John Quinn
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John Quinn joined Gwaithmir's group

Lord of the Rings Atheists

As the group name implies, a place for atheists who love Middle Earth and things Tolkien to congregate, make friends and have discussions. I will have more to add here later.
Feb 14, 2011
John Quinn joined Hannah's group

Atheists who are Artists

A little corner put aside for those creative types to let their hair down and chat about the important things in life - our true love of creating.
Feb 10, 2011
John Quinn commented on Heather McIntosh's group Atheist Singles
Feb 2, 2011
John Quinn commented on Heather McIntosh's group Atheist Singles
"the weather in kansas is a christian girl's vagina"
Feb 2, 2011
John Quinn commented on Iva Viddal's photo

Poor Representation of Phobos

"One time I saw pictures of a solar eclipse taken from the surface of mars by one of the rovers that landed there. It was like, a religious moment (lol). It was just a tiny smudge tho, I like how this is so up close. I think it has personality..…"
Jan 29, 2011
John Quinn commented on Heather McIntosh's group Atheist Singles
"oops wrong thread"
Jan 25, 2011
John Quinn commented on Iva Viddal's photo

Poor Representation of Phobos

"Yeah well I read somewhere that Phobos is slowly getting closer to Mars and will eventually crash into the planet. So, Deimos will get revenge someday.."
Jan 25, 2011
John Quinn commented on Iva Viddal's photo

Poor Representation of Phobos

"poor Deimos never gets any attention.."
Jan 24, 2011
John Quinn commented on Heather McIntosh's group Atheist Singles
"ur talking about randomly sending strangers your nude pictures, right? i have the same problem"
Jan 24, 2011
John Quinn commented on Heather McIntosh's group Atheist Singles
"yeah at least religion weeds out the stupid people.  I mean, in the distant future everyone will be atheist (I hope.. or else humanity will fuck itself) but at least right now atheism is a sign of intelligence.  I think.   Anyway, my…"
Jan 19, 2011
John Quinn commented on joeyess's group Kansas Atheists
"he "blessed himself?"  hah, that seems to be a common thread in religion..  but yeah, I wish more people wouldn't give a damn what people think.  Everyone gives too much of a damn what people think xD"
Jan 19, 2011
John Quinn replied to Leon's discussion Fresh Introductions in the group Kansas Atheists
"Hi everyone, I'm John, age 23, living in Manhattan (for now).  I was raised Catholic and became an atheist at K-State after learning some basic things about psychology, philosophy, biology, and physics that made religious belief impossible…"
Jan 15, 2011
John Quinn is now a member of Atheist Nexus
Jan 14, 2011

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At 11:40am on February 21, 2011, Iva Viddal said…

OK, I went ahead and posted it as is.  Your blog is quoted and linked.


"How to--and not to--tattoo your life"

At 6:46pm on February 18, 2011, Iva Viddal said…

Thanks--now it's my turn to be flattered! Reading your blog and poetry is, well, kind of exhilerating for me, actually.  I hope I can do it justice when I mention it in my blog!


I wish my blog post had been enough to re-inspire me into vegetarianism!  To be honest, I think I might be able to do it if it were more practical.  I didn't mention in my blog that when I told my husband I wanted to try it out again he just laughed and said, "Yeah right, with the rest of us eating meat?"  Bleh...  I'm not willing to cook 2 meals at this point and he's not willing to go vegetarian, but maybe I can figure out how to do it, as long as I keep cooking everyone else their meat. :/

At 7:17pm on February 17, 2011, Iva Viddal said…

I love your blog and poetry.  Do you mind if I mention it (and linke to it) in a blog post of mine?

At 9:15am on February 15, 2011, Gwaithmir said…

Hello, John!


I enjoyed meeting you in the chat room yesterday. Thank you for joining Lord of the Rings Atheists.

At 2:00pm on February 3, 2011, Iva Viddal said…
I just saw your comment about your dad living in Texas.  Ughhhh...SO many people here think that way!  There are churches everywhere, and so many of them are these huge, gawdy mega churches.  Be prepared, because Jesus is coming soon--next year, in fact--and then the rest of us will surely be tossed into hell.  At least that's what a little girl told my son at school. ;)  My dad and my father-in-law both happen to be crazy fundamentalists, too, and pressure us to "accept" Jesus, lol.  So much fun...
At 3:50pm on January 26, 2011, Iva Viddal said…

Thanks for the compliment. I've only been drawing/painting for a few weeks, so I'm just amazed I can create something halfway recognizable!


I didn't mind Manhattan much when I was there, but I was a lot younger (well, 6 or 7 years younger anyway). My ex was stationed at Ft Riley so we actually spent about half our time there.  I don't think I could stand it now, though, seeing as how I'm having trouble getting used to San Antonio, TX, which is enormous compared to Manhattan.

At 9:34am on January 24, 2011, Iva Viddal said…
I lived in the little apple for a couple of years. How's it treating you?  By the way... what are the odds that a person living there would comment on my photo??  Coincidence...or perhaps evidence that there is divine intention out there???  ;) Lol
At 8:59am on January 24, 2011, Brianna Starfish said…

Life just got too hectic for the approach I was taking. When I started I was living alone in a different city, so I had all the time in the world. Then I moved back home and I had a full time job and family and friends and it just got a bit too hectic. I plan on continuing reading it when I get more time.

My advice is to read The Message (which can be found on which is an easier translation to follow. Also read the annotations in the Skeptic's Annotated Bible ( Some of the stuff on the SAB is kind of grasping at straws, but it keeps tabs on a lot of the continuity issues in the bible.

At 5:16pm on January 19, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi John, and welcome to this wonderful world of freethinking atheism----free of belief in superstitions and that fictional god of the christian masses.

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 400 discussion topics and 2300 members.

Terry Meaden
At 12:00pm on January 17, 2011, Katie Ranting Redhead Smith said…

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