3
3 Like Show
3
3 Like Show
4
4 Like Show

retired educator who grew up in the southern bible belt, but row totally rejects that biased culture. Profoundly influenced by several years in Berlin, Germany at the height of the Cold War.

Comments

Study: Trump Tax Cuts Failed to Help Anybody But the Wealthy
wordywalt comments on Jun 23, 2019:
Exactly what Trump really intended.
California's Income Inequality Now Worse Than Mexico's; Poverty Level Highest In America | National ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 23, 2019:
The Republican miracle in action.
Texas Republican: Migrant conditions in his state the 'worst' he's seen | TheHill
wordywalt comments on Jun 23, 2019:
A Republican is being honest for a change.
Propaganda Is The Root Of All Our Problems [caitlinjohnstone.com] {The narrative-controlling ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 23, 2019:
An empty diatribe. The biggest problem in the governance of our country today is the lusts of the Republican Party for maintaining privilege, increasing their partisan and personal power, and maximizing their personal profit.
Where’s Waldo? Oregon On The Lookout For AWOL Republican Politicians
wordywalt comments on Jun 23, 2019:
Nail their morally bankrupt asses!
Devil's Punchbowl — An American Concentration Camp So Horrific It was Erased from History
wordywalt comments on Jun 23, 2019:
Southern racism has always been capable of great viciousness and brutality. The little town I grew up in in north Florida had no Black residents, because all had been chased out, of if they would not go, killed during period 1910 to 1920 by a gang of white residents led by a man named Randall Rowe.
ICE Detention Center Says It’s Not Responsible for Staff's Sexual Abuse of Detainees | American ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 23, 2019:
A damnable stance.
Trump dismisses UN request for FBI to investigate Jamal Khashoggi's murder | World news | The ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 23, 2019:
The Saudis and the Russians own the traitor Trump.
FACT CHECK: Donald Trump's 'Nuclear' Speech
wordywalt comments on Jun 23, 2019:
He is a blightering idiot.
Two Questions??
wordywalt comments on Jun 23, 2019:
I have buried remains of my cat friends in my vegetable garden. As for my own, My body is to be cremated and the ashes scattered on a windswept point in a lake in which I loved to fish.
What do you think about Deism?
wordywalt comments on Jun 23, 2019:
The beginning of skepticism.
Ok,,, if I start an atheist "church",,, how many of you will join? No tithes, no ties, no Gods, ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 22, 2019:
Why do we atheists need a church????
Has Trump ever told the truth? Ever? [dailykos.com]
wordywalt comments on Jun 22, 2019:
I doubt it.
Oregon Republicans flee to avoid voting on climate change bill.
wordywalt comments on Jun 21, 2019:
Great for Governor Brown. Fine them. Haul their asses back -- in chains, if necessary -- and ,make them do their job!
Yellow alert ! From this morning.
wordywalt comments on Jun 21, 2019:
Stay safe!
As a liberal, what is one thing you think Donald Trump is doing right as President? I found this ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 21, 2019:
I cannot think of a single thing that Trump is doing right.
McConnell"s Wife Gave Him a Special Reelection Present: $78 million in Federal Funding VANITY FAIR...
wordywalt comments on Jun 21, 2019:
McConnell is corrupt to the core.
Remind you of anyone?
wordywalt comments on Jun 21, 2019:
Somewhat. Hitler was more literate than Trump.
Why So Many People Believe Conspiracy Theories
wordywalt comments on Jun 20, 2019:
It is only logical. If your range of knowledge, access to information, and reasoning power are limited, one is more likely to attribute events to unexplained forces.
New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years
wordywalt comments on Jun 20, 2019:
And, it it absolutely true!
Here is a simple and sensible immigration plan to address the following problems of illegal ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 20, 2019:
Twisted hogwash! Some elements of truth, but a great deal of shallow garbage.
Philadelphia pulls 72 cops after watchdog finds thousands of the officers' violent, racist social ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 20, 2019:
Good to see Philadelphia taking action. Hope other cities will emulate their action.
If any, which 3 public figures have inspired you to make ANY change in your life that had staying ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 19, 2019:
1. John Gardener, founder of Common Cause and member of the Kennedy cabinet. 2. Bobby Kennedy. 3. Erich Fromm, from his writings.
