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Do you like to go fishing?
tioteo comments on Apr 6, 2018:
I love fishing; I just wish I could catch more fish.
Have you encountered a Flat Earther?
tioteo comments on Apr 6, 2018:
I can imagine your frustration, and I have never met a flat earther. Some theists that I know sound about as rational as this nut you met.
This week I have worked my ass off (excuse moi Françe) Monday to Thursday. I gave my 125% every ...
tioteo comments on Apr 6, 2018:
Won't you have to squat if you have to defecate?
Negative self-talk. Sometimes I have to work very hard to keep those voices at bay. Who here can ...
tioteo comments on Apr 6, 2018:
I understand what you're saying. It takes a lot of willpower to overcome this. If you are at all like me, being tired or ill makes you most vulnerable, and, if you pair those with disappointment, it's a high wall to climb. I try, but I'm not always successful at quieting those voices. We have to rest, learn to forgive our failures, and move on. Tomorrow is another day.
Am I alone in having issues with understanding lyrics? I have always had troble understanding ...
tioteo comments on Apr 6, 2018:
I had that trouble as well, but it's not as bad now; I have hearing aids.
I mentioned on a comment string on Facebook - started by an actual Jewish friend of mine who ...
tioteo comments on Apr 6, 2018:
A lot of people like to judge as if they think God himself has appointed them to do so. We have to have thick skins and sharp intellects, often paired with sharp tongues as well. Be yourself. Most people will respect you for that......I hope.
Primitive Technology: Tiled Roof Hut - YouTube
tioteo comments on Apr 5, 2018:
To quote Spock, "Fascinating!"
Does it make you angry when someone gives all the credit to god for healing the ailing instead of ...
tioteo comments on Apr 5, 2018:
It doesn't make me angry; it makes me sad.
MATH IS ABSOLUTE But is it really? I struggle with the simplest math, and I wonder why my brain ...
tioteo comments on Apr 5, 2018:
I had math anxiety but had to overcome it because I had to teach it. I learned to break it down into its simpler parts; then it made sense. One of the truths that I reached over the years was that the best math teachers were not the people to whom math concepts came easily, but those who had struggled and learned to do as I had done. They understood what students were experiencing.
Does anyone else think that the very pillars of religion like original sin, universal forgiveness, ...
tioteo comments on Apr 5, 2018:
The inane doctrine of original sin is one of the things that gave me the most cause to leave religion. I get your point and basically agree.
What's the real issue that causes homelessness in America?
tioteo comments on Apr 5, 2018:
I have known some homeless who actually chose to be. I think it must be a minority, but some actually chose that lifestyle. For some of those, a mental illness component may have come into play, but not all.
I understand that many people are coming into their reality of atheist or agnostic, therefore some ...
tioteo comments on Apr 5, 2018:
I notice that a discussion post that I may ignore one time may pique my interest at another. Then I ask myself why I overlooked it in the first place. Sometimes our moods play a large part.
Which is worse?
tioteo comments on Apr 4, 2018:
It is subjective and depends a lot on your distinct personality. I could be a hermit for long stretches and loneliness would not be an issue. But, at other times I seem to crave the companionship of people. As far as fear, I fear more bad things happening to those important to me than to myself.
What is better than sex?
tioteo comments on Apr 4, 2018:
When I was young, not much. Now, true concern and compassion.
Does this bother you?
tioteo comments on Apr 4, 2018:
Not a bit. I take it as a wish for a good day.
How would you react?
tioteo comments on Apr 4, 2018:
What's done is done; you can't undo it. I don't think I would trust him in their hands again, at least not for an extended period, and I would be very clear in explaining why.
Raindrops keep falling on my........... Finish the sentence.
tioteo comments on Apr 4, 2018:
If quoting the song, it's "head." With the weather we had here today, it's "lawn."
What does it mean to you when a members starts to follow your posts? Does it make you think he/she ...
tioteo comments on Apr 3, 2018:
I think the answers vary almost as much as the individuals. I follow people because I've liked some of their posts. I think two people follow me; it's up to them to say why.
I was born in Syria in a traditional Muslim family. When I was teenager I began to read books and ...
tioteo comments on Apr 3, 2018:
Congratulations on surviving. You are welcome and treasured at this site.
I am trying to understand how people seem to think that owning gun is a right but healthcare isn't>
tioteo comments on Apr 3, 2018:
It's okay to kill but not to heal?
