Howdy from Texas. Thank you for the greetings and welcome. I'm a graduate of Texas A&M University, located in College Station, Texas. I received my degree in History and minored in Business. I was fortunate in that with an undergraduate degree in History you essentially choose half the classes yourself to receive your degree.
I took a variety of classes. From science to engineering. I even saw Mrs O'Hare speak once. I had heard she was a colorful speaker and it was true. She was also very well educated. I honestly believe that she spoke that way just to get the "other side" all up in arms. If that was the case, it worked.
But I also realized that, "in the tween the two shall never meet." At least not in our lifetime.
Ah number 666, this is one of my favourite numbers.
It displays an attractive symmetry.
Each 6 is an elementary one-turn spiral, and the triple spiral was the mark (inferentially, when I have my archaeological hat on) of pre-christian Neolithic-Age female deities. viz. the triple goddess.
Christians of course hated the pre-existing female divinities, and resolved to eliminate them by empowering their patriarchal church system to do so.
A godbot told me recently that he would never buy an auto with 666 on it. He was terrified at the superstitious thought, and told me that by accident a friend of his, some years ago, had, without noticing, bought such a vehicle--and very quickly got rid of it again. Delete Comment
Thank you very much. I will find it and read about it.
I do admit that I have a lot to learn... I also know that it will always be that way with math and science.
If you don't mind, will it be alright to ask you questions and bounce ideas off of you when I have them?
You speak well, K Paul.
And it must be difficult for you living, as you say, in Billy Graham-ville, or in any bible-belt town.
The deeply indoctrinated will never be overcome. Our hope is to discuss openly and intelligently with those who are clever enough to start doubting the religious lies with which they were indoctrinated--usually when young.
Our deepest sadness is for children, trapped by religious parents and further ensnared by school and church.
Meanwhile, let's all help Nexus to do a good job.
Thank-you, sir. Today, after the latest goddite atrocity in India, was the proverbial 'tipping point' for me. I wear the scarlet 'A' -- even at work -- and have been openly atheist for several decades now but recently have felt a need both to do more to combat the amoebic idiocy of religion and know I have somebody (or better, a lot of somebodies, preferably smart somebodies ) at my back, as it were.
I am, after all, living in Billy Graham-ville...though for how much longer, I can't say.
Hello, and thanks for the comment on my page! I think Laplace's famous reply succinctly captures the essence of atheism - there's simply no reason to worship a "sky daddy", especially when science and rationalism has given us a much better worldview.
P.S.: Actually, A.Ou is simply a shortening of my real name, distinct enough to be recognizable by friends while retaining some element of anonymity. As a high school student taking French, though, I sometimes have people wondering why my name contains a French word. :)
India is a fine country and the people too, but religion and astrology make some of the believers think strangely—but probably no worse than the deluded religionists of the west. You have done well to escape its grip. Science holds all the answers. It is up to the scientists among us to answer all the questions. It is one reason why I started the Nexus group ORIGINS. How did everything begin?
We debate origins of life, Earth, humanity, religion, atheism, using rationality, commonsense, evolution, Darwinism, cosmology, geology, archaeology and science to reject religious nonsense…
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In the course of time we hope to cover aspects of most matters regarding 'fundamental origins' that interest the rational open minds of intelligent freethinkers.