Thanks for the welcome! I certainly am going to enjoy "this internet world of rationality and peace that unites us all through common sense and freethinking wisdom". I live in a small coastal town in South Africa - very beautiful - but inhabited by an inordinate number of retired Dutch Reformed Church dominees (or as one of Graham Greene's characters called it, the Much Deformed Church) and their thin-lipped wives. Frankly, it's not their awful brand of evangelical religion that gets my goat, or even their self-righteousness and moral smugness. it's the utter tedium of their small religion-raddled brains. (Although they can be good sport for any out-spoken atheist!) So am very much looking forward to some lively discussions on this site!
p.s. thought you may be interested, i am a Bedford person , and lived as a small boy close to the gaol site that housed John Bunyan, twice i believe. An interesting mud raker for a christian, but definately brave to take on that most concieted of religious beaurocracy the church of england.
thank you kindly sir, i hope this site ( my first attempt at joining any forum) will be an enlightening tool, to share some opinions and indeed frustrations that being a life long atheist are surfacing in my middle age.
Hi Terence, thanks for your invitation to the various groups. My interests covers a wide range and its likely that I could comment on topics within all of the groups although as we all know time is the limiting factor.