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High Fructose Corn Syrup Has Been Quietly, Deceitfully Renamed
girlwithsmiles comments on Aug 20, 2019:
Very interested to know the new name but cannot access the link, could you spill the beans?
twill replies on Sep 15, 2019:
@HippieChick58 Thank you HC58!
Do you feel bad about eating meat and the slaughter of animals for meat?
twill comments on Sep 12, 2019:
Yes I feel bad about it. #1 the killing of the animal #2 the environment may not be able to support the billions of animals we are consuming That said, out of 90 meals per month, I may eat meat in 10-15 of them. Usually when I'm eating out,(Not a lot of choices) or at home when I have my ...
twill replies on Sep 13, 2019:
@rayfunrelax https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lh6RWgyDnJw
Do you feel bad about eating meat and the slaughter of animals for meat?
twill comments on Sep 12, 2019:
Yes I feel bad about it. #1 the killing of the animal #2 the environment may not be able to support the billions of animals we are consuming That said, out of 90 meals per month, I may eat meat in 10-15 of them. Usually when I'm eating out,(Not a lot of choices) or at home when I have my ...
twill replies on Sep 13, 2019:
@rayfunrelax We've had many conversations about this. They have many meatless meals at my house, so they know meat is not necessary all of the time. Then it goes on to the next battle: Vegetables! Then Sugar! So...I weave my way through this half assed, I guess. We manage. The best I can do is open their eyes. They may well see me as a flawed human instead of "Super Dad", and I treat them as regular kids, little people. My older boy, 15, was watching the Amazon burn on TV a few weeks ago. He brought a question up about it.....I answered: " It's the Hamburgers Joe". Joe LOVES hamburgers. But it was a moment for him to understand the true cost of that burger. That cow. I don't wanna lay a guilt trip on him. He's a good kid. No he's a GREAT Kid !. #1 thing he learns from me is cultural (religious) expectations are what rules most people's lives. We have some lively discussions.....And he gets it! Totally. I get on a rant, he laughs his ass off! I believe that mostly what we eat is a cultural thing. Hopefully my children will tie eating in with all of the other expectations they are expected to live up to, see it for what it is and then make their own good choices. First they have to know that there are indeed choices! Perhaps the easy thing is to call me a hypocrite. But I don't claim to be vegan or vegetarian, or any of the labels. I answered Emerald Jewel's question and stated that I don't eat a lot of meat. This is where I am diet wise at this moment
Do you feel bad about eating meat and the slaughter of animals for meat?
twill comments on Sep 12, 2019:
Yes I feel bad about it. #1 the killing of the animal #2 the environment may not be able to support the billions of animals we are consuming That said, out of 90 meals per month, I may eat meat in 10-15 of them. Usually when I'm eating out,(Not a lot of choices) or at home when I have my ...
twill replies on Sep 13, 2019:
@rayfunrelax Hmmm. I'll consider that. I kind of thought that I do so to keep the kids happy (serves my laziness) and when eating out, which I usually do alone, or with my kids, it kind of serves my laziness, as I don't look real hard for alternative choices (Drive 40 miles... ..spend Big $'s.....then eat amongst strangers (FUN!) ) . I'm probably the only guy in town who eats a veggie pizza in public. But since I am too busy impressing people, they never notice how much I am enjoying it. Nor me noticing them impressing me eating their dripping, greasy, meat pizza
I've always been fascinated by Christians who say they believe in heaven, then scramble in a panic ...
powder comments on Sep 12, 2019:
Ahh but they think they are sinners because they had that wank when they were 14. Very sad actually, my grandad who was Dutch resistance WW11 obviously experienced some horrible shit and was absolutely petrified on his death bed. Made me despise religion and the way it fucks people up more than I ...
twill replies on Sep 13, 2019:
Ruined my mom's life.....she had an illigitamte child and never forgave herself
Do you feel bad about eating meat and the slaughter of animals for meat?
CrazyQuilter comments on Sep 12, 2019:
I was a vegetarian for 5 years for philosophical reasons. Then I married a farmer and spent more time around animals raised for meat. Cows and sheep in the mountains of Colorado live a pretty good life. Farm animals are are not high on the sentience scale. They have been bred to be docile and ...
twill replies on Sep 12, 2019:
Mass Slaughter seems to be a fairly violent thing
Do you feel bad about eating meat and the slaughter of animals for meat?
twill comments on Sep 12, 2019:
Yes I feel bad about it. #1 the killing of the animal #2 the environment may not be able to support the billions of animals we are consuming That said, out of 90 meals per month, I may eat meat in 10-15 of them. Usually when I'm eating out,(Not a lot of choices) or at home when I have my ...
twill replies on Sep 12, 2019:
@EmeraldJewel When I'm puttin' baked beans (Bush's vegeterian) into the grilled cheese sandwich (Yummy!) you know that's true!
Do religious people really believe what they say?
Biblebeltskeptic comments on Sep 8, 2019:
There's a good video on YouTube by Seth Andrews "Why Smart People Believe Stupid Things" https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jLEQCipy6NM
twill replies on Sep 12, 2019:
Thank you bbs. I Love me some Seth. I liked Michael Shermer also...interview kept getting better
September 11
Mitch07102 comments on Sep 11, 2019:
I was in NY on 9/11 (I walked under Tower 1 twenty minutes before it was hit; my desk in a building 1/4 mile away vibrated). I smelled the destruction and walked through fine dust to the ferry to return to NJ; the subway was out. So I get it. Having said that,this was not due to religion. This is...
twill replies on Sep 11, 2019:
@LetzGetReal And the jet engines just kind of melted away or some bullshit like that? It's hard for me to get behind this holiday except to show appreciation for the 1st Responders and rememberance of the civilian dead
September 11
Mitch07102 comments on Sep 11, 2019:
I was in NY on 9/11 (I walked under Tower 1 twenty minutes before it was hit; my desk in a building 1/4 mile away vibrated). I smelled the destruction and walked through fine dust to the ferry to return to NJ; the subway was out. So I get it. Having said that,this was not due to religion. This is...
twill replies on Sep 11, 2019:
@LetzGetReal Was it hit by a plane? And if so, how'd they fly that sucker in there?
