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Steve commented on Becky's blog post Recent Natural disasters
"The thing about natural disasters is this. I think it is less about their frequency than the fact that there are more of us to get in the way of such things. When tornado ally was sparsely populated tornados affected just a few. Now where there were…"
May 25, 2011
roland707 commented on Becky's blog post Recent Natural disasters
"I concur."
May 25, 2011
David Anam commented on Becky's blog post Recent Natural disasters
"It was all part of God's divine wisdom that some people will have shards of glass ripping through them and/or be slowly crushed under debris."
May 25, 2011
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Recent Natural disasters

This is going to be short. I figured I'd like to consider something. Natural disasters in the last month:April 27th: Huge thunderstorm spawned 137 tornadoes, 180 dead (US, Alabama), Dead fish hauled away in NY May: Dead fish washup, Mississippi flooding. May 3rd and 4th: More dead fish wash up. May 3rd: Deadly tornado, New Zealand May 15th: 6.5 Magnitude earthquake, Papua New Guinea May 22nd: Deadly tornadoes in Minneapolis, MN, and Joplin, MO. May 24th: Deadly tornado in Oklahoma And then…See More
May 25, 2011
Becky replied to EccentricSM's discussion Amusing Responses You Got From People When You Came Out About Being An Atheist.
"It depends on where you are and who you associate with. I live in a town where 90 percent of the kids are sheltered, and are only exposed to one belief. Ergo, most of my friends are religious, and most likely have a problem with me being an atheist.…"
May 12, 2011
Joseph P commented on Becky's blog post Being part of the religious minority (Journal 1)
"Hmm, if you want to get some good moral outrage responses, you should watch The Atheist Experience.  Matt Dillahunty does some amazing emotional arguments against Christian dogma.  You could weave elements of that into some of your…"
Apr 27, 2011
pixie commented on Becky's blog post Being part of the religious minority (Journal 1)
"If it's any consolation, I hear hell has all the best musicians. I can't wait to meet Mozart and Freddie Mercury."
Apr 27, 2011
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Being part of the religious minority (Journal 1)

I live in a town in which around 95 percent of residents are of some sort of christian religious denomination. So, naturally, Jews, Muslims, and Atheists are virtually unheard of. In fact, I know of one other Atheist, but, I'm sure that the fear of being the same kind of outcast that myself and that other person are seen as is less than desirable, so, there's likely more. That, or, people tend to meet in church. It's not a "Religion is the supreme law of this town" thing, but churchgoers tend…See More
Apr 27, 2011
Becky replied to EccentricSM's discussion Amusing Responses You Got From People When You Came Out About Being An Atheist.
"    My favorite response: Me: "I'm an atheist" Close friend of mine: "What's that?" Me: "I don't believe in God." Friend: "Bullshit, you're a christian."     Runner…"
Apr 23, 2011

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Recent Natural disasters

Posted on May 25, 2011 at 12:30am 4 Comments

This is going to be short. I figured I'd like to consider something.

 

Natural disasters in the last month:

April 27th: Huge thunderstorm spawned 137 tornadoes, 180 dead (US, Alabama), Dead fish hauled away in NY

 

May: Dead fish washup, Mississippi flooding.

 

May 3rd and 4th: More dead fish wash up.

 

May 3rd: Deadly tornado, New Zealand

 

May 15th: 6.5 Magnitude earthquake, Papua New Guinea

 

May…

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Being part of the religious minority (Journal 1)

Posted on April 27, 2011 at 12:58am 2 Comments

I live in a town in which around 95 percent of residents are of some sort of christian religious denomination. So, naturally, Jews, Muslims, and Atheists are virtually unheard of. In fact, I know of one other Atheist, but, I'm sure that the fear of being the same kind of outcast that myself and that other person are seen as is less than desirable, so, there's likely more. That, or, people tend to meet in church. It's not a "Religion is the supreme law of this town" thing, but churchgoers…

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At 10:41pm on May 16, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Greetings, Becky! I'd like to invite you to a group where we talk about anything on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D
At 6:05pm on April 24, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello Becky. Welcome to this rational world of Internet atheism---a haven from the superstitions and fictional god of the masses. 

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 450 discussion topics and 2550 members.

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

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At 12:24pm on April 21, 2011, Brent Feeney said…
Welcome aboard! =)  Hope you're doing well today...
At 9:18pm on April 20, 2011, Ken said…
Hello and welcome to the Nexus.  We are happy to have you join us.
 
 
 

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