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 Author Thread: What is the reason Canda elected Trudeau Can Canada be more liberal?
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 151 (view)
 
What is the reason Canda elected Trudeau Can Canada be more liberal?
Posted: 5/12/2019 5:29:33 PM

Some Canadian women (and men) voted for Trudeau based on his claims of being a strong feminist.
More information on his application of this claim can be found by typing "kokanee groper" into any browser.


Have you never touched a woman uninvited? I'm thinking you have. All men have. I have touched men uninvited, a hand on a hand, a grab of the butt, an arm around a neck or waist. So shove the "groper" thing, its meaningless. And I'm sure he's more of a feminist than you and is probably more open minded and humane as well. Just guessing.

People elected him, my 89 year old father voted Liberal, because they wanted a change. The Canadian Conservative Party is taking direction from the Conservatives south of the 49th. Many of us didn't like the closed minded CPC under Harper and his bible thumping klan of bigots, racists, homophobic narrow minded neanderthals. Manning/Harper/god ruined a decent PC Party when they became the CPC. Too much interference from the Christian Taliban, Koch Bros, Sheldon Adelson and Republicans. The CPC never evolved, they returned to what conservatives were 50 years ago - keep Canada white, straight, christian and ruled by men. As a women - they offer nothing. As a human being, they offer nothing. The Conservatives continue to have the attitude, just like Republicans, of "I got mine, you fck off". I don't like that.

BTW, they all have selfies taken, they all wear fancy socks and they all have nice hair.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 567 (view)
 
Christianity and POF - Can they be combined?
Posted: 5/12/2019 5:20:43 PM
Double Cabin nailed it in #551.

He embraced good works but not duplicitous, ultimately divisive tripe. The arrogance and hypocrisy of today's agenda laden "Christians" embracing a deceitful, narcissistic self absorbed schmuck as President is not only unequivocally unAmerican it is without doubt void of any sense of decency and my Aunt that was a powerful Mother Superior would be rolling in her grave.


I don't think that anyone who supports Trump is a true christian. IMO, fake christian.


The bible still remains extremely relevant in our everyday lives, no one can deny that, our whole fabric of society is built upon it, I don't think that situation's ever gonna change.


B.S. You put everything you think you know as to coming from the bible, you do know that there were others around prior to the bible, great intelligent people from other parts of the world doing amazing things in creating, building, thinking, making, doing and those folks had gods too or beliefs or many gods. The bible is nothing compared to what other civilizations were doing at the time of Jesus, if Jesus was even a real person. Do you not think that other civilizations had a bearing on how we think today or belief today? Christians were damn stupid compared to others around the world, those not living in the desert and following that sky wizard.

Do you not think other religions and those non religious didn't have the basics of "do no harm" or "do unto others"? Geez. The arrogance and ignorance of some christians.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 520 (view)
 
Christianity and POF - Can they be combined?
Posted: 5/6/2019 11:15:37 AM

Seems to me what you're saying is that your good deeds are better because a Christians good deeds are clouded by a belief in God. For shame!!!


Nope, I'm not saying that at all, don't put words in my mouth. No good deeds are "better" than other good deeds - you just don't need to believe in a god to do good deeds.


What an awe inspiring claim. Nothing like stating the obvious[/quote']

It is obvious to most, its a book, like any other book that was written by men.

As for faith, you still miss the point. All religions are based on faith, not facts.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 506 (view)
 
Christianity and POF - Can they be combined?
Posted: 5/6/2019 9:11:18 AM

God's help is measured by the help given by his people. God works in our hearts to generate donations and physical aid.


I've worked with charities on committees and as a volunteer for at least 40 years and continue to do so. I also donate, not only my time but what monies I have to share. I did all this without god or feeling I had to do this because of a god.


Why would it be despicable to offer one the same hope that brings so much comfort to the other?


What is wrong with a simple "I feel sorry for your loss" or "I sympathize with the pain you have endured or are enduring" or "Anything I can do to help you?". Why is it "its god's way". That's bullsh!t "comfort" to someone about to bury their child or mother or partner. As my father said to someone who told him that my Mother was in a "better place" - he said "Nope, the best place for her is right here beside me".

As for the rest of the b.s. about "gave his only begotten son" - that works only if you believe the fairy tale book. Last I read, there were a couple thousand "gods", what makes you think your's is the best? Again, faith is just that - faith. It ain't fact.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 500 (view)
 
Christianity and POF - Can they be combined?
Posted: 5/6/2019 7:05:03 AM

"but when it becomes agenda driven ( the agenda being to persuade against or deny a persons belief in something ) I wonder of the motive ?"


What is wrong with saying "Oh my, I am strong and I've done a great job."?


People like to justify their decisions and seek validation by the "conversion" of others.
Christians are very adept at doing this, for some its their calling, their mission.



Usually means they are still dealing with their own internal conflict whether conscious or unconscious. There are other motivations and lots of contributing factors but this one is quite common. Understanding your motivations and those of others is key to interpreting whether advice or platitudes come from a place of well meaning or self interest.


Sounds a little "holier than thou"-ish.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 489 (view)
 
Christianity and POF - Can they be combined?
Posted: 5/5/2019 4:04:56 PM

Whenever anyone tries to impose their beliefs and subvert the will of others...


