Thanks for the warm welcome - I am really looking forward to some stimulating discussions here as I live in a small South African coastal town inhabited by an inordinate number of retired Dutch Reformed Church dominees (pastors). One can see how their religion-raddled brains have made piety, self-righteousness and moral smugness the town norm as almost everyone has thin lips because they are always pressed together in disapproval! Their old testament religion is certainly good sport for any outspoken atheist, although since I wore my "Atheism: a non-prophet organization" T-shirt to the grocery store, I've noticed that even their dogs are not allowed to romp with mine on the beach. . . go figure!
my typing skill is almost as poor as my eyesight.. please forgive me for calling you steve !!! i am very exited as this is my first ever self indulgance regarding my deepest and most powerful beliefs, i am not a university educated man, but pride myself ( very quietly) merely on my thirst for knowlege. my journey may be of some interest or , as i sincerely wish, helpful to any fellow human who is stricken by social stupidity at every level by bigots. i am uncomfortable on the pc and still miss pen to paper for expressing my self, i feel this site may invite like minded people to help dinosaurs like me to share what i feel is an untapped seam of observational kindness and wisdom. thanks johnno.
Hi Steph S. thanks for the welcome to atheistnexus. While in my past I was a professional biological scientist I now have a strong interest in philosophy, story writing and poetry. I'm still a strong advocate for science and especially the environment and global warming which has seen incredible battles over the last few years in Australia. We have a carbon tax but a lot of blood was spilt trying to get it and if the conservative government gets in a our next election this year it could be cut again. In other words the battle never seems to end. LOL