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As a child, I was sorely puzzled by the behaviour of other children. At age 67, I am ever so slowly learning about the behaviour of people, including myself.

Anybody who tries to bamboozle me with sloppy arguments will be rewarded with an intellectual spanking.

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Doing my first shift testing people for covid tomorrow wish me luck .
anglophone comments on Apr 23, 2020:
Stay safe. You know the routine.
How many of you feel religion negatively impacted your formative years?
anglophone comments on Apr 22, 2020:
I *know* that religion impacted negatively on me during my formative years. That is exactly why I am the raging anti-theist that I am.
CALLING ALL MODERATORS We only got 8 members as we are 2 days old, and now's a good time to get ...
anglophone comments on Apr 22, 2020:
That sounds like a request for moderators. If I am correct, and if you are so inclined, I am willing to be roped in as a moderator.
I was listening to this week's show of The Atheist Experience and Matt asked the co-host to define a...
anglophone comments on Apr 21, 2020:
Head: God is that non-existent entity that created the universe. Heart: God is a judgmental bastard who will throw me into hell for even questioning His existence. Outcome: It is far too late to punch in the face the vile bastard that put the fear of his god into me. He has probably been dead for 40 years.
Wow, six planets in almost perfect resonance! What a rare find! "Six planets: a super-Earth and five...
anglophone comments on Apr 21, 2020:
Interesting!
This morning I went to Browse for the first time and clicked on Members.
anglophone comments on Apr 20, 2020:
Greetings. Your post (not a fence post) is wonderful. "Something". Bisexual people have twice as many opportunities when compared with heterosexual people. "The content of your character is far more important to me than the age of your body or your racial inheritance." /pace/ Martin Luther King. Go well.
Pascal's Wager = a straw man argument?
anglophone comments on Apr 20, 2020:
But there are still femtocephalics in the world who regard Pascal's Wager as a good reason to believe in the Christian God. (And I feel very sorry for His Noodliness, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, PBUH.)
Pastor Flouting Stay-At-Home Order Remains Defiant After Parishioner's Death
anglophone comments on Apr 20, 2020:
Such pastors are far too arrogant to feel any guilt. He is answerable to only his Dog, you see.
This is one of the good ones I post where I know Christians are reading .
anglophone comments on Apr 20, 2020:
Such people either suspend their critical thinking or they are wholly incapable of critical thinking. I have no time for such mental midgets.
L.A. Affairs: I was the world's pickiest dater. And no guy could ever stack up
anglophone comments on Apr 20, 2020:
Sigh. She specified the *physical* appearances of what she wanted. It wasn't until she was given a bloody great shove that she realised that she should have been looking for personality.
Well, it seems to me that some of those pesky, annoying God-bothering Kerb-side Preachers have not ...
anglophone comments on Apr 20, 2020:
Such people are a real and present danger to other people. They need to be stopped. You did the right thing by the people who are in their wrong minds.
So, tonight my husband got called an apostate whose after-death destination will be hell.
anglophone comments on Apr 20, 2020:
"Yes, I am an apostate, and I am proud of it!"
Everybody wants to go to heaven. Nobody wants to die
anglophone comments on Apr 19, 2020:
What? Go to heaven and spend the rest of eternity singing praises to that genocidal maniac with catastrophic anger management issues known as God? No thank you!
Corona virus has shown us once again how useless religion is.
anglophone comments on Apr 19, 2020:
Common sense is non-existent in the case of those religious fanatics.
I am a believer.
anglophone comments on Apr 19, 2020:
How very droll!
I was over on the r/debateanatheist subreddit and formulated a lengthy and thoughtful response to a ...
anglophone comments on Apr 18, 2020:
Science produces useful models of the natural world. Religion produces useless models of the natural world. Does anything more need to be said?
Which religion and culture do you dispise the most and which do you "like " the most? Tell me why.
anglophone comments on Apr 18, 2020:
I see it as a mistake to conflate religion with anybody's personal values. There are good people and there are vile people who identify themselves as Christians. There are good people and there are vile people who identify themselves as Muslims. There are good people and there are vile people who identify themselves as atheists. (And just in case anybody is wondering about that last one, I cite Joseph Stalin.)
Ok, so here goes agnosticism versus atheism 101 gnostic has to do with knowledge Theism has ...
anglophone comments on Apr 18, 2020:
Your post would benefit significantly from additional analytical thinking.