I think its more the other way around. I haven't had any atheists knocking at my door and wanting to talk to me about the lack of god(s). I don't seem to see them around town selling Don't Watch Tower. I don't see pairs of them wandering around the neighbour hood spreading the non-gospel. I haven't had an atheist say something stupid at a funeral like "its god's way and they've gone to a better place".

Tolerance for christians appears to be forgiving a man for cheating on all three wives. I don't tolerate that, I call and a$$hole an a$$hole.

I've simply stated to the OP - give yourself a little more credit for the hard work you've done.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 8804 (view)
 
Will President Elect Donald Trump Last The Full 4 Years?
Posted: 5/5/2019 2:40:43 PM
Um, when Franklin Graham thinks a man who has cheated on all three wives, paid off a porn star, paid off a Playboy Bunny and admitted to grabbing women by the **** because he's famous and can away with it is somehow sent as a gift from god - that is an idiot and a fake christian.

If a POTUS was an admitted atheist and had done all the things Trump has done - you'd be screaming at the top of your lungs and demanding he be impeached and get back a "christian" POTUS.

And there is no "stick to your own lane" when a fake christian is running the country like a dictator and you christians fall for it. I have never doubted your faith KJ, never. I do question your support of a fake christian POTUS.

The fact that Adolph Twittler, the fake christian, has his fat little hands close to the nuke buttons should scare you, he could start WW3 over a tweet and lies.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 486 (view)
 
Christianity and POF - Can they be combined?
Posted: 5/5/2019 2:12:23 PM

Have you never not needed a helping hand? Maybe something BIGGER than you? After all else was lost?

Lucky you~


I have needed a helping hand, and I got that from my immediate network of family and friends. I also sought the help of a counselor twice that gave me good advice. What I didn't need was some invisible man created god(s) to give me advice. As for something "BIGGER" than me - nah, I deal with real because I'm real.

I buried a son and a husband within a year of each other and didn't manage to turn to booze, drugs or god(s), not because I'm stronger or better, its just not in me. "Lucky you", none of us have lived to our 40s, 50s or 60s without hitting the wall of life somewhere along our journey.

This poster did this herself, all by herself and why can't she give herself credit for this? Some find the meaning of life in a book written by men about a god created by these same men; some find the meaning in life from watching the Simpson's. Whatever works I guess. I choose real over fantasy or created. I like science.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 482 (view)
 
Christianity and POF - Can they be combined?
Posted: 5/5/2019 11:56:13 AM
^^^

I just wish you would admit to yourself that YOU are doing this for yourself. YOU are doing the hard work. YOU have made up your mind to lead a healthier life. YOU are to be congratulated. YOU had this in you all the time. And as long as YOU remain committed, YOU will succeed. YOU are doing this, every single day for 70+ days. YOU are far stronger than you thought. I would think that everyone on here, real people encouraging you, applauding your success, giving you a pat on the back, sending you hugs and add in all the people in your real life away from the forums - these folks have done more to assist YOU than any guy from a book that can't even talk to you.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 8802 (view)
 
Will President Elect Donald Trump Last The Full 4 Years?
Posted: 5/5/2019 11:48:06 AM

Oh pulueease. Stated from one of the most unchristen purported Christians on these boards. Then he should have no problem with exorcising the current spawn of Satan currently residing in the White Again House who consistently uses his name in vain. Unchristian "christians" are always great at spouting their interpretation of what god wants all the while proving they have little understanding of "the word" of their lord. Another glass of wine doesn't make one many closer to their god...it's only lightheadedness you are experiencing and the voices you think you are hearing are only the misfiring of neurons caused by your constant over consumption of the grape.


Nailed it here.

And OMFG, if your god was so powerful and protective and all knowing/doing/giving - there would be no need to protect oneself, god would be doing it so no need for guns.

Far too many fake christians, starting with Adolph Twittler and even his friends that are fake christians, beginning with that idiot Franklin Graham all the way down to the deplorable folks that follow both fakes.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 477 (view)
 
Christianity and POF - Can they be combined?
Posted: 5/4/2019 2:44:21 PM

Who knows what the future holds?


Well, you could try and find her. If you gave me a little time, I might remember her name, other than Chrystal.

Back to Mr. Pig - I heard you were a perfect gentleman. I heard Tom was too, he didn't stay long after that meetup and came on here and apologized for his poor behaviour at times on the forums. BTW, I've met up with about 5 people from the forums at different places in Canada and the US and all have been lovely.

Day 20,000 clean and sober and I didn't need a sky wizard or a fairy tale book to get that way.
Congratulations.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 472 (view)
 
Christianity and POF - Can they be combined?
Posted: 5/3/2019 8:38:20 PM
^^^^

Butterchicken Chuck - that was his name. And yes, I remember you were invited too. Too bad it didn't work out. You would have loved Charmin - she was stunningly beautiful and funny as hell. I miss those "old" timers, I'm sure you do as well. Clooney always cracked me up, Walts was wise and funny, Butter was witty. Wow, the years go by.

