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I didn't want to believe this was a statement, so I researched Bilal Philips. I was hoping that he was just saying that it was acceptable 1500 years ago, but not today as times have changed. Horrifyingly…"
Greetings, Maggie! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus lately. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
Thanks for the welcome, Maggie; I'm happy to be here. I work at Davis Library, UNC's primary library; though an English major, I drifted into library work as a student and have been working various jobs in UNC's libraries for a while now.
What do you do? What brought you to our fair land of NC? Love the Humanist Code of Ethics; needless to say, it would be a big step forward if atheists and non-atheists alike could agree to those principles. Anyway, nice to meet you!
it depends to the people you are talking maggie.. I can say freely that im atheist but as you may know AKP now is the leading power in Turkey which makes people hesitate when they are asked for their beliefs.. Religion is mixed intensively with politics here.. I guess many people dont think or question so much their beliefs or most of them are confused.... Turkish people dont like to speak out freely (i guess you know that!!!!)
Good day, Maggie, fellow Tarheel atheist. Where are you located? If you are near the Axis of Evil (Raleigh-Durham-Franklinton), I'd like to invite you to join our Atheist Meetup Group and get involved. Go to this site:
and read all about it.
Give me a shout back. I could use the atheist human contact.