My explanation of Atheism NOTE This is my personal view, it is shared by many but I don't wish to...
anglophone comments on Apr 17, 2020:
My atheism: "You make the existence claim of your god? You demonstrate that existence, sunshine!"
It seems like with so many different beliefs and religions in the world it would be impractical if ...
anglophone comments on Apr 17, 2020:
It is the responsibility of the person making the existence claim to provide falsifiable evidence to support that claim. The burden of proof rests with the claimants, and no nobody else. Job done! :)
This is my opinion.
anglophone comments on Apr 17, 2020:
On what basis do you claim that agnostics are unsure of their honest beliefs? Morality and ethics are ultimately driven by evolution.
Well, I made someone’s naughty list today ! Look what showed up in the mail ! A CD!!!!! Mercy ! ...
anglophone comments on Apr 17, 2020:
The local religious lunatic was for a while in the habit of dropping God Mob CDs into my letter box. I suspect that he is now gone to the Great Big Pulpit in the Sky.
Hospital worker shreds trumpers blocking hospital entrance
anglophone comments on Apr 17, 2020:
Welcome to the vile and evil stupidity of the Trumpsters.
So.
anglophone comments on Apr 16, 2020:
People accept the claims of Bible, or at least what other people claim to be in the Bible, because of their own catastrophic cognitive deficiencies. The notion of of asking for falsifiable evidence to support the existence claim of their particular god is beyond their mental capacity.
This is from an old school friend that I grew up with, we have had a back and forth about religion ...
anglophone comments on Apr 16, 2020:
Projection, much?
If this god thingy made Mary pregnant.
anglophone comments on Apr 16, 2020:
Are you trying to annoy the crap out of religious fundamentalists by asking them to use their (god-given) brains?
Have you wondered if perhaps the godbotherers of the US love trump because he does truly represent ...
anglophone comments on Apr 16, 2020:
Those godbotherers love Trump because because he has a lot of similarities to the God of the Bible. Which also explains why I loath and detest the man.
If you're an atheist having sex & you scream "Oh God!" when you cum, does that make you a ...
anglophone comments on Apr 16, 2020:
No. But if you were to scream "Oh Zeus!" ... ;)
Does anyone have any recommendations on good books on non belief I'm new to this community and I ...
anglophone comments on Apr 16, 2020:
Richard Dawkins' "The God Delusion": https://www.researchgate.net/publication/270835186_RICHARD_DAWKINS'_THE_GOD_DELUSION_AN_ATHEIST_SCIENCE_CONFRONTS_A_SUPERSTITIOUS_FAITH
Saw this on Facebook.
anglophone comments on Apr 16, 2020:
The truth that I have from religion is that there are billions of people who accept as fact the ridiculous claims of religion.
I have a tendency to delete any post I make that hasn't gotten any replies within a few hours.
anglophone comments on Apr 16, 2020:
Some of my posts never get any response. Other posts draw quite a lot of responses. I am me and you are you. The number of responses that I do or do not get is unimportant to me. My cat sleeps on my bed at night, and she often purrs, specially when stroked. Your post explains why I saw that one of your posts had been deleted when I chose to read it. Time zones matter, you know.
...What is this place? I like it, Think I may stay a spell. Who are you?
anglophone comments on Apr 16, 2020:
I am detested by the God Mob. I am ruthless in the debunking of logical fallacies. I make no apologies for having a brain and making use of it. As a number of other people would say "Welcome to the asylum. I hope you enjoy your stay.".
Got on my states list for volunteers medical personal as back up in emergencies .
anglophone comments on Apr 16, 2020:
Your a good man, Robert.
What was your journey into becoming an Atheist/Agnostic?
anglophone comments on Apr 16, 2020:
The merest whiff of reason and logic is quite sufficient to kill any god.
Pat Robertson: God May Have Created the Earth in Six “Universal” Days | Hemant Mehta | Friendly ...
anglophone comments on Apr 15, 2020:
Pat Robertson has less intellect than an inebriated paramecium.
We’ve never backed a Democrat for president. But Trump must be defeated. - The Washington Post
anglophone comments on Apr 15, 2020:
The more I see of Donald Trump, the more I see him behaving like a petulant little boy.
Trump withdraws funding from the world health organisation and accuses them of a cover up ...
anglophone comments on Apr 15, 2020:
Donald Trump is a dangerous simpleton.
