"It looks like this topic has been dead for a while, but I don't think it should be. My name is Athena Holter-Mehren, most people say H.M. instead, lol. I am in the process of starting up a local group at Incirlik AB, Turkey. I am working on my…"
"Absolutely. Any business with a little fish doesn't get my money. I was buying some yarn online from a farm in VA until I noticed the fish logo, so I emailed to ask about it. Their reply was "what some Christians do..." not even being…"
"I try not to buy anything from a place that advertises its religion. It's like telling everyone else, "Yeah, we'll take your money, but I would prefer to do business with "my religion". I don't think they realize how…"
"Unfortunately, here in the US, thanks to corruption in organizations like the USDA, many children (and adults) have no idea that meat is bad for you. We are encouraged at every turn to eat it, and if you choose not to, then there is automatically…"
"And I was trying to show you a different side of this question, and that we are not all vegetarians for ethical reasons. For some of us, the guilt -free conscience is more of a bonus to the practical side of it. This is an open comment section, and…"
"You asked about the ethical, and I was not referring to ethics. At all. I was referring to quality of the food. Not reading MY comments? I was not snarky in that comment in the least. This time your response was rather rude, I should think.…"
"It's not even totally about ethics with poultry. It's about how disgustingly putrid the plants are where they are kept and "processed". Not to mention all of the horrible chemicals they pump into these creatures, and that they…"
"I was at a local feed store today and there was a display of hand-made chunky, silver and turquoise necklaces, just the kind of stuff I love. However, on closer inspection, each and every one of them had a rather ornate cross attached to it. My DH…"
"Hi, I'm new around here!
I boycott Hobby Lobby because of the ads they like to put in papers on holidays.
Other than that, I am pretty sure a lot of the craft places I go to are probably christian owned, but as long as they don't have to…"
"Sorry, didn't mean to assume something about you. I agree that it's the evangelical bible thumpers who make the most noise around here in west-coast Florida. Sad, isn't it, that secular people would take advantage of Christians like…"
"I know now that American Christians are far from being persecuted...I just meant that I *believed* they were at the time (like many today do).
In my experience, it is usually Christians of the evangelical persuasion that thump their bibles loudest.…"
Greetings, Athena! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since July 2010. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.