What are some things you believe in that no one else believes in? I've always found Brad Pitt homely looking, he was good looking in Interview with the Vampire, that's it. I don't know why people think he's pretty. He really isn't.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||05/09/2014|
You thought Brad Pitt was good looking on one movie, but only in one movie? That's not just an "unpopular opinion," it makes absolutely no sense.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||02/08/2013|
R1 it's not ON one movie, it is IN one movie. Oh my goodness, the state of grammar these days.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||02/08/2013|
Yes, i have always found Brad Pitt unappealing. He looks like a grown up version of Billy Mumy.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||02/08/2013|
I seem to appreciate really different music and film than most of my friends.
They love Gaga, Madonna, Kylie et al. I have nothing against them but I like a lot of alternative music (true indie, not what they call 'alternative rock' these days), jazz, R&B, classic alternative, etc. My friends are always like "WTF are you talking about?"
Same with films. I have never seen Titanic, or LOTR, or any Twilight movies, or most big box office movies. I usually like smaller, quieter films that are character based.
I don't pick these things to be a "snob" - it's just what speaks to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||02/08/2013|
always thought he was fugly.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||02/08/2013|
I think Michelle Obama has been an abysmal First Lady. Other than advocating better school lunches, she would rather be a fashionista than tackle the real issues. As the first African-American First Lady, it would be nice had she addressed the problems in the inner-city African-American community, most notably broken homes. Women raising children while the husband/boyfriend are in prison.
MO doesn't relate to the problems of poor blacks. She is the product of an upper-middle class family.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||02/08/2013|
Mine is "straight" guys don't have sex with other guys.
Seems to be a very unpopular opinion here on the Internet Fantasyland board known as The DataLounge.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||02/08/2013|
Fat people should have to pay higher insurance premiums.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||02/08/2013|
I would suck Adrien Brody from head to toe and especially everything in between. The hottest ugly-hot man alive.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||02/08/2013|
The guilt trip that is called compassion. Accidents, misery/misfortune, catastrophies, and death happen all around us and yet we are supposed to be politically correct and feel sorry for each and every single incident other people and the media make us aware of.
It's our so called moral duty to stop what we are doing (or were planning to do) to comfort other people with our compassion and support, because they need their (drug)fix of compassion and support in order to feel whole again (even when they are not even directly invovled in that tragic event).
|by Anonymous||reply 10||02/08/2013|
R6 Michelle Obama was raised in an apartment her parents rented. Her father worked for the city as a water pump inspector. That hardly qualifies as being upper-middle class.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||02/08/2013|
Jesus, R1, that was a typo. And I still makes no sense to me how someone could think Brad Pitt was good looking IN only one movie. If someone find him "homely" in general, that's a matter of opinion (though kinda strange), but it's not as if he looked so different in INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE than in any number of other movies.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||02/08/2013|
Having a type you prefer to have sex with discriminates against every other person in the world who doesn't meet the criteria. Yes, it's discrimination but why do people feel mad when they don't get a chance to sleep with said person who has a particular type? It's life, get over it and look for the person who prefers to have sex with you, because you are his or her type.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||02/08/2013|
Not doing well with typos today, for some reason. That should be "it still makes no sense" and "If someone finds him homely..."
|by Anonymous||reply 14||02/08/2013|
r11 then that would bolster my argument even more. She should understand the struggles that is happening in the black community.
As a powerful and successful woman in her own right, why hasn't she used that influence to talk about issues that that affect the black community? or any community that riddled by poverty and single motherhood. 72% of black kids raised by a single mother. Worse, many are being raised by grandparents.
So far, the only thing MO has really embraced, is Jason Wu. What a wasted opportunity for a national discussion.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||02/08/2013|
R12, I also find Brad Pitt to be average looking. Maybe it's the role he is playing in Interview - but that is the only movie I thought he looked slightly appealing in also.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||02/08/2013|
[quote]She should understand the struggles that is happening in the black community.
Oh, please--she's not the fucking president. This idea that she's got to be accomplishing things like an elected official is stupid, and a relatively recent phenomenon.
[quote]it would be nice had she addressed the problems in the inner-city African-American community, most notably broken homes. Women raising children while the husband/boyfriend are in prison.
Basically you want her to address the issues you want her to address--because diet and obesity are issues in inner-city African-American lives, at least if you've read something about it recently. Don't carry on as though helping to teach people ways to raise their children in better health isn't an issue, just because you like the dramatic "men in prison" issue better.
You also stink like a Republican. They love to go on about single black welfare queens and law-breaking black men.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||02/08/2013|
R15 So instead of doing something that can help all Americans, she should do something that only helps a small portion of the population? Yea, that makes sense.
BTW I can see why your opinion would be considered unpopular.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||02/08/2013|
"The Exorcist" was a crappy campfest and not the least bit frightening. Ellen Burstyn gave a terrible performance.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||02/08/2013|
First Ladies can and do make a great impact. They don't yield the power of the Presidency, but what they do, say and wear gets discussion going. When you are the first black First Lady, whether you want it or not, much is expected from you.
So for in MO's tenure, she's been quite ho-hum. She has stuck to how conservative First Ladies treat their role: merely to play the good wife. If that's what MO is content with, then her legacy as First Lady will be nothing more than the honorable distinction of being the first black FLOTUS.
