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tioteo comments on Mar 20, 2018:
Noted.
Today's atheists are bullies -- and they are doing their best to intimidate the rest of us into ...
tioteo comments on Mar 20, 2018:
An article by someone who thinks he understands atheists but really has no clue, a status of which he accuses us.
The probability of crackling conversations and both delightful and indelicate debates can be had ...
tioteo comments on Mar 20, 2018:
Hanged if I know, but I'm not looking. Good luck in your quest.
The other day two Jehova's Witnesses rang our doorbell. In explaining to my daughter why we weren't ...
tioteo comments on Mar 20, 2018:
"According to your beliefs, I'm already condemned. According to my way of thinking, you're selling snake oil and I don't want any of it." Door then closes.
Bored Gibbon teases young tigers
tioteo comments on Mar 20, 2018:
Very enjoyable. I suppose you don't have to be a human to be an asshole.
Native American Cover Of 'Unchained Melody' Will Give You Chills. WoW!
tioteo comments on Mar 20, 2018:
Shared. Thanks.
I need to understand why I choose to be with the same man; emotionally unavailable, usually ...
tioteo comments on Mar 19, 2018:
I've seen people do this, do this, do this......get the idea? Find someone--therapist, good listener friend, etc.--with you whom you can talk freely. Talk, talk, talk and listen to yourself. I suspect you'll discover what you need to know.
Do you believe that human contact is essential to live? What would your solutions be to combat the ...
tioteo comments on Mar 19, 2018:
I don't "need" it, but I prefer to have some, the amount varying over time. I do notice that being with people, discussing ideas, trading lies and bad jokes make me intellectually more acute. Being confined to my thoughts alone has its limitations.
I'm pretty sure Michigan isn't the only place that looks for this...
tioteo comments on Mar 19, 2018:
Generally, I don't shoot robins........
I had the most mind blowing lucid dream last night. Only the second in my life. I woke up so happy ...
tioteo comments on Mar 19, 2018:
I dream now, but can't remember them. I used to have the lucid, memorable ones, but not any more. When I was a kid, I sometimes had lucid dreams and sleepwalked with them. I sometimes woke in strange places.
Baseball fans? It is almost Baseball season and once again I am extremely excited. I live in ...
tioteo comments on Mar 19, 2018:
Enjoy baseball more than I used to. I watch a single-A affiliate of the Tigers in person. I like the small stadium, which is usually full, and the atmosphere. I went to a number of Tigers games back in the 70s at Tiger Stadium, which was a historical venue even then and whose one charm was that it was historical. I have been to Baltimore's new park and really like it. Enjoy your games and trips. You won't regret them.
Does anyone else find that as a non-believer in an all powerful beings, it's very difficult for me ...
tioteo comments on Mar 19, 2018:
People are people, even those who have accomplished great things. A pedestal for them? Definitely not. Recognition? That was earned.
What are your thoughts when the believers say things like " it's in god's plan" or "it was meant to ...
tioteo comments on Mar 18, 2018:
Evangelicals feel the need to harass you and then, when you question them, claim that they are being harassed, and you are out to upset "God's plan."
If you could improve one of the following areas of your life: Love, Social Network, Career and Sense...
tioteo comments on Mar 18, 2018:
For me, the answer is easy: my health. I'm now a senior citizen and many of the ailments and associated problems have set up shop in my body. Damn!
The First State to Address (part of) the Problem in Pet Food
tioteo comments on Mar 18, 2018:
Good for Ohio!
Allow me to vent a bit. I am driving to the grocery store and I see a bag on the side of the street ...
tioteo comments on Mar 18, 2018:
Yours and mine! I'm glad you took them to your shelter.
So I had a conversation with my theist aunt about religion gasp. Shocker right? Anyway, she had long...
tioteo comments on Mar 18, 2018:
It is exhausting to be repeatedly required to defend who/what we are, even though it may be legal, moral, and upright to most people. Those "christians" who see atheists as lost souls also see Islamics, Hindus, Sikhs, and any other religion in the same light. We can only keep doing what we are doing: enlightening where we can.
I would be interested in hearing what what the group thinks about this question: Is there a ...
tioteo comments on Mar 18, 2018:
Interesting. I have pondered the difference myself, indeed, proposing the same question with friends. I think truth is based in fact but includes elements of opinion; fact is testable and verifiable.
If time were to freeze for everyone except for you, for one day, what would you do?
tioteo comments on Mar 18, 2018:
Shave tRUMP's head.