Tennessee GOP Senator says getting rid of higher education would save America
yamaha45701 comments on Sep 10, 2019:
Hell, let's get rid of high school and stop at the 5rh grade. Once you can do that there readin, what else you need? Think of all the money it would save. Downside, no more college football.
twill replies on Sep 10, 2019:
@Beowulfsfriend They need to anyway. Pay for it out of their own pockets. Why are we citizens paying this? ....too subsidize the Billionaire Owners!!
I'm going to expose myself here, but I've never been known to withhold the truth: most poetry I've ...
twill comments on Sep 8, 2019:
The only poetry I like is Rock and roll. And this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVSN9DMvl6I
twill replies on Sep 8, 2019:
@Winkiedink54 Right!
The Christian Right and the War on America by Chris Hedges.
xenoview comments on Sep 6, 2019:
The faith fools are against science and the media, because they prove the god did it, is really all nature. They don't like the media because it exposes them for what they are.
twill replies on Sep 8, 2019:
Which media? The MSM???? Hardly. Enablers is mostly what they are
What did Satan do anyway?
JeffMesser comments on Aug 30, 2019:
all I know is he went down to Georgia lookin' for a soul to steal. I heard he was behind on his quota and rather desperate.
twill replies on Sep 8, 2019:
He was way behind, he was in a bind
What did Satan do anyway?
Casey07 comments on Aug 30, 2019:
I'm pretty sure he invented Rock & Roll.
twill replies on Sep 8, 2019:
Thank him for me, would you please?
What did Satan do anyway?
RussRAB comments on Aug 29, 2019:
As a former Mormon, I was taught that Satan was selfish and wanted to take all the glory of God on himself and he would guarantee every soul would return to heaven. Jesus had other ideas and God chose Jesus plan over Satan's.So Satan rebelled against God and was tossed out of heaven (or pre-heaven)....
twill replies on Sep 8, 2019:
@RussRAB Yes, but what do you call an Zoroastrianism Believer? A Zoroist? And, are there many out there nowadays?
Went to a reunion in Louisiana.
dare2dream comments on Sep 1, 2019:
When someone brings up religion, I enjoy exposing their cognitive dissonance by bringing up a religious dilemma or paradox related to what they said. Christian: "God is good! - All the time!" Me: "Innocent children suffer and die horrible deaths all the time. How do you reconcile that?"
twill replies on Sep 7, 2019:
@MissKathleen I actually meant too much time and energy debating it with Christians.
So I just did a count and since the middle of July, 8 young women — all young enough to be my ...
Happy_Killbot comments on Sep 7, 2019:
E-whoring is a multi-million dollar scam industry that has become popular in recent years due to the rise of filters that replace one persons face with someone more attractive. Based on your profile, I can say that you look like a good fit for the kind of person they like to scam. They like older, ...
twill replies on Sep 7, 2019:
@Happy_Killbot I like the phrase, the word
Pete Buttigieg talked about his Episcopal faith on the Stephen Colbert show tonight.
ReadyforaChange comments on Sep 6, 2019:
It's what they do...pander to the people.
twill replies on Sep 7, 2019:
@ReadyforaChange mansplaining? really? Oh well............like whatever
So I just did a count and since the middle of July, 8 young women — all young enough to be my ...
creative51 comments on Sep 7, 2019:
Toolguy, you are an amazing chick magnet! Share your secret! Better yet write a book telling men how they can use your method to become irresistable chick magnets.
twill replies on Sep 7, 2019:
Yes! The title could: "How I Made the E-whores Fall Madly in Love With Me....in six e-z steps!"
So I just did a count and since the middle of July, 8 young women — all young enough to be my ...
Happy_Killbot comments on Sep 7, 2019:
E-whoring is a multi-million dollar scam industry that has become popular in recent years due to the rise of filters that replace one persons face with someone more attractive. Based on your profile, I can say that you look like a good fit for the kind of person they like to scam. They like older, ...
twill replies on Sep 7, 2019:
"E-whoring". I like that!
Went to a reunion in Louisiana.
dare2dream comments on Sep 1, 2019:
When someone brings up religion, I enjoy exposing their cognitive dissonance by bringing up a religious dilemma or paradox related to what they said. Christian: "God is good! - All the time!" Me: "Innocent children suffer and die horrible deaths all the time. How do you reconcile that?"
twill replies on Sep 7, 2019:
@MissKathleen Too much of this nonsensical shit can wear a person down
Went to a reunion in Louisiana.
WonderWartHog99 comments on Sep 1, 2019:
>The Old Testament is pre-Christian. Jesus didn't show up until the New Testament, that being mostly about him. Not entirely. A couple of the Old Testament books included defining which house the messiah would come from and other things to look for. Jesus failed on several of those descriptions, ...
twill replies on Sep 7, 2019:
I understand that the messiah was to be a warrior with a sword and was gonna come ready to kick ass. Am I wrong?
Pete Buttigieg talked about his Episcopal faith on the Stephen Colbert show tonight.
