Greetings, Lynn! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus lately. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home. Love that bumper sticker of your daughter.
Hi Lynn! Enjoy your summer vacation. Relax. If my bible fits into your reading schedule, fine, but this is not a race or an obligation. Spent last weekend with two of my angels. Still walking on air. Finishing up the first draft of my newest and most important book, "How to Cure Religion (With No Adverse Side Effects)." If you're not sick of my babble when you get through with my bible, I would love to send you a copy for your comments. Kind regards, Jack.
Hi Lynn. glad you received my "Bible." I hope you enjoy it. I tried sending you a private message on Nexus, but I don't think it went through. Pleae let me know. My screen stayed on "sending message" for several minutes so I finally closed it. I would welcome any comments--pro and con--you care to share once you read it. It was great post-divorce therapy eleven years ago when I wrote it. "My" god, you will note, has a wonderful sense of humor and enjoys kicking the crap out of me. Apparently I created her in the image and likeness of all of the women in my life. Enjoy!
Yeah, I wish I felt too young, most of the time, though as it is I feel as old as time. I like what you wrote on your site too. It took me a while, as well, to contiously claim atheism as a reality, I mean...this may sound rediculas but I never heard of the word atheist, it was only a few years ago that I said...that's me. And even now I judt don't like labels like that for people...
Yes, Lynn, you've got the right Pam. Greetings...I hope you are well.
Alan has been telling me about our getting together as a combined group...I think it will be a lot of fun. I should just be getting over my first year of college by early June and able to breath again.
I'll check out the date with our other members as well.
Thx. Lynn! You can review excerpts of Part I of my Bible at biblejack.com, not the ideal website name for an atheist, I admit ("Is he a goddamn spy?!"), AND, IF you would like a copy and IF you are willing to provide me with an address I will be happy to mail you a copy, autographed by the author if you want. I know the guy. OR you can buy a "kindle"/cyber copy from Amazon, which would be really exciting in that I'm pretty sure it would be my first kindle sale! HA! Can bestseller status be far behind? Part II, in which the bumper sticker is contained, is "print on demand" from authorhouse.com. I've sold dozens of those, plus or minus ten, minus actually, but who's counting? My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org if you don't want your address public. I know I'm not supposed to put my email address on here either, but if someone wants to find me, I'm pretty easy to locate.
Just read your profile and I love your bumper sticker. My favorite, which I used in The Bible (According to Jack) Part II The New Testament, which needless to say, I HIGHLY recommend for your reading pleasure, is: "Your body is a temple. My body is an amusement park." I still can't believe how much youthful sex the Catholic Church screwed me out of (sorry for the bad pun).
Lynn: STUPID question but I can't remember how to do it. How do I "add friends" like Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM immediately below? I need to ask her another STUPID question! I'm full of stupid questions but I can't stop asking them and I keep really pissing off damn near all my religious family members with them. So far, atheists seem much nicer than religious people and nothing like the "devil." Who knew?
Thanks for the comment on the blog. Sometimes I feel like I'm writing to no one but myself - not necessarily a bad exercise.
The Rockford/Beloit Group has been meeting for several months and we have about 6 active members and usually meet once a month on a Sunday. I live on the east side of Rockford so visiting one of your Meetups would be possible, although a Tuesday night isn't the best time for me. Do you ever have a weekend or Friday meeting? Maybe our 2 groups could get together. That would be fun.
Thanks for the comment Lynn. We should think about getting together. A few of us here are trying to get a Rockford/Beloit area Atheist group together so I would love to "pick your brain" so to speak. We were up on Meetups for a while and I'm thinking of going that route again.
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