the taxpayers. At this point, with supplies far from meeting domestic demand, isn't it more a question of priority as opposed to a premeditated denial?
Ted Cruz's Tweet About California Energy Shortages Comes Back To Haunt Him
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 16, 2021:
So Texas, like California last summer, is "unable to perform even basic functions of civilization, like having reliable electricity." Yet another example of the paucity of basic executive function in the mind of the junior senator from Texas--welcome the the century of unpredictable weather, Ted!
Government teaming up with businesses is the greatest evil []
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 16, 2021:
Robert Kennedy, Jr? Now there’s a credible source, if you like antivaxxer, conspiracy theorist nut jobs, that is!
Why does the number seven appear in the Bible 735 times.
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 16, 2021:
As is the case with social media, the number of times a meme is regurgitated is of less importance than its origin, and in this instance I think it's likely tied to the creation myth.
Racism and Christianity, Agree or disagree, Why?
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 16, 2021:
The abolitionist movement in the US was begun by Christians who disregarded the many sections in the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, that uphold the institution of slavery--passages that were quoted from the pulpits of Christian churches in every slave holding state in the Union, prior to, during and perhaps even after the Civil War. A century later, Christians and their churches were at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement while some of the same Christian churches that had backed slavery, blatantly supported Jim Crow segregation, anti-miscegenation and racial integrity statutes and policies. Since Christianity was founded by people of the Levant, and is embraced by people of every ethnicity, I'm hard pressed to concur with Camara's statement. Christianity is a crude tool used to support opposing sides of many moral arguments. That said, the fact that the Bible isn't explicit in condemning slavery or even bigotry, enables the racist to claim to be a true Christian.
If You Had To Choose?
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 15, 2021:
Buddhism ... more of a philosophy than a religious faith, 'his holiness' the Dalai Lama notwithstanding.
I'm just curious as to how many on here were devout christians and really believed it and then later...
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 15, 2021:
I was raised in a strict Christian faith, with a peculiar certainty that it had 'the truth' regarding God's divine word. I began to see inconsistencies in my youth, but did my best to ignore them or explain them away with the tried and true, 'God's ways are a mystery that will be revealed in his time.' But later, much later, the cognitive dissonance caused by that 'still small voice' of reason became overwhelming, and doubt began to grow, particularly over the 'problem of evil.' The questions kept bubbling to the surface. I prayed for faith and sought to return to the source, but when re-reading the Bible carefully as an adult, found it to be an intellectual and moral outrage. Still too stubborn to admit that I was wrong, it was the simple hiddenness of God that, in the end, completed my de-conversion, some 40 years after the initial questions arose.
Could we really know everything about reality, someday?
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 15, 2021:
It seems to me that at this point in our brief developmental history we've barely scratched the surface of awareness about the universe, beginning with our own planet, the depths of which we've yet to explore. In other words, we don't even know what we don't know. Furthermore, knowledge itself--which can range from simple awareness to mastery--isn't static, as change occurs over time. It is said that omniscience is the capacity to know everything, as opposed to the learning of it. If we assume it is possible that there could come a time--should our species or the artificial intelligence that we create continue to evolve in its capacity--when all that it known of cosmology, biology, mathematics, physics and disciplines yet to be discovered might inform us of what we've yet to learn, will there ever come a time when we have achieved unqualified mastery? In an infinite universe--or perhaps multiverse--it would seem unlikely, IMHO. Thank you for this excellent thought exercise!
Where the polarity is between reality and nonreality, I’m not a centrist.
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 13, 2021:
We've been conditioned to assume that there must always be two sides to a story. So much so that in the effort to ensure a 'fair and balanced' presentation, legitimacy has been afforded to those who seek to impose their own 'alternative facts' as if such a notion were even viable. In a universe of facts and alternative facts, what is reality?
A bit of hypocrisy by Matt Dillahunty?
