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My friend, the evangelical.

Posted on May 23, 2011 at 1:30am 2 Comments

I have this friend who I love dearly.  And she's pretty Christian.  We have a lot in common otherwise - we're both moms through adoption to three year old train enthusiasts (hers is a boy, mine is a girl).  We're both liberal Democrats, pro-choice feminists, supportive of the LGBT community, mouthy and smart. 

 

But she's a serious Christian.  Not a fundie like my brother and his wife, but she belongs to an Evangelical church and she is serious about it.  We rarely talk about…

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Visiting my brother's church

Posted on May 16, 2011 at 2:00am 7 Comments

My brother and I were raised by a single mother.  We were raised in Christian Science, with a minor in Judaism but we were also taught to question, think freely and to keep our minds open.  My mother, having been raised in what people commonly think of as a cult, was insistent on being kind and tolerant of other people's beliefs.  She accepts my atheism fully and is incredibly supportive of my husband and I.

 

My brother married a fundie.

 

My sister-in-law is a…

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Playing with god

Posted on May 9, 2011 at 1:57am 3 Comments

I found a really cool play-place the other day through a friend.  She's a lapsed Catholic, but not interested in organized religion, and the first thing she told me was "This place is run by a church, but they won't proselytize."  I cringed, but we're so damned bored with the regular places and it was so cold, so I decided we'd bite the bullet.

 

I joked with a non-theist friend that if she heard about a mom with a child being struck by lightning, she should go ahead and…

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At 5:53am on November 1, 2011, Steph S. said…
Glad to hear you had a nice Halloween!
Hope you have a nice week!
At 7:50am on July 17, 2011, Steph S. said…
Hello Joy!  Nice to meet you!  Welcome!
At 6:58pm on May 9, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Joy , and welcome to this rational community and world of Internet atheism---a haven from the superstitions and fictional god of the masses.
"Well-founded common sense inevitably leads to atheism."
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group or community "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 460 discussion topics and 2600 members.
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At 3:08pm on May 9, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Welcome, Joy! I'm glad you joined us. :D
At 12:18pm on May 9, 2011, Brent Feeney said…
Welcome aboard! =)  Hope this finds you well...
At 11:11am on May 8, 2011, Ken said…
Hello and welcome. We are happy to have you.
 
 
 

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