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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!
I heard the capitol cop that was beaten with an American flag say that people were asking him what ...
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 15, 2021:
Flag desecration from a supporter of the Flag-Molester-in-Chief? Go figure!
And this is why my friends from high school are FB pals.
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 15, 2021:
Ah, Rizzo ... everybody's favorite character in Grease! I don't do the Book, but I did marry my high school sweetheart, and we're still pals with plenty of sarcasm to go around!
Speaking of "white privilege," does the fact I'm living in a shack in the middle of nowhere on ...
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 15, 2021:
Our privilege kicks in my friend any time we come in contact with the police and the courts, seek credit, apply for a job or, as we have recently witnessed, engage in protests.
Jim Bakker: “I Know I’m Not Wrong” That God Will Soon Destroy a Bunch of Cities | Beth ...
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 14, 2021:
Ever since Sodom & Gomorrah, cities have been on God's hit list, or should I say, shit list! Even Jerusalem is targeted for destruction. God doesn't seem to appreciate city dwellers, preferring to work with small town folks, particularly if they spend 40 days, or even years, in the wilderness! ;-)
If you still do not know whether or not you are agnostic, please read this and you will find out.
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 14, 2021:
Ah, the great Rummy! He missed a category: unknown knowns--things we don't know we know. BTW, in the US, we have the Department of Defen**s**e. ;-)
Easily demonstrating the hypocrisy of their "faith".
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 14, 2021:
What the orthodox faithful may never understand is the difference between belief and identity. They hold the opinion that what they believe in is "who they are," while castigating as "sinners" those whose sexual identity doesn't square with their worldview. That said, it would seem likely that, in the hearts and minds of most Christians, a fear and loathing remains--they hate the sinner for who and what they are, not for what they do.
Irony is a bitch.
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 14, 2021:
And Trump's dumping his basket on the Capitol and the statehouses.
And it may be very soon :-) I’m looking forward to a nice, boring administration. You?
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 14, 2021:
A wonderful thought ... we've inoculated ourselves against further spread of the COVID president!
Is this mean?
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 14, 2021:
Not mean at all! I've despised and loathed the arrogant ass since the 80's when he was a Democrat. A spoiled brat of a man clearly raised without boundaries and never having been taught right from wrong, he was the most morally and ethically unfit candidate that the GOP could have chosen. Deep down inside, even those who voted for this pretender could envision how this would end. After all he has done, and never being held to account, it is my fervent hope to see him sporting an orange prison jumpsuit to match his complexion!
Are u telling me that there is a being that exists inside and outside of space time who is the ...
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 13, 2021:
And to think, we are created in his image ... a scary thought when one looks in the mirror, or makes a distorted selfie! ;-)
Providing that an objective curriculum could be devised and standardized, would you be for or ...
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 13, 2021:
I completely agree with Dan Dennett in his book, *Breaking the Spell,* that religion should be dissected, probed, compared and analyzed scientifically in the schools. Once students are made aware of the commonalities of unfounded, non-scientific beliefs and fictions found in nearly all religions, they will be free to consider them as they would all other myths, legends, tales and fables.
This describes a lot of subjects, honestly.
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 11, 2021:
Great Euler diagram! Animal Farm was required reading at my high school ... I still remember that line "All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others."
I still have a lot of old Christian friends in my Facebook posts.
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 10, 2021:
Having once been a Christian, I was initially bewildered by the mastery that Trump has over these people. As a Christian I understood the concept of the ends not justifying the means and the dangers of making Faustian bargains. But then I realized that Christians who outwardly profess the importance of living a virtuous life, while embracing and even submitting to a man who represents the very antithesis of honesty, propriety, integrity and decency, could mean only one thing—they have become radicalized, just as the orthodox extremists of any other faith or ideology. And that is why they are dangerous and must be dealt with.
Does time exist, or it is just an illusion? 🤔
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 10, 2021:
It's a great question. I used to think of time in absolute terms, as if it didn't require us to define it. And then I read a fascinating book by Alan Burdick, "Why Time Flies," which I highly recommend to this group.
I ask all fair-minded American citizens to keep in mind concerning our right-wing, conservative ...
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 8, 2021:
Yes we are, in all our glorious dysfunctionality!
