"Haven't seen any action on this board in a long time. It's nice to "see" a new face. Good for you for fighting for the screening of your daughter! It's a shame when parents of cognitively disabled kids have to practically…"
""The terms No Religion just means that one are not affiliated with a religion, one can be a religious individualist who dont' affiliate, one can still be a believer in gods and other supernatural things like talking to your dead parents…"
"I must say, my sweetie was never really one to act out in public. He saved it all for home. Except for the one time he hit his pregnant teacher back in grade school. THAT was a phone call I'll never forget."
"I see no one's posted here for a while, but I HAD to read your stories just to prove to myself that I wasn't the only one.
My darling little Danny came out screaming and didn't shut his mouth for the next 6 months. Colic? I'd…"
"How did you know about my unicorn?
Ok, shits and giggles...in your scenario, you are correct. All you would have to do is walk into my yard to disprove me. In the case of an all powerful, all knowing, fear inducing supreme being however, neither of…"
"When I was using the term "skeptic", I was relating it to religious beliefs only (in my particular context). Anyone can be skeptical about anything, I was just referring to how some people (like agnostics) "question" the validity…"
"If you look up "atheist" at dictionary.com (my best friend), it calls the words "agnostic" and "skeptic" synonyms of the word atheist. I guess that was one person's interpretation, but if there are different terms,…"
"I'm new to the group, but I thought I'd throw in my 2 cents.
I was raised as a Lutheran. I lost interest in religion in my teens and just ignored the subject completely. In recent years I've called myself an Atheist, but not too long…"
"I have just recently started learning about Buddhism and have already decided that (to me) one of the central cores of Buddhism is to believe in YOURSELF. Making yourself a better (enlightened) person is what it's all about.
I don't think…"
"My special needs guy is Danny. He's 19 and I am his mom and legal guardian. Danny is in the "moderate/severe" range on the mental retardation scale. He is mostly non-verbal and is cognitively around age 5.
Danny is graduating high…"
Greetings, Deb! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus lately. <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.
Hi Deb! Have a very happy birthday. (I agree with you so much about the inappropriateness of something wanting to be worshipped. In my profile I have the following quote: "Loving beings are characterized by selflessness, not egotism. They do not wish to be worshipped, narcissistic ones do. They wish to inspire others to be as good even better than they, not render them prostrate. There may be no double standards in the definition of love." I also agree that there might be a spiritual realm in that I do not see the laws of physics explaining emotional existence.) Once again, have a very happy birthday.