I prefer the Eleanor Roosevelts and Hillary Clinton. Controversial, make-no-apologies movers and shakers. Eleanor highlighted the plight of the underprivileged and racial prejudice at the time by by inviting Marian Anderson to sing at the Lincoln Memorial after the Daughters of the American Revolution refused her.
If you expect nothing from your FL r17, then that is exactly what you got from MO.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||02/08/2013|
r18 72% of black children are raised by a single mother. It is not something that affects a "small portion of the population." It is a generational problem that affect everyone. Everyone who is American and who cares about the issue. No one is expecting MO to resolve decade long problems.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||02/08/2013|
Th Black women are very hostile
|by Anonymous||reply 22||02/08/2013|
[R7] Of course some straight guys have sex with other men. I knew I was gay at 5 and have had sex with numerous women. I am certainly not straight, never have been and not bi either.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||02/08/2013|
[R3] Nice looking but more average than anything that could be called handsome.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||02/08/2013|
That Justin Bieber is a top
|by Anonymous||reply 25||02/08/2013|
[R8] Depends on the kind of insurance issued. I think fat people often do pay more for insurance.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||02/08/2013|
R21 72% of 13% is not a very big number when one considers that over one third of Americans, black, white and every shade in between, are obese.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||02/08/2013|
[quote]Mine is "straight" guys don't have sex with other guys. Seems to be a very unpopular opinion here on the Internet Fantasyland board known as The DataLounge.
I'd say just the opposite. Most of what I see around here is people like you relentlessly spewing your angry view of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||02/08/2013|
Most charities are a waste of money and run by narcissists.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||02/08/2013|
r27 it's not about percentages, do you understand? It's a human problem. It's a generational problem. It affects society. We are not immune the problems just because we're not part of that percentage. You're being obtuse.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||02/08/2013|
The criticism of Michelle Obama is uncalled for. Because she is black you expect her to be about things black. Poverty knows no color in America.
The first lady has many responsibilities and each chooses an area of interest to work at. Michelle and Jill Biden have worked very hard to support military families. Her eating healthy and fitness work is admirable. Blacks have many health problems affected by diet and any success she might have will impact that community.
What did Either Bush first lady do that was so special? Nancy Reagan was known for "just say no" to drugs while we consumed them like guppies feeding.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||02/08/2013|
R30 You're the one who brought up percentages, not me, do you understand? If its not about percentages, then why did you feel the need to bring up the 72% of black children are raised by a single mother line? You cant have it both ways. You cant on one hand say "this is a problem that impacts a huge number of Americans" and then, when faced with the fact that it really doesnt, and in fact there is another problem that DOES impact a huge number of Americans, suddenly backtrack and say, "numbers dont matter."
|by Anonymous||reply 32||02/08/2013|
I don't think Katharine Hepburn is a good actress.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||02/08/2013|
r32 it's obvious you're one of those people who get all riled up and defensive whenever the Obamas are criticized for anything. Here's a compromised: MO is perfect. The end.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||02/08/2013|
I Hate Bill and Hillary Clinton.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||02/08/2013|
R7, that's just common sense.
Some folks on this board have problems understanding the definitions of words. Men who truly identify as straight will only - ONLY - sleep with women.
That being said, a vast majority of people in the world don't fall into a 100/0 balance when it comes to sexuality. There are men - bisexual men, or masculine gay men - who either have sex with men and women, or evoke the masculine persona that is associated with heterosexuality. But that does not make them straight men.
It also speaks to a much deeper issue of internalized homophobia, self-loathing, because those folks view "gay" or anything not exaggeratedly masculine as secondary, or a bad thing, or defective. It speaks to their own feelings about gay men and about women.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||02/08/2013|
[R36] Fuck off with all your fucking bull shit
|by Anonymous||reply 37||02/08/2013|
Defensive much R37?
Sorry. You can put "straight acting" in your Craigslist post all you want but it doesn't make you straight.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||02/08/2013|
R34 Its obvious you are one of those people who gets all riled up when someone challenges what you claim with actual facts.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||02/08/2013|
Interview is the one movie I don't like him in at all. Some people have weird taste.
Even though I wasn't into pretty boys and I do appreciate his looks more now that he's matured and has some age on him, I could still objectively see he was handsome in his youth.
Well, to each his own. Yea this guy is soooo fugly.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||02/08/2013|
That uneducated people should be sent to war while those with college educations should stay back in order to run the country. I told a woman this once and she looked like she was gonna pass the fuck out. I still stand by it.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||02/08/2013|
R41 Considering the educated people running the country are the ones that want to start wars, shouldn't they be the ones to actually fight them?
|by Anonymous||reply 42||02/08/2013|
[quote]Most charities are a waste of money and run by narcissists
Ain't that the truth. I have a gym acquaintance I only run into every few months. He runs some sort of weird charity he founded and fancies himself a motivational speaker. Every time he tells the exact same story about how he found inspiration as a kid to help people, how he just gave some stranger some money or a car, and how he himself drives a tiny/cheap (but brand new) car because he is so grounded and humble.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||02/08/2013|
R41, I'd say that might depend on what your education is in. We sure as hell don't need any more liberal arts or English majors. I mean think about it, if they don't go to war who will write the great war novels and poems?