Varn comments on Sep 6, 2019:
Considering the Republicans recently elected, even worship the least religious, moral, honest, caring president I’ve ever seen ... concern over one’s religion may actually have died. If ‘this’ is what religion brings us - bring on an Atheist!
twill replies on Sep 7, 2019:
A good reply but WE MUST ALL, including Atheists, STOP co-mingling religion and morality in the same sentences.
Pete Buttigieg talked about his Episcopal faith on the Stephen Colbert show tonight.
ReadyforaChange comments on Sep 6, 2019:
It's what they do...pander to the people.
twill replies on Sep 7, 2019:
Actually they pander to the voters. And guess who the most reliable voters are?
It looks like finally we are getting a decent sunny day here in the Midwest.
twill comments on Sep 7, 2019:
We've had a lot of good weather here since the heat of summer. The stretch between Labor Day and Halloween tends to give us the BEST most PERFECT weather on the planet for 2 months. So when people complain about the weather up north, they're just gonna have to wait until November!
twill replies on Sep 7, 2019:
@IamNobody Definitely different weather patterns
It looks like finally we are getting a decent sunny day here in the Midwest.
twill comments on Sep 7, 2019:
We've had a lot of good weather here since the heat of summer. The stretch between Labor Day and Halloween tends to give us the BEST most PERFECT weather on the planet for 2 months. So when people complain about the weather up north, they're just gonna have to wait until November!
twill replies on Sep 7, 2019:
@IamNobody I'm Opposite My weekends are more indoorsy, and I work outside during the week. lol Where do you live? I'm near Valparaiso, an hour se of Chicago
Money is power? True or false?
ChadDoran comments on Nov 13, 2018:
Mostly true. The wealthiest one percent of people control the world's laws and are generally backed by fundamental religious groups
twill replies on Sep 3, 2019:
Because.....god isn't powerful enough?
I have never been a person who likes small talk much, I would much rather have a deeper, thought ...
twill comments on Sep 2, 2019:
Having a conversation with a younger couple last week, I mentioned there were probably 6 bad decisions that I regretted making in my life. It was really an off hand, unthinking comment. They both wanted to know what they were!!! I took the 5th as I was unprepared to answer! Then I went home ...
twill replies on Sep 2, 2019:
@Winkiedink54 I was actually gonna make a post. Wasn't sure how interested anyone would be, or if it would spark a conversation. Anyway, I'll give you 2 bad decisions 1) Marrying my 1st wife 2) Not working hard enough to save 2nd marriage. ( 2nd wife started acting like the first.....I'm outta here!)
An email from a guy on a dating site: "Gwen forgive me for bothering you, you're the first real ...
twill comments on Sep 2, 2019:
Your 2nd post on this subject does not come up
twill replies on Sep 2, 2019:
@Gwendolyn2018 YES. Gonna read it now
Montreal Catholic Church Forbids Priests From Being Alone With Children | Michael Stone
lstclair comments on Aug 16, 2019:
Finally somebody is catching on.
twill replies on Aug 31, 2019:
Check back in 3-5 years and see if anything has really changed
Man is omnivorous! Whilst a predominantly vegan lifestyle is acceptable for adults, don't force it ...
GreatNani comments on Aug 22, 2019:
And if there other children were healthy on a vegan diet there was something else going on here.
twill replies on Aug 22, 2019:
@Druvius Sounds like there was more to the story......typical
Man is omnivorous! Whilst a predominantly vegan lifestyle is acceptable for adults, don't force it ...
PondartIncbendog comments on Aug 22, 2019:
I am having philosophical problems with eating meat. I eat very small portions but I wish I could quit. Beef takes a lot of resources. I try not to eat mammals. That's a start. It's not good for our health or the planet. Substitute?
twill replies on Aug 22, 2019:
Same here very little meat. I go days without eating meat at home, alone. When I go out, or have my kids, then there's meat on the menu. If there are 90 meals in a month, I probably eat meat at 10 of them. Max
Bowling anyone?
twill comments on Aug 17, 2019:
I enjoy it. I don't go to often, as I rarely find a good ball at the alley to use, in my area. I will one day buy one. One day. I keep saying that....
twill replies on Aug 17, 2019:
@Ms_McSteven True dat. But the funny thing is, we went bowling in Traverse City last winter, and there were several balls that fit me perfectly. I did very well!
I just made a post by The Killers in my Classic Rock group, and remarked that I really love Brandon ...
Lilac-JadeCanada comments on Aug 4, 2019:
Flowers was rather tongue-tied methinks.
twill replies on Aug 9, 2019:
@Marionville I think the host is a little out of his depth also....I don't understand this show. Dawkins seems like an overqualified guest
There is a surge of scientific denial in America.
ReadyforaChange comments on Aug 7, 2019:
#fuckOldWhiteGuys
twill replies on Aug 9, 2019:
That'd be me. So I am told
There is a surge of scientific denial in America.
JacarC comments on Aug 7, 2019:
The left-pole regressives are in as much denial as any one else:::: The ice is melting: part of this is NATURAL (250k cycle, 1 million years of ice core evidence) AND human activities. But the LEFT denies any of it is natural. So, we are restricted to reacting to the shit the rightees spew. The ...
twill replies on Aug 9, 2019:
@BirdMan1 The "Left" seems to be the boogeyman. Whenever a bad guy is needed, summon the "Left". Never blame extremists, they are on both sides, so that would be uncomfortable.
