I think you should especially if your going to be touring since it will allow people to 'like' you, and that tends to spread a name faster then most other ways. As for dealing with comments on facebook about religion ive not dealt with too many but i have a policy that if i am on and i see someone post a 'prayer tree' request or an inspirational nothing ill post something ether atheist or science related to balance it out.
Thanks my mom wanted us to also have her name so two of my sisters also have the same middle name. Man it must be hard to talk to your aunt! There have been many times i thought of just deleting my facebook but it helps me stay in touch with my family which is pretty spread out.
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.