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Darcy Fallon left a comment for Joseph P
"Thank you for the welcome. Not sure if it's possible to reply to your comment on my page but I'm sure I'll learn as I go. Also, I *did* exhaust meetup.com. The only atheist group around here was more interested in board games than…"
16 hours ago
Joseph P commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"She was handed a speech by two high-powered speech writers.  She decided that she didn't like it, apparently, and did her own thing with a Trump aide who is not a speech…"
Thursday
Joseph P commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"Well, she is a bit of a plagiarist, Daniel."
Thursday
Joseph P replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Male Movie Critics Pan Female-Centric Plots in the group Feminist Atheists
"Yeah, it was ... fun.  I think I just got too annoyed at the obvious retread of themes and even basic plot points.  Plus, I've read most of the novels that came after Jedi, and those books actually expanded the story ... moved it on…"
Wednesday
Joseph P replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Male Movie Critics Pan Female-Centric Plots in the group Feminist Atheists
"Yeah, I meant that comic itself, not the original article that you posted.  That comic seemed to be missing the fact that the one-star assholes are always a problem with women-targeted movies.  I was amused that they felt the need to point…"
Wednesday
Joseph P replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Male Movie Critics Pan Female-Centric Plots in the group Feminist Atheists
"Now that looks freaking awesome.  Probably better than The Force Awakens.  Can't wait."
Tuesday
Joseph P replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Male Movie Critics Pan Female-Centric Plots in the group Feminist Atheists
"Not that there aren't a bunch of asshole misogynists doing their usual thing.  There are a lot of valid complaints, though.  At least I've heard from the reviews that it's better than I was expecting.  I'll catch…"
Tuesday
Joseph P commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Isn't that supposed vision of Roberts's about the worst possible blasphemy that it's possible to commit?  About the only possible translation I can come up with that isn't horrific blasphemy is that Trump is actually Jesus…"
Jul 18
Joseph P commented on Steph S.'s group Geek & Nerd Haven
"If you attach the right component to a landline phone, it'll transmit when it's turned off, too."
Jul 15
Joseph P commented on Steph S.'s group Geek & Nerd Haven
"To listen in on your landline, the government agency has to run it past a special court to get approval.  That court hands out approvals like candy.  It approves almost every request.  The last time I checked, it was something like 3…"
Jul 15
Joseph P replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Male Movie Critics Pan Female-Centric Plots in the group Feminist Atheists
"Sadly, there are lots of good reasons to think that the movie is going to suck, as well.  There's a good bit of sexism from the usual suspects, but a lot of other people are far more level with their responses, and most of those responses…"
Jul 15
Joseph P commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"The being-trusted-to-the-masses bit does highlight one of the amusing things that creationists and other science-denialists don't seem to grasp about the way that scientific development works.  So many of them are incapable of perceiving…"
Jul 13
Joseph P commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"#9 isn't entirely true.  Beer usually says to have sex, right now."
Jul 7
Joseph P commented on sacha's group No Nonsense
"@Tom Holy crap, man, don't use soap.  They make lubricants that are specifically designed for that application.  Quite reasonably priced,…"
Jul 4
Joseph P commented on sacha's group No Nonsense
"@Bertold Depends which exercises you're doing and what your technique is like.  Some exercise bars need to be lubricated and some don't."
Jul 4
Joseph P commented on sacha's group No Nonsense
"More of a parody than a Poe, perhaps. As for your second sentence: http://www.libchrist.com/bible/mormonmasturbation.html #11, under Suggestions at the bottom, sounds like a good tool for the creation of fecophiliacs, necrophiliacs, and people…"
Jul 3

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At 9:17pm on July 23, 2016, Darcy Fallon said…

Thank you for the welcome. Not sure if it's possible to reply to your comment on my page but I'm sure I'll learn as I go.

Also, I *did* exhaust meetup.com. The only atheist group around here was more interested in board games than doing anything else like book discussions or traveling to see speakers. Ho hum. 

At 10:55am on July 2, 2016, Casie said…
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
At 6:43pm on June 21, 2016, Veronika Cencen said…

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...

At 12:33am on June 17, 2016, Samuel Sheats said…

Thanks for pointing that out to me. It took forever just to get the progam to accept any of my information when I was signing up. I'll check things out here. Thanks again.

