Ted Foureagles
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Turn to page 124 in your Hymnal

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn May 11. 1 Reply

Give me that old time religion.Give me that old time religion.Give me that old time religion.It’s good enough for me. He’ll be riding on a donkey when he comes.He’ll be riding on a donkey when he…Continue

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Spring, wherever

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Mar 26. 5 Replies

This morning on the outskirts of Pumpkintown, SC on the fringes of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we had a light drizzle with the occasional snowflake for comic relief.  The flower buds on the cottonwood…Continue

Lies my teacher told me:

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anthony Jordan Mar 25. 10 Replies

My 10 year old nephew came over to the trailer tonight for help in researching his presentation for 4th grade American History.  The subject is Zebulon Pike, the explorer.  Well I know a little about…Continue

No True Christian

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Mar 18. 8 Replies

We see things like this, complete with Biblical references, and wonder how any decent person can take the Bible as a legitimate moral guide.…Continue

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Ted Foureagles replied to chares martel's discussion Would you rather America won the Vietnam War?
"I tried to extend for a year to teach another winter mountain survival class (my ideal job) and to get involved in one of the world's most highly regarded climbing schools.  The Army and I hadn't exactly gotten along, and they…"
3 hours ago
Ted Foureagles replied to chares martel's discussion Would you rather America won the Vietnam War?
"I recommend "Kill Anything That Moves" by Nick Turse for a well documented but admittedly one-sided overview of the Vietnam war.  I was a draft dodger.  I went up into the mountains and lived like a bear for a couple of years…"
6 hours ago
Ted Foureagles replied to chares martel's discussion Boring post thread
"I allows me to reminisce about my youth, when I worked far too hard.  One of the most useful skills I've learned is how to live well in slothful poverty.  Heck, one of the guys up on the roof now is even older than me and…"
Ted Foureagles replied to chares martel's discussion Boring post thread
"I've spent most of the past several days watching carpenters work on the house next door.  I used to be able to watch people work all day, but now it tires me out.}}}}"
Ted Foureagles replied to Just a Voice's discussion Is consciousness nothing more than a veneer of our biological underpinnings?
"An interesting topic and nice piece of writing -- thanks JV.   I don't think of emotion and reason as separate things, but rather stages of thinking -- points on a spectrum.  That is, all thought begins with emotion in response…"
Ted Foureagles replied to Michael Penn's discussion Hitchens And Williams in Hell - Theists In A Fog
"Loren: I strongly agree that science is our best arbiter to mediate between what is real and what is not.  But there are factions within science.  Maybe they are far fewer than in non-scientific endeavors, but they exist.  The concept…"
Oct 18
Ted Foureagles replied to Michael Penn's discussion Hitchens And Williams in Hell - Theists In A Fog
"On of my pet speculations about the silly resurrection claim is that perhaps there were multiple Jesuses (Jesi?) in Palestine at that time.  That would explain the disciples not recognizing "him" seemingly reappearing after…"
Oct 18
Ted Foureagles replied to matthew greenberg's discussion Scalia - atheists are second class citizens
"If I recall correctly (and I often don't - damn Sixties!), the only impeachment of a Supreme Court justice happened in the early 1800s, for accusation that his ideology influenced his decisions (which would seem to apply to Scalia). …"
Oct 5
Ted Foureagles replied to matthew greenberg's discussion Scalia - atheists are second class citizens
"Scalia is one of the most powerful humans alive.  That he is undoubtedly a buffoon almost doesn't matter, given the structure of the Supreme Court.  Whether that structure is reasonable or not I don't know; I'm not that…"
Oct 4
Ted Foureagles replied to matthew greenberg's discussion Scalia - atheists are second class citizens
""Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government…"
Oct 4
Ted Foureagles replied to L. Alcorn's discussion Early Christianity
"I met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the 1970s in Salisbury, North Carolina.  I was considering becoming a Zen monk, and had several questions.  But I was blasted on mushrooms and couldn't speak. }}}}"
Sep 21
Ted Foureagles replied to L. Alcorn's discussion Early Christianity
"For me in the 1960s, LSD was not an avenue of escape but a burglar's tool for trying to gain entry to what I thought must be some ultimate reality.  I did discover a lot, and part of that was that absolutes probably don't exist in…"
Sep 21
Freethinker31 left a comment for Ted Foureagles
"I am honored  to be your friend...."
Sep 18
Ted Foureagles replied to matthew greenberg's discussion ISIS - a conservative paradise in Iraq
"Conservatism follows the same impulse regardless of ideological context.  I'm not saying that conservatism is wrong -- a society needs some of it like a car needs brakes. }}}}"
Sep 16
Ted Foureagles replied to Vangelis's discussion Declaration of Atheism
"I don't know quite how anyone could force you to soften your understanding of reality.  If they did, that would likely meet my definition of doing harm.  I guess a cult leader like Jim Jones or David Koresh or Rush Limbaugh would fit…"
Sep 16
Ted Foureagles replied to Daniel W (Sentient Biped)'s discussion What will happen if Scotland Succeeds from the UK?
"This is my Scottish family's shield -- 15th century, I think.  To me it looks like something from the cover of a Grateful Dead album.  Dad's side of the family traces to King James I of Scotland when he married his daughter Joan…"
Sep 16

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Atheism confirmed at age 6 after two years of Mom-directed Bible study.