In WWII almost everyone went to war. There were some people who got exempted because of their work but many of them were still considered shirkers. My dad was an engineer and went to war and my uncle was an engineer and didn't want to go to war. Guess who is more highly respected in my family? I credit my dad's smarts in helping to keeping him and his men alive. I'm also sure my dad's experiences in war and the military served him and those he worked for very well throughout his life.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||02/08/2013|
Nonsense. We desperately need liberal arts and English majors. Most people in this country can't fucking read.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||02/08/2013|
Okay, we'll send all webmasters to war.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||02/08/2013|
I've never understood why the FLOTUS was expected to have a cause that they didn't have before their husband was elected. A lot of the time the cause that they elect to work for turns into a joke (Just Say No) and doesn't do anyone much good.
I wish that if they did pick up a cause it would be worthwhile one, and one they would be 100% behind and making a big deal over it. I think what Michele Obama is doing for school lunches, and healthy eating in general, is a worthy cause, but she seems to be doing a half assed job of it.
I also agree with R42. The people who start wars should be willing to have their children fight those wars. Also think that wars should only be started by people who truly understand the consequences of war, not armchair warriors who have read about them in books
|by Anonymous||reply 47||02/08/2013|
Michelle Obama cannot concentrate on a black issue. She will be accused of only caring about her own people. She needs to focus on something that affects all Americans, including blacks. For the same reason she can't talk about her family history because it brings up unpleasant facts about America's history.
My unpopular opinion is that women should not serve in the military. Too many pregnancies and problems.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||02/08/2013|
The Great Pumpkin.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||02/08/2013|
[r49] My opinion is why send choice young dick to war when we can send the women?
|by Anonymous||reply 50||02/08/2013|
I think that organised religion is the scourge of the earth.
Not an unpopular opinion around here, I realise, but probably an unpopular one in the world at large.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||02/08/2013|
I don't believe people can be religious and intelligent at the same time. You're either one or the other. The minute I find out someone is deeply religious, my inner voice says, "Well bless your ignorant heart."
|by Anonymous||reply 52||02/08/2013|
[R52] When someone pulls that jesus shit on me I cut them deep.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||02/08/2013|
That Tom Cruise is straight
|by Anonymous||reply 54||02/08/2013|
We should only send uglies, fatties and old people to war.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||02/08/2013|
[quote] We should only send uglies, fatties and old people to war.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||02/08/2013|
Finding out that someone is sincerely religious has the same effect on me, R52. It's like raising the curtain on someone's ignorance and lack of intelligence.
The only exception is someone thinking that way up to their late teens, if they were indoctrinated as a child. After that, in a first world society, they've had access to enough information that they should have been able to educate themselves about the idiocy of religion.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||02/08/2013|
Do you want them alphabetically or chronologically?
|by Anonymous||reply 58||02/08/2013|
It annoys me that with all of the religions listed, they don't have Quaker.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||02/08/2013|
[R57] I knew Jesus was a bunch of shit sitting in Sunday School at the age of 6. I will give a religious person a pass. I will even let a weak attempt to bring up the subject pass. But once that fucking Christian creep thinks I need salvation I go ape shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||02/08/2013|
I don't like Madonna, Kylie. I hate most tv shows. I think Ben Affleck is a shit director.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||02/08/2013|
I'm an athiest but I think the theory of evolution is ridiculous.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||02/08/2013|
Pitt isn't pretty anymore, OP, but he definitely was once upon a time. To each their own.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||02/08/2013|
[r54] That Tom Cruise is straight
I think Tom Cruise thinks he is straight, but I don't think he really is. His closet is in the closet.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||02/08/2013|
I have always hated Madonna.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||02/08/2013|
I think America would be a much saner, safer country if drugs were legal and jail sentences were MUCH shorter.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||02/08/2013|
R65, ITA. I feel that way about anyone who murders for their own selfish gain.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||02/08/2013|
Extremely butch lesbians are actually transgender.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||02/08/2013|
I thought Brad Pitt was really cute when he played a young teenager in "Dynasty" (don't know how old he was at the time). After that, he was a nice looking young man without much personality -- at some point, it all started to go downhill from there. Seems like a decent guy, but nothing special in any department.
I've really tried but just cannot reconcile deep religious conviction with extreme intelligence. So what to do with Stephen Colbert & Alton Brown?
The Democratic party cannot afford for Michelle Obama to make waves. But I'll lay you odds that she will become an activist after her husband leaves office & a Dem succession is assured.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||02/08/2013|
I don't have anything angst m.o. Or any other First Lady- but I don't understand why people brag about her clothes-she is much more attractive than her clothing-do love the new hair tho.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||02/08/2013|
I do not think that everyone in the military is a hero.
I live in a small Midwestern city, and this is a horribly unpopular opinion. At our local hockey games, the have an " honor our servicemen" segment during second half, where they march a military person into the middle of the rink, the announcer states their name and what branch they are in, and the whole crowd stands and applauds for a full minute. Kind of strange to me.
I also think the military is used as a welfare system by too many people and their spouses.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||02/08/2013|
R54 I agree, sort of. I think he is more insane than anything else in his life.
