"Yup, there's a whole load of sexual dysfunction going back through the history of the church, which is kind of strange, since the thing about priests not marrying is a fairly recent addition to the church. Sometimes, I'm surprised…"
"At least one of them is published by Wing-Nut Daily (http://www.wnd.com/), one of the most crazed, racist, conspiracy-nut, conservative e-magazines out there.
And yeah, there are many choice sections of material, calling atheism an intellectual…"
"Well, that one is mostly just spurious excuse-making. It isn't exactly a reasoned argument.
The thing about that one is that it was in an apologetics book, not spoken aloud in a fit of desperate mental-flailing. I want to say it was…"
"On the first one, I heard one Christian apologist say that Cane and Abel (then Seth) simply married a distant sister.
What the fuck is a "distant" sister? Distant cousin, sure. But how the hell could someone who's…"
"You know, it's kind of funny. Every time I read his name, my first reaction is, "Come on man, there's no reason to be childish spelling his name like ... oh, wait, that's how is name is actually spelled.""
"Well, yeah, the chest-popper was implanted in the 80's. I think it burst out in 2010, though, when the Tea Party emerged as a serious force, and the congressional maps were Gerrymandered all to hell."
"Heh, yeah, we've had a number of other mainline Republicans retiring in disgust at what the Tea Party Republicans have done to their party. It says something about where your party is going, if the people who were the core of the party a…"
“A cool selfie could cost you your life,” the brochure says, adding that “a selfie with a weapon kills.
That last part is a reference to an incident in the Urals earlier this year when two young men died while posing…"
Thanks for the welcome. I live on my own, so no worries about that. I just don't know how my mom would take it. She's an every Sunday Christian (southern baptist). I just don't know any other atheists in Nashville & just want to find ppl to talk to about my non-belief.
TEE-HEE! 'Obnoxiously inquisitive'. That's great! I'm obnoxiously honest and also very curious. One of these days maybe we can find something we vehemently disagree on. I think it could be a terrific bit of fun!!
I feel as though I became more self aware around three months ago, I began to notice the science in everything and started to question things that I had been told. From an early age, around six or seven I started questioning theism. I made the choice to have myself removed from scripture, presenting to my Father exactly why I didn't believe in different aspects of the Bible, and that I recognized the scare tactics they used on children, I was a very forward thinker and always appreciated honesty, I saw no honesty in their teachings. From then on I always believed in something, what would change but it's as though my brain held onto that little bit of faith to make things easier. Ghosts, souls, angels and an after life. Were all things I grew up knowing** were real. They were constantly talked about by Celtic Father, his Wiccan friends, my Mother was/is a very confused Catholic, mixing aspects of Paganism into her beliefs.
So, I understood there was definitely an afterlife, even though I didn't resonate with any religions and was a constant skeptic, I still for some reason never occurred to me to really question it.
It just hit me one day, I woke up and I knew there was nothing after I die. It's hard to explain, but I just unraveled everything I'd been told and realized it was completely ridiculous and I was amazed at out wonderful brains are for creating something so elaborate, and making us believe so firmly in something that quite frankly, is absurd, all to use as a coping mechanism as we crave the need for meaning and purpose. I'm fascinated by that.
Nothing else has changed. I've always believed in the power of human kindness and this has encouraged me even more to strive to be someone who makes others feel warm. Because we get one life, why waste it drowning in negativity? That's what truly scares me. Dying without making a positive impact on the lives of people who surround me. To die with regrets of a life lived slaving away for the man, working 9 to 5, five days out of the seven I get a week? and for what? To buy stuff? No. That doesnt work for me. I want to see the world, love with all of my heart, sing, dance and be my best self.
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