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.