When I came out to my family, it wasn't anything I didn't expect. It was still kinda sad in some respects though. It seemed only months before did I buy a book on Satan, and how he worked to make us…Continue
"Lol, it was, but when I get in the mood to write, it's hard to stop. Avid reader, avid writer, what can I say.
Yeah. I think there's a humbling quality, to enjoy the beauty in the Universe, without the mention or need for a creator.…"
"Indeed, that does make it easier, but I am also surrounded by dominantly senile senior citizens, little to no diversity, and all of them are quite rooted in their ways. I guess this isn't anything that most other Athiest…"
Well, reading these comments, I'm a little saddened so many people look at 'Spirituality' the same as 'Religion'. However, I don't blame anyone, as it is a loose concept, as well as an indefinite one,…"
"I think it does play a role.
I'm a minor, and won't be legal for a few years. That said, I was unable to relate to my peers when I was in school. So my parents teach me now. Although I'm happy I don't have to deal with…"
"That was a lot but I am happy you are finding yourself in a sense. Being able to think critically and think for yourself is one fantastic part of life. This is something for which I truly pity believers as they cannot enjoy such…"
Debate is debate I suppose. I'll respect your
views either way, no matter how condescending, or rude you may be in stating them.
In any case, reason, and logic are subjective concepts, meaning I don't mind being in…"
When I came out to my family, it wasn't anything I didn't expect. It was still kinda sad in some respects though. It seemed only months before did I buy a book on Satan, and how he worked to make us all non-believers. And to your surprise, I was on the agreeing end of this spectrum. To quote this book directly, "One of Satans greatest accomplishments, is convincing people that he doesn't exist". Ah man... I have to blush a little when I think back to my fervent agreement on that diamond. In…See More
"Well, I'm sure I'm among a minority, but I don't believe something can truly cease to exist, once it comes into existence, and that it merely changes form. You can burn it, melt it, chop it to pieces, but it's still existing,…"
I had a big interest in Entymology when I was a boy. I reared and observed many types of insects until I was in college. Just over 20 years ago my next door neighbour's kid found a gravid Cecropia Moth. He gave me a dozen of her egg and I reared the caterpillars to adulthood. I discovered that I still enjoyed doing this sort of thing, especially in regard to giant silk moths.
Over the next few years I acquired other giant silk moths and learned how to breed them. I even invented a special cage for introducing domestic females with wild males. It was featured in an article I wrote for News of the Lepidopterists' Society.
During the mid-1990's I was approached by a biological distributor who wanted to know if I had any cocoons for sale. This was the first time I heard that there was a market for giant silk moth specimens. Within a short time I was rearing up to 1,300 caterpillars per year and selling the cocoons to distributors and collectors. I gave up rearing them commercially several years ago when the bottom fell out of the market.
I don't collect moths, I rear and release. My specialty is giant silk moths: Antheraea polyphemus, Hyalophora cecropia and Callosamia promethea. Several years ago I used to raise them commercially, producing about 1200 specimens each summer. The cocoons were purchased by biological distributors and private collectors. I rear them just for fun now. I also rear and release Monarch Butterflies.
Please feel free to look at my bio page. I hope to meet you soon in the chat room. Several regulars, besides myself, are there most evenings.
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