Thanks for connecting. Was recently on Alternet arguing creationism inthe comment thread and got the distinct feeling that the individual I was trouncing was copying and pasting out of some sort of Creationist Handbook. Turns out I was right and discovered the the anti-creationism handbook online:
So glad I found this site. I'm looking forward to reading and eventually commenting. I'm currently coming to terms with the discouraging realization that for the "true believers" I live among here in the bible belt, their religious orientation is so closely associated in their own minds with family and love and tradition that they are incapable of any emotional or intellectual DISTANCE from that pleasant, familiar orientation. They are unable, truly unable, to see their magical thinking for the nonsense it is. These are certainly not "bad" people. It's just that all the lovely, traditional, churchy, warm fuzzy beliefs that are so dear to them are of course ONLY logical to them because such illogical thinking is ingrained in their psyches and tied up for them from early childhood with traditions and sense of family and goodness and so on. Sending them to a site like godisimaginary.com would be pointless. SO... it is delightful, for my own sanity and self-affirmation, to read vents and discussions among folks who are free from the cultural bias that defines small town fundamentalist Christianity.