Bluemoon
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 470 (view)
 
Christianity and POF - Can they be combined?
Posted: 5/3/2019 7:01:22 PM
Msg. 466 at Mr. Pig

I remember that meetup too. Many of us were a little jealous. A bunch of us from the west coast were trying to meet up at about the same time as well - Ouija, Charmin, me, Bug and even Clooney, plus Walts and geez...what's his name from Vancouver, used to be on here all the time. The only ones that met up were Charmin and me and we had a great coffee that turned into a late lunch and afternoon of just yakking.

I would have thought it was longer than 4 years. I have met a few more from the forums in person.

Bluemoon
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 320 (view)
 
Christianity and POF - Can they be combined?
Posted: 4/10/2019 7:28:39 AM
{quote]I think as far as prayers go it's not a case of ANY prayers being answered (such as asking for riches etc.) more a case of getting help in what you need rather than what you want.

I'll remind my friend of that, she prays and is a believer, I'll remind her of that when we bury her son this weekend - she's buried both children and a husband in the last few years. I will tell her "you didn't pray enough" or "you should have prayed for what you needed, not wanted".

The "power of prayer". Geez.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 315 (view)
 
Christianity and POF - Can they be combined?
Posted: 4/9/2019 6:58:38 PM

I trust scientists to explain to me how a rainbow occurs in the sky....but not why it is beautiful. :)


I trust a scientist to explain rainbows to me too and I'd expect them to say "wow, how beautiful", just like I do. What I don't expect scientists to explain to me is how a rainbow occurs and then follow up the scientific reason with "or and by the way, god did that".

And yes, I know there are scientists that also have faith. Faith comforts many people. Nothing wrong with faith, its just not facts.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 294 (view)
 
Christianity and POF - Can they be combined?
Posted: 4/8/2019 4:29:40 PM

Whether you believe in God or not the Bible is the most important piece of literature written, a very complex work, that's why many scholars have devoted their lives to transcribing and attempting to understand it, a massive work that requires more than a casual glance, or some commonly taken out of context quotes (that have been passed down from generation to generation), to ascertain what lies in it's pages.


Yet a bunch of dudes with a 4 year theology degree or who learned at their father's pulpit are out there telling people what to do, how to live their lives and interpreting "god's words", yet god never wrote a word - men did. Uneducated men.


Of course throughout history MEN have changed all kinds of things to suit their own narrative, when people gain power there is always opportunity to abuse that power, that is nothing to do with God, that is man.


So why do so many followers take men's word as gospel? Men, and women, have been dictating to people their narrative from pulpits for eons. And the "faithful" follow along blindly. No one on here is a scholar, no one has devoted years of their lives attempting to understand it - they take pap from the pulpit or read it themselves and make it up as they go along.

The bible has everything to do with man and not god, man's interpretation of what they think god did or said.

BTW, even Las Vegas bookies will take bets that there will be a tomorrow, just because of what we see, what we know, there is proof of today and yesterday so odds are, we will have a tomorrow. There is no god, other than the one created by a bunch of men.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 289 (view)
 
Christianity and POF - Can they be combined?
Posted: 4/8/2019 11:46:27 AM

Am I the only one who finds it ridiculous that some of these people who don't believe in God are using passages from a book they consider fiction to disprove the existence of God.

Yes some passages contradict each other because The Bible was written by more than one person. Each would interpret things differently and that's when their opinions would become part of their writing. Later these different interpretations become the ideology of countries which led to Religious Wars. French Wars of Religion, catholics and Huguenots. Thirty Years' War, catholic and Protestants.

Likewise these interpretations determined how the people of the Americas were treated when they were encountered. The Spanish decimated the Aztecs even though they were welcomed with open arms and did this to so many peoples in the Americas all in the name of God. The British, French and The Netherlands did not (maybe a few?) though there were wars. I haven't a clue how the Portuguese treated the peoples they met.

Remember all of Europe was catholic until 1517 when Martin Luther wrote his "Ninty-five theses" because he interpreted The Bible differently.


Totally nailed it. A book written by men to control and oppress mankind. The bible should be in bookstores and libraries along with other science fiction books or self help books.

Interpretation - exactly. Every one for years has "interpreted" and changed the bible along the way to fit their own narrative.

Its a book, created by men, no different than a book written by Stephen King or Agatha Christie J.K. Rowling.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 261 (view)
 
Christianity and POF - Can they be combined?
Posted: 4/7/2019 7:54:24 AM
"Gnats have mothers too you know."

Some of you "old" folks know that I buried by husband, he was 55 (heart attack). The year before that I buried my oldest son, he was 33 (drowned).

The two friends, a couple, that got me through these two deaths ended up burying their youngest son a few months after my husband died, their son was 28 (snow skiing, he was ski patrol doing a rescue). Three years ago the husband in the couple died at 72, heart attack. I got word last night that their remaining child, a son age 41, died (electrocuted at their cottage). This son leaves behind a wife, 6 year old daughter and 3 year old son.

There is no fcking god. All gods were created by men. All hundreds of gods are created by men. No different that the creators of Homer Simpson or Batman - all creations.

Going on 20,000 days of not believing in a man made god.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 269 (view)
 
Sock Puppet Culture?
Posted: 4/6/2019 5:04:34 PM

It started with a message from the guy. I let him know that I was sincere when stating in my profile that I was only here for the forums. Later I saw that he had changed his profile to include part of mine and wrote about me as though we were a couple. He also posted several times right after me. I wrote to POF about it. I think they contacted him. I followed their advice - changed my username, hid my pictures, and profile. I didn't post for a couple of weeks. I was lucky, he went away.