I hate Phantom of the Opera.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||02/08/2013|
I think anal is heteronormative. All the stuff yiu can do with your cock and his cock and it so often is just foreplay to a re-enactment of a rather dull definition of copulation.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||02/08/2013|
That people aren't responsible for their own actions or can be brainwashed into murder, like the Manson family. I always get the side eye about this when I say that Charles Manson, though insane and a murderer, should not be held responsible for what those crazy fucking hippies did. And if they are so in danger of being easily persuaded to do things like brutally murder pregnant women, then they are right where they belong.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||02/08/2013|
God, I could never survive in a backwater like that, R72.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||02/08/2013|
R72 I see a similar thought process here (AL). And I can agree with you, not all are honorable men/women, it isn't a free pass in my opinion either. I don't agree about their benefits being welfare though, they do a job and get decent benefits, nothing wrong with that. I'm not willing to die for my country.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||02/08/2013|
R74 Agreed. Dividing ourselves into tops and bottoms is silly. I frankly didn't have any idea men fucked each other until my straight roommate told me about it. Having two dicks to play with, OTOH, it a delight.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||02/08/2013|
Some people are into particular "types" in terms of looks, age, ethnicity, hair and eye color, personality, and so on. That said, one should be able to objectively understand why a particular person would be considered beautiful/sexy/attractive by many others, even if one doesn't personally share that opinion. In my opinion, anyone who looks at Brad Pitt in THELMA AND LOUISE (for example) and doesn't understand why he's generally considered hot beyond belief is being contrary just for the sake of being contrary.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||02/08/2013|
Federal marriage rights and employment protections are the only things stopping a wholesale movement of white gays to the republican party.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||02/08/2013|
What R72 said. And since I am always being reminded to support the troops I have to point out that I already do when I pay taxes.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||02/08/2013|
I don't think masculinity has anything to do with whether or not you watch sports.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||02/08/2013|
R81, I concur, even though I hate to admit it. I also think Marco Rubio will save the GOP and will eventually turn a plethora of D's into R's, damn it.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||02/08/2013|
That Natalee Holloway was kind of trashy and not that pretty.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||02/08/2013|
R81 and R84, all these young "gay is not about anything more than sex" folks are the ones who will bale first. They are so ready to be imitators of straight people that, once they get their rights, the rest of the world will be able to fuck off, especially any "eldergay" who disagrees with them.
Have fun with that!
|by Anonymous||reply 84||02/08/2013|
I don't think there is anything extraordinary or special about children and the extent to which our society still worships "the child" and "the white heterosexual nuclear family" is creepy and regressive.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||02/08/2013|
That Elizabeth Smart and Shawn Hornbeck couldn't escape their kidnappers.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||02/08/2013|
Irregardless of what Michelle Obama accomplishes, I think her wardrobe is atrocious. I don't understand why it gets such praise and accolades. It's unsophisticated, unflattering, and lacks an original, unique style.
When I think of the first lady's fashion style my first thought is Dress Barn.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||02/08/2013|
I think of members of the military as victims rather than heroes. And I sure as hell don't think of them as welfare cheats, R72.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||02/08/2013|
Trayvon may have had it coming.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||02/08/2013|
r91, you could be right.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||02/08/2013|
These are the correct usages of these terms:
I could care less
I'm looking at you R91
|by Anonymous||reply 91||02/08/2013|
All men are bisexual and it is healthy to express one's sexual desire for another human regardless of sex.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||02/08/2013|
Religion is the root of all evil. If you look deeply enough, every war we've ever fought was essentially over religion. So much gets wrapped up in faith and communities of faith are so highly regarded, members can literally get away with anything, whether raping children and covering it up, to mass murder, to attempting to exterminate an entire race. Oh sure, we fight over land and resources, but what's the first thing we do when we acquire land? Build a church. Which consumes resources.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||02/08/2013|
I think Fred Armisen is talented; I think Big Bang Theory is awful.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||02/09/2013|
R95 Your opinion is popular with me and a lot of my friends.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||02/09/2013|
R91 has it coming.
But I'm sure that's not unpopular.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||02/09/2013|
R7, there is difference between experimenting our of curiosity and having sex with men on a periodic basis.
That is called BISEXUALITY.
So my unpopular opinion on DL is that bisexuality is real and there are more bisexual men than outright gay men.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||02/09/2013|
Monogamy isn't that hard and isn't a bad thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||02/09/2013|
R95, religion is the symptom not the cause.
The cause is man's desire to belong to a group and be accepted, and what better group than one that helps you deal with the uncertainties of life by explaining them away with fairy tales.
Add to that the ability to control other people which is a very strong male trait, you have the symptom of religion.