Bloody hell! Betsy DeVos has abandoned Donald Trump: []
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 7, 2021:
Betsy, Betsy, Betsy ... you hitched your wagon to the wrong ox! In any case, your home state of Michigan isn't the state your Amway dad-in-law founder knew. Too bad for you ... as an ideal plutocrat, who knows what you might have done with four more years? Bwahahaha!
Biden calls Capitol rioters "domestic terrorists," blames Trump for inciting them.
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 7, 2021:
He is spot on ... too many videos out there of law enforcement members acting 'chummy' with members of the mob.
Now is an optimal time to have a huge Tarring and Feathering extravaganza.
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 7, 2021:
Mob vengeance for the mob? Personally, if we're going to resort to old style public punishments, I'd prefer the stocks.
Editorial: Catholics need to confess their complicity in the failed coup | National Catholic ...
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 7, 2021:
I have a brother-in-law who's a conservative Catholic Republican and won't touch the National Catholic Reporter. His religious rag of choice is the other NCR (National Catholic Register). Suffice to say, I was actually relieved that the pandemic gave my wife and me a good reason not to get together over the holidays, even if I did miss the opportunity to needle the guy over the results of the election.
People keep asking why the treasonous asshats in the Capitol weren't stopped by law enforcement and ...
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 7, 2021:
Indeed. When one replays the events of the day, one wonders if the entire episode was theater. But we might also wonder when and if law enforcement in this country will ever get it. This 'free pass' surely hasn't gone unnoticed by any number of angry white males who know explosives and want to become the next Timothy McVeigh (Oklahoma City) or Anthony Warner (Nashville). I saw lots of backpacks that made it into the Capitol chambers today, obviously without going through a metal detector. It's only a mater of time before an aspiring domestic terrorist takes advantage of his white privilege, blends in with the crowd and blows something up.
Dolt 45 to his Chief of Staff: "Is Paris burning?"
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 7, 2021:
The transformation is complete, Sméagol is now become Gollum.
For sure!!
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 6, 2021:
In both the operational and parliamentary meaning of the term, it would seem so, at least when it comes to the executive branch of government! But our Constitution endures, and our nation is capable of surviving the most despicable and destructive president ever elected into office.
So what a day today was.
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 6, 2021:
While I agree with your sentiments, to compare what we saw today with the plight of those who stormed the Bastille, after living under centuries of oppression at the hands of monarchs, elevates the former while demeaning the latter.
My friend insists this picture was funny and meme worthy.
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 6, 2021:
Probably best not to reveal this Trumpist's identity, or he'll be pardoned for sure, if for no other reason than he appears to be trotting around with Nancy Pelosi's lectern.
WASPs Question
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 5, 2021:
Guilty as charged, and a 'Son of the Revolution' on both parent's sides.
when i went as a red herring.
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 5, 2021:
Depending on your targeted audience's ability to 'get it,' your logical fallacy costume was a winner, in my book. Showing up in a Strawman costume probably would've resulted in confusion with the Wizard of Oz, while who knows what a Slippery Slope, Hasty Generalization or Ad Hominem costume would even look like? ;-)
Lou Dobbs Wonders Why It's Been So Hard 'Finding Actual Proof' Of Election Fraud | HuffPost
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 5, 2021:
“We know that’s the case ... but we have had a devil of a time finding actual proof. Why?” Welcome to the cult of Trumpism! When people take an intellectual position in the absence of evidence, or in denial of evidence to the contrary, it is nothing more than faith, which the Bible defines as "...the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." (Hebrews 11:1, KJV) Things people hope for do not have substance and no court of law would admit 'things not seen' as evidence. But the simple-minded Trumpists who rely on their 'gut' or hope or simply what they believe to be 'common sense' in attempting to establish their assumptions as facts are rejecting reason for blind faith.
"Take up the White Man's burden-- Send forth the best ye breed-- Go bind your sons to exile To ...
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 4, 2021:
IMHO, there can be only one response to Kipling's imperialist oeuvre: Mark Twain's essay, "To the Person Sitting in Darkness."
Researchers Say Christian Nationalism is Making It Harder to End the Pandemic | Hemant Mehta | ...
