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I was born into a Mormon family and raised to be a Moron (oops, Mormon). I even served a two-year mission in Argentina. Later, I married a Mormon woman and had two children. While the children were still quite young, I did some research, hoping to prove Mormonism to be correct, so that I could convert my non-Mormon friends. I was shocked to discover that Joseph Smith, the founding prophet of the Mormons, was a false prophet. He made predictions in the name of the Lord that did not come true, and the time of their possible fulfillment had passed. Therefore, I left the Morons and was excommunicated for apostasy. Upon my excommunication, my wife took the children and disappeared. Later, I got divorce papers in the mail. I have not seen her since.

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What would be your childhood best cartoon memory? Does anybody remember Barker Bill's Cartoon Show, ...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 25, 2019:
Before my time.
Punctuation!
BestWithoutGods comments on May 25, 2019:
I think Girl Syrup might taste better. :P
Would a conductor use his baton to start a movement.......or prune juice like us?
BestWithoutGods comments on May 25, 2019:
The prune juice doesn't produce such nice music.... :o
lets get the weekend started
BestWithoutGods comments on May 25, 2019:
Being a vegetarian, I can still find something to eat at almost every restaurant. There has been only one exception. A restaurant on the lakefront here in Italy serves fish with every dish. So he told me to go elsewhere when I said I don't eat meat or fish.
It happens to most of us at some stage, we start out with the very best of intentions but somehow ...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 25, 2019:
Now we know what to do with invading aliens! Give them beer!
Native fire ants pollenating some yellow flower. ad I finally got a shot of antelope, it only took ...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 25, 2019:
Why are they both shooting the moon at you? :D
What a stupid fucking law!
BestWithoutGods comments on May 25, 2019:
Horrible! An abortion should be paid for by the father, and the father should be jailed for life. The girl is the victim, and her counselling should also be paid for by the father.
Some useful tips
BestWithoutGods comments on May 25, 2019:
Eat lots of beans beforehand, so you can fart loud, long and stinky. :P
Holy B. A. C. O. N.
BestWithoutGods comments on May 25, 2019:
Does that mean he's a pig's ass?
It’s a scam!
BestWithoutGods comments on May 25, 2019:
I ... haven't ........ slept for ......... ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Selfishness as a virtue?
BestWithoutGods comments on May 25, 2019:
I went through an Ayn Rand phase. I'm glad I've outgrown it. :)
Who out there can post a photo of themselves wearign the Agnostic.com T-shirt?
BestWithoutGods comments on May 25, 2019:
Is that YOU?! Wearing a SHIRT?! OMG! :P
Facts be factin'.
BestWithoutGods comments on May 25, 2019:
The thing I dislike about crowds of people is that some of them will be smoking in public. Ugh. :(
Bumper Stickers ...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 25, 2019:
When you go to the UK, you should eat a spotted dick. Yummy! :P
Junk food is not his thing either.
BestWithoutGods comments on May 24, 2019:
Good one! :D
Political crayons.
BestWithoutGods comments on May 24, 2019:
There should be an orange one called "President Cheeto Face." Or maybe "Cheato" would be a better spelling....
wait for it
BestWithoutGods comments on May 24, 2019:
LOL! Now that tune will be rockin' in my head all day! :D
Cats or dogs people? im a cat person!
BestWithoutGods comments on May 24, 2019:
The difference between dogs and cats: Dogs say to their humans, "You feed me, you shelter me, you pet me. You must be gods." Cats say to their humans, "You feed me, you shelter me, you pet me. I must be a god."
Cats or dogs people? im a cat person!
BestWithoutGods comments on May 24, 2019:
I don't hide drugs, so I'm a dog person. Dogs freely demonstrate love for their people. Cats only seem to put up with their humans.
What small pleasures delight you?
BestWithoutGods comments on May 24, 2019:
Lily's sugar-free chocolate. Mmmmmmm.... :P
That was super fast getting my Agnostic shirt! Thanks for the wonderful shirt and pen, and more ...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 24, 2019:
I look forward to getting one. I will wear it proudly. :)
When you were a kid what did you think?
BestWithoutGods comments on May 24, 2019:
I was raised in a Moron (oops, Mormon) bubble. When my Dad told me that God was real and that the church only told the truth, I believed him. Critical thinking was discouraged. Only when I became an adult did I think for myself and discover the truth.
Tanyalee Davis [youtube.com]
BestWithoutGods comments on May 24, 2019:
As an actor, I've been told that if something goes awry on stage, don't stand there looking embarrassed or confused. "Hang a bell on it." Make it look like it's part of the show. I'm glad to see Tanyalee Davis hanging a bell on her physique. So much better than little people looking all embarrassed when they go out in public. Applause to Ms. Davis!