The cause of those atrocities is human nature.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||02/09/2013|
I can't stand Arabs.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||02/09/2013|
I enjoy the Kardashians.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||02/09/2013|
The most liberals, including DL posters, love to shit on Christianity but are too chicken shit to mock Islam.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||02/09/2013|
Gay men don't like and many resent women and if they were the majority, women be just as abused or even more so.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||02/09/2013|
Apparently, that "milk first" is not a sign of good breeding.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||02/09/2013|
That's true, R104. They scare the shit out of me. I don't want to do anything to provoke them, even on a gay message board. I'm just hoping to die before they strike again in a big way.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||02/09/2013|
The Troops can fuck themselves.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||02/09/2013|
Pensions need to be phased out.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||02/09/2013|
"Irregardless of what Michelle Obama accomplishes, I think her wardrobe is atrocious."
|by Anonymous||reply 108||02/09/2013|
This opinion was unpopular just five years ago, but is growing more popular with every passing month: New York is over, and all other major cities have come to surpass it.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||02/09/2013|
I think sex was sexier before people started trying to look and act like porn stars.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||02/09/2013|
DL is home to some very sick and disturbed people. I'm just saying.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||02/09/2013|
I'm with you 100%! This fetishizing the military is totally out-of-hand.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||02/09/2013|
I don't think porn stars are sexy, ever. Shaved, pumped and tanned is phony. The equivalent of female models. No real connection to the reality of what men really look like. Give me the nerd next door anyway. I never watch porn, rather seek out amateur stuff.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||02/09/2013|
In my life, every ex-military man I've ever met has been (white) trash, willfully ignorant, regressive, into mannish women (hates sensitivity in all forms), and sort of a gayish cock tease. They sure as shit aren't protecting my freedoms. 911 truth, motherfuckers. And beyond.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||02/09/2013|
R108, R114 The troops are victims, not heroes.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||02/09/2013|
R37, you're ruining his fantasy. Many gay men here cling to the idea that straight men have gay sex. Their lives depend on it, their cock depends on it because "straight" is what gets them hard. Meanwhile, these "straight" guys have probably fucked and been fucked by millions of guys. This part seems lost on these gay men.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||02/09/2013|
@R101: religion is a construct of man, indeed. But if this evil is not at the root, then why is it only religious groups that people sought to join? If it is merely the desire to be part of a group, there are numerous other opportunities going back millennia that would have afforded seekers of power and authority to exercise control, and yet it always seems to come back to religion. Governments rise and fall; companies thrive and fail; religion goes on forever, unabated.
And what we fight over is more often then not some aspect of belief, whether it's which brother is the rightful heir to the deity, or whether the concept of god, son and spirit is one or three distinctions, among many other, what would be considered in a rational world, minor differences. It's only religions that condemn each other to death, and while many other groups may harbor such desires, they always bring it back to faith to achieve their destructive goals.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||02/09/2013|
The Abrahamic religions are where psychopaths try to find a sense of morality. The people attracted to it are the ones born without an innate sense of fairness and empathy that the rest of humanity possesses without effort.
Basically, they're trying to become more human like the rest of us, so they flock to a church to "save their souls" but it doesn't work because churches are tantamount to the blind leading the blind. So they end up reinforcing their psychopathic behavior with the force of rules laid out for them by their immoral leaders.
It's a pity, but that's how cruel nature can be. Some people are born without a sense of humanity, fair play, and empathy and they spend their lives futilely trying to get what the rest of us are born with and take for granted.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||02/09/2013|
"The cause is man's desire to deal with the uncertainties of life by explaining them away"
I fixed it for you, R101. The group/belonging aspect is not so important in religious atrocity - the fear of the unknown (or sometimes alien) is the true impetus.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||02/09/2013|
It is an unpopular opinion that Cillian Murphy is a good looking man and is best at playing male roles.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||02/09/2013|
I hate the way Jews have been allowed to usurp the Holocaust by promoting their victimization and ignoring the others who died in the camps (40-50% of the total), not to mention the Polish, Slav, and Russian citizens killed on their own soil by the Nazis, including three million Polish Catholics.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||02/09/2013|
I am amazed by how popular Ian Somerhader is with his role of Damon on The Vampire Diaries. He is always winning all these fan awards. He is a terrible actor, way too old for the part, and not sexy. I sort of enjoyed that dumb show, but had to quit it because I couldn't take any more of his smug, "smell the fart" acting.
I also hate the LOTR and Harry Potter movies.
San Francisco is nasty.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||02/09/2013|
R123, and you managed to ignore gays in your post too.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||02/09/2013|
I don't think it has anything to do with them getting hard, R118.
For a lot of these types of queens, its all about ego, its all about them. They possess something so alluring not even a straight man can resist them. And when you have nothing going on in your life, what better way to boost your ego than to brag to their drunken friends in bars about the straight trade they bagged. In that respect, they're just like straight guys bragging about all the hos and skanks they've banged.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||02/09/2013|
R126, what you say is true. I also believe that narcissism plays a role. But, why don't they ever post a pic of what they look like? Certainly they must be make super models if they turn heads of straight men.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||02/09/2013|
R117, leave me to my unpopular opinion, bitch.
Don't argue with me.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||02/09/2013|
No, I didn't, R125. Gays are among the others killed in the camps. The specific groups I listed were typical among those killed without even being sent to camps first.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||02/09/2013|
I don't think that "marriage" should be a gay aspiration or political demand. Civil Unions with complete legal and financial rights and equality is the better idea to me.
I am partnered for nine years, monogamous and happy. We are a mixed race couple and live in Canada, where same sex marriage is very legal. I am not closeted or self-loathing.
I would never call my boyfriend my husband, and cringe when two people of the same sex refer to each other as wife and wife, or hubby and husband. YUK. Spouse is fine, boyfriend sounds good, partner applies. We call each other by name, together a couple, and lots of things in private......