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 12, 2021:
There were already abolitionists writing and speaking out against slavery during the 18th century, though they were a minority. The most strident opponents of slavery viewed this 'institution' as a sin against God and man, and tended to be Quakers. But these views were clearly not respected by slaveholders who used their Bibles to justify the practice. Thus the Constitution reflects the compromises that were made in order to form the new Republic. Was it immoral? From the standpoint of many at the time, including the enslaved, it was! Has it been changed to address this shortcoming? Yes, and I would argue that the 14th Amendment (Equal Protection) was just as important as the 13th, as it has frequently been used by the courts to broaden civil rights and freedoms. The Bible, on the other hand, was never changed by a jot or a tittle to account for its immoralities, even when afforded the chance, via a new religion, to do so. "Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ." Ephesians 6:5 "Slaves, in reverent fear of God submit yourselves to your masters, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh." 1 Peter 2:18 "Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them," Titus 2:9 "All who are under the yoke of slavery should consider their masters worthy of full respect, so that God’s name and our teaching may not be slandered." 1 Timothy 6:1
Are you a determinist or not?
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 11, 2021:
I was a determinist for a while, but then my illusion of free will kicked in and took charge, all by itself! ;-)
On the epistemological syllogism that "God, by definition, is that for which no greater can be ...
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 11, 2021:
Ah yes, Anselm's Ontological Argument for the existence of God, one of apologist William Lane Craig's favorites. In her excellent book, "36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction," Rebecca Newberger Goldstein lays out the argument: 1. Nothing greater than God can be conceived (this is stipulated as part of the definition of "God"). 2. It is greater to exist than not to exist. 3. If we conceive of God as not existing, then we can conceive of something greater than God (from 2). 4. To conceive of God as not existing is not to conceive of God (from 1 and 3). 5. It is inconceivable that God not exist (from 4). 6. God exists. And then debunks it nicely. "FLAW: It was Immanuel Kant who pinpointed the fallacy in the Ontological Argument: it is to treat "existence" as a property, like "being fat" or "having ten fingers." The Ontological Argument relies on a bit of wordplay, assuming that "existence" is just another property, but logically it is completely different. If you really could treat "existence" as just part of the definition of the concept of God, then you could just as easily build it into the definition of any other concept. We could, with the wave of our verbal magic wand, define a trunicorn as "a horse that [a] has a single horn on its head, and [b] exists." So if you think about a trunicorn, you're thinking about something that must, by definition, exist; therefore trunicorns exist. This is clearly absurd: we could use this line of reasoning to prove that any figment of our imagination exists."
This pertains to both religion and politics, but mostly religion.
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 11, 2021:
Ad hominem attacks, such as resorting to name calling, are invariably a sign that one's position on a matter is weak and their thinking is deficient. Now that the self-appointed king of name calling has been deplatformed, eager Trumpites are rushing to fill the void.
Just investigated Spinoza's god. Who knew that god was everything?
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 11, 2021:
"Who knew that god was everything?" Pantheists perhaps? Although one might take exception to the word "knew."
Just what you have all been waiting 65 million years to learn about? Dinosaurs cloacae...
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 8, 2021:
6 million or 65 million ... who's counting? ;-) Seriously though, somebody's anally fixated!
This makes some sense , live and let live but they won't do that
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 8, 2021:
Unfortunately, most religions are unable to live and let live. They're always interfering in government, getting 'blue laws' passed and smuggling their propaganda into the public schools. And they just can't be happy with a secular government, backing laws that made 'In God We Trust' the national motto (and adding it to our currency) and interpolating the words 'Under God' into the Pledge of Allegiance!
do black people feel stupid praying to a white Jesus? does anybody know? Dave?
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 7, 2021:
"Dave's not here, man."
A man, destitute, poor with 3 young and hungry children, a wife who has left him to tend to those ...
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 7, 2021:
Punchline landed like a lead zeppelin.
Does anyone not secretly hope that there is a god and that we can spend eternity in heaven with our ...
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 6, 2021:
Of course, but then I wake up from the fantasy. It stands to reason that one of the universal premises behind the invention of religion involves an afterlife where we will be reunited with those we love. But I'm more interested in the mechanics of this entire process. What form would one's existence in this afterlife assume? How is one recognized if not in "the flesh?" And if restored in "the flesh" at what age are we to live the rest of eternity? I for one don't want to be restored as an old fart. And what about those who died in infancy? Do they stay as babies forever, or do they age? What is the process of aging throughout eternity anyway? What about a sibling or a friend who died in our youth? Do we see them as they were, or do we return to the moment they died, in their eyes? If the mechanisms and processes for the afterlife were perhaps better understood as a process, might we all want to take a pass on the concept?
Nobody wants to go to a liberal shithole so they are paying people to go there.
