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I often find it extremely mind-boggling just how many "Christians" have never read the Bible.
Normanbites comments on Oct 2, 2019:
You might enjoy this little blurb; Let's start with the "Facts" the Bible Claims; 1. God is omnipotent 2. God is omniscient 3. God is omnipresent 4. God has a message for all people. That's what the bible claims right? OK, so why couldn't God write down this message himself or otherwise...
twill replies on Oct 3, 2019:
Why would god write a book anyway??? Humans write books!....Not god ! Wouldn't God light up the skies and align the stars with his words ? His commandments? Wouldn't he drain the oceans to reveal his thoughts and desires for us? Wouldn't god Knock down mountains to show us the light and his way? A book? Seriously....
One of the most annoying things about Christians is their insistence that god takes care of ...
HippieChick58 comments on Sep 30, 2019:
I remember hearing people (especially youngish women) taking about being in a huge parking lot and finding a parking space just where they needed it and god was soo good to them. And I'm thinking millions of starving babies and god takes the time to clear a parking space for you. Yeah right.
twill replies on Sep 30, 2019:
My cousin Diana said the exact same thing !! I told her " I tell you Diane, but I ALWAYS drive to the front of the lot and almost always find a parking spot close to the store"
This came up on another post, but your opinions please ?
Mofo1953 comments on Sep 29, 2019:
theology and philosophy are two completely different disciplines not even remotely related to each other, science isn't a philosophy, whatcha talking about Willis? I mean it's great to discuss theories or even assumptions, but this seems more like mental masturbation to me.
twill replies on Sep 29, 2019:
@Mofo1953, @Fernapple Perhaps this is where Philosophy meets Propaganda & Indoctrination?
This came up on another post, but your opinions please ?
LenHazell53 comments on Sep 28, 2019:
A Theist philosopher is hampered by the fact that they can only follow a chain of logical thought until the point it comes in to contention with their faith, at which point such thoughts stop and either are abandoned or give way to apologetics. However should the chain of thought NOT come in to ...
twill replies on Sep 29, 2019:
Well said!
The Biden family is incredibly corrupted. Let's impeach Trump!
IamNobody comments on Sep 27, 2019:
It's a paradox to me when Democrats demand 45 to stop the hate, and at the same time impeachment proceedings and everything else they have thrown at him is fueled by nothing but pure hatred force.
twill replies on Sep 28, 2019:
@IamNobody ?
The Biden family is incredibly corrupted. Let's impeach Trump!
IamNobody comments on Sep 27, 2019:
It's a paradox to me when Democrats demand 45 to stop the hate, and at the same time impeachment proceedings and everything else they have thrown at him is fueled by nothing but pure hatred force.
twill replies on Sep 28, 2019:
She also voted for ACA without reading it. So I watched it with sub titles. Not much to it, Sleepy Joe Biden bragging . There must be more to the story somewhere..........When it comes to Republican evidence, well I'm still waiting for Hillary to be locked up. Then there was the weapons of mass destruction non evidence and the whole Iraq Invasion Thing-y......
The Biden family is incredibly corrupted. Let's impeach Trump!
IamNobody comments on Sep 27, 2019:
It's a paradox to me when Democrats demand 45 to stop the hate, and at the same time impeachment proceedings and everything else they have thrown at him is fueled by nothing but pure hatred force.
twill replies on Sep 27, 2019:
@IamNobody except....I did not watch it. You did not understand the context of my comment.
The Biden family is incredibly corrupted. Let's impeach Trump!
IamNobody comments on Sep 27, 2019:
It's a paradox to me when Democrats demand 45 to stop the hate, and at the same time impeachment proceedings and everything else they have thrown at him is fueled by nothing but pure hatred force.
twill replies on Sep 27, 2019:
@IamNobody From what I understand about Biden wanting the Ukranian prosecutor fired, it was done in unison with other countries and under Obama's watch. So if that's the case, then yes this video is taken out of context.
Elizabeth Warren is surging ahead of Joe Biden in Iowa.
Wangobango3 comments on Sep 23, 2019:
Too bad the Dems don't come out as Socialist. Socialism is the only way out of the mess the USA is in. You already have Socialism for the Wealthy, Corporate Welfare.
twill replies on Sep 23, 2019:
What we have are: Subsidies, gifts, grants, tax deductions, loopholes, etc and etc......True it isn't "Socialism". It's kind of like our Health"Care" System. It's all fucked up.