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At 9:39am on September 18, 2014, Freethinker31 said…

I am honored  to be your friend....

At 9:33am on November 9, 2013, Denise B Brown said…


All ... lostness, sickness, sociopathic, deathly harmful demeanor, scum of the earth, dead, heartless,  are just a few of the words and actions that I experienced without my recognition. I am repeatedly destructing myself and everyone around me.    I just want to tell you that you were the only person that gave me unconditional love.  I will always truly Love you, but know that too much damage has been done and destroyed by me.

I just wish I could erase it all, but I would never erase you and your energy.

I truly wish you peace in your life's ventures.

Previously yours

and alway in my heart


 The old me is dead, and I only want to do things right, honest and respectable to everyone i encounter. 

Is there any way we could meet and just be honest and open to each other, with no expectations, but to heal ourselves.

If not, I totally understand why, and I leave you with this thought

Thank you for loving me, it was the truest love there ever was.

I am a new me

Ayla   no ore,no less


At 4:13pm on August 13, 2013, booklover said…

I actually don't know what it means either Ted, except that it lets you send private messages to your friends if you'd like.  What a nice compliment!  I feel the same way about you!  Your friend~ Mindy

At 10:40pm on July 8, 2013, Denise B Brown said…

58 years of trying to figure out who i was.  when i found out, i did not want to own it.
 the pain that i caused was the most horrible thing anyone could do to another being.
 I can not go backwards, and it hurts to go forward knowing the things i did,
 wondering who the hell was operating my mind,and my actions.  
This has me wondering how one could go so astray and still be able to exist in their mind.

  The insanity that i finally now recognize is like a horror film with all the evils
of the world surrounding me. All the darkness that steals every ounce of my being.
The one i hurt beyond repair is the only soul that i truly loved but it was a sick love.  
how can such an event or group of events have slipped into my life and into theirs to the point
 of no return.  how can hate be so strong as to conquer and destroy us from head to toe.
 No way back, no way forward.  I so want there to be life after this existence,
with the only hope that i can find my true soul, that is not so dark.

I have seen the light of day seldom, and want to know what it is like to live without fear of
destroying everyone that gets a little bit close.

I was told that i do not know how to love, or how to allow others to love me.
The only thing that i think that i do know is that i am filled with disgust and feel helpless
 for that soul i destroyed.
somehow running away is leaving a long dark trail of insanity and hurt. Can i ever wipe
the slate clean? or is it

I guess i just have to accept that our actions are true , and that i have to accept because
we did what we did
insane or not, it no excuse, and i therefore must accept that i  am without hope.

The pain i caused has eaten a hole like a cancer in a soul, and that was soul was the truest, kindest
and loving that ever existed.  How can i go on living with this weight of guilt.  Can i ever reach
them again in another world, or is there only this life.  

forgiveness is then impossible when the events of this life destroy life itself.
So i fade away into the vast abyss screaming in vain for one final breath.
to the one i hurt the most...i am already there, My life is over,.and hope you will find your final
days on earth with peace and kindness
from all others you encounter.

To my soul mate that i destroyed.

At 7:20am on April 12, 2013, Randall Smith said…

 Holy Crap--your dog being shot! What kind of son of a bitch would do that? I'm not sure I want to know if she makes it or not. Disheartening. Thanks for sharing.

At 7:13pm on July 9, 2012, Tammy S said…

There are a few of us hiding up here in NC Ted and you have one or two by you there in SC as well. We gotta stick together, they have us surrounded! LOL Good to meet you!

At 11:59pm on May 12, 2012, annet said…

Your writing is so clear and thoughtful, it is very enjoyable to read.  (edited typo)

At 4:56pm on March 27, 2012, Steph S. said…
Thanks for replying to my discussion!
Greetings and welcome to the site!
At 4:05pm on March 24, 2012, ChrisC said…

Certainly is good to feel free to express my opinions on this subject! I'm just spending some time learning what's what on here - lots of reading to do! That should keep my out of trouble.

At 3:10pm on November 23, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Ted and welcome to this wonderful world of atheist truth and peace.

True common sense helped by science leads to atheist wisdom as you very well know. If the religious would only listen to reason, there would be no religious.
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 560 discussion topics and over 3000 members.



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