"Yep! same thing happened to me. Having to read the old testament all the way through as part of freshman religion class helped get the ball rolling. I remember the teacher kept claiming that it was "more exciting than a soap opera."
This group is for Bryan/ College Station area Atheists, agnostics and other nonbelievers. We meet at Sweet Eugenes House of Java on Sundays at 10:30 AM. If your coming to preach, proselytize, provoke or punch in the face stay home.
"I know its not exactly a "horror" movie (but close enough), but I recommend "punishment park." its an early 70s psuedo-documentary where pacificists and draft dodgers get a choice between prison time and playing a game of capture…"
We debate origins of the Universe, life, Earth, humans, religion, atheism, using common sense, evolution, cosmology, geology, archaeology, and other sciences, to repel biblical creationism and other religious beliefs.
A forum for meaningful dialogue between people affiliated to or supportive of left wing politics....communism/socialism/anarchism/syndicalism etc. It's essentially meant to be an anti-capitalist/anti-imperialist forum.
Hey, I don't know how long ago you sent me the friend request. I haven't been on A|N much lately. I noticed you joined our group, Bryan/College Station Atheist and Freethinkers. You should join the group on meetup.com, that's where all of the members are. We have, I believe, 33 members on the site at the time. We were having 8 - 12 people at our meetups during the semester (a few were students, leaving for the summer), but we've still had several regulars lately. Our barbecue last month had 18 attendees and lots of good food, so we'll hopefully be doing that again soon.
Anyway, glad to meet another freethinker here in Aggieland :-)
Pabst is the new rage around here. They have it on tap at Fitzwilly's. I think a pint is $2. I sometimes go into the Dixie Chicken and buy all the Pearl (in cans) they have in the cooler and give them out for free. I don't know how I started up with that, but I have been doing it for about 15 years.
There are only 3 members, but you have to start somewhere, right? Also, there is a facebook page with more members. I haven't been to a meeting, as I tend to meet my clique at The Village on Sundays due to preferring mimosas to coffee.
Hi Dr. Steve. Welcome to this friendly place where we recognise that God and gods are all phoney and religions are frauds used to control people;
and how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and more.
Steve, I’m not the official welcome wagon, but I do spend a lot of time on A|N, so I’ll take the liberty to tell you a little about the site.
There are three ways to join the conversations. You can use the CHAT ROOM, or you can post a discussion in the FORUM or in one of the GROUPS. The FORUM is open to everyone, but to post in a GROUP you must first join it.
When joining a group, be sure to select FOLLOW at the bottom of the discussions page. The unspoken preference for responding to the comments of another member tend to be that you copy, paste and italicize the text to which you are referring, and then write your response below that. That way everyone knows to whom or what you are referring. Welcome aboard. I hope you enjoy it here.