Occasionally I find that some who claim to be atheist or agnostic are actually neither: they're just...
tioteo comments on Apr 3, 2018:
Similar story for me. I tried to believe, but it never really took. Then I quit trying.
Here's another upstanding humble servant of Christ. No hypocrisy here! Of course not. How many ...
tioteo comments on Apr 3, 2018:
I am shocked. Shocked! SHOCKED! I hope you can read the sarcasm.
Yay!! Got my t-shirt today! Woot woot! ????
tioteo comments on Apr 3, 2018:
Well, how about that!
As a relaxed agnostic, I am in the "ignorant and apathetic" camp - I don't know, and I don't care....
tioteo comments on Apr 2, 2018:
Mission accomplished.
Active Mormon To Agnostic
tioteo comments on Apr 2, 2018:
When I lived in Wyoming near the Utah border, I had numerous Mormon leaders trying to convert me one way or another: literature, pointing out favorable movies, display at a museum of the handcart fiasco, etc. They thought I was a gentile from the midwest. I had gone through conversion as a you;ng man. It didn't stick. I noticed that they were enthusiastic for converts but extremely harsh to anyone who was falling away or had fallen away. Questioning the revisionist history that they spouted was not acceptable. I can imagine some of the ostracism that you will endure. Depending on where you live, it could be almost unbearable at times. Arm yourself with facts and the knowledge that you are strong enough to withstand the onslaught of guilt-slinging which you will face. One more thing, there is a website, exmormon.org, to help along the way.
The Antidote
tioteo comments on Apr 2, 2018:
First, I have to recognize that I am in such a mood. Next, I have to decide if I want to change it. Then, I have to focus my mind to a positive place while my eyes are closed and I breathe deeply. OR I just make up my mind to get the heck out of that place. It's definitely mind over mood for me.
Former Mormons: What broke your shelf?
tioteo comments on Apr 2, 2018:
I was a convert that didn't take. I went to services and the rest of the group totally ignored me. Not being made to feel welcome has the effect of "They don't want me." It was a good thing because I started to look into the history of the church from the point of view of outsiders to the faith. It didn't take long to see what a charlatan and conman that Joe Smith was.
Anyone else ever been told “No you’re not” when coming out as atheist to your family? Blows my...
tioteo comments on Apr 1, 2018:
I think that it's mostly not wanting to give up influence or control.
I am of the philosophy that persecuting someone for their beliefs is wrong. Even though I don't ...
tioteo comments on Apr 1, 2018:
Live an let live. I like it!
Greetings, agnostic world! I am glad to find such a great, positive community through an excellent ...
tioteo comments on Apr 1, 2018:
If you flatter us too much, we'll think we're important. Hmmm...mmmm.....
What did the father buffalo say to his son when he went off to college? "Bison"
tioteo comments on Apr 1, 2018:
Boo! Hiss! (I hope that's what you wanted.)
Feeling smug in my t-shirt and festive snapchat filter today.
tioteo comments on Apr 1, 2018:
I used to wear glasses like that, but that was long ago and they are much cuter on you.....or, you are just a lot cuter than I ever was......one or the other.
This doesn't mean Mainstream Media cannot be trusted. It means anyone can be fooled
tioteo comments on Apr 1, 2018:
Don't mistake what Time was doing. They chose people because of their newsworthiness--positive or negative. The choices were not an endorsement of policies.
My Mom is wonderful. She is a devout Christian, knows my beliefs and never ever pushes it on me. ...
tioteo comments on Apr 1, 2018:
Good for her! And, good for you!
Anyone else have a chronic illness that changed your perspective on life?
tioteo comments on Apr 1, 2018:
I have Chrinic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS, sometimes CFIDS, or new term SEID --Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease). The cause is unknown; there is no cure; some doctors don't even accept it as a diagnosis. For me, it's like a bad case of flu: body aches, weakness, lack of physical and mental ambition. I am not symptomatic all the time but never know when I will be. It can be for days on end, a day here and there, or part of a day. It crept up on me for about five years and finally forced my retirement before I intended. We are having some success in alleviating symptoms, but there are days when I feel like a limp dishrag. It has taught me to take advantage of the good periods that come and appreciate the meaningful people in my life.
A question for you mathematicians.
tioteo comments on Mar 31, 2018:
The answer is 34128.34. I was constipated when I started the calculation so I worked it out with a pencil.
