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Since I had children, I think back to my own early childhood and music I remember from the early ...
tioteo comments on Apr 15, 2018:
Music: a great time machine and a great diplomat.
You can lead a horse (trump supporter) to water, You can never get them to drink it! Any way now ...
tioteo comments on Apr 15, 2018:
LOL. This is so true that .......
Syrian conflict sparked a thought, would we the human race still fight and kill each other if no ...
tioteo comments on Apr 14, 2018:
Easy answer: yes.
Who is Telling the Truth?
tioteo comments on Apr 14, 2018:
Du-uh...Hard choice.....
Any Sapiosexuals here?
tioteo comments on Apr 14, 2018:
Probably quite a few of us, and I had to look it up too, although I did have an idea from the origin of the word.
Carl Orff - O Fortuna - Latin and English Lyrics - YouTube
tioteo comments on Apr 14, 2018:
All the more fascinating when you consider where the poems for Carmina Burana originated. The whole work is wonderful; this is the most recognizable piece in it. Thanks.
Friends, have a wonderful day! (L)
tioteo comments on Apr 14, 2018:
Wisdom.
Where would you send him?
tioteo comments on Apr 13, 2018:
To the slummiest part of Tijuana, without an escort.
Who wore it better?
tioteo comments on Apr 13, 2018:
Easy, not Sleazy.
Sometimes you have to love the NY Daily News...
tioteo comments on Apr 13, 2018:
Piss on this s.o.b.....,.No, don't. He'd like it too much.
Hi, fellow agnotics and others! I am a budding crotchety old man, newly retired from 40-something...
tioteo comments on Apr 13, 2018:
Each of us has a unique story, yet someone here probably has a similar one. I can see a few parallels in your story and mine. I hope we've finally grown up but continue to grow. Glad to have you as part of this inclusive club.
I made a post the other day about how I'm having a hard time telling my husband that I have doubts ...
tioteo comments on Apr 13, 2018:
I've read all the comments submitted so far, and I agree with them. It is time to have THE talk. It will not be easy, but, if you can't be honest with each other, you probably don't belong with each other.
“To talk of immaterial existences is to talk of nothings. To say that the human soul, angels, ...
tioteo comments on Apr 13, 2018:
A lot of evangelicals insist that Jefferson was one of them. They never looked at the preponderance of evidence to the contrary. He was probably a deist, but definitely not one to support theocracy.
Trump wife is an Economic Refugee or is it she just another Foreigner seeking political Asylum??
tioteo comments on Apr 13, 2018:
Looks like more than a mouthful.
"Appropriated" from @Rudy1962 on the "Memes R Us" group...
tioteo comments on Apr 13, 2018:
Bloody hIlarIous!
Either way we get the short end of everything!
tioteo comments on Apr 12, 2018:
Bullseye!
You know what? I have a long story that involves a religious roller coaster. I have no problem ...
tioteo comments on Apr 12, 2018:
Welcome! Talk with us. Some of us are informed and some of us are informative. Most of us are interesting.
Do you tell people you don't believe in god? Or let them find out?
tioteo comments on Apr 12, 2018:
I don't hide it, but I don't make a point of telling either. Once that is mentioned, many people hear nothing else you say.
Anyone a fan of the old 80s TV show, Beauty and the Beast? I grew up loving it and it made me ...
tioteo comments on Apr 12, 2018:
I watched it. I liked it. Ron Perlman and Linda Hamilton. It had a haunting quality about it.
This poem is a reflection of what I felt for a while but no longer, thought to share with all of ...
tioteo comments on Apr 12, 2018:
Thank you for sharing.
A question for the guys: What qualities most impress you in a woman?
tioteo comments on Apr 12, 2018:
Self-assurance tempered with modesty, intelligence, sense of humor. There are probably others, but this is a good start.
What, me worry?
tioteo comments on Apr 12, 2018:
Alfred E, I think a number of us have strived to reach this worry-free zone.
