"I have the scarlet 'A' on my car, from the Dawkins Out Campaign. I like it because of the symmetry with the Scarlet Letter novel. The only other sticker I have is my college. It's just a shout out to my peeps who would recognize it,…"
"Try posting a quote, and commenting on why you like it. That way you will have original thought in there.
Using quotes are fine, sometimes you just can't say things much better, and I like to quote Greek scholars just to show that these…"
"Can I get rid of Sunday school?
Or maybe re-erecting the wall between the church and the state, getting the government to realize that churches are just businesses that can't deliver on what they sell.
As far as the general American populace…"
"Sometimes old people, even though they have seen many years, are still misguided about many things...many people decide they are right and everyone else is wrong and never question that their entire lives. An skeptic will always question his views…"
"Some people see confidence as as sign of being arrogant or wrong, without actually checking out the arguments. He may think it's close minded to mock religion, for example. (See QualiaSoup's youtube video on open-mindedness for a rebuttal)…"
"No one converts 'suddenly', but I think getting the word out there that there are atheists and they have good arguments certainly helps give believers doubts, or skeptics the tools they need to confirm what they were thinking already."
A group for those who actively rebel against religious bullshit. Religions harm our society, poison our mind and threaten our mental health.This is an Anti-Religions-Group! No discrimination against a certain group of imbeciles, but all of themSee More
"1. I think therefore I am. Any knowledge beyond that can be considered a belief. The term knowledge is subjective to your assumptions. Saying we're all believers is not profound. It is that 'difference' that makes all the difference,…"
"Just casually say 'I was always told they were metaphors.' It's best to voice your opinion, but not directly question theirs, as if you're sharing your experiences and not judging what they just said."
"Probably the most maddening part of growing up is realizing that the world is not as simple as our parents first describe it to us. May you always seek truth, follow reason, and demand evidence.
A site I like is Ex-Christian.net
Not only does the…"
"If there weren't many theists I'd agree with you, but because it's puts us in a group that outright rejects a lot of what the majority of the planet believe, and that belief is a big deal in world affairs.
It's useful because…"
Thanks-- I'll be sure to check it out. I know that there are some sites (some of which I link to on my own site) with ex-whatever stories, but for my book I cull the most dramatic and a diverse group. I always want to hear whatever it is people have to say.
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…"
"Thanks. Now I have "Glory of Love" stuck in my head. ^^;
I'm not sure if I could get used to eating bugs. It's like... if they're mudbugs or sea-bugs, that's one thing, but it's hard to imagine them tasting good…"
"I converted to paganism (through wicca, but didn't stay there) from xianity. During that conversion period, I tried to reconcile the beliefs, which ultimately, I couldn't. There are some who find a way (probably used to cherry picking, so…"