Hey! Just happened to find your page - I'm deaf also, strongly atheist here, too. I'd love to chat, I'm looking for who I can actually have a conversation with, have something in common ie:atheism. Well, give me a holler and many thanks! Have a fantastic night.
Thanks DeafAtheist, it's nice to meet you too! :-) Yes, it's true, I don't meet too many deaf atheists. I did meet at least one other deaf atheist, and I heard about a second deaf atheist, so I did know prior to finding your group on Atheist Nexus that I wasn't the only one out there.
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Well, you hit the nail on the head. They DON'T make any sense! They are alwasys telling us gay ppl that we choose to be gay, rather than accept that we have not choice in it. If their god made us that way, then they would have no reason to feel superior to us.
Oh, I see. Well I guess that is a real advantage that you can speak "normally". I read Deaf Like Me a long time ago, but I can still remember some of the anecdotes about her issues growing up.
I can totally dig that about not wanting to change it, though. It's not quite the same thing, but I feel that way about my gayness. I've known gays who felt so guilty about it (b/c of religion, of course), that they would change it if they could. My attitude is, F-that! I don't need to apologize to anyone for how I was born.
"can you find me any evidence of a non-activist (or celebrity) being asked a similar question an saying "well, i'm an atheist'? i can't remember anything like it, but please let me know if there are other examples. "