Ah, yes. The site forced me to pick a city. I live in Texas, but in a larger town. However, you are right. The constricted mindset here is quite baffling and I am very ready to leave! Hopefully soon, and somewhere far away!!!!! Haha thanks for the welcome, Joseph :-)
Dude... Just have to say after a year coming here you are always the voice of reason. Do not read more into this compliment than it says. You are more awake then most. I am not crazy, my girl friend is a psychiatrist. Well I'm not crazy unless she is too.
it's amazing the faith's masochism.. if they are blesssed, horay exists.. if they are kicked down it's a test to prove their worthness and horay again...
the ideea is actually quite genial. every dictator would use it. but since I was a little kido I had problems with authority, not in the break the law and get to jail type but more like questioning and analysing each and everything.
I don't say that my line of reasoning is superior but I am aware of the rules applied and of the wrong paths it could have than majority around me. and in my humanistic point of view no creature as low and barbarian worths a lifetime of being screwed, it's immoral... so at least the good god's minds for me were always in question.. fro mthere to there is no reason to believe in it was sort of short way
yeah, if such think as karma wqoulkd have existed I would have been first to have it))) but no, it's just a series of unhappy coincidences.. there is on youtube an experiment made by dawkins about coincidences verry educative..
I think people are more used to see the happy coincidences than the unhappy ones. but someone has to have the unlucky combination, it seems that the apple felt on me.. ce la vie..
Haha, well I was trying to switch over my email address on here and I didn't realize that the address I was trying to switch it to was blocking atheist nexus so the confirmation email was hiding in the spam folder, so I figured I would just cancel my account and make a new one with the other email address, but then I realized the problem so I guess I went through all of that for nothing lol
That must be frustrating! My entire family is pretty relaxed about religion, but my boyfriend's family is another story. Balancing between being polite and respectful of them, yet still being myself is awfully difficult at times... how do you react when your brother-in-law starts a prayer? I usually go along with it. (Why offend them? No one can hear us anyway!)
Haha yeah I look pretty white in that photo I think it's the flash. My mom is white and my dad is African. So what's your story? Are you a life-long atheist or did you grow up with a religious background?
Hey Joseph thanks for the comment. I'm taking a hiatus from college right now so trying to figure out what to do next! There are a lot of religious folk in DC especially among black people. It's difficult but I come from a pretty secular family so I deal. NC's pretty religious as well isn't it? I lived in Asheville for 4 months a couple of years ago but that's a pretty liberal town.
Thank you. Portland really is a great place to be an atheist! I hope to eventually find an actual community of atheists who have also left religion. It would be nice to sit down for coffee and share war stories. lol
My parents were atheist but my grandmothers tried to shove religion down my throat. My paternal grandmother is Catholic and my maternal grandmother is "born-again Christian" (whatever that's supposed to mean).
Exactly, I know my mother wouldn't mind the fact of me telling her I don't believe in most of it. The matter is I'm a very strong atheist and I'm sure if she knew how heated I will get on the topic, she wouldn't be very happy. I know that Christians see us as some kind of a threat but, I don't really understand why.
Considering I'm mixed (my mother is German and my father is African-American) I spent a lot of my life with my mother so I always went to a very laid back church, called All Saint's Episcopal. It was mostly old white couples, surprisingly my sisters and I were the only touch of any color in that church. I have heard stories from my mother about how the churches my grandmother on my father's side would have the ridiculous; people crawling on the floor, eyes rolling back, etc. Personally, I have never been to a church like that nor will I ever.
My mother's entire family lives in Germany so, she never sees her family except for Skype and such. Being mixed is really hard here because exactly like you said it doesn't matter if you have 3 Caucasian grandparents and 1 African-American, people only see the black and automatically have a disgust with you. Dating is even a problem, I couldn't date many white guys I wanted to because I was "black"...ignorant people. Any who, I'm an honors student, I play Alto Saxophone and Guitar, and have many accomplishments I am proud of and just let the parents know they are very ignorant and arrogant for thinking their race is Superior over someone else's.
Thank you! I honestly can say Roanoke Rapids isn't a fun place to be but, I have seen worse.
I actually had trouble telling my friends about it at first because I knew I would probably not like the responses but finally, I said "I don't care I'm going to become more outspoken." I ended up telling more people about it in my 8th grade year. That being said, it came with the "Oh! You devil worshiper!" etc. (me sitting back laughing at their ignorance) I just ignored the negative comments. Once I got into high school I had a French teacher who always talked about religion in class (which he's not supposed to) and I would always laugh. More people found out about my atheism and they knew me well enough to not make comments because I'm a very up front person to where some almost find it rude but I tell them if they can't accept the truth then they shouldn't ask me things. The crazy thing is, as I told more people about it I have found out a lot more people are atheist or agnostic. I myself am a very strong atheist but, I am having a hard time telling my family because they are all very Christian, I have slowly led my mom to it but she still does not know exactly how I get on the subject of religion.
Thanks =) I actually work full time as a nurse, and my writing and art are more of a hobby currently. I recently got back into a personal blog again and I'm hoping to do some other kinds of writing soon.
It was a joke about the non-belief thing, I'm reading up on Buddhism and it's actually making some sense to me. More over Secular Buddhism seems to have caught my eye, and I'm doing research into it now.