I think gay weddings are silly and sheep-like and far more hetero-normative than anal sex. I love to fuck. What man doesn't?
|by Anonymous||reply 128||02/09/2013|
I really don't care that the Pope is retiring.
OK, this isn't a totally unpopular opinion but it just seems a big who cares to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||02/11/2013|
blah blah blah.
It isn't all about YOU.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||02/11/2013|
it may not be unpopular, r131, but it`s certainly un-POPE-u-lar!
|by Anonymous||reply 131||02/11/2013|
As we gay men strive to achieve equality to straights, we are also giving up many of the unique traits of our "culture" that make us who we are and give us an allure. I like the "otherness" of queerdom and hope to never see the day when we live the bourgeois lifestyle of suburban parents.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||02/12/2013|
Nothing has brought me more abuse on datalounge than my belief that real love lasts forever. I ask myself why that is, that dataloungers universally equate this position with stalking, failure, evil, and so on.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||02/14/2013|
[quote]In my life, every ex-military man I've ever met has been (white) trash, willfully ignorant, regressive, into mannish women (hates sensitivity in all forms), and sort of a gayish cock tease. They sure as shit aren't protecting my freedoms. 911 truth, motherfuckers. And beyond.
In my fairly long life, I've met veterans of WWI, WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, Desert Storm, Iraq, & Afghanistan. There are big differences among them, based on their ages, their races, their sexes, the "cause" served by the respective wars, whether they were drafted or volunteered, etc.
I'm a pacifist & not enamoured of the military, but my experience has been that different times have produced different kinds of vets.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||02/14/2013|
Vanilla is just fine. There, I said it!
|by Anonymous||reply 135||02/14/2013|
I think atheists who endlessly defend their atheism are afraid of God. And anti-smokers are boring.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||02/14/2013|
So many who are militant about rejecting heteronormativity are hypocritical in their sex lives, replicating heterosexual sex.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||02/14/2013|
I wish the USSR had never dissolved.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||02/14/2013|
She's an amazing and intriguing woman and I'd really love to meet her
|by Anonymous||reply 139||02/14/2013|
There is such a thing as gay-for-pay.
Starving boys and drug addicts around the world know so.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||02/14/2013|
Just as there is no heterosexual community there is no gay community. There are gay communities. There is no unity.We owe Obama a great deal.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||02/15/2013|
I don't think Deb Furness is unattractive, just unattractive for Hollywood.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||02/15/2013|
Being gay and only being for gay marriage doesn't make you a Liberal, it just makes you selfish. Many gays don't know what it means to be a Liberal, and as a result there are many gay people self-identifying as liberals who really shouldn't.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||02/15/2013|
I believe that capitalism is just a narrow form of socialism, unethical if all society is designed around it, that all societies today are socialist, and that there is no genuine moral alternative to the welfare state which will have to grow much bigger in the future, and that Americans are illiterate dimwitted boobs for thinking when they misuse the term socialism they mean anything intelligible at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||02/15/2013|
With the exception of "Wind beneath My Wings," I have never liked the music of Bette Midler.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||02/15/2013|
Aretha Franklin: hated her
|by Anonymous||reply 146||02/15/2013|
[all posts by ham-fisted troll a removed.]
|by Anonymous||reply 147||02/15/2013|
Funny, R147, except for that very treacle I love her music.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||02/15/2013|
[quote]Sorry but thems the facts.
Sorry, that's your OPINION. Because it isn't fact and you know it.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||02/15/2013|
R149. Ack. I was never molested. I must not be gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||02/15/2013|
That's why it's an unpopular opinion, R150. Most gays love her. I've never understood it.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||02/15/2013|
please. we all know if Mrs Obama decided that her cause would be dealing with these dead beat black fathers and empowering single black mothers, every republican would be screaming racisim.
yes, they screamed "dont tell us what to feed our children!!" but that was just pure stupid.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||02/15/2013|
where do you get these numbers?
|by Anonymous||reply 153||02/15/2013|
People have a right to their own opinion not their own facts. Too many Faux News watchers on Datalounge apparently.
And Forest Gump was a corny, boring movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||02/15/2013|
Most white people are racist
Barbara Boxer is a BITCH
Ultra-religious people tend to have some fucked up skeletons in their closet (pedophilia, drug abuse, psychological issues)
|by Anonymous||reply 155||02/15/2013|
A few of these comments are unpopular. But none of them are so unpopular that this thread gets deleted. Push the envelope. I could retell facts in this post and get this thread deleted faster than Wendy Williams can change wigs. I won't.
R149 Typical HATERosexual. Those are not the facts. Go f*ck yourself.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||02/15/2013|
That military personnel and veterans have to be constantly thanked and lauded for their service.
Most military people I've met have been total assholes so for me it makes being appreciative a little harder..at least on a personal level.
Sorry about that.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||02/15/2013|
That criticizing the more negative aspects of an individual's culture is NOT racism.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||02/15/2013|
That "models" aren't necessarily the most SEXUALLY attractive people on the planet.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||02/15/2013|
Black people are racists.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||02/15/2013|
6 pack abs can be kind of ugly.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||02/15/2013|
I hated the Beatles and still hate Paul McCartney.
