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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*
When you can't afford that expensive exhaust!
tioteo comments on Mar 22, 2018:
Love it!
I found out I lost an additional 10 pds since my last Dr's visit (woot!!) Dr: "Wow! Whatever ...
tioteo comments on Mar 22, 2018:
My doctor has a good sense of humor. With me he has to have one in order to survive.
I'm usually happy, but have encountered a nemesis and need some ideas.
tioteo comments on Mar 22, 2018:
It very much depends on how much contact you have to have with this person and the amount of power he/she has over you. Is it a boss, etc.? Is something like "You should move to (small town). I hear they're looking for a new village idiot" too harsh? "Your unhappiness doesn't have to be passed on to me" might work or "Go look in the mirror when you want to make someone miserable."
Hello all. I am a Veteran and in my different groups being an atheist is hard as most Vets believe ...
tioteo comments on Mar 21, 2018:
You will probably fit in well here. Ask questions, comment, read. Make yourself at home.
Donald Trump is a lazy, not too bright, and weak coward. These characteristics in him draw him to ...
tioteo comments on Mar 21, 2018:
tRUMP sees himself as king of a feudal state.
Scientists Have Established a Link Between Brain Damage and Religious Fundamentalism | Alternet
tioteo comments on Mar 21, 2018:
First I've heard of this. I'm not surprised.
Hello World! New to the site. A friend referred me to it and I am pretty glad he did. So far it ...
tioteo comments on Mar 21, 2018:
I'm not sure that I'm a nerd, just old.
A girl on another board asked why atheists are so negative and abrasive. I answered her with this:...
tioteo comments on Mar 21, 2018:
For me, abrasiveness is a growing process. it happens because of the entitlement which the Christian right seems to demand.
Learned something new today.... There's a wide selection of high quality hand-baskets on aisle 6 ...
tioteo comments on Mar 21, 2018:
Hell?.........NO!
I didn’t find any groups for people that like to grow their own food or just gardening. So I ...
tioteo comments on Mar 21, 2018:
I like the idea. I am a home gardener also.
If your pet were human for a day, what would they be like?
tioteo comments on Mar 21, 2018:
He would be laid back, always available with a pun, and calling me out for having him fixed.
Ok Guys, Here's a Hot Prospect
tioteo comments on Mar 21, 2018:
Good for her!
How did they keep a straight face?
tioteo comments on Mar 20, 2018:
Great! I shared.
Mrs browns boys the Mormons - YouTube
tioteo comments on Mar 20, 2018:
Hilarious.
What type of area and housing do you prefer to live in? For example- urban, suburban, country, small...
tioteo comments on Mar 20, 2018:
I like small towns because I don't like the busy pace of most larger cities. There are disadvantages, of course, but I haven't found a perfect situation yet.
Hi Everyone. I have just joined this group and I am not sure it is the right place for me. I seems...
tioteo comments on Mar 20, 2018:
Stay, at least for a while. See if it is stimulating enough. Other Brits have joined, and people from a number of different countries belong as well. Welcome. Oh, by the way, I am a grandfather.
Good news for Grammarly app users
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.