Christy Gonzalez's Blog (9)

Love Connection on Atheist Nexus

I haven't blogged here in a while and this one won't be like my previous posts, but I've thought about writing this for a while now.


Today is exactly one year since I met my future husband in the chat room on this very site! This has been the best year of my life. I have never met anyone who inspires me to be more creative and makes me happier. He's also a damn good rational thinker!


There have been quite a few hurdles to get past, the biggest…
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Added by Christy Gonzalez on November 17, 2010 at 10:32am — 5 Comments

My Missing Cat



This is not going to be like my usual entries. I like to update this blog regularly- at least weekly- and I usually do it on Sundays. Today, unfortunately, I don't think I will be able to. My cat, Mango, is missing. I am very worried and a bit too preoccupied to focus on anything else. As we atheists say, please keep Mango and me in your thoughts. Thank you.…



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Added by Christy Gonzalez on November 22, 2009 at 11:00am — 11 Comments

Musings On "Meant To Be" And Me

I take issue with the bandying about of the phrase, “meant to be.” When most people hear it, they let it sink into their brain as if it must be an absolute truth. It clearly has ties to religious thinking, and yet, like the concept of “soul mates”, it seems to have gained a new place in peoples' minds. I know people who believe in god but don't believe in “meant to be.” I know people who believe in “meant to be” but not god. I know people who believe in both, and of course, people like myself… Continue

Added by Christy Gonzalez on November 15, 2009 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Stupid Religious Bumper Stickers

I saw two stupid things yesterday while driving. One was a leaf collection truck with a loose tarp as its top. The leaves flew behind it as the truck bumbled ignorantly along, creating whirlwinds of fall foliage in its wake. That was pretty stupid. I also saw a dumb, religious bumper sticker. It read, “My boss is a Jewish carpenter.”



I hate bumper stickers. I don't know why people put them on… Continue

Added by Christy Gonzalez on November 7, 2009 at 12:48pm — 4 Comments

Gay Marriage: Why the responsibility is on us.

This is sick and it needs to stop. What am I talking about? The nasty, vile, infectious, bitter, hate-mongering that is spreading itself around our country in the form of anti-gay marriage legislation. I don't care if I sound like I am exaggerating, because this is honestly how I feel about it. As a group we clearly skew left, but we all have seen on this site conservative atheists (maybe you are conservative- hello!). However, I have never encountered anyone here who does not support gay… Continue

Added by Christy Gonzalez on November 5, 2009 at 7:51pm — 10 Comments

When Tweeters and Callers Unite!

October 20th will go down in history. Or, maybe October 20th will be a trending topic on history's pages. Maybe October 20th will cease to exist, mysteriously combined with October 21st.



Digital multi-minimalists (aka Twitter users) all around the globe stumbled upon a phenomenon yesterday. They either found it to be monumentally self-affirming (as did I) or soul-shattering. What is the phenomenon, you ask? It was the temporarily trending topic, "No God." Blasphemy, they cried!… Continue

Added by Christy Gonzalez on October 22, 2009 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

The Catholic Wedding: An Atheist Reports

Recently I attended what many consider the height of all frivolous fancy: the Northeastern wedding. Northeastern Catholic wedding, to be exact. Shrouded in tacky elegance, this occasion is oft-profiled on shows like Platinum Weddings and Bridezilla. Most of this entry will be discussing my reaction to the “Catholic”-ness of it all, while some will just be discussing the “Northeastern”-ness of it all, and the rest just the event itself.



To start- this wedding took place at Convent… Continue

Added by Christy Gonzalez on October 19, 2009 at 4:00am — 3 Comments

Morality Is For The Faithful... Not!

I had a conversation with my mother recently. She told me a story that she had heard through a friend about some distant or not so distant family member. Unfortunately I cannot remember all of the specifics of the story, so bear with me. I also have no means of verifying its accuracy, so I use it as a way to discuss a point, not necessarily as a historical account.



The story took place in a Nazi occupied country during the Holocaust. A Christian family was hiding a Jewish family in… Continue

Added by Christy Gonzalez on October 12, 2009 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

Dating And The Musing Atheist

Disclaimer: This in no way represents how I believe all non-theists should feel, just how I feel. Also note that this post contains explicit language.



For as long as I have considered myself one, I have never shied away from the term "atheist" in public. My beliefs (or lack thereof, if you want to refer to them that way) are very important to me, and why I believe what I do is of even greater importance. I do a lot of reading and exploring in order to more fully understand what I… Continue

Added by Christy Gonzalez on October 11, 2009 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

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