The wrong Beatles are dead.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||02/15/2013|
Oh God yes, the Beatles are so overrated.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||02/15/2013|
R143, I agree. We shouldn't be lumped together; we're separate communities.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||02/15/2013|
Don't say that, R166. Divided we fall! Don't let idiots influence your thinking, especially idiots on this site. Many are severely mentally ill or addicted to drugs while others have incredibly low self-esteem and get a temporary boost of self-esteem by putting others down. Keep that in mind.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||02/16/2013|
Let unpopular opinions be.
This is a liberating thread......
I don't think most gay couples should have children !
|by Anonymous||reply 166||02/16/2013|
[quote]Most white people are racist
I agree. Also, white people have no sense of loyalty whatsoever and are only interested in how their next personal relationships can help them get ahead.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||02/16/2013|
Many US born and raised blacks are the most violent, ignorant, racist turds on the face of the Earth and are destroying or have destroyed a handful of once great US cities.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||02/16/2013|
R170 is probably my turd of a brother in law, who had life so good that he no longer needed money and quit work and has been an extremely bitter racist misanthrope ever since.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||02/16/2013|
Shelley Hack was the best Charlie's Angel.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||02/16/2013|
Bruce Springsteen cannot sing, and his music is over-rated.
Quentin Tarantino is a mediocre film-maker.
I do not understand Brad Pitt's appeal.
Kate Middleton should not be held up as a role model for women.
The term "artist" is over-abused. Madonna, Lady Gaga, and most popular singers are not "artists."
|by Anonymous||reply 171||02/16/2013|
I honestly can't believe that creatures like R172 exist.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||02/16/2013|
Wow! R172, I was just reading this 1979 People Magazine article about Shelley joining the cast! That's crazy.
Charlie's Latest Angel
|by Anonymous||reply 173||02/16/2013|
R173, we share the same brain.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||02/16/2013|
Shelly Hack...never was a surname more appropriate.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||02/16/2013|
Exactly, R177. lol
|by Anonymous||reply 176||02/16/2013|
That's not an unpopular opinion!
|by Anonymous||reply 177||02/16/2013|
[quote]I don't believe people can be religious and intelligent at the same time. You're either one or the other. The minute I find out someone is deeply religious, my inner voice says, "Well bless your ignorant heart."
I completely agree.
I once even started a DL thread titled "Christians are, by definition, stupid. Discuss."
As you can imagine, a lot of religulous idiots were very offended.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||02/16/2013|
People who think you can't be religious and intelligent are stupid.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||02/16/2013|
No, they're sane.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||02/16/2013|
Public education should be a priviledge and not a right. Parents who are NOT involved in their child(ren)'s education should be arrested. Corporal punishment should be brought back to schools.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||02/16/2013|
One of America's biggest lies, and a major contributor to it's problems, is the absurd notion of free speech. For example, opinions such as those held by the westboro "god hates fags" church should cause them to spend the rest of their lives in prison for inciting hatred.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||02/16/2013|
Nonsense R184. If you ban speech then what people actually think will take you by surprise. Better to have it out there where you can deal with it.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||02/16/2013|
Population control to help the environment.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||02/17/2013|
R6, Michelle Obama and Jill Biden have taken military families as their key issue to work on. They have done a lot for military families and continue to do so.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||02/18/2013|
Meryl Streep is not even one of the top three best American film actresses working. Nope.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||02/18/2013|
I believe the American Cancer Society grossly misleads the public and is a useless, greedy waste of health and charity dollars primarily interested in promoting its own continued existence. It is the Vatican of health research and non-profits.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||02/18/2013|
It is normal, natural, and common to lose interest in sex as one grows older.
The idea that one ought to remain sexually active into one's geriatric years is thrust upon us by those who use sex to sell products.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||02/18/2013|
I completely agree r189.
Give your charity dollars to grass roots organizations, a homeless person or just volunteer some time. Many charities are superstructures of waste and self interest. Careless use of money and human energy.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||02/18/2013|
Children are AWFUL.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||02/18/2013|
Climate change is a natural event independent of human behavior. Many humans are just too arrogant to believe it while some are making a pretty penny from the scare tactics.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||02/18/2013|
Don't get Pitt's appeal, I think he is dumber than a door nail. His popularity is solely based on PR tricks. He likes to hook up with females that are on the same level with him regarding getting attention. Which is not by talent but - how often can we call the paps to take pics of us and our kids so we can be on the front page of all the gossip rags.
He is a shitty actor at best!
|by Anonymous||reply 192||02/18/2013|
R192, that's an extremely popular opinion. I come across it all the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||02/18/2013|
Darren Criss is not hot. I don't get why people keep drooling over him? He has a Robert Pattinson nose and bushy eyebrows and a mess of a hair. Ugh.. sorry. I just don't find him attractive at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||02/18/2013|
I agree, R190. If I felt as horny now as I felt in my 20s, I think I'd want to kill myself. Yet I have two friends around my age who are still active sex obsessives, if not sex addicts. Yet they have to take Viagra or they can't get it up.