In all my years on here I was lucky enough not to get some wacko follow me around. I have had some "odd" dates but nothing scary, no lurkers, no weirdo's, no stalkers. I did have one guy that wanted to wear women's clothes and do housework, which would have been fine if he wanted to clean my house but he wanted to dress up and clean his own house.

There have been many name changes over the years and then some long time posters that just disappeared - like Walts, who would delete Walts??? I miss Clooney and his odd way of looking at things. The best name I've seen so far was Anita Lay. That was a good one. I think its still alive but she has not posted in years.

And KJ - you did a good job of hiding. There was one thing you said in response to me in a thread that made me say "I know who that is, just think of her name" and again, I wouldn't have thought of you. I keep telling our mutual "friend" that - nope, not KJ.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 252 (view)
 
Christianity and POF - Can they be combined?
Posted: 4/4/2019 7:44:45 PM
BTW, I know my parents names are very biblical. People gave names like that in the 1920s and 30s, even today unless they are naming them Apple or Krystyn or some silly spelling. I have a biblical name too. So? That means I have to be a Christian? I don't think so. If I was born in Japan I'd have a Japanese name. And choosing a side of the fence has nothing to do with a god or goddess.

I mentioned my parents name because you intimated I had a different father, like Jesus or god or something. My father just just a really nice guy named Peter.

A person can have balance in their lives, know right from wrong, do no harm, know good from evil, dark from light and even the tried and true "do unto others" is known by similar words all over the globe and it has nothing to do with Christianity. I don't steal from a store or steal a car or stab someone because I know its wrong, not because some book written by a bunch of men a few thousand years ago said so.

As you know, Christians do wrong every day, our jails are full of people with biblical names that identify as Christian. Christians don't own good behaviour.

And no one has answered the - if we thank god for all the god, why not blame god for all the bad. I listened to my very religious cousin tell my other cousin, who just buried their 16 year old daughter, that it was god's will and she was in a better place. Where the fck is a better place than home with her parents who love her? This is the religious crap that pisses me off.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 382 (view)
 
Women always wanting men quite taller than them
Posted: 4/4/2019 6:32:13 PM

Tell me about it. I am in such a weird headspace right now. I've got a tug-of-war going on that I feel will never have a declared winner.

Sex without commitment is great in the moment, but there's *after* the moment to contend with. In the after moments, I feel like I'm doing nothing more than feeding an addiction that doesn't ultimately lead to long-lasting fulfillment, yet I can't envision myself in a relationship ever again. They're risky, harder than ever to sustain, often nothing more than an illusion, and honestly, they're a responsibility. A responsibility I feel I just can't handle.


I think you nailed it and spoke your truth. I think many feel the same way, many won't admit it though. I think that is why many of us gave up the illusive "hunt" for happiness and should sort ourselves out first and learn to be content, happy, satisfied from within before trying to share ourselves. The "hunt" IS addictive and sometimes you have to give it up for awhile, give it up for longer than a nano second or Lent.

You've grown, mind you, you were always wise ....with an edge.

Bluemoon
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 250 (view)
 
Christianity and POF - Can they be combined?
Posted: 4/4/2019 5:38:05 PM

I believe the term is" born into sin"....which may have a slightly different meaning to your perception of what it means.


I quoted Shirley - what she stated was "we are all born sinners". And she's not the only one I've heard say that. My perception is fine, thank you.


Yes but they don't deny their father, just as you shouldn't.


She has a father. I have a father, his name is Peter. I have mother too, her name was Mary. I don't deny my father or mother - Peter and Mary are my parents.


You have to accept that as mere mortals we cannot understand everything.
And isn't that part of life's journey, the eternal quest...trying to figure it all out.


I do accept that were are just people and there are things I don't understand or grasp, like quantum physics. And I do search out knowledge from all over the place, I'm quite curious and ask questions, read, look things up, watch documentaries, etc. My quest doesn't involve a god or gods. I don't need to know the answer to everything, just some things and I'm sure not going to find the answers to the information I seek in a bible or from any one of the hundreds and hundreds of god/goddesses others believe in.

I'm far beyond the answer being "its god's way". Fck that shit. If followers can't acknowledge that god causes the bad stuff as well as the good, IMHO, they have a problem.

The quest is real - I'm just not a sheep.

Its called faith - not fact. Believe all you want, have faith, believe in a god or 100 gods, I'm fine with that. Just remember its faith, not fact.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 261 (view)
 
Sock Puppet Culture?
Posted: 4/4/2019 5:26:00 PM
^^^

Its odd how we can remember someone who posted 3 or 5 years ago but I can't remember where I put my phone. And I did get your name incorrect Bug. Apologies there. And I never would have guess that Million was KJ.

Sometimes I still have to sing the "alphabet" song to remember ....the alphabet. But forums names...I remember them too. Its interesting reading through some of the old posts and coming across names and going - "I remember that person".
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 245 (view)
 
Christianity and POF - Can they be combined?
Posted: 4/4/2019 3:40:45 PM

As usual my response was "Thank you for your message but you are non-religious and live too far away. Good luck".


