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  2. Tsathoggua9

    Good guy without gun disarms gunman

    Now, that is just fantastic! Wotta guy!
  3. Tsathoggua9

    Why be good if there is no God

    Society just works better when people behave well. if everyone is out for immediate pleasure (whatever that entails) with no thought for the eventual consequences, everything breaks down. That is the incentive for "being good"!
  4. florduh

    So, thoughts on Donald Trump......

    Everybody can make a case that their own special interest isn't being served by the folks in Washington. However, nobody living in America has it so bad that burning down everything would be a step forward. All you get is the satisfaction of saying, "You didn't do it my way so fuck everybody and your children too." Talk about cutting off one's nose......
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  6. ContraBardus

    So, thoughts on Donald Trump......

    It emboldens people against a position and prevents discussion and negotiation for a solution either way and prevents anything from getting done. Nobody was ever convinced to agree to something by being called a shithead moron and getting flipped off. Antagonizing people prevents compromise and agreement. It entrenches the opposition to the point that force is the only available option for resolution. How is that not harmful?
  7. Burnedout

    So, thoughts on Donald Trump......

    What I truly want would be someone like a Ron Paul or somebody like that, but realistically that won't happen. The system will ultimately end up crashing and everybody will be pissed then. But since people keep wanting more and more from it, fuck...crash it, THEN maybe something can get fixed. Too many interests feeding now.
  8. mymistake

    So, thoughts on Donald Trump......

    For eight years the Right said Obama was going to have DEATH PANELS. Of course Obama never had death panels. As soon as the Republicans got total power they tried to take health care away from millions of Americans. They kept trying and came very close to succeeding. It turns out killing thousands of Americans is wonderful as long as you use a policy instead of explosions. The Left is demonstrably better than the Right.
  9. mymistake

    So, thoughts on Donald Trump......

    If you complain every week about taxation and gun control: Not a whiney bot. If you don't want Trump to let Iran develop nuclear weapons: Whiney bot.
  10. MOHO

    A letter to my parents

    They are too scared to think, my friend. That's the driving force behind the threat to begin with.
  11. florduh

    So, thoughts on Donald Trump......

    I, and I suspect most people, DO get it. Obviously there have been problems in the political system for a long time. All Americans, regardless of political persuasion, have lots to bitch about. Unfortunately, just giving the finger to everything and everybody isn't helpful. Blowing it up doesn't fix it. In the interim, Trump has stocked the swamp with even worse predators than previous administrations have. He blew up the deficit. He is a liar, cheat and con man. This is fixing the system? How about you guys electing an actual true Conservative who isn't insane and a pathological liar? Childish taunts and name calling may be fun for the socially impaired who like trolling Internet forums, but it's no way to run a country.
  12. MOHO

    Ooops! Did I go too far?

    Apologize, @Weezer!!!!! Married 50 years you know you have to man up and do it. No explanations. No qualifying your apology.
  13. Geezer

    Ooops! Did I go too far?

    Experience has taught me that religious people, actually anyone that deeply believes in something or someone, develop blind spots, as you noted. I've come to accept their minds are incapable of logically or rationally processing information that challenges a deeply held belief. Religious folk actually do seem to believe agnostics/atheists are literally agents of the Devil. They apparently are convinced we have become possessed by demonic forces that now control our minds. Never underestimate the power of religious indoctrination. It might be best to avoid discussions that involve religion as much as possible.
  14. MOHO

    Much better use of a church

    So, instead of filling people with BS this building is now filling them with science and facts. Poetic justice. Or just justice. Good either way.
  15. Burnedout

    So, thoughts on Donald Trump......

    What harm has actually been done other than to cause people to whine? Seriously? You have heard people like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, the Laraza bunch, and anybody with a desire to be a victim and an ax to grind, you hear it long enough, you say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. I see it as PC fatigue. Like it or not, criticize it or not, it just comes off as noise in the background.
  16. knightcore

    How to stop watching porn when feeling lonely?

    @Anushka for me personally, I can't really watch porn with people most of the time. Like the whole real actors thing and the noises is usually way too much for me and a lot of it doesn't cater to what I like. It took me a long time to figure that out though and I felt really gross every time I finished something because it wasn't aligning with what I wanted. Written word though was a lot better for me. It's easier to find and it isn't as heavily biased to trends if you read it online. There's plenty of authors for literally anything. I know you said you watch because you're lonely, but maybe finding a better outlet for your porn needs, one that works for you, will help? I will say though it is really hard for me to shake the guilt though even now, and it's been a while since I deconverted. All that said I do agree with what some other people have said. If it's a coping mechanism for your depression I would seek help for the depression. Not necessarily give up the porn, but have something more concrete that helps you more like therapy or medication.
  17. midniterider

    So, thoughts on Donald Trump......