Define irony
BestWithoutGods comments on May 23, 2019:
Here's how I define irony: overpressed. Example: Honey, these pants are stiff. There is not a wrinkle in them. They are way too irony.
Obama's been taping Trump ...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 23, 2019:
The tape should go over his mouth.
This meme was meant for our gran poopa @EricTrommator.
BestWithoutGods comments on May 23, 2019:
What a croc! :P
Worst case of hives I've ever seen🤪
BestWithoutGods comments on May 23, 2019:
But ... butt ... OMG!!!! :D
When I first read this I found it funny, however I am not so sure mankind is doing a good job of ...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 23, 2019:
But humans are the ones endangering all life on Planet Earth.
Do you think there is a fine line between sitting on a pier and actually fishing?
BestWithoutGods comments on May 23, 2019:
No. Sitting on a pier does no harm to others. Torturing and killing our fellow animals (fish) is cruel.
Finally. Here is the new StreetRhythms blog post. 'StreetRhythms - Z Garage - Detroit, MI There ...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 23, 2019:
The graffiti in Italy is pretty good, too. Here is one example from the train station in Baveno:
I was recently asked by a friend who knew me as a devoted Christian, “What happened? You had such ...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 23, 2019:
Well said! :)
Broken toe update. Can't hike until fire season?
BestWithoutGods comments on May 23, 2019:
Happy healing!
I passionately believe that religious organizations that encourage any sort of political preference ...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 22, 2019:
Churches that give political directives can and should lose their 501-C-3 (tax exempt) status. That's the law. It just isn't enforced as it ought to be.
Being Married...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 22, 2019:
Honesty is not ALWAYS the best policy!
But what does "uckf" mean?
BestWithoutGods comments on May 22, 2019:
If there were an "e" on the end, "uckfe" would be piglatin. :)
Sometimes "till death do us part" is not accurate. I would be the one on the right.
BestWithoutGods comments on May 22, 2019:
I'm the one freezing to death.
What if I’m atheist not Agnostic? Just asking, to stimulate conversation.
BestWithoutGods comments on May 22, 2019:
I am an atheist and not agnostic. I used to have an agnostic streak, but then I studied the issue and discovered that all the apologetics religious people threw at me were lacking in facts, evidence, reason and logic. Therefore I put gods in the same category as fairies, hobbits and superheroes. They are mythical, not real. I'm now convinced of that.
New category of wine.
BestWithoutGods comments on May 22, 2019:
That's just what I need! :D
My coworker had migraines 3 days in a row because he was fasting for Ramadan. Should your religion ...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 22, 2019:
What kind of god would require pain? Ugh! :(
Morning chuckle:
BestWithoutGods comments on May 22, 2019:
That's exactly where they belong!
Salvador Deli
BestWithoutGods comments on May 22, 2019:
Sandwich time! :P
There are athletes who are agnostic atheist. However are any of them progressive or liberal? I mean,...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 21, 2019:
To be an atheist, you have to be a logical thinker. And logical thinkers are most likely to be progressive or liberal. I suppose it's likely that athletes who get concussions may lose some thinking ability and become conservatives.
Just dyed my hair blue.. You like :) This is in the day light so.. How about now
BestWithoutGods comments on May 21, 2019:
Fabulous. Now all you have to do is shrink a lot, and you'll be a Smurf. :P
There is clear evidence that humans invent gods. Humans have invented over 2,500 gods that the ...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 21, 2019:
You are correct. :)
Who was Jesus ?
BestWithoutGods comments on May 21, 2019:
He is a fictitious character. He may be based on a real person, but the real person certainly did not do all the things written in the New Testament. That he is mythical is supported by the fact that prior mythical beings also had virgin births, resurrections, worked miracles, etc. He's just one more myth in a long line of similar myths.
Do atheists value life more than theists considering that they don't believe in a afterlife
BestWithoutGods comments on May 19, 2019:
As a Christian, I valued the idea of death and the life that would occur afterward. Now, as an ex-Christian, I value this life much more, knowing that when it ends, it's all over.
A man has been found dead surrounded by chick peas, lemon and garlic. Police are treating it as ...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 19, 2019:
If a man is found dead at a gay bar, would it be treated as a homocide?
A man has been found dead surrounded by chick peas, lemon and garlic. Police are treating it as ...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 19, 2019:
If a man is about to slaughter a hog, but the hog kills him first, would it be treated as a hamicide?