You answered your own question "Christianity and POF - Can they be combined?"

My answer is no, because I'm an atheist I don't want a bible thumper. Your answer is no, because you want a believer.


Well I guess he read my profile then and messaged a request to ask a question. I replied, "Sure. Well, wouldn't you know that he asked why God allowed the killing of innocent babies? I said that man with freedom of choice did these things. Next he asks how the baby could have sinned at 6 months old? I replied that we were all born sinners and that I didn't have all the answers.


I find it sad that people think "we are all born sinners" - only some christians believe that. Those that are even remotely intelligent probably wouldn't. My beautiful grandaughter was not born a sinner nor were my children or anyone else's children.

And the man had a valid question and its one I've always asked - if its somehow god's work that "saves" people - why do you not blame god when a baby dies of cancer or children drown in a hurricane or children die in a house fire? Apparently god does some real nasty shit to people - kills kids.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 257 (view)
 
Sock Puppet Culture?
Posted: 4/4/2019 12:13:52 PM

In Platy's, etc. case however I think deletion or at least a detention of sorts is fair when a post is a hateful and personal attack on others and/or uses foul language.


In defense of Platy's (and the ata profiles), I've sparred with him for a good 6 or 8 years before coming to a "agree to disagree" or "you have a point, I have mine" as well as sharing holiday messages. What you see as a "hateful and personal attack on others" - you have no idea what has gone back and forth for months, sometimes years, with posters on here and what type of "relationship" they have, the history. Topics get heated at times.

As for foul language, nothing like using the F-word as a sentence enhancer. There is far worse out there to worry about than the use of the F-word or the C-word. Blatant racism, bigotry, misogyny, anti LGTBQ rhetoric, anti immigrant/refugee/asylum seeker rhetoric, etc. is far worse than someone using the F-bomb.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 252 (view)
 
Sock Puppet Culture?
Posted: 4/4/2019 10:49:00 AM

We've managed to confuse you. I've edited your list with my opinion. Hope this helps.

Lady in Red - Not a sock puppet.
White Rose - Not a sock puppet.
My True Companion - The new profile Blonde Angel had before being deleted again. It was not a sock puppet.
GodlessGal - Possible sock puppet belonging to BA (Blonde Angel).
Blue Moon - Was a deleted and the user created a new profile, Seamist474. Not a sock puppet.
True Blue - Not a sock puppet.
Curvy Lady - Not a sock puppet.
I_am_Constipated - One of Ba's sock puppets. This was an account she was actually using while using other accounts.
Platitude - If I understood him this was a reserve profile he used when another got deleted. Technically it was sock because he has multiple profiles.
Costatmann - the sock used to replace Platitude.
Kavapaw22 - the sock used to replace Costatmann.
Pastas - the sock used to replace Kavapaw22.
Elphatas - the sock used to replace Pastas.
JohnfromZelie - Not a sock puppet.
Hemingway - Not a sock puppet.
Spectralight - Not a sock puppets. He did self delete and came back as Spectravision.
Naistro - I'm not familiar with this poster.

I'm not aware of any others.


Spot on.

As for Platitude, Kavapaw22, etc. He's been around for years and keeps getting deleted. He shouldn't be deleted, he's no different than anyone else posting on here. Actually, Blonde shouldn't keep getting deleted either. No one should be deleting anyone - we learned the hard way playing that game - its juvenile.

And sometimes I add the "Bluemoon" responding to an old forum poster that I've know for years. I'm not trying to hide.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 345 (view)
 
Women always wanting men quite taller than them
Posted: 4/1/2019 1:16:25 PM

It's a shame that sentiment is in such short supply.


I've always wanted to meet you. I like your sense of humour.

I haven't seen any comments regarding Uranus since I've been back.

Bluemoon
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 26 (view)
 
Honest question
Posted: 4/1/2019 8:44:06 AM
Msg. #16

Bravo.

It seems someone was taking their frustration out on you and it wasn't necessary.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 339 (view)
 
Women always wanting men quite taller than them
Posted: 4/1/2019 8:13:56 AM

Which tall man wants to walk about with a dwarf tagging along ?
Looks like they have a kid in tow !


My husband was 6'2" and I'm barely 5'1". No one ever asked him why he was with a kid or a dwarf. Assuming so is like women assuming that a short man, say 5'7", also has a small d!ck. Or that he has a small mind, less room for a larger, functioning brain. Some women find short men, say 5'7", are basically Munchins and not even real men, just kind of like mini men.

See how easy that was.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 329 (view)
 
Women always wanting men quite taller than them
Posted: 3/31/2019 4:24:56 PM

Well, it’s possible that a man could lose his job when you’re in a relationship with him, and it’s also possible that an unemployed man could get a job when you’re in a relationship with him.


Do you always take things so literally? Do you take a comment and suck the marrow from the bone or just let it go and take at it is - just a comment, a statement, and opinion?

