"Plus, there's the fact that Faux News has been pushing the narrative that the free market (ie. the corporations) would make life better for everyone, if we would just stop the government from getting in their way. After a decade of this…"
"Of course it isn't a deterrent. The swing voters are the ones who have been sold on the bullshit about a Republican administration being better for their financial interests. They're the only Trump voters who aren't…"
"The more bat-shit, fundamentalist ones who pride themselves on the acceptance of the authority of the Bible, perhaps. I guess that once you accept that anything you see in reality that contradicts the authority-book must be a lie straight from…"
"Getting him out of power is the more important part for the health of our country, yeah.
The potential treason is at least a bit important too, though. Colluding with a hostile power, offering to weaken our state department in exchange, is a…"
"Depending upon how the FBI investigation goes, cries to lock Trump up could actually be justified. Personally colluding with Russia, a hostile nation, wouldn't be much worse than a lot of the other things he's done professionally,…"
"Heh, no worries. Some things that you might hope will get responses will go unnoticed. Other things that you thought were a throwaway comment will get jumped all over, like this status message and that introductory discussion that you…"
"... plus, what Bert said. Even in a strict, literal, scientific context, lots of things don't have hard, sharp lines. A lot of people have difficulty with evolution, because they don't understand what a species is.
"You could say that it's metaphorically alive, I suppose. It would be the same as saying that a star is alive, meaning that there's nuclear fusion going on. There's a process that's active, which most objects of that…"
"The Comey hearing certainly didn't do anything to help Trump's credibility. It'll be interesting to see if anything comes of the investigation into connections between the Trump campaign and Russia's interference in the…"
"I do filming for my local one, in Chapel Hill. I wouldn't be involved, if it wasn't for that need. 18 years of forced, weekly, Catholic mass removed any desire I might have for any sort of regular-gathering type of group.…"
"I'm aware of the details. I'm in North Carolina, and I've been in the protests at the capital.
The bill went beyond the focus of the Charlotte ordinance, but the introduction of the bill was a response by the Republican…"
Thanks for the welcome. I'm still figuring out how this forum works. Yeah a bit isolated out here. My husband and I aren't local to this area as we are both west coasters. We like it here but aren't convinced that it is the safest environment for our lil non believers. They are a bit more frank and outspoken than us adults about the absurdity of religion. I teach them to respect other's beliefs and promote tolerance buy my oldest isn't good at coddling others and their unicorns. She gets bullied in school for her non beliefs and I worry that this could get worse as she gets older.
Ok, thanks. The messaging system on this site had me a little confused.
Montana is highly conservative; very few people I know share my religious or political views. Bozeman is a lot better than a lot of towns in Montana though. Being a college town brings more open minded people to the area, which is nice. I grew up in a tiny town in Montana and almost everyone there supports trump, "traditional marriage" and"putting god back in schools." And don't even talk about regulating their guns... I feel I have to censor a lot of what I say or people scream libtard.
And to be honest there's quite a bit of racism towards the Native Americans. I've heard more than a few people say, "I'm not a racist, but I hate Indians," if that makes any sense... makes me sad
So yeah, being an atheist in Montana can be pretty lonely
Well under Yugoslavia atheism was quite dominant (socialism etc), then christianity took control. Now with the immigration there is a massive almost forced conversion to islam being attempted it seems...
Hey there. It's not much different here now in "the bible belt" I'm a gay female and it hard as hell to be here. I've been here 3.5 yes now and have No friends. They do not care for my life style, they hate my music. I'm a metal head from way back. I'm sure you can imagine how I'm treated.
Thank you for your response. I really appreciate it and it makes me feel human. Here..
I'm a terrible person and I'm told constantly I'm going to hell and other such nonsense.