I was trying to make some Jesus toast for breakfast and got a T-Rex instead, I guess I’ll have to ...
tioteo comments on Mar 31, 2018:
"Hail the king! Long live the king of tyrants!"
I think I have to stay away from Facebook this weekend. It's that time where 9,000 people post "He ...
tioteo comments on Mar 31, 2018:
Doesn't bother me much. Generally I ignore it. It's like the "Post if you think......." posts. I never repost them.
Walking to work I'm approached by an woman with a pamphlet. She tries to hand it to me and states ...
tioteo comments on Mar 31, 2018:
They don't seem to like forceful people.
In honor of tomorrow, wishing everyone Feliz Dia de los Huevos! ;)
tioteo comments on Mar 31, 2018:
Egg-zactly!
Hey guys, can anyone recommend some atheist/agnostic homeschooling materials? Everything I’ve ...
tioteo comments on Mar 31, 2018:
Look into Khan Academy. I think it is secular.
Born of a Virgin - Dionysus - Horus - Osiris - Attis - Odysseus - Romulus - Ra - Tammuz But ...
tioteo comments on Mar 31, 2018:
I get such a kick out of this. We are beings who reproduce sexually. If we don't copulate, we don't reproduce. What is so "dirty" about that?
Why can't more people in our world be like this? Are there just too many people wanting to do ...
tioteo comments on Mar 31, 2018:
Some of it comes from one's upbringing. Many people are brought up to expect a tangible reward for anything/everything they do. They never reach the point where the doing is the reward. It is difficult for some people to achieve this, and many never do.
I started a new job and was told the two things to not discuss were politics and religion. First ...
tioteo comments on Mar 31, 2018:
My advice is to leave it alone as long as the co-worker doesn't try to convert or otherwise discuss it with you.
"Be fruitful and multiply": Why the Abrahamic religions are winning the evolutionary race. ...
tioteo comments on Mar 30, 2018:
"most science minded, highly intelligent people seem too BUSY with their work to be involved with parenting." I think you missed the mark with this statement. It should always be the job of parents to parent: nurture, teach, correct, etc. That is important whether you are a secularist or not.
My ex has started taking my 7 year old son to a baptist church. I was raised mormon but I don't ...
tioteo comments on Mar 30, 2018:
Does he have visitation rights on weekends? If so, you may not have a lot to say about it. Since the laws vary so much by state down here and you are in Canada, you should check with the court or a lawyer.
I recently bought a crock-pot and learning to use it. I like the idea of slow cooking food and ...
tioteo comments on Mar 30, 2018:
Easy to use and the food is good. Most of them have recipe books that come with them; if not, a lot is available online.
When I was a kid my faith in allah(god) very strong.I always used to recite prayers without any ...
tioteo comments on Mar 30, 2018:
You are ever so right. Your last sentence is the core of it.
I am struggling with my conscience, and compassion. My mom is a passionatr "believer," and as such ...
tioteo comments on Mar 30, 2018:
Tough one. Reassure Mom that you care about her, even though you don't believe as she does. Where she attributes her successes is her business; yours is to love her in spite of that.
Living in the Bible belt it has to be refreshing to hear some thoughtfull disscussion on all ...
tioteo comments on Mar 30, 2018:
The area where I live is sort of a mini bible belt. I can relate. Persevere! You'll find friends here.
What do you most like to do during your leisure time?
tioteo comments on Mar 29, 2018:
I act and direct with community theater groups. Sometimes I fish and sometimes I even catch fish. My grandkids take up some time, too.
Does the God of the bible sanction Abortion? NUMBERS Ch 5 Vs 11-31 The Test for an Unfaithful Wife...
tioteo comments on Mar 29, 2018:
Sounds as if you have a point.
If you could talk to someone that has passed away, who would it be and what would you say to them?
tioteo comments on Mar 29, 2018:
I would want to talk with my maternal grandmother, the most decent and honorable person I've ever known. I would ask about her background, her raising, my mom. Of the famous people, I would choose Mark Twain. He could see the joy, the tragedy, and the folly of life.
I can barely tolerate my mother's company. I'm 50 and she is 71 going on 171 years old. I try - oh, ...
tioteo comments on Mar 29, 2018:
I suspect that a lot has happened and/or is happening to which we are not privy. Make the best of it for yourself--for yourself!
