thank you for the group recs :) I should join the Atheist News site. Sounds exciting. Atheist singles wouldn't work since I'm taken but I do need to meet more friends - on and off the net. Its difficult to meet people in a new area (especially in a Catholic University!).
I'm not sure what to do with my writing studies degree. I love writing...and I love science. Unfortunately, I hate working in the laboratory (I've worked in 4!). I'll figure it out, I'm sure. Hows working in I.T.?
That sounds interesting, your comedy plans. I don't usually like stand up comedy, or really any kind of comedy, at least not what's on tv or in distasteful movies. What are your "comedy stories" about?
You're right, I am a junior in high school. Although, I have my college picked out, a way to pay for it, and I have a somewhat good enough view on what I want for my future. Due to recent events, I have found myself changing my mind and I feel less sure of where I am headed..
I wish I had more talent for writing. I know I have potential, but when you don't have much inspiration and a prompt is hard to come by, it makes writing more of a chore than a hobby.
I guess what I meant about my poetry being too personal is that sometimes it doesn't seem careful enough. That it may be unedited, or sloppy. I don't really mind my poetry; when the rhythm might be off I just say Well, it happened that way so it sounds good (to me) that way.. You know?
Well, I have not written much recently, sadly.
I write poetry and often think of many novels I would love to write but I never have time. I'm also not much of a sitting person so building the motivation to write is quite difficult sometimes.
My poetry is personal, so I doubt it is any good to anyone else.
Do you write yourself?
I have a lot of friends in Montana, sort of. This state is like a dysfunctional family. Everyone has a live and let live attitude until your back is turned. At least its quiet and non-violent. During primarily gay events or locations its unusual for any protests to be made and it's normally one obsessed (generally closeted) person. Not bad for a red state.
My mom and I brought an umbrella so we would have any of those "souvenirs" but when she tried to close it, all of the bat pee sprayed all over me. XD
I smelled like shoe rubber for a few hours afterwords.
Yes well any religion who didn't have its crazy fudumentalists probably never survived. I also heard somewhere that the Tibetans went the opposite way of most other nations by starting as a violent nation and then becoming peaceful. But that could be wrong, I'm not sure.
You should come down here! The bat cruise is alot of fun and a thrilling experience. Just make sure you bring an umbrella!
Yeah, being so young makes it hard to connect with atheists anyways. I was thinking about starting a club at my school for atheists, but I figured I wouldn't find anyone. Most kids my age know absolutely nothing about religion; they just go to church sometimes and pray. I've always had trouble finding people my age that have my intelligence level, so I've been on a lot of sites like this, but mostly for younger people and without the atheism. xD
Oh, I love the Atheist Experience, I don't get them on TV so I'm constantly watching them on my computer. The theist callers tend to be the highlight of the show; they always leave me cracking up. I also watch stuff like Edward Current on youtube, just for the fun of it.
I'm still researching religion every time I can get my hands on a computer. Right now, I'm trying to read the Quran, but I'm also doing a project on evolution, and algebra homework, that's eating up a lot of my time.
But actually, I understand most of the religion stuff, it's just the political stuff that's a bit confusing. I guess it's because I find religion more interesting? I don't know, I love science, so maybe that's why.
Hah, don't worry, I ramble constantly.
Yes, I think I'm very lucky. The bad thing is, my brother is having a very spiritual stage (he's seven), since his friends believe in God and their parents have bible study every Monday. I had the same stage when I was age four to about age eight, then I had a completely agnostic stage where I didn't give a crap, then now I'm an atheist. My parents didn't educate me at all, so I came up with all of this myself.
Hopefully your mom lightens up. At least she's not a fundie.
I'm sorry for your loss! It's still good that he was probably an atheist, even if you aren't for sure.
My parents are the same way, they told me that I can believe whatever I want to, but they don't seem very religious. My mom is smart as hell, so she's probably an atheist for sure. I'm exactly like my dad, so he might be.
I'm not sure, actually. I think my family may be an atheist family, but they're very open about religion and they told me to believe whatever I wanted to. I used to be really spiritual, but after a while I just forgot about religion. Then, I came back to it, and realized how stupid it really was. I've been really interested in religion lately and it's a really interesting topic; I've always loved science. :)
And I have been, I'm liking the conversation so far, but some of it is a bit advanced. I just love knowing that there's other atheists out there, because it's hard when mostly everyone you know is religious or spiritual.