Whilst having a slightly drunken conversation with my daughter, the subject of pedophile priests ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 19, 2019:
Probably teachers and recreation workers.
Would it appease the Trump haters if a Republican beat him to the White House in 2020 and not a ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 19, 2019:
It would take a Republican with the stature, courage, and commitment to the well-being of our nation like a Lincoln or Teddy Roosevelt. But, there are no current Republicans with such stature, wisdom, morality, or courage.
Trump refuses to apologize to Central Park Five after their criminal convictions were vacated
wordywalt comments on Jun 18, 2019:
Not at all surpising. That would be contrary to his remarks from the past -- and he cannot admit that he was ever wrong about anything.
China Is Cutting Tariffs—For Everyone Else As Trump focuses on disruption, Beijing is evidently ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 18, 2019:
Exaxctly what any sane person woiuld expect. Trump is in the process of screwing us all.
Should we all become teetotalers because there are alcoholics?
wordywalt comments on Jun 18, 2019:
That is about like asking if we should abstain from politics because there are Trump fanatics.
This pretty much sums up the Trump mentality.
wordywalt comments on Jun 18, 2019:
Not brainwashing, but idiocy!
When did everyone start gardening? At what age did you really take an interest? I believe I was ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 18, 2019:
I did some vegetable gardening as a teen-ager. Bit, I did not start real gardening until I bought my first home at the age of 37.
Orlando Sentinel announces 2020 endorsement: Not Trump - POLITICO
wordywalt comments on Jun 18, 2019:
The Sentinel, historically, has a pro=Republican bias. At least some Republicans are showing some moral integrity.
CNN panelists say Trump officials leaked polling data to “stop the madness” and as a “cry for ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 18, 2019:
I doubt it. He is not that bright.
I Helped Sell the False Choice of War Once. It’s Happening Again.
wordywalt comments on Jun 18, 2019:
Trump continues to prove what a stupid, dangerous, destructive man he is.
Conservative Christian Activist Warns Masturbation Is Gay Sex | Michael Stone
wordywalt comments on Jun 18, 2019:
What an ignorant, stupid demagogue!
Cognitive systems that underpin religious belief:
wordywalt comments on Jun 17, 2019:
What you state as almost inevitable belief is not inevitable. It requires the prior belief that ancestors still exist as living spirits today, and that they can and do influence today's events. Those thought and faulty cognitive structures which ensue from those assumptions are NOT inevitable in human beings. Hundreds of millions of people living today have no such false assumptions and no such subsequent erroneous cognitive structures.
Do you have to be a rationalist to be agnostic/ atheist? Is there space for magical thinking?
wordywalt comments on Jun 17, 2019:
Only if one has a muddled mind.
Top 20 most and least religious countries The 20 most religious countries Ethiopia - 99% feel...
wordywalt comments on Jun 17, 2019:
Note how impoverished, economically backward, and less educationally open the most religious countries tend to be?
Church Tax - yes, that is a thing in countries around the world. How well would that work here in ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 17, 2019:
The degree of religiosity in most European countries is much less than it is in the USA. Tithing is not a widely acdepted idea in Europe. If if were not for the Kirchen Steurn, most churches in Germany would do bankrupt.
Does anyone else think the depth and breadth of discourse about religious detriment on this site has...
wordywalt comments on Jun 17, 2019:
Define what behaviors you see and why that is superficial.
How and when did you lose your religion?
wordywalt comments on Jun 17, 2019:
In my mid teens. By the ime I was 15, I had read the bible from cover to cover 3 times. Each time that I read it, I saw more and more that did not make sense. I also hated feeling sinful for having normal teenage thoughts. And, I disliked spending so much time in church, when I could have been much more enjoyable and productive things. By the age of 18, I was an agnostic. Since my late 20s, I have been an atheist.
A Pastor Who Wanted Women Executed for Abortions Was Arrested for Raping a Child ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 17, 2019:
Not surprising. Evangelicals have always had a strange relationship with the topic of sex.
We Have Five Years To Save Ourselves From Climate Change, Harvard Scientist Says
wordywalt comments on Jun 16, 2019:
If the Republicans stay in power, we are screwed in every sense of the phrase.
