"I know they say grace before meals at camp, but overall I have not found them to proselytize at all. We're members for the programs, classes and workout facilities. None of the Ys I walk into have any Christian decor. I have sent my…"
"One other thing I want to share about Girl Scouts is that the basic tenets and foundations of the organization really reinforces Humanist ideals. The traditional Brownie story that ends in the little rhyme "Twist me and turn me and show me the…"
"Meh, I forgot the tail end of that last comment. Yeah, lunch sounds like it would be fun sometime. It's just difficult to coordinate with stopping off some random time that I happened to be there, for work.
Among other things,…"
"Yeah, it's just a little rough for planning, with my work schedule. I generally know that I'm going somewhere about 20 minutes before I'm headed out the door to go there. Where I'm going and what I'm doing when I…"
"Oh, hey. Just saw you join one of my groups. The Triangle group has a meetup about secular parenting, coming up soon. We've got a handful of families in our groups who might have some useful ideas for you.
"Great book! I hope you enjoy it.
I also hope your husband relaxes about Girl Scouts. I must say that in the three years she has been in Scouts, typically the only mention of God in our meetings is when we say the Promise. And as you point out, the…"
"I am a leader for my daughter's Brownie troop in the middle of the bible belt. She has been in Girl Scouts since the age of 5 and loves it. I too was a Girl Scout and don't remember it being steeped in religion. (My Catholic schooling gave…"
"Watching that video a couple weeks ago made me embarrassed for our country. The fact that only two believed in evolution is disheartening. But then, i have to remember the background of the kind of people who participate in beauty pageants and tell…"
"oh, but to me, having that second scoop of ice cream means he is going to gain weight and get diabetes and thus increase health care costs. Not to mention the impact of the carbon footprint of the ice cream and supporting unethical practices in the…"
"I read an article on CNN.com (they have section dedicated to religion) where the actors and others were complaining that there wasn't ENOUGH god stuff in it. They wanted more Bible verses read and more mention of god. I have not seen and…"
A movie came out this weekend (Soul Surfer) telling the true life story of Bethany Hamilton, a girl who followed her dream and became a professional, champion surfer after losing her arm in a shark attack. I went to see it today, and while it is very inspirational be forewarned that there is a lot of credit given to God, Jesus and faith in the Lord for overcoming her disability. In fact, a couple of the previews had me on edge.…See More
Meh, I forgot the tail end of that last comment. Yeah, lunch sounds like it would be fun sometime. It's just difficult to coordinate with stopping off some random time that I happened to be there, for work.
Among other things, I'll usually have to drive to Winston-Salem, do the hour or so of work that needs needs to be done, then drive back to get to another client.
Sometimes, I finish my day with a run to Winston-Salem, then can head straight home, after I finish the work on site. On those days, I can just use my GPS to calculate when I'd be home and my day would end, plus figure my final mileage for the day. After that, I can pretty much just hang out for as long as I like, before heading back home.
Yeah, it's just a little rough for planning, with my work schedule. I generally know that I'm going somewhere about 20 minutes before I'm headed out the door to go there. Where I'm going and what I'm doing when I get there is determined by the trouble tickets that come in from the clients.
What stage is your daughter at, anyway? Is she just beginning to encounter religious kids at school or something, or is she still in the preschool age range?
I'm kind of curious about the subject, myself. I've been trying to figure out exactly what made me grow up a skeptic and atheist, despite my Catholic upbringing. There are so many potential, little influences which I can trace back to. It's hard to figure out what may have had the biggest effects.
Oh, hey. Just saw you join one of my groups. The Triangle group has a meetup about secular parenting, coming up soon. We've got a handful of families in our groups who might have some useful ideas for you.
I'm not sure how active the Triad group is. We have several people from Greensboro who come to a few Triangle events, in part because the Triad group isn't very active, I think. They usually come for the pool/clubhouse parties that the organizer of one of the Triangle groups hosts. We have 50 or 60 people at most of those.
I'm over in Winston Salem pretty often, actually. I do mobile tech-support for BCBSNC, for our work-from-home employees. Many of those came from the Madison Park office, in central Winston-Salem. I was in Rural Hall, yesterday, and Advance and Greensboro, today.