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  • Searching for music video where a naked girl holds blank cue cards.?

    I dont' know any lyrics, but the naked girl holds naked cue cards and occasionally dances in a sheet while things are projected on her.

    This video will be from within the past few years and the music is reminiscent of Matt Nathanson.

    Thanks in advance, guys.

    3 AnswersRock and Pop1 decade ago
  • What should I look for regarding public information on a business?

    To make a long story short, I have some questions about my father's business. I feel that he may misrepresent the volume of his business to both clients, and possibly the IRS. I would like to search public records on the internet regarding his business, but I don't know exactly what I should be looking for.

    The business is in Connecticut and I would appreciate any help getting me pointed in the right direction.

    Thanks in advance.

    2 AnswersOther - Business & Finance1 decade ago
  • Fellow atheists, will you join me in this experiment?

    Here's a link to a random number generator:

    Grab a bible and use the RNG to give you a book, chapter, and verse. If you want, you can give a little "prayer" in the hopes that you'll get something relevant.

    When you're done, post your verse here. I'll start it off:

    Nehemiah 10:39

    For the children of Israel and the children of Levi shall bring the offering of the corn, of the new wine, and the oil, unto the chambers, where are the vessels of the sanctuary, and the priests that minister, and the porters, and the singers: and we will not forsake the house of our God.

    What do you get?

    The faithful are invited to share in this experiment as well.

    21 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
  • Does anyone have a trick for cleaning cheese graters?

    I live in an apartment without a dishwasher and I'm looking for a trick to help me clean my box-grater and my microplane graters.

    I'm familiar with the concept of elbow-grease, but I'm wondering if anyone has a method for cleaning these devices easily without having to spend too much time scrubbing and scrubbing and destroying sponges.

    Any help?

    I also realize that it's technically off-topic here, but if anyone would have an answer, it would be you guys. Thanks.

    16 AnswersCooking & Recipes1 decade ago
  • "It's easier not to question. Just believe it. Hurts your head a lot less."?

    A recent question asked about the logistic ramifications of The Flood.

    One of the answers was: "It's easier not to question. Just believe it. Hurts your head a lot less."

    Is this seriously how some of you think? Isn't this an acceptance of ignorance and a refusal to challenge anything?

    When an atheist says that Christians have no mind of their own, I think that this is where that stereotype originates.

    Obviously most of you do not feel this way, but I'd like to hear from those of you who do, who accept blindly whatever you are told, so as to have your "head hurt a lot less."

    Do you not see the error in this way of thinking? Defend this position.

    10 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
  • "Banning Prayer from school is the reason why there is so many problems in our society."?

    I read this in a post recently.

    Am I alone in thinking that this is an awfully simplistic and naive thing to say.

    To boil down all of society's ills down and say that drugs, poverty, and homelessness (to name only three) are all because there is no prayer in school disregards thousands and thousands of other factors at work.

    I'm curious to know if there really are people out there who take the stand (as this poster seems to) that everything would be just fine in America if schools sanctioned prayer.

    And if my fellow atheists and freethinkers want to jump in and ring in on this one, I'd like to hear from you too.

    18 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
  • This is from one of our fellow YA people, regarding the declawing of cats. Care to read it?

    This is in response to my message to him that declawing cats is inhumane and counts as mutilation.

    Here's what he wrote:

    "It's not 'mutilation', that's just emotonally charged propagandistic talk and itmeans nothing. Declawing is a routine procedure that's been performed millions of times. My sofa cost me $1500. My leather chairs, $300 each. The decision was a no brainer."

    Now, am I overreacting or is this kind of casual cruelty something that we should have long ago come to accept in this country. I single us out as declawing is regarded as inhumane and unacceptable in other places, such as the UK.

    Is a cat's intactness worth more than $2100 worth of furniture?

    Is it okay to alter another creature without its health or well-being in mind simply to protect our material possessions?

    I think not.

    Am I just an overly sensitive cat person or is this really just unnecessary materialistic barbarism?

    13 AnswersOther - Society & Culture1 decade ago
  • Christians, do you believe that Jews have horns and drink the blood of unbaptized children?

    Presumably not.

    However, throughout history these stories about Jews were regarded as facts. Now you know better and it seems ridiculous that people ever believed such lies, right?

    So why, even with a history of buying into patently false misinformation about other beliefs do I continue to see misconceptions about atheists related as if they were true?

    "Atheists are sad, atheists are boring, atheists are angry, atheists can't love, atheism is the same thing as hedonism, atheists lie, atheists have no concept of morality..."

    It's not quite the same as thinking we have horns, but it is the same basic idea.

    From where does this flood of misinformation stem? Why does it seem like our constant rebuttals to these falsehoods fall on deaf ears?

    What would it take for you to see that we are people and not so dissimilar from you?

    28 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
  • The basic tenets of almost all faiths are similar, even if the larger message is completely different...?

    Regarding a previous question of mine, at least one of you saw this as greater evidence of "One True God."

    Now, it's true that most faiths have their version of The Ten Commandments, in one form or another.

    I would ask if this might not be evidence that these behaviors come naturally to humans, most likely to make it easier for us to live together in groups. Obviously, a society that does not kill one another or steal from one another will have an easier time than a society that does.

    Now, seeing as how there is no consensus on the nature of god, but plenty of consensus on how people should behave, is it not possible that these behaviors exist without the influence of a god? Based on this evidence, is it not likely that "morality" does not need god to exist?

    17 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
  • If there is "Only One True God," why is there so much disagreement as to who he is and what he wants?

