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Brad Williams's Discussions

Worthless Accomplishments (In a Worldly Sense)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kluk J. Aug 8. 27 Replies

So I'm incredibly happy today because I've passed a new mark in surfing.  I've been steadily getting better for more than 2 years or so ... and just this weekend I got inside a tube for the first…Continue

Tags: hobbies, happiness, skills

Observations on Happiness

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Bb Jul 25. 26 Replies

In keeping with the theme of helping men be better men, I had a conversation with a buddy recently that I thought I'd put out here.The topic was what people require to be happy.  What items could we…Continue

Your Favorite Villains

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jack Bauer May 28. 39 Replies

Who is your favorite villain from movies, books, video games, real life, etc?Also, am I missing a type of villain here:1.  The pure evil villain:  Sauron, Nian, Diablo, any sort of bestial adversary…Continue

Girlfriend's Father Dying

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Sullivan May 22. 10 Replies

I know I just started another thread elsewhere.  It's not my intention to keep piling on new topics and creating so many threads, but this one just popped up overnight and seems like a very…Continue

 

Brad Williams's Page

Latest Activity

Brad Williams replied to Kevin's discussion Response to intelligent design arguments in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"Route 1:  Then why do you use technology?  God presumably made Nature without naturally occurring refrigerators, eyeglasses, air conditioners, combustion engines, and toilet paper.  Did God make a mistake?  Everything touched by…"
yesterday
Brad Williams replied to Steve Dallas's discussion Things that give discomfort over comfort in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"@Steve Dallas Since you wanted anecdotes from other faiths, and none have been forthcoming, I have some for you: 1.  In Taiwan, people routinely go onto the street outside of their apartment building with a little rolling metal can, about the…"
Wednesday
Brad Williams replied to Steve Dallas's discussion Things that give discomfort over comfort in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"I feel like the question of where everything came from is about the most meaningless question to human life as we could think of.  The lack of an answer to that question does not justify religion and it doesn't justify the scientific…"
Wednesday
Brad Williams replied to Alex Pape's discussion How to meet women without online
"Have you ever had a fire go out after you got a spark?  You use a flint striker and the tinder takes the spark and flames up, or you light a piece of newspaper and put it inside a teepee of twigs.  And then ten minutes later, the fire goes…"
Tuesday
Brad Williams replied to Matthew J Dorry's discussion As an generally slender 6'0" man with a thick buttocks and thigh, finding a well-fitting pair of jeans (Or pants in general) is difficult.
"I have a 28" waist, but I hike all the time.  My ass and thighs are big.  And I'm short.  5'6" 5'7" ish.  Many brands don't even make a size small enough for me.  Alot of lines start at 31…"
Tuesday
Brad Williams replied to Alberto's discussion How should a man react to insult?
"+1 to Shane purely for using "choke slammed."  It made me remember fondly times of watching pay-per-view with my brother in Tennessee. I'm trying to remember who used to use it as a finisher.  The Undertaker and ??? I…"
Aug 17
Brad Williams replied to Steve Dallas's discussion Things that give discomfort over comfort in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"Oh and one more, about Robin Williams. Religious view -- suicide is an act of cowardice.  There must be a reason for it.  One has forsaken god. Scientific view -- suicide could be a terminal complication of depression, which doesn't…"
Aug 17
Brad Williams replied to Steve Dallas's discussion Things that give discomfort over comfort in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"Here's my take on this.  I think because scientific understanding has eroded religious understanding so much that clinging to the old hypothesis for so long is just showing an unwillingness to accept new evidence. Consider the…"
Aug 17
Brad Williams replied to Steve Dallas's discussion Things that give discomfort over comfort in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"Here's another anecdote, going back to the Original Post.  I posted this to the guy who deleted his thread about not being able to get a date, so maybe some of you saw it before he wiped out my beautiful epistle of truth. LOL In the…"
Aug 17
Brad Williams replied to Steve Dallas's discussion Things that give discomfort over comfort in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"I think eternal life fits this bill of being more discomforting than comforting.  That goes for all Abrahamic faiths. So what's worse?  1) We all die and that's it.  You never see any family or friends or again, but you…"
Aug 13
Brad Williams replied to Steve Dallas's discussion Things that give discomfort over comfort in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"You're going to be waiting a while.  :)"
Aug 13
Brad Williams replied to Brad Williams's discussion Atheists and Meditation in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"That's quite interesting about shooting and general moment-by-moment awareness during life and hobbies. I think I achieve something of a zen state when I'm surfing.  I can be thinking about something random and then when the wave…"
Aug 11
An Idle Dad replied to Brad Williams's discussion Atheists and Meditation in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"Richard Dawkin's aggression makes me grit my teeth, and Harris makes Dawkins seem like a pussycat.  I did read The End of Faith, which I thought was a pretty strongly worded rejection of religion, but right at the end did this massive…"
Aug 11
Jay D replied to Brad Williams's discussion Atheists and Meditation in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"This, just get your hand on a book about Zen Buddhism."
Aug 11
Michael Shaw replied to Brad Williams's discussion Atheists and Meditation in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"Meditation is simply the quieting of mind to experience what is.  It is simply to contemplate.  One does not have to wear ridiculous outfits, sit in certain poses, or chant nonsense to meditate.  Just do what you are doing.…"
Aug 11
Liam Strain replied to Brad Williams's discussion Atheists and Meditation in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"I'm starting to respect Harris less and less (though he's always been pretty low on my list) - none of this is new. "
Aug 11

