Oh boy. Tolerable living in Kansas? I guess I would go that far, but no further. It wouldn't be so bad if I was nearer to Wichita or Lawrence. Those are the only two towns I have seen with redeeming qualities. Hays has none. What can I say - I am a slave to my career. So is the Christian menace brainwashing people over there is SK as well?
Thanks for the response. No, I am not a minister. Our fellowship is lay-led, which means we have a program committee that invites ministers for Sunday services, but over half our Sundays a non-minister is in the pulpit. Next week that happens to be me. We don't take videos of our services normally, but I'd love to send you the text of the talk I'll be giving.
Thanks for the birthday wishes. I'm telling (fibbing) everybody that now that I'm 21 I can legally booze it up & not have to worry about those damn revenue agents! LOL
My Nat'l Day of prayer was this; "Oh great sky daddy, please save me from your followers 'cause they know not what they do" AhMan
Best to all.
Hello. I can agree with you about the huge need for atheists to make themselves heard.
After all, we are in the right; and it is the god-believers who believe what is a very big fiction and big lie.
The difficulty is in teaching them that. Most just do not want to hear. The ones to target first are those who already have some doubts.
What is needed, to start with, is a powerful group that will start the shouting and the teaching.
Maybe the existing group "Strong atheists" or some other new "fighting" group will do the job.
I am too old for this. A younger generation is needed.
Perhaps we should wait until "Atheist Nexus" is much bigger, say 100,000 members. Our voice will be all the more powerful.
I don't mean the "Soldier" part literally, although I've deeply thought about it. I've been interested in the military since my early teens and life's been quite a challenge for me so far. I added soldier in my name more in the sense of "soldiering on", to persevere and survive in a tough situation.
Jillian, good morning.
I also find that living in a comparatively low crime area has its points. My particular thing, or reason, for being in the East so long is that this area does not seem to be afflicted with the same urge for COMPLETE SAFETY that has been affecting the USA in recent years. There is also much less paranoia. People do not expect terrorists to
pop out from behind each tree. Between these 2 psychoses, the USA has become a very trying place to live. This is especially true for those, like myself, who grew up in the 1960s, when the USA was a country with some respect for law and for its citizens,
even if it did take many years to force the USA out of Vietnam. So, those are some of the reasons why I am in Taiwan, not back in the real world.
Aside from the size, I really know nothing about San Marino that is not in Wikipedia.
However, we seem to share expat tendencies. How do you find life in Korea? I have
heard all kinds of different opinions on Korea from GIs, when I was in the US Army, from
tourists, and from English instructors. What is your take on Korea? I have been here in Taiwan for almost 20 years and find it to be always challenging and interesting.