"We have some friends coming for dinner next week. Born-agains. They usually don't preach to us (they know I'm atheist), but when we went their their home for dinner last summer, they had us stand holding hands whhile the host said a…"
Hi Folks! I've been part of Atheist Nexus for years, but haven't been all that active recently. My husband (a superstitious, anti-organized-religion, theist) started attending AA meetings last year, and suggested I start attending Alanon. I can't stand the opening/closing prayers, the reading to the 12 steps, most of which makes reference to god/higher power. I feel like everyone at these meetings drank the coolaid, and I wonder what brainwashing is going on in the AA meetings my husband is…See More
"I don't get it. A home for pregnant women sounds wonderful. The big problem would be becoming attached to the kids and then having them leave. We have a home for mentally impaired around the corner from us and it's fine. No problems…"
"We have such a culture of fear to the point where people actively seek out things to be afraid of without bothering themselves about facts and all that. Anyone that doesn't look exactly like us is treated as something to fear or loath instead…"
"my neighbors looked at me like I had two head when I told them I supported the home. really, their mouths were hanging open. I wrote the mayor asking him to call a meeting so we could get the facts. Instead he hired a lawyer to find a loophole in…"
"We have a group home in our neighborhood. I'm not sure exactly who the residents are; I think they are mentally disabled. But when they were planning this a neighborhood meeting was called. People were up in arms like you described. I went to…"
My neighborhood is primarily Catholic with some jewish folks and other christians sprinkled around.Recently a neighbor started circulating an email about a group home that was slated to move into the neighborhood. It was a home for mentally disabled pregnant girls. The girls would come to live in the home during their 2nd trimester and stay there until their babies were a year old. The babies would be put in foster care and the moms would go to some other care facility afterward. There would be…See More