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Turn to page 124 in your Hymnal

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn May 11. 1 Reply

Give me that old time religion.Give me that old time religion.Give me that old time religion.It’s good enough for me. He’ll be riding on a donkey when he comes.He’ll be riding on a donkey when he…Continue

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Spring, wherever

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Mar 26. 5 Replies

This morning on the outskirts of Pumpkintown, SC on the fringes of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we had a light drizzle with the occasional snowflake for comic relief.  The flower buds on the cottonwood…Continue

Lies my teacher told me:

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anthony Jordan Mar 25. 10 Replies

My 10 year old nephew came over to the trailer tonight for help in researching his presentation for 4th grade American History.  The subject is Zebulon Pike, the explorer.  Well I know a little about…Continue

No True Christian

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Mar 18. 8 Replies

We see things like this, complete with Biblical references, and wonder how any decent person can take the Bible as a legitimate moral guide.…Continue

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Ted Foureagles replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Study: 'Shocking' water loss in western US
"My Dear Mother taught me so much about the immense wonder of the world, and also and simultaneously how to scale it to fit sensibilities in the Deep South in the 1960s.  She had great situational empathy, which is good almost no matter how you…"
Ted Foureagles replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Study: 'Shocking' water loss in western US
"Oh I've always loved books Joan!  Even though the first big one that I read was the Bible, from "In the beginning" at 4 years old to "Amen" at 6 -- something that could turn a little kid off reading altogether  But…"
Ted Foureagles replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Study: 'Shocking' water loss in western US
"When my Nephew Case, who is 10 years old, came to me with the wolf charity letter, I told him that you have to be careful and use some critical thinking about charities.  There are surely more good salesmen than there are good charities. …"
Ted Foureagles replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Study: 'Shocking' water loss in western US
"Well shoot Daniel, I feel kind of like a philanthropist now! :)  Good on ye' man for finding and contributing to a worthy charity.  I'd like to be able to contribute to various causes, but money is just not something that I have…"
Ted Foureagles replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Study: 'Shocking' water loss in western US
"D:My condom comment was of course just another example of my insouciant glibness :).  While the rapid increase in human population is a problem for everything on earth (eventually self-correcting), you're right that it primarily is…"
Ted Foureagles replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Study: 'Shocking' water loss in western US
"When I was a kid in the 1950s in southern Colorado I didn't know what a lawn was, or that people washed cars or had potable water hooked to their toilets, of all things!  A typical water use chain in our and our neighbor's households…"
Ted Foureagles commented on Joan Denoo's blog post Doubt
"Whenever a conversation that I'm having with religious people devolves into a "god of the gaps" retrenchment, I try to make the following point, first explaining that I don't mean it as a pejorative: This continual retreat in…"
Aug 16
Ted Foureagles commented on Joan Denoo's blog post Peter Boghossian looks at the word "faith".
"Laura: That's a socially constructed or consensual reality as well.  Another example: I don't lock my doors, take the keys out of my car or anything like that.  I'm not magically protected from thieves, but I don't want…"
Aug 8
Ted Foureagles commented on Amanda Ashcraft's blog post Intellectual Dishonesty And Being Certain Gods Do Not Exist
"There have probably been nearly as many gods as there have ever been humans, or at least that many god concepts.  Some conceive it as an absolute, some a thing more ephemeral.  And some imagine humans, either real or mythical, as gods…"
Aug 2
Ted Foureagles replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Study: 'Shocking' water loss in western US
"Marc Reisner's 1986 book "Cadillac Desert" is a good read on the politics of water in the US West. }}}}"
Jul 28
Ted Foureagles replied to satyam dangi's discussion Do we need to change the entire spectrum of human civilization ?
"Civilization is a fairly new concept -- maybe 10,000 years old, which is a eye blink.  We have long been tribal creatures, and those themes are imbedded in our societies.  They're our raw social material.  The act of civilization…"
Jul 24
Ted Foureagles replied to Kalista Whitney's discussion Was there a particular event in your life that contributed to you becoming atheist?
"I've told this tale here before, but will go into it briefly again. When I was four years old I figured out that Santa Clause was a scam by snooping around in closets.  It hit me that maybe the whole God thing was too, and just…"
Jul 24
Ted Foureagles replied to Hiram's discussion France Bans the Burqa: The Humanist Poll
"If it's OK to walk around in the park wearing a Mickey Mouse mask, but not a burqua, that's discriminatory to a particular religion.  If a restaurant bans bare feet, that's not; though someone of a barefoot religion might feel it…"
Jul 14
Ted Foureagles replied to Hiram's discussion France Bans the Burqa: The Humanist Poll
"Honor killing.  That's a term that I can't think about without becoming both incredulous and extremely sad.  I cherish and adore women, and find it hard to understand those who don't, and impossible to understand those who…"
Jul 13
Ted Foureagles replied to Hiram's discussion France Bans the Burqa: The Humanist Poll
"We live in a time when societies are becoming less isolated, yet we drew the lines defining our own society in an age of tribalism.  In other words, we haven't quite figured out this very new civilization thing yet.  Some of us still…"
Jul 13
Ted Foureagles replied to Radix Salvilines's discussion Should we call ourselves atheists?
"Thanks Radix for an interesting essay.  The people from the Congo who were captured and sold into slavery didn't think of themselves as "black".  There would have been no reason to.  Some of their descendants find that…"
Jul 13

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Atheism confirmed at age 6 after two years of Mom-directed Bible study.

