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"Trust me when I tell you ... you're gonna LOVE Lummox!  And John Thomas and Becky are fun, too.  As for the book itself, it's right here."
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"Loren, sorry for the delay in response. I'll look for The Star Beast. Thanks."
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"As it comes to Robert Heinlein, there's all sorts of places to start.  He started off writing juvenile novels and my favorite of those is The Star Beast, a real goodie.  The most famous of his adult novels is, without doubt, Stranger…"
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Dec 27, 2012
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"I probably don't play tennis worth a damn, but I enjoy classic science-fiction (especially Heinlein), and as it happens, I'm bisexual.  Please give a shout if you're of a mind."
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"I would also like to meet gay atheists. My other interests include sci-fi and tennis."
Dec 27, 2012
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"I am looking for like-minded friends for discussion and socialization. I joined 2 local atheist groups recently."
Dec 27, 2012
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"My account has been inactive for 2 years. Sorry if I did not respond to friend requests in the interim. I am back"
Dec 27, 2012
Phillip Borders commented on Claire Donnelly's group Gay Atheists: LGBTQ nontheists and friends
"Well, I appreciate the input from everyone. I guess I touched on a sensitive topic for many of us. I've decided to try to put myself out there more and be positive. We'll see what happens. Thanks, again. If you're from the Columbus,…"
Nov 21, 2010
Phillip Borders commented on Claire Donnelly's group Gay Atheists: LGBTQ nontheists and friends
"Thanks for all of the relationship comments. I guess I'll keep living my life as well as possible and see if I find that compatible person to further enrich my life."
Nov 17, 2010
Phillip Borders commented on Claire Donnelly's group Gay Atheists: LGBTQ nontheists and friends
"Richard and Dominic- Thank you for your comments. I have used internet dating sights and have been left a bit jaded. Maybe I should try it again. Dominic, I think you said it best when you said "let alone anyone of quality." That has been…"
Nov 16, 2010
Phillip Borders commented on Claire Donnelly's group Gay Atheists: LGBTQ nontheists and friends
"Speaking of relationships, at 45, I am finding it difficult to meet men to date(and hopefully for something more). I would prefer to date an atheist. Anyone have advice? I meet many gay people who keep their religious beliefs as if trying to prove…"
Nov 15, 2010
Phillip Borders commented on Claire Donnelly's group Gay Atheists: LGBTQ nontheists and friends
"Richard- I'm sure your friends appreciate you helping with their "love connection." It is nice to see people happy in relationships."
Nov 15, 2010
Phillip Borders commented on Claire Donnelly's group Gay Atheists: LGBTQ nontheists and friends
"Richard- Thinking of coming out to your family, eh? If we can help you, let us know. I came out to my family in 1989 and though it was rough in the beginning, it proved to be a better decision than staying in the closet. My family feels better off…"
Nov 15, 2010

The Journey

Well, I started out as christian fundamentalist as you can get without handling snakes. Over the past 26 years, I have come to the most rational decision. I was duped! Coming out of the gay closet was painful but rewarding. I have been coming out of the atheist closet these past 2 years. I know it will be rewarding but I'm still in the process. 99% of my family are still being duped. Anyway, I have decided I need to have a social life around like minded people who will accept both issues.

Thanks.
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At 6:51am on December 28, 2012, Loren Miller said…

As it comes to Robert Heinlein, there's all sorts of places to start.  He started off writing juvenile novels and my favorite of those is The Star Beast, a real goodie.  The most famous of his adult novels is, without doubt, Stranger in a Strange Land, controversial 50 years ago and might still be considered so today.  The most difficult (for me) of his work was Starship Troopers for its militaristic philosophy, but that doesn't mean it isn't a good piece of writing; it is.  While I'm at it, I should also mention another Heinlein which, like Stranger and Starship, won Hugo Awards: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, another one I enjoy rereading.

If you want to see Heinlein's attitude toward religion, it's all over the place.  The novella, "If this goes on..." from the collection Revolt in 2100 is an early expression of his anti-theistic bent.  Stranger shows this as well, but the best and most humorous expression may come with one of his last novels: Job: A Comedy of Justice.

And then, of course, there is Lazarus Long, the world's oldest man.  Lazarus was born Woodrow Wilson Smith in the year 1912 and when last we looked (in 4272!!!) he was still cranking!  His story starts with Methuselah's Children, then continues with one of my favorites: Time Enough For Love.  He also appears in The Number of the Beast and RAH's two last pieces: The Cat Who Walks Through Walls and To Sail Beyond the Sunset.

Yeah, I know I just threw a lot at you, but then there's a lot to Robert Heinlein and what he put down on paper.  Any questions or if you'd like to discuss his work with me, please give a shout.

At 9:35am on December 27, 2012, Sentient Biped said…

Welcome back.

At 1:52pm on September 7, 2010, Geraldo Cienmarcos said…
Hi Phillip,

Welcome to Atheist Nexus.

There is no need to be in a rush to come out as "Gay" or "Atheist" or be guilt tripped about what to call yourself or how "out' you are.

Find your comfort zone, and with an inquiring mind that will expand and change as well.

I've identified as atheist for over 40 years, but because of my philosophical orientation and world view I prefer to refer to myself as a Humanist.

-- Gary the Grouch
At 5:32pm on August 18, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Phillip, and welcome to this friendly meeting place with its atheist freethinkers who recognise that fictional gods and pervasive religions continue to deceive and control vulnerable superstitious people including defenceless children; and how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and longer.

Terry Meaden
founder of the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 300 discussion topics.
We invite you to join us and 1770 others.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
At 5:05pm on August 15, 2010, Mike McCreary said…
Hi Phillip,
7:30 PM until? You can see the whole calendar here:

http://www.meetup.com/omnipresentatheists/
At 12:34am on August 9, 2010, Atheist Princess said…
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