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 5, 2021:
Is there a political point to be made here, or just lowbrow name calling?
The lies surrounding the past election were so egregious that action had to be taken.
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 5, 2021:
The link fails.
Meet the robot designed to replace forklifts- []
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 5, 2021:
Forklift operators, port crane operators and loaders everywhere, this is your warning call: Retrain now!
Well, words and deeds DO have consequences.
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 5, 2021:
If any American company has the right to examine social media posts when considering an applicant for hire or, for that matter, whether or not to retain an employee, Congress should, at the very least, be likewise scrutinized.
I sometimes wonder what people who call themselves Christians or Jews think of stories of genocide ...
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 4, 2021:
Well stated, indeed! Wars of extermination were "God's creation." Few devout Christians or Jews would countenance such behavior today. Even the pagans had better morals than this. Did any Caesar order such a command as Jehovah's? " the cities of the nations the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes. Completely destroy them—the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites—as the Lord your God has commanded you." Deuteronomy 20:16-17 (NIV) No wonder that the Great Agnostic himself responded with such disdain to that very passage: "Is it possible for man to conceive of anything more perfectly infamous? Can you believe that such directions were given by any being except an infinite fiend? Remember that the army receiving these instructions was one of invasion. Peace was offered upon condition that the people submitting should be the slaves of the invader; but if any should have the courage to defend their homes, to fight for the love of wife and child, then the sword was to spare none -- not even the prattling, dimpled babe. And we are called upon to worship such a God; to get upon our knees and tell him that he is good, that he is merciful, that he is just, that he is love." Robert Green Ingersoll, The Gods, 1872
Ruby Bridges | National Women's History Museum
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 4, 2021:
Unbelievable, isn't it? And yet, so much more to be done. Great share!
What's with all these markers along the highways that show where someone died?
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 4, 2021:
You have a dark sense of humor ... one that makes me snicker! Seriously, those roadside homemade crosses serve as a reminder to drive only when sober and well-rested, within the speed limit (or as the weather allows) and to ignore your damn phones! ;-)
Quantum experiments have long demonstrated that subatomic particles somehow “know” about each ...
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 3, 2021:
Where the sun was? Isn't where the sun is, relative to an orbiting body, fixed as one of the two foci?
campaign to stop the former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams [msn.
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 2, 2021:
So now that they've lost the Bully Pulpit, not to mention the majority, Republicans are once again demonstrating their supreme skill of obstructionist opposition to just about everything.
There's a difference between "belief" and "working assumption".
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 1, 2021:
In my experience, beliefs don't require emotions, but personal assumptions almost demand them. I believe the sun will rise, as predicted, tomorrow--I have never seen or heard of a day when this did not happen, and I have no reason to doubt this belief. I have a working assumption that when I board the airplane, I will arrive safely--I understand that there is a possibility that this may not occur, but also understand this to be a very low probability. My belief that the sun will rise, as has been predicted, requires no emotional input, whatsoever. The same cannot be said regarding my working assumption that my flight will arrive uneventfully, particularly when we encounter unexpected turbulence! ;-)
And I've been hiding in Atheism, is that wrong?
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 1, 2021:
I observed some time ago that it is God who was doing the hiding! Finally, I realized he was never there in the first place.
Faces of Republican people who are likely to still change America....
p-nullifidian comments on Feb 1, 2021:
Great Photoshop job on Ted Cruz! It's a good look! Even as Trump energized the "Stupid Party" that Gov. Bobby Jindal once confessed to being a member of, smaller versions of conspiracy crazed crackpots continue to be supported by the faithful citizens of Trumplandia in Washington and the State Houses. In his 2009 book, "Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free," Charles Pierce cites the research of Professor Andrew Cline of Washington University in St. Louis, who came up with 4 rules for modern pundits, some of whom appear to have advised Trump and his minions: 1. Never be dull. 2. Embrace willfully ignorant simplicity. 3. The American public is stupid--treat them that way. 4. Always ignore the facts and the public record when it is convenient to do so. While it might seem as though recent events point to a turning tide, one cannot ever count out Idiot America, whose zombie-like stubbornness is surpassed only by its lack of intellectual curiosity!
I don't usually go here but this is a special case.