Want to be Happy?
tioteo comments on Mar 18, 2018:
Good advice. Most of us can't live completely alone, though.
This made me LOL. (I apologize if it was already posted)
tioteo comments on Mar 17, 2018:
Ummm----mmm---mmm...yeah!
What idiosyncratic behaviours do you have?
tioteo comments on Mar 17, 2018:
I have a few obsessive/compulsive behaviors of which I am aware, but I don't let them control me--not all the time, at least. On light switches with two or more toggles, I like all to point the same direction so I won't turn on a light for steps if it means throwing that out of sync. It makes no sense, but that's how it is. I have others, but this is enough for now.
Is old age something to look forward to or is it generally filled with loneliness, health problems, ...
tioteo comments on Mar 17, 2018:
I can speak only for myself, but I fear death less as I age. Life has worn me down. I'm not as old as your dad, but arthritis and other ailments take a toll every day. No, I'm not ready to depart, but I suspect that if I live long enough, I'll be ready when it's time.
These 10 Inventions Are Saving The Earth - YouTube
tioteo comments on Mar 17, 2018:
These are great! I want to learn more.
Just got knockers inviting me to a world wide event. I ask, "Regarding what?" (as if I didn't know)....
tioteo comments on Mar 17, 2018:
Looks as if you handled it appropriately. Now, don't hang on to it.
Today, March 17, I will not be wearing green for 2 reasons. First, it's a christian holiday. Second,...
tioteo comments on Mar 17, 2018:
We--many of us, anyway--learn from history. Unfortunately, too many of us don't. Maybe you should drink green dye?
Hello fellows and ladies
tioteo comments on Mar 16, 2018:
May the snow fall on your lawn but not your sidewalks and streets!
Irish Wedding Dance
tioteo comments on Mar 16, 2018:
Invite me. I love to dance.
What traits make a good boss? Have you ever had one?
tioteo comments on Mar 16, 2018:
The best bosses aren't bosses--they're leaders. They set examples, listen, and guide. At the same time, they make the hard-nosed decisions which are necessary. I've found very few of them, a fact which made me truly appreciate the gems I found.
If Roberta Flack had a lisp.
tioteo comments on Mar 16, 2018:
I wish I could unsee this.
Dog or cat?
tioteo comments on Mar 16, 2018:
I have a very affectionate dog. I like cats but can't have one because of allergies.
Mormon Bishop Turned Secular Humanist
tioteo comments on Mar 15, 2018:
I have known a few ex-mormons with a similar sense of "relief" at no longer being held captive by the doctrine. He speaks well here.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 85 and no signs she'll retire from Supreme Court
tioteo comments on Mar 15, 2018:
What a justice! What a woman!
Cremation or 6 feet under?
tioteo comments on Mar 15, 2018:
Fire up the furnaces!
When you questioned, was critical thinking discouraged?
tioteo comments on Mar 15, 2018:
I have observed that often those with the loudest, most vocal "faith" are trying to convince others and then themselves. Questioning is discouraged because they don't really know the answers.
I cut 13 inches of hair yesterday. I try to cut and donate my hair once a year or so since it grows ...
tioteo comments on Mar 15, 2018:
I like your donating. That alone makes you beautiful.
I'm a closet agnostic/atheist I am a wedding photographer in Oklahoma, most of my clients are very...
tioteo comments on Mar 15, 2018:
No clean answer that I can see. I will advise you to think of it as work, not an endorsement of your surroundings. With that in mind, be as non-commital as you can, but never be untrue to your personal philosophy.
Glasses: Help Me Out Folks, I'm new at this.
tioteo comments on Mar 15, 2018:
See an ophthalmologist! 'Nuf said.
Big city living versus small city
tioteo comments on Mar 15, 2018:
I lived in the suburbs of a large city. I didn't like the hectic pace of life. I have lived in small towns for the last 44 years and prefer that, although, I must say, I live close enough to a larger metropolitan area that I can go and come home in the same day. It's an individual decision.
I have a bit of an embarrassing confession to make. Every relationship I've ever had was with ...
tioteo comments on Mar 14, 2018:
Find interests outside of work. Volunteer. Become politically involved. You will meet people with similar interests. It's a way to start.
I've been sluffing on posting on here. I've been incredibly busy with life and such. Hope all is ...
tioteo comments on Mar 14, 2018:
We keep on keeping on----at least some of us do. I shouldn't try to speak for all of us.