Hi, so I had a sad day. My sisters and I decided to take our mom off of all of her meds today. She ...
tioteo comments on Apr 12, 2018:
Tough decision, but probably the correct one. My best to you and your sisters. When she passes, remember the good times and move on.
Fake? News? Facts?
tioteo comments on Apr 12, 2018:
So true.
Yup, that about sums it up!
tioteo comments on Apr 12, 2018:
U-u-u-ummmm...yeah!
Bye, Bye Ryan!
tioteo comments on Apr 12, 2018:
Well, I knew tRUMP had balls, just not how many and whose. Now, if he could get some sense.......
True Facts About Sloths - YouTube
tioteo comments on Apr 12, 2018:
Informative and humorous. Good combination.
Family's out of town for a week starting today. I find myself at complete loose ends for the ...
tioteo comments on Apr 12, 2018:
Theater and reading for me, depending on what was available.
Do you have compassion for the believers?
tioteo comments on Apr 12, 2018:
I have compassion for all people, even--and I suppose especially--for those who act like sheep.
Religion has always been about saving people or trying to convert others into their way of ...
tioteo comments on Apr 12, 2018:
I don't try to convert anyone. If I set an example of rational thought as opposed to unquestioning irrationality, I think that speaks volumes.
Trump is going down! [youtu.be]
tioteo comments on Apr 12, 2018:
Calm. Deliberate. Rational. Opposite of ...well, you know.
ITSA MIRACLE> I am finally on the top contributor list
tioteo comments on Apr 12, 2018:
Good on you. That'll be a million dollars, please.
ADVERTISING MY AGE Despite my many years and rapidly advancing decrepitude have forgotten my age ...
tioteo comments on Apr 12, 2018:
My joints remind me constantly. The gray hair does its share also.
So my fundy daughter has just told me I'm not allowed to post pictures of my grandson on social ...
tioteo comments on Apr 12, 2018:
Didn't expect to be making fruitcake with that egg, did you?
Twitter gold
tioteo comments on Apr 12, 2018:
I wonder if he'll deny that he said that?
A Trump supporter tweeted this and Fox News shared it on Facebook. I thought y'all would have a ...
tioteo comments on Apr 12, 2018:
She must be one of the worshipers of the new Orange God. (If you saw the post yesterday, you'll know what I mean.)
For The Birds (1080p) (Pixar Short Films) - YouTube
tioteo comments on Apr 12, 2018:
Funny! (And a bit of a message.)
If hypocrisy were fatal......
tioteo comments on Apr 12, 2018:
Soooooo true......
Paul Ryan.
tioteo comments on Apr 12, 2018:
But he has worked hard for the people, right? Huh? Right? You mean he LIED?
Conservative victim card
tioteo comments on Apr 12, 2018:
I LIKE it!
Trump and the Band
tioteo comments on Apr 11, 2018:
Laxatives and enemas for a month wouldn't get rid of all his heavy crap.
Have you ever felt guilty about how you treated someone.
tioteo comments on Apr 11, 2018:
Unfortunately more than once, but I'm a believer in "what happens happens." The occurrence that sticks with me the most is when I was in college and cheated on my girlfriend who was an extremely nice girl. She ditched me, rightfully so, and moved on. I saw her at a high school reunion, talked, and now she's a good friend, although we live in different parts of the country. Then was then; now is now.
I Don't Know About You But I Need Some Comic Relief
tioteo comments on Apr 11, 2018:
Heh..heh....Like it!
I think that most people have a "go to" comfort food that connects us to others in our families or a...
tioteo comments on Apr 11, 2018:
I know what you mean about chicken-n-dumplings (southern style, of course). It is probably my go-to comfort food also, since I was born in the south and my mom was the second-best cook in the world, right behind my mammy (grandma).
I know I'm not the only person that has trouble with family members that don't accept me but ...
tioteo comments on Apr 11, 2018:
Be around as many positive (to you) people as much as you can. People can drag us down; people can buoy us up.
