"Yes, to me it is a waste of time, but it doesn't piss me off that they practice it. It WOULD piss me off if they exposed my children to their voodoo dolls or make believe friend, and tell them this is the truth. It does not harm me as I am an…"
"I agree with Azel. And yes, I'd be REALLY pissed if someone busted out a voodoo doll! If they are studying world religions, then I wouldn't mind because it would be education. But to pray to do well on a test is, IMHO, stupid, a waste of…"
Yes I am!! Been a lifelong fan of Bugs and the entire classic Loony Tunes/Merrie Melodies stable, as well as the classic MGM Tom and Jerry cartoons. Some great stuff there!
The picture was taken in Feburary 2010 at Powell Symphony Hall in St. Louis, where I'm from. My brother had won tickets to see Bugs Bunny on Broadway, a show with the symphony playing the original scores from classic Warner Bros. toons WHILE the cartoon was playing behind them. It was the first time I'd seen the SLSO and it was fantastic!
Oh! So THAT's who that Michael character is!!! [giggle] I suspect we may have to show Mr. Camilli the door if he wants to keep this crap up. We get enough good conversations going on on A|N without theists inserting their BS!
Well, permit me to welcome you and Michael both to Atheist Nexus! I've been here for not quite two years and it's been an amazing and educational experience. Oh, Morris sez HI, too [my cat, currently sitting on my desk!]. I'm not a moderator or anything, but if there's something I can do to help you get situated here, give a shout!
I hear you regarding Mississippi. I have a very good atheist friend who also lives in MS, and it's places like this that can give her support that (I hope!) keep her sane in the midst of all the insanity and irrationality.
And yeah, we're pretty sure Morris is a Maine Coon. He's the world's biggest knucklehead, but he's a sweet and fun and wonderful cat, and I love him to pieces!
There is a video of the Pope's 'exorcism' caught on film. The man isn't demon possessed, there are likely no 'real' demons. He's just delusional and doesn't want to accept personal responsiblity for his own behavior for his own dysfunctional life.
There is an ad that reads ' Do you support 'traditional' marriage? Vote Now"! .
No, I don't support 'traditional' marriage because there is no such thing. I support heterosexual and same-sex couples marry each other legally , yes. 'Traditional' marriage promoters largely do not believe that heterosexual women are co-equal to their husbands. Their only purpose in 'traditional' marriage is to sexually satisfy their husbands if they can and raise children and do all…
i've got no problem with everyone saying "merry christmas" on christmas day. however, they've turned it into an entire holiday season where it lasts a month or more. in those situations it should be perfectly acceptable to say "happy holidays" or call it a…
I posted the bulk of this on another thread, but wanted to add some context separately.
I finally confronted my faith and embraced the fact of my atheism late last August, 2012. Days after I revealed my "epiphany" to a few friends who knew me from another message board, my sister died from Lou Gehrig's Disease (which pissed her off because she hated catching a disease from someone she never f---ed).
THAT was my sister, understand? She was a beautiful, life-loving, potty-mouthed…