There is a surge of scientific denial in America.
greyeyed123 comments on Aug 7, 2019:
Education has its problems, but in minor defense of my profession, imagine living in an area filled with backward thinking adults who believe the bible literally, or watch Fox News religiously, or have very little education themselves, or (often worse than all of those) have no regard for the value ...
twill replies on Aug 9, 2019:
I was in Boston Common a couple of weeks ago. There were four women, I thinks JW's, handing out pamphlets holding up a sign that read: 18 things you must tell your Children ( or something like that). My kids 15 & 12 are non-believers in a very believing community. They seem to be holding up well, but I fear the worse is yet to come. My eyes burnt a hole through her, no doubt. Even I was a little shocked at how immediately this pissed me off. My immediate thoughts were that children aren't the problem, maybe there are 18 things adults need to hear!
OK. How many people come to this site to find a partner?
GodlessMimi comments on Aug 5, 2019:
I found dating sites too busy for me. So many christian men want to fuck an "atheist whore". Spent 95% of my time telling these jerks to fuck off.
twill replies on Aug 8, 2019:
@GodlessMimi I probably wouldn't believe it until I read it! I'm not exactly a goody 2 shoes, but I can truly be shocked and awed by rudeness. Actually it's past rude, it's nasty and shitty. A reflection of the person saying it.
OK. How many people come to this site to find a partner?
GodlessMimi comments on Aug 5, 2019:
I found dating sites too busy for me. So many christian men want to fuck an "atheist whore". Spent 95% of my time telling these jerks to fuck off.
twill replies on Aug 8, 2019:
No shit? That's twisted.
Ever have to turn someone away?
Fernapple comments on Aug 7, 2019:
Yes I always found that, especially when you are offering a personal service, such as building, gardening, decorating, you are doing something that is very intimate. Almost more so, than hairdressing or something like that, people are rightly very serious about things like house and garden. If ...
twill replies on Aug 7, 2019:
( happy customers pay best, ) ....No doubt about that. My most satisfied clients always seem to be the most profitable ones
Numbers 15:32-36 (NRSV): When the Israelites were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering ...
GuyKeith comments on Aug 4, 2019:
God loved to kill. Here is a chart comparing God v. Satan in murders. No contest.
twill replies on Aug 5, 2019:
Wow
I hate people telling me that I have to be open minded.
Donotbelieve comments on Aug 1, 2019:
I'm with you.
twill replies on Aug 1, 2019:
ME 2 !
Germany’s Catholic Church lost more than 200,000 members in 2018 - Vatican News
Petter comments on Jul 30, 2019:
Meanwhile, thanks to Merkel's encouragement of refugees, the non-Christian sects have gained many, many thousands of followers.
twill replies on Jul 30, 2019:
That's what I'm thinking
Since most small business people have a story to tell, which is usually very interesting, it may be ...
Fernapple comments on Jul 28, 2019:
Sorry yes, life story, especially your working life. From the Latin, curriculum vitae, meaning the course of your life, or what you have learned from life.
twill replies on Jul 28, 2019:
Thanks Fernapple. I ain't stupid, but I ain't educated either
Is it just me or do Christian movies always have terrible acting?
gsiamne comments on Jul 27, 2019:
I was a closet nonbeliever when I watched the Mel Gibson The Passion of the Christ with others. While watching it, beyond all of the blood and horrendous things in it, I was thinking of both the science and psychology of what was actually being shown.
twill replies on Jul 27, 2019:
The Hypathia movie for a few years back toned down the part where the Christian's flayed her alive. In the movie she took poison
I took my daughter and a couple of her friends to see Alice Cooper.
Varn comments on Jul 25, 2019:
Had his songs been redone by groups they know? Does he still do a kind of freak show? I’m of his era, but never saw him live … and had no idea he’s still touring, or doing shows. I thought all he did anymore is golf :-) My daughters have been big on Aerosmith, and Cheap Trick ...cuz of...
twill replies on Jul 25, 2019:
Kind of a freak show? Yes, I guess, but nothing shocking nowadays. More comical and wild IMHO. Maybe it's kind of his greatest hits of stage theatrics and props....the guillotine, Straight jacket, Frankenstein, the Billion Dollar Baby....all of the past, entertaining, not gruesome. This was my 1st time seeing him. I sat next to a couple, guy said he has seen him 30-35 times!
It’s interesting to me that saying anything remotely positive about religion brings accusations of...
Stevil comments on Jul 21, 2019:
After almost two years on this site, I would be inclined to agree with "The fanatical atheists...are like slaves who are still feeling the weight of their chains which they have thrown off after hard struggle. They are creatures who—in their grudge against the traditional 'opium of the ...
twill replies on Jul 23, 2019:
It might just be the posts you follow. I find enough variety here, that I haven't been bored by redundancy......yet
Is there a Small Business/ Self Employed group on here?
twill comments on Jul 21, 2019:
Coming soon: "Small Business Owners & The Self Employed" Might take 24 hours My first try at this. So #1 rule : Be Nice To The Moderator. At least for a week or so.....
twill replies on Jul 22, 2019:
@St-Sinner there you are, the 1st shit stirrer
When did I start to hate summer?
LiterateHiker comments on Jul 21, 2019:
When I'm choking on wildfire smoke and can't breathe outdoors, I long for snow. Smoke triggers my asthma. "The wildfires won't be extinguished until it snows," fire officials say.
twill replies on Jul 21, 2019:
@Haemish1 Well then keep it to yourself ! lol
When did I start to hate summer?
LiterateHiker comments on Jul 21, 2019:
When I'm choking on wildfire smoke and can't breathe outdoors, I long for snow. Smoke triggers my asthma. "The wildfires won't be extinguished until it snows," fire officials say.
twill replies on Jul 21, 2019:
@LiterateHiker I was wondering how it got there!!!! I am Sorry if I insulted you LH!
