"Yes. I have had to start considering cacti and succulents since AGW started affecting rainfall in the South West of Western Australia, dropping the annual average rainfall from 34" a year by 12 - 20% since 1975."
"What really pisses me off, is that, as a gay man (who has lived with the same, same-sex partner for 39 years, is that for most of that period, we have paid taxes as two single people, in order to subsidize "independent" schools that teach…"
"As a (then) gay, devout Catholic (almost joined a monastery), I got tired of being "intrinsically disordered", and just woke up one morning, and sensed that I'd had enough of the self-loathing crap; it was downhill from there on,…"
"From my reading, many (?most) Western Buddhists do not buy the reincarnation thing. Buddhism grew out of a Northern Indian milieu, that was immersed in reincarnation beliefs, and took this belief as part of its cultural baggage. The practices of…"
"I was handing out Greens HTV leaflets @ a Canning booth (Western Australia) on Saturday. The Christian Democrats had a team, tall, good-looking guys, with camaraderie and bonhomie, constantly changing throughout the day, with Hi-Vis…"
"I was circumcised 67 years ago, after birth. At the time nearly ALL Australian boys were "done" Consequently, when European immigration began after WWII, these immigrant boys @ our school appeared "abnormal" to us. Medical…"
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Hi Douglas. A belated welcome to Atheist Nexus. I'm Chrys from the Sunshine Coast. I'd like to invite you to join our Aussie, Kiwi and South Pacific Atheists Group. There are some big things happening in atheism in 2010 and it's a good way to stay informed. I hope you enjoy the site!
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