HM - thanx; I am, but I need to devote more time to it and virtually meet more peeps. I would like to begin an athiest club, a meditation group, and a Buddhist sangha in this small, Christian infested town. Where would the time come from? I can't seem to even make it to my yoga class once a week.
Thanks for the invitation, nice to meet you too; what's to say about me? I turned 42 in October, I live in Romania, I am an Economist, married to a 41-year-old math teacher, no kids. This is one point where I am not experienced. Not that we didn't want kids, it just did not happen. Truth is, after 40, life is sad without kids.
I have been a theist for over 10 years (although my wife is agnostic), then I realized that, no matter how much I wanted to believe, the evidence just isn't there. I can say I am still recovering after religion, but things are getting better. I was so full of anger, that I started wondering "am I angry at God?". "That is really absurd, there is no God"; What was I angry at then? I realized I was mainly angry at myself for all those years, and angry at religion too, coming to see it as a force of real evil.
I support President Obama too (for what's worth, because I am not American), I have liberal views and I like to dream of a world where people actually care of each other. Religion failed at this, it may never be done, but it's worth trying.
So much for now, we'll keep in touch; we'll come to find out much more about each other. Bye,
Cowpunk Wish I had been more active in this earlier in the year. I spent three months in Dec '08 - Feb '09 caring for my father while he was dying from cancer. He lived in Florin not to far from the corner of Florin Rd and Elk Grove-Florin Rd I could have had used the company at times when I was going nuts. He gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to the church and not one of them basterds even showed up while he was dying.
You comment on the "Tea Baggers" on Sept 12 is oh so true. I just listened to two of them on Hardball.
Talk about a bunch of people who are really out in left field.
The host pointed out to these clowns that under Bush the national debt more the doubled. They danced around it but the sad fact is it's true.
I kind of equal them this explanation I've come up with to explain how our national debt doubled.
Think of Bush standing outside an all you can eat buffet. He has the door open and is just inviting passersby to come in an eat. He tell them that it's great, you gotta try it and it really doesn't cost that much.
The people come in get their plates and just pile them high.
At his urging they keep going back for seconds, thirds, fourths and fifths.
Bush keeps inviting people in.
Now the owner of the buffet comes in and ask Bush whose going to pay for all this?
Bush looks at the owner, smiles and points to the people and says, "They are..." and walks out the door.
Now the people realize it isn't a free lunch and are now upset they have to pay.
Moral of the story:
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH....
and having been in business myself...I know that "Free" is a four letter word.....