"I'd say you don't necessarily have to jump STRAIGHT to atheism. Try just starting out by saying that church isn't really for you - that you want to stop doing the whole ORGANIZED religion thing. Eventually, the truth will come out,…"
"I celebrate Easter and Christmas in a very secular way. I haven't even had a tree in a long time. I do enjoy me some carols though, even though most are religious in content. I also celebrate Halloween and Thanksgiving. My anniversary is on the…"
"I've loved Hobby Lobby since I was a little kid. Chick-fil-a is one of my favorite places to eat out. A lot of the organizations I support the most have fairly strong religious ties.
We operate in a world where it's hard to avoid religion…"
"I don't think we need a political party. On most issues, especially economic ones, we are divided.
But I agree that I want to see the day when even just 5% of Congress is openly nonreligious. I want to see the day when an atheist even wins the…"
Greetings, Callie! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since June 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.
ZOMG! NO TIME FOR TEH INTERNETS? Ha... I know that feeling... I just finished a 3 year program in college where if I failed 2 separate classes in a year or if I failed the same class twice, I would get fired from my job of 6 years... Just finished the school a coupe weeks ago. :)
Very glad to see you say you are getting through the rough spot... Dont ever let the bastards grind you down. And, if they do, never let them know they are. Keep your chin up. ;)
Hi Callie, and welcome to this friendly meeting place where we recognise, like you do as an atheist, that gods are phoney and religions are cunning frauds 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…"