Trump: My Faith In Jesus Helped Get Me Through The Mueller Investigation - The Intellectualist
wordywalt comments on Jun 16, 2019:
What a *&#@** liar!!
7 Reasons I Hate Trump
wordywalt comments on Jun 16, 2019:
Your reasons are just a bare beginning of the entire list.
HAHAHAHAHA! More hallucinations!! Trump boasts voters will ‘demand’ he remain president after ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 16, 2019:
There had damned well better not be a second term!!
The Belief That Trump Is a Messiah Is Rampant and Dangerous | Psychology Today
wordywalt comments on Jun 16, 2019:
That is damned hard to believe. I find it hard to believe that anyone can be that ignorant, stupid, and morally bankrupt.
Does anyone else struggle with hating religion? It is a daily struggle, letting go of hate, as I ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 16, 2019:
I do not hate religion. It simply is not a part of my existence.
Citing Trump’s ‘character,’ D.C. residents challenge city revoke his hotel’s liquor license...
wordywalt comments on Jun 15, 2019:
Tjhese people have more courage and patriotic spirit than all the Republican members of Congress. Bravo!!
WHO NEEDS GOD? -- Does religion appeal primarily to broken people? Could the argument be made ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 14, 2019:
The difference is the willingness to suspend belief to examine all the facts.
Experience is that marvelous thing that enables us to recognize a mistake once we make it again.
wordywalt comments on Jun 14, 2019:
Some people maker the same mistake repeatedly and never learn from it. I once fired a teacher who had been teaching for 18 years. After close observation of his instruction, I could see that he was making mistakes that a beginning teacher should not make. He did not have 18 years of experience, but one year of experience 18 times.
The Anger of the White Male Lie – Ijeoma Oluo – Medium
wordywalt comments on Jun 14, 2019:
What this post is talking about is the lie of white bigoted and white privileged culture. I grew up in the deep south, but in a poor family. I was taught by my parents (and it was pretty obvious to me) that if I was going to be and do anything, I had to work hard for it. I was never told that lie.
Lindsey Graham repeatedly busted for lying to defend Trump’s threat to cheat in 2020 ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 14, 2019:
Without John McCain to keep him in line, Graham has proved that he has no internal character.
Christian TV host: Vegetarian hamburgers are a ‘Luciferian’ plot to change human DNA – ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 13, 2019:
What idiotic demagoguery!
Yaaaaa! Now, who can lie better?? Sarah Sanders leaving White House post, Trump says [cnn.com]
wordywalt comments on Jun 13, 2019:
I hope I never see her face or hear her voice again.
Kellyanne needs to be fired. [npr.org]
wordywalt comments on Jun 13, 2019:
Absolutely agree.
Non-stop lying's not such a new thing with Trump andrew kaczynski: ‏one of my favorite ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 12, 2019:
Of course not. The man is simply incapable of not lying.
Maybe there's something to this reincarnation stuff.
wordywalt comments on Jun 12, 2019:
As an old southerner, we would call them both real lardasses.
Trump invokes executive privilege ahead of House Oversight contempt vote for Barr, Ross [cnn.com]
wordywalt comments on Jun 12, 2019:
Let us hope that the courts say no to trump
OPTIMISTS ALL OVER THE WORLD. Post your obituary for Donald Trump here!
wordywalt comments on Jun 12, 2019:
Donald Trump left us today. He blindly stepped in a pit of liquid horse manure in Iowa today, and it was impossible to separate him from the original contents.
New little feature... coming out of a bug fix today. When you create a post using the "Post" ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 11, 2019:
Okay.
Trump says ‘devalued’ currencies put US at a disadvantage and the Fed doesn’t have a ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 11, 2019:
It is Donald Trump who doesn't have a clue about a single thing in the entire universe.
Trump ‘more aggrieved than ever’ as he fumes over lack of recognition for his imaginary ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 11, 2019:
The more PO'ed he gets, the better for us and our country.
LOL... NO BALLS DEMOCRATS CNN reached out to 41 freshmen Democrats who flipped Republican seats ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 11, 2019:
You deliberately misportray the situation. No prosecutor undertakes a case until he or she has amassed a preponderance of evidence against the defendant with the most skeptical of jury pools. You, like all Republicans, are trying to hurry the process so that it will fai8l. Be honest, for once.