An international scam that nearly got away with diddling the German government into paying fifteen ...
anglophone comments on Apr 15, 2020:
Would it be appropriate to put the scammers into a Covid-19 infested group of people and keep them there?
Coronavirus: Trump will 'halt' funding to World Health Organization
anglophone comments on Apr 15, 2020:
To call Trump an idiot would be a grievous insult to all idiots.
i am a test post
anglophone comments on Apr 14, 2020:
I am a post test.
Two of the most religious states, Mississippi and Louisiana, are hit by tornadoes on Easter Sunday.
anglophone comments on Apr 14, 2020:
Exhibit A: The wages of sin is death. Exhibit B: The wages of stupidity is religion.
Does anyone else have a memory of when they fully became what a Christian would call a "hard hearted...
anglophone comments on Apr 13, 2020:
I have no issue with being called a "hard hearted atheist". Moreover, I make no apology for my ruthless application of reason and logic to "the God question". If people want to be so soggy brained as to claim the existence of their particular god in the complete absence of any supporting falsifiable evidence, then that is entirely their choice.
Sleep deprivation was a key factor in the loss of my faith.
anglophone comments on Apr 13, 2020:
My deconversion had nothing to do with sleep deprivation. It was in my case the ruthless application of reason and logic to the claims of the God Mob. It took me 20 years to do what seems to have taken just 20 days for you to achieve.
Part of my indoctrination as a believer was that humans have souls and other creatures do not.
anglophone comments on Apr 12, 2020:
I once believed that I would see my deceased pets in my own afterlife, this as a result of having been told as child manifest untruths from the adults who were around me at the time. If I was to have such liars at my mercy now, I would hold each and every one of them in durance vile until such time as they each demonstrated the existence of the god which they claimed.
This Virus is it Mother nature culling the human race ? Or is it man made ?
anglophone comments on Apr 12, 2020:
Neither. It is just plain old-fashioned evolution at work.
Is God okay with babies being smashed against rocks?
anglophone comments on Apr 12, 2020:
Don't broadcast it! The Evangeloons of Trumpty Dumpty's America are already thinking along those lines!
Since we like verses so much.
anglophone comments on Apr 11, 2020:
"The Bible is completely accurate, specially when thrown at close range."
I have to say that baby dedication ceremonies are by far on top of one of the most cultish aspects ...
anglophone comments on Apr 11, 2020:
Which god?
I see videos of people praying to god to end the coronavirus.
anglophone comments on Apr 11, 2020:
Did Yahweh/God/Allah put theists on this planet for the amusement of atheists?
You know those good people that have it set in their heart, they are going to share their salvation ...
anglophone comments on Apr 11, 2020:
The logic bomb of "Where is your falsifiable evidence to support your existence claim of your god?" shuts them up completely every time I ask it.
I DECLARE I will choose reason over faith! I will focus on what can be demonstrated to be true.
anglophone comments on Apr 11, 2020:
I am not sufficiently irrational to have faith as part of my life.
I'll never fathom out the way Christians think! I can understand how the Jewish establishment of ...
anglophone comments on Apr 11, 2020:
The answer to your implied question lies within your own words: Christians cannot be said to think.
The prose (?
anglophone comments on Apr 10, 2020:
The source appears to be https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1248704168925093888.html
Please do not let this madness fool you.
anglophone comments on Apr 10, 2020:
Whoever created that poster is several billion grey cells short of a brain.
Louisiana Pastor: 'True Christians Do Not Mind Dying' Of Coronavirus If Infected At Church | ...
anglophone comments on Apr 10, 2020:
Sigh. Religious fuckwits are incapable of learning ... it goes against their religion, you see.
Oh shit, I should've it would too good to be true.
anglophone comments on Apr 10, 2020:
It's a wonder that said Evangeloon forgot to mention gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgenders, Muslims, Jews, Rastafarians, Pastafarians, Satanists, Druids, Shinto and Dreamtimers. Perhaps he is nothing but an ignorant tw@t. Or perhaps is waiting to be raptured (or ruptured).
Pictures from my window in quarantine.
anglophone comments on Apr 10, 2020:
I am sorry to hear that you are in quarantine. How long have you left?
How Religion Spreads COVID-19 [patheos.com]
anglophone comments on Apr 10, 2020:
Thus the God Mob continues to deny the medical evidence.
