Thank you for the welcome! I am impressed of all the great people I met so far, and its only been half a day, any way, thank you and you look like a person who can help me little bit, I am a Skeptical Dad, an Atheist and a guy who loves science and critical thinking, next year (2010) my son will be 6 and I want to promote in his school February 12, Science Day! by doing some experiments, magic, and flying some water rockets, the school he is in seems to like the idea, but I have to get my act together, get information and ideas... so if you dont mind during the course of the year I may asked for your help, Thank you! Danny
Thank you for the warm welcome. I don't deserve any credit for my atheism. My parents made the mistake of letting me read science fiction. It was a straight shot from Salmon of Doubt to Blind Watchmaker to mom and dad I have something to tell you. I only wish I could have met Douglass Adams and thanked him before the end.
Terance: Thanks for the invite. Reading your bio, you were one of the lucky ones to have parents who didn't try to brainwash you. Mine, while well intentioned and very good people, could not live without their imaginary god. Ultimately, I watched them morph into much less dogmatic and open people, which was a big positive for my relationship with them. They actually became missionaries to Mexico when they retired, but cut out most of the religious BS and just tried to help people. I like to think I had some influence on their move to less dogmatism.
I just published my third book, The God Virus: how religion infects our lives and culture, as you noticed. After 20 months of writing, editing and publishing, it is time to get the word out and let people know about it. You can download two free chapters on our website www.thegodvirus.net and can order it from there as well. We are having a devil of a time keeping it in stock with Amazon.com. I hope you will take a look at it. I would love to get some exposure in the UK. For about 10 years I had clients in Wales and traveled to the UK to work with them. I really enjoy the UK and have been there many times.
thank you for the warm welcome. i will definitely get on the message boards and tell some of my great stories of living here. probably start with the one about my son getting a c.t.r. ring sent home with him from school from a friend. i guess they thought it would burn my eyes out or convert me. neither happened, it just got thrown in the pits of hell....... or the garbage whatever you call it.. thanks again for the welcome..
Dr. Meaden, thank you for the welcome. I suppose I could have written something with more content in my profile other than my age. I will look at your Origins group now as that is a significant part of my interest in this site along with Separation of Church and State. Regards.
Searching for answers is a good thing. Creating happiness is however the main issue, as far as I'm concerned.
I think that if we are to take away religion from people (which is a primitive kind of psychotherapy), we could give something far better in return. The advances in positive psychology in the last decades have prepared science for the task of making people genuinely happy... So I'm very enthusiastic about this whole thing. We in Romania are starting to organize activities as atheists, and have begun spreading "the good news", but we still have a lot of work to do to clean up the old passive-aggressive morale systems.
Thank you. I personally don't find the concept of "truth" a useful one, however it just so happens that I like science, I study physics, and welcome the idea of networking among people caught in this new modern Renaissance. Natural selection will eventually kill a large number of religions, and I'm proud to be here at this moment when I can witness this great revolution in human thinking.