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Started this discussion. Last reply by John D Aug 3, 2010. 5 Replies

Hi. I'm trying this whole atheist socialization thing again.  Last year, I tried at various times to become a regular at Pharyngula and at richarddawkins.net, but neither attempt quite stuck. In the…Continue

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G. Silva commented on Daniel's blog post Heads or Tails? Tails or Heads? The Order Selection Bias
"I have that bias, and I'm totally conscious of it. For a while I perceived that I lost a coin toss every time I chose "tails" first. (If there were multiple coin tosses for something, "tails" would be a good bet by the…"
Aug 19, 2010
G. Silva commented on Sixfeetunderthegun's group Atheist Comic Fans
"My new comic book, Zephyr & Reginald: Minions For Hire #3: GIANT SPIDER!! just got back from the printer. We're debuting it at 5Pi-Con in Enfield, CT this weekend. If anyone can come, drop by our table in the dealer room and say hi."
Aug 19, 2010
G. Silva commented on G. Silva's blog post Mythos, mythos everywhere
"I think those ideas will have to wait until he's a little bit older!"
Aug 19, 2010
G. Silva commented on Godless Glen's blog post Your Kid Can't Play With Mine: The Problem with Parenting with Religious Discrimination
"It's hard to walk the high road when people are blatantly mistreating us and our families. Especially our kids! If anyone started confronting me about how my son's race or lack of religion (or reading material) was harming their kids,…"
Aug 19, 2010
bobh commented on G. Silva's blog post Mythos, mythos everywhere
"i have always had fantasies about greek goddess Aphrodite."
Aug 19, 2010
G. Silva posted a blog post

Mythos, mythos everywhere

I was greatly amused last week to see that my husband pulled out "Baby's First Mythos" to read to our son at bedtime.The kid may end up learning about Cthulhu before he learns about Jesus! Which is fine with me, because he will probably use that knowledge more in certain circles and at certain times in his life.We also have a children's book about Noah's Ark. I don't object to it at all. He will probably need to know the Noah's Ark story by the time he reaches kindergarten, to get all the…See More
Aug 19, 2010
G. Silva replied to Jenni Manwaring's discussion Differences in religious (or non-religious) views between spouses in the group Parenting Little Heathens
"My husband was always blase about religion. He identified as a Catholic, but only if pressed, and he has never practiced Catholicism for the entire time I've known him. I was restlessly religious for years, exploring this that and the other…"
Aug 16, 2010
G. Silva posted a blog post

This is NOT my childhood religion

I'm sick of all this faith, belief, blah blah blah that my mother seems to have taken up. Catholics never cared about that stuff until the Protestants made it fashionable, or even worse, patriotic. As long as we understood the authority of the clergy and attended Mass every Sunday, no questions were asked. We didn't have Christian lingo like the evangelicals. We didn't even discuss Jesus Christ outside of church. Did my mother ever read the Bible? Not until I moved out. When I read the Bible as…See More
Aug 9, 2010
G. Silva commented on G. Silva's blog post The curse of the chronically exhausted atheist
"One would hope. I'm sure it's only a fluke that I consistently seem to only get the bad doctors (I have some jaw-dropping bad doctor stories, but most have been on the level of my current physician) and if I keep trying, eventually the…"
Aug 7, 2010
Rich Lane commented on G. Silva's blog post The curse of the chronically exhausted atheist
"So, what would I say to a neurologist? I wouldn't worry overly about that. A good doctor, neurologist or otherwise, knows what questions to ask you."
Aug 6, 2010
G. Silva commented on G. Silva's blog post The curse of the chronically exhausted atheist
"I have in fact tried exercise... sunlight, nutrition, limiting my diet, gotten blood tests for hypothyroid and anemia and various deficiencies. The problem with exercise is it wipes me out. I can never get a runner's high; I only get a…"
Aug 6, 2010
Rich Lane commented on G. Silva's blog post The curse of the chronically exhausted atheist
"I was in the same boat until I dropped an absurd amount of excess weight and started working out. Now, I'm ticked if I don't get a workout in at least five times a week."
Aug 6, 2010
Guy Fawkes commented on G. Silva's blog post The curse of the chronically exhausted atheist
"You could try evaluating nutrition, exercise could help, as others have mentioned. Generally, I get depressed a lot which is what causes me to slow down. Being immobile just makes you more lazy. I'm too lazy to try much... If you're…"
Aug 6, 2010
Grace Fitzpatrick commented on G. Silva's blog post The curse of the chronically exhausted atheist
"I have MS and deal with chronic exhaustion. I feel your pain. Exercising helps me healthwise, but it does nothing for my energy level. I mainly do it for weight control and the other beneficial effects. Funny, I go to the VA and they are constantly…"
Aug 6, 2010
Prog Rock Girl commented on G. Silva's blog post The curse of the chronically exhausted atheist
"It could also be something else besides chronic fatigue syndrome (or maybe that is a general word for a number of things that could be making you tired?) I am a constantly low-energy person too. Some things that cause tiredness are hypothyroidism (I…"
Aug 6, 2010
Jaume commented on G. Silva's blog post The curse of the chronically exhausted atheist
"I second Louis' suggestion. I had the same problem, until I took the habit to walk, everyday, for at least 40 minutes. Try to keep a good pace."
Aug 6, 2010

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Mythos, mythos everywhere

Posted on August 19, 2010 at 7:30am 2 Comments

I was greatly amused last week to see that my husband pulled out "Baby's First Mythos" to read to our son at bedtime.



The kid may end up learning about Cthulhu before he learns about Jesus! Which is fine with me, because he will probably use that knowledge more in certain circles and at certain times in his life.



We also have a children's book about Noah's Ark. I don't object to it at all. He will probably need to know the Noah's Ark story by the time he reaches kindergarten,… Continue

This is NOT my childhood religion

Posted on August 9, 2010 at 4:54pm 0 Comments

I'm sick of all this faith, belief, blah blah blah that my mother seems to have taken up. Catholics never cared about that stuff until the Protestants made it fashionable, or even worse, patriotic. As long as we understood the authority of the clergy and attended Mass every Sunday, no questions were asked. We didn't have Christian lingo like the evangelicals. We didn't even discuss Jesus Christ outside of church. Did my mother ever read the Bible? Not until I moved out. When I read the Bible as… Continue

The curse of the chronically exhausted atheist

Posted on August 5, 2010 at 3:17pm 9 Comments

It's hot and I'm tired. I'm tired all the time, though. Even in perfect weather I don't have the energy to accomplish much.



The problem is, I can't start a conversation about it without pseudo-medicine inserting itself and getting in the way. My own PCP won't listen to me - he just tells me that chronic fatigue syndrome doesn't exist and shugs his shoulders when I ask him what other ideas he has. My previous doctor, same thing. Woo believers love to talk to me, but I'm not going to a… Continue

Why friendly atheists are important

Posted on July 30, 2010 at 3:17pm 3 Comments

I realized this while making friends in the chatroom - I've never made friends with another atheist before. I have several nonbelieving friends, including one outspoken atheist, but she and I aren't friends because of atheism. We're friends because of RPGs, and I learned about her worldview well after the fact.



In fact, even while she was discussing being an atheist, in her living room with three dogs, four cats, and our spouses, I didn't tell her I was, too. I couldn't relate to the… Continue

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At 12:05pm on May 12, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Greetings, Silva! I'd like to invite you to a group where we talk about anything on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D
At 12:01pm on August 10, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello to G. Silva. Welcome to this friendly meeting place with freethinkers who recognise that gods and religions are deceptions that are used to control vulnerable superstitious people, including defenceless children; and how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and even longer.

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