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At 10:51pm on October 27, 2010, Paula T. said…
Please forgive the delay in replying - I always want to give a reply my undivided attention and my classes have had me frazzled! Forgive me, as well, if I am repeating myself, but my sons (24 & 21) are both atheists, so they knew, more or less, how I felt about religion - it was my parents, boyfriend, & his family I worried about. My boyfriend knows and says my beliefs are a non-issue. His family doesn't know and he is a believer :( My BF and I don't discuss religion or politics lol

My journey has brought me to a point where I do have more confidence in my beliefs and I feel somewhat armed as to how I would respond to someone who asks why I don't believe in god. I still have room to grow there, but all in good time. My older son's minor in college was philosophy and he is now in law school. I really enjoy discussing religion and atheism with him - I'm anxious to complete this semester to have time to sit and talk about these topics, as well as to have time to read a book or two (Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris). My hope is to become comfortable with and have confidence in my feelings and opinions, and to be knowledgeable about other religions, other than catholicism, in order to confidently refute the BS that believers like to use to deny rational thought and fact.

I hope that coming out to your parents isn't a difficult scene for you. I suppose you anticipate a problem since they don't know. My hope is that when you make the decision to talk to them about it, all will go well. Being a mother, I know that I love my sons with all my heart and accept them for who they are. If one of them were gay, it would not change a thing. I sincerely hope the same for you.

Thanks again for the offer to look around your page and I look forward to hearing from you whenever the mood hits :)

Paula
At 11:32am on October 18, 2010, dr kellie said…
I went out for a few drinks yesterday, and everyone was talking about it. I wonder if that dude still has the same phone number...I don't think he realized how viral it would become.
At 5:53pm on October 14, 2010, dr kellie said…
Nice video. I grew up in Dallas, and I never thought a city council meeting like that would be likely in that region. Thanks for posting it.
At 7:00pm on October 11, 2010, Paula T. said…
Thank you for adding me, Richard and I appreciate your comment. I have recently admitted to myself and close family that I no longer believe in religion, nor to I want it or need it in my life. So, I am still on the journey of discovery and confidence, if that makes sense! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your discussions and posts.
At 3:30pm on September 23, 2010, Zero_6ix said…
Is Chuckie D still on your currency, or is it like a Sacajawea situation(Limited time only)? I would gladly send you ten pounds equivalent in yankee dollars for one of those bills.
At 4:42am on September 23, 2010, Fabio said…
I have. Unfortunately I still haven't had a free minute to download them, look at them and upload them online. I will do that as soon as possible :) what about you?
At 7:29pm on September 22, 2010, Kelly M said…
I wish more people were into the same habits as you :)~
At 2:46pm on September 21, 2010, Kelly M said…
I was talking about the story in your profile :) Freeking awesome!
At 3:33pm on September 19, 2010, Fabio said…
I'll see you at the next rally ;)
At 10:39pm on September 16, 2010, Kelly M said…
Ok Richard, I visited your FB page....and couldn't remain silent. It's nice to see I'm not the only person who has a douche bag or two that always tries contradict everything you say. Also, that church story above, is PRICELESS!!!!!!!
At 2:58pm on September 16, 2010, Zero_6ix said…
Pope mockery is just one of my many, many talents.
At 8:36am on September 7, 2010, The Big Blue Frog said…
Thanks for the comment on the Winning Arguments thread. My wife keeps apologizing for her fundie family. I told her not to worry about it. I'm enjoying the "debate."
At 2:42am on July 29, 2010, Diego said…
Yeah, I've been around here for quite a long time, but never posted much. I should start doing so, especially with the Peruvian blogs contest.

BTW, I have a new Azriel in Castle Age, if you're looking for an epic monster to spend stamina and energy, come and help.
At 7:35pm on July 15, 2010, Fabio said…
I'm on it :D
At 5:12am on July 14, 2010, Fabio said…
Well, having to travel to Bloomsbury to study I don't want to spend most of my days on public transports. The furthest I've looked was probably Greenwich. I find Canary Wharf much more inviting, though, albeit a tad more expensive :P
At 4:18am on July 14, 2010, Fabio said…
Planning on that ^^ finding a flat is proving hard enough though :P
At 8:14pm on July 13, 2010, Citizen Roe said…
Thank you for adding me!
At 7:41am on July 13, 2010, Fabio said…
Good ol' suffocating and conservative Italy :P
At 2:18pm on July 4, 2010, david hartley said…
Could you send me a link for the video you spoke of please as there are innumerable titles for 'to hell and back'
At 9:54pm on July 3, 2010, Miguel said…
That's funny. Fortunately for me the old nun was not as disagreeable as a rash. In fact she was last vestige of the school's religious origins. I was for the most part also spared from a religious up bringing. My parents had religion beaten out of them in Catholic school and I only occasionally attended church with my grandmother.

I like the story behind the graphic. Thanks for the link. Have you visited Darwin's house?

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