5 August MMXIV
Hi there from Calenzano, Italy, Andrew!
I wrote an essay on atheism, but when I tried to upload it to atheistnexus.org,
I was informed that it was too long.
May I send it to you? (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Anthony St. John
it may be too long for a comment reply but have you tried uploading it to your blog? Each member is given a blog with their account. I'm not sure what the acceptable length is for a blog entry but I am pretty sure it is much longer than the length for a comment.
Whoops, I'm sorry I posted on the wrong thread. Alas, we have no car and we live in a senior cits' mobile home park in the middle of nowhere, just wanted to connect with like-minded people. Again, I apologize for posting in the wrong thread.
Kitty, you posted on the correct thread.
Don't take literally the word "ASSEMBLE" in the above title.
In all the posts I have seen in about a year, people say where they are. A few say where they moved from to get where they now are.
With atheist/etc "churches" now forming, the assembling Andrew described is becoming a reality. A welcome reality for people not college, where atheist clubs have long existed.
I'm from Somerset KY. Right in the middle of the Bible belt, where there are at least 3 christian churches in every square mile and probably over 100 in the county. And I know a whole 3 atheists; only 1 I'm not related to.
My dad grew up in Newport and was working in Cincinnati when he and my mom met. I remember his mentioning Somerset. He and my mom often drove to Lexington on fishing weekends.
I was in California's SF Bay Area when I found A/N, and am still there. Happily, the Bay Area is loaded with freethinkers of all kinds.
Just returned home to Michigan (Detroit area), from traveling the states for several years.
Forced into catholicism while growing up in Ferguson. (a few weeks ago nobody would have known where Ferguson was!) Most of my family members are still trying to save my soul, even though when we discuss religion most of them agree with most of my points and admit that they really don't believe a lot of the stuff in the bible and things taught in their religion.
Seattle, Washington. There are lots of atheists and geeks, and it was a great place for my late wife and me to have raised our biracial child.
You forgot to mention a police force that makes the ones in Ferguson look like teddy bears.
New Mexico is (one place) where the police department does anal rape, in the form of forced drug searches.
this is a site about non-theism, not a mass media ethics debate on police work.
It's a site for non-theists. We talk about whatever we want to talk about. The victims in these rape-by-law-enforcement cases were people stopped by the police when driving, not prisoners. Prisoners are often treated badly, yes.