Stephen Hawking dies aged 76 - BBC News
tioteo comments on Mar 14, 2018:
Proof that mind matters.
Okay so I have absolutely no idea how to navigate this site if I seem less than intelligent please ...
tioteo comments on Mar 12, 2018:
It's easy. Just heed every word I say and you'll be fine. If you don't, hey, you'll still be fine. Just don't take life too seriously.
What was the worst sacreligious joke you’ve made? & how did people react?
tioteo comments on Mar 12, 2018:
A new priest had just given his first mass. He approached the old priest in the parish and asked, "W-w-well, h-h-how'd I do?" The old priest replied in his brogue, "Ah, ya did fine, but next mass put a wee bit of gin or vodka in with your water. It'll help ya relax." The new priest thought about it and thought, "Why mess with water?" So, he filled his glass with gin. After the next mass, obviously sloshed, he went up to the old priest and asked, "Well, ho-o-ow'd I do?" "Fine," said the old priest, "But ya need to keep your facts straight: David slew Goliath; he didn't kick the shit out of 'im. Jesus Christ and the 12 disciples are not called J.C. and the dirty dozen. We do not refer to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost as Big Daddy, Junior, and the Spook. And last, next Saturday there is a taffy pulling contest at St. Peter's, not a peter pulling contest at St. Taffy's."
What best describes Trump as a president?
tioteo comments on Mar 12, 2018:
Narcissism has its limits.
What quality or trait do you have that You really like about yourself?
tioteo comments on Mar 12, 2018:
My sense of the ridiculous, especially where I am concerned.
How slow is too slow? How fast is too fast?
tioteo comments on Mar 12, 2018:
Who knows? You two have to decide, but that can be part of the growth.
Happy Monday!! :-)
tioteo comments on Mar 12, 2018:
"Monday, Monday. So good to me. Monday mornin' it was all I hoped it would be" I hope you know the song. Good one to all!
Hi there. I'm new to the group. I wasn't raised with religion. My Mom was an ex-Catholic and my ...
tioteo comments on Mar 11, 2018:
Ask. Discuss. Read. Some of what happens here has meaning. Some is fluff. You decide. Welcome.
Do you "collect" anything? What is it, and do you display your collection?
tioteo comments on Mar 9, 2018:
I collect tea pots and other tea accessories. I don't just collect them, however, I use them as well. Some are displayed in a cabinet, but others are kept away. About twice a year I switch some of the pieces.
What's the funniest thing you've ever seen or heard that left a lasting impression? Mine is this, ...
tioteo comments on Mar 9, 2018:
In one and out the other? I suppose it didn't matter to them which was which. I agree with Maiasaura on this one.
What music speaks to your soul (brain, heart, loins)? Aka evoking emotion. Good or bad. Talk to ...
tioteo comments on Mar 9, 2018:
Usually it's classical music. Beethoven's Ninth is the pinnacle, but I find others as well. Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky have written pieces which absolutely transfigure me. Now that I've said that, some country songs reach down into my being as well. "Where've You Been" by Kathy Mattea is one, but there are others.
New Member here. I know this subject is probably brought up all the time, but here goes. How did/do ...
tioteo comments on Mar 9, 2018:
Tough one, but I was in a similar situation. I started by giving opinions that were contrary to the stance of the church: marriage equality, science not creationism, etc. From there it was gradual until it was final.
Is anyone else dreading the end of daylight savings time? It seems to take me longer every year to ...
tioteo comments on Mar 9, 2018:
Standard time is ending; daylight saving time will begin the coming Sunday morning. I think it is ridiculous. It is like cutting off one end of a blanket and sewing it on the other in order to make it longer.
What has 4 letters, sometimes has 9 letters, but never has 5 letters.
tioteo comments on Mar 9, 2018:
Absolutely correct. I can read.
Phantom likes. Just lately, it is common to receive notice of so and so liking one of my comments, ...
tioteo comments on Mar 9, 2018:
The same has been happening with me. Thought I'd developed a case of b.o. that could be detected through a computer.
The parable of the ATM A theist went up to an ATM to check their bank account. Upon reaching the ...
tioteo comments on Mar 8, 2018:
Being in the middle has some advantages.
A quick grammar question
tioteo comments on Mar 8, 2018:
How about "imaginary critters"?
No dictionary has been able to explain the difference between the two words COMPLETE and FINISHED. ...
tioteo comments on Mar 8, 2018:
Uhhhh....yeah......