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 31, 2021:
I wouldn't go there, seeing what's holstered on her right hip! ;-)
A political party, NOT a religion. []
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 31, 2021:
Says one orthodox church to another. The Greek Orthodox Church is stuck in Byzantium, calling on Greeks to eschew the un-Christian practice of yoga and to continue to accept the Eucharist using a common (shared) spoon during the pandemic! Give any church the power they seek and they become politically repressive.
Anti-Vax COVID-19 Truthers Shut Down Dodger Stadium Vaccination Site Dodger Stadium’s mass ...
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 31, 2021:
Yet another example of the Dunning-Kruger Effect in action on a mass scale! When a critical mass of citizens who are clearly too stupid to realize how stupid they really are take to the streets and storm the U.S. Capitol and vaccine sites, you get what we have been witnessing recently. Welcome to 21st Century America!
A follow up to last night's post: BORDERS II, link: []
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 31, 2021:
Israel's no doubt 'thrilled' with this map!
IS Paranoia the new reality, infecting many in every country?
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 29, 2021:
The idea of a pluralistic society works just fine for some white folk ... until they aren't the majority!
Something to look forward to ??
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 28, 2021:
You knew we couldn't "unsee" that when you posted it, didn't you ... you sick bastard! ;-)
Christians, Jews, and other 'believers' need to purge the hypocrisy out of their systems to make ...
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 28, 2021:
"Value others' religions[?]" I think not! If the New Testament teaches one thing, it is the singular path to salvation--through the narcissistic Jesus himself! "Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.'" John 14:6 "He who believes in the Son has eternal life; he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God rests upon him." John 3:36 "Be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by him this man is standing before you well. This is the stone which was rejected by you builders, but which has become the head of the corner. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:10-12
Best Meme So Far
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 28, 2021:
Bravo ... well played!
"We keep on being told that religion, whatever its imperfections, at least instills morality.
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 28, 2021:
As we evolve, so do our moral codes. We know that religions were created by human beings, as opposed to the interventions of an enlightened deity. We know this because no religion has ever been morally / ethically in advance of the people and ideas of the time. Consider for a moment just how many consecrated acts and commands found in so-called holy texts are now viewed as immoral. To reiterate, we know that morals are evolved simply by observing empathy and reciprocity--two foundational principles of our morals--at work in the actions of other animals. When it comes to morality, religion loses yet another toe hold.
The biggest delusion in religion
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 26, 2021:
Abide with me ... Dude. ;-)
A wise old farmer has a lesson for us all.
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 26, 2021:
A beautiful story depicting an age and culture that will soon be gone. The notion of the 'family farm' will soon be dead. In an era where wise old farmers are replaced by data, algorithms and models, one can only hope that one of the datapoints involves the 'collective.'
Bernie Sanders hit the world 😅😊 what a cutie Sanders doll.😂
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 25, 2021:
Next thing you know, there will be a Bernie Sanders' mittens action figure! :-)
What do you see: Dog or Demon Child??
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 25, 2021:
Never did find the demon child ... but then I'm a dog person! ;-)
My mother says I'm going to hell.
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 25, 2021:
That's a shame. It's sad how the human mind works, sometimes. Faith enables people to accept ideas and concepts that would tear us apart, and actually run counter to our intuitions. When I became a parent, as my children grew up, I went from being a rigid, know-it-all hard ass to an open-minded softy, which affected everything from my politics to my religion, and eventual lack thereof. Your post immediately called to mind this quote, from one of my heroes, the Great Agnostic. "The church has been, and still is, the great robber. She has rifled not only the pockets but the brains of the world. She is the stone at the sepulchre of liberty; the upas tree, in whose shade the intellect of man has withered; the Gorgon beneath whose gaze the human heart has turned to stone. Under her influence even the Protestant mother expects to be happy in heaven, while her brave boy, who fell fighting for the rights of man, shall writhe in hell." Robert Green Ingersoll, Individuality, 1873
Sunrise in Canberra.
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 25, 2021:
Nice. At first I thought the images were inverted ... the body of water is like glass!
Shop no more - the ultimate shoes for all ! (barf)
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 25, 2021:
Enables the wearer to walk on water, no doubt. ;-)
Why do there appear to be so many leftists in the Atheist community? []
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 25, 2021:
Perhaps the opposite question is warranted--why do there appear to be so many atheists in the leftist community?
You know who you are...
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 24, 2021:
A Dumbledore dumpling?