Getting over someone
tioteo comments on Apr 11, 2018:
I wish I knew for sure. There's nothing unique in telling you that time is the healer, but it is still valid. Many years ago mine was broken. I immersed myself in my studies, busied myself with extracurriculars, and, eventually, got over it.
Why do so many people on here, especially the self-described atheists, spend so much time discussing...
tioteo comments on Apr 11, 2018:
I think it is because of the fact that religious people feel the need to change us when we don't feel the need to change. For most of us, leaving religion WAS the change. People raise their hackles when they are constantly required to defend themselves.
I am 56 years old. My closest friend died years ago, now and I don't know how to connect with ...
tioteo comments on Apr 11, 2018:
Try new experiences that welcome your involvement. Volunteer. Work at a food pantry. Do something with community theater.......The possibilities are there. Cultivate interests that will put you with other people. Then let yourself shine through.
Is touch important?
tioteo comments on Apr 11, 2018:
Yes. I like hugs, a touch on the arm, a pat on the back. These are ways of communicating which words can't do by themselves.
Do you collect anything?
tioteo comments on Apr 11, 2018:
Yes....memories.
Chronic Pain.
tioteo comments on Apr 11, 2018:
It's difficult. I have chronic back pain and chronic fatigue syndrome. I have to live with my limitations but I don't have to like it. I accomplish as much as I can on the good days and survive the bad days, working very hard to not take anything out on those around me. It is not their doing.
The sandwich is smarter than the real guy.
tioteo comments on Apr 11, 2018:
Absolutely!
When religion is more important then education?
tioteo comments on Apr 10, 2018:
The writer's educational, or rather *indoctrinational*, experience should be the greatest testimony to why even religious schools must meet the standards set by the state. Exempting them is a travesty and a disservice to the students.
I finally told someone that I'm starting to not believe in God anymore. I've felt so alone the last...
tioteo comments on Apr 10, 2018:
It's a tough situation with a religious mate. I've been there. It takes time and determination to be true to yourself and the universe. Talk with us whenever.
Being single
tioteo comments on Apr 10, 2018:
I haven't been single in so long.......What was the question?
Which country produced the best music, uk or usa, or other ?
tioteo comments on Apr 10, 2018:
Lot of good from all over the world. Let's just sit back, listen, and enjoy what we like, no matter where it originated.
Rules to live by: 1. Make peace with your past so it won't disturb your future. 2. What other ...
tioteo comments on Apr 10, 2018:
I've seen these before. Valid then; valid now.
Seems that most Republican supporters are not dumb or idiotic, just mistakenly misinformed! They ...
tioteo comments on Apr 10, 2018:
What can I add?
This has probably been asked a lot but here goes... Do you ever feel shame for being an atheist? ...
tioteo comments on Apr 10, 2018:
We have to be true to ourselves first.
A thought for today; "You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it ...
tioteo comments on Apr 10, 2018:
A thought worth sharing.
Do you prefer to be corrected if you're wrong?
tioteo comments on Apr 10, 2018:
Some of it depends on HOW I'm told.
I've been away for a while. I've missed you heathens. I have a story to tell here. Last year I ...
tioteo comments on Apr 10, 2018:
Meaningful work made even more meaningful. Good memory.
Does meaning matter
tioteo comments on Apr 9, 2018:
One person's meaning may not be someone else's meaning. That's okay.
Believers are always asking me, "If there's no god, what's the meaning of life?" Well, to be honest,...
tioteo comments on Apr 9, 2018:
"Life means living, which I intend to continue doing. That's meaning enough." This could be one response.
Is it unreasonable to not want people to call me after I get home from work? I'm talking about ...
tioteo comments on Apr 9, 2018:
"Please leave a message. If I have time, I'll get back with you. Right now I don't have time or inclination. I'm either tired or busy. I hope you understand." Would that work for your answering machine?
I just wanted to have a quick hello before posting some other silliness that I have up my sleeve....
tioteo comments on Apr 9, 2018:
Silliness welcome. Eh, why not?