In each case, I think they're looking for the better tomorrow we think has been promised us as part of the American (or whatever) dream. But hope and optimism can be addictions, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||02/18/2013|
Most of the Hollywood "hunks" are either way past their prime or were never attractive to begin with.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||02/18/2013|
Pepsi is better than Coke.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||02/18/2013|
Jodi Aries while guilty of brutally murdering her ex boyfriend/fuck buddy needs to be professionally psychologically evaluated if she hasn't been already. Asking the officer that interviewed her if he thought she was crazy does not count as psychological evaluation. Also the term crazy should not be allowed. Crazy is not a psychological evaluation, it is not in the DSM.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||02/18/2013|
Barbra Streisand is the most annoying celebrity of all time.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||02/18/2013|
The "Illuminati" is real.
Britney IS a Monarch programmed mind control slave.
There IS an attempt by multi-national corporations,the music industry AND the art elite to engineer young minds into Luciferian thought and action.
Liberalism and libertine thinking has gone too far.
Islam is NOT love...it is submit or die.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||02/18/2013|
People living on welfare and having a new baby every year should be sterilized by force.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||02/18/2013|
I don't generally lke African American professionals. Always obviously vigilant for signs of possible racism. Always some kind of chip on the shoulder. Very tiresome.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||02/18/2013|
We need to repeal the Second Amendment. Enough is enough.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||02/18/2013|
That the troops in Iraq died for our freedom is the biggest lie we've ever been told. What politician is man enough to say it out loud, eventhough they all know it's not true?
|by Anonymous||reply 204||02/18/2013|
Breeding should be highly regulated and controlled by the government.
All children should be sterilised at birth [or at least by the time they hit puberty]. I don't mean by removing sexual organs, but simply tying the appropriate tubes so that eggies and spermies can never meet.
Then, when a person is AT LEAST 30 years old, and is a decent person and can provide for themselves and a child, the person can ask for permission to reproduce.
If all children truly were wanted and loved, probably 95% of society's problems would melt away.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||02/18/2013|
R206 none of those in the know can say anything unless they want to be charged with war crimes.
Imagine if troops from another nation swept in and arrested GWBush the same way the US grabbed Noriega in Panama.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||02/18/2013|
I wouldn't have minded so much
|by Anonymous||reply 207||02/18/2013|
Elderly people after age 75 should not be allowed to drive. Like airline pilots, there needs to be an age ceiling to operational licenses. How many times are we going to see elderly people in the news killing pedestrians or driving into store fronts mistaking the gas pedal for the brake?
|by Anonymous||reply 208||02/18/2013|
That tattoos are art or cool. No, they make one's body look like it was smeared in the Sunday comics.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||02/18/2013|
R199 I think the same. Pepsi It is.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||02/19/2013|
I think that men are more emotional and women are more practical.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||02/22/2013|
I believe that Al Gore has no idea what climate change really is. They just prop the big tub of goo up on stage and he reads what is on the cards.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||02/22/2013|
I hate "creative" black names.
Je'Rean (a boy)
Lyvonne (his mother)
Chaise (like longue; a boy; a friend of Je'Rean)
Don't these parents care what they do to their children with these R'Idiculosities?
|by Anonymous||reply 213||02/22/2013|
I believe in a right to assisted suicide for the terminally ill.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||02/22/2013|
I'm in favor of drone warfare. Kills fewer civilians and produces fewer refugees.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||05/08/2014|
Barbra Streisand is a terrible and very overrated singer.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||05/09/2014|
Rihanna is a better singer than Mariah Carey!
|by Anonymous||reply 217||05/09/2014|
Barrack Obama is the best US president ever ever ever!
|by Anonymous||reply 218||05/09/2014|
Lupita Nyong'o is ugly
|by Anonymous||reply 219||05/09/2014|
John McCain is the most loved US politician today!
|by Anonymous||reply 220||05/09/2014|
Condoms work if you work thm. Why are we still having AIDS Walks and Broadway Bares shows 30 years AFTER safe sex guidelines were publicized? ANYONE who sero-converted after 1985 or so, just doesn't care and basically decided to catch AIDS whether they know it or not. I never hear a PEEP about "Prevention", as I imagine it has gone out of style, or is seen as "judgmental"!
I find it shocking how casual the late 20s, and early 30 somethings are becoming POZ! They all crow about the "stigma"! WHAT stigma!?
You aren't "sex negative" by staying HIV negative, just aware.
This could have been all behind us by now.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||05/09/2014|
[quote] I'm in favor of drone warfare. Kills fewer civilians and produces fewer refugees.
Imagine if they had drones in WWII. Entire cities that were obliterated by aerial bombardment would still be here today in all their splendor. Billions of dollars in airplanes, bombs, rebuilding, airdrops would never have been spent. Dresden and Hiroshima would have survived but the Eagles Nest would be gone. Good trade off. The Houses of Parliament and Buckinghan Palace would have been droned, but they could have been rebuilt.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||05/09/2014|
Women don't really like sports. They pretend to in order to hang out with men and please them. They want to be liked, married and fucked.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||05/09/2014|
A lot of black people have a black agenda and are racists.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||05/09/2014|
Mines is that white people, even though most liberal minded, think they are naturally better than non white people.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||05/09/2014|
Once gay marriage is legal across the United States, most gay men will become Republicans.
|by Anonymous||reply 226||05/09/2014|
Lol, i made my comment without even reading r224 or any others past the first 5 comments. I swear to god. It just goes to show, Im right.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||05/09/2014|