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At 6:44am on September 3, 2011, ANNAIRD NAXELA said…

Carolyn,

 

Have met Professor Shortell at Brooklyn College; he is in the Department of Sociology, I believe? I just read an article by him, and thought, perhaps, you were aware of his work and could comment on it from point of view.

 

Here is the article, by the way:http://www.anti-naturals.org/15cst/no19/p1.htm

 

 

At 7:05pm on May 16, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Greetings, Carolyn! I'd like to invite you to a group where we talk about anything on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D
At 1:22am on April 21, 2011, Aly Jiselle said…
Thank you, Carolyn! You're gorgeous! I wish I had locs like that, but I have A.D.D. when it comes to hairstyles. Too bad I can't just wake up one day and magically have locs down my back. LOL!  Stay in touch...
At 9:07am on February 6, 2011, Eddie E. Hicks Sr. said…
Sorry for not replying earlier. For some reason I missed this.  Anyway hello Carolyn.
At 1:23am on February 3, 2011, Richard Healy said…

Ah so not a day's excursion on the train then? ;-)

 

Perhaps you a best advised to wait in that case: I'm certain the Hitch will come to NY eventually

At 4:09pm on February 2, 2011, Richard Healy said…
How far is Brooklyn to Iowa (I sometimes forget I live on this tiny little island)
At 4:07pm on February 2, 2011, Richard Healy said…

Uk flats = Us apartments.

 

Two peoples divided by a common language!

At 1:19pm on February 2, 2011, Richard Healy said…

Re: the conference, I'm going to be a pest

 

Will one day really make all the difference in flats?  Really?   :-P

At 1:19pm on February 2, 2011, Richard Healy said…

Yup.

 

http://www.facebook.com/Zacrates66/posts/1708756691679

 

It started early in the morning.  Zac posted a blog essentially about his plane being struck by lightning and how he'd clutched his copy of The God Delusion for comfort and offered up a prayer to Richard Dawkins. 

Obviously sarcastic, right?

 

Well this brought out one Theist - Erika who messaged Zac direct to his page saying how she was mightily offended that he would compare a man Dawkins to her god, and then we were joined in the fray by Eric Ziegler (apparently I learnt later a friend of Zac's whose recently been 'turned to the dark side of Fundie Catholicism.

 

So I make a quick comment somethgin about how Christians are so credullous they though Zac was serious and this initiates an unholy row - however where they were it was 1.30am where I was it was 7am and I was getting ready to leave the house so with much terse exchanges already said (involve amongst other things evolution, creationism, the devil and Hell) I said we'd reconvene that evening.

 

So I get back from college post a few posts dismantling (especially Eric's) posts and he appers offering up a 'watchmaker analogy' - and I school him on that as well.

 

And then thigns turn Nasty.  Already Erics said Atheists talk shit and been generally rude and unpleasent but now were back to insults threats of Hell (you will burn unbelievers!!!) , I don't play nice either now I've had enough of this - and that's when it comes: the 'if I ever see you I'll beat you up' (I'm paraphrasing) but he was livid.

 

So there you go.  Push a theists buttons and the mask slips - threats of torture and violence is all they have.

 

I'm 5' 9' too! :-)  I'd say it was his nose to my chin, not a great difference but just noticeable 'cos he's such a giant to me, it was just a startling moment to realise I was the taller between us.

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At 5:28pm on February 1, 2011, Richard Healy said…
The latest debate with Zac - where we were this morning - ended tonight with the theist threatening to beat me up if he ever saw me!!
At 10:21am on January 27, 2011, Marc Draco said…

Awake now... ! ;-0)

 

Long night.

At 1:26am on January 27, 2011, Doubting Thomas said…
Thanks for accepting the invite.
At 7:08pm on January 26, 2011, Richard Healy said…

Yup. :D

 

He signed my copies of God is not Great and Portable Atheist. To my friend an apostate ex-muslim, he wrote "to a liberated mind"

 

I've got Dawkins' signature on my copy of Ancestor's Tale, I met him at lecture in London at the British Humanist Society I was rather amused to discover that I am taller than him.

I was like: Hello Professor - (oh you're down there) - Hello professor!

 

Okay not really, but that's what went through my mind....

 

I was also in attendence at the landmark event Htichen and Stephen Fry Vs Anne Widdecome MP and Archbishop Onyankin of Nigeria: Is The Catholic Church a force for good.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kuzYwzGoXw

 

I was sat just behind the magician Derren Browne - and you can even see me in a few shots in that youtube video.  Just to prove I was there.  ;-)

 

Next Month I am going here:

 

http://www.qedcon.org/

 

I say - you should go.  I know I Know, but Hitchens wont be with us for ever, and you should take this opportunity if at all possible

At 3:43pm on January 26, 2011, Richard Healy said…

Ya' found me so you did.!

 

At 2:38pm on January 24, 2011, Paul A said…
It is both in your "About me" and a comment you made in one of the forums. Of course the forum comment led me to the "About me". FB can be superficial but it has become a network for information. I'm not out of the "closet" yet so my religion is listed as irreligous on FB. LOL
At 7:00pm on January 23, 2011, C said…
Ok. I will add you!
At 1:27pm on January 23, 2011, C said…
Yes, it is more difficult when dealing with these folks who are set in their ways. However, time and experience prepare us for the worst. And we already know the worst outcomes, so we should be fine when the right time presents itself!
At 9:04pm on January 22, 2011, C said…

I see.Everyone needs guidance.  I guess I'd much rather seek guidance from someone who doesn't require a financial offering, and guidance that does not require being subject to judgment.  lol

I guess professing my beliefs to them would precipitate anger in both, and maybe also sadness in the other --she considers me her best friend.  I'm not sure though.  But I am tired of people assuming when I never even said I was a christian or of any other religion in the first place. I guess silence is just like agreeing.

I've had experiences with nice christians going bad when I mentioned things like god didn't write anything in the bible,  that Jesus didn't speak Middle English, or simply not to believe everything someone tells you--like my dear grandmother who considered my knowledge portentous, and threatened that the devil had much in store for me for thinking such things.

So I think I know that they'd try to lay hands on me ( in other words, try to change me to make me what they want me to be), or leave me alone until I find Jesus again ( in other words, get angry and consider me a lost infidel). 

 

At 10:45am on January 22, 2011, C said…

It's good you have friends that understand.  I don't usually talk about religion with friends.  My two closest friends are Christians, and I think one knows of my doubts.  One does not.  The one that knows isn't much of a friend anymore; I assume she sees me differently, and since I've begun to see things in a more logical sense, I see and her beliefs differently as well.In addition, I can't really remain close friends with someone who will judge me based on my beliefs. 

So, that's one reason I'm here. Was it easy or difficult to talk to your closest friends about your atheism?  Are they religious?

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