At 4:24pm on April 7, 2016, Cristy said…
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.
At 3:14am on April 6, 2016, Jodi Nautilus said…

You got cut off on your last/second message. I assume you fell asleep?  Or maybe just didn't realize it.  And never apologize for rambling. I am a ramble monster myself and and I always appreciate when people can ramble back at me.  Heh. 

As far as having a mental illness because of indoctrination, I didn't escape that either.  Although, I don't know if MY mental illness is because of being indoctrinated, but I do have a mental illness. And i was diagnosed in my early twenties,  around the same time I was questioning a lot of things and such. 

Hmmm,  what else? Oh, magic shows and mythology.  Growing up,  my parents namely my dad's idea of bed time stories were of course bible stories. i didn't get exposed to greek myth or any other kind of myth until college and during my 'pagan period'  as it were. I still enjoy myths, and find them interesting,  but they are just as ... outlandish as xtian mythology.  My mom is afraid of paranormal things  which my dad watched,  and I later got into.  So that to a point was ... a foot in the door to being exposed to other things?

Also growing up instead of magic shows, I watched those Revival type shows on TBN, with Tim Storey or Benny Hinn.  Faith Healers--for some reason as a child it fascinated me that they would 'push people over' (touch their forehead and they faint)  and then 'god would heal them'  I watched them over and over and over again.. like i did with certain disney movies and sesame street movies.  Heh. 

After I was diagnosed with my mental illness, my dad tried to take all my paranomral books away so I didn't get confused  with the difference between fantasy and reality. I begged him to let me keep them, cause frankly it was the only thing i was reading at the time and the stories kept me sane,  gave me something to look forward to every day. I find it odd in a way thinking back, that he didn't try to take the bible away from me too,  but to him, I s'pose, that is reality.

And yeah, in regard to hiding/lying about my atheism, I am used to that. I have to lie about the other closets I am in as well, Its like a russian doll type of closet or something. I don't know,  hahaha. So my dad can be comfortable in his ignorance, as I still live with him for the moment.  I am hoping to move out of the bible belt  and up north to either Portland, OR or Boston, MA.   Maaybe even Hawaii.  We'll see... 

At 4:22pm on April 4, 2016, Jodi Nautilus said…

No worries,  weekends are built for tuning out. heh.

And yeah, my parents are divorced. Have been since I was a baby. My dad's path was definitely louder and what I identified with most when I was among the Theist's ranks.  

The experience of coming out of indoctrination is a rocky one.  Cause I was deep into the faith game. But what got me out, was ... well,  being in college AWAY from my parents, I was free to question things.  It lead me down a path of paganism,  and then later non-theism. I still respect the Earth and think we should take care of it,  so I took that aspect of 'paganism' with me, but none of the gods or goddesses truly felt right. 

I still struggle with the more subtle conditioning/programming of being indoctrinated soooo young (my parents are ministers too) like black / white thinking,  one true wayism thinking,   and such like that.

I'm not really out-out to many people. My mom knows, but I haven't told my dad  though I don't go to church any more, so he's probably suspicious and 'praying for me to get right with god'  as it were. I told my sisters both of them are hardcore xtians in a nondenominational church. My friends know but  that's it.  

So suffice to say I have a long way to go as far as 'coming out' but as they say coming out is not a one time deal. You have to do it. over and over for the rest of your life, sometimes. always new people to meet, and situations to either be true to yourself or lie and hide who you are..etc.

You're really lucky to be a 'natural born skeptic'  as it were.. I'm a bit late to the party, but it's better than not getting an invite at all, right? 

At 1:23pm on April 2, 2016, Jodi Nautilus said…

Thank you for the welcome!   I am breaking out of  .... well  ... a sort of Eclectic Judeo-Xtianity? I guess you could call it. My mom is Disciples of Christ,  and my Dad .... is Messianic/Pentecostal sorta deal.   I'm not sure what you mean by 'experience'  could you specify, perhaps?

At 2:38pm on January 9, 2016, Andre Forbes said…

Thank you.

At 4:48pm on December 26, 2015, Callie said…
Hi Joseph. Thanks for the comment. I have always been an atheist. I have been researching life extension this year. The other day I saw some shows (Vlogbrothers and Adam Ruins Death) that said we will probably not extend life and never live forever. I don't want to die and I don't know how to cope with that.
 
 
 

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