Yay!!!!! Atheist Nexus!!!Did ya ever think you would see the day? I sure didn't...not when I live in a country that has introduced a medievil law making it illegal to hurt someone's feeling by…Continue
"yeah it's pretty sick alright. Blind obedience is what the church requires...because if you disobey the leadership you are disobeying god so they can get their "might army" to whatever they tell them to! It's kind of scary! I…"
"yeah I watched it and posted a link to it...thats sort of what started it all off with my brother. my entire family managed to extracate itself from the mormon church but my brother was stupid enough to go back a decade later. I'm pretty sure…"
"Hey Brianna I have the same problem with my brother. Everytime I post anything contrary to his beliefs on My facebook profile he see's it as a personal attack. I think one of the main ways Religous sects control their congregations is by…"
"hey I hear ya and I don't think it sounds harsh. Accepting that you are an Atheist is not a compromise. She gets no say in what you believe, but you both get a say in how your kids are raised. if the softly softly nicey nicey approach…"
"I'm very sorry to hear that. Marraige councilling may help as you can voice your problems in a non-judgemental environment as well as having someone with an objective opinion talk to your wife. Perhaps she has forgotten that your marraige is…"
"you could also buy a book with some cool space photograpy or a dvd box set that goes into the origins of the universe and life. A nice coffee table book....no woman can refuse a nice coffee table book..."
"unfortunately those that are so deeply indoctrinated will just put their blinkers on. i've tried this with family members before and they just go into denial mode. snippets are the way to go.small amounts of information that are easy to digest.…"
"I think the best course of action would be to teach your children about critical thinking. People think thats its parenting style that influences children when it's often your children that influence your parenting style. My parents were quite…"
"Well hopefully you are worrying for nothing then, but don't shortchange yourself either. Your beliefs are as important as hers, they are not something to be looked past, they make you who you are and are not to be apologised for, don't…"
"oh and if she starts argueing with doctrinal points...just say that you understand her point of view, that you are grateful for her concern but that you have resolved all of those issues with your own conscience and logic and with the evidence…"
"Well, I'm sure if you're friendship is as strong as you say it is then it will be a non-issue, discuss it if she wants to, but don't make a big deal of it..Don't say "hey I've got something important to tell you"…"
Greetings, Debbie! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since Oct. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
Hi Debbie could you sign my petition for a secular education system as I am trying to get it off the ground. If you could join the group on facebook and spread the word http://www.secularpetition.com. The facebook group is Petition for a secular irish education system. Thanks for your help