Iowa voter: Trump’s lies don’t change my vote for him Now what else we democrats need to ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 11, 2019:
Trump is not a doer and never has been, except in his continuing perpetuations of numerous frauds. Anyone who supports him has a broken crap detector -- unless the supporter is trying to hook a ride on the greed gravy train.
Trump offers a corrupt bargain to the Supreme Court [thinkprogress.org] IAN MILLHISER 2 hours...
wordywalt comments on Jun 11, 2019:
Abhorrent and corrupt moral and legal reasoning.
I am playing around with a subject for an upcoming video. I would like to know how you would answer ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 10, 2019:
A personal relationship with God is simply a fantasy -- like Jimmy Stewart's relationship with the fantasy bunny "Harvey." It enables true believers to feel personal support and security that is simply false.
Pennsylvania swing voters are sticking with Trump in 2020 [axios.com] Wow. Just, wow.
wordywalt comments on Jun 10, 2019:
I doubt that.
As an atheist and raising my sons as such I found the philosophy Stoicism a fantastic alternative to...
wordywalt comments on Jun 9, 2019:
No. I am an existgentialist.
Religion in a relationship
wordywalt comments on Jun 9, 2019:
Yes. My wife and I have been happily married for almost 24 years. She is a devout Catholic. The key is respecting each other's right to believe as we choose.
In you mind, what are you first? Where would your ultimate affinity lie? An atheist/agnostic, ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 9, 2019:
I am a person first, and a US citizen second.
Haunting Trump with Obama
wordywalt comments on Jun 9, 2019:
It is true that Trump is the worst president of all lifetimes. In my lifetime, we have had better presidents than Obama. Obama was a decent and respectable president, but not a great one.
More lies... Mexico Agreed to Take Border Actions Months Before Trump Announced Tariff Deal ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 9, 2019:
So, all this was simply a PR fraud? There is nothing genuine about the idiot Trump.
"We must resist the impoverishment of public discourse on matters of religion which has come about ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 8, 2019:
We have seldom, if ever, had fully reasoned and balanced discourse bout religion in public space. And it is the religious themselves who prevent that. They have always been afraid that if we allow discussion about the mythology in religion which has no basis in fact, the historical inaccuracies, and the frequent fallacious reasoning in all religions. They are simply afraid that such fully open discussion would possibly, if not probably, create many more non-believers.
Trump Dump
wordywalt comments on Jun 7, 2019:
Unless it is a speech written by others, all that comes out of Trump's mouth is a random stream of pure garbage.
Hannity Says It’s ‘Despicable’ to Call for Political Opponents to Be ‘Locked Up’ ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 7, 2019:
The sheer hypocrisy is truly angering. These are the same vile and aggressive people who state and chanted, "Lock her up."
The Reality That All Women Experience That Men Don’t Know About - The Good Men Project
wordywalt comments on Jun 7, 2019:
For some of us men who were taught to treat women with full dignity and respect, it really is hard to imagine how vile some men can be toward women. Yet, all of us can't help noticing a women who is well endowed physically. And we do have sexual thoughts about some women. After I passed my age of raging hormones, I have always found that the women I admire and to whom I am attracted are those who are intelligent, perceptive, caring, yet assertive. But, I have always known to keep my mouth shut about aggressively stating my attraction to them. I hav also never allowed myself to get involved with a women in my workplaces or made sexual advances toward any of them.
More Americans have died, this year, because of guns than there were Americans killed on D-Day. ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 7, 2019:
Way past time!
The question posted on a xian right wing website was: How do we deal with Atheists in America? Read ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 6, 2019:
And these vicious SOBs call themse4lves "Christians"?
US troops to spend a month painting border wall [cnn.com] The section of the wall they will be...
wordywalt comments on Jun 6, 2019:
An improper and possibly unconstitutional use of the military.
This is not quite directly about tRump, but it IS about thoughts on who might replace him. For the ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 6, 2019:
I wanted Warren to run 9n 2016. She is brilliant, dedicated, sincere, and for the average person. She is a winner.
Tariffs on Mexico could cost America 400,000 jobs, a new report says [cnn.com]
wordywalt comments on Jun 5, 2019:
The kind of effects one grows to expect from Trump's lunacy.
