"My son is 16 weeks. I can wait to teach everything I know about the world. Which happens to be a heck of a lot more than 'faith' can teach him. I will be leaning on resources like this group here for advice to help me and others. I think…"
"Don't let anybody bully you into putting your kids in a religious environment. Relatives may offer books that have religious subtext, or crosses, or whatever. Don't be afraid to tell them 'No. We live in a secular household'."
"He's here! And his daddy and I are having a blast. The past three weeks have been the best of my life! Thanks so much for all of the encouragement and advice. I don't think labor and delivery could have gone any smoother...especially…"
"My little one will be born any day now and I've been having many of the same thoughts. I'll let others who have been through this give advice and suggestions, but I just wanted to say good luck! I'm sure that with rational, caring…"
"If these are the last days on earth, why do they care what happens in government anyway? (Sorry, random thought.)
I can't imagine having a marriage or raising children with someone who holds such beliefs. Here I've been worrying about how…"
"That's a lovely story Mimmon - I've got a nice story like that for my second birth - spending time with my older boy building pebble stacks in the river bed - then hearing a familier sound of pop and feeling all the water coming... …"
"It’s always the hardest the first time with anything. The birth is intense, but you can handle it – think of all your mothers and grand mothers and great-grand mothers… I found humming or singing helped me during…"
I'm sure he doesn't mind coming to small places like this as long as the local church groups can cover whatever it is he charges for appearances. I really wanted to go and ask him about unicorns and dragons but I'll be out of town...maybe next time.
And I love doing research! I could always stand to get a little more money to be doing it, but if money was the only thing I was after I'd probably be doing something else altogether. As everyone knows, the bigtime research money is in climate science. (kidding)
Hello Angie, and welcome to this friendly meeting place where freethinking atheists recognise that gods are phoney and religion is a fraud used to control people;
and how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and more.
"And then, just to confuse things, there's polymath, which is from the Greek poly = much and manthanein = to learn. So, someone who knows a lot. Or at least enough to know that you can get a second crop from that field! Sorry, couldn't…"
I agree yes these are stories of religious bigots waking up and realizing that the legendary and mythological stories and some immoral rules created by ancient sheep-herding nomads had missed the mark and they…"