Have you ever pissed off your neighbors from being too loud?
tioteo comments on Mar 8, 2018:
No, but I have been one who was irritated, and I have a high tolerance level.
Have you ever pissed off your neighbors from being too loud?
tioteo comments on Mar 8, 2018:
No, but I have been one who was irritated, and I have a high tolerance level.
Have you ever pissed off your neighbors from being too loud?
tioteo comments on Mar 8, 2018:
No, but I have been one who was irritated, and I have a high tolerance level.
How close are you to your animal protien? Did you raise the animal? Did you kill the animal? Did...
tioteo comments on Mar 7, 2018:
As a child I lived on a subsistence farm. We raised and butchered chickens, pigs, and goats, and we hunted small game in the fields and woods. When you have to do it yourself, you do it right. The animals were not crowded or abused-- unless you count their deaths, of course. It may sound like a contradiction but you respect the animals more when you are involved in the entire process of killing, butchering, and processing because you know what's involved. Such is not the case when picking up a package at a market, which is much less personal. I thought about abstaining from meat, but I think I like it too much, and meat is complete protein.
What's 5÷0?
tioteo comments on Mar 6, 2018:
If you think of it as 5 divided by nothing, then the 5 is not divided so the answer is 5. Mathematically 0 cannot act as a divisor.....if memory serves correctly.
You know you've been waiting on it. The new Lost in Space series is coming out on Netflix and it ...
tioteo comments on Mar 6, 2018:
I'll try to see it. I thought the original TV series was not very good. The movie was better. Maybe it will be like Battlestar Galactica; the original series was not much, but the reboot on SciFi was one of the best ever.
Getting round to booking trip to USA. Provisional Denver, New York, Chicago, Wash DC. Anywhere in ...
tioteo comments on Mar 6, 2018:
It depends on so much: interested in urban environs solely or natural beauty; rugged or gentle; history. This is a very big country with varied terrain, small towns, large cities, etc. Of course I live near them, but the Great Lakes are definitely worth a look, but, if you're in Chicago, you'll see one of them, but it isn't the nicest view. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is well worth exploring. The Rocky Mountains are magnificent.
I really liked this post.. had to share.. pretty much sums it up for me anyway.
tioteo comments on Mar 6, 2018:
I'll be darned, and I'm not a sock.
Any John Oliver or Trevor Noah fans on here?
tioteo comments on Mar 6, 2018:
I love John Oliver. He makes his points in SUCH a way. Haven't seen Trevor enough to judge.
Gloomy day in Illinois but I'm all sunshine on the inside, even though I fail, I can pick myself up ...
tioteo comments on Mar 6, 2018:
Perfect example of "Life is what we make it," Good for you!
Florida residents could soon get the power to alter science classes
tioteo comments on Mar 6, 2018:
I'm going to be facetious and say, "Pray it doesn't pass."
Atheism And Religious Hatred In Zambia
tioteo comments on Mar 6, 2018:
I wish them well.
If we are all supposedly created in God's image, wouldn't that mean God is everyone, every race, ...
tioteo comments on Mar 6, 2018:
Seems logical to me; that's why it isn't accepted by the religious.
How much does a pet add to your daily life?
tioteo comments on Mar 6, 2018:
He reminds me that love can be unconditional, and that's important to remember.
Equal pay!
tioteo comments on Mar 5, 2018:
I need to look into this more. I can see the point about sets in a match. I am generally in favor of equal pay for equal work, but I'm not sure the work is equal in tennis.
How long should a question be?
tioteo comments on Mar 5, 2018:
Make the question clear, short, and to the point. If you want to probe further, ask associated follow-ups.
The invading Christians labeled the indigenous people as heathens. They set out with a vengeance to...
tioteo comments on Mar 4, 2018:
Conquest and subjugation are part of human history since societies were formed. Some nations are working to overcome this history; others encourage it. Usually this is done in more subtle ways, but it is still done. Until we educate ourselves to overcome this desire to dominate, we will have this behavior, and the world will suffer for it. Religion is one of the tools used the most to accomplish this subjugation.
Thesaurus Rex
tioteo comments on Mar 4, 2018:
Bad pun. Love it!
I see a lot of people on this site like mostly sci fi tv shows. There are other great shows that I ...
tioteo comments on Mar 4, 2018:
I think my favorite show is Suits on the USA Network. It shows the advantages of being intelligent.