Hi. I'm here now. I'm a human. Not a robot. I am here to initiate mating protocols and/or form ...
tioteo comments on Apr 9, 2018:
Howdy!
What cartoon character, past or present, matches your personality? I would say, for me, Chip from...
tioteo comments on Apr 9, 2018:
Fritz the Cat?
Who's been the best President of the United States in your lifetime?
tioteo comments on Apr 9, 2018:
For me it has to be Lyndon Johnson, but he was also one of the worst. Civil rights made great strides under him. The Vietnam conflict dragged him down. Eisenhower and Truman rank high, Eisehower because I've seen more of what happened on his watch in a historical perspective. Ultimately, history will be the best judge of any.
Who else has found it difficult to adjust to some aspects of life after leaving a fundamentalist ...
tioteo comments on Apr 9, 2018:
It takes a while. Being involved in a church often includes friendships, social gatherings, meetings, etc. which are now lacking. It will take a while to finish your "recovery", but it's worth it in the long run. You have to live with yourselves first.
Who do you support, the teachers of Oklahoma or the Republicans and Betsy DeVos, who claim the ...
tioteo comments on Apr 9, 2018:
As a retired teacher who lives within 50 miles of Secre-idiot of education Betsy DeVos, well, definitely the teachers.
SEXUAL DIMORPHISM: Are we biological creatures?
tioteo comments on Apr 9, 2018:
Our thoughts and emotions are triggered by chemical reactions in our bodies, so the answer is no.
Is sports useful?
tioteo comments on Apr 9, 2018:
It CAN be useful. It can be a form of exercise, both mental and physical. The competition aspect can be a motivator, as long as it is not emphasized to the point of "win at all cost," especially in young kids.
What is the one creature, snake, spider, rodent, bat, etc, that creeps you out the most?
tioteo comments on Apr 9, 2018:
Snakes for me. I'm not sure why, but I think it goes back to childhood when I fell asleep under an old oak only to awake to seeing a snake crawling down it.
THIS GIRL!!! Doesn't want me on Agnostic.com. She wants belly rubs! She keeps biting me for ...
tioteo comments on Apr 9, 2018:
I like her! Don't let it go to her head, though.
Follow up to "A Major Milestone" post. I had a first date today with a guy I met through a dating ...
tioteo comments on Apr 8, 2018:
You're not over-reacting. He spoke like a heel and acted like a heel. But, that is my reaction to the negatives. Were there any positives?
If we ever officially devolope time travel, when would you go to?
tioteo comments on Apr 8, 2018:
I would take a look at 200 years into the future.
What song would not be appropriate at a funeral ? Maybe, Blue Oyster Cult, "(Don't Fear) The Reaper"...
tioteo comments on Apr 8, 2018:
How about "Take This Job and Shove It"? Or "Danse Macabre"?
In death...
tioteo comments on Apr 8, 2018:
I'm sure a number have had similar thoughts--at least I have.
What's something that many people haven't done, but that you have?
tioteo comments on Apr 8, 2018:
I got lost while climbing Popocapetl in Mexico.
Some years ago a friend who is married to an Episcopalian minister asked me if I was a church goer. ...
tioteo comments on Apr 8, 2018:
Part of Episcopalian doctrine, so I've been told, is that their faith is "a" path to God, not "the" path to God.
Thoughts to make you closer to nature people and animals. 1-Between the thousands of generations ...
tioteo comments on Apr 8, 2018:
Kind of illustrates our importance in the grand scheme of things, huh?
Are Atheist hateful towards spiritual people?
tioteo comments on Apr 7, 2018:
I'm not usually one to bash unless I'm attacked first. I just don't want any "snake oil salesmen" invading my space.
This has probably been asked before. But where exactly do all of you fall on the Spectrum of ...
tioteo comments on Apr 7, 2018:
For me it would have been 6 three months ago; it is now 7,
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.