Pence bars coronavirus task force members from appearing on CNN: report | TheHill
anglophone comments on Apr 10, 2020:
The right wing nut jobs currently in power will use very dirty trick in the book to ( 1 ) remain in power, and ( 2 ) impose their baleful views on the rest of the population.
Now with Corona Virus tearing through America like a wild fire in dry and dead forest, PotUS 45, ...
anglophone comments on Apr 10, 2020:
The World Health Organisation has everybody in the world as part of its remit. This is quite unlike the right wing evangelical Christians that adore Trumpty Dumpty's extreme narcissism.
New here- just joined so apologies if this has been addressed before but I get so sick of everyone ...
anglophone comments on Apr 9, 2020:
It reminds me that “Easter” is taken from the Teutonic goddess of fertility and spring – Eostre, hence oestrus, though I guess many Christians conveniently forget that aspect.
If god needs to be protected - then god depends on the protector.
anglophone comments on Apr 9, 2020:
Welcome to the insanity of blasphemy laws. Legislators that promulgate and pass such laws suffer from catastrophic cognitive failure.
With all these churches having services and spreading a deadly disease, it feels like survival of ...
anglophone comments on Apr 9, 2020:
Be that as it may, Catholics have a God given to multiply like rabbits and thereby increase the level of stupidity in Homo sapiens.
‪Pastor says his worshippers would rather die than miss his services [the-sun.com]‬
anglophone comments on Apr 9, 2020:
Arrogant opinionated self-important tw@t!
What in your opinion is the worst set of words in our common(US/UK english) language.
anglophone comments on Apr 9, 2020:
"It's always been done this way." :( :( :(
Job Opportunity- Wanted: People who know a half century-old computer language so states can process ...
anglophone comments on Apr 9, 2020:
Cobol, a load of old cobollocks. Good Grief!
This is old news, but it's just too funny.
anglophone comments on Apr 9, 2020:
Such people were given their non-existent brains by their non-existent god.
Hello, I've been MIA for some time but today i needed to be on here.
anglophone comments on Apr 9, 2020:
She is becoming arrogant.
Well I’m glad I’m not a Christian! [m.huffpost.com]
anglophone comments on Apr 9, 2020:
He is a real and present danger to his community, which is typical of all right wing nut jobs.
I hear this kind of excuse “working in mysterious ways” and it’s insane that people can accept...
anglophone comments on Apr 8, 2020:
It is a mark of the mentally enfeebled that they accept all sorts of absurdities.
Latest from Garrison Keillor : "I skipped the news today and clicked on Zoom where my church held...
anglophone comments on Apr 8, 2020:
I wonder if Garrison Keillor realises just how irrelevant he is in today's world.
What are the only things of which you are completely certain? E.g. That you think
anglophone comments on Apr 7, 2020:
I know that I exist. Beyond that everything else is conditional.
A shoutout to my UK/Brit and Aussie brothers and sisters.
anglophone comments on Apr 7, 2020:
My favourite line is " ... if Frankenstein decided to make a monster assembled entirely from human flaws – he would make a Trump."
Are Non Believers Happier People Than Christians?
anglophone comments on Apr 7, 2020:
As a non-believer, I am extraordinarily much happier than when I was a Christian. I no longer have the threat of a mythical God and His mythical Hell hanging over me. (And fuck you, Vic Bensley, for making me suffer for 20 years of mental hell.)
With all the "miracles" that Religion touts to be true why has "god" never healed an amputee?
anglophone comments on Apr 7, 2020:
Is it kind, fair or appropriate to ask any religitard questions of that sort?
HOW CAN PEOPLE WHO HAVE GROWN UP IN A TECHNOLOGICAL WESTERN NATION BELIEVE 5G PHOBE SERVICE COULD ...
anglophone comments on Apr 7, 2020:
It is a sad comment on the culpable stupidity of the those who are willfully ignorant. Their refusal to learn sometimes ends up killing other people.
Bible stories may not be factual - but they are nonetheless true
anglophone comments on Apr 7, 2020:
The good reverend is begging the question about the nature of truth. It would serve her well to abandon her delusions and to start using her grey cells instead.
Most of the time I feel very alone where I live, surrounded by the Religious Right.
anglophone comments on Apr 6, 2020:
P.S. You might like to point that resident of Rim Rock Ranch at https://religions.wiki/index.php/Natural-law_argument and see what sort of reaction you get.
If an atheist saw the moon turn red, the seas boil, the ground crack open and thousands of ...
anglophone comments on Apr 6, 2020:
But but but ... what about all those religitards who claim to know the mind of God?