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http://www.chadwickyates.com
Interests
Outdoor Sports, Writing
Books
Allan Quatermain. The Lost World, Around the World in 80 Days. Sherlock Holmes. Pretty much any Victorian adventure book.
Movies
Princess Mononoke, The Last Samurai, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, etc.
Quote
There is that between us that cannot but seen, and yet is too strong for breaking - about friendship

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At 2:39pm on April 26, 2014, Herb Munson said…

Hey Brad. Just wanted to give you a belated welcome to The Great Debate. Great to have you aboard!

 
 
 

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Bob Brower replied to David Johns's discussion Teen boys today
""So.... In the 60s and 70s, kids in the inner cities were killing themselves at the same rate?"  I don't know , i never lived in or near a city . i never knew anyone that killed themselves . it's something i hear about on TV…"
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Lucius Artorius Castus replied to David Johns's discussion Teen boys today
"So.... In the 60s and 70s, kids in the inner cities were killing themselves at the same rate? Your beleif seems to be based off of two unrelated things...."
50 minutes ago
Andrew replied to Andrew's discussion Starting a Landscaping LLC
"A Briggs and Stratton Engine? I'll need to look into this particularly. PLENTY of retired folks here in the "Valley of the Sun." They really drive our economy in Phoenix, so good point. And that last paragraph I agree with you. We…"
52 minutes ago
Andrew replied to Andrew's discussion Starting a Landscaping LLC
"Gotta play nice with Uncle Sam. I'll research more on your points! Do you know of any good places to find business owners? A sort of forum or association?"
54 minutes ago
Andrew replied to Andrew's discussion Starting a Landscaping LLC
"An inspiring anecdote, thanks!"
1 hour ago
Andrew replied to Andrew's discussion Starting a Landscaping LLC
"Wow, this whole reply was very articulated and informative. I appreciate you taking the time to share all of this with me! That link you shared will give me plenty of points to research on. It might be best for us to slow things down and evaluate…"
1 hour ago
Andrew replied to Andrew's discussion Starting a Landscaping LLC
"CARL!!!!!! WHERE ARE THEE!?!?"
1 hour ago
Andrew replied to Andrew's discussion Starting a Landscaping LLC
"We considered a partnership, but considering our lack of experience in business-ownership we would like to cover our asses with an LLC in case some sort of catastrophic meltdown that gets us sued. Taxes are not something we know ANYTHING about, so…"
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