"The Texas Board of Education has committed a few other wrongs in its rewriting of American History. For example, it makes no mention of America imperialism, and it tries to define the Civil Rights Movement by terms of violence-prone African-American…"
"I find this article interesting. I, for one, find the Teabaggers irrational beyond reason, and often racists and antisemitic as well. This also holds true for many other conservatives including Birthers. Like religious fundamentalists, they form a…"
"Democracy is a social contract, a tool, albeit an imperfect one, which ideally enables a society to create the most good while minimizing harm. As a tool, I'm the first to admit its many flaws. Any student of American history could hardly…"
"Goldwater changed greatly over his lifespan. In 1964, he opposed Civil Rights and supported Apartheid. By the 1990s, I suspect he realized his earlier views were mistaken. He would certain take lengths were he alive today to separate himself from…"
"Goldwater became more rational as he aged. The Barry Goldwater of the 1990s was not the same Barry Goldwater who ran for president in 1964. As he aged, Goldwater became more tolerant, reasonable, and moderate. Goldwater, in his later years, would…"
"They sound like the kind of Christians I meet in college. I remember my New Testament teacher, who happened to be a Protestant clergyman, saying that there is no proof that Jesus was anything other than a simple rabbi who angered the Romans. He then…"
"In most states, such an initiative would not win broad public support. The best way to defeat this measure is to run for public office and have someone who actually support the ban on atheists in office challenge your candidacy on the basis on the…"
"I grew to adulthood in the deep South, and I share many of your view points. I feel there is something in conservative Christianity that sounds a familiar chord in mindset of most Southerners. Before I attended collage, I did blue collar work in my…"
"Such all laws have long been unconstitutional. The Supreme court incorporated the 1st Amendment "freedom of religion" by way of the 14th Amendment to include the states in a number of opinions, and held that this includes the right to hold…"
"The worse drug I've ever used was, without a doubt, Topamax. I was talking a high level of Topamax while attended law school. Its effect on my cognitive skills cannot be overstated. I'm amazed I ever graduated."
"The first thing I would suggest is taking a greater role in school board elections. I was once a history teacher, but now I see the Texas Board of Education distorting American history just as they do science. I will never vote for any school board…"
"I live on the Chicago Southside. I moved to Chicago almost ten years ago to attend Loyola University. That's right, a Jesuit school. I worked on the Chicago Southside as a public school teacher for slightly over a decade before returning to…"
"I miss the manic episodes I experienced before my doctor came up with the particular batch of meds I now take, but I don't miss crashing after a period of mania. That depression was often hard to take."
"I'm not allowed caffeine as well. It used to fuel my manic excursions before I was medicated. I think my Doctor just uses "interactions with meds" as an excuse to get me away from caffeine. Damn, but I miss it."
Greetings, Larche! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since April 2010. <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.