    A liberal views a conservative's complaint as whining. A conservative views a liberal's complaint as whining. You're not 'whining' about whining, are you? I agree that liberal political correctness with its participation trophies and graduation ceremonies for 6th graders is absurd, but the right has its own right wing political correctness silliness as well. Right wing triggers: Taking a knee for the national anthem. Cops are above criticism. Military members are above criticism. That poor poor ex-marine that is denied flying both the American flag and the US Marines flag on his house, by the evil HOA. Marijuana? That evil weed. The Pledge of Allegiance...with 'under God' in it. Gun control. The Trump voter middle finger, while up and aimed at the left, often drops for these issues....and they ask for a like or a share. I see the meme and it's variations about how many "fucks" someone doesn't give about whatever topic.... uh huh...right...Let me talk about Kaepernick or gun control for a minute and see how many 'fucks' fill up my facebook feed. The Washington Post likes to call the right wing version "Patriotic Correctness." https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/12/07/the-right-has-its-own-version-of-political-correctness-its-just-as-stifling/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.ace9c7992b5c Not saying the left is better than the right. I think we're all bitchy...just about different things.
  18. MOHO

    I’m now one of you

    Welcome to Ex-C, @Jace. Congrats on thinking you way out of the mind-control. I am also unequally yoked and Mrs. MOHO is has one of those personalities where everyone she come in contact with simply must think the way she does...or else. Be it politics, religion, or the finer point of teaching your dog to walk backwards after shaving his arse. We have found a way to make it work by mostly ignoring the topic. Once in a while she'll attempt to bring it up but my total and complete lack of attention when that begins seems to mitigate her enthusiasm.
  19. ContraBardus

    So, thoughts on Donald Trump......

    Because flipping people off and intentionally pissing them off totally wins arguments and stops people from being mean to you. I'm sure Trump's figurative middle finger will change people's hearts and minds and convert all the people against him to a more reasonable position. If you want to have the attitude and maturity of a vindictive twelve year old, that's your business. Just don't expect the rest of us to think that this level of immaturity is a good thing, nor will we pretend that it will accomplish anything. Honestly, it's no better than the "whining" you're complaining about would be if it was literally true. Worse in fact as it only serves to make the problem worse. A private citizen with this kind of attitude doesn't really do much harm and can even be amusing, but the PotUS, or really any government official can't afford this kind of immaturity. Government officials aren't comedians here to entertain us. It goes beyond just being an immature asshole as it impacts everyone and costs us all money and makes the country a worse place to live for everyone.
  20. Excellent use of an unused but very beautiful old church. https://www.treehugger.com/interior-design/church-netherlands-converted-transformer-library-books-day-party-room-night.html
  21. midniterider

    So, thoughts on Donald Trump......

    Trump probably does as good of a job as any other president. Checks and balances in the government prevent any president from doing too much evil. But being antagonistic and tweeting all the time is his downfall. My opinion...and it means zip.
  22. Burnedout

    So, thoughts on Donald Trump......

    What some don't get is that Trump and Trump voters are the universal walking middle fingers. They are tired of political correctness and the whininess that comes with it. They are tired of the vilification of anything white, male, conservative, and desiring to be self sufficient. They are tired of whiny leaches sucking off of them. The more whiners whine, the less they are interested and really don't give a shit.
  23. Weezer

    Ooops! Did I go too far?

    Thanks for the responses. This morning, as I look back on last night's post, I ask myself why I made it. I dont even drink, so can't blame it on being drunk! My ego got the best of me. We human beings are perplexing creatures. With our denials of reality, refusals to look at all sides of issues, and blindly following heros and "holy ones", it is no wonder we have so many problems in society. Early despots knew what they were doing when they came up with the concept of original sin. To keep control of the masses, we are conditioned to believe there are some things you just don't question.
  24. midniterider

    So, thoughts on Donald Trump......

    If you said "Thanks, Obama" in a sarcastic way for 8 years: Not a whiney bot. If you criticize Trump: Whiney bot.
  25. Margee

    Feeling sucked back into Christianity

    You'll find the other 3 parts when you click the link on you-tube. Carlton is still into spirituality but he still will show you the knowledge of why the bible is man-made. He basically has changed so much in the past few years, he only mentions jesus very little now. This testimony is when he first started to question the bible. He is still involved in the doctrine of ''all inclusive'' and believes in a ''source power'' but it's not that bad..... much better concept than literal christianity.
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