Dr. Meaden, I appreciate your warm welcome to Atheist Nexus and kind words of support regarding my academic ambitions. I am very happy to be a part of this virtual community and connect with others who do not believe in religion. Thank you!
I appreciate the welcome message. I'm currently working on tests of Kurdish (although I don't speak it, I work with native speakers). I notice that many people these days limit their intake of ideas to sources they already agree with. I intend not to do the same, but it's nice to have at least one like-minded source. In any case, rational skepticism is not a dogmatic set of beliefs and atheism is not a religion or dogma, so I don't think I'll be drowning in ideology.
Thanks for the welcome! I am in Jacksonville, Florida, where Southern Baptists abound. Hellfire and brimstone is around every corner and I am surely on my way to eternal damnation. It is a relief to have an outlet and to see so many like-minded people here on this site. When will the U.S. stop suffocating people with Christianity I wonder.
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