What is the most obscure fact that you know?
tioteo comments on Mar 4, 2018:
I know how to use who and whom absolutely correctly. To most people these are a mystery.
Why did you get married?
tioteo comments on Mar 4, 2018:
I wanted to raise a family.....and the sex wasn't bad. You have to remember, for me this was a long time ago.
I've always been a very touchy-feely person. Having had many opportunities to work closely with ...
tioteo comments on Mar 4, 2018:
I'm similar. In meeting new people, I'm cautious but not stand-offish. Some people don't care for contact, but I do. I've always patted my people on the back for encouragement or approval. Yeah, I understand. I like hugs and willingly give them where they are appreciated.
My sister's dog is celebrating (okay, WE are celebrating) his 9th birthday tomorrow, so I ...
tioteo comments on Mar 3, 2018:
About anything he wants.
If someone truly wants to be with you, will they say they need space or time to think about it? Is ...
tioteo comments on Mar 2, 2018:
I think you know the answer. It's a break-up.
Hello, this is my first post! I signed up a couple of days ago, still looking around to see what's ...
tioteo comments on Mar 2, 2018:
Don't be afraid to read, react, post. Might as well make yourself welcome, which you are anyway.
Does anyone think being somewhat cynical is bad?
tioteo comments on Mar 2, 2018:
I am sometimes cynical, not always cynical. I don't think that's bad, but I've never enjoyed being around someone who is always cynical.
Religionists believe what they're told; free-thinkers what they learn, come to understand. Believers...
tioteo comments on Mar 2, 2018:
True, at least as far as my opinion goes. I've observed it too much.
How do people feel about near death experiences?
tioteo comments on Mar 2, 2018:
I had one, but it wasn't anything like "god contact."
First off, I'm excited that this site even exists! It's hard to find friends, or any type of ...
tioteo comments on Mar 2, 2018:
You seem like someone who will feel at home here. This is a place to express ideas and have exposure to new ones. I have been here since November, and I like it.
What is something you have tried, but will never do again?
tioteo comments on Mar 2, 2018:
When I was a teen, I tried drinking hard liquor. I got very drunk, lost my wallet with all my money, hated the feeling.
What does 'level' designate?
tioteo comments on Mar 2, 2018:
The predecessors explained it well, but I'm fighting the temptation to give a wiseacre response. You're a newbie. You don't need that. Welcome.
What gives your life meaning?
tioteo comments on Mar 2, 2018:
Lots of things: my children, my grandchildren, music, sunrises, sunsets, thunderstorms, stimulation from this site.
100% agree
tioteo comments on Mar 2, 2018:
Sounds right!
Ultra-Orthodox Jews say London schools should not teach 'lies' that Earth is older than 6,000 years ...
tioteo comments on Mar 1, 2018:
Their argument would probably get more traction here in the States.......unfortunately.
Tea excitement, at least in my household! I've got some new tea coming next week! My purchases: 25 ...
tioteo comments on Mar 1, 2018:
Wish I could join you, but it's too far......and....I wasn't asked. Enjoy! Give an update.
Two truths and a lie. A game. You tell me two truths and one lie about yourself. I’ll guess ...
tioteo comments on Mar 1, 2018:
1. I once climbed Popocatepetl. 2. I won a prize for a short story. 3. I won prizes for two different paintings. I think the lie is 1.
What doesn't impress you? For me, money doesn't impress me. Some of the most wretched humans on ...
tioteo comments on Mar 1, 2018:
"Some of the most wretched humans on earth were wealthy and still are." Were you thinking of tRUMP? Actually, I've known some wealthy people who were very decent and altruistic human beings, but most equate money with power and power becomes subjugation.
Recent Converts
tioteo comments on Mar 1, 2018:
I actually tried to be religious, but it just didn't take. Irrationality and illogic far outweigh the benefits.
"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich." Napoleon Bonaparte As has been ...
tioteo comments on Mar 1, 2018:
I've delved into this before. Some people don't want to make decisions and are willing to subjugate themselves so as not to do so.
Do you feel lucky?
tioteo comments on Mar 1, 2018:
I used to feel Lucky, but she and I broke up years ago.
What are some interesting/unique things you like to do for fun?
tioteo comments on Mar 1, 2018:
I live in an area rich with hardwoods and lakes. There are trails, paths, sunsets enough for a lifetime. Unsurprisingly, I like to walk a lot.