When did I start to hate summer?
LiterateHiker comments on Jul 21, 2019:
When I'm choking on wildfire smoke and can't breathe outdoors, I long for snow. Smoke triggers my asthma. "The wildfires won't be extinguished until it snows," fire officials say.
twill replies on Jul 21, 2019:
@LiterateHiker Look at your pics again. There's a weather gauge for Butte....Montana? It reads: Butte 38 degrees
When did I start to hate summer?
ChrisFrost comments on Jul 21, 2019:
I wouldn't mind another house else where...
twill replies on Jul 21, 2019:
I've come to the conclusion that that is the solution also
When did I start to hate summer?
LiterateHiker comments on Jul 21, 2019:
When I'm choking on wildfire smoke and can't breathe outdoors, I long for snow. Smoke triggers my asthma. "The wildfires won't be extinguished until it snows," fire officials say.
twill replies on Jul 21, 2019:
Hmmm. Your Butte is cold?
Atheism Is Inconsistent with the Scientific Method, Prizewinning Physicist Says - Scientific ...
twill comments on Jul 14, 2019:
Before I read the article, which I will, the answers to the natural world (atheism?) are not found in science alone. But with science, art and philosophy together, some major "figuring things out" happen. I suppose that is why religion considers all three a "danger" to their existence
twill replies on Jul 14, 2019:
@TheMiddleWay Mis Characterization or not, the vast majority of the indoctrinated are swallowing it up, spitting it out and taking up arms and are ready to become/ becoming martyrs.
As recently as 30 years ago, America was over 90% Christian.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jul 13, 2019:
I would venture to say that some of the 75% are "Christian" in name only, and I don't mean the obvious hypocrites. When people are polled or asked about religion, they will sometimes identify with Christianity because that is what they grew up with.
twill replies on Jul 13, 2019:
It's truly a cultural thing for most. If they were born in Saudi Arabia, they'd answer Islam. The ignorance of the indoctrinated .....whew! I told a friend the other day it's as EZ as this: Whatever is claimed about religion as "truth", reverse it 180 degrees, and you'll get the "truth"
As recently as 30 years ago, America was over 90% Christian.
RussRAB comments on Jul 13, 2019:
The reputation of Christianity is being harmed by their support of Trump. We may well see the percentage of American Christians slip from its current 75%. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/07/evangelical-christians-face-deepening-crisis/593353/
twill replies on Jul 13, 2019:
@linxminx wedge issues have been used for a long time and are quite effective
Why do so many people today want to be unique and special?
RussRAB comments on Jul 10, 2019:
The good news is that we are all of us unique and special - each of us in our own way. This characteristic may be the single most common trait we all share. Seriously, the individuals who make it into the history books - the names we all know and remember - are those individuals with particular ...
twill replies on Jul 10, 2019:
Some were simply in the right place at the right time. Greatness, like many talents, can make you one hit wonder , can be fleeting for most
Dating a Christian?
DenoPenno comments on Jul 3, 2019:
Of course it is a big issue. Anyone who is having a nice day "by the grace of god" will sooner or later end up in tears over you because some invisible part of you is doomed to hellfire by an invisible man. I'm telling it just like it is. For the record, have you heard of Lee Strobel? Long story ...
twill replies on Jul 7, 2019:
I saw the movie. Didn't explain much really. The plot idea was to re-inforce belief, not to question them
Men find it hard to connect with plus-size women in the same way that women don't seem attracted to ...
Allamanda comments on Jul 7, 2019:
I think apart from the obvious biological (men are drawn to women with 'fertile' characteristics, and women to men with 'strength' as providers for a family), we're in a ludicrous cultural bind. Firstly in that we have no regulatory mechanisms left against the power of the media, an ever decreasing ...
twill replies on Jul 7, 2019:
@Allamanda TY for your time
Men find it hard to connect with plus-size women in the same way that women don't seem attracted to ...
Allamanda comments on Jul 7, 2019:
I think apart from the obvious biological (men are drawn to women with 'fertile' characteristics, and women to men with 'strength' as providers for a family), we're in a ludicrous cultural bind. Firstly in that we have no regulatory mechanisms left against the power of the media, an ever decreasing ...
twill replies on Jul 7, 2019:
@Allamanda I think we Off Topic. But here goes anyway: Small Question: Roles and defining each other. For the sake of "power" my wife staked her territory. Not only was I unwelcome there, but any prior knowledge and experience regarding such (household, diet, kids) I had did not exist. And of course women wanna keep their secrets. Which is OK, but don't badger me to talk, when it's actually YOU who refuses to open up. I should note that she was "unique". She played the depression card over and over. Until lo and behold, the depression was caused ....by Me! Big Question: Yes, I believe that they do. When I look back, what I couldn't overcome "romantically" (flowers, gifts, saying the "right' thing) was because the stress of the relationship was dumped on me. There wasn't a lot of romantic feeling left in my tank. When the core of me and my honesty is stripped away, it leaves only the bullshit. Back to my original point!
Men find it hard to connect with plus-size women in the same way that women don't seem attracted to ...
Allamanda comments on Jul 7, 2019:
I think apart from the obvious biological (men are drawn to women with 'fertile' characteristics, and women to men with 'strength' as providers for a family), we're in a ludicrous cultural bind. Firstly in that we have no regulatory mechanisms left against the power of the media, an ever decreasing ...
twill replies on Jul 7, 2019:
@Allamanda Well here's what I see. The post started out as "connecting"....which is one thing.... Then you posted this about men as "providers". I see a disconnect. Kind of like Romance vs. Marriage. Can Lovers & Providers be the same man? Can women even accept them as the same man? In 2 marriages I was "the provider". In dating I am a Lover. (I made my share of mistakes too, so don't beat me up too bad Allamanda!) Small question: Why do things have to automatically change when getting married? BIG Question: Why must women define romance?
