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Comment by Steve Nelson on August 1, 2010 at 11:35pm

FOOD the Ultimate Secret! Everyone needs to see this! Find links at: or Great Job Alex Jones!!!
You know this Genetic Engineering stuff is what my 2 books Tomorrow's World #1 & TW2 Desert Trek are almost all about! The Scientific Dictatorship Mr. Jones speaks of is talked about a good deal in my 2 books. See:
or see the Youtube slideshow at: Thanks, SteveNelson1
Comment by Bryon on August 1, 2010 at 11:05pm
You would think someone that is that opposed to something would at least try to get a bit of an understanding of what it is he hates. The sheer lack of knowledge is so laughable the argument falls on it's face long before the lack of logic can even be scrutinized. I think someone needs a hug...
Comment by Daniel on July 20, 2010 at 9:19pm

You left off the best part, the reply:
Comment by Marc Draco on July 20, 2010 at 6:28pm
Orange... can you PM me so we can talk more. I'm really interested in a clean break in a good country. I can do cheap too.
Comment by Marc Draco on July 20, 2010 at 6:27pm
Oh my - the stupidity of the GOPs never ceases to amaze me.

What I find truly nauseating is that they can't see the numerous flaws in their own arguments.
Comment by Lindsay Reed Walton on July 16, 2010 at 12:13pm
Hey @Orange. Get me out of this fundy country ;) Any openings in NZ for experienced financial writers?
Comment by Scott Bidstrup on July 10, 2010 at 7:32pm
In Costa Rica, where I live, it is almost unheard of to come out as an atheist unless you are a college student or recognized intellectual. I live in a tiny village and everyone knows I'm OK, but I didn't come out as an atheist until they got to know me as a decent, caring person interested in helping out with the community. Interestingly, since coming out as an atheist, I have been having regular visits by the Jehovah's Witness, never contacting me, but leaving tracts on my front gate.

But there is much more acceptance of atheists here in recent years. I think that has a lot to do with the fact that the Catholic church has done a good job of discrediting itself, and people are increasingly open to alternatives, including atheism.
Comment by Marc Draco on July 10, 2010 at 7:17pm
I'd be there, Orange but at nearly 50, I'm probably too old now. :-(
Comment by Sally Lahde on July 10, 2010 at 5:30pm
Has anyone seen the show, The Atheist Experience on You tube? Matt Dilahunty is the host of the show. He is awesome!!!
Comment by Joan Denoo on July 10, 2010 at 4:18pm
Monon, if you are in the U.S. you pay a price for revealing you are an atheist. Accused of not having a moral ethic, of not being concerned about others, being an instrument of evil, and lots of other nonsense, you either creep into a dark closet and feel dead because of lack of honest conversation or you put your feet firmly on the ground, stand tall and proud, and state your opinion, knowing you will need a tough skin.

Personally, I feel strong and able to rebut any prejudices confronting me. I do a lot of reading and visiting with others on atheist social networks so am well prepared to meet most challenges. When confronted with a "God bless you" when I sneeze, I state that I do not believe such a thing as a god exists, and I appreciate the blessing. Sometimes that starts a conversation, other times I lose an acquaintance that I thought was a friend. If some one gives me "god talk" I make sure that I state my position, calmly, reasonably, and confidently.

A relative of mine cannot stay away from the subject of religion when I am present. It seems he goes to his friends and finds a new topic which he thinks will convince me to convert. Knowing this about him, I am prepared to come back with a reasoned response. The good thing about these encounters, I feel confident and prepared for anything he brings up. So far, so good.

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