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 4, 2021:
Christian Nationalism is a scourge, to be sure! However, the anti vaxxer movement has had vociferous support from the left, led by none other than Robert Kennedy Jr! Similarly, the anti-GMO movement, which is also anti-scientific, is not led by conservatives. And when one considers all the New Age woo woo that has no basis in scientific fact, the stark realization sets in that there's no political basis for insanity. Sadly, crazy is as crazy does, and neither side of the political spectrum has clean hands when it comes to anti-scientific, irrational and unsupported beliefs.
Trump Caught In Leaked Phone Call Trying To Steal The Election With Fake Votes
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 4, 2021:
Just a few more weeks and we'll finally be rid of this cretin!
Strange Priorities
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 3, 2021:
Task 8 is what God's always been best at.
Sunday 1-3-21 in order to - Know thy Soul - as - One Self - One should dedicate the time - ...
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 3, 2021:
The Woo is strong in this one.
p-nullifidian comments on Jan 2, 2021:
Indeed! Thomas Jefferson may have been the first to use the term "Wall of Separation between Church and State." This impenetrable barrier serves to create a mental picture that clarifies the Framers' intent when they drafted the so-called establishment clause in the First Amendment.
Alabama Governor Issues Proclamation: “The Gift of Jesus is Everlasting” | Hemant Mehta | ...
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 28, 2020:
Alabama is a very special place ... with a very special governor.
Sums it up.
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 28, 2020:
When it comes to faith, what qualifies as evidence is spurious ... the word "discover" should be replaced with "fabricate."
[smithsonianmag.] new animal highway overpass a success
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 28, 2020:
The Canadians are way ahead of us, as they've been doing this for quite some time now in places like Banff. Animals adapt pretty quickly.
How come god is always portrayed in male attributes ?
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 28, 2020:
Religion's actually more difficult to make sense of than rocket science, thank goodness, or we might never have gone to the moon! With all of the absurdities, inconsistencies, barbarisms, contradictions and prestidigitation, little wonder that the whole of most religions is even more insane than the sum of its parts.
So my FB page has a bunch of Xmas messages reminding me that Jesus was born on this day and how he ...
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 26, 2020:
Not that I believe any of this nonsense anymore, but the silly thing is that most educated Christians realize the trouble with the Biblical narrative that has Joseph and Mary traveling to Bethlehem to take part in a census ordered by Caesar Augustus and conducted by Governor Quirinius, during the reign of Herod The Great. Problem is, according to the historical record, Herod The Great died in 4 BCE, nine years beore Quirinius took office and conducted the census in 6 CE. Another problem is that Rome did not require people to travel to ancestral lands to be counted, nor would they have been required to travel during winter. The Bible spells out why the couple from Nazareth needed to get their ass (as well as their donkey) down to Bethlehem--they needed to establish the 'House of David' angle for Joseph who, according to the patrilineages in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, was the actual father. It was only later--centuries later--that writers inspired by pagan mythologies felt it necessary to turn Jesus into a deity and went about inserting their interpolations regarding a virgin birth and resurrection, among many other plagiarisms of polytheistic folklore.
A SOLEMN OCCASION TONIGHT It is a solemn occasion and please take a moment to remember how a big ...
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 24, 2020:
Imagine, an entire religion based on the statutory rape of a young teenage maiden by a so-called deity, resulting in a half-breed, half-god/half-man (or, as the Catholics believe, all-God/all-man) being who was compelled to sacrifice himself to himself in order to remove the alleged sins of an entire species of primates. Makes sense to me...
New Starbucks cup....
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 24, 2020:
Makes we want to break out in song with "We Three Cheeses" and "What Sauce Is This?" R'amen!
My father recently died and the pastor presiding over the service used that time to convert people ...
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 24, 2020:
Funerals and weddings provide ideal opportunities for the clergy to 'cast their nets' in an attempt to catch backsliders and the uninitiated. Nothing like a captive audience for the artful salesman.
Just a smile for the skeptic agnostics :-D
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 24, 2020:
Everybody, fold your arms!
Why are we still allowing them to treat us this way?