Men find it hard to connect with plus-size women in the same way that women don't seem attracted to ...
Allamanda comments on Jul 7, 2019:
I think apart from the obvious biological (men are drawn to women with 'fertile' characteristics, and women to men with 'strength' as providers for a family), we're in a ludicrous cultural bind. Firstly in that we have no regulatory mechanisms left against the power of the media, an ever decreasing ...
twill replies on Jul 7, 2019:
From what I see, women are drawn to bullshit. The sooner a guy starts talking crazy love shit, the better. For him.
Instead of scholarships I think any high school or college kid (not to mention 20 yr olds) who can ...
twill comments on Jul 6, 2019:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb21lsCQ3EM
twill replies on Jul 6, 2019:
@BufftonBeotch for sure
Yesterday, The Movie I saw it last night and I loved the 1st 90% of it.
Jolanta comments on Jul 4, 2019:
So what movie was it then? Do tell.
twill replies on Jul 4, 2019:
Yesterday as bingst noted. I apologize Jolanta, as I thought the original post was going into Music, Movies & Books category
To fellow scientists: How do you deal with people in social settings that speak with authority ...
linxminx comments on Jul 3, 2019:
I hear what you're saying. I've let some people on FB go as they were posting such nonsense and fake news. If a conversation comes up where there is a bunch of misinformation I'll sometimes say, "You know there is research and evidence to the contrary." Sometimes I'm asked to explain further, but...
twill replies on Jul 4, 2019:
" If a conversation comes up where there is a bunch of misinformation I'll sometimes say, "You know there is research and evidence to the contrary." Sometimes I'm asked to explain further, but mostly I'm ignored." Yes they tend to not want to get too deep with anything
Catholic priest who works with kids says Pride flag was made by Satan
cava comments on Mar 25, 2019:
"Give me a child for the first 5 years of his life and he will be mine forever." Vladimir Lenin Catholics have been damaging the minds of kids for a long time. Crazy ass sadistic nuns and sexually conflicted priests, pedophiles, and just plain lunatics make up the bulk of the Catholic regular ...
twill replies on Jul 4, 2019:
@zesty I thought it was Hitler
Elton John's "Rocket Man" movie is a blast. His new "Diamonds" CD of greatest hits is wonderful.
Deiter comments on Jun 23, 2019:
You're Old Skool. As someone who also came of age in the 70's, I remember Elton John all too well. Everyone liked him for a time, no matter whatever else they listened to. He may've been the last of that breed. I've been avoiding the sentimental bio-pics like Boho Rhap and Rocketman. But bc ...
twill replies on Jul 4, 2019:
"Blinded by the Light" is the Springsteen one coming out in August. I saw previews last night....I am definitely going to that one. Not a biography, but based on a true story.
Happy 4th of July! USA @ 2019: 1) Obese, un healthy people now does the majority of "Body ...
Angee comments on Jul 4, 2019:
What is the basis for #1 on your list? Any statistics?
twill replies on Jul 4, 2019:
Comments made to me
How to get two over 6 ft tall teenagers to do chores around the house?
Pralina1 comments on Jul 2, 2019:
I understand what u saying . I am sorry u feel bad . The problems has none to do w chores or height or such . Violent behavior , not going to school , that's the problems . Your daughter will have to sit down w self and experts in child psychology and decide if she is willing to change her ...
twill replies on Jul 2, 2019:
Very good points. I am having household chore problems with my youngest ....12. 2 issues ) #1 He does not want to do much. Yes, hooked on screens 2) When he does help out usually he does a poor job and complains. SO perhaps I should be more patient. OTOH, I see a continuing tailspin if I don't get some support from Momma
Im taking a poll. Who will vote?
CarolinaGirl60 comments on Jun 20, 2019:
I saw that. You are not the Nazi, imho. Some folks cling doggedly to their delusion and fake facts/junk science. Their sources are skewed to their bias, or are from conspiracy sites. I thought you were polite, considering. Anti-Vaxxers(among other extremists) would rather win and be ‘right’ ...
twill replies on Jun 29, 2019:
"Violence and extremism is a step away". I definitely agree. I don't think there's any way to vote out of this mess. Guns and Religion are deeply intertwined now. Madmen are calling the shots from the pulpit. Good luck to you. Best stock up on some ammo yourself.
Im taking a poll. Who will vote?
LiterateHiker comments on Jun 20, 2019:
Anti-vaxxers are a threat to their children's and public health. They are deliberately ignorant, selfish and wrong.
twill replies on Jun 29, 2019:
Yeah, I get the selfish part.There's some bad Virus going around, seems permanent, where the affected must be RIGHT all of the time, in every instance. Used to just be a bigmouth with too much alcohol. In the last few years it seems to have seeped into people's sub-conscious. It's ugly out there.
[youtu.be] This is an intetesting take on religion.
brentan comments on Jun 22, 2019:
'What would it take us to get beyond that kind of solution to the real needs people have? That cuts to the heart of the matter. Socialism tried a secular alternative which was disastrous. Sam Harris says socialism wasn't really atheistic; he says it was religious in its psychology. Social ...
twill replies on Jun 22, 2019:
Creative Endeavor?....Art, business, sport, skilled trade, hobby, Here's a skill that almost everyone I encounter can work in: listening and communicating. I don't think there is any shortage of ways that we can improve and limit Ye Olde Spiritual Hole
ENERGY Level: Am I an analomy?
