"And the atheism wasn't the cause of the activities of Pol Pot or Stalin, anyway. I guess you could get to some negative results through aggressive anti-theism, even if you'd have to stretch it like crazy, but from basic, default…"
"They'd probably say something about Stalin, Hitler, and Pol Pot. Never mind that Hitler wasn't an atheist.
He's generally their go-to, though, since most people in the west know more about him than the other two."
hi, i just joined the site and was looking at members who are local. i saw you and read your "about me"... awsome! it made me laugh, your brave. with people like you on the site i think i'm gonna like it here. thanks.
Trepanation seems appealing! Awesome. I know just what that feels like. I am an overthinking academic freak with a memory that is frequently irritating.
The fact that your family accepts your non-monogamy is great. My parents have had to come to grips with the fact that one of my best life skills is picking up women. But still, the atheist part would be too much.
My last gf died a few years ago, and since then, my mother has been HOUNDING me about religion. Stuff like, "Do you no longer believe in the God of the Bible?" I just change the subject. I'm sure she thinks I am turning my back on god because of my dead gf, but in reality, I let go of god a long time ago. I guess the fact that my gf was an atheist and her funeral was godless really freaked her out.
So, you live on a farm right next to your parents? I have always made sure to live far enough away from mine that pop-ins were out of the question.