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 23, 2020:
The Labor / Capital dichotomy is as old as capitalism itself, with the power dynamic always favoring wealth. However the right for Labor to organize and bargain collectively is relatively new, but seldom used to good effect, particularly in today's anti-union climate. It is human nature for those who wield power to seek more of it, conceding only when forced to.
Right wing Christians invade native American sacred ground to pray away dark energy
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 23, 2020:
While I don't believe anything to be sacred, this is ethnocentric religious oppression, pure and simple.
Trump Pardons GOP Rep.
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 23, 2020:
Can a church or religion be the victim of abuse or a crime even? Yes, but they had it coming to them.
Anyone here that was inslaved in christianity for 20 years or less
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 23, 2020:
It took me more than 40 years to finally realize that the slavery of Christianity was all in my mind, however the psychological scars remain.
I’ve seen quite a few posts on here where something is deemed to be “unknowable”.
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 22, 2020:
Beginning with, "When will I find my keys?" there are many things that are unknowable. However, there is a significant difference between this unanswerable question and "How many grains of sand exist on our planet?" In the first case, the answer comes when the keys are found, whereas in the second case, even though we know that there is an objective, finite number, we have no way of determining it, and can only provide rough order of magnitude estimates.
Does anyone in here believe in reincarnation?
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 21, 2020:
I consider myself a skeptic, but one who is always open to new sources of data. I've long felt that reincarnation is a heap of woowoo, but recently I've been made aware of a number of interesting cases of children who, without coaching, prompting or prior knowledge, have provided intricately detailed descriptions of what would appear to be the memories of a recently deceased person who lived a great distance away. I have no explanation for this.
States Say Trump Administration is Reducing Vaccine Shipments Officials in multiple states say ...
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 18, 2020:
Impeccable source of information, that Johnny Robish - Medium! Apart from The Onion, few can compare. Is there a Pulitzer your future, Johnny? Perhaps not, but a million laughs along the way!
So where was everyone before they started "living in the moment?" 🙃
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 18, 2020:
I've forgotten how to live in the moment ... continuously striving to view the far point.
Alrighty, then!
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 18, 2020:
The anti-vaxxers belong with the flat-earthers, anti-GMO people and stolen election conspiracy theorists. Their unfounded, anti-scientific lies and urgings are not without consequences. At some point, society may be forced to reexamine the full range of the First Amendment. Could it be that the 'unprotected' speech of yelling "Fire!" in a crowded theater (when there was none) is synonymous to propagating unfounded claims that lead to harm?
Atheist Hopes to Erect Festivus Pole in FL Capitol to Honor COVID Victims | Hemant Mehta | Friendly ...
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 17, 2020:
Festivus for the rest of us!
My profile photo is a radio show about religion where I made a statement that "religion cheapens ...
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 17, 2020:
Some religions are worse than others when it comes to cheapening life. I agree that a belief in an afterlife, particularly when offered as a reward, tends to not only devalue our existence on this planet, but the very planet itself. What need is there, after all, to conserve resources and protect the environment when your god is just going to wipe everything out and make it all brand new again?
Why do religious leaders complain about humane treatment of animals because it clashes with their ...
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 17, 2020:
Simply, because their ignorant god said so? This illiterate and uninformed god set humans apart from the animals, as opposed to teaching what we now know today--namely, that homo sapiens evolved from lower forms and we share a common ancestor. Once humanity fully accepts the knowledge that evolution imparts, including the implications of the range of suffering that all animals experience, a thoughtful rethinking of these so-called divine commands may take place.
Yes, there is a war between science and religion
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 14, 2020:
I concur with the sentiments espoused by *'The Great Agnostic,'* Robert Green Ingersoll: "There is an "irrepressible conflict" between religion and science, and they cannot peaceably occupy the same brain nor the same world." The Gods, 1872 "Every new religion has a little less superstition than the old, so that the religion of Science is but a question of time." Individuality, 1873
So, earlier today, I'm on my bicycle, on this wonderful trail in a 3900 acre conservation area of ...
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 14, 2020:
I subscribe to the point of view that one can feel 'blessed' without having received a literal blessing from anyone or anything, however, the way you describe the reaction of the woman with the sweet dog would seem to indicate an underlying assumption in the use of the word.
I recognize within me the animal that is drawn to nature's cycles.
