Hi, old friends! Back after a lengthy absence from A/N, and once again toying with immersing myself in the task of learning this wonderful language. I have the Pimsleur program, but I'm wondering if any of you has a better suggestion. I can't afford Rosetta Stone, which I suspect is superior in terms of guided programs. I am always on the lookout for Swedish speakers in my area, but so far no luck. Thanks for the help!See More
"Before we eat, we always thank the appropriate authority, the provider of the turkey - my husband's employer. Jokes aside, it's always just a great day of football, a couple of Guinnesses (Guinnae?), and family. Hope all ya'll have a…"
"Hi, erstwhile friends! Actually, I am the friend who disappeared for awhile. But I am back with resolve to click often the dusty link bookmarked in my toolbar. Just published my novel on Amazon/Kindle - 'Ratenplatz Squared' under my legal…"
"There's also the feeling of shame if one is manipulated into validating the mind virus which infects a valued person. We know it's wrong to validate the woo woo, and we're in a social blackmail kind of double bind. To maintain our own…"
"I think I read it in full on the Dawkins site. I think it's absolutely wonderful that Bachmann is signing it. She's the front-runner for the GOP so far, so it'll certainly complicate matters for them. She's a pretty horrific…"
"About a week ago (Independence Day) I had to bear another of those Facebook re-posts that "friends" always seem to trot out on holidays. It was the Pledge of Allegiance, with the plea to "re-post if you believe in it and think…"
"Hey Annie! We have a 7 year old boy who constantly questions his friends' statements about church/god. I think you hit the nail on the head when you said "the religion they were born into". It certainly shouldn't be that way. We…"
Greetings, Vitomama! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since Dec. <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.
"They mistake logic with internal consistency.
If you show a theist that his views are internally inconsistent, you will have some measure of success. He will make a good faith (ha!) effort at modifying his views to make them more internally…"
"Melinda that's so nice of your mom to support your daughter in her decision to focus on her classes. Did she already start summer school?
Joan we are here to support you and you are in our thoughts.
Happy hump day to you too Melinda!"
So tired of religious apologists asking me to show evidence for the non-existence of their particular god. I've asked them how they would go about showing evidence for the non-existence of the dragon in Carl Sagan's garage or Russell's celestial teapot. They assert that the analogy is false, but don't explain how. They use words like 'logic' or 'inference' as if they were magic charms without fully understanding what these words mean. It's not unlike superstitious primitives from a cargo cult…See More
"With that last blast to you on Atheist Nexus, I go to chemo therapy and will be there about five hours as they drain a little bit of poison at a time into my body. I welcome it with gratitude and appreciation for the researchers who look for the…"