Most of the time I feel very alone where I live, surrounded by the Religious Right.
anglophone comments on Apr 6, 2020:
Whoever it is that lives in Rim Rock Ranch is a prize idiot.
Schrodinger's virus?
anglophone comments on Apr 6, 2020:
Heisenberg's Cat?
Teens charged with hate crimes for attacking a woman on a bus and saying she caused coronavirus, ...
anglophone comments on Apr 6, 2020:
Those teen girls are dangerous psychopaths. They should be compulsorily institutionalised, and released only when they are no longer a threat to the public.
I had a lawyer posting on Facebook about the shutdown infringing on his 'god given' rights.
anglophone comments on Apr 6, 2020:
Remind me to never hire him as a lawyer.
The coronavirus got blown away... [brobible.com]
anglophone comments on Apr 6, 2020:
Aw, bless his feeble little dollar-soaked brain!
The crazy evangelicals are at it again! 😂 [thebiznews.org]
anglophone comments on Apr 6, 2020:
" ... they transfer all kinds of chemicals from ladies’ private parts and that’s where I think the virus came from". So Pat Robertson claims to be able to think, does he? Somehow, I just don't think so.
"The sting of death is sin," should be "The sting of religion is stupidity"
anglophone comments on Apr 6, 2020:
P.S. "The wages of sin is death", or should that be "the wages of stupidity is religion"?
For some reason I can't have a civilized conversation with someone of faith, especially Christians.
anglophone comments on Apr 6, 2020:
It rarely happens to me. I am extremely comfortable in the presence of some Christians. However, if any Christian tries to ram his or her particular delusions down my throat, he or she lasts for about two minutes before they run away as fast as they can. (Yes, the last pair of Jehovah's Witnesses literally ran from my front door.) I do not suffer fools gladly, and I freely hurl reason and logic at such arrogant twats.
"If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"
anglophone comments on Apr 6, 2020:
No, I have never heard a tree speak. Yes, it makes a sound. In fact, it makes lots of sounds.
Hello everyone! I signed up a long time ago but haven't really done much.
anglophone comments on Apr 6, 2020:
LOL! Your bio says "atheist, believer, religious". Oh, and please don't take me too seriously.
"The sting of death is sin," should be "The sting of religion is stupidity"
anglophone comments on Apr 6, 2020:
Funny that, as the God Mob appears to be impervious to such stings. As an aside, I am always amused by the (monu)mental stupidity of "I don't have enough faith to be an atheist".
1918 Spanish Flu historical documentary [youtube.
anglophone comments on Apr 5, 2020:
Thanks for sharing that.
This Coronavirus is a walk in the park compared to epidemics faced by our ancestors.
anglophone comments on Apr 5, 2020:
What data sources are you using for Covid-19? Thanks for the historical data.
Limbaugh Urges Audience To Ignore ‘Deep State’ Health Experts - The National Memo
anglophone comments on Apr 5, 2020:
Good grief!
The writer politely says America is committing economic suicide with the miniscule and conditional ...
anglophone comments on Apr 5, 2020:
Yes, it's another means of widening both the wealth gap and the health gap.
What made you change from believer to non-believer?
anglophone comments on Apr 5, 2020:
I learned to think, coupled with of Karl Popper's "The Logic of Scientific Discovery". And well done you!
Trump says 'nobody' could've predicted a pandemic like coronavirus.
anglophone comments on Apr 5, 2020:
The Tangerine Tantrum is severely allergic to any opinions that differ from his own.
Can the U.S.A. build ...
anglophone comments on Apr 5, 2020:
With Trumpty Dumpty in charge? You must be *joking!*
I lost a friendship earlier this year.
anglophone comments on Apr 4, 2020:
People change. You have changed. Your friend, or perhaps more properly your ex-friend, related to the person that you were, not the person that you now are. It is clear from your words that you are not mentally unstable. It seems to me that you are instead under a lot of emotional pressure. Building alternative friendships takes time. Give yourself that time.
Well it seems there is ONE clue as why there's a Dunny paper shortage here in Broken Hill and what ...
anglophone comments on Apr 4, 2020:
Put them all in nappies, and forget to change them for a month!
If you believe in a GOD then ask yourself why did It creates a super virus.
anglophone comments on Apr 4, 2020:
I am not foolish enough to believe in any god.