Why why why do religious people think they can make a believer out of an atheist?
of-the-mountain comments on Sep 22, 2019:
When the truth will not set you free!!!
twill replies on Sep 23, 2019:
I'm all good with that, except the Muslim part
Best Remedy?
A2Jennifer comments on Sep 20, 2019:
My kid has been miserable this month too. He’s like a snot machine. Nothing helps. I read about a netti pot but then read about the woman who used tap water instead of distilled water and got some kind of brain eating bacteria, so we won’t be trying that.
twill replies on Sep 23, 2019:
@A2Jennifer I totally agree. I am aware of this issue. I thought the penicillin was old school, but IDK anything about StrepThroat either, so what could I say to her? Thank You noting this and speaking up
Best Remedy?
A2Jennifer comments on Sep 20, 2019:
My kid has been miserable this month too. He’s like a snot machine. Nothing helps. I read about a netti pot but then read about the woman who used tap water instead of distilled water and got some kind of brain eating bacteria, so we won’t be trying that.
twill replies on Sep 22, 2019:
@A2Jennifer "prophylactic antibiotics"....penicillin?
Just finished another piece. This is UK wood.(unknown). My neighbor found it in a ditch.
WilliamFleming comments on Sep 21, 2019:
It’s really nice. I turn wood also and I find it to be a very enjoyable hobby or art.
twill replies on Sep 21, 2019:
@WilliamFleming Yup, got me a big Tulip Tree in the back yard. i think it's Indiana State Tree. Soft wood, it drops some big branches. I keep it trimmed away from house. It all looks good. Both you guys have talent!
Just finished another piece. This is UK wood.(unknown). My neighbor found it in a ditch.
WilliamFleming comments on Sep 21, 2019:
It’s really nice. I turn wood also and I find it to be a very enjoyable hobby or art.
twill replies on Sep 21, 2019:
@WilliamFleming Walnut?
So-called experts tell us some artists, musicians and other well-known personalities are/were ...
Sticks48 comments on Sep 20, 2019:
Everything in the arts is subjective. I don't know what instrument you play but, Prince was a really talented player, singer, writer, and producer. If you don't like him that is fine, but to question his talent is just silly. I don't know if he was a genius, but that was one very talented ...
twill replies on Sep 21, 2019:
Genius perhaps is thrown around too much. SuperStar, makes me gag as it way overly used. Beyond Star, what the hell is a superstar anyway??
Best Remedy?
A2Jennifer comments on Sep 20, 2019:
My kid has been miserable this month too. He’s like a snot machine. Nothing helps. I read about a netti pot but then read about the woman who used tap water instead of distilled water and got some kind of brain eating bacteria, so we won’t be trying that.
twill replies on Sep 21, 2019:
Yes my son went to school one day this week. A little plugged up, bad scratchy throat, painful swallowing. The Nurse Practitioner in town gave him penicillin ( to prevent strep she said) and he's still not 100%. I made him some chicken soup I've been throat dry and some phlegm for the last month or so myself.
I am posting under health and happiness because I realized my health and happiness are taking a hit ...
twill comments on Sep 20, 2019:
Remember too, that many of us are seasonal, or at least have our busy times of year ( accountants Dec. thru April...then 3 days a week!) . Eventually you'll find your rhythm to your life
twill replies on Sep 20, 2019:
@GreatNani do you have a vision of a different rhythm?
I am posting under health and happiness because I realized my health and happiness are taking a hit ...
twill comments on Sep 20, 2019:
Remember too, that many of us are seasonal, or at least have our busy times of year ( accountants Dec. thru April...then 3 days a week!) . Eventually you'll find your rhythm to your life
twill replies on Sep 20, 2019:
@GreatNani Your welcome....that was E Z!
I am posting under health and happiness because I realized my health and happiness are taking a hit ...
twill comments on Sep 20, 2019:
Remember too, that many of us are seasonal, or at least have our busy times of year ( accountants Dec. thru April...then 3 days a week!) . Eventually you'll find your rhythm to your life
twill replies on Sep 20, 2019:
@GreatNani I would not disagree with that, I would suppose that some do. Sure...why not if you can! My opinion is that controlling the ebb and flow ( highs & lows) are important. Time for breaks / "me time" ...if not you have a tiger by the tail. As a self employed seasonal worker, without ever having a 2nd household income, I flogged myself pretty hard for a number of years. There is much that I would change if I could go back. All is good now. Have you felt this way before?