A man has been found dead surrounded by chick peas, lemon and garlic. Police are treating it as ...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 19, 2019:
If he had died while doing stand-up comedy, would it have been treated as a humorcide?
A man has been found dead surrounded by chick peas, lemon and garlic. Police are treating it as ...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 19, 2019:
If they had found Mr. Simpson's fingerprints on the scene, would it have been treated as a Homercide?
A man has been found dead surrounded by chick peas, lemon and garlic. Police are treating it as ...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 19, 2019:
If he had died in a 69 position, would it have been treated as a hummercide?
The earliest reference a motorcycle is in the Holy Bible "and the roar of Moses' Triumph could be ...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 19, 2019:
The roaring of motorcycles is one of my pet peeves. If I were king of the world, I would decree that all motocycles and other vehicles run quietly. And that goes for Moses, too.
if your mother was on her deathbed and she begged you to pray with her. would you do it, would ...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 19, 2019:
Being an actor, I could probably pull it off just for her sake. Afterward, I would probably repent by washing my mouth out with soap.
I am not an Atheist, I am Agnostic. There is a difference, actually a huge difference.
BestWithoutGods comments on May 17, 2019:
I have no quarrel with agnosticism. I was agnostic for a while. Then I did my research and discovered that there is NO evidence that gods exist. All the apologetics written by believers are based only of faith, not on facts, evidence, or reasonable logic. So, I place gods in the category of fairies, fire-breathing dragons, and other beings that are obviously fictitious. I am now an atheist.
Years ago, I notIced a connection with women when young were (looking for the right words here ...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 15, 2019:
I have seen it more in the South than anywhere else. Even here in Italy, where the majority is Catholic, I have not noticed such passive-aggressive prejudice against others. On second thought, Utah is just as bad, if not worse, than the South. The Morons (oops, Mormons) are quite prejudiced against non-Mormons. They will treat them kindly until they can suggest they accept visits from the brainwashing missionaries. If it becomes obvious that the non-Mormons will not accept the missionaries, the former kindness tends to turn into avoidance.
This may be disturbing because of the violence described towards an Black allegedly pregnant woman ...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 15, 2019:
I kneel with Colin Kaepernick.
It’s raining on a sunny day
BestWithoutGods comments on May 15, 2019:
I hope that flower likes golden showers!
An oldie but goodie.
BestWithoutGods comments on May 15, 2019:
I see icebergs!
John Oliver and the green new deal. The end is the BEST!! But watch the whole thing. :) ...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 15, 2019:
Gotta love John Oliver. He tells the truth in a humorous and entertaining way. :)
You may be a dickfore if you ask.
BestWithoutGods comments on May 15, 2019:
Okay, I volunteer.... What is a dickfore?
You may be a dickfore if you ask.
BestWithoutGods comments on May 15, 2019:
Funny! :P Okay, somebody, ask the question! I already know the answer. :D
An incredibly moving couple of speeches when Christopher Hitchens received the Richard Dawkins award...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 15, 2019:
I very much admire these men. So intelligent and well-spoken. Their books are reasonable, logical, factual, and scientific. They are among my heroes. :)
Can't let facts get in the way
BestWithoutGods comments on May 15, 2019:
If "God" is not limited by the facts, "God" is a liar. And because "God" is a figment of Joel's imagination (in the context of the above quote), Joel Osteen is the liar. So, I agree. That's a lot of stupid to unpack!
Religion is the greatest irony man has ever invented...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 15, 2019:
Man created God in his own image.
[newsweek.com] Fox News falsely claim Democrats are pro-infanticide - killing a newborn baby! -...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 15, 2019:
Faux News needs to be aborted!
Running???
BestWithoutGods comments on May 15, 2019:
Nice excuse! :P
How to get a girlfriend... Happy Taco Tuesday!
BestWithoutGods comments on May 14, 2019:
Does that make her a Taco Belle?
First post on here, so be gentle. I was raised LDS, and have since had my name officially removed ...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 14, 2019:
I, too, am an ex-Moron (oops, ex-Mormon). However, I live most of the year in Tennessee, and three months of the year in Italy, where I am now. Looking back, I can see that my excommunication was THE BEST thing the church ever did for me. But then, I've had 30 years to get over it. You may still be feeling the pain of their rejection. Unfortunately, I am too far away to know what group functions are near you. I have, however, been involved in the Universal Unitarians while still living in Moron (oops, Mormon) country. Here, https://www.uua.org/beliefs, at the bottom of the page, you can locate the congregation nearest you. They accept atheists, agnostics and others, regardless of their beliefs, or lack thereof. They were very helpful to me when I first left Moronism (oops, Mormonism). And this site, Agnostic.com, is a good place to find friends. I hope you find some near enough that you can meet them in person. I wish you the best. Life gets better when you are allowed to think, speak and act on your own. Enjoy your freedom! :)
Here in Italy, or at least in this part of Italy, the church bells play a little ditty at 8 a.m. and...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 14, 2019:
@Cast1es: Why the "Hmmmm"? Do you not see the humor in it? I'm just poking fun at the intolerance displayed by many churches. To be fair, The Catholics here are nice people. Especially under the current pope, they seem to be more tolerant than ever in their long history. Maybe I'm projecting my Mormon background onto the Catholics, but this is just what I imagine religious people singing about others, not of their own faith.