    One of the reasons that I do not believe in god is that there is no consensus on who or what he is, what he wants, and what he doesn't want.

    Don't you think that if he really existed there would be greater agreement as to what his plan was?

    Or is the simplest explanation that god and gods were invented by man to explain things that, at the time, seemed unexplainable. That's why the basic tenets of most faiths are similar, but the broader messages are completely different.

    What do you think?

    31 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
  • How do you clean scorched in hoof-prints off a hardwood floor?

    I'd like to be able to retain my security deposit.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    16 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs1 decade ago
  • Should I buy a Saturn Vue?

    I'm about 99% sure that within two weeks or so I will be purchasing a Saturn Vue. I need more room and my two-door Saturn Coupe just doesn't cut it any more. It's also firmly on its last leg.

    So, let me hear how much you love your Vue or how much you hate your Vue. Whatever. I want to hear everything.

    I'm looking at the V6 AWD model.

    Now, before you try to sell me on a Durango or a Rav-4, I should let you know that my grandparents gave their entire lives to GM, so I am entitled to a modest employee family discount of a couple of thousand dollars. Is this a good enough reason to go with a company that seems to be (just like my current car) on it's last leg?

    Let me hear what you've got.


    7 AnswersGMC1 decade ago
  • What's a good high-school graduation present for a girl?

    What is a good graduation present for a young lady about to graduate from high-school?

    She's interested in science and is going to college in the fall to study pharmacology.

    Any advice?

    34 AnswersOther - Holidays1 decade ago
  • People of faith, with whom would you trust your children?

    Here's the hypothetical:

    You have plans that you cannot break. Your babysitter calls and cancels at the last minute. There are only two people available to replace her.

    Person 1 is an atheist with impeccable references, a spotless record, and a history of being very responsible.

    Person 2 is a born-again Christian who was convicted of aggrivated assault ten years ago, found God in prison four years ago, and was paroled two years ago. They have remained out of trouble during this time.

    Please, for arguments sake, pick from only these two choices.

    30 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
  • Atheists and the faithful, hope and resignation. Is this the difference?

    Having read (and written) quite a bit on the differences and similarities between atheists and the faithful I have come to a conclusion. I would like your help in letting me know if I am right about this or if I have gotten the wires crossed somewhere along the line.

    It seems that atheists, by and large, are hopeful about the future. We talk of ending disease, war, and suffering. The faithful, on the other hand, seem to have embraced a certain resignation that these things are either the work of god's hand, or a failing on the part of Man and his free will. Either way, it seems that they are not as bent on finding solutions to these issues (presumably as they feel they have already found a solution.)

    Am I right? Is this an actual difference between these two groups or have I imagined it? Beyond the disagreement as to the existence of a creator is this one of the key points of disagreement? If so, is it as rampant everywhere, or just amplified by the spirit of debate here?

    15 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
  • What's the best way to get anonymous revenge on someone?

    Before you go and give me the whole "living well is the best revenge, or forgiveness," I need you to realize that this is purely a gedankenexperiment (a thought-experiment) for the sake of examining ourselves, so let's keep the advice that doesn't really have anything to do with the question to a minimum.

    We all know that living well is the best revenge. Now, what's second best?

    22 AnswersOther - Society & Culture1 decade ago
  • Where can I get the best sandwich in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn?

    Seriously. The bread has to be good, the ingredients have to be great, and it has to be made with love.

    Where should I go?

    4 AnswersOther - Food & Drink1 decade ago
  • Can any people of faith answer my question about their views of atheists?

    I keep reading questions and answers that seem to be full of misconceptions about atheists. For example: "i find atheists to be very very sad ppl."

    Many of these Qs and As seem to imply that these people view atheism as being synonymous with hedonism or greed when nothing could be further from the truth. Where does this misconception stem from?

    I see the belief that an atheist cannot be happy as quite similar to a rich man believing that a poor man cannot be happy, or a beggar believing that a wealthy man is unhappy because he is tethered to his money.

    Is it not true that there are unhappy Christians? Muslims? Hindus?

    A life without god is not a life without meaning. How can I spell that out more clearly?

    So tell me, where did these ideas come from? Have you ever actually met an atheist? Have you ever met a happy atheist?

    The fact is that faith is not synonymous with joy, nor is it a prerequisite, and the faithful certainly do not have a monopoly on happiness.

    20 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
  • What movie is this?

    I'm not sure if it's the opening scene, but it's near the beginning of the movie: A man is on a therapist's couch, talking about his life and the difficulties therein. The camera dollies to the right, revealing that the doctor's chair is empty, but the man on the couch is facing away, so he doesn't know. The door to the room opens slowly and the doctor returns. He has a napkin tucked in his shirt and is still chewing whatever he had for lunch.

    Does anyone know what movie this is? It's been making me crazy.

    4 AnswersMovies1 decade ago
  • Have your beliefs been met by disbelief among friends?

    I was at the bar tonight, celebrating my friend's birthday when I mentioned that I am a strong atheist.

    Despite the fact that I live in NYC, the people surrounding me were reluctant to see my views as valid.

    "I am spiritual," they claimed.

    No young-earth-Christians were among the assembled. However, my opinions seemed alien to them.

    Who can share a story about disbelief among friends?

    Keep in mind that I'm not just looking for like-minded tales. I want to know who has been ridiculed or dismissed by others.

    Was it as shocking to you to find out that the people you considered like-minded were so opposed to your opinions?

    10 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago