solodriver ....she just played with her iPad or iPhone the whole entire meal with no conversation.
That is really disconnected behavior because I hear people complain about people that are glued to their electronic devices when doing things that are considered social events. It seems us older folks dislike the electronic intrusion more than the younger folks.
Sure is a disconnect. The question is: is it done consciously as a deterrent? Does that other person have their head so far up their arse that they don't realize how rude they are?
In either case, it shows up just how much they don't care.
Anyone who would do that to me would drop like a lead balloon in my estimation.
I don't mean to upset anyone belief system but I watched a couple creation-intelligent design VS big-bang and natural selection-evolution videos. My W doesn't like those things and to her they are depressing.
My W has her daily devotion books and today's article was depicting how cruel animals are, where one animal eats another animal to survive and comparing the love for fellow man as written about in her devotional litature, as a much better thing to think about, as more enlightening.
On one level, the daily devotion was slamming Charles Darwin and suggesting being happy with God's love. My W was trying to get me to read her devotional books and quit watching and reading about what I consider "how the universe works."
She seems upset with the Darwin's writings, upset with the expanding universe and the what is called "The Big bang" and that I don't buy the idea the Earth is 6K years old.
Bottom line is nothing romantic is going to happen between us, it will be distant roomies at best, so why not just go for what I believe to be the truth instead of some writings where everything is all laid out nice and neat in one book?
I said people can be kind to others without a carrot or a stick, just because it leads to a better life style for all, or it would if more people lived that way.
I have the killer argument to ditch the Intelligent Design fable: The Human Knee.
No omniscient, omnipotent, infallible God would have designed something that shoddy.
Just wouldn't happen. Hence: no Intelligent Design.
Bumbling incompetent design, maybe ....
By the way, I've said this in other places: any kind of devotionals are a major major red flag to me.
It doesn't matter if it's religion, socialism, New Age, animal rights ... zealots don't have room for other humans in their lives.
Stay clear, or, better yet, run for your life. Unless you stick around for the entertainment value, but usually there's only CRINGE.
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petrushka: In my world view, you are buying into some really shitty memes there.
Nov 5, 2019 17:25:20 GMT -5
apocrypha: The "feminist agenda" has changed across the past 60 years. Some feminists of the 60's call the current iteration "fainting couch feminism", thinking it a subversion and betrayal of women's lib. Hard to get a bead on what folks think, using a broad label.
Nov 8, 2019 9:37:14 GMT -5
apocrypha: No aspect of that article (which I amount to a magazine offering bad diet advice) promotes rape, coercion (beyond seduction), sexual assault, and I don't understand your public performance suggesting that they would be and thus implicating bfar.
Nov 8, 2019 9:41:51 GMT -5
mirrororchid: pfar, being sensitive means understanding how others think and feel. It doesn't mean you are compelled to adopt their thoughts and feelings. This is a matter of understanding people including loved ones. If you aren't sensitive, you lack tools to
Nov 11, 2019 8:09:49 GMT -5
mirrororchid: live well. You need not soften, but you should be able to understand vulnerability. Recognizing others' distress provides me with cues when I need to use self-control or extend help. If you're strong, you should be helping others. Use what works.
Nov 11, 2019 8:14:06 GMT -5
worksforme2: You know who I miss ...I miss smartkat and andie..and snowman 12345
Nov 14, 2019 9:16:44 GMT -5