Jessica Lenehan
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Coming out to Mom

Posted on January 11, 2011 at 5:56pm 2 Comments

I came out to my mother on Christmas. It wasn't planned that way, she simply sat next to me at dinner. I thought I'd be safe at the kid's table. But the number of kids has been slowly dwindling over recent years, as they grow up and move off to the eagerly awaited table of "grown-ups". I saw this opportunity to return to the safety of the kid's table and quickly set my can of Dr. Pepper to claim my spot.

I was more than a little surprised to see my mother sitting next to me when I returned… Continue

Don't take heaven away from me!

Posted on January 11, 2011 at 5:53pm 1 Comment

An imaginary interaction with my mother in which she poses the point "I'm at the end of my life when I must look forward to meeting my maker and going to heaven, and you want to take that away from me?". In my mind I feel her agony at the thought of it all being a lie. I know this pain because I've felt it myself. It's not all that dissimilar from the feeling I had when my father came clean about Santa Claus. It's a let down to know it was just a big scam.

In my mind I attempt to… Continue

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At 8:30pm on January 20, 2011, Devon said…
hey thanks a lot. good to be here.
At 12:28am on January 14, 2011, Natasha Rene'e said…
I agree. San Antonio can be quite lonely for the nonbelievers.
It's funny I meet more accepting people at Catholic school than in the general public.

Welcome to all the newness :)
At 9:28pm on December 22, 2010, Joseph P said…
Ick, yeah, San Antonio.  You should move to Austin.  :-D  Hope we can help mitigate the fundamentalism.
At 10:20pm on December 18, 2010, Carla said…

Hello & welcome! :)

At 6:34pm on December 18, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello Jessica. Welcome to this wonderful world of freethinkers with their good sense, intelligent reasoning, and freedom from believing in fictional gods.

Terry Meaden 
We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 370 discussion topics and 2200 members.


At 8:48am on December 18, 2010, Susan Benfold said…

Hi Jessica,  glad that you joined us.

At 3:41am on December 18, 2010, Atheist Princess said…

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