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 10, 2020:
Perhaps it is due to our limited vocabulary, but there seem to be two distinct camps here regarding "spiritual" experience. Those who, much like Carl Sagan and Sam Harris, accept, if not embrace, the concept of godless spirituality, and those who think the whole notion is rubbish. Like you, I lean toward the former. "Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. ... The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both." Carl Sagan, *The Demon-Haunted Word: Science as a Candle in the Dark* "Spirituality must be distinguished from religion—because people of every faith, and of none, have had the same sorts of spiritual experiences." Sam Harris, *Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion*
These Animal HATERS pass this on.
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 9, 2020:
Animal HATERS pass this on?
What Do Atheists Do at Christmas?
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 9, 2020:
I'm not convinced of the interchangeability of 'atheist' and 'pagan,' but then I'm also a nullifidian.
What if atheist child becomes Christian?
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 9, 2020:
Was your daughter ever aware, even obliquely, of any pagan observances, teachings, books, symbols, practices or rituals while growing up? Is it possible that, much like Emperor Constantine, she's turned her back on one religion in favor of another for political purposes?
Trump-Loving Pastor Urges Church to Reject Vaccine in Favor of “Divine Immunity” | Hemant Mehta ...
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 9, 2020:
Wait, if I'm no longer capable of being "infected" by religion, don't I have divine immunity? ;-)
Do you have a question that you'd like to know the answer to?
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 9, 2020:
If I strive to fail and succeed in doing so, am I a failure or a success?
Why are you agnostic? If you're not agnostic then why are you only a theist or an atheist?
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 8, 2020:
I identify as agnostic because it addresses my knowledge of the existence of a deity, of which I have none. I identify as atheist because it addresses my belief in the existence of a deity, of which I again have none. And so, the absence of both knowledge and belief regarding a deity comfortably coexist in my philosophical mindset, which I most readily identify as nullifidian: A person having no faith or religious belief.
Trumplicans are coming out of the wood work to threaten upstanding citizens who did their patriotic ...
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 8, 2020:
Mussolini had his blackshirts, Hitler his brownshirts, but Trump's redshirts (or redhats) are little more than clowns and buffoons that appear like characters right out of the Jackass movies.
Great article about the differences in the brains of conservatives and liberals.
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 7, 2020:
I was raised by a liberal, single mom who was a staunch Kennedy supporter, and from whom I rebelled, joining the military, regularly attending church and voting Republican for decades. But then I had kids of my own, who while in their teens, literally forced me to defend, if not entirely re-think my political philosophy. Confronted by their integrity, I began to evolve away from the rigidity of my youth, and the older I get, I'm almost surprised to find that the more liberal I become. I'm now determined to age progressively! ;-)
I would not normally post a joke here, but come on!
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 7, 2020:
Great share ... thanks!
Has NASA aborted the James Webb Space Telescope?
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 5, 2020:
What is your source for this development? I've been unable to find info on this.
I believe this pandemic has really exposed the religious for what they are.
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 3, 2020:
When you are convinced that God is in control and that, as a Christian, he has your back, nothing that science or basic common sense has to offer seems to find a home in the minds of the faithful. Blind faith is a bit like blind love in that the mind sees only what it wants to see.
Pastor: After God Overturns the Election Results, Atheists Will Finally Convert | Hemant Mehta | ...
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 2, 2020:
Ah, an 'If-Then' statement! I think these Christians would recognize the implausibility of other conditional statements beginning with 'a cold day in hell' or ending with 'when hell freezes over.'
Agnosticism is the natural attitude of the evolutionist.
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 2, 2020:
Wait! Are we throwing quotes out there now on this site too? Might you at least show the intrepidity to offer an opinion upon the quote, if only as an icebreaker?
Sad news for science. []
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 2, 2020:
Sadder, I think, for Puerto Ricans, many of whom had come to see Arecibo Observatory as a noble monument to science.
