"My mum was very young when she gave birth to me, and at that age, still experimenting with weed. I've been around her when I was little whilst she was smoking it. Most parents, or adult for that matter, seem to think that letting your child…"
"Ever since I have discovered that that circumcision was only just a religious practice I have felt bad for doing it to my oldest boy. At the time I was still extremely religious and I thought it was the right thing to do. Now that I'm not apart…"
"Kids and parents, both complaining about stealing each other's weed...Well, I think me and my parents have benefitted mutually b/c we both have different "sources" and we like to share, and it's fun to smoke together. My dad even…"
"This is great. My family always laughed at "parents: the anti-drug". Yeah, only if they steal it for themselves! I've smoked with my mom and brothers before and we usually have a hilarious time. My grandma was also for legalization…"
"Its so interesting to see the differences between non-religious and religious people when they have something like this sort of thing happen to them. You call it intuition and people like my family call it the spirit of God telling them what they…"
"Heres a thought. The only thing that separates us from all the other animals is that we have critical thinking. If you can program a robot to have feelings and to love, doesn't that make them just as important as us. Really all love is is your…"
Crystal, I’m not the official welcome wagon, but I do spend a lot of time on A|N, so I’ll take the liberty to welcome you and tell you a little about the site.
There are three ways to join in the conversations here. You can use the CHAT ROOM, or you can post a discussion in either the FORUM or in one of the GROUPS. The FORUM has different categories for posting discussions, and it is open to everyone here. To post a discussion or comment in a GROUP, you must first join that group.
There are over 500 groups so far, so just about any area of interest you can have will be represented. There are regional groups, groups for ex-Christians or ex-Muslims, and groups for pot smokers, bikers, singles, gamers, the LGBT community, and pet lovers. Groups of common interest include: music, science, writing, politics, Chomsky, Dawkins, philosophy, morality, ethics, atheist activism, cinema, human rights, memetics, sexuality, history, race & culture, gardening, vegetarianism, books, beer, propaganda, Cynicism, Objectivism, news, anime, Doctor Who, free speech, the NFL, Carl Sagan, psychology, Humanism, science fiction, horror films, gun owners, Star Trek, and much more.
You are welcome to start your own group, but I might suggest that you first check to make sure that no such group for that particular interest already exists (for example, we already have four LGBT groups).
When commenting in a group, be sure to select FOLLOW at the bottom of the screen so that you’ll be informed of follow up comments to either the discussion, or to your comments. Also, the unspoken preference on A|N for responding to the comments of another member tend to be that you copy the text to which you are referring, paste it in your comment, italicize it, and then write your response below that. That way everyone knows to whom or what you are referring. You should also activate all links or URLs you post.
Again, welcome aboard. I hope you enjoy it here, as I do.