What's on my mind? The works of Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Schubert, Richard Wagner, Anton ...
tioteo comments on Mar 29, 2018:
Not bad things to have on your mind. It should be quite an expanse soon.
Do You Have a Phobia?
tioteo comments on Mar 29, 2018:
I have two great ones, enclosures and heights.
Do you accept or reject friend request on Facebook by people you don’t know?
tioteo comments on Mar 29, 2018:
I always reject. There are too many unknowns.
I have a cousin whom I love dearly. She is going through a tough time and has asked me to pray for ...
tioteo comments on Mar 29, 2018:
Similar things have been mentioned, but "I'll send good vibes" seems to work.
Just googled something in relation to a post someone has made here. My have times changed. Growing ...
tioteo comments on Mar 29, 2018:
We had a set. We used them frequently.
What do you look forward to in spring time the most?
tioteo comments on Mar 28, 2018:
Gardening.....and fishing.
I did a dumb. I went to brush my teeth and put dish soap on my toothbrush by mistake. What the ...
tioteo comments on Mar 28, 2018:
Used a washcloth to wash my scrotum. It was damp. Water, right? No, it had liniment on it!---Ooooo eeeeee!
What kind of atheist are you?
tioteo comments on Mar 28, 2018:
I voted, but I'm not sure I want to categorize myself.
Having all my wisdom teeth pulled out of my head tomorrow. Should be fun! Lol
tioteo comments on Mar 28, 2018:
Get used to purees and liquids for a while.
What is something your parents told you as a kid that you realized later it was an outright lie?
tioteo comments on Mar 28, 2018:
"You better be good! Santa's coming."
Eating out alone?
tioteo comments on Mar 28, 2018:
Never bothered me. There are times when I prefer it and times when I like companionship.
Let's start a grammar war! It's Word Wednesday! The origin of "irregardless" is unknown. Many ...
tioteo comments on Mar 28, 2018:
It IS redundant. That's why it ain't no word!
What random act of kindness do you practice regularly?
tioteo comments on Mar 28, 2018:
I do small stuff frequently: Giving my empty shopping cart to someone going into Aldis (only some will understand this), helping a person with a huge cart of groceries unload at checkout, congratulating others for the small kindness that I notice from them, opening doors for the elderly, etc.
Small rural town living. I live in a smaller town, population 11,000 - 12,000 but about one third...
tioteo comments on Mar 28, 2018:
My town is even smaller, but I haven't run into it as much as you describe.
Whats on your bucket list? On mine: Visit the Grand Canyon. Dip my toes in the Pacific Ocean....
tioteo comments on Mar 28, 2018:
Those sound reasonable. One of mine is to visit Peru and Chile. There are others, but money and time constraints come into play.
While thinking about what attracts me to other people, I realized that people like us because we ...
tioteo comments on Mar 28, 2018:
Points to ponder....and accurate, from my point of view.
Every time I say good bye to my now 95 year old dad it wrenches my heart.I am glad I have had so ...
tioteo comments on Mar 28, 2018:
Letting him go won't be easy. Since you have shown your appreciation for him as well as you can, you don't want to hold on to the "I could have done more" type of guilt. We could always do more, but your dad would want you to go on with life, living it to the fullest. That will be the best thing you can do for him. Peace and love.
Snark can save your life....not in this case though....this guy is probably dead.
tioteo comments on Mar 28, 2018:
Funny. Like.
When you're home alone do you ever grab a glass of wine and turn on some music and just sit in a ...
tioteo comments on Mar 27, 2018:
It was a pot of tea, music, and a semi-dark room. Sometimes it's now a swivel chair in front of a picture window as I watch birds, squirrels, and occasionally deer--with the pot of tea and the music.
Robot plant - YouTube
tioteo comments on Mar 27, 2018:
Intriguing!
Which is the more disturbing, Russian politics or Islamic fundamentalism
tioteo comments on Mar 26, 2018:
For me it is Islamic fundamentalism because it has a wider appeal. Russian politics are more limited geographically and philosophically. Actually, Christian fundamentalism scares me almost as much as either of these.
“Hay una clarísima correlación entre conocimiento científico y ateísmo” [cienciadelsur.com]...
tioteo comments on Mar 26, 2018:
Es verdad, creo en todas culturas.
Selfish day I am being selfish this evening, yes. Cause it's my b-day. I feel good, upbeat, ...
tioteo comments on Mar 26, 2018:
I hope your birthday is enjoyable. This eclectic group of free-thinkers is always glad to add to its membership. Welcome aboard.