Sometimes I read stuff on here and I think "I can't believe that person is single because they are so open minded, witty, seem easy to get along with, don't seem to sweat the small stuff, charming, intelligent, etc.". And then other times - nope, I get nothing.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 323 (view)
 
Women always wanting men quite taller than them
Posted: 3/31/2019 10:09:55 AM
After a lot of years interacting with men, being married for half my life, my experience is - find a guy who makes you laugh, has your back, respects you, has a job, has interests that you can share or do your own, a guy who wants to share the kitchen and the bedroom, who encourages you to grow, has an open mind. Things like height and hair aren't as important as character, charm, intelligence and empathy. I'm at the age where when I take my glasses off, most men look hot...as do I.

As for "...toss around the room when he gets on my nerves" - I've always thought it would nice to have my own room - a man cave for him and a woman cave for me.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 186 (view)
 
Christianity and POF - Can they be combined?
Posted: 3/29/2019 5:35:39 PM

I feel those that seem threatened by this, or find it distasteful ~ have an issue going on themselves.


Millions and millions of atheist would beg to differ. Some also think that those that believe in a god have issues going on as well. Why aren't they strong enough or intelligent enough or at peace with themselves enough that they have to seek it elsewhere?

{quote]...but a "distasteful" opinion of religion, in my opinion ~ shows where they come from, what they are really like ~ and I believe it to be > NOT such a good place, but that is just me ~

I don't know if anyone finds religion "distasteful", I have no problem with someone believing in a god, there are hundreds and hundreds of gods for all those that seek a god or 20 gods. Many that are atheists have read more of the bible than those that believe. Many atheists have read more on many religions that those that have barely read the bible. Have faith, believe what you will, that's your choice. We are all free to believe or not believe. Freedom of Religions is also Freedom From Religion.


... & ps ? I wouldn't date ANYONE who puts labels on people, nor anyone who closed their minds to a particular healthy subject, of any type. But, that is just me ~.


I find those that put labels on people tend to be religious, but that's just my experience, it may not be yours. Many atheists discuss religion and the topic is not out of bounds, just don't preach. Talk all you want.


( I certainly admire someone who can find an inner " & GOD INDUCED STATE " to overcome an abhorrent addiction or lifestyle of any type, but that is just me ~ )


I admire anyone who can find an inner peace to overcome an abhorrent addiction or lifestyle of any type. This is a tough path to walk.

Just wondering, for those who fall "off the wagon" in their quest for changing their life - do they blame god? Is it god's fault, was god weak?
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 63 (view)
 
Broke up over ED insecurity!?
Posted: 3/28/2019 1:51:04 PM
I'm pretty sure that no one waits until marriage to have sex, or very, very few do unless they are evangelicals or gave some oath to their god. I would say the average person, and probably everyone posting on here, was not a virgin when they got married.

It seems many think they are still a virgin even though they have partaken in oral sex or anal sex - that's how they keep their "virgin status" for Daddy and god. You can do all sorts of things without pen!s in vag!na, not very virginal IMO. And really, these threads are for the Over 45 crowd, not Sunday School for 14 year old kids.

This reminds me of the thread where the question was - how many partners is too many. Dumbest thread ever and who would ever ask that question and better yet, who would answer it? "How many partners have you had?" - well, you're one less idiot I'll have to worry about, bye Felicia.

Tradition? Just become a bad a habit. This gal was right to ask about the ED question, I would have too if I'd been dating some guy for two months and he hadn't made a move in the sexual department.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 183 (view)
 
Christianity and POF - Can they be combined?
Posted: 3/28/2019 10:01:12 AM
Many people don't like to discuss their faith. Many people are atheist or agnostic. Many people don't like wearing their faith on their sleeves or do the door knocking and "can I talk to you about Jesus?".

And no, I wouldn't date anyone who was overly religious or blindly followed. I also wouldn't date a conservative. Both are too closed minded for my liking. But that's just me.

Congratulations on hitting day 37. You had this strength all along. Its odd how we don't realize how strong we are until we are hit with something or something bad happens or we just simply say "enough is enough" and change.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 176 (view)
 
Christianity and POF - Can they be combined?
Posted: 3/23/2019 3:30:56 PM
Jesus eyes. They call them a flock for a reason, they are sheep. IMHO. And I only say this because many of faith fail to recognize the greatness of those without faith.

I'll take the look of eyes from a Stephen Hawking or an Einstein or any man/woman of science. Anyone that actually does something of achievement, invention, technology, learning, the arts. The ones that actually DO something to change the world for better. The ones that actually look for a cure for cancer and win. The ones that can crack open a chest and get a heart beating again. The ones that create MRIs and CT Scanners, computers, etc.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 174 (view)
 
Christianity and POF - Can they be combined?
Posted: 3/22/2019 10:53:10 PM

In my humble opinion ( after being around religious people for over 30 years ) I believe that people of faith ~ have an inner strength , others ( such as myself ) do not. I see it often, and appreciate them > as the caring human beings, most of them are.


In my humble opinion (after being around religious and none religious people my entire life) I believe that most people have an inner strength others may not recognize. I see it often and appreciate them as the caring human beings they are.

You don't have to be religious to be a good/great/wonderful caring human being. You just have to BE a good/great/wonderful caring human being.

I cheer anyone on that is taking control of their inner demons, no matter what path they choose.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 172 (view)
 
Christianity and POF - Can they be combined?
Posted: 3/22/2019 8:28:31 PM

We all need what we need...it doesn't make us more or less strong...just different.


