"Three to five cups? Jeeze. That's somewhere in the neighborhood of what I drink, so it's good to hear, but I didn't think it was anywhere near that high. Interesting.
The suicide bit was pretty weird. Did they…"
"We got it the day it came out ... well, technically pre-ordered about a month in advance, because of a 24%-off deal through Green Man Gaming. Pulled up the game at about 12:15, because I was busy with other stuff at midnight. I'd…"
"Wow, that's ... actually a possible cure for cancer, period. We hear stuff about many things that cure specific kinds of cancers from happening in the first place, but this is pretty damned cool. Have to see where they go with this…"
"I'm not sure that the majority of voters have sufficient education or the desire to learn. Some politician says they're going to pass laws that will stimulate the economy by reducing the taxes on rich people and corporations.…"
"Or hell, maybe if we could get our defense spending down to only what the next 10 countries combined spend:
We could do a lot more useful things with that money. I'd even settle for something wasteful, like roads and bridges."
"I don't see how this would help them draw in more people, though. I mean, I'm all for a reduction in proselytization, but I don't think it will have the desired effect, for the C of E. I don't think we'll have a…"
"There are still administrative fees to a courthouse marriage, but it's a tiny fraction of the usual insanity of most marriages that I've been to.
Oh, and as for the Pope, he's more of a figurehead, really ... a public relations…"
"Eh, we were developed to live to our 60's at least, though. The reason that we live so long probably has a lot to do with our familial nature, as a species. Having a spare set of non-reproducing caretakers for children is a great…"
"Yeah. Obviously ... yes, dark matter has an effect on everything going on in our solar system, assuming that it works the way we think it does. It's the butterfly effect, though. How the hell do you say that one specific thing…"
"I don't understand the necessity of this sort of assumption. We have near-misses of a few hundred thousand or a million kilometers, all the time. Every once in a while, one is bound to miss not quite as much as they usually do.…"
"Hmm, not sure those two would be associated. This one about processed meat mostly involves cancers of the digestive tract. Did she also drink a lot of alcohol? That's the primary thing that hits the liver, in all ways."
Hey joseph, thank u for the welcome :) i hope we can share a lot of thoughts about atheist in the future. Yes u r right, Indonesia is known as religion country and i can say it's illegal to be an atheist. It's a must to put your religion in your ID card, and whenever you know new people, being friends, they'll ask u about your religion, most of them is not open minded when i told them i'm an atheist, so sometimes i dont bother tell them, i tell them i am a christian.
I haven't met any atheist in my country but i believe there's plenty here. :)
Hello Joseph and thank you for the welcome. You're right about Greenville,Sc not being a great place for atheist support. I actually graduated from a christian university here, North Greenville University, which is where I lost my faith halfway through being there. I still have a few friends from there but most of them are still Christian. It's hard to really open up when you're surrounded by them but I managed to tell a friend that I didn't believe any of it anymore, to which she replied, I'll pray for you. haha...I said you can do what you want. Prayer won't affect me.
So, a bit about me, I grew up in a christian home. My dad was the pastor of a Baptist church. So I was brainwashed from birth to believe in the nonsense and not question anything. It wasn't until university that I began to think for myself and realise it is INDEED all nonsense, and started to look for things that did make sense in reality. I went through a depressed period and I still have bouts of depression, but I had a new peace of mind when I started to think for myself.
Now my parents are missionaries in Vietnam, so they're far away and don't bother me, but my dad kind of knows now that--well to him I'm "rejecting God". but for me, I've given up that crutch.
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!!