Gambling with America
wordywalt comments on Jun 5, 2019:
Those who ldo not like what Trump is doing, but just sit back and watch are both unwise and unpatriotic. We MUST ge3t this greedy fool out of public office and attention.
Do you think we will get in the similar era if Trump gets re-elected in 2020?
wordywalt comments on Jun 5, 2019:
I refuse to even onsier the thought. The idiot Trump MUST be beaten and indicted.
Are you married to a believer?
wordywalt comments on Jun 5, 2019:
I am married to a believer, but I neither want nor need such a group.
"Religion is a social institution that evolved as an integral mechanism of human culture to create ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 5, 2019:
The primary myths were ethnic or tribal. Religion was only a part of those ethnic or tribal myths.
God is a young white dude who looks like he plays the acoustic guitar, according to a study of more ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 4, 2019:
Who in the hell are these men?
A wealthy televangelist explains his fleet of private jets: ‘It’s a biblical thing’
wordywalt comments on Jun 4, 2019:
What a greedy hypocrite!
Many atheists take it as self-evident that we are born as atheists, that not to believe anything ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 4, 2019:
We are not born atheists. We are simply born with little brain contents. It is the interaction with the environment that forms cognitive structures and schema. As infants, we are wired to receive and value any inputs on ANY subject which our parents give us. We are not especially prone to religious belief.
What type of ship should Trump have named after him? It may be naval, merchant, utility, or ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 4, 2019:
A garbage scow.
In this week in1973, mccain got out of being a pow. Trump was being sued by the justice department.
wordywalt comments on Jun 3, 2019:
An appropriate comparison.
"Beliefs define how we see the world and act within it; without them, there would be no plots to ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 3, 2019:
Without beliefs, we have no minds. In fact, some philosophers say that knowledge is nothing more than intense belief. As we interact with the world and take in perceptions, we build cognitive structures which define our reality and which shape our response to it. All of those cognitive structures are built on belief, as are the schema which we use ro respond to our interactions.
The question is, "Does the DNC really want to beat Trump?" [salon.com]
wordywalt comments on Jun 3, 2019:
They damned well better, for the sake of our nation.
Trump-Drunk Republicans Are Choosing Russia Over the Constitution [thedailybeast.com]
wordywalt comments on Jun 3, 2019:
My only comment about this sorry problem would be a a loud and long stream of profanity.
State Dept. panel to redefine human rights based on 'natural law and natural rights' - ABC News
wordywalt comments on Jun 3, 2019:
What the hell are natural law and natural rights? Simply say "treating all persons with full dignity and respect."
Nurses Know the Human Costs of Care. That’s Why Many Want ‘Medicare for All.’
wordywalt comments on Jun 2, 2019:
In spite of the false protestations of Republicans, Medicare for All would save money for both individuals and for our country.. The current system is the most expensive possible.
Should atheists have to do jury duty? Will I be able to do my civic duty without placing my hand on ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 2, 2019:
It is very important to uphold the right and honor of executing one's civic duty. Placing one's hand on the bible is only a minor inconvenience.,
CHURCH & STATE | Denied the Right to Care - TheHumanist.com
wordywalt comments on Jun 2, 2019:
I am not surprised. That is is southern culture at its worst. I say that as a native southerner.
Anyone agree that its a bit hypocritical to protest about things like the plastic can holders and ...
wordywalt comments on Jun 1, 2019:
EVERYRHING we eat -- plant or animal-- is or was a living thing.
With a statistical trick, Trump hopes to define poverty away [marketwatch.com]?
wordywalt comments on May 31, 2019:
He simlpy declares that a genuine problem does not exist. This enables the corrupt liar to claim he got rid of poverty.
Not sure if he can take this lying down either.
wordywalt comments on May 31, 2019:
Trump is that stupid.

Photos

3
3 Like Show
4
4 Like Show
Humanist, Secularist, Freethinker
Here for community
  • Level8 (132,932pts)
  • Posts153
  • Comments
      Replies
    5,774
    1,620
  • Followers 32
  • Fans 0
  • Following 6
  • Fav. Posts 1
  • Joined Oct 16th, 2017
  • Last Visit Very recently
wordywalt's Groups