I am posting under health and happiness because I realized my health and happiness are taking a hit ...
twill comments on Sep 20, 2019:
Remember too, that many of us are seasonal, or at least have our busy times of year ( accountants Dec. thru April...then 3 days a week!) . Eventually you'll find your rhythm to your life
twill replies on Sep 20, 2019:
Sorry I thought you were younger than 52, or I wouldn't have written in "eventually"....I hope that you have already found the rhythm to your life!!
I am posting under health and happiness because I realized my health and happiness are taking a hit ...
twill comments on Sep 20, 2019:
If it's temporaray , then of course it will pass. Your realization of this, signals an awareness. An awareness that empowers you to put a limit on it. Be rational, crunch the numbers and then you decide what you need to invest to put you where you want/ need to be. My life was ate up by this in ...
twill replies on Sep 20, 2019:
@GreatNani You're right! LOL
Every vets wish is that he is the last to endure the unendurable so that his children won't have to
twill comments on Sep 20, 2019:
Amerricans want to support our Vets. However..... Americans want to support the MIC and Propaganda much, much more.
twill replies on Sep 20, 2019:
@bobwjr What I find disturbing, is that unlike your original post here, nobody of influence ( media, politician) really asks the vet what they think. They're just supposed to be silent/ rah rah poster boys. What little I talk to them, they seem nothing like what is presented by the Mass Media. They are much more human, with invaluable insight, which we are encouraged to ignore.
Every vets wish is that he is the last to endure the unendurable so that his children won't have to
twill comments on Sep 20, 2019:
Amerricans want to support our Vets. However..... Americans want to support the MIC and Propaganda much, much more.
twill replies on Sep 20, 2019:
@bobwjr True that. But more than enough to tip the scales to insane
Plenty of Fish bans users from posting photos with face filters users find deceptive
LiterateHiker comments on Sep 19, 2019:
@nicknotes, @sierra4 A man I dated briefly dated in 2016 turned out to be a criminal, thief and a liar. Google Stephen Kent Brombach, Snohomish County Court, WA. He scammed 17 friends and investors out of over $694,000 of their life savings, depositing their funds into his personal account. ...
twill replies on Sep 20, 2019:
I thought Lauren and I were getting along really good. Early morning phone calls! A date....finally! The date went very well. Fun Lots of communication in our budding romance! Sweetness! Lauren said she sold real estate. Cool, you have a job! (I thought to myself) . One morning I off handedly asked her how many houses she sold in a year ( Like asking me how many roofs I replace in a year: 30) . She went off on me and accused me of wanting to steal her money. Really pissed her off! OOOOkay. End of blossoming relationship. See ya, wouldn't wanna be ya!
Have you seen "Hello, Privilege. It's Me, Chelsea"?
rogueflyer comments on Sep 19, 2019:
Is it on Netflix or Prime?
twill replies on Sep 19, 2019:
Yes, I don't have Netflix anymore
Redemption for your failing Economy I am an Australian and realise that we follow you guys in the ...
rathswohl comments on Sep 18, 2019:
I have had a few comments which lead me to think that some americans have not properly researched the autonomous influence on truckies and cars or robotics or the empty shopping malls or the taxing of google and amazon. Its very difficult for me to understand but I am a bit of an idealist // I ...
twill replies on Sep 19, 2019:
I thought after Vietnam, wars would slow down. Especially American involvement......I can be sooooo dumb sometimes
Cutting health benefits of 1,900 Whole Food workers saved world’s richest man Jeff Bezos what he ...
chucklesIII comments on Sep 18, 2019:
Well, it's all part of making America great again, don't you know.
twill replies on Sep 19, 2019:
@Bobby9 As they should. The burden of spending our money correctly, falls on us, the consumer.
A Pastor Who Wanted Women Executed for Abortions Was Arrested for Raping a Child | Hemant Mehta | ...