1of5 comments on Jun 21, 2019:
Normal if you're supporting a cocaine habit. :)
twill replies on Jun 22, 2019:
@1of5 When watching how a lot of them work, it's no wonder. I've always looked for easier,more efficient, effective ways of getting the job done and invested in tools and to make it easier. That said, there are days when you just gotta bull through it
ENERGY Level: Am I an analomy?
gigihein comments on Jun 21, 2019:
I dont feel diminished stress. I do think I could use more sleep, but still hike and work full time, about 50 hours a week. Part of my job is in the office but most is driving to clients homes and helping them resolve their issues. the great part is there are beautiful trails including part of the ...
twill replies on Jun 21, 2019:
@gigihein Activity breeds Activity.
ENERGY Level: Am I an analomy?
Allamanda comments on Jun 21, 2019:
well, my dad was just like that until last year at 77, he fell 20' onto concrete when 3 ladders he'd rebuilt and tied together failed. So since then not though he's been walking again 6 months and about to get a bigger plate in his spine as he's already bent the first one...
twill replies on Jun 21, 2019:
Oh shit. How come he didn't know better !?!?
To have loved and lost.
1of5 comments on Jun 19, 2019:
Hope you find it again. Being in love rocks!
twill replies on Jun 20, 2019:
I'll be Bock!
Don't let the wool pulled over the eyes of the American public by what is happening in Iran.
twill comments on Jun 20, 2019:
After watching what happened to Iraq, I don't think they have much choice
twill replies on Jun 20, 2019:
@wordywalt I don't think the Iranians have much choice but to prepare for the worst possible scenario
To have loved and lost.
MayQueen comments on Jun 20, 2019:
I completely understand what you're feeling, having been there many times (and probably many more). I'm so sorry you're going through this, and I hope you have plenty of loving people in your life who can help you through the worst of it.
twill replies on Jun 20, 2019:
Thank you MayQueen. Nope. I have only shared it here, and on the phone with a contractor friend in Michigan. He doesn't care....
To have loved and lost.
sweetcharlotte comments on Jun 19, 2019:
"In my heart I felt so good! I looked forward to precious time with her ( Very little...full story, long story, got complicated). I felt alive, with meaning and with hope." That's it! You got it right. @Twill. That's how it feels for me too. I felt so alive each time I had contact with ...
twill replies on Jun 20, 2019:
Having hope and looking forward to future rewards.......You went from High to Low as the truth emerged Charlotte. No back up plan....no "What if"? Hard to take. Your hopes and dreams were certainly taken advantage of. Many people live their whole lives like that.....think religion, LOL Shake it off. It was a temporary setback. It happens to the best of us. The smartest and the wisest. My scenario was nothing like that....kind of strange the way it went actually. But...it is what it is. I took the high road and am proud of myself. You should be too.
To have loved and lost.
Gwendolyn2018 comments on Jun 19, 2019:
At almost 67, my last relationship let me know that in reality, I don't want a serious relationship.
twill replies on Jun 20, 2019:
Hmmm, Now that you mention it.....
To have loved and lost.
sweetcharlotte comments on Jun 19, 2019:
"In my heart I felt so good! I looked forward to precious time with her ( Very little...full story, long story, got complicated). I felt alive, with meaning and with hope." That's it! You got it right. @Twill. That's how it feels for me too. I felt so alive each time I had contact with ...
twill replies on Jun 19, 2019:
I am sorry to hear that Charlotte. I read the story on your profile
‘My mum didn’t vaccinate me – this is what happened next’ "It started when I accidentally...
KKGator comments on Jun 19, 2019:
I don't think I'll ever understand how people cannot hold their parents responsible for garbage like this. If they believe bullshit, they need to be called out on it. Especially if you love them. Ignore their histrionics, and give it to them straight. Stand up to them. They put their children ...
twill replies on Jun 19, 2019:
@Carin The internet probably changed them...made them smarter or sumpin'
Mega Church sexual assault....quite a business [nytimes.com]
AnneWimsey comments on Jun 10, 2019:
Because is there Anybody out there who thinks only Catholic priests are sexual predators? Really?
twill replies on Jun 10, 2019:
I came to the conclusion long ago, that money isn't the only job benefit for these guys
Hi Everyone. Past Memorial Day now, what are your summer plans?
Nottheonlyone comments on May 31, 2019:
Three ukulele festivals. Hoping to take my kid to Indiana Dunes at some point. That's really it.
twill replies on Jun 3, 2019:
@Nottheonlyone I will make sure I am
Hi Everyone. Past Memorial Day now, what are your summer plans?
Nottheonlyone comments on May 31, 2019:
Three ukulele festivals. Hoping to take my kid to Indiana Dunes at some point. That's really it.
twill replies on Jun 1, 2019:
Great! And we are gonna do lunch right?
Is it harder for non-believers to find love?
aintmisbehaven comments on Dec 5, 2018:
I don't think it's harder for non-believers to find love, REAL love anyway. I think many believers "fall in lust" with other believers("God brought us together!") but many such marriages eventually flounder because it wasn't based on true "love". So, I think it's just as difficult for believers to ...
twill replies on May 22, 2019:
Especially as we get older! I've witnessed churches putting people together as couples.... there must be some fear they have ( among many fears!) about single people
Is it harder for non-believers to find love?