Atheist toast.... I had this sticker on the back of my car... Christopher Hitchens on toast. But ...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 14, 2019:
I love reading Christopher Hitchens. :)
I write this with a sadness I am unable fully explain with words. My Noble friend of 14 years is ...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 14, 2019:
I send my condolences. I, too, love dogs. And I have had them die on me. It's a real loss. It helps, though, to get another dog, especially a puppy full of life and energy. I wish you the best. :)
What is anal? ... Baby don't hurt me! Don't hurt me! No more!!!
BestWithoutGods comments on May 13, 2019:
As a child I often sang this hymn at church. I have made the substituion suggested: 1. Earth, with her ten thousand flow'rs, Air, with all its beams and show'rs, Heaven's infinite expanse, Sea's resplendent countenance-- All around and all above Bear this record: God is **anal**. 2. Sounds among the vales and hills, In the woods and by the rills, Of the breeze and of the bird, By the gentle murmur stirred-- Sacred songs, beneath, above, Have one chorus: God is **anal**. 3. All the hopes that sweetly start From the fountain of the heart, All the bliss that ever comes To our earthly human homes, All the voices from above Sweetly whisper: God is **anal**.
What is anal? ... Baby don't hurt me! Don't hurt me! No more!!!
BestWithoutGods comments on May 13, 2019:
I anal you a bushel and a peck A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck ...
Did I steal this from here?? AnyHOOT - Makes me smile every time.
BestWithoutGods comments on May 13, 2019:
Why do I think of Pinocchio whenever I see a wood pecker? :P
South Carolina primary opinion polls are out. Dear weaklings, will you please stand up, admit you...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 13, 2019:
I'm rooting for Elizabeth Warren. Kamala Harris can be her vice president. :)
I love the South Park show, humor is so irreverent, exactly my view of religion and religious ...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 13, 2019:
Being an ex-Moron (oops, ex-Mormon), I really like the one they did about Mormons. They have a song about Joseph Smith, the golden plates, peepstones, etc., with words including "dumb-dumb-dumb-dumb-dumb." LOL :D
I know, i know, groan
BestWithoutGods comments on May 13, 2019:
And every time I get socked in the eye, I have to pee. :P
I'm not fat, I'm big boned
BestWithoutGods comments on May 13, 2019:
If he were smoking weed, would he be a hippo-pot-a-mess?
and here you have it . Most of us will last on their dating sites about 15 seconds ? 😂 I don't ...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 13, 2019:
11. Always have a chaperon. 12. Abstain. No birth control necessary. 13. If abstention fails, get married ASAP.
My area (MS Gulf Coast) got 13 inches of rain Saturday, and just a few miles north of the coast, ...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 13, 2019:
It's a beautiful, clear day in Baveno, Italy. When I arrived two months ago, the lake was low. Since then we have had enough rain to raise the lake to its normal level, but not so much that it caused flooding.
In my country If you do not believe in God or any of the known religions, your place is ...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 13, 2019:
Is that Kenya? It is sad when people are not allowed freedom of thought.
The orthodox definition of the theistic god includes omnipotence, omniscience, and omnibenevolence ...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 13, 2019:
The response to me has been, "Stop being so intellectual, and just accept it on faith. We don't have to understand everything." When they say that to me, I insist that unless they can show me reasonable evidence I cannot believe.
What is your opinion on Catholic schools? Are they forms of modern brainwashing?
BestWithoutGods comments on May 13, 2019:
Of course.
In the past six years I have lost a daughter, my son, my wife and most recently my right leg. Being ...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 13, 2019:
Condolences on your losses. I lost my family when I discovered that religion was a myth. When I rejected Mormonism, my wife took the children and disappeared. Later, I discovered where my children were, but they wanted nothing to do with me. I have reason to believe that my ex-wife has painted me to be a real monster. I know she has accused me of things that are not true. However, I have my integrity intact. I know the difference between myth and reality, and I choose to live in reality. I am sad to have lost my family, but I am happy to have my integrity and my knowledge of the truth. It's been 30 years since I lost my family, so I have overcome it, and I'm happier now than ever before. I think I shall adopt your motto, "To thine own self be true." I have lived it, but you have put it in words for me. Thank you!