SKH78 comments on Jun 17, 2019:
I used to staff the reception desk at Child Protection. I had to greet men with large anti-abortion buttons on their shirts. These very sick dudes had raped their daughters. Of course, they are against abortion. They want little girls (and also little boys) to rape.
twill replies on Sep 17, 2019:
I am guessing that for most, this whole abortion battle is about morals they don't posses or morality that they cannot recognize. In a pathetic way, it's a feel good moment for them. Maybe "penance" is the word I am looking for ?
Highly recommended.
of-the-mountain comments on Sep 17, 2019:
The wealthy and their corporations have used religion and the family values farce in controlling those unwilling to comprehend how religion is used against them!!!
twill replies on Sep 17, 2019:
exactly right
Having come from a thoroughly dysfunctional family, there is great advantage in learning customer ...
Jolanta comments on Sep 10, 2019:
Some children will only understand a smack on the bottom.
twill replies on Sep 16, 2019:
@Jolanta I've spanked my two boys. The fear of it drives them more than the actual pain (I've never spanked them hard). Oldest one moved past it at an early age. When he told me hated me, I told him that I loved him. When he ran away to Grandma and Mom, I suffered the blows to my heart. Now my little guy who's now 12, got a light spanking last year as his mouth runs away from him, over and over. I told him he's way to old and should be embarrassed by getting this. You don't talk to me this way, plain and simple, non negotiable. Do I talk to you like this? ?? Yeah, I didn't think so, and I don't deserve it, and in turn, you will get what you deserve. He's also been told many a times by Dear Old Dad, that his real beating is going to come in the real world by real big people if he doesn't learn to keep his smart ass mouth shut. Wait and see.....I won't be there to protect you. Spanking is Wake Up Call. He'd best wake up
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 15, 2019:
@rayfunrelax Good site. Thanks for that and the work you did. I'll try to pass it on
Buffets.
girlwithsmiles comments on Sep 15, 2019:
Mmm I’m trying to go on a health kick, but my willpower vs hunger ratio isn’t brilliant, especially when time is limited 🙁 glad you enjoyed yourself though 😊
twill replies on Sep 15, 2019:
@girlwithsmiles That's really good they stores do that. We all need a little help from our friends....(where'd I hear that before?)
Buffets.
girlwithsmiles comments on Sep 15, 2019:
Mmm I’m trying to go on a health kick, but my willpower vs hunger ratio isn’t brilliant, especially when time is limited 🙁 glad you enjoyed yourself though 😊
twill replies on Sep 15, 2019:
It is difficult. IDK how it is in the UK, but there is food awash here in USA. Even electronics stores like Best Buy have loads of snacks near the checkout. It's a mental battle for sure. Willpower. It's tough! At the convenience stores I love it when I stare down a donut and buy a banana or nothing instead. Small victories matter... A LOT! I used to be the donut king. Three to half a dozen a day would be kind of a regular thing for me.
Its a known fact that history is written by only the winners.
davknight comments on Sep 14, 2019:
If you've read as many GI memoirs of the war as I have, you'll know that practically none of them were interested in "making the World safe for Democracy". Most went off to war, out of peer pressure, youthful adventureism, or because they got drafted. And their principle driving motivation ...
twill replies on Sep 15, 2019:
I would also guess that many, after ,having FDR and the New Deal save millions from destitution, would have followed him anywhere.
Its a known fact that history is written by only the winners.
Normanbites comments on Sep 14, 2019:
I appreciate your post. I've had a habit of studying WWII all my life. I wonder why it fascinates me so much. Any way, one of the things I find interesting is the claimed "cause" was to fight Germany's racism and cruelty, especially toward the Jews. .... What is interesting about that is the ...
twill replies on Sep 15, 2019:
There were many instances of black soldiers, in uniform, being beaten in the south
Who here has successfully stopped smoking without the use of medications, patches, gum, etc?
Daffodilly comments on Sep 15, 2019:
I did this years ago. Yes, I had numerous periods of backsliding for years, but the thing that finally turned me away completely was how bad i felt after I had a cigarette. i focused on how bad it made me feel - sluggish, foggy brained, coughing, upset stomach, disappointed with myself, etc. That...
twill replies on Sep 15, 2019:
And I do the same thing with donuts! I remind myself how I still taste the sugar in my mouth hours later
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

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