I'll give you that, because its true.



...it was the thought that I could just let myself feel the pain because He had me. He would carry me through the storm of pain. And He did.


You know we both had that same journey, both of us, we talked of it often. We walked the same path, had the same pain, we both went through the storm. We both made it, I'm an atheist and you have strong faith (and are unwavering in your faith, I respect that). We both came out the other side stronger, braver, I'm sure you have "days" and so do I. We are survivors, we took a different path but we both ended up at the same destination - whole. A little dented maybe, lol. But whole (except for that little hole in our heart where someone once took up a whole ton of space).
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 169 (view)
 
Christianity and POF - Can they be combined?
Posted: 3/22/2019 5:32:32 PM
^^ No one has been a naysayer regarding Shirley getting clean and sober. No one. Everyone has wished her well on her journey.

All that was said that was that some may take as "naysayer" remarks was - give yourself the credit for being strong, give yourself credit for making good choices, gaining inner strength and taking charge of her own life and to pat herself on the back for a job well done. She has done this all on her own, this is her path to walk, her journey. Every one of these, must be 30 days now, she has done this - SHE did it. Shirley - pat yourself on the back. She is making herself a stronger and better person.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 5391 (view)
 
What good things has Trump accomplished?
Posted: 3/21/2019 5:22:45 PM
Pretty much everyone in the free world heard him say "there were fine people on both sides". Charlotteville was a debacle, he should have called them out for chanting "Jews will not replace us" seeing he has a Jewish son in law, a Jewish daughter and Jewish grandchildren.

Videotape is a wonderful thing. So are tweets. They are there for the world to see just how bigoted and just stupid Trump is. It doesn't matter how his handlers come out and say "what he meant to say is......" Its there for the world to see. Just like this week when he just couldn't get a dead Republican Senator out of his head. Odd how dead people take up room in his pea brain head.

As for fake news, that's Faux News or Fox. Full of bigots, racists and idiots but that's Trump's base - the uneducated and inbred.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 171 (view)
 
Sock Puppet Culture?
Posted: 3/21/2019 1:27:02 PM
^^^
I'm glad to see you back. I believe I owe you an apology for poor behaviour and acting, at times, like a cranky old b!tch. I am sorry, truly.

I hope you stay. I wish a few would come back....Chameleon, Mungo, even wacko Jo Van, Clooney and a few more. I see some are still "alive" but don't post anymore.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 18 (view)
 
Election 2020 - Beto v. Cheeto
Posted: 3/21/2019 10:27:39 AM

It's the eyebrow thing that kinda cinches the "Castro" deal!
Oh! Was that a sore spot? :/
Didn't mean for it to be. :)
I, personally, can't wait to see what culture your PM appropriates, next!
India was a blast!


Well, it seems all our Prime Ministers dress in the costume of the country they are visiting. He did wear a suit for meetings.

At least our PM hasn't called out any "sh1thole" countries, nor has he insulted every country and leader on the planet, except Putin.

And speaking of the First Ho - her first attempt at Be Best should have involved duct taping her husbands bigoted, racist, ignorant mouth shut. Odd how 2/3's of his wives are immigrants yet he he insult immigrants daily. Our PM has banged any porn stars or Playboy Bunny's and had to pay them off. I haven't heard of our PM being involved in tapes with hookers peeing on him. He hasn't cheated on his wife yet, to my knowledge, let alone 3 wives. I keep looking for one redeeming quality in Trump and have yet to find it, other than he doesn't appear to poop his pants during a speech, which is a good thing.

I love how the 5 time draft dodger is busy deflecting and going after a real war hero and the Republicvnts don't have the balls to stand up to him with these horrid comments. I know he appeals to the base of uneducated and inbred but I'm sure even some of those fckwits that cherish their confederate flag and get all pissed off over a football player kneeling would take offense and Trump disrespecting a war hero and someone who actually served his country honorably until death would be a little pissed off at the Orange Anus. McCain had more character, intelligence, honour and respect in his pinkie toe than Trump has in his entire body.

Aren't you ashamed of what Trump had to say about McCain, a dead man?
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 165 (view)
 
Sock Puppet Culture?
Posted: 3/20/2019 5:33:15 PM

I was, personally, disgusted when other posters' personal information was posted without their consent, i.e. Bluemoon and BA. I feel strongly that we all should have the right to choose what to disclose.


Ya, I'd like to thank Ouija and Allison for that. There is no need to post personal information, real names, etc. unless someone says "my name is Barbara" or whatever. Its not like some of us didn't and don't have "friends" on here and we also email them personally or are on their Facebook pages. The things you learn, when its too late. Like I said, the whole Tall thread thing became a sh!t show and brought out the worst in many of us. And I'm sure I'm not the only one that regrets partaking in it all.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 42 (view)
 
Broke up over ED insecurity!?
Posted: 3/20/2019 12:10:19 PM

Oh FFS. His pen!s doesn't work. It is responsibility to let any potential relationship partner know that. Two months of dating is more than enough time for him to have behaved like an adult and had an adult conversation. At that point the potential relationship partner can decide if it is a deal breaker or not.

But I guess you believe men are such delicate little flowers that she was supposed to think about his comfort zone and inquire delicately when the time was perfectly ideal. And don't forget to do it with a smile.