For previous believers, what was it that made you unconvinced about god and religion? To be more ...
BestWithoutGods comments on May 13, 2019:
I was raised as a Mormon. In my twenties, I decided to prove by logic and history that Mormonism was true, so I could convince my friends. I started with the prophecies of Joseph Smith, the founding prophet of Mormonism. The more I researched, however, the more convinced I became that Joseph Smith had NO gift of prophecy. He was just guessing at the future. Sometimes his guesses were close to right. Other times they were way off. So, I came to the conclusion that Joseph Smith was a false prophet, and that the Mormon church was a scam. Later, I applied the same method to the Bible. I discovered that the biblical prophets had no gift of prophecy. They, too, were false prophets. I concluded that the Bible, too, is a scam. Having announced that I was no longer religious, people from various religions tried to convince me that they had the truth. But all the "proof" they offered turned out, when I studied it, to be false. I read the books of apologetics that they suggested, and the more I studied them, the more convinced I became that they were bogus. They were based on faith alone. They were not based on truth, history, evidence, reason, science, etc. So, eventually I became a full-fledged atheist. I know now that religion is a scam based on mythology.
What does everyone think of the Satanic Temple being granted tax exemption as a church recently?
BestWithoutGods comments on Apr 26, 2019:
If they're going to exempt Jesus worshipers, they should also exempt Satan worshipers!
Those of you who—like me—frequently travel in Europe will completely understand this...
BestWithoutGods comments on Apr 24, 2019:
Looks familiar! :D
A Favorite Hike: Ingalls Creek Trail
BestWithoutGods comments on Apr 24, 2019:
Great story and beautiful photos. Life is good! :)
There have been a few questions about how to handle door-to-door god solicitors....this is how I ...
BestWithoutGods comments on Apr 24, 2019:
Way to go! I sometimes allow them to speak, but I demand evidence for what they claim to be the truth. That sometimes baffles them to the point that they just give up and go away. My hope is that it plants a seed of intelligence that may cause them to start thinking and give up on their baseless fairy tales.
Do you think this can be a good name for a church? (Big potential for a massive men following)
BestWithoutGods comments on Apr 24, 2019:
The Church of the Little Itchy Tickler? :P
Belief is the death of intelligence do you agree?
BestWithoutGods comments on Apr 24, 2019:
Faith, as defined in the biblical book of Hebrews, is belief without evidence. It is seen by religionists as a virtue. However, it is in reality a vice. We must follow facts and evidence if we are to determine what is true and what is false.
So who cloned the clowns and made the worst copy a crooked gangster and then a president?
BestWithoutGods comments on Apr 20, 2019:
True. Though some were not circus clowns, but scary forest clowns. :o
So what should an atheist do if being sworn in for a testimony in court? The swearing in question ...
BestWithoutGods comments on Apr 20, 2019:
When I was sworn in as a lawyer, I had spoken beforehand with the judge who was to swear me in. I asked him to leave out the "so help me god" language, because I was an atheist. He left it out, and despite some shocked looks of others in the courtroom, I was sworn in without any reference to mythical beings. Nor did I have to put my hand on a Bible. Hooray! :)
Daffy laughies?
BestWithoutGods comments on Apr 19, 2019:
Church - Hammy Scammy.
Well . F this guy . And everything he stands for . Is it " gooood Friday " yet ? Bcz I have some ...
BestWithoutGods comments on Apr 19, 2019:
I did a "dislike" on this post. To explain, it is the pope's comment I dislike. I like the fact that you have exposed him as the fraud he is. Thanks for the post.
Just how I like my watermelon.
BestWithoutGods comments on Apr 18, 2019:
A friend just told me that she saw break pads labeled "gluten free." :D
The Origin
BestWithoutGods comments on Apr 17, 2019:
The one in the middle is God telling Adam to pull his finger. :P
Wait, what?
BestWithoutGods comments on Apr 16, 2019:
Yes, and I'm often losing **track** of my train of thought, too. :P
This is posted because I am a shameless hussy sitting on 49,988 points and I wanted to hear the ...
BestWithoutGods comments on Apr 16, 2019:
He's hairier than the goat! :o
That's all any of us want...
BestWithoutGods comments on Apr 16, 2019:
But I don't want to be saddled with a neigh-sayer. :P