Column: A Catholic pastor speaks out about Trump. Some parishioners walk out.
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 23, 2021:
When it comes to the truth, in the case of these parishioners, I tend to agree with Colonel Jessup!
Do you remember when a POTUS could just hang out with Jerry Seinfeld and have a chat like a normal ...
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 22, 2021:
Yes, that was cool, classic Corvette! Meanwhile, FLOTUS was doing Carpool Karaoke with James Corden! :-)
Today an old Facebook friend that I have returned texts with once in ten years posted a long ...
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 21, 2021:
It's tough to lose a companion animal, especially when they have been so faithful and loving. When our shepherd was sick, I snapped a picture of this sign in our vet's waiting area ... it perfectly sums up my feelings on dogs. It's been two years and I am still not ready to adopt another one.
Following in the new Bernie theme
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 21, 2021:
Kind of a sweet story, those mittens ... made for him by a 2nd grade teacher in Vermont, prior to the 2016 election. He's gotten a lot of mileage out them!
And a real expert at 5!
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 21, 2021:
So good at it that he's never gotten around to doing tasks 1 through 4! ;-)
Meditation or just luring in choir boys with the popping sounds?
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 21, 2021:
The bubble wrap of Christ?
I don't have kids, but...
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 21, 2021:
Instincts handed down to us through millennia of evolution don't change easily. To react to threats that aren't actually there (false positives) vs. ignoring what may very well kill you, tends to winnow down the gene pool. You keep ducking ... it just may preserve your future generations!
one of the more impressive video snippets of the day depicts melania's decision to wear a 1970s ...
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 20, 2021:
Melania's tastes were always questionable. Remember the jacket?
Amanda Gorman Was the Light of the Inauguration.
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 20, 2021:
With young people like her, we can remain hopeful for our nation's future.
Time for you liberals to do some serious self reflection: why do i support big government?
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 20, 2021:
I have no faith in anything, including faith itself, but as one who once took a paycheck from the US Government, I'm wondering what size government should be, in your opinion? What does "Big Government" mean to you?
Better days ahead I think. Not expecting miracles but anything is better than the orange stain
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 20, 2021:
The orange man would look even better wearing orange!
Dinosaur social distancing.
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 18, 2021:
A student of Ken Ham's probably asked that question!
NEWS FLASH, Hospital Leaks Medical Records for U.
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 18, 2021:
Wait, are you saying Marco Rubio was right? <<snickers>>
Not sure where to post this but kinda want to bring attention to a readabilty UI issue due to light ...
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 18, 2021:
How about Site & Customer Service, perhaps?
Just follow the signs
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 18, 2021:
Disabled, pregnant, elderly children must really be special if they get their own toilets! ;-)
This huckabitch asshole needs to STFU! []
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 16, 2021:
Huckabitch? Are you referring to Sarah? ;-)
I shoulda listened...
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 16, 2021:
Where the chalk white arrows go?
Capitol Police arrest Virginia man who tried to pass security checkpoint with weapons, ...
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 16, 2021:
Nailed it! Trump has demonstrated to the world what the worst of us will do: lie, blameshift, scapegoat and demonize others who don't come from what he likes to call, "good stock." I sometimes wish for the existence of a hell for him to burn in.
Guthrie Govan - Fives | Improv Solo by Matteo Mancuso | Transcription [youtu.
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 15, 2021:
Fuckin' A!
Choose most correct answer
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 15, 2021:
This is _UCKING brilliant!
Yet more religious bollocks What’s a ‘pro-life vaccine’ and why do these faith leaders say...
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 15, 2021:
I note from the article that a number of Catholic bishops signed this letter. Who knows how many unwanted pregnancies (not to mention STDs) have occurred as a result of the Catholic church's negative stance on any form of contraception? Wouldn't it be ironic if the life-saving vaccine had its origins in cells from the fetus of a Roman Catholic's terminated pregnancy!
15th January 1927.
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 15, 2021:
Pity that William Jennings Bryan didn't live to see his case tossed!
Franklin Graham compares Trump’s impeachment to Jesus dying on the cross / LGBTQ Nation
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 15, 2021:
I'm not sure which I find more amusing, the attempt to "elevate" The Donald or the denigration of Graham's "Lord and Savior" by even making such a comparison ... you just can't make this shit up!
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