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neologist
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I was born in New Jersey before the years had numbers; so I've seen a lot. I remember the day Adolph Hitler committed suicide. I remember Bobby Thomson's home run at the end of the 1951 baseball season.

In the sixties, I graduated from college with a degree in psychology which I have put to good use in a sales career and in the working of crossword puzzles. I also won my share of weightlifting contests, even breaking a world record in practice, though I couldn't quite do it in a meet.

I've been happily married for 40 years and have four children, nine grandchildren, one great grandson, and as of Jan 28, 2016, one great granddaughter.

I feel established religion has oppressed mankind and obfuscated the word of God to the point where the majority of our human race faces grave peril. I believe it but I won't bulldoze you with it. You will have to decide for yourself.

BTW, I changed my avatar because folks keep calling me neo.

Why study the Bible?

Be aware, when you choose to worship your brain, it is a god with a mind of its own

Sciolism is ever intolerant, and theological hatred is generally to be measured by the mental incapacity of those who indulge in the luxury. But no amount of abuse can reduce the intrinsic value of facts. - Thomas Inman

“As every past generation has had to disenthrall itself from an inheritance of truisms and stereotypes, so in our own time we must move on from the reassuring repetition of stale phrases to a new, difficult, but essential confrontation with reality. For the great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie—deliberate, contrived, and dishonest—but the myth—persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. Mythology distracts us everywhere—in government as in business, in politics as in economics, in foreign affairs as in domestic affairs - John F. Kennedy

"We are the Leaders We've Been Looking For" - Grace Lee Boggs -
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Mon 16 Mar, 2020 11:53 am - [quote="izzythepush"]It would follow that you disagree with the UN's stance on Iran. Is that the case? If not, why? [/quote]The UN is as the UN is. As for their stance on the... (view)
Mon 16 Mar, 2020 11:43 am - Good point. I just forwarded a message sent to me without research. (view)
Mon 16 Mar, 2020 12:46 am - Oddly enough, Dean Koontz Incorporated a virus in his 1981 novel. [i]Heart of Darkness[/i]. Got the year right as well as the correct Chinese province. Go figure. (view)
Mon 16 Mar, 2020 12:19 am - Proved once and forever, you don't need socks to be a genius. (view)
Sun 15 Mar, 2020 08:06 pm - ANALYSIS/OPINION: The United Nations‘ special rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief said in a report presented to the Human Rights Council that faith must not be used to justify... (view)
Sun 15 Mar, 2020 04:07 pm - And now we have come to another act in the play. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/10/united-nations-is-coming-for-your-religion/ (view)
Fri 16 Aug, 2019 09:35 am - I thought you didn't believe any of that stuff. (view)
Mon 25 Mar, 2019 01:52 pm - I've been in geezer mode. (view)
Mon 25 Mar, 2019 12:32 pm - I've discovered a plot against all those who chance to become world's oldest. Every single one of them. . .and I mean NO exceptions, will die. Not a target I would choose to wear. (view)
Fri 22 Mar, 2019 03:42 pm - Good to see you again, C.I. (view)
 
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