Just watched the 60 Minutes interview w/ Stormy Daniels. Thoughts?
tioteo comments on Mar 25, 2018:
tRUMP's defenders will continue to defend him, call her a liar, or profess total indifference.
This lady is delusional!
tioteo comments on Mar 25, 2018:
WACKO!
Are you a romantic?
tioteo comments on Mar 25, 2018:
Used to be; still am to an extent. Like to cuddle, take walks, do little things that surprise.
The Reverend Jim Jones?
tioteo comments on Mar 25, 2018:
Jim Jones? Wasn't he a composer?........No, that's right! He's a decomposer.
I finally made it to level 8! I'm officially a Super Member (snort)..... while I was hoping that one...
tioteo comments on Mar 25, 2018:
I didn't think you were a Thorhead.
Hey, I am Rosie. Been an athiest for about 10 years.
tioteo comments on Mar 25, 2018:
Welcome to the zoo. Be yourself. Talk. Interact.
Hey, I am Rosie. Been an athiest for about 10 years.
tioteo comments on Mar 25, 2018:
Welcome to the zoo. Be yourself. Talk. Interact.
Hey, I am Rosie. Been an athiest for about 10 years.
tioteo comments on Mar 25, 2018:
Welcome to the zoo. Be yourself. Talk. Interact.
Have you lost friendship once you declare you are a non-believer? I have, even family members.
tioteo comments on Mar 25, 2018:
Yeah, but I expected that.
What do you say?
tioteo comments on Mar 25, 2018:
Sometimes I say nothing; sometimes I say "God blast you" because it seems irreverent all around.
The Molecular Shape of You (Ed Sheeran Parody) | A Capella Science - YouTube
tioteo comments on Mar 25, 2018:
Weird = Great
SCIENCE WARS - Acapella Parody - YouTube
tioteo comments on Mar 25, 2018:
BeeHappy, I don't know where you find such things, but KEEP SHARING with us.
Not one prayer was said. I’ve recently been struggling with some things in my life, one of ...
tioteo comments on Mar 25, 2018:
How does that happen? Patience, confidence, competence.
Who has played Dungeons and Dragons
tioteo comments on Mar 24, 2018:
It has been over 20 years ago.
9-5 work week is done, work weekend has begun. Hope everyone enjoys their weekend - wherever you ...
tioteo comments on Mar 23, 2018:
Retired people don't have to sweat such things as weekends. Yeah, I'm rubbing it in, but I earned it!
What gets you creativity flowing? And what do you create?
tioteo comments on Mar 23, 2018:
Lack of sleep. Sometimes I awaken at 3 in the morning and start writing. It has often been a song, but sometimes it is a short story, sometimes poetry. If I have anything important to do in the coming day, it may not be as well done as I like, but such is life.
What are the best TV series/shows you ever watched or are currently watching?
tioteo comments on Mar 23, 2018:
I loved Battlestar Galactica. It had depth. Suits is my current favorite, closely followed by The Expanse and Blacklist.
Have you ever cheated on an exam? Do you think cheating in a test is moral?
tioteo comments on Mar 23, 2018:
Yes, but it was in junior high. I don't think it is moral. My morality wasn't as definite then.
What?? I see english, but I don't understand. Something with mercury affecting us,but a cristal ...
tioteo comments on Mar 23, 2018:
Shhh..hhhh...hhhh.....Don't tell anyone....Our motion causes the seeming retrograde. It's not magic.
I totally agree with this...
tioteo comments on Mar 22, 2018:
I hadn't seen this quote from her. My philosophy: Life is too important to be taken too seriously.
Has anyone else read "Towing Jehovah?" "God is dead, and Anthony Van Horne doesn't feel very well...
tioteo comments on Mar 22, 2018:
Interesting sounding plot.
Have you ever been asked, "What Church do you go too?' by your boss?
tioteo comments on Mar 22, 2018:
I wouldn't say this to a boss--I'd be evasive--but I have been asked. My answer was "The church of the holy mackerel. It's a fishy kind of church, but at least it's never smelt."
Tea
tioteo comments on Mar 22, 2018:
I try to steep it so that there is never a need for sweetner. If it needs to be sweetened, I just dip the tip of little finger in for 1/2 second and it's sweet enough. *Cough...cough....gag*