LiterateHiker comments on Nov 19, 2018:
I have never had a problem finding love due to my atheism. Today nearly three-quarters of adult American men are obese or overweight (and 60 percent of women.) I want a **fit, active man** who shares my healthy lifestyle.
twill replies on May 22, 2019:
@LiterateHiker Thank you LH! I feel good too! And btw....you look great yourself. U R in shape, not too skinny at all.
What did your children learn from you?
twill comments on May 18, 2019:
IDK...still raising them! 2 boys 14 & 11 Teaching them a lot of what Mitch 07102 wrote: -Work hard. It is one of the few things you control. -Don't make excuses. Do what you say. -Be honest. Be kind. It matters. -All people have value. -The most important decision you will make in ...
twill replies on May 18, 2019:
@LiterateHiker I got hit a lot, it was wild, but at least not beaten like some kids. Losing privileges?.....my 11 yr. old Sam got in a situation at school and spent Tuesday afternoon in principals office. He volunteered to hand over his XBox as punishment, I didn't even have to request it. LOL
In the past six years I have lost a daughter, my son, my wife and most recently my right leg.
kiramea comments on May 13, 2019:
Within three years I had a heart attack/open heart surgery, lost two ex-husbands (one I still loved very much), two brothers and a father. I understand exactly what you are talking about. When asked, I just tell them that what happened would have happened whether or not I believed in a God. ...
twill replies on May 18, 2019:
You're damn right!
‘Decades in the making’: Megachurch pastor gives up on Christianity in profanity-laced ...
Heathenman comments on May 11, 2019:
This guy is in for a tough road. He has just lost his social support group and his source of income. He is older and not likely easily reemployed. I am sure he feels relieved in some ways, but as many of is know, he has a tough road to hoe. Might not be a bad idea for the atheist community...
twill replies on May 12, 2019:
@David1955 There' also "The Clergy Project". I'm not sure what all it provides
‘Decades in the making’: Megachurch pastor gives up on Christianity in profanity-laced ...
Moravian comments on May 11, 2019:
Maybe he had squeezed as much money from the faithful as he could and it was time to retire
twill replies on May 12, 2019:
@noworry28 True of any enterprise. I Wish I could have done it.........
‘Decades in the making’: Megachurch pastor gives up on Christianity in profanity-laced ...
Heathenman comments on May 11, 2019:
This guy is in for a tough road. He has just lost his social support group and his source of income. He is older and not likely easily reemployed. I am sure he feels relieved in some ways, but as many of is know, he has a tough road to hoe. Might not be a bad idea for the atheist community...
twill replies on May 12, 2019:
Isn't it: "Row" to hoe?
Alabama Senate OKs Fundamentalist Christian Church Police Force | Michael Stone
Remi comments on Apr 13, 2019:
WTF?? Not ok. I hope FFRF gets on this.
twill replies on May 5, 2019:
And I hope you donate to FFRF !
Why do men lash out at women after a polite rejection?
BohoHeathen comments on May 4, 2019:
Yesterday I was out making a delivery. As a courier I am often standing around waiting and people often make small talk...which is fine, but as I was about to leave this man asks if he can have my phone number or if I have Facebook so he can message me. I politely said no, I don't see any reason to ...
twill replies on May 5, 2019:
@gigihein come on...it's fair to ask if he's married, or in a relationship. If he says "yes" , then sidestep and ask if she likes the same music or something innocuous. Small steps make a journey!
Last night I attending a pinning ceremony for RN's at a public college.
Jolanta comments on May 2, 2019:
I would complain to the people who are in charge of it so it does not happen again.
twill replies on May 3, 2019:
@jlynn37 FFRF seems to be fighting the good fight, while the rest of us talk, they act. I suggest a donation (NOW!) and a membership ....for everyone!
Just random thoughts.
genessa comments on May 3, 2019:
i had no idea it was prayer day. i knew it was holocaust remembrance day. i think every day has a lot of stuff marked on its calendar spot. no one on msnbc mentioned prayer day though. g
twill replies on May 3, 2019:
Just another day to me. Rainy tho. Perhaps it rained because there was not enough prayer? Just what was God's plan concerning the weather yesterday?
Franklin Graham Cites Death-to-Gays Bible Verse in Post About Pete Buttigieg | Hemant Mehta | ...
Healthydoc70 comments on Apr 23, 2019:
@GENESSA- I agree that you can't argue outside someone's bubble, but I would be extremely curious how you would use the bible to unmake an argument that was made using the bible. In other words, how do you speak with a flat earther using their bubble. I think my thought is that any belief or faith ...
twill replies on Apr 30, 2019:
From the very get go, one has to understand, that having an "argument " (?)/ conversation about god and religion is NOT an intellectual argument. That's always the 1st thing to make clear when having "the" conversation
When my ex and I were still together and fighting about religion, he said according to my atheism ...
Deiter comments on Apr 29, 2019:
I'd argue that it's the religious traditions that have "made up" their own rules. We have 100's of 1000's of years of cultural precedent supporting non-Abrahamic tradition, going back to smaller societies like chieftains, whom were far more accepting of individual liberty, where women and ...
twill replies on Apr 29, 2019:
That's right. There were 1000's of cultures over 1000's of years. The biggest upheaval caused by the Ten Commandments/ Christianity is simply: Mono Theism.
Got to hang out with some coworkers tonight and was able to blow off some steam about my ex.
Novelty comments on Apr 29, 2019:
Most people just quietly disbelieve, to talk about it gets them involved in an argument no one wants to participate in. I however have a big mouth and never cared who heard me. Amazingly neither our resident Mormon or the many Catholics seem to care, and in private conversations most of the rest ...
twill replies on Apr 29, 2019:
@Novelty Sorry, it was reduntant. Not meant to be insulting.

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