Nailed it. Totally nailed it.

If I had MS or HIV/Aids or herpes or an artificial leg or can't have sex or don't want sex - its up to me to bring this up. This is far more important than the colour of someone's eyes or colour of their hair. And no, its not that we have to put this on a profile but it should come up in conversation during a meet, even before a meet or after 3 or 4 dates. BTW, its not like a guy doesn't know his pen!s doesn't work.

BTW, texting has become the new telephone call. People text more often than they talk on the telephone.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 12 (view)
 
Election 2020 - Beto v. Cheeto
Posted: 3/17/2019 8:44:51 PM

And....we like having the most beautiful and gracious Flotus ever!


Lol, known as the First Ho. Uh huh.

Odd how everyone thinks that our PM looks like Castro when he was born long before his mother ever met Castro. Did you know you're President's grandfather was a draft dodger too and ran whores? The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 10 (view)
 
Election 2020 - Beto v. Cheeto
Posted: 3/17/2019 6:37:22 PM
How about Beto and Michelle Obama.

We have a lying cheat, abuser, 5 time draft dodger and his porn star wife - why not a young, clean ticket with Beto and Michelle Obama. Michelle could bring class back in to the White House.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 149 (view)
 
Christianity and POF - Can they be combined?
Posted: 3/17/2019 6:35:21 PM
My grandmother came to Canada as a 6 year old from England. She died about 20 years ago at age 103. We did the church thing on Sundays and Sunday school, Mom sang in the choir. The family burial plot is at an Anglican Church graveyard. Granny always used to carry this little white zippered rectangular purse thing to family weddings and funerals. I always thought she had her bible in there until one day, not long before she died, I asked her how old her bible was and if it was a family heirloom. She said no, she didn't have a bible. I asked, what's in the white zippered case - she said "lipstick, a kleenex and a cigarette, I don't believe in that god bullshit". That cracked me up. She told me all I needed to know was "do unto others". That was the best "witnessing" I've ever been given.

Nothing has screwed us up more than religion. imho
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 136 (view)
 
Christianity and POF - Can they be combined?
Posted: 3/17/2019 11:36:07 AM
Nothing worse than those that credit god for the good sh!t that happens while at the same time blaming satan for the bad sh!t that happens. Where was god when the alcoholic became an alcoholic or a drug addict became a drug addict ? Where was god when god believing family buries a 4 year old that had cancer or burns the home of christians with 4 children inside or where was god when priests were raping catholic children?

What is wrong with saying "I have the strength to change my life" and giving yourself credit for your change...whether its giving up alcohol, walking away from drugs, losing weight or becoming a kinder person or volunteering or giving of yourself to others? How can someone thank god for getting them sober/clean and sober/thinner/healthier when not chastising god for how they got to were before seeking change?

And no, I don't want to date anyone that is this religious and has a need to "witness". I don't want to date a conservative either. Was it god that made me be this way in my thinking?
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 2 (view)
 
Election 2020 - Beto v. Cheeto
Posted: 3/17/2019 11:26:56 AM
I see maybe Biden with Beto as VP.

Trump will resign just before the indictments for Donald Jr. come up, and Ivanka over Russian collusion. Trump has already proven that he could win. He has nothing more to prove. And if the base of deplorable uneducated and inbred take over again, they will put Tucker Carlson's name on the ballot box. If the intelligent Republicans (there are some) have their way, they will back someone not an idiot, not a bigot, not a two year old having tantrums and someone who actually cares about ALL in the country. The "handlers" gave Trump the Wall to focus on because it was simple, easy for him to grasp and would appeal to his base of uneducated and inbred, they knew he couldn't handle the concept of fiscal management, world affairs, diplomacy and actually being a leader. You would think a "leader" would spend a little more time on what is going on in his own country and around the world than he does on b!tching about SNL or golfing.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 12 (view)
 
Speed-dating aka multi-mini-interview type date format for mature folks like us
Posted: 3/15/2019 6:00:52 PM
I tried this once years ago. They put you in age categories (I was in with the 54 to 65), the women are seated and the men move from table to table. It cost 45 bucks which included a drink and appetizers after while they tallied you results (you had to mark down whether you liked guy #1 #4, etc. and if you both matched, they would introduce you). Once the drinks and appies came out, all the guys in my age category went over to talk to all the gals in the two younger categories. Even the guys 10 years older than me were chasing the 35 to 45 year old's. Kinda pathetic. I never went back. It was very "meat market"-ish.

I think I had 8 different guys in my age group - one was totally drunk, one was stoned out of his mind, one I had met at a function and he was so embarrassed to be seen there by me, two were very nice to talk to, one talked about sex the whole time. Nah, never again.
 Seamist474
Joined: 6/24/2018
Msg: 141 (view)
 
Sock Puppet Culture?
Posted: 3/15/2019 11:03:17 AM
^^^
Bug. So sorry, Bug is Back.

I will say, the multiple profiles was stupid, immature and not something I'm proud of. I will say, every time I came back as Bluemoon, I was nuked. I see the same thing happens to KJ. The multiple profiles were a waste of time, creating new email addresses then new profiles and using them against those we thought were nuking us. It was like a rat on a wheel not going anywhere.
 
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