Christy Gonzalez's Blog – October 2009 Archive (4)

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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