"Useless sex? Now here I'd probably insert a hacky ex-wife joke, but the sex was the only good part. Hmph.
I understand the concept though. Old Bill Maher joke: Sex is like pizza: When it's good it's very good. When it's…"
"Alexa--I hear you. I go through a similar song & dance with people. For myself, 12-step didn't work. Even though the "higher power" in the meetings was nice and amorphous, the "big book" really was not. Around here I…"
"@Alexa--It still carries the stink of supposed immorality. There are a lot of people who think of it as a behavioral and moral issue. Part of the reason AA/NA/what have you have the allure they do: Fulfilling the "need to be saved" that…"
"Jerry--Why yes I have. I had one girl blame her drinking binge on an offhand remark I'd made that Jesus likely didn't exist.
That was fun. :-|
I told my last girlfriend right up front that I am atheist, but it still bothered her, and is…"
"It is one of those annoyances we have to put up with. Although it can also be a good way to pick out the wackjobs among your colleagues. I hate that it is an annoyance to put up with, but I have become somewhat inured to it over the years..."
"Indeed. As with any human institution, it gets bogged down in human impulse, including the human need to feel special: "my teacher has a straighter line back to Buddha than yours," all the while missing the point of what the enlightened…"
"James Kirk. Captain of the Enterprise. In a side-by-side, none of the others come close.
Really though the comparison isn't fair. All the others are more well-rounded characters, complete with flaws. And they had the benefit of years and years…"
"When I went to my first Star Trek convention in 1976, we were Trekkies. We still are. That for me is that. You may be a Trekker if you wish, but if you are then to me you miss the point. And further, you do not Grok Spock. :-)
(One of my memories…"
Greetings, John! 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.
John, please consider joining my new group HERCULANEUM: A PLACE FOR MEN. Herculaneum is a group where men can discuss and explore the ideas, goals, demands, ethics, sexuality, and nature of manhood and masculinity. It is a place where we are free to be ourselves, and discuss the issues most important to our identities as men.
I have already started two discussions to get us going: How do we define manhood in the 21st century? and Rites of Passage: A Lost Ritual?.
This is a private group, and discussions can be viewed by members only. Membership is open to men only.
"I wish the RCC would reform itself along with the main branch of the LDS church, the SDA's and the JW's ( they desperately need reform , none of the eighty something splinter groups can be called liberal in all actuality). …"
"I'm sorry I haven't posted at all; my mother was treated for ovarian cancer this past year, but I follow the discussions. Joan I'm glad treatment is going well. The ChemoBrain is a strange thing. The whole process was a whirlwind for…"
"11:00 PM had my first bout of nausea; Rx took care of it. I feel wonderful. Absolutely no pain, I can't finish a sentence or remember words so Cary, Laura and Laurie did their best to understand what I am trying to convey. I usually get enough…"
With all the media attention the on the Pope, important stories are being missed, human rights violations, Monsanto protection act, Russia march to blasphemy laws, and of the big story this week did Harry Potter vanquish dementors?See More
"The medical profession seems to have improved in some areas at least. Personally I think some of that is due to the higher level of education of society as a whole. We know too much to put up with bad treatment now. I saw a documentary last year…"