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At 9:33am on November 9, 2013, Denise B Brown said…


All ... lostness, sickness, sociopathic, deathly harmful demeanor, scum of the earth, dead, heartless,  are just a few of the words and actions that I experienced without my recognition. I am repeatedly destructing myself and everyone around me.    I just want to tell you that you were the only person that gave me unconditional love.  I will always truly Love you, but know that too much damage has been done and destroyed by me.

I just wish I could erase it all, but I would never erase you and your energy.

I truly wish you peace in your life's ventures.

Previously yours

and alway in my heart


 The old me is dead, and I only want to do things right, honest and respectable to everyone i encounter. 

Is there any way we could meet and just be honest and open to each other, with no expectations, but to heal ourselves.

If not, I totally understand why, and I leave you with this thought

Thank you for loving me, it was the truest love there ever was.

I am a new me

Ayla   no ore,no less


At 4:13pm on August 13, 2013, booklover said…

I actually don't know what it means either Ted, except that it lets you send private messages to your friends if you'd like.  What a nice compliment!  I feel the same way about you!  Your friend~ Mindy

At 10:40pm on July 8, 2013, Denise B Brown said…

58 years of trying to figure out who i was.  when i found out, i did not want to own it.
 the pain that i caused was the most horrible thing anyone could do to another being.
 I can not go backwards, and it hurts to go forward knowing the things i did,
 wondering who the hell was operating my mind,and my actions.  
This has me wondering how one could go so astray and still be able to exist in their mind.

  The insanity that i finally now recognize is like a horror film with all the evils
of the world surrounding me. All the darkness that steals every ounce of my being.
The one i hurt beyond repair is the only soul that i truly loved but it was a sick love.  
how can such an event or group of events have slipped into my life and into theirs to the point
 of no return.  how can hate be so strong as to conquer and destroy us from head to toe.
 No way back, no way forward.  I so want there to be life after this existence,
with the only hope that i can find my true soul, that is not so dark.

I have seen the light of day seldom, and want to know what it is like to live without fear of
destroying everyone that gets a little bit close.

I was told that i do not know how to love, or how to allow others to love me.
The only thing that i think that i do know is that i am filled with disgust and feel helpless
 for that soul i destroyed.
somehow running away is leaving a long dark trail of insanity and hurt. Can i ever wipe
the slate clean? or is it

I guess i just have to accept that our actions are true , and that i have to accept because
we did what we did
insane or not, it no excuse, and i therefore must accept that i  am without hope.

The pain i caused has eaten a hole like a cancer in a soul, and that was soul was the truest, kindest
and loving that ever existed.  How can i go on living with this weight of guilt.  Can i ever reach
them again in another world, or is there only this life.  

forgiveness is then impossible when the events of this life destroy life itself.
So i fade away into the vast abyss screaming in vain for one final breath.
to the one i hurt the most...i am already there, My life is over,.and hope you will find your final
days on earth with peace and kindness
from all others you encounter.

To my soul mate that i destroyed.

At 7:20am on April 12, 2013, Randall Smith said…

 Holy Crap--your dog being shot! What kind of son of a bitch would do that? I'm not sure I want to know if she makes it or not. Disheartening. Thanks for sharing.

At 7:13pm on July 9, 2012, Tammy S said…

There are a few of us hiding up here in NC Ted and you have one or two by you there in SC as well. We gotta stick together, they have us surrounded! LOL Good to meet you!

At 11:59pm on May 12, 2012, annet said…

Your writing is so clear and thoughtful, it is very enjoyable to read.  (edited typo)

At 4:56pm on March 27, 2012, Steph S. said…
Thanks for replying to my discussion!
Greetings and welcome to the site!
At 4:05pm on March 24, 2012, ChrisC said…

Certainly is good to feel free to express my opinions on this subject! I'm just spending some time learning what's what on here - lots of reading to do! That should keep my out of trouble.

At 3:10pm on November 23, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Ted and welcome to this wonderful world of atheist truth and peace.

True common sense helped by science leads to atheist wisdom as you very well know. If the religious would only listen to reason, there would be no religious.
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 560 discussion topics and over 3000 members.


At 10:03pm on November 20, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Ted! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends.


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