How many stars are in the Milky Way? - BBC Science Focus Magazine
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 2, 2020:
I can only hear the voice of Carl Sagan when asked that question. ;-)
The Appeal of Conspiracy Theories: Karen Douglas | Skeptical Inquirer
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 2, 2020:
At the risk of seeming elitist, IMHO there is an intersection of the rise of Trump and the ‘Dumbing of America’ that Susan Jacoby described in her 2008 book, *The Age of American Unreason*. At this crossroads of anti-science, anti-reason and anti-intellectualism, we find throngs of exceedingly proud (if not self-righteous) pro-Christian, pro-gun, pro-life, anti-government flat-earthers, anti-vaxxers and conspiracy theorists. Their continued unabashed and braindead support of Trump is matched only by their arrogant certitude, ineptitude and inability to perform a 360 evaluation. Sadly, a good portion of the electorate appears to be afflicted with the Dunning-Kruger effect—they are simply too stupid to realize how stupid they really are—and the soon-to-be former president has been their icon.
Virtually every agnostic lives like an atheist, living completely irreligious lives Dennis ...
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 2, 2020:
As a nullifidian (a person having no faith or religious belief), I resemble that remark! ;-)
Sean Hannity Says Trump 'Needs To Pardon' Himself And His 'Whole Family' | HuffPost
p-nullifidian comments on Dec 1, 2020:
Even if Trump were to pardon himself, it would only apply to federal offenses. Can't hide from the New York AG!
If I could play like him, I'd say the same thing.
p-nullifidian comments on Nov 30, 2020:
Josh Groban? Are you kidding me? Josh Groban is to music as rhinestones are to jewelry.
Worst Bible Passages
p-nullifidian comments on Nov 30, 2020:
Too many instances of genocidal, homicidal, filicidal, uxoricidal commands and condoned behaviors to name!
75 years ago: People’s Republic of Yugoslavia proclaimed On November 29, 1945, the Federal ...
p-nullifidian comments on Nov 29, 2020:
Sadly, once the oppressive communist lid was removed from this powder keg, it exploded into a raging inferno of ethnic-religious warfare along lines that had never been fully eliminated, or even blurred. For some, it seemed necessary to settle scores dating back centuries, and Yugoslavia was unable to remain a viable, 'cantonized' state. And so we learned a new word to describe what we witnessed: balkanization.
No good deed goes unpunished.
p-nullifidian comments on Nov 25, 2020:
When I was a kid we were taught that Squanto pretty much showed the Pilgrims how to live off the land, including how to fish, what berries to eat and that planting corn with a dead fish as fertilizer yielded better results. While there may have been a peaceful 'first Thanksgiving' where native Americans and Pilgrims shared a meal, what came later is nothing short of genocide.
A cat wrote this.
p-nullifidian comments on Nov 24, 2020:
Freakin' brilliant!
"The Thieves Who Stole Our Election Got Sloppy" by Newt Gingrich <Laziness leads to sloppiness, ...
p-nullifidian comments on Nov 24, 2020:
Thieves who 'stole' the election? The Epoch Times? Seriously? A shining example of journalism, if ever the was one!
Had to share this.
p-nullifidian comments on Nov 24, 2020:
20 had me ROFL!
A few times I tried to point out the latent subconscious damage that religion has done that most ...
p-nullifidian comments on Nov 24, 2020:
On the other hand--just playing the devil's advocate here--moral outrage can inspire action, even movements for positive change. There were a helluva lot of 'temper tantrums' thrown this summer over the police killings of unarmed persons of color--tantrums that were both called for and need to continue.
Damned if you do. Damned if you don’t. Might as well have fun!!
p-nullifidian comments on Nov 24, 2020:
This joke is not theologically correct. Believers profess that God made man and woman with free will, but *without* sin. It wasn't until the fall (i.e., the choice to disobey God, thanks to that crafty serpent) that the original sin was committed--a sin that was somehow heritable--thereby dooming all of humanity. Silly loony bullshit, I know, but the joke isn't funny when the premise is wrong.
So exactly how do Biden supporters justify the televised subtraction of 19k+ from Trump to Biden in ...
p-nullifidian comments on Nov 24, 2020:
Please provide the source(s) for this story.
Pennsylvania governor halts alcohol sales day before Thanksgiving
p-nullifidian comments on Nov 24, 2020:
Leave it to that paragon of journalism, the NY Post, to omit the key prepositional phrase, "in restaurants and bars." So you can still run down to the liquor store for that brandy or rum you forgot, or a twelve pack to watch the football games ... makes a difference, don't you think?
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